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steering wheel shakes in a turn

I drive a 2011 Ford F150. After new tires, new brakes and rotors and a wheel balance, the truck rides fine at all speeds and braking is good. However, when I enter into an exit ramp and brake while ...
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Repairing of electronic throttle control

I am the owner of an Opel Astra G Caravan (This is the European name, don't know how it is in USA) from year 2007. It has an 1.4 Twinport engine Z14XEP and a manual gear. A few days ago I noticed ...
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Scooter break-in period - Actual scientific backing or urban legend?

I don't understand the break-in periods needed for scooters/motorcycles. I know everyone says it, but I haven't found any explanation with some scientific backing to not making it an urban legend. ...
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How does cylinder leakage tester kit work?

I was browsing Amazon in search for a combustion leak detector (AKA "block tester") and I stumbled upon a cylinder leakage tester kit, which is supposed to do similar things? But I am not quite sure ...
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1answer
300 views

Does a brake controller need direct battery connection, or would a switched source work?

I'm installing a break controller & 7-pin receptacle for towing. The wiring diagram I am following (below) shows the 7-pin and brake controller wired directly to the battery. I want to know if I ...
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2answers
184 views

How do I troubleshoot a vehicle that won't start?

My 2000 Chevy truck lights all come on like normal but won't start there is nothing . I hooked 2 wires to the starter and hit them together and it started. Any idea what the problem is
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Replacing regular twin shocks with nitrox for my bike

I have a bike with regular Twin shock absorbers (Spring and damper). I am planning to change this to Gas charged shock absorbers. Since I used to ride my friend's Bajaj Pulsar 150, and it feels more ...
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85 views

Locating a correct replacement for Honda Civic seat lever

The lever that controls the inclination angle of the car seat in my Honda Civic 2001 EX broke. I have been trying to look for a replacement lever, but I can't seem to find one on Amazon. Do I need to ...
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Replacing the 2015 Fiesta S's ugly chrome grill with a Euro kit?

So I have a 2015 Fiesta S (the one with the chrome braces) I'm hoping that the kit that I found on fordpartsuk will work, as it seems like it's the same shape... http://www.fordpartsuk.com/shop/...
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436 views

2000 Audi A4 1.6 weak motor power

Just few days before I wanted to take Audi A4 B5 1.6 (year: 2000) to 'preventive' service. I've started the car normally, only the motor sound was very weird. So I tried to make a test drive. I couldn'...
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135 views

2002 Honda Civic Si Air Box

I am about to replace a cracked air box on my 2002 Honda Civic Si. The one question I have is how do I get the old air box bolts out of the old air box top half and into the new one since it did not ...
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1answer
265 views

2005 Ford Windstar constantly blows windshield wiper fuse

I'm curious what options there are for non-mechanics in diagnosing and correcting an issue where fuses for the Windshield Wipers on my 2005 Ford Windstar Mini-Van keep blowing? Upon placing the new ...
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1answer
314 views

driving my truck when it started shaking and making strange sound

was driving my 1988 ford ranger 2.1L 4 cylinder when it started putt-putting along at slower speeds, even shaking when going slow, also making almost i want to say a scraping noise, like if something ...
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0answers
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2007 Suzuki Forenza motor [closed]

I took my 2007 Suzuki Forenza in for regular maintenance to replace timing belt, nothing was wrong with it. I was just following suggested time to change. They changed it and the water pump, but put ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
554 views

How to know when thermostat is open?

Is there a way in modern vehicles to know when the thermostat is on vs off? Is it possible to tell when you don't have access to under the hood, IOW when you're driving?
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1answer
138 views

ODIS 5.0.6 diagnostic tool : how can I remove an option from a transformed vehicle?

