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Chrome parts are installed on vehicles to give them a rich, elegant appearance. Decades ago, if your vehicle had bright, shiny chrome parts and accessories on it, you...
Is Rustproofing Your Car a Good Idea?
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A micro torch is a great addition to a mechanic's tool box. It can clean rust that has built up in various parts of a car.
How to Repair a Rust Hole in Your Car
A rust spot can cause structural problems. Repair a rust hole yourself to keep rust damage from spreading.

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Frame issues on a Mitsubishi GLX
It depends on what you mean by "the body has seen better days". If it's bashed in but still runs fine, you should jack it up and inspect the frame. If the frame is rusted, you're better off getting rid...
Undercoat to prevent rust
Anything to cut off or slow the corrosion will help but may also cover damage from existing damage. The cost of undercoating is up to you, but it may not be worth it depending on how much you are being...
Water in the tail light which rusted sockets
The warning lights for the bulbs are very sensitive, as they look for the proper resistance in the tail light and brake light bulbs. When water gets into the tail light housing like this, it generally means the tail light...
Exhaust manifold pipe rusted off.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. You would need to have it metal clamped or welded on at an exhaust shop. Welding it will give you a better seal if the rest of the pipe is not damaged or rusted....
Many different parts can cause the vehicle to overheat. The most common would be the thermostat, radiator, water pump, air in the coolant, or a coolant leak. When a vehicle overheats at idle the usual suspect is the radiator fans....
Replaced the air conditioning line twice due to rust
Hello. I would suggest that you get the A/C lines replaced again. Next time the A/C is recharged make sure they completely flush the system by adding fluid back into it, as crazy as it sounds. It's possible to flush it...
Rear brakes squeak in new 2016 car, but dealership can't hear it
Sure, we'll be happy to help you. I would probably check the brake hardware kit. The hardware kit consist of slide pins and the little shims that the brake pads fit in. There could be some corrosion build up either of those systems...
What are roller rockers for and what would cause them to have rust
Roller rockers are used to push down the valve spring with less resistance than a traditional rocker. The entire valve train should be constantly bathed in oil when the engine is running and the rollers could only get rust on...
Air conditioner
When you wiggle the green wire, it allows power to get to the blower motor. You should disconnect the connector for the resistor and blower motor and check the connector for signs of overheating, rust, or corrosion. Repair or...
Car overheating, rust-like residue leaking out
The engine may have a head gasket leak. The residue you see is from the combustion from the engine getting into the radiator cooling system. A combustion test done on the radiator should be done to see if you have...
Extremely Rusty bottom
Although the bottom of the truck being rusty may not immediately be a cause for concern, over time, as you may know rust operates a lot like a cancer and will tend to spread rapidly eventually causing parts to break...
Moving a rusted car
Hello. If it will not move because of the rust built up on the rotors and pads, then the wheels and calipers should be removed and the rust cleaned from the rotors and pads. This will help to free it...
Rusted spring perches in front suspension are falling apart
Hello. When rust like this occurs, the only way to repair it is to take the vehicle to a frame fabricator, or by having the frame replaced. In certain climates this will occur if the frame is not protected with...
Can an exited ring and speed sensor cause shifting problem
Hello. If a component rusted off and damaged the speed sensor, then yes, the vehicle may possibly experience issues shifting. The speed sensor plays an important role in the vehicle's shifting behavior, and can cause issues if it breaks or...
brake line ruptures while driving in city
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2006 GMC Sierra 1500HD. There are a bunch of different rust protection sprays on the market. I've never lived in an area where rust is a huge problem, so I'm not sure...
Minivan seized while driving 50 mph
Hello. There is a high incidence of this with Saturns, and no apparent "permanent" fix. Modern front wheel drive bearings are also (by design) sensitive to potholes, curbing, metal plates in the street - anything that is a shock load...
Fixing seat belts that don't retract well
Those things are just ratcheting devices. When you pull them up, there is no ratchet inside and it goes "click, click, click." Then, when you slam on the brakes, they've got a little swing with a little pendulum. When they...
Opinion about modern Fords
Germans actually have a reputation of being very good engineers, and they have made some great engineering stuff. The problem is, Mercedes are high-end vehicles so they are mainly making them for more wealthy customers. Those cars can be prone...
What is your opinion on Ford Ranger 1999?
99 was a decent year for the Ranger. It's an older vehicle. You'd want to check it out to see if anything else is wrong. But they were pretty good vehicles in 1999. Just don't get one if you live...
water pump has rust around it. What does this mean?
Most water pumps are made out of commercial grade steel, which is not always rust resistant. In most cases, if the rust is spotty on the housing of the water pump, this is not something to worry about. However, if...

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