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How does the Dodge Avenger know when it's time for an oil change?

Just a couple weeks ago, I took my 2012 Dodge Avenger to the shop for (among other things) an oil change. However, the car is already alerting me that it needs an oil change barely 1,000 miles later. ...
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846 views

engine has too much cooling especially when driving hard

I'm trying to figure out why my engine temp is always very low. I do know for a fact that my gauges work. My car is a 4-afe toyota with a stock radiator and a modified fan. I also installed 2 ...
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93 views

A3/A4/A6 alloys on an A5

I have an Audi A5 and I want to put genuine Audi 7-double-spoke alloys on it. The problem is as far as I know these alloys are only created in 20" for the A5. Does anyone know if it is possible to ...
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247 views

Lancer 2007 vibrates at 60+ mph

My Lancer 2007 has steering wheel and body vibration while driving above 60 mph. I have replaced all 4 tyres, polished the rotors, balancing & alignment but still the problem not solved. What ...
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How do I protect chrome before there is any rust, and right after I have removed rust off of it?

I have an old motorcycle with chromed parts. Some of them look brand new, but others have rust on them. Is WD-40 good for preventing corrosion on chrome parts? Can it also be applied after removing ...
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1answer
299 views

I want to replace my renault clio engine F8Q by another one of toyota

I want to change the engine of my RENAULT CLIO II 1.9D. This engine was broken when the stone hit the bottom of the engine (carter) then the engine stopped to work because there was any oil. So I ...
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796 views

Manual says “Do not use the jack supplied with your vehicle” — why is it?

I just bought an used Toyota Yaris 2008 hatchback and I'm preparing to change oil for the first time. There's a jack supplied with the car (along the with spare tire). However, the manual seems to ...
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4answers
528 views

Tunning the ECU of a Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 TDI DSG

I am a owner of a Volkswagen Golf MK6 1.6 TDI DSG (105HP), and i am a beginner in mechanics, but in computers i am an expert. I stumbled upon those days on some websites that claim to bring you ...
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1answer
83 views

Audible thud when automatic shifting

My Audi A3 with automatic transmission is emmiting this weird sound when I let off the gas at slow speeds. I think the car shifts up to a more efficient gear (probably 3) thinking I don't need to ...
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1answer
124 views

Accent diesel car battery type

My old car battery (Exide Express) is totally dead. Now I am buying a new battery. I want to know which battery is the best battery for my car (diesel 2002 model). My car model is a Hyundai Accent ...
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116 views

A/C Idle Issue on very hot weather

My Vehicle is a 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer (CB1A) with a 4G13 Engine and I'm having some A/C Issues when the weather is sunny hot. I already replace with a new ones like Mitsubishi-Air A/C Compressor, ...
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380 views

Can I hack a usb cable into the console display in my Vauxhall Meriva?

I tend to use my phone for GPS these days, but it drains the battery something chronic. Rather than having a cable dangling down from the windscreen all the way to the cigarette socket, I was ...
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1answer
58 views

How is the power from the battery distributed when starting a motorcycle?

When starting a motor the emf from the battery creates spark (ignition system), but it also moves the engine's pistons (starter). My question(s): 1. Which requires more power - the ignition system, ...
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Likelihood of rear crankshaft seal failure

Potentially buying a 99' Nissan Maxima from some friends. It has 160k miles on it and they are looking to get the "good" private party value from KBB for the car. The car is a manual, if that makes a ...
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1answer
384 views

Handbreak return spring Vauxhall/Opel Vectra

So i got in the car this morning, and it felt like i still had my handbrake on when i pulled off. Check that, it wasn't on. Drove on a little bit thinking i was imagining it, finally accepted it was ...
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2answers
67 views

Do I change my brakes, because I'm trimming my rotors?

