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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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25 views

How can I identify which cylinder is responsible for a petrol engine misfire?

My petrol engine has developed a persistent misfire. How can I figure out which cylinder is the culprit in order to hone in on the root cause?
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2002 Hyundai Elantra power locks?

My friend just bought a 2002 Hyundai Elantra and neither of us can figure out how the door locks work. It doesn't have any separate lock/unlock button on the inside of the door like most vehicles ...
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How much of a VIN code is needed to identify make & model, across model years?

In a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) code, do the first 8 digits always refer to the same make/model, or does it change from year to year? For example, here is a VIN (5TDDKRFH5ES03F736) decoded: ...
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How much would it cost to get these cars going? [on hold]

The Guardian has the following picture: Cars sit abandoned in a former shopping centre. The cars were imported from Japan to be sold at a Toyota dealership. They were stored here during the ...
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1answer
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hyundai tucson squeal that stops at highway speed

My 2007 Hyundai Tucson is making a squeal/squeak at low speeds. It seems to make the noise at the same rate whether I'm accelerating or pushing the brakes. When I'm stopped it makes no sound, and ...
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How can i know the location of my car using internet

I realize a project leads to know the location of my car by internet, I make a web page and I use "Telit GE863 PRO3"a module that contains ARM9, GSM / GPRS module and connected with GPS antenna in my ...
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Which sander (excluding the DA)?

A da sander + air compressor is a little expensive for me. Me being someone who is just starting off with car bodywork restoration as a hobbie. Which alternative is my next best option: rotary ...
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Hydraulic clutch problem on motorcycle

I have a 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 that sometimes fails to go into gear,and after 45-60 minutes works fine . Clutch was recently rebuilt but I don't know if that included rebuilding or replacing the ...
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2answers
42 views

Should i check quantity of battery liquid?

The battery of my Nissan Tiida is similar to the ones in the pictures below. Should I check if there is enough liquid inside? and in case it needs, should I add distilled water?
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Clutch Catch Point Car Shudder?

So Im still pretty new to driving stick. However even if I feather the clutch to get it rolling from a stop it always vibrates the car a little bit when I get close to the catch point. I've tried ...
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1answer
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What options do I have if I've stripped the threads for my Helicoil repair?

A while back I had repaired a stripped thread on my aluminium timing chain cover with a M6x1.0 Helicoil. This involved: drilling out the damaged thread tapping a slightly larger M8x1.0 internal ...
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1answer
372 views

Car keys off but fuse still lights up the tester when set to ground

So normally when you want to test your fuses, you set the car to on and put the tester clip to ground then put the tester's lead on the fuse. if it lights up then the fuse is working. Well, even when ...
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1answer
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What types of thread-locking Loctite do I need to be aware of as an automotive DIY-er?

I am very confused when it comes to distinguishing between the different grades of red and blue Loctite. Are the different grades of Loctite intended for different torque ratings? Which Loctite(s) ...
2
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1answer
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Small two-stroke engine runs poor

I have a borrowed cultivator (Echo TC-2100), and having hard time running it. It looks fairly new, and in good condition, but was possibly poorly stored and was not winterized. At first I could not ...
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3answers
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Upgrading starter wire?

I did an alternator upgrade recently, and I have 3 feet of 1/0awg wire left over. Would it make any difference if I were to use this remaining wire to replace my starter's current 6awg wire? I have ...
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Do the Check Engine and Oil Pressure lights have any significance when the engine is off?

I should preface this by saying that I'm a relatively brand new driver, and I know next to nothing about cars. I've got a 2005 Chrysler Sebring, and I've noticed just today that when I put the ...
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1answer
45 views

How to reach bolt at the rear of BMW M41 Engine?

I can't manage to properly reach the top right screw (zoom picture of it on the second picture). How could I do that ? (the tool I have is too long to be able to go on the rear, there is nearly no ...
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2answers
405 views

Remote locking button stopped working with 1997 BMW 728i

I have a 1997 E38 with a very strange problem with the remote locking mechanism. I'm able to unlock the doors and open the bootlid, but the locking button doesn't lock the doors anymore. It used to, ...
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2answers
205 views

How to I stop the 'never-ending' turn signal?

I have an '07 Chevy Malibu, whose turn signal doesn't seem to disengage whenever I make a turn, unless it's more than roughly 160 degrees (a U-turn). What are some of the possible causes and are ...
2
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1answer
22 views

Ford Explorer Dash Light

So my battery light on my 2004 explorer is coming on intermittently (block light with a plus and minus symbol). Recently my battery died while I was at work, and after I got a jump I took it to ...
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using OBD II how can i detect an accident with airbag

i need help with c++ program, if either the airbag is triggered or the deceleration detected is greater than 5 Gs, we consider that an accident occurred. The vehicle decides to ask nearby by sendig ...
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1answer
25 views

Nissan Altima Intermittent Emergency brake warning light

Every morning when I release the emergency brake, the light on the dashboard stays on. At times I apply and release as hard as I can and the light goes off. During the day, there is no issue with ...
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5answers
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Are there benefits to using an oversized oil filter?

This is one of those myths that doesn't go away. Many vehicles can accept larger oil filters, which provides more filtration media and higher oil capacities. Are their any tangible performance ...
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1answer
25 views

Battery dash light comes on when starting car then disappears while driving

2002 Honda Civic EX here. When I start my car, my battery dash light has been staying on usually until I get onto the highway, then it will turn off. If I hit a stop sign or red light, then it'll ...
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I have an issue with Stepping on gas and no increase in speed

It only happens rarely.. but sometimes when stepping down the gas it would suddenly max out the speed gauge, and you hear the very loud engine noise as if i stepped down the gas all the way, but what ...
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How far can you drive with an empty radiator?

