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How to get mold smell out of car - 07 Ford Mustang GT

This car sits under a cover for an unfortunate amount of time. It's a 2007 and only has 39,000 miles, if that's any indication. It probably only receives love during the summer and sporadically ...
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3answers
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Minimum RPM at idle speed

Looking at wikipedia, For a passenger-car engine, idle speed is customarily between 600 rpm and 1,000 rpm. For buses and trucks it is approximately 540 rpm. In case of many single-cylinder ...
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4answers
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Third brake light (LED) test

I have a 2008 Honda Civic and the 3rd brake light is having an issue. It seems in the morning (first cold start) it works when I depress the brake (I can see it light up the rear window). But after a ...
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0answers
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leak dye in oil not turning yellow

I put dye in crankcase to find oil leaks and dye doesn't turn yellow like is should in oil. Anyone know why dye turns dark green not yellow?
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0answers
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Repeated rear bearing hub assembly failure

('04 Cavalier; 120K miles) I'd been having a whining noise on (highway) left turns. I found significant play in the right rear hub assembly, which I replaced. In less than 200 miles, the same ...
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1answer
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1999 Grand Prix Issues

I bought this car used 3 yrs ago. Previous owners spun bearings in motor and replaced with 03. I had numerous issues with the cooling system and overheating since I purchased. I replaced water pump, ...
3
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0answers
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Noise and vibration when car is moving

My 2007 Toyota Corolla has been having an odd issue. When the car is moving, even slowly, I hear something that sounds like rubbing, and as I go faster, there is a vibration that starts as though a ...
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0answers
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Minor grinding noise and vibration when car is idle

I have a 2005 stick shift Toyota Camry. Sometimes when I am at a red light or stop sign and the car is in neutral I feel a slight vibration from the pedals and a slight grinding noise coming from the ...
2
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2answers
33 views

Engine jerking and revving, multiple failed ignition coils

This problem started a month ago. My Aveo started revving and jerking when it was sitting at a light on my way home (2 blocks from my house) and the engine light came on. I drove it home. The next ...
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3answers
223 views

How critical is it to match the stock fuel pressure regulator pressure when replacing it?

My fuel pressure regulator needs replacing, however the original part from the manufacturer is outrageously expensive. While looking for less financially painful alternatives I've seen much cheaper ...
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0answers
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On start up car shakes, steering and braking are very HARD on 2006 Nissan Maxima

Very hot outside. Started car with a/c already on full blast (factor?). Car started shaking, put it in reverse to backup and steering wheel VERY hard to turn and brakes VERY hard to apply. Turned a/c ...
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0answers
9 views

1990 Nissan TRX headlights and Tail Lights

I recently purchased a 1990 TRX and I'm hating the headlights as they only have a single bulb. Just wondering IF there are compatible headlights and tail lights from something like an S13 etc ... I ...
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2answers
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1989 Nissan pintara problem

I have a 1989 U12 2.4l Nissan Pintara. It started running really rough one day and when I got home the exhaust manifold was glowing red hot. I changed the catalytic converter and it still is running ...
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3answers
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What are the different types of disc brakes

I have head of Ventilated Disc,Carbon Ceramic disc. I do not know what are the different types of disc brakes available on the market. Which one should I choose. I would also like to know the ...
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2answers
35 views

severe tire shake at highway speeds under acceleration

I have a 2005 Honda Odyssey with 201000 miles. At speeds above 60mph there is a heavy vibration from the front wheels. It is gets worse when accelerating and will smooth out immediately upon lifting ...
3
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5answers
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Does wheelspinning damage my car?

Apart from the tires, if I pull off quickly and I wheel spin, do I cause any damage to the internals of the car? Obviously I don't mean reving it to 4k+ and then dumping the clutch, I mean speeding ...
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4answers
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What to do when the wireless key fob battery dies on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra

I have a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. This morning the battery on my wireless key fob died, so I'm unable to use it to unlock the car. From past experience, I know that unlocking the car using the physical ...
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2answers
109 views

how a car engine can get accustomed on some behavior?

