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Maintains speed when I let off the gas

My 02 impala is either maintaining or picks up speed after I let off the gas pedal. It's almost acting like the cruise control in on, so I pulled the fuse to the cruise. The problem stopped for a week ...
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Nissan Micra 2015 (K13) - Missing front bumper vent

Someone has crashed with my wife's Micra while she was at work, and we have just noticed that the vent is missing, I'm unable to find a replacement online, do I have to get a new bumper?
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Increase my cars BHP?

I have a corsa, it's very slow and sluggish. It's my first car and feel like it could do with something to give it a kick. Here's my specs any reccomendations what I can do with it?
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Static electric shock as I leave the car

Now this has started to "interfere with concentration". It is happening when i am getting out and trying to close the door. I feel a static shock as i touch the metal part of the door as my foot ...
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3answers
534 views

What can I do to prevent my air conditioner from smelling moldy as the temperatures begin to rise?

What can I do to prevent my air conditioner from smelling moldy as the temperatures begin to rise? Every year someone I know or myself begins to get an odor from their air conditioner that's musty or ...
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2answers
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Noises & “Feedback” while cornering

I recently took possession of a 2004 Volvo S60. I knew it had a welded engine mount, but that it was in otherwise good working order. This has been the case until a couple of weeks ago when I noticed ...
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2008 Genuine Buddy 125cc - Starting Problem

I bought Genuine Buddy yesterday on craigslist rode it home and of course it won't start this morning. The battery works(the turning signals and hazard lights work), and the gas tank is full. It ...
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What's the best body filler to paint a car

I want to fix some scratches on my car and according to your experience what of the following body fillers from this Canadian Tire's catalog do I need to buy? These are my scratches. Rear bumper ...
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2answers
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Wavering sound on mower

I unpacked my mower after moving across the country and noticed an issue when trying to run it. It seems to run ok but idles with a wavering sound and eventually shuts down, I then need to give it ...
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1answer
273 views

What are the yellow triangles on truck wheels for?

More and more trucks in the UK seem to have these yellow triangles on the wheel nuts. Usually in pairs pointing at each other, but I have seen one truck that had them all facing the hub. What are ...
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Honda truck waiting recall parts/sitting @ dealer lot…good or bad?

My Honda Ridgeline was recalled for airbags. It has been sitting on a lot in oh-so-hot South Carolina now for a month. They say it could be August till I get my truck back. (shortage of parts) Now ...
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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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1answer
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2005 Honda CBF 600 — clutch plates get stuck overnight

I bought a 2005 Honda CBF 600S, rode it for about a week, and then asked my mechanic to check if everything is OK, and to replace the clutch cable. The mechanic also replaced all the fluids, ...
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1answer
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What is this extra light on my headlights?

I own a 2006 Mazda 6 Luxury Sport in Australia, and the front headlights have 4 lights on them: It also has a fog light, which is not featured in this photo (but will be visible in later photos). ...
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1answer
41 views

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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3answers
79 views

Wheel stuck to Rotor

My 2000 Durango 2 wheel drive front tire is seized to the rotor, I tried the heating method and hitting but still seized, how can I get it off without damaging the wheel?
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Mixing Oil Types

I have a 2009 Accord with about 122k miles. I have always used conventional oil but recently I had the car to the dealer for a recall that involved replacing engine parts and oil change. However they ...
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1answer
114 views

Is it bad to mix different refrigerants?

