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Car door unlocks and motor can be started via remote when I don't want it to. How do I prevent this?

A friend of mine purchased a new vehicle. Unlike vehicles in the past, this vehicle does not require you to insert a key to open the doors or run the car. The key merely must be within a couple feet ...
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What are the implications of driving through flood water when I have a high air intake?

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 Petrol, has a high air intake. Here is the approximate location of it: [ Here is the engine bay, showing the air intake on the left. Is the height of the bottom of the ...
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1answer
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Cracked & frayed wire everywhere!

I have an 84 Ranger with a 2.8L V6. This car seems to have a fair amount of electrical issues, but mostly really minor. I noticed that A LOT of the wiring harness is cracked or frayed, just because ...
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1answer
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What are some signs my transmission is having problems?

I have a 2004 Honda Accord sedan, automatic transmission with about 180k. I wanted to get a second opinion on what I'm observing to see if there's a problem (which I think might be starting) or if ...
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1answer
32 views

Why do LED running lights turn off while the turn signal is blinking?

I've noticed in several new vehicles the following scenario: Vehicle is traveling with LED day-time running lights around/adjacent to the headlights Vehicle activates turn signal indicator Vehicle ...
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2000 Toyota Celica GT stalls with acceleration few minutes after starting

I have a 2000 Toyota Celica with about 180k miles. When my car has been off for a few hours and I try to start it up, if I try to press on the gas (either in drive, reverse, or park) within a few ...
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Do valve cover gaskets need to be replaced every time you reopen the valve cover?

About two weeks ago, I replaced my cork/rubber valve cover gaskets on my 84 2.8L V6 Ranger since the old ones were leaking pretty badly. I forgot to adjust the valves when I did the gaskets, and now ...
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2006 Altima slow to shift into 4th when running cold

I have an automatic 2006 Nissan Altima and am having what I assume is a transmission issue. When I have not recently been driving, my car is slow to shift into 4th gear. Normally it will shift and I ...
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1answer
38 views

Which ignition coil and wire set should I purchase?

I have a 2007 Ford Taurus with 128,000 miles. I need to replace my ignition coil and wires, but I'm seeing some new coils for around $35 and some for around $120 (Both online and in stores). The ...
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43 views

How to learn motorcycle maintenance theory

I'm a motorcycle novice and want to learn how to maintain a bike and fix problems that may arise. I've found a few great videos that have elucidated some basics: How a motorcycle engine works: ...
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The Ford Emission Control System light remains steady

I drive a 2008 Ford Escape. The Emission Control System Light turned on because I was running out of fuel. I was able to reach a gas station and put some gas but the light remains. Any thoughts about ...
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ENGINE OIL BEEN FOUND IN THE RADIATOR

what could be the possible cause of oil leaking into the radiator when the engine is running. I have changed the O-rings on the oil cooler and pressure tested the cooler
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2011 Ford Focus 1.6 (UK) stalling often

Over the past 6-8 months my 2011 (<40k miles on the clock) Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec has started to stall. A lot. It's worse in busy traffic with a lot of stopping and starting or at a slow speeds ...
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1answer
56 views

Honda Accord 1997 - Steam coming from small part of radiator, leaking coolant

After working fine all day, this afternoon I noticed my engine had heated up so hot the needle was above the red. I pulled over and there was steam coming from a small space on the radiator and it ...
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Mazda 626 with Unknown Coolant Leak

I'm looking at a 98 Mazda 626 2 liter with an unknown coolant leak from the area in the back of the engine. Seller says a mechanic that quickly looked it over said he thinks it's either the head or ...
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0answers
16 views

Changing Freeze Plugs on a Mazda 626

On a 98 Mazda 626 4 cylinder 2L engine where are the freeze plugs and how hard is it to replace them?
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3answers
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Central lock intermittently working

My central lock was working fine until yesterday. When I used the key, it clicks but doesn't unlock the doors as it should. Then I tried the second time, no clicking sound this time and nothing ...
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1answer
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golf mk1 1990 clutch problem

