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I've got a 1.6 petrol '55 reg C-Max LX with tiny mileage, and I'm always looking at what I'm going to replace it with. With 2 kids and a wife that could shop for England, I would miss the great boot, so...
I have fitted a Keihin KS2 carb to an old 1600 VW. After standing for a long time when I started the car it was leaking petrol from the accerlerator pump. When I removed the carb I found the second stage...
I have a problem with the heater fan blower on my 2004 Vectra SRI. The blower only works on the high setting - 4. It does not work on 1 to 3. How do i locate the resister for this model.
I own a 1999 Mazda 323F 1.5 Lxi with 65,000 miles on the clock. It runs well with the exception of an occasional flat spot/hesitation when accelerating up through the gears. This can happen on a hot or...
DVLA wrote and told me to say my 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander was not taxed. I have the tax disc, obtained by the garage I bought it from and it shows the right vehicle reg mark, it was issued by my local...
I have a Renult Megane 1.6e. The engine suddenly started to misfire and make a knocking noise (loud rattle) and it lost power. If I tried to accelerate it was rattling and banging with a major loss of...
I have another problem with my Ford Galaxy 55 plate. I have a slight smell of diesel when the car is running or has run. The smell is most noticeable nearside front around the front wheel. This does not...
I've decided to have winter tyres on one of our cars. We have a 55 plate Honda Jazz and an 06 plate Volkswagen Passat. I'm not sure which car would be best suited to be fitted with winter tyres, considering...
Can anyone help. My Peugeot 307 appears to be unlocking itself over night. I always press the lock button on my key twice so that it dead locks, and sometimes when I come to use the car in the morning...
All of a sudden the boot on my Mondeo has stopped staying open on its own and nearly chopped my arm off today. What's happened?
I need to replace my Nissan 200sx as its just failed its MOT with a long list of repairs. I no longer need the same performance, but want something reliable, fun to drive, enough oomph to overtake the...
Could you please tell me is it illegal to store my car in my garage uninsured, however I have declared it as SORN with the DVLA. I am considering doing this in order to save some cash.
We are yearly overseas visitors. We have just received here in Mexico a fine for 180 pounds from Parking Eye for the 16th Sept for Crown Wharf shopping park, Walsall. There were 3 adults shopping for...
Three out of the four wheels on my wife's 05 Zetec 1.6 Focus are consistently losing pressure by 5-8 PSI per week. The tyres have been replaced and so have the valves. They are alloy wheels and look...
Want to get a spare set of wheels for fitting winter tyres. Have the opportunity to purchase second hand Audi/VW/Skoda or Ford wheels, same tyre size (205/55 R16) and number of bolts (5) so can I presume...
I want to buy a neat convertible, have narrowed it down to Honda S2000 or Mercedes SLK, I can spend up to about 10k. Which do you think is the better option?
I have a ford focus 2002 1.6 zetec that has just over 100,000 miles on its original cam belt. How much should I look to pay for a cam belt change, and is there anything else you would recomend having done...
I own a VOLVO 340GL Automatic (CVT) and after around ten minutes driving, the idling speed becomes too high when the car is put in neutral causing the gears to crunch. Restarting the engine cures the problem...
I am in the process of buying a second hand car, my main objective is to purchase one that is cheap to run with good MPG and low road tax. At first I was looking at diesel cars as they seem to be more...
I purchased an 05 Citroen C4 from a local small dealer on Wednesday of this week, and is very clean inside and out. I noticed on my way home a slight fumey smell coming from the a/c but thought it was...
I have a 99 t reg peugoet 806 1.9td, its burning oil and poor on diesel when you put your foot down clouds of black smoke pours out. The turbo feels like its working fine, but at other times the car has...
I parked in my local station car park at 10.32 and paid for 1 days parking (£10.10) via my credit card. I have used the machine before and expected a ticket plus a receipt to be issued, but only a receipt...
Our new Jazz (March 2011) starts the warning on low fuel at about 35 miles left, I have run on zero miles left for 20 or 30 miles with no problems. Our local Honda dealer says it is a known problem but...
I currently have an Ford s max and am thinking about changing it for a four by four, I have narrowed my choices down to: Audi Q7 (2006) Land Rover Discovery 3 (2004) Hyundai Santa Fe (2006) BMW X5 (2007) Volvo...
Looking at buying a 2010 Vauxhall Astra Exclusiv 1.6 litre petrol, 18 month old, 13,500 miles on clock, £199 per month for 5 years deal on 0% finance. Does this seem a good deal?
