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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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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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Car running rough and blowing water back through overflow when driving [on hold]

1997 Holden jackaroo 3.2l petrol wagon
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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
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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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. ...
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1answer
59 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
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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.
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3answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
5
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2answers
171 views

How many volts/watts do a car battery give off?

How much power does a car battery contain, and for how long? I heard that batteries give off a massive amount of power for the first few minutes, then drop off. Let's say this is a new battery, fully ...
5
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2answers
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Why isn't the Pikes Peak Hill Climb used as a benchmark for automotive companies?

I know this is in exactly a technical question but the outcome of automotive companies actually doing this would bring technical benefits that I don't think we're currently doing towards right now so ...
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1answer
32 views

How to fix C0035 and C0036 error codes for Chevrolet Uplander 2007?

I've got a Chevrolet Uplander from 2007 with a 3.9L Engine. Currently I have these error codes C0035,C0036. I really don't know much about cars, can you please help me find out what is going on and ...
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1answer
32 views

How to diagnose low alternator output

My car (a 1991 Citroen BX 1.4) has been giving me alternator problems since I got it, the alternator failure came on every now and then and dimmed or disappeared when I revved the engine, my first ...
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3answers
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What is the proper course of action after over-filling oil during an oil change?

Managed a very stupid mistake: changed the oil on my just-purchased '03 Kia Diesel Pregio on uneven ground. The drain plug on it is on the side of the pan, exacerbating the mistake. Initially drained ...
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2answers
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p2195 trouble code 2007 Toyota Sienna

I have a p2195 trouble code with my 2007 Toyota Sienna CE. This is O2 Sensor Signal Biased/Stuck Lean Bank 1 Sensor 1. It's a little confusing but if I am reading my Haynes manual correctly, the ...
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10answers
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Spark plug broke off in engine - can I drive the car?

I own a 2004 Volvo XC90 T6 2.9L AWD with 6 cyl. (Twin turbo, with catalytic converter.) While changing the spark plugs, one broke-off (all the ceramic below the threads and possibly the metal finger ...
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6answers
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Why don't rally cars have airbags?

Why don't rally cars have airbags? Other competition cars, including Ken Block's don't have airbags either. Is it just for weight reduction, are they redundant or is there another (major) reason?
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3answers
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What issue could I have that can be remedied by high quality gasoline?

I have a 2000 Ford Focus. 87 unleaded has always been an acceptable gasoline to use. For the past 8 months I have noticed more severe shaking at acceleration, whether I accelerate from a complete stop ...
3
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1answer
18 views

Testing and diagnosis for hissing sound only in forward gears 2000 Toyota Camry-LE

I have a 2000 Toyota Camry LE, with 147,000 miles on it. At present, when sitting at idle with the transmission in park, neutral, or reverse, there is no noise, everything sounds normal. When the ...
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0answers
33 views

URGENT HELP/ADVICE FROM Australia CAR INSURANCE COMPANY [closed]

COMINSURE/COMMONWEALTH BANK NEED URGENT LEAGAL ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE? car stolen car burnt out now they have had investigation and investigators finished but now they re issued ...
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1answer
238 views

Why does my engine vibrate at idle only when I have the AC on?

2001 Honda Civic EX First noticed this problem when I got the car about a year ago. When the car is idling without the AC on, all is good. When I turn the AC and the clutch engages, it begins to ...
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What is the likely cause of engine oil in the coolant on a 07 Pontiac Wave? [duplicate]

What is the likely cause of engine oil in the coolant of a Pontiac Wave?
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0answers
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Jet Boat, Cavitation or Misfire?

My jet boat is making a 'putting' noise when trying to accelerate. You can find all details regarding my boat here: My Boat Info The noise seems to happen in the mid-rpm range; 4,000 - 4,800 RPMS, ...
5
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1answer
110 views

Can valet keys get wet?

I have a 2014 Honda Pilot. It has two kinds of keys, one has buttons on the key itself the other does not have buttons, the one without buttons is a valet key. When I went to the Honda dealer to ...
3
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1answer
50 views

How was I able to lock the keys in my 2014 Honda Pilot?

