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2answers
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Motor Industry reliability data - is there a source?

As a consumer, I have very little to go on if I want to buy a reliable new car - the reputation of the company, past reliability reports/opinion/reviews for older models, perhaps I could infer ...
6
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0answers
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Why are there non-directional, asymmetric tires with asymmetry between left and right?

These are my tires, Falken ZIEX ZE 914 (Size 175/50 R15 75H) mounted left and right. They are clearly asymmetric and have a distinct outside edge, but are not directional - there's no direction ...
3
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2answers
320 views

Possible dead battery?

I own a 2013 Toyota Corolla that only has about 22000 miles on it. Over the past few weeks, when I started the car, there was a little bit of sputtering i.e. the noise made when I turned the key into ...
2
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0answers
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1999 Dodge Durango won't start after backwards jump

1999 dodge durango will turn over but not start after a friend put jumper cables on backwards.when i try to start vehicle security light blinks ,flashers and dashboard light blinks for approx a min ...
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0answers
15 views

Lost key for Mercedes 2000 c240 need replacement

Trying to find a cheaper way to get another key they are very pricey. Don't have away to get my car towed to dealership
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0answers
22 views

Is there a rule of thumb for estimating volumetric efficiency?

Here's a situation I encounter far too often: During diagnosis, I want to determine if the mass air flow sensor(s) [MAF(s)] is/are healthy. I hook up an OBDII reader to a vehicle that I'm trying ...
6
votes
2answers
72 views

Is not replacing the engine air filter bad for the car?

I haven't replaced my engine air filter ever since buying the car used 4.5 years ago and don't know when if ever the previous owner replaced it. A lot of casual car-owners I ask don't even know about ...
9
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1answer
29 views

Occasional trouble idling

I have a 2004 Subaru Forester XS (manual transmission). A few times a month, the engine will not start or idle without feathering the accelerator. During normal driving, everything works fine until ...
4
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0answers
10 views

Mazda Bongo Friendee 2002 charging system or alternator not working after incorrectly jump-starting it

I incorrectly jump-started a 2002 Mazda Bongo Friendee by interchanging the negative and positive terminals and I blew the main fuse, replaced it but now the alternator or the charging system is not ...
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0answers
21 views

Changing a timing chain on bmw [duplicate]

2010 Bmw 316 series , I think my car needs a timing chain could anybody tell me roughly what this would cost
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1answer
41 views

BMW 316 - Do I need a new timing chain?

My car has a rattle coming from it, it's 2010 and has 114,000 miles on her, a guy said it's the timing chain, but a woman hit my car last year slightly and I've heard it since then, would it be ...
9
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2answers
219 views

What can cause a steering wheel to end up misaligned, and how to investigate?

Similar problem to Steering wheel “center” different from vehicle “straight”, except: In my case there's no obvious cause, it just happened one day, so the "take it back to the shop" answer isn't an ...
5
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0answers
24 views

92 chevy truck distributor problems

I have a 92 chevy 350. Anywhere from a year to a month I have to replace the distributor. It starts cutting out around 2000 rpm but otherwise runs perfect. I have tried several other things to fix ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

2005 Prius-After replacing 12 volt battery, door won't open, but car runs

After replacing the 12 volt battery, hatchback door still won't open, however I drove the car several miles, only it lost power, the red triangle light cut back on, along with HV battery fans. Display ...
5
votes
1answer
18 views

2003 Kia Spectra - New radiator cap for a new radiator?

I sprang a leak in my radiator about a month ago... and I simply did not have time to replace the radiator myself, so I took it to a mechanic. The mechanic replaced the radiator but he reused my old ...
5
votes
2answers
67 views

Water dripping on driver's foot. How to fix it?

