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If I start a previously unfueled small engine, do I keep choke on for first pull only or until it starts?

I purchased a small engine inverter generator. It obviously has a carburetor and a choke valve. I just put in the oil and oiled the foam air filter element and am ready to break in the generator with ...
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Factors Limiting EV Battery Acceptance Rate on DC Fast Chargers

There is a bunch of, relatively speaking, inexpensive EVs with 200-250 mile (320-400 kM) range -- e.g., the Kia Niro, Subaru Solterra, Volvo C40, and late model Nissan Leafs. All, in my experience ...
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Rod bearing size

My son has a Mitsubishi lancer evo, MR 2.0 turbocharged engine, he spun a bearing. I used plastigage and its reading .003, manual states standard rod bearing is .004 to.010 inch, with a limit of 0.02....
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Is this 06 Honda Civic missing part of the front subframe?

I have a Mark 8 2006 (european) honda civic hatchback (1.8L petrol), sold to me by a friend a year ago. It has no crossmember behind the radiator mounting, and consequently I inadvertantly lifted it ...
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Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci Electrical issues

I'm experiencing fluctuating lights in the car, blocking steering wheel while using servo in low gears, really slow window rolls and the front light are losing intensity while steering the wheel. The ...
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How to remove unoriginal USB cable on the dashboard?

In my Opel Meriva B, I have this unoriginal USB cable going out of the top of the dashboard. It was already there as I bought the car from the previous owner. I never used the cable and I would like ...
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A.C. compressor doesn't turn on

2011 Ford Escape 3.0 FWD. System has charge, no leaks, new expansion valve. Compressor fuse was removed. When turning on the AC. The fan did not kick on and compressor did not activate. Both fans ...
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How to unmount the plastic cover on a Gen 3 (2015) Honda Jazz bonnet?

Context: The driver-side washer nozzle (red arrow on the picture below) of my UK 2015 Honda Jazz is losing pressure (the jet is very weak). I want to investigate the cause myself. To inspect the ...
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2006 Ford Fiesta front left wheel clicking with each rotation

my Fiesta has a clicking noise on front left that happens with each tire rotation on a specific spot. It's always a single click, not a rattle or something similar. The brake pads are gripping the ...
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For most car insurers in USA / Canada who give discount for Winter tires, do "All Season tires" qualify?

My CRV has Michelin Premier LTX "All Season" tires. For most car insurers in USA / Canada who offer a discount on insurance premium when tires are changed seasonally with "Winter tires&...
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If my back passenger tires has a slash on the sidewall but no air leaks out what should I do? [closed]

2015 Nissan Altima passenger rear tire
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How can I test and find the polarity of an ignition coil (that's not connected to a car) using a multi-meter

How can I test and find the polarity of an ignition coil (that's not connected to a car) using a multi-meter. Just to let you know coils can have polarity when DC Voltage is placed on them. https://...
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Brake pads sliding (?) between reverse and forward?

I just had my rear discs and pads replaced (2015 Golf). Everything seems fine, but if I'm backing up and press the brakes, there will be a "clunk" on one or both sides; when I then drive ...
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2012 Sonata doesn't turn on but make hosh sound

I have 2012 Hyundai Sonata which does not turn on,(Sometime you get lucky and turns on.) The car makes hush sound as below link but doesn't turn on. Video Link As you can see in video i tried couple ...
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How good is the 2018 chevrolet trax? [closed]

A few days ago someone was selling me a 2018 chevrolet trax with 75 miles. Is it worth buying it?
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Lambda wiring diagram wrong from Bosch

I was sent a Bosch universal o2 downstream sensor however their wiring diagram does not match that of the original sensor lead which I need to chop onto. OEM is white, red, grey and black. Bosch part ...
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How to check VW Tiguan 2009 turbocharger valves if they are good?

Based on this: How to fix overboost for VW Tiguan 2009? The service said that the air is controlled electronically in the turbine. And because of electronic failure, I might be getting the overboost ...
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What is the part number (or equivalent bolt) for a VW New Beetle rear engine mount bolt, and can I use threadlocker on it?

I've got a 2002 VW New Beetle that has a rear engine mount with a bit of a missing bolt problem. The mount in question The missing bolt goes in that middle hole I've searched partsgeek, Amazon, and ...
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Normally-high run switch vs coil-ground out to turn off

I'm restoring a 1958 larson Playboy - it looks like it originally came with an evinrude engine as there was an evinrude starter solenoid box in the back. This was cabled into the main key which has ...
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Can I install a 200 W Rear Speakers when my previous speakers were only 120W?

I have an old Hyundai Accent I Sedan (X-3) from 95', and it came with Sony Speakers with an eletrical power of 120 Watts. My question is can I install speakers with different power or it needs to be ...
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I have a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6s with a R3 engine is it street legal in Alabama

2009 Yamaha yzf-r6s with a r3 engine legal in alabama
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2014 Nissan sentra only blows cold air when accelerating

i recently bought my 2014 Nissan sentra and the air conditioner would only blow cold when i was accelerating. when slowed or stopped it would blow almost a lukewarm air. i took it to the mechanic and ...
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Clicking noise from TT 1.8l turbo engine

My Audi TT 8N (224 Quattro) has started making a clicking noise that seems to be coming from the engine. The noise appeared suddenly while accelerating. The engine doesn't seem to be low on power. Any ...
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Front coil spring broken and the part has been discontinued

My son has a 1999 Infiniti Q45 that broke one of it's front coil springs. It's near the bottom, so it still mostly works, but we want to fix it right. However, we have looked at multiple online ...
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No Overdrive - Flashing O/D light