I've bought a '09 ford mondeo 1.8 diesel titanium which I intend to run for at least 6 years, it has 235 45 R 17 summer tyres on. What winter tyres would you recommend? Also you've recommended steel rims...
I recently moved off from being parked on the side of a narrow road in a built up area after checking it was safe to do so. It was a dry day and visibility was good. As I pulled out I was hit along the...
Myself and my partner currently both own Skoda Fabias. Mine is a 56 1.4 Petrol 16v and hers is a 57 1.3 Diesel (both high spec) but neither really do a lot of mileage and we could easily survive with one...
I ran out of diesel but when I refueled the car won't start. It turns over but won't catch. Do I need to prime the pump, and if so how? It's a Mercedes-Benz C-Class W203.
I have a 55 plate Ford Galaxy which has developed a water leak near the tailgate nearside. I have been unable to trace where the water is coming in. The carpet is damp from nearside to about the centre...
I need to buy new/nearly new car and I have the following requirements; I need a lot of boot space for my training gear, I need 4 wheel drive so I do not get snowed in when I need to be somewhere to deliver...
My daughter is 25 and has just passed her driving test, I have seen a 56 plate Peugeot 207 1.4 petrol, with 40,000 miles on the clock. It drives very well and is for sale at £4,795.00. As I will be paying...
We need a very reliable, spacious 4 wheel drive vehicle which can handle hilly, wintery conditions. What's out there for around £5000 - £7000?
On the 8th October I parked in Falmouth on the National Maritime Museum pay and display car park. I obtained and displayed a valid ticket for 2 hours parking. I returned to my car some 20 minutes over...
what do you think about a Daewoo Kalos 2004, 1.2 as a first car for a 17-year-old girl? Thanks
I'm ready to fit my winter tyres, got a spare set of second hand alloys. I'm doing this all on a very tight budget, so do I need five winter tyres rather than four, (I have a good spare tyre)?
Will 255/55 x 18 winter tyres be ok to fit to my Sportage which currently has 235/55 R18 fitted? The winter tyres would be fitted to suitable steel wheels rather than the existing alloys.
I drive approx 12K to 14K per annum, what petrol SUV can you recommend (comfort, reliability and good running costs are important)
I am thinking of fitting winter tyres to my Nisaan Qashqai 1.6 N-Tec. The existing tyres are 215/55 R18s with rating of 99V. I am having great difficulty finding equivalent sized winter tyres. Can you...
I need to buy a new (or rather new to me) car in the next few months. I do about 20-30k a year and have a reasonably good car allowence. I have no interest in cars beyond they have to be legal, reliable...
I'm desperately looking for a new car and am going to see av Volvo V50 1.8 SE 5dr Petrol 2005 05 with 71,000 miles and 3 past owners. It has has service history from main dealer and part service history...
I bought a Ford Direct (10 reg) Ford Kuga from a Ford Dealer last December. The front passenger footwell gets wet when it rains heavily, usually whilst the car is parked. My local Ford dealer had it...
This car has Stop/Start technology. It can be switched off if one remembers in time. You recommend allowing an engine to run at idle or thereabouts after a long, swift run to avoid baking the turbo -...
Our Honda Jazz with 15,000 miles is 4 years old needs new rear brake discs. There is a very distinctive lip around the circumference of the discs, but only a small lip on the front discs. Surely this...
We will be replacing our 2001 Focus Estate Ghia 1.8 (85,000 miles, average condition) soon. We’ve been quite happy with the Focus, so will by another Focus estate. We’re looking to spend £7 – 10K for...
Can I fit my winter tyres fitted on a set of original 16 inch Volvo V70 Alloy to my Volvo S60 D5 SE, which came from factory with 17 inch alloy wheels?
Car failed MOT on CO emissions today, CO 0.68% HC 145ppm, O2 1.11%, LAMBDA 1.03. They are trying a new lambda sensor, when I got home I noticed the oil temp reads 20 C, surely this is far too low? Could...
I'm having the DPF replaced on my 2005 Ford Focus 1.6TDCI as I have a fault saying that the DPF has reached its maximum regenerations. I'm having it done by a local garage at a small fraction of what...
I have a Y reg Peugeot 206 with a P0715 error. It has an auto box. A month ago it started to develop a problem where once you start the car and drive for a few seconds it would jerk and the winter and...
A vacuum pressure built up in the fuel tank to the point where it collapsed. The vacuum was evident when the fuel tank filler cap was removed at the roadside, given that it was very difficult to remove...
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