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 do I check the brake fluid in master cylinder of my car?

I want to check the brake fluid level of my car, its my first time so I dont know how to check it.
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What makes luxury cars and super cars so expensive? [closed]

I have always wondered why these type of cars cost so much, is it really just a social status thing or are they made of extremely expensive materials ?
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How long does it take to build oil pressure

Run a modern car (2010+ model) until all parts, oil and coolant has fully reached operating temperature. After driving for some time, shut it down at the gas station and leave it off while refueling (...
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Is it safe if I forgot to put the handbrake on when I turn off the car?

Earlier today, I forgot to put the handbrake on when I turn off our car. Is it totally safe or is it dangerous to our car? My car has an automatic transmission.
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Do I need to drain engine oil as per manufacuters recommended kms [duplicate]

I drive my car very rarely say around 1500 to 2000 kms annually. Do I still need to drain the engine oil as per manufacturer's recommendation of 10k kms or 6 months whichever comes first.
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Rough Idle & Stall While Stopped

Make: BMW Model: 535 IS Automatic Year: 1988 Miles: 230K I have a very similar problem to (Automatic: revs dropping then stalling when stopped at lights) The car is fine in just about every ...
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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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Clean car and look like brand new

How can I clean my car which will show like brand new, i have tried a lot by trying with different different clothes and different different tricks but result is same like as it was previously . ...
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Homemade 'Car' Vehical

I am interested in saving a few grand on a car by fishing parts out of a junkyard, whipping them together, duct-taping a fancy car decal onto it to make it look safe, adding golf-ball shaped holes to ...
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What kind of car is this

So I drove by a used car shop, and I saw this car that I liked. It had the Porsche logo on it, and I checked on the website, and couldn't find the car. The place is far away from where I live so I can'...
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Is it norml for smoke to come out of exhaust?

Hi got out of my car while the engine was still running and noticed smoke kept leaving the exhaust. I wondered of this was normal as I dont see this site with most cars. I also noticed a vacuum ...
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How do I tell if I need a blower motor replacement or blower resistor?

I have a Nissan Sentra 2008 and my A/C broke in October of 2016. The AC would be off completely but strong hot air would still be coming through the vents. The only time it would stop is when the car ...
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Car seat re-foaming

I'm looking to re-foam our driver and passenger seats as the foam internal to the seat is a bit old and can feel the frame coming through, making the drive a bit uncomfortable on long journeys. The ...
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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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Have I damaged my car by driving with handbrake, do I need to take to a garage or should I ignore for now?

I hadn't driven for a few years and just started driving again. At first all was well, however then I started noticing that the car kept pulling and was acting funny at times. At times I noticed ...
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why when my car's engine is warm it need long start for turning on?

when my car's engine is cold, it turning on immediately. But when it is warm an turn it off, then after 20 or 30 minutes need long start for turning on. where is problem? my car is peugeot 405 made ...
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Why car and motorcycle are not packaged with box? [closed]

Why car and motorcycle are not packaged with box? Please answer me with proper reason. Thank you.
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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 the date code on my battery?

I can't find out what the date of manufacture is the car battery. The battery is Autopart Galaxy Optimal power and its code N5243 ZHL 0146.
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Pop out spark plug: Can drive to the garage?

I have a Dodge Caravan 2008 3.3L and the ceramic of one spark plug break and pop out leaving the hole free in the cylinder. I want to get my car to the garage near ( 7-8km ). When I start the engine I ...
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Design of a double A-arm suspension

Can a double A-arm suspension have its arms bent as shown in the sketch below? The sketch is taken to be viewed from the the front.
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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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I have an MG ZR and it's been parked up about two years, what do I need to get it running again? [duplicate]

I have an MG ZR and it's been parked up about two years. The tank wasn't full. I wasn't planning on parking it up. It is in the drive but the drive is a slope. Any ideas what I need to do before I ...
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Can the amount of ampere hours in a car battery be determined by it's output in volts?

Let say an average car battery has a 48 amp-hour capacity. Is it possible to determine how many ampere hours are left in a battery if the volts are known? What about if they are lower (e.g., 8 V) than ...
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Who is responsible for making sure the correct insurance is on a car with a lien on it? [closed]

I have a 2009 Nissan Sentra. It was my understanding that in NYS, if you have a lien on a vehicle, the vehicle must have collision and liability coverage. I purchased the vehicle from a 'Buy here, Pay ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of using lithium batteries in automotive applications?

