3
votes
1answer
36 views

Loss of engine power between 2100 and 2500 RPM on humid days - 2011 Malibu

I drive a 2011 Chevy Malibu LT (4 cyl, 2.4L, 6 spd. automatic) and have been experiencing this problem for the past year and a half. Basically, whenver its hot (90f+) and humid out, my car exhibits ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Pros and cons of using straight antifreeze

I've heard from some people that they use straight antifreeze in their cooling systems and not 50/50. What are the pros and cons of doing that? E.g. does it reduce exposure to corrosion?
2
votes
2answers
12 views

Can you help me identify this pipe connected to the engine?

I'm confused about the pipe highlighted in blue in the picture below, can you tell me what's its role ? is it used for air ? or to pass the fuel from the injector ? I may sound talking nonsense since ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

2002 Camaro ls1 wont start

All the lights in my car work, but when I turn the key, you only hear the slightest click sound. Ive checked the starter and it tested fine. This is for a 2002 camaro ls1 engine.
9
votes
5answers
25k views

Why should the fuel petcock valve be turned to “Off” position when not using the vehicle?

It’s mentioned in the user manual of my motorbike, that when not using the vehicle, I should turn the petrol tap (the one that has three positions “On”, “Off” and “Reserve”) to “Off” position. I don’t ...
1
vote
1answer
329 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. ...
4
votes
3answers
30 views

Is my Forester's caliper bracket bolt hole stripped?

While replacing my calipers and their mounting brackets, I passed a tap through the bolt holes on the wheel hub assembly that secure the bracket, to clean up the threads. The tap's movement felt ...
7
votes
5answers
24k views

What does the 'cc' mean on a motorcycle?

I'm relatively new to motorcycles, my flat mate taught me how to drive his two Royal Enfields around New Delhi, and for the past year and a half I've been taking care of them as they break down ;) ...
3
votes
1answer
11 views

Is there a trick to easily removing stuck rubber hoses off fittings?

Is there a trick to easily removing stuck rubber hoses off fittings? I saw there is a tool like this but I'm afraid of tearing the hose with its point. Is there a better way?
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Why are most engines made with even numbers of cylinders?

Why are most engines made with even numbers of cylinders? Are odd numbers of cylinders somehow less efficient than even ones?
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Why did V4 engines never take off?

I read that Ford Taunus (not to be confused with Taurus, it was a small model for German market) used to be made with a V4 engine but that's about it. How come V4 never became more used in modern ...
0
votes
1answer
5 views

Opel Astra H CDTI 1.7 ISSUES

When am speeding there is a car sign with spanner that comes on the dash board. I would like to know what exactly is the fault. Thank you.
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Reading ABS diagnostic codes on a Volvo 940

I want to read any fault codes stored in my 1992 Volvo 940's ABS module. I've tried the procedure described in the popular 700/900 series FAQ without success. That procedure involves plugging the ...
1
vote
3answers
35 views

Manual engine has no power in third fourth and fifth gear when driving up an incline.

When my engine is in neutral it reaches red line with no problem. It also has power in first and second gear. The problem happens when i am driving up a long incline, I will be in third or fourth ...
4
votes
2answers
40 views

Any way to prevent the dome light from being always on

My Honda Fit 2013 has 3 settings for the interior dome light: off, on temporarily (when opening the door or switching off the ignition) or always on. This morning I got into the car and found the ...
3
votes
5answers
45k views

What is the meaning of BHP and torque in bikes or cars?

BHP = Break horse power. It says that it is breaking horse power but it is generally relates with high pick up (your bikes reaches top speed in lesser time). So what does this actually mean?. Torque ...
4
votes
2answers
148 views

Solution against motorcycle gasoline theft?

During these last few weeks, somebody has been stealing gas from my motorcycle. It's a Honda Vt 125 Shadow, and since all the wires and hoses are apparent, it's pretty easy to unplug the hose and ...
2
votes
1answer
13 views

Need to replace valve cover gasket immediately with signs of seeping/leakage?

