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Braking causes steering wheel vibration

I replaced my front brake pads less than a year ago. I now am having a steering wheel vibration when I brake and believe my rotors are warped. I checked my pads and they have a lot of pad left on ...
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Dodge Ram SRT-10 Problem

My Dad owns a 2005 Ram SRT-10 Quad Cab. The problem is when my dad trys to go over 100 MPH it doesn't let him. And I know the Ram SRT-10 can go a lot faster than that. In fact the Ram SRT-10 can reach ...
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What Means Fuel Shut Off?

What does fuel shutoff means? I searched it up before, but the answer is not what I'm looking for. For example: The Ford Lighting's fuel shut off is at 5,400 RPM.
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Can the catalytic converter from a 2005 VW Beetle be used in a 2004 VW Jetta?

Someone I know just seriously damaged their 2005 VW Beetle and it may not be worth fixing (drove over a divider and at least broke the transmission). The car has approximately 34k miles on it, if I ...
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2003 Toyota Rav4 ECT Too Low for Readiness Monitor Drive Pattern

I recently failed an emissions test because my CAT and EVAP readiness monitors were "Not Ready" following a reset check engine light a few weeks back, which told me that the engine coolant wasn't ...
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2002 chevy cavalier loud knocking after tuneup

02' cavalier knocking loud after tuneup. Starts and runs perfect except loud knock. Afraid to drive fearing piece of broken sparkplug ruin car. Went in with magnets to remove any metal left behind ...
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Do I have to rely on wire color to correctly wire up an O2 sensor?

It seems that everyone and their grandmother has a different color-code convention for 4-wire O2 sensors, which complicates matters when one is trying to wire up a replacement "universal" O2 sensor. ...
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How does a supercharger differ from a turbocharger?

What is the difference between superchargers and turbochargers? I looked it up before but I really don't understand what the difference is.
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Would leaving a battery booster with only one terminal connected harm it or the battery?

I have a 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante, and I keep two battery boosters in the car "just in case". My son recently bought a car that had problems starting. He has used both my boosters on his car and ...
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Can I use Fix-a-Flat after it froze solid?

I have a can of fix-a-flat in my car, and when the temperature dropped last week, the stuff froze solid. I didn't notice any damage to the can. Is it compromised? If that's a possibility, then I will ...
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97 Sentra Slow Acceleration?

I just recently bought a 97 Sentra with less than 15k on it. I have never driven a Sentra before, so I'm not even sure if there is a problem. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of power and I have ...
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1999 Toyota RAV 4 Car Stops when AC is powered on after driving for a while

While driving my 1998/99 Toyota RAV 4 car for sometime with the Ac powered on, the engine goes off. Once i start the car, it responds and it does not stop at all when i off the AC, once AC is on , ...
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Is 60/40 solder fine for splicing wires that have to endure hot engine bay temps?

I need to splice the pigtail connectors from my old O2 sensors onto the new O2 sensors since the new connectors have a different shape. As the sensor is right behind the engine and will experience ...
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What factors are considered when deciding on gasket material?

Automotive gaskets come in many materials, shapes and sizes and find application in many places. I'm curious to learn more about why manufacturers use certain materials for certain applications. I ...
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Bmw 320 d 2011 n47t

I've got my timing chain fixed before it was too late . I had a great experience with my local dealer and replaced it free of charge , my question is , will it ever get this bad again? I got a 2 year ...
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Poor idle speed when engine is warm

I drive a Mitsubishi Eclipse 2000 2.4L. In the past few days my car has started to idle horribly when the engine warms up. While it is cold, the rpms seem to be normal except for a small fluctuation ...
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Would there be advantage using 2 smaller motors on Tesla car's rear axle?

