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1answer
18 views

Can Getting Fuel Injectors or Ignition Coils Wet Ruin Them?

I have a 2005 Suzuki Forenza Wagon where I recently cleaned the engine compartment. I was a little careless during the cleaning and water got in under the spark plug wires to sit around the top of the ...
3
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2answers
21 views

09 Mazda 6: Metallic rattling sound when accelerating at low speeds

I have a 09 Mazda 6 that I purchased used about 3 years ago. For the past couple of months or so it has been making a soft, metallic rattling whenever I accelerated at low speeds (usually when I ...
4
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3answers
28 views

Can I put a coil-on-plug system in any car?

Could I put a coil-on-plug (direct ignition) system in, let's say, a 1968 Ford Mustang GT? How much would I have to change? Could I add this setup to any gasoline engine?
4
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2answers
33 views

What could cause the engine temperature gauge and AC to fail simultaneously?

On Wednesday I noticed my car's temp gauge reading at bottom while driving down the highway. The air conditioner was also non-functional. Each of these components were working fine the day before. The ...
1
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1answer
36 views

Do Ah in Car batteries matter as much if your alternator is working correctly?

Do The amp hour ratings on all car batteries really matter as much if your car alternator is working well? Ah is the capacity but if you have reliable charging do it still matter as much? Cause its ...
2
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1answer
34 views

Will new 100 watt headlights be too much on battery?

I want to install these new powerful headlights but they use around 100 watts. I have a 12v 45Ah battery which gives me around 540wh. Now I know that's not even half but when you factor in all the ...
5
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3answers
33 views

Troubleshooting low boost pressure

A Tata with a Quadrajet BS IV (90 ps) diesel engine was brought in for low power. When starting the engine in a no load condition the turbo boost pressure is 950 mBar. When the engine accelerates the ...
3
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2answers
23 views

How to fix P0300 and P0304 error codes for Hyundai Accent 2009?

Make: Hyundai Model: Accent Engine: 1.6L Year: 2009 Error codes: P0300,P0304 Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it.
3
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0answers
30 views

How to fix P0335 and P0727 error codes for Cadillac Catera 2000?

Make: Cadillac Model: Catera Engine: 3.0L Year: 2000 Error codes: P0335,P0727 Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it.
3
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1answer
38 views

Can Lucas Transmission Fix provide a temporary fix for a failing syncro?

Basically, I'm pretty sure I've got a failing fifth gear synchronizer in my manual transmission ( 5th only engages between about 65 - 72 k/h ) and was wondering if something like Lucas Transmission ...
1
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0answers
16 views

How to fix P0302 and P0401 error codes for Lincoln Town Car 2001?

I have 2001 model Lincoln Town Car with 4.6L engine. It shows error codes P0302 and P0401. I know little about cars. Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it. Thanks in advance for ...
3
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2answers
25 views

Hero passion pro India Bike is only get started on choke

i am having hero passion pro new model in the morning when i start my bike with kick i have on the choke the bike started without no hesitation but when i pull of the choke after 15 seconds and ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

Activa engine noise

My neighbor and I purchased an Activa 3g at the same time. When my bike is in idle (just after immediate start) as well in running condition, it sounds little bigger/ rough noisy like dub dub... Also, ...
3
votes
1answer
35 views

Indicators & wiper failure after running for a while

I have a Mercedes 1995 C180 which is giving me a headache. The problem is a recent one, and is basically that the indicators and wipers sometimes fail. The strange thing is that the problem only ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Honda Accord Maintenance Minder accidental reset/ what to do now?

I changed the oil on my 2015 Honda Accord LX myself for the first time. Following a YouTube video, I reset the Maintenance Minder. The problem is that I didn't note the extra codes that show up on the ...
5
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0answers
33 views

Car low RPMs nearly stalling a couple minutes after startup

About a month ago my 2003 Hyundai Elantra's check engine light came on. Afterward I noticed that a couple minutes into my drive it would slow and although I pressed on the accelerator it seemed to ...
7
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0answers
27 views

Coolant Level Sensor Connector Replacement

I'm looking for a replacement male connector to fit this coolant level sensor from a 1989 VW Jetta. Finding replacement sensors is straightforward, but what does one do when repairing a missing ...
3
votes
1answer
29 views

Where is the Nissan Rogue purge valve?

