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ac compressor pulley making noise

2006 hyundai sonata 6 cylinder ac compressor pulley is making noise how dangerous is it to drive ? Also is there a temporary fix i could do or is it possible to grease the ac compressor bearing in my ...
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Rear blinker failure on camper trailer

My right rear blinker on camper trailer does not work but every thing else does. I have a test light to test fuses and relays on truck to see if that may be an issue. It has camper tow package. Where ...
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I have a 1993 GMC sierra 1500 and I have some questions about the grounding

When we bought the truck the original battery was grounded to the alternator and my dad told me I should remove the ground and put it to the frame. Well after we did that all of my gauges started ...
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Why do we need to cool air after it leaves a turbocharger?

When we are using a turbocharger to compress the incoming air, the air gets hotter. Usually this hot air is cooled by using intercooler before it is passed to the engine. But what is the reason ...
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Identify parts I need from a supplier catalog

I'm French and I own an old Volvo V70 car whose automatic gearbox sounds seriously tired. In Europe an specially in France, automatic gearbox is not usual as it may be, say in USA, so it's not easy ...
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The brakes on my vehicle continue to pulsate, even with new rotors and pads

I've replaced the rotors and the brake pads so far, but the brakes continue to pulsate whenever they are applied. The slides on the caliper are not stuck or frozen, but I think they may be the ...
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AC suddenly stopped working?

After few hours driving in town with a lot of traffic my AC was working fine, keeping low temperature inside. Then I had to stop the engine for few minutes and when I turned it on, although the AC ...
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My Ford Escort ZX2 not starting

Ford Escort ZX2 I go to turn my car on. I have power, but it will not start. No clicking. Took starter off, it was bad. Put it back on. Also, took a new battery, put in my car from truck. Still same ...
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Engine on BMW G650GS 2011 does not start when it's hot

I have a rather strange problem with my BMW G650GS. In the morning, when the engine is cold, it starts fine with a single crank. There is no problem with riding, the engine works fine and never ...
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AC stopped blowing cold air

This is my question, the ac in my 2000 Chevy S10 2.2L stopped blowing cold air. the clutch doesn't seem to be engaging. I tried recharging the system but the gauge is up in the red zone already.
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2003 Ford Escape

I have a 2003 ford Escape, and I am having to put 2-quarts of oil after every time after I fill my car up on the second fill up. I change my oil every 3000 miles, it doesn't leak oil, or smoke, why is ...
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Advantages of direct vs sequential fuel injection

I understand that direct injection puts the air/fuel mix into the cylinder body directly vs the intake valve like the sequential does. What are the advantages of doing so? E.g. does it yield a ...
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What tools are needed to DIY wheel alignment?

As per this article, DIY-ing wheel alignment requires a camber gauge and either a toe bar or toe plates. Is that a complete list of tools required? Is it better to use a toe bar than toe plates?
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Why aren't fuel pumps powered by drivebelt?

I was reading about fuel pumps, which are electric powered. I was trying to understand why they wouldn't be part of the drivebelt assembly and my guess was that they need steady pumping rather than ...
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96 Chevy Cavilier Leak From the Transmission

I'm looking at buying a 96 Chevy Cavilier which looks from the pictures to be in very well kept condition. The only drawback the seller mentioned was an unknown leak from the manual transmission. ...
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How did the tyre shop flatten my battery?

I bought a 'new' (2004) Subaru Forester last week. The other day, I took it in to have the wheel alignment checked, and once they had finished aligning it, they came back and said "the battery was ...
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New struts on a 2000 model year car with 225k miles, replace coils?

Should the suspension coil springs be replaced on a Toyota Celica that is 15 years old and has 225k along with the struts or do the coils never really go bad? How about the top bearing plate?
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Engine sound rumbles/grumble noise 800-1300 RPM

A 2000 Toyota Celica GTS 225k miles engine makes a mild rumbling/grumbling rough sound when accelerating slowly from a stop in drive or reverse only in the 800-1300 RPM band. Does not occur when in ...
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A most intriguing cold-start misfire mystery

I'm trying to help a friend out with a CEL on his 2009 Merc GLK 280. Hooked it up to an OBD2 reader and retrieved a single code: P0300 - 'Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected', via the 'OBD ...
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Can someone identify this part of the engine on a TVS Apache

I tried looking up everywhere, and this is unique to this bike. Can someone identify the below component. Looks like a pipe connecting the engine with starter motor. Close up of the engine , both ...
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Gases from car batteries

Does my car battery emit Hydrogen Sulfide gas when charging, or just Hydrogen gas? I bought the battery around July 2014 (brand new), and because I did not drive my car for a period of one and a half ...
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What is Variable Valve Timing technology?

Recently when I visited a car showroom the salesman pitched the car by saying it has VVT technology which is superior compared to other cars. I researched and found out that it alters the valve ...
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Does Crud Hold Old Engines Together?

