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Single headlight does not come on but is not burnt out

I have noticed a problem recently with my Acura Integra's driver side 9006 headlight low-beam bulb. At first I thought the bulb was burnt out and needed replacement; however upon inspection I noticed ...
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High pitch hum/ringing

Ive started to notice that there´s a high pitch hum or ringing (sort of like a high pitch ringing in your ears sometimes) when the engine is running. And when i turn off the engine its like turning ...
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BMW 320D 2011 ED - Engine Malfunction Icon

driving back from work and this warning light came on.. the car wet into limp mode but then was ok after 1 second. No lights on after that! today the same thing happened driving to work came on for 1 ...
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Portable jumpstart kits: why aren't regular car batteries this small?

I was looking at the details of this jumpstart product: It claims to be 2 lbs and 14.2 x 12 x 3.5 inches, which I think is for the outer black canvas case, so I would guess the actual device is ...
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Hyundai XG350 - Positive or Negative Ground Battery?

I have a 2002 Hyundai XG350, and all of the wires from the battery run out of sight before connecting to the chassis. There is only one wire coming off of the negative, and a number of different ...
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What does NM@rpm mean in car's spec sheet?

I checked my car's specs sheet this morning and in it I noticed: Torque NM@rpm: 145@4600 What does NM@rpm mean?
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What are the pros and cons of fiberglass body?

Fiberglass is a prominent material for building boats. It's well-tested and durable. Over the years, there have been few attempts to adopt fiberglass as in automotive industry: Glasspar G2 - a 1950 ...
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2000 Honda Civic Won't Start after Replacing spark Plugs

My 2000 honda civic ex 4-dr sedan seemed like it was misfiring. I decided to check the spark plugs to see if that was the issue. I replaced the spark plugs. The car would turn over however the ...
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ECM vs. PCM vs. ECU?

Engine Control Module Powertrain Control Module Engine Control Unit Reading about them online, they seem to be the same thing, computers. So what are the spcific difference between them? Is the other ...
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No water flow in the radiator - 99 Cadillac STS

What's wrong when water doesn't flow from your radiator. I already put a water pump and a thermostat on putits still running hot. What could be the problem?
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How do I know if car ECU has a REV Limiter?

My car is fairly new and not that well documented online (it's a new model from late 2015) For safety, how do I know if my car has a REV-limiter without testing it and letting it go up the red line ...
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Is there a rev matching device?

I understand that rev matching is acquired skill by practicing and driving more. I'd like to know if there was a device you could attach to your car that would detect and notify you if engine rev is ...
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No fuel pressure

97 Ford f350 7.3 turbo with duel tank set up ..... I need to know a few things. 1) what can cause no fuel to pump into the fuel bowl, other than the camshaft and the mechanical fuel pump? 2) with a ...
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What does BHP@rpm mean?

In my car's specs sheet I noticed: Power (BHP@rpm): 117@6600 What does BHP@rpm mean?
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Driving simulation while on front jackstands

I have a 2007 Tacoma, 4WD. I wanted to perform a driving simulation but with the truck being still in order to troubleshoot a rattling sound I can't reproduce when the engine is idling but the ...
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2000 Grand AM GT engine and electric cut out randomly while driving

My Grand Am is cutting off randomly while driving. I have not been able to purposely reproduce the problem, which makes diagnosis difficult. I am looking for any advice in diagnostics, or parts to ...
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STEERING ISSUE 99 TAURUS

My daughters 99 Ford Taurus recently started having steering issues. Noticed it on a recent ice covered road. Here is the issue: you go down the road & sometimes the driver side front wheel is ...
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“Missing” motor

My Subaru Forester 2003 runs fine until I go up steep inclines when it starts to loose power and goes into "limp mode" (ie shut down). I can restart it okay but the same thing happens after a while ...
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390 views

Is Torque App reliable to read O2 sensor data?

My 2006 Toyota Prius is throwing code P0420 and I used a cheap OBD-II reader with Torque App on Android to check if my O2 sensors are working or not. I tried the maintenance mode to just run the ...
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Exhaust Flame Kit

I have been searching over the past week or so trying to educate myself as much as possible before going ahead and trying to build an exhaust flame kit from scratch (the ones on sale on the internet ...
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2answers
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1997 1.8t Audi Quattro - using coolant

I have an issue with my 97 1.8T Quattro using coolant. I've checked for external leaks and can't find any. The engine oil is still clean. Has anybody had this issue before? Is it possible for it ...
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1answer
114 views

How to apply brakes so there is minimal wear and tear?

I am looking to conserve energy and increase brake pad life in the following scenario - Say I need to stop 500 meters from where I am at. Assume I am a very aware and an expert driver and that there ...
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1answer
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my 2002 Ford Taurus won't start and makes no clicking ,etc noise.

I went to start my car today, it turned over for a sec, then stopped and made no noise. All lights & accessories still work. First, I cleaned the battery terminals and cables to ensure clean ...
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Could a fuse be responsible for my VW Jetta not shifting while in drive?

Issue with my VW Jetta (2001) Automatic transmission, gasoline engine My tail lights were out because of a missing fuse. So in the dark I looked to find a good one to replace it with (of the ones ...
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1answer
100 views

Honda civic '97 crank, no start. Once started, drives fine

So over the weekend when I tried starting my car up with the fuel running from reserve (I know, times are tough), it didn't crank. We tried kick starting it, nothing. My neighbour went to get some ...
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Rear Window Defogger with only one terminal

Does the rear window defogger only work with both side terminals connected? I observed that one of the terminal of my rear window is broken, so is it that now it wont even defog half of the screen? ...
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How do I drain the brake fluid for a 1999 BMW K1200RS?

