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Under what conditions “BRAKE” light in dashboard can be related to malfunctioning ABS?

On my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 I have had ABS light intermittently turning on and off for around a year. Besides the ABS light in dashboard, braking seemed to work normally until 2 weeks ago when ABS ...
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Why are car dashboards so uniformized and include less-useful indicators? [on hold]

Why do modern cars have dashboards which include useless indicators for the typical driver, such as the temperature of water, pressure of oil and similar technical data? I would expect that important ...
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What happens if I change the oil when the engine is cold?

I have always changed the oil in my vehicles with the engine hot, because the manuals always say to let the engine reach normal operating temperature first. Oil change instructions all over the ...
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Subaru Impreza 1999 - no power on acceleration

My father called today to tell me that when he steps on the gas in his 99 Subaru Impreza (at normal operating temperature), the car moves dangerously slow. Does anyone else have experience with this ...
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Brake Lights Won't go On, Tail Lights Won't go Off

I noticed that my tail lights stay on even with no keys in the ignition, but that my brake lights have stopped working. Also, my left turn signal blinks double speed. When I remove the fuse for the ...
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Maruti Alto Starting Problem [on hold]

i have hired a Mechanic and he asked me to replace few accessories, still the car did not start it just give crank and goes off thereof
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What is gained with “performance” spark plug wires?

When heading to the store to pick up a new set of spark plug wires, I found three products at this particular shop: Product #1: Price: Cheap Boots: EPDM Core: Suppression Insulation: EPDM Max Temp:...
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How is Double Din / 2 Din Audio System is better than Single Din

How is Double Din / 2 Din Audio System better than Single Din? What are some scenarios where the Single Din Audio will prove to be more beneficial? Appreciate if you can also highlight the very basic ...
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Are resistance/capacitance based brake fluid testers reliable?

I would like to test my brake fluid to see whether it needs replacing rather than spend the time and money on it unnecessarily. I've seen inexpensive brake fluid testers on the market which work on ...
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1answer
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Is the diagnosis from a battery/starter/alternator tester meaningful?

At many auto parts stores they will test - often for free - a vehicle's electrical system by attaching a device to the positive and negative terminals of the battery. That's all they do. Then you ...
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Is it right to say that VTEC is solely by Honda?

I have an i-VTEC engine, which Honda claims to be a better and computerized version of their famous VTEC Engine. Now I am wondering: Is it right to tell people that only HONDA has VTEC? or is this ...
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1answer
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'98 Passat Locked when FOB batteries changed, how do you unlock it?

My friend owns a '98 VW Passat 2.0 Turbo. He changed the batteries in the key FOB and now the vehicle is locked by the security system. Using the key will not unlock any of the doors or trunk. What ...
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Car stalls/dies suddenly while driving and is not starting again

I own a Indian Make TATA INDICA Ev2 (CR4) Turbo Engine car. I did rebore recently and the mileage was 130,000 KMs. After rebore first service of 3000 km is successfully completed and now I'm facing a ...
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1answer
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Mixing Coolants

I have a Volkswagen Jetta 2008 S, and I recently noticed that the coolant level is near minimum. My user guide told me to get the purple G12 coolant and that was what the auto parts store made me buy. ...
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2answers
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8-9 Quarts of oil in engine after adding a stupidly high amount. What kind of damage can I expect?

To preface this, I was a complete idiot. My 2002 Honda Accord was a couple thousand miles over the recommended oil-change period and I was being pestered about checking the oil, as it could be fairly ...
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1answer
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How to determine if P0430 is O2 or catalytic converter

2009 CTS4 3.6L P0430 catalyst below efficiency bank 2 comes on periodically. (There are no other codes being thrown.) I put a data logger on it today on my drive to work and the rear sensor is ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to repair the lower engine cover assembly?

