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Is starting idle RPM always lower in colder temperatures?

I've noticed that my 2008 Jetta 2.5L 5W40 generally starts up with an idle RPM of at most 1.2K RPM around the freezing temperature (say when the temp sensor reads 33°F), or even at just about 1K ...
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1answer
107 views

Gapping New Spark Plugs from the Dealership

In general, if I buy plugs from a dealership which looks up which plugs I need based on my cars VIN or license number, do I need to worry about checking the plugs gap, or can I just assume they will ...
3
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1answer
32 views

Dash compatibility and the ECU

I have a Citroen C1 and it's a very basic model. It doesn't have a rev counter but I can add one because it has the cable and plug for it already exists, it's just not plugged into a rev counter. What ...
3
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1answer
69 views

How to check 05 mustang quality of lights and sensors quality

Is there any way to have the sensors for dashboard lights and digital interface tested? The guys at Sears said they didn't like the sound of my car though the fluids were all fine. It's funny they low ...
2
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1answer
58 views

Ventilation of batteries

i have two 180 Varta Sealed FLA 12v batteries in my stable block which are charged by a 240kw solar panel on the roof to provide lighting to the stables. The batteries are in the feed room and we ...
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3answers
6k views

Good template for keeping maintenance records?

I'm looking for ideas on templates to use to record service for multiple vehicles. Excel is preferred format, but open to all in interest of gathering ideas. Anyone have any templates?
4
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1answer
118 views

Any reason I couldn't replace my entire fuse box with self-resetting breakers?

I'm always rewiring something or upgrading a component here or there on my vehicle. I recently discovered self-resetting breakers that can replace standard automotive fuses. This seems like a silver ...
4
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1answer
205 views

Identify these vintage Ford hubcaps

I am hoping to find an enthusiast who knows a bit about classic Fords. Can anyone identify these vintage Ford hubcaps ?
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1answer
280 views

Diagnose and Handling of Frozen Batteries

So, it's been cold in the midwest. Actually it's really never been consistently this cold outside of Duluth and this means when jumping a dead car it's not a bad idea to consider if the battery is ...
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1answer
74 views

Car Hiccups when engine is cold 2002 Mustang

I have a 2002 Mustang V6 that when I first drive it in a day the car hiccups a couple times. It only happens when the engine is cold. I can't figure out what is causing it. So far I put in a catalytic ...
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4answers
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What could cause my Honda Civic to not start? And how can I address the issue?

I need help trouble shooting my honda civic. It will not start. I was driving it earlier today and I went to drive it again when it would not start. I'm glad I was at home when it decided to quit. ...
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1answer
206 views

What is the direction of rotation of the motor?

On 2005 Chev Classic 2.2 Ecotec, what direction do I need to turn it after replacing timing chain? I want to know what direction the motor rotates clockwise or counter-clockwise (anti-clockwise) when ...
4
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1answer
237 views

E46 engine chirps when idling in the morning

The title pretty much sums it up. If I haven't driven the car in a few days, the BMW E46 engine makes a faint chirp for about 30 seconds when I start up the engine. It's more like a rapid chirp, as ...
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1answer
818 views

What can possibly cause acceleration problem in a car?

I've a 2007 Honda civic (automatic transmission). I had to replace the starter in the car couple of days ago. After the replacement, I feel like I have to press the gas more than before to expect ...
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0answers
17 views

Reasonable price for getting doors repainted? [closed]

I know this isn't the most on topic question, but I don't know where else to get good advice. I recently got my Jeep's doors stolen. My insurance gave my a check for $2550, so I bought some half ...
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2answers
2k views

Why are my wires melting together?

