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What does D-3 light mean and why did it randomly illuminate?

2011 Honda CR-V The D3 light randomly illuminated. What does it mean and what did I do to cause this? (I was doing regular, local driving--nothing new or unusual.) Thanks.
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2011 Jetta rear brake drum removal

Can anyone tell me how to remove rear brake drum from a 2011 VW Jetta? I can't tell if it should just pull off or does the center hub nut need to be removed. Thanks for any help.
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1answer
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Correct AC Compressor for '04 Dodge stratus SE 2.7L 6cyl

Apparently, there are two types of AC compressors for my '04 Dodge Stratus SE, 2.7 liter 6 cylinder engine, and I need to know which one I need. I tried looking on a parts store, but I couldn't get ...
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1answer
33 views

What Power Steering Fluid to use with a 99 Nissan Almera?

What power steering fluid should be used with a 1999 N15 Nissan Almera GX 1.6L GA16DE engine? I've read that many modern vehicles can't use ATF and need specific fluids specified by the manufacturer. ...
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3answers
563 views

Do you really need to cool down your turbo after hard driving? [duplicate]

Vehicle: 2012 Subaru Sti I have been driving turbocharged cars for a while now and I have blatantly accepted that before shutting down you must let your car idle for a few minutes after driving hard ...
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3answers
119 views

Honda FIT GP1 HYBRID 2011 knock

in my auto gear honda fit gp1 hybrid car, (mileage 56 000 KM) I had a engine tune up and changed my injectors (8 injectors) last month and after 2 weeks i started getting a slight knock (jerk or ...
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How much does it cost to fix headlights and window up/down button? [closed]

I drive a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. My headlights no longer work all of a sudden. My brights still work fine. Why did this happen? Also, the window up/down button on the passenger side no longer works ...
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1answer
47 views

Implications of a Leaking Power Steering Pump

If the power steering pump on my vehicle has a slow leak, what are the implications? Is it a safety hazard? Will it cause the failure, catastrophic or other wise of itself or other parts?
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1answer
34 views

2002 Honda Civic not starting

My Honda stopped running, so I took it to a shop to get it fixed. They replaced the fuel pump, spark plugs and put in a new battery. The compression is excellent. Now, it still will not start. It ...
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1answer
45 views

VW Passat 2.8 4motion b5 - Lack of Acceleration

Driving home car is working normally, driving at a constant speed then out of the blue heard a small thud then a rumble, after that the car had a problem where the acceleration was weak. Approaching ...
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0answers
20 views

2006 Nissan Maxima transmission

I removed the transmission from a 2006 nissan maxima and have a 2 3/4" metal ring with teeth pressed into it and I don't remember where it goes
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1answer
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Are CO2 emissions proportional to MPG figures?

I was looking at the car tax (VED) system in the UK, as I'm considering buying a new car. I was just wondering, are CO2 emissions always proportional to the MPG figure of a car, both in theory - ...
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2answers
78 views

Pressing on gas and brake at the same time by mistake - How harmful is it to the gearbox?

I usually brake with my left foot when driving a car with automatic transmission. I find it easy to switch between right-foot and left-foot braking if needed (for example, if I need to drive a car ...
2
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0answers
23 views

2006 Honda Odyssey: input radio security code with broken buttons?

Within the last year the '1' and '4' preset buttons on my radio stopped working - at first you could play around with them & moosh them a little harder and they sometimes worked, but now they seem ...
2
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0answers
32 views

'08 Impala Front power locks only work every few minutes

I have a 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS with approximately 80,000 miles. Starting today (which is very hot for our area edit: and I just discovered my coolant tank lid was open and most of my coolant had ...
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2answers
27 views

Honda Oydesssy wont start

My 2001 Honda Odyessy wont start. All I get is a clicking sound coming from underneath the hood and the light do not work.
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1answer
35 views

Lapping valves with a drill

I think lapping valves using one of those suction cup sticks is hard and there must be better ways. So here is what I was thinking. I was thinking to get a really thin (medical or engine) hose that ...
2
votes
1answer
68 views

What does valve lapping compound actually do?

