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    Should I care about rusted-out brake dust shields?

    I have a 2005 Toyota and the dust shields are reduced to nearly nothing. Replacing them, especially, the rear ones, is a big job even though the part is cheap. Is there a strong reason to throw a lot of money at this "problem"?

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    Can the average car run on liquor?

    Let’s say it’s the apocalypse and there is no gas. If I were to go to the liquor store and fill the gas tank of my car up with liquor, will it run?

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    Why does my car battery keep dying?

    I recently changed the intake air temp sensor

     in my 04 Acura TL. The car started up and ran fine for the whole night. I noticed when I got home as soon as I shut the car off my battery died, I know cause when I hit my power locks it was unresponsive. Tried starting the car the next day and needed a jump. I got it jumped and left the car the running for at least 30 min before shutting it off. My battery and alternator are basically brand new so could the sensor be faulty and be draining my battery?

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    do people who park their vehicles all night on their steep driveways not worry about the vehicle rolling out of gear? why?

    i seen pictures of people parked on their driveway and it is steep incline , but they just leave them all night like that, is it not hard on the transmission at least or the parking brake?  should you put your parking brake on FIRST before putting it in gear or vice versa ? why?

    10 Answers2 days ago
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    Let my oil level get low, replaced it with the wrong stuff and now I have acceleration issues... How screwed am I..?

    So I was driving my 2014 Subaru Forester to work when the "low oil" light came on (the Subaru has a low oil light AND a low pressure light, it was just low oil so i figured i could make it to work)

    I drove about 10 miles more, parked it at work and then replaced it after I finished. But it needs 0w-20 and I used 5w-30.

    I drove it home 55 miles (about an hour by highway) and at the end of the drive, it has trouble going up hills without jerking. It doesn't sound like it's going to stall but it feels jerky...

    I since replaced the oil properly, draining out the bad and putting in 0w-20.

    How screwed is the engine..? Can anything be done short of an engine replacement..?

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    Hissing coming from brake?

    I'm not sure if this hissing noise is a sign of a bad brake booster, master cylinder or vacuum hose. My brake system works fine even since the hissing started. The brake pedal isn't tensing up on me and I'm not flooring it out either. The hissing stops when I press the brake all the way down, but hisses non stop while driving. Any ideas on what I should replace? I'd hate to replace the brake booster just to find out it's a totally different issue.

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    How does AWD torque splitting work?

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    Under hard acceleration the weight of the car shifts to the rear as the torque causes the front end to rise. If you don't limit the torque to the front wheels the front tires will break loose. Since many AWD systems use the brakes to control wheel spin, preventing it in the first place by shifting torque to the rear wheels will allow for harder controlled acceleration. Still, having both axles applying torque allows more rubber to grip the pavement.  How this is accomplished depends on the specific vehicle. Some now drive one axle with electric motors, some use viscous coupling and some use electro-mechanical means to shift torque front or rear. 

    5 Answers12 hours ago
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    Power steering pump whining . Will i fail smog?

    My 2004 acura mdx power steering whining. My guess sill functioning somewhat haas steering still working not tight. Im cash strap right now but need to pass smog for registration. Need my car to work. Will they fail me for smog is power steering pump is whining?

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    How do I start this car properly?

    I just bought a new Camaro with the push to start. So I put my foot on the break and push the button. How long am I supposed to push the button and break? I keep cranking it and I’m worried I’m gonna hurt the car.

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    Get paid for someone hitting ur car? ?

    I was at a McDonald’s parking lot , someone was literally backing up like 10 feet and I have no horn and they almost hit me . They didn’t hit me because I was quick and put my car in reverse. 

    I have a old ugly rusted 2003 mistubishi lancer. People were joking saying I should have let them hit me so I can get paid ... lol ! Is that actually true? They weren’t even going fast enough to cause me bodily harm 

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    Car jerks while braking?

    All rotors and drums have been replaced this year, along with the entire system being flushed. Brake pads and shoes were also replaced. But what I am feeling is when I am traveling at high speeds and brake, the car like jerks forward and when my foot is on the brake the pedal is stiff as hell since everything was changed but one I apply the brakes the car stops but the pedal sinks a little bit and the car jerks then brakes normally and occasionally will jerk again. I brought it to a mechanic and he said there was no issues but obviously there is if it’s happening quite often. Any ideas?

    8 Answers3 days ago
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    Can 225 tires be placed on 215?

    Hi guys. I have tires on my rims and the size for the existing tires are 215/40/18. Im planning on buying 225/50/18. Will the fit my existing rims? Thanks!!

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    What’s the rail called that lets the seats in a car go backwards and forwards, for leg room?

    I’m obese, and majority of my weight is in my abdomen and it’s getting where I can barely fit behind the wheel. I’m gonna start booking appointments to see about getting this weight off me and that’ll require long drives. What do I need to make the driver seat go even further back? I need maybe 4 or 5 more inches maybe more. 

    4 Answers23 hours ago
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