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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 ...
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Testing and diagnosis for hissing sound only in forward gears 2000 Toyota Camry-LE

I have a 2000 Toyota Camry LE, with 147,000 miles on it. At present, when sitting at idle with the transmission in park, neutral, or reverse, there is no noise, everything sounds normal. When the ...
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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 ...
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What is the likely cause of engine oil in the coolant on a 07 Pontiac Wave? [duplicate]

What is the likely cause of engine oil in the coolant of a Pontiac Wave?
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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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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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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 ...
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Front brake caliper mounting bracket out of alignment with rotor

When the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to the hub (on the passenger side only!), the new rotor binds against the bottom of the bracket on the outside (away from the center of the ...
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Engine knocks and engine speed falls below idle upon releasing the throttle

I have this strange problem on my 1999 Volvo V40 1.9T T4 (B4194T engine, no VVT, ~150k miles), I'll try to provide a detailed description. I noticed that only when the engine is warm, whenever I ...
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Motorcycle Lithium Battery - Potential Parasitic Drain

I have a track racing motorcycle with a lithium battery, the battery has gone flat on two separate occasions as a result of standing for a period of time. The first time the bike was standing for ...
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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 ...
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Honda ATV TRX350 4x4 '89engine remove, how to disconnect from drive shafts?

I bought an 1989 Honda TR350 4x4 with possibly a blown rod bearing/scratched piston. The quad itself http://i.imgur.com/p0Bd1hA.jpg I'm trying to remove the engine, I have almost everything ...
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EFI vs VTec Engine Types

Could you please let me know which engine is good on fuel (EFI vs VTec) and also what is good for performance ? Main differences and Advantages ?
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Electrical reverse lights stay on

We recently purchased a restored 1971 chevelle ss. They did an excellent job. I just noticed that the reverse lights are always on and assume it something with the switch. Where might I look for the ...
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1answer
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Astra H Oil found in coolant

What should I check/replace now? I already replaced a set of gaskets in the oil cooler. It did no help. Engine Z18-XER. Year - 2007. Nothing else happening. No white smoke, no external oil ...
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install software after HDD changed

how to install software on Toyota HDD Navigation (NHDN-W56g) after I've changed HDD? should I purchase it or can I dowload it and install using usb memory stick? thanks.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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What can cause a gasoline engine to suddenly & mysteriously stop (non-catastrophically)

I was thinking about this question and found myself wondering what could cause a gasoline engine to suddenly stop, and then be restartable? So not things like running out of fuel, or suffering a ...
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04 Mercury Montery stalling while driving

While driving on the highway my van stalled. Once on the side of the road, I tried to restart and no joy. All indicators and lights came on but when I turned the key nothing happened. I jiggled he ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How can a fuse drain a car battery?

My car battery drained itself after a week of not being used. I was researching how to identify the cause, and saw a comment under this article saying: What if I am not detecting a reading but the ...
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Sealant plus wax, or just sealant?

I was reading in The Haynes Automotive Body Repair & Painting Manual ( 1989 ) that after polishing, you can put a sealant on before you wax in order to give better, longer lasting protection to ...
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Ford Courier 2005, Cant engage 4wd high gear

I have 4wd Ford Courier 2005, I cant engage into 4 high gear.
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Craftsman push mower won't start after hitting stump

Hit blind stump, bent blade bad, replaced blade, no start. Replaced spark plug, air filter, still won't start (needed it anyhow) Prime or no prime, similar behavior. I cranked over 150 times now, ...
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Is there any difference between pressing the gas pedal and opening the throttle by hand?

In a typical modern, heavily computer controlled, somewhat complex passenger car, is there any difference between pressing the gas pedal vs. opening the throttle valve under the hood by hand? E.g. ...
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1answer
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Loud whining sound after revving. Alternator, maybe (but why)?