As I understand, valve lapping is done to ensure a seal between the valve and its seal ring at the end of the shaft. I am just curious how valve lapping compound facilitates that? Does it make a ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

Old, oily, wet gasoline. What to do with it?

I have a small amount (less than a gallon) of gasoline that's been in a can for two years. It has oil mixed in for 2-stroke engines. The can sprung a leak and rainwater leaked inside. Probably only a ...
5
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3answers
74 views

How do you test analogue electrical circuits?

When trying to diagnose problems with conventional analogue electrical circuits, such as lights, speakers, heated rear windows, etc, as well as short-circuits and unexplained current draws, it can be ...
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0answers
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electric moped + wind power

Which is better to charge a battery at minimum RPM? I want to make a wind mill project. Battery details: +----------+--------+ | Voltage | -48 V | | Capacity | -20 Ah | +----------+--------+ ...
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5answers
647 views

Saab 9-5 has problems starting

I am not a car mechanic so please excuse my ignorance but... my manual Saab 9-5 has increasing problems starting. The symptoms are as follows. When I turn the ignition the lights on the dashboard ...
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2answers
29 views

Yamaha fz700 handlebar bent

Bike got tipped over by a random person, handlebar got bent, and throttle is really hard to move now so I decided to try to take it out to see what I could do. Here is a picture of the bar: You can ...
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1answer
64 views

Acceptable amount of slack in a timing chain with high mileage?

1995 Chevy S-10 Blazer - 4.3 L Vortec V6 (vin W with PCM) - 230,000 miles original owner. FWIW, this model car/engine does not have timing chain inspection and/or changing as part of the routine ...
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0answers
33 views

What could be causing engine to stall?

I have a 97 Nissan Sentra we have check the alternator and replaced the fuel filter and pump but I can be going down the road and it just stalls what could be causing this? Any suggestion is ...
2
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2answers
41 views

Fluid Leak Near The Power Steering Pump

When I took my 99 Nissan Almera in for a pre inspection check and they put it up on the lift one thing we saw was a redish fluid leak from the steering column area. They indicated to me that it was ...
3
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1answer
41 views

Do I need to change these struts?

I just took my car ( 99 Nissan Almera ) in for a pre-inspection check and the mechanic said both struts have to be completely replaced because what appear to be rubber / plastic dust shields at the ...
2
votes
1answer
93 views

What is this pump-type nut fastener called and where is it useful?

At 1:42 in this S62 production video the engine assembler uses a pump-style tool to fasten the plenum cover nuts. What is this tool called? How does it work? Can it be used to loosen and fasten nuts, ...
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1answer
55 views

Red vs black vs grey RTV - what's in a color?

When buying gasket maker at my local auto-supplies store some time back, I was unsure about whether or not the color of the tube made any difference. The only thing I could see was a different ...
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0answers
15 views

brake pedal staying down. Then ok after a few days being stood

I have a Mercedes C200 and the other day the brake pedal stayed down while I was driving. It did come back up a little as I carried on home. I haven't driven the car for a day or so. then this morning ...
2
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1answer
16 views

97 thunderbird brakes

Recently purchased a 97 t bird and brakes went to floor but had the front drivers side lock up under a emergency stop. I add fluid but see no leaks so it's got to be going somewhere but was thinking ...
3
votes
1answer
45 views

Should I care about valve order or are they interchangeable?

So I've just learned how to take valves down and I'm pretty fascinated by the whole mechanism. I got a C-clamp compressor and took two valves out just to try. Went smooth. A question: is it important ...
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0answers
13 views

50cc scooter Carburetor help

Just got a new carburetor for my 50cc scooter and it has an extra hose it's under the manifold intake hoping someone can tell me where it's suppose to go
3
votes
4answers
78 views

Torn tire tread and sidewall on Subaru Impreza

My wife hit a curb in my 2012 Subaru Impreza and there is a small tear in the tread. Do I need to replace all 4 tires or can I just replace 2? I was told that I may have to replace all 4 tires because ...
2
votes
1answer
14 views

When to Use a Timing Set with a Needle Thrust Bearing?

