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OBD Accessory External Power Supply

I recently purchased the Zubie Car Hotspot from Verizon that connects to the OBD port on a car. I have mine connected to the Tesla Model X, unfortunately I need the connection to remain always on but ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the cambelt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed. Had it back two days now and it struggles to start when started cold. Splutters a little ...
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unmatching tire sets

I just bought a used car with 4 winters still on it, the two in the front are not going to work for winter, but the two at back have 90% of the tread left. Can I take the good ones off and replace ...
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How to remove rust from gas tank?

I have heard of a couple methods for removing rust from rattling a chain/sand/rocks with diesel fuel in the tank to doing an acid treatment. Is this something I should attempt to do, pay for a ...
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4answers
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Is tire life by mileage a failure point or wear point?

When getting new tires and a seller refers to a tire with a 60,000 mileage life does that mean that the actual tire is expected to reach a full wear pattern by a certain thickness or is that from a ...
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2answers
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Motorcycle engine running a bit hot?

For the past few rides, I think my 2007 Ninja 250 has been running hotter than before. At least, I think it feels hotter through the seat, but the oil temperature gauge seems to be pointing pretty ...
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Rough Undercarriage Ride

On my '09 Nissan Titan I get a rough rumbling ride/sound from undercarriage when I get to 40 mph. I have lots of rust issues underneath and lots around the rear drive shaft. Worried that the drive ...
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5answers
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Car won't start or stay running after a jump

I have a 2004 Kia Spectra 1.8, I have replaced the spark plugs, the alternator, and my battery is only about two months old. The car will start after a jump but it has to sit for about 10 minutes ...
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3answers
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Brakes Smell Bad and Smoke

Here's the situation: Initially Changed a wheel/tire, and snapped a hub stud. Had to take off the brake caliper on that hub (driver's side). No problem with that, but then all of a sudden my front ...
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Rumbling noise when going slow or stopped

Just some preliminary information on the car: Chevrolet Cobalt 2005 260k km milage supposedly the engine was 'rebuilt' after 160k The problem: A rumbling noise (rough noise, much like an ...
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2answers
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Not starting when temperature is high

My ford forgo 2012 diesel refuses to start when it is running after long distances but it normally start when it is cold what will be the problem
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2answers
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Thumping/Knocking noise coming from the rear (suspension?)

As of lately my car started to make thumping/knocking sounds whilst driving over speed bumps (at regular speed) I drive a 2001 renault laguna 1.8 16v with about 218,000km (about 135500 miles) on the ...
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1answer
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A/C clutch 2000 grand marquis is leaking

So I just changed my blend door actuator because my car would continuously blow really hot air and my boss said that could be the problem. After I changed it, put everything back together I added one ...
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2answers
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Troubleshooting P0507 code on 05 KIA Spectra?

I bought an 05 Kia Spectra EX for my daughter. The engine is throwing a P0507 code which is Idle Air RPM greater than expected. I did some research and apparently this is a pretty generic code that ...
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0answers
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Opel Meriva 2009 - Clicking noise

I have Opel Meriva 2009 model. It produces clicking noise while accelerating above 100km/hr. When I drive in lesser speed no noise. Also, no noise while accelerating in idle or braking. Could you ...
3
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2answers
161 views

Changed Spark Plug Missing (not firing)

Over the weekend, I changed one spark plug on my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport. It was running fine but it had been about 30,000 miles and I am about to sell it and wanted to have everything running good ...
2
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0answers
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2005 Impala OBD2 not working right

I have a 2005 Chevrolet Impala (Base trim, 3.4L) and I recently purchased a cheap OBD2 Bluetooth reader. Unfortunately, Torque (Android app) isn't able to read data from this transmitter when ...
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1answer
735 views

Sharp cornering is turning my Service light on for a second

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol Very rarely I happen to turn without braking properly and my forward momentum is quite high. In these situations I can feel the strain on my front wheels being very high. What ...
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0answers
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Need urgent help - car cut out and instruments frozen and will not start

I have just broken down. I am safe. My car has suddenly cut out and my instruments are frozen. The car will turn over but it refuses to start. My fuel gauge is stuck as well. My engine is cold so I do ...
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1answer
35 views

Paint Code - LeMans 1988

I have a Pontiac LeMans 1988, and I want repaint my car. I have looked all over my car and I can't find the lower color code for my car. On the label of the service parts identification is only ...
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1answer
30 views

Toyota Prius 2004 [on hold]

Just wanted to know if I get the complete unit to change the radio from Japanese to English will it work to be in English.
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1answer
126 views

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 ...
5
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3answers
522 views

Which factor determines the number of teeth in a sprocket

I have thought about this question, a couple of times. The main shaft sprocket (Output shaft from the engine) (for two wheeler,i.e, the bikes) is having the less number of the teeth, while the rear ...
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8answers
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What causes brakes to pulsate right after rotor and pad replacement?

I have a 2002 Infiniti Q45. I replaced the front rotors and pads on Sunday. It was the first time I've done this on a car, though I have done it countless times on various motorcycles. I was careful ...
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1answer
31 views

Hard steering on 2001 Lexus ES300

Went to mechanic a month ago and need sway bars and new brakes. The last two days it's been very difficult to steer when turning but my tires are fine and I just replace power steering fluid but I'm ...
3
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2answers
56 views

VW Golf electrics problem with door closed

I have a VW Golf 1.9 TDi 55 plate MK VI. When the door is CLOSED (with the ignition on) : The mirrors do not adjust, the windows do not open, the fuel flap does not open and the child door lock does ...
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2answers
244 views

What problem does a negative vacuum reading indicate when blipping the throttle?

