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2answers
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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 ...
3
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1answer
22 views

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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1answer
28 views

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 3.1 Liter - Alternator replacement fail

1991 Pontiac Gran Prix SE 3.1 liter 6 cylinder. Alternator positive red wire from starter grounded out and split apart. What happened and why? How do I fix it? Is it safe to drive again?
6
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1answer
298 views

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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1answer
16 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
223 views

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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vote
1answer
32 views

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 ...
3
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0answers
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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 ...
1
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1answer
51 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
14 views

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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1answer
177 views

If you change your oil with synthetic can you never safely go back to using conventional?

I know that sounds like a weird question but I was talking to my brother in law about oil changes and I mentioned that I almost always use Mobil 1 full synthetic. He replied, "make sure you keep ...
3
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0answers
11 views

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

I can't get it to fully open wide and run. 2013 model, any help would be great. P.S. had a 80 cc modification done and also the jets were upgraded as needed. I'm thinking all my air hoses are out of ...
6
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1answer
32 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
22 views

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 ...
4
votes
6answers
44 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
246 views

Does leaving the choke closed increase fuel consumption

I ran out of fuel using my outboard engine the other day, when I had checked the tank beforehand and thought I saw plenty of fuel. I had forgotten to open the choke for twenty minutes or so. My ...
2
votes
3answers
34 views

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
42 views

Can I cut these two bolts to remove the exhaust manifold on a 99 Ranger

I'm changing the head gasket on this truck. Here you can see the exhause manifold bolted onto the upper intake, which I am trying to remove. And here is the reason I would like to remove the ...
6
votes
2answers
45 views

Does Coil rewinding have a negative impact with the existing system?

I have a question towards the rewinding of a coil. Here is the tech spec of the bike:- Battery : 9 Ah, 12 V Generator : 12V, 100 W Fuse: 12V 10A My bike comes with an electrical spec of DC (...
6
votes
1answer
43 views

Fuel meets rubber

When working with on (diesel) fuel system components the instructions often advise keeping fuel off of rubber parts or cleaning it up promptly if fuel gets on them. OK, I can get behind that, but what ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

1999 s10 radiator?, running, coolant system problems

Ok, we'll start from the beginning. I saw smoke coming out from under the hood so I opened the hood. There was coolant passing out a very small pen hole in the top right corner of my radiator. I ...
5
votes
1answer
115 views

Driving in 3rd gear what will it do to the transmission

My daughter drove her pickup in 3rd gear on the highway. Will it damage the transmission?
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4answers
94 views

Oil filter on my motorcycle is not coming off

Background: I own a Yamaha XJ6n. This is the first time I'm removing the filter. The last guy who owned this must have screwed it on reaaaal tight. My oil filter is refusing to come off. This should ...
7
votes
1answer
527 views

How do A/C professionals dispose of refrigerant?

The ubiquitous advisories and legislations against releasing A/C refrigerant into the atmosphere are well known - if you need to discharge R-134a or R-22 from your A/C system, have the gas evacuated ...
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0answers
18 views

Installing a 3rd party radio in a VW Polo

I am finding it hard to understand why I need run a 12v wire as well as use a Quadlock to ISO converter. The current VW radio clearly gets power from its connector and is able to tell if the engine ...
15
votes
3answers
2k views

Why do Internal Combustion Engines have specific “Firing Orders”?

What's the point of having a firing order? I read that it helps balance out the power so as not to be too much on one side if the crankshaft, but why do we have such a specific order? If that was the ...
7
votes
1answer
44 views

What are primary & secondary engine balance?

I am kind of confused when it comes to this topic. I think I kind of understand primary balance. Which is the back and forth rotation of the pistons. But I don't fully understand it or even get ...
4
votes
1answer
25 views

Indica petrole 2006,coolent leakege

Sir, I have bought a 2006 petrole indica xeta,and changed the normal radiator water with valvoline super koolextra. After 50 kms driving, I have kept the vehicle in my car porch . After 5 days When I ...
5
votes
3answers
509 views

Do Most Common Engines Have A Cylinder Head?

I know there are different types if engines. All with different set-ups and designs. But do most engines have a cylinder head? And how many? I know inline engines have one, V-lines have two and radial ...
3
votes
2answers
41 views

What Type Of Camshaft Location is most common?

I want to know what type of camshaft location is most common in most vehicles? Is it an OHV/DOHV or OHC/DOHC/SOHC
7
votes
1answer
51 views

Which parts in the diagram are syncronizers?

