Question: Testing A Coilpack On A Pt Cruiser

Passing Vehicle Emissions Testing With A Vintage Diesel

I am considering a purchase of a vintage Mercedes 300d. (somewhere between 1979-1984) The county in which I live requires emission testing on vehicles manufactured after 1976. I do not know the exact specifications of how clean the exhaust must be. Does anyone know if the car would pass as-is or if there is some way to have it pass? I have heard that racing diesel works, but i am not sure. ...

I Own A 02 Pt Cruiser. The Speedometer And Tachnometer Stopped Working. What Is Causing This How Do I Fix It

I own a 02 pt cruiser. After jump starting, the speedometer&tachometer doesn't move up anymore, stays at zero. Everthing else powers up just fine. All the lcd's on the dashboard lights up properly. The needles on the speedometer&tachnometer moves from off position to zero when I turn on the ignition. Therefore power is not a problem. I am hoping I can fix this by myself, instead of going to a mechanic where I might be tricked into replacing the whole dash ...

How To Replace A Broken Lug Stud On A 2002 PT Cruiser

When removing a tire yesterday, on my 2002 PT Cruiser, the lug nut was on so tight that it wouldn't loosen. Instead, the lug bolt actually broke at the end of the lug nut. How do you replace the broken lugt bolt? Can you do it yourself and if not is it very expensive to have repaired? Also, is it safe to drive with only four lug bolts/nuts holding the tire on? ...

Spark Plugs Not Firing

Alrighty, not having a job for 2 weeks sucks! I am a delivery driver so..... 2000 ford focus 2.0 DOHC. 172k miles. Timing belt lost 25% of its teeth, so stumbling through learning how to replace that, and waiting for the allignment tools i got everything back together. Now go to start the engine, and.... a new different non-starting sound. But i felt the engine catch. So tried again, and a gain, and again, waiting a few mins and giving it gas. Finally it started ...

When To Change Spark Plugs In My Pt Cruiser

When do I need to change the spark plugs in my 2008 Pt Cruiser. It has 29k miles. and when is a good time to change the belt? yea I have the basic warranty 36k miles, and have a Ford service contract warranty for up to 100k. ...

Anybody Know Some Tricks To Help You Pass Vehicle Emission Testing

I live in California and I have to do the good old SMOG check to register it here. The truck was bought in Texas, and registered later in Arizona. Arizona has emmision testing also but I'm sure they're not as strict as California. I vae a 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 and has aftermarket flowmaster exhaust but still has the catalytic converter. Any help would be great!!! I've heard that puting higher octane gas in your vehicle can help you pass smog.. ...

Changing Watts Link Assembly Ball Joints On PT Cruiser

Can the ball joints of the connecting rod of the Watts link connected to the rear axle assembly to be removed a 2001 PT Cruiser. The ball joints are in the studs but it looks like there are crimp marks around the poles were the topics. Does this mean that the ball joints and bars can not be separated and must be purchased as a unit or can I just buy the ball joints? ...

Looking For A PT Cruiser Battery Charger

I have a PT Cruiser (Chrysler) and I dont drive it very often so the battery is always dying. I have AAA but am getting tired of calling them. I can never remember to start the car up often enough. One time AAA came out and started it with a particular battery charger made for Chryslers, etc. that I want to get. But dont know what it is. Jumper cables do not work for this type of battery(car?). I bought some so ...

Peugeot 206 Bad Performance 10 Points

I have Peugeot 206 1.4 8v. Both acceleration and top speed are very bad. I have tried replacing many things such as: Spark plugs (OEM). Coilpack (Bougicord). Oxygen sensor. MAP sensor. Intake Air Temp sesnor. Throttle Position ensor. Fuel filter. Oil & oil filter. Crankshaft sensor. Car acceleration has been enhanced after replacing this part but only for few days!!!. I don't know what is really happened to my car :(((. Could it be fuel injectors? or fuel pump? Please help. ...

1996 Toyota Avalon Knock Sensor

My beaterific 1996 Toyota Avalon has failed emissions testing. It has recently undergone mass-air-flow sensor replacement along with plugs and wires, but the technicain at the garage seemed to indicate that the code shows a bad knock sensor. It's $670 to replace and the quote shows only one sensor priced at 275. I'm seeing some things online that suggest the 96 avalon has two sensors under the intake and they run about 170 each. Anyone know if ...