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143 views

Missing/rough idle at fist start or when parked for over 4 hours [closed]

I have a 99 Honda Accord. It has a miss/rough idle when its parked for more than 4hrs maybe, but specially in the mornings. It's only at the first start, after that it runs normal. I have changed ...
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2answers
174 views

Engine Transmission

I've been having a problem recently, as I push the gas pedal my car moves super slow. It won't go faster then 10 to 15 mphs. As I drive it feels like the gears are not catching
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3answers
118 views

How do I check that my battery receives enough power from generator?

I suspect that my battery does not receive enough power from the generator. How do I verify that? I know that involves a voltmeter, but what are the exact things I'm measuring and how? I have a Skoda ...
2
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2answers
111 views

What is meant by Engine Life Factor(ELF). Should I consider it while buying a vehicle? If so why is it not widely quoted?

The term Engine life factor going by the name suggests that higher the value more is the life of the engine. If so why doesn't companies specify this as a part of their standard specifications?
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2answers
150 views

What is this (cooling-system related) part?

A while back I stopped my 2000 Ford Ranger (V6 4WD) and all of a sudden there was white smoke pouring out from under the hood, indicating that something was leaking radiator fluid. When I opened the ...
1
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1answer
286 views

Do I need a new ECU after replacing the transmission?

I replaced the transmission in my 2002 Lexus RX 300 about one month ago. The mechanics reprogrammed my ECU immediately, and they advised me to replace my ECU with a new one, because with the old ECU I ...
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4answers
2k views

How stable is voltage in a 12V car outlet?

I want to use a Mini-ITX PC board in a car. I plan to use the 12V "cigar" outlet or take the 12V elsewhere, but from the same 12V source that is dedicated to be used for user devices within a car's ...
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3answers
825 views

Is 10 minutes a long enough ride time to recharge a new car battery?

Would occasional 10 minute trips be long enough to charge a completely new Honda 2013 Civic's car battery, without it slowly dying over the long term? It's getting colder now and I don't drive ...
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1answer
178 views

Carburettor Cleaner Additive? how good are they

I'm just wondering whether anyone has any experience with fuel additives that clean injectors and carburetors. I have an old motorcycle that starts, but can't keep it self running for long before it ...
2
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3answers
107 views

Car totally stalled while doing a sharp turn at 40kmph

I noticed a problem while taking turns with my Toyota Camry 2003 Altise sedan ( has done 108k kms and regularly serviced). I was driving at around 40 kmph and was steering right and suddenly the car ...
0
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1answer
36 views

How often should Navigation software be updated?

I have a 2005 Lexus rx 330 with navigation system. How often should it be updated and how much does it cost approximately?
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2answers
61 views

Is it necessary to pour additives to fuel? [closed]

What additives, if any, should be added and how often?
0
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1answer
66 views

Adjust brakes in 2005 Lexus rx 330 as a DIY?

Can I adjust the brakes? what tools are needed? Is it a big job?
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4answers
1k views

how much water can be safely added to a battery?

My 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L has the battery as follows: ENERTEC EMC // 1J0 915 105 AD // 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN // 540A EN/SAE. It would appear that the battery can no longer hold the starting charge after an ...
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3answers
984 views

Why my car is using too much gas?

I have Toyota Corolla 2003. It is using too much gas. What are the possible problems that need to be solved? Is it a problem in intake the manifold or in the exhaust system or something else?
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3answers
392 views

Use ozonated distilled water for maintenance-free batteries?

It's written everywhere that you should use Distilled water for topping up the electrolyte levels in the batteries; however, it would appear that Walmart's Distilled water also goes through Ozonation, ...
2
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1answer
353 views

2002 Impala 3.8L V6 thermostat gauge starts below cold then creeps toward red

My 2002 Impala 3.8 has been running great. However, this summer the thermostat gauge stopped reading temperature right. To the point it wouldn't move even after it had been running for hours. It would ...
4
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1answer
163 views

Can I disable my 2009 Volvo S40's remote key fob panic button?

