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Ford Focus steering oscillation at low speeds

Yesterday I bumped my left wheel on a pavement, due to an understeering after accelerating (my bad). I smashed it quite good and I was certain the alignment was off, so I did some tests. No tire ...
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Ignition switch or starter issues?

I have a 2004 ford f350 diesel and some very perplexing problems: The ignition won't turn over the starter yet the lights shut off when engaged (usually means the ignition switch is ok) but also the ...
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2answers
129 views

Why paint engine?

I've been watching Pete's Garage on YouTube and the guy is absolutely amazing and very enlightening on the subject. He has at least one video on engine painting but he mentions it in a number of ...
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0answers
18 views

Transmission replacement and changing gear ratios

I have 1998 Dodge Durango. It's a 4x4 5.9L v8. I'm looking at replacing the transmission and seeing as I don't really need 4wd in the city, I'd like to get better fuel economy and better acceleration. ...
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1answer
18 views

Water leaking into frame case/engine?

I just had my 2012 Mini Cooper S (66K miles) repaired last week last week for a failed/leaky water pump. My car had an episode where it overheated and shut down and wouldn't start after pulling over ...
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Water leak into frame case/engine?

I just had my 2012 Mini Cooper S (66K miles) repaired last week last week for a failed/leaky water pump. My car had an episode where it overheated and shut down and wouldn't start after pulling over ...
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1answer
43 views

2001 Ford F150 howling when braking with trailer

I have a 2001 Ford F150 Lariat with the 4.6L V8 Engine. Sometimes while I have my trailer hooked up I get a tremendous howling while braking. Almost so loud you can't hear anything else in the cab. ...
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1answer
133 views

Ford Fiesta and Focus Clutch Issues

I am in the UK and I am currently planning to get a Ford Focus/Fiesta depending on the budget and features. I have viewed 2 Fords so far - a Focus (100K miles, 2001 model) and a Fiesta (35k miles, ...
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2answers
41 views

Crossover amp selection question

I have a 2012 Chevy Silverado C1500 with factory (non-bose) sound. I have upgraded my speakers using Kicker DSC65/DSC654, and now am looking to add a amp for the speakers. I am interested in a unit ...
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1answer
9 views

Residue lapping compound in valve shafts

I have read that valve lapping compound, as it is abrasive, should by no means get into valve guides as it will impede the reciprocal motion or damage the valve. Should I worry about small amount ...
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0answers
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Idle drop in 1991 Buick Park Avenue

I have a 91 Buick park Ave that is experiencing these symptoms. When starting from a cold start the engine will turn over, reach around 1000 rpm, then die. When applying gas and turning the key the ...
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3answers
58 views

Can a tow truck tow you and your trailer?

If your vehicle breaks down while towing a trailer can a tow truck tow both your vehicle and the trailer? The tow vehicle in this case is rear wheel drive.
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3answers
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Mass Air Flow Expected Values

I have a 2002 Audi A4 Quattro 3.0. I have a Vagcom USB cable and I am trying to diagnose the MAF sensor. I had a friend get some readings from an OBD2 scanner, which indicated that both precat O2 ...
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0answers
18 views

2009 Kia Rio - Potential Misfiring?

I have a 2009 Kia Rio with ~75,000 miles. After I first start the car and accelerate away from where it was parked (especially if I accelerate hard), the car will repeatedly make a quick sound that ...
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Which bike is better in maintenance & repair in long run? [on hold]

I am in India. I am planning to buy an bike in entry segment of 150cc engine. I am confused with choice & want to know which brand or model is better in long run and need less maintenance with ...
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2answers
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2001 Monte Carlo ss. 3.8 liter cooling fans

2001 Monte Carlo ss with a 3.8 liter motor in great condition. The problem is... check engine light on, Temperature gauge not working and cooling fans stay on for 5 minutes after turning car off. ...
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3answers
177 views

A/C does not cool when speeding more than 100kmph

I drive a 1.3 liter 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer. I have this weird problem with the a/c where it stops cooling when I try going above 100kmph. The a/c cools just fine under 100kmph. But when I go over ...
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0answers
16 views

How to Track Down and Electrical Short

In a previous question regarding my dashboard lights not working I found that the "tail" fuse would burn out immediately upon turning on the headlights. This is after someone did repairs to the horn, ...
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2answers
37 views

How to Determine If front Brakes Do All the Work?

EDIT: I misunderstood what a brake imbalance is and confused it with brake bias. This question describes what a brake imbalance is and this question describes some causes and fixes for it. The ...
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0answers
82 views

Engine randomly turns off on Mazda Capella 2000

Recently I have been having some issues with my Mazda Capella 2000 occasionally just switching off while I am at low revs. It doesn't often happen but when it does it seems to happen multiple times in ...
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0answers
104 views

Chirping sound from intake manifold, car stalling out?

Over the past 2 weeks or so my car has been making a chirping sound near the intake manifold and the accelerator. The chirping sound comes and go, and about a week ago I had an issue where my car ...
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1answer
150 views

Engine, sudden reduced power with soft shaking

I have a 2007 Holden with a 2.0 Turbo engine. On one day I decided to go through a light that had just turned orange- so I pressed down, not completely as I new how much power I needed to go through ...
2
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1answer
90 views

Ticking/clicking when accelerating 1997 Dodge Caravan

My caravan began ticking when accelerating yesterday. It ticks fairly loudly when accelerating and much softer and slower when idle, or slowing down. Ticks slow and steady when idle or in park. Does ...
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1answer
38 views

Engine Reving Up in Park and Neutral?

