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Consistent white smoke from the exhaust

I'm driving a 2011 mini (175000) and it went for service and it was serviced by a BMW mechanic. After that there was consistent white smoke every time i drive off from the 1st gear. what might be the ...
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Charging problem

Ducati 450 scrambler 1975 converted to 12v with Luas Rita AB11 electronic ignition it is so easy to start with this modification I put a new original alternator 3 face that gives up to 55v at 5000rpm ...
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How much can a van be overloaded?

I see that a specific Ducato can load up to 1400-1500 kg to reach the maximum allowed gross weight of 3500 kg. I guess that's a limitation imposed by the law (a special license is needed above 3500 ...
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Hit a curb and damaged the rim. Is it separating? Is it safe to drive until repair in a few days?

I grazed the curb on a right turn. Is it safe to drive? Is this the rim separating from the tire, or another problem altogether?
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How much can I lower a Fiat Ducato by releasing tire pressure?

I'm renting a Fiat Ducato (5998 mm long, 10 m^3 payload volume), that according to the rental company is 2640 mm high, but, according to the FIAT specifications I could find, the only compatible value ...
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cannot enter security code # in my 2005 accord

After cleaning my battery terminals I went to reset my radio security. My problem is that while the word "code" is supposed to show, I only see the letters "CO". If you try to enter the code number, ...
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Why doesn't the vehicle move from stop in higher gears?

I know how to drive and also that you have to be in 1st (lower the better) gear to move the vehicle from a full stop, but why is that? If higher gears mean faster wheel rotation why doesn't the ...
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. 02 Honda Accord battery keeps draining and have to manually shift. Transmission [on hold]

Battery alternator fuel pump went out ,replaced it. Now the battery keeps draining and you have to manually shift transmission. The guy I lost the key but broke the ignition we could crank it and ...
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2006 Honda Accord RPM is high

I have a Honda Accord v4 from 2006. Recently, I have noticed that my car is around 2500 rpm at 55 miles per hour. My mpg is heavily affected by this as I get 20-25 in combined driving. I was watching ...
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how to check transmission fluid in a 2006 Mazda 3 with standard transmission

My 2006 Mazda 3 with manual transmission does not have a transmission dipstick. How can i check the fluid level? and thus how can I refill it? I have checked the manual and there is no mention of ...
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Radiator Flush Mazda 3 2010 - 100,000 miles

I'm working on flushing the radiator on my 2010 Mazda 3 at 10,000 miles. Am I correct to assume an appropriate process is to iterative by filling and drain the system with distilled/de-mineralized ...
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Why ambient temperature used to measure pressure for car ac system

Since the ac system is located mostly inside a car engine and the car is warmed up prior to adding freon, and the temp/humidity in engine bay is different from ambient temperature//humidity, and all ...
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What parameters/parts make a car work well on inclines with snow?

On my way home I drive about 1km on a street with an incline. For about 1-4 weeks per year nearly all cars have to drive a longer route and even this route often gives them problems. The reason is ...
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mercedes 220cdi drive belt tensioner noise

I get a noise from what i think is the drive belt tensioner on my 220cdi only when i cold strating in the whinter, I changed 2 diferent tensioners and nothing. The noise is only there if i put the ...
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Engine hood opening

Why most modern cars have engine hood cover that opens from the front while many older cars have it the other way around? I am interested to know what is the technical reason the car manufacturers ...
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Tire sidewall cut. Thoughts?Replace?

So I hit this curb yesterday at night and today I checked and has a cut on the tire. I wasn't planning on replacing it but after pulling a bit I can see that part inside. Is it bad (2017 car):
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Car Jerk when switched to Drive and Engine Bangs (Knock) over bumps

I have Nissan Teana 230JM (J31) 2007 model. The issue i am facing is when I start the car in the morning then it takes some time to shift to Drive, So I have to switch it to 1st and then drive a ...
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Should a serpentine belt tensioner “bounce” or “jiggle” slightly?

