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  1. Hi there! My name is Alex and I am 17 years young, and I just signed up for this forum. I am looking for a new car to replace my 2000 Honda Civic EX. The only real problem here is that my insurance will go sky high if I get any vehicle classified as a truck, sports car, or a jeep. My price range is right at 7k, and I need something that looks good. I don't want a stupidly fast car, the only kind of speed I really go for is when the red light turns green and I book it. So something quick, friendly to work on, and fun to drive. Anybody got any ideas?
  2. grylherme

    My dream car

    Hey i know this is a long shot but I started a go fund me so i can buy the ford F-150 and i would appreciate if you could donate any amount of money just so i can fulfill my dream. Also I’m a great fan of the pickup truck community.And here’s the link https://www.gofundme.com/f/welp-me-buying-a-pick-up?sharetype=teams&member=4757778&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_na+share-sheet&rcid=9e6b78d432994097a41df849551fd038 thanks a lot.
  3. Just had to change the pure valve because my hyundie Tiburon 2006 gt kept on dieing on me after getting gas. the pure valve was really stuck took me 3 hours to remove. Had to use a screwdriver and wd 40 to remove it after I had to go some where so left it for 8 with the battery unplugged but now it won't stay on. it will start than it will make a loud squealing sound like sound than turn off unless I keep my foot on the gas but after I let go it will shut off please help
  4. let me start by saying this is a shot in the dark, but I need all the help I can get!!!! I am trying to find my grandfathers 1984 Porsche 928 and return it to him on his 80th birthday coming up this September. He fought on the front lines of the Vietnam war, and is the most humble guy you could ever meet. The only information I got from him ( I told him it was for a school project ) was that the car was bought in Germany in 1984, and shipped to the U.S in 1985. He bought it for 14k back in the day. It is silver in color with black leather interior. He said that he converted the manual transmission to an automatic because my grandma hated driving stick. smh. He wanted to give it to my mom when she was in college, but my mom didn't have the money or the time needed to keep the car up to shape. She said every time it went to the shop it would cost over 1k, and because it was an import she would have to wait 3-6 weeks for the part to come in. It was a very impractical car for her at the time, so she didn't accept the offer and took the Cadillac instead. lol. My grandfather traded it in for a Ford freakin Probe. omg. He said he traded it in at a ford dealership in Petersburg Virginia around 1988-1991, and apparently some doctor bought it. Thats all the information I have other than the cool stories of his two daughters going over 120mph on highways ( my mom and aunt) and many other stories. Without the vin I can't fin the car. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION THAT MAY HELP PLEASE SEND MY WAY. That includes Porsche forums, or anyone you know or anything about 928s. Thanks and wish me luck. Im gonna need it!
  5. Hey everyone, this will be my first time buying a car since I'm going to college. My budget is under 7000$ and I was looking for a car that's reliable. I will be driving a lot (mostly highway miles) and did do some research on cars and what should I pick. Problem is, different websites had different opinions and that's what really confused me. But so far the most reliable cars I've seen are Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Honda Civic. I also saw Honda Accord but a lot of people said its not that reliable over 120k and has few issues. I was gonna go with either Toyota Corolla or Mazda3 but both of these cars are expensive and the ones I found in my area had over 120k mile on it. Which made me a little worried about whether if that's okay to buy. Someone told me miles don't really matter as long as it was well maintained. But like I said, this is my first time buying a car and my experience with cars aren't that high either. If you guys could give me any advice, I'd really appreciate it.
  6. Hey there, Currently, I'm struggling to diagnose a problem with the electric windows of a Suzuki Vitara 2008. All electric windows work at each seat positions with their corresponding switch to control them, they all go up and down no problem. The problem is the main switch in the drivers seat cannot allow the passenger windows to go down, it only allows them to be brought back up again. Im able to get the driver's seat window up and down though. To note when pressing the switch to make the passengers windows go down it does semi push them down ever so slightly you can here the window move. Does anyone know the possible issue and fix??? I'm confused.
  7. So guys i need help Recently i bought a used 1998 toyota camry low milage great gas saver but there's this thing bugging me it has this ani theft system that idk if it's intalled or not because there's no flashing light or anything i have the key fob that came with it as well, i want to know how to check if its installed or not and what to check for to see if i have one installed.
  8. Hey guys so i’m in a bit of a dilemma I am planning on buying a 2012 Nissan either Maxima or Altima. Both cars are the same price but the Atlima’s headlight is broken, however it does have only a 150,000 kms on it compared to the Maxima I am looking at which has 195,000 kms. Both are fully loaded and all but I’m just debating which one to buy I like the fuel effiency of the Altima more but I don’t want to have to wait 2 weeks to get the light and tiny crack (tiniest crack below the headlight) on the bumper fixed. So I ask you guys for your advice which one do you think I should buy?