I have a 2001 Chevy Silverado 1500, it has about 118000 thousand miles on the engine, lately it is taching up to over 2000RPM only when i put it in park or neutral. Once i put it into drive or any ...
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0answers
43 views

Honda XR650l first ride after winterization

Before winter I had the oil changed, filled the gas tank and added the recommended amount of Sta-bil fuel stabilizer. Then rode around for about ten minutes then switched the petcock to off and ran ...
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0answers
36 views

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 ...
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1answer
46 views

Rebuild for longevity

So, I have a question about a 98 2.0 rt neon. I am going to get a top/bottom rebuild on it, the block has 260000 km on it. I have seen rebuild kits on the market anywhere from 300 dollars (ebay ...
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1answer
135 views

Semi synthetic oil engine break-in

I've finished rebuilding the engine of my motorcycle (4 stroke 650cc single-cylinder). For now it runned only once varying between 1000 and 2000 RPM for 5 minutes with a couple of short bursts after ...
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0answers
67 views

newly rebuilt engine, long warm-up & severe shaking

I have a 2002 Toyota Celica GT with a newly rebuilt engine (ran out of oil and threw rods) but problems still persist. I was told by the mechanic to allow myself a 500 mile break in time of not ...
2
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1answer
21 views

2002 Ford Escape creaky steering (correlates to AC)?

2002 Ford Escape 3.0 XLT, 87,000 miles. Just started getting hot here so I've started using the AC, and consequently noticed the steering gets creaky like a rusty door. Off and on though, comes ...
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2answers
26 views

Motor oil going into the radiator and reservoir- Chrysler 300

I got the motor heads modified (think thats what you call it), timing belt and water pump replaced in March 2014. The last few months I've been having problems with my car over heating. It turns out ...
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3answers
30 views

How do I finish my DIY, single-stage paint job to a gloss?

After driving around with a huge hole in my front bumper cover for two years, I finally decided to replace it myself. I bought a new bumper cover through my local friendly auto body supply store, ...
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3answers
173 views

What is choppy throttle response and bad fuel mapping and can it be fixed?

I'm looking to purchase a motorcycle and according to it's wikipedia article it has two major flaws: Being the company's first fuel-injected 600cc sportbike, the initial 2000 model had choppy ...
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3answers
30 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, ...
2
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1answer
63 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 ...
4
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1answer
57 views

My steering wheel wobbles between 60 - 80 mph

Car been checked several times at the mechanic's shop, they say can't find the reason. Both front axles have been replaced I got three sets of rims (Factory 16", Forzas 18" and TIs 20") The ...
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1answer
26 views

Car won't start, dies after jump

I have a 2007 Ford Mustang, 6 cylinder. A few hours after I drove it, the battery was completely dead. It can start with a jump, but if left to idle the engine stops soon after the cables are removed. ...
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2answers
549 views

Why do Subarus run so rich under boost

This isn't a general question regarding air/fuel ratios. I want to know why Subaru specifically insists on making their cars run ridiculously rich under boost. For instance, my 2007 Forester XT has an ...
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4answers
45 views

Remove Transmission Oil Pan Stuck Bolt

I'm still in the process of changing my 2009 Nissan Sentra CVT fluid. But now I'm stuck, well, me and the pan bolt are stuck. I tried the combination wrench but couldn't get enough leverage. Took the ...
2
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1answer
51 views

What is brake imbalance? How can I fix it?

My 2000 Opel Agila 1.2 has an advisory on it's MOT saying: Front Brake imbalance [sic] high at 23% What does this mean? What's wrong with my brakes? What does the 29% mean? How can I fix it? ...
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2answers
29 views

Subaru forester electric window motor

The front right ( UK drivers side) electric window on my 2004 Forester has never worked, and today I took the motor out to inspect - and it's toast, utterly rotten. Is it the same as the back one? I ...
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2answers
324 views

Noise when pressing clutch pedal

I have a Saab 900 and when I press down on the clutch pedal to change gear it makes a rasping noise? Could someone tell me please is this serious?
3
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1answer
180 views

2005 Ford Escape Airbag code 16 - corrective actions?

We have a 2005 Ford Escape XLS that has the airbag light on the dashboard illuminated with error code 16. After some searching I found how to get the error code by counting the sequence of flashes ...
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9answers
19k views

My car's coolant temperature reaches almost 100 C / 212 F in a fast pace

Today, after a very hot day, I saw that my coolant was almost reaching 100C/212, I pulled over, stopped and took a look over the hood. The very little water that remained in the coolant tank was all ...
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0answers
25 views

02 Ford Explorer won't start help please

Has a new fuel pump and fuel filter and still won't start. Lights and radio turns on. It has gas and I don't know what else it could be.
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0answers
24 views

AC alternates between blowing hot and cold in hot weather

When the temperature outside is cooler, say less than 80°F, and I turn my AC on, everything works great and I get nice cold air in the car. In the late afternoons however when the temperature is ...
2
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0answers
15 views

Broken 2009 Town and Country power sliding door

The passenger side power sliding door will not work aside from manually opening closing it. The wire enclosure appears to be ok, it seems to be an issue with the components toward the back of the door ...
4
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1answer
238 views

What is this part and how do I remove it?

I am trying to replace my motorbike clutch friction plates, but cannot remove the basket around the plates ( I think that's what people mean when the say 'basket' - the cover over the plates that ...
4
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4answers
5k views

What's making my coolant overflow?

I got home to find a trail of coolant down the driveway and puddles forming under the car (1991 Toyota MR2 - 5SFE). Concerned that I blew a hose, I checked them all. Nothing. Finally decided to see ...
2
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2answers
27 views

Sputering and jerking while driving

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and it started sputtering a month ago. I've put gas treatment in and if I keep a full tank it's fine, but once it gets around half a tank it sputters. Now it sputters the ...

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