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Identifying specs of speaker from Chrysler Concorde

The speaker in the driver's side door of a Chrysler Concorde went bad. I removed the speaker and would like to replace only the one speaker. What specs should I be looking for? Here are pictures of ...
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Effects of driving through deep water WITHOUT hydrolocking (car still bogged down and died)

So, yesterday we had very heavy rains, and unfortunately I was driving in an unfamiliar area of town. I drove through high water, which caused my car to sputter and so I turned around. The car behaved ...
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1995 Geo Tracker - Shifting Issues

I just put in transmission fluid and replaced the clutch cable. I've re-adjusted it (not that I have much if a clue on what I'm doing). It did good for a few days then I had a problem with 2nd gear ...
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Trim repair on a 2003 Ford Focus

The door trim on the drivers side door of my 2003 Ford Focus has come loose at the front: I'm guessing that a proper repair would require the interior door panel to be removed, and this seems like ...
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What causes my Mustang to buck when I let off the gas at a high RPM?

I have a 2007 Mustang GT, 4.6L V8 with a 5-speed manual transmission. This is the car I learned how to drive stick on, and the only other car I've ever driven with a manual is a 1963 pick-up truck... ...
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Torque curve on modern turbo-charged petrol engines

How can modern turbo-charged petrol engines have such constant torque plateaus over a broad rpm range. Does the mathematical relationship between torque and power still hold here? This looks totally ...
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Jeep JK Clutch vs Slave Cylinder

I have two different opinions on whether a clutch should be replaced when a slave cylinder fails: It WILL coat the clutch plate and will wear the clutch plate. The clutch plate MUST be replaced. ...
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Why does the power output peak and then drop as engine speed increases?

I have been looking at the power bands for my car (2000 Opel Agila 1.2) recently, as I want to work out when it is best to change gear and stuff, as I have no life! This is the approximate graph I ...
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Strange sound started all of a sudden from front part of the car

Today morning when I was in my car on the way to my office, I heard some unknown sound started all of a sudden, it sounds like thud thud thud. I think its from right part of the car under the bonnet. ...
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Do I have to change the chaincase lubricant when adjusting the clutch during routine maintenance? 2015 HD Road King

I am completely new to motorcycle maintenance, but need to adjust my clutch. I have watched a demonstration video for a similar model (I think) - but couldn't find an exact match. Since I will be ...
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Smokey A/C from 07 Toyota Camry XLE

A while back my wife mentioned that smoke was coming from the front vents after a bit of driving with the A/C on. This does not happen regularly and the Freeon levels do not change. The other day, I ...
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Early rotor warping on newer 11 Lexus GS350

I can't at all explain why this happened, but my 11 Lexus GS350 warped front rotors and all I ever do is keep the car in gear and use the engine to slow down. There is even a Standard Simulation mode ...
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My 2009 Pontiac Vibe makes a screeching noise at startup but stops after it starts up

The screeching noise has been going on for about 4 months. It stops after it has started and does not make the sound again until it has set all day of over night
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Why do hybrids still use mechanical transmission?

One of the comments on this question reminded me of something I've been wondering for a while. Given that engines get the best efficiency at peak torque, why do most hybrid cars still use a mechanical ...
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Is there a source assessing repairability of motorbikes and cars?

For phones you can find ratings based on ease and cost of repairability (assuming you do everything yourself). Is there such a source for choosing a motorbike or car that you want to maintain yourself ...
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Scratch front bumper white car

I have scratched my car tonight reversing in the garage, when I turned the wheel I scratched the front to a concrete column. My car is a Subaru Impreza Wagon 2007, white This is a link to a photo. ...
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minus jerk when i release throttle

When I release the force on throttle pedal as gearbox is ingaged (for example in 40 km/h with second gear) the speed decreases with the higher rate than normal rate. what reason could there be?
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If there is a vacuum leak, after you shut off engine, there should be no assisted braking immediately

Is this true or false? Without vacuum leak, the first few times you pump the brake, you can still get some of the vacuum assisted braking. I'm trying to diagnose suspected vacuum leak in this case.
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Checking a fuel pressure regulator that is out of the car

I happen to have a fuel pressure regulator of a petrol car lying around left by the previous owner and suspect that it might be still good, since the previous owner was just changing parts randomly ...
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2answers
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Mileage varies by driving at different speeds

I drive my car a lot. I do lot of experiments with speeds while driving. Following are my observations: Driving at 60 - 70 km/h gives maximum mileage Driving at 70 - 90 km/h gives good mileage ...
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1answer
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VW Golf 2001 Mk4 Diesel ASR Engine Problem

I've spent a crazy amount of money on my car lately and I still have the same problem. I've replaced the: Catalyst Converter Radiator Starter Motor EGR Valve Track Rod ends & Wheel Bearings ...
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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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Should starter pinion be greased?

When replacing a starter (or reinstalling the old one), should the pinion that that powers the flywheel (is that actually the flywheel?) be greased or not?
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Mustang 95 hand brake and abs problem lights on

(Sorry for my lack of mechanical English experience) I just bought a 95 Mustang. When I made my first test drive all was well, except a problem with my disc brake (they aren't even) but this doesn't ...
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1answer
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Do I need to paint my bumper?

