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Are all drive-by-wire cars completely (brakes, clutch, gas, steer) by wire?

I've recently purchases a manual transmission 1.5 Honda Mobilio. Which claimed to be a drive by wire vehicle and I assume it really is (don't know how to tell if a car is drive by wire). I am a new ...
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Drive by wire disables steering when car is off?

I've recently purchases a manual transmission 1.5 Honda Mobilio. Which claimed to be a drive by wire vehicle and I assume it really is (don't know how to tell if a car is drive by wire). I am a new ...
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Tried to shift but failed at very high rpm how much damage did I cause

I went up to 6 rpm and then tried to shift to second gear aggressively and unknowingly the clutch was not fully depressed I think and the gear change failed of course I heard the gears grinding but I ...
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Okay to add new oil to old?

Title pretty much explains, I change my oil every 4-6k miles depending on how generous I’m feeling, however will the oil dirty oil that’s already in the sump mix with the clean oil when topping up? ...
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Are there cars that can shift to revers even while moving?

I am aware that a car has to be at full stop in order to shift to reverse. Then I saw a video which was able to do a reverse without even stopping. Insane parking ...
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Volvo D13 Boost and fuel mileage problem

My Volvo diesel D13 creates boost at low RPM's at various amounts of level and at any given time; the fuel mileage has gone down by 1.5 miles per gallon. The waste gate was replaced and the computer ...
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Car manual says I have to wait a few seconds before shifting to reverse, why?

I am the type to read the owners manual of everything I buy. I am a new driver and I have just read my owner's manual. As the questions says, it's telling me not to instantly shift to revers when I ...
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Why is it that the front of the car lifts up when releasing the clutch?

I don't know much about the inner workings of a car. For driving one, I find that having an rough idea about what the gearbox, engine and clutch do and where they are is often enough. However for the ...
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How does Audi Crown Gear Center Differential work?

I'm trying to understand how the engagement of the clutches is varied. I see the power is transmitted through the center input shaft and is transmitted through the four pinion gears, but I don't ...
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Brake lights don't illuminate until pedal is pressed by about 5-10mm

2003 Opel Agila My brake lights do not light up until I have pushed the pedal down by about 1cm. If I rest my foot on the brake pedal, with the brakes applied a little bit then the brake lights do ...
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How to increse Idle Air OR Gas - 1986 ford ranger

I have a 1986 for ranger that sounds sluggish on idle not bad just not great. If I push a little on the gas the idle sounds perfect. I am wondering how I can achieve the same affect automatically?
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Start a circuit or device when you insert key in car ignition

I want to start a circuit in my car when I insert my key in car ignition and let it turn off when the key gets removed. I have Honda Civic 2007. Can someone just help me out as to from where do I take ...
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Keep Alive Memory (KAM)

What is "Keep Alive Memory" (KAM) and how is it different from RAM? From what I read over the internet, it is kept alive even after the ignition is OFF, but isn't that what a ROM is supposed to do?
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Why do pickups and large SUV's use 4x4 and generally not AWD?

In almost every case I can think of, the larger vehicles with four wheel power are 4x4, and the smaller ones AWD. As far as my experience goes, AWD is much more convenient, and also works at least as ...
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citroen c5 2007, AL4, noise when on R

Sometimes when i change to Reverse, there is strange noise from inside of the car, whats possible cause? the transmission is auto, AL4, and the noise is even if i m not moving(brake pedal)
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What driving speed gives the best fuel economy? [on hold]

If you are running low on fuel in a gasoline powered car I guess driving at a constant speed is best and turning off stuff like the AC would be wise . I suppose keeping the car in a reasonably high ...
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petrol providers [on hold]

Is it possible to provide petrol to the bike customer to whom having fuel end in the road while travelling. It is project module where other registered person can provide petrol to the needed person ...
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what would cause lack of movement in the gas pedal, causing slow acceleration?

I have a 2002 Hyundai Elentra. Until yesterday every thing was fine. Yesterday I noticed the car was not accelerating normally. I also noticed my gas pedal basically had almost no movement. No ...
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What can you expect after applying leather protection? [on hold]

Brought a new car with leather protection, the brochure only says lifetime protection against cracking, splitting and discolouration caused by the harmful effects of ultra violet light permanent ...
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2004 GMC Yukon Denali, intermittent no crank/no start/no noise

OK, it started doing this a few months back with no rhyme or reason. Before this happened, sometimes would start beeping after engine start. A long 18 beep procession. Don't know if related. When ...
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Disconnected wires near battery in BMW e46

I noticed a disconnected wire dangling next to the battery in the trunk of my 2005 BMW 330ci. It was actually a red and blue wire that veered off from the thick red one in the middle of the image. ...
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Driving slower at low constant rpms or driving fast to get to destination faster, which saves more gas?

As the question title says. I am a new driver and I understand that driving at higher RPMs can burn more gas faster. However getting to a destination longer would mean you were spending gas at a ...
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Ticking noise while idling that increases with acceleration

2013 Chevy Cruze. 86000 miles. Our car has been ticking while idling, and the noise gets louder and faster when accelerating. Oil has been changed regularly. Water pump was changed recently due to a ...
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What does an actuator part look like?

I found out that one of my actuators is broken. I found this part corresponding to the door that needs to be fixed. It's called 'door latch', so not sure if this contains the actuator. I'd appreciate ...
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1995 Dodge Viper

So my friend is interested in this 1995 Dodge Viper he's seen on a pre-owned showroom and I have some questions that I'd like to ask. What kind of questions related to that specific car should we ...
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What made Ferrari choose this particular firing order for their flat-plane V8's?

