My Toyota Corolla Altis sport absorbers in front are spoiled. If I replace them, do I need to change the springs as well?
The air mass sensor in my old BMW seems to be giving a problem, causing the engine to jerk every now and then, though it's rare.
I'm concerned about the automatic gearbox of my Proton Exora. In our hot weather, is the factory-fitted ATF cooler sufficient?
I HAVE noticed recently in the media there have been many cars, which burst into flames after a crash, resulting in the occupants being burnt to death. Is there any proven safety device which can be installed to make cars less prone to burn in a crash?
My 2001 Volvo S60 stalls after being driven for 30 minutes. No indicator or alarm lights up to suggest what the problem is.
My air-cond doesn't seem to be able to keep the car interior cool whenever the engine is idling. The air only gets cooler after I drive off.
My Peugeot 307 is still drivable despite the speedo and rev counters being rendered inoperative. I had recently replaced the battery and starter motor.
How can I prevent rats from getting into my car’s engine compartment and biting the electrical wires? Please don’t tell me to keep a cat tied to my car.
When my 2004 Toyota Unser.slows down, it jerks. There is also have a humming sound.
The key in my Chevrolet Aveo is stuck in the ignition. If I pull out the clock/radio fuse and the key comes out, I can't drive the car.
My ride is a BMW E36, 325i, 1994 automatic model, with nearly 197,000km mileage. The car was fine until two weeks ago when it went into limp mode, and the ABS light and gear oil light on the instrument cluster lit up. There was a tremendous loss of power. It could not even climb the ramp in a basement. After driving it slowly for 25km, there was a strong burning oil smell in the cabin, and in the boot. Does it need a top overhaul or is there an engine and transmission problem?
When I switched off the engine of my new Toyota Camry after a drive, there's a "tak, tak" rapid sounding noise which lasted for about 3 minutes. The Toyota service crew told me it is normal. But I don't think it is for a new car to emit that kind of sound.
The tachometer pointer in my Myvi doesn't rise proportionate to the speed shown on the speedometer. The rpm meter seems to hover around 1,000-2,000rpm even when the car is moving at 80kph to 100kph.
I have a 2005 Mazda MPV and it started to shake at traffic lights and while on the move. The engine light came on and it showed a fault code.
My car has a direct fuel injection engine. Lately, the engine has been exhibiting erratic idling at startup and some loss of power.
The modern car is one of the most sophisticated machines ever created. Dozens of control systems and computer processors work together to ensure it works seamlessly and effectively day in and day out.
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