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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4th gear to 5th gear puts to 3rd gear often?

R, 1, 2, 3, 4 works great. But when i am in highway driving 90km to 120km and trying to switch to 5th gear. I have a strange problems. When Engine is running live: - from 4th dragging straight to 5th ...
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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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When I put in 5 liters, the gauge does not move. When I put in another 5, it does not move again. But it does if I put in 10?

Yesterday, the fuel indicator light was on. I filled it up with 10 liters, and the gauge moved visibly. Today, the light was on again. I fueled it up for 5 liters. No movement. Then I fueled it up ...
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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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New battery, but car won't start and odometer blinking rapidly

The battery warning light on my 2000 Mazda Protege kept coming on after 35 miles per hour, so I took it to AutoZone to get it checked. The battery was bad (it did need a jumpstart in January) but the ...
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Rear number plate UK laws [closed]

I replaced my rear bumper number plate over the weekend and it has just been pointed out to my by a colleague that it's fallen off in the driveway at work. I'm not able to get hold of any glue or ...
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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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Should Run Auto Air Conditioner in Winter?

I noticed this article about [Good to Run A/C in winter]. Well, it used to be true that it was a good idea to run your AC every few weeks in the winter, just to keep the seals in good condition. I ...
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Does anyone know the name, model and year of this car (picture inside) [closed]

I have tried to found out the maker, type model of this car but to no avail. Could someone help me out. Sorry for the lousy quality these pictures are from a youtube video. Thanks.
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Software for Exploded Views

I would like to know if there is any software that allows me to see the exploded view of the various parts/components of the car. I´m looking for something like ETKA for VAG cars but I would like to ...
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SUV shaking ,Vibrating and wobbling at 80Km/h

I owned a Mahindra Scorpio SUV and while driving over 80Km/h on Highway cabin is shaking/vibrating vigorously. While at speed above 70-80Km/h car is wobbling, to control this wobble i have to decrease ...
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Is it bad to always kick start my car as I always park it on a slope

I currently park on a slope everyday at night and in the morning I just let it roll a bit and start it by putting it into the second gear. I started doing this when I had a weak battery. And now even ...
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What does it mean to have a stiff first gear?

This problem is a small one and it can only occur with manual cars, but I have been curious to find out more about it for a while now. Sometimes, when the car is attempting to pull away from a ...
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What Mitsubishi van is this?

This is a Mitsubishi van; it says it's a 4x4. Does anybody know model or year?
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50/50 Coolant mixing

I just replaced my radiator today and decided to refill it with coolant concentrate and mix in water myself. Instead of mixing the stuff properly before hand, I poured in 1/2 gal. of water directly ...
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How do I check my car for damage after hitting a huge pothole?

I live in Michigan where potholes are plentiful. I hit a big one the other day that really jarred my car. I don't see any obvious damage on or around the tires, but I'm not really sure what to look ...
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OBD-II difference between signal ground and chassis ground

Am planning to install a carputer (Raspberry Pi) in a 2005 Ford Mondeo, replacing the car stereo. The Quadlock connector to the stereo apparently includes CAN bus, so I am thinking I will get a USB ...
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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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Damages checklist after rollover

What I'm looking for is a checklist of items to look when considering what repairs a car involved in a rollover needs, something like: check the [...], if it seems to [...] check next item, otherwise ...
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BMW 320D 2010 hesitating to accelerate while on highway for few seconds

Recently my 2010 BMW 320D had been playing up. Overall performance of the car has been fine. But this weekend it started to struggle to accelerate on the highway for few seconds and was fine ...
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Honda civic 1.4

My daughter has a w reg Honda civic 1.4. she says there is a rattle from the back when she changes gear & also when dropping engine speed. What could it be? It is Sunday so can't find mechanic.
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how to install dual battery in car

i live in Ulaanbaatar the coldest city and i own a hyundai verna 2006 with 1.5 turbo diesel engine. i replaced it's 12 v 80 Ah battery and glow plugs about a 3 month ago. last night we had -40 c and ...
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Why is a motorcycle's service interval more frequent than a car?

Why is a motorcycle's (150 cc or below) service interval recommended once every 4000 kms or 4 months where as a car's is once a year or 10,000 km. Isn't a car with more power in need of more frequent ...
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How to properly drive in puddles of water [closed]

I just had a question. I live in California, so it doesn’t rain that often, so when it does, I get a little anxious simply because I’m not quite used to it. I’ve heard a lot of different theories on ...
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Change a new battery without driving for three months or wait

My car battery is getting old and I am ready to change it. However, I won't be able to drive my car for three months or more. Should I change car battery now and let the battery sleep for three ...
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What can possibly cause an EPS malfunction?

I am the owner of a Hyundai i20, 2011 model. Yesterday morning, when I started the car, the EPS light stayed on even after the car was turned on. The steering was stiff and being used to power ...
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What are the dangers of driving a repaired car that was in major accident?

