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Is my timing belt looking bad?

I would like to know how is my timing belt looking? Does it appear that it is about time for a change? I do not see obvious signs of cracking but the upper side of the belt does look glossy though not ...

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user avatar answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 8

Door Locks problem

my car is a Hyundai Sonata 2013 GLS, I've been having a little issue with my doors locks, it seems to try to work, I can see some movement in the rear passenger doors, the driver's locks and unlocks ...

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user avatar asked by Erick Montero Calzadilla Score of 3
user avatar answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 3

Should oil pressure ever go down with increased RPM?

I have a Rotax engine which, when the oil is cold, shows a mild pressure drop when the rpms increase. Here's a video which shows it happening. The oil pressure is shown in the top right gauge, and the ...

user avatar asked by Kenn Sebesta Score of 1
user avatar answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 1

Transmission - Poor Shifting - Next Steps

My transmission shifts poorly most of the time. The poor shifting feels like when you manually shift to a lower gear when at speed. The shifting is far from violent and has no audible noise. The ...

automatic-transmission mazda mazda-6  
user avatar asked by user125877 Score of 1

Using slightly larger wire for repair

I am trying to repair a car wire that goes to an antenna (powering 'comfort access') that seems to have been chewed up by some animal / insect / rodent -- the original wire is a 20/22 gauge wire and ...

electrical bmw repair electronics  
user avatar asked by AnchovyLegend Score of 1
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Part advice for Audi A4 B8 door actuator

I have Audi A4 B8 (2.0 Diesel) I need to replace the right side rear car door's actuator. The part codes are so confusing, with pre Nov 2009, post Nov 2009. I found it very difficult to pin point the ...

audi door a4 actuator  
user avatar asked by MSBI-Geek Score of 1
user avatar answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 0

The meaning of budding technology

could someone help me understand what a budding technology is? Budding usually means "being in an early developmental stage", but I don't think this definition applies in this context. Thank ...

keyless-entry technology  
user avatar asked by Maurice Score of 1
user avatar answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 0

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

How to convert Amp Hours to CCA?

Is there a formula for converting a battery amp hour rating, which is used in much of Europe and Asia, to an Cold Cranking Amps (CCA) rating?

battery theory  
user avatar asked by Robert S. Barnes Score of 6
user avatar answered by Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Score of 8

Change language of Toyota HDD Navigation (NHDN-W56) from japanese to english

I have an imported Toyota from japan with Toyota Genuine HDD Navigation and music system(NHDN-W56). The problem is that the whole thing is in japanese,can anyone help me how to change the language ...

toyota navigation  
user avatar asked by indago Score of 2
user avatar answered by Captain Kenpachi Score of 1

Car will not start Sometimes?

Hey i just wanted to ask about my girlfriends car she has been having problems with for over a year.. we had it checked but they always say nothing is wrong (usually because the car starts when they ...

engine starting ignition  
user avatar asked by Ryan Score of 4
user avatar answered by Ryan Score of 3

What happens if a single spark plug unexpectedly goes down in a multi-cylinder engine?

AFAIK vehicle manuals say owner must replace spark plugs every N miles. Suppose he fails to do so and a single spark plug unexpectedly dies in an engine with multiple cylinders right in a freeway. ...

engine sparkplugs  
user avatar asked by sharptooth Score of 23
user avatar answered by Brian Knoblauch Score of 22

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 ...

user avatar asked by StackExchange What The Heck Score of 12
user avatar answered by Qwedvit Score of 10

If my starter is spinning but not engaging flywheel, what is the issue?

99 Chrysler Concorde, new starter manufactured by Chrysler, Autozone tested the battery and said it had 73% health and was fully charged. What is the reason why my car won't start?

user avatar asked by William Score of 3
user avatar answered by 3Dave Score of 4

Automatic transmission: Is shifting to neutral while approaching stops bad?

This is not with the intention of saving fuel (as I have seen many answers assuming savings in fuel while doing this). But I have this habit of putting the vehicle into neutral before approaching ...

transmission automatic-transmission shifting  
user avatar asked by Rafi Score of 15
user avatar answered by jp2code Score of 7

Can you answer this question?

Please help. Dashboard lights on after changing starter

I have a BMW 535i 2008. It won’t start so after diagnosing it I changed the starter but now after changing the starter all dashboards lights are on such as engine malfunctioning, transmission ...

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user avatar asked by Armeet Sawhney Score of 1
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