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Fixing a water-damaged remote key

I have a Toyota Camry 2011 and two remote keys. One of the keys was soaked with water two years ago. Of course, it is not working. I went to a dealer and they failed to recover it. Is there something ...
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What is the general rule, if one exists, for determining the difference between crank horsepower and wheel horsepower?

If a vehicle has a known crank or wheel horsepower rating, is there a method that can reasonably estimate what the other horsepower value should be? If so, what is that method? For example, if a ...
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Coolant spills out of the overflow tank at high pressure

My '98 Subaru Forester spills all its coolant with very high pressure and overheats. I changed the radiator cap and did a flush, but still have the same problem. I added stop leak, but that did ...
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How to extract motor from BMW 318 TDS E36 Fuel prepump to clean it

It seems that a clogged motor can make it seem as the prepump (on the pic below) is dead. I noticed that a very small cleanup (external) revived it for a few minutes. Now I would like to take the ...
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High RPM and engine heating on 2001 Subaru Legacy

I have a 2001 Subaru Legacy L station wagon with 143k miles. I do not know when the timing belt was done, or when the spark plugs were replaces last. I only know that the brakes, tires, and one of the ...
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alternator vs battery troubleshooting

How do you discern between a battery (When the vehicle is started) that can't keep 13-14v and an alternator that isn't charging it properly? (Assuming bad cables/ground/etc is out of the way) Can't ...
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Buick LeSabre 2002 automatic transmission not working

My Buick went crazy 2 days ago, the car won't move if you transit to overdrive from neutral, though the RPM is moving. If I start from 1st transition or 2nd the car works properly. After 3rd I can go ...
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What could be the reason and solution to a sudden drop in mileage?

Got my Suzuki Swift Diesel serviced two months back, and all of a sudden the mileage dropped from 20kmpl to 12kmpl and that is confusing! After i returned to Service shop, the guy said that there is ...
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Are Oil Puddles in Cylinder Head Normal?

Changing spark plugs and one well was full of oil. I took off the valve cover to replace the gasket and noticed that there was quite a bit of oil puddled in the cylinder head. Is this normal or could ...
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Car wouldn't start apparently due to weak battery, but did start after I added coolant

I know there is a leak somewhere in the cooling system of my 1996 mazda 626. It is an old car, and I just keep adding coolant every two days. This morning, I was not able to start the car. It looked ...
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Parking — in gear or neutral? [closed]

This question is discussed all over the internet, but it seems to be just a voting procedure. I'd like to get a high-quality answer, and, since I couldn't find it on SE, I'll ask it again here. With ...
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Removing a Viscous Fan without the serpentine belt (1998 Land Rover Discovery)

The PAS pump on my Discovery failed fairly spectacularly last week, shedding it's pulley at the side of the road. In order to get at it to replace it, I need to get the fan off, which requires undoing ...
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Can an O2 sensor cause faulty spark plugs on driver side only when the spark plugs were just changed?

I took my truck (2006 chevy silverado 5.3l v8) to chevrolet dealership due to the fact that it kept sputtering then dying. The check engine light was on the whole 9 yards. The fuel pump has been ...
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Effectiveness of laminated security glass

How effective is laminated security glass in preventing smash-and-grab break-ins? Are particular brands or types more effective?
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Audi A4 B5 (1995) climate control/heater/blower problem

The climate control was nuts all the time since I bought the car few years ago. I have the air conditioning liquid filled. The mechanics said, the pipes are all in good shape, but something is wrong, ...
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Engine missfires when accellerating first gear

Vehicle: Chevrolet Blazer 2000 V6 4.3L Engine 4WD 234,000 Miles Symptoms: When accelerating, upon reaching about 1500 RPM through about 2250 RPM the engine misfires in first gear (occasionally 2nd ...
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At what point do you need to replace the calipers?

I bought my car in February 2013 with 49K miles. It now has 61K miles on it and my brakes are starting to squeak very gently, until I apply more pressure on the brake pedal. When I bought the car, I ...
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Where to store or mount a fire extinguisher?