A lot of people say that a car engine gets accustomed to the driver style and in particular to specific RPM gear changing and it will perform into those "learned" parameters. I must mention that I am ...
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2answers
30 views

Volkswagen Jetta 2006 front right door window stopped working

Recently my front passenger door window stopped working. Is there anything I can try at home to fix it?
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0answers
9 views

Replacing the Faceplate on an after-factory Alpine stereo

I bought an Alpine CDE-9841 stereo and now I'd like to upgrade to a unit with an auxiliary port. I was wondering if I could leave the receiver in place and just purchase a new faceplate. I can't find ...
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6answers
56k views

Is it safe to drive a car that has a broken suspension spring?

Yesterday I was driving home from work and heard a loud noise which I can only really describe as a "clang". After looking at it today, it looks like the spring for the front left (passenger side) ...
2
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2answers
590 views

How do I hook up the remote entry feature of a remote start unit in a 2004 rendezvous?

I've recently acquired a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, which has an aftermarket remote start unit installed (Excalibur RS-450-EDP+). Unfortunately, the previous owner did not hook up the remote entry ...
2
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1answer
71 views

Renault Clio II streaky / greasy windscreen

My Renault Clio II has a very streaky/greasy windscreen. It's only apparent in a couple of spots on the glass, but glares in the rain at night. I've tried everything from wipes to sprays and it just ...
4
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5answers
3k views

Noise in stereo that changes pitch with engine RPM

This is a question of curiosity. I have a '98 Acura Integra, a cheap car stereo with a 3.5mm aux in, a cheap inverter and a smart phone. If I have the smart phone audio hooked up to the car stereo and ...
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3answers
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what would cause the no.1 sparkplug to foul out 10 minutes after replacing it on a 1997 Buick 3.8 v-6 engine

About 6 months ago, I had some preventative maintenance done on my car that included oil change, plugs and wires. Within a week of running out of gas my car began "stumble" and idle rough. I ran ...
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1answer
18 views

2006 Pontiac g6 rough idle and intermittent spongy brake and starting issue

I have a 2006 Pontiac G6 with 160k on the 3.5 motor. Around 155k the brake pedal went hard and spongy. Also, about 1 in every 40-50 times I start it cold, the starter will turn without a successful ...
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1answer
31 views

Reliability of water test for valve seal

I took my valves out, cleaned and lapped them and put them back together. I also put new valve stem seals. At least on one side of my V6 Tacoma. I performed several water tests to check the seal of ...
4
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1answer
33 views

Second battery for Android Stereo

I have an android head unit that suffers (like most stereos) a power drop/fail on starting the car. While the unit is engineered to retain OS power for a few seconds, the dvd player has to restart, ...
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2answers
22 views

Interpreting AC Delco's manufacturing date for car batteries

I understand that AC Delco encodes the month of manufacturing a car battery using two digits and encodes the year by one digit. The battery I just purchased, for example, is labeled P124R, which, ...
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1answer
391 views

Mitsubishi L200 Warrior rear electric window issue

My rear window has stopped working and the interior light in between the front and back seats as well. I can find the interior light fuse, although the interior light by the rear view mirror works. ...
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3answers
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Is the vent from the pcv valve back into the air intake really needed?

After working on my car, I didn't bother to reattached the line from the pcv valve into the air intake before testing the motor. It ran normally. This made me question whether I need to even return it ...
3
votes
1answer
29 views

Can you replace only the rubber in 2008 Jetta (Mk5) wipers?