I was doing a vacuum test on my 99 Nissam Almera 1.6 ( GA16DE engine ) to kind of get an idea how the engine is doing after I homebrew seafoamed it, and when I blipped the throttle the vacuum reading ...
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0answers
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Overwhelming the Eng. management system, is there specific course of action to recover faster

Citroen C4 2005, Petrol, UK Yesterday I managed to overwhelm my car (for the second time I've been having it, first time was about half an year go). What happened was I was at a rather busy stop ...
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1answer
86 views

Is it safe to run a car with the oil level above max?

I drive an opel/vauxhall insignia. Often when i come to check the oil i find the oil level is above the max rating, I believe the oil level is also somehow raising (possible diesel slipping past the ...
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1answer
47 views

Installing clip on bars, limited space available. Will an adhesive be neccesary?

I'm planning to install clip on bars on my bike, however I have encountered a problem. If I install them in the traditional under the triple clamps position, they may lack clearance from the tank and ...
4
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2answers
105 views

Bulge in infiniti q50 driver's side bridge stone

So I just noticed a bulge in the tire on the driver side of my car. It is a 2015 model and it has less than 10,000 miles on it. I am wondering if I need to change this ASAP or I can drive (about a 100-...
4
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1answer
38k views

How to tell if the Control Arm is bad too, or just the ball joint

I have a 1997 Ford Expedition 4WD truck that has a LOT of wiggle on the front left tire. I'm assuming that this is caused by a bad ball joint. Is that a safe assumption to make? Assuming that it is, ...
4
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1answer
56 views

2006 Fusion, unplugged blue plug behind glovebox, now one headlamp and brakelight not working

06 Fusion SE 2.3L. AC wasn't working so I took advice from this instructables article and this video to do a quick temporary fix. I attached a 47kOhm resistor to the purple and yellow wires (top 4th &...
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3answers
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What do the numbers on motor oil specifications mean?

What do the numbers and letters in a motor oil specification mean? For example: 0w-30 5w-40 10w-20 Which values are better? Also, sometimes there are additional letters and numbers ...
2
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1answer
60 views

1991 ford explorer 4x4 metal screeching

I just bought this vehicle, and it never did this when I test drove it. While I was driving it made this metal screeching noise, and second or two later the noise went away and the rear of the vehicle ...
2
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1answer
24 views

Bad voltage regulator?

1999 nissan altima. Battery and brake light came , had it tested at o'riley alternator tested bad voltage regulator. Replaced with rebuilt alternator. Cranked car, lights are off everything is good ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Ticking noise during acceleration

I have a 98 Tahoe with 150,000 miles. When I accelerate from a dead stop I hear a ticking noise from under the vehicle. It is not present when idling or deccelerating. If I accelerate slowly the ...
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vote
1answer
43 views

2015 Sentra tank does not fill up completely

My 2015 Sentra SV stops taking gas before it's full. I know for sure it's not a problem with the gauge as I ran the car almost empty and could only fill up a little over 7 gallons, whereas the tank ...
3
votes
1answer
25 views

1993 Ford Probe GT that has no spark and can't hear fuel pump kick in?

I had this car for three days. On the first day it was perfect and then the second day it just stopped out of no where. I started it up and it kept doing it every now and then until it never started ...
3
votes
1answer
39 views

Should I apply grease to my trailer hook?

I have never applied grease to my trailer hook. As a result, it looks like this : I have been told that I should not grease it (something to do with the friction being important for... something?)....
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votes
4answers
93 views

Can I use modern brake cleaner on exterior engine parts?

I want to clean the cylinder fins of my BMW R80GS 1991 with brake cleaner and a brush. If I am careful to not get it on any rubber parts or gaskets is it generally safe to use on the aluminum parts? ...
2
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0answers
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2002 Pontiac Sunfire

I hope someone can give me some insight on what is going on with my car. 2002 Pontiac Sunfire two door. Over time I have heard a very very faint ticking sound which never really concerned me car ran ...
4
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0answers
31 views

Buzzing sound coming from Audi A3 2.0 TDI engine

This is an '05 A3 with a 2.0 TDI BKD engine, about 120k miles on it. The sound starts when I move the key to the ON position, without starting the engine. But even with the engine on, it's still there,...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
39 views

Quadrajet issues

1970 Chevrolet C20 Custom Camper Pickup SBC 350, Quadrajet carburetor I've been having some issues I believe are float related. Wanted to see if my thinking is correct. Issue #1 - takes a bit of ...
3
votes
2answers
254 views

Can a universal catalytic converter be legally fitted to my Prius in California?

My 2006 Toyota Prius with 280k miles is throwing the P0420 code, which means that it (probably) needs a new catalytic converter. I live in California, which makes life much more difficult to replace a ...
4
votes
1answer
42 views

How to maintain a car's interior when left unused?

My friend owns a five year old Skoda Fabia, which he uses once in a month or two as he goes out of the town frequently. His car is fully covered while it is parked in the garage. Recently when he ...
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6answers
971 views

Is it Safe to Drive With Low Engine Coolant?

I have a 2001 Chevy Malibu and have replaced the engine coolant in it twice in the last six months after the low coolant warning light came on, and the light has recently come on again. The climate ...
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vote
0answers
23 views

Need help installing Pioneer car stereo in 2006 Hyundai Sonata (power antenna)

I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata and am switching over my brand new radio from my old car. The radio I have is a Pioneer AVH-2800BS. According to Crutchfield (which I know and trust by heart!), it says "...
5
votes
2answers
42 views

Can hydrogen gas work in all ICEs?

If I put hydrogen gas in any internal combustible engine that use normal fuel or even a diesel engine, would that mess up the car?

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