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What is wrong with my Ford Focus? Missfires and more!

Please see the video of the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHJPoHPamjg&feature=em-upload_owner I'm very stumped to why this is like this all of a sudden Ford Focus MK2.5 Strange Misfire ...
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Where can I get my torque wrench calibrated?

I have a couple of torque wrenches and a torque screwdriver that I've had for some years. None has ever been recalibrated and although they haven't been abused and they seem to have good agreement ...
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99 Corolla blower motor noise - possible cause?

I'm looking for someone to validate or disprove my opinion. Here is a video of the issue. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjs8xtu0v9ikuov/IMG_3947.MOV?dl=0 The prior owner was a smoker and used in-vent ...
4
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0answers
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(2003 Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor) Disarm the Alarm without Key Fob

I'm writing because my key fob stopped working, this is distressing because the last time my fob stopped working and I opened my door with my key alone, the alarm went off. The entire time this last ...
3
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2answers
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Given the following scenario, what type of engine (diesel or petrol) allows for greater acceleration and/or top speed?

I know this isn't exactly a Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair related question but this seems the most appropriate StackExchange community to ask it. I apologize if I am being wrong in my ...
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1answer
93 views

Remapping a used engine

I appreciate that a performance increasing remap is likely to increase the rate of wear and tear on certain components inside an engine bay. Is remapping an engine that already has 50k miles on the ...
3
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1answer
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my motorcycle take more time to accelerate

I have a Honda CBF125 Stunner. Sometimes when I increases the throttle the bike cannot attain the real speed that matches the RPM and the engine sound changes. The bike takes more time to attain ...
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3answers
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Electrical - Low beams out, high beams still work

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer CE, unfortunately both low beam headlights don't work. However, high beams and parking lights both work. I've checked the fuse, relay and bulb, all appear to be working....
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I got a 2012 Ford Escape with about 85,000 miles on it and brake pads have about 4 months on them

When I drive on the expressway and I get to about 70+ mph the steering wheel shakes like I'm riding over rocks. This last the entire time I'm over the speed limit, I mean over 70 mph. What could this ...
4
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1answer
49 views

Recondition clear coat?

The clear coat on my car's finish is getting kind of tired, dull and scratchy. Is there any way to recondition and renew it? I assume I will need to polish the existing clear coat somehow and then ...
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0answers
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Losing Coolant in Honda Civic

Hi my 2005 Honda Civic has recently started giving me issues. It overheats at times mostly when i'm sitting at a red light. I have tried replacing the thermostat and fan switch which worked for a day ....
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1answer
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Changed alternator bought new battery will not start

Got a new battery it would start. But auto zone told me alternator was bad. Changed it now i have nothing no crank or start. Hooked it all back up like it was
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0answers
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making clicking noise when turn and at times a clunking noise

I would Like to know why my brakes make clicking noise when I brake and turn at lower speeds, and at times make a big clunking noise when i turn? I have changed the wheel bearing on the drivers side ...
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1answer
32 views

Cheap diagnosis/repair of damaged fairing

There are already a number of answers regarding ways to fix small scratches in bodywork, but I'm not sure of the exact "nature" of the damage to the fairing of my motorbike: It's not my bike, though I ...
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0answers
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my motorcycle lack speed while increasing throttle [duplicate]

I have a Honda CBF125 Stunner. Sometimes when I increases the throttle the bike cannot attain the real speed that matches the RPM and the engine sound changes. What may be the problem ?
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1answer
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The ac clutch kicks on and off in sync with the radiator fan. This is definitely not right. Whats wrong?

The clutch on the AC compressor and radiator fan seem to kick on and off at same time with a 2 to 3 second delay. I suggested maybe a relay fault or a faulty connector. Please help, mom has dialysis ...
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3answers
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Is V-TEC Reliable?

