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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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Suzuki Intruder VL1500 Ignition Coil Difference in Front and Rear

My Suzuki Intruder VL 1500 (1998) has a front and rear ignition coil according to the OEM specifications... I'm curious if these are essentially the same even though the have different part numbers. ...
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Random high idle wont decrease speed when driving sies when still

2004 chevy trailblazer ls erratic idle speed, sluggish power when increasing speed, high power preventing speed to decrease bellow 35 when decreasing speed without breaking hard, last obd2 freeze ...
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Mazda 2 - year 2018 petrol car

Lost power down to 20 mph. Was checked by recovery chap running diagnostic but nothing showed up. No light to indicate fault. Went ok when chap tried car out.
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Can you use a flex (spider) coupler as a dog clutch in a motorbike/atv/go kart/lawn mower like setting?

My question is simple: I want to make a dog clutch system for a wakeboarding cable system and was wondering if a flex (spider) coupler could used? The power, velocity, torque is similar to a go kart /...
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Add Power Steering Fluid instead of Dextron II

I have a 1997 Toyota RAV4, I started adding power steering fluid, then I noticed it was not the same color, it ask for Dextron II instead. I only put maybe couple drops. Will it ruin my Power Steering,...
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Polo 9n SDI 2002

Help :-) My son has bout a polo 9n sdi with 120000 miles on. It was a bit smokey apperantly when he bought it. I now have it here on my drive and it smokes on idle and has a neat smoke screen trick ...
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Seat Ibiza Power steering doesn’t work on first turn over every time

It doesn’t happen every time but sometimes when I start my car the power steering light comes up saying it has failed and then all I do it turn it off and turn it back on and the power steering works ...
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Need help now with power steering

My power steering in my 06 lacrosse went out a few months ago. I have continued to drive just harder to turn. A few days ago the car started making a high pitched whining sound. Just wondering if I am ...
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Power Steering leak

We had -30 this morning, when I went to leave in 08 Ram I had no P.S. and fluid leaking on ground. I put it into heated shop and refilled resevoir, let sit a couple house and now it works and no ...
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Steering Wheel Squeaks

My steering wheel has squeaked when turning the wheel left or right. I took it to a mechanic and he flushed the power steering fluid cause it was kinda dark but full. He also adjusted the belt. It is ...
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Troubleshooting low engine power uphills

my 02 Corolla (230k miles) has low power, especially uphills. I did a vacuum test and fuel pressure test, as I was suspecting a clogged exhaust or a faulty fuel pump. Both readings are normal, ...
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My bike isn't getting any power at all what should I do?

The bike is a 2013 Hyosung GT250 I've replaced all the fuses and the battery is good. But when I turn the key I don't get any power to anything at all.
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driving along and then stalling… and never to start again… what is it?

I brought a second hand Hyundai IX35 2015 model, which has less than 100k kms. I was driving home and felt it jerk forward, the motor sounded strange (at this stage I'd only had the vehicle 6 weeks), ...
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2011 Acura TSX 2.4l base model 6 spd manual transmision

I have 2011 Acura TSX 2.4 l, base model 6 spd manual transmission. In October 2018 it was experiencing a slipping clutch so had the clutch replaced at a garage. On the way back from the garage after ...
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2001 Suzuki Katana 600

Was riding down the road and the bike lost all power. Checked starter relay fuse was good. Put key in ignition absolutely no power at a with the exception of the clock
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1zzfe low engine power

my 02 Toyota Corolla with a 1zzfe has 240k miles. It runs very well but has low power, especially uphills. What are your suggestions of things to look into? I have rebuilt the engine. I am thinking ...
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Low Power Even at Max Rev

I have a 200cc motorcycle which i use for daily ride to my work for just around 20 minutes only. I always had this problem of having low power after I decelerate using engine brake. Here is 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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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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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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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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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 ...