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Questions tagged [power]

Practical questions related to engine power – or the loss there off. Questions about electrical power and powered accessories should use [tag:electrical].

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loss of power, shaking, speedometer messing up

I drive a 2001 Ford Explorer, It started up fine and everything and as i was crossing the bridge my speedometer jumped up to 100 and i was only going about 20-25 mph. I was trying to make it off the ...
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On a V6 engine is it OK to replace one head and not the other?

Situation is the cylinder head of a Mitsubishi 3.0 liter V6 engine was damaged after sucking a washer into the intake manifold. Question: is it OK to just replace the one damaged head or do both ...
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Why Saab -90 loses suddenly all its power on 120 km/h but gains it back after restart?

I was driving uphill on the motorway, when the Saab lost all its power suddenly. I parked, restarted the machine, and the car worked again. I have rented the car. If anything happens to the car, etc ...
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Had motor mount replaced and have no power steering after

I took my car to the mechanic today to have the rear engine mount replaced. When I picked my car up it had no power steering, and it clunks one time while starting.
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How many miles dare I drive when power steering fluid is foamy and orange, whining when turn?

My power steering fluid is foamy and more orange than red. There is a whining when I turn. It started 4 days ago. How long do I dare wait for an appointment to get it fixed? I will travel about ...
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Nissan Micra won't kick down into passing gear

My wife's car, 2008 Nissan Micra/March 1.2. Imported from Japan, if that makes a difference. Roughly 1/2 the time, the car won't kick down into passing gear. From a stop, the car goes through 1st, ...
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2002 accord with power and electrical problems

my dash lights all dim considerably when i do something else that requires power, like using the power windows button. If I turn on the ac, the car sounds like it's working overtime to keep it running....
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I found a car comparison with the following:

car1 car2 car3 Displacement (cc) 1591 1197 1497 Fuel Type Petrol Petrol ...
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Constant power to radio?

Normally, my understanding is that power to the radio is cut when the ignition is turned off. I am looking at installing a normal computer in a car (not an Android) and the problem is that if you ...
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Relationship between torque, power, specific fuel consumption, and AFR

How does Torque, power, and specific fuel consumption change with AFR? And why is it so? I found graphs relating these in books as well as websites but I couldn't find any good explanations.I have ...
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2009 Honda Accord door locks only work with key fob - not door power buttons

Having a strange issue with my 2009 Accord. The door locks just stopped working when using the buttons on any of the doors. They lock and unlock just fine using the remote key fob buttons. I hear ...
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Power cut while driving

I was wondering if you can advise regarding an issue with a vw jetta 2.0 tdi 140 bhp 2006. While driving on the motorway with 70 mph the car is loosing power like going into limp mode. After pulling ...
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What could be causing High HC GPM, CO GPM, prevent the RPM from going over 4000, and creating an odd exhaust sound?

I have a Toyota Camry 94, it failed its emission test today with 2.62 HC GPM(Limit is 1.2) , 56.87 CO GPM (Limit is 15). The car also won't rev over 4000 RPM and acts as if it has a governor on when ...
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ESP/ASR fault and no power on my Peugeot Expert 2015 2.0 Diesel

My car accelerated very much (kind of like pressing the clutch while accelerating) with a ton of white smoke coming from the exhaust, then it lost power, and the triangle and ESP lights showed on the ...
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electrical power steering Opel corsa c

I'm having problem with my electrical power steering. The power from the control unit to the motor is not present
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Help me diagnose my lack of power & lean condition

I have a 2000 Mercedes CLK 320 with the M112 V6 engine at 125 000 kms. The car has rough unsteady idle and is lacking a lot of its power - to illustrate, 0-100 km/h takes exactly 10 seconds, while ...
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Use electric vehicle as a mobile power source

I have a mobile car-wash company and I want my guys to have a fully 220V (2000W-3000W) power outlet available to plug their vacuum cleaners into. I thought I could buy an electric vehicle to "...
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How can a model with a smaller engine produce more power?

I am from India, here we have Ford Ecosport. Tt has different models, out of which one model with less cc produces more power than a higher cc model (999cc and 125ps) & (1497cc 123ps). How is this ...
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Limiting power from inverter

I have a Honda Accord 2003 which has a 7.5A fuse going to the accessory power sockets. I want to run something which would need an 8A fuse, but I recognize I can't simply swap it out. Could I ...
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Kia rio 2012 engi. 1.4 power supply relay

Dears, I have checked a car kia rio 2012 using active test for engine in diagnostic tool all test are succeed except the power supply relay i tried to locate it but I failed. Could you help me to ...
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My motorcycle wont start unless jumped.

I have a 2009 Hyosung 250 and I've had this problem for as long as I've had the bike and through numerous batteries. I just purchased a new battery a few days ago and it checks out good puts out 12V. ...
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Used Wrong power steer Fluid in my Honda Accord

I used the wrong powersteering fluid in my 97 Honda Accord. Now the seal on the rack& pinion is so bad the fluid leaks completely out. Is there any way to correct this without having to get a new ...
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Power steering went out and temperature gauge running hot

We have a 2016 Jeep Compass. The temperature gauge goes all the way to H and the power steering went out. We put power steering fluid in but it's still really hard to turn.
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Nissan X Trail 2001 engine RPMs increase, but vehicle does not accelerate, has no power

2001 Nissan Xtrail. After driving for more than 20 minutes, the car seems to have less power. The rpm will go way up, but the car is slow. Rpm can go near the redzone, yet I’m still driving at 10-...
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How to do system validation/verification tests for power window switches with anti pinch function, remote key door lock, smartphone control [closed]

I am planning to write test specifications for verification, validation of power window switches: driver side: auto up/down, manual up/down, door lock, window lock passenger, rear right , rear left: ...
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Which engine is better ?