I need to drain the brake fluid for my 1999 BMW K1200RS with ABS in order to do some minor service on the Master Cylinder, but I don't have a service manual for the bike. How should I go about doing ...
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98 Olds Intrigue headlights turn off when driving turn back on by using switch

When I'm driving in cold weather, the headlights (which turn on automatically) go out. I can turn them on with the manual switch. Which relay or fuse does controls this? Does anyone have a number or ...
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How fast should a Honda CBR 600 F4i idle when the engine is cold

My CBR 600 F4i idles at about 3000 rpm when the engine is cold, after about 2 to 3 minutes when the engine warms up, it settles back down to regular idle speed of about 1300 rpm. Is this normal for ...
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2002 Toyota Camry LE trunk lid will not open

We've got a 2002 Toyota Camry LE, the trunk won't open. We've tried the key fob button, the release in the front of the car by the driver side seat, the Emergency pull handle inside the trunk itself ...
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455 views

How to Identify which O2 sensor is faulty WITHOUT readings from the car's system

I have a 2005 Hyundai Accent, and the check engine light is on. I'm almost 100% sure it's the O2 sensor because it's not as fuel efficient as usual... My work schedule conflicts with mechanics around ...
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What can cause an oil leak which spill everywhere in the car (Toyota) including the top inside of the hood?

My friend lent me her Toyota Corolla and as I put it in my driveway I saw oil drops. I later lifted the the hood and saw oil spilled inside the top of the hood and on the belt every where. It was ...
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How is video transmitted in the car? (E.g., from backup camera to NAV display.)

Does video from the backup camera or side mirror camera travel to the (NAV) display via the CAN bus or some other mechanism? I'm really curious if you can get access in some way to that video - or ...
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3answers
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What are some typical maintenance things that every owner should do regularily?

Right now I just get a car wash every month, and my oil changed and whatever is included in that. Usually just a quick "inspection". Is there anything else I should be doing for my car? Or also, is ...
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Why are there multiple CAN buses in vehicles?

There are a number of questions on the CAN bus but none (so far as I can tell) that explain why there are several CAN buses in a vehicle. From what I understand many different nodes can be connected ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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Could a modern car be modded enough to work without ECUs?

With enough time and skill sets, could a modern car be modded enough to work without microprocessors? Having machining skills and a fitted workshop, without buying a new motor block or transmission. ...
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How can you unfreeze frozen windshield fluid?

The windshield fluid stops coming out of the nozzle in cold weather, leading me to suspect the fluid is freezing somewhere. I checked the tank and its full (and liquid). Also, liquid starts coming ...
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1answer
207 views

Cleaning mud from motorcycle radiator

Can anyone suggest a non damaging way to clean my muddy radiator? Preferably without removing it from the bike. Thanks! Update, after cleaning it with sprayed hot water and small brushes: Note:...
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1answer
57 views

Lubricating Spring Compresor Threads

I'm getting ready to replace the struts on one of my vehicles using a set of ampro T70570 coil spring compressors: I had vaguely remembered reading somewhere that it's a good idea to oil the ...
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Is it safe to lift up your wipers in cold weather? [duplicate]

Lifting up your wipers prevent them from sticking to the windshield in freezing weather. However, is it safe to do so? I'm concerned the wipers might get frozen / stuck while they are upright, causing ...
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1answer
45 views

Squealing noise and battery gage drops

I have a 1989 Chevy z71 pickup truck. The engine makes a squealing noise and I noticed the battery gage drops down as well. Replaced the idler pulley already. Battery is new also. The squealing ...
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1answer
171 views

How can I jump the solenoid in a starter?

My friend and I recently tried to investigate why his dad's '98 Pajero wasn't starting after heavy rains. After establishing that the starter relay was fine, I was hoping that tapping the starter ...
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Should I pull my wipers away from the windshield when parked during a winter storm?

When we are expecting snow storm and the vehicle is parked, do we pull out the wipers so they don’t touch the glass to avoid the freezing to the windshield? Or would that hurt the springs in the wiper ...
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2answers
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Occasional ABS fault

'04 Cavalier, 120K mi. We've had it for 6 years, driven every winter. Now, this winter, we occasionally get an ABS fault. This probably always occurs under slipping conditions. When it happens, ...
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2answers
588 views

Noisy blower fan in 92 Civic

The blower fan in my Civic is really loud on the high setting; from inside the vehicle, it's much louder than the engine and even louder than wind/road noise at highway speed. Reaching up under the ...
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votes
1answer
102 views

Oxygen sensor malfunction

2005 Toyota Tundra v8 This truck overheats with no radiator fluid loss. Also had power loss. Motor shake. Codes came back with a voltage high/low and both oxygen sensors upstream needed replacement. ...
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1answer
87 views

1985 Suzuki lt185 cap starter problem

I recently purchased a 1985 suzuki lt185, the guy said it needs new recoil starter, and I bought a 86 recoil starter (all the other recoil starters I came across said fit 1984-1987 I went to go put it ...
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2answers
3k views

Ford Figo starting problem

I have 2012 Ford Figo diesel.I recently got the work done for clutch plate and wheel bearing. Now the car is not starting itself. I got it checked by a local mechanic also he said everything is fine ...
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3answers
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Jaguar S-type (2000) wiper mechanism sometimes very weak

Recently, and not all the time, the wiper arms on my car are so weak that they get stuck on the last wipe of a screen wash 'job'. At first I thought it was friction with the window, but I've since ...

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