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Brakes at 2mm, appt. in a week, should I stop driving?

The brake pads on my 2002 Honda CR-V are at 2mm, which, to my understanding, is quite low. I have an appointment in a week to get them changed. Should I avoid using the car until they are changed?
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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring GLS 4cycl 2.0 replacing ECM 39150-23162 with used

I am replacing ECM with used, under warranty [ can't purchase a new one 8 to 10 week wait] and know it needs to be flashed to my vehicle. Question is what about VIN#
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Subaru crosstrek, forester, impreza, outback 8 bolt valve cover tightening sequence

What is the proper torque sequence for a Subaru valve / rocker cover that has an 8 bolt pattern?
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4.6L DOHC Ticking Noise

Have a terminator cobra with very low miles (5000) that has an odd issue. The engine starts ticking at 210F coolant temp (normal operating temp), and only at idle. No tick is heard on cold start, but ...
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Penalty/Fine by Traffic cop for blocking rear window glass pane [closed]

Rear window car Will there be a fine by the traffic cop if he finds the back seat of the car mirror glass blocked by the owner with a bed cover? I.e. The driver cannot see the back while taking a ...
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Is it possible to use radio to find a lost car key fob?

I have a recently bought new Kia that came key fob which is composed of two parts. The actual electronic device with the buttons, and this part slides on a cut key which has the keyring hole attached ...
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Need wiring information for 2004 Mini Cooper Tail lights

I just bought a 2004 Mini Cooper S and am modifying it to be flat towed. I'm installing a wiring kit and need to know the pin out for the wiring harness. I've looked at several hundred images ...
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If a battery has a date of manufacture stamp of 2016 on it and will not charge, is it expired? Yuasa NP17-12L. I think I’m being conned. Help!

I have recently had a dispute over a battery which would not work for longer than 5 mins. The battery is a Yuasa NP7-12L. The date stamp says manufactured in 2016. Is this out of date? Please help ...
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When to change oil for new generation Mazda?

I have a 2021 Mazda3 and MyMazda app is showing that I need to change my oil soon. I had an oil change at 4600 miles and it's telling me to change oil at 7600 miles, and it's currently at 7500 miles. ...
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Calculate fuel consumption for OBD-II without MAF sensor

Intro: Have create an Android app that connects with vehicle through OBD-II Bluetooth scanner One feature of the app is vehicle's monitoring, through reading and analyzing PID's codes After analyzing ...
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2007 VW Touareg V6 TDI BKS engine query on normal EGT values on idle and load

I have a 2007 VW Touareg 3.0 TDI, BKS engine whose Exhaust Gas Temperature values (Read under Measuring Value Blocks 102.1 and 102.2) are as follows: 102.1 fixed at a constant 551.0C 102.2 fixed at ...
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Trying to use a car alternator for a power source (not for car)

I’m trying to use a car alternator for 12 V bench power source, got it all going and getting 14.5 V with no load but once I apply a load to it the output drops to 8.5 V. Is it a faulty alternator or ...
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Replacing Briggs and Stratton small engine on Troy Bilt Horse

I have an old Troy Bilt Horse tiller, model 12090 with a 8hp Briggs Industrial Plus 196437, type 013401, code 9612181A. I bought a direct replacement engine, Briggs 19N137-0084 (https://www....
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Lexus ES330 - cooling fans not coming on, there is a disconnected cable but I can't determine where it goes

The car is overheating and I've found that the fans do not turn on. After checking fuses/relays I found the plug in the attached picture was not connected. However, I can't figure out where the male ...
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Dominar 250- engine knocking - rainy days

I have a dominar 250, covered 20000 kms. Last week I did 5th service. I'm facing engine knocking and bike oftens fails to respond on acceleration on rainy days. Mileage also dropped from 35kmpl to ...
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Tire tearing, how bad is this for the long term? [closed]

I bought new all season tires 2 years ago, they have just over 10k miles on them. Where I live I park on the curbs often, so when the front wheels are turning they're tearing against the curb and this ...
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09 ford flex A/C is blowing warm, Compressor clicking on and runny,pressure on low side well over 100

