AskPatty Certified Female Friendly Logo

Automotive Advice

At AskPatty, we focus on giving the best automotive advice for helping people with their car questions. If you have a car question, start by asking our automotive experts. You can also use the search bar in the top right to search for a specific issue. All car questions are welcome and we look forward to helping you!


Ask a QuestionSearch for Ls Questions - Page 79 of 116


Recently I purchased a 89 Jeep comanche 4 cylinder 2.5 l engine 5 speed manual 73k. Runs well cold but after it warms up it Boggs, stutters, chokes, and fails to respond to the gas pedal. Tops out at 40 to 50 when this happens. The idle will drop very low when I pull to a quick stop and sometimes it dies. Otherwise, the idle rests reasonably well at around ...
I own a 1988 Honda Accord lx. I'd like to know the difference between an engine's "mechanical timing" and its "ignition timing". Also, how can I "ignition" time the engine with a timing light if the engine cranks but doesn't start?
I have a 1997 Chlysler Sebring LX 2.6 hard top. My water pump is fine I changed out my radiator hoses. My thermostat is fine and my car is still running hot what could it be? According to my gauge its not. I cannot find a leak but I'm leaving water behind. Its not coming out of the tailpipe or anywhere that I can see. I only have condensation coming out of ...
I installed the coolant temperature sending unit on my 1998 Ford F-150 and also bought the coolant temperature sensor. I can't find where to install the temperature sensor. Where does it go or is this the sending unit and sensor all in one? My truck has been bringing up codes 171 and 174 leading me to believe the problem might be with those items. What ...
We changed out the master cylinder and hydro booster on our 1997 Ford Mustang, as well as the proportioning valve, we have bled out the brakes lines, but the pedal goes all the way to the floor and it takes forever to return back up. Also, the piston on the brake where the caliper goes does not come out, the brakes are in clamp mode as if you are pressing ...
I have been doing all the proper caring for my 2013 Dodge Avenger like oil changes every 3000 to 5000 miles. Making sure my gas tank is always topped off with fuel 87 grade sometimes 91 grade. I also use 44k for my fuel as well. Two days ago my check engine light is on. I thought I was taking care of my car. I have driven it and no problems or trouble. Why ...
I just bought this focus from a old friend (1st mistake) 2000 ford focus zts 3 dr hatchback manual trans. 69304miles, didn't look under the hood (2nd), didn't CARFAX (3rd), didnt look up value before agreeing to his price of $5000. (4th), basically trusted my friend (5th), didn't test drive it he took me for a ride around the block (6th)! My issue is a ...

Need Car Advice?

Ask The Experts!

Looking for a New or Used Car?

Search for our Certified Female Friendly® Car Buying Marketplace locations

Help Our Charities