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Honda accord 2008 vibrates intermittently while driving

I noticed recently that my Honda vibrates at low speeds/when you DON'T step hard on the throttle pedal. It doesn't do this every time and I have had my wheel balancing done and checked my engine ...
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Is it safe to drive a Fiat Punto with a failing passenger side wishbone?

I've been told by a garage that I need a NSF wishbone due to a knocking noise. The Punto is 13 years old. is it safe to drive until I can get this done?
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Is topping up the oil enough of an oil change?

If you use synthetic ester-based oil in a relatively new petrol engine, top it up regularly, and the engine runs very quietly and basically without any noise whatsoever (especially after another top ...
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Front fender liner broken

I recently noticed that my front fender liner was broken which exposed the internal parts (see attached image). There was no impact to the car as I am the only person driving this. I have not even hit ...
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Driver's side front brake locked up

Our front driver's side brake locked up on us and even started smoking. The caliper is stuck shut and won't reopen. We're stuck on the side of the road. What do we need to do in order to fix this?
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What is the tank size of a honda shadow 750 (2009)?

I have a Honda Shadow 750 (Aero). I see people saying they fill it up to 3.8 gallons. I can't get even near to that. When I get to 1.8 the pump stops automatically and with 1.8 I can ride for about ...
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What is the normal battery draw for a 2009 Honda Fit?

I know that each make and model varied in battery draw, please tell me what the normal is for a 2009 Honda Fit?
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BMW 530xd e60 2008 diesel engine turns but won't start

I have a problem with my BMW, just bought it, previous owner hasn't been facing such problems. When the engine is cold for e.g.: after night. Outside temperature is about -4 to +1 degree, engine won't ...
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91 GMC accelerating problems

I have a 91 GMC 3500 dually 7.4. I recently had my transmission rebuilt and it ran fine for 6 to 7 months. I give it gas and it will go up to 40-45 mph and will stop accelerating like it goes in ...
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When given a choice between octane 89 and 93, which should I choose?

I just recently got a 2005 Volvo S40 with a turbo engine; I want to take good care of it, so naturally, when the instruction manual recommends 91 octane fuel but says it takes a minimum of 87, I have ...
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Modifying BMW 1.16i to have more horsepower

I'm planning to increase the horsepower of my BMW 1.16i along with some additional make-up modifications. If I'll be making the horsepower upgrade, it will happen using the official software from ...
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2002 Toyota Sienna Dies right after starting

Help, My van was running fine the previous day, but when I went to start it the next day it would turn over fine and fire, but it wouldn't continue to run. If I give it gas when it fires it starts, ...
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What could cause lazy shifting in an automatic transmission?

I'm trying to help out a friend who owns an '03 Chevy Caprice (Holden Statesman in Australia; LS1 V8). His transmission is misbehaving; it doesn't want to upshift unless the engine reaches a high ...
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OEM vs. after-market bumper repair: is there a difference in quality?

Another vehicle hit mine, and the offending driver has offered to pay for repairs and a rental vehicle. That said, he is being cheap about using OEM vs. after-market parts. I have noticed that ...
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What is a claw shifted transmission?

How is it different from an ordinary transmission? Is that a comparatively newer technology? If possible also add a few examples of motorcycles and cars which use claw shifting mechanisms. PS: ...
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Power loss in truck - triage options?

I've asked at least one question about my specific situation earlier, but at this point, I'm looking for information on how to operate in triage mode, my primary goal is to get my truck working well ...
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Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain?

The questions says it all. Does a 2010 VW Jetta S (2.5 L gasoline engine) have a timing belt or chain? Please reference where you got this information.
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Latch of cup holder in main console broken

The latch in my car console is broken. When I have checked the dealer they tell me I have to change the whole console. That costs around $300. I am looking to fix it using some glue. Has anyone tried ...
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1answer
235 views

What hose is this? (2000 lexus es300 w/ 1mzfe VVT-i)

Damn thing snapped while I was taking it off, no idea what it is and can't quite seem to find out on google for some reason. It goes from the front valve cover to the intake.
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Is it harmful to switch gears while starting?

I have a car with push to start. To use it, I have to push down the brake and press the button. However I've realized that occasionally I'll push the button and immediately switch to drive or ...
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1answer
393 views

What bulb is in the front right turn signal/parking light bulb in a Honda Accord 2003 Sedan?

The bulb in my front right turn signal/parking light bulb in my Honda Accord 2003 is out. This is the orange light above the main headlight on the passenger side. I found the instructions for how to ...
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1answer
190 views

BMW | Engine Struggles and Overheats

I had a problem with the coolant light going on for few minutes after running the car from a cold engine and then it would turn off by itself. I took it to the mechanic and they added coolant and, ...
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Should I replace the Timing belt in 2004 Kia

I own a 2004 Kia Spectra. It only has 47,000 miles on it (I don't drive much) When I had the transmission fluid changed they said the 3 outer belts needed to be replaced due to dry rot. I am in ...
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Timing Belt Replacement Schedule on 2004 KIA

Can anyone tell me at what recommended mileage should the timing belt be replaced on a 2004 KIA 4 clylinder engine. And if you know, is this a job for a pro or can a do it yourself person do it? ...
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I am looking to buy a motorcycle which I can fully (or as close to fully) maintain and repair on my own. Which models should I look at?

