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An electronic device that monitors a particular parameter and provides data to be consumed by other systems to adjust and/or monitor vehicle systems. Examples include: mass air flow (MAF) sensors, oil pressure switches and transducers, ABS wheel speed sensors, outside air temperature (OAT) sensors.

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Sill Protector Illuminated verify lights off

I just got Illuminated Sill Protector Installed in My Car - Mahindra XUV 3OO. I cannot verify with certainty but I feel that the Sill Protector lights remain ON even when the door is closed. Is this ...
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Where should an oil sensor go in on a straight 6?

Recently sourced VHX Dakota Digital gauges for an 84 c10 that has a straight 6. Found how the speed sensor should go in, the water temp sensor is attached to the inlet replacing what’s there but I’m ...
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Car Scanner Pro iPhone App Showing TCM 193km/h When Car is Stationary

Greetings from Australia. I hope someone can advise me on this? I have a Renault Koleos 2011 2.5L H45 4WD CVT auto car, which globally is based on exactly other models - the Nissan X-Trail T31, the ...
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Audi a4 b6 bonnet sensor warning on dash

Can anyone help with the bonnet open on dash. How and where is it best to bypass the sensor. If the wires are left open still have warning and if tied together still have warning? Do i need to bridge ...
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Transmission Slipping, Mechanic Claims it needs re-build, then it suddenly starts working again - 2000 Nissan Xterra

The transmission on my 2000 Nissan Xterra with 114,000 miles randomly started slipping one day. It does seem to be slipping somewhat in all gears, but it's most prominent in 2nd and 3rd. If I keep ...
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08 Prius - Does hatchback door need replacing when just the handle is broken?

My son's car 2008 Toyota Prius. His hatchback won't open, so he took it to a body shop, who said the entire hatchback door needs to be replaced to fix the locking mechanism. It'll be in the shop for ...
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2020 chrys Pacifica horn won’t blow; Adaptive Cruise cntrl and More won’t work after minor bump to front left corner of bumper

Had minor bump to the left corner of the front bumper. NOw the horn won’t blow; the ACC Adaptive Cruise Contl; Forward Collision Warning won’t work. Engine runs hot at 240 degrees instead of normal ...
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Safety of running without clutch start sensor Ford Ranger 95 STX SuperCab

The clutch start sensor on my Ford Ranger 95 STX SuperCab gave out and I bypassed it, for now. It's becoming very hard to find a replacement that can be imported to Brazil, so is there a problem with ...
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I have a Gardner Denver RBS 145/LHBD Blower, Compatible oil level sensor?

We have a Gardner Denver RBS 145/LHBD blower which shut off due to a low oil level. The sight glass for the oil level is in an inconvenient spot that also is potentially hazardous to get to while the ...
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Replacing oil pan

When replacing an oil pan, I will have to remove a motor mount and jack the pan up a few inches, followed by wedging sm block by harmonic balancer. To keep it up. I have never done anything like this. ...
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How does garage door opener detect car's trunk door is open?

Today, I accidentally leave my Minivan's trunk door open inside the garage. When I press the garage door opener's close button, it detected the trunk door, and the operation was canceled. I have ...
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How to access AC Flow Sensor on a 2011 Lexus R350

How can I access the AC Flow Sensor on a 2011 Lexus RX350? I opened the hood, remove the plastic covers, can't find it. Do I need to go under the car to get access to it?
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RPMs at 0 while driving. Can't re-start car without 45 min cooldown but then runs normal for 30 min

During my last road trip I encountered the weirdest issue with my 2011 Hyundai Accent. On the highway the RPMs went down to 0 but I was able to drive completely normal. After I turned the car off, I ...
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Ambient temperature sensor peugeot 207cc 2014

My ambient temperature sensor reading always in - so had the sensor replaced and its still showing the same fault. Peugeot 207cc 2014. Can you reset this or can someone help me and tell me what's ...
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97 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 - Speedometer is reading 10 mph fast and fuel consumption seem to be up

I replaced the Vehicle SpeedSensor that’s on the tail shaft of gear box nothing changed. I would like to know if there is another sensor that affects the speedometer possibly inside the transmission ( ...
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Threadsealant on radiator fan switch to stop leak?

