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Honda civic 2003 dead battery from cold

My Honda Civic died after the temperature dropped lower than -30°C, and will only start now when I boost it. The previous owner told me about this, and he said he replaced the battery. But now, it's ...
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Is there a way to test ignition coils with built-in ICM?

My car's service manual shows this for the ignition coils: What is the ICM? Related to http://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/2850/31, is there a way to check the coils to see if they are working ...
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Is a slight steering wheel vibration normal in a 2012 Civic when cold?

I have been looking at a number of 2012 Honda Civics for consideration and each one I test drive has a slight vibration in the steering wheel when idle. Normally I know that vibrations in wheels are ...
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Possible transmission fluid leak

2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 265K miles. I haven't driven it in 2 days and came out and found a small pool (about 2 teaspoons at the most) underneath the engine area. It's clear with a tinge of red, no ...
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Is it necessary to run the engine after adding radiator coolant or only when draining?

I recently did a timing belt/water pump change on my own. When I changed the water pump i drained the coolant, and according to my mechanic, I blew my radiator by not running the engine with the cap ...
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Engine randomly turns off on Mazda Capella 2000

Recently I have been having some issues with my Mazda Capella 2000 occasionally just switching off while I am at low revs. It doesn't often happen but when it does it seems to happen multiple times in ...
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Car won't start problem

I have a problem with my car it won’t start. Just a little background on my car, I have a 2008 Nissan Versa and I have a cold air intake installed in my car with a hydro shield covering the air filter ...
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Nissan Altima Alternator/Battery Problems

I own a 2005 Nissan Altima which has been having alternator/battery problems for past 1 year. My car has 112,000 miles on it. My car battery was past warranty so I had the battery replaced about a ...
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Neutralizing sulfur-like smell from car

A full bottle of jewelry cleaning (links product and material safety data sheet below) broke in my car and went unnoticed for a few days. Now the car has a sulfur-like smell whenever I go into the ...
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Should replacement pitman arm have the same gear teeth configuration?

I have a 1996 Dodge Dakota 4x4. I just replaced the pitman arm which reduced a bunch of play in the wheel. Awesome. However (and I didn't notice until actually driving it) the steering wheel is now ...
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Strange surging and like it's going to stall, hesitant whilst idling

I have been having an issue with my Peugeot 207 (2008 model) 1.6L VTI petrol engine. The cam cover was replaced by the garage but hasn't fixed the problem. I have lost faith in them. I managed to ...
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unpowered cigarette lighter

I've installed a remote car starter in Hyundai Elantra. When started remotely with no key in the ignition, the radio is off and cigarette lighter socket is off (it is back-lit though) I would like to ...
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negative surface charge?

At about 20°C, there has been a situation that the OEM battery in my '08 Jetta was not capable of starting the car at all (virtually no movement of the starter at all), after being used for at ...
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Nuts for 2008 VW Jetta SE 2.5L battery terminal bolts: 1/4" or M6?

I want to use an external charger to charge the battery in my US-market 2008 Jetta 2.5L SE with an OEM battery. I need to figure out which nuts to get to fit the existing battery terminal bolt, in ...
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Missing/rough idle at fist start or when parked for over 4 hours

I have a 99 Honda Accord. It has a miss/rough idle when its parked for more than 4hrs maybe, but specially in the mornings. It's only at the first start, after that it runs normal. I have changed ...
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Honda ST1100 instability problems

I've had some issues with my 1991 Honda ST1100 that I, nor my mechanic, can't seem to figure out. It started with some kind of bang, probably because of a hole in the road. Then, whenever I had to ...
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1994 Mazda 323 turns over vigorously but won't start

I recently had my car's fuel pump and battery replaced when I was experiencing very similar symptoms. Car turns over strongly but does not start. I'm wondering if this could be due to poorly done work ...
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OBDII Codes P0304 and P0430

On a 2005 Lexus RX330: P0304 Says cylinder 4 misfire. What is the cause and is it a big job to fix? P0430 Says catalyst system efficiency below threshold - Bank 2. Is this a big job? How much ...
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Inverting the A/C VSV Switch

I bought a 2E Carburetor for my 4G13 Engine. My Problem is that 2E Carburetor Idle Up A/C Vacuum Actuator needs vacuum when the engine is on and when the A/C is On, the idle up vsv will be Off (or no ...
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Clutch drops to the floor when I start to apply the brakes

Why does my clutch drop to the floor of my 93 ford escort as soon as I start to apply pressure on my brakes. I already changed out my master cylinder and bled the brakes. Could it have anything to do ...
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Crackling noise after first gear clutch

I hear a crackling noise after I get to my biting point @ First Gear. I have heard of this noise before but not in all the cars. My car has only done 43000 miles to the clock and has a good condition. ...
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2010 Kia Forte - Issues with electronics (maybe)

I have a 2010 forte (125k milage) and I am having some issues; the first issue 'Stability Control Off Indicator Off' light turns on within 2-3 minutes after starting the car and never turns off. It ...
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1991 BMW E30 - knocking when put into 1st

I knew I had a minor vacum leak, but it got worse all of sudden while at a stoplight. In trying to get through to the next block, the engine started to knock. (My guess is preignition thanks to the ...
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How to diagnose a Cruise Control system (Subaru Forester 2002)

The Cruise Control on my 2002 Forester S stopped working recently. For some time I had problems engaging the CC altogether, requiring multiple clicks on the activation push-button. Then it stopped ...
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How do maintenance costs compare between gas and diesel engines?