I'm mainly wondering about different brands of refrigerants. In other words, mixing one brand of R134a with another brand, not mixing R12 and R134a (or anything like that).
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1answer
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Mode 06 approaching failure limit

In Mode 06 (OBD), one gets a current value, max value and a min value for every MID, TID supported. If the current value is out of the max/min range, that MID, TID is considered a 'Fail'. But there ...
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1answer
27 views

Wrong oil in trans

I have a 2013 Silverado 2500 with 150000 miles, about 5 miles after an oil change I noticed two hard shifts. The next day I drove 1/2 mile, the trans slipped and is now disabled. I had mechanic ...
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1answer
42 views

Very occasionally, my old car doesn't start. Is that normal?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tazz and very occasionally the engine won't start. It'll turn over and sound like it's starting, but won't start. Then I'll try again and it will start fine. This has probably ...
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0answers
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RPM rising to 3000 in neutral and Parking gear this happen after travelling 10 to 20 kms

I have Hundai Accent 2011 model with Automatic transmission,after traveling 10-20 kms when I change gear to neutral or park, the RPM rises to 3000 and doesn't come down. I took the car to the Hyundai ...
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2answers
44 views

Soldering wires in a wiring harness

My Toyota Vitz 2007 has some trouble with its engine wiring harness. Engine idles roughly and wire harness damaged in several places and I had to solder wires several times. I suspect the rough idling ...
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1answer
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Why does an engine revving at 3000 rpm produce O2 variations of 1-2 Hz?

To test whether either or both O2 sensors are damaged, one hooks the (black, following Bosch's convention) wire on each sensor and tracks the signal against the ground using an oscilloscope. When the ...
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0answers
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2009 prius front grill fans blowing air out

I have been having trouble with my ac blowing hot air at low speeds, and found my fans on the front grille are blowing air outwards instead of into the engine compartment. Im hoping its an easy fix, ...
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3answers
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Is it safe to place wood between a car and a jack stand?

I have a 2013 2LS Camaro and I am looking to change the rear differential fluid and need to jack up the rear end of my vehicle. Based on videos and enthusiast forums, people achieve this by putting a ...
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3answers
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How do I roll my 4x4 vehicle back onto its wheels?

I go 4-Wheeling A LOT with groups in Arizona. A slow speed rollover is a relatively frequent event. You just get a bit to much lean on the vehicle trying to navigate a difficult section of a trail ...
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3answers
268 views

50/50 Coolant Dilution after distilled water flush?

I have a new (to me) car that it appears hasn't had a coolant fluid change ever, now with 120k miles. It is an 04 Corolla. I am planning on flushing the system with distilled water a few times. But ...
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74 views

2001 pontiac montana sw- what is the wheelbase length?

I have a 2001 Pontiac Montana SW. I assume the SW means short wheelbase. Is the wheelbase 112 or 120 inches in length?
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1answer
69 views

Bike currently running rich due to aftermarket exhaust, will adding an aftermarket air filter without any ecu work fix it

I have an MV Agusta Brutale 675 with a GPR Carbonox slip on installed. The air filter is stock and no work has been done on the ECU. My problem is: at this state it's running rich as one can smell un ...
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2answers
41 views

Vauxhall/Opel Astra H How to remove front door electrical connector

The front door electrical connector on the Astra Mk5 H, is a rectangular multiplug. Is there a special technique for pulling it off. Are there clips which must be released first? Any tips ...
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2answers
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Oil low - incorrect oil already in. Stick with the wrong type or add correct type? [duplicate]

Vehicle: 2004 Mini Cooper (1598cc Petrol, 3-door hatchback) (United Kingdom). My knowledge-level: Low. Background: My oil level is below 'minimum'. I suspect a leak and have booked it into the ...
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0answers
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How do you compare two ECU maps

I want to update my ECU mapping on my motorcycle to the latest one supplied by the manufacturer, but I'd also like to see what changed before doing so. I downloaded what was on the bike ECU and also ...
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0answers
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Gas Pedal, Power breaks/Steering stops working… for a while?

I was just driving my car in a parking lot. After driving for about 15-20 minutes my gas pedal stops working! This has happened once before, I wasn't too surprised. I waited for about 3 minutes and ...
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1answer
73 views

Is it acceptable to use a 3/4 inch socket to loosen what are presumably 19mm lug nuts?

