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Diagnosing a p0420 code for 2005 nissan x-trail 2.5L

I own a 2005 nissan xtrail with a 2.5L engine (QR25DE). I have problems with my vehicle, too much fuel consumption ( 3.8km/L ) My car has a 60Liter tank , my last fuel up gave me 229KM until the ...
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Could a temporary short circuit on the battery do any harm?

today I've made a very stupid mistake when jumpstarting my friends car, which is a vw golf in diesel. His car started succesfully and I took off both cables from my battery, when I wanted to take off ...
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Slipping clutch on my Yahama YZF600R 2002 34,000km

I just bought my Yamaha YZF600r about 2 months ago and at first I noticed first and sec were slipping and last night when I went for a ride I lost all power and had to pull over. Bike will start no ...
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Transmission problem [duplicate]

2000 Mercury sable. When driving an you go Up a steep hill , speed drops and rpm goes up. Car does not speed up until you get to top level out an pick up speed after you let accelerator up some.
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Pontiac parts and GM parts

I am planning to buy a Pontiac bonneville 2004 my question is about it parts the dealer told me it is parts is the same as GM and can be found easily in US. Is that right?
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Driving through a puddle

I have already asked a question on this board but I have another question. Sorry I am not good with cars so I don't know the lingo.I have a 2017 Chevy cruze. I drove through a deep puddle at about 40 ...
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Torque converter for Mercury sable 2000 [duplicate]

2000 Mercury sable 3.0 DOHC. Going up hill speed Slows down , rpm goes up car goes no faster automatic Transmission.
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What do do with a rusted (not seized) nut

A nut on my bike is rusted and doesn't accept a bolt beyond first few threads. What can I do about it short of grinding it off and welding a new one on?
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what would happen if do an oil change now after 10,000 miles with no oil change?

I have a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe with 168,000 miles on it. I think the car oil has never been changed since the the last oil change and filter change when it had 158,000 miles on it. So it has been 10,...
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Going up hill car slows down and engine rpm goes up

2000 Mercury sable 3.0 DOHC transmission. When driving up hill speed drops and engine rpm goes up. More gas no response.
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Proper spark plug gap

What is the gap for a 98 ranger 3.0? The stickers under hood are gone and there is no book in glove box. I just bought this truck and have nothing to go on.
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Tire sidewall tear - can it be glued?

Hi, I know the standard response is any sidewall damage replace the tire. These are brand new tires and as you will see no cord or steel showing. Can I just superglue the flap down?
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Jeep Wrangler 2015: What is this part under the hood? And, now that I burned plastic on it, should I replace it?

I apparently dropped a small piece of vinyl hose in the passenger side engine bay, which ended up resting on, and then melting on the pictured part when I turned the engine on. I removed the hose when ...
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Why do we continue to paint cars with plastics?

Why do we continue to paint cars with oil based compounds; plastics, solvents, resins, etc? It's surely the least (or at least, not the most) efficient method for preserving ferrous metals. Just +10....
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Golf Mk5 2007: Driver side mirror field of view weirdly different after repair

I sent my 2007 Golf Rabbit Mk5 for repairs after someone clipped and damaged the driver side/wing mirror beyond repair. When I got my car back after the mirror was replaced, I noticed something seemed ...
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How to handle connecting multiple ground wires?

I want to refurbish the rear light wiring of a campervan. The wiring is a mess with way too many connectors and no labeling, and has intermittent connection issues (lights not working). On one end, ...
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Single thump from the back when braking

I drive a 2013 Ford Figo. I hear a faint thumping noise from the back wheel on the drivers' side when I brake (at least I am fairly certain that's where the sound comes from). The sound is not ...
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AC cycle off too long when driving

My AC system has been problematic recently on 2014 Ford with barely 31000 miles. Its uses Visteon 16 compressor. When driving, after some minutes, it will shut off for long enough until the vent ...
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'Clicking' problem with dodge sprinter 2004 - won't crank

I recently purchased my 2004 Dodge Sprinter 3500 used at 149,000 miles. I'm converting it into a camper van. Every other time I open the door to the sprinter, this clicking sound starts. It goes for ...
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Is it unsafe to remove a heat shield?

My car (2007 Nissan Maxima) has a rattling heat shield. It has been rewelded once and is now rattling again. Would it be unsafe to remove it? Is it absolutely needed? What side effects may I have ...
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2002 Subaru Impreza WRX alternator/charging issues

I have 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX. The alternator went, so I replaced it. The voltage gauge was jumping up and down when fans kicked on and when I turned on accessories. I figured the alternator was ...
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GM vehicle - Saturn Aura Drivers Power Windows Malfunctioning

Looking for some suggestions to narrow the problem down. My driver’s side window is working irregularly. The problem is strange, because when I pull the rubber conduit where the door joins with the ...
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Radio sound issues

I have a 2003 acura mdx. Radio worked but CD player n tape player did not work only radio. I went to a junkyard where I found the same vehicle and pulled the radio plugged it in just as the other ...
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How do I diagnose a 2007 VW Passat 2.0T B6 FSI BPY engine failure?