I'm resurfacing/trimming my rotors, do I have to replace my brake pads too?
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3k views

Replaced water pump two days ago…today antifreeze filling up parking space

I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler. A few days ago, I noticed the engine temp getting higher than usual. I'd checked fluids about a week prior. When I got home and checked fluids, the coolant reservoir was ...
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2answers
605 views

Clicking sound when trying to use electronics in my car

I own Toyota Avensis 2001 D4D 2.0 estate. Here is the problem: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ury2rt9wct6dasz/2014-08-18%2017.25.46.mp4 When I am trying to start it - it wont even turn the starter, ...
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2answers
231 views

smoking coming from 1999 Nissan Quest

I just bought a 1999 Nissan Quest with plenty of miles (over 217k). We didn't notice anything on the long drive home, but since have noticed that after a few minutes driving, it has smoke coming out ...
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High engine temperature

I have used a Nissan Micra K12 1.0(CR10DE) that I've bought recently. It is running hot all the time no matter I'm driving it or not. I have checked the thermostat and found it removed, before that I ...
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1answer
666 views

Persisting 1998 Malibu Exhaust Problem

I am having a problem with a 1998 Malibu. I keep getting several codes but primarily P0420. I have replace the Catalytic Converter twice. Both oxygen sensors have been replaced. I have checked the ...
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1answer
259 views

Audi A3 sometimes starts at the third attempts

I have a 2006 Audi A3 car w/ 1,6 liter gas engine and an automatic transmission. My trouble is that at times the car will only start at the third attempt. So far my observation is that this seems not ...
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146 views

Aftermarket Head Unit (HU) on Grand Prix 2008

I just finish installing a China brand Android Aftermarket Double Din. The unit has steering wheel controls built in so no extra adapter is required as long as your vehicle does not have a canbus ...
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1answer
241 views

What's wrong with my pressure washer?

Sorry if this is off topic. I couldn't find another StackExchange forum it would fit any better with. I have a gas powered Troy Bilt (model 01902) pressure washer with a 6.5 HP Briggs & Stratton ...
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2answers
369 views

Steering wheel locks up after screeching noise and air bubbles in power steering reservoir

This morning my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe started screaming and the wheel locked up. I turned the car off then back on, and it was fine. Drove it home and parked it, and when I drove it again, the wheel ...
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2answers
3k views

What are possible causes for belt tensioner “chatter” at idle?

Moving from one set of issues to another on my LS1 Chevy. With the gear in 'D', A/C on and the handbrake pulled, I popped the hood and noticed for the first time that the main belt tensioner is ...
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3answers
72 views

Motor oil in automatic transmission

I accidentally added synthetic motor oil to my 2006 Jeep Wrangler automatic transmission. What should I do ?
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1answer
64 views

How to ensure body repair parts will fit?

How can you ensure, when you are purchasing body parts online or from a vendor, that the parts you get are going to be an exact fit for your vehicle? I’ve heard horror stories of body parts not lining ...
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3answers
595 views

Is Petrol usage Proportional to Gas Pedal position

I was wondering about this the other day. Is the petrol usage in the car only influenced by the position of the gas pedal? So for example if I take my foot of the gas and coast for 30 seconds, would ...
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2answers
206 views

What is the name of this plastic piece under the Dodge Avenger headlight?

This piece fell off when a rock hit the car and now I'm looking to replace it but I don't know what I'm shopping for. Can anyone tell me the name of it? The car is a 2013 Dodge Avenger.
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3answers
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What would cause a car to lose power a few seconds after starting, then run normally?

I start my 2003 Honda Civic each morning and drive to work. A few hundred feet down the road, the engine will sometimes behave as though it is running out of gas and lose power momentarily. It ...
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1answer
389 views

99 chevy suburban motor kicks back

What would cause a fuel injected motor to kick back while cranking it? I have a 1999 chevy suburban 4wd 5.7 ltr. I know it needs an intake manifold gasket, but would that cause it to kick back and ...
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4answers
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Slow leak that multiple mechanics could not find

About a week ago, I had new tires put on my car. The next day, I took a long trip from Birmingham, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana. I made it to the Mississippi state line around the time my TPMS ...
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1answer
256 views

How do I replace the shoulder belt on the 1991 Toyota Corolla?

