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Should fan belts slide when the fan is turned by hand?

When turning your fan by hand, are your belts supposed to turn too, or slide across the pulley?
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105 views

Can I still use OEM steering wheel controls with an aftermarket head unit?

I own a 2014 Ford Mustang with Sync. Sync is pretty mediocre and can sometimes be frustrating. I'm interested in switching to an aftermarket head unit, not unlike this one: Parrot RNB6 I'd like to ...
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Permanent car camera secuity system? [closed]

I am getting a new VW and from past experience I want to have a camera system built in the car for few reasons. First, to record any possible accidents while driving and while I am not there. Second ...
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1answer
311 views

2015 Hyundai Sonata not accelerating

I recently purchased a 2015 Hyundai Sonata its only 2 months old and while driving on a freeway I was unable to accelerate. I was cruising at 65 mph and while trying to pass someone it just limped ...
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1answer
198 views

Will cars annual service light still come on if I do an early service?

I have a Jaguar XJ 2010 model, the service warning light comes on around October every year for the annual service. If however I was to get it serviced in June this year (i.e earlier than the service ...
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1answer
95 views

What kind of tools could I use for some aluminum body finishing work without doing any cutting?

I got into a really bad wreck last winter. My power steering was leaking and had locked up in the middle of an icy road, while I was trying to find a median at night. The guy hit me going around 70 ...
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1answer
168 views

Will wiper motor get damaged if windshield wiper fluid got frozen?

Can the wiper motor be damaged when windshield fluid got frozen? Van is 2013, windshield fluid was frozen in car for only 2 days. I don't think this can damage wiper motor at all.
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2answers
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Ways to increase driver space and comfort in a small car?

I'm the owner of a 2003 MG TF[see photo], I love the car although being 6'4" it borders on uncomfortable when driving longer distances and is not very dignified getting in or out, and my knees brush ...
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1answer
45 views

What's the name of this part?

I have a Ford Escape 2003 I'm trying to repair, and I'm looking for a specific part, but I don't know how it's named, therefore I can't buy it online. The part is this one: It's kind of between the ...
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1answer
63 views

first “non-replaceable” parts to break

I'm currently modifying my '08 Subaru WRX with everything from suspension(Sways/Strut/Springs...) to Engine(Turbo/TMIC/Injectors...) and much much more...However I would like to get ahead of the game ...
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1answer
921 views

Did cold weather cause my Jeep's heater fan to stop blowing and then start again later?

I just bought a used 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo, I've had it for a week. I brought it in to get the windshield washer nozzles replaced (they were spraying weird). When I got the car back I ...
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1answer
268 views

Truck won't crank; no sound from starter relays

I have a 1997 Expedition, which badly needed a tune up: the motor was shaking. I changed the plugs, which stopped the shaking; two days later the truck won't start. The battery is hot and the lights ...
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1answer
72 views

How to remove the flooring system from Mercedes 614d minibus

I'm looking to convert a Mercedes 614d minibus into a catering truck. Can the floor system,rails which keep the seats in place, be removed as would like to make the floor lower. Many thanks.
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Honda civic 2003 dead battery from cold

My Honda Civic died after the temperature dropped lower than -30°C, and will only start now when I boost it. The previous owner told me about this, and he said he replaced the battery. But now, it's ...
3
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2answers
567 views

BMW e36 wont maintain idle

A friend has an e36 that wont maintain idle. The car is driveable but coughs and stops when idling. I've checked the air box and boot and they are in good condition - no leaks. I think spark and ...
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0answers
37 views

2006 impala reverse beeping noise [closed]

My vehicle used to beep in reverse and as I would approach an object the beeping would become faster. Now it doesn't beep at all and I don't recall turning it off.
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1answer
114 views

Is there a way to test ignition coils with built-in ICM?

