When you changed your oil it was gray muddy looking with metal in it and the car sounds loud?

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You have serious problems in your engine - something may be broken, or possibly something else caused that, like a blown head gasket leaking coolant into your crankcase, which can cause real thick clouding. Take it to an expert engine mechanic ASAP.

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If your car made a super loud sound when you added water when the engine was hot yet you then started the car and no water leaked and no water is in with the oil did you crack the block?

Cracked block, cracked head. Why would you do that? [email protected]

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Loud sound when you accelerate in your car?

you could possibly have an exhaust leak, or a resonator/ muffler that is past its life span. check under your car and make sure you aren't missing any piping. I had a similar issue, because my resonator rusted out of the bottom of my car. If you aren't sure on checking it yourself, take it to you...

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What does it mean when your car sounds loud?

This will increase the noise levels of the car.Leak in Exhaust Manifold: The exhaust manifold collects exhaust gases from the engine.If there is a leak in the exhaust manifold it can cause the engine to run louder, sputter and run unevenly.In most cases it will also trigger the Check Engine light.

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Your truck is making a loud knocking sound and it was empty on oil what could be wrong?

if your truck was out of oil and you ran it it probably threw a rod. it makes a fast ticking sound and it comes from under the valve cover. that is most likely what happened

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What if i hit a rock with my car--now it rattles and makes loud knocking sounds when i start it and in reverse?

Take it to a garage and have it put up on a lift for an inspection. It must have been a big rock!

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When changing your oil if you add 5 quarts of oil will it hurt the car?

Not if 5 quarts is the correct amount. When you overfill the crankcase by a half quart or more, then you risk "foaming" the oil. If the oil level gets high enough, the spinning crankshaft can whip the oil up into a froth, like the stuff that sits on top of your cappuccino. And the problem with th...

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What does it sound like when you turn metal scraping?

If you hear a grinding, clicking, or rumbling noise during a tight turn in the parking lot, it's likely a failing constant-velocity joint on a front-wheel-drive car.Other grinding noises could also be anything from a pebble lodged between the brake pad and the rotor to a failing alternator to bea...

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What bushing do you need to change whenever im in rough road you hear metal to metal sound in front of your car but when im on smooth road its gone?

Could be several reasons for that noise, have a mechanic check it out soon for safety sake.

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Your car was red lined in first gear and you heard a loud bang it wont start what is wrong with it?

Will it crank? If not, you may have thrown a rod.

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Why does your car make a loud cracking sound after you start it?

because the gears are grinding together if its an old car it will make a louder crack sound

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Why is your car making a loud whining sound when you accellerate?

You may have a power steering problem.

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Why would you find gray matter in your car engine oil?

Sounds like you have water mixing with the oil. Possibly a head gasket cracked or similar.

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Your car runs hot all the time it leaks antifreeze and it makes a hissing sound when you drive whats wrong with your car?

It is overheating. Possible causes are thermostat stuck closed, defective water pump, cooling fan not working, clogged radiator, and more. STOP drivng this car until you get this fixed. You are going to ruin this engine if you have not already done so.

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You took your car for an oil change 3 months later you took it somewhere else for another oil change they said there was no oil and you had damaged the motor can you sue the original mechanic?

No of course not! If you did this within a day of having the oil changed that is one thing but 3 months please be real!!! You could have just used up or leaked your oil out. No court in the world would allow you to win a lawsuit. You need to check your oil every time you fill up and by the way if...

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What could be making a hollow metallic sound in your rav4 when your engine runs?

Could be lots of things. If it's a Knocking at idle that may be a bad bearing. If its more of a tap that's more likely valve noise. it could also be in the periferals or flywheel or heat shields. good luck

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Your car has synthetic oil can you change to regular and how do you do it?

its the same process as changing synthetic oil, except you use regular oil.

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What does it mean when your car engine is loud?

Sometimes the loud engine sounds you hear aren't due to the engine having a problem at all.Instead, it could be caused by a damaged or failing muffler.If it just seems like your car is running louder than it used to, but there aren't other strange sounds, it might be due to a damaged muffler.

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Your car was repossessed with your belongings in it Can you consider them stolen and call the police?

You can. They probably won't do anything. Call the loan company to see where you can get your things or they will mail them to you.

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What is wrong with a car when you change the radiator and thermostat and the top hose still gets tight and no water is mixing with the oil?

You need to have a block test done. It checks for combustion gases in the radiator.

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Can you feel when your car needs an oil change?

A mechanic can read the signal of the light and help you determine if you need an oil change to resolve the issue.The high level of friction present in your engine when the oil needs to be changes can affect your ride quality.Specifically, when your car is idling, you may feel abnormal vibrations...

