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Pull start fuel injected motorcycle/car injured or not?

A lot of time I heard from some people that pull start fuel injected motorcycle or car injured engine by shifting the time of engine or confuse EMS(Engine Management System computer) because tires ...
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Auxiliary Power Point Repair 2006 Econoline (E-150) Ford Cargo Van

The cigarette/ power point outlet no longer works. Likely I overloaded it. As suggested in the manual, replacing the both 20A fuses for slot 32 and 40 didn't work. All of the interior and most of ...
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2002 Toyota Camry jerks when stopped

my car recently started doing this. when it's parked, and stall at a light, and even when parking the car either forward or reverse the car jerks a lot. so i called the mechanic. he fix and cleaned ...
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What are the extra “bumps” on this trailer hub?

The back of the hubs on my trailer have some "bumps" which I'm not sure what they are for. The hub is a 5 lug x 5½" bolt circle diameter. From the view in the photo, the lugs are the outermost bumps ...
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Slight vibrations and strange feeling in pedals (clutch and gas) in stop and go traffic

The problem is as follows: when driving in stop and go traffic, at some point I can feel some slight (most passengers are not able to feel them) vibrations in the cabin, accompanied by a "scratchy" ...
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Would cold temperatures affect a neutral safety switch? (Manual transmission)

Trying to troubleshoot my 92 Subaru Legacy manual transmission starting issues. Car wont crank/start most mornings, even if its only about 50 degrees F. Replaced battery, starter, and alternator ...
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2002 Chevy Chasis on a motor home

How many book hours to change the fuel pump do you normally charge? We have to drop the tank, we know that for sure
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78 Corvette Transmission Leaking

When I check my transmission with the motor running the dip stick indicates there is no transmission fluid but when I check the dip stick with the engine off the dip stick shows it to be full. I don ...
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What is the best practice for securing screw terminals on amps and distribution blocks?

So I installed a small underseat subwoofer (pictured below) in my car. Everything was good, but when I pushed the sub under my seat the power wire was strained due to a tight squeeze between the two ...
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Strut Torque Specs for 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid

Can anybody provide what the Torque specs are for the front struts on a 2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid? Google searches provide conflicting and incomplete information. Was hoping someone had a repair ...
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Ignition wont turn on Volvo 2005 s40, existing key broke into ignition

I ordered a new remote key and the tech said that he cant program the key unless he can turn the ignition, is that true? Or can we program the new key with the old existing code, i didnt lose the ...
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Should I purchase?? Power steering pump 2011 Zafira, estimated cost of repair please? [on hold]

I’m hoping anyone could help me today, I’ve only ever purchased one car and that had existing finance and was a complete disaster. So, I’ve found a 2011 Zafira Excite Exoflex 1.7 CDTi diesel at a ...
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Park Break Cable Sensor

We are developing an autonomous vehicle as a university project. And we want to know if the parking brake cable is broken. I searched this on the internet. But I didn't find anything. Is there a ...
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Grinding feeling when pushing Clutch 1/4 way - VW Polo SE 2018 Manual

I have a Manual 2018 Polo SE. Recently I have had a minor issue, sometimes when I am in first gear and I push the clutch down a quarter slowly or release it to 3 quarters slowly, I can feel what can ...
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Battery only charged with higher than 14.7v

My battery is 12V 8AH. 2 weeks ago tomorrow of good start engine I tried to start engine but my motorcycle was scrambling to start and I found that my battery may be damaged. Maybe it is useful to ...
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What are these black tiny dots on the roof of the car?

The car is a white Toyota Camry 2012. As you can see there are many tiny black dots on the roof. I can't remove them by scratching by hand or with a high water pressure cleaner. What caused these ...
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Assessing battery condition on an EV

I'm considering the purchase of a used EV (electric vehicle, with no backup internal combustion engine). From what I understand, the battery condition of an EV, and therefore its maximum range ...
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Where is air inlet to draw air when AC is in re-circulation mode?

When we put the AC in re-circulation mode. It is supposed to draw the air from cabin, send it to AC for cooling and then throw it out of Vents. But where is in air-intake in this mode to draw air from ...
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price of gas vs engine wear

so I got asked a question about getting gas from two different gas stations, where brand a got 4 more miles to the gallon then brand b did but brand b costs less. I don't know the question so here is ...
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Which wires provide keep alive power to the PCM in 2012 Ford Escape?

I have code P1633 - as far as I've check all the fuses in the power distribution (engine fuse) box have continuity - I don't know how to test relays? Next up I want to check where the harness plugs ...
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Hissing/air sound when applying brakes

I recently noticed that when applying the brakes, I can hear a hissing sound that is similar to air being released. The car is a 2006 Infiniti g35x. I did a thorough search and the problem that comes ...
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Jaguar v6 petrol 3.0 2010 STFT and timing all over the place

2010 XF petrol 3.0 P171 and P174 and timing issue For the last few months I’ve had both codes, so the time has come to resolve it, so far no joy, what have I done so far, the car also has a poor idle ...
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Broken spark plug + Broken puller

My 2006 Ford Expedition 5.3L Triton 3-valve with ~140K miles has a broken spark plug in cylinder #3 (passenger side, 2nd from back). My mechanic tried a well-used puller, but it wouldn't grab. He then ...
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My 2007 Ford Focus feels like an SUV going around curves. Why?

