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  1. Leo99

    Camry pulling to right

    Haven't driven my car but to back it from the garage to driveway and put in again in about two weeks. Get in today for a quick errand, run over a tiny ice ball at the end of my driveway leftover from yesterday's snow storm and the car pulls hard to the right. Tire pressures are all the same...
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    Computer speaker upgrade

    Working from home, I listen to a lot of youtube music during the day. Currently have some cheap Logitec 2.1 speakers and would like to upgrade. Have room for a subwoofer and two satellites or subwoofer and soundbar. No room for bookshelf speakers. Any recommendations around $100 to $200...
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    Auto body repair question

    Wife just got home and didn't pull far enough in the garage and closed the garage door on the back edge of her 2020 RAV4. The inside handle of the garage door came down and took a gouge out of outer top edge of her rear door. It's gouged down to the metal. There's no paint in the gouge. It's...
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    Smoke detectors - Make sure they work! PSA

    Smoke detectors saved my friend's life. His house is about 30 years old. He thought he smelled smoke but couldn't locate anything and assumed it was coming from outside. 5 hours later in the middle of the night his smoke detectors went off. Him and his wife got out safely but a lot of...
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    Replace just central A/C or both A/C and furnace?

    My stupid A/C for my upstairs is leaking refrigerant again. It's a chronic problem and I just paid to have it filled with 4lbs and it's leaking again. It's 5 years old but don't know where it's leaking. Leak test is about a thou. plus repairs. It's been a money pit. I'd rather put that...
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    2015 Camry coolant seeping

    104000 miles. Drained and filled the radiator with Toyota pink at 99,000 miles. Went to check under the hood today and noticed dried up pink residue on the left side of the engine. Same side as the serpentine belt and water pump. Some reside is above the level of the water pump but I assume...
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    Battery charger recommendation

    Got in the new Rav4 yesterday only heard weird clicks when I tried to start it. Battery read 7.5 volts across the terminals. Looks like the light in the cargo area was turned on and drained the battery. Pulled out my old Schumacher 10 amp charger and hooked it up. It's a low frills charger...
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    Genuine Toyota or aftermarket brake pads

    Going to change the pads in my Camry. Just over 100k miles. Pads have a little life left in them but I'm working from home until at least the end of March and probably longer and the golf courses are starting to close near me. I'll have time to do this job so might was well knock it out...
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    Rav4 RIP

    Well, it finally happened. The wife's 2004 Rav4 finally died. 150 miles short of 400,000 miles. Wife tried to back out of parking spot at her office at lunch and there was a loud BANG. She thought she hit something. It wouldn't go back. Just revved in reverse. Would still go forward. She...
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    AM4 Ryzen motherboard recommendations wanted

    It's about time for me to rebuild my PC. General web surfing, MS Office and maybe some light gaming. Planning to use either a Ryzen 7 2700 or Ryzen 5 2600 with 16GB RAM and a Samsung 970 NVMe 2.0 SSD 1TB with a fresh Windows 10 install. Not sure what mobo to use. B450 seems the best for my...
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    Replace all coils or just the bad one?

    Wife called me today almost in tears. She was limping home in her beloved Rav4. It wouldn't go above 60 mph and it was shaking and missing something awful. And the CEL was going on and off. Torque lite to the rescue. Code P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire). Switched coils on cylinder 3 and 4 and...
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    Change rear diff fluid in Rav4?

    Wife heard a loud clunk and thought someone rear-ended her a couple days ago. No crash. Just the Rav4 making weird noises. After several tries over the years, I've finally got the rear differential bolts loosened. Some fluid dripped out of the fill hole. It was the color of coffee with...
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    Valvoline vs Supertech Gear lube

    The transfer case in my Rav4 leaks so I need to top it off every 5000 miles. Was using Valvoline 75w-90 but recently purchased Supertech 75w-90. The Valvoline says "limited slip" while the Supertech does not. Both say they meet GL-5. Is there any difference between them for my application...
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    Car tool kit

    Drove the wife's Rav4 last week and the brakes felt mushy to me. Didn't have time over the weekend nor the inclination to mess with the brakes on it. Took it to the local shop and they said the front calipers were stuck and the rear brake pads were down to 5%. A few dollars lighter in the...
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    New computer or upgrade SSD?

    My PC is about 10 years old. Built it myself. Runs fine. Have a couple 1TB hard drives for storage I barely use and a 256GB SSD boot drive. The boot drive is full and I can't seem to make much room on it. I've moved all my documents and pictures and everything else to the storage drives but...
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    Rav4 4cyl oil pan gasket

    Going to replace the oil pan gasket on my Rav4 this weekend. Bought the Fel-pro gasket. It comes with a gasket and 3 tubes of RTV. No instructions. I assume you put the RTV on the pan and gasket on top of that. Youtube videos show either the gasket or the RTV but not both. Any tips on this?
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    2017 Camaro SS convertible

    Rented a Camaro SS convertible in the Orlando area yesterday. Drove it 245 miles during the day. Here are my thoughts. On my cell phone at epcot while wife shops so report will be terse. Fast! Handles great. Seats very supportive and comfortable. 2017 with 34000 miles. Tire light...
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    Corolla ATF low P0741

    My son told me his CEL in his 2004 Corolla with 127k miles was on last week. He read the code as P0741. Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Performance or Stuck Off. The CEL goes on and off randomly as he drives. On for a day and then off for several days. Google gives all kinds of repairs for...
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    what does this road sign mean?

    Does this sign mean that I can turn left outside of 7:00 am to 10:00 am? Does it mean only school buses can turn left during 7:00 am to 10:00 am and no one else can left any other time? <img src="http://i65.tinypic.com/2dvvmug.jpg" alt="[Linked Image]" class="post-image"...
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    Almost a fight

    Some people. I tell you, truly. Parked my car on the street in Philly today. Went into a restaurant with my daughter to celebrate her 26th birthday. Come out and walking to my car, notice a guy leaning on my car and smoking a cig. My daughter, says, "Hey, dad, is that guy leaning on your...
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