The panic button on the remote key fob is very sensitive and sets off the alarm accidentally all the time, for example, when it's in my pocket and I move a certain way. Is there a way to disable the ...
3
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1answer
126 views

Downsides to using an adapter allowing me to use car oil filter on motorcycle?

I saw this video recently on adding an aftermarket oil filter adapter to my motorcycle. Are there any downsides to using this type of product? Should I have a concern about using a car oil filter on ...
3
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1answer
47 views

Trying to understand the cause of the leak?

I am preparing to jump into a change of my stator (generator) on a 2007 DL1000 Suzuki V-Strom. I saw something unusual on the outside of the box, can anyone determine whether this might indicate a ...
1
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2answers
722 views

Towing a trailer with a 2006 Honda Civic VXi 1.8 Auto

I will be using a trailer for my Dec. holiday. I have a 2006 Honda Civic VXi 1.8 Auto. What I need questions on: 1) Do drive in the normal D or D3? 2) Pulling a trailer with an automatic, how does ...
5
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1answer
1k views

OBD 2 Fuel reading says No Data

I wanted to read fuel level from the car and display it on my application. The communication was established using the ELM327 Bluetooth interface dongle. The ELM module replies NO DATA for the code ...
2
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2answers
130 views

Something stuck inside the spark plug barrel of motorcycle

I went about changing the spark plugs on my 91' Honda CBR250RR and ran into a problem with the fourth plug. I tried inserting the sparkplug socket but it wouldn't get in there. Using my phones camera ...
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2answers
306 views

2004 crown victoria poilice interceptor showing code p0108

my crown victoria is showing p0108 and I changed the mass air flow sensor and gas cap do u think it could be the pcv valve or the egr valve
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1answer
290 views

Brakes slide when pressing on them

I own a 2001 Hyundai Sonata, and when I go press on my brakes, the car will slow down, but when I press down on them hard (for an immediate stop) they slide for some reason. Is this common? I've put ...
4
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3answers
1k views

Automatic Transmission: Best practice when waiting at the red light - N or D?

My main concern is the longevity of the engine and transmission. I see conflicting view points on the internet. Some say changing from D to N and back constantly will cause extra wear on the ...
3
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0answers
67 views

Clunking noise disappears when weather is cold?

On my '02 Mazda Protege5, I hear a clunking noise on the front, driver side wheel area. I am lead to believe that it is a Control Arm Bushing. Anyway, it was really bad this past summer and ...
2
votes
1answer
143 views

Does my Vauxhall Meriva need XL tyres?

I've got a Vauxhall Meriva B (2011) 1.7 Diesel auto, and it needs new front tyres. Currently it's got 205/55R16 94V Michelin Energy Savers on it. I've been looking at some tyre sites (eg, black ...
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1answer
470 views

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) valve broken

The tire inflating valve was broken in the middle, Do I have to replace the whole TPMS part or just have to replace the valve, since I do not think my tire pressure sensor has problem. My car is a ...
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1answer
51 views

When pouring in anti-freeze why does choking the hose allow it flow better

Just wondering what exactly is going on there. When I pour in antifreeze and choke the the hose the antifreeze flows a lot better through. Any idea why this is? Thanks
4
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1answer
608 views

Is it possible to upgrade Nissan Connect firmware?

I've a new Nissan Note Acenta. With my VIN, I can deduce that it was produced on 2014 in the UK. It has a Nissan Connect system (without camera, so no Around View Monitor, Safety Shield system, etc.),...
3
votes
3answers
198 views

Winter Tire Downsize

I have 14 Ford Fusion SE, 2.0 w/ 235/45R18. I want to downsize for winter to 17". I understand the rule of thumb is to stay as close to the OEM diameter as to minimize difference with speedometer, ...
2
votes
2answers
62 views

Vehicle nearing end of life?

Today, my car started overheating (was running perfectly fine for the past month, seemingly) so I checked the coolant and noticed it was practically empty. I brought it to a mechanic, who said that ...
3
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1answer
106 views

What is a TACH LEAD?