So i have two engines on my storage to use on my mini "cub" bike the one is 110cc with 6,7 hp and the other one is 100cc but with 7,5 hp so which is the faster the one that has more cc but with less ...
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Does an increase in horsepower allow a greater speed in any given gear?

I wasn't sure if this was the best place to post this, or if I should go post it in the physics stackexchange as well. I can crosspost if this question would be more fitting over there. To put this ...
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Sienna lurching, loss of power

OK drove my previously functioning 2000 Sienna, it was driving fine/like normal for a minute, then it started "lurching" when I hit the gas. Felt like it was losing power or starved or something, it ...
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Peugeot 307 - Engine power & electrical questions

Recently, my father bought a used 307 (late 2003), the car is good and we all love it.. The previous owner made some hacks on it, that includes a mat color and a touch screen DVD/Radio player with a ...
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honda cb400 super four speed/power issue

Firstly, I have checked a similarly titled post (Honda CB400 Super-Four - Power Issue) and their symptoms are different so it's not relevant to me. My bike is a '97 CB400SF, all stock except for ...
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Why does my diesel lose electric power when glow plugs are engaged?

When I went to start my van today I was unable to get power. Initially I engaged the glow plugs four times. The glow plugs heat, then the relay chatters. When I turned the key to start there was a pop ...
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if the water pump breaks will it cause water in the engine.

mechanic tells me water pump went out..causing water in engine. Symptoms: truck was running but low power, no acceleration
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Power steering failure

I have a Mazda demio that lost power steering, I replaced he rack but still no luck. What could be the issue?
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Some kind of short circuit or bad connection maybe

I have a 00 grand am. Every time I start my car my time is on 12 but my stations are still set. What could this be?
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Can unplugging a device which is connected to a tapped fuse stop battery drainage?

I have a dashcam installed in my car which gets power from the passenger side fuse box (using a fuse tap). Unfortunately, all of the fuses in the passenger side fuse box are all constant on so the ...
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Correct setup to allow capacitors to supply power

I am looking to fit a 400W, 12V power supply to my car for using the lights and such without draining the battery. My plan is to have a rotary switch to disconnect the battery and connect the mains->...
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Engine RPMs increase, but vehicle does not accelerate, has no power

2001 Nissan Xtrail. After driving for more than 20 minutes, the car seems to have less power. The rpm will go way up, but the car is slow. Rpm can go near the redzone, yet I’m still driving at 10-...
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Electric power steering

Is it ok to drive with a broken electric power steering control module? Took my 14 VW Tiguan to the dealership and they ran the codes and it's coming back as the power steering control module being ...
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What is the power boost I get in low gear high RPM

I recently upgraded to a Nissan Micra Vibe 1.2 2015 Petrol from a 2005 Petrol C4. Something different I notice when driving in low gear (1-3) high RPM (3000+) is without changing the amount of gas I ...
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2014 Chrysler 200 power steering

Belts and hoses are In Good condition, fluid reservoir is full , hard turning to the right and in reverse. How long can I drive before replacing the pump. It just started this week after getting a new ...
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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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Vehicle cut out whilst driving

Was driving a Holden Vectra 2002 2.2 Litre, when the engine randomly cut out, went to turn back on was having difficulties turning over, on top of that after turning back on and driving the ...
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Running low oil on engine would give my 4stroke kart more power?

I race 4 stroke engine go kart, and a very respectful engine tuner said to me that if I run with little less oil then the engine level (80% of recommended, 0,8l) it will break sooner but will become ...
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2000 camry driver seat will only slide forward and back on 1 side only

My driver power seat will only slide forward or back on one side only also is there a way to manually move seat forward or back
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Power: carburettor vs fuel injected engines [closed]

I currently own a Honda Wave 125 with a carburettor. I'm considering buying a newer fuel injected Honda Wave 110. What are the power advantages of a fuel injected engine over a carburettor engine? ...
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1997 S-10, 4 cyl, 5 speed, cat failure

The Cat came apart on my truck. Replaced the cat with a pipe. Now truck has no power. 1st gear, will only run up to 10 mph and no faster, bogs down there. Same with rest of gears, but can get up to ...
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Problems when I'm driving lack of power

1973 Chevy Monte Carlo 350 4bbl small block having problems with the car want to put in drive and take all driving it doesn't seem to want to go cast 40 miles an hour so I figured trying to change the ...
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Kawasaki Z750S weird electrical problem when starting, any idea what could be the problem ?

I have a 2005 Kawasaki Z750s and this weekend I was on a ride and stopped at a rest stop, and when I decided to leave, I turned the ignition on, pressed the kill switch on and the start switch and ...
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Why does my Ford Galaxy 2001 1.9 TDI lose power

The engine on my car, sometimes decides that enough is enough and loses power for no obvious reason. The problem can manifest itself just as the engine has been turned on or after driving a while; the ...
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Stereo with separate power cord from harness

I was wondering if a power cord (not connected to the harness) will effect the speaker output if not connected to a power source?