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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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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Automatic - Cold engine uses tons of gas to move

so I recently purchased a Volkswagen Golf MK4, 2002, Automatic. 1.6 SR running on Gasoline and LPG. When I start the car in the morning (Usually 2-7 Celcius outside),starting it with Gasoline ...
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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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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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Fan not working and overheating for my Saturn

I currently have a 2003 Saturn lw200 2.2l and recently discovered it overheating and found that fan has not kicked on. I was conflicted and did some research and found out about troubleshooting the ...
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2000 Oldsmobile Alero stalls at decreased speed

I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero that has been stalling and sometimes dying at decreased speeds or when coming to a stop. I can be coming off a ramp on the interstate, coming up to a stop sign, or ...
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second battery for entertainment system

I have installed an Android entertainment system in my car. The problem is that it gets activation signal through ACC line and it turns off while cranking the engine. I will use the ignition line to ...
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I have a friction sound coming from the front bottom leftish side of my car - what should I look at? (Video inside)

[Nissan Sentra 2001 here] I have a friction sound of metal rubbing together that is coming from the front of my car. It is not the brakes because it happens any time I cold start the car, not ...
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How can I find all of the specifications of a car?

I am an automotive engineering student who is working on a project to pick a car, start with its specifications and make it in IPG carmaker. Then find flaws in the design and try to improve upon it. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Banging noise Over bumps

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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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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2007 VW Jetta - Key won't turn - Steering wheel loose - Stuck in park

The vehicle has done this a number of times until finally now, the key won't turn at all. What parts do I need, and do I need to make sure the new part is ''paired'' to our existing key/fob? Thank ...
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Priming fuel system from fuel tank?

Mechanic changed my Focus 2014`s diesel fuel filter, then because he didn't know the correct method to bleed the system, instead he pressurized the fuel tank with compressor. Car ran fine. But the ...
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Citroen Jumper start issue - PLEASE HELP

I have a Citroen Jumper (or Relay) 2.2 Hdi 2006 When I start the car the first start is working fine. After that I turn of and start again the starter motor wroking but cant start the car. If I wait 1-...
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2005 Mercury montago

I replaced the back passenger side brake rotor and caliper today and added more brake fluid and pumped the brakes but I still have to push the pedal all the way to the floor before it starts to stop. ...
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How to fix Car doors only lock and unlock when the key is in the on position in the ignition

I have a 2008 kia sorento lx 4wd and up until yesterday my door locks were working just fine but now they wont lock or unlock unless the key is in the ignition in the on position. I can lock and ...
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Can I replace my California emission engine with Federal emission engine?

So, recently I found out that my 2005 Toyota Camry 2.4 L (AZFE) California emission engine needs to be replaced. I found 2005 Camry engine for $800, which turned out to be Federal emission engine. ...
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Vehicle audio system cuts off

So I've lately had a problem with my vehicle where my car's entire audio system will cut off for a brief period of time whenever I apply brakes (brake lights turn on), or when I use my turn signal ...
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Car hits on speedbreaker from beneath

Suzuki Khyber 1990. Car bumps on speedbreaker giving a terrifying sound of hitting and leading to damaging parts. I did use suspensions but when 4 people sit in that it does the same. Don't know what ...
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Driving Shaft Material

What metal is a driving shaft made of. I think it is a steel but breaking its components such as yoke, tube and others are they all made of same material?
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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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What's the minimum thickness of side window glass in the US?

For cars made in 2017, what's the minimum thickness of side window glass in the US? Or is there any minimum thickness? Origin of question: A power window plastic sash connector sold as a correct ...
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Poor pickup of my car

I am facing poor pick up on my car.It has become quite rough. I have recently changed engine oil,transmission oil,air filter.Its a 2009 make maruti suzuki wagonr duo(its a dual fuel car LPG/Petrol) ...
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Chevrloet Sail LS Engine starts missing when car is driving with AC on and it is hot outside

I have 2 problems . 1. If i am driving car for long and AC is on,When it is too hot or hot outside like May,June months in india.The car starts missing. after if suddenly a plac came where rain ...
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My vehicle fans turn on but no air flows through

I have a 1996 Ford Explorer ~ The interior heat/cool/outside air fans turn on but the air flow from all those vents stopped blowing out air, with the exception of the defroster vents. What could cause ...
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Car AC cooling but not heating

It's cooling just fine, but the heat is very weak and fades almost immediately (rendering the air temperature to ambient). If I wait long enough before starting the fan, the heat is strong at start, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Clutch Not Engaging Well

I went to a repair shop a day ago and I have my clutch fixeed because it was leaking. The mechanic because said because it was due to the rubber cap, so i replace the rubber cap and the valve So i ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?