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Car 'Jump Starter Pack' says Up to 2lt engine. Is this a strict limit?

I really appreciate all help I am given here and hope you can help me with this next problem. Basically I have a 2.2 CDTI Honda Civic from 2008. I need a jump starter pack (because nobody I knows has ...
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Why do I get through so many exhaust pipes?

My largest car maintenance cost is exhaust pipes, mostly catalytic converters as they are so expensive. I do not think this is the case for most people. What am I doing wrong? I tend to buy cheap ...
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Racing fuel for cleaning injector [closed]

I have a 2010 Cadillac SRX and my injectors are getting clogged I've tried the cleaners and no luck would it hurt to try the racing fuel
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Is there an automotive restoration equivalent to Clean Code?

Books like Clean Code and and the Pragmatic Programmer teach a mindset that makes it easier to order and manage the complexity of software systems. In many dev circles they're defacto if not dejure ...
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2005 chrysler pacifica one of the headlights doesn't work what would cause this? [closed]

my wife bought fixer upper a lot of replacements some I've done myself others were just to much at the time I just didn't have the. Eventually we get it good enough to start moving on to minor things ...
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A/C Fan Does Not Turn Occasionally on 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Every once and awhile my A/C fans don't turn on in my Jeep. I'll turn off the A/C and turn it back on, adjust fan speed, and they still don't turn on. I'll turn off the car and turn it back on with no ...
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MOT work (is this vehicle in need of welding?)

I really need to find a cheap van. I don't intend to do many miles per year but it will need to be road-legal. I found a van near me and it is cheap enough, but it failed the MOT on the things in ...
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Should I be concerned about this underbody damage?

I scratched the underbody of my Toyota Yaris Hybrid (2020) while moving into a parking place with a big puddle. Unfortunately there was a rock in it. The scratched parts are located behind the left ...
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What is the name of photographed retaining clip?

Context: 95 Acura Glove compartment handle, latch and key cylinder. The dark ring pins the arm to the keyed-cylinder. The goal is to remove the cylinder to reveal the 4 digit "key cut code"....
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Which metal is harder: Ignition switch (tumblers) or Key? [closed]

In the context of 95 Acura Integra: the key and ignition switch (tumblers) will wear over time such that it is unreasonably difficult to start. Is the key designed with "softer" metal than ...
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Mouse in Vehicle

My wife has a 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid. The car is in excellent shape. We live in a wooded area and she parks outdoors. She drives the car daily. The issue is that a mouse has taken up residence ...
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Fiat 500e 2017 baby carseat installation

I was wondering if anyone tried to put baby carseat in the Fiat 500 car, and how it works? Is it required to have a base or the seatbelt is enough??
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95 Integra Key requires jiggling to start

When starting the 95 Integra, it is now difficult to rotate the key to the momentary start position (significant nuisance that is expected to only get worse). The key works fine with the trunk lock or ...
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Turn signal problem and not understanding wiring diagram

I have a 2009 Sebring and the turn signal on the passenger side is not working properly. When I turn it on I hear it blink normally a few times then start to blink very quickly. The bulb has two ...
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Can a altered curve of spark plug finger break the engine?

I own a quite old motorcycle - Aprilia 125 Pegaso and recently it stopped working, I figured out it could be the spark plug so I cleaned it and it started throwing sparks again but stopped working ...
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Why do cars and motorcycles use such low tyre pressures?

Cars and motorcycles typically use tyre pressures of 30-40 PSI. By the standards of literally almost every non-car non-motorcycle type of vehicle that uses pneumatic tyres, this is ridiculously low: ...
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What (paint)care can I provide to a brand new car before driving off the dealership?

I was looking to walk in with a Ceramic Spray Wax and spray it on the white car before driving it off the lot. But the ceramic spray wax needs water to start working - can't really hose it off at the ...
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Can downshifting a Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) / Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) while accelerating up a hill damage the transmission?

I read an article about some things which could damage your transmission if you have a Direct-Shift Gearbox, or DSG. For reference, DSG is the trade name Audi and VW use for their gearboxes which are ...
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Windshield Replacement on 2005 Hyundai Elantra, Key Fob no longer working?

I had a windshield replaced on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, and coincidentally the key fob no longer works. I can open the door using the physical key, but the alarm goes off and I am unable to use the key ...
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Auto roll down windows Honda?

So I put my keys in my pocket and occasionally it rolls down the windows on my Honda ridge line with nothing else in my pocket? Apparently there is no way to disable this feature. Could I get a new ...
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Difference between orange and orange/silver indicator light

A front indicator light on my Honda Civic 2012 (Dutch market if relevant) is dead, so I'm trying to change it. The owner manual says: front indicator: orange/silver bulb, rear indicator: orange bulb. ...
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more consistent spark by holding plug boot away from terminal

I've been trying to diagnose some misfire issues. I've noticed that just about each cylinder doesn't have consistent spark when hooking a timing light up to the plug wire. I figured I'd troubleshoot ...
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Why did this Bobcat hydraulic pump housing crack?

I pulled a hydraulic pump off a Bobcat 863 skid steer loader today. I knew there was a crack in the outside (because it was gushing out oil), and I’m not terribly surprised that the crack goes through ...
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Do these rotors pass inspection?

Hello all, Bit urgent as I'm trying my best to help my mother. She needed a safety performed so she can go from a lease to buying her car directly from Honda. Honda is also the one that performed the ...
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How can I find out where pre-cut lead-through under glove compartment for passenger compartment heater on Opel Corsa Combo 2015 goes?

