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Best way to add amp and sub to car [closed]

I just got my first car, a Chevy Cavalier 2000 base, and I would like to put in a new radio, a decent amp and sub to drive the speakers and sub. I am right now looking at this radio. I would like to ...
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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 3.7 engine knock

My truck has been making a knocking noise upon acceleration. Today the knocking is constant and louder. What could this be? Pistons? Oil sludge? New motor?
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478 views

How can I be sure that a rod knock is actually a rod knocking?

I have a 2005 Ford Escape 2.3 L engine, there is a knocking type sound as soon as the engine is started and the speed of the "knocking" follows the RPM. How can I be sure that it is in fact a rod ...
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1answer
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Why is oil filling up in my air intake system?

The car that I am working on displayed below is a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier 2.2 DOHC. I would like to admit that my knowledge of cars is little to none. I decided to start tinkering around with it ...
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71 views

Does turning fan speed down affect AC compressor load

When I have my AC running, and I turn down the fan speed, does this also change the load the AC puts on the engine? Since the compressor puts load on the engine, and reduces fuel economy, I am ...
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Remote does not always lock/unlock the car: diagnosing RF receiver issues

The remote central locking thing on my car key does not alway lock or unlock the car. Sometimes it works right away, sometimes I have to press it dozens of times before it works, sometimes it never ...
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Why is gas around a car battery only at risk of ignition from jumper cables?

As pointed out in Jump starting a dead battery: Connect black wire to negative pole of battery or grounded metal?, you connect the black jumper cable to the dead car's chassis to avoid sparks made ...
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Transmission Dip stick reading at Hot level [closed]

I just bought a 2000 GMC Jimmy with 170,012 miles on it. Is it normal that it is reading hot on the dip stick of the tranny fluid? yes this is after its been running for awhile.Also the previous owner ...
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Car Shuts Off during low RPM and only happens at night or early morning

I have a Holden Barlina 2004 VY model v6 I have it for at least 2 years now, but this issue only started to happen two months ago. As I turn it on, it goes smooth and quietly, but as I drive, ...
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1989 Chevy Scottsdale 2500 HD 5.7 liter 350

I have just finished a body off restoration of my 1989 Chevrolet Scottsdale 2500 HD. My question, is there an OBDI or OBDII or do I need a adapter to scan it? Even if I rebuilt the engine and ...
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2answers
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Car gives knocking noise from front during braking

I have a 2002 BMW E39, the car gives a knocking noise when braking, which can be felt and heard from the front. Outside it is much louder than inside. Could this be caused by a rotten brake dust ...
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How does hydropneumatic suspension perform vs conventional suspension?

My stock Citroen BX is equipped with hydropneumatic suspension. I have a ser of xantia suspension spheres mounted which brings the pressure up to 70bar vs the standard 45. My question is, how ...
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Missing part on '87 Ninja 600R

I bought an '87 Ninja 600R (ZX600b) and can't figure out whats missing that goes in or over this hole. Is it missing a plug, a hose, or something else? Is it important?
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2000 Tacoma Stalls then Wont Idle

I have a 2000 Toyota Tacoma that has stalled 3 times in the past 6 months. The engine will turn off while exiting the freeway, admittedly at a faster pace than normal, and following the off-ramp as ...
6
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1answer
51 views

What should I use to maintain leather seats?

I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey with leather seats. What can I do to keep them from drying out and cracking?
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1answer
275 views

My brand new bike stopped while running - why? [duplicate]

I purchased a brand new Royal Enfield Classic 350 yesterday. This morning I rode it to my office (around 20 Km), parked in the basement, and in the evening I started to ride home. After 10 Km the ...
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1answer
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2001 pontiac montana minivan- gas gauge does not work

My gas gauge does not work at all. How do i diagnose the problem, to find out if this needs a new sending unit or if there are other issues?
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Smart and effective ways to light up a garage without relying on power outlets?