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When you start your car it sounds like an explosion?

That's because there are explosions.

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When you turn your car it makes a sound?

mine doesnt but if its a wine it could be your power steering if its 4x4 check to see if you left it in but more info required

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Your car makes a screeching sound when you start it?

Most probably your fanbelt. You should have your car serviced as it could be a number of serious problems aswell or just replace the fanbelt and see if it works.

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Why does your car sound like it has bubbles in it when you go faster?

because it is the spark plugs back firing they need to be replaced

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Just changed the oil in your tractor now it viberates and smokes why?

You overfilled the crankcase!

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When do you have to change oil the oil of your car?

You do not have to do anything, but it is recommended to follow the manufacturers oil change intervals for long engine life. It could be as low as 3000 miles or as high as 10,000 miles.

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How do you tell if your oil was really changed?

6 Signs Your Car's Oil Needs Changing Check Engine or Oil Change Light. The most obvious alert that there's an issue with your oil will come from the car itself. Engine Noise and Knocking. Dark, Dirty Oil. Oil Smell Inside the Car. Exhaust Smoke. Excessive Mileage. Change Oil Promptly.

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While accelerating my '82 truck with a 350 in it the engine suddenly became louder with a loud ticking sound I have removed the oil pan valve covers and intake manifold there is no obvious damage?

probably the lifters not getting sufficient oil

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How does your car know when it is time to change the oil?

It's generally good practice to change oil every 10,000 miles.Top up whenever you need to.If you don't know when you last changed oil, check the level in the engine.If it's black, change the oil. If it's like clearish golden syrup, it's fairly new.

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What does oil look like when it needs to be changed?

If your oil becomes dark and thick, it's a sign it need to be changed.Dark oil isn't, by itself, a sign that it needs to be changed.Oil usually goes in as a light amber color, but it will quickly darken when it is inside the engine.It happens all the time and it doesn't mean the oil needs to chan...

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Why does your car alarm sound when you open the door with the key?

Because the car alarm needs to be disarmed before you open the door. It's not connected to your door locks.

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What does it mean if your car made a popping sound then smoke came out and now makes a loud ticking sound?

that probably means its time to get a new car

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Your car a 95 Camry overheated you changed the temp switch and thermostat when you put antifreeze in it it was fine but then the next day the antifreeze tank was empty no visable leaks either?

If you didn't get it warm after the work and then refill the tank - the system was probably closed when you filled it. It's possible once the thermostat opened (or just as the coolant leaked past), the fill you gave was used as it filled the system past that point.

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Why would a car make a loud screeching sound when you accelerate through a turn?

Make certain that your serpentine belt is adjusted properly. If that isn't the problem, make sure the power steering is functioning properly.

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When it rains or you get a car wash your car makes a kind of squeaking sound that sounds like its coming from under the car and it only makes this sound for a brief time as you start going?

sounds like you need new belts Your brake pads could also be wet

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What does it mean when you hear a sudden a loud explosion bang sound from the car when you are driving?

engine back fires: could be from bad gas,needs tune-up,incorrect timing,coil

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What is Wrong With my Car it sounds louder when you start it and the sound is coming from under the car between the doors it gets louder when I accelerate too?

The exhaust system is falling apart probably from rust, have it checked soon, you don't want fumes getting into the car.

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Do you change oil with the car running?

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend a change in oil and oil filter every 3,000 miles or every three months, whichever comes first.However, we also have seen vehicles running perfectly okay with 10,000 miles in between oil changes.Again, it's a guide.

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You are not good at changing gears and the car jerks when you do it Will this ruin your car?

no this will not ruin your car BUT it will start to scrape your gear because it is not being shifted properly

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Why should you change oil in your car?

Oil gets dirty. The filter takes most of the particles out but eventually it builds up in the oil. Conventional oil (non synthetic) does break down after a while and the engine can suffer damage in the long run. It's cheap maintenance to do oil changes. Suggest you do them every 5,000 k or 3 mont...

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What is the clicking sound in your Subaru when you put it into park?

the pistons fire a couple times still after you turn it off. no big deal its normalIt could be the interlocks engaging in the gear lever. This locks it in position until you put your foot on the brake.

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What happens when a car runs out of oil and then you put oil in it?

Well, basically the engine will have no lubrication and the pistons and rods will freeze in place, called seizing, and the entire engine will be a paperweight for the rest of eternity. Hope that answers your question!

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When you turn your wheel and step on the gas sometimes it makes a sound what does it mean?

its nothing bad.Depends on the sound. If it is a clicking or thunk it is probably the CV joint in the axle. It will start when you are turning and then as it gets worse as you are going straight.