The radiator on my Peugeot 106 has started leaking very badly and need replacing. I don't have time to fix it at the moment, so I'm taking it to a garage. How far can I drive it without damaging the ...
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5answers
663 views

Adding a additional battery to car

I have purchased a brand new Toyota Innova. I need to install a a mac mini, 2 laptops and make this car a mobile office. I need to know if I can install another car battery in parallel, and will ...
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1answer
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Accidentally put regular PS fluid instead of DEXRON-III

Vehicle: Toyota Tacoma 2007 V6 4WD 4L I accidentally (ignorantly) put regular power steering fluid in the reservoir after needing to take the pump out but I took it out again and drained the ...
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polo 2012 - driver door won't unlock with key but will lock

I'm having an issue with my polo, the lock on the drivers door won't unlock but will lock once it's been unlocked via the passenger door using the same key. The key just spins infinately. It used to ...
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1answer
42 views

Lugging the Engine (Manual Transmission)

So...lugging the engine obviously isn't something that is good. But why? For example when you feather a clutch to get the car moving, it lugs for a quick moment when you hit the catch point (When ...
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2answers
43 views

Noise and vibrations in car (VW GTI 2011)

I have been having lots of noise and vibrations at high speed. I took to the dealer (VW) and was told it was because of flat spots on my tires. Its a front wheel drive. My threads are in pretty good ...
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2answers
493 views

Upgrade to HID lights in a Jeep Wrangler

I would like to upgrade to HID lights in my 2008 Jeep Wrangler. The stock lights aren't bright at all. My question is, since this would be an aftermarket upgrade, what am I looking at here? Is it ...
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2answers
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How to remove rust from gas tank?

I have heard of a couple methods for removing rust from rattling a chain/sand/rocks with diesel fuel in the tank to doing an acid treatment. Is this something I should attempt to do, pay for a ...
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2answers
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Brakes locking up when backing up

I have a 2002 Kia Sportage that was being driven only once a week or so for a couple of months, then it sat for a whole month without being driven. The dashboard brake light had been coming on ...
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1answer
358 views

Why does RPM jump between 1000 and 2000 at standstill (2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK 200 K)?

My car has a kind of a rough idle and it's like it gives a bit of gas, meter goes between 1000 and 2000 rpm at standstill. Same if I shift up to 1 or 2nd gear. If I then take it for a drive, car jerks ...
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5answers
842 views

Why can some cars go through water while others can't?

Why can some cars (mostly old Russian cars on YouTube) seemingly go through water while others can't? I'm talking about situations when the water level is at half the height of the car, so the engine ...
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2answers
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15k mile oil filter

I have been using M1 in my jeep since I bought it with 22k miles on it. I now have 31k and i am thinking about getting M1 Extended Performance which is supposed to last 15k miles between oil changes. ...
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My car's coolant temperature reaches almost 100 C / 212 F in a fast pace

Today, after a very hot day, I saw that my coolant was almost reaching 100C/212, I pulled over, stopped and took a look over the hood. The very little water that remained in the coolant tank was all ...
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2answers
94 views

Can I use shocks for a 4 inch lift with a 2.5 inch lift?

I'm going to lift my Jeep wrangler and I would really like to use fox racing shocks which are for 4 inch lift kits, but I really don't need a 4 inch lift and they cost a whole lot. Would it work to ...
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1answer
28 views

Are some drill bits better for mechanical (metal) work than others?

I am looking to buy a set of high quality metal drill bits. Usually, drill bits out there on the market are not classified for metal vs. wood and other softer materials. Are some drill bits better ...
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1answer
70 views

Must I Replace All 4 Tires on an All Wheel Drive (AWD) Subarau, when only 1 is damaged?

I have a 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Wagon. I just destroyed the passenger-side rear tire. The tires have approx. 6/32" tread remaining, per an informal measurement with a coin (I used this guideline ...
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1answer
33 views

Is it necessary to bleed brakes if the system is never opened?

Just wondering if there is a point to bleeding the brakes if the system is never opened, since it's effectively a closed system. For example, does the chemical change should the fluid reach boiling ...
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2answers
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OMVL LPG gas injector lifetime

My vehicle has LPG as alternative fuel. It have OMVL REG injectors without temp sensors. It has already ~ 60000 km (In picture you can see, that one injector not used; 3 from left). Check engine ...
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1answer
22 views

How are the engines of street cars different from trucks and performance cars?

Consider three cars. All three cars have different engines, but all engines are 3 lit. V6s. The engine in first car is made for great gas mileage. The engine in second car is made to be able to tow ...
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1answer
67 views

What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008?

What does the green dashboard symbol mean on a Toyota vios 2008? When you start the car, this symbol is lighted. After 5 minutes it goes off. I'm guessing this indicates that the engine is still cool ...
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0answers
23 views

Changing the exhaust on a motorbike

I have a Yamaha XJ6 from 2012 and I would like to change the exhaust. But I have a choice. Do I change only the muffler or the whole "line"? Other than cost what are the pros and cons of changing ...
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3answers
13k views

Sloshing Sound Under Dash

I have a 2011 Suzuki SX4 Crossover AWD with MT. Sometimes when I start it up, begin moving forward, or quickly decelerate I can hear what sounds like water (or some other liquid) moving from one ...
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1answer
147 views

Honda Odyssey engine cut out

I have a 1997 Honda Odyssey automatic, it stopped running in the middle of the road and when I tried starting it again it made a loud whining sound, then I turned the key off and tried again and it ...
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6answers
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Couldn't start my Volvo due to Key Error. Called assistance and he fixed it by hitting the key with a screwdriver. What could be the error?

My Volvo S40 (06) would not start when I turned the ignition key. I got a message that was somewhat like "Key Error, please try again". I tried with both my keys so it wasn't the key itself. I think I ...

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