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1answer
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my car cuts off while driving

While I Am driving my car will just cut off and it takes a while to crank up then at Times it cut off start up then cut right back off again and again I don't know wats wrong
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2answers
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Bikes power is iffy [closed]

Hi I have a 03 katana and for some reason the bike won't power on anymore...I turn the key and nothing no lights nothing. I'm not sure if it's the battery or what. What should I do to trouble shoot ...
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2answers
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My car A/C works sporadically, and has weird symptoms, help?

(I know I'm not the first with similar issues, but my situations way weird) Chevy Malibu Classic '04 The fan always works. But if I click the A/C button, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. ...
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1answer
56 views

2003 Nissan Frontier pick up 4 cylinder

When I turn AC on engine surges up and down. Why and what is wrong. Have changed all belts, and replaced tensioner for AC.
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2answers
104 views

Vauxhall corsa diesel leaking oil

I was driving to work this morning & my engine oil warning light appeared on my dash. I assumed it needed a top up. When Parking up at work I noticed that oily black water was pouring out under ...
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0answers
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Chevy 4.8 misfiring

I drove the truck through a big puddle and it killed it. Found I had completely soaked the air cleaner and had possibly got water in the intake. I replaced the filter and took contact cleaner to all ...
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1answer
98 views

98 honda accord 3.0 v6 bad idle, running issue

I have a 98 accord v6 that will jump idle between 1k and 2.2k rpm. When driving this is not too much of an issue until the transmission down shifts then the engine tries to catch up. Getting ...
2
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1answer
552 views

Consequences of leaking valve covers

I took my valve covers off on my 2007 Tacoma V6, while digging deeper to look into a possible head gasket issue, and noticed that one of them had a nut missing that went on an upright flange threaded ...
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1answer
209 views

Can machine resurfacing of cylinder heads cause valve malfunction?

I learned that warped (uneven) cylinder head surface that goes against the engine block can be remedied by taking to a machine shop to get it resurfaced, basically to make it flush all the way so that ...
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1answer
244 views

Cylinder Leak-down vs Compression Test

I understand that both cylinder leak down and compression tests are used to test for cylinder head, cracks, warps, and gasket leaks. I understand the difference between how each works: compression ...
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2answers
177 views

2006 G35 - Body shop installed wrong front bumper

After getting run off the road a few weeks ago, my car suffered a cracked front bumper, and received a complementary boot-shaped, softball-sized dent above the driver's wheel. So, I called the ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Does it matter which side to turn crankshaft?

When doing things like setting TDC or just random testing (of the timing chain/belt, for example), does it matter whether the crankshaft is rotated clockwise or counterclockwise?
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deep pressing of disc brake lever when whee not in position

I would like to know what happens when the disc brake lever is deeply pressed when wheel is removed. Does it cause any damage? If yes then what should be the repair and how much it may cost? Update: ...
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2answers
168 views

Annoying hissing sound from passenger side window

When I exceed 60mph I hear a hissing sound from the passenger side window as if you have havent closed the window propely, I have also installed window vents(see image below) for that sake, and have ...
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2answers
2k views

Are floor jack and jack stand pads necessary?

I recently purchased a floor jack and a jack stand set and would like to know about their proper usage. I noticed some people use rubber pads for their floor jack and jack stand contact areas - some ...
3
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1answer
242 views

Rear wheel wobble

I recently took my '12 Yamaha R6 completely apart when I repainted it. When I put it back together I didn't realize but I'd forgotten a washer on the swingarm axle which was causing some movement of ...
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1answer
71 views

Acceleration and engine issues

So I have a manual 02 Chevy Cavalier with 147000 miles 2.2L. I have been noticing that when I fully step on the gas I get zero acceleration. It gets even worse when I'm in either 4th or 5th gear after ...
3
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1answer
56 views

Identify a piece in the air intake assembly

I need to replace the part shown in the picture bellow (i'm not affiliated in any way with ahparts.com, i'm just borrowing their picture) in my car; However, I don't know the name of it. Can somebody ...
2
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2answers
463 views

Is it complicated to retrofit ABS?

I was considering it for my car, as I did an emergency stop today and left a 20m skid mark along the road, as well as attracting a load of attention from pedestrians from the skidding noise! Also the ...
4
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2answers
637 views

How much fuel does it take to start an engine?

I appreciate this is a question that can't be answered in facts and figures, so I'm after a general idea. I drive a 1986 Supra, which has a modest 2.8-litre engine. I often shut the engine off while ...
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0answers
33 views

2009 Crown Victoria— Problem [closed]

I'm having trouble with my 2009 Crown Victoria. I was driving down the highway when my Low Tire Pressure Signal came on and then went off. The light came on again and then I noticed that I was ...
4
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1answer
87 views

Why are there large differences in oil-change intervals?

I've been reading this site (and simmilar ones) alot, and I noticed alot of people (mainly from USA i think) who mention 3000-6000mile intervals for oil changes. I'm from Europe, and driving a ...
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2answers
366 views

BMW 320Ci (E46) flat battery, caused by light?

I just bought a second hand manual BMW 320Ci yesterday, and after driving around in the backyard for 15mins this morning, I found I have a flat battery this evening. The engine won't start and I can ...
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1answer
202 views

Rust underneath rear of car (Toyota Mk1 MR2)

I have recently acquired an old (1989) Mk1 Toyota MR2 and took a few photos of the underside rear of the vehicle. There seems to be a fair amount of rusting on the rear axle and gear box: gear ...
2
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1answer
180 views

Installing an RPM meter

I need to install one in my car, as it doesn't have one, what modifications do I have to do? Edit: My car is: Suzuki swift 1996 But I would like the answer to be generic, as to what to look for if ...
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0answers
18 views

How do you know when to change engine oil? [duplicate]

ok I know that you have to keep track of mileage, but I am not a good organizer, I forget to note the mileage whenever I get my oil change, plus I believe that it also depends on how you drive, like ...
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3answers
385 views

Replacing carburator with EFI

My car has a carburetor which I want to change to an EFI. I want to know what are the possible challenges in doing so, what I can think of are: Finding a match of an EFI which seamlessly replaces ...
2
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1answer
125 views

Possible cause of sudden breakage of windsheild?