I need to replace the timing chain on my 98 Dodge Dakota 3.9L. When looking at timing chain sets, there are about three different price points: $60, $170, $250. In the $170 and $250 sets, a needle ...
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0answers
16 views

1999 Eurovan fumes in cabin

I am smelling fumes inside the cabin of my 1999 Eurovan, enough to cause headaches and make me feel sick. It has happened before and seems to happen when the car has been working hard, AC has been ...
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0answers
20 views

Ford Sync MyTouch Weather

Is there a weather app or screen related for Ford Sync MyTouch with Nav installed. GM OnStar let you get radar overlays while driving. EDIT - SOLVED - It was Under Sync Services. After I ...
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vote
1answer
35 views

Determine age of timing belt on a 2003 Honda Accord before purchase

The belt which I can see when I open the car bonnet seems to be new, but my friend says that is not the timing belt and it can not be seen from outside. The car is a Honda accord 2003 V6 which I am ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Dashboard Warping

The dashboard in our car recently started warping around the passenger side airbag. Should I be concerned about airbag deployment? Is there a simple way to fix it before it gets much worse? We ...
2
votes
1answer
27 views

How to prevent the windows from sticking to the rubber seal?

When I lower down the windows of my car, I hear that the seal is a little stuck to it and I think that's going to damage it eventually. What would be the way to prevent this? Is there some product I ...
2
votes
4answers
527 views

Jumping car with too many amps?

Is it bad to jump your car with too many amps (i.e., with a 1000 amp jumper vs. a 400 amp jumper)? Or does the car regulate how many amps it will take? EDIT: I was told 400 amps is enough for most ...
2
votes
2answers
41 views

Why are intake valves dirtier than exhaust?

I took my engine apart and one of the things I noticed, on both cylinder heads of my Tacoma V6, is that the intake valves (picture right) are significantly darker (or dirtier) than the exhaust ones ...
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votes
1answer
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2010 jonway scooter won't start

This scooter won't start when it gets wet when it rains what could be the problem? The undercarriage is not getting wet and the harness in the front is not getting wet and I don't have a clue where to ...
3
votes
1answer
31 views

Brake fluid gone, rear brakes out. '99 pathfinder

The other day I started my car and the e-brake light stayed on after releasing it and I figured it was electrical at first. When I started using the brakes I realized I had to push about twice as far ...
4
votes
2answers
58 views

How to clean engine when oil is contaminated with metal shards?

During a recent oil change Istripped the oil pan bolt. It took a bit of trial and error for me to realize the stripped hole was a 14mm 1.25 thread so I got a tap and rethread it to 14mm 1.5 thread ...
2
votes
0answers
25 views

DIY carbon-fiber parts layup

I'm gathering the necessary equipment to start my next little hobby project building my own fairings. I got about 5 yards of carbon-fiber/Kevlar and another 5 yards of fiberglass, 10ft of 3' carbon ...
4
votes
2answers
225 views

Steering suddenly has become very loose

I have a Mk1 Golf (no power steering). Today I was pulling a hard right to do a U turn and heard a slight clunk. Now the steering is very loose and unaligned. You almost have to turn the wheel 45 ...
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votes
0answers
21 views

Coolster dirt bike wont start

My 125 Coolster dirt bike has no spark. Replaced coil, CDI box ,and stator. Checked kill switch with ohm meter. Wiring seems good.
4
votes
3answers
80 views

How does brake-by-wire exactly work?

I am interested in getting to know how brake-by-wire system works in today's cars. This video shows that the Electronic stability control/program (ESC/ESP) intervenes by braking individual wheels. So ...
3
votes
0answers
24 views

1999 Mazda 626 Auto Transmission Starts in 2nd, wont shift past 3rd

My wife has a 1999 Mazda 626 that had the transmission rebuilt 5 or 6 years ago. Recently the car started having problems starting unless it was shifted in to neutral. I replaced the neutral safety ...

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