I was driving my golf and the clutch pedal was creaking a bit but working ok, suddenly i pushed the pedal down it clicked and went to the floor i got recovered and the mechanic showed me the cable ...
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1answer
23 views

2000 mustang 3.8l v6 smog pump issues

I have a 2000 mustangs v6 3.8l The smog pump is not working (I think its an electrical problem) but that's outside of the point. I live in Oklahoma and we have no emission stuff (Amen!!!) so can I ...
3
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2answers
39 views

Proper fuel type for Toyota Prius 2011

I have a 2011 Toyota Prius, and where I live there are only two types of gasoline: 90 and 95 (RON). In the refueling section in the car manual it says: "Use unleaded gasoline. (Octane Rating 87 ...
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2answers
44 views

07 Toyota Sienna Heater takes 20 mins to blow hot

The dash temp gauge reads in the middle between hot and cold within a few minutes of running. However, it takes about 20 minutes for hot air to come out the front heater vents when the heater is set ...
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Should a tire with cracks along the outer perimeter of the sidewall be replaced?

I have creases or small tears running throughout the perimeter of my tires. Does this warrant replacing the tire completely?
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2answers
141 views

How do modern engines differ than older ones

Modern engines produce more horsepower with more fuel economy but with the same procedure of burning the fuel air mixture and moving the piston, but the old ones and new ones are both four cylinders ...
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1answer
18 views

what vehicle disk brake diameter 220 mm tickness 10 mm

I have a caravan with unknown disk brakes. The disk is 220 mm in diameter and 10 mm tick. What vehicle are these from?
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2answers
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Needle Going Wild in Engine Vacuum Test

My '96 Saab 900S has multiple symptoms, and I suspect multiple problems. For one thing, it gets the error code: P0422 Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) I made a video of my vacuum ...
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1answer
31 views

Would ethanol-free gasoline avoid damage related to low usage?

My Mom recently got a brand new Tacoma and the dealer told her that she might want to consider Ethanol-free gas as it would prevent the engine from becoming "jacked up" (damaged) if not driven for a ...
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1answer
27 views

kraftsman lawn mower runs for 10 minutes, sputters and dies

I have a Kraftsmann 550 series push lawn mower with Brigg and Stratton engine that runs for about 10 minutes and then sputters and dies. I can start it again after prime it again, but it will run for ...
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1answer
21 views

How to dispose of battery terminal clean up leftovers?

Today I cleaned up the corrosion on the terminals of my car battery. I have a 2010 VW Jetta. I used a toothbrush and baking soda mixed with water to clean the battery terminals. Now the terminals ...
2
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1answer
24 views

Oldsmobile Stalling at Stop

My 1999 Oldsmobile Alero has been stalling when I come to stop. This happens when I'm driving at speeds of at least 45mph and coming to a quick stop, for instance, when coming off a ramp from an ...
2
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1answer
33 views

Would waiting a few weeks to replace pads and rotors have damaged calipers?

I took my Volvo s60 for regular 84k maintenance a few weeks ago and I requested to get my brakes and rotors checked. I was told that they needed to be replaced. I booked an appointment for three ...
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1answer
32 views

what does the highend OBD2 scanner offer?

I just want to clear some misconceptions that i have about the obd2 scanning tools : Is the difference between the high/low-end scanners is the software only? Do the highend use more connection ...
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Ford explorer 4.0L working battery engine wont turn over

After getting home last night I parked my car as usual. The next day I went to start it and nothing happens. All interior lights and Windows work so it's not the battery. Anyone have any idea what I ...
2
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2answers
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How to make ride less bouncy?

In my 2003 Opel Agila, the ride is really bouncy. Whenever I go over bumps in the road, it feels like I am almost out of control. It is generally a bouncy car, but it this one seems to be worse than ...
2
votes
3answers
51 views

Can I run on 7 cylinders if I shut the injector to that cylinder off?