I am currently renting an garage in an underground parking lot. The garage has no light inside nor electric plugs. The only form of illumination available comes from the few neon lights in the ...
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1answer
40 views

Leaking water under bottom left of the engine block

I have a 1999 ford explorer Eddie Bauer SOHC 4.0L and it is pouring water from a hole in the engine. I'm not sure where or what goes in the but it is running out fast.
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Strong gas odor 1997 VW Eurovan [closed]

Not strictly the gas cap...mechanic cannot diagnose the problem. I am the original owner, vehicle has 100 K in excellent condition except for this and the air conditioning also just went out ...
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0answers
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Citroen C3 - Passenger Doors Fail to Open

I have a Citroen C3 and all passenger doors will not open. I have reset the immobolizer, pressed the lock buttons inside the car including child locks button, replaced the driver door central locking ...
5
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1answer
183 views

There is vibration in car (2008 Honda CR-V). Getting new tires did not solve the problem

I bought a car (2008 Honda CR-V w/ 90k miles) that had a medium amount of vibration in the car (the vibrations are usually felt in the steering wheel as well). The tires that were on it were worn and ...
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1answer
71 views

Please explain Horsepower and Torque [duplicate]

I have been trying to understand both of these for a while. While I kind of understand them for some reason I feel like I'm missing the point. Simple explanations leave me confused and longer ...
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What are the consequences of using an expired tire?

Based on this answer I know that the consequences are less security and low performance. But I would like to know if there is anything else and also explain those two issues and why do they happen ...
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2answers
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Toyota Camry 2007: The Brake Bleeder Screw is rusted and stuck

I am working on a Toyota Camry 2007 and one of the front brake bleeder screws is rusted and stuck badly. There are many videos on YouTube that suggest the use of torch and apply excess heat to the ...
5
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1answer
48 views

Jetta Part Identification

I just bought a 2013 VW Jetta SE with a 5-speed manual trans. I'm new to Volkswagen, and I found this part in my glovebox. Does anyone know what it could be?
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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

I'm planning on replacing a leaky section of brake line for the rear driver side wheel on my 2004 Hyundai Getz 1.3 Gsi. The section of brake hose is relatively short, with one end connected to the ...
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0answers
43 views

Paint color code between metallic water based and not water-based (Mayerling Green)

This should be a metallic water-based paint with color code ESB-MOSB, Mayerling green. What I am trying to find out is if I can find the same color tone but just not as water-based, what would the ...
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3answers
59 views

How to lock crank shaft while torquing central screw?

It seems I have to replace the oil seal at the pulley-side of my crankshaft. According to the technical manual of my car, the central screw should be torqued with 120-145Nm. I don't know how much ...
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1answer
53 views

Smell of Ammonia when driving. What can be the reason?

I started smelling ammonia when a drive. What can be the reason? I did recently changed the exhaust pipe. I drive infinity G35.
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1answer
326 views

What is powder coating and how do you do it?

In a comment to my question regarding white powder which had formed on aluminum parts after cleaning them with heavy duty degreaser, @Paulster2 mentioned a process called powder coating which would ...
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1answer
319 views

Why has white powder formed on metal parts after cleaning with degreaser and what can I do about it?

I just cleaned much of my engine compartment with Abro Heavy Duty Degreaser, and I noticed that on certain metal parts like the valve cover, thermostat housing and transmission housing a white powder ...
5
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1answer
48 views

No Acceleration, loss of power, backfiring, CEL, stalling

91 Caprice - l am having problems on acceleration, loss of power, backfiring, check engine light, stalling. Had to repair shop three times and they have not fixed it. Is there a scanner that can ...
4
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1answer
79 views

Proper operating temp for a 1983 Mercedes 380SL?