I have a Mazda 323F 2k Model. I noticed that oil seeps from the valve cover seals/gasket. Before it doesn't drop anything on the garage floor until now. I've observed a few drops after engine stop and ...
1
vote
1answer
7 views

2009 Chevy Equinox Turn Signal

My 2009 Equinox turn signal lever is acting up. When you switch it to turn left you have to hold it down in order for it to work. It returns to neutral but won't stay on without holding it. The right ...
3
votes
2answers
20 views

Replacing Cam Position Sensor; any gotchas?

I have a 2007 Nissan Murano. My Check Engine light is telling me that the cam position sensor (bank 1) is bad. I've located the sensors, and they are both readily available and easy to get to. Is ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Cornering in a Motorcycle, Leaning into corner v/s leaning outside [on hold]

While cornering in a motorbike I have noticed that when I am on low speed leaning outside the corner(dirt bike style) helps compared to leaning into it. But almost all of the experts advice us to ...
1
vote
1answer
39 views

1998 Honda Accord V6 - Rough Idle/Stalling

My daughters accord idles really rough after driving it for about 10 minutes, but not as you are driving it, only when you stop. Then, when she stops, the car usually shuts off. It normally starts ...
3
votes
2answers
52 views

Painting Racing Stripes

I have a couple of small (1-2mm in diameter) rust spots on the roof of my truck. I'm thinking of painting flat black racing stripes over the hood (bonnet to you Brits!) and roof of the truck to cover ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

YUEQING MEISHUO MAH-112-C-4 relay versus TE CONNECTIVITY 1432869-1 AUTOMOTIVE RELAY [on hold]

We're considering buying the YUEQING MEISHUO MAH-112-C-4 relay as a component for our custom immobiliser. The company website, (http://msrelay.com/certificate/), has a plethora of certificates ...
5
votes
5answers
18k views

Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?

I've seen photographs of cars with strange inclined tires like the one in the picture I pasted here. They seems to be Japanese cars. Is it for drifting? Maybe for appearance? Do the tires get ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

How much to get an old restomod running?

potentially a difficult question here. It's looking like I'm going to be moving out of state for a new job here in the next few months, which is throwing a big wrench into projects I have going on. ...
4
votes
1answer
169 views

Buzzing noise or whining noise from center of car while driving, not related to engine speed

My 2003 Passat B5 TDI with 6-speed gearbox is making a buzzing/whining(?) noise while driving and it appears as if it comes from under the gear shifter. The noise is: Dependent on road speed (more ...
3
votes
3answers
24k views

Possible reasons for loss of power, engine shaking, and smell of liquid fuel (not burning)?

The car (Renault Megane 1998 1.6e hatchback) lost power (about 500rpm in a bursty rhythm) after I re-ignited on a traffic light, the engine started shaking, and I could smell liquid fuel. There was no ...
4
votes
2answers
242 views

What is the difference between an automatic and an AMT

I have seen many recent car launches in my home country which claim to have something called as an AMT or Automated Manual Transmission. I am curious to know how is this different from a traditional ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Car sputters while driving

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt 2.0. Car was sputtering when driving. Mostly in 3rd gear going uphill or in 5th accelerating. Sometimes just randomly, the tachometer would stop working and the engine light ...
3
votes
0answers
14 views

Charging USB Device via Cigarette Lighter Overheats

We have recently switched vehicles and like to charge a mobile device via the 12v cigarette lighter. In the previous vehicle, you could leave the charger in for a very long time and it would never get ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

98 honda civic radiator problem

I have a problem with my 98 1.6 sohc honda civic . There seems to be grey sludge that looks just like cement in the water and radiator but the car is not over heating and seems to be running perfect . ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Nissan Versa - metal bracket popping out at the entrance of steering shaft near the break pedal

I have a 2009 Nissan Versa - turning into a parking lot this morning I noticed this metallic snapping/clanking noise which I could also feel at my feet as well as in the wheel. I discovered what looks ...
5
votes
5answers
25k views

How many amps should my car pull while it is turned off?

