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Possible reasons for loss of power, engine shaking, and smell of liquid fuel (not burning)?

The car (Renault Megane 1998 1.6e hatchback) lost power (about 500rpm in a bursty rhythm) after I re-ignited on a traffic light, the engine started shaking, and I could smell liquid fuel. There was no ...
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Derbi Senda 50cc won't run correctly?

I have a Derbi Senda SM 50 2005 plate. It has a good spark, however, it's not reading any compression. It's had a new top end and gaskets! What could be wrong? Sometimes it starts when you bump start ...
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Camry 2000 temperature gauge

My care shows the temperature gauge was cold when I start the car. When I move it just kicks off to the middle in less than 1 min. I have seen that when I look at the gauge. Three weeks ago the car ...
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2answers
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Ford Focus steering oscillation at low speeds

Yesterday I bumped my left wheel on a pavement, due to an understeering after accelerating (my bad). I smashed it quite good and I was certain the alignment was off, so I did some tests. No tire ...
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6answers
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Is unlocking radio without code possible?

I bought Ford Mondeo 2004 but I forgot about the radio code. After unplugging the battery the radio now requires code and is locked. What options do I have now? Is it in essence possible to unlock a ...
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1answer
149 views

2000 Camry does not enter programming mode

I've been trying to program a remote (with door lock/unlock/trunk buttons) I got off eBay for my 2000 Camry CE without much luck. I've followed about a dozen different instructions (open door / close ...
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1answer
583 views

Mechanic Troubles And A Small Watery Oil Leak

My car is a 2005 BMW 525i E60 with about 180,000km on the clock. It has been well looked after and serviced. I don't get dealer services, but go to a mechanic who has always been good and uses the ...
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3answers
364 views

BMW E90 M47TU2 EGR clean

I have a BMW E90 2007 with a M47TU2 engine, Can anyone tell me where the EGR valve is, how to get it off and how to clean it (with what?) Thanks
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1answer
70 views

Ford Fiesta and Focus Clutch Issues

I am in the UK and I am currently planning to get a Ford Focus/Fiesta depending on the budget and features. I have viewed 2 Fords so far - a Focus (100K miles, 2001 model) and a Fiesta (35k miles, ...
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1answer
29 views

Drive cycle procedure for a 2001 Hyundai Accent

I have 2001 Hyundai Accent L 1.5 liter, 4 speed stick shift. The Check Engine light is on. The code that is coming up is "EVAP under lean P1128 Fuel Trim Lean". All other monitors are good. I need to ...
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Replaced 02 sensors, engine light still on

I recently bought a second hand VW Golf. It was 'serviced' and MOTed before the guy sold it to me. He said three 02 sensors were replaced during the servicing. The day I drove it away, the engine ...
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2answers
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2001 Monte Carlo ss. 3.8 liter cooling fans

2001 Monte Carlo ss with a 3.8 liter motor in great condition. The problem is... check engine light on, Temperature gauge not working and cooling fans stay on for 5 minutes after turning car off. ...
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1answer
36 views

Axle nut sizes on a 2001 Honda Shadow

It seems that the axle nut on a 2001 Honda Shadow are different sizes on either side of the bike. What size are these so I may get the correct wrench to work with them. I have tried other sources ...
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1answer
94 views

2005 Ford Windstar constantly blows windshield wiper fuse

I'm curious what options there are for non-mechanics in diagnosing and correcting an issue where fuses for the Windshield Wipers on my 2005 Ford Windstar Mini-Van keep blowing? Upon placing the new ...
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1answer
53 views

1974 Honda Cb125 Not Starting + Strange Clicking Noise

I have a 1974 Honda Cb125. The other day, she started fluttering at speeds above 30mph. I had run into this issue before, and it turned out to be a bad spark plug connection. I have since replaced ...
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6answers
22k views

Racing Fuel (100 Octane Rating) - Better than Premium?

