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Loud whining sound after revving. Alternator, maybe (but why)?

I have a 2001 Honda Prelude SH (180k miles), I am trying to identify a whining sound coming from the right side under the hood. The sound consistently starts after I tap the throttle, lasts at a ...
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clutch problems

Sat for a very long time (8 or 10 minutes) in gear with clutch depressed due to traffic problem. Once I got back into motion, my clutch seemed to have been blown. After the bike cooling down (half ...
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transmission blown?

while i was driving my car going about 20 miles an hour i tried to stop and all my brakes were gone even my e brake...i panicked shut my key and put my car in park..well it stopped but it made a boom ...
3
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1answer
39 views

Acceleration practices and wear on automatic transmission

Does a driver's acceleration practices substantially influence the wear on a car's automatic transmission? If a driver accelerates with a RPM > 3500 from stop, is this any "easier" on the automatic ...
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1answer
23 views

Trailer socket problems

I have a tow bar and a seven pin plug to operate the lights, fitted on my car. I recently took my boat for repair and when they brought it out of the workshop they dropped it from a forklift truck ...
5
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1answer
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Oil Leak

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2006 model and I recently did a head gasket change. Now there is a oil leak from the engine, behind the turbo, i cant seem to find the source, but it looks bad. Can ...
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0answers
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How to seal / repair large crack in bumper

A car was in a collision and the front bumper is dented inward and cracked, I'm guessing up to an inch wide. Is there a way to either fill the crack with some type of foam? (Sophisticated tools and ...
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2answers
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Rough idle + slow acceleration + engine dying after spark plug change

I recently changed the spark plugs and wires on my 2002 Ford Focus SE with Zetec (DOHC) engine. I used NGK TR5IX (7397-4PK) Iridium IX plugs and Motorcraft wires. When I received the plugs, they were ...
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0answers
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Cracks on both front and back differential - Normal?

AUDI A4 2012 2TFSI QUATTRO - I took my car into a service centre for a check and was told both differentials have got have cracks. Car is still on motor plan, took it into Audi to be replaced and was ...
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Oil leak at rear drive shaft… 86 jeep comanche

There is a new leak at the rear driveshaft. What could this be and how do i fix? Mechanics cost too much and are unreliable (past experience) the repair manual said if it leaks in the rear the problem ...
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1answer
18 views

The fuel gauge is messed up

The fuel gauge in the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire is not working properly. What could be the problem? I'm looking for anything that could be the problem.
3
votes
2answers
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Ticking noise on acceleration & idle?

I have an '86 jeep comanche with over 380000 mls that has started to tick on acceleration and through gears. Also at idle. Have changed motor mounts, transmission mounts, track bar, rear differential ...
3
votes
1answer
26 views

Car radio that I can develop for

Is there a such thing as a car radio that I can develop software for? It can run Windows or Linux OS. I have a radio that currently runs Windows CE but I can't find an easy way to load any software ...
3
votes
3answers
29 views

non reactive gas pedal

My daughter has a 2008 PT Cruiser. For months she has had the problem of "when she pushes on the gas pedal it doesn't work and the car jerks back and forth." Those are her words. We have taken it ...
3
votes
1answer
19 views

How likely is a recently replaced AC condenser to be bad?

My fiancée was in a minor front end collision recently with enough damage to the vehicle that many pieces of the vehicle's front needed to be fixed or replaced. The weather has been heating up since ...
5
votes
1answer
26 views

Eliminating Mold/Mildew Smell from Car without Cabin Air Filter?

I have a 1998 Honda Civic LX, which didn't come with a cabin air filter. It has air conditioning but no filter, which makes no sense but that's how they supposedly were until 2001. When I turn my AC ...
3
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0answers
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Steering columns squeaks only when tilted upwards

I'm driving a 2015 Nissan Versa and noticed the steering column squeaks, but only when past a certain point when tilting upwards. Fully tilted upwards, it squeaks the most. Halfway down, slight ...
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2answers
295 views

40MPG at 100MPH?

