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i have a 2002 e-320 the abs light and bas/esp light came on, it caused reduced power and when i shut it off, it will not crank. any ideas

the abs light and bas/esp. light came on while driving had reduced power when running I shut it off and now no start and no crank. any ideas please?
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Soft brake pedal goes to floor after changing brakes and rotor

I had someone change my brake pads and rotor. However now that they have I have no working brakes. I hear weird noise from car brakes. The brake light is on. We have filled brake fluid (since it was ...
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Sudden increase in city fuel consumption while highway consumption normal?

What could cause an increase in city fuel consumption while highway fuel consumption is pretty normal (~10 L/100km)? The vehicle is a 2009 Toyota Venza V6 AWD ~160k km The total (city + highway, ...
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Volvo XC40 T5. 2018 immobilizer troubleshooting

With all the 3 keys it's not possible to start the engine. Batteries on the keys were replaced and it works well to open and closed the doors. The only way to start the car is now to place the key in ...
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Seat Mii: intermittent, now permanent electric power steering fault

One year ago I bought a used Seat Mii. From time to time I had problems with the (electromechanical, not hydraulic) power steering: it would stop working and its red light would come up. Turning off ...
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How can I reset the sliding doors without disconnecting the battery

My 2017 Honda Odyssey driver side sliding door will not open or close via the power buttons. I’ve done some online research to attempt to diagnose the issue, and something I’ve seen a few times is the ...
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Lifting Support Under Panel BMW

My mom just drove above something and this piece fell of of the car (BMW series 3 touring). Can we drive without it for a moment? Or is this a really important piece? This is the info on the piece: ...
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Why would a car have a burning smell, but only when going uphill?

My girlfriend has a 2008 Mazda 3 which has developed a strange burning smell. It only does this when going up steep hills (8% grade or so) for more than a mile or two. The smell seems to be the ...
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Hot start issues

I bought a second-hand 2005 Nissan Almera 1.5 just under 6 months ago, and apart from an early issue with the catalytic converter, seemed to be running okay. However, a month or so ago, I was out ...
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Park/marker lamps won't turn off

A few days ago, my Starcraft Allstar minibus, built on a 2012 Ford E-350 cutaway, started having a problem that the park/marker lamps never turn off. I was originally informed of the issue by another ...
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No sound when turning ignition unless wait 30min

I have Toyota Solara 2005. Today when I turn on ignition, no sound. No cranking noise. But after like 30min, I can turn it on and engine started. I drove home and tried to turn again, dead. No sound. ...
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Troubleshooting Nissan Maxima Headlights

The headlights on my 2006 Nissan Maxima have been acting strange lately. I’ve found that when I turn on the headlights, only the fog lights will turn on. When I turn on the blinker though, the ...
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Airbag light is on after taking seats out

I am looking for troubleshooting help on my 2011 Suzuki kizashi, I bought it recently and wanted to detail it, so I instinctively removed the seats and started cleaning. Unfortunately I was in aware I ...
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Saab 9-5 (2006) engine lamp on - a loose hose found under the hood

When I start the engine of a Saab 9-5 (2006), the engine lamp is always on. I am not sure but I found two loose hoses. One of them I connected as shown in the image below. Could someone confirm that ...
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2008 pt Cruiser Mil Off Spark Ignition

08 PT Cruiser mil Off Spark Ignition plus p0700 & p0562. The battery & alternator are fine and starter good. I changed the timing belt and afterwords my car would not start. So I got a newer ...
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Can anyone offer advice on MUTILPLE codes all seeming to deal with my transmission

2001 Ford Taurus Wagon with 124K miles Duratec engine Drive car yesterday and everything seemed fine. Came home and parked it like always. Today the car runs but both the check engine light and the ...
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Moto Guzzi V85tt -- Immobilizer antenna short circuit error B0005 after light install

I recently added some auxiliary lights to my V85tt motorcycle. I used Cyclops lights with a Skene controller to tie them into the high beams. They are sold as a pair. I believe everything was ...
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No power steering and coolant explosion

2008 Subaru WRX (Turbo) I was pulling in to my parking spot and lost power steering looked at gauges and coolant temp was hot then white smoke/vapour from under the hood. Turn car off, pop hood and ...
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My 2004 Mazda 3 passenger window receives a signal to go down but not up. Could I get a little help?

So my 2004 Mazda 3 has an issue with the passenger side window not rolling up. I’ve narrowed it down to an electrical issue on the passenger side motor plug with a current tester. Every other ...
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Wheel slippage when accelerating from stop

I drive a 2018 Ford Fusion Energi. I've noticed that occasionally when accelerating from stop, my wheels slip a little. My tires don't have a lot of wear on them, so I don't think it's a traction ...
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Rod knock on first startup in months

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer 150,000 miles, manual 5speed, no check engine lights. This car has been sitting for about a month or two and when I tried to start it, it wouldn’t start so I eventually tracked ...
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Distinguishing bad alternator diode from short

Is there a good way without disassembly to distinguish between an alternator with a bad diode and a high resistance short in the alternator (between the output and housing) caused by moisture/...
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I have a 1999 Suzuki marauder and need codes

How do I pull service codes from my 1999 Suzuki marauder v800?
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2019 QX50 CVT: Sudden drop in MPG + change in engine noise -- no codes

I'm seeing a sudden, significant (>40%) drop in MPG from my 2019 QX50 (FWD, CVT). I do a fairly regular long drive from SF to Sacramento, and highway MPG for these trips has always been ~31-33MPG; ...
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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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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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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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