AC worked fine find about a week ago and then just stop stop working, got a couple of cans of freon and Hooked up the connection and the pressure was showing very high very high almost to the top ...
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2017 Kia Sorento Dual Climate - how is it suppose to work

When I start my AC on low for both sides, air is blowing cold as expected. When I turn driver side up to say 72 degrees, it seems like the passenger side gets a little warmer but I don't think 72 ...
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Bmw 530d moves my car all over road on bumpy roads

I own a bmw 530d and i just met with an accident wherein the car’s right side suspension / arm/ alloy (both front and back only right side) got replaced , i got the suspension and tyre alignment done ...
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Lifting Support Under Panel BMW

My mom just drove above something and this piece fell of of the car (BMW series 3 touring). Can we drive without it for a moment? Or is this a really important piece? This is the info on the piece: ...
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Coolant tank drains too fast of Boxer 435

I have Peugeot Boxer van (435 onnicar) and its radiator coolant drains too fast(in one day, it's already empty). I.e. In the morning, if I fill up with water and at half of the day it's almost drain. ...
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I put Adblu in radiator coolant tank in Peugeot Boxer 435 Onnicar

My coolant tank was empty and there was a plastic cane in the cockpit/dashboard, so I thought, it was water and I put some in the coolant tank. I am pretty sure it was less than 500ml. Driver is using ...
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Why doesn't my Yamaha R3 Motorcycle power on?

My 2017 Yamaha R3 won't power on. Everything was fine with it initially, I rode it this morning and the ride was perfect. After a couple of hours in my garage, I turn the ignition key, the electric ...
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What all do I need to buy when installing new transmission and torque converter

I'm installing a rebuilt automatic transmission in my 1992 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab two wheel drive. What all should I buy at the parts store besides transmission fluid , pan gasket and new ...
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Why would a car have a burning smell, but only when going uphill?

My girlfriend has a 2008 Mazda 3 which has developed a strange burning smell. It only does this when going up steep hills (8% grade or so) for more than a mile or two. The smell seems to be the ...
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Stolen catalytic converter -- safe to drive to mechanic?

A friend's catalytic converter was stolen, her mechanic is about 35 miles away. What are the risks of driving the car to the mechanic (instead of having it towed)? I'm assuming that it would be ...
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Check engine light on

H, I was driving car. Suddenly check engine light turned on. Car runs fine. Light is not blinking. Should I continue driving the car? I googled about this and the following article appeared. Can you ...
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How harmful is it to not put oil in spark plug hole of a stored small engine?

I have a small engine inverter generator. This generator is to be used during power outages which happen rarely where I live, and also tested shortly every 2 years (the testing is also to keep the ...
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Question about cigarette lighter voltages/currents

My motorcycle of course has a 12V battery. I have been informed that the OEM Honda cigarette lighter is wired with an "inline 1A fuse". I'm considering ordering a phone charging USB adapter ...
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Should I replace spark plugs on a 2000 Toyota?

It seems like a fairly simple job so I am debating doing it myself. However, giving the age, is there anything I should be concerned about? Would the threads be aged to make removal difficult? What ...
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How many minutes to wait after turning off small air-cooled engine before oil change?

I am breaking in an inverter generator with small air-cooled 80cc 4-stroke single cylinder engine. After the break-in, I will change the supplied mineral oil to a high-quality fully synthetic oil. My ...
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Engine Light on 2008 Kia Rondo

I have a 2008 Kia rondo 2.7 V6. My check engine light came on for spark plugs. I went ahead and changed all 6 and it still came back for a misfire in cylinder 1 and said it was still the spark plug. I ...
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2006 Saab 9-3 has white smoke coming from back of engine

I have a 2006 Saab 9-3, V6 that has white smoke with a burning rubber smell, after car runs at 30-40 mph for a few miles. There are no leaks from under the car or visible signs of leakage from the ...
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A small piece of tool fell through the space above the front wheel

I tried to get it out, but it fell further down. Should I be worried? Can I drive the car as if nothing happened? From the look of it, the space seems to be in the middle of the engine area and the ...
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If I start a previously unfueled small engine, do I keep choke on for first pull only or until it starts?

