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2001 Mercury Sable — Rough Idle/High RPM and Transmission Leaks

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable (24V DOHC V6) that has been having problems with its vacuum system. I live in Florida where the average temperature lately has been in the 80s. For roughly a month now, ...
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The PSI inevitably drops in tires during cold weather. Today, I'm getting a low pressure warning because of the freezing temperatures. Should I inflate them while it's still freezing? If so, how ...
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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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2002 Ford F-150 idle problem

Ok once in a while when I turn on my 2002 Ford F-150 the RPM's go from 1000 to 800 then back to 1000 over and over and this is at idle. I haven't gone to get it looked at and I want to see if it's ...
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RAV4 speedometer sometimes stops at 0, sometimes (less often) works perfectly

I have a 1998 Toyota RAV4 (FWD, automatic transmission). The speedometer sometimes works, sometimes doesn't, seemingly journey by journey - one time, it stuck at 0 at the start of a journey then began ...
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Is a valve stem and valve guide oil seal replacement on my 4.0 Ford possible?

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I'm driving Camry 2001 4 cylinder, automatic gear. Just recently I noticed that after reaching my destination, when I put gear to P, I find the RPM meter increase to reach slightly lower than 2, ...
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My grandmother has a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES 3.5L. Observations: It is leaking gasoline fumes (not liquid; that I have found) after running the vehicle for some time and for about 30 mins to an hour ...
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Is anyone aware that dexron VI automatic transmission fluid CANNOT be mixed with ANY other transmission fluid? I have heard that this fluid when mixed with another fluid will eventually, over a short ...
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I recently had my window get stuck only after having it rolled all the way down. So I had to put a trash bag in its place temporarily, to keep rain from damaging the interior of my vehicle, and it was ...
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I'm wondering if it is better for your suspension to drive across a speed bump at a right angle (so that the two front tires and the two rear tires hit the bump at the same time, respectively), or at ...
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How can I empirically evaluate the condition of my used motor oil at home?

I changed my oil recently, and my careful scientific observation led me to discover that it was black and a bit runny. Not clear golden like new oil, but neither tarry sludge like a ...
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Electric power steering column noise

I have a 2014 Honda Accord coupe equipped with Electric Power Steering (EPS). When cranking the steering wheel, I can hear a noise coming from the steering column, mostly at slow speed like backing ...
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Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?

This morning after running the car for 2 miles, my car was still blowing freezing cold air. I messed with the temp knob moving it all the way cold to all the way hot a few times. Then I started to get ...
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2008 Honda Civic LX: Headlights are cloudy and very dull, What should I replace? [duplicate]

I have bought a used honda civic 2008 LX Coupe. The headlights are cloudy and highbeam looks like normal light on my car. When I went to auto repair shop, they are telling me to replace the headlights ...
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ECM replacement - starter runs during reprogramming?

(mid-90's Buick) Someone I know had an ECM injector drive output go bad. He got a replacement ECM online, but had to take it to a shop (not a dealer) to get it 'initialized' (If that's the right ...
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charge socket on a Fuel Cell car

I was looking into Toyota Mirai and Huyndai Tuscon Fuel Cell cars and thought to myself wouldn't it be great if I can charge a car when there is not enough juice to make it to the nearest hydrogen ...
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honda accord takes a while to start/intermittently stalls

My 99 honda accord takes a while to start when its cold also it intermittently stalls while driving. The rotor and cap, fuel filter and pump was both replaced. other then that it runs fine. I have no ...
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What is the simplest way to replace a Subaru front power window motor?

2006 Subaru Impreza It's a recently purchased car. All other windows can be opened from the driver's side 4 switch control, except for the drivers window so it appears the drivers window motor itself ...
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Subaru Forester XT 2002 driver power window malfunctioning

My driver side power window does not go down automatically but will go down if you keep the switch depressed. On the other hand the up function only work by continuously pulling and releasing the ...
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Battery Drains Every 1-3 Weeks

I have been experiencing a slow draining of the battery for the past 1-2 months wherein the vehicle will be fine and suddenly the vehicle will not start. First thought was the battery, as the ...
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I want to know the advantages and disadvantages of rear wheel drive and front wheel drive cars I know that cars with FWD can't drift. Are there any other advantages or disadvantages?
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Is it worth switching to full synthetic or blend oil in my older car/truck?

I have a older (enter vehicle here) that has 100k miles on it. Would I see any benefit switching to full synthetic or synthentic blend oil? Is it worth the extra cost in an older vehicle? For ...
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What is the Lovell Factor?

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Handling voltage range mismatch between electric oil pressure gauge and pressure sensor

I have an electric oil pressure gauge that reads 10-16 volts DC input. The oil pressure sensors available use a 0-5 volt DC output signal. If I connect a constant 10 volt wire along with the variable ...
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My low beams don't work

My low beams on my 2007 Honda Accord are out. The high beams work, the day lights work, Just the lows don't work. I have changed both bulbs. I have checked all fuses and all relays and they are all ...
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My battery light came on, can I still drive?