Our landscaping company is going to purchase a new medium duty truck. We have diesels and had just defaulted into looking for another diesel powered truck. However the mechanic we use (and trust) said ...
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Problem with engine starting up and dying right away

I bought Honda Civic 2013 LX which had an issue with the original key. I drove with valet key and drove it about 60 miles. After that it's dead. I thought it's an original key issue which I have had ...
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2003 mazda 6 won't move or go into gear

I was driving this vehicle on the highway going home. All of a sudden I noticed the oil light coming on, battery light came on too and I could not go past 60mph. So I suddenly pulled over and as soon ...
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Why is my Toyota Sienna wobbling from side to side

I have a 2007 Toyota Sienna with 85,000 miles. This past summer while driving on the highway the engine light went on and it started shaking violently. Pressing on the accelerator gave barely a ...
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Mazda 323: How Hard is it to Change the Throttle Body?

This is in continuation to my question Fast Idle and High Fuel Consumption. I just bought a Manual 97 Mazda Lantis 323 1.8L DOHC 16 Valve BP ( apparently called a Protege in the US ) which has a fast ...
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Diesel Engine throwing fuel from last engine pipe when engine starts

I have 2002 Hyundai Accent with diesel engine. It is throwing diesel from engine when gives speed. It sprays lots of oil from last diesel pipe. And in neutral when I start the engine. Its throws a ...
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Radio Head Unit Flickering On/Off

My 2011 Jeep Patriot started having issues with the radio head unit a few months ago. The radio started occassionally cutting out and coming back on a few seconds later. The issue got progressively ...
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car stereo connectors

I just bought a new stereo for my Honda CRV and now I would like to buy a connector to avoid rewiring. Unfortunately neither of the two plugs are standard connectors. Does anyone know what these ...
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Subaru Forester XT has a hissing sound under acceleration and lacks power

I want to buy an 06-08 Forester XT and on Friday I went to test drive an Automatic. Now, I know the auto box isn't the best and the forester weighs a good 300kg/600lbs more than my Astra Coupe, but it ...
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Tick Tick sound from a Royal Enfield Classic 350 at idel

I own a Royal Enfield Classic 350. At idle, the engine starts to produce a TICK TICK sound. However it vanishes when the rpm rises and when riding the motorcycle. This question is a very frequently ...
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Spontaneous flutter / roar sound coming from under hood?

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee LE. This has only happened twice: driving between 35-50 mph when suddenly a loud sort of fluttering sound accompanied by a loud whine. The whine evoked the picture of a ...
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Repair very old car or buy newer used car?

I am debating whether to repair a very old car or buy a newer used car. There is a particular newer used car I have easy/trusted access to, so I will use that as the example below... The old car: ...
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N15 Pulsar Crank Angle Sensor replacement

My wife has a 1999 Nissan Pulsar (N15) which lost power and died a few days ago. It was towed by the RAC to a workshop which has diagnosed the Crank Angle Sensor. Cost is approx AU$700 estimated to ...
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2008 KIA Sedona will not crank

2008 KIA Sedona has power but will not turnover. Everything works except starter. I tried to tighten the alt ground wire and forgot to remove the battery cable (my error), the alt arched and parked. ...
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backed up into chain link fence- how to fix the marks on car

I just backed up into a chain link fence with my new black malibu. Any suggestions on how to get the marks off car? Is it best to bring it somewhere
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Compatible wiper linkage or transmission mechanism for Mazda 323 Familia, 1995 model (sedan)?

I can't find the wiper transmission/linkage mechanism for Mazda 323 familia, 1995 model (sedan). As a result I am looking for one that is compatible. So the question is, what wiper ...
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Buick LeSabre 2002 automatic transmission not working

My Buick went crazy 2 days ago, the car won't move if you transit to overdrive from neutral, though the RPM is moving. If I start from 1st transition or 2nd the car works properly. After 3rd I can go ...
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When driving on auto-gear, the D3 gear light come out randomly. Why and how do I fix it?

I have a problem with my Honda Stream car. When driving on auto-gear, the D3 light come out randomly. Only when I push the button on the gear stick that the D3 light goes off. This is very frequent ...
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Why Do My ABS and TCS Lights Come On?

Occasionally while I'm driving (usually when I go over a small bump or ramp on the road), I hear a slight clunk under my hood and my Traction Control System and Anti-lock Brake System lights turn on ...
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Most appropriate small engine to rebuild for learning purposes?

I'd like to rebuild a small motor to 1) refresh my memory of how four-stroke motors work, and 2) teach my sons how they work. Which engine is: relatively inexpensive (< $200 used) requires only ...
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Austin Allegro 1981 - Clutch is not working properly

I recently had a manual transmission repaired because it was slipping out of 4th gear while driving down the road. I took out the engine/transmission and gave the transmission to a local garage to ...
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A/C Reciever Drier for 1962 Skylark

I need to replace the A/C receiver drier (a.k.a. accumulator) in my 1962 Buick Skylark (V8 convertible), however the aftermarket ones I've been finding online (e.g. ...
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Mitsubishi Super Lancer 97: replace radio fuse

My radio stopped working after my accumulator went dead and i asked someone to help me to bring it back using the cables. He connected the cables wrong and now the radio is not working. i thought it ...
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Plastic push rod snapped on my 95 F150

I'm a new to truck owner and have very little experience with maintanance etc. Today I pushed my clutch in and it sprung all the way to the bottom of the foot bed. When I stuck my head underneath I ...
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Chevrolet Corsa doesn't accelerate until I restart the engine

It works fine for the first 10 km or so, then it'll suddenly stop accelerating, as if I weren't even pressing the pedal, and I have to restart the machine and it'd work again, for at least other ...
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Fuel Consumption and other Fuel related data from basic OBD-II parameters

I want to know how can i obtain the values of Fuel Consumption, Fuel Economy and other fuel related information from basic OBD-II parameters like Vehicle Speed, RPM, TPS etc. I have noticed that not ...

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