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    Oil leaks into intake into carb

    Looking at a free car (they do exist!). Guy has no clue what the problem is, other than stating oil is leaking into the intake and going down the carb. My first thought would be a bad intake gasket. Thoughts? No idea the mileage or any other issues. Looking for a cheap first car for my son...
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    Jeep high mount brake light not working

    Hi mount brake light is out on my friends jeep. He bought a new unit, and it doesn't light up! He will most likely be over to my house Sunday and I'll be taking a look. My first step is to verify he's actually got juice at the connection. As it's an LED, I'm thinking low wattage. Once I've...
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    CEL is on when it's off...

    This will be a "have you ever heard of this before" thread... Friend of mine has a 2002 Volvo, was a freebie, had been in some type of accident, was repaired, ran for awhile, then given to my friend as a second car. He is going to junk it soon, so not looking to actually repair it... Here's...
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    Code 300 - random misfire

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Toyota MODEL:Corolla YEAR:2000 MILES:132,000 ENGINE: DESCRIBE ISSUE....Been having an issue with this code for the past year or so. The first thing I did was replace the spark plugs, figured it can't hurt, they hadn't been replaced in...
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    Belt? Or chain?

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: dodge MODEL: grand caravan sxt YEAR: 2005 MILES: 190,000 ENGINE: 3.8 DESCRIBE ISSUE....leaking head gasket Ok, I know what the problem is! While I am in there to fix this issue, I plan on replacing the water pump and the timing chain...
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    Stall/no start issue

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Nissan MODEL:Titan YEAR:2005 MILES: ENGINE:8 cylinder DESCRIBE ISSUE....hi guys, happy thanksgiving! So, last night my neighbor down the road had his truck stall out in front of my house. Cranks just fine, just won't start. Every once in a...
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    Volvo engine in a boat

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Volvo MODEL: YEAR:1987 (we think) MILES: ENGINE:245 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... No spark Posting for a friend, who is working on a boat with this engine. He "believes" this to be the correct year and engine, but not 100% certain). Apparently a...
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    Starting issue, traced to ground cable

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:dodge MODEL:grand caravan YEAR:2005 MILES:172,000 ENGINE:3.8 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... electrical starting Intermittent issue, but I do know location! Sometimes when I go to start the engine, the starter/engine will give 1 click, then nothing...
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    Question, just looking for input

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Dodge MODEL: Grand Caravan YEAR:2005 MILES:160000 ENGINE:3.8 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Ok, I have read the thread about no SRS questions, but my issue does revolve around this. I recently (early summer) replaced the turn signal on this van, which...
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    2000 Chevrolet Cavalier - 141 code

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:Chevrolet MODEL:Cavalier YEAR:2000 MILES:160,000 ENGINE:2.2 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Got this car for my daughter, needed work (exhaust, brakes etc). Got it fixed up and registered, but before we could get it inspected, this code popped. I checked...
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    Subaru Forester Stopped running

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE:subaru MODEL:forester YEAR:2001 MILES:160,000 ENGINE:4 cyl DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Daughter was driving home from class, when the engine cut out. Dear old dad saved the day by coming to her and towing the car home. I just got home from work at...
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    2001 Subaru Forester timing belt replacement

    Car is a 2001 subaru forester. I just replaced the timing belt and water pump at 160,000 miles. I made certain to have all the time marks at TDC, even going so far as to put a spot of yellow paint on each one. Got the belt installed, put it all back together, and now when I start the car, it...
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    2001 Subaru Forester timing belt and water pump

    Hello all Just doing a bit of research before tackling this job. I have this car that I picked up for my daughter, runs good, but needs basic maintenance, which had been neglected. Just replaced the radiator (blown seam along the bottom), and now we notice a small drip from the bottom/front of...
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    2009 Dodge Caliber

    Hey guys. I got a call today from my brother, his 09 Caliber decided to have the turn signals, wipers, and headlights stop working! He had been out and about running a few errands, and when he started up from his last errand and was headed in to work, is when these 3 quit working. Of course...
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    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan p0032 heated O2 circuit

    3.8 engine, 131,000 miles. Two days ago, CEL popped on, code p0032 showing when I scanned. Been doing my research, and most of the info I find indicates to just replace the O2 sensor. Figure to check into doing that this weekend, when I actually have 1 day off! Come out of work tonight, and...
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    2005 Dodge Grand Caravan - Power windows

    Hello all 2005 Grand Caravan drivers side power window just stopped working (thankfully it was in the up position!). One thing I have noticed is that with the headlights on, when I try the power window switch, the lights DIM ever so slightly. I am thinking possible either a motor issue or a...
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    99 ford windstar, 3.8 engine - 171 & 174 codes

    Hi everybody This is my brothers van, inspection is up at the end of the month (nothing like waiting till the last minute to get the fixes in before it HAS to have the inspection done!), and of course the check engine light is on (apparently has been on for awhile). I pulled the codes - 0171...
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    99 Jeep Grand Cherokee - engine clacking noise

    Hello all 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee, limited V8 4WD I have noticed over the course of the past week a "clacking" sound eminating from the top front of the motor. I believe this to be the fan clutch (which is wobbly), although it might also be the water pump (same area). I plan on removing the...
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    '96 Ford Taurus - rear struts

    Hi all ??? Brother-in-law has a 96 ford taurus, complete with a broken coil on the rear strut. Looking around, the only basic info that I find is that I need to remove the upholstry tray to access the upper mounting bolts. Well, that much I had already figured out, but my question is, HOW...
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    2000 Toyota Corolla heater/AC blower issue

    ??? Hi all I'm thinking this one is gonna hurt me (6'4 trying to fit under the dash on the Missus' car). My wife informed me that her fan doesn't work except on high, and when it does, it makes a funny noise (well, gosh - that sure sounds like diagnosis). So I turn on the fan, and sure...