I'm currently neck deep in an eletrical shortage issue with my BMW 316i. I found the wires that are blowing my fuses, and it's bad. Like at least 5ft of 8 or more wires fused together behind my ...
3
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2answers
2k views

honda accord sometimes wont start

I have a starting problem with my 1999 Honda accord, 1 in every 50 starts for example the car will turn over but fails to start, I repeatedly turn the key then the crank slows down but still doesn't ...
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3answers
3k views

What causes a low coolent temp light to come on a 2012 Honda civic

My 2012 Honda civic with 19,000 miles has a blue temp light on dash and it seems to be running fine?
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3answers
3k views

Slow rolling power windows

I have a 2000 Honda CRV where the power windows are slow to roll up, and usually need manual assistance to fully close. When rolling up the windows (front DS, front PS), they start up slow and ...
4
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1answer
11k views

Engine's Normal Operating Temperature

I read in the Motor Oil University article on Bob the Oil Guy's websites that: The automotive designers usually call for their engines to run at 212°F ( 100°C ) oil and water temperature with an ...
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1answer
449 views

toyota corolla '95 cranks but wont start

I am having problems with a toyota corolla '95. When i turn the ignition it cranks and doesn't die out but it wont start. I tried jumping the car but it still will not start. I have tried applying ...
2
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2answers
69 views

Fixing cuts on the seat [duplicate]

I don't know how these cuts happened (picture below), but on taking it to the official service station, the mechanic said he'd try fixing it with black insulation tape. I didn't think insulation tape ...
3
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1answer
110 views

Brake fluid to be used on a 1960 Chevrolet Corvair

I have a 60 Corvair and have never changed the Brake Fluid. I am planning to flush out the old fluid and replace it. What brake fluid should I replace it with. Dot 2,3,or 4
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5answers
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Is there a good crash course website or book for auto repair for beginner who's just getting into auto repair?

I'm wondering if there's a good crash course website or book for auto repair for beginner who's just getting into auto repair?
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2answers
92 views

1998 BMW 318is excessive current draw - possible starter issue

My 1997 BMW 318is started making a whirring noise that varies with engine speed, and an electrical burning smell after driving, and the battery goes flat very quickly. I measured the current draw ...
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2answers
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Best way to repair/replace broken-off CR-V antenna?

A 2008 Honda CR-V radio antenna mast has been snapped off (either vandalism or the car wash). The result is the bottom portion of the machine screw lodged in the cap on the roof of the car where the ...
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0answers
91 views

URGENT: How to unlock e230 mercedes benz model [closed]

I have accidentally lock my mercedes benz with my key in it. Can anyone help me with it...
4
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1answer
57 views

Are there comprehensive parts lists available for vehicles?

I am looking for a particular part for my new '99 Dodge Ram 1500. I have found that it is very difficult to locate OEM part numbers for individual items in the car. My thought process is that if I ...
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1answer
184 views

Regulator to window glass connection on Toyota Yaris

Is it possible to to repair or replace the plastic eyelets which connects the regulator the door glass glass?
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0answers
386 views

Ford Fiesta Mk6 Diesel Engine Fault

Upon acceleration the following lights illuminate once the engine reaches 3000-4000 RPM: A message; "Engine Fault" appears on the dash screen. Once this happens, the engine will no longer rev ...
4
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1answer
93 views

Alternator/Battery power question

Good Afternoon, I have a 2014 Ford Focus SE that i use as my Work Vehicle. I work in Emergency Roadside Assistance. I have to run a laptop In the car in order to direct calls to other employees and ...
3
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1answer
579 views

Adjusting LPG system KME diego G3

I have a Volvo with B5254T (2.5L low pressure turbo, 193hp) engine. It is equipped with KME diego G3 LPG system. I have problem to adjust it to work properly. Here is modeling tab. . From manual (page ...
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1answer
4k views

VSC TRAC, TRAC OFF is on but ABS is not. What does it means?

I just got a 2002 Toyota Sequoia Limited with 167K miles on it. I've got the VSC TRAC and TRAC OFF lights on in the dashboard but not the ABS light. The mechanic that did my pre-purchase check said ...
3
votes
1answer
169 views

Will wiper motor get damaged if windshield wiper fluid got frozen?

Can the wiper motor be damaged when windshield fluid got frozen? Van is 2013, windshield fluid was frozen in car for only 2 days. I don't think this can damage wiper motor at all.
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1answer
3k views

What is the OBD-II drive cycle for a 2003 Toyota Corolla?