Has anyone ever successfully repair this part with epoxy, or a heat gun (melting the plastic) or anything that lasts? Mine is pretty screwed up, but it seems like a relatively insignificant part. I ...
3
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1answer
43 views

Nissan Altima catalytic converter ruined twice in one month

My 2005 4-cylinder 2.5s Nissan Altima has been having major issues for the past several months. My mechanic replaced the catalytic converter and a month later another mechanic said that the catalytic ...
8
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3answers
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What is the proper course of action after over-filling oil during an oil change?

Managed a very stupid mistake: changed the oil on my just-purchased '03 Kia Diesel Pregio on uneven ground. The drain plug on it is on the side of the pan, exacerbating the mistake. Initially drained ...
10
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2answers
298 views

40MPG at 100MPH?

Around 1987-1988 I had a Ford Fiesta/Festiva. I was in the Army and regularly made weekend trips, driving from southern California to Central Washington a trip of about 1200 miles. I would leave in ...
2
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1answer
515 views

What does 'M10 x 1.00' mean when referring to fuel injectors?

I need to replace some fuel lines (from the injector control to the injector) on my 93 VW Cabriolet. The site that sells the lines has 2 options for the 'Injector Size': M10 x 1.00 or M12 x 1.5. I'm ...
4
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1answer
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How to clean the mold inside the A/C drain hose?

I have a Toyota Corolla 2013. I know you can probably blow air or use a pen to clean the end of the A/C drain hose from underneath the car, but how can you clean the hose of the mold? Is there a safe ...
3
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1answer
29 views

How to fix C0035 and C0036 error codes for Chevrolet Uplander 2007?

I've got a Chevrolet Uplander from 2007 with a 3.9L Engine. Currently I have these error codes C0035,C0036. I really don't know much about cars, can you please help me find out what is going on and ...
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1answer
34 views

Can I use a FN4A-EL Turbine Speed Sensor on a GF4A-EL?

I have a GF4A-EL on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L and strongly suspect the TSS is defective. I can't find any sensors for my tranny, but I have read that the FN4A-EL is just an improved version of the GF4A-...
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3answers
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What are the possible causes of vibrating steering wheel?

What can be the cause of a vibrating steering wheel when driving faster than a specific velocity (let's said 60 mph). How to discriminate one cause from on other ?
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Why do attempts to charge a flat car battery with an electronic battery pack give results as if there's a short circuit?

I'm not having a good weekend - car wouldn't start, even when jump started using a conveniently placed 12v generator battery (almost identical to this question, I suspect dodgy cabling to the starter)....
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4answers
92 views

Brake pedal is pulsing when I apply brakes? Is it caused by ABS?

I have had issues with ABS light for around a year where the light occasionally comes on and off. However, the brake pedal has been misbehaving only in the last two weeks and I am getting really ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Maintenance on a 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S

My previous car was totalled and while shopping for used cars, I have found a 2005 Nissan Sentra 1.8S on sale for a very good price. It is being sold by the current owner, and it has been going to the ...
5
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3answers
62 views

What issue could I have that can be remedied by high quality gasoline?

I have a 2000 Ford Focus. 87 unleaded has always been an acceptable gasoline to use. For the past 8 months I have noticed more severe shaking at acceleration, whether I accelerate from a complete stop ...
5
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0answers
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How to diagnose this electronic failure

My car (1991 citroen BX 1.4) has been giving me alternator problems since I got it, the alternator failure came on every now and then and dimmed or dissapeared when I revved the engine, my first move ...
7
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3answers
119 views

Why does my overheating car cool off on declines?

Thanks for your never-ending support! The quick and precise answers and suggestions that you all provide is priceless in its worth. After the timing belt change ( I skipped the water pump, it looked ...
2
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1answer
48 views

How was I able to lock the keys in my 2014 Honda Pilot?

I had thought this was virtually impossible. I have tried numerous times to lock the doors of my 2014 Honda Pilot while one door was open, It does not matter which door, if you use the key fob or the ...
4
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2answers
66 views

Safely washing engine bay of Ford Focus

I am trying to clean the engine bay of my 2002 Ford Focus SE, which is really grimy thanks to years of neglect, and a valve cover gasket leak that I recently fixed. I have been reading about how to ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

What is the part number for the i-mid source wheel on a 9th generation Civic?

