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Cabin fuse-box relays misplaced on 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 jumps when accelerating around 30 mph

I just bought a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, Ive already fixed the motor mounts and the starter, when I accelerate hard around 30 mph the seems to jump a bit. Its only happens around 30mph. It doesnt jerk ...
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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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What's the best way to approach fixing a seized brake?

The car is a Golf GTi (2006). I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what (and what order) to try and fix a brake binding issue. Using the power of the engine, I tried to make the wheel hubs spin....
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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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WDB2020181A253112 vin,w202, c180, 4 cylinders

I bought a 1995 Mercedes benz , c180 , that I wanned to work on and recondition. In workshop someone damaged my break line. I fixed it, but I also needed to bleed the brakes. They didn't wanna do it, ...
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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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My Honda civic 2016 wont start after it lost its coolant

Car lost its coolant and stopped at the exit ramp. Now I can't get it to start anymore. Refilled the coolant, and changed the oil (the old oil was still OK). But the engine crank but wont starts. ...
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2001 Ford f-150 fires up with starting fluid, replaced fuel pump, still wont start

About a year ago my 2001 F-150 5.4 liter truck suddenly would not start, there were no warning signs, it was running fine when I stopped at Walmart on the way home from work and it never started again....
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Troubleshooting Crackling Tweeters in a 2010 Infiniti G37x

I recently got a used 2010 Infiniti G37x with the Bose sound system and noticed that the tweeters have a slight crackling sound when playing most songs. I assumed they were blown so I replaced both ...
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Audi 100 1990 Sedan,cooler hose bulging = distaster waiting to happen, right?

I must admit I haven't really paid attention to the coolant hoses, but today I noticed something. That coolant hose leading to the radiator doesn't look healthy with that bulge and there is also a ...
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Trouble shooting cooling system

Is this the water pump, or what? I have a 2008 Lincoln MKX and have been experiencing a leak from one of the hoses from the coolant tank or radiator for several months according to one mechanic. It ...
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Riding mower overfilled with oil

overfilled with oil and used about 12 times since. stopped running so I drained the oil to proper level and changed spark plug. still wont start.
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Alfa Romeo Mito - various issues and MOT advisories

I have an Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 Multi-Air (135bhp), the car has been parked up for year. Fitted a new battery and started it , steering was very heavy so I checked the tyres. The ESP/power steering ...
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2008 Subaru Outback mysterious lack of power

I have a 2008 Subaru Outback, 2.5L non-turbo engine, 4 speed auto transmission. The car has just shy of 200k miles on it. About 3-4 months ago, I thought I noticed a slight lack of power while ...
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Is it time to replace the compressor clutch on my 2008 Mazda3?

The AC on my 2008 Mazda3 fails to cool the car after I've been driving it for more than 10 minutes or so. It's able to produce cold air while I'm idling from a cold start, but it seems like the ...
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Cruise control switch

Could anyone tell me how to replace the cruise control switch on my 2008 jeep compass? Where it is on the steering wheel is a bad place. I got into my car and smacked it with my knee and broke it. I ...
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98 Toyota Camry won’t crank or start after ignition cylinder replacement

Let me start from the beginning my cousins 98 Toyota Camry had a ignition cylinder that wouldn’t turn without hitting it with a hammer. So we went to the salvage yard pulled an ignition cylinder and ...
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Starter spins but doesn't engage flywheel

I was wondering if y'all could help me with this recurring problem. My 1983 Ford F-350 has had a starter problem for the past couple of months. After a week or so of installing a new starter and ...
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Brake clicking sound in Infiniti Q50S

I have a 2016 Infiniti Q50S and since almost a year upon braking I hear and feel something clicking inside the brakes. The Infiniti guys have attempted to diagnose the problem but have never been ...

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