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Where is the Wiper Relay/Control Module located on a 1994-1998 Ford Mustang???

I am trying to repair my wipers, there is no voltage in the wires that connects to the wiper motor. I checked the fuses and current is passing through them, so they are ok. I think the Wiper Relay ...
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Mercedes SLK (R170) convertible top/trunk release

I have a 1999 Mercedes SLK 230 (R170), with an interesting combination of problems: A) The hydraulics for the convertible top are low (to the point where the top won't even start to open anymore), ...
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Where (and what?) are the fuses in Renault Megane Grande Scenic?

There are some in the glove compartment. There are some 4 or 5 under the drawer under the passenger seat. There are some somewhere under the bonnet I believe. The car manual describes some but does ...
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Is manual start/stop good on older cars?

I have an old car (but with electronic injection) that predates by far start/stop systems which are used nowadays to save fuel (turning off the engine brings savings after 3-5 seconds, see Calculating ...
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Opel corsa's horn alarms when car is locked

My Opel Corsa's horn keeps honking when I lock the car the same way it is supposed to if a window were to be left open, but it does this even when no window is left open. The one thing that could ...
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Where can I find my car's colour code?

I'm currently shopping around for a touch-up pen to repair some very light scratches on my car. I've found out that our local hardware automotive store can mix the exact colour for any vehicle. ...
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What are the problems in building 2 stroke engines with a large displacement?

I understand (from preliminary research) that when engine gets bigger, with a higher displacement that it is practically not possible to have a two stroke engine. What are the implications in ...
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Can frequent engine lugging lead to blown head gaskets?

I've heard that prolonged driving at low RPMs (AKA "lugging") can cause head gaskets to blow. Is that true and, if yes, can you provide a lowdown of the causality?
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What can I do to give my lawn mower more power?

I have a 21" Craftsman push lawn mower with a Briggs and Stratton 7 hp engine that is about 6 years old. I've got it cutting on the highest setting, and it still has issues cutting the grass without ...
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Vaxhall Astra H clutch problem

A couple of months ago I noticed some problems starting with the clutch; the pedal became extremely spongy and the biting point was right down at the bottom, expecially on cold starts first thing in ...
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99 Mitsubishi Montero Sport idle problem

Upon starting, engine idles at about 1200 in park. When it warms up, idle drops to nothing, unless air conditioner is at max where rpm is roughly 400 to 500. Where should I start looking?
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Low beams are acting weird

I have a 1991 Ford Explorer. Today I fired it up and the low beams weren't working so I opened the hood while they were still not working. My girl call me so I slammed the hood and BAM it started ...
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on 1989 f350, after turning ignition on to crank position, turn key to off and remove key, starter continues to crank . what is sticking?

After inserting key and turning to start position, starter continues to crank after engine starts. You can turn ignition off and remove key and starter continues to crank. have replaced solenoid, ...
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How do I get rid of spiders inside my car?

I often have spider webs on my right side mirror and in the handle to open my boot. I've seen a spider on the boot handle once, but when I tried to catch it, it crawled inside the handle somewhere ...
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Rotor replacement on 2010 Honda Accord w/ 170k mi!

My 2010 Honda Accord has ~170k mi, a lot of hwy miles, so minimal brake use! The original rotors AND front brake pads (seriously!) are still on and the rear brake pads that were replaced at only ~32k ...
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Low beam not working in headlight

I have a 1999 Miata, i bought the car for 750$ as a project car. it had some body damage but i figured i would fix it. The car is mostly done now, but i have one major issue. The low beams in my ...
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07 Honda Odyssey timing belt change interval for “normal” driving conditions?

The owners manual for my 2007 Honda Odyssey seems to indicate that the timing belt should be changed at 60,000 miles for extreme driving conditions. It's not clear what the schedule is for normal ...
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BMW E90: Coming Home automatically on darkness

I have a BMW E90 ( pre- facelift ) with light package . Currently my car is set so that the " Coming Home " function can by pressing the headlight flasher is switched off, press at ignition . My ...
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Moped bike motor problem carburetor

I have tried many technicians but none have solved my problem. I had problems in the past past, but one day my bike started to make a noise while opening the throttle when cold after about 50km/h ...
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Moped dies when trying to give gas after filling up gas tank

My moped has been running just fine lately but after I put gas in it immediately started choking off when I give it gas. The tank was pretty close to empty when I topped it off. Is that the reason ...
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Is it dangerous to drive with partially torn control arm bushings?

My 2008 Acura TSX had developed a violent shake when accelerating. Upon a brief inspection, I noticed the control arm/compliance bushings were partially torn (completely at one point, partially at two ...
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How does cold, dry weather affect horsepower?

It's now properly winter over here in Australia, and the butt dyno is very favourable of the cold, dry air. It's like a free cold air intake for everyone, right?? I can think of two scientific ...
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A strange rattling only when accelerating from 0 in cold weather

I've been quite baffled by this for a while now. There is an odd rattling, or more like a chain moving, (sometimes it even sounds almost like a trickle) sound which only occurs in : 1) Cold weather ...
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Why would the steering be intermittently very heavy in a 2001 Dodge Caravan?