Motor vehicles are usually powered by lead-acid batteries. However, a new player has recently begun showing its power in the automotive battery sector: lithium polymer batteries (such as LiFePo4's). ...
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Are car batteries meant to be disposable or are they re-chargeable?

My car battery is completely dead and I was wondering if they are meant to be thrown out or re-chargeable. The reason why I ask is because I keep reading that a car battery should last a few years, ...
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How do I put my automatic car into neutral while moving in drive? [closed]

I have a friend that is always putting his car in neutral and revving it up and I find that the coolest thing in the world. If someone could tell me how I can put my 2006 Civic in neutral while in ...
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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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Calculate vehicle range using OBD-II data

Is there a way that I can calculate the current range of a vehicle, using data provided via OBD-II? I know I can find out the fuel percentage using fuelLevelInput, but how can I find out how many ...
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What is the small metal square attached to the wheel or tire?

I found that this small metal square labelled "1/4 FE" had come off my car's wheel yesterday. I am wondering what it could be, and whether it's important to put it back on.
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Filling the tires with something other than air, to avoid puncture hassles?

I'm asking because: - I've had flat tires four times in two years and it has been very annoying. - The entire family of an acquaintance died when their car tire burst and the car turned turtle on a ...
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Why are rear and front spring rates different?

So I was doing some research and people were saying than the front and rear spring rates should be different? It seems to have something to do with motion ratio and under/oversteer, but how exactly ...
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What is the typical spring rate for a racing car shock absorber and what does it depend on?

I understand it depends on a lot of different factors and probably have a large range of #s. But could anyone give me some information about the range of the spring rate and where I can find more ...
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No Reverse signal in car harness. Connection comes from reverse light?

So a while back i setup an aftermarket touchscreen radio that has reverse cam support but my car harness does not have a reverse signal wire and the new radio harness does, of course. Where does the ...
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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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What is the make / model of Vin Diesel's father's car in the original Fast & the Furious movie?

What is the make / model of Vin Diesel's father's car in the original Fast & the Furious movie?
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Checking just bought new car?

What things should I check before I drive out a new car? Even though is covered by warranty, there may be some defects that will be hard to prove that hasn't been made by me. Looking for scratches ...
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Does it really cost less to buy a vehicle new? [closed]

Is it possible to rationally analyze the costs of car ownership to compare purchasing a new car with purchasing a used car? How would I go about this? A brand new GMC Denali runs about 50k dollars ...
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Polo petrol as first car for a family of 4 to 5 people [closed]

I am from India. I want to buy my first car and I do not have any prior experience about cars. I want a good car which is safe and comfortable. I have read that in India, car manufacturers do not care ...
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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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Cleaning toddler accident from car

A 20 month old toddler vomited milk in my car. The vomit landed on the rear seat and the foot area in front of the seat. I am sure a few drops flew into the rear air con vent. I have only wiped it off ...
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Car will turnover, but not start

I Have 97 Mitsubishi 3000gt. I am having problems starting the car. It will turnover, but occasionally not start. I will have then have to wait about an hour before i can confidently start the car ...
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tires with TPMS. Why do they behave like this?

Upon mounting snow wheels (meaning tires + rims + aftermarket TPMS valves) to my 2015 Suzuki Vitara, I have had to drive at above city speed levels for some 10-15 minutes in order for the TPM ECU to ...
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What are instant failure reasons for an older (not old-timer) automobile?

I usually drive my commuting cars until they are quite old - at the time when repairs start to crop up, the amount and frequency of repair bills dictating when I get a new(ish) one. So far, I never ...
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white smoke coming from engine

I have a 2007 Holden Barina. About 2 months ago my engine was constantly over heating and I was having to top it up with water at least every third day. Took it to the mechanic who said he thought ...
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What is the purpose of a microphone placed at rear view mirror?

I just bought a used Chevy Impala 2005 and it has a microphone placed at the rear view mirror and its wire goes inside the hood. I don't know where it goes and I have no idea how to find its purpose. ...
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how to get the part number of car parts?

If I want to get the part number of a car parts, how I can get it through online ? I do not want to go to a dealer to ask him for the part number. because maybe he will not give me the part number and ...
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Why can a motorcycle rev higher than a car, in spite of both reaching the same speed?

Basically, a car (street legal 2.5L) has about 7k RPM on its tachometer and a Motorcycle has about 14k RPM. Why is there a difference? Is there any relation between the displacement of the engine ...
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Can cats leave scratch marks on cars?

I live in an apartment complex with some stray cats. I have multiple sets of scratch marks on the side doors of my car. I am unsure if these are from cats or from someone keying my car. Is it possible ...

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