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(Video) Very Loud Hissing/Spraying Noise, Transmission?

Ok, very weird situation: 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Loud hissing sound coming out of front passenger wheel well when accelerating. Here is a video: https://youtu.be/tiSFdoniRm0 I have put it in park ...
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Mazda 323 2003 astina radiator fan not working

Having problem with the cooling fan, when car start fan won't turn on. I been researching online, people have suggested replacing the coolant temperature sensor and some suggest the temp gauge sensor ...
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Dash Lights and Headlight Angle Adjust Stop Working

I have a 99 Nissan Almera on which the horn was replaced a few days ago and I just noticed that the dashboard lights and the headlight angle adjuster are no long working. A more powerful aftermarket ...
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ECU pinout for my car

I own a 95 Vento GL (Jetta for the american market), with an 1.8 8v, 90hp ADD model engine. The ECU for this model is marked with part number 037 906 021A. I have checked with VAG-COM software and it ...
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2006 Honda Odyssey: input radio security code with broken buttons?

Within the last year the '1' and '4' preset buttons on my radio stopped working - at first you could play around with them & moosh them a little harder and they sometimes worked, but now they seem ...
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'08 Impala Front power locks only work every few minutes

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS with approximately 80,000 miles. Starting today (which is very hot for our area edit: and I just discovered my coolant tank lid was open and most of my coolant had ...
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1999 Eurovan fumes in cabin

I am smelling fumes inside the cabin of my 1999 Eurovan, enough to cause headaches and make me feel sick. It has happened before and seems to happen when the car has been working hard, AC has been ...
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DIY carbon-fiber parts layup

I'm gathering the necessary equipment to start my next little hobby project building my own fairings. I got about 5 yards of carbon-fiber/Kevlar and another 5 yards of fiberglass, 10ft of 3' carbon ...
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1998 Ford E150 Van - Implementing Power Doors and Windows

I put different doors on my ford van that have power windows and locks. My van was not equipped with these features originally. How do I get power to the doors in order to make the windows and ...
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Excursion SuperDuty Cannot Calibrate Speedometer

I have an 02 Excursion Limited Diesel and cannot get the speedometer calibrated. I purchased the vehicle with 35" tires (original equipment is 32") The tires were about 75% worn and the speedometer ...
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Replacing the power steering hose(s)

On my 92 Ford Explorer I have a terrible power steering fluid leak. If someone turns the whee all the way left or right RIGHT before it hits the turn lock, fluid starts squirting out of one of the ...
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04 Tahoe “Engine Coolant Hot” message

I am out of town with my Tahoe and getting the message "Engine Coolant Hot" on my dash message system. When it pops up I notice that the temp gauge goes up almost to the red line. Also the air ...
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Be van with problem at higher altitudes

2000 euro van engine shuts off when reaching altitude of 9000 feet in mountains. After standing for 20 minutes, it starts. This happened twice but ran well when not in the mountains. Similar to cars ...
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Brake fluid leak after recent brake line replacement

I have a 2001 Mazda 626 which had its brake service light come on some time back, and the brakes became spongy and ceased functioning properly. I took it to my mechanic and he replaced the brake ...
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Can a “handy” person remove and replace the rear spoiler on a 2004 Toyota 4runner

I have to have the rear spoiler (above the rear hatch back window) replaced. Apparently two of the three tabs are broken. The dealer wants $$$ to do this. Can a handy person remove and replace that ...
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How to test timing chain/belt assemby before sealing engine closed?

I had to take my timing chains (one master and two connecting each V6 sides' double cams) off on my 2007 V6 Tacoma to reach to replace my head gaskets. While I do have relatively specific ...
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Outside of a total repaint, can anything be done about clearcoat rot?

One of my vehicles is exhibiting an increasing amount of what looks to be like clearcoat failure. Its that white patches or areas on the exterior that seems to multiply like a virus. Outside of a ...
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ESP warning light on

Audi A3 8PA 2005my 1.9tdi Esp warning light is on and diagnosis with VCDS shows fault :- 00493-ESP-Sensor unit (G419): No signal/Communication No other warning lights are showing. I have tried ...
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Can't get my riding mower to start, Craftsman LT1000

Ok, so here's the full timeline on what's happened. About a week or 2 ago I got a mower from a guy I know who wasn't using it. It's an 18HP Craftsman LT1000. The only issue he told me about is that ...
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Pre-purchace Testing with a Vacuum Gauge

I'd like to use a vacuum gauge to test older, high mileage vehicles I'm thinking of purchasing. I figure I'll probably be limited to this, checking with a multi-meter, a balance test and whatever I ...
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How to wire an ignition switch for boat throttle controller

I have an old Bass Tracker boat. They no longer make the throttle controller for the boat, but I need to replace the ignition switch (which is in the throttle controller). I looked online and this ...
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Rear wheel wobble

I recently took my '12 Yamaha R6 completely apart when I repainted it. When I put it back together I didn't realize but I'd forgotten a washer on the swingarm axle which was causing some movement of ...
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Long brake pedal travel after replacing pads

I recently installed new brake pads. They haven't been bedded in yet and I don't intend to use them for daily driving. The pressure feedback from my brake pedal progressively increases as I apply ...
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Fuel line leak - can't separate disconnect

('04 Cavalier) I have a leak in the (steel) fuel return line, just where it mates with the plastic line from the tank. I have released the latch on the 'quick' disconnect, and, with effort, I can ...
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Mitsubishi L200 MK4 2003 right back passenger window wont go down

I have recently got an old Mitsubishi l200 mk4 that I am restoring back to its former glory. The back right passenger window won't go down. I have taken off the panel and I can see the motor working ...
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AC suddenly stopped working?

