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Old 05-24-2005, 05:31 AM   #1
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I want to m ake my car better, with just, alot of tools, and elbow grease, some cleaner degreaser, scrubs, all the cleaning utilities basically.

Is there some easy things that can be taken apart, cleaned, or lubricated, then put back on, I dont know, I find myself staring at my car sometimes wondering if theres stuff I can do to make it better.

So far I have repainted my front bumper, unfortunately its a shade wrong in color.
Spark plugs, filters, cleaned every speck of dirt off under the hood, engine bay .etc Fixed my bent hood. Now it seems I've done everything i can within my knowledge, and without spending money want to know if theres more than can be done.

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Mr. Speedy tell us is your car is acting up and the symptoms and there very well could be things you can do that wouldn't take much money to fix. For example, have you changed the fuel filter in the past 20K miles? Car'* usually like a nice fresh filter. And many people ignore the filter until they have problems
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Mr. Speedy tell us is your car is acting up and the symptoms and there very well could be things you can do that wouldn't take much money to fix. For example, have you changed the fuel filter in the past 20K miles? Car'* usually like a nice fresh filter. And many people ignore the filter until they have problems
this and spark plugs and wires. The filter, plugs, and wires dont cost all that much if you shop around, and they make a big difference. I changed them in my car and it helped a good bit.
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I want to m ake my car better, with just, alot of tools, and elbow grease, some cleaner degreaser, scrubs, all the cleaning utilities basically.

Is there some easy things that can be taken apart, cleaned, or lubricated, then put back on, I dont know, I find myself staring at my car sometimes wondering if theres stuff I can do to make it better.

So far I have repainted my front bumper, unfortunately its a shade wrong in color.
Spark plugs, filters, cleaned every speck of dirt off under the hood, engine bay .etc Fixed my bent hood. Now it seems I've done everything i can within my knowledge, and without spending money want to know if theres more than can be done.

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Football....He did the plugs and wires already. He says filters...so maybe he'* already done the fuel filter too. lol
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I want to m ake my car better, with just, alot of tools, and elbow grease, some cleaner degreaser, scrubs, all the cleaning utilities basically.

Is there some easy things that can be taken apart, cleaned, or lubricated, then put back on, I dont know, I find myself staring at my car sometimes wondering if theres stuff I can do to make it better.

So far I have repainted my front bumper, unfortunately its a shade wrong in color.
Spark plugs, filters, cleaned every speck of dirt off under the hood, engine bay .etc Fixed my bent hood. Now it seems I've done everything i can within my knowledge, and without spending money want to know if theres more than can be done.

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Football....He did the plugs and wires already. He says filters...so maybe he'* already done the fuel filter too. lol
haha...lmao, i am such an idiot early in the morning. wow, i feel stupid...better go back to bed lol
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Mr. Speedy since Football and I tortured your thread with everything you've already done in our early morning moments. Please..save us..help us redeem ourselves. Having any problems? We'll be there for you.
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Work at 6:30 in the morning? Oh my
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When its really hot outside and im driving, when I turn the steering wheel when going really slow, sometimes ill hear a "crack" sound from the engine.

Sometimes at a dead stop, foot on the brake the car jerks a little bit like the tranny slips or something, its just for a split second but happens like twice each time im at a red light. recently though this problem is dissipating, might be from the heat.

When im slowing down for a long time, like... If I'm slowing to a stop but taking a bit too do it, you know, a casual stop, as I'm stopping, getting to low speeds like 15mph and lower, sometimes the brake wont work good and ill have to push it almost to the floor to stop the car. Works fine when going fast though and stopping quickly, like, not smashing the brake but a sudden stop, like a light turning yellow ahead of you so you stop quickly but not hitting the brake hard.
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You might need to replace your brake pads or even clean the brakes and area arround removing the dust and dirt. Cleaning may help it have something easer to grip it worked for me, to clean i used a pressure washer and some wheel cleaner at work spray till water runs clear.
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