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Oil in the cooling system

I have a 2003 Chrysler GT, PT Cruiser with less then 60000 miles. It is a four cylinder 2.4L, that is turbo charged, and is automatic. I had a hole in the over flow tank and had it replaced with a new ...
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Best way to clean injectors that are free from the engine block?

I'm replacing the O-rings on my injectors (Mk1 Golf - K-Jet mechanical injection) and so will have them free from the engine block. I thought I should clean them at the same time. Is there some ...
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Automatic Transmission: Best practice when waiting at the red light - N or D?

My main concern is the longevity of the engine and transmission. I see conflicting view points on the internet. Some say changing from D to N and back constantly will cause extra wear on the ...
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Car totally stalled while doing a sharp turn at 40kmph

I noticed a problem while taking turns with my Toyota Camry 2003 Altise sedan ( has done 108k kms and regularly serviced). I was driving at around 40 kmph and was steering right and suddenly the car ...
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Do I need a new ECU after replacing the transmission?

I replaced the transmission in my 2002 Lexus RX 300 about one month ago. The mechanics reprogrammed my ECU immediately, and they advised me to replace my ECU with a new one, because with the old ECU I ...
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Dealer service records from Toyota, Honda, Mercedes Benz - don't exist?

I'm shopping for used cars at the moment, and have been considering some models from Toyota and Honda, as well as an older Mercedes Benz. Many of the cars I've seen so far have been at dealers, i.e. ...
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Factory panic alarm going off after changing battery [97 Toyota Camry]

We just changed the battery in our 1997 Toyota Camry now as soon as we connect the battery the panic alarm goes off and all the doors lock. How do we stop this / turn it off. ///note: the battery in ...
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Methods of diagnosing a non-starting Fiat Uno

I have a little Uno inherited from my dad. Just before he passed away he was having trouble getting it to start, and before that, having it die on a drive somewhere, even close. I would now like to ...
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2001 Dodge Durango Acts like door is open when they are shut

On our 2001 Dodge Durango sometimes acts as if a door is open and all the cab lights come on and the bell keeps dinging even when they are all closed and we are driving. When this happens we also ...
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my 2002 Ford Taurus won't start and makes no clicking ,etc noise.

I went to start my car today, it turned over for a sec, then stopped and made no noise. All lights & accessories still work. First, I cleaned the battery terminals and cables to ensure clean ...
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Is 10 minutes a long enough ride time to recharge a new car battery?

Would occasional 10 minute trips be long enough to charge a completely new Honda 2013 Civic's car battery, without it slowly dying over the long term? It's getting colder now and I don't drive ...
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Rodeo clutch slips

I just bought a 98 rodeo 2wd v6. The clutch was fine on test drive and grabbed fine even though the pedal was adjusted to the top. When I was driving it home it started to slip. Is there a way to ...
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Carburettor Cleaner Additive? how good are they

I'm just wondering whether anyone has any experience with fuel additives that clean injectors and carburetors. I have an old motorcycle that starts, but can't keep it self running for long before it ...
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Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?

I realize this may be a silly question to those of you on here who are proper petrol-heads and this may even be a repeat question, but I could not find anything on it on here, so here goes: What are ...
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where is the ignition switch hardness for 2007 honda civic hybrid?

I'm installing a remote starter with a bypass module and the instruction said to connect two wires to the ignition switch hardness (7 pin) but I don't know which one is it. The picture I took is ...
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2002 Impala 3.8L V6 thermostat gauge starts below cold then creeps toward red

My 2002 Impala 3.8 has been running great. However, this summer the thermostat gauge stopped reading temperature right. To the point it wouldn't move even after it had been running for hours. It would ...
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Vehicle nearing end of life?

Today, my car started overheating (was running perfectly fine for the past month, seemingly) so I checked the coolant and noticed it was practically empty. I brought it to a mechanic, who said that ...
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1answer
93 views

Can I disable my 2009 Volvo S40's remote key fob panic button?

The panic button on the remote key fob is very sensitive and sets off the alarm accidentally all the time, for example, when it's in my pocket and I move a certain way. Is there a way to disable the ...
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2answers
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Something stuck inside the spark plug barrel of motorcycle

I went about changing the spark plugs on my 91' Honda CBR250RR and ran into a problem with the fourth plug. I tried inserting the sparkplug socket but it wouldn't get in there. Using my phones camera ...
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1answer
122 views

Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) valve broken

The tire inflating valve was broken in the middle, Do I have to replace the whole TPMS part or just have to replace the valve, since I do not think my tire pressure sensor has problem. My car is a ...
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0answers
176 views

OBD 2 Fuel reading says No Data

I wanted to read fuel level from the car and display it on my app. I'm using ELM327 bluetooth adapter to communicate with my car. When I'm sending the code "012F\r" to my OBD 2 it says "NO DATA". ...
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Why might lower settings of a dashboard fan not work if the highest does?

My wife bought a Nissan Note second hand and the internal ventilation fan works on the highest setting (3 or 4) but not on the lower settings. We've checked the fuses and all seems fine there. Could ...
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How do I mix up my own windshield washing liquid for low temperatures?

I've tried all kinds of commercial sub-zero windshield liquids but am so far satisfied with none, because of the following reasons: They all seem to freeze below about -5C. Or at least become thick ...
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How can I remove the rearview mirror button off my windshield that I just put on upside down?

How can I get a rear view mirror button off the windshield if it was put on upside down?
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0answers
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Clunking noise disappears when weather is cold?

