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Forgot outer retaining circlip on front wheel bearing, what do I do?

I have a Saab 9-3 (98-02 version) as a learning project. I have no experience maintaining cars. While entirely rebuilding the front suspension, I forgot to fit the circlip on the outside of one wheel ...
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Car dies while driving

My 2007 Toyota Camry dies out while driving. 76000 mi well kept. New battery sensors and coils. No pattern. Stops I turn it off and in a few minutes it goes again. All dash warning lights come on. ...
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Check engine lights came up after Air filter change?

Yesterday I changed air filters in my car (Nissan supper saloon N16 - model year 2000). After installation the check engine light came on when I started the engine and the engine seemed to be running ...
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White Powder Forming on Battery Hold Down Bracket

I replaced the battery on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L about a month ago. I haven't driven it for about two weeks, and noticed the voltage is down from about 12.57 to 12.02 so far. I just noticed that ...
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Excide Battery manufacture date [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me when my battery was manufactured. It is an Exide 124R-60 Serial #2029261 The date is not punched out. Help
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HVAC is not blowing. Is it most likely the blower motor?

I have a 1998 Buick Park Avenue (standard not ultra). Recently the heating and air stopped blowing. It acts normal in every other way (lights and indicators work as normal) but I am not getting any ...
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AC blower not working

In my 2008 Prius the AC blower suddenly stopped working today. I checked the power source and all the fuses are good and the current is steady at 12v when the power is on. However, once connected to ...
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94 Z28 LT1 Camaro. Intermittent stalling/starting problem. Been haunting me forever

94 Z28 LT1 Camaro. Intermittent stalling/starting problem. Been haunting me forever. Typically my car will start fine when it's been sitting overnight. Then I'll drive to the gym which is 2 miles ...
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Found small debris in used oil

After I changed the oil on a 2007 Toyota Camry I found debris in the bottom of the used oil container. I used a magnet to test and found the debris to be non-metal. Considering the car age is this ...
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Can't find out a correct fuel pump for my vehicle

I have a 2008 Dodge Charger SRT8 6.1l. The trick is, that I need a fuel pump replacement for that vehicle and I can't find the appropriate part. Fuel tank capacity is 72 liters (22 gallons)... On the ...
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How to clean the mold inside the A/C drain hose?

I have a Toyota Corolla 2013. I know you can probably blow air or use a pen to clean the end of the A/C drain hose from underneath the car, but how can you clean the hose of the mold? Is there a safe ...
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2003 Toyota Camry dirt guard panels under car front, are they really necessary?

On a 2003 Camry, there are two plastic/fiber material panels that are mounted long-wise on the left and right side from the front under the bumper. They appear to be dirt/rock shields under the ...
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Honda Accord Head Bolt

I repaired one of the holes for a head bolt on my 97 Honda Accord using a time sert insert. When I put the head back on I was only able to tighten it to 63 ft-lbs. I could tell it wasn't going to ...
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2002 Lancer - Shaking when accelerating at higher speeds

I recently bought a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer and everything seems to ride fine, except when I get around 60-70 mph on the highway the steering wheel starts to shake noticeably. This is only noticeable ...
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OBD-II Enhanced PIDs

I was looking at the Torque Pro app and in the section where there is a list of custom PIDs that can be used, one is a Transmission Temperature PID. But it is exactly same as Engine Coolant ...
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1answer
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Can wheels turn if the engine died when in gear (automatic transmission)

Lets say an automatic transmission vehicle is going downhill and stopped in traffic. And suddenly engine died. Is it possible for the wheels to turn (turning the transmission, torque converter) and ...
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Low beam headlights out, High beam working

The patient is a 1996 Chevrolet Caprice with dual-filament bulbs. Both filaments in both bulbs light up in high beam mode, but no filament on either bulb lights up in low beam mode. What could be ...
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Percent of Air and Fuel used for Combustion

I've had this question for a long time. I know the percent will differ based upon the throttle position and will be either by stoichiometric ratio or rich mixture. The stoichiometric ratio (AFR) ...
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Throw out bearing, input shaft bearing, or drive shaft support bearing?

I have a '94 BMW 318is manual transmission. I hear a grinding/whirring noise while driving that sounds to me like a bad bearing. I typically hear it when I engage the clutch. The sounds is more ...
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1answer
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Coolant leak after AC recharge

Went to recharge my AC system on a 2000 Acura TL, the pressure gauge showed the pressure being on the line of "empty" and "filled", put some refrigerant in and the gauge didn't move at all put more in ...
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'Click' Sound on Applying Brake

I have 2014 Honda Civic; couple of months ago, my car's brakes started making a weird 'Clicking' sound when I would apply brakes first time after my car is parked for say around 30 mins or so. Once ...
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1answer
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Auto determine the bluetooth device is OBD or not?

Current I am working on OBDII. While in bluetooth discovery to connect obd, How I determine which device is obd and which device is normal bluetooth device.Because I want auto connect my app with obd. ...
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What fuel lines are recommended for a propane carburetor?

I've looked at a propane carburetor for a chevy small block engine to be used on a rock crawler so the engine wouldn't stall during inclines but I haven't seen any recommendation on what should be ...
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my car acts like its going to stall at a stop

my car drives fine but when i come to a stop light or any stop it acts like it will stall but never does. did some easy things like oil change. no check engine light is on but it seems to keep ...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L electrical problems

I am new to this and in need of some advice. I just purchased a 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L, with 211,000 miles and have some electrical problems. I noticed that one of the two green wires on the back ...
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Bmw E65 CAS/DME SYNC

I have a 2005 BMW with a N52B30 motor. My CAS (Control module Car Access) was bricked and I brought another one for $700. The problem is that this new CAS has another VIN written to it. My question is ...
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Must the voltage of the post-cat O2 sensor cross 0.5V?

