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Black soot on exhaust manifold 2015 Ford KA 1.2

Is this normal or does it need replacing?
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engine locked up?

Tiller running funny, decided it needed oil. Put in too much oil (apparently). Ran fine for maybe 45 seconds, shot oil out the side of the motor died. Can't get the rope to move to try to restart (...
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volvo xc70 cold starts into limp mode

2004 volvo xc70 awd inline 5 turbo, automatic- Hello everyone, I've been having a fairly consistent problem that rears its ugly head almost every cold morning( ~ 8/10 times if its below 40F outside). ...
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How to save time history of cars' performance parameters with or without OBD

For a research study purpose, I am trying to get car's performance data i.e. speed, acceleration, maps (lats & longs) and may be braking during a drive. I need time histories of these parameters. ...
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2002 Audi A3 1.6

Car hasn't been used for the last 6 months, but before the car was a bit jumpy. brother changed the leads but problem remains. battery now flat, could it be spark plugs or coil pack? thanks
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Brakes going to floor

Chevy silverado c1500 1991My brake pedal is going to the floor effortlessly. I've bled it multiple times, the brake lights are on bright red, and I've replaced the master cylinder and the brake ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger 4 cylinder

My car sputters when I accelerate and my rpm keeps jumping. I put it on the machine at my mechanic and it doesn't show anything wrong with the car. I checked my motor and transmission and its nothing ...
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Will different viscocity of oils affect draining ratio of old oil and new oil?

I've read that different viscosity of oils do not mix. If this is the case how do the oils get layered e.g. does the thinner oil float to the top of the thicker oil? I've calculated with the first ...
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P0171 code with high fuel trim

I have a 2001 Toyota Corolla. Lately it has been throwing the P0171 code (system too lean). My short term fuel trim is normal at idle. +/- 5 % at idle and long term fuel trim is high at idle +18 %. ...
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Rpm goes up my mph doesnt move

My rpm shoots up when I give it full throttle at 30 mph and it's as if it were to not shift into gear but my tuner doesnt read any codes . There isn't a check engine light either so I dataloged it and ...
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2013 Subaru WRX P0300

On a Subaru 2013 since 70,000 miles I've had the fun P0300 code activated and my check engine light on, cruise and traction control disabled. I do not have any other misfire codes being shown(unlike ...
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Honda CVT overfilled

I have a 2016 Honda HR-V with AWD and CVT. I overfilled the CVT when I changed the transmission fluid by not following the proper procedure when I removed the check plug. About a week and 350 miles ...
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Water-repellent windshield coating and automatic car wash: Do they mix?

I want to apply Rain-X a water repellent to my windshield. To make sure the glass is clean first I'm going to run the car through an automatic car wash. I assume I want the cheapest external wash ...
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Damaged pads on PCB after trying to replace LEDs. How to repair?

I'm replacing the SMD LEDs on my instrument gauge cluster in my truck with a new color LED. While attempting to remove one of the original LEDs, the solder pads came off from both the positive and ...
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Steering wheel out of alignment, is it safe to drive short-term?

I parked extremely close to a curb and when pulling out of the spot, the tires weren't free to turn and I accidentally got the wheel out of alignment. Now the car drives straight when it's about 10 ...
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Coolant over flowing

On my 2002 GMC Denali, I’ve been having issues with the coolant fluid boiling out of the holding tank. The vehicle never overheated and was working fine after I replaced the fluid. About a month later ...
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2003 Honda civic engine overheat mystery

Car runs fine. No over heating until I turn up the passenger heater control then Engine temp gauge goes up. I Turn off heater, engine temp goes down. Heater works fine. There are no leaks. No lose of ...
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Can I replace my 220/40R18 tires with 225/50R18 tires?

I have a set of summer tires that are 220/40R18 90Y and I can't seem to find tires on that size anymore. The closest in size i find are either 225/40R18 or 235/50R28. Can I replace my 220/40 tires ...
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How frequently can I poll OBDII monitor codes?

I'm interested in realtime information for the MONITOR_VVT_B1 and MONITOR_MISFIRE_CYLINDER_(1|2|...) monitor codes. I would poll them about once a second, maybe slightly more frequent. Is it ...
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2016 Camaro shifts hard on cold start

The car is a 2016 Camaro RS 3.6L V6 automatic trans with ~6500 miles. The first acceleration (I'd say from around 10 mph - 20 mph) tends to shift hard, I can feel the car lurch when it shifts gears, ...
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8th Honda civic engine rotations surges

Due to bad gasoline on the highway the spark plugs are worn. There was an evacuation of the car and then it got to the mechanic. Old spark plugs (iridium) were replaced with new (iridium too), after ...
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Why air leakage sound in brake Padal pressure?

my car is land cruiser Prado 2016 model when press the brake padal sound in air leakage . I want to know solution for this problem
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The front impact sensor of my Jetta

The front impact sensor on my Jetta has its wires ripped out from a previous collision, is there a diagram that can help me rewire the harness?
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Steering Wheel Lost Sensitivity

After driving a 340 mile round-trip I realized that my car didnt feel right driving local this morning. My steering wheel lost some of its sensitivity. It just feels too "loose". I have a 2019 Honda ...
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Why are larger sidewalls typically preferred on winter tires?

I've got a set of all-season tires that are 205/55/16 and a set of winters that are 215/65/15 (or 205, I can't remember off hand). I've found this to be the trend in winter tires, a taller sidewall ...
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Capacitive Discharge

With capacitors being used in different parts of the automobile, such as in conjunction with audio equipment, what is the correct way to discharge them in order to prevent personal injury?
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ignition coil or cam sensor or pcm making misfire in exhaust possibly?

