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01 gti not going into reverse 1st 3rd or 5th after I changed the clutch

So I changed my clutch a few days ago and now it will not engage reverse 1st 3rd or 5th gear but will engage 2nd and 4th no problem with the car on and off. I readjusted the cables but still nothing ...
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Is it bad to drive a vehicle if power steering is defunct?

My truck's power steering pump is broken (leaking) so I had to drain the fluid. I was able to drive it around the parking lot, with considerable difficulty steering. I need to get the truck home, ...
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difference between 175/70R 13 and 155 R 13 tyres

I wanted to replace my tyre with the number 175/70 R13 but the seller gave me a tyre with the number 155 R13 are they the same or I should get the same number
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2008 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI cranks but won´t start

Ok, so I´m having this problem with a 2008 Ford Mondeo mk4 with a 2.0 TDci engine code AZBA, same one Peugeot uses in other cars such as the 407. Car was having trouble a few days back to start ...
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1answer
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Do car dealerships check if a car needs recalled parts for free?

I'm looking to buy a used car (2003 Nissan Sentra) from a friend who also bought it used a couple years back. Since he bought it used he doesn't know the detailed history of the car. I looked online ...
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Storing a car on wood blocks in storage unit

I'm going to Air Force Field Training this summer, which means that I will have to leave my car unattended (in Prescott, AZ) for a month. This is a problem for a few reasons: I have Goodyear MT/R ...
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Why would a vehicles exhaust sound significantly deeper after a broken timing belt replacement?

Last Tuesday, my timing belt sheered off several teeth. I got one on order and replaced it, and the car fired right up. I was able to hand crank the engine several times after re-timing it and it ...
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2005 classic will start when cold but has trouble starting when warm

when i start the car when cold it has no issue. after it is at operating temp and shut it off and try to restart it it cranks with no fire, when you turn the key off and try it again it will fire. ...
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What does it take for a modern muscle car to sound like a classic muscle car?

To preface, I would grade my exhaust knowledge with a "B-". I know what the major components are and what they do, but I don't know if and when certain exhaust parts became mandated or introduced ...
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Leftover parts after head gasket change; are they engine mounts or braces?

About a year ago, I replaced a head gasket on a 1994 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L. After I put everything back together there were two parts left over. The car runs good considering it's 20 years old, however ...
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The mysterious overheating honda civic

This is a tale that goes back about a year when I found my very first car. I needed it to commute back and forth to school. When I bought the car it worked great, everything I could have wanted. ...
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Is it advisable to upgrade/downgrade tyres of Hyundai Santro Xing eRLX to 145/70 R13 from 155/70 R13

I've a Hyundai Santro Xing eRLX car and currently it has 155/70 R13 tyres on four wheels and all tyres almost crossed 40000kms. I've recently replaced both front tyres with brand new tyres. I've two ...
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How many book hours would it take to replace a short block?

I have a 1998 Chevy Express cargo van that needs to have its short block replaced, but I can't do the labor. How many book (flat rate) hours would this take?
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Oil in the radiator, but no coolant in the oil

The car is a '98 Buick Lesabre with the 3800 engine and about 170k miles. It appears as though some oil was in the radiator, but I haven't seen any signs of coolant in the oil. The water pump recently ...
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2answers
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How do I know when a car battery was produced?

I have a hard time finding when my car battery was produced - can't find any defintive information. The battery is Bosch Silver with the following data printed: 5EN in huge letters and two rows of ...
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2answers
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Why does car rumble/shake with light pressure on accelerator?

Have a 2006 Ford Expedition. I had noticed about 6 months ago that every once in a while it would rumble or shake when I was going 45-55 mph and with my foot only lightly on accelerator. Now it ...
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Is Prestone “All Makes/All Models” coolant *really* compatible with all models?

