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80amp or 100amp alternator, which is better?

The battery light came on while I was going to work and the car began to loose power to everything as I pulled into the parking lot at work. I plan to buy a new alternator install on my 02 toyota ...
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2014 Ford Focus won't start at all

My vehicle died on me suddenly on the road today. It was stuttering for a few minutes hard prior to it dying. When I tried to jump it nothing happened at all, not a click, not a turn over, anything. ...
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2015 Subaru Impreza premium

I have an issue where my rpms have been much higher than normal when I accelerate at first. It just started happening over the last month and also I’ve noticed my car lags when it accelerates lately ...
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Ride stiffness vs roll stiffness

What is the difference between ride and roll stiffness? Are they separate or closely related?
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Cascading Repair Costs following Blown Head Gasket on a 2004 Subaru Outback

This question concerns a 2004 Subaru Outback with ~167,000 miles. All major and minor maintenance was performed (original owner car). Nonetheless, it has suffered rapid demise. How much of the ...
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Superficial scratches

When getting my tires rotated, the guy scratched a few of my wheels, but when I touch them it’s not rough, it’s smooth. Is there anyway to remove these scratches? I’m getting new wheels and these are ...
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Need Help fixing dull paint

How do i make the right door shine like the left one. it was painted a year ago and never been polished since.
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why have car grounding strips disappeared?

When I was a child, I remember most cars having a grounding strip, like the one in the picture below: But nowadays, I don't see any car having them. What is the reason they have disappeared / become ...
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Turning issues on 96toyota truck

I have a 96 Toyota T100 SR5. When I turn to the extreme left it's almost as if the truck is pushing the tires instead of turning. Any ideas?
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How can I fix a rich cylinder six on a 2008 Ford Crown Vic P 71

Customer asked me to figure out why her car is running rich specifically on cylinder six any ideas
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Exide battery date code [duplicate]

I have an Exide battery with this code stamped on the battery top edge,5LC06E2. Is this the date code .If so when was the battery manufactured
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Will pushing this dent out make the job harder for a Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) specialist?

I have a 9.5" x 7" dent on a front fender: Because it's right by the wheel well, it'd be easy enough to just reach behind and pop it out. I'm curious to try it and see how far that gets me. I also ...
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back compression in skoda Rapid

I have skoda Rapid 2012, there seems to be a oil leakage. Recently one mechanic said there is back compression in the engine but another said Skodas have back compression and nothing to worry. I am ...
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Bad battery, or something more?

I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, I’ve been doing a lot of front end work on it and had the radio on In it one day for a substantial amount of time, maybe 6 hours. Needless to say it died and later that ...
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Need Help fixing touch up paint

I recently got my fender fixed and painted by touch up paint. but now how do i blend the new paint with the factory paint? or at least make it look shiny.
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Should I let the motor run for a few minutes before oil change — even if it's been in storage for a while?

I typically will idle my motorcycle's engine for about 10 minutes before changing my motor oil, to warm up the oil, so it flows out better. I never really questioned it. But my bike's been in storage ...
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22HP Troybilt Riding Lawnmower “stutters” while mowing

When initially started, the engine seems to catch or "stutter" a bunch until I get the choke put in the exactly right spot. Then, upon activating the blade deck, it sputters everywhere from every few ...
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What’s wrong with my truck

Hi all I have a 08 Silverado 5.3 it has been a great truck but recently been giving me problems. I have a tester and it says I have codes p0036 p0054 p0140 p0141 p0300 p0455 I just recently changed ...
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Is OBD II is still relevant or does it have a future?

I am thinking to invest and buy an OBD-II scanner. Before I do that, I need to know for how long automakers will comply and support OBD-II standard. I am asking since I am planning to buy a 2019 ...
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why power steering fluid bubbling causing steam with a new pump

i have a ford taurus- new pump put on 4 days ago. fluid bubbling started today causing steam when car is turned off. what needs to be done? is it safe to drive?
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2011 Ford F-250 brake pedal goes to floor when pushed after driving at high speeds above 60 mph

After driving for a few minutes above 60 mph when you apply the brakes the pedal goes to the floor. Pedal returns when pumped. All other times the brakes work fine. Took to Ford dealer they said it ...
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Brake pedal grinds and lifts back up

Occasionally when I push on the brake pedal it starts to go down then suddenly feels like a grind and lifts back up as if brakes aren’t engaging. Then I put more pressure and it goes down again. The ...
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Do car manufacturers have to stock parts for 3 years after ending production?

I think I once read/heard somewhere that vehicle manufacturers have to stock parts or have parts available for vehicles that have produced for at least 3 years after the end of production? Is this ...
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Sante Fe: what kind of cylinder does the clutch have

How can I determine what type of clutch cylinder is on a Hyundai Santa Fe 2007? An auto mechanic who was giving me an estimate said if it was an "outer" type cylinder it would be very easy and cheap ...
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Why tighten down in a criss-cross pattern?

I believe almost everyone working on a car in any capacity has heard this, many things should be tightened down in a criss-cross pattern. Why? What is the rationale behind it? I can imagine several ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute lost power

I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with the V6. The battery light will occasionally come on, sometimes it just flashes, other it stays on. I had the battery and alternator checked at two different auto parts ...
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Tire popped and shredded inside, Should i attempt an at home repair or buy wheels and drive it to a mehcanic?

