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2003 Mazda Tribute Airbag Warning Light

I've got a 2003 Mazda Tribute that has the airbag warning light come on most days now (the frequency has been slowly increasing over several months). The light now comes on almost every time I drive ...
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2005 ford freestyle aftermarket upgrades for Hp

what are some upgrades? throttle body lift? cutout and sleeve cat? runs well as is. I own a 700 Polaris and want to tow it around my Colorado mountains. thanks for any help
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2000 Honda motor is sputtering

Today my 2000 Honda Accord started sputtering and the engine light started blinking on and off. It sputtered all the way home and I tried cutting off the car and starting it back but no change... What ...
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2answers
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What does the dust shield behind the brakes do?

Behind the brake rotors is a dust shield. I'm interested in removing the dust shields on my car because I'm looking to install larger calipers than what my car originally came with. What is the ...
4
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1answer
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1988 Prelude guages stop working when hot

My tach,temp guage and fuel guage work fine when car is cool but when the car gets hot ( just sitting parked motor not running ) all 3 guages quit working . Any ideas ? Would deeply appreciate any ...
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Hot cranking problem on 6.6 duramax

6.6 duramax diesel engine cranks good cold but periodically won't crank hot unless I use starting fluid. This usually happens after engine has been turned off about 30 minutes. Also if idles for ...
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19 views

What is a good solution for patching a tear in a canvas rag top? [duplicate]

I have a tear about 3-4 inches long on my canvas rag top. The cost of a new one is 700 bucks and I rather not pay that if I can get away with a patch for now. Any suggestions?
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2answers
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Where does the piston stop after the ignition is turned off?

Compression stroke at TDC or Exhaust at TDC or somewhere else? Is this position fixed or does it depend on other conditions?
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Engine Service Light - Erratic Idling 2007 Toyota Matrix

My 2007 Matrix idles between 1000 and 2,500 rpm and while driving there are times when the engine "stutters" almost like it's missing a plug... I checked the coolant level while the engine was cold ...
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Engine died after driving fast on highway

I drove my 2004 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 on the highway at 120 kph (65 mph) in second gear, and the engine died. Is it seized or can I repair it? The transmission fluid is still the proper color and doesn'...
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0answers
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Engine non-start after oil light came on

I was driving a Mark IV Volkswagen Golf on the highway. As I was overtaking, the engine oil light showed on the dashboard, so I stopped. I checked the oil, which measured okay. I tried to start the ...
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1answer
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VW Jetta 2003 GLI 6 Speed manual stuck in gear.

My 2003 VW Jetta GLI VR6 6 speed manual is "stuck" in gear. ATM stuck in 2nd gear as i was about to back into my driveway and as i went to shift into reverse it wouldn't shift and basically is stuck ...
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2answers
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Using a thicker head gasket when the cylinder head resurface limit is reached

I just bought a 2000 Civic 1.6L ( d16y8 ) with no compression in one cylinder. Four years ago, the engine overheated, and was completely rebuilt by the Honda dealership. One of the things on the ...
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1answer
41 views

Tire sidewall damage near rim cosmetic?

I'm wondering if this looks like cosmetic damage to you. Damage to the sidewall near rim happened about a year and a half ago at around 20 mph. Tire has been holding air as well as the others over ...
5
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2answers
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Term to indicate how much force one needs to exert to steer the wheels of a car

What is the proper term to indicate how much force the driver needs to exert to steer the wheels of a car?
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67 views

Safe to buy new piston for your two wheeler engine

I own a Honda Stunner 125 CC motorcycle. I bought it in 2009. Since last year I have observed that it is emitting white smoke. Mechanic recommends that I purchase new pistons or after some time ...
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1answer
34 views

Husqvarna zero-turn mower keeps throwing blades

We recently bought a Husqvarna M ZT-52 zero-turn lawn mower. It's been working wonderfully, except yesterday, the center blade and retaining bolt fell shot off while I was mowing. We flipped the ...
3
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1answer
60 views

Can low gear oil cause a syncronizer not to work?

