• Is it worth it?

    I want to purchase a used vehicle that is reliable to get me to and from work everyday. I cannot afford to purchase a brand new vehicle. My question is do you think it would be worth it to purchase a 2010 Dodge Charger SXT for with $7,490 with 115,812 miles on it? I don't know much about cars that is why I am... show more
    I want to purchase a used vehicle that is reliable to get me to and from work everyday. I cannot afford to purchase a brand new vehicle. My question is do you think it would be worth it to purchase a 2010 Dodge Charger SXT for with $7,490 with 115,812 miles on it? I don't know much about cars that is why I am asking this question. The car has only had one previous owner and it has not been in any accidents and it has a nice body on it.
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • 35k miles in a year and 7 months?

    Is it technically bad I put this much mileage on my car in less then 2 years i... mostly highway driving
    Is it technically bad I put this much mileage on my car in less then 2 years i... mostly highway driving
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • I have had to put 3 radiators on my 06 Pontiac g6, Whats causing them to fail?

    I have replace all hoses belts, thermostat, cap, water pump, checked electric fans, compression test on engine, checked for any emission in Coolant ....Everything checks out to be fine...pressurized system overnight, gauge did not move. I putr less than 500 miles on it , not all at once over about a 1 1/2 months,... show more
    I have replace all hoses belts, thermostat, cap, water pump, checked electric fans, compression test on engine, checked for any emission in Coolant ....Everything checks out to be fine...pressurized system overnight, gauge did not move. I putr less than 500 miles on it , not all at once over about a 1 1/2 months, pull up to a red light , I have only went about a mile at this point, look down , my gauge is starting to peg, shut engine off, push off road with coolant just dumping. The radiator had spilt where tank meets core. This is the second radiatior in less than 8 months. So, I have it towed to reputable mechanic, he does everything I did, does not find any issue, puts another radiatior on it, Im driving it now but for less than a week. The guy at radiator shop where I purchased both radiators will not begin to entertain helping me out, But he cannot tell me why his radiators are ****? Is this fair
    9 answers · 11 hours ago
  • What are car relays mostly used for?

    The only application for a car relay that i know is indicators. I was just wondering what else can a relay mostly be used for in the automotive industry.
    The only application for a car relay that i know is indicators. I was just wondering what else can a relay mostly be used for in the automotive industry.
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can mechanic use scan tool to check wheel alignment?

    Hi everyone! Recently I brought my car to do service. I was told my car need to do wheel alignment. I didn’t doubt them. I trust professional. However, I found I have to hold my steering wheel at an angle just to drive straight after the service. Before the service, my steering wheel was horizontal when I drove... show more
    Hi everyone! Recently I brought my car to do service. I was told my car need to do wheel alignment. I didn’t doubt them. I trust professional. However, I found I have to hold my steering wheel at an angle just to drive straight after the service. Before the service, my steering wheel was horizontal when I drove straight. I went back to the workshop angrily, and asked them how did you know my car need to do wheel alignment? Did you have a test drive or test my car on wheel alignment machine? They said they just plugged in computer, it would tell you the statistic of the wheel alignment of the car. I doubt if the wheel alignment can be monitored by computer? My car is a 2004 Subaru Liberty. Can anyone answer my question? Thank you!
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • 1987 5.7L TBI Chevy V10 4wd pick up. Oil pressure dropping?

    When the truck is started, and idles, sounds amazing. Oil pressure seems just below normal. As the truck warms up, temp is optimal, oil pressure drops. Eventually drops to zero. Temp increases slightly at stoplights, but goes to normal once driving commences...Thoughts? Bad oil pump?
    When the truck is started, and idles, sounds amazing. Oil pressure seems just below normal. As the truck warms up, temp is optimal, oil pressure drops. Eventually drops to zero. Temp increases slightly at stoplights, but goes to normal once driving commences...Thoughts? Bad oil pump?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • How does water inside the engine affect the wires and cables?

    Just wondering what water does to the wires and cables once it is inside the engine. For example i believe corrosion occurs.
    Just wondering what water does to the wires and cables once it is inside the engine. For example i believe corrosion occurs.
    8 answers · 24 hours ago
  • How to tell if my old car can make a 1500 mile trip?

    Have a 2000 1.6L Saturn SL1. with 65000 miles. Runs pretty good, a little tiny bit rough, but never stalls or falters and always starts reliably. Change oil regularly but nothing else. Worried it may be too old to make it.
    Have a 2000 1.6L Saturn SL1. with 65000 miles. Runs pretty good, a little tiny bit rough, but never stalls or falters and always starts reliably. Change oil regularly but nothing else. Worried it may be too old to make it.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Ran my car out of Oil. What damage can I expect?

    I drove about 50 miles with my car "catching" (feeling like the acceleration slips) and the engine light blinking before I got out and checked the car over. There was no indicator light to say it was over heating or the oil was needing attention. I get my oil changed regularly with full synthetic, but I... show more
    I drove about 50 miles with my car "catching" (feeling like the acceleration slips) and the engine light blinking before I got out and checked the car over. There was no indicator light to say it was over heating or the oil was needing attention. I get my oil changed regularly with full synthetic, but I didn t check it myself before making this trip. (I ve driven about 1,000 miles this week) The dip stick indicates there was NO oil in the car. I drove 5 miles to the nearest gas station and put 3 full quarts in. Now it seems to be running like normal but the engine light randomly comes on and off. Did I ruin my car? Should I take it to a Mechanic, is there anything they can do? I don t know anything about cars so TIA. It s an 05 Cadillac CTS for reference.
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Car engine turns over but won’t start?

    2002 Intrepid. Starts fine. Drive for a few miles. Stop and try and start back up and turns over but won’t start. After waiting a few minutes it will then start. Then usually runs all day with no problems. Any idea on a fix??
    2002 Intrepid. Starts fine. Drive for a few miles. Stop and try and start back up and turns over but won’t start. After waiting a few minutes it will then start. Then usually runs all day with no problems. Any idea on a fix??
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I modify my car?

    Should I modify my car?

    Its a 2015 Volvo S60
    Its a 2015 Volvo S60
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • What would happen if an exhaust was removed on a modern car?

    How would it run, if at all?
    How would it run, if at all?
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why is my car not starting with the push button?

    Best answer: Replace the I-key battery.
    Have you tried your spare I-key?
    Best answer: Replace the I-key battery.
    Have you tried your spare I-key?
    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is it safe to use oil stop leak products to stop the leak of the rear main seal?

    Best answer: Do you have high mileage on your engine? The rear main seal can and does wear with use. Often, if there is pressure in the crankcase, it forces a leak at the crankshaft seals (rear main or harmonic balancer). Check that your PCV valve isn't stuck/plugged. If you have well worn piston rings, blow-by will... show more
    Best answer: Do you have high mileage on your engine?

    The rear main seal can and does wear with use.

    Often, if there is pressure in the crankcase, it forces a leak at the crankshaft seals (rear main or harmonic balancer). Check that your PCV valve isn't stuck/plugged. If you have well worn piston rings, blow-by will pressurize the crankcase.

    -Engine overhaul mechanic and general automotive mechanic since 1972

    p.s. You have stated that: "The mechanic has already replaced some seals for my car such as ... crankshaft, etc." The "rear main seal" IS the only official "crankshaft seal". And a made up number of "drops per day" is rubbish. There should be NO leakage.

    If it's leaking, there is something wrong. First verify whether there is pressure OR vacuum in your crankcase. If there is PRESSURE, then find out WHY. If there is pressure in the crankcase, a NEW rear main seal will also leak!
    13 answers · 4 days ago