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Is it possible for a car to start and run with a dead/dying fuel pump? If so then for how long?

After reading a related question, I suppose my problem could be the relay, so I'll have to check that as well. However, the problem is still the same: My car won't start, and I don't hear the fuel ...
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When unidirectional tires are rotated, do they also need to be flipped?

Just took our 2005 Subaru Outback in for an oil change, and got the guys to rotate our tires, which they forgot to do last time (so it had been about 7500-10000 miles since last rotation, as we get ...
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My rear license plate is loose because of a missing screw

I had to remove a rusted screw in order to replace my rear license plate on my Honda Accord but in doing so, I tore off some of the surrounding material near the hole the screw fits in. My license ...
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what is exactly steering feedback?

I have heard people say that cars with HPS and Non PS have nice steering feedback while the other cars with EPS steering's have vague feeling and has no feedback at all.I have driven few cars, A fiat ...
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139 views

My car starts fine but spits and sputters until I unplug my temperture sensor then runs without sputtering

I replaced the alternator and afterwords my car would start, but run like its missing. When I unplug my temp sensor it runs without the missing. Even when it's plugged up, you hit the gas and it wants ...
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36 views

Back up lights do not go off Toyota Tacoma 2002

The white back up lights on this truck will not go off. I've taken the bulbs out for a short term fix since the cops pulled me over to tell me it was distracting. Any ideas?
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Using Acura or Honda crankshaft pulley holding tool and not impact wrench when loosening the bolt

Is it safe to use impact wrench when you try to loosen the crankshaft pulley retaining bolt? Many suggest just that without any concern for possibility of causing the damage to engine mounts, maybe ...
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167 views

Replacement Interval for Carbon or Charcoal Canister

How often should the Carbon or Charcoal Canister for most vehicles be replaced?
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103 views

Do I have to jack up the car to replace the valve core?

I have a sticky tire valve core that needs to be fixed, but I don't have a nice garage to jack up the car (2004 Toyota Echo) and take the wheel off (I park on the street and it's at least -15C out). ...
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178 views

After car runs with temp normal it drops to tempature reading cold

My car temp reads normal but after warming up the tempature drops showing on the gauge engine is cold and the heat in the car gets cool
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How long should I wait to turn on my rear defroster during the winter time?

Every time I turn on my rear defroster it makes an annoying noise. Even when the mode is on the foot well and front defroster. Not really sure if warming up or something with my heater is the problem. ...
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A/C Issues with a Mechanical Temp. Control

First Start of my A/C is good but when my evaporator is cold, my A/C Goes On and Off Rapidly. On for a second then Off for a Second. Does it have to be the Mechanical Temperature causes the problem? ...
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Rover 25 Head Gasket replacement - is it a long-term fix?

My Rover 25 (2004, <50k) began overheating and the nearest-to-me-at-the-time garage (not my usual one) which I pulled in to diagnosed head gasket failure. They gave a £700 estimate for a new head ...
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387 views

My Kia soul won't start when rainy or very cold

The dealer can't find anything wrong. Once I clutch start it I don't have the problem anymore. Until it is really rainy or cold a again. The Kia dealer can't find anything wrong. Do you think it ...
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1answer
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2007 honda cr-v dead battery, electrical fuses blown

Honda CR-V 2007 I parked this car on Friday. It would not start on Sunday and the cd changer changed a bunch every time I tried and a few other dash lights came on. It was cold during the 2 days ...
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1answer
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2005 Toyota Rav4 Won't Start

I have a 2005 Toyota Rav4 with about 130k miles on it which, after the other day, will no longer start. I drove it to the store, and while stopped, idling at a stoplight on the way home, the engine ...
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1answer
938 views

Engine cuts out VW Golf Mk1 1989

I have a 1989 VW Golf Mark 1. I have replaced the mechanical fuel pump in engine compartment, the petrol filter, spark plugs, coil, HT Leads. This is a 1300 carburetor model. I can start the car no ...
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0answers
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Broken spark plug stuck/seized in place [duplicate]

Changing spark plugs to a 2002 chevy cavalier last one broken and stuck! Tried soaking with wd40 & PB Blaster but still not moving...any advice?
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Vibrations at idle

After installing a rebuilt transmission, it was slipping and sticking in 3rd gear. A 2nd rebuilt transm eliminated those problems but this one has caused major vibrations in gear, or neutral, or park ...
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1answer
172 views

Toyota Corolla CE110 -1996 Airbag indicator won't lit No error either

This car does not indicate the airbag, when car starts it suppose to lit and turn off. But that does not happen and since that might be something to do with indicator I tried changing the indicator. ...
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1answer
92 views

Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor v. Consumer Crown Victoria

Did the Interceptor version of the Crown Victoria come with a different ECU/Tune than the consumer version of the Crown Victoria?
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1answer
1k views

Nissan Micra Headlight loom wiring colours

I have had to replace the bulb holder on my 51 plate nissan micra as part of it has melted. I've got a replacement unit, stripped the wires of both the car fitting and the reppacement holder, however ...
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How does air get into the engine with a bad IAC?

My understanding of the IAC is that the idle air control valve basically supplies air to the cylinders/engine when the throttle body is completely closed/shut. Per wikipedia, "The ECU can control the ...
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0answers
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What do I need to purchase a vehicle from someone off of Craigslist? [closed]

Two questions 1) I'm planning on buying a car off of someone on Craigslist and this will be my first time buying a car, is there any paperwork or anything that I need? Should the person selling the ...
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247 views

Camry 1994 antenna doesn't go down all the way

It is Camry LE 1994. The motorized antenna doesn't go down all the way when I turn off the engine. How can I replace it?
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1answer
172 views

My 1999 Mazda 626 LX just shut down.

