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Metallic bang sound when moving off

Honda Civic coupe vti 1999. When moving off today just as I was manoeuvring out I heard a metallic bang sound which sounds like ‘dang’ noise if that makes any sense. I made nothing off it drove out ...
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How modern electronic parking brake works? Do they consume power when parked and car is off?

This might be a stupid question, but lately I've been asking myself this question and couldn't find an answer on google. How modern electronic parking brakes work? Do they consume power when parked ...
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Does parking my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road cause issues in the long term?

Since there is no parking space at the place I’m renting, I have to park my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road. This also includes going up and down the sidewalk with the 2 ...
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Best way to park an automatic car on a slope without cause damage to the gear box [closed]

Let s say i want to park my car on a sloppy road with out applying pressure on the automatic gear box. The approach i m currently use is the below: Complete stop the car by pressing the foot brake (...
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Can I park the automatic transmission vehicle while in neutral for a long time?

I Have a problem with a key, its difficult to start the vehicle when I park in park. I found it easy to start the vehicle when I had parked in neutral. Is it a problem to park the vehicle in neutral ...
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Toyota Corolla metal clanking sound after driving

I noticed a metal clanking sound after driving my car not sure what’s causing it. I don’t see any leak or anything under and I can’t hear it inside the car or while driving. I began to noticed it ...
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What is the risk of damaging a car when parking it outside for 1 year in a subtropical climate?

I'm living in a Mediterranean climate (subtropical) for 1 year with a 2 year old BMW (black metallic paint, white leather) which I need to park outside (no garage or carport). It will spend perhaps ...
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Park gear not holding wheels when on jacks

I was recently replacing the brake pads and callipers on my 2002 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 (4WD), and after I’d finished the job but still had the wheels jacked up, I noticed that even though I had the ...
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Risk to parking pawl while loosening lug nuts with car jacked up

With a car jacked up (tires is in the air), automatic transmission in park, and the emergency brake disengaged, can really cranking on lugs nuts damage a parking pawl? Scenario I was removing the ...
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Car parked for twelve years?

I really need help with this. We have several cars parked in our yard, 3 pick ups, 2 vans, a sedan and a ford bronco 2. Some (the trucks and ford) have been sitting in the same place for going on 12 ...
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What is the minimum size a parking spot can be in the USA? [closed]

What is the law stating the minimum size that a parking spot can be in the USA? For example in MN where I'm from. The only reason why I ask is I was at a dealership that had smaller than normal ...
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Parking On Side of Car Slanting

Will it affect your car if you park one side slanting? Something like this in the picture? NOTE: The right side is parking higher than this in the picture. Thanks
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Tire damage. How bad is too bad? [closed]

THE MECHANIC AT MITSUBISHI SAID I'M NOT LEAKING AIR SO I SHOULD BE OK...what do you think? I asked to buy one tire because sadly that's all I could afford right now on short notice and he says no, due ...
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2004 chevy cavalier- rolled backwards when in park, and not wont turn on

my car wont turn on. it rolls backwards when in park. and im not on a hill. its not the battery cause the radio and lights all turn on. i literally get a dead engine reaction when i turn the key. the ...
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What will happen to a car with a manual transmission if it rolls the wrong way in gear? [duplicate]

EDIT: The linked question does not address any of the three subquestions listed below. This question is about the mechanical repercussions of a car rolling the wrong way, the linked question is a ...
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What are the pros and cons for the two possible "gear directions" when parking the car on a hill?

Let's suppose I leave my car in gear when parking on a hill (besides using handbrake and turning the wheels towards/away from the curb, depending on the direction I'm parking in). In case that matters,...
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Audi A7 - 2016 model without parking assist: is the installation of the module "plug & play"?

I have the intention of buying a used Audi A7 Sportback from 2016, without the "parking assist" option. Since i'm a newbie to this kind of stuff, i was wondering if it's something i can install myself ...
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Can someone move my car if it's in Park?

If I'm parked on the side of the street, is it possible for someone or a group of people to move my car by pushing it for example? My car is an automatic and it was on Park with no hand-brake on ...
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Can towing a car damage transmission while the Parking Brake is on?

Flatbed tow is dragging FWD vehicle by the cable up onto the flatbed, and then bringing the car off the Flatbed to the police ground. First Case : The transmission in Neutral Parking Brake is ...
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Car moved to front when the engine is off while in D gear

I have a Suzuki Stingray 2014 vehicle and I am still new to it. Yesterday when I parked the vehicle on a cement floor, accidentally I had forgot to move the gear to the parking mode. However, I had ...
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VW Golf 2012 runs fine but won't accelerate from park without giving it gas

I was driving the car and suddenly trying to stop it (of course I pressed the brake). While the car was moving 5 KM per hour, I accidentally shift gear from D(drive) to P(parking) and hard a 'gar' '...
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Car with broken left driveshaft won't stay in park

Today my rear left driveshaft gave up (lots of grinding noise while in Drive or Reverse, coming from the left side of the differential, and the car won't move). One strange thing I noticed is that ...
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2010 Volkswagen EOS stuck in Park

I have a 2010 Volkswagen EOS only summer driven. I parked it in November 2017 and went to use it last week after sitting for 6 months and the car will not shift out of park (automatic transmission). ...
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Leaving automatic gearbox in N while parking to prevent damages

I'm living in a country where it'so common to push or hit other cars while parking. P position in automatic gearbox creates a solid lock and any push or hit will directly reflect to the gearbox. Due ...
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Why is the parking brake called hand brake

Why is the parking brake called hand brake? Mechanics? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The most common use for a parking brake is to keep a vehicle motionless when it is parked.
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Is it harmful to a car to be parked on gravel and mud instead of pavement?