I've have a spare six-point 3/4" flank drive socket I'd like to keep in the trunk with a breaker bar. (From recent experience, the little collapsing wrench that comes with the seventh-gen Chevy Malibu ...
4
votes
1answer
22 views

What make and model carburetor does a Farmall H tractor have?

I've been asked to find parts for a Farmall H Tractor carb. None of the searches I try identify the Make and Model. I believe the engine is an IH C152. I can see that the same carb is used on an H, ...
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0answers
52 views

How do I make a self start bike using a Hero Honda CD 100?

Very, very new to this community. I want to customize my old bike with a self start along with user authentication via Bluetooth using a smart phone. I can make the electronics part (Means Software ...
4
votes
3answers
62 views

Can I stock brake rotors or brake pads for more than a year?

I can get really good deal on brake rotors and brake pads in a local auto part store. This type of 50% deal won't happen quite often on good brands. The problem is that I won't need a to change my ...
8
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2answers
71 views

What's the best place to safely store a life hammer?

This is not really a maintenance question, but I figured this would be a good place to ask. I have a life hammer in the glove compartment, but I'm having doubts about where to store it. I figure that ...
5
votes
1answer
42 views

Tire showing low pressure after few KMs of ride

I am having this question from long back. I am using N2 for my tyres. After a few KM (say some 3-4 KMs), measuring the PSI, shows a less pressure. Whether, due to the increase in the temperature in ...
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3answers
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What does a liter class engine mean?

I have had this question for a long time, can I assume that a 1000 CC engine is able to hold a liter (1L) of water content? Please let me know if my understanding is correct, so I can understand ...
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2answers
46 views

Hardware Installation on Fiberglass boat

I had to rebuild the jet pump on a 1992 boston whaler rage. I noticed a putty like substance on the hardware I removed directly from the hull, I assume it is used to waterproof the bolt holes in the ...
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3answers
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Should I replace fuses as a part of regular maintenance?

I've been having a few problems that might be electrical in my car. Seeing as mechanics always want to replace parts first, I'm having to diagnose this problem myself. It seems like replacing all ...
5
votes
1answer
104 views

Motorcycle front brake lever too close to grip

The front brake lever on my 1998 Honda VFR is coming back way too close to the grip. This is since it came out of winter storage in April. It's an adjustable lever and I've changed it from 3 or so to ...
9
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1answer
77 views

Tire Replacement - 30k mile, mechanic says its okay to only replace one?

We have a 2014 Toyota Corolla with a little under 30,000 miles. A few months ago some road debris resulted in a punctured tire (rear passenger side). We had the tire fixed, but found out that they ...
8
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1answer
97 views

Benchmark about quality levels in car parts

I want to replace a front grille of Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan (4 doors). I've been suggested to buy it from this auto part dealer RockAuto which has a great catalog. I found the part in "CAPA" and ...
5
votes
1answer
138 views

How to remove the clips of the Honda Emblem. Safely

Can someone suggest me how to remove the clips/pins behind the emblem of the front grille of a Honda Civic 2014 EX Sedan. I wanna replace the grille because it's cracked. I saw many tutorials in ...
5
votes
1answer
60 views

What action to take when GM Goodwrench breaks something? [closed]

I'm just back from GM Goodwrench for an airbag recall. The part in question is as you see in the picture. It looks like a fresh break, and the repair required pealing the carpet partly back, but I ...
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votes
1answer
78 views

Locating the O2 sensors and the cat along the exhaust

I gather that the upstream O2 sensor is the one right in the center of this picture. I also gather that the catalytic converter (the "cat") is the bulbous part of the exhaust right behind this sensor. ...
4
votes
1answer
31 views

Am I missing a cover in the underbelly of the glove compartment?

After a service call for a 2003 Vibe, the underbelly of the glove compartment looks like this: As you see in bottom left of the image, one plug is missing. Also the white mechanical part seems too ...

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