Engine turns over but wont start. While trying to start it, it gave a backfire, I changed the spark plugs plus oil hoping hat would fix it but no such luck. Any suggestions as to what could cause or ...
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1answer
212 views

Clutch or damaged 5th gear?

Just trying to figure out whether my car's issue is a worn out clutch or a damaged 5th gear. Going up through all the gears, there's no resistance, slipping, grinding or any other suspicious noise. ...
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2answers
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Is DIY bearing and hub for 4wd ok

I need to replace the bearing and hub for my 4runner (4wd). I have already replaced the rotor and brakes before. I believe this part replacement is basically the same (just one step further which ...
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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
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should oil filter be primed

Surely some internals of the engine will be running "dry" for a short time after a filter change i.e. until the filter becomes full and passes oil. However the makers do not suggest priming the new ...
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1answer
362 views

How to remove white stains from Lumina Dashboard?

Today I noticed that my Lumina 2008 has some white stains on the dashboard. Previously I used to gently wipe it with soft cloth with tap water. But now I started to clean it with drinking water and ...
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1answer
180 views

Car stalled and restarted after some minutes

I have a very old car which uses mechanical transmission (Maruti Zen) Recently while driving on the road, I switched off the engine because of heavy still traffic. I forgot to turn off the head ...
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1answer
231 views

Time based versus milage based service [duplicate]

My car's maintenance schedule says I need to service every 7,500 miles or 6 months. It is now 6 months but my cars has only 4500 miles. Do I still need to get it serviced? Should I follow the service ...
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2answers
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How do I replace front CV axles for a 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport?

A mechanic has found that I have two split CV joint boots on my 2004 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport, and I want to try and replace the axles myself. However, the shop manual for the drivetrain is very ...
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1answer
623 views

Engine sputtering, not accelerating. Left for 20 mins and is now fine?

The car is a Mk1 Golf (1993, 1.8lt, mechanical injection). I was driving up a medium incline and suddenly my car starting sputtering and I lost acceleration. I pulled over and started the engine ...
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0answers
154 views

95 manual civic… loud knocking sound when decelerating [closed]

I have a 95 civic lx standard ... Recently on way home from work it started making a knocking sound after I let go of the gas . I pulled off fwy put it up on two jacks engaged gears accelerated then ...
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1answer
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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser - Check Engine Light is on and has started regularly sputtering

I went to Autozone and the codes are P0340 - Cam Shaft Position Sensor P0455 - Evaporative Emissions Problem I don't know alot about cars any help would be awesome
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1answer
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Where and how to find compatible OBD bluetooth adapter

I need a bluetooth OBD adapter compatible with Hyundai Sonata 2002 2.0 Automatic UK. I don't know much about cars and hence ending up asking for help. I would appreciate if someone can inform me where ...
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1answer
67 views

truck not staying up to normal operating temperature

I started my truck today and let it run for about 5-10 minutes because it is 10 below zero today. On the way home my temperature gauge read around 190-200 and I noticed that everytime I let off the ...
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160 views

Permanent car camera secuity system? [closed]

I am getting a new VW and from past experience I want to have a camera system built in the car for few reasons. First, to record any possible accidents while driving and while I am not there. Second ...
3
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1answer
133 views

Can I place a mechanical water temp sensor within the radiator hose pipes?

I have a Mk1 Golf. The previous owner has put in the 3 GTi console gauges but didnt connect them. I want to connect up the water temp gauge (which is the mechanical type with a heat sensing bulb) but ...
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1answer
681 views

magnet on oil-filter- is it a good idea?

The use of magnetic drain plugs (to catch ferro-magnetic metal particles) is well established. Is it better to attach a magnet to the oil-filter?
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1answer
1k views

During accelerating rpm going up but not speed [duplicate]

I have a Hyundai Accent 2002 car. Recently, each time I hit the race paddle to accelerate, my RPM goes up, but not the actual speed of the car. Could anyone think of what's the problem?
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Ford Expedition ignition cable problem

Is this the underlying problem or a symptom of something else?? I have a 99 Ford Expedition that has a knocking and pinging problem. Two different mechanics have narrowed it down to the ignition ...
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2answers
99 views

Can I still use OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit?

I own a 2014 Ford Mustang with Sync. Sync is pretty mediocre and can sometimes be frustrating. I'm interested in switching to an aftermarket head unit, not unlike this one: Parrot RNB6 I'd like to ...
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1answer
2k views

Is it possible to disable central locking on a Jaguar S-type (2000)

One of the many problems with my car is that occasionally I can't lock it because a mechanical problem in the passenger side front door interferes with the central locking process. I lock the drivers ...
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2answers
767 views

Ways to increase driver space and comfort in a small car?

I'm the owner of a 2003 MG TF[see photo], I love the car although being 6'4" it borders on uncomfortable when driving longer distances and is not very dignified getting in or out, and my knees brush ...
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1answer
190 views

Will cars annual service light still come on if I do an early service?

I have a Jaguar XJ 2010 model, the service warning light comes on around October every year for the annual service. If however I was to get it serviced in June this year (i.e earlier than the service ...
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1answer
61 views

first “non-replaceable” parts to break

I'm currently modifying my '08 Subaru WRX with everything from suspension(Sways/Strut/Springs...) to Engine(Turbo/TMIC/Injectors...) and much much more...However I would like to get ahead of the game ...
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Why is there no vent option for combined defrost/face?

I've wondered about this one question for the better part of twenty years: why is there no option for you to set the air vent to split between face and defrost? That is, the airflow options on ...

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