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Is this downstream O2 sensor signal a sign of a bad catalytic converter?

The car is a 2006 Opel (Vauxhall, Holden, Chevy) Vectra 2.2 direct (Z22YH) with 220,000 km (140,000 mi) on it. ECU is a Simtec 81. With the engine warmed up, driving at highway speed, I recorded this ...
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1999 Toyata Camry AC works great half the time

Just recently my air conditioner decided it work when it want to. It will work when I first start the car for an indefinite amount of time blowing nice cold air, but then it will cut off showing a ...
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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe push button start no accessories or ignition

I have a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander with push button start. Suddenly it won't turn accessories on (without brake pressed) or start (with brake pressed). Gear shifter is in park. There is nothing ...
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Both rear tires are wearing prematurely on the inside, despite regular alignments and tire rotations. What could be the cause?

Could it boil down to just needing more frequent tire rotations? Or something like worn suspension components? Alignments have been performed regularly so that seems unlikely to be the cause. Which ...
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Can't diagnose consistent misfire 2005 Chevy Malibu

My 2005 Chevy Malibu has a misfire on cylinder 3. The symptoms are: Shaking at idle Knocking sounds as I accelerate, but only under load (sounds fine if I rev it up in neutral) P0303 engine code ...
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2006 Opel Vectra 2.2 direct (Z22YH) CEL and DTC P0420

Check engine light comes on in my 2006 Opel (Vauxhall, Holden, Chevy) Vectra 2.2 direct (Z22YH) with 220,000 km (140,000 mi) on it. Car Scanner Pro app reads DTC P0420 from the ECU: P0420 [0x0420] ...
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Do Modern Cars Keep Event Logs?

On a trip out of town, my Kia Niro EV failed to start a charging session at five different Level 3 (high-speed DC) chargers. The first four were commercial chargers: two different ports on an EA ...
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Understanding the Kia Niro EV 12V Auxiliary Battery Charging System

We have a 2022 Kia Niro EX EV (a US model) that we bought in April of 2022. Recently, starting in January of 2024, the 12V auxiliary battery (a T4-DL with 470 CCA and a 70 minute reserve capacity) has ...
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Troubleshooting problem cause

So I did head gasket replacement on my Dodge and now I've had spark advance readings initially say 5, now it's - 64. Is this because the timing wasn't on? This is a interference engine, so are my ...
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1995 Integra ABS : What is the most common failure mode?

The ABS red dashboard indicator is lit. The ABS module was bled with brake fluid per youTube instructions to remove air from the system. After sending 32+ ounces through the system, the air bubbles ...
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ford connect clutch?

looking for advice Van facing uphill (steep) in neutral handbrake on, get back in van would'nt pull uphill at all with over revving then clutch smell, had to put it in reverse for a few feet before ...
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2014 Chevy Traverse Smells Hot

My 2014 Chevy Traverse AWD started getting a hot/burning smell. There are no detectable leaks, verified by our mechanic. Oil has been changed, transmission had a drain/fill. Coolant levels are good. ...
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How do I fix a parasitic power drain on 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

I am reaching out desperately looking for help. I purchased this vehicle in April of 2022 and have been through 5 batteries. I tried contacting the dealership and they told me that the battery wasn’t ...
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2019 Honda HRV Monitor Catalyst, EVAP, 02, EGR saying "not ready"

My 2019 Honda HR-V recently had a dead battery. I need to take it for a NY state inspection but it is failing saying: Monitor Catalyst-not ready Monitor EVAP-not ready Monitor 02-not ready Monitor ...
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Royal Enfield classic 350 bs6 very low rpm and engine shutting down

My royal Enfield classic 350 bs6 reddit grey vehicle has some engine shutdown problem. Sometimes when I start the vehicle, it was not starting automatically, I need to give some accelerator to get it ...
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Steering wheel misaligned to the left *only* after making a left turn

Vehicle is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia SR5 4WD. For as long as I can remember while owning this vehicle (about 3 years) the steering wheel is cocked to the left, maybe 20 degrees or so while driving ...
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What might be causing both downstream O2 sensors on my car to not show any activity?

I just bought a 2004 BMW 325ci as a project and have been trying to fix it up. Scanned it and got a couple of codes which I thought were because of a vacuum leak so I smoke tested it and turned out ...
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Raw fuel on plug 2,4,6 in my 08 jeep liberty sport 4x4 with 3.7 litre engine

This all started after dying at stop sign with no warning, no lights, no smoke, not a mis, nothing but it was unable to start put jump box on it and it crank over a few times. Found out that my ...
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Cam sprocket pin!

During timing chain replacement on my 2011 Malibu 4-cylinder engine, I noticed that the alignment dowel pin on the exhaust cam sprocket came off but it is still in the hole in the camshaft gear(so it ...
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2006 Civic ex - Wont Start

I'm new to this site and have tried to find my answers. So this is my story. I've had my 06 civic for 2 years. The 1st six months of having the car. It didn't turn on while getting out of a graveyard ...
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2007 Dodge 2500 dying at low speeds / TBI codes

Getting PO122 code - replaced throttle body assembly 3 months ago, so don't believe it is that. Saw something that accelerator pedal could be part of problem, and was able to capture this graph using ...
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1984 Hilux won't crank

My 30 year old Hilux won't turn over, all I get electronically is the horn and battery light. I've checked the fuses and hooked up a jump stater. No noise what so ever. Hasn't been started for a few ...
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What is needed for my car radio to work correctly?

My 2019 kia optima fe had a system put in but then when connected to battery it said, battery being discharged due to external device, my battery got discharged all the way one day. What is needed to ...
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How can I troubleshoot a dead tachometer in a 1998 Toyota Carolla?

My daughter bought a 1998 Carolla with a manual transmission. All the gauges work fine except the tachometer. I used a BlueDriver to get the ODB2 data and it shows the RPMs in live mode (I'm guessing ...
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Rear wheel won’t do a full rotation before locking

I have 1979 cb750k. This is a project and I haven’t started it yet. I picked it up rolled it around a bit then went to wash it. After washing it the rear wheel has become locked at a certain point and ...
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Some circuits are only getting 1.2 V

Some fuses are only getting 1.2 V and not 12-ish. Consequently the systems they power do not work. Based on below description, what is a likely cause? What should I check next? Vehicle: 2006 Terex HR1....
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Picasso intermittently won't lock with fob or manually

I've had my 2014 Picasso for half a year now. Twice in the last week, I've had an issue where the car will not lock. I have checked all of the doors but they are closed. There is no indication of an ...
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2006 Honda Accord - sometimes starts, sometimes doesn't

For the last 2 months, my 2006 Honda Accord I4 Automatic has had trouble starting up, no matter hot or cold starts. About 25% of the time, it works perfectly - fast cranks and fires up right way. ...
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Can lack of brake fluid cause wheel leakage

My tuk tuk has wheelleakage this is after fluid reservoir become empty and becomes hot in the wheel
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Slight metallic ringing noise when clutch pedal is our, goes away when clutch is depressed

I have a 2013 Mini Cooper non-S (R56) with manual transmission. I’m hearing a new noise, and I’m trying to diagnose what it is. The noise is faint but noticeable, but hard to get on video. It’s a ...
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Hyundai Sonata died and won't restart after accelerator floored in park

My friend's 2015 Hyundai Sonata (2.4 GDI engine) was idling in the parking lot, and the (student) driver accidentally floored the accelerator (while the vehicle was in park). Shortly thereafter (...
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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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