What is a TACH LEAD on this picture?
2
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1answer
5k views

Having difficulty starting car in the morning/first start after a while

I've got a pretty old car (Nissan Pulsar J1J 1991 auto, 203K kms on the odometer) and it drives pretty well - I'm using it on a roadtrip across New Zealand and have taken it on pretty mountainous ...
2
votes
2answers
314 views

Car diesels after shutoff

I have a 2001 Nissan Altima and when I turn off the engine, you can literally hear the engine stuttering out. Before, you turned off the motor and it stopped silently. Now it goes plup, pluuup, ...
2
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0answers
536 views

Honda ST1100 instability problems [closed]

I've had some issues with my 1991 Honda ST1100 that I, nor my mechanic, can't seem to figure out. It started with some kind of bang, probably because of a hole in the road. Then, whenever I had to ...
4
votes
1answer
388 views

How do the power locks work in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

I'm trying to figure out why the power lock is not working in one of the doors of a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, unfortunately I don't really understand how the power lock system works. There are two ...
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3answers
8k views

How to fix P1167 in a 2001 Honda Accord, with a F23A4 engine

I used to have both P1166 and P1167 error codes on my 2001 Honda Accord (F23A4 engine). I fixed the P1166 by replacing the O2 sensor. For about a day, everything looked wonderful (i.e. no check ...
4
votes
2answers
304 views

GSXR 1000 K5 turns off on hot days

My name is Joel from Sydney and I'm trying to diagnose a strange problem on my bike. Apologies if this is the wrong forum to be asking this question I'm new to this forum. Bike: GSXR K5 1000 Mods: ...
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1answer
2k views

Where is the coolant fan relay on a 2001 Monte Carlo SS

My check engine light is on. Shop failed the car for NY state inspection. Says I have a bad coolant fan relay. Where would this relay be located?
3
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1answer
1k views

toyota matrix horn not working

I have a 2004 Toyota Matrix. The horn stopped working recently. I have checked the fuses, and they are fine (there are two for the horn). When I press the horn, I hear a little clicking sound ...
1
vote
0answers
771 views

1994 Mazda 323 turns over vigorously but won't start [closed]

I recently had my car's fuel pump and battery replaced when I was experiencing very similar symptoms. Car turns over strongly but does not start. I'm wondering if this could be due to poorly done work ...
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2answers
1k views

Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars [closed]

A normal average European car has a engine with less than a 2.0 liter engine which consumes 1 litre of fuel in 18-22 km. A normal average American car has a engine at least a 2.5 liter engine and ...
4
votes
2answers
578 views

Driving for about a kilometer with very low tire pressure

I only drive during the weekends, so most of the time my car is always in the garage. I have not been able to buy myself an air compressor, so what I do is I always have my tires check at my local gas ...
3
votes
3answers
673 views

2007 Honda Civic Will Not Start Unless Steering Wheel Is Turned To The Left

MY 2007 Honda Civic won't start unless I pull very hard on the steering wheel to the left. It will try to turn over but nothing happens until the wheel is turned.
2
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2answers
2k views

does changing tires void warranty for a new car?

I wanna change my tires for snow tires. I don't want to buy them at my dealer but at Costco. Can that void my Honda warranty ?
3
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2answers
1k views

Charging batteries thru cigarette lighter

The answer to this may be so obvious that I'm almost too embarrassed to ask; however, here goes: I have a high-end battery charger for my car which charges through the cigarette lighter receptacle. I ...
1
vote
1answer
185 views

''Tire air leaking sound'' [closed]

I have yamaha SZR bike. It is making weird sound lately. It is making ''tyre air leak sound'' but it is not certainly from the tire. It makes sound after 20-30 minutes interval. Im far from service ...
1
vote
1answer
81 views

Right head light in 98 honda accord fuses out regularly

I have changed the headlights on the 98 Honda accord 3 times already and the right one constantly fuses out. How do I start diagnosing the issue?

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