• Car battery light comes on ?

    My dad thinks I am "overreacting" he claims my car is fine. But I don't think that light is supposed to be on. The light stays on. :/ what could be the problem?
    My dad thinks I am "overreacting" he claims my car is fine. But I don't think that light is supposed to be on. The light stays on. :/ what could be the problem?
    15 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Could this have caused engine damage?

    I don't know if my ex-girlfriend mess with my car and loosen my oil filter or if the last mechanic didn't tighten it enough it is hard to say. Either way I was driving down the road in my 2008 Camry and every once in awhile when I would make a sharp left turn the master emergency light would flash on for... show more
    I don't know if my ex-girlfriend mess with my car and loosen my oil filter or if the last mechanic didn't tighten it enough it is hard to say. Either way I was driving down the road in my 2008 Camry and every once in awhile when I would make a sharp left turn the master emergency light would flash on for Split Second... but it flashed on and off so fast I didn't even see what the message was. Then a couple days later it flashed on again after not having flashed on for a while and it said low engine oil pressure. I immediately pulled over and saw that there was no oil on the dipstick so I put in about 3 or 4 quarts and then everything was fine after that it has been through one oil change since then and I have not had any issues or low oil.... So far I have driven 5000 miles since the incident I do have a bad wheel bearing going bad but that has nothing to do with the engine but I'm just wondering if that incident could have damage the engine I mean I know already I mean I know already it's not good but is it really that bad?
    17 answers · 1 day ago
  • What can cause a light bulb to prematurely blow out?

    Best answer: It can be a couple reasons. 1)If the bulb is a halogen bulb and you touched it with your fingers as you installed it. High power Halogen bulbs such as in headlights are not supposed to be touched by skin as body oils somehow affect the glass. Most halogen bulbs tell you not to handle them directly as you install... show more
    Best answer: It can be a couple reasons.
    1)If the bulb is a halogen bulb and you touched it with your fingers as you installed it. High power Halogen bulbs such as in headlights are not supposed to be touched by skin as body oils somehow affect the glass. Most halogen bulbs tell you not to handle them directly as you install them as it will shorten their life. When changing them use a tissue or clean cloth or cotton gloves to handle the bulb and install it.
    2) Problem with manufacture. You can get a bulb that blows because something went wrong during manufacture. Maybe there was a thin part of the filament that could not handle the power for the full expected life. Maybe the glass bulb was faulty and air got inside the bulb allowing the filament to burn up at a weak point. Only the other day I bought 2 light bulbs to replace a blown bulb in my lounge room. The second time I turned the light on the new bulb blew so obviously there was a fault with the manufacturing of it.
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • What does it mean if an automatic FWD car sometimes refuses to move forward but will reverse?

    This particular Holden Viva (Daewoo Lacetti) sometimes refuses to move forward when put into drive but will move when put in reverse. We also felt a shudder from the car when it was cruising at highway speeds. If it helps at all, we once revved the enging hard on park just before we put it in drive when the... show more
    This particular Holden Viva (Daewoo Lacetti) sometimes refuses to move forward when put into drive but will move when put in reverse. We also felt a shudder from the car when it was cruising at highway speeds. If it helps at all, we once revved the enging hard on park just before we put it in drive when the transmission was working.
    11 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Is it ok if i drive an old car like this?

    so long story short, some guy hit my beater car at night fairly hard. the drivers side fender, both doors, and the rear fender and rear bumper all have damage on them. i dont know much about cars so i just took it to a mechanic and he just straightened the fender a bit and ziptied the bumper in. the guy that hit my... show more
    so long story short, some guy hit my beater car at night fairly hard. the drivers side fender, both doors, and the rear fender and rear bumper all have damage on them. i dont know much about cars so i just took it to a mechanic and he just straightened the fender a bit and ziptied the bumper in. the guy that hit my car just drove off and since i only have liability insurance they cant do anything about it. the car is a 1997 toyota corolla. so im not gonna spend alot to fix it. i just told the mechanic to check it out and see if i can still drive it. he told me i can. and of course its not worth rebuilding a 20+ year old car that already has rust on it. also im not sure but the front wheel may have taken some damage because the hubcap fell off. im still worried it if could have suspension damage? the car still drives fairly straight. maybe pulls a tiny bit left if i just let the steering wheel go. im really cheap and i dont have much money. is it ok if i drive it like that?
    11 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Anyone with car experience please help? ?