My car's manual says to use the blue Honda coolant: Always use Honda All Season Antifreeze/Coolant Type 2 [MSDS]. This coolant is pre-mixed with 50 percent antifreeze and 50 percent water. ...
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0answers
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98 Honda Accord 2.3L

I have a 98 honda accord, I replace the radiator and cooling fan now the comes on as soon the ignition is turn on and 30 seconds later the heat gauge goes to high.I am wondering if I have agrounding ...
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1answer
162 views

Clutch Pedal will not depress

On my 2000 Jaguar V6 3Lt I replaced the clutch friction plate and slave cylinder/thrust bearing. After bleeding the clutch, the pedal is hard frozen and will not depress. I flipped the clutch wrong ...
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Irregular Fuel Pressure and a Old Clogged Fuel Filter

I was reading this article on vapor lock regarding my intermittent hot weather idle problems, and was wondering if an old, clogged fuel filter could cause intermittent fuel pressure problems and put ...
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1answer
309 views

Brake Specific Fuel Consumption of 2-stroke vs 4-stroke

How much fuel do various types of engines burn per power output? I'm especially interested in naturally aspirated piston engines, and comparing two-stroke to four-stroke. The wikipedia article gives ...
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1answer
8 views

How to switch between EV Later and Auto on Ford Fusion Energi

I know there's a button. However, I'd like to do this programmatically, via Bluetooth.
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1answer
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checking specific gravity of battery fluid reads 1/2good. Should I charge or replace? [duplicate]

battery test says 1/2 good. Should battery be replaced or recharged. Battery is likely 8-10 years old.
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1answer
206 views

08 Hyundai Santa Fe Evap Leak (Large)

My 08 Hyundai Santa Fe, 86k miles, check engine light came on, then I smelled fuel. I had it scanned and it said Evap Leak Large, fuel level sensors. Can this be correct? Should it be the fuel ...
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0answers
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Car feels like it's filling up with fumes

I bought a used 2000 volvo s80 with around 93k on the odometer. I was driving the other day and I felt sort of sick. At first I thought it was some dirt on the floor that got into the air. But upon ...
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1answer
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Carpet cleaner for new car smell

I was a porter (car cleaner) at Chevrolet back in the 90's. New cars came in with plastic wrap in the interior. They did not arrive with "new car smell". That smell comes from the deep carpet ...
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2answers
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Power Steering Fluid Compatibility

I would like to know if the Prestone Power Steering Fluid + Stop Leak compatible with my '07 Toyota Camry LE's (4 cyl) power steering fluid specifications since i don't see any mention of its use ...
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2answers
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Why would engine noise in cabin be much worse in one vehicle compared to another?

I have a Ford Transit (2005 2.0 diesel) which is unpleasantly noisy to drive in compared with my Ford Focus (2003 1.8 petrol). I want to install sound proofing in the van, but I am wondering if this ...
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0answers
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X-Trail replacement remote key unlocking receiver

Has anyone got an idea of how fix a broken receiver for remote key unlocking on a 2007 nissan x-trail? both keys stopped working at exactly the same time - I've tried re-pairing (succesfully activated ...
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0answers
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2.2 ecotec on 2008 Cobalt - Timing chain tensioner will not come out of head

Asked this on a message board, no luck. Got an odd one for you here. My mom's Cobalt started having the notorious ticking around 100k. Went and installed a new timing chain tensioner. I misread the ...
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0answers
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Consequences of not fixing rusted body parts

My mother-in-law has just retired and given us her old Pontiac Sunfire 1996. It's been little used and generally well maintained, except for the body. Both front fenders have a small patch of about ...
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0answers
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blue devil head gasket sealer

I used blue devil head gasket sealer and so far have a good result. I am currently driving the vehicle with just water and the sealer in system. It's running cool and it's not using any water. My ...
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6answers
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Battery drains by itself when vehicle is parked (parasitic draw)

A 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee has gone through 3 batteries in the last 3 months. While they have all been replaced by warranties, it'd be nice to get the problem solved permanently. I've tested the ...
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4answers
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Cheap way to fix peeling clear coat?