My 1983 Mercedes 380SL seems to be running hotter than I like. It settles down at right at 100 C by the instrument panel temp gauge after running at highway speed for 10 minutes or so. When I first ...
7
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1answer
169 views

Coolant pouring out from under 1998 GMC Yukon as fast as i put in

I filled my radiator with water and it is pouring right back out of the rear of engine as fast as i fill. It seems to be near or behind the transmission. https://youtu.be/27qV-ufMsQc How can I find ...
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0answers
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VW Transporter T5 - p1503 Generator Terminal DF (Load signal) Signal Improbable

I have a VW Transporter T5 2007 with 2.5 TDi BNZ engine. I have the following fault code (among many): p1503 Generator Terminal DF (Load signal) Signal Improbable. This fault code gets repeated ...
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2answers
60 views

Service intervals of different cars

Background So in the process of buying a used car, I feel I need to know what kind of service a car should have had prior to the purchase and will have to have after the purchase. I'm looking for a ...
4
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1answer
46 views

How bad is 30% cylinder leak?

I recently performed a cylinder leakdown test searching for a cause for oil loss. On 5/6 cylinders, I pumped it up to 90 psi on the left gauge and the right gauge was between 75-80. Only 1/6 wouldn't ...
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1answer
176 views

Seat heater fuse at 12V even when ignition is off?

I'm looking for a fuse in my 2015 Honda Odyssey that is 0v when ignition is off. I thought the passenger side seat heater should be the one but I tested 12 V when ignition is off. Is this normal?
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2answers
80 views

Unsticking a stuck rear electric window

I have a 2007 Mazda 3 sedan which I bought about a year ago. Everything on the car was great, until the weather started to get hotter when the windows would sometimes take a moment to "unstick" if ...
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3answers
151 views

When spraying a part of a car, how do you avoid 'cut off lines'?

The corner of my rear bumper is chipped and cracked. I sanded it down, applied filler, undercoat and paint. It looks fine but I can see a little line where I masked off the area. Are there any tips ...
2
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2answers
56 views

2016 RAV4. 18'' vs. 17'' wheels?

I am hesitating between the RAV4 XLE and the RAV4 SE. The RAV4 SE has really cool 18'' wheels and the RAV4 XLE has normal 17'' wheels. I want to get the SE (because of aesthetics), however, I'm afraid ...
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0answers
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Cylinder misfire after leak down test

I am getting cylinder misfire OBDII error codes after performing a cylinder leakdown test. During the test, I was turning the crankshaft to reach TDC for each cylinder and I'm now thinking whether it ...
4
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1answer
23 views

2005 Ford Taurus U Vin Unstable Idle, Charging System Problem?

A Short Story So a friend asked me to look at a Taurus at his shop. The car originally came in for a P0420 code and they put an anti-fouler on the rear o2 sensor. Whatever. During the road test the ...
8
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5answers
437 views

How long before replacing tires that are already at 2/32?

My tires need to be replaced, but the tires I want need to be ordered and could take up to a week. I took my car to the shop 2 weeks ago and I was told that my tires need replacing. I checked them ...
7
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1answer
92 views

Replacing a dashboard for another one with more indicators

I'm thinking of purchacing a Citroen BX dashboard from a superior model than my BX 14 wich currently only features a Velocimeter, fault lights and an analog clock, for one with various analog ...
8
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3answers
453 views

Starting a 2 stroke jet boat after several years

The parents in law gave me a jet boat, it hasn't been started in 5 years. The boat resided in NH on a trailer on their yard for 5 years, so it has seen freezing temperatures frequently. From what I ...
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0answers
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grande punto 2009 1.4 active duaologic LPG problem

grande punto 2009 1.4 active dualogic after LPG (BRC) montage, it doesnt go regular in eco mode while changing gear (especially from 1 to 2 or to 3). it means working intermittently. what can be ...
7
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2answers
55 views

How to diagnose the cause of no power reaching the spark plugs when power reaches everything else, after checking fuses?

I've been trying to get my long-suffering Toyota RAV4 first generation (1998) to start after numerous different problems, the latest of which I've narrowed to the spark plugs not firing seemingly due ...
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Why do some 2 wheelers have an attachment to their fork [closed]

I've noticed some two wheelers. Non geared to be specific that they have a different fork. I am assuming this to be for protection. But did not find a lot of references.. Does anybody know if ...

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