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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 learned that its bad to add the sleeves to my…

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After Replacing Oxygen Sensors And Throttle- Truck Has High Idle

I have a 2000 Ford F-150 4.2 ltr v6 2wd. It was throwing codes p0171 and p0174. I changed the upstream o2 sensors and the MAF. Took it back to Autozone to check the codes one more time and they said it was an IAC valve (idle air control) code so I replaced that. After I cleaned the throttle body, it started running at an…

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1993 Lexus At A Good Price- Is It Worth The Money?

Hi, i’m looking buying a 1993 lexus ls400. It’s going to be my first car and it’s at a good price right now. Only problem is, it has 273,000 miles on it. Is this too much of a gamble considering the transmission might need to be replaced? I know Lexus are supposed to be reliable and all but do you think I could get a…

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Is This A 1949 Oldsmobile?

Hi, I have a question. We have a few pictures of a ’’supposedly’’ 1949 Oldsmobile. We aren’t convinced that it’s a ’49. Could we send you a few pictures, and you could possibly confirm the exact yr/model of Olds’ it actually is? We would certainly appreciate any info you could answer on her. Thank you! Sincerely, Craig   With a split windshield, it could be…

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Spark Plug Stripped In Ford F-150 Cylinder Head

Live Chat My 2005 F-150 had a check engine light. I took it to get the computer and emission checked. Autozone scanned it and said it was an engine misfire on cylinder #3. I went to change the spark plugs and the treads came out of the engine with the plug. What do do now? Do I need a new engine or cylinder head? Well,…

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2004 Buick Regal ABS, TRAC OFF And Engine Light

I have a 2004 Buick Regal LS with 194k. I haven’t had any major issues with it, but tonight I was driving and, randomly, the car started kind of bucking and jolting forward upon accelerating. I was almost to my location so, when I got there, I turned it off for about 10 minutes. It started up fine, but I noticed the ”trac off” light…

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2001 GMC Safari Coolant Leak and Rough Idle

Hello. My son has a 2001 GMC Safari with a 4.3 engine. He complained of a “rough idle” along with a coolant leak. Not knowing what the rough idle might be, I suggested he bring a new set of spark plugs. I listened to the engine then looked and found a bad left side motor mount, which I replaced along with the spark plugs. I…

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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 it was ok. Do you think I need to replace…

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Buick Winshield Washer Pump Motor Not Working

2000 Regal LS. Windshield washer system is not working. The washer pump won’t function. The motor won’t run when installed. I have 12 volts at the washer motor electrical connector when the “on” switch is activated. The washer motor works when hooked directly to a 12vdc power source. The motor draws 1 amp when running continuously. I even tried another new motor. The washer motor…

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GMC Canyon Code P0116 Temperature Sensor And P0102 MAF

2006 GMC Canyon. When you push on the gas to take off it hesitates, while I am driving you can feel the engine hesitating, and when I slow down to stop it hesitates and the RPMs jerk and it stalls but if a pump the gas a little when it hesitates while I am stopping I can keep it from stalling. When I coded it…

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Check Engine Light P0102- Replaced MAF And Other Sensors

To Whom It May Concern: I have replaced the following parts:In reference to the P0102 code 1) Plugs and Wires (AC Delco). 2) Fuel pump and fuel filter. 3) Fuel regulator. 4) Air filter. 5) New Battery. 6) New fuel injector (No 1 cyl). 7) Checked fuses (O.K.). SENSORS: 1) AIT (Air intake temperature) 2) MAP 3) MAF 4) EVAP Purge control solenoid All new…

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Buick Lesabre Overheating And Hesitates

1997 Buick Lesabre Limited. I have had TONS of things replaced on this car, (approx $14,000.oo including purchase price and deer hit repair which is about $7,000 of that). Car has aprox 206K runs awesome, drives like new, everything functions. (or at least when i bought it they did). The climate control display (digital) panel has been going out, and now is always black. This…

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1997 Pontiac Grand Prix Stalls and Low Coolant Light

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP low coolant light. It has a new fuel pump, fuel filter, ignition module. The car shuts down at speed without warning.  Twice in three days.  The same thing happened both times: The Low Coolant light is always on – this week, when it shut off like it is supposed to,(a minute or so after the car is started)about 6 miles later…

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1999 Chevrolet Malibu Check Engine Light Flashing And BCM Replacement

I have a Chevy Malibu 1999, my ignition coil is misfiring I am pretty sure because it rained pretty hard last night. My check engine light will flash and my car will start chugging/shaking… but once I accelerate it doesn’t shake. Sometimes the light will just be on and other times it will be flashing. Is it okay to drive for a day or so…

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