Earlier today while driving out East on Long Island I stopped to fill my tank with gas, and at the station, all the pumps had the usual Regular, Mid, Premium on one pump, but on the 2nd pump which ...
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0answers
14 views

Collision repair with Bondo and used parts

This year, one of my New Year's resolutions was to become more of a DIYer. I was in a fender bender a few weeks back (not my fault) and insurance just cut me a check for the repairs. This car is a ...
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1answer
15 views

Transmission Fluid Pump - 2008 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor P71 CVPI

Hi, I have a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. My car runs in forward and reverse for a short time (30 seconds to 2 minutes) and produces a loud whine noise. I believe this to be the ...
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2answers
322 views

Shorted electrical, lots of things not working

I was installing a boost gauge, and must've shorted something out because now my turn signals, fog lights, ac blower, and wipers don't work. I checked the fuses but they weren't blown. How can I ...
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4answers
26 views

Ford Escape 2014 - is there a practical reason why climate recirculation is on a timer?

I have a Ford Escape 2014 and have a question about the climate "recirculation" button. This is the button that is supposed to enable the inside air to be recirculated. On this vehicle this button ...
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2answers
58 views

Noise when pressing clutch pedal

I have a Saab 900 and when I press down on the clutch pedal to change gear it makes a rasping noise? Could someone tell me please is this serious?
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0answers
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How do I prevent bushing wear and what parts besides the suspension uses bushings?

I just did my upper control arm bushings on my Honda because it's lowered and I have an aftermarket control arm with camber adjustments. The wheel would pinch inward and send me toward the roadside. ...
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2answers
208 views

Which Honda cars are equipped with permanent AWD?

I am not looking for RT-AWD cars with automatic AWD which are usually FWD but permanent AWD cars.
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1answer
64 views

49cc scooter shuts off after back tire stops or touches ground

I recently changed the drive belt on my 49cc scooter. But when I did, it won't drive and for me to start it I have to make sure the back tire isn't touching the ground. If the back tire is stopped in ...
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7answers
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Is idling bad for your engine?

If I sit in my car for 30-40 minutes with the AC and the car idling, does that "hurt" the engine, or does it simply waste gas and pollute the air? Would it be better if I turned off the car? A ...
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1answer
1k views

Proper crank time for auto start to avoid damage/dead-battery

My '99 Grand Prix has an aftermarket remote-start. When the weather gets around 5°F like it is now, the engine does not start after 0.8 seconds of cranking. The system detects the car is not running ...
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1answer
98 views

Scooter clutch plate gets damaged/burn't for a short time

I have an Indian Scooter (Bajaj Chetak) which was bought 15 years ago. For the last few days, the scooter has been witnessing lot of problems. 1. The clutch plate gets damaged and burn't - It ...
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1answer
15 views

can I only replace only 3 tires on a FWD van?

I have a Toyota van FWD- had to replace one tire last year (nail in sidewall). new tire - P225 / 60R17 Michelin Defender ( warranty 145,000km). It now has about 12km The other 3 tires need ...
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4answers
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Strong vibrations when idling even after replacing engine mounts (automatic transmission)

I have a '93 Acura Integra with automatic transmission. Ever since I got it some time ago the car has been vibrating a lot when stopped at a light, for example. The vibration is worse when in gear ...
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1answer
33 views

Do i need a clutch replacement for my 2003 vw jetta?

I am not very good at describing car problems, but i'll try my best. My 2003 Jetta is an automatic. Here recently, while I drive, the engine light comes on. My car revs very high, even though i am ...
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1answer
144 views

2004 Hyundai Elantra stalling when tank is full

For the first 15 to 20 minutes after starting my Elantra it idles very low and every couple minutes, idling our not, it very nearly stalls. Per the tach, the rpm dips significantly for about 2-3 ...
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1answer
10 views

Chevy Malibu 2009 won't start

I have a 2009 Malibu, yesterday I was heading back from school, then I started hearing a bizare sound like a whining sound, 2 minutes afterwards the engine stopped. When I got off to check under the ...
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2answers
78 views

The brake pedal goes down to the floor after replacing the rear rotors and pads on my 2010 highlander

I have replaced rear brake pads and rotors on my 2010 highlander and right after I went to take the car for the test drive the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. There is no leak anywhere. I ...
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1answer
341 views