I am not able to get the jeep to the auto parts and get it's diagnostic but I'm wondering if the coil pack could be my problem? I've tried to deduce the misfire for days and have read and tried ...
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Engine revs up when in park

I have a 2001 Saturn SC2, and occasionally when I put it in park after driving, it will rev up at a steady pace and just keep raising up the rpm, it does not stop unless I either put it back in drive (...
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Maruti Vitara Brezza - INDIA [on hold]

What is the best brands AND online links for Maruti Vitara Brezza Oils and Filters ? Engine Oil Oil Filter Cabin AC Filter Air Filter Coolant Replacement 6.5 Litre (50:50 - Coolant -to Distilled ...
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Could installing a 12V radio on a JDM Simpa damage the battery and alternator, causing the alternator to put out no charge?

I am a Canadian living in France. I bought a "voiture sans permis" (JDM Simpa) for my son to go to and fro school... It is essentially a very small motor vehicle which can only go up to 80 km per hour....
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Can you put food coloring in your engine oil? [on hold]

I am wondering if I could put some blue or pink coloring in some engine oil. We have a 95 Toyota Estima (Leeward) that has a bit of an abandonment disorder. To be fair, we are his 3rd set of parents ...
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My 1997 lancer jerks when accelerates and shakes when idling

i got a big problem, I have a 1997 Mitsubishi lancer, with a 1.6 liters engine, a 4g92 to be exact, and when Its idling it keeps shaking, the exhaust sound like there are little misfires, but no check ...
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reduce coolant consumption

I am confident that my COOLANT consumption is normal but I would like to reduce it. It seems to me that coolant overflow systems are less than ideal. The air space above the coolant in the bottle must ...
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Water damage underneath a car?

I recently ran through a puddle a couple of days a ago. The puddle wasn’t too deep, but I was going at least 40 in 30, but every time I make a turn, it sounds like a cranking or grinding sound now. ...
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What cause a car to overheat?

I have in 1998 ford expedition, and its overheat it i only warm up for about 5 minutes, but if it warms up for about 20 minutes it runs just fine. When it overheats the coolant temperature needle goes ...
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What's this odd kind of battery group size all about?

Car is a 2000 New Beetle aspirated. I am trying to figure out the battery group size. Auto parts store website "parts lookup" features tend to feature batteries that show a group size of 47, which ...
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Honda Rack & pinion Ez removal/installation

Let’s keep in mind , Iys a civic . It’s got under 200k , but it’s been thru a lot from the previouscompletely , couldn’t turn at all , not like no power steering either. This was scary. Eventually ...
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Can I use tires of the same dimensions from a Ford on a Honda?

I'm looking to buy tires off a friend (new and unused) with rims fitted and balanced. They're of the size 215/50R17 , which is exactly what my Honda Civic Touring has. He bought it for his Ford Focus, ...
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How to figure out wiring scheme of cars AC controls

I'm not sure if this is the right for for this, but my 2011 Nissan Maxima has it's AC controls in the same part as it's stereo controls (see here) and I would like to replace my stereo. This means I ...
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Can a mechanic know that a 5 spd transmission is shot before going to the expense of replacing the clutch?

I have a 2008 Jeep Patriot, 5 spd, that would only shift into 2nd and 4th. I towed it into a shop where they replaced the clutch only to find out that the transmission was shot. Is there anyway a ...
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Classic Truck Refurbishment [on hold]

I have a question about 1954 truck that has been idle for ten years, what engine parts should be replaced or rebuilt?
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What are the longest spark plugs?

Specifically, I'm looking for spark plugs with lengthy electrodes for an engine I'm building. Longer than 2 inches would be ideal.
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1998 Honda Civic base idle adjustment

When I disconnect the IAC valve to adjust base idle the RPM's instantly start surging (fluctuating). RPM's surge no matter if the car is already running or off. Could this indicate a vacuum leak ...
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troubleshoot a shorted trailer wire

There is a short in the wiring on my trailer that keeps blowing fuses, so that tells me it's grounding somewhere. What are some ways I could troubleshoot to find where it's grounding at? I definitely ...
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Car struggles to pull off up hill

Could anyone help with another issue/potential issue I have? When I am parked on a hill, facing upwards, I put my car into first gear and when I pull off it feels as if I am towing something heavy, ...
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No start after error code P0118

I replaced my the Coolant Temperature Sensor and after replacing with an OEM Nissan part it has not started. I have a Nissan Altima SL 2002 2.5L 4 Cylinder.
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Can I adjust the timing of the Honda maintenance alert popping up?

I have a 2012 Civic 4-door. The A1 maintenance reminder comes up about every two minutes while I am driving. It just started appearing today. The mileage is about right. It used to only come on when ...
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Does having no oil/thinner oil make an engine feel more revvy/lively?

I saw a comment which said if you run with no oil this would make a car sound and feel more revy and lively etc(though it wouldn't last very long). Is this true? Personally when I've been low on oil ...
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Re: 2002 honda civic

My 2002 Civic battery light is on. It has been on for more than a month. The alternator is new the battery is new. What do you think would be the issue for the light to still being on?
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Nissan Tiida hatchback how to put back water hose of back window's glass

I have next issue: a hose of the rear window washer fell off and I have no idea how to put it back. I tried just shove it back by force but without result. Looks like it has a clever way to put the ...

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