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1answer
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Honda Civic 2014 EX Block Heater

I have a 2014 Honda Civic Ex Sedan. The dealer installed a block engine heater before the last winter. When they finished the installation, I had 2 cables like these: These cables were going out ...
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0answers
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i'm experiencing an engine miss or hestitation

I have a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, 6 cylinder, 130k miles. Recently I've noticed a 'miss" or slight hesitation in the operation of the engine. I notice it usually first thing when I start it in the ...
3
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1answer
53 views

Is it better for car's longeviety in cold climate or hot climate

Leaving out performance aspect ( Since cold weather is best for that ) I want to know which is better to maintain a car and its longevity. My arguments for Hot weather: Engine reaches optimum ...
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0answers
13 views

2009 Sentra CVT Sounds Like a Diesel Truck When Cold

My 2009 Nissan Sentra CVT 2.0l when cold sounds very loud, and similar to a Diesel Engine. The noise gets worst when climbing a steep hill right around the corner that I have to go through when ...
4
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1answer
45 views

Clunking sound?

I just purchased a previously owned 2008 Chevrolet Malibu with 100,000 K on it. Whenever I make a sharp left or right turn (making a 90 degree turn rather than a shallow turn), the front end makes a ...
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1answer
36 views

How to diagnose a bad stator?

Consider the following diagram : On the top right corner, you have the information to check if the stator function properly. For the first three coils, everything pass. However, I'm not sure how ...
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0answers
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My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century

My car is running very poorly when I start my 1994 Buick Century for the first time every day. It will stall out especially at a stop, but starts right back up and it stutters. Plus, the service ...
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0answers
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1993 Mercedes 300e should there be movement in my power streering pulley?

Been hearing a sound coming from the car. I thought maybe water pump as I had changed it once before. What happens is when I start car it begins to smoke up front and I hear a scheeking sound. I tried ...
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1answer
31 views

How to remove a stuck oil plug? [duplicate]

I have a stuck oil plug. I've tried a hammer on my ratchet. I don't have a longer bar to use. What can I do to get the plug off? It seems stuck. I'm using a 13 mm socket on a Chevy venture.
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2answers
41 views

AC clutch engages but still no cold air

I've been reading for a week or so about how AC systems work and problems they could have. One consistent thing I've read is to check how the compressor clutch reacts when you turn on AC - if it ...
2
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2answers
89 views

How come I can put in more gas in the tank than possible?

I have a Honda Varadero 2010. When I fill her up to max, the level of the liquid in the tank is at maximum, just a tiny bit below the rim of the nozzle. Then, I poor in some more and the level raises ...
2
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1answer
65 views

Found a lizard in my car, I have not driven it for 20 or more days

I went on a vacation for three weeks. When I came back and opened my car, I found a lizard in the car. I have had the air re-circulating knob set to ON. I am still guessing how this lizard entered my ...
3
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1answer
28 views

Key Card Battery Low message after replacing battery

I have a late 2012 Renault Megane and when using one of our key cards the dashboard displayed a message about the battery being low. I have replaced the battery with a brand new one and the message is ...
7
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5answers
659 views

Second hand car - Engine/Tyres/Etc

I am looking into buying a second hand car from a reputable Mercedes-Benz dealer (not just some dodgy salesman by the side of a road lol....). Anyway, there are a few maintenance/mechanical things ...
3
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2answers
236 views

Hissing sound near brake pedal, stops on brake pedal press

I drive a Ford Fiesta Classic, 2008 model, clocked over 97k kms. Yesterday, When I left office at night, the surrounding was very silent and I observed a hissing sound coming from near the pedals ...
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2answers
26 views

Screeching noise when attempting to start car

I have a Ford Bantam 1.3l pickup (South African) with 31 000 km on the clock. This morning when I tried to start the car (cold start), it made a loud scratching/screeching noise (like when turning ...
3
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1answer
113 views

I have had wheel alignment and balancing several times, still my car is shaking

I have had wheel rotation, wheel alignment and balancing for my car several times at different service stations, still my car is shaking. Steering is also shaking. What could be the reason for this? ...
3
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1answer
23 views

Valve lapping and lubrication

I have recently taken all my valves out and cleaned them with a wire brush as well as the shafts in the cylinder heads. I am now getting ready to put them back in and have several questions: What ...
3
votes
2answers
69 views

Reverse Gear Doesn't Work Anymore on an Automatic

I've been having troubles with my automatic transmission for sometime now mainly it's lost it's smoothness and has been slipping first thing in the morning. I've practically worked on every other ...
3
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0answers
29 views

Retrofit Ford 460 For Fuel Injection

I have a '78 Pioneer Jet Boat with a Ford 460 Big Block V8 as the power plant. Right now it has a Holley carb on it. We just started toying with the idea of converting it from carbureted to fuel ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

turn signal blinks wrong direction

I have a 2009 Jetta SportWagen TDI (Mk5). When I turn on my right turn signal, usually the left turn signal turns on instead. I'm pretty sure it is a problem in the lever arm. I can consciously ...
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1answer
34 views

Options for removing broken lug nut?

What are my options for removing this broken lug nut?
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4answers
3k views

I drove my car about 1 km before realising that I didn't release the handbrake. Will this cause any big problems to my car? [duplicate]

Luckily, I drove slowly, about 20-40km/h. When I reached home, I realised that I did not release my handbrake. Will there be a big problem?
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0answers
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Old immobiliser playing up, won't add new transponders

Is it possible that an immobiliser has malfunctioned to the point where the adding-new-fobs process doesn't work, but the actual immobiliser is still working? Or is it more likely I'm doing something ...
7
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2answers
911 views

Modern cars and diesel warm-up time

First of all let me say that I already read this question and its answer, so it's clear to me why diesel-powered cars need a warm-up time. My question is: do modern cars need it too? I have VW Golf ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

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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2answers
45 views

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.
2
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1answer
24 views

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 ...
1
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1answer
34 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
579 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 ...
5
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3answers
124 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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1answer
42 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
48 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
36 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
47 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
2
votes
1answer
25 views

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 - ...
1
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2answers
80 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
votes
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
votes
0answers
33 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
28 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
69 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
votes
3answers
79 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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votes
0answers
54 views

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 | +----------+--------+ ...
3
votes
5answers
651 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 ...
2
votes
2answers
30 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 ...
5
votes
1answer
65 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 ...

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