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When you turned the key in your car to start it you heard a clicking sound What could that be?

There are a few possibilities: Low battery, either because the alternator isn't keeping the battery charged or the battery is old and has failed. Corroded battery terminals, usually an indicator that the battery is blowing acid fumes. Batteries usually don't last long after the terminals start to...

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When driving at slow speeds you hear a sound under the drivers side - sounds like a rock bouncing on metal when you speed up sound vanishes any ideas?

maybe the catalytic converter?

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Can you change the oil in the car when the car is off?

Yes, always make sure when you change oil in a car it is off otherwise if you don't you could get hurt by sticking your hand up in the motor changing the filter. And also the oil is to make the engine run smooth if you don't have oil in your car it will cause the piston to rub again the valves an...

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By looking at a car's VIN how do you know when it was assambled in the US or Canada?

Tips to understanding your vehicles serial (VIN) number They are as follows: 1st character- Identifies the country in which the vehicle was manufactured. For example: U.S.A.(1or4), Canada(2), Mexico(3), Japan(J), Korea(K), England(S), Germany(W), Italy(Z) 2nd character- Identifies the manufacture...

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What does it mean when your car fan goes faster and make a loud nosie when you step on the paddle?

turn the engine off try turning the fan if it doesnt turn the clutch on the fan is bad it

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Your car shakes sounds like it is going to stall when you put on the breakes.?

check that the vaccuum hose to brake booster is not clogged up.then check pcv valve.other than that it sounds like the power booster for brakes needs replacing, thses are not usually repairable

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My car is sputtering at normal speeds using oil smoking white and smelling like burnt oil. i put new plugs and wires in it. the oil is looking good. not losing any antifreeze. what is wrong with it?

Could it need a new occur valve

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Is it still safe to drive your car if your left driver side wheel makes a loud whining sound when driving forward?

Sure, it's safe to drive it to the closest tire repair shop that doesn't require you to get on the highway.

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When you tried to move your Mountaineer it made a clunking sound and felt like you were trying to move with the brakes on?

The brake calipers were stuck. you should have them checked soon.To me a stuck caliper indicates badly worn pads, or a lack of lubrication, either way it will need to ba checked asap.

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When do you check the oil in your car?

I check the oil in my cars every weekend, along with trans fluid, coolant, steering fluid and window washer fluid. I check brake fluid and tires daily.

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How do you change your oil and filter?

I am sure that the readers have more experience than I do in car maintenance. But I wrote this for complete beginners. The instruction contains all tools and materials you need. The instructions are almost the same for 1993-1997 models.

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Is it hamful to damage your car if you go over the recommended oil change?

Great Question. The answer is YES. Most people dont under stand this. No matter what type of oil you use it will almost always start to brake down after 3,000 miles. I don't buy into the whole 15,ooo mile extended performace garbage (mobil and castrol). One because they dont even have a oil filte...

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Whats wrong with your car if it doesn't start in the heat and when it is started it temporarily dies?

Do you have any particular car or any particular motor in the particular car? BClear.

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How often do you change your Engine oil Transmission Oil and rotating your tires?

I change my engine oil and filter every 3K, transmission fluid and filter every 35K and rotate the tires every third oil change (9K).

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What might be the problem if you thought it was the hazard switch changed it and new switch makes same ticking sound?

Please give us more info.Sometimes that's normal-there is thermal and mechanical. Sounds like you have a thermal-try other type since they are cheap.

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When I drive the car the anitfreeze is disapering and I dont know where it is going... and Its not mixing with the oil in the motor...?

Most cars coolant systems are designed with a vent valve of some kind which allows hot gas to escape in order to avoid preasure buildup. If there is something wrong with your coolant system (radiator blockage, etc.) and your engine is running hot, you would lose cooant in the form of evaporated g...

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You parked your Endeavor and then went to lock the doors and there was no power then you went to turn the car back on but no power and no clicking sound whats wrong with it?

The battery is probably dead. Get somone to give you a boost. The battery is probably dead. Get somone to give you a boost.

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Your stater makes a very loud screeching noise when you start it your car is a 91 olds cutless surprem?

why does my starter make a loud screeching noise when i start it?

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You have oil in your antifreeze and antifreeze in your oil should you drain it before using steel seal?

i have a 94 cadillac sls and i think i blew a headgasket thers oil in my antifreeze resovar and thers antifreeze in my oil whats the best thing to do does steel seal realy work should i drain both of thoes before i use it Yes, but any sealant that's to be used in the coolant system is for emergen...

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Is it true that there is a way where you will never have to change the oil in your car?

