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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Car spray paint issue Please help | orange peel?

I had some scratches in the side of my car and I tried to fix them by sanding, spraying primer, basecoat colour then a clear coat to add shine. It came out looking like this and it is slightly rough ...
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Do you need both a bill of sale and title when buying used car? [migrated]

I am attempting to make my first used car purchase from a private party in New York. I understand that the title should be transferred to me after the sale but what about a "Bill of Sale" ? Would I ...
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Downsizing rims from 14“ to 13”, what is the optimal tire size?

My car: Suzuki Celerio (EU/India) / Alto (Asia) 2010 mdl. Hi, I'm downsizing from a r14 rim size to a r13. Current tire size is 155/65/r14 and that is the OEM size. My current rim spec is 14x5.5 et38 ...
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Opel Corsa 1.4 brakes engages on its own

My car Opel Corsa 1.4 2009 is been driven just 36k km. A strange problem started a few days back. When I drive more than 10 km in city and restart the car with a small wait(<5 mins) the car ...
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2005(B6) Audi S4 - Gas gauge

The gas gauge in my audi just kinda stopped working. By kinda, I mean that, before when I would fill up gas all the way, the gauge would sit really close to the F mark. Now, whenever I fill up and ...
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Passenger door central locking only half works

In my car, when I lock or unlock the driver-side door by pushing the button, the passenger door only partially locks/unlocks most of the time, so I have to reach over and lock/unlock it. Sometimes it ...
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Wiring up a shift light to a relay

Hi I'll try explain what I want to do I want my after market rev counter with shift light to switch a relay for vtec The problem I have is the voltage is to low to switch relay and I'm scared ...
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2002 sunfire - should I change trans fluid

Got a 2002 sunfire from my dad with 103K on it. Now 111K. Never had trans fluid changed - should I do it or not ? Manual says not needed unless rough service - While in my dads care it was easy ...
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My car wont start and is silent when turning ignition, but lights, radio etc will come on. What is the most likely culprit?

When trying to start my car the lights, radio, and all auxiliary components will turn on, but the car is silent and not trying to turn over. However, if I shift my car out of park and back into park a ...
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My car is more noisy, is it something to worry about?

My Altima is 10 years old and I am the only owner. Lately it's more noisy like engine noise when I am on high way. I am rather used to it but if I have new passenger, they definitely tell me why is my ...
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Windshield replacement damaged molding?

I just recently had a windshield replaced by safelite. I noticed when I got the car back, both the driver side and passenger side plastic molding at the bottom of the windshield is separated about a ...
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My Honda CR-V car radio won’t accept the reset codes

I got my reset code and when I enter it on the radio, nothing happens, it’s like I’m not even pushing the buttons. But when I hit the 1 and 6, it works fine to get the serial #.
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Heavy car wobble & engine light popped on today..?

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze LT that wobbles pretty good at around 5mph to 35 mph. The wobble is pretty heavy and is throughout the whole car. It feels like it is coming more from the front. I ...
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car engine (AC?) hose frosting up in engine?

A hose in the engine is frosting up (like you may see in a fridge - see image - the hose/pipe is not normally white!). Any ideas what this may mean? I've also losing some coolant in the radiation (.....
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Suzuki Aerio '06 5-door wagon — roof rack for factory mounting points

I've never dealt with roof racks of any kind in the past. Not for Suzuki nor for any other car. That's why I'm having a hard time finding what will work for my Aerio '06 SX (5 door wagon). I ...
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Can a car seat be swapped for a more comfortable one

If I have a car that has a poor quality car seat can it be changed to one with better back support or does it need to be a seat from the same manufacturer? Although it's possible to buy attachment ...
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Car battery voltage always drops even after full charge

I bought a new 2019 Kia Forte last year, from the day I received it, its battery (lead-acid AGM) read a slightly low open voltage of around 12.45V. I figured out the car must have been driven on the ...
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245mm tire on 7.5 inch rim?

I am looking to buy snow tires. I saw an ad for someone selling 4 Michelin Latitude X-ICE X12 tires mounted with wheels. Size is 245/65R17. Wheels are 17X7.5 Sport Edition P5 Anthracite. He claims ...
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Lights inside and out flickering. Engine is running hot but car not overheating

I just recently had this problem. My lights started flickering and car with wrench popped up in screen. Had battery and alternator checked out and they are fine. Truck is not overheating from ...
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Do any one know what’s The name and model of this vehicle?

Hello I had this car as gift ! Can any one help me know what the name, modle of this car and the price?
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hyundai creta low mileage in city

My Hyundai creta petrol AT is one and a half month old. I have run it 3200 kms by now. First servicing of the car done at 1500 Kms. In four lane road with cruise control on at 80 kms per hour it gave ...
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Any benefits of a relay over a dead mans switch between two 12V batteries apart from preventing discharge of starter while car is off?

I am fitting a second "leisure" battery in my car. It will be a 12V 115-150Ah AGM lead acid battery for use when the engine isn't running with loads up to 500W, generously, in practice It will be 250W ...
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Air-conditioning belt is making a loud squealing noise. What should I do?