I've recently started having a bit of trouble with my car. I typically drive my car to and from work each day. A couple weeks ago I went on vacation and when I returned, my car battery was as dead ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

2006 Saturn Ion wont shift into drive but will in reverse

Couple of days ago my 2006 Saturn Ion transmission stopped working, I can put the car into drive but when I hit the gas it just revs up and doesn't actually go anywhere, it will roll though like its ...
5
votes
1answer
35 views

2002 Peugeot 206 Clutch won't disengage

When the car is running, I am no longer able to put it into any gear; like it would happen when you're not holding the clutch, so that is one of the reasons why I think there is something wrong with ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

MK 1 citi sport temp gauge fault

I own a MK 1 Citi Golf Sport 1.6 Carb that has 523220 km. I recently flushed the cooling system and changed the coolant. After the flush the temperature showed above normal despite changing ...
4
votes
3answers
12k views

Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?

This is not with the intention of saving fuel (as I have seen many answers assuming savings in fuel while doing this). But I have this habit of putting the vehicle into neutral before approaching ...
0
votes
2answers
90 views

I have a 98 neon that won't start

I have a 98dodge neon, and all the electrical works but my starter will not even click, nothing else is a problem only the starter I've checked all the connections and break pedal and gearshift it's ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

2003 Acura tl overheating

Hello I have a 2003 Acura tl 3.2 liter and the temperature keep going up towards the hot side of the gauge and I ch the thermostat and filled the coolant and it doesn't do it all the time so what ...
2
votes
1answer
59 views

'99 Honda accord sputtering when accelerating and stalling at idle

My car is a '99 Honda Accord (V6). I have been putting mid-grade gas since I got it but I put in regular gas the other day and I believe that's when it started sputtering. It's getting worse now. The ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Which Reluctor Wheel on LS Engines?

Around 2005 or 2006, GM started using a 58-tooth reluctor wheel, where before they used a 24-tooth wheel in the LSx based engines (LS1, LS2, LS3, etc.). This wheel is used as a way for the computer to ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Last year my timing chain had broken

I have a 2003 Pontiac Sunfire A tooth broke on a sprocket and my timing chain broke. I was told I have a bent valve and would need a new cylinder head. It's has been sitting for exactly a year. ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

Do the front wheels turn a little bit on potholes and bumps?

I just replaced the inner and outer tie rods on a vehicle, and some time later was thinking about the linkage. I don't recall if the inner ball joint was at the same location as the inner suspension ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

04 Ford mustang has no bass

I have a 2004 ford mustang and the radio sounds tinny although the sound is clear not distorted. I am trying to figure out if it is the radio or the speakers. I find it hard to believe all six ...
-1
votes
0answers
13 views

2000 Subaru Forester Overheating Problems [on hold]

Had blown head gasket, use this head gasket sealer it worked,took for drive coming home it started to overheat push antifreeze into overflow,can not get air pockets out or have another issue. been ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

A Suzuki GZ125 marauder that won't power on at all

I've been having a problem with my bike. I went to go to work in the morning and it turned on ok. Left to run for a few minutes then cut out. It turned over again and same thing ... I tried a third ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Volkswagen Polo TDI turbo problem

I have a VW Polo TDI. I am facing a problem in my car where sometimes it does not accelerate properly. I tested it from a local mechanic and when he scanned my car, he told me that problem is with the ...
2
votes
1answer
18 views

Fork tube seals Suzuki sv650

So I recently inherited a 2002 Suzuki sv650... It was garage kept for about 6 years and needs some love. I noticed that the rubber seals on top of the fork shock tubes won't stay with the tubes... ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

2000 Toyota Celica GTS aftermarket exhaust system

I want to get a MagnaFlow Cat and Muffler. I need confirmation that the parts I've found online will indeed fit my Celica. I'm ignorant when it comes to cars (I filled the radiator coolant overflow ...

15 30 50 per page