In other words, what factors influence an engine designer's decision to go with a certain firing order? I had some free time today to investigate what firing orders are possible on a flat-plane 90° ...
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Strange brake noise

https://goo.gl/photos/8J9acXhHpqFL3nau5 My car just started making this noise when I apply the brakes. It persists for a few seconds after but only if the car is moving. Any ideas what is wrong? ...
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No low beams but do have high beams

I have a 2008 Toyota tundra that I replaced 1 headlight on thinking it was bad but then replaced it a second time and it worked fine for 1 day and the all of a sudden now I do not have any low beams ...
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1answer
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Battery light flashing after alternator install on 2004 Ford Escape

I just put new alternator on my 2004 Ford Escape, and now my battery light keeps flashing on and off, and it will sometimes stay on. The battery has been checked and is charging 100 % . The alternator ...
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Tire SideWall Damage. Replace?

Yesterday I bumped into a curb and my tire has sidewall damage. Is this tire safe to drive on? or do I need to replace this tire?
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what are the advantages of upside down forks

Recently I have come across many bikes which have upside down front forks. From browsing around the internet , I was not able to get a concrete answer for why it is preferred over conventional ...
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Car stalls/dies suddenly while driving and is not starting again

I own a Indian Make TATA INDICA Ev2 (CR4) Turbo Engine car. i did rebore recently and the milage was 1,30,000 KMs. after rebore first service of 3000 km is successfully completed and now i'm facing a ...
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Leaking coolant [on hold]

My Vauxhall insignia recently had a head gasket blown this was a couple of months ago I've noticed that it can need topping up after 2-3 days and all the coolant has gone. Also I've checked the oil ...
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Hyundai i30, 1600 cc Difficulty starting

Hyundai i30 model 1600 cc Auto. diesel, now done 60,000 miles. About 10 months ago, I had difficulty starting the engine from cold. The temperature would have been in the 50 to 60 degree Fahrenheit ...
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backup lights stay on in park and switch off

I am working on a 2003 ford explorer sport trac.The backup lights stay on and I have to remove the fuse to turn them off.
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Revving and rattling sometimes when braking

My Tacoma has been making a strange revving and rattling sound when the truck is in motion and the brake or the clutch is pressed and the gas pedal is released. I couldn't reproduce the effect when ...
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Multimeter - Basic Functionality and Howto

Multimeters I'm looking for some responses regarding multimeter basics for the site tag-wiki to point OP's at when we want them to use one. The question is; What are the basic functions of a ...
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use SAE80W/90 instead of EP90 [duplicate]

Can I always use SAE80W/90 API GL5 instead of EP90 for my good old Masport lawn mower's gears? I can't get EP90, which the manual asks for, anymore. ...
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05 Nissan Maxima SL 3.5 P1283

Figured I'd throw this one up here and see if any other mechanics have run into this code before. History Customer came in with a check engine light complaint. Confirmed codes P1283 and P1800. MAF ...
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Van makes knocking noise, even after it has been off for hours

I have an '05 Sienna. At 7 this morning, it was making a knocking noise when I went to leave for work. It had been off since about 9:30 last night. Clicked unlock on the remote and nothing happened. ...
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Motorcycle won't turn over immediately after a pit stop

Motorcycle: 1980 Honda CB900 Custom. After refilling the battery with distilled water, getting it charged and letting the motorcycle sit for a few days... I then went for a ride yesterday. The ...
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What is a “crank throw” and how can I determine the number of crank throws on an engine?

This term is confusing me a little and I wanted to make sure I understood it correctly. Based on my understanding of the Wikipedia article, it looks to me like a crank throw is what allows the piston ...
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Replacement of snapped aerial base unit on a Honda CRV i-CDTi [on hold]

I need to carry out the above following a vandal attack. Everything still works, so I only need to replace the plastic dome housing (upper section) of the base unit, or the whole unit, but excluding ...
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Do I Need to Replace Complete Rear Brake Components

I inherited Mom's 1999 car with 47K on it, it was garaged for several years. I've noticed the brakes squeal intermittently dependent on how hard the brake pedal is applied. So I had a brake inspection ...
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Follow up question on spark plug heat range

@vini_i gave a great answer to my previous question here (What is spark plug heat range) Part of that answer is that the reason for spark plugs having different heat ranges is that if it runs to ...
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Engine Temperature from OBD data

Engine Coolant temperature is obtained from OBD. But there is no PID to get engine temperature. Obviously, they are related, rather proportional I guess. But can there be a case where my engine is ...
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How to restore and care for leather?

I have an old car and I am wondering about the processes involved in cleaning the leather on it and bringing it back to an almost new looking state. The roof exterior roof is leather and the whole ...
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Old starter clicked, wont turn over engine. New starter wont even click - no noise at all

My old starter would click, but not turn the engine over. I got a brand new starter and installed it. The only two wires connected to the starter are completely different and can only be fit in the ...
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Brake fluid doesn't move in the master cylinder container

I have done a clutch bleed on my toyota corolla e120 2006 because I had some difficulties shifting out of 1st gear, I bled it through the slave cylinder and I noticed the fluid was dark black, I was ...
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Weird grinding sound from the gear box

It is not like when you try to shift a manual stick without the clutch. But a lot lighter than that varying in amplitude (louder and lower) and probably is only there when the engine is cold (Because ...

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