Is it possible to replace only the rubber part of the windscreen wipers on a 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L? I know that the original wipers are always made in Belgium (those sold in Ontario and in Northern ...
5
votes
1answer
77 views

Stuck storage compartment door

I have a 2008 Chevy HHR with a stuck dash storage compartment door. I've tried to pry it open with a screwdriver and I've tried to push the obstruction out with some wire. I have no idea how to get it ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

2001 Ford F150 Serious Fuel leak

I have a 2001 F150 XLT. I recently had my fule tank replaced because it had a leak. The garage that did the work did say the tank had a hole. Yesterday I picked the truck up. they had put a used tank ...
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1answer
23 views

Brakes sticking in front [2010 Chrysler Town & Country]

I changed the front brakes & rotors on my 2010 Chrysler Town and Country. Now the front brakes will not release after driving it for awhile. They both heat up and sound like they are grinding ...
0
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2answers
31 views

Honda Accord 2006 back right door lock got stuck

The back right door of my Honda Accord got stuck and will not open. The door is stuck in locked and will not unlock. How can I fix this?
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1answer
26 views

What kind of air compressor do I need for a proper auto body point job?

I want to repaint my 2001 Lexus ES300. If I were to buy or rent an air compressor, what kind of specifications do I need for it? I.e. the minimum CFM, HP, etc.
3
votes
3answers
112 views

What is the Fuel Tank Ventilation Valve?

Asking this for a friend. Their mechanic says the fuel tank ventilation valve is broken. What is the fuel tank ventilation valve? What does it do? Is it an important part? If yes, Why? EDIT: In ...
3
votes
2answers
480 views

water leak under the car

I noticed coolant leak coming out under my car right in the center next to my. I notice a hole which looks like an overflow outlet and coolant comes from it. what can the cause be? It is a Mazda 3 ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Chronic ignition problems with 1996 Suburban, replacing distributor cap makes it go away

I'm trying to diagnose an ongoing ignition problem with a 1996 Chevy Suburban. Sometimes it won't start, and the previous owner said this happens regularly, and every time the problem occurred, ...
4
votes
2answers
126 views

Effects of leaky exhaust valves

While rebuilding my valves, I noticed that 4 out of 6 exhaust valves on one side of the V6 engine were leaking after lapping and I had to relap them. I determined that by doing a water test. I am ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Where is the engine temperature sensor located on a Mazda 323?

2003 Mazda 323 Astina, 1.8l, I am trying to figure where the engine temperature sensor is located in the car. How can I tell if it's faulty? I am only guessing it is because the car overheats, the ...
3
votes
1answer
71 views

Maintenance of parking sensors

I have issues with the parking sensors on my wife's S-max (2007). The sensors would occasionally beep (constant beep) after turning on the car and selecting a gear. I tried cleaning them, but I ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Portable generator starter problem

The generator is King Canada Model no. KCG-6500GE, the battery is 12v and is in good condition. When I turn on the key to start it nothing happens, I do have power to the starter connection. What ...
4
votes
1answer
43 views

How do automatic wipers work and how can they fail?

I recently upgraded to a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country Touring-L. One feature on this minivan is what I'm calling "auto wipers": the front wipers automatically engage when the windshield becomes ...
1
vote
1answer
14 views

Switch from XM to Sirius on a 2013 Nissan Altima

I have a new (to me) 2013 Nissan Altima SV. The car comes w/ XM installed, but I'd like to switch this to Sirius, since the two companies do not allow you to have both types of radios on one account ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Equipping tire pump with pressure gauge

Is it possible to add a pressure gauge to a tire pump that has no pressure gauge? I was googling for pump hoses with built-in pressure gauge but couldn't find any. I was also looking for pressure ...
6
votes
7answers
19k views

Is the ECON button just a placebo?

I recently bought a Honda Civic that had this in the car: I have no idea what it does, and how it's supposed to help. Even Honda's website is ambiguous, just using a lot of fuzzy words to describe ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

2006 Jeep Commander Driver's side window controls only work for rear windows

My 2006 Jeep Commander driver side power window controls will only work for the rear windows. I have checked the switches and they are in working order. The front windows and the power mirror controls ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Small drip from the rear end of Ford F-250

I have a 2005 Ford p/u F-250 Superduty. I parked on a decline and I noticed the next day there was a very slow drip from where the drive shaft enters the rear end. Is this just a seal that needs to ...

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