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2answers
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How to test for a leak in the exhaust manifold gasket?

I suspect that my 1999 Volvo V40 T4 has a leaky exhaust manifold gasket. In winter there used to be some odd faint whistling while the engine was cold and now I'm trying to find the reason of a ...
2
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2answers
432 views

How Does a Quick Shifter work in a motorcycle

I have often seen motorcycles like the BMW S100RR and the famous Ducati Panigale with Quick Shifter technology which allows seamless gear changes. I want to know how these things work mechanically ...
3
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0answers
14 views

converting tramsmission

my car has in a Toyota 4e engine which uses a corolla 3 speed transmission. The transmission is faulty so i would like to change it to a 4 speed transmission toyota starlet transmission, same (engine)...
2
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1answer
12 views

Car door dented

I dented my car door while trying to turn into a tight spot. When I took the car for service they told me that the door will have to be replaced and is gonna cost big bucks. However there is no damage ...
7
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1answer
22 views

2015 Honda Mobilio - Car shakes when started

I have a 2015 Honda Mobilio with a manual transmission. I have had this car for 6 months and have not experienced any problems until yesterday morning. When I start my car, the engine shakes badly. ...
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0answers
18 views

How to get scuff of car door [duplicate]

The back of my car has scraped against a wall and is now scuffed. It's a few white scuffs and I'm just wondering what the best thing would be to do? I can't afford to go to the professionals
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1answer
17 views

Change clock to 24-hours mode on radio in Honda Element

Is there a way to change the settings on a factory-installed CD-radio unit that came with my 2004 Honda Element to display the clock in 24-hour mode? Looked in the owners manual, but no mention there....
6
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0answers
20 views

Tyre Valve Pin Too Far In

I just bought a second-hand car, and when I got it home I tried to check the tyre pressures, with a simple mechanical pressure gauge like this, which I've used for years on previous cars with no issue....
1
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0answers
7 views

Volvo S80 Ventilator odor [duplicate]

I have a 2008 Volvo S80 and there is a terrible odor coming from the vents but NOT when the A/C or heat is on. How can I fix this?
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1answer
28 views

Suzuki GSX 150 fuel knob position

How do I identify the GSXR 150 fuel knob location? ON POSITION. RESERVE POSITION OFF POSITION. Can someone give me an idea of the various positions based upon a clock face? Thank you.
2
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1answer
31 views

What sort of temperatures do exhaust manifolds on large engines reach after normal operation?

The main car that I was wondering for was a Nissan Altima 2.5l 4dr. 2007 with 138,000 Miles
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2answers
21 views

2011 Ford Mondeo 2.3L - petrol fuel pump keeps failing

I've had a 2011 Ford Mondeo 2.3L for about 18 months, and the fuel pump has failed for the third time. Each time the same story - the car drives fine, turn off the engine, leave the car, get back in ...
1
vote
1answer
19 views

Honda civic 1.4

My daughter has a w reg Honda civic 1.4. she says there is a rattle from the back when she changes gear & also when dropping engine speed. What could it be? It is Sunday so can't find mechanic.
3
votes
1answer
13 views

1994 Toyota will not start or crank and key dings. What could this be?

Our 1994 Toyota Corolla sat for about 2 weeks without starting it then yesterday it started and we moved it to repair a hose to the radiator. Once he tried to start it again it will not start or crank,...
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2answers
19 views

2000 Ford Focus will not start

After turning the ignition the car will not make a sound. The radio works and all the lights work ,except for the headlights
2
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0answers
21 views

How to make the side mirrors open or close with the locks of the car?

I have a corolla 2012 and I want to make some modifications on it. I want the side mirrors to close and open when I press the the lock and unlock button of the remote control. Anyone has any idea of ...
6
votes
5answers
851 views

How much room do I need to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning?

