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How to Reduce the Damage to a Flooded Car
Flood damage can greatly impact the function and value of your car. However, there are methods to preserve your car and minimize the amount of damage.
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The right body shop repairs damage to your car after an accident for a fair price. A good shop uses high-quality paint and OEM replacement parts.
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sould valve be bent from broken timing belt
According to Gates Timing Belt Application Catalog your engine is classified as an interference engine. Unless the catalog is in error (catalog errors are not unprecedented and so calling Gates Technical Support is highly recommended) that classification means that if...
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I am looking to purchase this car from a dealership - is there anything I need to look for?
The vehicle is generally reliable and indeed reliability may be above average. However, repair costs, if there is a breakdown, are likely to be somewhat greater than average certainly for parts. There are at least 4 Recall Campaigns that may...
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Snapped bolt on front drive shaft. What is name of part? How mych does it cost? Is it hard to replace?
The inner end of the drive shaft on this vehicle is held within the transmission by a spring steel snap ring. The wheel bearing end of the axle is held on by the axle retaining nut. The wheel bearing hub...
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Belt keeps slipping off
The possible causes of this include that the pulleys are not all in the same plane, the pulley on the harmonic balancer has shifted due to a break in the rubber bond, the belt tension is inadequate and/or the bearings...
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Wheel bearing
Actually, you needn't drive it anywhere because YourMechanic can dispatch a certified mechanic right to your location, at your convenience. and remove and replace the bearing at lower cost than a shop. The service to request is wheel bearing replacement....
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How much does it cost to replace two doors on my 2006 Ford Taurus.
Hi there. The cost of replacing the doors can vary tremendously based on what kind of damage occurred to the door jams and what model doors the vehicle has. If there is damage to the mounting of the doors then...
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My 2014 Honda Civic was in a front end collis if I try to start only give check warnings
The ECU is probably not physically damaged. Electrical damage to the ECU depends on the circumstances of the accident, that is what kind of physical damage was done to the battery, vehicle wiring and so forth. Short circuits, disconnection of...
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Hit a tire and oil spilled
There is engine oil in a pan beneath the engine (close to the ground) as well as transmission oil in a similar "pan". If you have an automatic transmission, a possibility is the tubes or hoses that connect to a...
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New timing belt broke?
Timing belts are rubber based products. Rubber deteriorates with age and that deterioration can be accelerated by storage conditions. I have seen belts vended that are 6 years old or older, which is well past a reasonable interval. Consequently, if...
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Oil leaking all out under front end
It sounds like the oil pan ruptured or tore from an impact. The crankshaft is above the pan and probably is not damaged however there is an oil pick up tube and screen assembly in the lower oil pan area...
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Exhuost pipe in way of Starter wires
The most efficient thing to do is request an electrical repair. The responding mechanic will install a power supply cable of adequate length and gauge and then re-route the cable in the engine compartment, away from hot spots such as...
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car making a noise could this be wheel bearing?
Yes, based on the timing and the character of the noise that is a pretty good supposition, that the wheel bearing could be damaged. However, you do mention that you have a new tire. Depending on type or quality of...
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My tire blew on my 2016 Ford Fusion and theres a line or cord broken. Since than I noticed that my rear park aid, hill assist, and
If you are referring to an "electrical wire" breaking, then the answer is, "yes", a break in the wire could account for the malfunctions you have noted. If the damage is limited to just the wiring, a certified mechanic could...
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What could happen by driving without a bolt on a pulley?
The consequences in regard to the pulley depend on which pulley was vandalized (there are quite a few on a engine). If it was the crank pulley, such could fall off (eventually) and if it does cause a fair amount...
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Why is my van pulling to the right and steering wheel pointing left.
There are several possibilities, all of which would be evaluated in a suspension inspection conducted by a certified Mechanic. The simplest scenario is the wheel alignment is thrown off during the collision. From your description, of course the alignment is...
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Can i drive my car in reduced engine power mode and will it cause further damage
Hi there. If the vehicle is in limp mode and will only go 10 mph with the engine running rough, I recommend not driving the vehicle as it may cause more damage than what you want to repair. Check all...
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Hit a curb, bent the axle?
Although the CV axle on the side that was hit, particularly the CV joints, could have been damaged in the collision, the damage you are seeing is more likely due to the control arm, strut, and steering knuckle getting pushed...
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serpentine belt keeps breaking
The belt is either too tight or too loose, pulleys (including that on the harmonic balancer), the tensioner, and accessories are out of plane, and/or the belt driven accessories are binding, that is they are not turning freely because the...
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I think my motor is toast.
It's possible you have major engine damage but to rule this in or out, the best thing to do is schedule an engine diagnostic. One quick test you can do is a compression test. Obviously, if compression is super low...
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My trunk won't shut due to break in attempt
The lock mechanism, and possibly the point of attachment, is probably distorted or otherwise broken. If it's a replaceable part(s), such as the striker plate, latch, and so forth, it is readily resolvable with either new or used OEM parts....

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