I'm about to mount a passenger compartment heater cable on my Opel Corsa Combo 2015, but I'm a bit unsure how to use the dedicated lead-through. Under the glove compartment there are two pre-cut holes ...
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2008 Honda Civic turned over slowly but didn't start on first attempts, now dead even when attempting to jump

My 2008 Honda Civic has been turning over slowly, but failing to start on the first couple attempts to start it lately. Sometimes it'll start first try, but typically it needs multiple attempts. My ...
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Can an insulated copper wire oxidize down its ENTIRE length?

I was doing some electrical wiring on a snowmobile trailer today and was surprised to see black instead of shiny copper when I cut and stripped a section from the middle of a long section of ...
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Bonnet (hood) alignment problem

Yesterday, I made a mistake when I was jacking up my car. The bonnet was open vertically and I didn't notice it is close to the ceiling. I jacked up the car slowly and saw some white material is ...
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Why did people bother with mechanical fuel injection in 1950s-60s-70s? [closed]

F1 adopted lucas mechanical fuel injection during the 1960s, and a lot of other road racing type series also adopted hillborn style mechanical fuel injection or kugelfischer plunger pump mechanical ...
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What is this connector piece called coming from radiator?

Hello I have a 1992 F150 5.0L XLT. I noticed a slight coolant leak coming from this hose/connector to the radiator. What is this type of connector piece called that is circled? The end of the coolant ...
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What OBD tool I can use to retard/advance ignition timing? I like to experiment on GM Suburban to burn hydrogen instead of gas

I know Hydrogen burns much faster, so in order to use this fuel in a modern car, the ignition timing tables must be modified. Is it possible to modify the timing so the ignition happens after tdc or ...
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What will happen to a Nissan if it was refilled with antifreeze meant for an Audi?

My friend had to replace the radiator in her Nissan Rogue and bought "blue" antifreeze as specified by her mechanic. After the job was done and she'd been driving for a few days, she went ...
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Incorrect Odometer due to New Instrument Cluster - MOT Impact

So I've seen these two questions that are related but don't answer my core worry: Incorrect odometer reading after replacing instrument cluster? Used odometer supposedly showing incorrect reading I'...
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Where is the XC90 V8 2007 battery terminal?

Can someone tell me where the negative terminal of the battery under the hood of the Volvo XC90 year 2007 AWD V8 is?
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Wire hanging loose on B&S small engine - is that normal?

I have a relatively new Briggs & Stratton engine on a Cyclone Rake leaf vacuum. Engine model is 130G32-0184-F1. It's been running fine for several weeks. Today it will not start. I hear no sound ...
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Wire up hall crankshaft fluctuation sensor without wire color

Is it possible to wire up a cf hall wire sensor without color coding. Wires are ground, signal and power.
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What type of safety pin would be correct for this tailgate latch?

My utility trailer has these tailgate latches on each side: As you can see there is a secondary safety pin which is meant to prevent the latch from opening by mistake. However this doesn't seem to be ...
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Determine which features of a car are software locked

It's an open secret that a lot of cars these days are built with all of the hardware that they need to perform the operations of "extras" whether or not you pay for them. They're then ...
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2006 Smart Fortwo: Key fob stopped working after disconnecting the battery

I own a 2006 Smart Fortwo Pure (Diesel) and had to disconnect the battery recently because the parking lights wouldn't turn off (issue resolved now; most probably moisture in control lever). When I ...
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Interior ceiling cloth loose and hanging [duplicate]

I'm wanting to sell my 2005 Saturn Ion 2. Unfortunately the cloth covering the ceiling is loose and hanging and looking unsightly. I tried carpet tape with its 2 adhesive sides (as on YouTube) but the ...
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2017 Accord Sport Special Edition -- Can it support Android Auto?

Is it possible for this model to support Apple Carplay or Android Auto? (in the stock entertainment system)
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How to open a 7/8" bolt/nut?

I am trying to open a 7/8" bolt/nut from a car strut but it didn't work with my midsize(about 12" long) Dewalt breaker barand I was affraid it would break with more pressure. I tried to find ...
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1996 Ford F150 (OBD2) fails AZ emissions due to "disabled" EVAP

My 1996 F150 with OBD2 is failing Arizona emissions due to disabled EVAP system. I did not disable it and don't know how it would have been disabled. There is an EVAP canister present though. The ...
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Can power steering groan be caused by load of AC compressor?

Car: BMW 2007 530i (N52 Engine) 210,000KM Details: Single accessory belt for AC, Power Steering, Alternator AC is clutchless variable displacement Tensioner and idler pulley's replaced Problem: ...
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Cars with no ACC power

I have a car that wouldn't turn on the cigar power supply when the key is on the ACC position. It comes on when I put it in the IGN, so I'm pretty sure this is by design. This is a horrible design for ...
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RE Classic 350 starting problem

RE classic 350 shuts down after few seconds of starting. Then it's next to impossible to start either with self or kick starter. Self doesnt make any triggering sound. After kicking turning on and off ...
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measurement for car seat space [closed]

I want to buy a car and want good space for two car seats in the back. I'm not sure which measurement / specification correlates to it. for example a lot of online sources say cx-5 is tight while ...
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Metallic sound when brake the first time after a reverse

A Klass Mercedes (180d Automatic 2017) When i go in reverse and then i set the car to drive, the first time i will use the brake it will make a metallic sound a sound like a hammer hits something ...
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Is it possible to break a motor mount while doing transmission repairs?

Long story short- took my vehicle in for transmission flush, they messed up and I’m now eating the cost of a new transmission. Now that they are repairing the transmission they say they notice the ...
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Engine start is OK but dies when applying throttle

Triumph Tiger 900 (1994) The engine starts fine and idles with choke. When I reduce choke and try throttle it just dies. Regardless of choke position, when I throttle, the engine dies. Thus, I cannot ...

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