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How do I treat aluminium oxidation on body panels?

Like most of us I have dealt with steel rust on many occasions, but how should I deal with aluminium corrosion bubbles under the paint? I have just bought my first aluminium car, which are becoming a ...
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1answer
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How do I tell if I screwed up my oil change?

I just changed my oil in my 2500 HD Silverado for the first time by myself. I've changed my oil in a 2004 Toyota Camry a handful of times, but I always had a friend supervise me. I need to know common ...
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2003 Opel Agila is making a funny ticking noise on starting

My 2003 Opel Agila 1.2 is making a very loud ticking noise when I start it up, and it doesn't sound right. It only ticks when idling and when I rev it, the ticking noise goes away. The car runs ...
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1answer
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Why aren't rotary/Wankel engines used more in motorcycles?

The strengths of the rotary/Wankel engine seem perfectly suited for the needs of a motorcycle (small, lightweight, smooth, high revving). The main disadvantage (lousy fuel economy) also tends to be ...
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Suzuki electrical failure after rain

I have a Suzuki Marauder, believe its 2000. I left it out in a heavy rain. When I tried to start it after, I turned the key and all the lights went on per normal, but when I pressed the starter button,...
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What are the Ignition Switch Wires for?

I am referring to the 4-5 wires that connect to the plastic housing sitting behind the ignition switch. My guess is each of the wires is there to send current to its respectable position (accessories, ...
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GM's “Quad 4” Engine

The Quad 4 was a 4-cylinder, 2.3 liter engine GM designed in the late 80's and produced 180-190 hp depending on the level of tune. Impressive numbers on paper when the 5.7 liter V8 engine in the ...
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Oil light is always on (2006 golf 1,4i)

The oil light is always on in my 2006 VW Golf 1.4i. I have tried changing the oil pump, oil switch, and even putting more oil in, but the light remains on.
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Cant Start 08 Civic (Diagnosis)

So I just bought this 08 civic LX (110k miles). After a few days of flawless driving, we noticed a couple wires NOT connected that were coming from the hood opener-sensor thing. Plugged them together ...
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1answer
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How does an ignition switch work?

I know it's different in every make and model but for just a guideline how do a Ignition switch work? I know about the the ignition system but how do electricity follow from the switch down to the ...
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which lane to turn into? [on hold]

I have a question for left/right turn. Please excuse me if it is already been asked. When you are turning left into a 2-lane road from a 2-lane road, we should stick to the lane which we are in. ...
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1answer
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2011 Ram 1500 5.7 squeeking noise

My truck makes a loud squeeking noise after about 10-15 minutes of driving. The noise does not excellerate or decrease with engine rpm. Took to dealer they replaced idler pulley and it never went away....
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Toyota 4Runner - automatic (Old model ) misfires and delay in changing gears. What is the problem?

My Toyota 4 Runner (old model) misfires and seems lazy especially while climbing hills. There is also a delay in changing from gears 2 - 3 and 4. Can someone please help to advise? Thanks in advance.
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Windshield wipers on '98 Chevy S-10 work sometimes but not all the time

I checked the fuse and wiring, they are okay, don't know what else it might be. BAFFLED. I think there is a motor and board, but don't know why it works sometimes and sometimes not.
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1answer
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Where is the voltage regulator on a Honda wave 125cc?

Where can I find the voltage regulator on my Honda wave 125cc? I need to replace it with a new one so that my head lights will be in good condition and work well.
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Are there “standard” torque values for fasteners?

For "normal" applications (say attaching the oil pan or valve cover) are there standard or typical torque values for fasteners? I'm wondering if it is possible to use a rule of thumb for those ...
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1answer
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How can you tell if a water pump or water pump gasket is bad?