Just this morning I noticed there is a water dripping into my shoes while driving. My aircon is open. The weather is sunny and warm. My car is Toyota Vios.
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votes
1answer
53 views

What is a VR6 Engine

What are the advantages of using this configuration over Inline 6 or V6 Why Does VW use VR6 configuration? Need info on the cylinder layout and the works.
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0answers
9 views

Audi A6 from 2008 music via smartphone

i have been looking all over the web for a solution to this. My question is, is there a way to play music from your smartphone in an Audi A6 from 2008. I am looking for anything such as devices or ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Transit lacking power

5td transit lwb. My first time away in it and driving around doors it seems to lack power. Drives ok but as soon as a hill or slope is reached slows markedly .seems to also struggle to pass 60mph is ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

I3 engine balance/power delivery

I'm trying to learn more about inline 3 engine balance and engine balance in general (motorcycles)... I3 interests me for a few reasons but i want to further understand how they work. L4 and ...
3
votes
0answers
18 views

Electrical issue Ford Flex

Walked by my parked 2009 Flex in driveway. The radio was playing!! I unlocked it, lo and behold, all the dashboard lights are flickering on and off, I can move the shifter, the bell is dinging like ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

96 corolla: is there a way to break steering wheel lock with only minimal damage?

Long story short - after diagnosing my 96 corolla with a blown head gasket (thanks to the members this community), it now needs to be moved to a final resting place where I will hack away at its ...
4
votes
2answers
94 views

Tire Pressure Sensor Sensor RF Frequency?

Do tire pressure sensors operate on a specific RF frequency? I just got my car back from the place that fixes it, and noticed that the one tire keeps reporting that it is low; how low? 0 psi. Now, ...
8
votes
1answer
27 views

Changing from two heated O2 sensors to a single O2 sensor

I'm going to be removing a Motorcraft 2150 carburetor in a 2.8L V6 and swapping it for a Ford CFI (and ECU) from a 3.8L V6. I've just recently pulled everything (ECU, throttle body, sensors, harnesses,...
3
votes
1answer
28 views

How do I treat aluminium oxidation on body panels?

Like most of us I have dealt with steel rust on many occasions, but how should I deal with aluminium corrosion bubbles under the paint? I have just bought my first aluminium car, which are becoming a ...
9
votes
4answers
2k views

How do I tell if I screwed up my oil change?

I just changed my oil in my 2500 HD Silverado for the first time by myself. I've changed my oil in a 2004 Toyota Camry a handful of times, but I always had a friend supervise me. I need to know common ...
3
votes
0answers
16 views

2003 Opel Agila is making a funny ticking noise on starting

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 is making a very loud ticking noise when I start it up, and it doesn't sound right. It only ticks when idling and when I rev it, the ticking noise goes away. The car runs ...
6
votes
2answers
67 views

Why aren't rotary/Wankel engines used more in motorcycles?

The strengths of the rotary/Wankel engine seem perfectly suited for the needs of a motorcycle (small, lightweight, smooth, high revving). The main disadvantage (lousy fuel economy) also tends to be ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

What are the Ignition Switch Wires for?

I am referring to the 4-5 wires that connect to the plastic housing sitting behind the ignition switch. My guess is each of the wires is there to send current to its respectable position (accessories, ...
4
votes
1answer
43 views

GM's “Quad 4” Engine

The Quad 4 was a 4-cylinder, 2.3 liter engine GM designed in the late 80's and produced 180-190 hp depending on the level of tune. Impressive numbers on paper when the 5.7 liter V8 engine in the ...
3
votes
1answer
29 views

Oil light is always on (2006 golf 1,4i)

The oil light is always on in my 2006 VW Golf 1.4i. I have tried changing the oil pump, oil switch, and even putting more oil in, but the light remains on.
4
votes
0answers
28 views

Cant Start 08 Civic (Diagnosis)

So I just bought this 08 civic LX (110k miles). After a few days of flawless driving, we noticed a couple wires NOT connected that were coming from the hood opener-sensor thing. Plugged them together ...
3
votes
2answers
166 views

How does an ignition switch work?

I know it's different in every make and model but for just a guideline how do a Ignition switch work? I know about the the ignition system but how do electricity follow from the switch down to the ...
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votes
1answer
36 views

which lane to turn into? [on hold]

I have a question for left/right turn. Please excuse me if it is already been asked. When you are turning left into a 2-lane road from a 2-lane road, we should stick to the lane which we are in. ...
1
vote
1answer
18 views

2011 Ram 1500 5.7 squeeking noise

My truck makes a loud squeeking noise after about 10-15 minutes of driving. The noise does not excellerate or decrease with engine rpm. Took to dealer they replaced idler pulley and it never went away....
4
votes
1answer
22 views

Toyota 4Runner - automatic (Old model ) misfires and delay in changing gears. What is the problem?

