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2008 Saturn aura xr ticking sound, less power to the wheel and power steering cut off

As I was driving the past 2 days it seemed as if the car didn't have as much power(like acceleration) and it started making this clicking sort of sound. As I parked at school today the power steering ...
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Clio 2 engine support screw broken

After a hard gear shift, a big boom sound was heard and I was unable to accelerate without having the engaged gear to fall. It turned out that screw linking the rear bottom silent bloc to the engine ...
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2007 Mazda 3 2.3: Loss in Acceleration and Hard Shifting

I own a 2007 Mazda 3 2.3 L. I've been feeling a loss of acceleration and hiccups when driving in lower gears. My car also will hiccup in first gear and sometimes stall out. I have checked the oil and ...
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Fluctuating revs

I have a 2007 Audi s5 4.2 v8. When the engine is cold it drives faultless but as the engine gets warm is where the niggles start showing. When pulling away the revs fluctuate up and down quite rapidly....
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Random RPM boost

For the last week I've been having an issue with my RPM boosting highly for no reason. I drive a Peugeot 307 1.6 HDI S 90BHP. Whenever I shift from 2nd to 3rd and start gassing it up a bit moving up ...
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98 Honda Accord loss of power

A couple times now in my 1998 Honda Accord I have been driving down the highway when all of a sudden my RPMs drop to idle rates and pressing the gas pedal doesn't rev the engine. The first time this ...
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Swapping transmission 98-99 possible

I’m wondering if my 99 Bmw 528i transmission with a bad engine can be a potential doner for a 98 bmw 528i with a good engine bad transmission help so I jump on the purchase before it’s to late
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Is idling a high milage car good?

Environment aside is idling a crappy car before driving better than not? All the answers to the like questions always say if you have a new car there is no difference except waste. Is this still true ...
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Does clutch and gearbox order matter?

Does it matter if engine power goes through the gearbox before the clutch, or through the clutch before the gearbox? I'm not sure if there has to be a specific order of clutch & gearbox, or if it'...
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Engine/Car Shaking in 3rd, 4th and 5th. Help!

So I've encountered an issue with my car today which I can't put my finger on, and wanted to get some consumer advice before taking it to a mechanic! It's a 2011 AUDI A1 1.2 TFSI. I've had it for ...
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Muffler fell off now has transmission issues

My 02 Dodge Caravan's muffler fell off sometime when I was heading to my girlfriends place. I didn't notice it till I got to her place because I listen to music loudly. Anyways I was driving it around ...
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VW Polo 6n 1.4 Engine and gearbox problem

I have a Volkswagen Polo 6N Petrol 1.4 8v 60cv from 1997 with 168 000KM. It's my only car and I can't afford to get a new one. It's been looked after and has been in the family since new. I have ...
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High rpm on neutral but flatting the gas pedal while on D doesn't increase the rpm

Lately and before this problem occurs I have started hearing some noises when the rpm gets to 3k ~ 4k when accelerating on the first gear, my car is automatic but I hear that noise only when starting ...
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Using an old car as a generator

This is a very general question asking for some specific answers. Essentially, I would like to take a vehicle and strip it down, and to turn it into a generator. I’d like to take advantage of the ...
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2007 Dodge Charger 2.7L A/T - Limp Mode on Heavy Throttle & Hanging in Gear

Trying to help out my neighbor here. 2007 Charger with a 2.7L. 100k+ Miles on the body/transmission. "If I drive very carefully I can get it up to highway speed. If I romp on it, or push it too ...
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Explaining why electrical and hybrid cars always have automatic transmission

I am trying to understand if or why electrical and hybrid cars always have automatic transmissions. I know that a conventional petrol/diesel engine only have a small effective torque range, so you ...
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Whining Engine Noise Nissan Qashqai

Vehicle: 2013 Nissan Qashqai Yesterday driving my Qashqai was a weird experience. The car starts jerking (as if it were on a hill with low speed/incorrect gear) on the 2nd gear at 2500RPM. I usually ...
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Why does the Honda 2017 CR-V crawl in neutral when cold?