I have a 2001 Honda Prelude SH (180k miles), I am trying to identify a whining sound coming from the right side under the hood. The sound consistently starts after I tap the throttle, lasts at a ...
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clutch problems

Sat for a very long time (8 or 10 minutes) in gear with clutch depressed due to traffic problem. Once I got back into motion, my clutch seemed to have been blown. After the bike cooling down (half ...
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transmission blown?

while i was driving my car going about 20 miles an hour i tried to stop and all my brakes were gone even my e brake...i panicked shut my key and put my car in park..well it stopped but it made a boom ...
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1answer
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Acceleration practices and wear on automatic transmission

Does a driver's acceleration practices substantially influence the wear on a car's automatic transmission? If a driver accelerates with a RPM > 3500 from stop, is this any "easier" on the automatic ...
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1answer
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Trailer socket problems

I have a tow bar and a seven pin plug to operate the lights, fitted on my car. I recently took my boat for repair and when they brought it out of the workshop they dropped it from a forklift truck ...
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1answer
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Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi Oil Leak

I have a Ford Fiesta 1.4 TDCi 2006 model and I recently did a head gasket change. Now there is a oil leak from the engine, behind the turbo, i cant seem to find the source, but it looks bad. Can ...
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How to seal / repair large crack in bumper

A car was in a collision and the front bumper is dented inward and cracked, I'm guessing up to an inch wide. Is there a way to either fill the crack with some type of foam? (Sophisticated tools and ...
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Rough idle + slow acceleration + engine dying after spark plug change

I recently changed the spark plugs and wires on my 2002 Ford Focus SE with Zetec (DOHC) engine. I used NGK TR5IX (7397-4PK) Iridium IX plugs and Motorcraft wires. When I received the plugs, they were ...
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Cracks on both front and back differential - Normal?

AUDI A4 2012 2TFSI QUATTRO - I took my car into a service centre for a check and was told both differentials have got have cracks. Car is still on motor plan, took it into Audi to be replaced and was ...
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Oil leak at rear drive shaft… 86 jeep comanche

There is a new leak at the rear driveshaft. What could this be and how do i fix? Mechanics cost too much and are unreliable (past experience) the repair manual said if it leaks in the rear the problem ...
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1answer
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The fuel gauge is messed up

The fuel gauge in the 1999 Pontiac Sunfire is not working properly. What could be the problem? I'm looking for anything that could be the problem.
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2answers
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Ticking noise on acceleration & idle?

I have an '86 jeep comanche with over 380000 mls that has started to tick on acceleration and through gears. Also at idle. Have changed motor mounts, transmission mounts, track bar, rear differential ...
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1answer
29 views

Car radio that I can develop for

Is there a such thing as a car radio that I can develop software for? It can run Windows or Linux OS. I have a radio that currently runs Windows CE but I can't find an easy way to load any software ...
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3answers
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non reactive gas pedal

My daughter has a 2008 PT Cruiser. For months she has had the problem of "when she pushes on the gas pedal it doesn't work and the car jerks back and forth." Those are her words. We have taken it ...
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1answer
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How likely is a recently replaced AC condenser to be bad?

My fiancée was in a minor front end collision recently with enough damage to the vehicle that many pieces of the vehicle's front needed to be fixed or replaced. The weather has been heating up since ...
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1answer
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Eliminating Mold/Mildew Smell from Car without Cabin Air Filter?

I have a 1998 Honda Civic LX, which didn't come with a cabin air filter. It has air conditioning but no filter, which makes no sense but that's how they supposedly were until 2001. When I turn my AC ...
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0answers
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Steering columns squeaks only when tilted upwards

I'm driving a 2015 Nissan Versa and noticed the steering column squeaks, but only when past a certain point when tilting upwards. Fully tilted upwards, it squeaks the most. Halfway down, slight ...
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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 ...
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1answer
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Where do you go to find illustrations of car parts?

I am trying to learn more about car engines but for the life if me can't find good illustrations of how some of them look (specifically a 2013 Nissan Juke) where do you go to get information and ...
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1answer
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Manual transmission: high RPM / low power in all gears after shift linkage bushing replacement

Had a shift linkage bushing go out on our manual 03 Dodge Neon (85k miles). Ziptied ring to shifter to hobble home and light driving after ordering aftermarket bushings. Replaced just the bad bushing, ...
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What is this? maybe a sensor?

I discovered this loose tape connector while fixing a coolant hose by the heater matrix. There are two more of these attached to the very bottom of the windscreen glass on each end, the loose one ...

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