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Automatic Transmission: Best practice when waiting at the red light - N or D?

My main concern is the longevity of the engine and transmission. I see conflicting view points on the internet. Some say changing from D to N and back constantly will cause extra wear on the ...
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Clunking noise disappears when weather is cold?

On my '02 Mazda Protege5, I hear a clunking noise on the front, driver side wheel area. I am lead to believe that it is a Control Arm Bushing. Anyway, it was really bad this past summer and ...
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Does my Vauxhall Meriva need XL tyres?

I've got a Vauxhall Meriva B (2011) 1.7 Diesel auto, and it needs new front tyres. Currently it's got 205/55R16 94V Michelin Energy Savers on it. I've been looking at some tyre sites (eg, black ...
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Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) valve broken

The tire inflating valve was broken in the middle, Do I have to replace the whole TPMS part or just have to replace the valve, since I do not think my tire pressure sensor has problem. My car is a ...
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When pouring in anti-freeze why does choking the hose allow it flow better

Just wondering what exactly is going on there. When I pour in antifreeze and choke the the hose the antifreeze flows a lot better through. Any idea why this is? Thanks
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Is it possible to upgrade Nissan Connect firmware?

I've a new Nissan Note Acenta. With my VIN, I can deduce that it was produced on 2014 in the UK. It has a Nissan Connect system (without camera, so no Around View Monitor, Safety Shield system, ...
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Winter Tire Downsize

I have 14 Ford Fusion SE, 2.0 w/ 235/45R18. I want to downsize for winter to 17". I understand the rule of thumb is to stay as close to the OEM diameter as to minimize difference with speedometer, ...
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Vehicle nearing end of life?

Today, my car started overheating (was running perfectly fine for the past month, seemingly) so I checked the coolant and noticed it was practically empty. I brought it to a mechanic, who said that ...
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What is a TACH LEAD?

What is a TACH LEAD on this picture?
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Having difficulty starting car in the morning/first start after a while

I've got a pretty old car (Nissan Pulsar J1J 1991 auto, 203K kms on odometer) and it drives pretty well - I'm using in on a roadtrip across New Zealand and have taken it on pretty mountainous terrain ...
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Car diesels after shutoff

I have a 2001 Nissan Altima and when I turn off the engine, you can literally hear the engine stuttering out. Before, you turned off the motor and it stopped silently. Now it goes plup, pluuup, ...
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Honda ST1100 instability problems

I've had some issues with my 1991 Honda ST1100 that I, nor my mechanic, can't seem to figure out. It started with some kind of bang, probably because of a hole in the road. Then, whenever I had to ...
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Tail lights not working

I have a 2012 ford fusion. Here's the thing, I was in a minor accident and broke my front bumper. The accident ripped off my right fog light in the process. There are some wires exposed, but not sure ...
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How to replace the ignition switch in a 1988 Ford Econovan maxi?

Could you please give instructions to replace the ignition switch in a 1988 Ford Econovan, including diagram(s).
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How do the power locks work in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

I'm trying to figure out why the power lock is not working in one of the doors of a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, unfortunately I don't really understand how the power lock system works. There are two ...
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How to fix P1167 in a 2001 Honda Accord, with a F23A4 engine

I used to have both P1166 and P1167 error codes on my 2001 Honda Accord (F23A4 engine). I fixed the P1166 by replacing the O2 sensor. For about a day, everything looked wonderful (i.e. no check ...
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GSXR 1000 K5 turns off on hot days

My name is Joel from Sydney and I'm trying to diagnose a strange problem on my bike. Apologies if this is the wrong forum to be asking this question I'm new to this forum. Bike: GSXR K5 1000 Mods: ...
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Battery isolator hook up instructions

2003 Ford Focus Hatchback - Can I mount my battery isolator to my back seat inside the car? If not, where is the best place to put it if no room under hood?
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Where is the coolant fan relay on a 2001 Monte Carlo SS

My check engine light is on. Shop failed the car for NY state inspection. Says I have a bad coolant fan relay. Where would this relay be located?
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toyota matrix horn not working

I have a 2004 Toyota Matrix. The horn stopped working recently. I have checked the fuses, and they are fine (there are two for the horn). When I press the horn, I hear a little clicking sound ...
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1994 Mazda 323 turns over vigorously but won't start

I recently had my car's fuel pump and battery replaced when I was experiencing very similar symptoms. Car turns over strongly but does not start. I'm wondering if this could be due to poorly done work ...
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Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars [closed]

A normal average European car has a engine with less than a 2.0 liter engine which consumes 1 litre of fuel in 18-22 km. A normal average American car has a engine at least a 2.5 liter engine and ...
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Driving for about a kilometer with very low tire pressure

I only drive during the weekends, so most of the time my car is always in the garage. I have not been able to buy myself an air compressor, so what I do is I always have my tires check at my local gas ...
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2007 Honda Civic Will Not Start Unless Steering Wheel Is Turned To The Left

MY 2007 Honda Civic won't start unless I pull very hard on the steering wheel to the left. It will try to turn over but nothing happens until the wheel is turned.
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does changing tires void warranty for a new car?