My Toyota 4 Runner (old model) misfires and seems lazy especially while climbing hills. There is also a delay in changing from gears 2 - 3 and 4. Can someone please help to advise? Thanks in advance.
2
votes
0answers
19 views

Windshield wipers on '98 Chevy S-10 work sometimes but not all the time

I checked the fuse and wiring, they are okay, don't know what else it might be. BAFFLED. I think there is a motor and board, but don't know why it works sometimes and sometimes not.
3
votes
1answer
14 views

Where is the voltage regulator on a Honda wave 125cc?

Where can I find the voltage regulator on my Honda wave 125cc? I need to replace it with a new one so that my head lights will be in good condition and work well.
8
votes
6answers
524 views

Are there “standard” torque values for fasteners?

For "normal" applications (say attaching the oil pan or valve cover) are there standard or typical torque values for fasteners? I'm wondering if it is possible to use a rule of thumb for those ...
6
votes
1answer
49 views

How can you tell if a water pump or water pump gasket is bad?

I'm changing the head gasket on a 99 ranger. I don't know why it overheated in the first place. There has to be a cause, right? I was cleaning up the top of the engine block to put the heads back on ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

BMW 3 series 320D 2010 brake light and inspection light

Today the trip computer went over the service due milage. After a short period the red inspection light came on and what appears to be the red brake fluid light? Below is the closest picture I could ...
3
votes
3answers
67 views

LED Blinkers - Burning out on 1976 Triumph Bonneville

I have a 1976 Triumph Bonneville and recently replaced the garbage LED chips inside the eBay signal lights with brighter Cree LED chips. I bench tested the circuit shown below with a 12v bench supply ...
7
votes
1answer
29 views

Why is my shifter lever extremely stiff or hard to shift gears?

My Yamaha 85 750 maxim I shifter is extremely stiff or hard to shift?but when I pulled off the casing that it passes thru or even loosened the bolts to the caseing it shifted normally?
2
votes
0answers
10 views

How to adjust power for 1st & 2nd gear in classic 350?

i am facing loss of power with 1st & 2nd gear while accelerating after changing gears. As soon as RPM goes high the power becomes stable. I want to know that which type of setting should be done ...
3
votes
0answers
7 views

Mazda 3/Axela RVM light when OBD2 adapter connected

I have connected a OBD2 adapter (Bluetooth ELM327) to my 2010 Mazda Axela (1990cc) and I've noticed that when my phone is connected to the adapter, the Mazda RVM alert lights on the side mirrors come ...
2
votes
0answers
23 views

How does dynamic control light works

Take the example from Nissan Juke dashboard: There are 2 modes in the dashboard, the first mode is when the label shows "A/C" and in the other mode, it shows the label "Normal". I was wondering how ...
3
votes
0answers
8 views

yamaha yzf r1 2002 fault code 15

I have fault code 15 on my display. Checked the TPS, it has the right resistance on all cables combinations. Also correct voltage on yellow - black when its attached to wire harness and the ignition ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS OF BURN TRANSMISSION

I BEING TOLD THAT MY TRANSMISSION BURN IT WAS RUNING PERFECTLY AND SUDLENLY I WASNT ABLE TO SPEED MORE THAN 20MPH BUT STILL RUNS IM NOT SURE IF IS TRUTH SINCE FIRTS THEY SAID ALL I NEED TO DO WAS A ...
5
votes
1answer
25 views

Idle doesn't hold on 2006 Toyota pick up truck after giving a jump, actually failing to give a jump.

We have a 2006 toyota pick up truck and a 2000 mustang with a dead battery. Cable's have been Properly connected. 1, I can get no current flow, no jump from the toyota, yet it starts the pick up ...
5
votes
1answer
23 views

Engine noise and smoke while driving with low oil, no longer starts

I have a 1971 Ford F250 XLT. I was driving it down the highway and I realized I needed oil badly. I told my wife "we gotta get oil first thing tomorrow" and she said okay. 5 minutes later, 10 minutes ...

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