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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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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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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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Why does my 2006 Chevy Equinox have no heat when all repairs for the heat has been made?

I have: replaced the thermostat about 10 times, back flushed heater core and flushed cooling system out about 10 times, replaced water pump, intake gasket, blend door, mode door, actuators, HVAC ...
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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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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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When should I suspect that valves are not sealing

I just lost an (old, 230K miles) engine with no compression in two cylinders. It had been drinking oil liberally for a while, but just prior to this failure, had begun seriously drinking oil (6QT per ...
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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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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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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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Truck won't start when sitting for 8+ hours in cold, but will with gas pedal

I've had this problem on my truck (1996 Chevy S10) for about two years and it's steadily gotten worse. Whenever I leave the car sitting for over eight hours in a "cold" environment (the truck is ...
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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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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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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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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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1995 accord ex - hesitation during acceleration

I have a 1995 Honda accord Ex with the VTEC engine. when I press the gas pedal for a fast acceleration, at around 3000 to 5000 rpms the rpms will drop or begin to fluctuate around and then stabilize. ...
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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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Radio intermittently drops out or looses settings (2009 Lexus ES350)

1) The radio in my 2009 Lexus ES350 periodically goes silent. This happens, typically, every fifteen minutes or so, and the silence lasts anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. This happens ...
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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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Scraping sound from front right wheel area

Was driving earlier when noticed what sounds like scraping from drivers side front wheel. Doesn't make a sound while driving at normal speed. Only while driving slow or slowing down I've had in up on ...
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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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car not starting after few km

In the morning my car starts in a single quick shot. After traveling for few KMs if I switch off car and try to start it, it does not come up. I can hear a small tick sound every time. Some times I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Nissan Quashqai acceleration problem

I have a 2009 1.5dci Nissan Quashqai diesel with 59k miles on the clock. I am experiencing the following symptoms and would appreciate any guidance the community can offer: 1) Car is ticking over ...
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Power window motor (LH) in Nissan Versa 2009

Recently I got a problem in my Nissan Versa power window motor (Driver side), about 3 weeks ago, sometimes the window goes goes up and down normally and sometimes it stuck and doesn't move at all, ...
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Intermittent Metallic Rattle and Rotational Noise

Vehicle: 2009 Honda Civic LX I don't know much but what I'm hearing sounds like it might just be exhaust rattle. I haven't been able to find anything loose under the vehicle or in the engine ...
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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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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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2008 Pontiac Grand Prix Fails to Start and Electronics Go Awry

My mother-in-law drove over this morning to pick up my wife, and when they tried to leave the car wouldn't start. Not only that; the horn honked, the wipers started, the trunk popped open, and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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