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How to actually measure a T-Top on an IROC-Z

When GM built the 3rd Gen Camaro, they installed T-Tops in some of them. Others they contracted out to another company to have them installed. The problem is, the T-Tops the contracted company ...
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Are BMW automatic transmissions less reliable than manual ones? [closed]

I am considering purchasing a second vehicle and am looking at a 2001 BMW 325i with an automatic transmission; however, I have heard mixed reviews of the automatic transmission in BMWs. Is there any ...
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143 views

How do I know if car ECU has a REV Limiter?

My car is fairly new and not that well documented online (it's a new model from late 2015) For safety, how do I know if my car has a REV-limiter without testing it and letting it go up the red line ...
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55 views

No water flow in the radiator - 99 Cadillac STS

What's wrong when water doesn't flow from your radiator. I already put a water pump and a thermostat on putits still running hot. What could be the problem?
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1answer
55 views

Are two-wheeler battery types interchangable [duplicate]

I have a Honda Activa 2007 model. The battery fitted in it is electrolyte topup battery which requires distilled water to be filled up from time to time. My question is can a maintenance free battery ...
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1answer
50 views

Will using premium gas increase gas mileage? [duplicate]

Is it possible to get higher gas mpg in RX350 by using premium gasoline ? It seems to, but don't know how it works and don't know how much more I get since one day is not the same as another. Are ...
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51 views

Strange loud noise coming out of my VW passat 2008 fsi

I hear this whining noise coming out of my car. I don't know if it's the belt or the fan. It's reduces when I accelerate.the noise doesn't stop until I turn of the engine or accelerate.
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122 views

Calculate tyre pressure of a car from OBD parameters

I want to calculate the tyre pressure of a car from OBD parameters. I don't want to take TPMS or any custom PID for this. One of the indirect method is the calculate: ((w_LF + w_RR) - (w_RF + w_LR)) /...
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54 views

Can I stick speakers to the parcel shelf without drilling or making holes?

My parcel shelf is about 5mm thick, and I would like to add some small speakers to it. I don't want to drill or make holes in the shelf, as I want it to look original from the top, and be able to ...
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1answer
106 views

What does my serpentine belt run?

My F-150 '04 has a 5.4L Triton. I believe this is a pretty accurate diagram of the serpentine belt. I want to have a better understanding of what's under then hood. I'm pretty familiar with the basics ...
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54 views

I have a 2000 Suzuki Grand Vitara 5 Speed Ticking noise

I hear a ticking noise coming from the driver side rear end, possibly coming from the differential, not sure though because i checked out the pinion gear and i don't see any chips off any of the teeth,...
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1995 Ford Thunderbird

When I step on the brake pedal I hear a hissing sound and the pedal goes all the way to the floor and the brakes barely stop the car. This doesn't happen every time but most of the time. Any ideas of ...
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63 views

What is rev matching, and how do you do it correctly? [closed]

I understand that not doing this properly will destroy your transmission/synchros. What's the proper way to do it? I think I'm doing it right, but I've found most people's descriptions to be vague and ...
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1answer
72 views

Should I inflate tires that are low pressure from freezing weather?

The PSI inevitably drops in tires during cold weather. Today, I'm getting a low pressure warning because of the freezing temperatures. Should I inflate them while it's still freezing? If so, how ...
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1answer
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This drip is causing my 2000 HONDA CRV to overheat

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JaDZ_2jp3lQ Can someone please help me identify where this drip is coming from? It empties both the antifreeze and radiator. Ty
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2answers
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Disconnect cable and hose from cabin 1996 Toyota Rav4

What is this supposed to be connected to? It is screwed into the cabin wall. It seems to be a ground cable of some sort. Also is this hose supposed to be just open like that? This is from the ...
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1answer
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Two cable connectors under each car seat - what are they for?

I know that one of them is for AirBag (probably the thick yellow one), but what is the other one? Car is Chevrolet Aveo 2007. As can be seen on driver's side there is: thick yellow cable (update - ...
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539 views

Is there a fuse that will turn off with a delay after turning off car?