After few hours driving in town with a lot of traffic my AC was working fine, keeping low temperature inside. Then I had to stop the engine for few minutes and when I turned it on, although the AC ...
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Engine on BMW G650GS 2011 does not start when it's hot

I have a rather strange problem with my BMW G650GS. In the morning, when the engine is cold, it starts fine with a single crank. There is no problem with riding, the engine works fine and never ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a Pozidriv screwdriver on a Phillips head?

Most DIY-ers will have experienced the frustration of self-inflicted screw damage due to the use of the wrong screwdriver type (or size, but let's keep that factor out of this particular question). ...
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Kia Rio Overheating

I have a 2012 Kia Rio and lately it has been showing signs the car is overheating. When I switch off the car and switch it on again it runs fine. I find this very confusing because it does it maybe ...
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MG ZS 180 - overheating clutch

So I got a new (well 2004) MG SZ 180 the other day and it turns out there is a small issue with it. After using the clutch in stop/start traffic, changing gear gets harder and harder until I end up ...
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Battery Cable Replacement 1987 Chrysler 5th Avenue

The negative battery cable on my 1987 Chrysler 5th Avenue is two-wire and very old and brittle. The 4 ga cable connects to alternator; smaller lead to frame of car. Both are about 20 inches in ...
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2007 Suzuki Forenza motor

I took my 2007 Suzuki Forenza in for regular maintenance to replace timing belt, nothing was wrong with it. I was just following suggested time to change. They changed it and the water pump, but put ...
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While driving, my handbrake gets automatically engaged (maybe)

I own a Hyundai Accent. I drove it for around 800kms yesterday. All was fine until I was close to my house. I heard a noise coming from the rear wheel as if the wheel was stuck. After a while, ...
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Performing a Cylinder Power Balance Test

In the course of trying to diagnose a hot weather rough idle / stalling problem ( which doesn't occur in winter weather ) on my 97 Mazda 323 I performed a cylinder power balance test eye balling the ...
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1997 Ford Expedition Intermittent Hot/Cold Air

I have a 1997 Ford Expedition with a seemingly random Hot/Cold air swapping issue. In the winter, when I turned on the heat, it would randomly alternate between blowing freezing cold air from outside, ...
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1997 1.8t Audi Quattro - using coolant

I have an issue with my 97 1.8T Quattro using coolant. I've checked for external leaks and can't find any. The engine oil is still clean. Has anybody had this issue before? Is it possible for it ...
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Bypass power steering pump?

Has anyone successfully deleted lines or looped high pressure side back into power steering pump to starve leaking rack and pinion while lubing pump spindle? Thank you in advance.
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Honda XR650l first ride after winterization

Before winter I had the oil changed, filled the gas tank and added the recommended amount of Sta-bil fuel stabilizer. Then rode around for about ten minutes then switched the petcock to off and ran ...
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Are More Recent API Oils always “Better”?

The API ( American Petroleum Institute ) provides certifications for engine oil. Such certifications range from SA for 1930's era vehicles up to the current standard SN. The above linked document ...
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2.2 ecotec on 2008 Cobalt - Timing chain tensioner will not come out of head

Asked this on a message board, no luck. Got an odd one for you here. My mom's Cobalt started having the notorious ticking around 100k. Went and installed a new timing chain tensioner. I misread the ...
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Typical voltage drop when air con, radio, lights, etc. in use

Imagine the engine/alternator are running and the battery voltage is 14V. If I now turn on the air conditioner, radio, headlights, seat warmer, cigarette lighter, should I now expect the voltage to ...
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Out of round wheel?

I have a '99 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS that has a terrible vibration problem that occurs at all speeds, with it being very bad on the highway. During turns, it gets worse then better, as if both front ...
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Media center or bluetooth extension/kit for 2007 Honda Accord?

I am thinking about getting bluetooth kit for my friend's 2007 Honda Accord. She has the 6 CD changer with heating/ac control unit. But no Auxilary input, bluetooth, or navigation. Are there any OEM ...
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How do you replace the cupholders in a late 90's (1999) model Toyota Corolla?

The cupholder mechanism in my 1999 Toyota Corolla broke on the bottom and on the sidebar and they need to be replaced. How would I go about doing that? I assume the center console has to be taken ...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra disable keyless entry

I would like to fully disable keyless entry (and the alarm too) and use only keys. Is it sufficient to unplug all the cables from ETAC MODULE (ELANTRA ETAC MODULE 95400-2D510) behind the dashboard? ...
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Hooking up daytime running lights on my vehicle using relays

I am looking to run my 2006 Honda Ridgeline's daytime running lights on 50% power, or close to it, on the accessory wire. When I turn my park lights, head lights, or brights on, I would like them to ...
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Check Engine light comes on every time I return from Griffith obs

Honda Civic Hybrid 2004. Check Engine light comes on every time I return from Griffith Obs. Every month I have an evening meeting. I park facing downhill, so when I go home I turn on the car and ...
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Sand on road cutting grooves in brake rotors

I know someone who has to drive on a sandy road or dirt road everyday. She drives a van 2015 and has factory rims with 4 cut outs in the rims for air flow i guess. It was factory made that way. She ...
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Will not run after dieing while driving

My 2004 Chevrolet Malibu just died while driving and won't start back up. It acts like there's no fire. I put in new plugs, new coil pack, and new control module on top of the coil pack, but it still ...
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Signs of a bad transmission?

I have a 2004 Subaru Legacy L Sedan Automatic. I've been starting to notice in the past few months that the transmission is shifting strange, typically either when the car first starts up, or has been ...

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