I have a 9th Generation Honda Civic (2012). It has wheel buttons which have worn down (actually transparent the cheap paint came off), and one of the sides even chipped. This is on the left side of ...
2
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0answers
22 views

Periodic Motorcycle Maintenance: Advice [duplicate]

So, I I was looking at just having a shop do my 7,600 mile maintenance in my 2014 Kawasaki EX-300, but I finally decided against it since the factory warranty is only 1 year anyway. Before I dive ...
5
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3answers
347 views

GSXR 1000 K5 turns off on hot days

My name is Joel from Sydney and I'm trying to diagnose a strange problem on my bike. Apologies if this is the wrong forum to be asking this question I'm new to this forum. Bike: GSXR K5 1000 Mods: ...
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1answer
673 views

When I remove a spark plug is it bad news if dirt or grime falls into the engine

Despite my best effort to clean up a corroded spark plug and blowing the area with compressed air before removing would it be bad news if dirt or grime falls into the engine in the process of removing ...
4
votes
2answers
53 views

Hardware Installation on Fiberglass boat

I had to rebuild the jet pump on a 1992 boston whaler rage. I noticed a putty like substance on the hardware I removed directly from the hull, I assume it is used to waterproof the bolt holes in the ...
4
votes
1answer
54 views

1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L electrical problems

I am new to this and in need of some advice. I just purchased a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L, with 211,000 miles and have some electrical problems. I noticed that one of the two green wires on the back ...
5
votes
2answers
36 views

Starter Motor Intermittently will not engage

2003 Kia Pregio Diesel Van just purchased 1 week ago. Owner claimed no problems. Just did an oil change. Yesterday when I turned the key to start, the starter motor did not engage. No sound, I just ...
4
votes
1answer
72 views

What is the name and part number for the large splash-shield item under the engine?

What is the name and part number for this item protecting the undercarriage of the car on the 2013 Honda Civic EX (9th generation). It mounts under the car, and the conceals the compartment with the ...
5
votes
1answer
108 views

Can valet keys get wet?

I have a 2014 Honda Pilot. It has two kinds of keys, one has buttons on the key itself the other does not have buttons, the one without buttons is a valet key. When I went to the Honda dealer to ...
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0answers
33 views

URGENT HELP/ADVICE FROM Australia CAR INSURANCE COMPANY [closed]

COMINSURE/COMMONWEALTH BANK NEED URGENT LEAGAL ADVICE IF YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE? car stolen car burnt out now they have had investigation and investigators finished but now they re issued ...
6
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1answer
230 views

Why does my engine vibrate at idle only when I have the AC on?

2001 Honda Civic EX First noticed this problem when I got the car about a year ago. When the car is idling without the AC on, all is good. When I turn the AC and the clutch engages, it begins to ...
12
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4answers
55k views

I forgot to release the hand brake while I'm driving at around 4 to 5 km. what will happen to my rear brakes?

I forgot to release the hand brake while I'm driving at around 4 to 5km. What will happen to my rear brakes?
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4answers
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what happens when you hit engine button on a keyless ignition?

My car is a keyless ignition and as such just has a button I press to have it start. My question is... what happens if I hit it while I'm driving?
2
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1answer
23 views

Bike making squeaking sound while upshifting

I've put 7281 Kms on the bike so far and recently I've encountered a problem. While upshifting using the clutch, the bike makes a squeaking sound. The sound appears when I release the clutch. This ...
12
votes
4answers
4k views

What actually happens when there is way too much oil in a car engine?

I saw the answers to a question I posted recently highlighting the disadvantages of having too little oil in an engine, but that got me wondering what if the complete opposite were to occur! I know ...
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0answers
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0answers
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Jet Boat, Cavitation or Misfire?

My jet boat is making a 'putting' noise when trying to accelerate. You can find all details regarding my boat here: My Boat Info The noise seems to happen in the mid-rpm range; 4,000 - 4,800 RPMS, ...

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