I'm driving a Toyota Estima ACR30. Lately, I have noticed that my ride has not been smooth and there is a feeling of vibration/shaking.
My Nissan Sentra 1.6 tends to overheat if it is caught in a jam for more than half an hour. There is also a whining noise in the engine bay as if some bearings are worn out. I suspect I may need to change my water pump. Do you think the pump is the probable cause of overheating?
The internal thread of my car’s oil sump is damaged due to mishandling by a mechanic. He used PTFE tape around the nut and screwed it back to the oil sump. I don’t feel comfortable with the improvisation.
I have a 2003 Nissan 350Z. The gearbox makes a grinding noise when I upshift from 4th to 5th. Is the 2003 350Z’s transmission prone to grinding?
My Proton Persona.is emitting a knocking sound, especially in reverse gear. The foreman gave me a silly suggestion. My wallet wants a second opinion.
About a year ago, the engine oil in my 1999 Toyota Prado would deplete within a month of filling up to the maximum level. I hear this is common for this model. What is the cause and what can I do?
Q1:At slow speed, the D drive indicator of my Honda Civic ES 2.0 i VTEC (A) starts to blink and it will not change gear even if I accelerate the car. There is also a sucking sound from the gearbox in a traffic crawl.
When starting up my 2007 Honda City VTEC, it is fine when idling but when engaged in D gear, it will suddenly choke and the rpm will plunge to 0, and bounce back up above 1,000rpm mark.
My car broke down on the highway three months ago. I heard a hissing/spraying sound just before my 2001 Wira 1.5 Aeroback injection indicator lit up and my car came to a slow stop before the engine died.
The gear lever of my Proton Inspira will jerk back slightly and vibrate when the accelerator is pressed. This only happens in fifth gear.
When I start my high-mileage Honda Accord in the morning, the car jerks forward when I shift from P to D4 - even with the brake pedal fully depressed.
I drive a 2003 CBU Hyundai Matrix 1.6. Lately, the engine oil has been leaking all over the engine. What should I do to stop it?
My 2004 Naza Ria engine produces a knocking "krak krak" sound when accelerating especially going up slopes. I have recently changed the timing belt and am using RON 95 petrol.
Is it possible for an alternator to fail prematurely at 62,000km?
The automatic transmission of my E36 BMW 318i is not responding immediately after shifting. Anyway, I have decided to change the gearbox to a manual. What are the pitfalls to look out for?
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