I've developed a leak from the radiator fan switch and it seems to only be leaking around it and not through it, otherwise it works fine. I've bought a new washer to replace the old one and I'm ...
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If repairs are made to fix Nissan DTC codes, will they still appear in the computer?

I have some codes on my 2019 Nissan Altima indicating a problem with the forward sensor. I was told it was fixed but the codes are still there. How can I tell if this problem existed before I bought ...
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How to find the typical ranges for sensor values?

I've recently got an OBD scanner and have found some of the live data streams to be very useful, I was monitoring the timing advance value and observed it fluctuating at idle by 10 deg or so the range ...
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How to fix oil pressure switch terminal cover

I have a 2001 Honda Accord and I'm changing the oil pressure switch / sensor. The terminal cover crumbled apart when I took it off. I couldn't find a replacement part for it, so is there some way to ...
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Saturn ion 2007 Temperature gauge

My car temperature suddenly drops down while driving and won't move until I remove the battery and put it back... What could be the cause pls? I have change the engine coolant temperature sensor or do ...
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Honda Civic mk7 ABS sensor diagnosing

I have a permanent ABS warning on my dash. I have tried to use an OBDII scanner to diagnose it. However, the car does not support any error codes apart from engine management codes. Therefore I will ...
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Low coolant sensor light doesn't turn on

My '04 Chevy Silverado recently had a coolant leak, and I never received a warning light or dashboard message. I tried unplugging the sensor and still nothing showed up. I tried plugging into a new ...
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After Market Tire Pressure Monitoring System Question

I have looked into the ways that various types of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) work. It seems that the typical factory installed active monitoring systems use pressure sensors that are ...
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Flashing overdrive light 2002 ford escape

2002 ford escape xlt-flashing overdrive light comes on after short period of driving. Comes on when approaching 50 mph? Or so...how do I fix it?
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Sudden notification of parking sensor repair on dashboard while driving

So I was driving my Vitara Brezza yesterday morning during rains. When I got my car out of the parking I had performed a reverse and worked as usual without any problems. The car hit the road before ...
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2007 VW Touareg V6 TDI BKS engine query on normal EGT values on idle and load

I have a 2007 VW Touareg 3.0 TDI, BKS engine whose Exhaust Gas Temperature values (Read under Measuring Value Blocks 102.1 and 102.2) are as follows: 102.1 fixed at a constant 551.0C 102.2 fixed at ...
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Jeep Patriot RPM Gauge bounces / not right

I have a Jeep Patriot 2012 2.4L 4 wheel drive limited. While all other dash gauges work well with no issues, the RPM gauge will stick (not move after a certain position, around 1000 RPMS and then ...
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Feels like ABS kicks in when braking

For the past week, my car (a Hyundai Tucson 2016 and 80 000 miles) started doing like ABS kicks in when braking, but rarely. It feels like when you're braking on ice (pedal starts vibrating) for 1 ...
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Ideal TPS Voltage Range for calibration

Some manufacturers state an ideal range for throttle position sensor which is helpful if you want to calibrate a new sensor or re-calibrate the old one. For instance, they say 0.5 V for idle and 4.5 V ...
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Installing after-market seats

So, I want to upgrade my standard seats (Leon Cupra MK3, same platform as Golf 7). Being a newbie, I thought I go online, I select a seat model I like, I fill in the car model and just put it in my ...
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Can the vehicle speed sensor (magnetic type) be activated outside the gearbox?

Could the speed sensor be activated when pulled out of its mount, if I pass a piece of metal near it will the speedometer register it? Does it work using some other data or does it only register ...
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How and what would I get from a car rain sensor?

