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Will it harm the transmission to drive with a defective Turbine Speed Sensor?

I recently got a 0715 DTC ( 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L, GF4A-EL transmission ) which is related to the turbine speed sensor. Some of the symptoms according to the ATSG transmission manual are harsh and ...
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Need to rotate out of reach bolt or pin

I'm trying to fix the shifter on my dirtbike. I've located the problem, which is a pin that's come loose. The shifter kind of works, but every now and then it gets jammed because this loose pin isn't ...
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holden jackaroo won't kick over until the third attempt

I've just bought a holden jackaroo and the last 3 days in the morning I have tried to start it but it doesn't even try to kick over but normally on the third try it starts like there is nothing wrong, ...
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Are bucket shims for mainstream Japanese cars interchangable?

I have two Japanese cars ( a Mazda and a Nissan ) which use cams placed directly over the valves ( no rocker arm ) which contact a shim sitting on top of a bucket over the valve. Are the shims used ...
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Am I doing something wrong the way I'm entering/leaving my car?

I have finaly got my factory new SEAT Leon and it is great. But as it is that new, I try to handle it like a raw egg. So especially one thing confuses me, as for me it hurts (speaking here literarly) ...
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Skoda rapid 1.6 diesel, 2013.. engine oil burning

My vehicle just has first service two months back. And then engine was burning the oil. I didn't see any smoke coming backside of my vehicle. There is no mileage problem or pickup or power problems. ...
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Sealing / effectively preserving restored headlights

There are many methods for polishing and restoring clouded, discolored headlights. My question is: once headlights have been polished and appear quite clear what sort of treatment effectively ...
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Air conditioning only makes cold air at idle

I need help finding why my car's air conditioning (2011 Ford Mustang v6) is only blowing cold air at idling and not while driving on the highway when it's 100°F here in Nashville. In the mornings ...
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Brake pads finished on only 1 front wheel

I went in to Midas to get my brake pads finished beginning around Feb this year. 2 days back my brakes start screeching. I drive and when they are changed I realize the two brake pads on 1 front ...
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Do I have to do anything to brake calipers in order to prep them for refinishing?

I have a set of used 2014 Subaru STI calipers that I am considering to have refinished. They're black and have STI logos, but they'll be going on a vehicle that is not an STI which is why I'm ...
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How can I fix the paint in my car?

My car has several types of paint issues that I worry that they might cause me big troubles in the future. I am looking for ways to solve these issues now so that I save some trouble in the future. ...
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Specific engine specifications [on hold]

In an effort to design a theoretical engine capable of outputting 3000 horsepower, I was hoping to emulate the 10.2 liter Chevrolet V8. Where could I find/what are the specifications for this engine ...
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Does gasoline ruin an air filter?

The carburetor on my 2005 Honda Shadow Aero (VT750C) had a bad leak and flooded the air cleaner assembly with gasoline. The air filter was completely soaked with gas, so I let it air dry. Is my ...
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No compression on my two stroke

I was recently riding racing my Honda 250R (1986) (informally), and, all of a sudden, the engine quit completely. I tried letting out the clutch in second gear (push starting) with my momentum, but ...
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Tools for removing / installing valve shims without removing the camshaft

Two of the cars I own have DOHC engines ( Nissan GA16DE and Mazda 2L FS ) which use shims for adjusting cam to lifter clearances. You can see an example here on the Nissan how the lifters are ...
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99 ford escort zx2 turbo jumped timing belt

So I'm looking into this 1999 Ford Escort zx2 turbo as kind of a fun little car to have. The guy only wants 600 for it. He said it jumped the timing at the dyno and the pistons hit the exhaust valves ...
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How do you detect and deal with a refrigerant leak?

My heat works great, but my AC is nonexistent. Just blows out normal air, which in this weather is quite hot and unpleasant. I had the refrigerant refilled two years ago, but I haven't used the car ...
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My left rear tire looks kind of flat

My left rear tire looks kind of flat but no bubble after I spun out into shoulder during rainstorm. Is it dangerous to keep driving on it?
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Zontes please help lol

Hi guys just wondering if you can help when I put my key it none of the electrics come on no lights no nothing but it kick starts first time and everything works lights and all just wondering is it ...
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1answer
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BRAKE ROTOR RUST

Own a 2011 SS Camaro. The rust on the centers (hubs) of the rotors has created a significant appearance problem since the factory sport wheels have thin spokes. Really looks bad. There's got to be ...
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Decreased MPG, clicking sound when pressing accelerator

Over the past week, the MPG on my car has gone down significantly, about 3-4 MPG. My driving habits have not changed. In the meantime, there is a distinct "pneumatic" clicking sound whenever I press ...
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seat alhambra 1.9 gearstick /1st/reverse freezes /spongy clutch pedal .engine off to release?

new parts fitted = dms full clutch /concentric bearing /fluid tank /pipes /master cylinder, but fault still not solved. Seems to drive ok in moving around the other gears. Also, seems to move forward ...
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My 99 Aurora oldsmobile overheating

I just got a water pump put on my Aurora old mobile 99 and the heat keep going up and down. What could it be?
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Should I get a reusable/washable air filter for my Kia Soul?

I've got a 2010 Kia Soul, and I was wondering if I should get a reusable/washable air filter, such as the K&N 33-2960. The reasons I would think to get such an air filter would be: Save on the ...
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1answer
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DIY OBD II “Memory saver”

Since I had a need for a "memory saver" while changing a battery on a 05' S500 I decided that instead of borrowing one from a friend all the time, I will make my own.. Now isn't it just a power supply ...
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1answer
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What is causing this slight vibration?

