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1995 Pontiac Grand Am Over-Heating and Cold air from heater, why?

My grand am is over heating while idling, blowing cold air out from heater and bubbling in coolant resevoir. Replaced thermostat and water pump and bled the valves to get air out and still same thing. ...
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2005 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor showing codes P0053, P0054, P0059 and P0060

I have replaced all 4 oxygen sensors and OBD II code still shows codes P0053, 54, 59, and 60. What could be causing this and how do I fix it?
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What would modern transportation be like if we never had rubber or any elastomers?

Rubber, Silicone and other elastomers, are critical to current ground transportation (cars, buses, etc), tires, hoses, seals, etc. A modern car could not function without them. But if we never had ...
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Heater blows cold air at idle

I have 2006 VW beetle with the 2.5L engine. Once the engine has warmed to operating temperature, and I am driving it around, the heater works great. As soon as I stop at a red light, or am idling for ...
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1985 Suzuki lt185 cap starter problem

I recently purchased a 1985 suzuki lt185, the guy said it needs new recoil starter, and I bought a 86 recoil starter (all the other recoil starters I came across said fit 1984-1987 I went to go put it ...
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What would cause my truck to shut off during me cranking it?

My 1999 mercury mountaineer shut off during mid crank. It acted as if it wanted to crank then it shut off. Everything shut down. Outside and inside lights shut off. When I tried to crank it, it didn't ...
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No ignition lights and spark

Morning I have a Golf 3 GSX 1995 carburetor yesterday it just died after a few attempts cranking the engine I noticed the ignition lights were not lighting up I then checked all fuses all OK as well ...
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2001 Suzuki Katana 600 motorcycle won't start

A few months ago I bought a used 2001 Suzuki Katana 600 with about 11,000 miles on it. I rode it without any issues for the first month or so. After that I started having occasional issues with ...
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Lada Niva 1700 Carburetor Model

The compression is good and does not burn excessive oil .Fuel consumption has dropped from 8 kilometers per liter to 5.7 kilometers per liter.Same driving cycle same location. What should I look for?
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How durable are engines at maximum power

The maximum horsepower figures of most car engines have been high for many decades.How long would an engine last on the dyno when making max HP ? How would this expected life drop when aftermarket ...
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car will not start after you turn it off

new fuel pump, battery, starter, cables to battery. The car will start but if you turn it off. it will not start up again. What do you think it maybe.
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2000 HONDA ACCORD V6 [on hold]

I just bought the car with 143k I was getting check engine light it gave p03001 codes I replace the spark plugs with the OEM and the coils brand new now the light went away but the issue is that we ...
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Why are the spark plugs from the same 2 cylinders corroding faster than the others?

On my engine ('99, 360 v8 Magnum), I replaced the spark plugs less than 15k miles ago, because of misfires in cylinders 2 and 8. Those two plugs were badly corroded. Today I had to replace them again, ...
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What kind of sealer should go over bondo and primer?

I have some deep scratches on my fender that I filled in with Bondo glazing putty. Feels pretty smooth. I'm planning to spray on a filler primer and sand it down this weekend before spraying the ...
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Neutralizing sulfur-like smell from car

A full bottle of jewelry cleaning (links product and material safety data sheet below) broke in my car and went unnoticed for a few days. Now the car has a sulfur-like smell whenever I go into the ...
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Does draining a battery typically leave it in a state that it won't take a charge?

My son borrowed a car and the battery seemed fine, car started fine every time. However it died after my son left some overhead lights on in the car overnight. We jumped it, and he drove about 20 ...
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2 Volts on Car Battery

My car battery has gone completely flat after leaving my car parked up for about a month. Tried turning over the car today, and none of the lights on the dash light up. Ran a multimeter across the ...
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1answer
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How do nonlinear speedometers work?

Some cars, now have nonlinear speedometers. How can they achieve to get different spacing between some speed ranges?
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2009 Mini Cooper. How do I open the trunk?

This is an odd question, I am sure, but we bought a used Mini Cooper, but it didn't come with an owner's manual. We have figured out how to open it with the key fob, obviously. The problem comes ...
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BMW E90: Professional Radio (Alpine CD73) USB Adapter won't work

I bought an USB Adapter which emulates a CD Charger. The port wasn't used yet. When I plugged my battery the Radio worked, but I couldn't find the CD charger /USB in my radio source menu. Do I have to ...
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Is there any benefit in performing a 4/7 swap on an LS engine?

Based on some resources, I was able generate a list of all theoretical firing orders for an LS engine with a cross-plane crankshaft. Here they are (L,R denote which bank each cylinder in the firing ...
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Why would there be transmission fluid in the water overflow reservoir?

The car is a '98 Buick Lesabre with the 3800 engine and about 170k miles. It appears as though some oil was in the radiator, but I haven't seen any signs of coolant in the oil. The water pump recently ...
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additech fuel additives - good idea or not?

When you get gas from a Wal-Mart that has a gas station you can pay extra for fuel additives. $14.99 for a "fuel system service", which is supposed to offer "complete fuel system cleaner", $2.99 for ...
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Ford Fiesta Mk6 heater blower fan motor resistor location?