I'm driving an 04' Subaru Forester, and it needs some cleaning on the inside. I'm in my apartments underground parking garage, and I'm wondering, am I safe to idle the car (for the AC, lights on ...
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4answers
40 views

How to not hit the car in front whatever the car? [on hold]

I'm designing a 3d model of a car with some specifications. The question that I thought of now and also is a good question as I don't personally know the answer while driving my own car is: How can ...
5
votes
2answers
92 views

Shouldn't a loss of compression equal a loss of power?

I recently did a compression test on a Nissan B13 GA16DE and got 125, 127, 122 and 140 psi (cold). A few years ago, all 4 cylinders got 135-140 psi, cold. Shouldn't this loss of compression have led ...
3
votes
4answers
40 views

Flat Repair with wire exposed?

I hit a nasty bolt dead center of the tire on my Ford Ranger truck. Sam's Club said they couldn't patch it because of the broken wires, but that someone else could probably plug it. Went to Discount ...
0
votes
2answers
12 views

1998 Toyota Pre Runner Will not start?

Turn the key on all you hear is the relay click, no starter noise. New battery and new starter are on it. What could it be? Is there a neutral safety switch?
2
votes
2answers
16 views

Repair question on wheel vibration

I use a honda city 2008 but my issue is when at 80km/h, i car start to vibrate, and when i apply break it vibrate as well in 80Km/h. But if am under 70km/hr it dose not vibrate. Kindly shred light.
4
votes
1answer
61 views

What is the best way to repair these motorbike wires?

2 of the wires on my motorbike were cut and used to hotwire it. It's been recovered and I need to permanently connect these back together. What would be the best and easiest way to do this? An ...
5
votes
2answers
23 views

Can running a car with zero oil warp the crank shaft, in turn causing the harmonic balancer to shake off?

Car was run out of oil due to plug not installed properly. Now harmonic balancer has come off. Can this be due to warping of the crank shaft?
2
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2answers
16 views

BMW 3 series e40 2011 halo / angel eyes

The halo lights or angel lights or day time running lights have gone on one side. I was wondering if this was a bit job or a BMW job. I've looked at the rings and it's not led it just looks like a ...
1
vote
0answers
9 views

1999 Toyota Camry Transmission issue

I have a 1999 Toyota Camry. Bought it from dealership a year and 3 months ago. I went from 150,000 to 170,000 miles on the Odometer. Overtime the car started to shift rough (automatic vehicle). I ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

Sudden loss of some electrics whilst driving

Strange sequence of events, hoping someone can figure it out with me. I was driving home and first noticed after 30 mins of driving the temperature was very, very low. It is winter here in Aus but ...
3
votes
1answer
19 views

Car horn works only sometimes and with very very low sound

My car (Suzuki Mehran) horn works only sometimes after many days and with very low sound. The problem started when I turned on car ac about a month ago. In start the horn sound became low whenever car ...
1
vote
2answers
19 views

AC Blowing Heat

I have Honda Accord 2002 SE. Today my a/c was blowing not as cold as it used to be, so I checked refrigerant level. It was high in red and I decided to discharge it pushing on the high end port. ...
3
votes
1answer
27 views

Why does the engine have lesser pulling strength when the fuel in the tank is lesser?

I've noticed a difference that when the fuel in the tank is low, it takes a bit more time for the bike to accelerate to a higher speed than if the fuel tank is mid level or full. Same thing said by a ...
2
votes
1answer
10 views

Easiest way to find a refrigerant leak on a 1999 Olds Intrigue [duplicate]

I had the level of the refrigerant checked and it was low, and the guy i bought the car from said he hadn't driven it in over a year, so I bought a can and filled it up. Air cooled off a bit then ...
3
votes
1answer
31 views

Convertible top vinyl small crack repair

So I have a 2012 convertible V6 Ford Mustang and there is a very small crack developing in a crease on my roof: I believe the top is made from Vinyl and I must confess that I've neglected it. The ...
4
votes
1answer
38 views

What would keep my 2007 Pontiac Torrent from starting?

I have a 2007 Pontiac Torrent. Sometimes my car won't start. When I turn the ignition it will just click, but when I turn the wheel a little it will crank. Could it be the starter? I just got a new ...
6
votes
1answer
26 views

Should you replace the MAF sensor housing when replacing the MAF sensor itself?

