Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair newsletter

Top new questions this week:

How to get items out of the HVAC system from a 2003-2007 Honda Accord

Before I ruin my dashboard/car, I wanted to know if my approach is correct. I don't know much about cars but logically, it seems like a simple enough task to remove vents, reach in and grab items, ...

honda ac accord hvac vents  
asked by Classified 4 votes

To repair or not repair?

I drive a 2005 Honda Civic DX, 166k miles. My clutch was having problems over the past few weeks, it would shudder the entire car when i would let it out from 1st and 2nd gear. It has since stopped ...

honda clutch civic  
asked by David Tolman 4 votes
answered by Ducati Killer 2 votes

Vauxhall Astra Rear Jet Washer

I have a 5 door Vauxhall Astra [Club Twinport] (07 plate). The rear jet washer is blocked some how. The front jets work nicely (although one was initially blocked but the fine needle tip worked well) ...

vauxhall windshield-washer  
asked by Simon R 3 votes
answered by Nick C 0 votes

My car doesn't leak oil but I have to tap it off every 500 miles

I am in a really weird situation. I have a BMW 325i(2002). I bought it second hand and I have been driving it for 5 years. Now, lately I have been having to tap my oil every 500 miles with 2 quarts. ...

oil bmw oil-leak  
asked by CoffeeBean 3 votes
answered by Juann Strauss 2 votes

Is there any way to replace a ripped ball joint boot?

I installed new ball joints tonight. One side went in great. But one of the ball joints, when I was putting it in with the press, the rubber grease boot got pinched and ripped a tiny bit. And some ...

ball-joint  
asked by Trevor 3 votes
answered by Rory Alsop 2 votes

Replacing an engine in a Chevy pickup ('85 K10). Is 190hp enough?

My friend is looking to replace the engine in his older Chevy '85 K10 pickup and found this engine http://www.summitracing.com/parts/nal-10067353/overview/year/1985/make/chevrolet/model/k10. Is the ...

engine chevrolet truck k10  
asked by gokujou 3 votes
answered by mikes 2 votes

Will a worn clutch ever completely fail to engage? If not, what will cause this?

I've noticed my clutch beginning to slip for maybe a month or two; it was slower to engage, but not badly enough to affect driving. Over the last week or so, it was getting significantly worse every ...

clutch manual  
asked by Jeremy Nikolai 3 votes
answered by Paulster2 6 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Cooling fans not running

Update This question seems to be attracting a lot of views, so I guess a lot of people are having the same problem. Just to be clear, the problem with MY fans specifically seemed to be caused by my ...

pontiac cooling-system grand-am  
asked by Chris 3 votes
answered by Sly 3 votes

How do I loosen stuck lug nuts in order to change a tire?

How do I loosen car tire lug nuts (so that I can change a tire) when they are really really stuck? I have tried turning the provided wrench, even standing and jumping on it. This worked for 4 of the ...

tires lug-nut  
asked by Steven 11 votes
answered by Bob Cross 14 votes

Can you answer these?

High Idle and Engine Noise in Chrysler 300c Hemi

I recently bought a 300, it had 170000 miles on it. When I test drove it nothing felt wrong what so ever. Week later it started turning off by itself in the middle of the freeway or alleys. Got it ...

engine chrysler surging 300c  
asked by Kristina 2 votes

will running my 89 accord without power steering fluid burn out my pump?

The guy I bought my car from rearended somebody and since was leaking power steering fluid so he drained it. Will that burn out the pump

honda accord  
asked by james 1 vote

Engine Reving Up in Park and Neutral?

I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500, it has about 118000 thousand miles on the engine, lately it is taching up to over 2000RPM only when i put it in park or neutral. Once i put it into drive or any ...

engine chevrolet silverado  
asked by David Haverfield 1 vote
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