I've installed LED lights in my car and I wanted to find a power source that will let it stay on for a while after turning off my car. I noticed that the power windows still work after turning off ...
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1answer
66 views

How Often Should A Camshaft Sensor Switch From Low to High?

I have a 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L with a 2 pin camshaft position sensor. I hooked up to the ecu to monitor it and was wondering how often it should be switching from Low to High. The scan tool is ...
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1answer
59 views

Do car manufacturers provide specific make/model/year information for each diagnostic-trouble-code?

Recently my car's check-engine light came on, I used a car OBDII port code reader to get the diagnostic-trouble-code (DTC) and then I googled what the DTC meant. I noticed that lots of the websites ...
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1answer
158 views

What is this ticking noise while pulling away?

Lately I noticed a slight ticking noise when pulling off calmly (from a stop light, for example) at the exact moment the car starts moving. Happens when the engine is still cool, before I hit the ...
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2answers
297 views

Can I use my 1/2 inch torque wrench with smaller sockets?

I have a relatively expensive 1/2-inch torque wrench. Not all of my sockets are 1/2" and many of them are smaller. Is there any problem with using a socket adapter, so I can use my 1/2-inch torque ...
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1answer
38 views

Air / Fuel Ratio Problems relation to Fuel Trims

Wouldn't various A/F ratio problems such as vacuum leaks, low fuel pressure or clogged injectors cause a constant adjustment to fuel trims, first via STFT and then to LTFT? For example, if there is a ...
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33 views

Bolt pattern equivalency reference

I'm shopping for a set of used wheels. Most sellers don't know the bolt hole measurements and just say the number of holes and the vehicle they came from, "5 bolt for Jeep Cherokee/Tacoma/Nissan/..." ...
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1answer
47 views

Engine oil going into the coolant

My 2005 Saturn Relay got a hole in a water hose and suddenly overheated, so I shut it down immediately. Found the crank case empty and the coolant full of oil. Replaced the hose and put oil in it, ...
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1answer
102 views

Bent winter allow wheels, repair myself with rubber mallet?

So both of my rims currently installed in the back are bent. Since this is my winter wheels set, Someone suggested me to just try to straighten them with a rubber mallet. Is this a good idea? Can I ...
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170 views

Can trouble codes P2138 & P2279 be related for a 2005 Honda Pilot?

My 2005 Honda Pilot is having an issue where it loses power and the check engine light and several other lights appear at the same time. If I were to stop the car and cut it off and back on it will ...
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2answers
142 views

Subaru Forester XT 2002 driver power window malfunctioning

My driver side power window does not go down automatically but will go down if you keep the switch depressed. On the other hand the up function only work by continuously pulling and releasing the ...
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1answer
383 views

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe stalls in the rain

I just bought a used Hyundai Santa Fe 2.6 engine. This car stalls out every time it rains. You go through a puddle and the battery and brake warning lights come on and it loses power steering and ...
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1answer
123 views

Will putting new subs and amp in car drain my battery

I have a 99 Acura 3.2 TL with a Napa legend 75 battery would putting a 1000 watt amp and 2 15 subs hurt my car?
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1answer
72 views

Cars 101: How is torque conveyed from transmission to differential?

This is a very basic question. I understand that the torque is passed from the engine onto the transmission via the flywheel in manual transmission or flexplate in case of automatic. The transmission ...
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2answers
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Ticking in the engine

there was a ticking sound coming from my boyfriends truck Tuesday...once he had driven it for a little while the noise stopped...I asked him to check the oil and when he did, it was close to dry. We ...
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2answers
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Is it bad if gasket maker gets into bolt holes?

My timing chain cover does not use a solid gasket, instead it relies on gasket maker, which is caulk-like paste. The cover is fastened by something around 20 bolts. I am curious how bad can it be if ...
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1answer
149 views

Which is better, Power to Weight Ratio or Horsepower

When looking for specifications of a car/vehicle we come across two parameter. Horse Power/Pferdestärke (PS) Power to weight Ratio So, while considering any vehicle , which one of the above ...
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2answers
260 views

How to make ride less bouncy?