In the owner's manual for the Honda 2017 CR-V, the shifting page says this: Indeed, on a flat surface in neutral when the engine is cold, it will crawl forward like a typical automatic car in drive. ...
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Truck shaking at certain mph or when under load

Vehicle Information: 2006 Ford F150 4WD with the 5.4L V8 150,000 miles (oil change every 5000 miles) Background: In the fall, I started having problems with my truck. It had a rough idle and ...
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Engine sound louder when accelerated from 20mph - Nissan Altima 2015

I bought a Nissan Altima 2015 and its been 18 months since I am using it and have around 17000 miles on my car. Recently I started experiencing engine sound louder than expected when accelerated to 40 ...
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Mazda 3 gear drops at high speeds

I have a 2013 Mazda 3 i Touring sedan, with about 39,500 miles on it. I've had no issues with it before. And I had a mechanic look it over about 6 months ago when I bought it. This just started last ...
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2008 Chrysler Town and Country: RPMs change, but speed doesn't

Every so often, my 2008 Chrysler Town and Country feels like it holds back: the speed stays the same, but the RPMs go up. It makes a funny sound. It will stop for a couple of days, but then, it ...
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Shift car into park during red light

Will shifting my car to park while stopped at a red light cause any harm (engine, brakes, transmission, etc.) to my car? I do not apply the parking brakes. I have an automatic 2016 Toyota Corolla. ...
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1998 GMC Sierra: swap in V6 + 5spd manual into one with factory V8/auto

How much work and how many headaches would it be to pull a 4.3L V6 and 5spd manual trans from one 98 Sierra and swap it into a 2wd 1998 Sierra with a factory V8/auto? I've done my own repairs all my ...
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Engine Braking Force

I've got a few questions regarding the force of a typical engine brake: 1.Which parts of my car influence its numerical value? 2.Is there a formula, which enables me to predict the numerical value, ...
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2007 Nissan Quest RPM issues [closed]

I have a 2007 Nissan Quest 3.5S. I notice that exactly at 20mph the rpm will be at a specific rpm then fluctuate to a higher rpm then come back down to normal rpm. Is this normal?
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Will my 2002 Mustang make it from California to Iowa?

I have a great 2002 Mustang automatic 6cyl in great condition, but I am a worrier and want some outside opinions. I am the second owner of the vehicle. Have owned it for 1year, 7 months and I get my ...
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1995 Dodge Viper

So my friend is interested in this 1995 Dodge Viper he's seen on a pre-owned showroom and I have some questions that I'd like to ask. What kind of questions related to that specific car should we be ...
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Jerks on 2nd gear at low speed

My car jerks on second gear when I slow down while on second gear and then want to accelerate back. After changing the plugs and air filter it got a bit better but after driving 500+ miles it is back ...
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What would go into a tranny swap on a modern vehicle

I have a 1999 Isuzu trooper and I have been toying with the idea of doing an engine and transmission swap on it. If all goes well with the engine I plan on getting I would like to replace the ...
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Banging sounds coming in front of my car

I'm having a banging sounds coming from the front of my car. Usually they appear after 5-10 meters when I'm driving. It's like one small knock and then around 5-6 more knocks and then they stop until ...
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Pontiac g6 runs lean; throwing codes

My 2006 g6 v6 3.5 is showing codes p0171, p0174, p0705 and u0073 171 and 174 show that the engine is running lean. Is this a serious issue? 0705 shows the trans range sensor a circuit 0073 says the ...
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Heavy Towing 2007 Chevy Avalanche 5.3L [closed]

I'm going to be doing a bit of heavy towing with my truck. Up to and sometimes over its rated weights (approx 7000lbs). What can I do to add the necessary power and transmission performance that I'm ...
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my car acts like its going to stall at a stop

my car drives fine but when i come to a stop light or any stop it acts like it will stall but never does. did some easy things like oil change. no check engine light is on but it seems to keep ...
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Transmission Fluid Pump - 2008 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor P71 CVPI