We have a transformed car, a Bentley, which no longer has a motorized sunroof. The blind has also gone. However the car diagnostics exhibits a fault on the related, non-present devices and motors. We ...
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1answer
240 views

Flushing coolant after driving only with water in

If I drive my truck for 30 min with just water in my system, would it be equivalent to just flushing it stationary (the proper way to flush it)? IOW, if I just drive around with a clean water refill ...
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1answer
525 views

What is the difference between a 180° V4 and a true boxer motor?

Reading this thread which talks about V4 motors, I am wondering what exactly is the difference between a 180° V4 motor you'd find in a Subaru and a true boxer (or horizontally opposed) flat 4 cylinder?...
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1answer
274 views

What is the redline for different gears for Peugeot 107 2005 model?

I have a Peugeot 107 which is a 1 liter engine car. I was wondering what is the maximum safe speed at different gears? The car starts to make a lot of noise in 1st and 2nd gear, even at 10 mph at ...
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2answers
297 views

Radiator Leak Overnight?

I took my car in to have my AC Compressor replaced. Well they replaced the AC Compressor, called and told me my vehicle is ready for pickup. When I got their to pick-it up I see a steady steady ...
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4answers
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Water pump lifetime

What is the lifetime of water pumps? I got the water pump replaced 8000 miles age (around 2 years ago) when changing the timing belt. Today I showed my car to a mechanic for a noise that is coming ...
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1answer
2k views

Squealing noise when reversing and turning, from RHS of car

I drive a 2010 Civic with about 80k kilometers on it and it makes a screeching or squealing noise when I drive. I've checked other relevant posts + googling, and I suspect brakes, not the fan belt (...
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1answer
115 views

2004 Mercury Marquis LS A/C & fan problems

My 04 Mercury Grand Marquis auto temp controlled A/C was working fine last night when I parked it. I got in it today, and it has no fan speeds at all, and the compressor is kicking on and off. I'm not ...
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1answer
74 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 ...
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1answer
219 views

Can I use Mercon V as power steering fluid?

My manual for my 2001 Ford F-150 (4.6L v8) says that the transmission fluid is "Mercon V". For power steering fluid it lists "Mercon". I can't even find something on the shelf listed as "Mercon". I've ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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1answer
150 views

Volvo S60 T5 Auto gearbox replacement

My Volvo S60 T5's gearbox (aw55-50sn) has finally broken; it has a slipping third gear and possible clogged up solenoids in the valve body (due to it clonking into "D" mode). I'm wondering if there's ...
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3answers
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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?
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1answer
77 views

Tire Replacement

In October, I bought new tires for my 2012 Toyota All-Wheel Drive Highlander. I have only put 4000 miles on them as I have not been able to drive since March due to surgery. Tonight, a family member ...
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0answers
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Mechanic Didn't Diagnose Full Problem [closed]

I recently went in to get my AC looked at. They tested it, said that all it needed was a compressor. I was quoted $826 and change to have my air conditioner fixed. I saved up that sum, came in to ...
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1answer
47 views

Are there varying degrees of engine misfire?

My fault codes indicate engine misfires on 2 (of 6) cylinders but I don't hear or feel any problems at all in the engine or exhaust. When I've observed engine misfires before, it was pretty obvious. ...
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1answer
128 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.
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0answers
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Metal bracket popping out at the entrance of steering shaft near the brake pedal

I have a 2009 Nissan Versa. While making a turn, I heard a metallic snapping/clanking noise, which I could feel at my feet as well as in the wheel. I discovered what looks like a metal bracket popping ...
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3answers
134 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 ...
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5answers
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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 ...
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3answers
431 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 ...
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1answer
134 views

Opel Astra H CDTI 1.7 ISSUES [closed]

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.
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2answers
69 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 ...
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2answers
219 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 ...
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1answer
95 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 ...
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1answer
148 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 ...
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2answers
249 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 ...
4
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2answers
204 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 ...
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1answer
505 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 ...
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2answers
208 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 ...
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1answer
16k 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 ...
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1answer
64 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. ...
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1answer
941 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 ...
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1answer
94 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 ...

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