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Thanks - I have a cheap OBD-2 code reader and...

Thanks - I have a cheap OBD-2 code reader and there are no codes and no Check Engine light is on. It is the Service Engine Soon light that is on which the manual says could be something as simple as...
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2012 Nissan Juke: turbo issues cause stability control issues?

My wife has a 2012 Nissan Juke, auto, 1.6 turbo, 150k miles. The stability control warning light started coming on (say once a day) and when on the car was barely driveable. The "Service Engine Soon"...
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Brake drum bearings - machine shop or DYI?

I am familiar with the "old" style of brake drum bearings and grease seals (inner & and outer bearings) that you could remove/install their races with a bearing driver and a hammer. But on a 2012...
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2012 Juke not starting

I have a 2012 Nissan Juke, 140k miles, 1.4l turbo, auto, press-button intelligent key start. When I press the start button, often, but not always, nothing happens - lights come on, but no sound from...
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Neat little video. One final question -...

Neat little video.

One final question - After driving around the car with then new TPMS sensor the tire pressure light stayed on - I checked the pressure, all good there on all four tires. I know...
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I have valve caps on now but there was a time...

I have valve caps on now but there was a time when there were no caps.
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Update

I gave up and took the tire off the car and to the local repair shop. He also couldn't get the schrader valve off - he said it was probably the salt they use around here in the winter corroded the...
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Schrader valve on 2012 Juke

I have a 2012 Nissan Juke and the schrader value is leaking on the rear passenger tire. I just wanted to replace the schrader valve but the schrader value tool I have isn't working - it won't grab...
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Scratched bathtub rusting out - solution???

I have an originally installed (1987?) porcelain over metal bathtub that has various large scratches that are now rusting. These are not rust stains but actual rust as somehow the tub's surface was...
11-06-20, 10:54 AM
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That Sharkbite option looks perfect. thanks!

That Sharkbite option looks perfect. thanks!
11-06-20, 06:38 AM
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water pipe diverter leaks

I have two water pipe diverters - these are the little things you screw around your water pipes (and then a sharp needle pinches open a hole in the pipe) to divert some water from that pipe - common...
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The threaded studs come out of the heads and when...

The threaded studs come out of the heads and when assembled through the gasket and valve covers and then the nut holds everything in place - so the nut is on top of everything. Just looking at it I...
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Actually, the existing studs don't have any nuts...

Actually, the existing studs don't have any nuts that I can see attached except the ones that are used to secure the covers on - so the picture of the "old" one isn't correct. However, the other...
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1990 Dodge 3.9v6 valve cover studs?

I have a 1990 Dodge D-150 pick-up with a 3.9 V-6 and with badly leaking valve cover gaskets. I want to replace the valve cover gaskets with the new style rubber ones but have some questions - is it...
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The car was mostly highway driven. Right before...

The car was mostly highway driven. Right before this happened it had just been driven back 500 miles on the highway but the smell didn't get noticed until the next day driving around the...
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2016 Ford Focus traditional clutch problem @ 35k?

2016 Ford Focus, 2.0, traditional 5 sd manual (not the newfangled power shift semi-auto that is causing people problems), 35k. I have been driving a clutch for 40 years and never had a problem with...
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97 Toyota Corolla cut out?

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla CE, auto, 1.6, 230k, this is a beater but it runs. Except the other day I had just started driving - maybe 5 blocks from home - and it just cut off. No hesitation or...
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Right bike? Training class bike?

Although I rode when I was young, that was DECADES ago. I am finally getting my Motorcycle license and a bike. Two questions - One bike I am looking at is a 2007 Honda CB 250. So 1) As I am a big...
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How about this - can I just break off the...

How about this - can I just break off the nuts/bolts - do you know are these studs that are integral with the manifold or will I be able to break the bolts and pull them out and insert new ones?
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Wow, thanks for the quick reply and the answer -...

Wow, thanks for the quick reply and the answer - that certainly explains things. To get them off, can I heat them up with a plumber's propane torch and then unscrew or is that not hot enough or is...
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97 Toyota Corolla exhaust nuts?

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla, 1.6 4 cyl auto w/ 250k miles that needs a new exhaust - from manifold to cat. I know about rusted bolts/nuts, but what I am wondering about is that the actual nuts...
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One final point

One final point - when the alt was putting out only 12 volts, could this have been okay since I had just fully charged the battery and maybe this current sensor system saw that the battery didn't...
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2012 Juke Main Current Sensor issue?

We have a 2012 Nissan Juke, auto, 117k, 1.6 turbo. We've gone through 3 batteries in 6 years and each time both the battery and alternator tested fine - but since we couldn't figure out why the...
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1997 Toyota Corolla rear speaker wire?

I just purchased a new-to-me 1997 Toyota Corolla CE - but really BASE vehicle. There are no rear speakers and I want to add them. I already put in a new radio and it looked like there were...
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That is a great idea, I'll let you know if it...

That is a great idea, I'll let you know if it works. thanks
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