Friend has a 08/09 Nissan Rogue with the check engine light on. Ran my OBD2 scanner on it and pulled a single code, P0444, which indicates per my search the Purge Control Solenoid Valve. When I ...
5
votes
1answer
35 views

BMW 3 series 320D ac blowing hot air

It has recently been really hot and to my surprise on the hottest day of the year my ac was not working. I took it to halfords to get the ac recharged however when they attached the pressure gauge ...
6
votes
3answers
70 views

Are generic steel rims bad for car/tires?

I was looking into buying a set of steel rims for my '97 Camry (for winter tires). I was talking to a guy, who worked at an auto shop, who said generic steel rims aren't exactly good for cars (...
7
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2answers
43 views

Window Regulator Price Disparity

I need a new front drivers side window regulator in a 2000 Buick LeSabre. At a repair shop they said the part alone would cost $250, but after some research online it looked like prices ranged from ...
3
votes
2answers
26 views

Yamaha Gladiator SS 125 model motorcycle engine problem

I have Yamaha Gladiator SS 125 model motorcycle. After repairing the engine there has been one problem in my engine. It is that the mobil from the engine flows towards the air filter and then the same ...
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0answers
14 views

Nissan maxima best suitable monitor [closed]

My car is maxima 2014 and it has a monitor that has navigation, video and audio player, average speed and consumption of the car, oil, tires, when it is no reverse it show how much the wheels are ...
3
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3answers
43 views

Car Would Not Start

My car just died. It was parked and when I went to start it nothing happened. No clicking sound, no nothing. The electric wndows still worked. I did not check lights. Had to have it towed to repair ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

Which is the Best Scan and Diagnostic tool for Asian Vehicles? [closed]

I am looking for a Scanner and Diagnostic tool that will be used for Asian Vehicles. I am not sure which scanner to buy which works with Asian makes like Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Mahendra, Suzuki and ...
5
votes
2answers
35 views

Ignition timing of 4 stroke two wheeler

Gentlemen, So I work in this lab with a small dyno for a two wheeler engine hooked onto it. The engine hasn't been used for years and I had to correct few things in the wiring. I had to remove the ...
5
votes
1answer
23 views

Can a 2013 17" Forester rim be fitted to 2002+ models

The MY2002+ base model Subaru Forester's have a 16" steel rim (offset 48 and 5 x 100). The 2013 (and later I think) model Forester has steel rims in a similar style but 17". Can these be fitted to ...
7
votes
2answers
42 views

Did Mechanics break my TPMS?

Preface, I have a 2009 Honda Fit Sport, bought used last year from a reputable dealer. I'm clueless about car things, and had the same mechanic for 15 years. But he recently disappeared, so i had to ...
6
votes
2answers
134 views

To Use Max AC or AC

If I understand properly, setting your vehicle in the AC setting will cycle air from the outside into your vehicle attempting to cool it before it is pulled in. Likewise, MAX AC only recycles the ...
5
votes
1answer
26 views

2012 FJ Cruiser shudder

My 2012 FJ Cruiser has just over 20k miles on it. It behaves oddly when going from stopped to moving, especially when stopped on a decline. The vehicle, when going from stopped to moving, will ...
4
votes
0answers
26 views

2002 ford explorer awd 4wheel

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
3
votes
3answers
31 views

Vinyl steering wheel restoration

Over the years the vinyl on my steering wheel has fallen apart. I'm not so concerned about cosmetics but on humid days it becomes sticky and leaves a mess on my hands: Unfortunately, even the ...
3
votes
0answers
64 views

Honda Hornet engine stalls

I have a Honda Hornet (CB600F) PC41 from 2007. It's the first model with EFI. The bike has an error that we can detect by observing the blinking pattern of the FI light: 2 long and 9 short flashes. ...
5
votes
5answers
91 views

What do you call the distance driven on a vehicle?