The steering wheel is very hard to turn immediately after starting the van when the engine is cold. This only happens intermittently (maybe 1 out of 30 times) After a few seconds it becomes easy to ...
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Huge puddle of water under car

I parked my Dodge Viper after driving for about two hours (in July, ~90°F, AC at full blast). Half an hour later I noticed a huge puddle under the engine, on the passenger side. I am pretty sure it ...
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Starting 6 HP outboard with cordless drill/driver

I have a Honda BF6 outboard that only gets started each summer. Before winterizing, I drain the fuel etc., but it is still very difficult to start the 1st time in the summer. I can remove the cover ...
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Consequences of failing to replace bad struts and sway bar bushings

My car is kind of a beater and I don't want to pour money into it. Apart from a bumpy ride, is anything really bad going to happen if I don't replace these parts? For example, will this put a ...
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Suzuki vl 250 wont start

I have a Suzuki vl250. It's been running great until last weekend I rode it home from work turned it off and the Mrs decided she wanted to go for a ride only problem is bike wont start! Since then I ...
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Can you replace only the rubber in 2008 Jetta (Mk5) wipers?

Is it possible to replace only the rubber part of the windscreen wipers on a 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L? I know that the original wipers are always made in Belgium (those sold in Ontario and in Northern ...
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Honda Civic hybrid won't start

My Honda Civic hybrid won't start. No interior lights, no power. Can I jump start the battery under the hood? Not sure since it is a hybrid and has two? batteries. I did not drive it for 3days. ...
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Squeak when I depress clutch in Honda Civic

I have a 2008 Honda Civic and for about 2 weeks there is a squeaking sound when I depress and release the clutch while changing gears. Do I need to oil something? It is very noticeable in the cabin, ...
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Vauxhall Corsa heating problems

I have a Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTI EcoFlex and initially when I bought it the heater resistor we thought was broken as the blower fans would only work on dial 4, we replaced it and it worked for about a ...
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Brake squeal when driving up a slope or turning right

There are many other brake squeal questions but the symptoms in the case of my car are different. After driving for about 5 miles, I hear loud squealing noises from the wheel wells when I turn right ...
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How is engine load determined?

I'm struggling to find information on how engine load is defined. Is it really just a fancy word for torque demand? There are three parts to this question: Is there a theoretical equation that is ...
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My car won't start. Nothing happens

Hi so when I try to start my car nothing happens I even got a new battery nothing happens. Also my cars remote control has no effect on the vehicle. Please help me what is this problem ?
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8th Gen Honda - No Start, No Crank (down the rabbit hole)

This one should be fun for any Honda aficionados out there. I have a 2007 Honda Civic. Some days it does not start or crank; seems related to the temperature. When the car starts, it runs fine and ...
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Will mixing multiple types of automatic transmission fluid in a power steering system cause problems?

A few months ago I noticed that my power steering fluid was a little low. My owner's manual stated that automatic transmission fluid should be used, so I went out and bought a quart of cheap ATF and ...
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My tire wobbles

At slow speed one of my front tires on my 2000 Grand Am SE 4 door wobble, but feels fine at a higher rate of speed. Was told by a person at a tire store my tread is breaking loose and I need a new ...
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Motorcycle front brake's are weak

A few weeks ago I was in a motorcycle accident and my handlebar had bent and so had my old brake lever. A buddy of mine who's quite good with motorcycle's bent the bar back and changed the brake ...
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Oil Pressure Sensor Leak

I have a 99 Nissan Almera w/ GA16DE engine and there is a small oil leak from the oil pressure sensor and also from the oil pan gasket it seems. They both seem to be just a few drops here and there, ...
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Should I give a little throttle after my car starts?

When I start up my 2003 petrol car, as soon as it fires I often give it a dab of the throttle, so the battery recovers. It's fuel injected, no carburetor or anything. I've been told this is ...
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Why are drum brakes still fitted on Ford's cars?

Currently I own a Mk5 Astra SRi, however I am looking to sell this and buy a Ford Focus Mk2. The other day I looked at a Ford Focus Zetec Mk2. My understanding is that Zetec is sort of the ford ...
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Undoing a rounded-off triple-square bolt

I rounded off a triple-square bolt while trying to undo it with a regular 6-point Torx bit. How can I undo it without resorting to purchasing a dedicated triple-square bit? The bolt is done up with ...
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Car will not start Sometimes?

Hey i just wanted to ask about my girlfriends car she has been having problems with for over a year.. we had it checked but they always say nothing is wrong (usually because the car starts when they ...
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1answer
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Why does my gear-shift lever seem to freeze in position sometimes?

My 1996 Ford Escort shift lever sometimes won't move into 1st gear position unless I turn the motor off, then start in that gear. It also, sometimes, won't move into any of the gear positions and I ...
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Should fuel pump noise be changing according to electrical load and RPM?

One thing that bugs me about my car is that the fuel pump noise is fairly inconsistent. Turning on the lights, aircon, defroster, etc. lowers the fuel pump speed and gives a lower pitched noise. It ...
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Is there a way to clean air getting in the cabin?

A friend of mine lives in a very polluted city and she gets headaches every time she gets stuck in the traffic jams, lasting easily one hour. The cars there are very old and polluting, even if the ...
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Kia with no power

I have a Kia just bought a battery last week. My car will not start today. No clicking sound no lights no radio my car won't even lock nothing works. What could this be?
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Mercedes veto Exhaust

Just got a new exhaust fitted, the part that goes from the front wheel area all the way to the back. And NOW there is a smell of exhaust fumes in the veacle, that seams to be coming from the vents. ...
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Causes of Premature Alternator Failure

I bought my car brand-new a few years ago, with only 50 miles on it when it came off the lot. It's perfectly stock - no modifications made, though some parts have been replaced for repair purposes. ...

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