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 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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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 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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Car battery drainage

I own a 2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0 My question is would you happen to know the reason why my battery (which is brand new) is always dead. I constantly have to disconnect the battery in order to be able to ...
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Is my car ac condenser clogged?

I hosed down the condenser in my car today to see if it improves my ac What I realized is that the water didn't dry on some certain spots like the rest of the condenser. The top and the sides were ...
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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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How does my car buttons communicate with the car dashboard?

I have an Audi A6 3,2 FSI 2004 model. Needless to say the multi media system isn't what it could be. I work as a computer programmer so naturally it peaked my interest to know how the multi media ...
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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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Should I polish the car myself?

I am concerned about safety (of paint) and efficiency. My car is old (bought in 2013), and looks dull. I have never waxed or polished. I have just learnt that these two are "things". My car ...
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Strange extra letters in i20 odometer display screen. Why?

Sir, could you kindly find solutions from your esteemed technicians to fix this extra letters on the ODOMETER DISPLAY screen in i20 2011 1.2 p India version?? It shows up as soon as key at ON ...
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Brake disc corrosion - do they really need to be replaced?

I've been told by an authorised Mercedes service engineer that all 4 discs and all 4 pads need changing on my Mercedes GLC 43. It's just over 2 years old with 30k miles on the clock, so I am pretty ...
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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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Engine vibrating when idling after driving

I've recently had an issue happening off and on where the engine will begin vibrating when I slow to idle after driving. The issue does not occur during idle after turning on the car, only after I ...
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RPM dropping after refueling

It only happens when I refuel and then drive and everytime I come to a complete stop it drops RPM from a normal 1k to 500 and then goes back up to 1k I am not sure what’s wrong I use 93 premium ...
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Does factory default car cover (parachute material) provide UV protection to car?

I park my car outside and in sun. I cover my car with the dealer provided car cover which is made of parachute material. I would like to know if the parachute material car covers block UV rays. If so, ...
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24V Car accessory fan into a normal car socket

From my online "research", I've learnt that a car socket is 12V and can is capable of 180W. But I bought a car fan that is rated to run 24V 0.4A and 10W. Is it safe for me to plug in into ...
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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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Antifreeze in engine oil

I accidentally put antifreeze in the engine oil, a complete moment of stupidity, but I poured about 50ml (definitely not more than 100ml) do you think it would be okay as it’s such a little amount? Or ...
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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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Thrown rod in engine block, can I drive it one mile?

My 2012 fusion overheated and a rod disconnected/snapped off, I have no idea if I'm saying any of that correctly, but from the word of a trusted mechanic friend, this is what has happened. I got a new ...
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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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What kind of carpet should i use to replace the old one in my car? [closed]

I own a 1996 Mitsubishi L300/Delica and the carpet is all worn out. Should i use a special type of carpet thats made for cars or i can simply use carpets for houses?
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Can a gas car engine run on pure octane booster?

Can a gas car engine run on pure octane booster? This guy experimented on lawnmower engines and concluded they ran very well on octane booster, but can car engines run on pure octane booster?
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Are classic cars safe?

Are classic cars safe? I am interested to know the differences between modern vehicles and vehicles of old from the 1960s. In the event of an accident, how does a classic vehicle compare to a modern ...
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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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Trouble connecting 16 pin car stereo power cable to Pioneer radio

A bit of a mystery to me (I'm new to this). I have a power cable in my car like this: The back of my new Pioneer stereo has a connector like this: Basically it doesn't fit (the plug does not have ...
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Maximum liters capacity (petrol,diesel) for a four wheeler Car [closed]

Can you specify the maximum liters capacity in petrol fuel input of a four wheeler car for any make & model? Can the maximum liter capacity of that four wheeler car make & model be increased ...
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Brake calipers rubbing rim after changing pads

Sounds like I'm dragging my exhaust down the road. I pinpointed the issue to my brake calipers rubbing my rim. Nothing's changed but brake pads. What should I do? Other than getting spacers...
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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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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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How modern electronic parking brake works? Do they consume power when parked and car is off?

This might be a stupid question, but lately I've been asking myself this question and couldn't find an answer on google. How modern electronic parking brakes work? Do they consume power when parked ...
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Transition from Left Hand Drive to Right Hand Drive Car Vehicle

I would like to know the following information. 1 By Default, a Car Automobile is manufactured as Left hand or Right hand drive. In terms of engineering efforts, how easy or difficult is the ...
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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 to fix fog lights not working?

Hyundai Tucson 2013 GLS 4DR My fog lights are not working, and I don't remember them ever working, basically I never required them. I attempted a number of things, but nothing seems to work :( the ...
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Why do buses not have seat belts if cars have to have them? [closed]

This has always struck me as odd. People just board this huge thing that moves around and never even question why there are no seat belts. But a normal car (even a larger bus-like one) has to have ...
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mechanic can't reproduce trouble when car is at shop... need to record OBD data when problem occurs while driving

I brought my car in for servicing, but the mechanic can't reproduce the problem. I want to log OBD data as the problem occurs. I would then provide this captured data with the car when it goes back ...
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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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Whats this (plastic?) piece hanging on the bottom of my car?

I bought a used opel corsa last week and just noticed today a (pastic?) piece hanging off of the bottom of it. It doesn't look like it was screwed to the car (no holes or anything which would fit a ...
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Car Idles Really High Sometimes

I have a 2002 Ford Explorer 4.6l V8 (Automatic). I have this issue were randomly my car will idle high. I start it up and the rpms go to 2500 and eventually get down to 2000 which is a bug jump from ...
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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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Car won't shift after clutch replacement

I have a VW Polo Playa 1.4. I have replaced the pressure plate, flywheel, clutch cable of the car but unable to get clutch. The cable is pulling up the lever attached on the gearbox in order to shift ...
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Help! Should I be concerned about this rust on my wagon?

2005 Saab 9-5. Looking underneath the passenger side, is this the subframe I'm looking at? https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1RpmbwwUWoQlVzvFV7pjfsTGADQ-kJKLq?usp=sharing New subframe doesn't ...
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Hit a curb, the curb cut off a piece of the tire. Will it needs replacement? [closed]

I miscalculated the distance and hit a curb while U turning a few days ago, the curb cut off a small piece of the right front tire and scratched the wheel a little bit. I went to a tire shop one day ...
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What to mix to paint a car detail

I've decided to replace one of my fenders of my car since it has rust. I bought a second hand one and i have to change its color. I went to a paint store and the person there checked the paint mixed ...
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What kind of car is this yellow roadster with a Porsche badge? [closed]

So I drove by a used car shop, and I saw this yellow convertible roadster that I liked. It had the Porsche logo on it, but I checked on the website and couldn't find the car. The place is far away ...
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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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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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Is it harmful for the engine to drive 60 mins of steep uphill every day?

There is a road in my area which is steep uphill (about +15% slope). I have to pass it to reach my destination. It takes about an hour to drive across this road and I usually use 3rd or 4th gear to ...
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What is the difference between 12x50 and 18x75 differential gear sets?

The gear ratio of both 12x50 and 18x75 is 4.166666666666667 which is the same. But why don't car manufacturers use only one of them while the ratio is exactly the same? My only guess is that when the ...

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