I am looking for an answer on how to acquire data for the vehicle rain sensor and automatic wiper data from any vehicle. For example, I know that with Carberry (a Raspberry Pi) it provides a lot of ...
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DTC B1227 - An open in outside temperature sensor circuit - AC not working

I have Acura RDX 2007 and the AC does not work. I took it to dealership/mechanics and they saw that the outside air temp sensor somehow banged condenser and had to replace the condenser. The ...
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How to decide which check engine reading is faulty?

03 Honda CR-V. Check engine light just came on. O’reilys scanner gave a long list of readings... wondering if I should try bring it in or figure out a way to narrow it down beforehand.
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Do I need to replace the fuel pressure sensor of a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD?

I have a 2007 Volvo XC90 V8 AWD. The dealership told me that the check engine light came on intermittently and the reason was the fuel pressure sensor is faulty. It costs $525 to replace it. Is this ...
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Emergency brake light is on and stays on

The van (iveco daily, sorry don't know the type anymore) of my father has a brake warning light on. Once I removed te cover I saw it was a single wire that was disconnected from the switch. I thought ...
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Honda Civic 2018 blind spot information system warning

My Honda Civic 2018 had an accident and it was in a repair shop for a while. After the repair, there was a warning on the dashboard with below icon. When I asked about this from the mechanic, he took ...
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What does OBDII fault code P0120 really mean?

What does OBDII fault code P0120 mean? The device said: "TPS/Pedal Position Sensor A Circuit Malfunction". The problem is that TPS stands for: "Throttle-body Position Sensor, which sits ...
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2014 Chevy Malibu - Code P055B

I keep getting a P055B code, but I have changed out the sensor twice. The mechanic cleared the code but it keeps returning. Any suggestions?
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How does a OBD II misfire detection monitor know "exactly" which cylinder is misfiring?

I do know that magnetic pick-up coils are used to detect crankshaft position and these sensors are used to tell which cylinder is misfiring. These magnetic pick-coils do not produce a smooth & ...
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Fixing a malfunctioning seat belt sensor

I'm in the far end of a road trip, and towards the end of the road trip my seat belt warning started going off erratically. Tapping on the driver side seat belt buckle seemed to silence the warning ...
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Can something as simple as a bad o-ring cause complete sensor failure?

About half a week ago my car began stalling out, seemingly at random; at first I thought it might have been an issue of air bubbles in the coolant passing over the coolant temperature sensor - there ...
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Where can I find information about car PIDs?

i'm doing a research and i can't find voltage information from the car sensors, where do you find such information? finding the voltage range would help a lot.
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I cant figure out how to unplug the temperature sensor on my 2006 KIA RIO

What is the trick to unplug the temperature sensors on a 2006 KIA RIO
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Affected sensors when boosting another car

I own a 2017 Kia SUV and periodically I'll give my neighbor a boost on their 2002 Liberty Jeep periodically, maybe once or twice a month, until they buy another battery. So I noticed a couple of times ...
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Power cable in 02 Chevy Suburban - where does it go?

I noticed on my 2002 Chevrolet Suburban that there’s a cable under the bonnet that’s unplugged and I’m trying to work out where it goes. I’ve included photos of it and where it runs. There’s no ...
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2000 Chevy 3500 Express strange MAP sensor OBD-II readings

A 2000 Chevy 3500 Express 5.7 Vortek has always run fine but has a major problem with torque when towing uphill. By chance I stumbled across the MAP OBD II readings and they are way off. It shows 9&...
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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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List of sensors on cars

Over the years, I have gone from being frightened to performing repairs involving sensors to feeling like sensors are my best friends. They greatly reduce the guesswork necessary in repairing a car, ...
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What in the heyl is this thang?

I done bought me a mysterious 1998 5.4 v8 ford van. Econoline series. Done some snoopin under the hood and found this dang weird plastic box just hangin... danglin there zip tied to the dang high ...
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