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Questions tagged [car]

A car is a wheeled, self-propelled vehicle. Normally, a car has 4 wheels and is designed for the transport of passengers. Depending upon locale, cars may also be called 'autos.'

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How many kilowatt hours does it take to charge Nissan Leaf from empty? [on hold]

The answer is not as simple as 24 kW/h for a 24 kW/h 2012 Nissan Leaf, as the vehicle's battery management system will not allow to charge its battery to 100% (it’s more like 80% to preserve battery ...
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How to fix the steering wheel plastic of the car

On my car after a punch the plastic where the airbag of the steering wheel is got a little cut, my question is of there is a way to fix the plastic. Is there a material that can be used tape, glue ...
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What is the button near oil dipstick in Astra G

I have an Astra G selection 1.4, and near the oil dipstick I have a button that has a triangle and an exclamation mark. What is the use of it?
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Honda Civic 2000, Engine Control Unit replacement

I need to replace the engine control unit, ECU, of my Honda Civic 2000, my car doesn't have an immobilizer, it starts with a basic metal key, so, do I need to program the used ECU replacement?
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First time owning a brand new car - a few questions about automatic transmission and owning a new car

I just ordered my brand new Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription 2019. My previous car was Renault Megane 2012 and honestly, it was great. It had automatic climate control, automatic wipers, was quite fast, ...
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What actions or preparations should I take, to leave car stationary for extended periods? [duplicate]

If I travel out of country for several weeks or even months, what actions should I take for preserving a car, mechanically speaking, so I can pick up and drive again with minimum of fuss? Car is ...
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Banging noise Over bumps

I get banging noise over bumps. Its seems like car has been dropped from some height. If I go slowly over bumps then nothing comes and even suspension works perfectly fine but this noise comes when I ...
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Car won’t start randomly

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 with 150,000 miles on it. Maybe once a day for the past couple weeks when I go to start it it will crank but not start. As soon as I attempt to start it again it starts up no ...
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Why does the RPM fluctuate when a vehicle is started for the first time in a day?

I've observed this in my car, and in the motorcycle (carburetor) that I had previously. When I start the car in the morning for work, the engine RPM starts off a bit high than the normal (+0.3 - 0.5 ...
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Can I put a Flip Light in the boot of my car?

I have an Hyundai i30 and the light in the boot is very dim , I recently bought somthing similar to flip light I wondering if it is ok to stick it on the walls of the boot. I'm mainly concerned if ...
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can prolonged tyre pressure lead to loosened lug nuts/damaged bearing and thus cause a wheel to mysteriously fall off?

Cause this just happened to my bro. Traveling on the highway and to my knowledge has had low tyre pressure for at least half a year on all wheels.
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How do I know if my car battery needs replaced or just fully charged?

I've had my Mazda 3 2013 since 2016. This winter in Massachusetts it's died on an almost daily basis in the morning, and sometimes at night if it's particularly cold out. I mostly drive to school, ...
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Drove through water now car wont drive,

I was driving on a back road in my Nissan Altima and went through tons of mud and puddles. Now my car will start but it will not accelerate forward or backwards. It sputters and then clicks off. ...
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Risks Of Using Car Battery With Less Battery Acid

If I have a new battery, however some of the acid has spilled out of it, what are the possible effects of using that battery? The spill happened from the battery falling on it's side. There was no ...
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Not able to start my car

I have a Camry that has been maintained regularly. The car battery is about 4 year old. 1) For the past 2 weeks, when I was to do a cold-start, it gives some cranking sound and engine shuts down in ...
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What makes a caliper stick?

If a calliper sticks, is this always caused by the calliper itself malfunctioning or can it be caused by something other than the calliper ? Meaning if a calliper is sticking intermittently and the ...
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Golf TDI 2.0 Noise when shifting into 5th gear

I bought a golf 2.0 diesel a week ago and have just started to notice that when I shift from 4th to 5th gear there is a noise like metal on metal just a very quick buzz sound. It only happens when I ...
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problem starting my car saab 95 2.2tid

2 tid ... I turn the key and the lights come on but won't start. After pumping brake and accelerator pedal it starts. I have changed the crankshaft sensor and all vacuum pipes and still same problem. ...
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I accidentally put about 3/4 of a quart to much of oil in my car

Would this do any damage to my car? It is a 3.8 v6 Pontiac Grand Prix.
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2007 VW Jetta - Key won't turn - Steering wheel loose - Stuck in park

The vehicle has done this a number of times until finally now, the key won't turn at all. What parts do I need, and do I need to make sure the new part is ''paired'' to our existing key/fob? Thank ...
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Priming fuel system from fuel tank?

Mechanic changed my Focus 2014`s diesel fuel filter, then because he didn't know the correct method to bleed the system, instead he pressurized the fuel tank with compressor. Car ran fine. But the ...
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Tires too big for the car?

About 6 months ago we took my daughters '03 Volvo S60 to a national chain and purchased new tires for her. They installed 205/65/R15 tires. Since that time, I have noticed that her tires seem low an ...
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Car engine coolant system (radiator cap) air

I have only one question! So what I've heard, it's bad to have air left in the coolant system! So my question is, can air get inside the coolant system if I just take off the radiator cap to check ...
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Increase ground clearance of hyundai accent 2012

I have a Hyundai Accent car - 2012 model. Since the roads in my country are not so smooth, I am having a tough time taking it around. Is it possible to increase the ground clearance for my car, even ...
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Where is the odometer in this car?