I'm changing the head gasket on a 99 ranger. I don't know why it overheated in the first place. There has to be a cause, right? I was cleaning up the top of the engine block to put the heads back on ...
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1answer
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BMW 3 series 320D 2010 brake light and inspection light

Today the trip computer went over the service due milage. After a short period the red inspection light came on and what appears to be the red brake fluid light? Below is the closest picture I could ...
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3answers
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LED Blinkers - Burning out on 1976 Triumph Bonneville

I have a 1976 Triumph Bonneville and recently replaced the garbage LED chips inside the eBay signal lights with brighter Cree LED chips. I bench tested the circuit shown below with a 12v bench supply ...
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1answer
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Why is my shifter lever extremely stiff or hard to shift gears?

My Yamaha 85 750 maxim I shifter is extremely stiff or hard to shift?but when I pulled off the casing that it passes thru or even loosened the bolts to the caseing it shifted normally?
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0answers
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How to adjust power for 1st & 2nd gear in classic 350?

i am facing loss of power with 1st & 2nd gear while accelerating after changing gears. As soon as RPM goes high the power becomes stable. I want to know that which type of setting should be done ...
3
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0answers
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Mazda 3/Axela RVM light when OBD2 adapter connected

I have connected a OBD2 adapter (Bluetooth ELM327) to my 2010 Mazda Axela (1990cc) and I've noticed that when my phone is connected to the adapter, the Mazda RVM alert lights on the side mirrors come ...
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0answers
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How does dynamic control light works

Take the example from Nissan Juke dashboard: There are 2 modes in the dashboard, the first mode is when the label shows "A/C" and in the other mode, it shows the label "Normal". I was wondering how ...
2
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0answers
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yamaha yzf r1 2002 fault code 15

I have fault code 15 on my display. Checked the TPS, it has the right resistance on all cables combinations. Also correct voltage on yellow - black when its attached to wire harness and the ignition ...
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2answers
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WHAT ARE THE SPECIFIC SYMPTOMS OF BURN TRANSMISSION

I BEING TOLD THAT MY TRANSMISSION BURN IT WAS RUNING PERFECTLY AND SUDLENLY I WASNT ABLE TO SPEED MORE THAN 20MPH BUT STILL RUNS IM NOT SURE IF IS TRUTH SINCE FIRTS THEY SAID ALL I NEED TO DO WAS A ...
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1answer
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Idle doesn't hold on 2006 Toyota pick up truck after giving a jump, actually failing to give a jump.

We have a 2006 toyota pick up truck and a 2000 mustang with a dead battery. Cable's have been Properly connected. 1, I can get no current flow, no jump from the toyota, yet it starts the pick up ...
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1answer
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Engine noise and smoke while driving with low oil, no longer starts

I have a 1971 Ford F250 XLT. I was driving it down the highway and I realized I needed oil badly. I told my wife "we gotta get oil first thing tomorrow" and she said okay. 5 minutes later, 10 minutes ...
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0answers
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee transmission issue

70,000 miles. Every once in a while when my wife is driving, randomly the "transmission above temp" comes on and the engine revs. She puts the truck in neutral, shuts the truck off, then back on. ...
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2answers
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Why do vehicles handle better with heavy loads? [on hold]

Inspired by comments here: I'm not the only one who has experienced an improvement in ride and road-feel with a heavily-laden vehicle. I'm recalling a long drive I made a decade ago in my otherwise ...
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1answer
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Why are my new tie rod ends or ball joints sticking?

A mechanic replaced the ball joints and tie rod ends on my 1994 Dodge 1500 and now the steering sticks so badly that it's dangerous to drive. What could be the cause and solution?
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0answers
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Rear right side vibration

1994 Dodge Grand Caravan SE 3.3 ltr. Right rear vibration at low speeds. Feels like it vibrates right as it is going to change gears for the last time. It's an automatic, has what appears to be new ...
5
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0answers
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Car stumbles and stalls after adding fuel additive

I have recently replaced the fuel filter and added a fuel additive of my Cayenne, both are bought from Porsche company, but the very next day I drove my car and it starts to stumble and stalls. Would ...
3
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1answer
81 views

Brakes or front tie rods

I have a 2003 Nissan Altima SE 3.5v. I had my tie rods replaced with new ones and the same sound they made when they went bad is back again. I noticed that the boot had come loose and I had to ...
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1answer
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Thumping noise after pad and rotor replacement

I recently had my front pads and rotor replaced on my 2012 Jeep Patriot but within one week I heard a thumping sound when breaking. The repair shop warrantied out both the rotors, and when the ...
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0answers
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2001 WR426F Leaks a bit of oil out of the breather tube, is it normal?

