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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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What causes an engine idle to increase briefly?

I have an 82 Honda 450 Nighthawk motorcycle that I'm rebuilding and I need to tune/balance the carbs. I have them bench-balanced and reset the idle screw on both. Now it runs a lot better, but every ...
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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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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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‘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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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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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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Will a stereo short render my bfcm fried?

I recently installed a aftermarket stereo into my2000 malibu and somewhere along the line it shorted and blew a couple fuses. The radio fuseand the interior fuse which was also the bfcm fuse, i ...
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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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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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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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'95 Honda Accord random/sudden electrical failures

I noticed a few things not working, one at a time, as I tried to use them. One, the rear defroster switch on the dassh quit. Two, the PULL feature on the wiper stick on the column for the window ...
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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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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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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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Honda CRV 2000 loses power, sputters and putt putts while driving. it doesnt do this at 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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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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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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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 low beams not working

The low beams on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are not working. My high beams work in both switch positions. What is the simplest and cheapest way to fix this problem?
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John Deere x738 mower stopped working suddenly

My JD X738 only has 33 hours on it. I was mowing the other day just fine & suddenly the mower part quit & the steering became difficult and stiff. I drove it into the garage to check it out. ...
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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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Car not starting sometimes

Mazda familia wagon 1998 Sometimes just turning the key, there will only be a click but doesn't start, after a few attempts and pushing the key in hard while turning it can start? Have had different ...
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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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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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2003 Subaru Outback central locking

I was wondering why the central locking on the key(buttons) are so hard to push and there is no response to me pushing the lock/unlock on the key. It happens not all the time but 8/10 so a lot. It ...
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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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Ford Expedition knocking and repeated spark plug wire failures

Is this the underlying problem or a symptom of something else? I have a 1999 Ford Expedition that has a knocking and pinging problem. Two different mechanics have narrowed it down to the ignition ...
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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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Airbag light blinking after ignition switch replacement

I am looking for some troubleshooting guidance on a 96 GMC Sierra C1500. I had to replace the ignition switch and now the airbag light on the dash blinks 7 times and stays on constantly. I checked ...
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Electrical issues with Mazda3 '07

Recently I started experiencing some weird electrical issues with my car: FM stations settings get lost My remote key gets unpaired The engine often shuts down at intersections (when stopping) as if ...
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07 Kia Rio drivers side headlight only works on high beam

I have tested both bulbs on passenger side and high and low work great for both bulbs. High beam works on both sides, no low beam on drivers side. Is there any kind of separate fuse for either side of ...
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How to fix a speed sensor signal problem?

TL;DR - My transmission computer says its output shaft speed sensor reads 0, what is wrong? I am trying to troubleshoot a problem I am having with the speed sensor on an older automatic transmission, ...
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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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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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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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2008 Sebring Convertible fuel tank won't take fuel

My wife's car is a 2008 Chrysler Sebring convertible. The problem is that it won't accept more than 3/4 tank of fuel. I took it to a local mechanic and was told it had to have a new fuel tank at a ...
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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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Motorcycle dumping coolant from tailpipe

I'm in the process of getting my 1982 Honda Magna back in running condition. I've cleaned out the carb and put in a new battery. It now runs, but dumps a TON of coolant out the tailpipe. Almost a ...
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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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Error stabilisation control (ESC) and Error start stop

I have just had my front lower wishbones changed,two new tyres, and whilst driving today these error messages came up. Error - stabilisation control (ESC) Error - start-stop. What can I do as I ...
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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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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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2015 Nissan sentra- a/c only blows cold at highway speeds

I have a 2015 nissan sentra. When i first got it in 2015 it had one of the best ac systems i had ever had the pleasure of using, like too cold in 105 degree heat on the minimum setting. Then after ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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