I'm thinking of purchasing a 2001 Honda Civic that has v-tec on the side panel of the drivers side. Are V-TEC engines reliable, and are they well known for performance? The car I'm thinking of has ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

1988 RX7 not starting, buzzing

I recently obtained an RX7 and was told it worked fine but would not start due to the clutch going out while it was sitting some wires near the alternator were chewed by rats too, so after the wires ...
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3answers
57 views

How do I properly break in an engine after a rebuild

I just changed my engine's piston rings and do not know how long I should let the engine break in. The engine is an '06 Chevrolet 1.5L SOHC. And how is the procedure done just by letting it sit idly?
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2answers
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Pranged bearing bracket on main driveshaft: can I drive the car?

My son took my wife's all-wheel CR-V down a rough road and bent one of the suspension brackets for the central drive shaft. The car was still movable, but made grinding noises as he drove the last few ...
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1answer
33 views

1997 Subaru WRX STI Type R - Strange and occasional turbo lag

After a longer drive (45 minutes on highway) my turbo is spooling but not putting power to the tires. The revs just kinda bounce there like it's hitting a limiter but it's only around 5k rpm. This ...
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1answer
37 views

Are mutliple oil and filter changes necessary to 'clean' an engine?

I was having low oil pressure issues on my 2007 VW Jetta. The oil pump filter was dirty because the previous owner didn't did the minimum oil changes. I took it to a mechanic and he did an oil ...
4
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0answers
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Brake pad and caliper seizing

I changed my brake pad,caliper and rotor for all 4. its a 2004 Nissan Murano. After that, when I am driving inside the city for an hour or so and perform frequent braking, the front right side brake ...
3
votes
1answer
21 views

Solid front axle squeak while steering in wet conditions

I have had a squeak when I turn my steering wheel for about 6 months now, and it's driving my insane. The squeak shows up after a day in the rain, and lasts about a week after the last time driving ...
3
votes
1answer
38 views

Engine block (?) break, please confirm and suggest causes - 2003 Suburban

There was no indication of a problem last time the vehicle was driven. This morning when starting there was immediate clang/grind sound and rocking of the vehicle. Motor oil began leaking below the ...
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2answers
202 views

Standard Practices for Use and Care of Click-Type Torque Wrenches

Torque wrenches, while straightforward in concept, require much different use and care compared to a regular ratchet. This can be confusing to someone who has never used one before. There are several ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

Car goes in reverse when put in drive

Car:2007 Chrysler 300 2.7 I went to start my car this morning, put it in drive, but it wouldn't go. Then I put it in reverse and it would drive back as well as neutral. So then I turned the car ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Can I fix the power seat in my ML430 myself?

My 1999 ML430 is on its last legs, and one of the issues is that the power driver's seat is stuck in one position, all the way at the back and partially reclined (my husband can drive it now, but ...
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1answer
25 views

Can a tyre of r14 fir into a wheel of r14 [closed]

I ve rim of r13. Is it possible for wheel size r14 to fit into this ..I don't Want to change the wheels
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1answer
33 views

BMW R1200GS LC Warm Up

How long should I warm up the engine before starting casually riding it in the city for keeping the engine as healthy as possible? Not at all, 30sec, 5 min or longer? And how long NOT to warm up ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

Troubleshooting wires and fusable links in '96 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl. 5 speed manual

On the AC compressor, what wire is hot? Black with white stripe or solid black?
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1answer
31 views

dirt bike low rpm lugging

I have a 84 Honda XL350R. I know redlining a dirt bike is not good, but what about lugging in a high gear? When I say lugging I mean lugging.(no throttle whatsoever, can say the 4 stroke cycle suck,...
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0answers
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What other material could be used instead of a platinum catalyst in a fuel cell?

I what to know what other cheaper ( but durable ) material could replace platinum in a fuel cell.
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2answers
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1996 Ford E350 (5.8L) Mass Air Flow Sensor - where is it?

