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So I spoke to a mechanic this morning and he said that he found the leak and it was coming from the sensor on my power steering pump. He said I have to replace the entire pump. (I saw the car leaking power steering fluid itself when he raised it).

Where can I buy a power steering pump for a lincoln town car 1999 and how do I make sure it's the right one?

Can I put lucas power steering stop leak right now to see if it helps?

Basically I need about a month to have enough money to get this fixed, and I want to prolong this power steering pump's life as much as I can before then. Any advice?
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t. LARPing busrider
>He said I have to replace the entire pump

Looks like there's a pressure sensor that lists on RockAuto for $14-$30, depending, and a Variable Orifice Actuator (reduces assist at freeway speeds) for $60. There'd be labor involved of course but it should still be less than R&R'ing the pump.
Larping as what? Someone who doesn't need to take a month to save up for a $300 repair? Stay poor
stop making threads you fucking nigger all of this information is readily available online

clearly you are retarded so you should just pay him to fix it

like we told you yesterday it probably doesn't even have to be done unless you're topping off the PS fluid every day. And no, don't use stop leak
Bumb :)

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Why is sitting in a parked car when it's raining so comfy bros?
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I did that when I was at my last shit job was kinda weird, i hear the news that prince died early in the morning, go on break, smoke a joint, begins to rain, sit in car and turn on purple rain via Bluetooth. Fuck that job
let me guess... you're homeless?
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can relate. i have a cd of home - odyssey for moments like this
I associate this with a time in my life where the only peaceful place was my car.
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What did you guys think of Ford v Ferrari?
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Exactly, it's literally the opposite of what the company was under Enzo, all he wanted to do was win races, selling cars was just a side hustle to fund the racing team.
Fucking excellent movie all around my dude
does he actually defecate on a mustang, lpg?

I'll go see it if that's the case
I enjoyed it.
The racing scenes had too many cgi explosions for my taste, but that's just how it's done these days igueaa

What did you think of casting Christian Bale as a limey? Was weird to me
(I'm not a native english speaker but watched it in the original version)
bruh. Christian Bale IS a limey

I need you /o/. I slid pretty much head on into a curb. The body cleared the curb. The passenger tire smoked it. I was probably going 30 - 40 km/h. It was hard.

I stupidly drove it home very slowly. 10km w/ brakes on hills 30 - 40 km/h straight. It didn't pull noticeably at all going straight on flat. Maybe a little. More so with the brakes on going down hills.

I press the brake less then 1/4" it pulls a little to the left, mild noise heard, more then 1/4" and I hear a loud pop/grind. Like metal is being crunched and the steering becomes uncontrollable, pulls to the left and I cannot correct it enough to go straight again.

If I'm stopped and release the brakes, the car jumps and the steering wheel turns by itself.

Haven't lost fluids yet. The tire looks straight top to bottom. Pic related is my hand on the forward facing edge of the tire. This is the tire that did not hit the curb
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I hit an interstate wall on a sharp going ~70-80mph playing midnight drifter, smacked the wheel good. Snapped my lower ball joint clean off, upper control arm was bent, steering knuckle/wheel hub was fucked, tire and rim destroyed. Just replaced all the parts. First I did everything but the upper control arm because the damage wasn't super noticeable, but at speed the wheel wiggled and blew up. Just finished going back through it all and replacing the upper arm, had to take off everything I did for the first time + more shit.

That was on a Vic so my front wheels are only suspension/steering. Glad you made it home, I had to be towed. Take that shit apart and look for shiny metal, burst rubber, bent shit, and if you slightly suspect a part is fucky just throw it in the rockauto order so you can replace it all at once.

About to go test drive my Vic, here's to hoping the tie rod isn't actually damaged (snapped the grease fitting off). Fix your shit OP so you can go out hooning and break it again.
>Difficult job
Dude, take off the wheels and its like 10 bolts to drop everything.
If you're not retarded you can align it with a tape measure. Only need to worry if camber is adjustable
Probably $150 in parts for his shit box to replace everything

Sorry for not responding, I've been busy w/ work and taking the fucking bus. Fuck

It's not a write off tho eh?

No money bro


Yeah I need to figure it out ig, just when shit starts going good fuck. Thanks for taking the time responding.

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No not a write off. You need a few suspension components. It could be way worse
Hit a curb sideways a few winters ago myself.

Fucked the front wheel and tire, bearing and bent the subframe a little where it connect the control arm. The steel wheel seemed to absorb most of the impact.