My car's service manual shows this for the ignition coils: What is the ICM? Related to http://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/2850/31, is there a way to check the coils to see if they are working ...
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1answer
61 views

94 f150 at highway speeds in second gear

Okay so my kid decided to borrow my truck. It's older and has a few problems one of which is the shifter does not change on the dash it always looks as if it's in park. You have to feel it out to put ...
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2answers
3k views

Renault 1.4L 16v Oil Dipstick Location

I have a 2002 Renault Clio Mk2 with a 1.4L 16v engine, which I have owned for 6 months. There is a readout on the dash which indicates the oil level when you first turn on the ignition. My sensor is ...
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0answers
279 views

BMW 320i 1992 Gearbox in Sports Mode [closed]

My cas is a BMW e36 320i, with an automatic gear box. The gearbox has three modes, Economic, Sports and ICE. When in Economic mode, The gearbox switches smoothly between the 5 speeds, however, the ...
2
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1answer
301 views

Sluggish Acceleration

I have a 2003 Kia Spectra. Just replaced the radiator. The car does not overheat when running, no fluid leaking. However, car is very sluggish when accelerating. Rpm goes up but car jerks into ...
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0answers
99 views

Is a slight steering wheel vibration normal in a 2012 Civic when cold?

I have been looking at a number of 2012 Honda Civics for consideration and each one I test drive has a slight vibration in the steering wheel when idle. Normally I know that vibrations in wheels are ...
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1answer
47 views

is my car battery bad?

At 6am this morning the car battery was dead. (It snowed all night and temperature was 3 degrees this morning.) 3 hours later I went to check it out and it started right up so I let it run for 20 ...
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1answer
194 views

How do I know if a jump starter is suitable for my car?

My car (a Toyota Avensis 2001 Diesel 2.0L) often lays idle for long periods. During these periods the battery runs down and it is unable to start. I recognise that the car should be driven more often ...
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1answer
150 views

would turning the rotors make my front end go out of alignment?

Since I had my rotors turned my front end now pulls to the right where it didn't before. Are the two related?should they gave realigned my front end?
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2answers
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2001 civic won't accelerate when pressing gas petal..?

For the past few days my check engine light has been on. Whenever I try to accelerate, the car will not go very fast at all, no matter how hard I press it, all the way down, halfway, doesn't matter. ...
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1answer
211 views

03 Ford Escape V6 Oil/Coolant/check fuel cap lights

I just had my oil changed and had coolant put into my car a few days before Christmas. Also, bought a new fuel cap the same day. All of these lights are still on and I have no idea how to make them go ...
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1answer
355 views

My horn has stopped working

I have a 97 Mazda 323 and the horn has stopped working. When I press the horn button on the steering wheel I hear a clicking noise but no horn. What should I check?
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2answers
693 views

Low beams don't work but high beams do. What do I do?

It's a Chevy HHR 2006 and I don't know what to do. First one low beam went out now both are not working but both high beams are working. What do I do?
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0answers
355 views

Possible transmission fluid leak

2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 265K miles. I haven't driven it in 2 days and came out and found a small pool (about 2 teaspoons at the most) underneath the engine area. It's clear with a tinge of red, no ...
3
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1answer
2k views

Flat Tow Subaru Auto Trans with Engine Running?

A year ago I traded my 2012 Ford Focus for a 2014 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium (automatic transmission). Dealer told me it could be flat towed, made sense to me, why not so long as it is in neutral? ...
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2answers
964 views

When I turn my steering wheel when my car is parked and on the car almost cuts off?

I have a 2001 Honda Accord lx 4 cylinder, just like the question says when I turn the steering wheel while it is parked the car almost cuts off?
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5k views

How does ambient temperature affect engine efficiency and fuel consumption?

