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Find oil life before the Oil Life Monitor reminder pops up by Yong Huang
Is it possible to find out how much oil life is left before the Oil Life Monitor reminder pops up? Or when or at what mileage the OLM was last reset? I can't find the receipt from the shop where I had the oil changed last time. I know only they reset OLM. Instead of waiting for the reminder to pop...
June 14th 21 09:44 PM
by Hank Rogers[_4_] Go to last post
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Local Mechanic's Aligner Machine 'Insists'On Spec Settings by Chris K-Man
Local Mechanic's Aligner Machine 'Insists'On Spec Settings After a busy winter and the associated pot holes afterward, I decided to have my car's alignment checked at a shop I have used in the past, on my current car and on previous ones. The guy is no 'McDonalds' aligner(just "get em in the...
June 12th 21 07:46 PM
by Chris K-Man Go to last post
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Steering Rack Boot Replacement (clamp & tools) by John Robertson[_3_]
Have you ever replaced the steering arm boot on a FWD vehicle? I'm going to replace a Toyota steering arm boot for a friend (yes, I'm aware a mechanic would replace the entire arm - let's not go there please) and I have a question about the inside large steel clamp &...
June 11th 21 08:57 PM
by Chas Gantz Go to last post
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2013 Corolla instrument cluster by The Real Bev[_5_]
It only lights up when I have the headlights on, which is annoying. Is this normal or is something broken? One of the little knobs adjusts the brightness, but only with the headlights on. -- Cheers, Bev It's not the speed that kills, it's the stopping.
May 24th 21 04:06 PM
by The Real Bev[_5_] Go to last post
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Clock lights up only at night, 2005 Toyota Solara, can't be seen in the daytime by micky
Addressed especially to Clare and to anyone who thinks he's as smart as Clare is. Here is the wiring diagram for this car, https://www.dropbox.com/s/xoj71v8wiwwqtd7/Solara-Clock.odg?dl=0 It's an odg file, that LibreOffice Draw creates. I think most people have programs that can display it, or...
May 23rd 21 03:19 PM
by micky Go to last post
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getting spots off of speedometer plastic by micky
How do you get little white/grey spots off of clear plastic. Especially when there is no reason they are there! I have my speedometer cluster out so now is the time to clean it. It has a clear plastic window in front that at the top is just about vertical. Further down it curves around to 30^...
May 23rd 21 05:28 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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2014 dodge caravan power seat. by [email protected]
My respect for the industry is plummeting. First time user of a friends stow n go seats, power seat bumps into something and fails. With it far forward the vehicle is undriveable. Replaced fuse. Rumors of a circuit breaker, but no way to find it. Off topic videos about hand cranking but they...
May 22nd 21 11:14 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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2022 Anniversary Camaro Not Happening: Is 2021 The Last Year? by Miguel Tomar Nogueira
Today we can report that Chevy has no plans for the 55th anniversary of the Camaro in 2022. Chevy always does some sort of anniversary special Camaro every few years. What’s so different about the 55th? Why is the 2022 55th anniversary Camaro not happening? Could it be that 2021 is the last year...
May 15th 21 01:49 PM
by Miguel Tomar Nogueira Go to last post
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some Dash Lights only go on at Night, can't be seen in the day time. by micky
I renamed the thread and moved it from its original location to the bottom of the list so I wouldn't have to hunt for it so much. >On Tue, 11 May 2021 22:35:56 -0400, Clare Snyder > >wrote: > >>On Tue, 11 May 2021 16:42:39 -0400, micky > >>wrote: >>
May 12th 21 07:34 PM
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A story in one part, TRS, TRRS, AUX, Bluetooth, and hands-free phone calls in a 2005 car by micky
It turns out if your car radio has a jack in the back to connect a CD changer or satellite receiver, you can, instead or even in addition to, connect a device to give you AUX and Bluetooth input, and hands-free phone calls. Assuming you have a cell phone. Crutchfiled may have the kit you want,...
April 18th 21 03:08 AM
by micky Go to last post
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What are these electronilc parts by micky
What are the devices in these two parts of a schematic https://imgur.com/a/mnnzq3O On the left is probably the lighting for the 2005 Solara trip computer. The schematic calls it the Upper Console Panel Sub-Assembly which I think is the part above the radio (but the schematic lists the...
April 16th 21 06:09 PM
by Reinhard Zwirner Go to last post
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Is more expensive better? Is even more expensive not even as good? by micky
Is more expensive better? Is even more expensive not even as good? Still working on my lean mixture. It's a good excuse to buy tools, even if the tools cost more than taking it to a shop. ;-) But I don't want to waste money either. Which to...
April 14th 21 10:37 PM
by micky Go to last post
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Does propane change with age? by micky
Does propane change with age? The web says No, but.... I have a can/bottle of propane that is at least 10 years old. I'm using it as one of several ways to find the vacuum leak in my car. I used it 2 years ago and got nowhere, but I'm being more diligent this time. I have an old valve to...
April 10th 21 02:28 AM
by \[email protected] Go to last post
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02 sensor and better gas mileage by AK[_2_]
I had an oxygen sensor replaced. Prior to that I got 20 mpg in the city for my CX7. Now I am getting 21.5 mpg. Could that increase be due to the replacement of the O2 sensor? Thanks.
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April 9th 21 07:01 AM
by Steve W.[_6_] Go to last post
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Frequently bought together, at Amazon. by micky
This post is more Amazon-related than smoke- or car-related. One of the things I've noticed about Amazon is that they usually lie, afaic, when they list Frequently Bought Together. Much of the time, they are showing two versions of something no one wants more than one of. They're related...
April 9th 21 05:50 AM
by micky Go to last post
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Six for the price of two? by micky
In alt.home.repair, on Sun, 4 Apr 2021 06:48:52 -0700 (PDT), trader_4 > wrote: > >> >> Just now I read that brake cleaner doesn't leave residue like I thought >> it did. Should I start again looking for vacuum leaks with brake >> cleaner? >> >> Is there something else to...
April 4th 21 09:53 PM
by micky Go to last post
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testing fuel pressure on a 3.3L 2005 Toyotal by micky
(I don't think I have a fuel problem, but when I'm reading about my car, curiosity rears its head and I have questions.) How come so many cars have a nipple on the fuel rail with which to test fuel pressure, but 2005 3.3L Toyotas etc. make one insert a T-connector, iiuc underneath the rear seat...
April 4th 21 05:35 AM
by Ken Olson Go to last post
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Are my business assumptions correct? by micky
Are my business assumptions correct? I'm trying to get rid of some engine trouble codes, and I need to install 2 or 4 oxygen sensors. I know I can install one of them, and if I find a place where I can jack up the car and work underneath, I can probably do the remaining 2 or 3. I'd prefer to do...
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April 3rd 21 08:09 PM
by Tekkie© Go to last post
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can't get OBDII reader to work by micky
Foxwell NT301 OBDII code reader Worked fine a year ago. In my trunk for a year, but car is white so it doesn't get that hot, doesn't get that cold because it's Maryland. Now, no matter what button I push I get the One-Click I/M ReadinessKey report.
April 2nd 21 06:17 AM
by micky Go to last post
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Mice by [email protected]
I've had a mouse/mice under the hood. I've heard dryer sheets will deter them, any other suggestions? Besides a pellet gun or other fire arm.........
April 1st 21 05:08 AM
by The Real Bev[_5_] Go to last post
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