When I'm shopping for a second hand car, I often hear an advice to find out if a car has been in a major accident and refrain from buying in this case. When I tried to find out why that is, I was told ...
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Why is my car showing “Trip [A]” and some different miles on odometer?

My Mitsubishi Galant started showing "Trip [A]" and also shows different miles? What does that mean?
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A/C button not switching on compressor

My 2007 Chevrolet Lumina has been having A/C problems lately. A couple days ago the car wasn't starting so we jumped it, later finding out that the Negative Side terminal was corroded not giving ...
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Petrol to CNG converted cars

Please excuse if posted at wrong place. Does running car on CNG wears out engine? I am planning to buy used CNG car (India) but many mechanic advise against it for any CNG car than has run more than ...
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Why wheel spacers cause vibration

Just after getting very stoked on the visual improvement from my wheel spacers I get a steering vibration problem. Details: Used nice H&R hub centric spacers on OEM 19s, 10mm rear, 15mm front ...
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Starlet '98 wheel key

The wheels on my Starlet '98 (European XLi version) have a cap over the nuts. The cap is locked in place with a lock which appears to need a square key with a hole in the middle. What is such a lock ...
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car mobile charger blown my radio/ stereo

When I used a Samsung car charger in the cigarette lighter, the power to the stereo (radio) went off. Before that, every thing was OK. So, what went wrong? Suzuki Alto (Japanese) If a fuse is blown,...
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AWD… Do you have to replace all 4 tires [duplicate]

Please don't bash for a question like this but I've heard some things about AWD vehicles that were not so pleasing. When one owns an AWD and has a blowout. It is best to replace all four tires because ...
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Is my car likely to last longer being driven 40 miles a day at highway speeds or 14 miles a day in stop-and-go traffic? [closed]

My fiancée has a 1994 Toyota Corolla that is on its last legs (or tires, or whatever) with almost 330,000 miles on it. We're planning to get rid of it when it either becomes disabled or we take it in ...
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Car horn works only sometimes and with very very low sound

My car (Suzuki Mehran) horn works only sometimes after many days and with very low sound. The problem started when I turned on car ac about a month ago. In start the horn sound became low whenever car ...
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how to deal with yokohama 215 45 r18 tier side wall damage

I think the damage is this part, should i replace it?
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Car Mechanic Simulation [closed]

I have a fascination with engines- I already own a motorbike and have spent loads tinkering with it and other projects and have spent thousands on tools and stuff so I can do this. I'm only a student ...
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In what ways might car renters damage a car? [closed]

With regards to renting cars out, I'm wondering, besides direct damage like crashing it or hitting a kerb, what type of driving habits renters might have that might damage the car. I know people ...
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Replacing an alternator on Mercedes B200 CDI - voltage regulation?

My mechanic said, that an alternator on my Mercedes B200 (W245, diesel, 2008, 1993 cc) needs to be replaced (because of red battery sign, that is shown and beeps from time to time). My original ...
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Can running a vehicle with a dead alternator solely off a jump battery pack cause damage to the vehicle's battery?

I'm a service employee for a highway assistance program. I came across a vehicle where the alternator had failed, and the vehicle drew all available power from the onboard battery, causing the ...
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Why don't I get shocked constantly?

Noobie question here; NOTE: I don't understand electrics much. If a car's electrical system grounds to the bodywork (usually to the negative terminal) so that the electricity flows through the metal ...
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Piece just fell off from under my car

So this piece just fell off from under my car. It's a Honda Civic 2003. I need to drive home, will I explode on the way? It appears to be the shell of something Thanks in advance!! (https://i.stack....
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Renault Megane Sport II 2006 petrol Coil Problem

I have a problem with Renault Megan Most likely its something with the coil but its really weird. When i turn on the car its fine i drive for about 20-40km and the car starts to lose power like a ...
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Driving on full tank

Should filling up the tank to full capacity be avoided if possible for the fact that it increases the weight of the vehicle which could reduce the fuel efficiency?
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8 pin aux audo cable into cd-changer port on radio?

I have a VOD Dayton MS 4150 car radio: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/185772/Vdo-Dayton-Ms-4150-Rs.html?page=4#manual with a 8-pins CD changer port (C3 on the manual). The radio does not have an aux ...
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SD card map for 2011 Nissan Rogue

I just bought a Nissan Rogue that comes with a GPS navigation system, the problem is, the SD card's missing, I've got three questions: 1 - Can I use any SD card of the same size with the Nissan map ...
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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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Why do Lada's fuel gauge looks like this?

This is picture from Lada's fuel gauge. Any idea why it says 4/4 when the tank is full? The logical sequence is: 0, 1/2, 1.
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Why does the dual motor Tesla have more range?

In the page http://www.teslamotors.com/models if we scroll down we see the several flavors Tesla sells its Model S. It puzzles me why the 85 version has a shorter range than the 85D. The first can ...

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