I have a WR426F that after a bit of trailing has a small (couple drops) puddle of oil underneath it after sitting a bit. It seems to be coming from the breather tube, is that normal? I also have a ...
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1answer
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2006 Hummer H3's radio (Pioneer NEX 4200) turns back on after the car is off

I am having an issue where after my car is off for a while the radio will turn back on and stay on until the battery is drained. I have had a large Chevy dealership along with Best Buy's automotive ...
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1answer
22 views

Drove with extremely low oil, engine light on [duplicate]

I drive a 2011 Honda Odyssey. The last time I had my oil changed, they neglected to reset the oil change indicator (relevant because I'm assuming it would have come back on sooner when my oil level ...
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3answers
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How over-square can you go?

I'm wondering what's the limit for how over-square a motorcycle engine can be... I know all sport bikes I looked at had just under 25 m/s piston speed regardless of the stroke/rpm... So I'm ...
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3answers
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2004 Mazda 3 runs out of gas while gauge still show fuel

My car first ran out of gas at a quarter tank of gas. A few weeks later it ran out at half a tank. Then it started dieing while driving down the road and now it won't start at all. It will turn over ...
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2answers
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Higher CCA in batteries in warmer climates

If a battery with a higher CCA capacity is used in a warmer climate, would it effect the battery's performance in the longer run?
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1answer
28 views

My 2004 Audi a4 is making a gurgling noise from my engine

My 2004 Audi a4 is making a gurgling noise from my engine. I am also having to constantly put antifreeze in it. Is this related? I know I'll have to take her to be looked at but can anyone tell me ...
5
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0answers
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Discharging alternators

I had to replace the original alternator on my '99 Z28 Camaro in January and have had 3 after market and 1 OE and all continue to discharge with air and radio on. Mechanic says it is fine but I think ...
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0answers
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04 GMC Savanna G2500 4.8 V8 No Power

First time I looked at this the A/C compressor clutch wasn't engaging. Long story short: the high side pressure switch on the back of the compressor was unplugged. Noted that the engine was shaking (...
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2answers
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How did luxury cars provide smoother rides without active suspensions?

It seems all luxury cars have active suspensions now, so it's not a fair comparison to "non-active" cars. But I was recently driving a mid-2000 Mercedes E-class over the same roads I normally travel ...
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0answers
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Coolant loss out of overflow of an 1980 c-10

I have an 1980s Chevy 305 engine. Was out for early morning breakfast and noticed coolant was coming out of overflow tank. The motor had not gotten warm yet. What could be causing it to overflow???
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0answers
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Intermittant starting problem

1967 Camaro SS 350 with Powerglide trans. sometimes will not start. No click, no dimming of lights when key is turned, nothing happens. It will do this maybe one time out of 15 or 20 starting ...
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0answers
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After market lights

My aftermarket led lights work at first but if I turn them on after a short period of time they don't? if I plug stock third brake light back in they work fine?
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0answers
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Acura MDX rear-seat cup holder not opening

I have an Acura MDX 2008, and I recently noticed that the rear seat cup holder was broken. It won't open up. As I don't have a warranty on the vehicle, how can I fix this issue? Thanks!
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1answer
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Vibration when stopped in gear

1998 Mercedes E320 (57,000 miles), when stopped, in gear, brake pedal down and before car warms up we have a bad vibration. If you put it in neutral, park, or reverse, the vibration goes away. Runs ...
4
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1answer
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Strange dull areas on paintwork after trip to bodyshop

After a crash I had some work done to my car at an Audi approved bodyshop. This involved some respraying. Since I've got it back I've noticed dull matte marks on one side of the paintwork. They seem ...

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