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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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2013 Ford Fusion - Power Seats only move on one side

My Ford Fusion's driver side power seat has recently been acting up. It will only move on one track as the other track seems halted. This causes a "pivoting" motion when moving the seat forward as it'...
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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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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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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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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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Are trims (Hubcaps) on a car tires necessary?

Are there any mechanical / safety issues arise when you do not put trims on car tires? Even when using the car in winter temperatures? (Say -15C to -20C)
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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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My car won't start and is silent when turning the key and the lights are ok. What's the most likely reason?

This is the second time my car has died on me in the one month that I have owned it. Everything has been running fine until I parked it for 30minutes and then it wouldnt start. No cranking No trying ...
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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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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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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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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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How to setup the car so that while driving I do not have mist glass?

I have a second hand car with an old slider to switch from left to right, with the same icons 1, 2 as in the picture below. But I do not understand it well. Often when I am driving, my car windows ...
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Dashcam Blown Car Fuse

I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT (2.4L / 4 cyl). Recently I bought this dashcam. When I plugged the charger into my 12v cigarette lighter port in the front of my car, plugged the usb in, connected to my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How many miles does it take to recharge a flat battery?

Our of car has sat unused for long enough the battery was totally dead. We jumped it the other day and drove around for 30min or so, but a few days later it is too flat to start again. From this ...
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Why are side mirrors glass?

Why are side mirrors glass instead of plastic? As far as I can tell they are just glass with a layer of reflective material adhered to the surface, would plastic not be a better alternative as it ...
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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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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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I have 5th gear issue , can i drive in 4th gear at 100km to 115km?

My car scares me while changing gear from 4th to 5th gear because it goes to 3rd gear. As a result on highways i get scared to change to 5th gear. Can i drive my car in 4th gear at speed range ...
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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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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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How do I fix the error code P2002 which is caused by filter or sensor in the exhaust of the car?

Do anyone know that how to fix this code?
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How do I diagnose trouble code P0567 OBD-II in my car and what are its causes? Which component of cruise control system should be checked first?

I am getting issue with my car's cruise control system, and while diagnosing, this code is shown, I want to know the reason and meaning of this code.
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Car Shaking at red light stop

I have Honda accord 2013. 73000km on it. When I first turn the car on and the engine is cold, I can have the car stopped (in gear) and it will not shake. After the car has heated up, car begins to ...
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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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