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Correct fitment of wheels using hubcentric rings

I have a US 2007 Yaris sedan. I'm still on the original wheels and they've had a very rough life. The ride is suffering for it and I'm looking for a new set of wheels and tires while trying to be ...
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bike is not starting after 1-2 days of not moving it

My bike is activa 3g which is one month old bike. I use bike only once in 2-3 days or sometimes alternate days. So it will be in unmoved condition for 2-3 days wholly and sometimes 1 day completely. ...
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Can I use a FN4A-EL Turbine Speed Sensor on a GF4A-EL?

I have a GF4A-EL on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L and strongly suspect the TSS is defective. I can't find any sensors for my tranny, but I have read that the FN4A-EL is just an improved version of the GF4A-...
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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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Loud squealing sound, only while driving (2002 Toyota 4Runner)

Wondering if someone can help me eliminate potential issues. Squealing, somewhat screechy, somewhat chirpy noise. No sound at all while parked, even reving up to 4,000 RPM. Sound starts while moving ...
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Multimeter Voltage doesn't match ECU Voltage

I was messing around with electrical loads on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L today and noticed that the voltage I was reading at the battery with my multimeter, didn't match the voltage the ECU was report via ...
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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 litre Chevrolet V 8. Where could I the specifications for this engine (i e ...
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How to determine exactly what's wrong with my alternator?

My 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L uses an 80 amp fp34 A2TB0191 alternator with an internal voltage regulator. I did a little test where it I turned on the bright lights, AC, radio, rear defogger and opened the ...
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Battery drain when car is inactive

My 1990 Vanagon camper has an after market Kenwood radio NOT wired through the ignition circuit but instead wired directly to an auxiliary battery which also powers other domestic camping stuff like ...
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What are Daytime Running Lights for?

I'm looking to buy a car for the first time, and I see the option to have a Daytime Running Lights. What are they for, and do I need them? I live in Los Angeles, where the the two seasons that do ...
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350z cranks won't start

2003 350z cranks but won't start Here is my short history: Flywheel and clutch installed 1 month ago =Car worked fine +Cranksensor was added =Car worked fine -Car started to shut off while driving ...
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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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Car Parts Software To View Parts of a Car

Is there computer software that lets you see parts of a car for common car models, like European brands, and browse them in 3D. Is there anything that would have autocad schematics or something like ...
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My motorcycle won't start at all why?

Something is draining my battery and my bike won't start. If it's the relays which one is it? My motorcycle doesn't crank at all. it makes a buzzy noise when I press the start button. It sounds like ...
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back brakes smoke

Just had back brakes and rotors replaced a week ago, came home from church yesterday and there was this horrible smell and smoke coming from passenger side back brake area what could me the cause for ...
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How to diagnose if sporadic turn signal functioning is signal flasher or signal combo switch?

Symptom: When activated by the turn signal combo switch, turn signal goes on for about 5-10 seconds, and then turns itself off. Turn signal combo switch remains in the on position, but the turn ...
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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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Ford Explorer 2014 child seat in second row middle seat

Is it possible to have rear facing child seat in middle row middle seat?
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Burning Smell and smoke

I know almost nothing about cars, I have an 05 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 The other day I had to brake hard, like the hardest I've ever braked, but it wasn't full foot down. As I stopped, I noticed a large ...
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More In Cylinder Pressure Testing Questions

So I was looking at a 06 Pontiac G6 2.4l with a complaint of low power on hills. Had been at another shop to have the transmission checked and they referred the customer to us. Road test confirms car ...
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Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor

My A/C system has a leak in it and my compressor is making an awful noise: probably needs replacing. Winter is coming though, and I really don't want to spend any time or money on tracking down leaks ...
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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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0answers
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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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
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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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8answers
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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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0answers
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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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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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3answers
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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 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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3answers
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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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1answer
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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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