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2006 Chevy Silverado missing dash lights

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado with several missing lights on buttons. See pictures below. I have seen in a couple places that they are soldered on and you can't replace them. Is this true? If not, how ...
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Yamaha Vstar 250 won't start: need to diagnose and fix possible fuel, battery, or flooded carb

My riding experience: 1 day. Already I'm an idiot. This will probably be a good laugh for most of you. I purchased a used bike, Yamaha VStar 250, <2,000 miles, <4 years old. Battery has not ...
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Is an “oil life indicator” a reliable indicator for when to change the oil?

I have a 2014 Honda Pilot with 3600 miles on it. Historically I have always changed oil in my vehicles every 3000 miles, using good quality non-synthetic oil. Now this Honda has an "oil life ...
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Mustang V6 sluggish pickup during day

Have been driving my stang 2013 V6 for almost 2 years now. Right from the day 1 I have noticed that outside temperature somehow made my cars acceleration/ pickup however you call it become sluggish. ...
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What info can be displayed with aux in

Not sure if this is the right stack site but couldn't find any more related! Anyway, I'm buying a new car next week. It has Aux in cable but not Bluetooth or card reader. My question is, will the ...
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Suzuki GSR600 low idle revs and unstable

Just a week ago I noticed in my motorbike unstable rpm, +-300rpm. But today I found that the idle rpm are below 1000rpm, at some points around 500rpm (Normally is 1500rpm). I'm due for the annual ...
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Are there any modern diesel engines the require electricity to continue running?

I was reading this question about an owner checking the alternator by disconnecting the battery, which is an easy way to validate on a gasoline engine. The single answer assumes that the OP is ...
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Prius 2010 oil reset (Europe edition not US edition)

All, I have 2010 prius that has Europe standards (Kilometer odometer) not mile, and it doesn't have the button "Mpg/KL" to reset the oil change light. How does it work for such edition? is it the ...
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2005 Volvo S60 loses power

I have an '05 S60 with about 92,000 miles on it. Recently, while driving at a constant speed the car will lose power for a couple seconds- the rpm's drop and then the car will recover and run ...
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Several attempts at cranking required to start car

Every time I get in and turn the key nothing happens. After turning the key a number of times, it will start up as normal. I have had a new battery, and new wiring to the starter motor installed, and ...
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What cutting oil for hardened steel bolts?

So, my car has a bad case of the eccentric bolts being rusted solidly into the rear toe arm. Best practice repair is sawzall through the bolt where it goes through the outer bushing, then pop the ...
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02 Town&Country not shifting out of first

This has happened three times now, and it's definitely becoming worrisome. While driving on the highway, the check engine light comes on. Nothing seems to be wrong initially, until I exit the highway. ...
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Kawasaki ZZR600 - Engine idles ok. Choke ok. Cuts out when open throttle. Possible causes?

I have a 20 year old Kawasaki ZZR600. She was running fine in December. I didn't ride her for a few weeks in January. Left the battery on maintenance trickle charge. A few weeks or so ago I fired her ...
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Whining noise from valve cover region, Nissan Primera P11 1999

Recently I've been hearing a whining noise from the engine bay. After checking, it seems to come from the valve cover. I've checked the motor oil; level seems ok although the oil is black but not ...
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Does Registering a Salvaged Car in California Require a “Brake and Light Certificate”?

My car was totaled after the accident and I salvaged it from the insurance company. I didn't realize I had to pay more fees to the California Department of Motor Vehicles and do some extra things. ...
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Hyundai Verna (Accent) handbrake light is on everytime

My Hyundai Verna/Accent handbrake light comes on when driving and just off in shortly times Any ideas to what might be causing this, if so what parts will need to be replaced/repaired?
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I feel my shock absorbers are no more working. Need to know if I need to replace them or are there any recommendations to ge them properly repaired?

Pulsar 150CC.. Rear shockers. Bajaj showroom Mechanic suggests to replace them but other mechanic suggests that they can be repaired. it ran around 54K. I am confused now. Please suggest.
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spark plug separated @ porcelien & metal

Can a engine run ssmoothly with a broke in half spark plug(where the porcelain meets the metal)no vibrations & would the plug wire boot hold the 2 pieces together?
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What modifications need to be made to an engine to enable higher safe RPMs?

I first had this question while playing a racing game - it was a touring race with BMW 320i's, and I noticed that I could rev up to 8,500 RPM before shifting gears. Now my car (an older 320i), ...
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Timing Chain vs. Timing Belt

What is the service life of a timing chain and how does having a chain drive cam benefit from a belt drive cam and vice-versa?
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1answer
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How to replace an alternator?

I've got an '05 Mazda 3 SP 2.3 and my question is how do I replace my alternator? My situation is pretty much the exact same as described on this site: ...
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1answer
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2003 Honda Civic 1.7 vTec - White Smoke from the tailpipe

I have a Honda Civic 2003 gx 1.7 liter vTec stick shift 4 cylinder. Just today I had to put oil in my car. Drove for about 5 minutes got to a light and when I shifted into first gear a white cloud of ...
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How long does OnStar RemoteLink app take to refresh from a Chevy Volt?

It takes anywhere from 20 to 60 seconds to get the status from my car (like if I want to know how charged the battery is). I'm wondering if this is normal or something is wrong.
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How do I know if motorcycle chain & sprocket need replacement?

I'm aware of how important they are, but have been coming up empty in my searches to determine if they're worn to the point of needing replacement. The service manual just says to inspect and replace ...
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What part is this on my Honda Accord 1996?