Around 1987-1988 I had a Ford Fiesta/Festiva. I was in the Army and regularly made weekend trips, driving from southern California to Central Washington a trip of about 1200 miles. I would leave in ...
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votes
1answer
26 views

Where do you go to find illustrations of car parts?

I am trying to learn more about car engines but for the life if me can't find good illustrations of how some of them look (specifically a 2013 Nissan Juke) where do you go to get information and ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Manual transmission: high RPM / low power in all gears after shift linkage bushing replacement

Had a shift linkage bushing go out on our manual 03 Dodge Neon (85k miles). Ziptied ring to shifter to hobble home and light driving after ordering aftermarket bushings. Replaced just the bad bushing, ...
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2answers
1k views

What is this? maybe a sensor?

I discovered this loose tape connector while fixing a coolant hose by the heater matrix. There are two more of these attached to the very bottom of the windscreen glass on each end, the loose one ...
3
votes
1answer
8 views

Automatic toyota 2002 premio car straining noise

i drive an automatic toyota premio car and it makes a straining noise as it picks up speed and but normalizes when i slow down. What could be causing this?
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1answer
35 views

What do I need to install the front number plate on my car?

I need to attach the number plate on the front of my Mazda but I can't just put screws through as the holes are rectangle (see picture). I think it will need something in between but don't know the ...
3
votes
0answers
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Yamaha F40F outboard boat engine continuous alarm when starting

I'm trying to start a very new 2014 Yamaha F40F engine on my dad's boat. The engine was used yesterday by my brother without issues but today it won't start at all, and I get a continuous alarm sound ...
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1answer
18 views

Find interior width of cars for three car seats

Does anyone know (other than a tape measure!) of where I can find the interior width from door to door of the rear seats of various car models? I want to fit three car seats in the back, which ...
2
votes
2answers
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Engine stuttering when idle or low rev (no check engine light)

It's a 1999 Mazda Familia. When I start driving and the engine's cold the car often stutters and fluctuates between 500 and 750 revs. Then when I accelerate the revs go up but the car goes very ...
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2answers
21 views

2000 Toyota Tacoma - Won't start and it isn't the battery

2000 Toyota Tacoma When I put the key in it just turns and won't start. It isn't the battery. It seems like it isn't catching for it to start. Could I need a new key or ignition switch?
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Need Advice On Designing New Cylinder Head

I am an engineering student. And we have an assignments to test our abilities on working on something new that you never worked on, to help with problem solving and to allow us to tackle any problem. ...
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0answers
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Royal enfiled classic 350 sounds like tak-tak while riding?

I bought classic 350 about 8 months ago but since after only first 15 days of riding i started noticing tak-tak like noise from nearby engine. Noise can only be heard while riding on low rpm when i ...
6
votes
1answer
31 views

Fuel injection modification for increased displacement

I am working on a 2 cylinder, 250 cc motorcycle which I am increasing the displacement to about 350 cc but I have no way of remapping the ECU. Is it possible to get a satisfactory result by changing ...
3
votes
1answer
23 views

What to do about leaking power steering fluid

I have a 98 Outback that's badly leaking power steering fluid somewhere at/near the pump. Stop-leak products have not helped. It'll go several months without the fluid getting unacceptably low, but it ...
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votes
3answers
1k views

Is it right to say that VTEC is solely by Honda?

I have an i-VTEC engine, which Honda claims to be a better and computerized version of their famous VTEC Engine. Now I am wondering: Is it right to tell people that only HONDA has VTEC? or is this ...
6
votes
1answer
35 views

Slow acceleration when pressing hard on the gas

I have a 99'chevy camaro z28. It has been accelerating very slowly and eventually dying on me. I've changed the battery, spark plugs and the fuel filter. It manages to turn on and stay on fine. It has ...
3
votes
3answers
24 views

Air/Fuel ratio at 3%-5% of throttle position (closed throttle)

