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Cool I I have a 2013 Altima and a 2013 Kia Optima. ...

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I have a 2013 Altima and a 2013 Kia Optima. I hate the kia filter hole.
I use alum. foil as an dripping oil guide on both. I just take the wheel off the Altima.
Love those tiny filters...
02-04-18, 08:01 AM
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Meter question. I have a UNI-T UT61E (couldn't...

Meter question. I have a UNI-T UT61E (couldn't afford a Fluke). I'm testing the car alternator--all DC voltages are fine, but my meter has phantom AC voltages and when I put leads to battery when...
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Briggs/Stratton mower question

Model 10H902
Type 0333 E2
Code 06042552

It was running bad so I changed plug, washed out foam air filter, checked oil and cleaned/gapped points and cleaned circular magnets. Runs better, but...
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Follow and clean all exposed battery cable...

Follow and clean all exposed battery cable connections well! For example sand the connections where the cable connects to the starter. Had a Neon which acted like sometimes it got power to the...
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2013 kia optima trunk opening on it's own

I think there is an electrical short in the trunk latch. It pops open on my wife every so often--she can reclose it without having to 'unlock it first. So, I believe it's unlocking and not just...
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I understand that it will make some acceptable...

I understand that it will make some acceptable noises and will go away upon cooling--but this noise is just way louder than normal.

I went to the customer service dept. for Kia after dealership...
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catalytic converter noise

2013 Kia optima 43k miles.
The car has a loud tick/ping from the cat. conv. begining just after the car is warm(2-3mins). and continues several minutes after shut off.

No external damage, but...
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Garage door opens, then goes down about a foot or so then stops

I replaced the two torsion springs on my 7' single door last year. I set tension on cables and leveled the door.
Everything was fine for months.
Now, the door stays unassisted in the half-way up...
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oil pan bolt crush washer question

I have a 2013 kia Optima w/ 14k miles.
I had oil changed once at stealership and last coupla' times did it myself.
Problem, last 2 times the drain plug developed a little leak. Not right after...
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personally, I would really clean/sand ALL of the...

personally, I would really clean/sand ALL of the contacts having anything to do with current. At the battery, at the alternator, and at the starter. pull the cables and really get the metal shiny,...
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There was a instructional posting on a Nissan...

There was a instructional posting on a Nissan forum where it showed drilling out the middle of bushing between the sleeves--where the rubber is. I assume the PA then just falls\comes out of the CA. ...
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Thanx for the advice. Soaking seems a smart way...

Thanx for the advice. Soaking seems a smart way to go. I tried putting the nut back on, to prevent damaging the end, and banging that with some severe hammer blows--no go. The PA seems like...
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1995 nissan altima control arm picture

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This is a picture of the pivot arm attached in the lower arm and the pivot arm not included in the new arm above.
cannot figure out how to get ot off the old one onto the new one.:wall:
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1995 nissan altima control arm problem!!

Hey all!

Attempting to replace control arm and dealership says I have to buy the whole control arm. Meaning the pivot arm is included/attached. But every arm I see for sale does not have pivot...
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2005 sebring acting up after 3k rpm

2005, sebring 6 cylinder, 120k miles, engine jerks when you hit 3k rpm and have to back off to get it to stop jerking.
No fuel filter to change, changed cam shaft position sensor, didn't help.
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I will check the local stores for a larger one. ...

I will check the local stores for a larger one.

Was recommended to try a lot of boiling water. I did it twice, each time with a stockpot full of boiling water. That seemed to help, but the...
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Do I have to pull the toilet???

Here's the story.
1)Upstairs toilet clogged.
2)Plunger forced water to go outside of the bowl, so a decent clog in there somewhere.
3) Bought and used toilet auger.
4) Auger went though a...
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Oopps, you said all that stuff was new.:wall: ...

Oopps, you said all that stuff was new.:wall:

Did you have to compress the new calipers?
Do you know if it is only one wheel dragging?
Does the car do anything different when braking compared to...
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Hmmm. I personally clean all the brake dust...

Hmmm.
I personally clean all the brake dust from any surface where movement may occur--the caliper pistons, the hangars that hold the pads. . . .
Then lube all surfaces before compressing the...
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last year it had a sputtering problem after it...

last year it had a sputtering problem after it ran for a couple of minutes. we replaced a lot of stuff--O2 sensor, coolant temp. sensor, plugs, filters, distributor, cleaned the MAF, tested the car...
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Posted By cbuddy2005

Occasional sputter when starting.

Hey All,
my '95 Altima 213k, gxe A/T will sometimes sputter before hitting proper idle when starting.
Sometimes it does it perfectly and sometimes it sputters and the idle bounces and then...
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Posted By cbuddy2005

Maybe not the be best advice, but if you can...

Maybe not the be best advice, but if you can manage it, I would go to the dealership's service dept. and play dumb. Maybe they might do something under warranty. Probably nothing to worry...
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Double check to make sure your plug wires are NOT...

Double check to make sure your plug wires are NOT arcing/shorting against the engine when increased current is applied to them--i.e. engine rpms increased.

happened to me--drove me and mechanic...
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This shop is highly rated and involved in the...

This shop is highly rated and involved in the community, so I give them the benefit of the doubt that the owner may have made a general statement--but he did quote a price. :confused:

I have...
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I had the same feeling when I looked at a...

I had the same feeling when I looked at a replacement pump.
I was trying to avoid having the timing belt replaced at the dealership--but my mechanic said they replace the waterpump at the same time...
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