In my 2003 Opel Agila, the ride is really bouncy. Whenever I go over bumps in the road, it feels like I am almost out of control. It is generally a bouncy car, but it this one seems to be worse than ...
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1answer
67 views

Dealer can't program new ECU for 2001 Mercury Cougar because of transmission type

I brought the original ECM in to order a replacement, put it in myself, and then towed the car to Ford. Now they are saying they can't program it because the computer is for a manual and my car is an ...
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1answer
524 views

Will using a higher speed rated tire do anything for the car?

I heard that going down on the manufacturer's tire speed rating will affect the handling but will going up from an H to a V do anything such as increasing tread life.
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2006 Pontiac Solstice - Wipers turn on by themselves

Here's a new one: Three times in the past week, the wipers have randomly turned themselves on. Each time turning the switch on and back off has fixed the issue. I haven't seen anything else ...
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2answers
82 views

Car wont turn over after trying to get it out of snow

I have a 1998 Mustang V6. Last winter I attempted to get it out of the snow on an inclined driveway. I revved it apparently too hard and the engine sputtered for a moment and stopped. Since then it ...
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2answers
189 views

Cleaning Oil Siphon Tube with Brake Cleaner? (Is brake cleaner oil-safe?)

I recently used some siphon tubing to remove some oil from my engine. This worked great until I realized I wasn't sure how I could clean the tube for reuse as I don't want to use a siphon tube that ...
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2answers
334 views

Car won't start, dies after jump

I have a 2007 Ford Mustang, 6 cylinder. A few hours after I drove it, the battery was completely dead. It can start with a jump, but if left to idle the engine stops soon after the cables are removed. ...
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2answers
726 views

Sputtering and jerking while driving

I have a 2003 Ford Focus and it started sputtering a month ago. I've put gas treatment in and if I keep a full tank it's fine, but once it gets around half a tank it sputters. Now it sputters the ...
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1answer
514 views

What is brake imbalance? How can I fix it?

My 2000 Opel Agila 1.2 has an advisory on it's MOT saying: Front Brake imbalance [sic] high at 23% What does this mean? What's wrong with my brakes? What does the 29% mean? How can I fix it? ...
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1answer
103 views

I get a blast of hot air during stop start driving. What could cause this?

I am a learner driver with a Hyundai i20. Every now and then when I stop and then go and switch to second gear I get a blast of heat at my legs and feet. The aircon is off and its a diesel. I am ...
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3answers
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Interpreting AC Delco's manufacturing date for car batteries

I understand that AC Delco encodes the month of manufacturing a car battery using two digits and encodes the year by one digit. The battery I just purchased, for example, is labeled P124R, which, ...
2
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1answer
296 views

When to Use a Sleeve 'N' Seal?

A Sleeve N Seal is a thin-walled metal ring ~1" deep with an accompanying tube of "seal". It comes with some timing cover gasket sets. To install it, you heat the ring up in the oven on 500 degrees ...
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2answers
170 views

Where can I find a reference for Honda part numbers?

Where can I find a manual or detailed catalog or service manual of a specific car in order to know for example all its part codes to buy original replacement parts, from pieces and paint (Not owner's ...
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2answers
990 views

Should starter pinion be greased?

When replacing a starter (or reinstalling the old one), should the pinion that that powers the flywheel (is that actually the flywheel?) be greased or not?
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1answer
117 views

Paint black bumper in white

Can I buy a black used bumper and paint it in white by a dealer for my white car? Or do I only have to buy a white bumper or plain (without paint) original for further painting?
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1answer
356 views

Implications of a Leaking Power Steering Pump

If the power steering pump on my vehicle has a slow leak, what are the implications? Is it a safety hazard? Will it cause the failure, catastrophic or other wise of itself or other parts?

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