I've been having a problem for a while on my MTX Nissan Almera with only being able to engage fifth gear at specific speeds, around 68-72 km/h. I recently noticed while changing an inner tie rod dust ...
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2answers
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ac issues with 2005 pontiac g6 3.5L

I've put freon in it using one of those el cheapo guage from walmart. After having a mechanic recover what little bit of freon was left, I hooked up to the low side port and immediately the guage went ...
5
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1answer
41 views

Seemingly poor A/C efficiency in Chrysler Town & Country

I feel like the A/C in my 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is under-performing. So, I measured the A/C temperature output on it and my 2003 Toyota Corolla, and I'm having trouble reconciling the ...
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6answers
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Normal to leave nail in tire after a flat?

So today was that epic event of walking out into the parking lot at high noon, sun blazing, and finding out you have a completely flat tire. Skipping over the usual details about changing out a tire ...
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0answers
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Won't Start, No Crank, Lights Inside Work, Key Issue, Electric?

Details Chevy Malibu 09 Low on coolant (still visible in the tank so not entirely out) Belts are fine-Never overheated. Timeline One day it didn't start (don't remember it cranking) but then it ...
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1answer
23 views

bluetooth not shutting off audio when answering the phone

2016 Subaru Outback won't shut off audio book when answering the phone. Tech at Subaru dealership said it was because I was using one click digital and I needed to switch to audible. I don't believe ...
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0answers
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2007 Chevy HHR, check Engline light ON, 2 to 4 cranks to start, won't accelerate beyond 80 mph

I took the car to my local mechanic two weeks ago with the problems described above. He replaced the air filter, spark plugs, and did an oil change, saying those were likely the issue. After these ...
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2answers
394 views

Where is the part of the car that senses the i-key?

My car is maxima 2014. Where is the part that receives the signals from the intelligent key?
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1answer
53 views

Testing after complete brake job, no pressure while applying brakes

Context: Replaced the front disc brakes and back drums for a Nissan Altima 2001 Problem: The brakes don't have any pressure while applied, or in other words the pedal sinks to the floor. Their seem ...
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1answer
41 views

Replace Airbag Unit on Audi A3 8L?

My airbag unit isn't working and needs to be replaced. The car is Audi A3 8L ('97) 1.9 TDI, 110hp. Using VCDS, I found that serial number of that part is: 1J0 909 603 And now, in аutomorgue, I found ...
6
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2answers
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Any way to assess my brake disc condition?

I have a problem with my handbrake (bear with me now). So I went to the service to have them check it out. The mechanic took a 10 second look at my car and told me I needed to change both of my brake ...
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1answer
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Car lost power. New alternator, new battery, and just had an oil change

I am hoping this was my mistake. My apartment has a steep hill to go down for the garage. I went to turn the corner and noticed the garage was opening. I pressed on the break, put my car in reverse. ...
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1answer
22 views

1996 Mercury Sable overheating while idling

My car is overheating while idling at light. I have been driving it without a thermostat for about 6 months. I have had the water pump replaced and the reservoir. I have also replaced the reservoir ...
3
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1answer
27 views

How can expand the functions of my key fob?

I want to reprogram they intelligent key (i-key) for my 2014 Nissan Maxima to do more stuff. When I press and hold the unlock button on the i-key, the two front windows open. I want to make all 4 ...
5
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0answers
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Find all modules supported in my car

I own a Mahindra Scorpio S10 (2015 model) and want to find out what modules are there in my car (ECM, TCM, Body Control Module, Suspension control module etc.) using an ELM 327 Bluetooth device. Can ...
3
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1answer
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subaru impreza 1998 clutch noise

I have subaru impreza 1998 with manual transmission. When I push the clutch I hear a noise like the noise of the power steering belt when its over tightened. The mechanic replaced the clutch bearing ...
3
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1answer
53 views

2001 Chevrolet Silverado Ignition

I drive a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and I went out to start it so I could go to work this morning and it sounds like it's not getting any spark. it turns over and the solenoid turns on so its not the ...
5
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2answers
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Where is the fuse box on a TGB Urban 125cc scooter?

