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Chevrolet Spark 2013 Blow Fan Sound

i have a Chevrolet Spark 2013.I've been hearing a periodic knocking sound like a hammer, whenever i turned on my blow fan.It happens even without changing the thermostat on ac or heat. I figured the ...
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Fourth piston isn't sparking so car is losing power

What are the possible reasons that my fourth piston is not sparking. I am pretty sure the spark plug is broken but I am not sure. The car is a 2006 Scion XB. Thank you.
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Missing spark plug, broken rear timing chain guide?

On a 2004 ford explorer v6. I had a mechanic tell me the rear timing chain guide went. Upon getting my vehicle to the house I noticed a single spark plug sitting on the front deck on the plastic ...
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Spark Plug Gap Ranges

I recently changed the plugs in my 07 Honda Goldwing and after reading lots of material and articles about which plug was considered better I went with an NGK Iridium and followed all the technique ...
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Weird object in cylinder head preventing spark plug install

My friend has an 04 Acura TL (Engine Model J32A3). The car was loosing power and shuddering and the engine light came on. It appears that each cylinder is misfiring. Below is a screenshot of the code ...
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engine will not start

so me and a freind built a very identical single cylander bicycle engine kit and no matter what we have possible tried we can not get his to start (not even fire or pop once). so i got mine running ...
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Normal spark plug vs platinum [duplicate]

Is there any disadvantages or bad impact of using platinum spark plug instead of normal plug, even if the manufacturers recommended to use normal spark plug .like (Mitsubishi Lancer GLX automatic)
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Does starting the engine with one of the spark plug wire disconnected damage the starter coil?

A friend of mine (he is not my friend anymore) decided to pull a practical prank on my new motorcycle. He pulled the wire of one of the spark plug (my bike has three of them in the cylinder) and let ...
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VW FOX ignition system problems

Recently I have noticed some strange things happen with my 2005 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 petrol engine. On rainy days the engine always stalls when I stop, sometimes check engine light starts to blink, ...
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Overfilled oil by 1 quart in a Chevy Spark [duplicate]

I have about a quart/liter of extra oil in a 2016 Chevy Spark. Will it be OK to drive it? I don’t want to damage the engine. I’ve read so far that 1 quart isn’t much but for such a small car I’m ...
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Small spark can be seen after replacing spark plugs

I have replaced spark plugs for my 2005 vw fox. I noticed that in one cylinder I can see a small spark coming from the spark boot. It only appears on one spark wire. Do you guys know if this is ...
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Understanding the waveform for my waste spark system

I'm having fun with my Hantek 1008C and tried it out on my ignition system today. My 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L uses a coil pack waste spark system with each coil firing two plugs simultaneously. I took a ...
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Do leaking shocks need to be changed?

I own a 2013 chevy spark. It rear left shock is leaking oil gradually. Should I change it now or wait till it empties off? If it should be changed, should they be changed in pairs?
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spark plug problem in service

I took my car in for a routine annual service at a local garage. During the service, a piece of debris from a broken spark plug fell into the engine. The garage says it was 'just one of those things' ...
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Is there a risk of igniting the incoming charge with wasted spark systems?

I came across a question about wasted spark systems, and I was wondering whether there is a risk of prematurely igniting the incoming fresh mixture charge with that wasted spark. At the top of the ...
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Spark timing advances as engine gets hot

I bought a timing light to check my spark timing; my vehicle is a 93' Mazda Miata and I am rotating the Cam Angle Sensor to advance or retard my timing. When I first used my timing light the engine ...
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Engine cranks but won't start

I finished assembling my old Skoda Estelle engine, fully tighten, valves calibrated, etc. It turns, a bit "tight" i.e, not "loose" like before but it may be because I put new rings and different ...
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Number three plug fouling days after I put it in

The number 3 plug is fouling on my 99 Saturn sw2 days after I put it in and the car is throwing misfire codes as well as near stall code can anyone get me a answer why its fouling so fast could it be ...
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1993 Ford Probe GT that has no spark and can't hear fuel pump kick in?

I had this car for three days. On the first day it was perfect and then the second day it just stopped out of no where. I started it up and it kept doing it every now and then until it never started ...
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WOT uphill, no increase in RPM, consuming more gas?

I own a city car Chevrolet Spark 2016. When going up a steep hill say in 4th gear, having the throttle down at 60% or WOT is practically the same. There's a minimal increase in RPM and power. Will the ...
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how much coolant required in chevrolet spark

Which coolant I can use in my Chevrolet spark and how much coolant and water required
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Car won't start

My Chevy Spark 1.2 L 2012 model overheated and blew the head gasket. I replaced the gasket and spark plugs. The engine is turning, but it won't start. Plugs do get petrol. Engine sounds like sewing ...
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Do I Need to Ground the Spark Plug When Testing

When I'm using a known good spark plug to test spark at each wire, do I need to ground the threads of the plug to the engine block like the guy in this video is doing? What happens if I don't ground ...
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Car turning off everytime I idle

My car currently has multiple fault codes: P0031 - Heater control unit (HO2s) P0037 - Heater control unit P0403 - Exhaust gas recirculation P0342 - Camshaft sensor My mechanic says we will need to ...
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any downsides to early spark plug changes?

Are there any downsides to early spark plug changes? some say 10k 15k etc and some do it as early as 5k =S but would it be okay to get into the habit of changing them after each oil change (6k) miles ...
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No ignition lights and spark

I have a VW Golf 3 GSX 1995 carburetor. Yesterday it just died after a few attempts cranking the engine. I noticed the ignition lights were not lighting up. I then checked all fuses: all OK as well as ...