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Can a blown head gasket cause overheating, without losing coolant?

My 2006 Subaru Outback overheated when my wife was driving. I got to the car that evening and its radiator was pretty low. I refilled it, and the car ran fine for a week. Then it overheated again. ...
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Achieving least wear on clutch when changing gears? [closed]

I want to do the least wear on my clutch on a manual car. I only recently passed the test and I wonder if I ever learnt to use the clutch efficiently. Here's how I change gears: foot of gas press ...
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2004 Jeep Liberty overheating

My car overheated on the drive in to work today. I'll describe the symptoms... I've been dealing with a minor coolant leak for about a month now. I top it off once per week, about 1L of fluid. The ...
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There's no acceleration forward or in reverse and no light

I have a 2005 Nissan Maxima. The check engine light was on a couple of days ago and they said it was the O2 sensor and the catalyst sensor. It turned off a day or 2 ago and when I was driving today ...
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Damaged Muffler Degrades Performance

I purchased a replacement muffler from the internet for my 2004 Xterra. It arrived yesterday but had some noticeable dents in the resonator. My question is: will these dings degrade the sound ...
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Fault code: P0812: Reverse Input Circuit.

I've a 2007 Honda Civic. It has 155k in odometer. It has been in an accident recently. The reverse gear indicator light on the dash board is turned off. The fault code say P0812: Reverse Input ...
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How do I reduce engine idling rpm without stalling it?

Considering idling losses are present in every engine, reducing the idling rpm might be providing significant savings. But, as I noticed on my bike, the chances of engine stalling increases with ...
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Pontiac g6 runs lean; throwing codes

My 2006 g6 v6 3.5 is showing codes p0171, p0174, p0705 and u0073 171 and 174 show that the engine is running lean. Is this a serious issue? 0705 shows the trans range sensor a circuit 0073 says the ...
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2002 Mercury Sable 3.0 6cyl car won't start

I have power to headlights but they won't come on. No horn and no dash lights. I checked fuses, they are good. Battery has 12.5 volts. Is there a main power relay that would stop the car from ...
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Split flange for converter-resonator coupling?

'04 Cavalier. The converter outlet coupling failed - the bolts broke, and the bolt holes in both flanges are pretty much useless. Given the age of the car, and the cost of replacing all the ...
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I want to attach some hooks inside my car

Want to: attach some hooks on the inside of my car, so I can hang stuff on them. The problem: The inside of my car consists of hard plastic panels. But when I try to get a screw in them, it gets ...
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Replace shaft seal in power steering pump

I want to replace the shaft seal (4th element on the schematic) in my power steering pump. My question is: How do I remove triangular element of power steering pump? Thanks.
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Heavy Towing 2007 Chevy Avalanche 5.3L [closed]

I'm going to be doing a bit of heavy towing with my truck. Up to and sometimes over its rated weights (approx 7000lbs). What can I do to add the necessary power and transmission performance that I'm ...
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1answer
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Should we wait a few seconds before starting the engine?

My OCDed cousin's told me when he enter his car, he put the key to ignition then count to 3 and start the engine. The main raison of him doing that is to give enought time to fluids (I'm not sure ...
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Non-starting Uno

Good morning to all I have a Uno 1.1 Mia 2001 model. I have a problem of it not starting. One morning my wife was driving with it and some 1km from home, the car just died and did not want to start. ...
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Fuel rail pressure port size on 85 Porsche 911

What fitting do I need to attach my pressure gauge (female 1/8" NPT) to the port on the fuel rail? I know the port is metric but I'm not sure of the size.
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1answer
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Clutch issue in 1995 Mazda Miata

My clutch pedal had absolutely no pressure unless I would pump it, but that wouldn't do much. It finally gave out so I changed the master cylinder next to the break cylinder with one that I know works ...
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1answer
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Gear slips MM540 while applying clutch/stop accelerating

While I drive in 3rd gear its fine, but if I try to apply brakes/stop acceleration suddenly, 3rd gear slips into neutral position (Not exactly neutral) and while I try to put third gear again, it ...
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1answer
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Smoke + water from exhaust while starting MM 540

Vehicle - Mahindra and Mahindra MM540 (1997) Engine - Mahindra and Mahindra 540 1.9 peugeot Engine (inline-4) Miles - ~75000 miles When I start my jeep, smoke and oily water comes out through ...
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Could a dirty throttle body filter cause my 87 GMC to shut off after cranking?

A new throttle body is going to cost 600 plus labor. I want to make sure I explore the simpler options before spending that much for a new throttle body.
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Converting floor jack to tranny jack?

Is it possible to adapt/convert a regular floor jack to a tranny jack for the purposes of lowering the transmission assembly?
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1answer
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Replacing 3rd gear synchro on a Tacoma

I have a 4WD 2007 Tacoma V6 manual with 6 speeds. This model has a notorious reoccurring problem with its 3rd gear, which is due to the synchro going bad on that gear, as per many online ...
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ML320 completely dead, no electrics can't put key in ignition

Mercedies ML 320. First key did not open door used manual key to get in. Key wont even go into ignition. No lights nothing it is completely dead. About 3 days ago the radio suddenly would not come on ...
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Can a Bad Valve Cover Gasket Cause Oil to be Burned?