Let me be clear: I am speaking about the rear wheel drive model. After I've asked https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/15342/number-of-motors-rwd-tesla , it seems Tesla's rear axle has only ...
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my 02 Hyundai accent keeps blowing the ignition fusable link keeps blowing

My 02 Hyundai accent keeps blowing the ignition fusable link. What could cause this? We just recently replaced the alternator and battery and it was fine when I parked it, then for some reason the car ...
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Car still burning oil after replacing head gasket and rings; what's next?

I have a 1991 BMW e34 525i with 374,000 km which burns oil. I don't have any leaks, and I have little smoke when I go uphill and accelerate. I have replaced the cylinder head gasket set and the ...
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'03 civic makes loud wobbly sound in engine when average going 40mph @ 2000rpm

I dont understand what it could be. It only happens when I stay steady on the gas, and ranges from 25-45mph. I can find feel it it vibrating in the gas peddle and steering wheel. Its a deepish sound, ...
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1answer
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How bad is it for transmission if you release clutch without gas in second gear?

For instance, if you stop at the red light and you release clutch while still in gear in manual transmission, the car would wobble and die. Of course you can start it up again, but what is the actual ...
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Number of motors RWD Tesla

Tesla always speaks about one motor on its Rear Wheel Drive Model S car. But every time I see a picture of the rear axle as in the search ...
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Code Needed to Reset Stereo [duplicate]

I have a 2010 Honda Accord and the battery died. This reset everything in the car including the stereo. Now the stereo is asking for a code to unlock. Any idea how I establish an unlock code to ...
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0answers
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Ford Expidition Eddie Bauer 4.0 v8 2003 automatic rpm goes high

When driving, sometimes when I want stop the vehicle, I go to press the brakes, but that time engine rpm goes high, keeping brakes pressed hard, after 5 second engine becomes normal. It goes high when ...
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Horn blows constantly and tail lights remain on

I was pulling up my drive this morning when my horn started blaring non-stop. I got out and pulled the horn relay to make it shut up. I tested the relay and determined that it was working fine, and ...
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Ticking noise when accelerating

I have a Vauxhall Corsa "C" (2003)(EU) which is a standard 16v 1.2 petrol, the engine is chain driven and sits at 50k. I don't think it was well looked after (service wise) in previous lifes. ...
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1answer
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Toyota Tazz 1.3 clutch grunding

Yesterday was driving my 2003 Toyota Tazz, when I was changing to 3rd gear the clutch didn't come up. Stopped the car and tried to put it into 1st gear, but gear couldn't move. Switched it off and put ...
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1answer
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How does automatic air conditioner work? 2 scenarios

My question is this: When you have your automatic air/heat working and you set the temperature to say, 76, is it that: The system should blow out whatever temperature air it needs to to bring the ...
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0answers
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2005 Chevy Aveo doesn't acclerate over 60 mph

This problem just begin yesterday. It's doesn't go past 60 mph and I don't know what's wrong. Can someone please answer this please?
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2answers
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What is the proper way to install a hose clamp?

I have a hose clamp which is continually leaking. I have tightened it until I cannot turn the screw anymore, but it still leaks. Is there a proper way to install a hose clamp? Am I doing something ...
2
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1answer
46 views

Electronic Flasher replacement for LUCAS FL5 to work with both -VE and +VE cars

This is about replacing a LUCAS FL5 3-prong flasher unit with a plug-and-play replacement circuit that will work with a much lower current than the FL5. The FL5 uses a bi-metallic strip and a heater ...
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0answers
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Volvo V40 wont start, red led light on speaker flashes rapidly

My Volvo V40 will not start. When I put the key to position 2, the red LED light on the left speaker on the dash flashes rapidly for 15 seconds. When I turn the key to position 3 the lights on the ...
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Viability of using an electric impact driver instead of an air impact wrench

I'm an amateur mechanic, and i'm wondering if i could use an electric impact driver in place of an air driven impact wrench. I don't have a lot of space to use and store an air compressor, so a ...
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0answers
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Citroen Xsara went into “Eco mode” then total blackout

I recently bought a used 2002 Citroen Xsara 2.0 Exclusive (petrol) which had a single electrical issue; the rear wiper did not stop in the "park" position but rather timed out in a random position. ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to determine if my hydraulic motor mounts are bad?

