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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 or i can even use carpets for homes?
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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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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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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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What year was my ac delco 34ps manufactured [duplicate]

What year was my ac delco battery 34ps made bar code is 808709410638.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Car battery drain issue with Clock ON

I had the issue of the battery going dead in 12-13 days if my car(Chevy Beat LT) sits idle for that long. An idle current measured was 0.16A that gives around 13days to my 50AH battery. After removing ...
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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'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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Car shakes from 60 to 80 mph, not tires, wheels or alignment

Replaced passenger side tie rod end Alignment done 4 new tires, all balanced Replaced front disc brakes and pads New rattle clips Greased up the caliper pins Any thoughts? 2008 Dodge Charger 167k ...
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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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