    Okay so I have a 2003 Infiniti G35 I was driving tonight and with ice being on the road i was trying to drive really slow. While I was driving my car was making a horribly loud noise and Im not sure what is was. ( I was on the way to get it checked) When I drove up a hill I stopped at a stop sign and when i tried... show more
    Okay so I have a 2003 Infiniti G35 I was driving tonight and with ice being on the road i was trying to drive really slow. While I was driving my car was making a horribly loud noise and Im not sure what is was. ( I was on the way to get it checked) When I drove up a hill I stopped at a stop sign and when i tried to accelerate my gas pedal was on the floor and still would not move. My car quickly started rolling backwards down the hill and i wrecked my car into a stop sign. I turned my engine off now my car will not turn over, I tried jump offs & it sounds like the engine is trying to turn over but will not crank. My car is stuck in a bad neighboorhood and I really need help. Any advice would be great.
    10 answers · 11 hours ago
  • My 2004 Audi A6 4.2 liter is leaking all the coolant out of the bottom of the reservoir?

    I’m not sure why but when the cars off and I pour coolant in it just comes pissing out of the bottom
    I’m not sure why but when the cars off and I pour coolant in it just comes pissing out of the bottom
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why is my steering wheel shaking?

    When I drive slow my steering wheel shakes. When I drive fast it still shakes. Doesn’t shake when taking a turn. Doesn’t shake the Whole car- only the steering wheel. SOMETIMES it will barely shake. Shakes when braking but i know that’s my rotors. I am thinking alignment cuz I have 5 huge speed bumps I go over a... show more
    When I drive slow my steering wheel shakes. When I drive fast it still shakes. Doesn’t shake when taking a turn. Doesn’t shake the Whole car- only the steering wheel. SOMETIMES it will barely shake. Shakes when braking but i know that’s my rotors. I am thinking alignment cuz I have 5 huge speed bumps I go over a billion times a day but not sure. Just hoping for more options/suggestions from someone more car savvy. Thanks!
    10 answers · 20 hours ago
  • What does it mean if a FWD car will not drive forward sometimes but will reverse?

    The transmission has been slipping before but now the car will only move in reverse sometimes. We also felt a nudge from the car as it was crusing at highway speeds.
    The transmission has been slipping before but now the car will only move in reverse sometimes. We also felt a nudge from the car as it was crusing at highway speeds.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Clutch safety switch question?

    When did this become mandatory, or should I say when did it start being installed on every standard transmission vehicle from the factory? Also, how does it work? I don't mean like it stops the car from starting that's obvious. What does it disable? Does it stop fuel from going to the engine? Does it... show more
    When did this become mandatory, or should I say when did it start being installed on every standard transmission vehicle from the factory? Also, how does it work? I don't mean like it stops the car from starting that's obvious. What does it disable? Does it stop fuel from going to the engine? Does it disable the ignition system (spark)? I've seen vehicles crank over perfectly fine without the clutch pushed in, on older vehicles. But never knew what exactly is disabled to prevent the vehicle from starting.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Are "modern" vehicles (ultra-computerized, electric/power everything) more trouble-prone than "traditional" models?

    If I move up from a "good ol'" 1989 Voyager minivan (window crank handles) to a used 2004 Astro with everything automated and electrified, will I regret it? I do NOT need a 4-wheeled temperamental girlfriend. :(
    If I move up from a "good ol'" 1989 Voyager minivan (window crank handles) to a used 2004 Astro with everything automated and electrified, will I regret it? I do NOT need a 4-wheeled temperamental girlfriend. :(
    13 answers · 2 days ago