I drive a 2002 Honda Civic and today on my way to work the battery light came on. I drove my car to auto zone and they told me my battery is no good anymore. However, I was planning on driving home ...
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Where is positive and negative terminals under hood of 2006 Volvo S60?

I need to jump start a 2008 Ford Focus and I am using my wife's 2006 S60 Volvo. This Volvo has the battery in the trunk and the owner's manual says not to use that for jump starts. Instead, it ...
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How to Reset AirBag codes without expensive scanner?

Car hasn't been in a crash, but the AirBag light is ON. Chevrolet certified dealership was unable to provide exact reason why it is ON, but they suggested to first change battery to see if it helps ...
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chevrolet, Impala 2012, 3.6 LS

I am a student, I need some information about Impala 2012. any one please help me. air condition compressor type, it's automatic or manual control ?
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Ecopia's (3) Pirelli (1) [duplicate]

I had 4 Bridgestone Ecopia's on my new car. Blew a rear tire on the Interstate in the middle of nowhere. Put on the mini spare and found a dealership - 30 miles away. They couldn't or wouldn't help ...
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2013 Honda Civic battery hold down bracket plastic cap wont come off

I'm trying to replace the battery on my 2013 Honda Civic. I gotta take off the hold down bracket but there is a little cap on top of the bracket nut that's keeping the cables (needlessly) secure. ...
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This drip is causing my 2000 HONDA CRV to overheat

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How Does a Stuck Purge Solenoid Cause Problems

In the WSM for my car, it lists "purge solenoid valve malfunction" as a cause of both a low idle with excessive shaking and loss of power during acceleration. I'm wondering the exact mechanism / why ...
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Replacing Spark Plug with Laser Iridium NGK Spark Plug

I have 2012 KTM Duke 125 at 10 000 miles (16k kilometers). I am the third owner of bike for 2 years. Whenever i twist the throttle fastly, motorcycle is chocked up. So i thought the problem could be ...
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Can a Crank sensor cause fuel pump failure?

I have a Nissan Primera P12 2001 (2500cc) which was working without any issues. Yesterday when I try to start, it wouldn't. Talking to the repair guy said it was the fuel pump. But later he said it ...
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Disable the alarm on a 2001 Audi A6

I want to disable the alarm on a 2001 Audi A6 because its goes off arbitrarily, a lot. I want to disable the entire alarm. not just the internal movement sensor, How can I do this?
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Cold weather and gas smell

When told the temperature was going to drop below freezing, I checked my car for antifreeze, made sure there were no liquids inside the cabin, etc. But now, when I start the car, I smell gasoline and ...
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Jiffy lube put too much oil in my car [duplicate]

I had an oil change at jiffy lube at 10,000 miles. I have just gone to another jiffy lube and was told that the oil is one inch too high. I have not added any oil. I have driven in normal conditions ...
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Can there be 2 fuel pumps in a petrol car?

My car is a Nissan Primera P12 (2500 cc) and recently I heard from my mechanic that there are 2 fuel pumps in the car. One closer to fuel tank, and another closer to the engine. Is this a normal ...
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Why does a petrol engine need to maintain an air-fuel ratio, while a diesel engine doesn't?

This simple question has been bugging me for a while. The amount of fuel injected into a petrol engine is calculated according to the amount of air entering through the throttle valve (as measured by ...
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Realistically, how much can I expect to improve cloudy headlights by polishing?

The headlight lenses on my vehicle (a 2001 Ford F-150) are cloudy, and presumably as a result, the headlights are not terribly effective. (I could post a photo if you want.) I bought a polishing kit ...
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03 chevy impala trasmission will not go forward nor backwards

I have always checked the trans fluids and one day as i was heading out i started to give it gas and it went for a bit than as i pushed more on the gas...it would not go forward anymore. i than put it ...
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How to loosen drive belt tensioner on 2007 Toyota Corolla?

My understanding is that I need to follow these steps to replace a drive belt: Use a breaker bar and 19 mm socket and turn the tensioner release nut clockwise to release tension on the belt. Remove ...
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Honda Accord 2000 V6 intermitently stalls when idling after start. What may cause it?

I have 2000 Honda Accord V6 with 140K miles and which is very well maintained and runs really nicely. However, every once in a while when I start it it would do some erratic rpm changes on idle and ...
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How do you program the keyless entry remote for a 2012 Chevy Malibu

I have two remotes for Chevy Malibu I need to program them so my security alarm will work can I do this myself? If so how is it done? I have a 2012.
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Is it good to start your car up until the engine temperature gets to the middle? [duplicate]

I usually start my car up for around 10-20 minutes before actually driving it to warm it up. I know it's not needed anymore with newer cars but is it better to do it?
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Diagnosing “wrench icon” on 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: will OBD2 scanner help me?

On my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, I frequently get the yellow "wrench" icon which appears on the LCD screen to the left of the speedometer. On approximately 25%-50% of the trips I take with the car, the ...
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Changing Hyundai Elantra power steering fluid

I have a Hyundai Elantra 2002 with 84K miles and would like to change the power steering fluid using a turkey baster. (1) I was wondering how much power steering fluid I need for my car? the user ...

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