Question about standard car with ECU controlled injection: Does the ECU still inject some fuel if my engine has higher revs than idle speed and throttle is closed (foot off)? As much as I know (I've ...
5
votes
1answer
25 views

Oil In Spark Wells (NOT Valve Gasket or Seals)

I recently purchased a 2007 Mazda6. 2.3L I4. 81k miles, and it is in great condition. The car runs fine, no symptoms of anything amiss, accelerates and idles perfectly, gas mileage is exactly as ...
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0answers
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Toyota Celica ST185 problem, doesn't start

Hello i have a problem i own a Toyota Celica ST185 Carlos Sainz Limited Edition. (btw. English is not my national language so sorry for eventual errors). The problem is that car has problems with ...
6
votes
2answers
270 views

Does AC usage change based on blower speed?

As an example, my 2004 Honda CRV has air conditioning that is controlled by three controls: on/off button, blower speed knob, temperature knob. The blower speed knob affects the speed of the blower, ...
2
votes
0answers
11 views

97 Ford Ranger occasionally won't start

It just recently began not starting every once in a while. Not a click, nothing. If I turn the key backwards the radio comes on and I can turn the lights on. Then after a few tries it starts up and ...
5
votes
3answers
33 views

Is my battery draining while car is off?

How much current in amperes is flowing while a car is completely turned off? How long can it sit before battery is drained enough to be a problem?
9
votes
2answers
122 views

Troubleshooting Low Turbo Boost

I'm starting to suspect that the smoke and low power (I'm pretty sure it is not "limp mode" just a lack of enthusiasm) I'm seeing in our 2002 Jetta TDI (ALH engine with Garret VNT-15 turbocharger) may ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Where does hose out bottom of carburetor on Yamaha yw50ap go?

Where does hose out bottom of carburetor on a Yamaha yw50ap go?
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votes
0answers
11 views

Meaning of P0245 (16629) DTC on VW ALH TDI Engine

I'm seeing a P0245/16629 – Solenoid Valve (A) for Boost Pressure Control (N75): Short to Ground – code on our 2002 ALH TDI. The solenoid valve controls the boost by moving the vacuum actuator that ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

Ninja 300 camshaft failure, possible causes?

Back from this post We opened the engine today to do some maintenance and we found the end of the camshaft was damaged, we already have a new one in order but we would like to hear your opinions on ...
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vote
2answers
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Fiat uno mia 1.1

I am trying to set the distributor on my uno , the mark i made prior to removing it does not line up anymore and I am not able to turn the camshaft for some reason, I tried turning the motor by hand ...
7
votes
2answers
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How To Remove The Alternator From A 1998 Toyota Corolla 1.3 4E-FE Engine?

I need to remove the alternator from a 1.3 4E-FE engine in a 1998 Toyota Corolla, but have ran out of ideas to do it. This is the photo of the alternator in situ: To the right of the alternator is ...
8
votes
3answers
50 views

Preventing debris from falling in engine while changing valve cover gasket

I am about to change the valve cover gasket on a 2002 Ford Focus SE Wagon with the DOHC Zetec engine. I have never done this kind of thing before, and although it seems simple, I am concerned after ...
3
votes
2answers
38 views

Is it possible to tell if a head gasket is bad just by looking at it?

I bought this truck with a blown head gasket. I thought it would be fun to fix it. I just got both heads off but the gaskets themselves don't look broken anywhere. Is it possible the gasket is ...
1
vote
1answer
12 views

1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Stereo Wires Different

My Aftermarket Stereo Doesn't match the colors of my truck. I don't have the Yellow or black wires like as the aftermarket radio has it.
3
votes
2answers
41 views

How to refurbish an old motorcycle?

I've picked up an old motorcycle for basically nothing that's been sitting for a while and I'd like to refurbish it and put it in good working condition. It's a fine bike, but has been neglected a ...
1
vote
3answers
35 views

Esp not available message

While driving my 2008 Mercedes Benz C300 the message, "ESP not available" keeps showing up. The car slows down immediately and I cannot accelerate since it wont take any gas. I have to shut it down ...

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