I am experiencing delayed forward movement at take off. I apply the accelerator nothing happens until it jolts forward. When I stop it lunges forward, which leads me to believe it is the motor mounts. ...
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3answers
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Which tire pressure is right for my 2008 Toyota Yaris's front tires?

A few months ago, my tire pressure dashboard light came on after I bumped a curb a bit with my 2008 Toyota Yaris's rear right tire. I drove to a gas station and tried to pump up my tires, but the ...
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Labor cost/cost of head gasket repair/replacement on 2003 Honda civic [duplicate]

I had a ASE master tech tell me I have a blown head gasket. How many hours of labor will this cost, and what will the gasket/resurfacing et cetera cost? Thank you
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car not starting after few km

In the morning my car starts in a single quick shot. After traveling for few KMs if I switch off car and try to start it, it does not come up. I can hear a small tick sound every time. Some times I ...
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0answers
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1999 mazda 626 v6 Lx, 140k miles engine wanting to stall @ stops

Just had a local shop do a timing belt/water pump. Something feels off, now she wants to idle down to almost a stall when I come to a stop. Suggestions?
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1answer
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Subaru Outback subtle vibration while turning

My 2008 Subaru Outback has a gentle vibration I can feel in the steering and accelerator pedal and also a bit of noise associated with it. At first I thought it was just the road but I noticed it ...
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0answers
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Blown head gasket on a 2003 Honda civic [closed]

I had a master ASE tech tell me that my head gasket is blown. Possibly a pinhole leak, of course they won't know the extent till it's taken apart. My question is how much will a job like this cost for ...
3
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1answer
40 views

Oil Level Citroen C1

Hi I've got a Citroen C1 1.4HDI rythym. I think that the engine oil is filled too high. I checked the oil after letting the car heat up and having it on a level surface. I took it to a garage where ...
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2answers
78 views

What could be causing my car to shake at high speeds?

I was driving on the highway today and I noticed that my car started to shake. I slowed down and it stopped. I repeated this a few more times and it seems that the shaking starts around 50 mph and the ...
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votes
2answers
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Started stuck when it's cold outside (-35C) subaru outback 2006

We live in Quebec and it gets really cold out here. Since two weeks the temperature gets around -35C and sometimes my subby won't start. At first I suspected the battery itself, but when the problem ...
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1answer
61 views

Testing PCV: Constanct Suction or Pulsing Suction

I tested my PCV by taking off the oil fill cap and placing a piece of paper over it. I observed a pulsating suction and not a constant suction. Is that normal? If it's normal should I clean the PCV ...
4
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1answer
56 views

Oversize Engine Oil Drain Plug?

So... I stripped the bottom half of the threads due to trying to use a washer on a non-washer using drain plug. My aluminum oil pan (and plug) turns out to not be the standard oil pan for the vehicle ...
2
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1answer
172 views

What is this squeak in my Dodge Ram 1500, and how can I fix it?

Vehicle: 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 laramie slt, with extended cab. 212k miles on the engine, all original under the hood except for a steering box and steering pump (put in in the fall of 2014). The engine ...
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1answer
25 views

can not get the oil plug out

I was going to change my oil on a 2000 Chrysler Town and Country van. When I loosen the plug it just keep turning and turning, and I can not get it out. So is it stripped out and if it is, how do I ...
2
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0answers
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Craftsman snowblower: sudden death

I have a Craftsman 9hp dual (eg electric) start snowblower. It is very similar (or the same) as the one in this manual. It has been running smoothly all winter - I can start it reliably with the ...
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1answer
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Why would one install widebands on vehicles that are setup for narrowbands?

A recent post on one of the forums I frequent has piqued my curiosity. From my limited reading on the topic, widebands do a better job of quantifying air-fuel ratios than their narrowband ...

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