How long will the air conditioner last if it is making a loud squealing noise. I want to know if I have to replace it right away.
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Will my car be affected by the cold winter temperature? [closed]

As winter comes the temperature will get colder and colder. Will this affect my car? I want to be prepared for any problems that will cause any start up problems or driving problems. Thank you.
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Fourth piston isn't sparking so car is losing power

What are the possible reasons that my fourth piston is not sparking. I am pretty sure the spark plug is broken but I am not sure. The car is a 2006 Scion XB. Thank you.
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If I am just replacing the car engine, do I need to replace the odometer as well?

I am considering getting a new engine for one of my cars and I was wondering if I'll have to change the odometer too. Since the car already has 220,000 miles on it, it would become a huge number if I ...
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Is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car / What will happen?

I was wondering, is it bad to rev the engine on a hybrid car? Also what would happen if I did rev the engine. Would the battery be used or would the gasoline engine start.
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2006 Scion XB using one liter of oil every 500 miles

My 2006 Scion XB is very old with 222000 miles on it. It is going through oil very quickly. It uses an entire liter of oil every 500 miles. What is the problem here. Is this too expensive to fix, or ...
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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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Parking On Side of Car Slanting

Will it affect your car if you park one side slanting? Something like this in the picture? NOTE: The right side is parking higher than this in the picture. Thanks
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2018 Ford Edge car alarm goes off 30 seconds after arming. Sometimes

What type of issue would cause the car alarm to go off 30 seconds after using the key fob to arm it? The car is a 2018 Ford Edge SE. Everything is stock. We had the dealership install add-on seat ...
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My 2002 oldsmobile alero has brown sluggish liquid in the air intake hose

Was low on oil,it overheated. I stopped put oil then overheated again and didnt wanna start after it died. Thought it was my thermostat so I start taking air intake out the way to get to bolts and I ...
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Is driving a car once per week for about 1 mile enough to prevent long term damage?

I have a car that I don't need to use often. I only really go the store and pick up groceries in it. That is only about once a week. Is tha
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my car's keyless remote fob only works when outside of the pcb housing

I'm not sure how to attempt to fix this, so my "clicker" for my Peugeot 107 hadn't worked for a few weeks and I decided to open it up, I found that clicking the buttons when the PCB is apart from the ...
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What year, make, and model is this car?

I was looking on the internet and wanted to know what type of car this is. Please let me know, thanks!
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Is it possible to build a new car at home DIY based off an old car chasis?

So, I live in Mauritius and I am an amateur car enthusiast. I wanted to build a 450+ HP car in my garage (I, fortunately, have all the necessary tools). My plan is to buy an accidented car, strip off ...
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Car hacking - e.g. auto closing windows when locking

Im new to car hacking. I want to modify my car. The target is that the windows close automatically when i lock the car. I found out that I can use the CAN2USB Device to connect the car to a linux ...
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My car low mileage

Recently my car went in to water,and after that it was not getting start,but after lot of try by myself the car got start,and after that day I visited to the car company workshop,they checked the car ...
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Car stereo turns off when the cooling fan comes on

I drive a Honda Civic 2008 model. I noticed that when driving, my car stereo momentarily switches off and back on after about 3-5 seconds when the radiator/condenser cooling fans come on. The lights ...
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Ford focus Radio code

I was doing some maintenance for my ford focus and i eventually took the battery out and the radio is now asking for an unlock code.Can someone help me with my ford focus radio code with the serial ...
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Can I shift to neutral when driving? [closed]

Many questions on if we should shift to neutral when at stop lights. But I've developed a habit to shift to neutral when going downhill or far away approaching a stop light to avoid unnecessary speed-...
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Anyone knows what's the name of this component?

Car BMW N13B16 316i Anyone knows what's the name of this component which connected 3 pipes? that part seems leaking engine oil, I'd like to replace it but don't know what's the name.
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How is ground clearance measured?

I have a 2002 Honda Accord, which has a stated ground clearance of 6.2 inches. I am looking to replace it with a small SUV/crossover and was looking at a Hyundai Tucson. But when I google the specs I ...
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SONY DSX-A400BT radio forgets its settings at a long standstill in Renault Megane 2

I recently replaced the factory TunerList radio in my Renault Megane 2 (2003) with a Sony DSX-A400BT. Everything works correctly except that the radio forgets the settings, but it is not a problem of ...
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What are these relays for?

can anyone confirm what that black box between the writing DLC plug and Air filter. it has 3 relays in their. Mine are missing and not sure which ones go in there.
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Opening a stuck hood in Ford Fiesta mk6

First of all I'm new to this sub stackexchange, and an even more of a noob when it comes to car maintenance or repair, so please be patient. I have a Ford Fiesta mk6, and the hood just won't open now....
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What is the most common end of life issue for a car? [closed]

What is the most common end of life issue for a car? Does electrical issues cause end of life most frequently? Maybe transmission? Alternatively cracks in the chassis?
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How to remove rear window glue

My rear window brokw, shattered into about a million pieces. The only parts left, were stuck where the window was glued to the rear hatch of the car. I'm getting a new window installed soon, so I ...
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How slow ( not zero) can a car engine run without hurting engine and saving on fuel

New cars have stop-start system (even though this has been available for a long time). My question is: why are car companies emphasizing shutting the engine down at a traffic light, rather than making ...
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Can I change the brake pads without changing brake disc for the front tyres?

I drive Honda Jazz 2010 model. My brake discs for the rear tyres have experienced some corrosion and I intend to change the brake discs together with brake pads for the rear tyres. My brake discs ...

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