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    What could be this knocking noise

    I got this knocking noise in the front passenger side. I've given the car a good shake and looking for the obvious stuff like torn/bad boots or excessive play. NOTHING. Car doesn't pull or have anything weird issues. Held the wheel at 12 and 6, 3 and 9 wiggled everything and didn't see play...
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    Mazda trans line replacement

    I was doing an oil change on my brother's car and he mentioned he had a trans light on during hard braking. It appears the cooler line was a victim of rust. I did not take a picture, but it's exactly like this below. Not really understanding Mazda's part number system. I found this parts...
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    Circular saw

    I don't know much about woodworking but I would like to make some simple freestanding shelving unit. Cutting big box store 2x4 and 5/8 sheet of MDF would be the most I would think. Most Lowes/HD have a panel saw to cut my 4x8 sheets down. But then once I get them home I most likely will need...
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    How much torque is loss with extensions and swivels

    This weekend I was trying to tackle sway bar end links. Here I am thinking, 15min - 1-hour job. Due to the design and overall lack of space and room, I was forced to use a swivel. It was a 17mm head nut. I used a snap-on 3/8 impact swivel socket pair up with a normal 6inch extension and then...
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    Noob with Royce Union bike

    Hi all, First time in the bicycle section, like with most people this shelter in place has got me looking for things to keep busy. I just want to cruise the neighborhood. I have a smooth bike path behind the house, so i might do that. I haven't been on a bicycle since like 13 years old on a...
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    Warranty a snap-on screwdriver

    How does a home DIYer replace a snap-on screwdriver under warranty? I have a comfort-grip set. One the phlips screwdrivers finally chipped away, making it useless. I tried to go on their website but nothing helpful. No more tech friends around to help me get things swapped out.
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    What is a standard tune-up these days?

    Let's just say standard 10-year-old car. Honda Accord and Ford Fusion. If someone asks for a 100k tune-up, what do you recommend? - spark plugs - serp belt - brake and coolant flush, coolant at the very least - A timing belt (if it has one) (Honda V6s) I often get asked, "get my car is...
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    Just did spark plugs at 25k @ VW

    I happen to look up recommended maintenance items on the wife's Jetta. Go figure 30k intervals on the spark plugs for the 1.4T. Little surprised to say the least but sure why not. I should have taken photos of the engine layout. But it's a 4 cylinder, coils on top. Removed intake pipe. pretty...
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    1.4T Jetta Oil change - FCPeuro lifetime warranty

    Anyone of you euro guys use FCPeuro for the oil? I was turned on to this company from some youtube guys, most likely getting kickback, but looking at the site everything seems to be on the up and up. Markup on the oil isn't very high. Some other items are. <a...
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    Ball joint getting the best of me.

    This is on my 2005 Infiniti G35x with 150k, which has been in the rust belt its whole life. So I was doing my driver's side control arm. Typical inner bushing went bad, I got a new arm.  Turns out sway bar end link was bad as well and my ball joint had some play. Not completely bad, the boot...
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    Replace spark plugs every 4 years

    Found something interesting googling about recommended maintenance on the wife's 2016 VW jetta 1.4T. This dealership in GA notes state spark plugs should be replaced every 4 years. ( #5 note towards the bottom. ) <a...
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    random misfire code but not missing

    I've seen this happen on a few cars now i'm being to wonder what the actual problem/fix is. These are coilpack cars. They have P0300,301,302 and etc. Pretty much every cylinder misfire stored but its not currently happening. Most of the time the car has 100-150k. Due for spark plugs. What...
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    tire wear from -0.5 degree of camber

    A friend of mines got his car lowered. Rear camber spec is around -1.1. He went on the rack with -3 or -4 camber and a lot of toe. This is on Infiniti M35x sedan. Couldn't get toe in spec with that amount of camber. He got a rear camber kit to help and it did some. It looks like he needs a toe...
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    Emission Readiness monitors

    I understand some systems need 2 drive cycles to run the test and normally this wouldn't be an issue with my Infiniti. In the past, I've cleared codes and roundtrip to work, all montoirs are set and pass. Work is roughly 20 highway miles away. I just got some evap work done and I wanted to...
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    P0455 Large evap leak on my G35

    So i've been battling this evap leak for the last 2 years or more. Yes, i know i'm throwing parts at it. CEL comes and goes. Sometimes i clear the fault and after a drive cycle it comes back and sometimes it doesn't come back for 3 months and it passes readiness monitors. This leads me to...
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    Acdelco control arms

    I just installed a set of upper control arms on my Infiniti. A simple job in and out both sides in about 60minutes total. RA has the Moog R-line, mevotech stuff and then ACDelco Professional. Ive heard to stay away from moog's R line and mevotech reviews were not good. I thought it was odd...
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    2011 Mazda 3 sport thoughts?

    Looking to retire the rusty Maxima for my brother and replace it with a Mazda 3 sport 2011. Haven't seen it myself but i believe its the 2.0L motor with the auto trans. Any big issues with this motor? Anything to stay away from or make sure it was done before buying? Google didn't tell me too...
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    Any upgrades worth it or USB dock suggestion

    So i just grabbed this laptop off prime day. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Display-Graphics-Keyboard-A515-43-R19L/dp/B07RF1XD36" target="_blank">https:/<wbr>/<wbr>www.amazon.com/<wbr>Acer-Display-Graphics-Keyboard-A515-43-R19L/<wbr>dp/<wbr>B07RF1XD36</a> Ryzen 3 3200U 4GB DDR4 128SSD...
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    Job situation.

    This group has never steered me wrong (for the most part <img src="/forums/graemlins/LOL.gif" alt="LOL" title="LOL" height="19" width="15" />) I've seen a lot of sound advise being shared. Currently, job: Been with the company for 3 years, moved up 3 times from entry-level to supervisor. I'm...
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    Power steering pumps

    I've never had a PS pump go bad on me so i don't really know the symptoms. But i've driven cars without PS so i know the feeling. Starting last week or so I've noticed in the morning when turning out of my street parking spot, the wheel is a little heavy/stiff. I figured it's normal let the...
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