How do I replace the shoulder belt on an old 1991 Toyota Corolla? The shoulder belt and lap belt are not connected (that is, NOT three-point). The current shoulder belt is badly frayed on the driver ...
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5answers
3k views

Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?

I have an Audi A4 with approximately 35k miles. My dealership has recommended that I replace both the brake pads and the rotors and helpfully forwarded a picture to me of the rotors indicating the ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Blower motor resistor Continuously Going Out…or not?

I drive a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo and the A/C is usually fine. However, this car has gone through 4 blower motor resistors. What happens is that, randomly while driving or when turning the A/C on (it ...
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2answers
118 views

Does anyone know the name, model and year of this car (picture inside) [closed]

I have tried to found out the maker, type model of this car but to no avail. Could someone help me out. Sorry for the lousy quality these pictures are from a youtube video. Thanks.
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1answer
138 views

1997 Honda leaked all power steering fliud at once

It's not coming from the pump but from under the car near the middle, between driver and passenger seat ? What could this pen Problem be ?
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2answers
145 views

Car having trouble starting but everthing else works even without key

97 pontiac grand am se v6, a while ago my car did not start, I guess it was the ignition switch. So it got repaired but then the other day it wouldn't start. And it would not shift out of park at all, ...
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2answers
889 views

Car jerking at certain engine RPM

I drive a 1996 model Volvo 440 GL(manual gear box). When the engine RPM reaches around 2000 - 3000 range, car starts jerking. It feels like the car needs to go faster but something is not allowing. ...
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2answers
410 views

What would cause a frontend to pull intermittently?

I just bought a new (to me) Sprinter van - 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Van (140" wheelbase, high roof). Generally speaking, it pulls to the right, but especially when going slowly, the wheel only pulls ...
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1answer
143 views

Camry 2009 sedan , Cross membrane frame bend at center?

I want to purchase an old camry model 2009. I took it to mechanic for checking purposes. we found front cross membrane frame (downside of engine body)is found to be bend due to some hitting of car ...
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1answer
153 views

Should replacing the brake pads make braking feel “softer”?

I've just had the brake pads replaced on my Skoda Fabia- apparently they'd worn very thin. But now when I brake I have to push down much harder on the brake pedal than before. Is this to be expected? ...
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2answers
424 views

Tail-lights not working

Why doesn't my left tail light work on my 2000 Grand caravan. I have Changed the bulb. That didn't fix the problem.
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1answer
762 views

How important is time-based servicing vs. distance-based servicing?

For years I have been driving a very old car, and servicing it every 10,000 kilometres even though it took me almost a year to drive that much. Now I have a newer car which I care about more. It's ...
3
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2answers
80 views

How do you anticipate battery failure in advance?

On several occasions (in different vehicles) I've had batteries fail without warning, leaving me stranded and needing a jump, or even a tow. There was NO prior indication of a problem, such as slow ...
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0answers
244 views

Renault modus 1.5 DCI imobilser will not go off

I have recently bought a 2005 Renault modus 1.5 DCI.The dash board displayed 'steering fault' which rendered power steering off. After leaving lights on over night,the battery was drained.I then ...
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2answers
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Can I use EP 80W/90 oil instead of EP90 oil?

I have a Belle MiniMix 150 110V Electric Cement Mixer the documentation says to use a EP90 oil in the gear box, but these days it seems that most outlets only sells EP80/90 oil. What is the ...
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1answer
146 views

Can I use the same AFR sensor on both banks (bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 2 sensor 1)

Have 1mzfe (skip this paragraph if you don't want backstory) codes p1135/p1130/whatever the ones for the other bank are/ all showed up at the same, perfect time. ie when I was broke. Since then car ...
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2answers
98 views

Effectiveness of laminated security glass

How effective is laminated security glass in preventing smash-and-grab break-ins? Are particular brands or types more effective?

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