My 2007 VW Passat 2.0T B6 FSI BPY engine quit running at idle with no prior warning indicators, and no MILs or DTCs subsequently. The starter engages but doesn't turn over the engine.
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Help maintenance & repair

06 Pontiac g6 will not start! I recently changed fuel pump. I am getting fuel to the fuel rail with pressure but fuel injectors are not opening. I can pour gas in the breather and it will start until ...
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Strut spring slipped off pad

I have a 2011 Town and Country (70k miles) and I had a clunking develop on the driver's side a few months ago. I figured out that the strut bushing/bearing was the cause and the clunking was the ...
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Driving on stones

I recently ended up on a dirt track while accesing a nature reserve and it was fairly flat butcovered in stones. There was no way back so had to keep going for about 5 kilometres over the stony track. ...
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Going into reverse whilst moving slowly forward [manual]

Car - seat leon fr 1.4 tsi .. 18 plate When I put into reverse not moving no noise. When I shift into reverse whilst easing forward, it makes a grinding noise and feel through the gear stick. ...
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tachometer problem

The tachometer on my Opel vita gets crazy and starts to bounce after engine moves for a few minutes, then I lose throttle power-cant accelerate and engine stop. the vehicle then starts and stops a few ...
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Blown radiator and transmisson coolant line. After replacing aircon compressor and condenser.

What causes a radiator to overheat and leak antifreeze aswell as rupture the transmission coolant line in the bottom of radiator, within 10klm of picking a car up from having a new aircon compressor, ...
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L

2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Why doesn’t my 2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L accelerate fast when I step on gas if I’ve already fixed my air ideal throttle body mass airflow sensor ,spark plugs ,spark plug wires ,...
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What is the name of this part to a 2005 Scion xb

What is the name of this part? It hooks on my battery:
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Can I use the spare donut again if needed after it has been filled with Fix a Flat?

I recently had to use a spare donut since I got a flat tire. I was stranded on the road and my spare donut did not have much air. Someone helped me and changed the flat tire with the donut and ...
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White smoke coming from under my hood

I have white smoke coming from under the hood of my car. I was wondering what it is, and how long i can drive with this happening. So far its been 2 weeks this has been going on. I. 2 weeks I'll be ...
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2014 Ninja 300 idle/throttle issue

Back Story Recently my bike had an issue twice while riding that the throttle seemed like it was sticking. I'd be accelerating and when I let off the throttle, it would continue to accelerate. It ...
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How can I make sure it is safe to take a long drive with an older vehicle?

I'm going to be making a round trip from Ontario to Florida (2000 km/1200 mi, one way) in December and will be borrowing a 2008 Toyota Sienna to make the trip with my family. I'm concerned about the ...
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Is it a good idea to buy an old car with low mileage for reliability? [on hold]

Car in question is a honda prelude vti motegi 1997. The mileage is at 64k. And its had few owners, past owner had for 11 years. My concern should I expect a 1997 car(with low mileage) to be ...
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Activate auto door lock in i20

Any one knows how to activate auto door lock in Hyundai i20 when the vehicle reach some specific speed for eg. 20kmph?? Any help will be really appreciated. Thanks.
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Towing a rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral

Can you tow a automatic rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral with the engine running without damaging the transmission? For a short distance.
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Something is causing my 12V ignition wire for the stereo not to function

I have 2002 ford focus and I installed a new stereo system it was working fine.... then I had to pull the stereo out again b/c I forgot to install Mic. and cig lighter.... after I hooked those things ...
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Short bumpy vibration when Honda Fit first goes above 20mph

I have a two-week old 2019 Honda Fit (LX CVT). It's my first car, so I'm not sure if this is a problem or not -- hoping to get some guidance on whether it's a real issue I should take to the dealer/...
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2005 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Car is 2005 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 2.7 Petrol engine. 2tr-fe engine. Issue is heavy throttle response during acceleration. no check engine light. spark plugs are all good. fuel filter and air ...
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How do I read this 'cruise from acceleration' table for my '97 Civic?

I came across this table in my '97 Honda Civic owner's manual (page 103 on this online copy): It's preceded by a 'normal acceleration' table, which makes sense to me. The immediate context offered ...
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How to set cam timing from scratch for Honda RFVC, DOHC, four stroke?

I'm doing a full engine rebuild on an Honda GB250 clubman, RFVC & DOHC four stroke. I would like to know how to set cam timing from scratch?
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2009 Honda Accord door locks only work with key fob - not door power buttons

Having a strange issue with my 2009 Accord. The door locks just stopped working when using the buttons on any of the doors. They lock and unlock just fine using the remote key fob buttons. I hear ...
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Clunk sounds in rear when A/C engaged - 2006 Subaru Impreza

First off, I don't have much experience with cars. I've googled the issue and have come up empty. I've got a 2006 Subaru Impreza Wagon with 170,000 miles. In the last month, a clunk has been ...
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2001 Chevy Impala Radio problem

I am trying to put a new stereo in and my alarm goes off when I hook it up. Why does it do this, and how can I fix it?
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What gear is considered “park” in a manual transmission?

I was informed by a mechanic, several years ago, that airbags won't deploy if a car is in park therefore he always puts his car in park in drive throughs to avoid the air bags in case he is bumped ...
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2000 mercedes e320

My car keeps shutting down after 10 Mins driving 20 to 30 min of sit time and were on the road again. Temp gauge reads hot but engines not hot nor is the coolant.the fan works if I hookup to a battery ...
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Motorcycle chain maintenance

Seen few videos on you tube where they are using either kerosene or diesel as chain cleaner.It is safe on O rings?Also they are lubricating chain with gear oil of 90 grade. Will it serve the purpose?

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