I was looking under the hood, trying to learn what's what, and I was wondering what this was. The circled part.
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Knocking noise when turning at full lock/opposite lock?

I have noticed that I have a knocking noise when I turn full lock or full opposite lock. The noise is a single knock as I reach lock and then another knock as I start turning back. I will ...
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2005 Suzuki Reno S wipers and fluid

I recently filled up my windshield washer fluid and was wondering two things. How do I operate my rear wiper? Is there a separate reservoir for fluid for the washer fluid for the rear windows or ...
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Car I test drove had a high clutch engagement point; why?

I test drove a 2002 BMW 325xi with 80,000 miles on it the other day and while it didn't have any major issues cosmetically or mechanically from what I could see, there was something strange about the ...
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1answer
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Series of troubling electrical problems in my '07 Mazda 3. Any ideas?

I'm having a series of what I will call electrical problems with my Mazda 3. I'm not sure if they are interrelated and wanted to get some advice or ideas from you guys. Apologies in advance for the ...
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Ford focus choking in neutral

I have recently (well quite recently about 7 months) replaced the SOHC in my 2000 Ford Focus. The cylinder was busted which made the car choke and eventually die when stopped at the red lights. It ...
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1answer
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How to fix O2 sensor system?

After getting some type of P116x primary heated O2 sensor error (I forget the exact error), I replaced the primary O2 sensor on my car. (I had to make a bracket for the electrical connector because ...
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1answer
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What is this part called?

So in the beginning ONE of my windshield wipers just went absolutely dead (could move it easily with my hands) and I took it to the shop and the guy removed what he called ''arms'' but when I went to ...
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Is it safe to drive a car that has got a broken suspension spring?

Yesterday I was driving home from work and heard a loud noise which I can only really describe as a "clang". After looking at it today, it looks like the spring for the front left (passenger side) ...
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replacing brake pedal return spring on 57 chevy

How do I replace a brake pedal return spring on 57 Chevy. I can not locate the spring. Please help
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I drove with the handbrake on for 1000 metres

I left my handbrake on for about 1000 meter when driving this winter. I smelled something burning when I opened the front door. Since then there is often a burning smell back right wheel after ...
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Caliper piston will not collapse on Almera 98

I was changing brake pads on a Nissan Almera 98 and I accidentally pumped the brake piston a bit out. I tried putting it back with a C clamp and the old pad but it won't budge. It's completely stuck! ...
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What is the point of a vacuum pump with a fuel injection engine?

I recently got an OBD-II dongle with the Torque Android app, which allows me to read the computer's output in real time. The app will let me drag and drop different gauges on my screen, which works ...
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Vauxhall aux assembly connector

Can anyone tell me what the connector connecting the Aux-in assembly to the car wiring is called? This is the newer-style Aux that is fore of the cup holders and is angled towards the passengers in a ...
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Brakes lose grip when car hits bump

I have a 2007 Honda Civic. I had its front brake pads replaced 2 months ago and had the rotors replaced. Now (and perhaps before--I can't recall) whenever I'm braking and hit a bump, the brakes lose ...
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How to open prius hatch when the battery is dead?

I have a 2008 Prius with remote keyless entry. I accidentally drained my battery by mistake. The locks do not respond, and trying to turn on the power puts the car into a strange low power error ...
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The Tire dealer put a different tire on my car

I drive a 2004 Nissan Maxima SE, the tires are an R18. I recently bought replacement tires and the dealer installed R17 tires. What is the impact of this? Should I complain? Does it really matter? ...
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How do I correctly monitor the fuel(diesel) in the automobile?

This is my first question in mechanics.stackexchange.com. I am a computer programmer and work in Location based services. Along with GPS monitoring, I want to give the clients , a proper manipulation ...
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Engine temperature light always on

On my Volvo 440 (1992 1.8 LI with single point injection) the engine temperature warning light is always on. The gauge seems to work okay and fluctuates between low and middle (although it does seem ...
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Squeal from timing belt area

When starting the engine from cold on my Volvo 440 (1.8 LI, K reg) there is a loud squeal coming from the timing belt area. The noise goes away after a couple of minutes driving. What could be the ...
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Ford Escort - Brake Fluid leak in car

I own a Ford Escort 1992, 1.9l, manual. Recently my default-idle had been really high and so I did some research and figured out that my brake booster probably broke. So I went to the junkyard and got ...
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Can a 2008 Honda Odyssey hold a full size spare tire?

I was wondering if a 2008 Honda Odyssey can hold a full size spare tire, or will it only fit the donut?
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2008 Honda Rebel 250 idle problem

I have honda rebel and it's been running great for the last year. It does have about 8000 miles on it but I haven't had any serious issues. Lately, I noticed the idle was higher than normal. It seems ...
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Ford Expedition sitting on my driveway [closed]

I have a ford expedition 2001 with about 250K miles on it. A fantastic vehicle. However every time I go for inspection it costs me a couple of grand (last couple of years). This time I did not have ...
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My brake fluid all left on short notice. What gives?

During the very cold weather (here in Ohio) recently, I noticed the brakes on my 2000 Chevy Malibu were a little soft, and made a mental note to attend to them promptly. Then, over the course of 24 ...
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Removing all seats except driver's + front passenger's one from Ford Galaxy Mk3 (2006)

Is it possible to completely remove all seats except driver's + front passenger's one from Ford Galaxy Mk3 (production started in 2006) to get a very flat loading floor? I was not able to find this ...

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