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What is the correct A/C refrigerant pressure for '04 Scion xB?

What is the proper air conditioning refrigerant pressure for a 2004 Scion xB? Should the pressure reading be made at a specific RPM? My A/C has been slowly loosing cooling over the last couple of years, now it really only cools well when traveling above 35~ mph, not so well at all in stop-and-go situations. Does it sound like I am on the right track to recharge the system? Works pretty well at steady-state speeds...
posted by Exchequer on May 31, 2014 - 6 answers

Vinyl separated from car roof. How to fix?

Hi everyone. I have an old 1992 Toyota Camry. The interior vinyl has separated from the car roof, as you can see in these pictures. How do I fix this? Any suggestions very much appreciated.
posted by Alaska Jack on Aug 31, 2013 - 8 answers

Leaky something-or-other on Saturn radiator.

My poor, bedraggled 1996 Saturn is losing coolant. I can see where it's losing it from! I have no idea what it is or how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by curious nu on Jun 11, 2013 - 13 answers

Fuel injection huh?

Mechanic-filter: AAA just fixed my car and I don't understand how. Explain it to me like I'm 5 years old. [more inside]
posted by jabes on Oct 1, 2012 - 14 answers

Looks like you need a costly car repair...not!

How do car dealer customer reps in the repair shop get paid? Salary? Commission? Both? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn on May 2, 2012 - 8 answers

How to become a mechanic? With SA?

How does a person become a mechanic, ideally, and is this line of work compatible with social anxiety? [more inside]
posted by MrFish on Jan 16, 2012 - 27 answers

I need to find the best tire store in Northern Virginia.

I need to find the best tire store in Northern Virginia. My '04 Tiburon has a wheel that's been leaking air for months and after failures by three different tire shops I'm at my wit's end. [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian on Jul 24, 2011 - 11 answers

my honda civic has trouble going into reverse. why?

our 2006 honda civic EX sedan (automatic) is having occasional problems shifting into reverse. we're taking it in to be fixed, but i want to try and read up on this beforehand. fascinating details inside. [more inside]
posted by patricking on Apr 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Cars do not run on air.

I ran my 2000 diesel VW Beetle out of gas. Before taking it to the mechanic, I want to see if I can fix the problem. I'm pretty sure nothing I do will screw it up worse than it already is. [more inside]
posted by cereselle on Sep 19, 2010 - 9 answers

SQEAK CLUNK

AutomotiveFilter: Please help me diagnose this squeak in my 99 Ford F150. [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

How Should I Go About Learning [Small?] Engine Repair?

How do I go about learning [small?] engine repair on my own? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

I need to connect!

I'm having trouble finding automotive wiring repair kits. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jan 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Catalytic converter unnecessary?

Do I need to replace the catalytic converter and oxygen sensor in a 2000 Honda Civic (125k miles)? Engine suddenly idling low. [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Nov 4, 2009 - 17 answers

What went wrong when I tried to replace my car battery?

I just changed my car's old dead battery with a new, just purchased one following the directions here. Even though I clamped the connectors down hard enough that I can't move either of them, the car seems to be completely dead --- it doesn't appear to be getting any power whatsoever. Any ideas what could be wrong? [more inside]
posted by jacobm on Aug 19, 2009 - 23 answers

Best way to repair broken car seat frame?

Currently in my 2005 Chevy Malibu the driver seat frame is cracked. Underneath the seat I can see a metal bar going across (not IN the seat but under) and it has a huge crack/hole and the other piece is hanging off. This causes my seat to tilt back some and rock. I know eventually when that breaks completely my seat will forever tilt back. Is there a way I can fix this by DIY? [more inside]
posted by dolemite01 on May 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Acura ABS Problem

Acura ABS Filter, 1998 Acura 3.2 TL, ABS light and TCS light are on, Repair shop says there are 2 ABS sensors out (right side). They want $540 to repair them and reset the light. Anyone have any ideas or is this a possible fix at home situation? Any help would be appreciat
posted by mikedelic on Sep 9, 2008 - 2 answers

"Ma'am, if you didn't have a vagina, these repairs would cost you considerably less."

[Automotive-Repair-Filter]: I dropped off my car at the dealership for it's scheduled maintenance and to have some loudness checked out. Now I'm being told that despite wheel-bearings being the noise-culprit, my car needs $1000+ worth of repairs. Am I getting shafted? [more inside]
posted by numinous on Jan 14, 2008 - 27 answers

tell me a tale..

AutoFilter: In your experience, is it worth the higher price to take your vehicle to the dealer for routine service than a third party? [more inside]
posted by Industrial PhD on Dec 20, 2007 - 20 answers

Getting an unseen used vehicle 1000 miles away...

I recently purchased this used vehicle on eBay which is located around Bangor, Maine, and I'm planning on driving it back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm looking for advice to maximize my chances of actually making it back... [more inside]
posted by nTeleKy on Feb 14, 2007 - 30 answers

Is My Car Dying?

Car makes an Odd Sound [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Jan 18, 2007 - 12 answers

My broke down car

I need help deciding whether to fix my older car or buy a new one. [more inside]
posted by eggerspretty on Oct 11, 2006 - 13 answers

Can you recommend a car repair shop in Richmond, BC, Canada?

Can you recommend a car repair shop in Richmond, BC, Canada? 1987 Nissan Sentra on the fritz again. [more inside]
posted by graytona on Sep 16, 2006 - 5 answers

Replace my car's window regulator & motor?

GearheadFilter: How foolish would I be to try and replace a window regulator and motor by myself? [more inside]
posted by scallion on Aug 4, 2006 - 9 answers

car issues

CarRepairFilter: I have two problems with my 1992 Honda Accord, with about 175k miles. Runs great, but two minor issues: power windows and an idling issue. [more inside]
posted by jare2003 on Aug 22, 2005 - 14 answers

Automotive woes. In need of guru.

I need an automotive guru. I'm losing my mind. See if these symptoms add up to anything to you. I've got a wobble in the front end. Here's what I know so far...(it's a bit of a saga) If you figure it out, I'll buy you a beer. [more inside]
posted by gummo on Mar 18, 2005 - 11 answers

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