Does anyone know the exact location of the heater blower fan motor resistor on the Ford Fiesta Mk6 (JH1/HHJB1) ? A picture will help a lot.
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Calculate current drain from the battery in a drive

Control module voltage is one of the OBD PID. It signifies the car battery voltage. Is there any way to calculate how much current is drawn in a drive (say 7 km from my office to home). The voltage ...
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05 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 P1283

Figured I'd throw this one up here and see if any other mechanics have run into this code before. History Customer came in with a check engine light complaint. Confirmed codes P1283 and P1800. MAF ...
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Persistent squeak and transmission issues

1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie. Fixed a pulley tensioner and belt. Still a loud squeak and sound. Could it be bad pulley? ....and 4WD worked when bought the truck. Now the light wont turn on and it ...
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2005 Dodge Caravan - Erratic Misfire

The engine was misfiring for quite a while. At some point, the battery went dead due to a bad alternator and all the electrical systems went nuts. I replaced the alternator & battery. At some ...
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What are the problems in building 2 stroke engines with a large displacement?

I understand (from preliminary research) that when engine gets bigger, with a higher displacement that it is practically not possible to have a two stroke engine. What are the implications in ...
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Sidewall of my tire has a tear, can this be repaired?

I have a Subaru Legacy 5.0i wagon, which has all-wheel drive. Taking a right turn yesterday, my rear passenger tire bumped on a curb. About 20 minutes later the tire was flat. There is an 'L' ...
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Could a vacuum valve be responsible for a P1110 code on 2001 Saab 9-5 2.3T with check engine light on?

All of my monitors are in ready mode, only a P1110 code left, for which I have installed booster pipe O-ring, new booster valve or hooter valve, my only culprit left is the vacuum valve on firewall, ...
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What are the Advantages & Disadvantages of a Boxer engine?

I know that boxer engines are those which have pistons moving in the opposite direction. Also the fact that since they sit low the center of gravity is lower and causes better handling. Why dont ...
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2004 Dakota problems

I have a 2004 Dodge Dakota 4.7. My truck started to shake going down the road. I heard a pop unsure if it was metal slapping or a backfire. Had it towed home and hooked it up to a computer. The codes ...
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Hyundia i20 heater failure

The car heater is blowing only cold air in my Hyundai i20. I have run the car over a long distance but the air is still cold. Any suggestions please?
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Can I replace my R14 wheels/tyres with R13 wheels/tyres?

I have a Peugeot 107 with 14 inch rims. My tires are bald and require replacing ASAP. I have a friend who has a Ford Ka with 13" rims. They purchased five new tired (including the spare) less than ...
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what are the advantages of upside down forks

Recently I have come across many bikes which have upside down front forks. From browsing around the internet , I was not able to get a concrete answer for why it is preferred over conventional ...
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Car transmission jerky downshift to 1st gear when braking to a stop

I have an Automatic transmission 2002 Nissan Maxima and want to know if a faulty vehicle speed sensor can cause a car to lurch forward when braking. If I am travelling at 40 mph in 3rd gear and then ...
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Battery Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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1990 Mercury Cougar LS stereo wire color diagram

I'm having trouble finding color coding for my Mercury Cougar. I found a diagram but it shows the stereo constant power wire is green and yellow, but there is no green and yellow in my Cougar stereo ...
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Difference between fuel pressure and fuel rail pressure

In OBD PID wiki page, there are 2 PIDs listed: Fuel pressure and Fuel rail pressure. Are both of them the same? Can someone please give an elaborate explanation of it - What exactly are they ...
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What is the difference between “multi port” and “combined port” fuel injection?

I have heard these terms tossed around quite a bit and I understand that fuel injection is needed in order to inject fuel in to the engine (from a fuel rail/injectors?). What is the difference ...
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1answer
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2010 mini cooper , Steering wheel unstable and tends to deviate all over. Unable to diagnose the problem

my steering wheel is unstable and has tendency to deviate and shakes. It's hard to drive and very accident risky. Mechanic inspected and asked me to replace two wheel Rims. He has asked for $275 to ...
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1answer
701 views

Car jerks when stopped in traffic

I replaced the PCV valve of my Toyota Vitz 2007 some time back, due to oil level reducing. After I got the car back from the mechanic, it had this weird behavior of making a sudden jerk after five or ...
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Ticking sound when stepping on Brake [on hold]

I have this ticking sound somes when I press on the brake while is not moving and on Parking but the Engine is on.I changed the rear rotors, pads , and the right rear right caliper, but the sound is ...
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Are older cars' cigarette lighters the same as modern

Do the Cigarette lighters in the older cars(like my 1986 ford ranger) have the same functionality as modern cars? For example: Should I be able to use a cigarette-lighter adapted phone charger in my ...
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2001 honda civic dx over heating problem

Two of my hoses in the front are very hard I took out the thermostat and the hoses are still hard and my car is still over heating what can it be
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How can I tell which parts of my car are “By Wire”?

I've recently purchases a manual transmission 1.5 Honda Mobilio. Which claimed to be a drive by wire vehicle and I assume it really is, but I don't know how to tell if a car is drive by wire. I am a ...
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1answer
200 views

Headlight conversion

I've decided to install a new headlight on my bike. The current setup is two bulbs, one is on for low beam and both on for high beam, with two wires going out of each (h11?). Here is a short video of ...
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Remote Key Fob working only inside the car (close to reciever)

I am struggling to get my Peugeot 308 2-Button Remote Key back to work. I noticed first issues when my Remote Key unlocked / locked the car after several attempts. Then one day it suddenly did not ...
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Car Making Noise After It speeds up

Car(2008 Volkswagen Jetta) makes high pitched noise like a cricket after I accelerate(to about 35 mph or 3rd gear) independent of braking. The noise continues even if I come to a full stop but the ...

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