I had thought this was virtually impossible. I have tried numerous times to lock the doors of my 2014 Honda Pilot while one door was open, It does not matter which door, if you use the key fob or the ...
4
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4answers
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Front brake caliper mounting bracket out of alignment with rotor

When the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to the hub (on the passenger side only!), the new rotor binds against the bottom of the bracket on the outside (away from the center of the ...
3
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0answers
37 views

Engine knocks and engine speed falls below idle upon releasing the throttle

I have this strange problem on my 1999 Volvo V40 1.9T T4 (B4194T engine, no VVT, ~150k miles), I'll try to provide a detailed description. I noticed that only when the engine is warm, whenever I ...
3
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1answer
36 views

Motorcycle Lithium Battery - Potential Parasitic Drain

I have a track racing motorcycle with a lithium battery, the battery has gone flat on two separate occasions as a result of standing for a period of time. The first time the bike was standing for ...
5
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2answers
37 views

Starter Motor Intermittently will not engage

2003 Kia Pregio Diesel Van just purchased 1 week ago. Owner claimed no problems. Just did an oil change. Yesterday when I turned the key to start, the starter motor did not engage. No sound, I just ...
2
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0answers
14 views

Honda ATV TRX350 4x4 '89engine remove, how to disconnect from drive shafts?

I bought an 1989 Honda TR350 4x4 with possibly a blown rod bearing/scratched piston. The quad itself http://i.imgur.com/p0Bd1hA.jpg I'm trying to remove the engine, I have almost everything ...
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2answers
342 views

EFI vs VTec Engine Types

Could you please let me know which engine is good on fuel (EFI vs VTec) and also what is good for performance ? Main differences and Advantages ?
3
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1answer
21 views

Electrical reverse lights stay on

We recently purchased a restored 1971 chevelle ss. They did an excellent job. I just noticed that the reverse lights are always on and assume it something with the switch. Where might I look for the ...
2
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1answer
18 views

Astra H Oil found in coolant

What should I check/replace now? I already replaced a set of gaskets in the oil cooler. It did no help. Engine Z18-XER. Year - 2007. Nothing else happening. No white smoke, no external oil ...
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0answers
21 views

install software after HDD changed

how to install software on Toyota HDD Navigation (NHDN-W56g) after I've changed HDD? should I purchase it or can I dowload it and install using usb memory stick? thanks.
4
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2answers
67 views

Safely washing engine bay of Ford Focus

I am trying to clean the engine bay of my 2002 Ford Focus SE, which is really grimy thanks to years of neglect, and a valve cover gasket leak that I recently fixed. I have been reading about how to ...
4
votes
4answers
94 views

Brake pedal is pulsing when I apply brakes? Is it caused by ABS?

I have had issues with ABS light for around a year where the light occasionally comes on and off. However, the brake pedal has been misbehaving only in the last two weeks and I am getting really ...
3
votes
1answer
43 views

Nissan Altima catalytic converter ruined twice in one month

My 2005 4-cylinder 2.5s Nissan Altima has been having major issues for the past several months. My mechanic replaced the catalytic converter and a month later another mechanic said that the catalytic ...
7
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5answers
365 views

What can cause a gasoline engine to suddenly & mysteriously stop (non-catastrophically)

I was thinking about this question and found myself wondering what could cause a gasoline engine to suddenly stop, and then be restartable? So not things like running out of fuel, or suffering a ...
5
votes
2answers
38 views

04 Mercury Montery stalling while driving

While driving on the highway my van stalled. Once on the side of the road, I tried to restart and no joy. All indicators and lights came on but when I turned the key nothing happened. I jiggled he ...
4
votes
1answer
37 views

Is it possible to repair the lower engine cover assembly?

Has anyone ever successfully repair this part with epoxy, or a heat gun (melting the plastic) or anything that lasts? Mine is pretty screwed up, but it seems like a relatively insignificant part. I ...
4
votes
1answer
74 views

What is the name and part number for the large splash-shield item under the engine?

What is the name and part number for this item protecting the undercarriage of the car on the 2013 Honda Civic EX (9th generation). It mounts under the car, and the conceals the compartment with the ...

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