I've read anecdotal accounts here and there that cleaning various parts of older engines can cause various parts to fail, or be pushed over the edge. Basically, people say that as the engine ages ...
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Importance of engine compression ratio

Please explain the importance of Engine Compression Ratio. In Text books I could find the following importances Engine Cold starting Characteristics Torque Generated Fuel Consumption Noise ...
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Changed Spark Plug Missing (not firing)

Over the weekend, I changed one spark plug on my 2001 Ford Explorer Sport. It was running fine but it had been about 30,000 miles and I am about to sell it and wanted to have everything running good ...
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L V6 - Intermittent Stalling on Slow Down/Stop

I am having a rather interesting problem that I can't figure out with my 1996 3.8L v6 with 137k on it. Occasionally, I will experience a problem when I slow down or stop the car just gives out and ...
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2006 Honda Civic Hybrid — starting problems if not recently (12hours!) driven

I have a 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid. About a year ago, I noticed it had starting problems if not recently driven in the last few days, like when I'd come back from a vacation or if I didn't drive it ...
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Peugeot 307 horn not working

I own a Peugeot 307 , 2003 model . 97000 miles. My local mechanic fixed its horn two times but after few weeks again it stopped working . Now my MOT is due and was wondering what would be the best ...
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SAAB 93 Car Audio system upgrade [closed]

I have a 2009 Vector trim Sports Saloon version. With that trim basically you get a Radio/CD audio system with ability to play mp3 CD's. However it's time to move on for some better solutions with USB ...
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Mechanical ABS system - Scam or Legit?

This question is not wrt. fully mechanical fly wheel based systems seen in a few cars back in the 60's. This question is with respect to a few brands (among which are many no-name manufacturers) which ...
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What are the Advantages of a Single Side SwingArm on Motorcycles?

I have noticed that Ducatis , Honda and Triumph have bikes with a Single Sided SwingArm Much like most of the scooters. Are there any advantages of following this design , if so why are not all ...
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Why is Diesel Engine called as Quality Controlled and Petrol called as Quantity Control

Why is Diesel Engine called as Quality Controlled and Petrol called as Quantity Control. As far as I understand, In Diesel Engine the right amount of Diesel for the right amount of Compressed air ...
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Can the evap canister valve be ordered and replaced separately for a 2001 Toyota Camry

I'm tripping some codes for the check engine light and took my car in to get repaired. They did a smoke test and are fairly certain that I need to replace a valve on the canister (there are others ...
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How does cylinder leakage tester kit work?

I was browsing Amazon in search for a combustion leak detector (AKA "block tester") and I stumbled upon a cylinder leakage tester kit, which is supposed to do similar things? But I am not quite sure ...
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Scooter break-in period - Actual scientific backing or urban legend?

I don't understand the break-in periods needed for scooters/motorcycles. I know everyone says it, but I haven't found any explanation with some scientific backing to not making it an urban legend. ...
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Is it safe to reuse oil that was drained for a repair?

Let's say that I just replaced my engine oil but decided I want to lift the valve covers to do some gasket replacement. I know it may sound cheap but I'd rather not throw away $25 worth of almost new ...
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Does a brake controller need direct battery connection, or would a switched source work?

I'm installing a break controller & 7-pin receptacle for towing. The wiring diagram I am following (below) shows the 7-pin and brake controller wired directly to the battery. I want to know if I ...
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steering wheel shakes in a turn

I drive a 2011 Ford F150. After new tires, new brakes and rotors and a wheel balance, the truck rides fine at all speeds and braking is good. However, when I enter into an exit ramp and brake while ...
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How to test if head gaskets are blown?

Is there a definitive way to test whether head gaskets in most engines are blown, without actually reaching for the gaskets themselves (at which point you might as well go ahead and replace them) ...
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Central Locking Help: Why are there 3 wires for each door lock?

Tl;Dr: I want my hazards to flash with the central locking. I need to wire them up together with a diode to each side (left and right). The central locking has 3 wires My questions are: Does anyone ...
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Flushing built up Rust and Mineral Deposits in Cooling System

The previous owner ran tap water in the cooling system for few years, and we have very heavy, mineral rich water locally. When I bought the car about six months ago, I drained the water, and put a ...
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What exactly is Honda's i-VTEC technology

I see that almost all of Honda's cars have an "i-VTEC" logo at the back. I googled it and came to know that it has something to do with different cam profiles. Can someone explain? A diagram or ...
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Car turning itself off in highway

I drive a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina and I was just wondering if someone here has had any experience like mine. Today I was driving on the highway and then suddenly the car had turned itself off ...
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Locating a correct replacement for Honda Civic seat lever

The lever that controls the inclination angle of the car seat in my Honda Civic 2001 EX broke. I have been trying to look for a replacement lever, but I can't seem to find one on Amazon. Do I need to ...
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2008 MB C300 Will not start

My MB C300 will not start. I put the key in and turn it but nothing happens. The radio and internal lights do come on but not the car. The steering wheel is locked and can't put it on Neutral either ...
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Replacing the 2015 Fiesta S's ugly chrome grill with a Euro kit?

So I have a 2015 Fiesta S (the one with the chrome braces) I'm hoping that the kit that I found on fordpartsuk will work, as it seems like it's the same shape... ...
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2000 Audi A4 1.6 weak motor power

Just few days before I wanted to take Audi A4 B5 1.6 (year: 2000) to 'preventive' service. I've started the car normally, only the motor sound was very weird. So I tried to make a test drive. I ...
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2002 Honda Civic Si Air Box

I am about to replace a cracked air box on my 2002 Honda Civic Si. The one question I have is how do I get the old air box bolts out of the old air box top half and into the new one since it did not ...
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Coolant spillover tank boiling but engine not overheating

After driving some time, is it normal that the plastic spillover coolant tank, usually attached to the fan housing, that takes boiling overflow, get so hot that you get bubbles boiling out of it even ...
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How to know when thermostat is open?

Is there a way in modern vehicles to know when the thermostat is on vs off? Is it possible to tell when you don't have access to under the hood, IOW when you're driving?

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