I have a 2006 F150 5.4 Triton 3 valve. I've had a really bad issue, where a socket is stuck in my spark plug chamber and everything has failed to get it out. The option I'm left with now is ...
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3answers
84 views

Does tyre pressure affect road noise?

I always pump my tyres up to the maximum (like 45 bar), for maximum fuel economy. However, does this affect road noise?
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0answers
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Clutch gone on my Leon Cupra after less than 2 months of ownership

I bought a Leon Cupra TSI 280 less than 2 months ago and done 1750 miles and the clutch has gone! I took it back to them with around 900 miles on and less than a month old with the problem as the ...
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0answers
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how can I create 3d model of a tube clip which is mathematically correct? [migrated]

I'm willing to 3d print a tube clip. In the photo is a simplified figure . The only thing that I know is the diameter of the tube that will enter in the tube-clip. is there relation between diameter ...
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1answer
26 views

Speedometer stop working on My Opel corsa C 2006

Speedometer stop working on My Opel corsa C 2006, it always shows 0 km/h although I am driving the car, before it stop working it vibrated some times and then stopped. Does it have a specific Fuse in ...
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1answer
46 views

Unknown red wiring harness near cooling fan area on a Ford Focus 2004

I have a 2004 Ford Focus SE DOHC. Today, I opened the hood and found an unconnected red wiring harness (shown in the picture, it's the one with a question mark pointed at). I looked around the area ...
2
votes
1answer
16 views

Automotive electrical question

I would like to hook up a under hood lamp to my Cadillac Escalade. A TSB (Technical Service Bulliten) from Cadillac says to never connect accessories to the vehicles wiring without using a diode to ...
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0answers
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My transmission is coming out of gear just as I get going

My transmission in my 2000 Dodge Dakota comes out of gear shortly after I begin to drive, so what is my problem? I only have tried to adjust my 4 wheel drive shift. How do I diagnose this problem?
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0answers
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Can I move my Parrot Handsfree kit to another car?

My Opel Agila has been replaced with one which is identical, but three years newer (2003). However, it has no Bluetooth, which is something I used a lot in my old car (2000) Can I transfer the Parrot ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

How often to start/drive a vehicle to keep it healthy?

In order to keep a gasoline-powered vehicle healthy, how often does it need to be started or driven? Please specify if it actually needs to be driven, or if just starting it and letting it run is ...
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votes
1answer
32 views

Ford TDCi 1.6: more performance in cold weather

For some time, I've had a problem with the performance of my Ford Focus 1.6 TDCi (Diesel): when accelerating hard in the 3rd or 4th gear, there was a performance drop and I sometimes had to go off the ...
4
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1answer
41 views

Ford Fiesta Light Metallic Blue Scratch Repair

I stupidly scratched my first car using something too abrasive on the bonnet to wash it. The car is light blue/grey and I would say a metallic colour. I have been advised turtle wax. Is waxing ...
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3answers
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Do I have battery or engine problems?

Yesterday, I used my car to drive literally 2mins. Away from my dorm building to get to my class building and back because of bad weather. 30+mins. Later I come back outside and use my remote to ...
3
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0answers
35 views

Remote Key Fob working only inside the car (close to reciever)

I am struggling to get my Peugeot 308 2-Button Remote Key back to work. I noticed first issues when my Remote Key unlocked / locked the car after several attempts. Then one day it suddenly did not ...
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3answers
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Hatchback vs sedan snow performance

I haven't owned a hatchback and was wondering, holding everything else equal, if they perform better in snow than sedans.
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1answer
34 views

How much gasoline fuel to keep in tank of low use vehicle

For a low use vehicle, it was historically recommended to keep the gas tank full. The reasons were twofold: Prevent rust from forming in the metal gas tank Prevent water from forming in the gas ...
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0answers
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Engine Running Fast in Park

Never had this issue before but I just started my vehicle and the tac automatically revved up to 1500 rpm when I cranked it. It didn't go back down while in park, it basically idled at about 500 rmp ...

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