I remember from my physics class that the ideal-gas Carnot engine is more efficient if the temperature difference between the heat source and the thermostat ("heat recipient") is larger (http://...
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1answer
276 views

Honda Engine Seize & overheats

I have Honda Trigger CB and it's a good motor vehicle but when I cross speed at 100km/hr. It heats a lot and often get seize in mid way. It then need to cool off to let me ride it again. Also it gives ...
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0answers
103 views

Have to shake the car to get it started [closed]

Renault Megane 1.6 2008 model. I just changed spark plugs and fuel filter thinking that was the issue, but it carries on. The problem is when the car is stagnant and off and when I try starting the ...
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2answers
575 views

Motorbike rear wheel hub reassembly

I want to get a new tire fitted on my 2003 Suzuki DR650 and removed the rear wheel. Following the manual I took the chain guard off, removed the axle, made the wheel free of chain and brake caliper ...
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1answer
96 views

Internal water leak - what could it be?

I have a 2008 Toyota Kluger and have a water leak under the dash. It seems to be worse going around a right hand turn or round about. I can hear it splashing. I think it might be the heater but could ...
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0answers
20 views

96 Volkswagon climate control wont work [closed]

We were driving down the road and all the sudden a puff of smoke came from ignition area, and the climate control stopped working. It has no power at all. I have checked relays, checked fuses, even ...
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3answers
12k views

Why (almost) all dirt bikes have single cylinder engine?

Every dirt bike i know has a single cylinder engine. I myself ride a Yamaha XT660Z which has a huge 660 cc cylinder. What are the characteristics of those engines? what are the benefits of such ...
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1answer
1k views

Is it necessary to run the engine after adding radiator coolant or only when draining?

I recently did a timing belt/water pump change on my own. When I changed the water pump i drained the coolant, and according to my mechanic, I blew my radiator by not running the engine with the cap ...
4
votes
2answers
120 views

Low beam headlights failing every 3-4 weeks

I have Volvo XC90 2006 and for the past few months every 3 - 4 weeks changing low beam light. Last time even did not last 5 days. Any recommendations why this light is failing?
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1answer
11k views

Why does my Subaru not select my paired Bluetooth phone automatically after restarting the car?

The car is a Subaru WRX 2012 with the base radio. It did reconnect automatically for the last two years until I changed phones, deleted the old phone profile, then paired the new phone. It does work ...
3
votes
1answer
415 views

Honda radio not working

I have a 1995 Honda accord and I was driving one day when my radio just went blank. Then it says code on it. So I entered the code and right as I enter the last number the radio makes a beep then the ...
5
votes
1answer
155 views

Stuck storage compartment door

I have a 2008 Chevy HHR with a stuck dash storage compartment door. I've tried to pry it open with a screwdriver and I've tried to push the obstruction out with some wire. I have no idea how to get it ...
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1answer
289 views

What could cause indicators to not work while the engine is running and start working when the engine is stopped?

First time driver here, got my licence quite recently. I'm driving my Mom's Renault 19 this week, but today, the indicators stopped working. More exactly, they work when the engine is not running, but ...
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3answers
330 views

Does overheating damage the radiator?

My mechanic says the car overheated because the radiator cap was not screwed on tightly, and now he wants to replace the whole radiator. Is this really necessary?
2
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1answer
42 views

What uncommon tools are needed for a GMC Savanna 2500 engine replacement?

I have done simple repairs, such as the water pump, alternator, etc on vehicles. Having gone beyond simple maintenance (oil, brakes, spark plugs, etc) I have a collection of very common mechanics ...
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0answers
354 views

Car won't start but all power works [closed]

I have a 2005 GMC Envoy. It will not turnover or click but all power and lights work. I can hear the fuel pump kick in. When I turn the key nothing happens. I touched the starter with a screwdriver &...
3
votes
1answer
160 views

what engine oil does a 1992 subaru liberty auto stationwagon need? Answers in “W” units please

What engine oil does a 1992 Subaru Liberty auto station wagon need? Answers in "W" units please. I need to add oil and I cannot find a good reference as to what to use - the oil at the garages are ...
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1answer
88 views

Is my brake disk warped?

I've been hearing an annoying rubbing noise from front right wheel since replacing the front brake pads. I drive my car only occasionally, maybe 1000 km in 2+ months, so I can't say I've driven enough ...

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