02 Honda Civic SiR. ** EDIT: CORRECTED VIDEO LINK ** Video of tensioner pulley while engine idling Tensioner alignment marker with engine off: A bit more info: tensioner pulley has been replaced ...
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Why use snow tires on all 4 wheels on 2-wheel-drive cars?

In a car without four-wheel drive—if the car provides drive power on only two wheels—why put snow tires on all four wheels when the freeze sets in? Would it not be sufficient to change just the drive ...
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Renault Clio 2 2001 1.6 K4M engine. Takes several tries to start engine if starts at all when idle for several hours

As the title suggests. I already changed spark plugs and the fuel pump's pressure is 3.6 - 3.8 bar which is ok. When the engine starts works fine and if i stop it and then restart I'm successful on ...
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BMW iDrive Telephone menu stuck on “Please Wait”

Car Specs - BMW 318i E90 (2011) with iDrive and Automatic Transmission My Telephone menu in iDrive including all sub-menus under it (Contacts, Bluetooth(Tel) etc) is not loading, it just states "...
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tach and gas gauge plus lock thru remote not working properly

my honda city 2018 just got rewired (signal cheek light) due to rat infestation. after the repair, i didnt noticed that the wire (positive & negative) touches each other, as a result, the fuse for ...
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How do you really know if you need a rebuit transmission?

My 1998 Isuzu Trooper sounds funny at 58 MPH hours and sometimes it slips out of gear and jerks back in. I've taken it to several mechanics and they say it's fine... That's good but I wont a smooth ...
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Fuel hose leak after inactive for a while

Car was sitting for a while (3 months) in severe heat, this pipe cracked due to age, heat and being dry. It works fine but is leaking quite badly. What is the type of piping required here? Would I ...
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brakes aren't releasing after replacing my brake switch and lamp failure module

I just replaced my brake pedal switch and my lamp failure module. It drove fine for a mile or so and now for some reason my brakes are grabbing and not releasing.It's almost like the parking brake is ...
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My steering wheel rapidly jerks to left and I hear a knocking noise that's inconsistent when i let go of the gas but does it randomly when I'm driving

I have a 05 hyundai xg350 I bought from the dealer ship last yr. My problem started today when I was driving home. My steering wheel started pulling by itself when i let go of the gas i checked my ...
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High pitch squeeling noise

Hi there I have a 1999 Subaru Forester, yesterday it was 40 degree weather in aus and my car was sitting in the sun all day, so the car was probably over 80 degrees. I got five minutes down the street ...
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Is it bad to rev the engine in between shifts in a manual transmission?

I have an argument with a friend. My friend, whenever he upshifts, he would basically rev the engine while lifting his foot off the clutch. For example, let's say he shifts from 2nd to 3rd at 3000rpm, ...
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What is causing this horrible grinding noise?

My vehicle STOPS grinding after driving through water. Once dried it grinds constantly. I drive every single day and have notice each time it's dry out the grinding is worse and worse ,but is ...
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Fuel smell in car

I've noticed for over a month now that I get a strong smell of fuel inside the car when driving slow or still and i hhave to open the windows. My exhaust also gives a popping sound and it idles a ...
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A strange mark on a tyre after motorway shrapnel?

What are these strange cut marks on either side of my car tyre? I had a puncture on the motorway because of shrapnel, I didn't know about it until after had taken an exit and decelerated. Within a ...
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Smoke filled up my cabin

I have hyundai elantra 2017. I started my car and after few minutes heard sound of air leaking and was suddenly filled up with smoke inside the car. What could the problem be? Should i drive my car or ...
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Spark Plug Cross Reference (Denso IK24C11)

I am replacing the spark plugs on my engine, and the manual calls for Denso IK24C11 plugs. However, it does not appear that Denso makes these any longer. I cannot find them on their website (although ...
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Rpm problem VW passat

2004 VW passat 1.6 petrol saloon , cant keep rpm constant keeps bouncing up and down about 1 or 2 increments on the rpm gauge only really happens at low rpm not as bad at high rpm and it idles ...
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VW Golf wont move in first but is fine in other gears?