I have a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 OHV that is giving me some issues. The transmission was replaced 50,000 miles ago and is now experiencing some issue. It won't shift into overdrive and randomly ...
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Can i use old ecu on replacement enigine with same model number

so basically head gasket went in my zafira, engine number z16xep. After all the damage to pistons and cylinder etc it is cheaper to get replacement engine.. that's what I did. Its the same 1.6 twin ...
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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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Yellow foam in my oil cap

I was checking the level of oil in my car and I've found some yellow foam in the oil cap, the car has 120000 Kilometers and 12 years; the head gasket is the original, what could it be? Do i need to ...
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Improperly installed valve guides

I am new at doing cylinder head work and accidentally installed 4 pre spiraled valve guides upside down, can I hammer them back out and reinstall them correctly or do I need to use new ones?
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Less driven Toyota Corolla 2007 Maintenance [duplicate]

I have this 15 year old car, mileage today is 37,000. I am very confused about when to change oil and do all the other recommended maintenance. I plan to drive it at about the same rate.
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1999 Ford Expedition XLT Won’t Start

I’ve replaced alternator, now putting new starter on today. New Battery, as well as new terminals. Started Making a loud noise like its already crunk up but eventually turn over. 2 months ago, it Stop ...
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Air chuck replacement

I have an air chuck similar to the one pictured. The gasket in the chuck at the end of the short hose is missing so it won't seal around a tire valve and as a result, cant inflate the tire. When I ...
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Possible faulty repair?

Our 2012 Honda Odyssey recently went into the shop for brake repair. The mechanic inspected the car and found a slight leak in the oil pan and requested that we replace the oil pan gasket. We agreed ...
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How to lookup specific part numbers involved in a NHTSA Recall

One of my vehicles is facing a recall but I'm having trouble substantiating what component is involved exactly in terms of a specific part number. The recall identifies the components involved in a ...
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Should you first remove valves and check them before removing turbocharger if getting overboost error in VW Tiguan 2009?

Based on comment from this question: How to fix overboost for VW Tiguan 2009? You may be able to remove and inspect the two valves without taking the entire turbo assy. out. So did the shop do wrong ...
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Working Speedometer shows a speed below 0

this is the first time I'm asking anything on this StackExchange, so I'm not sure about they right question format, so I'll get straight to the point. I performed a Gauge Cluster Light Self-Test on my ...
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Jeep Patriot RPM Gauge bounces / not right

I have a Jeep Patriot 2012 2.4L 4 wheel drive limited. While all other dash gauges work well with no issues, the RPM gauge will stick (not move after a certain position, around 1000 RPMS and then ...
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Where can I find the fitting kit number on a Thule roof rack mount?

I am looking for a Thule roof rack on second-hand online market places. As a roof rack has specific fitting kits that clamp on the roof of a specific car model I am looking for a way to determine the ...
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1999 toyota 4runner wiper wiring question

The wiper motor isn't coming on, but shorting to the motor shows it works fine. I pulled the fuse for the wiper and the fuse for 4x4 right below it. I don't have a good wiring diagram. --------- | 1 |...
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If my brakes are making a metal on metal noise, it is pretty much guaranteed I should replace my rotors along with my brake pads?

I've driven a moderate amount for 2 days after I noticed the horrible sound coming from my brakes. Do you think there is any chance I can still have them resurfaced? I realize the obvious answer is 'I'...
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Alternator connection is bad

So I have a problem where one of the wires connecting to the alternator comes loose and stops charging my battery. I have an 08 Honda Accord. I have pulled the wire out and attempted to clean the ...
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1991 F150 Power steering failed

i have a 91 f150 xlt lariat, 5.8l. I had to make a hard turn in reverse over a curb. The steering wheel was pulled as far as I could to the right. I got over the curb, but when I did the steering felt ...
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2012 Golf TDI - manual trans. mount repair

So, I brought my car in to shop class for a vibration and noise issue, and it turned out that the transmission mount bolts had almost all come out (one was hanging on thankfully), and on inspection ...
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2017 Ford Fiesta manually turning ignition switch

My 2017 Fiesta's ignition lock cylinder has gone bad. I am currently trying to avoid this problem by disengaging the ignition switch from the lock cylinder and manually turning the ignition with a ...
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When to use threadlocker?

Despite the use of threadlocker being somewhat widespread (e.g. repair videos), I have yet to see a single recommendation to use it in any service manual. Perhaps this is my relative inexperience, but ...
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Car starts only when I jump it

I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan SXT. Bought it from a friend who said that the battery was replaced like two years ago. Everything was fine until recently I started having this problem where the car would ...
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Chevy Silverado muffler and/or exhaust is rattling

2018 Silverado here. Over the winter I noticed a prominent rattling coming from somewhere underneath the vehicle that was made worse whenever I am stopped but in drive. For example, its the absolute ...
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Is car body same thing as frame (or chassis)

I am confused - this article says that car body weight only 153kg. For a car's frame that is very little (as far as I know). Or do they mean body as all the outside parts - bonnet, doors, etc. - not ...
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2000 Suzuki Katana 600 starting

So I just purchased a 2000 Suzuki Katana 600. The bike cranks but doesn't want to start. I had the battery tested and it was good. I can get it started with some starter fluid. Then if I go ride it or ...
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Mercedes-Benz Antos 2540 wrong key issue

I reside in Luanda, Angola. I got a second hand Truck, an Mercedes-Benz Antos 2540. It is no longer recognizing its ignition Key. What to do please?
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