My wife has a 2007 Ford Focus and I have a 1997 Toyota Corolla. The reviews I read of the 2007 (and similar years) Focus say that it's actually pretty fun to drive, but personally I hate it. It just ...
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consumer rights act 2015 [on hold]

can a used car dealer ask for the car back and offer refund just because to sort out the faults is 'too much hassle'. we don't want to return car, just have the things sorted. We purchased 6 days ago, ...
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My Chrysler 300C drove through high water now won't start

I drove through a puddle of water. No problems I went home shut it off. Waited a couple hours tried to drive again. Started for a few seconds and shut off did that three times now it won't turn over ...
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Possible tire bubble from pothole

What are the common signs to know if you have a tire bubble including sidewall I checked and don't see one yet but then again it’s late and I can’t see. I hit a really monstrous pothole (low profile ...
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car died while driving, and now the engine will not turn over

My 2000 Hyundai Tibrun died while I was driving and now the engine will not turn over. The battery has a good charge still, its acting like the starter or the engine has frozen. The car spewed a bunch ...
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2007 Dodge Charger-Grinding, Scraping Noise Coming from front passenger side

I drive a 2007 Dodge Charger 3.5 liter. The first sign I noticed was sitting in a drive thru at a sit still, turning the steering wheel and hearing a noise, very similar to a creaky door, not super ...
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Honda v6 fuel problem?

My 2000 Honda accord v6 with 250k miles will start and idle fine when cold. When it has sat a while I will drive 50 yards or so and it will stumble and sputter for 3 to 5 seconds and then its fine. ...
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Are a bearing and C-clip all you need to replace a from wheel bearing?

I need to double check this. My front wheel bearing is busted(by someone eles analysis) on a citroen picasso 2006. I have bought a bearing kit consisting of the bearing, a c clip and a nut. I will ...
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Is Windex safe for the windshield?

I see conflicting information on whether or not Windex (or ammonia-based glass cleaners) is harmful for the windshield. For example, thoughtco claims: In reality, auto shops and auto-glass ...
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Engine replacement with another different engine [on hold]

I have an Apache RTR 160 from 2009. I'm sick tired of its performance, so I'm thinking of modifying it. Is it possible to replace its engine with the engine of Apache RTR 200 4v or any other fast ...
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Steering wheel vibrations 2011 VW Touareg 3.6L V6 Petrol

I have a 2011 VW Touareg 3.6L V6 petrol that has done 55,000km on the clock. At speeds above 120km/h, I start to experience a lot of steering wheel vibrations. I have checked my wheel alignment and ...
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Coolant smell outside of car

I have a 2010 Nissan Murano. Last summer (2018) I started smelling coolant when I get out of the vehicle or am at a drive thru with my window down. There is never any coolant on my garage floor. The ...
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Remove and replace a wheel bearings without puller or press?

I'm a bit desperate here. Is there any way you can hammer out a wheel bearing and replace a new one without a press or puller. I am talking raw hammer to knock out and press back in with hammer and ...
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Wrong Starter installed in my truck, What are the consequences if a mechanic installed a wrong starter?

Wrong Starter installed in my truck, What are the consequences if a mechanic installed a wrong starter ?? I paid the other mechanic to fix the problem and he said I need to check my flywheel to make ...
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LEXUS 1994 ls400

My tank is 1/8 full. Fuel pump replaced by me. Car continues to sputter and fail. Is there enough gas in car to prime pump? I'm trying to make it to gas station.... What else is suspect?
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ODB key pairing tools allow for easy theft - technical necessity or manufacturing decision

My 2014 Landrover Discovery 4 was stolen when they picked the lock and paired a new key with it using the ODB port. As it is keyless start, that is all they needed to drive it away. I still have both ...
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Possible coolant leak?

Over the course of the last 6000km on my FZ8 motorcycle I have noticed a small coolant level drop. I estimated the volume has dropped about 100cc. My motorcycle engine has reached 18.000km ...
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2002 Subaru Forester N/A 5spd stuck in 5th

Changed roughly into gear and is now stuck in 5th no other issues drives fine was wondering what components were likely to have broken or may have broken
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Should I repair my car immediately or wait for it to totally die?

I have a 2013 mazda 3 with ~90k miles on it. It's having some transmission issues (slow shift from certain gears, intermittent whining, hard shifts). It's been doing the slow shifts for like 50k miles,...
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Chrysler 200c limited 2015 vibrates after motor mount and isolator mount replaced

I've taken it to the shop 4 times now, the first time was to get it diagnosed. The second time was to get diagnosed at a Chrysler dealership and get the isolator transmission mount replaced. The third ...
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Do 'factory' options appear on VIN report?

I have a vehicle with an LSD option, where if fitted, wouldn't be visible to the naked eye. Nor would it be apparent while driving. I have looked up the VIN but the option does not seem to show up. ...
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2010 Honda Civic si third gear problem

I'm having troubles shifting into third gear. It will go in but it takes some persuasion. I have only had the car for about a month and got no information about the previous owner due to the fact it ...
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2012 Elantra power steering issue after coupler replacement

Initial problem: Steering wheel thump when turning. So, I'm not a trained mechanic, but I've worked on my car a bit. The Hyundai Elantra has a small motor attached to the steering column that ...
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Would I be safe to drive a 23 year old truck for 7 hours / 450 miles? [on hold]

Apologies in advance if this question should be posted on the mechanics Stack Exchange rather than here, but after seeing a similar question or two, I figure this one may not hurt: I've been driving ...
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Vauxhall Astra rev/rpm go high when I put my accelerator down after changing gears

I have a 2006 Vauxhall Astra SRI 1.8. Recently I have been experiencing an issue where after I change gear and put gas down, the car revs and seems like little/no power is actually going to the wheels....
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Spongy / soft feeling brakes on brand new car

Just got a 2019 CX-5, brand new. Brakes feel spongy, like you need to apply a lot of pressure to them. Almost felt like I had a hard time planning my stops to get the car to stop exactly at the stop ...
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Do I have to prime plastic bumper?

This is my first time painting my car's plastic bumper and of course I made a mistake. I forgot to put on a layer of primer before the base coat. Now the base coat is already on, should I sand it off ...

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