I bought a small 1kg fire extinguisher for my car. However, I'm not sure where should I mount or store it. It should be readily available for emergencies, but at the same time it must not endanger ...
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Volvo automatic windows won't stay closed

The automatic windows on my 2005 Volvo XC90 roll back down after they have closed. Does the computer think that something is stuck in the window, and roll it down? It doesn't roll both of the ...
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Is it normal for stop distance to be long on brand new brake pads?

I just had the brake pads replaced in my car. As I left the shop I noticed coming to a complete stop took longer distance or needed a fair bit more force on the pedal. Is this normal? Will the ...
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Symptoms of a clogged fuel line (pump runs but engine not starting)?

I removed the in-tank fuel pump from my '93 Golf Cabriolet to fix a fuel gauge issue. I noticed a small tear in the mesh filter that goes over the intake nozzle of the pump. I replaced the pump but ...
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Toyota Corolla 2011 not accelerating when on 60mph or above

I recently bought a toyota corolla 2011 s from a local dealer with 80,000 miles on it. In my test drive everything seemed normal and was satisfied with the deal. But on a recent trip when i actually ...
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2004 Hyundai Elantra stalling when tank is full

For the first 15 to 20 minutes after starting my Elantra it idles very low and every couple minutes, idling our not, it very nearly stalls. Per the tach, the rpm dips significantly for about 2-3 ...
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Using narrower tyres than were fitted as standard, for reduced rolling resistance = > fuel economy

I have had several cars, which have all been "sporty", fuel economy has never been a requirement. Now it is. So I've bought a little 1.2 petrol which gives me 65mpg on the motorway/highway and 40mpg ...
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When driving on auto-gear, the D3 gear light come out randomly. Why and how do I fix it?

I have a problem with my Honda Stream car. When driving on auto-gear, the D3 light come out randomly. Only when I push the button on the gear stick that the D3 light goes off. This is very frequent ...
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Ford Fiesta Mk6 engine component

I have a ford fiesta mk6. Can someone please identify the hose on the left (green square) ? It's cracked right now and it's leaking cooling liquid (I think). Here is a picture of the engine: PS: ...
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Can I install nano fuel economizer for carb type toyota 3A engine?

Can I install nano fuel economizer for carb type toyota 3A engine? Will it help to improve fuel consumption of my car without any issue?
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I have ordered 2 new cars from M Benz - 1 GLK Diesel and another ML Diesel

Can I have the same key operational on both cars. The all i need is one key - sometime we switch cars.
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What is the cost of general maintenance on VW Jetta TDI (diesel)

I am looking at purchasing a new, 2014 Volkswagen Jetta TDI car. I have a 35 mile commute to work on pretty much all highway. I want something good on gas mileage, so I heard the Jetta TDIs get ...
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4 stroke valve timing diagram: if valves are open during TDC, wouldn't they hit the piston?

I am studying valve timing diagrams. Many of them show something like (for instance) the exhaust valve stays opens till ~20 degrees after TDC and the intake valve opens ~12 degrees before TDC. ...
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How can I fix a slow indicator on a Honda Hornet?

My Honda Hornet 250 right-hand indicator often takes up to 5 seconds to start flashing, especially when it's cold. The left seems to be fine. When I flick the switch I can hear the bimetallic strip ...
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1answer
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Small Engine Storage

I get conflicting info concerning small 4-cycle engine storage and would appreciate any recommendations. My snowthrower is stored in the off season April thru Oct. The manual for the engine says run ...
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Does “slogging” an engine (open throttle at very low RPM) increase mechanical wear? [duplicate]

When I was taught to drive, I was told that "slogging" the engine - open throttle at low RPM, e.g. 1000 RPM - was bad for it. Particularly when driving up a hill as that means you'll be stuck at that ...
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2003 Saturn L200 - Grinding noise under car on cold start

I've been hearing a metallic grinding and scraping noise mostly on cold start, at low RPMs, and at low gears. On cold start, it grinds for a few seconds and then eventually goes away. After starting, ...
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Toyota Yaris rear bulb holder sourcing

I am looking to source an individual part for the rear drivers side tail/brake light. All I need is the bulb holder as all the electrical points in the one I have have rusted away. Unfortunately I ...
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Should my motorcycle wheels be two different size diameters?

