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Mini Cooper S; parts of other cars


  • whymenow
    thanx Mr_shiftright

    Would you recommend to have the trans rebuilt has about 200040.00 km
    November 3
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    Admit it, you read Wikipedia in your spare time.
    November 2
  • tag
    my 2003 crown vic has full power will not turn over at times, one day I held gear ship tight in park & it started but that method didn't work the next time, checked fuses, attempted to reset keys opening and closing the door with key that didn't help, when car is unlocked theft system not engaged the security light repeatedly blinks ???? Tried banging in trunk while another tried to start car thinking it mat be fuel pump, did not work. It seems like when it is wet outside fails to turn over and later when sun comes out it will engage, this has happen about four times. The car is well maintained does have 180,000 miles.
    October 29
  • texases
    Do you know if I can register a 49-state 2007 Forester in CA? I'm pretty sure it's not a 50-state car. Unfortunately the emissions sticker is missing (replaced the hood a while back).
    Thanks for any thoughts on this!
    Randy 'Texases'
    October 21
  • isellhondas
    Hey Mr. S...

    I tried upgrading to windows 10 and it was a disaster. I couldn't get into Edmunds because I have no idea what my password is since it auto fills. Can you email it to me?

    Thanks so much!

    August 28
  • nestorh
    I just want to know if the accumulator and the throttle can be checked and adjusted without removing the transmission.Toyota service tells me it is not. Thanks
    August 23
  • nestorh
    I would like to know if the accumulator and the throttle are adjustable on the transmission without removing the transmission? Toyota service tells me it is not.
    August 23
  • 96olds
    Have a 2006 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0 having starting problems. Turn the key and get a really slow crank. It eventually turns over, but can take up to three tries to start. Tested the battery and alternator and they are good. Replaced the fuel pump and starter about 10 months/25000 miles ago, and just prior to that it got new plugs and wires.

    Once it fires, it runs just fine. Hooked up and OBD and its showing no codes. The only insight I've found thus far has been the Mass Airflow Sensor, Fuel Pressure Regulator Sensor, or the Cam Sensor.

    Any insight as to which direction to go would be greatly appreciated
    July 27
  • mnf
    Good evening it's ironic I still see your here on the site after all these years helping people wow. . Here is my situation. I have a 1996 accord LX V6 with 117,000 miles. I purchased it from my mother 4 years ago with 69,000 miles on it. She bought it new and was getting to old to drive. Recently I noticed that from 60-67 mph my car shakes when I accelerate. I had the tire balanced and front end alignment. I also had rear adjustable arms put on as I hear that's a common issue with these older Accords. It got better but it's still there. When I accelerate to 70 it goes away. Tires are only 2 years old in very good condition. Not sure what my next option is maybe motor mounts or front end issues. Any suggestions ?

    Thanks for all you do on the site(s)

    July 27
  • slorenzen
    One of the discussions I follow is the inconsiderate driver, but for about a month now, it hasn't been going to the top on the queue when someone posts to it, as opposed to the other discussions.

    What's up with that?

    I have to get to the 3rd page to find it now...