2013 Nissan Rogue USB audio not working with iPhone 6 with iOS 8.1.1

I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue with the in-dash entertainment system (not the new connect system). Since I updated my iPhone to iOS 8.1, the USB audio hasn't connected reliably. When I first updated to ...
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0answers
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What is the best diag tool for peugeot, citroen? [on hold]

I know about lexia 3 interfaces and I know that diagbox and pp2000 are the actual genuine software from the manufacturer. But there are knockoffs and I cant really get a genuine one. Is it ok to get ...
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0answers
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Looking for battery for Honda Activa 2010 Model [on hold]

I want 2 buy battery for honda activa 2010 model (it is acidic water not dry one) Which brand should I opt for exide, amaron or any other(amco etc)? Can I use dry one instead of acidic water.
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1answer
26 views

Why does diesel engine need a warm-up before the start-up?

When starting up, diesel engine needs approximately 5s before turning the key for ignition. Why is this neccessary and what can be damaged if you don't do that?
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2answers
122 views

Hyundai Elantra 2007 - Disable automatic volume leveling?

My fiancé has a 2007 Hyundai Elantra that does this crazy volume adjustment when driving. It seems like it's trying to compensate for road/engine noise, but it's just doing it all wrong. It gets ...
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1answer
21 views

What is this pipe coming out of the petrol tank under the seat

Sorry, this is a newbie question, but what is this pipe coming out from the petrol tank under the seat? The bike is a 1989 Kawasaki ZZR 250:
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1answer
29 views

Car overheating when ac goes from hot to cold

This is a 2003 Honda Civic with about 140k on it. I've had this car checked out by a mechianic and the thermostat was replaced had a pressure test to check for air pockets, nothing. Had a test for a ...
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4answers
6k views

F-150, heater will blow hot, then cold

F-150, heater will blow hot, then cold and then heat gauge will rise to extreme high, will boil over then gauge will drop to normal. Just had it flushed and no change. After driving for about 10-15 ...
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0answers
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hyundai sonata 16v gls

No matter what I do there is a bit of a vibration in my car. No issue with the mounts or break. Its probably in auto transmission gear box. What can I do as I cant afford a major repair . Thanks ...
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1answer
172 views

99 Mitsubishi Montero Sport idle problem

Upon starting, engine idles at about 1200 in park. When it warms up, idle drops to nothing, unless air conditioner is at max where rpm is roughly 400 to 500. Where should I start looking?
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0answers
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97 Mazda 323 BA showing MAF error

I have a 97 Mazda 323 BA 1.8L DOHC BP which is throwing error code P0100 Mass airflow sensor circuit malfunction. Do I have any DIY options to try and fix this ( like cleaning of contacts or things ...
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2answers
148 views

Do I have a bad ignition coil? Measurements inside

I'm troubleshooting what I believe is an engine misfire on my LS1 Chevy and want to rule out if I have bad ignition coils. In order to do this I took out the ignition coils and measured the ...
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2answers
76 views

GSXR 1000 K5 turns off on hot days

My name is Joel from Sydney and I'm trying to diagnose a strange problem on my bike. Apologies if this is the wrong forum to be asking this question I'm new to this forum. Bike: GSXR K5 1000 Mods: ...
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1answer
19 views

1999 Grand Prix Issues

I bought this car used 3 yrs ago. Previous owners spun bearings in motor and replaced with 03. I had numerous issues with the cooling system and overheating since I purchased. I replaced water pump, ...
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8answers
16k views

Use of Neutral Gear in Automatic Transmission

I am new to driving A/T cars and I am trying to understand the use of Neutral(N) gear. Should I shift my gear from D to N when my car comes to a complete halt on a red light or somewhere else? As per ...
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0answers
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Is it ok to use a different oil in my LPG Suzuki?

I have a Suzuki Liana 2002 with LPG system (lovato). I use this lubricant (which I was told to by the guy who installed my system) this is what I use Unfortunately it costs a lot. I saw there was ...
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1answer
38 views

Sludge in the radiator

I have a 08 Kia Rio 5. A mechanic recently rebuild the engine, replaced water pump, changed timing belts etc etc, but now it's leaking oil - not just that, I also found sludge in the radiator and ...

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