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2000 Buick Regal Heater/Air Malfunctioning

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Are there some kinds of modern car, which cannot be bump-started?

Over the weekend I had a situation where a 2010 VW Golf Diesel had a flat battery. I had a nice long but gentle hill to let it roll down, so I attempted a bump start, which didn't work. When starting ...
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Why do I connect the positive and the negative to the battery on a boat?

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brake problem with my 2000 chevy blazer [duplicate]

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Malfunctioning Ambient Temperature Gauge - 2004 Subaru Forester

I own a 2004 Subaru Forester XS with 102,000 miles on it and required service and inspections just completed. Now the Ambient Temperature Gauge keeps malfunctioning - often sticks at 77; after a ...
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Make: Hyundai Model: Accent Engine: 1.6L Year: 2008 Error codes: P0300,P0302 Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on and how to fix it.
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What stops a car window from falling down?

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How can I identify which alternator is the right one?

I need a replacement alternator for my 1993 VW Mk1 Cabriolet (aka Rabbit). Unfortunately, the identifications on the old alternator are painted over. I cant ID it. On sites I've looked at there ...
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Which grease should I use on wiper mechanisms?

The front wiper mechanism on my 1988 Porsche 944 has become a bit slow moving and I plan to fix it. On my car the wiper crank arms go through sockets in a frame, the crank arms are moved back and ...
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Dashboard lights flickering on and off after changing a starter

Had my starter changed on a 2000 grand am. Now won't stay started putting while was started. Battery light on and dashboard lights flickering on and off. While it was running I had it in park but it ...
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2005 Chevy Avalanche

I have a 2005 Chevy Avalanche 1500 with 4x4. My transmission is shot and needs to be replaced. I currently have 146,458 miles on the engine, and figured I would replace the engine and transmission. I ...
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Need to find out what part is called

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Boiling Antifreeze

I have a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix and I have noticed that when I drive it for about 15 to 20 minutes and then park it and turn it off my antifreeze is bubbling. My thermostat does not say it is ...
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I cannot identify this 2004 Volvo S60 part

I'm selling my car and currently it sits and seeing as I'm not driving it every day I check on it every so often. When I checked today there was a small part that is connected to a tube leading into ...
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Having trouble finding socket and wiring harness for xb 2005 left blinker

So I recently ordered new headlights from O'reilly, and when I received them the blinker sockets did not come with them. I think I found the socket, but all the plugins I come across are for the main ...
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2004 Malibu not starting

I have a 2004 Chevy Malibu. having starting problem; it turns over and act like it is starting, then dies after a few seconds. Have noticed that it started before,but when i put it in drive it died ...
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Why would my Toyota Corolla die soon after starting it?

I have a 1996 Toyota Corolla DX with about 200k miles on it. It runs good for the most part, but recently had a problem where it would not start. Napa tested my alternator, which failed, so I ...
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P1070 code error for mitsubishi space star

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Radiator bubbling over

What causes a radiator to bubble up and leak from the top? I have a 2002 Mercury Sable. I have the thermostat changed. It will overflow but when I go to add more and check on the fluids oF the ...
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AC Compressor Working?

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AC on 12 Fusion

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06 Hyundai Tiburon 2.7l Automatic Speedometer and Odometer Inoperative

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repair air intake and exhaust and gas lines on a 2013 china yy50cc qt-6 scooter

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Honda accord high beams never shut off

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Nissan Navara 2005 Automatic

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96 toyota camry cranks but wont start

My boyfriend was trying to get his fans to work. Decided to watch a youtube video and did what the guy said to. I don't know exactly but it consisted of touching wires to the wires on the harness. ...
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Idling problems on 2004 Ford Mustang 4.6L V8

Need some help. I recently bought an '04 Mustang but am having idling problems. I've looked up some things on the Web but they didn't do anything for me. I've clean the IAC and it helped some but not ...
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Power Windows not working 94 Chevy Blazer

3 of the power windows won't work, the 4th one (back right) would go down a little bit and will stop (like a problem with the Regulator). Is it possible to have 4 bad motors? I changed the fuse (30A ...
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Clicking brakes after wheel bearing replacement

I have a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS. I just did a wheel bearing/ hub replacement on the front passenger wheel because the old one was shot but now I have a new problem. There is a clicking sound ...
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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 Liter - Alternator replacement fail

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How would a camshaft start moving during a cold start?

I want to know how would a camshaft ( and valves by association ) start moving on a cold start up? What gets them running and moving. Are there something they connect to to get them going?
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2006 Chevy cobalt speakers

My girlfriend just recently purchased a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt from a co-worker. Everything seemed ok with it besides the stereo. No sound is coming out of any of the speakers at all. All functions ...
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What happens when you start a car?

Like what happens when you first turn the key and start it up? If it makes a difference I'm talking about a L4 engine. What's the play by play. How do the pistons, valves and crankshaft get moving?
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Different clutch “power” on different cars

I'm currently learning to drive and in the process driving two cars (the instructors, and my parents for extra practice). Both are small 1 liter cars (petrol). What I've found is in my instructors ...
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Are 2011 ford fusion headrests interchangeable between option packages?

The owner's manual for a 2011 Ford Fusion hybrid described headrests that can be adjusted back and forth in addition to up and down. Mine does not have them. The non-adjustable ones give my wife a ...
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Vehicle cuts off while driving

What causes a car to shut off while driving? About 10-15 later it will start back up; however the check engine light comes on. If you try to start it before 10-15 min it turns but wont catch. It was ...
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Replacing an instrument cluster on an 02 s80 Volvo with a junkyard one?

Recently went to a junkyard and saw that they had the exact make and model of my moms car. I wanted to do something nice for her. The instrument cluster in her car has been malfunction, sporadically ...
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If you change your oil with synthetic can you never safely go back to using conventional?

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China yy50cc qt-6 scooter fires up but when throttled it will choke out and stall

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Is it a good idea to wax my windows?

I've seen online videos of people waxing their windscreen and the result looks amazing. However, is it safe to do it? Will it have any long term side effects on the windscreen? Also, can I wax all my ...
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How long should a battery take to recharge from a wall socket charger?

My battery died and I suspect the alternator. To test I need to get the car running again and so borrowed a wall socket charger. I have no idea how long I need to let the battery charge for. Would ...
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Start a dead battery car with a power/USB charger

today my car couldn't start beacuse of dead battery. The battery is not old, I simply left my dash cam attached for a few days without using the car... I'm alone at home and my car is in a difficult ...
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Does leaving the choke closed increase fuel consumption

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Engine shuts off while shifting gears

I am a beginner driver and am still struggling with shifting gears. I drive a Hyundai I20. The issue that I am facing is that when I shift from 1st to 2nd, usually while going up a slope, the shift is ...

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