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Nissan Rogue 2010 AWD clicking noise when turning

Have a high-mileage 2010 Rogue AWD that makes a clicking noise from the rear when rounding corners. I suspect it was because it was improperly towed. My web searches have led me to believe that it's ...
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Idle speed on Ford KN Laser 1999 Auto switches between 1500 and 900 RPM

Ever since I've had my 99 Ford KN Laser Auto, I've been plagued with idling issues. When I first got it, it was barely idling at about 500 RPM. I've replaced the plugs, TPS and crank sensor after it ...
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Brakes slowly locking up while driving

Hello everyone I have a 2001 Honda Civic dx that I just bought as a commuting vehicle to replace my wrangler. The only problem with it is that the brakes slowly lock as you drive it. I was told it was ...
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What may cause issues across multiple systems?

I have a 2003 Ford Taurus SES, and I am experiencing issues across multiple systems. I believe that the problem may be with the electrical systems, but fuses, battery, and alternator are all good. It ...
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2009 Subaru Legacy Poor acceleration with no DTC codes

2009 Subaru Legacy EJ253 Non Turbo 4EAT transmission The car seems to be in LimpHomeMode although I don't know how to verify that. Very poor acceleration with some hesitation when in drive. The ...
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2005 Nissan Altima 4cyl 2.5l Overheating

2005 Nissan Altima 2.5l replaced leaking radiator, thermostat, hoses and clamps car is still running hot, any suggestions? Just bought the car! I'm towing it to the Nissan Dealership tomorrow for ...
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Diagnose misfires before the ECU codes them

My 2007 Mazda 6 ran rough for months before the check engine light finally came on and the ECU set a code for misfires on cylinder 1. Replacing the coil on that cylinder fixed it and it was running ...
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Troubleshooting of Battery vs Alternator

it's been a while! Hope everyone is well. This might be kind of a dumb question but here we go: My car's battery light turned on a few days ago, then suddenly went off one day when I rode the car to a ...
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Mazda 6 V6 auto rough misfiring – fuel flow problem?

2007 Mazda 6 3.0L V6 automatic with ~80k miles: Runs "rough," especially while stopped in drive – feels like what I imagine an occasional cylinder misfire would feel like, producing a sort ...
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What does the 'battery' light on the dashboard actually mean?

I know that when the battery symbol lights up on the dashboard it indicates a problem with the electrical system, which is commonly either an ageing battery or a broken alternator, but for the ...
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How do I diagnose heater problems on a 1997 Chevy Suburban?

I've got a 1997 Suburban and would love a complete list of items to troubleshoot a heater that doesn't work. What I've checked/done so far: blower motor is OK can switch from defrost/feet/face there'...
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Why does my automatic vehical allow the engine to start while enganged in drive

I have a 2000 honda passport that has n automatic transmission, it doesnt catch gears but once in a blue moon it will drop into gear.. it will slowly move and finally catch if I force rev it which is ...
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2007 Dodge Caliber Won't Start, Cranking Sounds Odd

We've got a 2007 Dodge Caliber that suddenly won't turn over. I thought it was the battery, measured the voltage with a multimeter at 11.7v and replaced it but the problem persists. It doesn't seem to ...
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Remote Start not starting the car

This is a long shot but hopefully i can get some help from you guys!! Context: Took my car to the dealership for a safety recall service and now the remote starter wont work properly. I brought the ...
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Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI 2010 Ambient turbo not boosting

I got a Ford Figo 1.4 TDCI 2010 Ambient I just had the turbo repaired I've had turbo checked and its fine but it still won't boost we've checked everything from valves to EGR to MAF everything is fine ...
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02 Jeep won't start

I have a 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee just changed out the immobilizer and the ECM they were both programmed to the Jeep there is a key icon lit up on the instrument panel that's what started this whole ...
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Are the cabin fuse-box relays misplaced in my Renault Kangoo?

I have a Renault Kangoo 2009. 1.6 liter petrol, automatic. The cabin blower motor has stopped working. The fuses seems ok, but a relay in the fuse-box under the "glove-box" recess could have ...
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How to determing between Valve knock or Rod knock?

I've got an almost completely rebuilt 2002 Ford Focus 2.0L Split Port Engine and its got a knock. I'm having a hard time figuring out if its valve knock or rod knock. To add some background, I had ...
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Citroën C2 tailgate doesn't latch unless I push really hard

There are two latches on the tailgate of my Citroën C2 - the right-hand one latches fine, so the boot can close and lock, but the left-hand one doesn't, making it insecure. I've found that it will ...
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Lexus CT200h “stuck” in neutral after accident

I bought 2018 Lexus CT200h with slightly damaged front and it won't shift into Drive or Parking. After I push Start button it shows me that the car is in Neutral. Trying to put it into Drive or ...
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Removing press fit bronze bushing

I have a raw water pump for a boat that has a press fit bronze bushing that goes into the back of the water pump (into a "cap" that attaches to the back of the pump). The water pumps shaft ...
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Toyota Prado V6 gasoline engine component enquiry

Which component sits in the circled area and what is it's function?
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Thudding when slowing to brake

2014 Jeep Compass Limited. Had brake pads, rotors, and calipers replaced ~6 months ago @dealer (had no issues, but @oil change appt dealer recommended). Have driven the car maybe 1,000 miles in 6 ...
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what's the name of the sound cars and motorcycles makes during redlining?

when revving a car or a motocycle engine to a high rpm its starts to make a sound like (dun dun dun dun dun dunn) watch this video to understand what i mean( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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2011 Toyota Tundra Back up Camera/Lamp Switch Problems

I have a 2011 Tundra with a OEM style back up camera (running through existing wiring). If the reverse lights will not come on (due to faulty back up lamp switch) will the camera not come on as well? ...
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Whats causin this scary burnin smell in my van?

