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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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Fuel Injection Lamp flashing on Honda PS 125

Recently my scooter´s FI lamp has been behaving strangely. At days the lamp stays on even during the ride, sometimes it keeps flashing and some other times it stays off after the initial checks after ...
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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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Envoy 2004 sputtering while driving and idling

GMC 2004 Envoy sputtering while driving and sputters while setting at a light or something
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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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Bike won't start even after tune up

I have a 2004 Triumph Daytona 600 and I'm having lots of touble starting it and finding out what's wrong with it. I put in new park plugs, new battery, coils and fuel pump but it will not crank. All ...
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Car has an intermittent bounce/stutter feeling in front left wheel area regardless of speed?

I drive a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. For the past little while there's been some issues with the way it's been running at all speeds. The best way to describe it is at slow speeds it feels almost like a ...
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Troubleshooting tweeter speakers on B8.5 Audi S4

Not sure how long this has been happening for but I’ve noticed that the sound volume and the overall sound intensity has significantly degraded in my 14’ B8.5 Audi S4. So I did a manual sound check (...
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Drug something now key wont turn on my 05 clk320

i was driving down the hiway and a trash can flew off bk of a guys truck like a 12 gallon kitchen on, i ran over it and drug it, i exited off and it came out, i then got bk on the hiway and as i was ...
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2007 F250 Super duty Powerstroke 6.0 crank no start

Ok I don't know Jack about diesel, but i am learning as I go! It has been running out of fuel when the DTE is at 65-58 miles and its keeps climbing. When i first got the truck a year ago it ran out at ...
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Motorcycle ignitor circut

2007 Yamaha V Star 650. The battery is not holding a charge. I've had the battery tested by the dealer and it is good. The charging system is working: 12 VDC with ignition off and 14 VDC with engine ...
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02 4Runner with P0500 code

Looks like this topic has been well covered but what I’m trying to figure out is how it happened. I put a new radiator in the truck and when I started it back up the dash lights came on brake, vsc, ...
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What can make a motor increase acceleration instead of decreased acceleration when i removed a spark plug wire upon testing?

on our 1982 Ford F100 Pickup, Never seen this one before... So Whatin the world can make a motor increase acceleration , instead of decreased acceleration when i removed a spark plug wire upon testing ...
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AC clutch doesn't get engaged

My 2007 Buick lacrosse was giving warm air when I turn on AC and I looked compressor and clutch wasn't turning so I thought I am low on refrigerant and went the shop did recharge and it was working ...
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2008 Acura TL sometimes doesn't start on first try

I have a 2008 Acura TL and have been having issues starting my car. Recently when I turn the key in the ignition, the car electronics will go out like it lost power. I've learned that opening and ...
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2015 GMC truck check engine light no longer on

Had my check engine light on. Put a code reader on it to see what it was. It went off on its own a few days later. Went to dealership and told them what the code reader said it was before it went ...
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petcock and vacuum issues on motorcycle

I have a 2009 Honda shadow spirit. It is supposed to have a vacuum actuated petcock valve but the only way I can start and run it without hammering throttle or pulling choke is only if I disconnect ...
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2002 RAV4 starting problem

I have a RAV4 that I've been trying to get running for a while now. Here's what's working: Spark based on simple light tester Installed coil packs from a known working engine and new plugs ...
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press accelerator, nothing happens [closed]

We had this thing happening in an 81 chevy manual transmission where you would press the accelerator, and the engine would rev up, but the truck wouldn't move. We could get just enough movement ...
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Problem with acceleration

My engine is revving high but acceleration poor if I take my foot off the accelerator a bit revs drop and I got a bit of speed 20-30 mph My car is a Renault Cleo 2005 1100 something
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VOLVO V50 IMMOBILIZER PROBLEMS CRANK BUT NO FIRE

VOLVO V50 2006 2.0 DIESEL SE IMMOBILISER MESSAGE NON START. engine cranking over but no fire ...tried all the hocus pocus lock 5 x making alarm go off etc .. cleaned and inspected cem. new battery ...
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1999 Dodge Durango

I was driving yesterday at 35 mph, all of a sudden RPM went straight to 0. I noticed through out the day the RPM would fluctuate. When the RPM dropped everything locked up but I still had power. And ...
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Sputtering when eccelerating from a stop

I have 98 Volvo V70 awd I have been experiencing sputtering, when I accelerate from a stop, and sometimes as I slow down. I changed the Mass Flow sensor, added fuel injector cleaner, and car seem to ...
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2005 Ford Taurus Cruise Control and Horn Not Working

I have already checked the most obvious things I believe. The fuses are all good and the horn relay clicks when I press the horn. The cruise control servo spins freely by hand. The cruise control ...
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2013 Honda Civic LX, No start after driving through standing water

Hi my husband drove our 2013 Honda Civic LX 4Dr sedan (1.8liter engine) through some standing water(he was forced to because all entrances to our apartment complex were flooded) during a rainstorm the ...
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2012 Hyundai Sonata fails inspection due to drive cycle

My 2012 Hyundai Sonata has failured inspection 2017 and 2019. Both times it was the computer saying it needed to run through a drive cycle. I’ve tried myself to do it but after multiple visits to the ...
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Adding extra parking sensors to existing front 4 sensors on Holden Equinox

I have a 2018 Holden Equinox that came without front sensors ( sensors on back & back up camera only ). I paid to have aftermarket sensors fitted but I think the fitter placed them in some ...
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Xenon Light Turns off

Xenon Light on passenger side of my MB SLK 230 turn off after few minutes, if you turn the headlights switch off and on again, they stay on again for a few more minutes and go off again. What's the ...
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Tires too big for the car?

About 6 months ago we took my daughters '03 Volvo S60 to a national chain and purchased new tires for her. They installed 205/65/R15 tires. Since that time, I have noticed that her tires seem low an ...
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2006 Toyota Solara Not Starting on First Turn

I'm new here so I apologize ahead of time if I leave anything out or post improperly. I have a 2006 Toyota Solara SLE V6 3.3L- I've been having issues starting it on the first go- whether the engine ...
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Mazda 3 fan motor

fixing a wrecked Mazda 3 I checked the fan motor by straight wiring and fan runs backward. Is this normal when straight wiring it or is the fan bad ?
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Got a 94 z71 chevy with vortec 350 that wo t start

My 94 Z71 chevy will turn slowly but not fast enough to start motor. This begun after me & a friend changed the flex plate & starter. I have put in shimms on the starter & it didn't help. ...