  9. Hello there, So I am repairing an old Audi A6 C5 Avant 2.8 Quattro Triptronic, and when I wanted to change the rear brakes everything went smoothly, but when I then screwed on the wheels again both brakes are now stuck. I have tried reading about what it could be and the only thing I could find out is that the parking brake might be stuck or rusted in place, since the parking brake was on for over 2 months straight. I have tried taking off the brakes again and putting the old ones back on but the wheels still are stuck when I screw them back on, so it is not the new brakes. Kind Regards Kean Almskou
  10. Asuh fam, new here hope yall are well. I'm trying to install a turbo in my car but I dont know where to start. If anyone could tell me what would need to get changed/installed/removed for me to get a turbo put in would be awesome n' dank!
  11. So i have e 4 cyl. 2.0L Chrysler Stratus LE Automatic, 16 Valve DOHC. Problem: 1. Ticking noise in engine. Probably a valve, right? (I have hydraulic tappets) 2. Main problem. Whenever i hit the pedal to the metal, or push it too quick, or im in a steep hill standing still and trying to start driving, the car jump to 3 cylinders. Even had it going at 2 once... I pull out the ignition tubes that go down to the spark plugs and it runs the same, so it doesnt ignite. But why? If i press the pedal slowly and im on a flat road, the car drives on 4 cyls. But if i press the pedal too far too quick it switches to 3 cyls. Again. The AMS (air mass sensor) is not broken as the car fucks up if i unplug it. So i was thinking maybe a injector? But i dont know. I think it's weird its only happening when the engine is under heavier use. Pls help.
  12. I'm looking to purchase a sedan in the coming weeks. I've narrowed it down to the vehicles below. I need some help making a final decision so please offer up your input. Thank you. Here's the parameters: Must be under $20,000 Must be a 4 door sedan Automatic preferred but manual okay Must be under 40,000 miles Black interior(cloth or leather) preferred Here's what I am considering: '16-'17 Accord Sport or EX I like the styling and they are super, super reliable and easy to repair. I don't like the lack of power and FWD. '15-'16 Mercedes Benz C Class Love the styling and interior. Decent power. Concerned about reliability and repair bills. '14-'16 BMW 3-Series Love the styling and interior. Decent power. Can get the AWD model for similar price to RWD. Concerned about reliability and repair bills. '14-'16 Audi A4 2.0T Premium Quattro Love the styling and interior. Decent power. Concerned about reliability, repair bills and electronics issues. '15-'16 Infinity Q50 Premium I like the styling. Plenty of power with the V6 motor. The interior kind of sucks. Reliable/proven Nissan motor. '16-'17 Cadillac ATS 2.0T AWD I like the exterior styling. Reliability is a slight concern but repairs shouldn't be as expensive as its European counterparts. A little underpowered, to get the V-spec you have to add about $20k and they are rare. Interior is so-so. Don't know if I should get the 4-cyl turbo or the 3.6L V6? I'd love to hear what you guys think? Or what you would personally choose if you were in my shoes. I'm also open to other suggestions as well. Thank you for your time and help.
  13. Okay so here it is I wash my engine with the hose and I didn't cover anything because I didn't know I was supposed to I probably should have asked and looked it up before I did this was already raining I have a 2001 Ford F-150 4 ×4 . So I rinsed off a couple of things underneath the hood because it's always really dirty underneath there and I washed underneath the truck as well because ive had this bad oil leak, at least I think it's oil. It's not transmission fluid I know that and it doesn't look like brake fluid. Anyways it looks like oil. I just don't know if it's coming from the oil pan or from the four-wheel drive or the front or rear differential I just know it looks like oil and it's coming from the front of my truck. Anyways that's not my problem per say my problem is I washed the damn engine I let it dry for two days. I also took out the air filter and had it cleaned.< my husband did that> but I had to put it back in so I thought maybe I put it in wrong. So I pulled over and I checked it. it seems fine but the truck just runs horrible like it shakes now it makes this sound like I don't know a machine gun underneath the front like if you flick your tongue like that kind of sound. It's also running really low RPMs, I'm sure many of you guys are shaking your head but I need the truck for work and I've been letting it dry out with the hood open for quite some time. Also turning on the heater makes it shake 3 times worse. The way the engine is there's no way I can take all that stuff off to get to the spark plugs. I'm wondering if there's anything that I can do? I do notice that the oil leak that was just a few drops ever so often has turned into a much bigger puddles ever since I cleaned underneath it. Any help would be much appreciated my husband finds out that I took a hose to the engine and didn't cover all the stuff I was supposed to cover he's going to kill me he's also a mechanic and he's deaf and thinks that it's not so bad , but I can hear all the new sounds it's making and I can feel it . Please help me what can I do?
  14. I recently bought a pickup and none of the rims had center caps. I looked all over the rim and there isn't a manufactures name anywhere. This is a long shot, but anyone have any idea what brand they are?? Heres a picture of them. It looks like they might have originally had some kind of inserts if that helps any. TIA
  15. Alright so I've been searching for a car that has like a ghost like (scream face) front bumper. If anyone can help with with the name of the car I'll be forever greatful, thank you in advanced!