I live in a house without a garage. I am obliged to park my car outside. I have been parking my car for a year now in a pavement parking where neighbors park their cars. Now I am obliged to change my ...
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Can't shift into park - '09 Chevy Malibu

So old faithful (faithful to break at least) is having problems again (2009 Chevy Malibu). The gear shift intermittently won't shift into Park. It will shift out and between any other gears with no ...
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Parking pawl or parking brake creak

I have recently observed a slight creak in my car which I think comes from the parking pawl in my 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid. It doesn't have a conventional automatic transmission, but I still believe ...
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Parking 2 wheelers on side stand

I want to know if parking your 2 wheeler on side stand after a long ride would cause any harm to the engine parts in the sense that the oil from the oil pan would be moved to the other part due to ...
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What are the long term effects of parking outside?

In southern Europe (latitude 40-45°) parking cars in garages is common, or at least many houses have garages for that. Old cars parked outside can be easily recognised due to ruined paint and rubbers. ...
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Anything wrong with this custom brake caliper design?

I'm designing a modification to existent brake calipers that doesn't come with parking/hand brake. One method that comes to my mind is to add a lever with a lobe, anchored to the caliper body, that ...
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Does leaving a manual car in gear when parked damage the car in any way? [duplicate]

Does leaving a manual transmission car in gear (tip:lowest ratio gear offers the greatest resistance due to engine compression) present any disadvantage to the mechanicals of a vehicle? Parking brake ...
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Why doesn't a car parked in first gear roll backwards?

In manual transmission, it is common practice to park a car in the first gear on uphills or in reverse gear on slopes - in addition to park brakes of course, but let's assume it is not being used in ...
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Shift car into park during red light

Will shifting my car to park while stopped at a red light cause any harm (engine, brakes, transmission, etc.) to my car? I do not apply the parking brakes. I have an automatic 2016 Toyota Corolla. ...
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Is it necessary to have the wheels of a car aligned with the body when parked, due to weight on the axle? [duplicate]

My uncle says a driver advised him that whenever the car is parked, the wheels have to be aligned with the body of the car, or else there will be un-necessary weight on (I think) the axle or wheel, ...
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Should I put my car in first when parked? [duplicate]

When I park my car and turn it off, I usually select first gear, pull the parking brake, kill the engine, and then release the clutch pedal. I did this because I thought it would keep the car from ...
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How to not hit the car in front whatever the car? [closed]

I'm designing a 3d model of a car with some specifications. The question that I thought of now and also is a good question as I don't personally know the answer while driving my own car is: How can ...
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Gauging tight parking spots

So that I don't keep dinging or putting scratches my front bumper, what is the best way to gauge tight parking spaces ? Say, if a parking spot is walled in three directions and you are pulling in ...
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Proper way to stop auto transmission car

I'm just having my first auto transmission car, with press to start button. How I start the car Press the brake pedal Press the "press to start" button to turn on engine Move gear from "P" to "R" (...
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Smart and effective ways to light up a garage without relying on power outlets?

I am currently renting an garage in an underground parking lot. The garage has no light inside nor electric plugs. The only form of illumination available comes from the few neon lights in the ...
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Proper parking technique for a car with electronic parking brake [duplicate]

I have got my first car, a 14' Audi S4 that is equipped with an electronic parking brake. My common sense told me to park as following: Come to a complete stop Engage electronic parking brake Put ...
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Car manual says I have to wait a few seconds before shifting to reverse, why?

I am the type to read the owners manual of everything I buy. I am a new driver and I have just read my owner's manual. As the questions says, it's telling me not to instantly shift to revers when I ...
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Should I leave my wheels straight when I park my car?

I was told that I should leave my wheels straight when I park my car on flat driveway, I think this is rubbish and it doesn't matter personally Should I leave my wheels straight when I'm parked? ...
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Running cables from rear camera and parking sensors to car front in a Honda Fit 2015

I'm planning to buy a rear camera and parking sensor kits to install myself in a Honda Fit 2015. While I have no trouble making the proper electrical connections, I have no previous experience running ...
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Skoda Fabia - reverse parking sensors not working?

I bought a used Skoda Fabia that is fitted with a parking assistant (reverse parking sensors) which does not seem to work. According to the manual when I change into reverse it should either make a ...
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Can I fit parking sensors on the front of my car?

I'm getting a reversing camera for the back of my car, as I often have to park in very tight spaces, or am parked in. However, I can't fit a camera to the front, so I was wondering: Can I fit rear ...
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Necessity of draining gas for a vehicle that has been sitting for 2-3 years

Related: Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time A car has not been started for over 2 years. No fuel stabilizer was added to the tank. According to some sources it's best to drain ...
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1987 Yamaha fz700 handlebar lock

On my ignition there are a couple positions, on, off, lock, and p. I assumed the lock was for the handle bar lock, but it doesn't lock when I switch it to that, when I switch it to P though it ...
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2010 VW Stuck in Park

I have a 2010 VW Jetta Stuck in Park. When I turn it on, press the brake, and press the shifter button it doesn't move. How do I get it out of park? The brake light and dash indicator do toggle (...
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Impact/Effect on handbrake when parked on incline?

If a 2-2.5 (between two and two-and-a-half) ton saloon car: is manual between 7-15 years old parked on an incline of around 20-30 degrees for roughly 8 hours a day 5 days a week What can the ...
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