I have a 99 Nissan Almera ( similar to the Sentra ) with a GA16DE engine and RS5F31A manual transmission. I quite likely have a bad fifth gear synchronizer, and am trying to find what part to order. ...
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vote
0answers
19 views

Renault kagoo 1.5dci smoke

I just changed the rings and valve seals on my Renault Kagoo 1.5dci, but the engine is still smoking. In addition, the car doesn't start with the key - you have to add quick start in the air intake or ...
3
votes
1answer
44 views

1996 Toyota Avalon How to remove a dashboard?

So I came to America for two months and quickly realised that everyone drives. So, since I hadn't budgeted for a car I bought a cheap 1996 Toyota Avalon. Trouble is, my naivety led me to buy a car ...
6
votes
1answer
179 views

Does a constant blown fuse always indicate a short?

My wife was driving our 96 Ford Windstar recently and she said right after she hit a bump in the road the ac stopped working and the instrument panel lights went out. I found the fuse from the wiring ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

1999 Ford Ranger - Removing head gasket and found mystery coolant line (?) coming out of firewall. What is this?

I bought this truck broken and I don't know any of its history other than it has a blown head gasket. I've tried to be diligent about labeling things and it's possible I labeled this but the tape ...
5
votes
1answer
24 views

1995 4.3 Vortec w/balance shaft timing chain

I replaced the timing chain because of what I thought was excessive play. The new aftermarket one seems to have as much play in it as the other one. Is this the correct chain? Or is this a normal deal?...
10
votes
2answers
76 views

Coolant Flange - What is it really called?

My antifeeeze keeps leaking out and I was told that I had a hole in my coolant flange, so when I was calling to see how much it would be to get fixed no one knew what I was talking about. I am a woman ...
7
votes
1answer
52 views

Anyone have experience with a faulty fuel press? Regulator?

I've been dealing with a car that starts and then suddenly dies. I replaced the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor with a new one, and now it stays on until I press the gas pedal. The throttle body is clean. ...
5
votes
1answer
64 views

Left car running with heat on; now won't start - need help diagnosing situation

I left my 2014 Hyundai Elantra running with the heat on for about 80 minutes (having intended only 30 or so), with the intention of helping dry out the backseat after an incident with a rainstorm and ...
3
votes
1answer
24 views

Chevy 2007 Trailblazer Sputtering in the Morning. Code P0171 has come up in the past

For a little over a month, the P0171 (System too Lean) code has been coming up. My brother has cleaned the throttle and the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor. It then worked fine for a few weeks, then the ...
5
votes
3answers
78 views

Is it possible to detect defect of vehicle's engine by examining sound it makes

The idea is: every once in a while I use some imaginary smartphone app and record vehicle's engine sound. Then the app should interpret that sound and say OK/NOK. If NOK I drive to be further examined ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Intermittent clutch pedal stiffness

I have a 1999 Suzuki SV650S with 15k miles on the clock. Sometimes the clutch pedal is really stiff to down or upshift. About 70% of the time it shifts nice and smooth. I haven't been able to identify ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

Draw more current than its original ouput

I am have a battery capacity of 9 Amps 12 V. Factory electrical system of the bike is DC (horn, indicator, etc.) + AC (head light). Now I have changed the remaining AC to DC. (light system with ...
5
votes
1answer
43 views

How to reseal tire where it meets rim?

I found a leak on a friend's tire along where it meets the rim. I was hoping it was going to be on the threaded mating surface because then I would just plug it myself and then pump it all at home. Is ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

1991 Mazda Navajo clutch issue

I have a 1991 Mazda Navajo SUV I just purchased, it has a 5 speed manual transmission with 4wd but the 4wd to my knowledge does not work. I drove it around the first few days I had it and it drove ...
1
vote
0answers
16 views

Troubleshooting Smoking Diesel (2002 VW ALH TDI)

Our 2002 TDI has started surging at idle – especially in gear after a cold start, it seems to get better as the car warms up – and smoking (mostly HB's, vile habit). This has been going on for about a ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

2002 Toyota Tacoma multiple issues?

2002 Toyota Tacoma low beams quit working, door locks won't work, no radio, no cruise control what could be the problem? Have checked the fuses and there doesn't appear to be a problem with them. ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

How to repair and clean alternator [duplicate]

My car won't start and it's because power steering pump slings oil on it. I was told that I had to clean it to be able to have it charge. I need to know if I clean my alternator from all that sludge ...
4
votes
1answer
47 views

2002 honda civic a/c not working

a/c and re-circulation light stay on my 2002 Honda civic.The only way the compressor will come on ,is by grounding relay,then it blows ice cold Relays are all good.There is power to the compressor ...

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