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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Car battery charger voltage

i have a car battery(74ah) 750a that i hooked up to a cheap 12v 4a car charger without any smart functions. At what voltage should i disconnect the charger when measured with a multimeter? Now it ...
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If my Infinity/Nissan car key fob can unlock and lock the door but not start ignition

My car key unlocks and locks the doors of my G37, but can not start the car from the push button, nor when it is held touching the push button(or in receptacle). Because it can unlock the car, it ...
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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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Is my car worth driving again? What options do I have? [closed]

I had an accident more than 15months ago. The damage was that I hit a pot hole and the car caught fire around the engine and suddenly stopped, couldn't be restarted. I followed the procedures and made ...
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Is it ok to take a new car on a road trip?

I have a new car with about 500 miles on it, breakin is 1000 miles. Is it ok to take it on a 1200 mile road trip? 600 each way?
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Is there a difference between left and right tires?

I just bought 4 winter tires for my car and all of them look identical to me. Shouldn't I get two tires for the left and two tires for the right side of the car? Are these tires symmetrical? Well yes ...
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Neighbor leaves his positive terminal disconnected - dangerous? [duplicate]

A guy who owns a neighboring car in the communal parking garage I park in disconnects the positive side of the battery when leaving his car for a few days at a time. Is this dangerous? If so, under ...
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Not Replacing Car Starter

I have a problem with my car starter. I believe this was a problem on my car starter since I have a mechanic who went to my office and have it check. He says the battery is ok. When I start the car, ...
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Parked car causing fire

Scenario: There is a parked car in a garage, that's been unused for a month and has the negative side of the battery disconnected. Car is from 2001. Could the battery explode? Or could the car cause a ...
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Loose gear shifter on a 2004 Nissan Pulsar

The gear shifter is loose on my 2004 Nissian Pulsar, I've tightened it up twice before but seems to come loose every 6months or so and is starting to annoy me. Any advice on fixing a loose gear ...
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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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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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What's the point of front turn signals? [closed]

I know the purpose of turn signals. When we turn, cars at the back know to slow down and vice versa. What about front turn signals? How about front side marker lights? Rear ones make sense. You can ...
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Hit a deer and piece to headlight snapped

Okay so I hit a deer. There’s actually not too much damage except for some dents and this plastic part that snapped. The headlight moves Around now so I know I have to replace it but I don’t know what ...
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my driver side front rim was steaming hot after driving 130km/h through the mountains and severe braking for a couple hours

my driver side front rim was steaming hot after driving 110 - 130km/h through the mountains and severe braking (from going downhill) for a couple hours, while i did not notice brake locking when ...
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Sloshing in fuel tanks [closed]

Why is sloshing undesirable? How is sloshing prevented by installing baffles? Are there any other methods to prevent sloshing?
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what's the name of the sound cars and motorcycles makes during redlining?

when revving a car or a motocycle engine to a high rpm its starts to make a sound like (dun dun dun dun dun dunn) watch this video to understand what i mean( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Is it harmful for the engine if you drive a long distance nonstop?

I'm planning to have a 370 kilometers road trip between two cities. I want to drive at 90 km/h average speed and without any break or stop. Is it harmful for the engine to run nonstop for about 4 or 5 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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