I understand that the voltage on the pre-cat O2 sensor must cross 0.5V (by a 0.3V margin). Is it also the case that the voltage on the post-cat sensor must cross 0.5V? The following image clarifies my ...
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What to look out for when buying a car that hit a deer?

I'm looking at buying a car that is only 2 years old, has good miles, a price about a third lower than I would expect...but it had an accident listed on the CarFax. The previous owner hit a deer and ...
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Do any internal modifications need to be completed if switching over to a non-standard fuel delivery carb?

I'd like to convert over my 350 small block to a propane carb setup but I am unsure if there needs to be any modification to the motor itself. When converting over to a propane solution do you need ...
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Should one fit the least-worn tires to the rear wheels?

According to the Owner’s Manual Saab 9-3 M2001 (front-wheel driven cars): WARNING When fitting just one new pair of tires, these should be fitted to the rear wheels, as these are more ...
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1answer
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No power at higher RPM

I just had to do some fixes on my 1993 Kawasaki ZR750. I had some rust in the tank so I got it cleaned and sealed. To be thorough I also checked the rest of the system. Here's what I did: ...
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Honda Activa purchased 2 days back.. morning faced starting issue

Purchased honda activa before 2 days in andhra pradesh, 1 day after faced starting problem. and after applying choke it started. My worry is is the bike having any problem? was dealer delivered ...
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1answer
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Why does my car cut off the first time I try to start it?

I'm trying to figure the problem with my 2004 Nissan Skyline I purchased about a year ago. Every time I start my car it cuts right off and for it to stay on I have to press the gas pedal in order to ...
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Is it possible for the ECM to even attempt hitting the stoichiometric point if the pre-cat O2 sensor has failed?

If the pre-cat O2 sensor fails, the ECM is no longer able to determine whether the mixture is rich or lean. A pre-cat O2 sensor cannot fail silently, the CEL (check-engine light) will switch on. I am ...
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2answers
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Safe Vehicle Operating Temperature while towing

I have a F-350 Dually that is capable of towing 16,000lbs. I regularly pull 14-15K lbs. I have a programmer that gives me a digital display of both my EOT and my ECT. What would you say is the ...
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How to track down an intermittent battery drain?

I know there are several questions on here about finding the source of a battery drain (like Battery drains by itself when vehicle is parked (parasitic draw) ). However I don't think the answers ...
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Car dying at low RPM only after filling up with gas

My question is closely related to one about a Jag dying at low RPM, but is slightly different because it only occurs after refueling and because the problem persists after cleaning the throttle body, ...
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0answers
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Idle RPM is not setting properly sometimes

I have an Apache RTR 180 (Carbureted) Sometimes, when I downshift, and when shifting down to 1st gear (to stand still), the RPM shows somewhere around 2000. The normal idle is around 1200 - 1400 RPM. ...
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1answer
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06 Solstice (Yay) Fuel smell after hard acceleration

Vehicle: the ever-present 2006 Solstice with aftermarket turbo. When I lift after hard acceleration, I can smell what I think is gas for a few seconds. It dissipates quickly, but is disturbing. A ...
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Does 2WD mode save me gas over AWD(auto) mode?

My 2015 Nissan Pathfinder has a switch for 2WD, AWD (auto), and 4WD Lock. Do I save gas by keeping it in 2WD? Or it doesn't matter because it's still the same drivetrain and it simply doesn't apply ...
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Is PTFE (Teflon) tape safe to use on brake bleeder valves?

There is a thread on the chemical composition of PTFE tape (Teflon tape) here: Master cylinder leak but my question is, will PTFE tape stand up to the heat generated by front disc brakes? Or, will ...
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Cigarette lighter fuse repeatedly blows

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla. Recently, the fuse for the cigarette lighter blew when I put in a car charger. The fuse powers the cigarette lighter as well as the radio and I think the backlighting on ...
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Briny/salty smell from fuel tank?

I've had some trouble with my lifter pump and so I removed the back seat of my Mk1 Golf/Rabbit to access the pump and fuel tank. As I was removing the 'lid' to access the tank the aged seal/gasket ...
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Charging Battery

Is it OK to leave your vehicle running to charge the battery. It was pretty flat but jumped immediately which tells me the battery is not bad. And how long is it safe to keep it running?
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Why does GM still insist on push rod engines?

GM continues to design and produce push rod (Over Head Valve or OHV) engines while most of their competitors have gone to over head cam (OHC) configurations for their performance engines. Is there a ...
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Not an engine noise

I have a 01 Montero that has been making a reeking/squeaky type of noise coming from the rear of vehicle. I have lubed everything there is and have installed new shocks and air bags. Doesn't seem to ...
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1answer
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New car - soot on rims and slight burny smell

Just purchased a 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen. Since I drove it off the lot I've noticed a slight burning smell coming from the wheels (assumed this was brakes), and this evening I noticed a lot of ...
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How to measure transmission fluid levels?

I understand the newer Audi A3's with either type of transmission (auto or DSG) has a really weird way to check (to normal pull the dipstick type checking) the transmission fluid. Can someone please ...
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1answer
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2000 Honda Accord O2 Heater error

After replacing the O2 sensor due to fault codes 1166 and 1167, I still get 1167-Heater circuit error. I check resistance through O2 sensor heat, about 17 Ohms. Plug has 14 volts feeding heater. I ...
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Newly replaced brakes smoking

I just replaced my rear brakes on a 09 mustang ,and only one brake started smoking and had a bad smell. The smoking stopped but the smell is still there. Now the smell isnt to bad . I just need to ...

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