My 08 plate Golf has literally just developed this problem, no other signs previous to now. I'm going to take it to the garage in the morning but in the meantime am curious as to what might be ...
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2014 Nissan Maxima Loose Engine Bearings?

(I apologize in advance, I don't know much about cars). I recently purchased a 2014 Nissan Maxima. About 3 months later I got an oil change and recently after, I started to hear a knocking noise ...
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truck is in neutral and still move like its in first gear.\

so while driving my father in laws truck on the high way i had it on overdrive it was running fine until i heard a loud noise and it felt like something had fallen out from under the truck i had ...
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Reverse vs Drive When Slipping Backwards [on hold]

I was trying to drive up an icy hill with a front-wheel-drive car (2006 Honda Civic Hybrid) when the front tires lost traction and the car started to slide backwards. The car then easily spun sideways ...
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'Chunks' missing from side of tire..Dangerous?

Just inherited sis in laws Audi--and discovered this chunk of tire missing from front drivers side tire. It might have been there a while. I'm torn between having to replace it ($$/€€€) and not ...
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Subaru WRX 2015 whining noise when accelerating and sometimes after gear engaging

Basic information No modifications, Clocked 180,000km, Only 7 months left under extended warranty, Up to date on log book service, I am the original owner. Vehicle performance There are no ...
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Right drivers side tyre scraped curb, missing chunk - Honda Fit

Please forgive me if I’m not using the correct terms, I know nothing about cars. Earlier today I was driving in a parking lot and scraped up against a curb. Upon further inspection the car itself is ...
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My truck is stuck on top of a rock wall with a sheet of ice and snow on it, help

If you live in the frigid north of places like MN you probably slip in the winter time. I somehow got my truck (Silverado) stuck on top of a rock wall with a layer of snow on top of ice. How do I get ...
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The front of my 2001 Dakota apparently has been wrecked. I've found out that I have two different sized front brake pads

Pads for drivers side are from a 1995 Dodge Dakota and the right passenger side are a 2001 what was changed out under my truck. I have had to purshase two different sets of brakes different sizes. Now ...
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06 Nissan Altima won’t fire after dead battery

I came outside this morning and found that my car battery was dead. After an attempt to jumpstart I put it on the charger for several hours, but the car still won’t start. It has been running fine ...
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USB car inverter keeps burning out?

My car is around 8 years old now. I had a cheap USB inverters to charge my phone in my Toyota for 8 years and it recently died. Then I bought another another cheap USB inverter and it worked for ...
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Is it bad to roll down a hill at highway speed in neutral or with the clutch pedal down in a manual transmission?

The problem with this question is that it has been answered lots of times by people who don't know what they're talking about, so I thought I'd ask here in hopes that somebody understands the question ...
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What is a “upper intake cleaning” and do I really need to do it

I took my '06 ford ranger (140k miles) to the shop after it was misfiring badly. They informed me that I need new plugs/wires and a new coil pack. They also wanted to sell me a upper intaking cleaning....
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1997 s10 4.3 misfire/dead cylinder

I have a 97 s10 4.3 W vin with 273k miles that sat for 3-4 years due to a bad clutch. Recently replaced the clutch and fuel pump got it running and the #5 cylinder was dead no spark replaced all 6 ...
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High Mileage GMC Yukon hybrid

What is considered high mileage on used Hybrid GMC Yukon? I am considering the purchase of a used Hybrid GMC Yukon or Chevrolet Tahoe. Is 125,000 high mileage for a Hybrid, like a standard gasoline ...
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Audio hardware suggestion [on hold]

This may be a bit off-topic, even though I'm sure many owners of older cars need this in their car Given the fact that today everything is in our phone, nobody uses CDs or USB sticks, phones have ...

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