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What's it gonna be
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Mercedes has the best overall package of luxury, design and sportiness. Its classy. BMW has gone to shit, except a select few M models like the M2 or M8. Audi is the most bland, but has great interiors and solid exterior design, especially the RS models
Audi looks the best but has the engine placed so far to the front + FWD = shit driving
BMW: the one I bought
Merc: ugly & nobody knows it's an E
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> modern cars
> german cars
> having a soul
> ever
When you drive a german car you do it to appreciate the countless engineer-hours poured into that thing. Or you hate them because of the extremely overcomplicated (read expensive) nature of their cars.

You want a soul, drive Italian. (Notoriously unreliable) You want reliability, drive Japanese. You want a land yacht, drive American (guzzles gas & hard to get hold of outside the US).
In Ye Olden Times,
> BMW created high powered cars at the expense of luxury
> Merc created luxury cars, price be damned
> Audi aimed to be a compromise between the two

And that was good. But the Nose Nation attacked:
> BMW went in the direction of luxury, and now they too manufacture Generic High Midrange Interiors. Their reliability tanked, and their performance became meh, as faster options became available for the price.
> Audi were wiped down by VAGs platform strategy. Now Audis are available with Skoda or VW badge at a fraction of the cost. In the high range, overengineering, and unreliable electronics made Audi notorious. Nowadays, the lack of hybrid drivetrains, the matryoshka strategy (A4, A6 and A8 were different sizes of the same car with a debadged A6 and A8 being indistinguishable from each other), and the SUV mania is digging the grave of the brand.
> Seeing that BMW and Audi is no competition, Merc became complacent in the early '00s, and decided to cut corners. Cue 10 years of extremely unreliable rust-buckets. Merc has only recently started reliability engineering since they noticed that this shilling had a terrible effect on their brand. Now they're playing catch-up with the latest technology with more or less success.

I'm about to join the ranks of richfag bmw owners and you can't even stop me.
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>anti-Bmw people hate you because it's a BMW
>BMW people hate you because it's an i3
>ICE fans hate you because it's EV
>EV fans hate you because it's not a Tesla
>women hate you because it is a tiny cuck car
>men hate you because it is a tint cuck car
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frame is separate with steel beams at either end
you replace a helmet because the foam is fucked retard
But can it be melted with jet fuel?
a 20 year old bmw is more pure than this "bmw" basedmobile

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Why is the zzw30 looked over?

It's an amazing tuning platform whilst still being modern/without the problems of aging cars.
>1zz can be easily swapped for 2zz, amazing N/A engine with over 100 ps per liter
>lightweight, around 1000kg depending
>easy to work on
>surprising amount of aftermarket parts
>comfortable, nice interior
>I use to think it was alright looking but it's grown on me as a cute car with its big headlights
Look up techno pro spirit and watch the touge runs at Gunsai. Really capable car
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you dont need to be jealous of him, cars are cheap in bongland because of how fucked up their insurance policies are.

imagine going for a night drive in your mr2 and getting t-boned by a van. in america even cheap shitty insurance policies will pay out albeit with a high deductible. in bongland cheap shitty policies can actually dictate certain hours of the day/night that the cars covered or not, so it could potentially be a total loss.
I think the issue is that you need to pay like 20,000 bongbux a month to insure anything that has more than 1 cylinders.
this car will be the next one bugchaser vapefags will latch onto and hype up constantly on /o/ like they did with the miata, it's underpowered and looks faggy as shit
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>Already costs 7k

Rice tax!
>Why is the zzw30 looked over?
2000s-era awful looks.
Lacks a lot of practicality and short on amenities.
Doesn't make much power.
Used prices are still prone to Toyota Tax.
Clean ones are a rare find these days.

It's fun to drive, but at the end of the day, you don't really get much for your money. If you're single and/or living with parents, it could fulfill most your car needs if you're deadset on not driving a more practical econobox. Or it may be a decent weekend car if you've already got a good DD.

Question for manual drivers. Is it normal for your engine/gearbox to clunk when engaging or disengaging clutch or shifting gears? Also the engine moves significantly when the clunk happens.

Any idea what it could be? It’s a 97 Honda Accord lx. Mechanic said it’s normal but I don’t think it is
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Wires, exhaust, coolant lines, hydraulic lines, vacuum lines, radiator can all be damaged to some degree from the excess movement, basically anything connected to the engine.
Sounds like your engine mounts are shot.

Aside from what >>21652997 >>21653003 have said, It may cause driveline issues as the CV joints are being put at an unusual angle.
Fuck my mechanic told my my CV axle on the left side is ripping apart, gonna get mounts and axle done tax time, car doesn't get driven much.
Check the front engine/trans mount in front off the transmission/passenger side.
It's the funky looking thing with 3 bolts going into the block. The rear mount will allow movement but the front one clunks like no other if its roasted.

i.e. Owned 3 and supercharged 1 (96-97)

1994 and 1995 CD5/CD7 bois can get fukt.