If you are talking about engine oil (which is the oil changed when you get an "oil change"), the answer is no. The oil will pick up contaminates, and the additives in it will break down. As this happens, the oil's ability to provide protection and lubrication to the engine will decrease. If not c...

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When you plug your smartphone in at home it wont charge but when you charge it in the car it charges fine with the same cord why?

The charger you're using at home is probably defective.

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Can you tell a difference in the sound of a car when driving with radial tires?

It depends on the tread pattern of the tires. If you are driving a passenger car and want a quiet ride, i suggest either a michelin symetry 65,000 mile tire, or a goodyear assurance comfortread 80,000 mile tire. if they are available in your size. Visit your local tire store and ask a qualified s...

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What is wrong with the car when it makes gurgling sounds in the front of the car?

It Will usually have an air pocket in the cooling system. But it may just be the Air Conditioning equalising after you shut the car off.Start by filling the cooling system

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When driving down the road your car makes a squeaking sound when it hits bumps in the road?

You should check the struts.

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Whats that sound coming from under the hood of a car when you shut off a car engine after driving for a while and it sounds like tiny rocks hitting metal?

That is the metal of your exhaust system, most likely a heat shield contracting as it cools. As the metal heats up it expands and as it cools it contracts or becomes smaller so the sound you hear is the metal moving as it does this.

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What does it mean when your car makes squeaking sound?

Dry ball joints/suspension joints.Universal joints going bad.Worn brake pad "squealers".

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When driving your h2 2003 hummer it make a loud sreaking noise and the rpm runs high?

your exuarst is proably banging the floor or the car needs a new engine.the engine proably will cost quite a lot.

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Do exhaust tips change the sound of your car?

Whether exhaust tips alone can change the sound of a car depends largely on the components used.Going from a 1.5-inch diameter tip to a 4-inch tip can make the exhaust note deeper but far less so than simply buying a new muffler.

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Your car is overheating when idle at stop lights or when idle in your driveway also when you are idle in the driveway and press on the accelerator it makes a water gurgling sound what could cause this?

The overheating could be a problem with your cooling fan- The water gurgling, I'm not sure aboout, I suggest you check all you fluid levels edit by SkydiveSonic: Sounds like you may have a lot of air in the cooling system. Try pouring more coolant into the radiator (when the engine is cold!!), or...

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Who is at fault when the driver admits he was not looking and you backed out of a parking lot and he hits your car?

Unfortunately it's your fault since you're entering the "circle of traffic" whether it's circular or not. Fortunately parking lots are private property and not city streets. You may be able to just take care of your own damages..especially if the other driver admitted fault.

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Your car is occasionally making a grinding sound when im turning sharp accelerating and after changing gear?

Its more than likely the throwout bearing in the clutch assembly. Or could be a wheel bearing or cv joint. It would help if i knew what make and model the vehicle is.

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Why doe your car sound like it is in a high gear when you are driving in a low gear?

Cooling fan clutch could be seized.

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Your Yamaha blaster starts and idles but when you rev it dies and makes a weird knocking sound from engine?

you broke it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! dumb bo

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What would make a car make a loud knocking sound when idling and accellerating but not on deceleration?

I should note, I'm decent at car repair, and have recently (2000 miles ago) changed the entire top portion of the engine, and the transmission. It's a 4 cylinder `94 topaz. I'm thinking it may be a piston rod, but, am still unsure. and what you may need for your car is a tune job and for that you...

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Do you get free oil changes with a new car?

In other words, you're free by law to get oil changes, tire rotations and other regular maintenance performed by just about any mechanic, and the automaker and dealership will still have to honor the new-car warranty.

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What happens when you mix oil and sterling fluid in your car?

If you don't flush and refill with correct oil/fluid you will shorten the life expectancy of what ever you added the wrong oil to.

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Iv put gearbox oil in the wrong place in my golf gti mk2 and now when you put your foot on the throttle when driving it just revs?

sounds like you've put it down in the bell housing. So when you put your engine under load the clutch is just slipping. Best thing put a new clutch in and clean the fly wheel and the bellhousing with a de greasent meths or something like that.

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Oil was changed today in 1999 silverado 2500 and oil is full yet the check engine oil level light will not go off how do you reset?

There is not a reset procedure for the Low level light. There is one for the oil change service due. On the side of the oil pan there should be a sensor with 2 wires coming out of it. Be sure you didn't knock the connector loose. If it is hooked up, unplug it and plug it back in. If the light rem...

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Why is there a whistling sound when you step on the gas pedal in your car?

