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Longer crank time

Today I noticed something strange with my car. I was at a gym studio when I turned the key and I noticed it took a few "er er"'s longer before it started. As anxious I am about my expensive toys, I ...
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What is gained with “performance” spark plug wires?

When heading to the store to pick up a new set of spark plug wires, I found three products at this particular shop: Product #1: Price: Cheap Boots: EPDM Core: Suppression Insulation: EPDM Max Temp:...
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How to leak down test a cold engine?

I'm thinking of doing a leakdown test on an engine before I install it in my car. Of course the problem is that the engine will be cold and things won't seal the way they do when they are hot. So how ...
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Engine tap/knock/noise after a few seconds of starting

1998 I6 - 4.0L All stock ~175,300 mi 13.8 mpg - mostly city A few months ago, I began to hear a noise that sounds similar to a diesel engine, which begins a few seconds after starting the cold ...
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What voltage does the ECU need?

I am tracing the operation of the ECU. I want to supply it with current but what is the ECU voltage input that I should supply?
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How to choose between mild and agressive clay “cut”?

I've seen various clays or clay like products listed with different types of "cut" like mild or aggressive, fine or medium. What are the uses for these different "cuts" and how would I choose which ...
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Focus ST 2.5 MK2 - Cambelt changed, super charger noise when giving throttle

I took my vehicle in for the cam-belt service drove back home and noticed this whine/supercharger noise which increases in loudness when I press down on the throttle. I suspect the cam-belt is too ...
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Installing Moog stabilizer / sway bar links on 2002 Ford Focus

I am installing both front sway bar links on my 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I ordered a pair of "MOOG K80066 Stabilizer Bar Link Kits". They did not come with any instructions, and I am totally new to ...
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Safe jack / jack stand points for 2002 Ford Focus

I have a 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon. I want to place jack stands on the welds on the side of the car beneath the front and rear doors, but cannot fit both the jack and stands there. So I want to jack ...
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2000 Honda Civic SiR turbo sputter and stalling

To start I have a lot of deletes and tuned ecu on a B18 bottom end with B16 top. Turbo has been set to cut out at 5psi on the ecu. I have a good feeling it is something fuel as I am having problems ...
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1answer
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Is my voltage regulator really bad?

Yesterday, my wife's car (a 2009 Toyota Sienna AWD) wouldn't start, and this came clear out of the blue. A jump fixed it. We let the car sit idle for a good 30 minutes, and it was able to start up ...
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What are all the holes on an engine block deck surface?

I want to know what are all the holes for on a engine block deck surface? I Know some are to help with putting the cylinder head on and others are to bolt the head down. But what are the rest?
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1answer
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Will any Gasket Work on a Ford L4 Engine?

I want to know would any Ford L4 Gasket work on any Ford L4 Engine? Are The parts interchangeable or do different L4 Ford Engines have different variation and if so how many ? Also just as a side ...
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Why does the Air Conditioner compressor cycle on and off even when it is hot in the car?

I have a 20 year old Subaru wagon, and the A/C seems to work fairly well except when it is extremely hot outside (> 100 F / 40 C - which happens a lot in the summer here). What I wonder about is that ...
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1answer
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2010 Hyundai Tucson Intermittently Stalling After Starting

My wife drives a 2010 Hyundai Tucson. Back in March or April it died on her while starting it up. It cranked fine, ran for 5-10 seconds, and then stalled. She was able to then start it up again and it ...
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What happens if I change the oil when the engine is cold?

I have always changed the oil in my vehicles with the engine hot, because the manuals always say to let the engine reach normal operating temperature first. Oil change instructions all over the ...
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2answers
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Why don't cars have a cylinder head with separate barrels?

Most if not all cylinder heads are one big block. Why don't some car manufacturer use a single cylinder head for each cylinder? What are some of the biggest drawbacks of this type of method? This can ...
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2answers
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When idling, AC does not work and engine overheats. What's the cause?

I drive a 2013 Chevy Sonic. Basically, the air conditioning does not blow cold air if the car is idling, only when in motion. It seems to blow the coldest during long periods of driving fast, such as ...
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1answer
38 views

Noise disappears when depressing the brake pedal but appears otherwise

My car has a weird noise that disappears as soon as you press the brake pedal. When you lift it the noise reappears strongly and then fades slowly. I have a link to a video video showing this noise. ...
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1answer
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How can I resolve my mileage and CHECK ERROR on my meter?

My car (santro club) is giving check sign on my meter but when I press the accelarator it went away, as i release my foot it comes again. 2ndly, i am using 45/80 R13 tyre size and my mileage is 11km/...
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1answer
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What is the cause of this strange engine noise and white smoke from the engine?

My car has a problem the engine whistles (Hard to better describe it) white smoke comes out of the engine beneath the fuel filter Two different mechanics could not understand what's happening I ...
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0answers
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara (86,600kms mileage)-Oil change

Is it okay to mix Mopar 5W-20 with 1.5 liter of Total Quartz 5W-40? Driving in the middleast
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1answer
647 views

Tightening Stud Without Bolt Head

What would be the best way to tighten a stud without a bolt head? It essentially looks like this. I need to tighten it to a specific torque(4 of these have nuts tightened on them to hold the tire of ...
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1answer
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How good are clay bar substitutes for “claying”?

I was checking out various different clay bars and ran across this Nanoskin product with quite allot of good reviews which is supposed to be an easier substitute: I was wondering if anyone here had ...
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2answers
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Why is my car losing power when accelerating?

I have Skoda Fabia 2002 with manual gear and over the past few days I find the car losing power when accelerating fast. When I push gas pedal to accelerate quickly (in any gear) I hear the engine ...
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3answers
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Will towing a trailer hurt my 2008 Subaru Forester?