So my bearings were messed up and as I was coming home one night the right tire popped on me and I freaked and kept driving home. Once I got home I had realized the tire fell off the rim and shredded ...
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What can i do to make my car louder?

2014 dodge charger hemi r/t. I already got a rear muffler delete but it wasn't what i expected. I want it to be louder any suggestions?
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What would cause a “muscle car” to not be able to drive up a hill?

I was at an event recently where the employees were guiding cars into a grassy field to park. Cars ranging from Toyota Camrys to Chevy Suburbans were driving up a small hill that was around 3-4 feet ...
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Brake issues after little accident

My car is a brand new Volkswagen Golf (2019, 7 000 km), and is equipped (among other equipments) with Autohold, it is important for the rest of the story. This system, once the car is stopped, locks ...
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2014 Ford Fusion SE knocking noise

There has been this knocking noise coming from my left rear side/tire. I don’t remember exactly when it started but I can say it has to be about 3-4 months already. It started out as small noise but ...
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Fuel consumption and too much noise from the engine when driving

I have a Toyota D4D 2013 model. I have driving this car since last year. But in the month of May I took it to be serviced but from there it started consuming a lot of Diesel but it was just fine ...
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Load resistor heat issue from front turn signal lights serving as parking lights at night

Thinking of switching all 4 turn signal lights to LED from halogen and I will more than likely need some resistors due to notorious hyperflash or LEDs with built-in resistor as I prefer not to splice ...
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Do run-flat tires mean added inertia, only helping in highway driving?

I had imagined that run-flat tires are only available on 17" to 19" rims with particularly thin (aspect ratio-wise) tires. I thought they are engineered by building a slightly thicker rim-facing ...
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Charging two 12V batteries wired in series by two car alternators

I have a spare engine sitting around and i've been planning on building a 220V generator from it. I'll be using an old UPS device which uses two 12V batteries wired in series to make 24V and connect ...
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12V 10A outlets: Slight smell of burnt copper at 8A. Is the outlet still safe now?

When I accidentally depleted our car battery, I charged it's battery from the inside outlets, using a 0-30V 0-10A bench power supply device. The car has 3 outlets. One individual outlet is rated for ...
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Are all OBD current data available on the CAN-BUS without request?

I am analyzing the CAN-BUS data from my motorcycle. I logged all the CAN-BUS traffic. One time with an ELM327 adapter connected and one time without. I am searching for the value of the Intake air ...
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My spare key to my 2011 VW eso stopped working how do I reprogram it?

It is a keyless ignition, I tried YouTube but I couldn’t find what I needed can you help?
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2006 Honda Civic hybrid Please help

I changed my air intake and everything seems fine except I noticed my idle is below zero rpm now the car feels fine. Is the car not use to the normal amount of air it's getting now? It seems to be ...
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Electrical issue - Honda

A few things recently happened. About a week ago I drove through some flood water, probably high enough to out the exhaust system under water. There are also a few things I've noticed while at work ...
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Honda Pilot getting air in power steering system

2008 Honda Pilot, started getting a grinding/whining noise two weeks ago; traced it to the power steering pump. The noise only starts up after a few minutes of driving - it makes no noise when the ...
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Intermittent loss of electrical power on a Ford Mustang

This is a 1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6. Electrical power completely shuts down and comes back on, the dashboard lights and gauges go crazy. I put in a new battery, alternator and negative cable and ...
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What are the pros and cons for the two possible “gear directions” when parking the car on a hill?

Let's suppose I leave my car in gear when parking on a hill (besides using handbrake and turning the wheels towards/away from the curb, depending on the direction I'm parking in). In case that matters,...
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G35 cranks but won't run after redlining engine for about a minute

My 2005 Infiniti G35 got pushed to 8000 RPMs for a minute without shifting out. I drove it for another 7-10 miles, then going downhill it lost power and finally died with a cloud of smoke coming from ...
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On a 2013 Dodge Caravan is there a way to turn the flexplate without turning the crankshaft?

On a 2013 Dodge Caravan is there a way to turn the flexplate without turning the crankshaft? In other words is there a seal or bearing that if bad will allow the flexplate to turn freely?
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Rewiring an engine

I have a 1987 Ford Ranger with an LL23 engine in the garage. I've been able to short the starter to the battery and get a compression test done. Mechanically the engine is good. The problem is, ...
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Car Overheated Trouble Shooting

Recently my car overheated and I had to get it towed to the garage in pretty bad shape. It turned out I was driving with no coolant. When I got to the garage they poured water directly in the ...
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Transistor as a switch?

I want to use transistor or the like as a switch to close and open a ciruit whose voltage is 12 volt DC. Also, the transistor under same 12 v DC source must be operable at max 0.03 amps or 30 mAmps to ...
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04 vw beetle starting problem

This used to happen when the car was warm but now it happens all the time. When I go to start the car it just keeps turning over and does not start but I take the key out and try again and sometimes ...
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Battery dead, 3hrs later fine as usual.Why?

After letting my car sit for 10 days, it seemed the battery was almost empty. It did crank, but you could count every... sin...gle... comppp...ression. The lights got dim with each try, and the clock ...

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