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Top new questions this week:

Wrong octane fuel

I have a 2014 Fiat Punto and have been using 92 octane gas. I have never read the manual, but am now told I should use 95. Should I use what is in the tank before filling with 95 or is it OK to mix ...

gasoline octane  
asked by Judith hb 12 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 26 votes

Torn out nut insert on hatchback lift strut anchor

Car: 2001 VW Golf It was late at night, I was in a hurry and like an idiot I forced the hatchback closed. I tore out the nut insert (don't know what else to call it) that one end of the hydraulic ...

vw golf  
asked by No Grabbing 5 votes
answered by Martin 4 votes

Why does my Honda aviator take more than 15 min to kick start?

In the morning, my Honda Aviator scooter takes too much time to kick start and once started then it will start easily the next time in two to three kicks. The electric starter is not working due to a ...

honda scooter hero-honda  
asked by user374112 4 votes
answered by Phil G 21 votes

Can you clean the idle air control on a 2002 Ford Escape

It looks like this. There are two reasons I suspect the idle air control might be faulty. When you start the engine the RPMs shoot straight up to 4000 for a second or two before going down to ...

ford escape fast-idle  
asked by user875234 3 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 4 votes

Frozen maintenance free battery

I have a frozen maintenance free battery with a life of 14.5% life according to my dashboard display. I really can't afford to replace it at this point. I had it boosted and let it run for a half hour ...

asked by Glenn Dobson 3 votes
answered by trond hansen 1 vote

Brake caliper leak while pushing piston back

I'm a bit worried about my front brake calipers on my MX5 MK1. I was replacing the front brake pads, and I had to push the caliper piston back in order to fit with the new pads. I used a C clamp to ...

brake-calipers brake-fluid disk-brakes  
asked by Alimba 2 votes
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 2 votes

Can 2008 engine be installed in 2009 liberty?

my engine gave out and dealer replaced it. Is it possible for 2008 engine to be put in a 2009 Liberty? I did my oil change now, and the oil filter for 2009 Jeep Liberty did not fit. The filter was ...

engine jeep liberty  
asked by user5012940 2 votes
answered by PeteCon 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?

I've seen photographs of cars with strange inclined tires like the one in the picture I pasted here. They seems to be Japanese cars. Is it for drifting? Maybe for appearance? Do the tires get ...

tires wheels modification  
asked by Roby Sottini 14 votes
answered by Chris 8 votes

What causes battery terminal corrosion?

I put a new battery in my car about 8 months ago. After a problem starting a couple days ago, I found that there was massive corrosion under the battery terminals, so I cleaned them out and ...

electrical battery wiring  
asked by Brian Knoblauch 31 votes
answered by Brian Knoblauch 0 votes

Bubbling sound from the cooliant area when I turn the engine off

I drive a 2002- Chrysler PT Cruiser. I hear this bubbling sound when I turn the engine off. It occasionally registers at hot so I put more coolant in and it seems OK for a while. The coolant is not on ...

chrysler pt-cruiser  
asked by Sylvia 2 votes
answered by dobey 2 votes

Why does my RPM drop when sitting idle at traffic lights?

While I'm sitting idle at traffic lights I put the car into neutral. The engine stays idling at about 1000 RPM. However every now and then it drops down to about 500 RPM and then quickly back up to ...

engine troubleshooting car rpm  
asked by Aequitas 10 votes
answered by HandyHowie 8 votes

Charging battery after a jump start

A friend accidentally let the battery in his car run out by leaving the car lights on. He managed to get it going again with a jump start, but he wasn't sure how long he'd have to drive to ensure that ...

asked by StackExchange What The Heck 10 votes
answered by Qwedvit 9 votes

Will Putting An Extra Quart of Oil In My Car Ruin It?

I put too much motor oil in my car's motor. About a quart - have I ruined my car? I've been driving it. I know I need to get the oil drained. But I'm worried that I've ruined my car which has been ...

asked by Nancy 20 votes
answered by Bob Cross 12 votes

Engine power specification at different rpm?

Car companies advertise the power of an engine at different rpms. Car 1: 80 PS at 6000 rpm Car 2: 85 PS at 6500 rpm What does the power at different rpm mean? Does it mean Car 1 has better power ...

engine engine-theory power rpm  
asked by user3041058 18 votes
answered by Bob Cross 23 votes

Can you answer these questions?

Battery drained 10 amps with key in the dashboard - what can it be?

Old Honda Civic hatchback 1.4i, manual gear, air conditioning. No longer starting (see below the history). I noticed that with the key off or in the dashboard with there is a small 40 mA drain. I am ...

battery troubleshooting battery-drain  
asked by Sredni Vashtar 1 vote
answered by jwh20 0 votes

High pitched revving/sensitive gas pedal?

I live in the UK and went to go and test drive a 1.0L Peugeot 108. The car was in good condition and it's from a main dealer at a fair price which is why I am attracted to it. It was obviously sitting ...

engine manual-transmission  
asked by Michael Harding 1 vote

2008 Ford Focus - My AC turns on and off fairly rapidly when driving slowly or stopping

how is everyone? I have a little problem, so when the AC is turned on and while driving slowly or waiting in traffic it repeatedly shuts down and turns back on blowing normal temperature air (same as ...

ford ac overheating focus fan  
asked by Sunny_Z 1 vote
answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 0 votes
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