I've heard that a larger wheel (diameter) in the front can produce quicker turns on a motorcycle. How much larger should a front wheel be than a rear wheel on a road bike (if at all)? Will this affect ...
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Why is there no explosion risk while there is a gasoil pre-pump immersed in the fuel tank?

Attached is the picture of a BMW 318 TDS Gasoil Prepump. That prepump is literally inside the sealed fuel tank. And it contains a small electrical motor, in which 12V of electricity is sent, mainly ...
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1answer
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NISSAN Primera P12 2006 - ABS is working constantly

I was planning to buy this car, but one thing worries me - ABS is always trying to interfier, no matter what weather conditions is outside. It looks like he is always detecting a threat, every single ...
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Removing tree sap from exterior?

While camping in hot weather, pine tree sap dripped onto the windows and exterior of the parked car. The drops of tree sap are sticky, and verrrrrry slightly runny. I guess it's easy to remove from ...
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1answer
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2004 Mercury Monterey - [Self-canceling] turn signals turn on after a turn

I've noticed a relatively harmless, but particularly annoying issue has cropped up with my 2004 Mercury Monterey (more-or-less identical to a Ford Freestar of the same model year). Normally, I turn on ...
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Why Do My ABS and TCS Lights Come On?

Occasionally while I'm driving (usually when I go over a small bump or ramp on the road), I hear a slight clunk under my hood and my Traction Control System and Anti-lock Brake System lights turn on ...
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Which Honda cars are equipped with permanent AWD?

I am not looking for RT-AWD cars with automatic AWD which are usually FWD but permanent AWD cars.
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what is the advantage of octane 90 petrol vs octane 95? how it effect to fuel consumtion of a car? [duplicate]

i need to know about advantages of octane 90 petrol VS octane 95 or unleaded. how it effect to fuel consumption of a car?
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Oil cap has come off and oil has spilled after adding oil

I've opened the bonnet to discover that the oil cap is off, and oil is all over everything. How can I get it cleaned up, and what damage will it have caused, if any?
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Oil leak should have changed oil not added

I have a Vauxhall antara and the warning light came on for what I thought was low oil so I refilled and checked dip stick and all was fine. I have now noticed oil leaking from my car and on further ...
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1answer
453 views

How to determine what carburetors will be compatible with a motorcycle?

What are the parameters to determine whether or not motorcycle carbs are compatible with a certain engine? Is it just the size? For example, I have a 1978 Suzuki GS1000 with Mikuni carbs, and it's ...
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Sudden electrical problems in 2001 Buick Century

My wife drives a 2001 Buick Century with ~130k miles. A few days ago, she was driving it home when she described that several warning indicators came on suddenly, the windshield wipers stopped ...
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1answer
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Strong vibrating over 60mph. 98 ML320

1998 Merc-Benz ML320 Some Back Story Had problems sense I got his thing. It had a slight radiator leak to start with that I was made aware of at purchase. Until now, that's all it was. Since ...
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Most appropriate small engine to rebuild for learning purposes?

I'd like to rebuild a small motor to 1) refresh my memory of how four-stroke motors work, and 2) teach my sons how they work. Which engine is: relatively inexpensive (< $200 used) requires only ...
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What is a replacement Fuel Injector for a 1985 Mustang SVO?

I am trying to buy a set of "Brown Top" fuel injectors, which are supposed to have come from a 1985 SVO 2.3 L Turbo. They (obviously) have a brown colored top section and a pintle. I can't see any ...

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