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I lost a door lock wire inside the door

I was refitting repaired door lock and accidentally the wire that is used to push down the lever on the actuator (?) fell inside the door. I can hear it rattling somewhere in the corner but I have no ...
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Hero Passion Pro - Choke Issues

I have a Hero Passion Pro Motorcycle. It does not get started when the choke is on. It does start when the choke is turned off? The engine produces a disturbing noise and smoke goes out when the ...
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02 upstream wire harness diagram

I have a 1996 Dodge Neon 2.0 L Vin C. DTC P0171 when I went to change 02 Sensor. I saw that my upstream 02 sensor connector harness side got melted, was to close the the exhaust. Don't know how to ...
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Starter problem with 1994 Honda Accord

so, when I turn the key to start position on the Accord (EX) no sound is made. You can push start it, and the battery is fine - lights, horn, everything. But there is absolutely no noise. I'm ...
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VW Mk4 TDI (ALH) – Suggestions for Removing Stuck Water Pump

I'm in the middle of replacing a leaking water pump on our 2002 ALH TDI and have finally gotten to the point where I'm trying to remove the old pump. So far no joy... I got the new pump from ...
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2003 chchevorlet S-10 pickup truck

My abs light comes on but then it goes away my problem is when im coming to a complete stop you hear a noise a little motor sound and then the left side driver side like it pulls to the right side it ...
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Honda Civic- no start-no crank

I have a 1989 Honda Civic DX Hatchback. I tried to start the vehicle after running it for some time. It did not start. When I turn the ignition switch, the battery light comes on (normal) and brake ...
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faint whining sound coming from air conditioner

My wife has an '05 Honda Element and when we turn the A/C on there is a very faint whining sound. The sound is not constant, it goes on and off and you have to listen closely to hear it. The A/C is ...
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Proper way to install a U-Joint

I recently posted this question about finding the proper U-Joint for my truck (Chevrolet Silverado EC/SB 1500 4x4 Z71 LT3 L33). I'm planning on purchasing U-Joints which have zerks in them, so I can ...
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Multiple misfire on a 1998 Infinity Code

I bought a 1998 Infinity, and it has been running poorly, with a poor gas usage. I went and had a parts store run the computer, It gave me the code Multiple miss fire, along with Knock sensor, Evap ...
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Which of these parts can protect my gasoline from theft?

I am aware of this question, and I believe the answer there is excellent. But what I'm asking for is the list below and what to make of it. Some people in my neighbourhood have been stealing gasoline ...
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Terracan 2.9 crdi 2004 won't start

Wile driving i activated the high beam (headlights) and the rpm-meter started flickering for a moment and then dropped down to 0. Stopped the car and shut of the engine for 10 min for other reasons. ...
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What computer does a Toyota Corolla use?

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla. I took it to AutoZone because my check engine light was on, and they plugged in some electronic thing that read the problems. What computer / electronic system is keeping ...
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Grease on wheel bolts or not?

My father (an engineer, but not an auto mechanic) taught me to use a tiny dab of machine grease on the thread (not the rim) of each wheel bolt. This would help against corrosion, and help when ...
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2003 Mercury Sable - lack of power and hesitation when accelerating

2003 Mercury Sable When accelerating from stop sign, red light, attempting to get on the highway the car has no power when applying pressure to the gas pedal. Struggling to get past 20-25 mph. Once ...
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Are there any risks if I use impact wrench to loosen lug nuts while the tire not touching ground?

I was watching a couple of videos on how to change tires and I keep hearing that it is recommended to loosen the lug nuts while tires are touching the ground. I followed this advice when I changed ...
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Oldsmobile Alero (2004) brake issue

I was driving this car around yesterday quite a bit with no problems, when I stopped to go into a store for a few minutes. After I came out, I started the car, and the brakes went right to the floor ...
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honda fit aria (2007) gear engage vibration and sound

A sharp sound and a vibration come when releasing break paddle after the gear is engaged in reverse (R) or in drive (D). When the car is in motion, they get disappeared. what could be the reason?
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Starting fluid, does it require a spark or autoignite?

If a four stroke gasoline engine (inline-four, digital fuel injection) starts with starting fluid (but not without it, and stops firing when the spray is removed), is this an indication that the spark ...
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2004 Ranger won't shift into second

I have a 2004 Ford Ranger. It suddenly stopped going into seconds gear. All the other gears work fine. Do you know why?
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U-Joints for a Pickup

I am in need of U-Joints for my 06 Chevy Silverado 1500 Ext Cab Short Bed Z71 LT3 L33 4L60e pickup truck. The issue I'm having is, when I looked it up on RockAuto.com (my go to site), I found there ...
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Why does my manual gear sometimes slip into neutral?

I have a Mazda 323 Astina (called something else outside of Australia), 1997 model. When the weather is cold the car sometimes slips out of 5th gear into neutral. It only ever does it once a day, ...
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Trying to fasten a steel tube to an exhaust manifold

Does anyone have experience trying to fasten/connect a small diameter steel tube to a cast iron exhaust manifold? I'm working on a 1979 Ford F-100 with a 300 CID/4.9L inline 6 engine. Part of the ...
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More In Cylinder Pressure Testing Questions

So I was looking at a 06 Pontiac G6 2.4l with a complaint of low power on hills. Had been at another shop to have the transmission checked and they referred the customer to us. Road test confirms car ...
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Power to seperate starter switch only when motor isn't running

I need a circuit to disengage power to the start switch which is seperate from key switch when engine has started so there is no chance of accidentally engaging the starter with the already operating ...
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Stuck valve, loss of pressure. Risky or only poor performance?

