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What good is a scan tool?

Other than reporting error codes, is a scan tool useful? Can it help you to tune the car to optimize gas mileage for example or other helpful things?
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Buying a used car jack

I'm planning on buy a used 2 ton car jack. What are some warnings/items I should be on the look out for? Is buying a used car jack a safe idea?
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Engine oil change and getting rid of old oil completely

After running the vehicle for a certain distance usually we will change the engine oil. This will not only give engine new life with the brand new oil but will also get sludge and other sediments out ...
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Surging idles - Anyonebody?Honda()

I have a Honda it has a standard 4cyl b21a1 1990 Honda prelude (should have specified was in a rush) I recently changed the head gasket(it went bad would puff out white smoke when I cranked on the key ...
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Could a faulty fuel level sensor cause a vehicle to stall?

I have a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with just over 90,000 KMs and recently the fuel gauge started to fluctuate wildly. I had the sensor's replaced and filled the tank and it only showed half full. So one ...
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Rear Windshield Wiper Requirements

As of this morning my rear windshield wipers stopped working. I just bought the car this year and it is still covered by my three year warranty. I called the Mini dealership and they said that they ...
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2007 Nissan Armada power window fuse location

According to the fuse block diagram, there is not a dedicated fuse for the power windows. Anyone know if the power windows are on another fuse? Front drivers side window will not go down and switch ...
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How do I fix a wrapped seatbelt?

I've got a carseat that has a looped seatbelt and I have fought with it for the last hour. I don't want to send it in, I want to fix it myself. Anyone have any advice?
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Blue smoke upon acceleration and pinking

I have a Y12 Wingroad Nissan. While driving at 100km/hr and I stop, and begin driving again, I see a lot of blue smoke from exhaust for a little while. I also get a flat spot and pinking when ...
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I drive a 2008 Scion xD tire size 195/60 R16 can I switch to 205/60 R16 tires?

I have a tire that is very worn and just got a flat so I would like to get a tire sooner than later. I called up 4 tire shops Big-O, Les Schwab, dicount tire etc. and none of them have the tires in ...
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The car makes clicking noise when i try to turn on the engine. What could be the problem?

I've a 2007 honda civic. The radio and everything work fine, but when i try to turn on the engine it makes clicking noise. I thought, it could be a battery problem. I also try jump starter to start ...
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Should one fit the least-worn tires to the rear wheels?

According to the Owner’s Manual Saab 9-3 M2001 (front-wheel driven cars): WARNING When fitting just one new pair of tires, these should be fitted to the rear wheels, as these are more ...
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Tyre pressure for Toyota Yaris

I have new Toyota Yaris Trend 2013 and wondering what should be the tyre pressure in front and rear tyres?
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02 chevy cavalier skidding when braking

So I've done a lot of under body work on my 02 Chevy cavalier z24, the most recent being the sway bar, rack and pinion and last week the struts. Around the time we did either the sway bar or the rack ...
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After swapping batteries, truck is really dead, except the headlights.

I removed battery from 1997 Tacoma to replace dead battery in Sienna Van and took dead battery to repair shop for testing. Repair shop tested and charged the battery. Now Tacoma is using a fully ...
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Winter tyres - how necessary are they?

I am in the UK and we don't usually have a lot of snowfall. But sometimes the roads can be a little rough. I drive a 1.2L Mitsubishi Colt CZI and I haven't put the winter tyres yet. My concern is ...
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Weird Problem! Need to turn steering wheel to crank start the car

I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla It started to have starting problem a few weeks ago. If I didn't drive my car for 1 or 2, the car won't start. The only way to start the car is to turn the steering wheel ...
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Car stalls when shifting from reverse to forward

On a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I'm seeing the vehicle stall occasionally after I back out of my driveway (~40 feet) and shift into forward. It doesn't exhibit the problem every time, but it seems to ...
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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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What can cause a car to consume more fuel?

All over my long driver career, I had 4 cars (5 years). I always compare my fuel consumption with other people who have the same car. 3 times out of 4, I found out that my cars were consuming more ...
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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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4answers
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Rusted Rear Rotor 2004 Chevy S-10

I was planning on replacing my rear rotors and brake pads this weekend. The rotors are rusted on. I was using a rotor puller, and was probably too impatient. Now I have about 25% of the rotor ...
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Why is there a “DO NOT PUSH” sign on the back of some trucks?

I often see a "DO NOT PUSH" sign on the back of trucks (I believe they have all been large semi-trailer dump trucks). I've even seen "YOU PUSH IT YOU OWN IT" signs on a few. This raises two questions ...
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battery dies while truck not running

2001 chev pick up battery drains while not running. Can park at night and turn everything off. When I try to start it in morning battery is dead
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2answers
406 views

Carburetor question, attempting snowblower repair

I have a Craftsman Snowblower, model 247.889702. Unit is a few years old, and I can't get it to start. Unfortunately, I left gas in it one winter and over the summer and of course when I tried to get ...
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2answers
133 views

Unknown actuator on golf mk3 tdi 110hp

I own a 1997 golf 3 TDI, motor code AFN. At the back of the engine, there is a vacuum actuator which looks like a N75 but isn't. It isn't connected to anything on the actuator side, but is connected ...
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6answers
4k views

what can be the reason my old diesel Mercedes won't start?

The vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz T1 model 308D. The engine is an old Mercedes-Benz OM601.940 4-cylinder indirect injection 58 kW (79 hp) 2299 dm3 diesel engine from year 1992. It's not a turbodiesel! - ...
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1answer
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Cold engine works on three out of four cylinders

When my Honda CBR900’s engine is cold, it works only on three cylinders. When the engine begins to warm, all goes fine and all the cylinders begin to work. What can cause this?
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2006 Corvette Key Fob

I am trying to associate a new key fob with a 2006 Corvette. Accroding to the user's manual it reads: To match a new transmitter to your vehicle when you have a recognized transmitter (two ...
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0answers
41 views

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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0answers
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2001 Pontiac Grand Am - Oil in coolant

I just bought my car from a owner I noticed there was oil or what looks like oil in the coolant there is no coolant in oil and car doesn't over heat. It's a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am with 230,000 miles ...
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1answer
249 views

How to Improve Suspension on my bike Honda Shine

My Bike has rear Suspension 3 Step Spring Loaded Hydraulic Shock Absorber & Bike total Weight (kgs) is 122 and its around 3yrs over 90000km run. i didn't feel comfort with suspension as now a days ...
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Catalysator broken? Odd rope coming out of the exhaust pipe

[UPDATE] SOLVED! Hurray! The muffler had corroded inside and it blocked the exhaust system, making bad to motor. I got it fixed and the car energy efficiency improved from 12-15 liters/100km to ...
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1answer
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Nissan Pathfinder died and won't start, no check engine light! Crank/No Start

I have a manual 1997 Nissan Pathfinder which has ran great for a long, long time. The only issues I have had are with the clutch, starter and valve cover gasket. The last problem was a few months ...
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0answers
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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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1answer
281 views

can starting a battery dead car cause damage to anything?

I just imported car from japan, I had to drive 1000km from shipping port to get it home. Problem is Battery turned out to be plain dead. I stopped once at the fuel station and couldn't get it back ...
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2answers
112 views

2009 Aveo electrical problem

I have a 2009 Chevrolet Aveo that I bought new from the dealer. Today I was running errands around town and just as I was about the get on the highway to head home, the battery light and emergency ...
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0answers
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Car cranks but will not start after transmission replacement

The 2006 Infiniti G35 would crank but not start after a transmission replacement. I found 2 transmission codes. U1000 which is a CAN bus code and P1815 which is the manual shifting code. It is an ...
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52 views

2001 Honda Civic timing belt assembly repair question

I have a 2001 Honda Civic. I bought it almost 2 years ago at just over 100,000 miles. It now has almost 116,000 miles and when I took it into my mechanic for a failed sensor replacement he told me ...
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501 views

What are reverse lights used for besides showing intention to reverse?

Recently I have noticed cars in parking lots with their reverse lights on even when the driver is not behind the wheel. I stop to let the drivers back out, and then realize they have no such ...
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3answers
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Hyper-miling and stress on engine oil

The other time I asked my mechanic, are my tyres about needing to be changed? He said, naw, another 8000 miles. After driving 7000 miles, I asked another mechanic who again said, long way to go. ...
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1answer
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97 Mazda: Are there Two Heat Sensors?

I just replaced the coolant temp sensor in my Manual 97 Mazda Lantis 323 1.8L DOHC 16 Valve BP , which had been malfunctioning and realized that something else seems to be responsible for reporting ...
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1answer
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Will a BCM prevent a car from starting?

I've been dealing with an issue for over a year wherein my 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix starts sometimes and does not start at other times. I had the issue diagnosed last year by the GM dealership. They ...
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1answer
494 views

Toyota Yaris rear bulb holder sourcing

I am looking to source an individual part for the rear drivers side tail/brake light. All I need is the bulb holder as all the electrical points in the one I have have rusted away. Unfortunately I ...
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1answer
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Is all Mazda 3 (2009) affected by the recent recall for possible airbag explosion issue?

http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2014/10/21/exploding-airbag-recall said Mazda 3 (2009) is among the models affected by the recent recall for possible airbag explosion issue. I called my maintainance ...
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2answers
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VW Golf TDI makes a 'sneezing' sound on startup

I really don't know how else to describe it. Car has no issues starting or running, but for about the last 2 months every time I cold start it, the engine makes a sharp, high-pitched noise like a ...
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1answer
472 views

Red dot under Neutral symbol on 2012 Dodge Caravan

I've noticed there is a red circle showing up underneath my "N" on the dash. Dot is not flashing and has remained on for last couple of days. Can't figure out what it is from Google/manual. Any ...
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118 views

Mercedes sprinter van semi automatic

I have problem with my van. When I want to drive just in first gear, whenever it is in manual or auto, just to move the gear shows on the dash. I try to move suddenly gear like skid so I put it on ...
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1answer
344 views

My radiator fan keeps on right after shutting off the car (Hyundai Accent 2002 GL 1.6)

My car radiator fan keeps on working right after shutting down my car, which is strange and never happened before. I suspected the temperature sensor, but through the OBD II kit, I am able to read ...
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1answer
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'Check Engine' code P0171 System Too Lean - Is it safe to drive?

My 2003 Toyota Corolla's Check Engine Light came on. I read the codes using an OBD code reader and got P0171 - System Too Lean (Bank 1) and P0133 - 02 Circuit Slow Response (Bank 1, Sensor 1). The ...

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