This site includes a post with the specific drive cycle that resets the OBD-II monitors on several 2000-2002 Toyota vehicles. What does the drive cycle look like for a 2003 Toyota Corolla?
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1answer
4k views

Mercedes Benz ML320 Faulty Power Steering whine?

Just recently replaced MAF sensor to fix fuel mix problem. Works great, but now a new problem. It now whines like it's low on power steering, but it's slap full?! I have 0 clue where to even begin to ...
2
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1answer
286 views

Honda Engine Seize & overheats

I have Honda Trigger CB and it's a good motor vehicle but when I cross speed at 100km/hr. It heats a lot and often get seize in mid way. It then need to cool off to let me ride it again. Also it gives ...
2
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1answer
135 views

Intermitant Crank / No Start - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero

I currently own a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero. I recently dropped money into it for maintenance, including brakes and a new battery. I have other issues with the car, but mostly I'm confused and my day gets ...
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0answers
112 views

Toyota camry 2003 front seat stuck forward [closed]

How do I pop off the side panel of the font seat, because it is stuck forward and won't move? 2003 Toyota Camry. How do I get the seat to go back so I can drive it?
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6answers
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How to improve fuel economy in high-mileage car?

I'm driving an 2003 Acura TL 3.2 with 177K miles on it. I bought the car with 110K miles on it. It seems to me that the car is not getting the same fuel economy that it did when I acquired it. I ...
3
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0answers
277 views

Renault/Dacia Logan 2014+ engine temperature indicator?

the Renault/Dacia Logan 2014 and above have indicators like this: As you can see, the dial at the right has the total mileage and the fuel indicator only. I'm wondering if there is an indicator for ...
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0answers
240 views

Car AC is not working [closed]

My car AC was working perfectly and today i took the car (Honda City 2000)for oil change and car wash. The man has blow the air and wash the engine as well. After that my car AC is not working. Please ...
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1answer
505 views

Reason for oil like substance in coolant reservoir and under radiator cap? [duplicate]

I have a 96 Ford Ranger 3.0. There is an oil like substance in the coolant reservoir and under radiator cap. Oil is clean with no loss. Transmission is idling fine. No overheating of cooling system. ...
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0answers
269 views

06 scion Tc turns over then shuts off in two seconds

My fiancé drove the car with no problems this morning. After work she realized she left an interior light on which killed the battery. She got a jump from a car and charged the battery up a bit. The ...
4
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1answer
253 views

Coolant leaking into engine

I had my truck in for service - 2006 Sierra Denali - due to an oil leak. They replaced the "engine oil cooler lines to pan gasket". Within a couple of days had a major issue - coolant had gotten into ...
2
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0answers
145 views

Constant power drain, even with all the fuses pulled [closed]

I have a battery problem on my Jeep Grand Cherokee model 2012. When I checked with multimeter, I found the drain current is 2.5 amp. Then I start to take the fuses out one by one, the drain current is ...
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1answer
2k views

Won't pickup speed

Got1991 caddy press pedal to floor won't pickup speed engine dies out what's the problem could it be my fuel injectors fuel pump will not accelerate no leaks transmission good no smoke 1991 ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Rental car gearbox broke down

Last week end, I rented a car, fairly new car (probably 1 year old). On the way to give it back, 20 minutes before arriving, the gearbox just broke. I couldn't accelerate etc. During the week end, I ...
1
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0answers
539 views

Changing Exhaust on Royal Enfield [closed]

I want to change bend pipe and exhaust on my Royal Enfield Electra 5 speed 350 CC bike, it has old engine (NOT UCE). To my knowledge there are too many options like. Free flow mufflers, short bottle ...
3
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0answers
99 views

Scraping Noise from front right wheel on bumpy roads

Background: 2003 Ford Taurus SE, middle of a very harsh winter here in New England (We've had 100 inches of snow so far this season). -Today when driving to work I noticed that there seemed to be ...

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