In the US (and I suppose other places where distances are still measured in miles) the term is mileage. But what about the rest of the world? Is there an SI term for mileage? Or is mileage still the ...
4
votes
1answer
59 views

I entered the wrong radio security code, now I'm locked out

Hi is there anybody that can help me ? I entered the wrong radio security code for my 2009 Honda Accord. Now the screen shows, "Error E". I found the right code, but won't let me enter the code. If ...
6
votes
3answers
68 views

What tire size will provide a softer ride and less oversteer?

I am currently tasked with replacing the tires on my grandparents 07 Jeep Wrangler X with a 225/75/16. To preface this, it will never go offroad! My mom drives my grandma around on Sundays to the mall ...
2
votes
1answer
26 views

How to fix P0128 and P0826 error codes for Chevrolet Malibu 2005?

Make: Chevrolet Model: Malibu Engine: 3.5L Year: 2005 Error codes: P0128,P0826 Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it.
1
vote
2answers
47 views

Can heat plus vibrations from passing cars cause a car alarm to go off?

When I came home today around 2pm, the alarm was going off on my 2000 Honda Civic. I turned the alarm off and after a few minutes it went off again. this happened a few more times, till I decided to ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Where is the ambient temperature sensor located on an Opel / Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI 2010?

Can anyone offer some guidance in finding the placement of the ambient temperature sensor for an Opel / Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTI 2010? The sensor seems to be malfunctioning. The value for the ...
4
votes
2answers
40 views

What is the choke on off position in passion xpro?

Hi am greatly confused with the on/off position of choke in Hero Passion XPro (2014 model). I am able to set it in three different positions Vertical (the choke switch pointing downwards) (image ...
2
votes
1answer
20 views

How to fix B10A2 error code for Ford Escape 2013?

I have a 2013 model Ford Escape showing an error code B10A2. It has a 1.6L engine. I know little about cars, Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it. Thanks in advance for helping ...
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votes
1answer
29 views

Car running rough and blowing water back through overflow when driving [closed]

1997 Holden jackaroo 3.2l petrol wagon
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0answers
19 views

Maruti Alto Starting Problem [closed]

i have hired a Mechanic and he asked me to replace few accessories, still the car did not start it just give crank and goes off thereof
3
votes
2answers
35 views

Under what conditions “BRAKE” light in dashboard can be related to malfunctioning ABS?

On my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 I have had ABS light intermittently turning on and off for around a year. Besides the ABS light in dashboard, braking seemed to work normally until 2 weeks ago when ABS ...
4
votes
1answer
29 views

Is the diagnosis from a battery/starter/alternator tester meaningful?

At many auto parts stores they will test - often for free - a vehicle's electrical system by attaching a device to the positive and negative terminals of the battery. That's all they do. Then you ...
4
votes
1answer
45 views

Mixing Coolants

I have a Volkswagen Jetta 2008 S, and I recently noticed that the coolant level is near minimum. My user guide told me to get the purple G12 coolant and that was what the auto parts store made me buy. ...
4
votes
1answer
60 views

Starter squeals and fails to start

The sound reminds me of what it sounds like on older model cars when you turn the key to start when the engine is already running and the starter makes a loud shrill. It started a few weeks ago and ...
3
votes
2answers
33 views

Coolant has oil residue

What is the probable cause of engine oil in the coolant? There are no performance issues but when I checked the coolant level, I noticed oil residue.
3
votes
3answers
69 views

Why are car dashboards so uniformized and include less-useful indicators? [closed]

Why do modern cars have dashboards which include useless indicators for the typical driver, such as the temperature of water, pressure of oil and similar technical data? I would expect that important ...
5
votes
2answers
75 views

8-9 Quarts of oil in engine after adding a stupidly high amount. What kind of damage can I expect?

To preface this, I was a complete idiot. My 2002 Honda Accord was a couple thousand miles over the recommended oil-change period and I was being pestered about checking the oil, as it could be fairly ...

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