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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Slapping sound coming from wheel

When driving, I noticed that a slapping sound was coming from my rear passenger-side wheel. The tempo of the slapping sound would accelerate and decelerate as the car's speed increased and decreased. ...
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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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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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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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Can an 18V-5W Solar Panel Provide an Equalizing Charge for a Battery?

I recently finished a project in which I installed an additional cigarette lighter port on my car that was always on (the existing one was only on when engine was running), and connected a small solar ...
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Something is causing my 12V ignition wire for the stereo not to function

I have 2002 ford focus and I installed a new stereo system it was working fine.... then I had to pull the stereo out again b/c I forgot to install Mic. and cig lighter.... after I hooked those things ...
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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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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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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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Is it feasible to use the exhaust heat to warm the engine block?

I have around 4 miles of city driving to get to work every morning and in the winter my car never reaches operating temperature during my short trip. In fact, I am lucky if I get the engine temp above ...
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Why is my car battery charger not powering on?

I've had my car battery charger for about six months and, just recently, it won't power on. When I connect it to the battery and the mains, the orange light comes on but there is no low humming noise ...
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Banging noise Over bumps. But suspensions are okay

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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Ticking noise in a 2011 Corsa SXI at 54000 miles

I currently have a 2011 Corsa SXI 1.4 Petrol sitting at 54000 miles. I recently purchased this about a month ago and had noticed that there is this mysterious ticking noise. Startup No ticking sound ...
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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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Why can a motorcycle rev higher than a car, in spite of both reaching the same speed?

Basically, a car (street legal 2.5L) has about 7k RPM on its tachometer and a Motorcycle has about 14k RPM. Why is there a difference? Is there any relation between the displacement of the engine ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dashcam Blown Car Fuse

I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT (2.4L / 4 cyl). Recently I bought this dashcam. When I plugged the charger into my 12v cigarette lighter port in the front of my car, plugged the usb in, connected to my ...
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Adding a additional battery to car

I have purchased a brand new Toyota Innova. I need to install a a mac mini, 2 laptops and make this car a mobile office. I need to know if I can install another car battery in parallel, and will ...
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charge SLA battery while using it

I will add a small auxilary battery (lead acid 12V 2.4Ah) on my car for me head unit to be able to crank the engine and not turning off the system. Now, if I crank the engine while the unit is on, it ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Why do car starter motors draw so much current?

I understand that most car starter motors' power is rated between 0.5kw to 1.5kw. Doesn't that mean that they are supposed to draw 40-120 amps? (500 w / 12 volts etc.. )? Yet when they start, they ...
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I have 5th gear issue , can i drive in 4th gear at 100km to 115km?

My car scares me while changing gear from 4th to 5th gear because it goes to 3rd gear. As a result on highways i get scared to change to 5th gear. Can i drive my car in 4th gear at speed range ...
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How do I diagnose trouble code P0567 OBD-II in my car and what are its causes? Which component of cruise control system should be checked first?

I am getting issue with my car's cruise control system, and while diagnosing, this code is shown, I want to know the reason and meaning of this code.
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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 ...