Which motorcycles are well known for being easy to maintain and repair, and would be suited for a beginner to cut his teeth on? What are some features of motorcycles that I should look for, when ...
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Turtle wax headlight restorer kit not drying

Is used the Turtle wax headlight restorer kit to remove the yellowish haze from my headlights. I followed the instructions and as the last steps I applied the "basecoat" wipe, after a few minutes it ...
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Can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator

I'm looking at creating an advanced charger cooler setup for my car, can I use an intercooler as a charge cooler radiator? Or do radiators need some special coating on the inside of them? It's a ...
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Why would turning on the A/C affect my alternator output voltage?

So yet another chapter unfolds in the A/C gremlin saga of my LS1 Chevy. Backdrop A/C compressor is relatively new (2 years old) One of the belts is squeaking (not sure which one) Recently performed ...
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1answer
358 views

Will the brakes wear out more on light braking?

I have a doubt. Will the brakes wear out faster on light braking? On heavy / hard braking, the tires stop faster, which means the brake pads are working for a lesser time. Will this affect / increase ...
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1answer
226 views

Leakage after using the back window windscreen washer

I have a Audi A3 Quattro where each time I use the windscreen washer just for the back window the back passenger seats become wet. There must be a leakage. I know I have to get this problem fixed - ...
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do i really need to change rotor when mileage is under 29,000 miles?

The brake pad icon on my dashboard lights up and when i brought it to the shop they said i need to replace the rotor too. my car has 29,000 mile only- is it right that i should replace the rotor this ...
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How does the online estimate website work?

For example I found AutoMD useful for getting a rough idea of how much the repair might be around. But then I also want to know how actually trustworthy their estimate is. At least it'd be better if ...
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1answer
511 views

Engine hesitates when accelerating - 1996 Sunfire

I have a 1996 Pontiac Sunfire with the 2.2L engine. When I accelerate slowly the engine seems to run fine. However, if I accelerate quickly the engine seems to hesitate. I have already replaced the ...
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1answer
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Easiest and the chepest way to touch up missing paint patches on 2000 Chevy Cavalier

I have a chevy 2000 cavalier. I started noticing patches (pictures posted below) on the top and in front of the car. I'm not sure if it needs touch up paint or waxing (I'm a total illiterate when it ...
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Do I still need to use gasket goo? (Or something similar)

First time replacing a head gasket in the engine of a 80's (ish) Toyota Hiace. I have the replacement gasket all ready to go, but do I need anything else to go on it? Some of the older models needed ...
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2answers
258 views

Language Problem with Audio System on 2007 Toyota Raum

Please let me know who the manufacturers of HDD NH3T-W56 Audio System are. This is the system fitted on my 2007 Toyota Raum and I intend to approach them for translation of the Japanese instructions ...
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375 views

2002 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF CL 1.4 - No power for first 3 mins driving

My car is displaying the engine management light on the dash. To date my mechanic has replaced a pencil coil and cleaned the airflow meter. First he said it was the lambda sensor that was not ...
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361 views

Is it worth having a fire extinguisher in the car?

I've always had a small 1 Kg (2.2 pounds) multipurpose ABC dry chemical fire extinguisher in the car. It has finally expired and I'm wondering whether I should get a new one. In my region it is not ...
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1answer
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Car shaking on startup

My car has been shaking on start-up. The check-engine light has been on/off periodically. When I originally took it in, my mechanic replaced a sensor (and a whole bunch of other stuff not related to ...
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2answers
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Doors lock from fob, then unlock themselves

I have a 2002 S-Type Jaguar. When I hit the door lock button on the remote, they lock, then they all open back up in a few seconds. I can't keep them locked. What the heck is casuing this? Can anyone ...
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1answer
418 views

What does 'M10 x 1.00' mean when referring to fuel injectors?

I need to replace some fuel lines (from the injector control to the injector) on my 93 VW Cabriolet. The site that sells the lines has 2 options for the 'Injector Size': M10 x 1.00 or M12 x 1.5. I'm ...
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1answer
304 views

What does the Carburetor Secondary Venturi Do?

We know that on the left side is the primary Venturi where air and fuel mix together. On the right side is the secondary Venturi. What is the role of the secondary Venturi? Thanks in Advance
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Why would my electrical systems cut out when I brake?

So I told this little story to the dealership service department, and they were baffled. Never heard of anything like it in ten years, said they'd have to examine it very closely. Here's what ...
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2answers
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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1answer
74 views

Load Honda CB400 inside 2003 Kia Sedona?

I have the car, but I don't have the motorcycle. I plan to bring the motorcycle back home. The maximum height the car can load is 40 inch. About the motorcycle, from Wikipedia, the seat height is ...
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1answer
126 views

98' camaro customization for highway MPG

I currently have a 98 camaro T-top 3800 V6 ,5speed live in Texas where people do 80-90mph normal. Also make 13-16 hour drives on a regular basis. Problem is @85/90mph in 5th gear it's going at ...
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1answer
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Symptoms of a clogged fuel line (pump runs but engine not starting)?

I removed the in-tank fuel pump from my '93 Golf Cabriolet to fix a fuel gauge issue. I noticed a small tear in the mesh filter that goes over the intake nozzle of the pump. I replaced the pump but ...
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1answer
459 views

Engine temperature increases when idling though thermo fan is working

I am trying to diagnose an issue with my Mk1 Golf. The engine heats up when the car is idling or in traffic but cools down almost instantly when I start moving again. I would presume this is the ...
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Why would a water pump be run off of the timing belt?

I drive a 1999 Chrysler 300M, V6 3.5L engine. I am about to start a water pump replacement repair. I've discovered that the water pump is driven off of the timing belt, rather than either of the two ...

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