I'm smellin somthin don't smell good. Smells like burnt... somthin I don't know what. Smell like a big withdrawal comin from my bank account in the near future. But it only happens when: I'm a ...
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Car is overheating sometimes (Suzuki Liana 2003)

In the beginning please excuse my English as its not my mother tongue. I have a suzuki Liana 2003 model and it was purchased from the dealer on 2004. I intend to keep it running for as long as I can. ...
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My sailboat engine has transmission problems

Tested the transmission but did not go forward or backward, so I have to repair it. I need to get the engine out of the tiny engine bay, she's 250lbs. How do I lift her? She is under the cockpit floor....
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A/C not working trouble shooting

So, my Nissan Rogue 2011's A/C stopped working, I've been trying to diagnose it, the blowers are fine but it's blowing room (engine) temp air. I've checked: 10A compressor fuse(fine, 0 Ohms) The ...
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What could make a vehicle accelerate in neutral?

The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Pilot, 5 speed automatic transmission and with about 100,000 miles on it. This occurred at least three times (that I noticed). Here a quick list of conditions: Vehicle ...
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Car multimedia red screen

My screen started to give this reddish screen partly on the screen. Sometimes it disappears sometimes appears. The only thing I m suspicious is that my backrear camera was broken, I resoldered its ...
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Abrupt A/F Sensor Voltage Spikes, STFL, and Lambda Extreme Lean Spikes, Bad Fuel Economy

Mine is a 2013 Nissan Rogue S. I bought it used a month ago and have since been trying to identify the source(s) of its very bad fuel economy, so far to no avail. The car has its own dashboard fuel ...
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Change Thule foot pack clamp kit

I have a Thule Evo clamp foot pack with a clamp kit for my car. I would like to put this onto another vehicle. It looks like I just need to change the clamp kit (and can reuse the foot pack), but I’m ...
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MyHonda CRV 2000 loses power, sputters and putt putts while driving. it doesnt do this in idle

at first I thought maybe water in the tank so I let the gas get low then added gas de icer treatment in and half a tank of gas. it seemed to stop but then started intermittently. it idles ok but now ...
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2006 Saturn Vue 4cyl

Starter spinningfreely not engaging the flywheel to crank the engine I've changed the starter and the new starter does the same thing it's not engaging the engine it's just spinning freely so what ...
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Battery drained 10 amps with key in the dashboard - what can it be?

Old Honda Civic hatchback 1.4i, manual gear, air conditioning. No longer starting (see below the history). I noticed that with the key off or in the dashboard in position I there is a small 40 mA ...
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Pontiac G6 brake question

I was asked to work on the brakes on an '06 Pontiac G6, right rear brake pad had gone metal to metal. I bought rotors and pads for both sides, driver side was good, fairly even wear, lots of pad left, ...
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Spark Plug Boots Blown Off and Flashing Check Engine Light

I have a 2002 Ford Focus with the Zetec engine. Last month the car was in the shop twice. The timing belt broke and was replaced. Then 2 weeks later the fuel pump failed and was replaced. Yesterday I ...
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Starter or Battery? (or Alternator?)

I have been lent a car and I took it out for the first time last night (it's a 2003 Chrysler). The car had been left for a while and the battery had been disconnected. I connected the battery and ...
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Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 - low beam of the headlights stopped working

it came to my attention last night that BOTH of the low beam headlights of my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 stopped working, the high beams worked fine - as shown in the picture below. After reading posts ...
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99 Infiniti G20 not starting due to factory alarm issue

I own a 1999 Infiniti G20 that has approx 150k miles. For the past week I have been dealing with an intermittent issue that seems to be related to the factory alarm system. When I shut the vehicle off ...
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car will not turn over when key turned

I have a 2005 Opel Corsa 1.2 petrol. The car will not turn over when key turned. The dash lights are not on,( headlights, radio, c/locking are working) wipers not working when ignition on. The battery ...
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Soft brake pedal mystery. Bled thoroughly many times (with a new bench bled master cylinder). No fluid leaks

I own a 2000 hyundai Accent (No ABS). I have brakes that function without the proper sensitivity and just can't firm up like my other Accent (same model) Sequence of Events I replaced the front ...
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Car imitates dead battery but comes back to life ~30 minutes later and lets me start it

The car: 2006 Subaru Legacy Touring Wagon 2.0 GT (Japanese model) - recently purchased; warranty does not cover this The situation: Something happens with the 12v supply and once the car is stopped (...
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08 impreza wont start in morning unless jumped new battery

'08 impreza turns over but wont start. Replaced battery twice, new. This morning same thing, cranks and feels like it's going to turn over but doesn't. Attached jumper cables, starts in a heartbeat. ...
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Whining sound at certain speeds

My manual speed car has a whining sound that only seems to be present at certain speeds, roughly 40-50mph while cruising, doesn't seem to be rev dependant. This goes away when I press the clutch to ...
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My car revs high when pulling away to pick up speed and starting changing gears

My vw mk 1 carburettor revs high when pulling away and picking up speed and changing gears what could be worng?
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Camry sensors replaced; light back on

I may not have enough details for anyone to offer help here, but I have to try. I have a 2006 Camry LE (4 cyl.) which got a new (factory) catalytic converter in early September, the one mounted on ...
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Engine Vibration 2007 Honda Accord

2007 Honda Accord vibrates really bad when put in drive or reverse, but when in park it doesn't. Even turning the AC on makes the vibration/noise worse. Any advice?
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‘93 Yamaha SR125 Starting Issues

So I recently acquired a ‘93 Yamaha sr125. It passed its MOT in 2017 and was running for a while but has now been sat for over a year. I’ve replaced the battery, stripped and cleaned the carb. I ...

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