  16. Interesting story, I recently purchased a Gmc sanoma, (I’m in 17) and as a joke told my friend that it would easily beat his dads dodge charger scat pack hemi. Now it’s gotten a bit too real and there’s no going back, in other words, I need the best engine swap and components in order to uhhh beat a scat pack with a 2003 Gmc Sanoma. However, being the teenager I am, I don’t have an abundance of money so it must also be budget friendly. Thanks
  17. I just got a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE, and so far I've had no problems with the car itself. When I have the radio playing, there isn't any problems with it, but when I have my phone plugged into the aux cord, the bass sounds really bad. I've tried everything to get this to go away. It sounds really scratchy and if I have the volume turned up loud, it sounds worse. I've tried turning the bass down on my car and it doesnt change anything. This is only when I have my phone plugged into the aux cord. Can someone tell me what's wrong with it?
  18. I have a 2014 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SE, and I want to buy new rims and some coilovers for it. Do I need to get different sized rims or can they be the same size as they are now? If they can be the same size they are now, I don't know what size my rims are now. What size should I get? Should i get the coilovers or the rims first? How big should they be?
  19. So I had a check engine light and replaced the part that was the issue and then cleared my codes. Failed smog since the codes were cleared and now I’m tryibg to go through a drive cycle. OBD 2 is good, and I’ve driven 122 miles since the codes were cleared. Drove 24 miles on the freeway yesterday and the O2 was good but I still needed Cat and Evap. Drove another 48 miles today going between 55-65 (pretty much a steady 60 though) and the Evap was good. Now the Cat is being an issue. Registration expired last month and I definitely need it registered by Monday so I need to pass smog (thanks california). Any idea how I can get the Cat taken care of? It’s a 1997 Subaru Legacy 2.2L I believe (I’m not entirely fluent in cars).
  20. I am a teenager, looking for a used either SUV, truck or sedan(Preferably a SUV or truck). I have up to $35k but I would love to keep it under $32k. I live in the Northeast so it needs to have AWD or 4WD. Also I don't like Asian cars, I just don't think they look nice. Reliability is not really an issue. Mostly looking for a car with good looks and good features. I've been mostly looking at 2012-2014 Grand Cherokees, Explorers and F-150s.
  21. I own a 1992 Jeep Wrangler that I'm currently trying to fix up. A major problem is that my the gauges and lights on my dashboard don't work correctly. My MPH and RPM gauges work fine, but my gas gauge and the three gauges next to it don't. they just sit at about a 1/4 full. Also the lights on my dashboard don't turn on when my headlights are on. So like when I'm driving at night with my headlights on my dashboard is pitch black. The lights have come on randomly before, but then don't work again the next time i drive with my headlights. Can anyone tell me how to fix these problems to help me on the path to getting my car like new again? Thank you!
  22. So I'm currently looking to get a coupe and so far my top choice so far is buying a Fiat Coupe 2.0 20v Turbo Plus (Limited Edition) for its uniqueness and rarity. I'm also looking into the TT, Celica or MX as my other options. So lets stick with the Fiat Coupe for now (though I'll take other advice/suggestions on-board) I've searched high and low for reviews, of which haven't really helped me at all. So I'm now asking on here for a decent and honest answer to my question. The car is in an immaculate condition (from what I've seen anyways), its got 118000 miles on the clock. Had a new clutch at 106000, new cam belt at 102000 and a new turbo at 86000. I've read that though generally the car is amazing, the coupe can suffer from electrical issues and that repairs are costly due to lack of parts. So any help would be appreciated, again an honest answer, not just a 'Yes, do it' or 'Look, I have one so...' Thanks
  23. Hi everyone, I have recently purchased a 1983 BMW 318i and am looking to fix it up a. I need the hennarot red/orange paint (code 052) and I have looked everywhere online for it but is only in America and i live in Australia, please help it would be fantastic, sylvo.
  24. Alright, so I bought a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am for a really good price considering the damage it has, and I'm working on fixing it. I've read about drilling holes and using Bondo, using a hot glue gun, and some other methods, but I'm not sure what would work best for this situation. It's the rear passenger door and it's almost completely smashed in (see images). I've looked at just buying a new door completely, but I couldn't find any places online that have a complete door for sale. I also have the side-molding that goes on the door. So, what's best for this situation, Bondo? Hot Glue? Drilling a hole and pulling it out? Or buying a new door (last resort). I'm willing to put money into the car as I only payed $200 for it and everything is running smoothly and the interior and all of the exterior (with exception to the door) is perfect. Thanks to any suggestions that you may have!
  25. Okay to start off with I drive a 2003 Saab 9-3. also it is an automatic trans. The problem I am experiencing is that every so once in a while when I am accelerating, or just cruising, my car will rev (the RPMs) go up and I lose speed, then I about 3 sec. it will make a small jerk and the RPMs and speed will go back to the way I was driving before. The best way that I can explain the feeling is (when you are in manual shift and you are at a constant speed in 3rd gear, and you move to second gear without decelerating. and there is the high engine rev noise) Please help me troubleshoot my problem.. thanks!
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