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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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1answer
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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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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,...
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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 ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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Parking in the open in heavy rains

What if my bike is left 4-5 hours during heavy rains 5 days a week for 12 weeks? This type of weather is common in India during monsoon. I drive to work where there is open parking leaving my bike ...
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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 ...
5
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1answer
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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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2answers
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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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4answers
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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? ...
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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 "...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Why do car manufacturers use plastic parts in the car?

Those plastic parts are so weak. They get broken all the time. I specifically saw this problem in My Renault Twingo 1995 and VW Beetle 2001. Are there any cars that use metal instead of plastic?
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2answers
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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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1answer
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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
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1answer
25 views

2001 Toyota Corolla vvt code 1349 turns check engine light on and off

My Corolla's check engine light will come on then turn off after a day or two. This has happened every few weeks for the past several months. In the oil change before last I had the mechanic use MOA ...
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What is the point of the exhaust?

I was thinking today, what is the actual point of an exhaust? Why can't we just have a pipe going out the front of a car instead of taking all the gases to the back of the car? I can only see ...
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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 ...
5
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2answers
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my 2011 Chevy Equinox check engine light on, reads code P0420

Check engine light been on. I checked gas cap the other day and it stayed on. I will put premium fuel in next time i fill up. It's been on for about a week. Any ideas to cause or solution?
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1answer
157 views

R32 Skyline GT-R low power

EDIT: Added info from comments to bottom of question. My friend recently imported a right-hand drive 1990 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32) with the RB26TT motor into the states. It's beautiful, and I'm ...
5
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1answer
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How long can “Stabil”ized gas stay fresh? and can it be improved?

I had my sportbike in storage for at least 3 years. It is Electronic Fuel Injected. It had a full tank of Premium Gas (Shell or Mobil). I put in STA-BIL to preserve the gasoline. Is the gas beyond ...
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1answer
443 views

My Toyota dealer replaced my water pump and failed to replace my coolant

I noticed my radiator was dry after three weeks of driving my car after i got it back from the dealer, they replaced my water pump. I just discovered this tonight after my check engine light came on. ...
3
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1answer
49 views

Honda CBF600NA with 150 CCA Battery?

I have a Honda CBF600NA (A = ABS variant) PC43 (second generation) and my battery probably went dead recently. I'd like to buy a new one. My dead battery I've found inside the motorcycle is GS-Yuasa ...
3
votes
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
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Is it safe to fix a bent motorbike wheel?

Long story short my front wheel took a hit and the rim is now slightly bent. Now, since this is a forged aluminium wheel, replacing it costs the best part of 1500EUR. Being on a budget I thought of ...
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1answer
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cooling system problem throwing water out when its hot

I am having a problem with my cooling water leaking out through but there's no external leakage could it be that there air in the system because I try to replace the thermostat but still leaking ...
3
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0answers
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2002 Citroen Saxo - Clicking / tapping noise from inlet manifold

I have a clicking / tapping noise coming from the inlet manifold on my 2002 Citroen Saxo VTR (1.6 8v) I have manually adjusted the valve clearances (see this video to hear what the engine sounded ...
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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 ...
4
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1answer
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Brakes Smoking After Driving

I realized I had no brake pads. I was grinding metal on metal so I changed the rotors and put new brake pads on but still when I drive it for a little ways you can see black powder on the rims from ...
4
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2answers
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A/C Cycles On and Off in '02 Honda Civic

I've searched around and found questions that may be related but aren't quite the same problem as what I have, so I'm hoping you can give me some advice. I have a 2002 Honda Civic Ex with 185k miles. ...
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0answers
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Is battery bus voltage available via OBD2 scanners for 98 Avalon?

