Question Answered: Cost to tighten loose muffler.
April 03, 2010, 05:28 PM
It is very easy to fix a loose or hanging muffler. You can take your car to any decent exhaust and muffler shop and have it tightened/welded for probably around $30.00 (depending on the damage and the shop of course). No one should charge you too much more than that is the solution is just a simple weld.
Question Answered: can you swap airbags for something else
April 03, 2010, 05:24 PM
If you are talking about the airbags for your suspension then it is possible to do so. Airbags are very expensive to replace. It is possible to remove the airbags and just use standard suspension, but the airbags do provide you with auto-leveling of the vehicle.
Question Answered: transmission will not shift into gear
April 03, 2010, 05:21 PM
I just had the same problem on my '92 Camry. I bought a new transmission and that solved the problem. I suggest you take your car back to the shop that did your transmission swap, as this could be a number of things wrong with your transmission
Question Answered: oil change
April 03, 2010, 05:13 PM
I recommend using Mobil1 pure synthetic high mileage motor oil. You should probably use 10w-30. Make sure to buy a new oil filter as well when you do your oil change...
Question Answered: Engine RPMs drop off when you try to accelerate
April 03, 2010, 04:49 PM
This could be a number of things, but some of the most common reasons for this kind of problem are as follows: The most likely reason, in my opinion, is that you need to replace you spark plugs and wires. You should also have your ignition system checked such as the rotors, coil, etc...
Another common reason for this problem is you have a vacuum leak.
If, when you're listening to the radio, the speakers make a sound along with the RPM's, it is your spark plug wires.
Question Answered: check engine light comes on when idling
April 03, 2010, 04:42 PM
When a check engine light comes on, there are many possibilities as to what it may be. You should get a diagnostics test done and see what code your vehicle is giving out.
Question Answered: leaking red fluid
April 03, 2010, 04:36 PM
The red fluid is usually characterized with transmission fluid which means you probably have a leak in your transmission somewhere. However, unlikely it may be (but possible), transmission fluid can be used as a power steering fluid, so you should also check the pump and lines for leakage.
As to the no level difference when you checked the transmission fluid, Matte is correct about if it is a new leak, it is unlikely you can detect it just checking the fluid.
Question Answered: 2000 Ford Explorer - squealing noise
April 03, 2010, 04:27 PM
It is hard to answer if i haven't actually seen it, but there are a few general rules about a car squealing like this. First of all, it IS a problem with a belt (usually the serpentine belt), something the belt is attached to (i.e. the power steering pump, alternator, tensioner, etc...), or a problem with the belt being simply just too loose.
Repair costs: if it is just a belt that is too loose- $5.00.
: if it is the power steering pump- $250.00-$500.00
: if it is the is the A/C compressor- $300.00-$500.00
: if it is the tensioner- probably around $75.00 to $100.00