I'm not really good with cars. I need help with finding an odometer. Is that the little box with numbers over the wheel? I don't know if the pictures are of any help, so a model is a Chevrolet Impala ...
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clone transponder

Is it possible to clone a 134.2 kHz transponder for a car? I see there are quite inexpensive projects for readers, and I was wondering if the encoding is such that the transponder I have for my car ...
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Citroen Jumper start issue - PLEASE HELP

I have a Citroen Jumper (or Relay) 2.2 Hdi 2006 When I start the car the first start is working fine. After that I turn of and start again the starter motor wroking but cant start the car. If I wait 1-...
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2005 Mercury montago

I replaced the back passenger side brake rotor and caliper today and added more brake fluid and pumped the brakes but I still have to push the pedal all the way to the floor before it starts to stop. ...
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Fan not working and overheating for my Saturn

I currently have a 2003 Saturn lw200 2.2l and recently discovered it overheating and found that fan has not kicked on. I was conflicted and did some research and found out about troubleshooting the ...
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Car battery won’t charge

So I’ve come back from uni and my dad flattened the battery in the car (a new battery) and was recharging it back up. It was reading nearly full on the charger and I needed to go out so we unplugged ...
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high pitched car whine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-CyATT-tY&feature=youtu.be can't figure out what this noise is. took it to the mechanic twice and they couldn't hear anything. there's a high pitched noise ...
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Max miles a car should be driven in a day, to avoid long-term damage?

I have a 10 year old car with 100K miles on it, in good shape. Normally I drive 40 miles total for work on weekdays, which obviously causes almost no wear-and-tear to my car. But if I went on a 500 ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero stalls at decreased speed

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero that has been stalling and sometimes dying at decreased speeds or when coming to a stop. I can be coming off a ramp on the interstate, coming up to a stop sign, or ...
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Starter motor or Alternator?

Can anyone offer any advice? Got in my car on Monday and it was dead. I turned the key and there was no noise at all, but all the lights etc came on. No clicking or anything. I got a jump start and ...
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Why would a lighter flame go into an exhaust pipe?

I just saw this image and I am wondering what is happening here: The car was running and it seemed that the wind direction was out of the pipe?
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Why don't cars have multiple disk clutches as motorcycles do?

We know from our experience so far that wet multiple disk clutches like these used on motorcycles have a way longer life that single disk clutches used in car engines. Why don't cars use the same ...
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Can I change my 205/60r16 tires with 205/55r16 tires?

I am changing my seasonal tire to winter tires. My seasonal tires are size 205/60r16. Is it okay to change them with 205/55r16 sized tires?
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Maintenance manual

I recently started working as an aircraft technician and quickly learnt that for all things related to maintenance there is a chapter in a book called a maintenance manual. I assume that for cars ...
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Starting from a stop in 4th gear vs 1st gear [closed]

My employer had an argument with me as he didn't like the fact I was starting from a stop in 4th gear. He said it is better to shift into 1st gear when starting from a stop. While I said it is better ...
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Brake have failed. Alternative means of braking [closed]

My brakes on my car have failed. I cannot afford to replace them anytime soon. Is a acceptable to stop a car by putting the car into reverse gear, giving it some gas so it does not stall, and then ...
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Car 12V Problem

I have a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, there are 2, 12 volt outlets in the car, one up front near the driver, and the other in the very back. The outlet in the very back has continuous power even when the ...
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Advice on buying this car that has been in an accident [closed]

I'm thinking about buying something small and fast like the Golf GTI. I found this one, unfortunately, it has been in an accident. I need some advice on whether I should even consider buying it, your ...
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Power steering pulley broken. Not drivable?

I was looking at a vehicle to buy but the owner said the power steering pulley is broken. Is it still drivable at all? Obviously I will have to fix it but will I be able to drive it home? Is it super ...
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Battery Corrosion

I just got my car serviced 2 1/2 months ago. Today my car wouldn't start and found out i have massive corrosion around the connectors and it looks like the connectors have been eaten thru so it doesn'...
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Sidewall tire damage

I hit a curb while turning and noticed I have damage to the sidewall of my tires. I don’t see the chords inside but is this too deep of a cut? These are Toyo Tires and the sidewalls are a bit “meatier”...
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How to fix Car doors only lock and unlock when the key is in the on position in the ignition

I have a 2008 kia sorento lx 4wd and up until yesterday my door locks were working just fine but now they wont lock or unlock unless the key is in the ignition in the on position. I can lock and ...
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Do I need a tune with minor bolt-ons?

2015 Chevy Camaro. I'm currently thinking of getting a cold air intake and also a new exhaust system on my car. Is it detrimental to tune it or can I pass by without doing so? I don't really race ...
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How to fix loose car door panel upholstery?

Just bought a 8 years old car. Left door panel upholstery is loose though: https://imgur.com/a/vWGTI3H (top picture, compared to right door at the bottom). Is there an easy way to fix that oneself ...
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Shall car accident witnesses try to turn a capsized car back wheels down? [closed]

In car accident videos on Youtube, I often see that when car gets upside down, other drivers and spectators typically team up to turn the car back to normal position. Is it recommended course of ...
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My car intermittently won't crank

Have a 2001 grand prix gt 3800 v6 and it's started intermittently doing nothing when I turn the key usually right after I come out of a store or stop somewhere then get back in . I turn the key and ...