When I search for a MAF (mass air flow) sensor on a parts website, I see some that are sold with the housing and some without. A mechanic gave me a quote that correlates price-wise with the full ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

2002 Chevy Blazer - Oil in coolant

I have a 2002 Chevy Blazer with 237755 miles. I was just informed that I have a blown head gasket and oil is leaking into my coolant. On my way into work this morning my check engine light was ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

my 2000 vw eurovan makes a whining sound

after I take my foot off of the brake and/or when I am going up a grade the whine or beeeeep sound .. usually I have driven a half hour or more sometimes sooner
2
votes
0answers
15 views

injection fault Renault Megane 2 1.5dci

I have a Renault Megane 2 1.5 dci with 150,000 km on the clock. Sign the injection fault, then the engine stops or makes rattling noises. I noticed that the hose back fuel for air bubbles that appear ...
4
votes
3answers
217 views

Tapping into the on-board computer

I'm thinking of replacing my car's radio panel with a custom built Raspberry Pi device, something like this device. However, it's usefulness would be much larger, if I could get information from the ...
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votes
0answers
11 views

Cant get ignition lights on

I have a golf 1 1.4 carb 2004. (New Dash) I was driving the car yesterday and the car goes completely dead, there are no ignition lights but the hazard lights comes on and the park lights come on. ...
3
votes
1answer
40 views

Can I use hard tools to remove hardened carbon buildup on valves?

I used a brass brush by hand to clean the carbon off the aluminium head of my BMW R80GS 1991. The valves however are very stubborn, a brass dremel head won't do it either. I started using a soft steel ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

2003 Mazda Tribute Airbag Warning Light

I've got a 2003 Mazda Tribute that has the airbag warning light come on most days now (the frequency has been slowly increasing over several months). The light now comes on almost every time I drive ...
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votes
1answer
23 views

2005 ford freestyle aftermarket upgrades for Hp

what are some upgrades? throttle body lift? cutout and sleeve cat? runs well as is. I own a 700 Polaris and want to tow it around my Colorado mountains. thanks for any help
0
votes
0answers
10 views

2000 Honda motor is sputtering

Today my 2000 Honda Accord started sputtering and the engine light started blinking on and off. It sputtered all the way home and I tried cutting off the car and starting it back but no change... What ...
4
votes
2answers
54 views

What does the dust shield behind the brakes do?

Behind the brake rotors is a dust shield. I'm interested in removing the dust shields on my car because I'm looking to install larger calipers than what my car originally came with. What is the ...
4
votes
1answer
75 views

1988 Prelude guages stop working when hot

My tach,temp guage and fuel guage work fine when car is cool but when the car gets hot ( just sitting parked motor not running ) all 3 guages quit working . Any ideas ? Would deeply appreciate any ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Hot cranking problem on 6.6 duramax

6.6 duramax diesel engine cranks good cold but periodically won't crank hot unless I use starting fluid. This usually happens after engine has been turned off about 30 minutes. Also if idles for ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

What is a good solution for patching a tear in a canvas rag top? [duplicate]

I have a tear about 3-4 inches long on my canvas rag top. The cost of a new one is 700 bucks and I rather not pay that if I can get away with a patch for now. Any suggestions?
5
votes
2answers
79 views

Where does the piston stop after the ignition is turned off?

Compression stroke at TDC or Exhaust at TDC or somewhere else? Is this position fixed or does it depend on other conditions?
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Engine Service Light - Erratic Idling 2007 Toyota Matrix

My 2007 Matrix idles between 1000 and 2,500 rpm and while driving there are times when the engine "stutters" almost like it's missing a plug... I checked the coolant level while the engine was cold ...
2
votes
2answers
82 views

Engine died after driving fast on highway

I drove my 2004 Ford Ranger 3.0L V6 on the highway at 120 kph (65 mph) in second gear, and the engine died. Is it seized or can I repair it? The transmission fluid is still the proper color and doesn'...

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