My father was driving at about 30/40 kmph with ambient temperature of about 30 degree Celsius, AC turned off, when the windshield shattered. I want to know the possible causes. I have nullified all ...
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4answers
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Should I insulate the air conditioner pipe in my car?

I got my refrigerant re-filled and observed that the pipe going into the compressor gets very cold on the operation of the AC. IF it is getting cold it means that there is a possible heat loss and the ...
2
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1answer
37 views

Suspension broken - attempting triage

My wife's Honda Jazz hadn't been driven for a few days, and on driving out of our street yesterday there was a large clang and the front right corner dropped an inch. Turning the wheel lock to lock I ...
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1answer
96 views

Why are my headlights always powered on?

My '97 Ford F-150 truck has power going to the headlights all the time. The back window light is also suffering from the same problem. It can't be the relay because it clicks when you play with the 2 ...
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2answers
84 views

Where does the dinging sound come from?

When you drive without a seatbelt, the dinging sound comes on. Where does it come from? Under the dash? behind a panel? 2013 Toyota Highlander 2003 Toyota Matrix I know how to stop the sound. This ...
2
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1answer
74 views

Mounting bar end mirrors on non-hollow bars?

I bought a CRG hindsight bar end mirror but the CRG adapters and all the adapters I find online seem to be for hollow bars. But the bars on my 12 Yamaha R6 just have a threaded hole for a bolt.
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0answers
199 views

Long brake pedal travel after replacing pads

I recently installed new brake pads. They haven't been bedded in yet and I don't intend to use them for daily driving. The pressure feedback from my brake pedal progressively increases as I apply ...
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1answer
500 views

Prestone power steering fluid

Can I put Prestone power steering fluid into a Buick Enclave? Or does it require OEM fluid?
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1answer
153 views

Can frequent engine lugging lead to blown head gaskets?

I've heard that prolonged driving at low RPMs (AKA "lugging") can cause head gaskets to blow. Is that true and, if yes, can you provide a lowdown of the causality?
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2answers
428 views

cause of Rough / fluctuating RPMs in low RPMs

It's not dying (hasn't yet) but when the car is idling or in low RPMs the car (Mazda Protege 5 2002) is fluctuating in RPMs. Also, the last start was rough. I've had issues with air intake before ...
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1answer
130 views

two 12 volt power sources into one device

How can I power one 12 volt outlet (feeding a xm radio transformer) from two separate 12 volts sources on a RV (ignition and coach power). Is it feasible to use 2 diodes
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1answer
221 views

What happens when cranking vehicle in gear?

What happens when you crank the engine but the transmission is not in neutral? Are you applying torque to the transmission? Should the vehicle always be in neutral when turning the crankshaft ...
3
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1answer
70 views

Fuel line leak - can't separate disconnect

('04 Cavalier) I have a leak in the (steel) fuel return line, just where it mates with the plastic line from the tank. I have released the latch on the 'quick' disconnect, and, with effort, I can ...
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1answer
175 views

Dodge Ram 2500 gasoline won't run after key starts

So my old keys start and run fine. I had a new key cut, it works fine in the door and starts ignition fine but the engine cuts out within seconds of starting. The old keys keep it running just fine. ...
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6answers
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Leaving vehicle on 4 jack stands several days

I was wondering if it is bad (for the frame or the drive train) to leave my 4WD V6 Tacoma on 4 jack stands for several days while I work on the transmission. I could certainly lower it down after ...
5
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4answers
4k views

Torque wrench vs regular ratchet

What is the difference between a torque wrench and a regular ratchet that you'd normally use with sockets? When should you use one vs. the other in automotive applications?
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0answers
29 views

BDL primary driver inner plate install [closed]

I am for the first time ever, in the process of installing a replacement Ultima 6 speed transmission with the same make and model on my 1994 Harley Davidson softail custom trike conversion. It has a ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Read steering angle data in real time

I need to read vehicle steering angle (front wheel angle) data in real time for a research project that I am involved in. How can I achieve that? What HW and SW do I need for it? So far I can think ...
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1answer
563 views

Read vehicle speed data in real time

I need to read vehicle speed (velocity) data in real time for my research project. How can I achieve that? What HW and SW do I need for it? I guess it can be read from CAN bus via OBD2 interface? I ...
3
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2answers
148 views

Audi A4 1.6 2000 Coolant level sensor flashing

I have a problem with the coolant level sensor. After a minute of driving the temperature sensor on the car starts flashing and also alerts with beeping. Of course the coolant tank level is normal. ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Aveo 2012 brakes do not work when the engine is running

I have this problem when you depress the brake pedal it moves all the way to the floor and does not slow the car down. It's happen only when the engine is started. Please any fix or help. I really ...
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1answer
143 views

Starter motor 'stutters' (Mk1 Golf)

Recently the starter motor on my VW Mk1 Golf seems to be stuttering when starting. The car starts fine and in the same amount of revolutions as always, but the starter motor sounds like it is ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Is vehicle's fluid level monitoring the best way to detect all leaks?

I did an oil change for my friend's car and the mechanic was trying to convince me that it is leaking oil and brake fluid. He suggested that the car needs a costly repair (~$1400). While I don't have ...

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