I read here that a bad valve cover gasket can cause low engine pressure which will cause oil to be burnt. Is this true? Exactly how would that work?
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No power situation - 1990 Mercury Couger

The engine won't turn over and there is no radio or power windows. What is the connection with these three things all at once? I replaced the coil and starter. Checked fuses, relays, etc. It ...
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2answers
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What happens to a car engine when giving max throttle while not in gear

I was driving (well standing still actually) during rush hour, and I was suddenly wondering what would happen to a car engine when I would push the accelerator pedal all the way down while the engine ...
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1answer
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Clicking noise when starting from low speed, going over bumps

I have an '04 Echo that had the sway bar link replaced. However, a new annoying sound has developed. It usually happens when I'm starting from a dead stop, or going over bumps at low speeds. The sound ...
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'04 Echo shock mounts, Type A vs Type B

So I'm noticing quite a bit of rust on my strut and near the mounts, and I was thinking about doing this myself. So when I dig into the service manual, and possibly ordering parts, I found a not so ...
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Some sort of rear sway/stabilizer (sway bar?) is broken on my 1996 Infiniti I30

When I turn corners, the rear end of the car feels like it's getting away from me. The part is structural and I think keeps the rear end from swaying left/right. I have no idea what it's called. Any ...
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1answer
34 views

Is this rust on a new truck's underside normal?

I bought a new 2015 Ford F-150 and am wondering if this rust is common to the central Texas area? Is this anything I should try to fix?
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Immobiliser starter relay versus fuel pump relay

I want to be be able to immobilize a vehicle. The use case is for theft prevention. All along I have been thinking in terms of disabling the starter relay, as discussed here, Current from key to ...
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138 views

Standard mounting screw for vehicle relay

I have a MAH-112-C-4 relay that is supposed to be capable of working as a relay for fog light, head light, battery control, oil pumb control, fan control, air conditioner, harness. There is a ...
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1answer
20 views

02 renault scenic. Metallic tapping sound when engaging the clutch

The other day my wife was driving the car when it lost much of its power and she described loosing power on the left side of the car. To the point that she checked the tires for punctures. This was ...
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0answers
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ISUZU CUBIC mixing oil in coolant

ISUZU CUBIC - CITIBUS ENGINE - 6hh1, 8300cc, 6 Cylinder, No Turbo I have this Isuzu with the above description. It is mixing oil and water coolant. I did not find water in the crankcase but found oil ...
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262 views

Ditch water in radiator

I lost a coolant hose going down the road and all my antifreeze was gone. I found a puddle along the road and filled my radiator back up after I fixed the hose. Will this cause electrolysis in my ...
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1answer
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1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee battery issues

Nearing 200,000 miles on this car, so it's beginning to have issues here and there. The most recent being that it dies when not being driven. This car was driven on a daily basis until I went to ...
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1answer
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Dodge Caravan 2000 sudden rev

My Dodge Caravan 2000 suddenly revs at high speeds. When travelling at 70km/h, the rpm would suddenly go from 1.5k to 2-2.5k instantly and jerks afterward. I'm not really a car guy so if you guys ...
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1answer
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Mazda MPV 2005 only fits 500ml of window washer fluid

I have a Japanese manufacturer Mazda MPV 2005 and had the washing fluid tank completely empty, ie. it was not spraying anymore. I filled this up with a mix of window washer fluid and water, but to my ...
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1answer
25 views

CAN Bus action list

I have an ELM327 Bluetooth, which I'm linking to ubuntu powered PC. My end goal is to install a raspberry pi into the car and have it automate things like automatically opening the roof and locking ...
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1answer
22 views

2nd starter installed that is just spinning and not engaging the flywheel

I have a 2000 Chrysler cirrus 6cyl 2.5 24 valve multi port injection. Originally I had backed my car in and parked, then tried to start the car but only got clicking. I found out later that at that ...
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0answers
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Oil in the cooling system on S10 V-6 4.3

2000 Chevy S10 w/4.3 V-6. The top radiator blew and began to overheat. I stopped and saw oil mixed with cooling fluid everywhere. I replaced the hose and thermostat, flushed the cooling system and ...
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1answer
25 views

How to fix 2007 Dodge Ram Hemi Overdrive Problem

When my friend is going at least 70 MPH the overdrive doesn't work. And sometimes the overdrive doesn't work when he's going 40 MPH! What could I do to fix the problem. And I would like to avoid ...
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1answer
26 views

05 Mustang electrical problems

I have a 05 Mustang base V6 auto. Headlights won't stay on. Sometimes high beam works. Everyday it's different. Last night when the fans turned on the lights would come on the off again when the fans ...
3
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1answer
42 views

My 2002 vw golf keeps dying?

Hi Just wondering if anyone can help on this subject before I give up and sell it for spares! My VW golf (2002) had battery problems where I was going out to start the car and it would attempt to ...
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0answers
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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 ...
2
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1answer
16 views

Dust Under the Doors

Last year, we purchased 2010 Ford Taures Limited. We live on a gravel road & must drive on it for approximately 2 miles before we hit pavement. The drier the road becomes, the dustier it is. ...
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2answers
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Car will not start

My car idle up at the light, then cut off. It will not start at all now when I turn the key. There is no sound. I had the battery checked and it's good. I have a new alternator and I checked all ...
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1answer
37 views

My 93 Kawasaki Ninja 750r has no power can you help me? [closed]

I'm hoping someone can help me. I drove my bike to the store this morning and when I came out my bike had no power. I tried jump starting it and still no power. Some noise but no power. I tried ...
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0answers
16 views

Have various check engine lights on car

Recently driving my Chrysler 300, And EBS light went on, along with traction control, and oil light. Shortly after oil light went off, but other lights remained on. When I got home I turned car off, ...
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2answers
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Resurfacing brake rotators without replacing pads

I had my 300C Chrysler serviced for brake issue some time ago. They said that there was wear on both front and rear brakes. They changed the front pads, and said that there was pulsation when ...

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