    July 18
  • mandiandi29
    I just purchased a 2008 Nissan Altima coupe and I've noticed that I have a water leak. The only two times I've noticed this leak in my 3 weeks of owning my car have been when i brought it through a automatic car wash. I haven't noticed it whenever it rains cause I thinking that it maybe hasn't rained heavy enough during the short time I've owned it. Anyways at the headliner on the back passenger side it leaks in pretty heavy about halfway through each car wash i have went through. I do have a sunroof and after reading some of your other post I feel pretty confident that is gonna be my problem. Just if you could please be as descriptive as possible when explaining how to fix this, I would appreciate it! I'm a single female with pretty good common sense however sometimes need things to be slowed down for me!! Thanks so much.
    June 30
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    June 23
  • subaru17
    thank you. I have asked .AMEX to suspend the balance of payment which they did. they will resolve issue with vendor, usually thru partial reimbursement. thanks.
    June 17
  • topcat45
    I just bought a 2012 Avalon and the drivers seat doesn't go back as far as it did in my 2005 Avalon. The ergo shaped seat is pinching my ulnar nerve. I have tried to find a rail extenders and had no luck. Any suggestions?
    June 5
  • unclewally
    Hi Mr_Shiftright. You gave me some good advice a while back on turn signal problems with a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500. I changed out the control module and a bad fuse and got everything (hazards, brakes, running lights) to work, but the rear turn signals would still not work. My daughter took it to a repair shop she has used before, and they can't seem to find the cause of the problem either. They reported there were wrong bulbs in a couple of sockets but they changed them out and still no rear blinkers. They did find a taped up connector behind the steering wheel after removing the cowling, and it's not plugged into anything. Their only explanation was that maybe it was put there from the factory when the car was built to allow for a steering wheel with a different configuration (such a radio controls, blue tooth hookup, or some other options. My question is - is that a possibility? Would the factory pre-install wiring in the event of multiple configurations. Thanks for your time
    Uncle Wally
    April 22
  • hotrodrx
    I am looking for num1pontiacman. I would like to email him regarding putting a pontiac 400 in a 65 gmc. I noticed that he did so using a combo of perches, brackets and motor mounts. Regarda Bill
    March 27
  • giomachine
    do you know what the torque specs are for the strut mount bolt its a 2001 hyundai santa fe
    March 18
  • harley_homer
    I am looking to buy a car in Woodland, CA. I live in Ohio, and need to find a classic car inspector to look at the vehicle and give me a report. Do you know of anyone in that area?

    btw...I was referred to you by another user. Thank you.
    March 6
  • antwont32
    Hey thanks alot whatever the problem is I put it on my friend computer and it said was missed fire from plug 5 and 02sorser
    March 5
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    February 26
  • wolf357
    The whole reason to do the engine swap is due to the 98 Sonoma's automatic transmission going out. I picked up the 95 S-10 hoping it is the same and just swap the transmission. Worst case is to do the engine swap. Back in August I changed the 2.2L in the 98 Sonoma and that was not an easy project. Bill
    February 15
  • skidman1

    Thx for the reply to '(Almost) Stuck Shift Lever - '96 Villager'. I just sent a reply.

    However, I don't see my post in the main forum anymore. Does it drop out if I choose 'Question' vs. 'Discussion'?

    Pls advise. Thx

    Oh yes, Can you detemine the peson's name for username 'Skidman'. That may have been my earlier username; I lost that file so can't look it up now.

    Fred English (Skidman1)
    February 7
  • 2p43
    Were you ever reimbursed for the repairs by either the dealer or the manufacturer? The Mini Cooper has a known defect in its panoramic sunroof. BMW has known of this since at least November 2013.

    February 5
  • djh82
    I have a 2011 Chevy equinox that has a reduced engine power and service stabilatrak system message that keeps appearing and I can't get answers from anyone from the dealership. Any help would be appreciated.
    January 27
  • trannyjake
    Yes, it is, sorry, I misquoted the story to me. But anyway, the button is on the end of the shift lever
    December 2014
  • francojg51
    I have a 2003 Ford Focus ZTW that is leaking water on the drivers side front by the tire. It only leaks after I have driven the car, I park it and it cools down. What could be causing this?
    December 2014
  • casey042254
    I want to store it for the winter
    November 2014
  • stevet99
    2001 Toyota Sequoia LTD, 115,000 miles, replaced cal & discs last year. Lately after 20 to 30 minutes of hgwy at 70mph touching the brakes to shave off 10 to 15mph causes heavy vibrations from the front brakes like the wheels aren't round. No lights, ABS or VSC, no noise from the ABS unit. Same in 2WD, 4WD, VSC on or off. Touch the brakes and it feels like slowing/stopping on washboard???

    November 2014
  • unicorn747
    unicorn747- I found out that I need to replace lower ball joints
    November 2014
  • agr3
    November 2014
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