I purchased a small engine inverter generator. It obviously has a carburetor and a choke valve. I just put in the oil and oiled the foam air filter element and am ready to break in the generator with ...
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Factors Limiting EV Battery Acceptance Rate on DC Fast Chargers

There is a bunch of, relatively speaking, inexpensive EVs with 200-250 mile (320-400 kM) range -- e.g., the Kia Niro, Subaru Solterra, Volvo C40, and late model Nissan Leafs. All, in my experience ...
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Rod bearing size

My son has a Mitsubishi lancer evo, MR 2.0 turbocharged engine, he spun a bearing. I used plastigage and its reading .003, manual states standard rod bearing is .004 to.010 inch, with a limit of 0.02....
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Is this 06 Honda Civic missing part of the front subframe?

I have a Mark 8 2006 (european) honda civic hatchback (1.8L petrol), sold to me by a friend a year ago. It has no crossmember behind the radiator mounting, and consequently I inadvertantly lifted it ...
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Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci Electrical issues

I'm experiencing fluctuating lights in the car, blocking steering wheel while using servo in low gears, really slow window rolls and the front light are losing intensity while steering the wheel. The ...
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How to remove unoriginal USB cable on the dashboard?

In my Opel Meriva B, I have this unoriginal USB cable going out of the top of the dashboard. It was already there as I bought the car from the previous owner. I never used the cable and I would like ...
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A.C. compressor doesn't turn on

2011 Ford Escape 3.0 FWD. System has charge, no leaks, new expansion valve. Compressor fuse was removed. When turning on the AC. The fan did not kick on and compressor did not activate. Both fans ...
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How to unmount the plastic cover on a Gen 3 (2015) Honda Jazz bonnet?

Context: The driver-side washer nozzle (red arrow on the picture below) of my UK 2015 Honda Jazz is losing pressure (the jet is very weak). I want to investigate the cause myself. To inspect the ...
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2006 Ford Fiesta front left wheel clicking with each rotation

my Fiesta has a clicking noise on front left that happens with each tire rotation on a specific spot. It's always a single click, not a rattle or something similar. The brake pads are gripping the ...
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For most car insurers in USA / Canada who give discount for Winter tires, do "All Season tires" qualify? [closed]

My CRV has Michelin Premier LTX "All Season" tires. For most car insurers in USA / Canada who offer a discount on insurance premium when tires are changed seasonally with "Winter tires&...
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How can I test and find the polarity of an ignition coil (that's not connected to a car) using a multi-meter

How can I test and find the polarity of an ignition coil (that's not connected to a car) using a multi-meter. Just to let you know coils can have polarity when DC Voltage is placed on them. https://...
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Brake pads sliding (?) between reverse and forward?

I just had my rear discs and pads replaced (2015 Golf). Everything seems fine, but if I'm backing up and press the brakes, there will be a "clunk" on one or both sides; when I then drive ...
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2012 Sonata doesn't turn on but make hosh sound

I have 2012 Hyundai Sonata which does not turn on,(Sometime you get lucky and turns on.) The car makes hush sound as below link but doesn't turn on. Video Link As you can see in video i tried couple ...
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Lambda wiring diagram wrong from Bosch

I was sent a Bosch universal o2 downstream sensor however their wiring diagram does not match that of the original sensor lead which I need to chop onto. OEM is white, red, grey and black. Bosch part ...
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How to check VW Tiguan 2009 turbocharger valves if they are good?

Based on this: How to fix overboost for VW Tiguan 2009? The service said that the air is controlled electronically in the turbine. And because of electronic failure, I might be getting the overboost ...
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What is the part number (or equivalent bolt) for a VW New Beetle rear engine mount bolt, and can I use threadlocker on it?

I've got a 2002 VW New Beetle that has a rear engine mount with a bit of a missing bolt problem. The mount in question The missing bolt goes in that middle hole I've searched partsgeek, Amazon, and ...
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