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2000 Peugeot 206 can't make it up steep hills

long term reader first time asker. Wondering if I could pick the brains of those with far more car knowledge than myself. My situation is this: I drive a 2000 Peugeot 206 with around 140k miles on it. ...
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I'm losing power in high gears

I have power in 1,2,3rd great but when go into 4,5 gears fella like losing all the power goes high revs and loses spread any heap much appreciated
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe push button start no accessories or ignition

I have a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander with push button start. Suddenly it won't turn accessories on (without brake pressed) or start (with brake pressed). Gear shifter is in park. There is nothing ...
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Troubleshooting Slow Start on 2009 Civic Si

The Civic takes a couple of seconds (2-3s, 5s at absolute worst) to start most of the time, but usually not after very short drives as of 2 months ago. It is progressively getting worse, but slowly. ...
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My Honda Odessey loses power all of sudden while driving

My 2016 Honda Odyssey loses power all of a sudden while driving. Everything loses power. Radio gone, speedometer stuck at 38mph, frozen, same with tachometer. I could not open a door or a window. I ...
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Why doesn't my chopper have electrical power?

I have a Custom Chopper with a 1992 1340evo, my voltage regulator rectifier came unplugged from the starter. I plugged it back in and it started and ran. The next day, I started the bike and it ran ...
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Massive torque dip specifically at 1500-1700rpm

I have a Ford Fiesta SE from 2012, and I've had this issue for months that feels like a Damocles sword above my head. Mechanics can't pinpoint it, I'm trying here. I have a massive torque dip around ...
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New 2.5 hp outboard motor has reduced power at full throttle

I have a new 2.5 hp 4-stroke Mercury outboard motor on a 12-foot aluminum boat: I've used the motor four times; 15 km per trip. When I first got the motor, it seemed to have a lot more power at full ...
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Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 classic FI will not run at high power settings

I have a 2000 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 classic with fuel injection. Under hard acceleration the engine sputters and dies but immediately recovers if I let off the throttle and accelerate more gently. This ...
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Random intermittent loss of power and pinging noise

I have a 2013 Chevy Cruze 1.4l Turbo LT with 100k miles on it. I am the original owner. Overall this car has been very reliable, but a few months ago it started having intermittent decrease in engine ...
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Power after ignition switch

First of all hello to everyone. I have got a sinnis terrain 125 that I have swapped the engine, and now it won't start. I have changed the rear part of the loom, all connectors nice and clean, ecu is ...
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Possible misfire or another problem, car looses power

I would need some help here. Car: Clio 2, 2000, 1.2 58 Hp, gasoline, D7f, 8V, 90000 miles The car has trouble starting when hot. It runs nicely and can drive it, until that happens: RPM go up in the ...
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Megane 2002 auto started shaking and lost power

This evening the car was driving fine and then suddenly when it was idle it started really shaking. We began to drive and it still shook but the engine light began to flash and you could feel the car ...
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Mouse nest debris

Back in November I started my car using command start . I heard a loud voomp sound and thought that maybe a poor cat was stuck under hood as I was on a farm where there are many cats . Thankfully ...
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How do you ensure your USB jump-battery is always ready to be used?

I got a couple of these USB batteries from Costco, expecting nothing and hoping for the best. This morning we had a dead battery issue on the Hyundai. Now we had a scheduled power outage a few weeks ...
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I have a 3500 watt car audio system and want the cheapest way to run it?

I have a 3500w system I need to know if I need a high output alternator or can I just replace my stock battery with a 4800 w energie battery
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Air Intake Issues on Chevy Cruze (Lack of Power, Jerking, Etc)

Car Details 2013 Chevy Cruze History of Coolant issues, in the past 4 years I've replaced the water outlet valve, many many hoses, thermostat, temperature sensors, and ending with the radiator a few ...
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CZC power steering

Trying to get the 2 little clips off the rear of the circuit board of the EPS pump on my CZC colt to disassemble it all , any ideas how they come off
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Why doesn't my Yamaha R3 Motorcycle power on?

My 2017 Yamaha R3 won't power on. Everything was fine with it initially, I rode it this morning and the ride was perfect. After a couple of hours in my garage, I turn the ignition key, the electric ...
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Brand new ColmeanCT200U-EX not wanting to stay running

I just purchased a brand new pre-assembled Coleman CT200U-EX mini bike. I'm a newbie with this. I've only ridden it about 3 hours or so at this point. This week its been acting up. Today while ...
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How much performance change can be expected from changing 2-stroke mix-in oil?

I have a 2 stroke paramotor: Paramotor with a parrot on the propeller. It is a 235cc 2-stroke engine with carburetor fuel delivery and magneto ignition. The transmission is a direct drive pulley ...
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What's the power problem?

2-stroke marine engine (200 Yam) starts and revs just fine out of gear. Put into gear and will only achieve 40kph or so. Old petrol (50:1)? Changed tanks and new fuel - same. Boat hull dirty? A little,...
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Ignition wire for my 1964 Ford Thunderbird

I have a 1964 Ford Thunderbird on my car stereo I only have one power wire I assume it does to the ignition can I run my new car stereo on just the ignition power or will I need to run a new wire from ...
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2015 Subaru Forester Power Tailgate

The power tailgate will open about 1/3 of the way and quits. I can push it open the rest of the way, but it jerks when it opens; like it's taking steps. After it's open, it will not close with the ...
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2001 Avalon requires a lot of power to move

From a stop, I have to press the gas pedal down and the RPMs to about 2500 in order for the car to move. The engine light has gone on, but now it's off and when I take it the mechanic, they can "...
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Are 2003-2004 Camry Power Seats Interchangeable?