You don't say what type of car the inquiry is about, so here are a few general answers. If you have a turbo-diesel, and there is a whistle starting about 1700 rpm, then you are probably hearing the turbo spinning up as exhaust gas pressure rises. Alternatively, you could have a leak on the air pi...

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Will it hurt to drive the car with the squealing after an oil change?

Yes, I would say so. -Investigate and cure the squealing before driving far.

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What was the name of the 1970's car that looked like it was half truck and half car?

scamp or elcamino Chevey El Camino, Ford Ranchero, (I think Subaru made the Scamp), and for a few years Cadillac made a model I believe based off the El Camino in an Eldorado trim.

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How bad is it if you have to put 3 cans of oil in a car and the oil has not been changed in a long time?

It just sounds like you need to go and have your oil changed. Your oil was just low. You should change your oil every 3,000 miles.

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What causes the whining sound in car speakers when you turn on your wipers?

electrical interference

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Where can I get a dipstick for my 1998 Ford Taurus LX. It broke and it's spilling oil everywhere. The car looks like it's puking oil. When I travel about 2-3 miles it starts to burn the spilled oil.?

Go to any ford dealership they will probably have to order it though

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What are the repo laws in New York because your car was repossessed and they say they sent a notice but you never received it and now the car was sold with your stuff?

You should call the company that the car was finaniced through. They should have given you a number to call so you could schedule a pick up for your personal belongings. They should not of sold the car with your items in it. I would call the loan company and ask them where you things are and what...

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90 Chrysler LeBaron 6 Cyl. with a ticking noise.Not real loud doesn't seem to get much louder with acceleration. Shop said the car was almost out of oil last time it was changed.How to fix quiet tick?

Sounds like a dirty valve lifter or maybe the lifter lost prime. I suggest changing the oil using something lite like 5w30 . Also ass a can of CD2 or vave medic. They are both made for quieting noisy lifters Also chech the oil level weekly to make sure you do not run low again.

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How many KPH will your car improve if you have a change oil and tune up?

R u dumb changing your oil dosent increase your KPH

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Where can I get a dipstick for my 1998 Ford Taurus LX It broke and it's spilling oil everywhere. The car looks like it's puking oil. When I travel about 2-3 miles it starts to burn the spilled oil.?

my mom has the same car in her drivewayi am sure there is i dipstick in [email protected]

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How do you get your truck out of impound when your friend with no driver licence took it with out your consent and the police impounded it?

You go and pay the impound fees.

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What does it mean ify car starts smoking Should you change your oil?

It never hurts to change the oil, however it may no solve your problem.What color is the smoke:White---condensation- normal conditionExcessive white--could be a bad (leaking) head gasket allowing coolant to enter the combustion chamber.Black-- could be raw (unburned) gasoline due to an overly ric...

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You were driving your car the other day when the oil light came on You stopped at a red light and your car shut down You tried to start it but it only makes one click in the engine?

It needs oil. My 97 Plymouth Breeze burns oil like crazy, I put more in every other time I fill it up with gas.

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Does replacing you cold air intake change the sound of your car?

if you replace it, it will just sound the sameif you upgrade it you will gain about 2-3HP and use more fuel meaning less mileage I HAVE A 2003 TAHOE AND I INSTALLED THE COLD AIR INTAKE AND IT GAVE IT A BETTER SOUND

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Can you submit a claim for accident from three months ago if your truck was in your driveway with no one in it and someone hit it?

It depends on where you live! Each State has its' own insurance statutes, believe it or not! I worked 15 years as a claims adjuster in Florida. In that State, you sould do the following: 1. Report to police! 2. Report to your insurance Company. If you have collision coverage, it will pay for repa...

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If your car was repossessed without notice and it was damaged when you went to get it back what can you do about it?

Mike, dont know what state you are in sooo cant say if you had to have "notice" or "repo papers". The LENDER is liable for Damage to the car. You will need some type of proof that damage was done during the repo. Cant just pop up and say, "oH'they broke my car". Tooo many folks try that so lender...

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When it is winter time your transmission runs great in the summer time it overheats you already changed the thermostat and the relay sensor?

Maybe cooling line is plugged or crimped Maybe cooling tank in radiator is plugged Install auxilliary transmission cooler

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How do you change a light bulb when the piece it screws into twists with it?

This sounds like a household light socket you are inquiring about, replace the bulb and socket as well.

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2000 Camry and it makes a whistling sound when you drive it what could it be?

A whistling sound when driving a car, including the 2000 Camry, might mean that the alternator belt is too tight. This can be remedied with a small drop of dish soap on the alternator belt. It might also mean that the air intake hose has a hole in it, or the bolts to the air filter housing are lo...

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