I can't find the fuse box on a TGB Urban 125cc scooter. I looked under the seat and under the foot rest. All i could find is the main fuse wired in the battery cable: Is this the only fuse? Is ...
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6answers
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Using sunshine to cool down the car

Why can't the sunshine (that turns a car into an oven) be used to run the aircon? Or at the very least, a fan? For example - a long thin fan that fits into the top of the window - preventing it from ...
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0answers
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1994 honda civic ex 1.6L vtec

I need help please car was running fine all day no problems I go out at night to go to store try to start the car all I get is a click noise and nothing battery is new new plug distributor rotor ...
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1answer
37 views

Will a 4x8 sheet of plywood fit inside a Suburban/Yukon XL (2007-2014)?

Question is pretty straightforward: I have a cheap project and a large SUV, and I'd rather not drive the price of the project up by paying $20 to rent a pickup from the local home improvement store to ...
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2answers
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Is there a difference between a sunroof and a moonroof?

The sunroof tag here states: The opening in the roof of a car. Usually a glass panel that opens by sliding down and back. However, the owner's manual of my 2006 Mazda 6 refers to the opening ...
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1answer
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What is the muffler? How does it work?

After my previous question, lots of people said that having pipes coming through the bonnet/under the car etc would bypass the muffler. What is the muffler though? How does it work? People said ...
2
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0answers
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Does OBD II pin 16 output is always 12 Volt?

Does OBD II pin 16 output is always 12 Volt? Is it possible to the voltage is altering when ignition on, like rising from 12 to 14 Volt? Or Voltage output of the buses, trailers, heavy duty vehicles ...
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1answer
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A/C loses chill when turning on blower. Why?

Following the guidance from this Q&A, I measured the output temperature of my 2012 Town and Country A/C. Under the test conditions proscribed, with outside temperature of 87°F and 55% relative ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Auto door lock does not work with automatic transmission shifting to and from “Park”

My toyota corolla 2014 Altis auto door lock has not been worked. I read Electric central door lock does not work with automatic transmission shifting to and from “Park” and also Toyota Corolla ...
3
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1answer
27 views

Jaguar Mk 9,Power steering

Can I mix Dexron 2 & 3 Power steering fluids in the system? on my 1959 Mk 9 Jaguar
5
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1answer
223 views

What are the potential causes of a single cylinder loosing compression?

I was looking at buying a manual 2000 Honda Civic SR 1.6L for cheap. The seller says a mechanic told them that one cylinder isn't working, but the car still drives. I haven't seen the car yet, but I ...
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1answer
21 views

Golf 3 1992 Model

Good day, Please assist with my car, when driving gear 1 and 2 does not have power. I have change the plucks and the ring gears two months ago and it was fine. Now gear 1 and 2 does not have power ...
6
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1answer
231 views

What is compromised with rebuilt calipers?

I'm looking at upgrading the brakes on my vehicle with a larger set. As such, I'm looking at calipers and came across a set that were rebuilt. Specifically, the calipers have had helicoils installed ...
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1answer
13 views

honda civic 2005 overheating

I have a honda civic 2005, is getting overheat, the radiator is almost empty, but the reservoir container is over the top; when I stop on a traffic light the temperature gauge is slowly goes up, but ...
7
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1answer
44 views

Does R-134A refrigerant normally have oil (liquid at room temperature) in it?

Upon [legally] releasing some pressure from a car's (model year 2000) over-charged AC refrigerant loop that uses R-134A refrigerant, some of the released fluid surprisingly stayed liquid at room ...
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2answers
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Engine oil in coolant

There's is oil appearing in the engine coolant, does this mean i have to buy a new engine? The car is a 2003 Ford Focus with 180k miles.

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