My 2003 Camry Drivers Power Seat stuck in the furthest back position and will not move forward. I've read many of the same problems on here and removed the seat to find the problem. The 'left' side of ...
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Need help diagnosing lack of power below ~3k RPM

I have a 1999 BMW 523i E39 that feels extremely slow below roughly 3k RPM and would like some ideas on things I can do to diagnose it. I tried towing a 1200kg trailer recently and really noticed the ...
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Does a fuel filter ever go out fairly suddenly?

I drive about 50-100 miles a day. I run the gas tank down to empty a lot but I do put seafoam in the gas every now and then. For the past two weeks the car hasn't started the first time in the morning....
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Where do I stand on a misdiagnosis when I've already paid for the repair and driven the car home? [closed]

last week I couldn't get my car to start I had it towed to a national known Auto repair chain they had it for five days couldn't figure it out. so I had a towed to another shop when I called and the ...
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Car stereo is always on when engine is on

I have a 2011 Toyota Matrix XRS. When I turn the engine on, the screen for the stereo doesn't light up, and the power/volume button doesn't work - can't turn it off, and can't lower the volume. Super ...
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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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Divide by 2 for "wasted spark" motorcycle rev counter input

My motorcycle just got an upgraded ignition timing method. This new method fires the spark plugs twice each cycle which in turn increases the RPM * 2 according to the tachometer. Is there a way to ...
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my car can't climb even a small ramp

I own a Toyota IQ model 2010 I have been experiencing this issue from the past year that my car when stopped on a small ramp it wouldn't even climb. Then I have to reverse all the way and get some ...
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Alternator output power relationship

Overview: I am currently working on a project that requires a 24v alternator, which is powered by a mower engine. This engine in particular runs around 3,000 rpm, give or take, and does not exceed 3,...
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1997 VW Golf III 1.9 TDI 90HP (1Z/AHU) Very low power/slow to rev at startup

It happens every time the engine is started, regardless if it's a hot or cold start. It's extremely slow to accelerate when driving, even slower then a normal 1.9D. In neutral it's slow to rev up. ...
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93 Seca 2 won't start without a jump, battery good?

So i have taken the battery out and had it tested at autozone and they said the battery was fine. the solonoid is fine because if i hit the starter the motor starts to act like it wants to turn but ...
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RPM AND TORQUE IN INTERNAL COMBSUTION ENGINES

IN internal combustion engines, when the explosion in the chamber occur producing power this power appears as an increase in torque and RPM, what confuses me is that how I could raise the RPM while ...
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2000 Toyota Corolla will not start until hitting battery terminals

I have a 2000 Toyota Corolla which started to display a symptom during cold weather (-20 - -30 C) where you would insert the key, turn in partway, activate the internal electronics, and then turn it ...
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How do these similar engines differ so much in power output?

I have a question that is bugging me for a long time. I will take a BMW E46 (3-Series) as an example so that it's easier to ask. Comparing M3 and E46 330 engines: S54B32 and M54B30, they are both ...
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Is anybody able to diagnose anything from these Live Data Reports ? Car has loss of power and black smoke

Photo's attached Ford Ranger 2015 XLT 3.2L 4x4 Diesel Automatic Currentl experiencing power loss and hesitation as well as black smoke out the exhaust
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Loss of Power/Acceleration, RPM Flutter, Black Smoke - Ford Ranger PX 2015 3.2L

First time using this site, so forgive me if I post incorrectly. BEING DETAILED AS POSSIBLE I have a 2015 Ford Ranger XLT 3.2L PX Model (Diesel) (175,000kms) It starts with my car driving just fine,...
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Battery drain - 2001 Chevy Malibu

I'm trying to troubleshoot a parasitic battery drain and need help. With all courtesy lights off, key out, doors shut, I show 1.5A of draw. The battery is dead within 24 hrs. I have pulled all fuses ...
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Check Engine light came on, turns out, i had a bad battery but it threw a bunch of codes?

Okay, so I drive a 13 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T. Last night my check engine light came on. I took it to advance auto today to have the code read. It threw a bunch of codes which were Throttle ...
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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device

I have a custom made circuit (device) to be installed in my vehicle. This device is to work (power up) only when the engine has started. It consumes a reasonable amount of power hence do not want it ...
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My 04 Subaru Forester takes off like I have the A/C on and I’m going up a steep hill... no power!

This just started yesterday. The check engine light has been on forever but none of the mechanics in my area can seem to figure out what the problem is or how to fix it so I’ve just been driving ...
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What causes a vehicle/engine to lose power over time? [closed]

Considering normal everyday use. What factors may cause a generic vehicle/engine to lose some of it's power over time? I recently did a dyno test and noticed that my torque output has decreased ...
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2009 Suzuki skywave 250

I just purchased this bike and it runs great but is really lacking in power off the start. I've changed all filters and had transmission checked out but not much different. Any suggestions?
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How to power up OBD device without ignition to vehicle?

i would like to power on the obd device without ignition to vehicle. Am trying to establish some connection for programming work buy connecting to my laptop. Any way to do this?
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Why my TVS Scooty Pep+ 90cc stops when it slows down?

Driving in traffic is worst as as whenever I stop vehicle, the engine stops and it needs to be restarted again. What can be the issue? Facing this problem since an year now.
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Tight/Heavy steering on a 2006 Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 petrol

Car is a 2006 Mitsubishi Colt 1.1 petrol. It has electric power steering (EPS) with no hydraulic fluid involved. When stationary or moving slowly, the power steering can be felt to be working, I can ...
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