Hi, I have a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor. My car runs in forward and reverse for a short time (30 seconds to 2 minutes) and produces a loud whine noise, then acts like it's in neutral....
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Engine Transmission

I've been having a problem recently, as I push the gas pedal my car moves super slow. It won't go faster then 10 to 15 mphs. As I drive it feels like the gears are not catching
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I have an issue with Stepping on gas and no increase in speed

It only happens rarely.. but sometimes when stepping down the gas it would suddenly max out the speed gauge, and you hear the very loud engine noise as if i stepped down the gas all the way, but what ...
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What is that knocking sound my engine makes when the revs drop too low?

I have a 2013 Subaru Impreza with a 2.0 liter engine and a manual transmission, and when I let out the clutch too fast while in reverse or 1st, sometimes the engine RPM will drop so low that it makes ...
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Can I use a CNC machine or waterjet to make an adapter plate to adapt a 5 speed transmission to a rare, obsolete engine?

I am the sad, proud owner of a Nissan SD33T (Diesel), mated to a 4 speed T-19. The power this engine outputs (101HP, 160#/TQ stock) means it struggles on the highway, and I don't want to sacrifice my ...
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Slow Accleration And Moving RPMs

UPDATE: I bought a scan tool and downloaded the torque app. I don't get any error codes. I decided to drive it again today. I drove about a quarter mile and barely got to 20MPH. I turned around and ...
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vanagon lurches forward, won't accelerate past 20mph or so

I have a manual 1982 diesel VW Vanagon with a 1996 Passat TDI engine in it. This morning (low 40s temp), accelerating up a hill, heard a hissing sound in left rear. Check tires, no problems. Able ...
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Car shakes when in gear at red light

I bought a '96 Toyota Camry about a month ago. When I first turn the car on and the engine is cold, I can have the car stopped (in gear) and it will not shake. The idle RPMs will be at 1000. After ...
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CVT on 6 cylinder cars

The 2013 Honda Accord has both 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder cars, however, only the 4 cylinder cars have a continuously variable transmission (CVT). I was wondering... is there any particular reason for ...
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Host of small performance problems in 2006 Hyundai Elantra

I bought a used 2006 Hyundai Elantra (Automatic) back in early 2011. At the time, I was needed to have a car quick, and it seemed like a good deal, but the longer that I've owned it, the more problems ...
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Why bikes with gears are preferred when there is gearless(or automatic gear) technology?

I know that lower gears have higher acceleration & low top speeds and higher gears have low acceleration & higher top speeds. But I would like to know why this gear system was designed ...
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Possible to diagnose broken transmission without starting engine?

While I know a little about cars, the bulk of my knowledge came from when I was a kid bolting on stuff to my Honda and racing it illegally. (So, not much.) My '96 Civic DX (5-speed) recently passed ...
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Top Speed varies even when using the same bike

I own a Hero Honda CBZXtreme bike. The top speed that I have reached is 122Km/Hr. But I am not able to reach this speed always. Sometimes the speed does not even cross 105 Km/Hr while travelling on ...
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Toyota Camry 2000: Odd Coughing when starts

Recently, I notice that my car begins coughing couple minutes after it starts. It have happened since Jan, 2012. First, I thought it might be due to Winter since it is cold weather. However, it ...
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How do the cycles of the engine get converted into cycles of the wheels?

Is it the transmission that converts the high rpm of the engine into the lower rpm of the wheels rotation? Let's say that an engine was running at 500 rpm (this refers to the rpm of the crankshaft, ...
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Driving in second gear at 65+ mph

I accidentally drove my 2000 Grand Marquis on second gear on the highway. I was going 65 for like 5 minutes and tried to get it to 70mph but the car was shaking, when I realized I put it into regular ...