I wanna change my tires for snow tires. I don't want to buy them at my dealer but at Costco. Can that void my Honda warranty ?
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Charging batteries thru cigarette lighter

The answer to this may be so obvious that I'm almost too embarrassed to ask; however, here goes: I have a high-end battery charger for my car which charges through the cigarette lighter receptacle. I ...
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''Tire air leaking sound''

I have yamaha SZR bike. It is making weird sound lately. It is making ''tyre air leak sound'' but it is not certainly from the tire. It makes sound after 20-30 minutes interval. Im far from service ...
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Right head light in 98 honda accord fuses out regularly

I have changed the headlights on the 98 Honda accord 3 times already and the right one constantly fuses out. How do I start diagnosing the issue?
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Vibration remains while braking even after machining rotors

Had a vibration in brakes took it back three times for this vibration. They eventually turned my rotors. It's still doing it, just not as bad and only when going down mountains. Van has only 20k miles ...
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My 2003 Nissan Altima makes noise

My 2003 Nissan Altima makes noise. It seems to me like there is something touches to a running fan. The noise starts as soon as I start driving and after 10-15 km the noise disappears. I know I need ...
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quiet audio in car

I have a 2005 Pontiac grand prix with the monsoon sound system. I replaced my factory stereo because I wanted one with at least an auxiliary cord. My radio wasn't all that loud beforehand. I replaced ...
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Is an 50 ft/lb air wrench (not impact wrench) strong enough to remove brake assemblies

I can't get an impact wrench in there. Any idea if a standard 3/8" 50 ft/lb air wrench will be strong enough to remove the fasteners needing to be removed to replace the brake pads and disk ? Could ...
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Do jump starts with a place for full-size car battery exist?

I have an old battery left from the old car and I need a jump starter kit. It seems all jump starters have integrated motorcycle battery inside. I curious whether jump starters with a place for a car ...
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Motorcycle stalls shortly after starting

I have a BMW 2008 F 800 st and the oil looks watery. It stops pretty frequently after riding it around the block. When it stalls, after some hesitation, it will start again. I need an unbiased answer ...
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Truck starts but dies shortly after

I tipped my truck on the passenger side a month ago. After the fire department tipped it back over I started it and parked it back on the road. I now can start it but then it turns off a second later. ...
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Battery dead on 2012 Honda Civic

I have a 2012 Honda Civic. This morning the battery was dead. I had it jumped and it came on. I took it to AutoZone to have the battery checked; they couldn't check it because the machine said turn ...
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Volvo 240 Low Beams go OUT

I have replaced the headlight On/Off switch, the turn signal high-low switch, the headlight relay and the step relay (high-low relay). Cleaned the grounds on the headlights and those on the left ...
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Best way to clean injectors that are free from the engine block?

I'm replacing the O-rings on my injectors (Mk1 Golf - K-Jet mechanical injection) and so will have them free from the engine block. I thought I should clean them at the same time. Is there some ...
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Vibrating sound and shaking when turning the wheel after changing timing belt?

On Monday I went to the mechanic to replace a ripped timing belt (red arrow in the picture). He also replaced some wheelie that was damaged. He told me that green circled box in the picture was the ...
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Why limit spare tire/donut mileage?

Why do manufacturers put warning on their spare tire/donuts? Its usually something along the lines of "Do not drive more that 50 miles." I have definitely far exceeded 50 miles on a donut. Not to ...
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Engine Vibration When Car is Stopped in Drive

In my 1992 Toyota Corolla Wagon, I get a vibration when the car is stopped and in drive. (It's an automatic). When I put it in park, the vibration goes away. When the car starts moving, the ...
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Can faulty O2 sensor cause omission check engine light?

I have had a check engine on a 2001 Subaru Legacy for some time now. Went to mechanic to fix few other things and he told me the oxygen sensor and catalytic converter needs to be replaced. The ...
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Honda Accord 2005 Headlight relay location

Side and full beam working fine, but not dipped headlights. Checked all fuses - ok. I looked at the cover of the fuse box above (pic below). Honda Accord 2005 under-bonnet fuse box Lid Which covers ...
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Mazda Lantis 323 1997: OBDI or OBDII?

I'm still trying to figure out if my 1997 Mazda Lantis 323 GLX 1.8L DHOC Manual is OBD 1 or 2. It's supposedly similar to the Protege of the same year and it says on autozone: In order to ...
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Understand the tyre measurement of my CBF Stunner 2009 model

MRF - 2 Wheeler Tyres - Nylogrip ZRY - 130/90 R15 (66P) What I can get out of this measurement is: MRF - tyre manufacturer company 2 Wheeler Tyres - type of vehicle tyre will get install to Nylogrip ...
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How do I aim the headlights of a '95 Geo Prizm?

Two years ago, my grandfather gave us his old '95 Prizm when he bought a new car. A few weeks ago, I decided that the old headlight bulbs were too dim and I replaced them with new ones. The light ...
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What are the reasons to mix oil & coolant?

Frontal impact vehicle is there fan motor touches the oil cooler,oil cooler slight impact is there, in coolant tank oil and coolant mixed, what are the reasons to mix the coolant and oil in this ...
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Mixing DOT 4 with DOT 4 synthetic

I couldn't see an existing question about this but please link to it if you know of one ... I should point out I'm English and the products described are bought in the UK, in case it makes a ...
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Stripped exhaust bolt

I got an exhaust I was putting on my car (2013 wrx) and had to disconnect the exhaust after the midpipe. The bolts were rusted so I pb blasted them, and then got one set of bolts off. When I went to ...
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1999 Grand Prix Issues

I bought this car used 3 yrs ago. Previous owners spun bearings in motor and replaced with 03. I had numerous issues with the cooling system and overheating since I purchased. I replaced water pump, ...

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