On my '02 Mazda Protege5, I hear a clunking noise on the front, driver side wheel area. I am lead to believe that it is a Control Arm Bushing. Anyway, it was really bad this past summer and ...
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1answer
877 views

Honda Accord Jerks when shifting gears and makes grinding sound?

I have a 99 Honda Accord 2dr 3.0L V6 automatic. When I drive this car it makes a whooooo sound coming somewhere from the engine, when I turn to the right it is intense and when I turn to the left it ...
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1answer
452 views

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Intermittent Start Failure

We bought our van last November from a dealer. Warranty is over :( Now we've got intermittent startup problems. The main noise is the sound when the engine is trying to turn over but immediately ...
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1answer
54 views

Does my Vauxhall Meriva need XL tyres?

I've got a Vauxhall Meriva B (2011) 1.7 Diesel auto, and it needs new front tyres. Currently it's got 205/55R16 94V Michelin Energy Savers on it. I've been looking at some tyre sites (eg, black ...
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More air pressure in tyre Vs Mileage

Whenever I inflate my tires to medium/recommended pressure the mileage is better and obviously when it is very low the mileage affected. But I want to know why my mileage affected even if I keep ...
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3answers
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Winter Tire Downsize

I have 14 Ford Fusion SE, 2.0 w/ 235/45R18. I want to downsize for winter to 17". I understand the rule of thumb is to stay as close to the OEM diameter as to minimize difference with speedometer, ...
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0answers
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Is it possible to upgrade Nissan Connect firmware?

I've a new Nissan Note Acenta. With my VIN, I can deduce that it was produced on 2014 in the UK. It has a Nissan Connect system (without camera, so no Around View Monitor, Safety Shield system, ...
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Difference between high octane and low octane?

What is the difference between high octane and low octane fuel? I'm not asking if one is better than the other for my vehicle, specifically, but rather what occurs differently both scientifically and ...
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Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars [closed]

A normal average European car has a engine with less than a 2.0 liter engine which consumes 1 litre of fuel in 18-22 km. A normal average American car has a engine at least a 2.5 liter engine and ...
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1answer
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568 views

BMW e36 320i motor looses power significantly out of a sudden

I have a 1992 BMW e36 320i, when i start in the morning, or in cold weather, the cars functions normally and has a lot of power. However, after a little, or when the weather is hot, the car ...
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1answer
596 views

Mazda Lantis 323 1997: OBDI or OBDII?

I'm still trying to figure out if my 1997 Mazda Lantis 323 GLX 1.8L DHOC Manual is OBD 1 or 2. It's supposedly similar to the Protege of the same year and it says on autozone: In order to ...
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What is the correct/factory wiring for a Suburban 1998 battery/alternator?

I have included a picture showing what I have now on this Suburban. Note that there is wiring not shown in the picture which is a second electrical connection to the positive side of the battery ...
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0answers
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How to replace the ignition switch in a 1988 Ford Econovan maxi?

Could you please give instructions to replace the ignition switch in a 1988 Ford Econovan, including diagram(s).
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What is causing this terrible grinding/groaning noise when I come to a slow stop sometimes? (but not always!)

Update 11/9/2013 After a good bit of driving, the noise reoccurred. I took it back to the mechanic and we decided it must be the brake pads. They're pretty worn out, and like I said before, they're ...
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2answers
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Car diesels after shutoff

I have a 2001 Nissan Altima and when I turn off the engine, you can literally hear the engine stuttering out. Before, you turned off the motor and it stopped silently. Now it goes plup, pluuup, ...
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How can I remove a seized brake disc?

I'm changing the rear brake discs and pads on my Ford Focus C-MAX. I've done one side which was fairly easy, but on the other side I can't get the disc off. There is nothing holding it on as far as I ...
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9answers
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Can coasting in neutral damage an automatic transmission?

When I drove a manual transmission, I got in the habit of shifting to neutral on long, shallow grades to save fuel. Now I'm driving an automatic (specifically, a recent Corolla) and still doing it. ...
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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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1answer
306 views

Where is the coolant fan relay on a 2001 Monte Carlo SS

My check engine light is on. Shop failed the car for NY state inspection. Says I have a bad coolant fan relay. Where would this relay be located?
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1answer
651 views

2012 Ford Escape grinding noise while braking

My Ford Escape started making an unusual noise recently. Would appreciate if anyone can help me diagnose the problem. The noise only occurs when I brake and only when my speed gets down to about 15 ...
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0answers
104 views

How do the power locks work in a 2004 Buick Rendezvous?

I'm trying to figure out why the power lock is not working in one of the doors of a 2004 Buick Rendezvous, unfortunately I don't really understand how the power lock system works. There are two ...
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0answers
29 views

Battery isolator hook up instructions

2003 Ford Focus Hatchback - Can I mount my battery isolator to my back seat inside the car? If not, where is the best place to put it if no room under hood?
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1answer
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2009 Kia Rio hatchback radio not working after battery replacement

I drive a 2009 Kia Rio Hatchback. A few days ago the car battery was replaced and I can't get the K100R radio to work. Last time my car lost power and was jump-started, I was able to input a 4-digit ...
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1answer
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Why does my engine rev up when I put it in park?

I've seen questions about engines revving when braking and when idling, but my engine revs way up (and stays up) whenever it's in park--whether on startup or shifting to park. It doesn't rev unusually ...

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