I am replacing a rear bumper cover on my 2004 Subaru Impreza, and the cheapest deal I can find is a brand new, unpainted unit. My question is whether it is important to paint it, they way it would be ...
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Remove Transmission Oil Pan Stuck Bolt

I'm still in the process of changing my 2009 Nissan Sentra CVT fluid. But now I'm stuck, well, me and the pan bolt are stuck. I tried the combination wrench but couldn't get enough leverage. Took the ...
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2000 Chevrolet Silverado - Clicking Noise From Front Differential

I have recently noticed a clicking noise from the front differential on my 2000 Chevrolet Silverado when traveling at low speeds (under 10 MPH, but I'm sure it's always there, but it's too fast/too ...
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Car body cleaning is a tedious job

I live in part of the world where dust is a very serious issue. I get my car washed and can find lot of dust on body within hours. Is there any easy and cheap method to clean car body?
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2011 Chevy Traverse alternator problems

Have a 2011 Chevy traverse. Went to Orielys had alternator tested said voltage regulator failure. Had the alternator changed out. Still showing at a different Orielys regulator failure. Just ...
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What causes the engine idle fuse to blow when I turn the a/c on?

Vehicle: 2005 Ford Taurus SE The Engine idle fuse blows out when I turn a/c system on. What could be the problem?
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JLO Rockwell 2F600

I have an old hovercraft that uses a small aircraft engine in the front to power both the lift and forward propulsion. I was hoping to find any kind of manual or literature on the engine itself. The ...
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1answer
37 views

Dust in gasoline

I noticed some dust in the funnel when I filled my car's tank in a an emergency. Is this dust harmful to the engine? Will the fuel filter remove it?
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1answer
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On start up car shakes, steering and braking are very HARD on 2006 Nissan Maxima

Very hot outside. Started car with a/c already on full blast (factor?). Car started shaking, put it in reverse to backup and steering wheel VERY hard to turn and brakes VERY hard to apply. Turned a/c ...
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1answer
27 views

Paint black bumper in white

Can I buy a black used bumper and paint it in white by a dealer for my white car? Or do I only have to buy a white bumper or plain (without paint) original for further painting?
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1answer
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2003 Yukon 5.3 with 278,000

At 70 mph and about 2000 rpm, I have noticed that when i lightly press on the accelerator, the rpm will rise but speed will not increase. i press a little harder and the rpm will come back down to ...
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Oil Pressure Sensor Leak

I have a 99 Nissan Almera w/ GA16DE engine and there is a small oil leak from the oil pressure sensor and also from the oil pan gasket it seems. They both seem to be just a few drops here and there, ...
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1answer
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Consequences of cracked metal bumper

I recently rear-ended another car at about 15mph in my 1992 Saturn SL2. There is some minor damage that I repaired easily: broken plastic on the horn, non-functioning light, cracks in plastic bumper, ...
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1answer
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Valve reassembly

After cleaning my valves and the ports, I am about ready to put them back in together. I have two simple questions: Should I clean the inside of valve guides with a pipe cleaner, that looks like a ...
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1answer
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What is the proper term for this hose line from the fuel tank?

I have a 1991 Jaguar XJ6 4.0, and my question is what is the name of this line coming from the fuel tank. There's 2 lines and they're stripped, and I can't seem to find them anywhere. This is the ...
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1answer
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High Beams work, Low beams don't, But . .

So I have a 1986 Lincoln Continental. The issue is that for a while my low beams worked. Then one of my low beams went out, about a week later my other low beam stopped working. Now here is the ...
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Replacing Starter Relay on Honda Accord 2003

In having this issue, I am trying to figure out how to find and replace my starter relay in a Honda Accord 2003. Where is the starter relay? How can it be replaced?
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Play in the steering wheel when driving slowly over a bump in a turn

When I drive slowly in a turn, and especially while parking, I often feel a subtle but noticeable bump through the wheel, like there is play in some component connecting the steering wheel to the ...
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2answers
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Why does my front wheel rotor is heating up more than rear one?

I had been facing high fuel consumption lately. To my surprise I discovered that my front wheel free rotation seems bit restrictive to my rear one even when rear wheel drags chain and two sprockets ...
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1answer
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how does rack and pinion manage to move each wheel alone

Ok I underatand how rack and pinion steering works but in order for it to prevent slippery in wheels the inner rotating wheel has to follow a different path with a different angle than the other one, ...
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how a clutch works

I understand how a clutch can separate the flywheel from the clutch disk so that power is disconnected from the engine but how when that happens, the input shaft (along with the countershaft) stops ...
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RPM dropped and check engine light came on

I have a 2005 Nissan Murano. I was driving down the road the other day and the car lurched and I noticed the rpm dropped. The idling speed used to be at or above 1000, now its between 500 and 750. the ...
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2answers
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How critical is a Serpentine belt replacement and is it worth $400

My mechanic says my serpentine belt and tensioner need to be replaced and quoted me $400 for the work. I have a 2004 Pontiac Vibe that might be nearing it's retirement time and am skeptical about ...
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1answer
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Do A/C Hoses Go Bad in Other Ways than Leaking?

I want to do a "complete" overhaul of my A/C system and am pricing parts. I will be dropping a good amount of money on the parts and want to protect my investment. If my hoses aren't leaking (not ...
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1answer
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Honda Civic 2014 EX Block Heater

I have a 2014 Honda Civic Ex Sedan. The dealer installed a block engine heater before the last winter. When they finished the installation, I had 2 cables like these: These cables were going out ...
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i'm experiencing an engine miss or hestitation

I have a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, 6 cylinder, 130k miles. Recently I've noticed a 'miss" or slight hesitation in the operation of the engine. I notice it usually first thing when I start it in the ...

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