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May
19
comment Slow acceleration and moving… Rpms won't go high
By the way, this must be a manual transmission vehicle, right?
May
19
comment Slow acceleration and moving… Rpms won't go high
Seems to me this is physically impossible - unless you are rolling down a hill in neutral, if the wheels are speeding up, and you haven't changed gears, the engine must do the same. I would suspect the tachometer is just reading incorrectly. Do you hear the engine noise increase in pitch? What happens if you go ahead and try to upshift anyway?
May
14
comment There's no acceleration forward or in reverse and no light
Can you give some more details about what happened when the RPMs "shot up"? Was the car moving? What gear were you in? What do you mean "no acceleration" : the car didn't accelerate at the instant the RPMs shot up, or it doesn't accelerate at all? What kind of transmission does the car have?
May
14
comment Water is dropping from car?
What model of Nissan is your car?
May
10
comment 2008 Toyota Corolla - Overheated while idling, coolant full or very slightly low
What size is a yogurt container for you? Around here yogurt comes in several sizes.
May
9
comment Car stalls after running
Welcome to mechanics.se. You used the tag power-windows but didn't mention anything about windows in the question - are they related somehow, or was the tag a mistake?
May
1
comment How long will my motor last having clogged catalytic converters?
In some jurisdictions, removing your catalytic converter would actually be illegal.
Apr
28
comment Is shifting to neutral on a decline more fuel efficient than keeping the gear engaged?
@supercat: My understanding is that, for an engine designed with deceleration fuel cutoff, the car will in fact cut off the flow of fuel in this situation. I am not claiming that this applies to every car, but I believe DFCO has been standard (perhaps even required?) for some time now. Cars without this feature would continue to supply fuel when coasting, of course.
Apr
27
comment Is shifting to neutral on a decline more fuel efficient than keeping the gear engaged?
@Paulster2: Yeah, sorry, after posting I found this had already been answered several times over.
Apr
27
comment Is shifting to neutral on a decline more fuel efficient than keeping the gear engaged?
Possible duplicate of mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/678/… which was closed as off-topic.
Apr
27
answered Is shifting to neutral on a decline more fuel efficient than keeping the gear engaged?
Apr
23
comment What is a “confidential vehicle identification” number?
Where did you hear about this, and in what context?
Apr
23
comment Odometer gained 65,000 miles after battery replacement
@Joshua: It would help a lot if you could say what you know about the vehicle's history. Were there previous owners who could have tampered with the odometer? Does the history and condition of the vehicle make it plausible that the true mileage is in fact 23,000?
Apr
22
comment What will cause my Ford Expedition not to start?
Can you be more descriptive about the idling "trouble"? What exactly was happening? What exactly happens when you try to start the vehicle (lights, sounds, etc)? Have you tested the battery? What year is the vehicle? You can use the edit button to add details.
Apr
21
comment Odometer gained 65,000 miles after battery replacement
@Paulster2: So you think the shop did something that caused the odometer to revert to the correct value? What could that be? Or are you just saying that erratic odometer behavior could be caused by previous tampering (and that 91,000 is not necessarily the correct value either)? I agree that a 13 year old car with only 23,000 miles is extremely unusual, even suspicious.
Apr
6
comment Why would engine noise in cabin be much worse in one vehicle compared to another?
Maybe one just has a louder engine than the other? Do they sound equally loud from outside?
Apr
4
comment Where is the clutch pedal located on a manual 1998 Ford Contour?
What country was this in? And do you know in which country the car was manufactured?
Apr
4
answered Where is the clutch pedal located on a manual 1998 Ford Contour?
Apr
2
answered Car Hesitate Sometimes While Driving
Mar
31
revised my car sputters and it wont hold idle
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