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  1. Hey there, I own a 2014 Ford Mustang V6 automatic and she's given me a little trouble the past couple of days. If you'd like to skip to the questions it's in parenthesis at the end. So to update you on its history my car was making a deeper exhaust sound than normal. There was a also a slight bit of power loss but almost unnoticeable. Doing a little research I nailed it down to my catalytic converter. The code I got was a P0420. Before replacing it and spending a few hundred bucks on 2 new catys I attempted to clean them out by using a method I saw by Scotty Kilmer on YouTube. He suggested pouring a gallon of lacquer thinner down the gas tank on a half full tank, and so I did. I followed his instructions but noticed no difference and it was still making the deep irregular puffing exhaust sound. 2 days after poured the lacquer thinner my baby was choking. I had 4 error codes come up P0300, P0301, P0302, and P0303. I had extreme power loss, acceleration delay was insane, couldn't pass certain rpms even on full throttle on certain gears almost all of them, there was a clanking sound at high rpm's around 5,000, I could feel the misfires. I took it to a mechanic and he recommended going to a muffler shop and removing or replacing the catalytic converters. So I followed his advice, I got it removed and replaced but just with a pipe. It solved almost every problem. (The car works beautifully now accept on the 5th and 6th gear even on full throttle the car cannot pass 2,000 - 2,500 rpms and the fastest she goes is 90mph which is not normal. I just cleared the old codes so I don't know if one will pop up eventually but I have 2 questions. Is it safe to keep driving my car in this condition usually the fastest I go on highways is 70 - 80 mph. Secondly I want to know where the issue could be.) Thank you all.
  2. I drive a lexus rx 300 1999 SUV with 160000 miles..when it was purchased there was always a transmission sensor problem but it has driven well until recently. Last December it started to buck while in drive and this week it happened again after driving for 20 minutes. It felt so bad on the car I had it towed to the mechanic. The tow guy put the car in neutral and I picked the car back up the following day. I was told the reverse was gone but I would be able to use other gears. The mechanic also drained fuilds out and refilled. The engine runs good and I checked the transmission fluid level before pulling off. It indicated a pink color and on the cool line. When I pulled off the tires did seem to rub a little. I reached 3 blocks with no bucking before the car just stop moving. None of the gears responded. I remember hearing crackle and loose sounds on and off while driving the 3 blocks. I called for a tow truck and when he tried putting the car in neutral it did not respond. He tried going forward and the car drove backwards as well. He said my transmission locked and it will not be possible to tow. With effort we were able to tow home. Is this common?????? Did my transmission just randomly fail?? What are the indication of a failing transmission ?
  3. I have recently bought a 46 Plymouth coupe and started restoring it. I just have a few question for anyone who has been doing this for a long time and would be interested in helping. Anything is appreciated First off I've already taken the trunk off and its in primer but the hinges are still attached and The springs are under a lot of tension. Im new to this as this is my first car and how can I get the hinges off without damaging them, the springs, or myself? Im still in the process of taking all the insulation and sound deadening foam off if the interior. So far I've used a mallet and putty knife with a blow torch on and off for 8+ hours. But i still have a decent amount of the trunk left to scrape clean are there any easier and smarter ways to get the foam off? (I live in arizona so that doesn't help my case with this situation) not really a question about the car but does anyone have a 46-47 plymouth coupe grill core suport they are looking to sell thats in good condition?(Please contact me with any valid offers at 0123yakob@gmail.com)
  4. the tires have air pressure in them. I purchased a 2010 Acura TSX and the first thing I noticed is both the TMPS warning display and low pressure signal (!) come on every time starting the vehicle. This Acura also has aftermarket rims on it, and 18" instead of the factory 17". I told the dealer about this concern, but he told me the aftermarket rims are what's causing the warning lights to activate. He said the sensor is synchronized with the original factory rims/tire size, thus the aftermarket rims "confuse" the sensor into thinking there is low tire pressure, even though there's not. I find this a bit hard to believe; not many would replace their rims if it meant dealing with a permanent warning light for the duration of that car's life. Is there a way to reset the sensor?
  5. Hello, I own a vauxhall combo van 1.3 07 reg. I've been having trouble, where I accelerate to near 70, and the engine management light comes on and the vehicle runs in 'safe mode' where there is very little power and it's very sluggish. I was told it was a MAP sensor so I had it replace, but this did not fix the problem. I took it to two garages one told me I needed a new turbo which I questioned immediately. Another ran a diagnostic, and that it is the boost pressure sensor needed replacing and that will fix the problem, and the reason the other garage said replace the turbo was because they're too lazy to fit the pressure sensor. Is there anything else that could be causing the problem, and is my garage right to replace the pressure sensor? Thank you
  6. Hey guys, I needed a new radiator for my Austin Healey but couldn’t find one anywhere until a friend told me about a company called “Ready Rads”. They provided a great service, including collecting my Radiator and then delivering it back to me once the repairs were finished. I would recommend this company to anyone who is in the same situation I was :’). Their website is www.readyrads.co.uk if you use them ask for Dave, he was a great help.
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