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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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How can I use my C7 to Euro cable to power a Marshall stanmore 2 speaker in my car?

I have a C7 to Euro cable to give my Marshall stanmore 2 power, now I want to use the Marshall box in my car. Is there a way I can connect or somehow give it power? I presume I'd need some sort of ...
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Help with Vehicle model?

Need help in identifying this 3 wheeled model. Thanks!
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New steering invention

I was in the grocery store and noticin how the shopping cart front wheels work. It's not like a car where there's all kind of ridiculous connections that can all go bad and where the chances of one ...
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What are all the different types of fluid in a car and a short summary of their use?

A fluid is defined as anything that flows, hence for our purposes a gas or a liquid. I know that there is fuel, engine oil, engine coolant and brake fluid. Also air is normally taken in through a ...
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What make is this car? unable to identify

Having a hard time identifying this car from the pictures. Can anyone help shade light on what the make is? These are screenshots from a security video clip, and I took the snapshots while 1) The car ...
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How can I remove power seat without battery/power?

How can I remove golf mk7.5 power seats if they are not functioning? (the sunroof broke and then it rained and due to water under seat the electronics stop working which I can't move seat forward to ...
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Keeping a device in cigarette lighter

I own a Ford Fiesta 2006 when my car is turned off my cigarette lighter stays on as I only have one I use a 3 way cigarette lighter plug splitter adapter I use one port for the dash cam and one for an ...
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Car battery Confusion

The Battery provided to me in with the car is 60 Din (Ref C20 Capacity AH : 60, Charging Current A : 4) I’m looking to change my battery as its old and giving issues. The one which I want to go for ...
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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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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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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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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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AC Delco | Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old

Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old.
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Keeping radio/stereo unit powered on, when car ignition is off?

The Problem: I bought the new car radio/stereo unit, installed it, but there is a problem it wont stay on when i turn of my car. And it also loses preferences (volume, radio stations, etc) Info about ...
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What clues are there to identify real mileage?

This is a bit theoretical question, maybe viable for a wiki. Suppose you want to buy a 10yo car and among available deals you see one with suspiciously low mileage (e.g. 5'000 km). Seller assures you ...
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Car Battery Charging Current & Car Battery Confusion

Confusion Regarding Car Battery and Charging Amps What is charging current in Car Battery : If both the battery’s have Ref Capacity - 68, But 1st Battery has a Charging current of 4A and the 2nd ...
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Use of 12v Solar powered 2.4watt battery charge

My car is not being used on regular basis, sometimes not for weeks/months. Can I use one of those AA 12V Solar panel 2.4 watt car battery charger to keep the car battery topped up all the time. Can I ...
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Brand new lead acid car battery reads only 12.33v. Is it faulty?

Yesterday I purchased a brand new, maintenance-free, 12 volt lead acid car battery. Specs: 47Ah and 450CCA. Before I install it in my car, I measured the voltage with a catIII digital multimeter. It ...
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How to find out if my car AC needs extra oil and how much to top up?

My car AC has been dead for a couple of years now and I was wondering the following things: How could that affect the AC oil level? Is there anything I should be worried about considering my AC ...
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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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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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Volkswagen Vento ABS sensor repair

I am using Volkswagen Vento. Its one of abs sensor damaged. Is it possible to repair the sensor. One sensor worth 4k. During the first time the abs warning lights were disappear after pump the break ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 leaks only when started

I have stated my car after 2-3 weeks and I noticed some liquid is leaking. This leak happens only when I start the car. It smells like kerosene and the traces are at the front side of the car. Leaking ...
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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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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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Shall I disconnect an EFB start/stop car battery before charging it?

I have a 64Ah EFB car battery in a 2018 Volkswagen car with start/stop technology. I have an Optimate 5 charger which supports EFB and AGM start/stop batteries:https://optimate1.com/om5ss/ I would ...
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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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How does the tachometer on my dashboard actually work?

Recently, I asked a question about the speedometer, how it works and how accurate it is. But that got me thinking... how does the rest of the dash actually work? I understand that the RPM measurement ...
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Solvent Base Oil on my leather steering wheel

I have a Citeron C1 and used a solvent oil base odorizer to clean my leather steering wheel and its ruined it, it looks like a moldy mildew green. How can i restore the colour? Thank you
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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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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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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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Does “laser car wash ” use actual lasers?

Just wondering since it's called laser car wash if they use actual lasers to wash the car ?
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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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How to program spare key for Toyota Premio 260

I have a Toyota Premio 260 model vehicle, anybody please help me to pair my extra smart key to my vehicle. your help highly appreciated.
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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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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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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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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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