I can't find the MAF sensor on my 96 Ford E350. (Been googling for hours :)) In case a picture helps: Like I said, I've been looking for quite a while, and I can't find anything. Thanks!
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1answer
42 views

What is causing my starter to arc?

I put a new solenoid in and went to start the motor. The starter ran continuously with the key off. I overrode the solenoid and tried hooking the ground to the engine, and I touching the positive ...
6
votes
1answer
87 views

Effects of shutting off Nissan altima (or any car) while in drive

Every now and then when I get home after a long day, I pull into my driveway and while the car is stopped (foot on the brake), I turn the vehicle off without putting the vehicle in "Park". Car is ...
4
votes
1answer
55 views

What is this part?

I've been trying to source a new part for my cost but have no idea what it's called. Can anyone tell what the broken part is. It is a BMW series 1 57 plate. My friend thinks it is an exhaust ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Temporary scraping noise coming from wheels

The car in question is a 2012 VW Polo. I had last driven it 4 days earlier on country A-roads for about 75 miles there and 75 miles back. Then today after I left the house and had driven about 100m on ...
3
votes
2answers
73 views

Cannot pull a “deep” vacuum on AC system

For reference I'm working on a 1986 Corvette at about 5,000 feet above sea level (I'm in Colorado). The outside temperature is about 80 degrees, and humidity is relatively low. The old R12 system had ...
5
votes
2answers
110 views

Increasing rear sprocket size for torque gains, will a dyno tune be required?

In order to get some mid range and torque gains, I've decided to replace my rear sprocket with a bigger one. I asked a friend of mine (experienced motorcyclist, been riding for decades) and he said I ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

How often should I change oil in the CVT transmission

What is the recommended interval for the oil change in the CVT transmission for Mazda 2 2007, Chassis DE3FS EDIT The reason why I'm asking this questions is I don't have the user manual and local ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

How to detect Passenger Seatbelt Indicator using OBD2

I have trouble code information as below for B00D1 OBD Trouble Code which use to detect Passenger Seatbelt Indication. I am referring below links to get trouble code information: http://www....
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0answers
23 views

2007 VW Jetta Wolfsburg Edition

My car seems to wobble when I accelerate and continues at slow speeds. It seems to go away at greater speeds. I have also noticed that it veers right when I let the steering wheel go. Wobbling is not ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Is an exhaust mute bad for 2 stroke engines? [closed]

Will an exhaust baffle have any bad effects on a 2 stroke engine if it's used all of the time?
3
votes
1answer
16 views

Coil On Plug, Testing The Primary Coil

Are there any alternatives for scoping the primary coil on a COP system other than using a low amp probe? I'm guessing backprobing doesn't work since the ignition control module is built into the coil ...
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8answers
1k views

How to Remove Stripped Hex Bolts

While trying to remove a rotor from my Suzuki DL 1000 , I'm finding that some of the hex bolts are stripped. Attempting to use SpeedOut does not appear to be producing the desired result. Any tips ...
13
votes
1answer
870 views

Is reverse gear in a manual transmission equivalent to any other gear?

Question is pretty well summarized in the title. If we were to order gears in terms of power provided, where would reverse fall between gears 1-5 on a manual transmission vehicle? Does it vary by ...
7
votes
4answers
115 views

Why did my clear coat turn out matte instead of glossy, and how can I fix it?

A while back I fixed up some rust spots on stone kicks on my hood, and ended up repainting my whole hood to cover them up after grinding/puttying/priming. I got custom matching spray paint made and ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

2009 Ford Ranger heater Blend Doorr

My heat blend door actuator burned out. I bought a new one. I installed it but the blend door only moved a fraction of what it is supposed to so I disconnect the actuator to not burn it. My question ...
4
votes
1answer
46 views

Suzuki Swift running cold - replaced thermostat and the issue persists

My 1994 Suzuki Swift Sedan 1.3L with 280,0000 miles has been running cold for a while now. I can't get my self warm with the heater in the mornings when there is frost. It surges climbing up a ...

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