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Trying to replace car parts yourself? Find answers to your questions from expert auto mechanics. Get help and advice.


coil over sleeves- do i need after market struts??

Question: i have a 94 Honda civic ex with a 1.5 sohc vtec motor. The thing is that i decided to buy coil over sleeves to be able to adjust my car height and the reason i bought them was because i don’t have enough money to buy a whole coil over kit, well i…

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Buick Tie Rods- Upper Brake Light Bulbs

I have a 2002 Buick Regal LS. I recently got new tires because they were worn out and found out my car also needs new tie rods. I have been looking around online and still am not sure exactly what these steering parts are and what exactly to buy. I have a private mechanic shop…

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How To Replace Pontiac Grand Prix Ignition Cylinder

My 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix se ignition went out of it. The key has the chip in it. I cant lock my car anyhow. So wondered if i could replace that ignition with a regular ignition with a key with no chip in it? I don’t want the chip in the key it means nothing…

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2003 Buick Century Belt Noise After Replacement

Last week I had the serpentine belt replaced in my 2003 Century, V-6 3.1, and soon after that it started to squeal loudly when car is started. The squealing stopped shortly after running. My instincts told me that the belt was not tight enough but the people who installed it checked it out and said…

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Ponitac Grand Am Theft Warning Light And Won’t Start

My 1996 Pontiac theft system light is on. i start car then it turns off with the theft light on. The I restart the car the light goes off and everything is fine but i don’t want to be stranded. i have searched and many post say cut a yellow wire? Yes, i have read about…

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2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Hub And Shock Replacement

Hi i have a 2002 Chevy Tahoe LT 4×4 with auto ride. I was told i need new drivers side front bearing. Should I replace both front bearings? Also i was told my truck has a full wheel hub assembly that is needed as opposed to just the bearing. I have a mechanic who can do…

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Chevrolet Chevelle Won’t Start Sometimes

I have been having trouble with my starter on my 73 Chevelle 350 bored over 30. The starter will work fine for a few days then just out of the blue, I try to start the car and I get a clunking noise. I have replaced the flywheel, I have replaced the starter with a…

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How To Replace Broken 2000 Chevy Astro Van Shifter

My shifter broke on my steering wheel when i was about to change gear into park in my 2000 Chevy Astro van. It is an automatic transmission. Can I repair it myself and how. Or what is your suggestion? thanks for your time. This happens quite a bit with normal wear and tear, since you…

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Information About Car Safety Recalls

Lately at work, there has been an increase on vehicles coming in for recall work or other safety issues. Usually, this is normal, but the past few weeks have seen a rise in recall repairs that are more than a year or two old! Just today, I had a Chevrolet Impala that came in the…

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How To Make Money On Car Repair

So you want to become an auto mechanic, huh? You want to make good money doing you what you like to do? If you love working on your car or your friends cars, you may think this would be a perfect career choice for you. You think you can make a good living in the…

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1996 Dodge Dakota Speedometer Not Registering

I have a 1996 Dodge Dakota and my speedometer isn’t registering. I’ve replaced the speed sensor and it still doesn’t register. ProTech: You could have a faulty speedometer, which would require replacement of the instrument cluster. Or there could be a wiring problem somewhere between the vehicle speed sensor and instrument panel gagues cluster. OK,…

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Car Problems With GM Auto Parts And Employees

This is going to basically be another rants and raves article, but this time it is going to be about our parts department at the dealership. Normally, everything runs smoothly. We have a great parts manager and most of the counter guys are fun to be around and are knowledgeable. We do have one guy,…

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