The coat on my car is peeling away something like as shown in following picture which I just pulled up from google as an example: This is my first car and I have never done any car work myself ...
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5answers
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Scooter won't start

My friend has a Chinese 50cc scooter "VIP Future Champion" that won't start. He let the battery run down when it was still operable, over a year ago, and when he finally replaced the battery, it ...
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0answers
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Old Air Compressor Rebuild (and general piston engines) - Oil On Cylinder Walls?

So I have recently acquired (for free) a circa 1973 Speedaire 20 gallon compressor with no history. After a short while of use the check valve failed and when I removed it I noticed it and the air ...
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1answer
135 views

Material and construction properties of drive shafts, wheel shafts, gearbox

I am looking for some typical properties of a 1.4L rear-drive car's drive shaft, drive-wheel shafts and the gearbox. I need to calculate the moment of inertia of the components of the drive-train. So ...
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Couldn't start my Volvo due to Key Error. Called assistance and he fixed it by hitting the key with a screwdriver. What could be the error?

My Volvo S40 (06) would not start when I turned the ignition key. I got a message that was somewhat like "Key Error, please try again". I tried with both my keys so it wasn't the key itself. I think I ...
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1answer
47 views

Subaru Outback subtle vibration while turning

My 2008 Subaru Outback has a gentle vibration I can feel in the steering and accelerator pedal and also a bit of noise associated with it. At first I thought it was just the road but I noticed it ...
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1answer
179 views

possibility of oil entry into coolant tank of figo

What are the possibilities of oil entering into coolant tank ? how to know it withoout seeing tank ? what need to be checked ? what precautions to be taken not reoccur the same trouble kishore
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0answers
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car won't start

Hi I have a 1992 Honda civic, when I turn the key nothing happens, lights do not turn on nothing, I replaced the alternator, I checked the battery with the little box, it says it was good I also ...
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1answer
58 views

Excessive road noise in Toyota Corolla

In my 2007 Toyota Corolla, I am getting very loud road noise when driving, unless my wheels are turned left. This is happening on the studded Winter tires (louder, obviously), and my Summer tires, ...
2
votes
1answer
18 views

Rough idle in neutral

I have a 6-speed 2012 135i, and whenever I idle in neutral, the car vibrates and makes a noise that I can only describe as sort of a faint grinding sound (it doesn't actually sound as bad as that ...
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0answers
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Starting issue on a Fiat Uno Fire 1100

My car starts normaly 90% of the time. Sometimes when you turn the ignition it just clicks. If I switch it off and turn it again it starts. Sometimes it happens two of three times but then is starts ...
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0answers
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97 Mazda 323: Fuel Consumption and Falling RPM's

I have a 97 Mazda 323 BA 1.8L 16 Valve BP DOHC which I bought cheap third hand with no service record, and various problems. It's supposed to have a combined fuel economy of 12.65 kilometers / liter ...
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3answers
4k views

How to open prius hatch when the battery is dead?

I have a 2008 Prius with remote keyless entry. I accidentally drained my battery by mistake. The locks do not respond, and trying to turn on the power puts the car into a strange low power error ...
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1answer
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toyota corolla 2001 air duct smell

My 2001 Toyota Corolla recently started smelling very foul whenever the air system was turned on. According to the research I've done online, there is no cabin air filter to change. The glove box ...
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2answers
46 views

Where is the clutch pedal located on a manual 1998 Ford Contour?

In the early/mid 2000s, my mother owned a manual transmission Ford Contour, and I got to drive it a couple of times in my early teens. Both she and I remember the clutch pedal being in the middle ...
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1answer
11 views

where is the 2003 Wiper Relay on a 2003 honda accord?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord 3.0 Went to turn on wipers ( twice)... they tried to turn on but was frozen to windshield. I freed the wipers and scraped the ice off but then wipers don't even try to come ...
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5answers
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chevy impala jerks after stopping

I have a 2003 chevy impala. When I hit the gas (whether it be a light tap or hit it pretty hard), my car kind of waits a second, jerks and then takes off (revs go kinda high when it's waiting). To ...

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