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Why does my 89hp manual econobox feel so fast and fun?

Whipping into corners at 30mph, revving the engine through the low gears, accelerating the car as fast as possible. Based.
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89 HP is horrible for a Corsa "small car" means nothing when they still weight a ton literally
Imagine you're in a wooden cart and there are 89 horses pulling it, pretty fast I'd say.
Because you've never driven a car that was actually fast or fun
Hp isn't a very good metric for measuring a cars performance or any performance at all.
Why would you expect anything good or sensible from motherfucking Opel

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What does that mean when i got tears in my eyes everytime i watch this? Nostalgia? Im just glad i was born in a generation to witness this live

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No saloon f1 style sad.
Ok /r9k/ schizo, let's hear the mental gymnastics behind that one
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You can probably dig up old footage of those old races. Sometime ago, I decide to watch old IMSA GTP and ALMS races for personal research. It was quite comfy.

>tfw the old Speedvision logo pops up
about ~2000 is when I started getting into motorsports.

>watched the humble beginnings of the Corvette Racing program
>watched Dale die
>watched Montoya's qualifying lap at Monza
>remember the V10 era and the 20,000rpm V8s in F1
>watched the Audi R8 LMP make everything else look ancient
>saw Panoz front-engine LMP beat said Audi a couple of times
>saw Cadillac get into modern motorsports with to re-invent the brand
>watched Pontiac and Lexus win D24
>watched JGTC and DTM when they were separate things
>watched WRC before everything was just FWD econoboxes
Schumi V Hakki was the golden age of F1

/O/ im about to do it
Talk me out of it

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nevermind found the perfect car
sorry anon it's sold
BMW a fucking shit
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>bugeye merc
The wheels and color is nice but why not get a facelifted one or an E46/E39. They are much better in every way.

Mechanical or hydraulic clutch and why?

both have pros/cons. i dont mind mechanical cable, no chance of leaks etc but a few of my trucks when it thaws then freezes again here in north Canada the cable gets froze up mornings and they slowly stretch then snap

some cars when the cable snaps the replacement cost is up there, i remember years back a guy with a Taurus SHO came into the shop i worked at with a snapped cable and the replacement was almost $2k estimate for some reason
No preference

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Where were you when you realized that civil and traffic engineers were absolute fucking niggers?
>can't even handle a fucking 4 way intersection
>red light is about 2 and a half minutes long on a fresh cycle
>green light is maybe 18 seconds and if one person fucks up the timing then barely anybody gets through
>light is green for you but the light a quarter mile up ahead is red
>gives a protected green to both sides when only one side needs it
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As one myself you are just making excuses. We should have more roundabouts
I'm French and we have those everywhere and I got out of countless crashes because fags don't seem to understand how indicators work. And those who want to get in at all cost, and then stop for no reason in the middle
I am an European and they are fucking annoying, I would rather sit at a redlight than those stupid things
With high traffick they are a total pain and cars tend to disappear behind my A pillar all the time

French-Americans are total retards and many are part Nig
We have intersections like that here and I hate having to slam on my breaks just to let one car through.

hi everyone
i need to find the automatic transmission for a Ford F-150 XLT, 4.2, year 2003
thank you
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Normally it's towards the aft end of the engine, down low, near the bottom of the car and dead center

You'll likely find the automatic transmission there
It came with a Google solenoid set, with Ebay style torque converter, a Facebook Market place planetary gearset And with a Craigslist output shaft.
it's right behind the engine
Here boy jus pull it out of my old truck, I sell it to ya real cheap! H’yuck h’yuck

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Had a friend who was an "expert" wet sand the fuck out of my car bonnet which had some sun damage(he used 400 then 800) well he's eaten right through to the primer in a few spots and the edges I've managed to fix most of it using a da polisher and a meguiars compound followed by kitten wax and has come up perfect but I'm wary of cutting into the wetsanded side as there's not much paint left do I have to respray and build up the paint or do I have any chance of polishing 800 grit scratches out (I know I'm dreaming and have no hope but maybe someone knows a miracle that could help
Sorry it's too dark to get a good picture of the panel in question
Bad news. You won't be able to polish 800 scratches out. Give it a light rub with 1500 minimum before attempting to polish. I'd lightly wet 2000 as well. What color is it?. Your two options for the rub throughs are respraying or brush touch ups. Solid color I'd probably brush, metallic or pearl will need to be sprayed.
Thnxs heaps for the reply I thought that was going to be the case unfortunately it's a metallic sky blue I'll post pictures in the sunlight tomorrow thanks again
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I prefer the updated option
huh, that looks like a VW transporter

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