I have a 2004 GMC Envoy 4WD with a clean title, 54k miles. Very good condition. I recently purchased my second set of tires, Pirelli Scorpion ATRs. They are solid and quiet, but after changing them ...
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1answer
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What to use to lock two flanges together?

I need to hold/lock two flanges together in such a way that I can lock the mechanism preventing someone else from separating the flanges (with some form of a key). I realize this isn't specifically a ...
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3answers
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Why does my 3rd gear grind on shifting when RPMs are high on 2002 Audi TT?

This only happens when shifting into 3rd gear (on a 7 gear Audi TT). If I shift when the RPMs are high (say over 2k) then there will be a horrible grinding noise. Instead I have to apply the clutch, ...
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3answers
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2004 chevy silverado 1500 brake pedal is loose after turning the engine on

I replaced the pads rotors and calipers on the rear of my truck along with a new master cylinder and cannot get what seems to be the air out of the lines. The brakes will appear to work until I start ...
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1answer
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Mercury Comet Gear Shifter Is Loose

I have a 1964 Mercury Comet Caliente that I am restoring and I'm trying to make it drive as smoothly as possible. However, the car's gear shifter lever on the steering column (automatic transmission) ...
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1answer
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2000 Tacoma Stalls then Wont Idle

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma that has stalled 3 times in the past 6 months. The engine will turn off while exiting the freeway, admittedly at a faster pace than normal, and following the off-ramp as ...
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Brake cleaner vs carb cleaner vs throttle-body cleaner

So I was spring-cleaning my man-cave/garage over the weekend and came across my assortment of chemical sprays - specifically carb cleaner and throttle body cleaner which caught my eye. Is there any ...
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How to troubleshoot carburetor?

I am facing poor fueling with my carburetor in my 2011 Yamaha Fz 16. What are there trivial trouble shooting checks I need to do to diagnose the issue?? Edit: When ever I am driving in low RPM, I ...
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gearshift problem on Polo 1.6 2007 econoline

My gears seems to have moved a position to the right. Reverse sutsd where 1st should sit 3rd where 5th should be and 5 th no where to be found as I'm out of space by then. Also note we changed the ...
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Massive oil drop in the course of a few days

A few days ago i posted a question about the dealer reporting some oil spillage/leakage but that it passed the mechanical test. I checked the oil level of the car from my 80 minute drive home and it ...
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jgears to far to the right after clutch replacement Polo 2007 1.6 econo bah motor [duplicate]

my mechanic replaced the cluctch on my 2007 polo 1.6 economy line bah motor (this is third clutch replacement) now the gears seems to be out of sink. Reverse sits where first should sit,first in place ...
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292 views

Loss of engine power when using headlights

i have a nissan march 2003 (K12). when i turn on the headlights, it loose its engine power. alternator and battery are ok. anybody knows what would be the cause? thank you in advance. additional ...
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Leaking gas tank due to road damage. Is repair in-place an option?

Mechanic wants $2000 for replacement -- do repair kits work? Anyone have experiences good or bad with them?
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3answers
304 views

Is any power from the alternator 'free'?

Cars generally (and specifically a Honda Accord 2002) are not very energy-efficient. Given all the inefficiencies, is it "free" to plug in, say, a smartphone into a car to charge while I am driving? ...
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3answers
58 views

2002 Dodge Durango brake lights not working

I have a 2002 Dodge Durango the third light work but the brake lights do not work what can it be
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Why can't alternators provide full current at idle?

I was reading about load testing and full fielding alternators in a few different books I've got, and one of the points they all made was that to test an alternator's maximum output (or close to it) ...
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1answer
108 views

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan will not shift out of park

I was wondering if anyone know where to start a repair on a 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan that will not shift out of park? • The “Malfunction Indicator Light” is currently on • The “Electronic ...
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2answers
208 views

Standard Practices for Use and Care of Click-Type Torque Wrenches

Torque wrenches, while straightforward in concept, require much different use and care compared to a regular ratchet. This can be confusing to someone who has never used one before. There are several ...
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1answer
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How to repair B1C2B error code for Dodge Grand Caravan 2013?

It will be higly appreciated if someone can help in trouble shooting the error code B1C2B in my 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan. It has a 3.6L Engine. I know little about cars. Please help me find out what ...
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0answers
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1989 Ford Econovan - clutch issues

I have a 1989 ford econovan and this morning when i got in the clutch fully depressed with no resistance. I parked it 4 days ago and had no issues while driving. The van starts up fine, but will not ...
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1answer
35 views

what is the difference in terms of effective use comparing stainless or normal steel wire brush/rotary tool?

When using a wirebrush (on a dremel head for example), which is more abbrasive and what are the advantages of stainless and normal steel?
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1answer
46 views

2010 Ford Taurus keypad panel pulling away

I just bought the car and in process of discussing the issue I have with the door keypad panel pulling away. The dealer promised to get a garage(close to my house) to fix it for me but I'd like to ...
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1answer
59 views

How to make the side mirrors open or close with the locks of the car?

I have a corolla 2012 and I want to make some modifications on it. I want the side mirrors to close and open when I press the the lock and unlock button of the remote control. Anyone has any idea of ...
5
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1answer
29 views

How can I connect the flashing light circuit from an alarm into the main vehicle lighting on a Toyota Hiace van?

I have installed a Uniden VX2600 car alarm into my 1993 toyota hiace super custom. The only thing left is to connect the parklight wires from the alarm to the actual vehicle parklights or ...
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1answer
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My car Diesel Yaris doesn't start very well after an alternator change?

I have recently changed the alternator after it died in my diesel yaris. I have done about 150 miles with the new alternator however it still doesn't start very well. It now takes 1 long or sometimes ...

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