In order to supplement the inadequate-by-design alternator BIT circuits in my 98 Avalon (alternator failures have stranded us; no instrument panel warnings of charging failure), I'd like to either ...
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1answer
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Battery tender vs trickle charger

I understand battery tenders are used to keep batteries charged for long term storage, and trickle chargers are.... also used to charge batteries? What are the differences between these two devices, ...
3
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2answers
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Car won't shift after clutch replacement

I have a VW Polo Playa 1.4. I have replaced the pressure plate, flywheel, clutch cable of the car but unable to get clutch. The cable is pulling up the lever attached on the gearbox in order to shift ...
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1answer
27 views

Rattling noise inside driver side air vent

2014 Renault. I bought it almost new and didn't have this issue. When the heat is Off I can hear a rattling/vibration noise that comes from the inside of the driver side's air vent. It doesn't happen ...
2
votes
2answers
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Timing belt replaced, engine dies after jump starting

I had the timing belt replaced on my 2005 Chrysler. I drove for a week, and it appears the battery died. I used jumper cables to start the car, but as soon as I took the cables off the engine died. ...
2
votes
2answers
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What could be causing battery drain on a 2009 Honda Pilot?

My sister has a 2009 Honda Pilot that's got some issues with the electrical system. The battery frequently drains overnight (every other day or so). When driving a lot (several hours or more) the ...
2
votes
2answers
80 views

Can I use a different diameter tire size on my current wheels?

I have a 1974 Ford F250 and the tire size for this truck has been dead for a while (31x10.50R16.5LT). Is it completely necessary to replace the wheels to get new tires for my truck? I'd like to keep ...
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0answers
27 views

Timing chain for a sunfire [closed]

Exhaust , intake & the other one at the bottom are lined up when I start after a full rotation they are not, what am I doing wrong?
3
votes
1answer
46 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 ...
3
votes
1answer
221 views

Coolant pressure issue

I am in need of some assistance. I am having a coolant pressure on my 1.8 16v clio. (Renault), coolant, cooling-system, overheating (car maintenance) In that when left to idle and engine gets up to ...
3
votes
1answer
39 views

WV Golf IV '98 - Right side blinkers not working on signal

I own a used VW Golf IV, 98, 1.4. I am facing a really strange issue the last few days. When I turn my hazzards on, every bulb works well and on time. When I signal left it works too. The problem is ...
3
votes
0answers
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how much electrolyte is usually used on a regular 100 amp lead acid battery

I want to replace my 100 amp hour lead acid battery electrolyte, but i'm not sure the amount required. I want to make it right the first time. So if someone could please tell me how much apprx ...
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votes
1answer
76 views

How can I fill the tank on my older pickup truck?

I have a 1974 Ford F250 and I have an extremely difficult time filling the tanks at gas stations with the newer rubber boots on the gas nozzles. The physical shape of the older pickup truck gas filler ...
3
votes
1answer
58 views

How to Properly Reinstall Rotor and Stator on Suzuki DL1000

Background I am attempting to reinstall a new Rotor and Stator onto my DL1000. I uninstalled the old parts over a year ago and haven't gotten around to the rebuild until this summer. I have some ...
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vote
1answer
46 views

1988 RX7 not turning over

While trying to start my RX7 all I hear is a click coming from the dash when I turn the key. When I stop turning the key to start it I hear another click coming from a relay above the visor located ...
4
votes
2answers
53 views

Brakes are soft

I had spongy brakes and they replaced the master cylinder. Now I have a soft brake pedal, meaning they worked but the pedal goes down farther than it ever has. What could be causing this, air in ...
9
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3answers
2k views

I charged my car battery with no water in it

I have a car battery that I am trying to recharge. It measures 3.28v, and my charger is a Selmar Turbo 8. This is the charger I am using: Here is a picture of the ammeter gauge that I found ...
3
votes
1answer
29 views

97 Eclipse GST Turbo

I switched my Turbo from the T25 Garrett to a 16g TDO5. I have been having to get my car beyond 3500 RPM before boost actually begins. Is this a problem or is this normal before boost? Should it ...

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