I have a 1998 Toyota Tacoma 2.7L 4cyl with 202,000. The engine has been running rough and will occasionally sputter and die when I let off the gas pedal. I had it diagnosed and they think it's a ...
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Fuse box location

I've have a 2006 Renault Scenic 1.6 Liter. I can't seem to find where the fuse box is located as it's not where it says it is in the handbook. The cigarette lighter fuse has blown but cant find the ...
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Does Pirelli have a motorcycle tire warranty?

I can't find any information about a motorcycle tire warranty for Pirelli. Does anyone know if Pirelli offers a warranty on their motorcycle tires?
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Do I really have to pull the engine to remove broken spark plugs?

I broke 2 spark plugs in my Buick lesabre 3800. The plug is broken at the top of the nut. The porcelain is all broken off in the socket. Took it to a mechanic and was told he would have to take the ...
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Are there potential issues with leaving a car without a battery for a few days?

I am sure I read, or was told, that completely removing a battery from a car is bad because it resets things in the car's computer or it dumps some sort of acquired tuning data, or something along ...
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How to fix P0301,P0302,P0303,P0304,P0306,P1399 error codes for Honda Accord 2000?

Make: Honda Model: Accord Engine: 3.0L Year: 2000 Error codes: P0301,P0302,P0303,P0304,P0306,P1399 Knowledge level: I know little about cars Help needed: Please help me find out what is going on ...
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Light bar vs Car battery

I have a light bar that pulls close to 22 amps how long can I have it on and my jeep off without hurting my battery?
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Dual suspension to monoshock

I have a Bajaj Discover 135 with dual suspension. I have seen some photos on Google of some people who have successfully done this conversion. Now my question is, what would be the steps to do this?...
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My motor in my 2003 Honda 400EX Four Wheeler is making a ticking noise

It's not the lifters might be timing chain but don't know.
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Gauging tight parking spots

So that I don't keep dinging or putting scratches my front bumper, what is the best way to gauge tight parking spaces ? Say, if a parking spot is walled in three directions and you are pulling in ...
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Anyone know how to upgrade rear backup camera on VW Routan or Chrysler Town & Country minivan (2009 model)?

It's got really crappy video quality. So blurry and useless. Plus the backup camera does not come with guide lines so you cannot distance to object. Has anyone upgraded it themselves with a new ...
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Cleaning pistons and cylinders with oven cleaner

Can I use oven cleaner (composition: 5-15% aliphatic compounds, 2-aminoethanol, butane and propane...) to clean the carbon off the cylinders and pistons of my BMW R80GS 1991 Motorbike (without ...
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Turning on Loads caused an Increase in Alternator Base Voltage

I've been having some strange low voltage problems lately. I was messing around, and decided to turn on as many electrical loads as I could, which meant the radio, high beam headlights, defroster, ...
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Multimeter Voltage doesn't match ECU Voltage

I was messing around with electrical loads on my 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L today and noticed that the voltage I was reading at the battery with my multimeter, didn't match the voltage the ECU was report via ...
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What's the Difference Between OBDII adapters and Toyota Mini VCI?

I've been researching Toyota diagnostic connectors, and ran across something called a Mini VCI adaptor meant for use with Toyota's TechStream software. The physical interface looks like a standard ...
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front struts 2000 taurus can not knock out lower mounting bolt. nut is off

I CAN NOT KNOCK THE BOLT itsself out from the lower end of strut mount. i got the nut off butt am unable to hammer the bolt out. front strut passenger side 2000 taurus
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Use of a stirling engine to generate electric current from exhaust heat in an automobile

I was reading an old article about the use of TEGs (thermoelectric generators) in place of alternators in cars to improve efficiency. The main problems that engineers face with this technology is the ...
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2003 Toyota Corolla 1.8 petrol, using coolant but not leaking

Vehicle: Toyota Corolla 2003 1.8E petrol. Issue: the vehicle is consuming a great deal of water and requires topping up every day. There does not appear to be any leakage from the coolant system. ...
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Can a mechanic not share inspection results to the the seller?

I am in the process of selling my used car to a private buyer. The buyer asked to have the car inspected at a local mechanic. After picking the car up from the shop, I asked for the results of the ...
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Where is the PCV valve on my 2011 Ford Focus SES (Duratec engine)?

I have a 2011 Ford Focus SES with a 2.0 liter I4 Duratec PZEV (California edition) engine. My repair manual suggests replacing the PCV valve every 60k miles (I am currently at 75k). I am trying to ...
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What is the benefit of Forged Internals in an engine? Pistons, etc

I've heard of these for years and not fully understood the benefits, can someone elaborate? Frequently the vehicles with forged internals have serious boost pressures, but I've also heard of naturally ...
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Correct Relay Splicing Methodology (Backup Camera & Reverse Wire)?

Some of you may recall my previous thread where I asked what the best way to splice a webcam into the reverse wire of a car. While these questions are similar in topic, this one focuses in on the ...
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2007 Nissan Quest RPM issues

I have a 2007 Nissan Quest 3.5S. I notice that exactly at 20mph the rpm will be at a specific rpm then fluctuate to a higher rpm then come back down to normal rpm. Is this normal?
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How do I reset my display on the 2014 Sonata?

I have a 2014 Sonata and the display switched off. I am unable to use the rearview camera, the radio and the bluetooth connection. I had called the dealer who asked me to reset the display using a ...
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VW Passat diesel fails to start when the engine is warm

My car will start OK when cold, on the first or second attempt. It will start on the 1st attempt if the engine has been running, and the engine has only been shopped for a few minutes. However if ...

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