I'm getting some mixed advice about towing with a Forester. We are considering buying a small popup camper, and also maybe a small utility trailer. The camper would be for there-and-back trips, not ...
3
votes
1answer
46 views

What is the difference between an inner tail light assembly and an outer tail light assembly?

I'm trying to replace a passenger side tail light assembly (well, actually only the red plastic is broken, but that doesn't seem to come separately) for a 2015 Impala, and I see parts sites listing ...
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0answers
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2000 Buick Regal Heater/Air Malfunctioning

Background I have a 2000 Buick Regal. The Heater/Air Conditioner runs erratically. Sometimes when set for air conditioning it will blow hot air out on both passenger and driver sides, sometimes ...
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2answers
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Are there some kinds of modern car, which cannot be bump-started?

Over the weekend I had a situation where a 2010 VW Golf Diesel had a flat battery. I had a nice long but gentle hill to let it roll down, so I attempted a bump start, which didn't work. When starting ...
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4answers
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Why do I connect the positive and the negative to the battery on a boat?

My trolling motor for my boat has a black and a red connection. The red goes to the positive on the 12 volt battery. The black goes to the negative on the 12 volt battery. Could I connect the black ...
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3answers
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Please help with my Intake for Opel Corsa 2014

I have an Opel Corsa D 1.4 turbo. I have bought a Conic Air Filter, but I need to know what I can do to make a better installation. I don't think that I have a good one, because is too close to the ...
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votes
3answers
423 views

How important is it to clay before polishing and waxing?

I've seen a number of mentions of "claying" before polishing, with some people swearing that it's an absolutely necessary step before polishing, while others seem to get good ( or at least pretty ...
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1answer
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brake problem with my 2000 chevy blazer [duplicate]

2000 chevy blazer, brakes pump up good with engine off, but pedal falls to the floor when I start the car
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1answer
38 views

Malfunctioning Ambient Temperature Gauge - 2004 Subaru Forester

I own a 2004 Subaru Forester XS with 102,000 miles on it and required service and inspections just completed. Now the Ambient Temperature Gauge keeps malfunctioning - often sticks at 77; after a ...
3
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1answer
28 views

How to fix P0300 and P0302 error codes for Hyundai Accent 2008?

Make: Hyundai Model: Accent Engine: 1.6L Year: 2008 Error codes: P0300,P0302 Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it.
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1answer
647 views

Meaning of dashboard “Check Engine Light” on motorbike

Please help me understand the meaning of this dashboard light shown in the picture. ABOUT BIKE SPECIFICATION What happen if it blinks RED ?
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3answers
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What stops a car window from falling down?

I have been trying to research how the gears of the crank mechanism of a car window works, either manual or electric. I want to know why it doesn't fall down from gravity. Can anyone link me to an ...
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votes
2answers
156 views

How can I identify which alternator is the right one?

I need a replacement alternator for my 1993 VW Mk1 Cabriolet (aka Rabbit). Unfortunately, the identifications on the old alternator are painted over. I cant ID it. On sites I've looked at there ...
7
votes
1answer
308 views

Which grease should I use on wiper mechanisms?

The front wiper mechanism on my 1988 Porsche 944 has become a bit slow moving and I plan to fix it. On my car the wiper crank arms go through sockets in a frame, the crank arms are moved back and ...
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vote
0answers
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Dashboard lights flickering on and off after changing a starter

Had my starter changed on a 2000 grand am. Now won't stay started putting while was started. Battery light on and dashboard lights flickering on and off. While it was running I had it in park but it ...
3
votes
1answer
18 views

2005 Chevy Avalanche

I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche 1500 with 4x4. My transmission is shot and needs to be replaced. I currently have 146,458 miles on the engine, and figured I would replace the engine and transmission. I ...
6
votes
1answer
322 views

Need to find out what part is called

Hello I have a desperate question! I own a 2006 dodge sprinter and cannot figure out what the part connected to the transmission with the wheel is! i want to buy a new one and have spent countless ...
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votes
2answers
43 views

Boiling Antifreeze

I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix and I have noticed that when I drive it for about 15 to 20 minutes and then park it and turn it off my antifreeze is bubbling. My thermostat does not say it is ...
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0answers
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I cannot identify this 2004 Volvo S60 part

I'm selling my car and currently it sits and seeing as I'm not driving it every day I check on it every so often. When I checked today there was a small part that is connected to a tube leading into ...
4
votes
1answer
16 views

Having trouble finding socket and wiring harness for xb 2005 left blinker

So I recently ordered new headlights from O'reilly, and when I received them the blinker sockets did not come with them. I think I found the socket, but all the plugins I come across are for the main ...
3
votes
1answer
10 views

2004 Malibu not starting

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu. having starting problem; it turns over and act like it is starting, then dies after a few seconds. Have noticed that it started before,but when i put it in drive it died ...
5
votes
1answer
58 views

Why would my Toyota Corolla die soon after starting it?

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla DX with about 200k miles on it. It runs good for the most part, but recently had a problem where it would not start. Napa tested my alternator, which failed, so I ...
3
votes
0answers
16 views

P1070 code error for mitsubishi space star

A few days ago - started engine in morning and while in neutral and engine cold it immediately revved to 2000 rpm... much higher than normal... once engine warmed up it drops.... but now engine ...
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votes
2answers
442 views

What's gonna happen if I disconnect 'single piston'

I saw similar topics but that did not explain my things... As we can see 4 stroke engine with 4 pistons Is there any chance (only for test) to 'switch-off' two pistons? For this example I'm talking ...
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votes
1answer
23 views

Radiator bubbling over

What causes a radiator to bubble up and leak from the top? I have a 2002 Mercury Sable. I have the thermostat changed. It will overflow but when I go to add more and check on the fluids oF the ...

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