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Brake/position LED Lights

I have a problem with the rear right brake/position light on a 2005 Mazda3. Same LED lights (8 led) shine dimmer when lights are on (state 1) and goes brighter when brake are pressed (state 2). My ...
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When i crank my 94 Chevy S 10 it leaks gas

It just happened today. My truck shut off and acted like it was out of gas so i added some gas to it. When i started the truck up it began gushing fuel somewhere between the filler to the tank. Also ...
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What would cause a BMW 3 series E90 to misfire until the engine has warmed up?

I took my car to a mechanic because of misfiring issues. He said his computer told him it was an ignition coil pack issue, specifically coil 1. Anyway, he changed it and the car was still misfiring. ...
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How exactly does Sport Mode work in an automatic Subaru Outback?

I have 2008 Subaru Outback (160K miles) with an automatic transmission and have been curious about the Sport Mode that can be shifted into. I read in the car's manual that it increases pickup and is ...
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Help with spark plug stuck upside down in well

I am installing new spark plugs in my 2013 Chevy Cruze and I dropped a spark plug in the well upside down. I tried to get it out with 8" needle noose pliers but it will not budge. Any help would be ...
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Gear Won't Change (very stiff) When Engine Cold

I bought a used 2000 Ford Transit which won't engage into any gear (very stiffly so) when the engine is still cold and just started running. The previous owner advised that he would start it in the ...
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How do I wire in a capacitor into an LED circuit to eliminate a flicker issue?

I have led running lights on my truck (with a resistor already inline) and am encountering a flicker issue ONLY when the engine is running. I was thinking a cap would fix it.
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2013 VIP future champion scooter and need to drain the old gas

We have a 2013 VIP future champion scooter and need to drain the old gas. How do we do this?
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B18A1 Acura Integra Motor

I have a B18A1 motor. Is it possible for me to use the oem crankshaft for a turbo build? I also am wondering if anyone would be able to give me insight about using aftermarket pistons with the stock ...
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Nasty smell in Subaru Outback

The car is a 2006 Subaru Outback with 82,000 miles. At low speeds we sometimes get a strong smell like natural gas in the cabin. Took it to the dealer twice, but it behaved -- no smell. The car has ...
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2001 Lincoln continental engine whirring and shaking whole car

I’m not sure what the problem is. I have a 2001 Lincoln continental and the engine seems to be whirring and shakes the whole car in reverse/drive/park/neutral. It has no engine lights, no codes, ...
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What is the component near air filter in Astra G

In my Opel Astra G selection 1.4 I found a blue plug connection, what might be its use? It's near the air filter.
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What is the button near oil dipstick in Astra G

I have an Astra G selection 1.4, and near the oil dipstick I have a button that has a triangle and an exclamation mark. What is the use of it?
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My toyota vios 2008 green temp light keeps blinking when switch on and car won't start. How to fix this?

My toyota vios green temp.light came on and the car won't start. The cooling fan keeps on running . But everything seems to be ok. I replaces the etc sensor but stil it won't start. Any idee what the ...
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Scania 4 series Opticruise gearbox problems

I am having issues with the Scanias. I have a 4 series Bus (K124) Opticruise. These are 8 speed 4 Low / 4 High Range. We are having an intermittent issue with banging into gear. This will only happen ...
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Lifter tick—safe to ignore short-term? What to do about it?

I have a 2002 Toyota Camry V6 (1MZ-FE) with about 129,000 miles on it. Recently, I noticed a ticking that seems to be loudest at the end of the front valve cover, on the opposite side of the timing ...
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2014 honda crv rear seat removal

I need to remove rear seats from my 2014 Honda CRV. Looked online but was not able to find an answer on how to do it. Can someone point me in the right direction? When posting an answer please take ...
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Cracked on i20 camshaft?

Are those markings, tampered or cracks on the picture of Hyundai i20 camshaft normal???
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Is it possible to use bicycle chain oil for a car?

Would bicycle chain oil provide enough lubrication and protection to components in an engine to allow it to maintain normal operation?
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2006 Daihatsu Terios: What does this button do?

There an image of 4 wheels, the top 2 are tilted and there's a cross between the top set and the bottom set. I pressed it once and it made a noise that was less than pleasant and the car was revving ...
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1966 ford 3400 tractor 3cyl deisel

I have a 1966 ford tractor witch needs a seal kit, can I start the motor sum how to make it will run for a second or two . I do not know if it runs. the injection pump needs to be reseal
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Drove my car at gear one forced it to go over 40mph

Drove the car and accidentally put it one gear one instead of Drive without looking... forced it to reach 60mph yes there was loud noise and when I realized what I had done wrong the car failed and ...
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What to use to replace rivet on floor jack rear wheel assembly?

I have a CRAFTSMAN 3 Ton Floor Jack that I'm refurbishing. I've removed the rivets from the rear wheel assemblies to make it easier to paint. What should I use to replace the rivets? Part -...
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Unable to bleed brakes 87 nissan 300zx

I am currently restoring a 1987 Nissan 300zx I replaced the master cylinder and when bleeding the brakes the pedal would hold for a few seconds and then slowly fall I ran about 2 liters of fluid ...
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Dash AC does not blow e350

I have a Ford e350 van that does not blow out the dash vents but bows in the rear. The AC compressor is engaged. If I have the rear AC off and the front on (not blowing of course), I can get it to ...
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Front Wheel Squeal When Driving After New Brakes

We have a 2006 Buick Lacrosse. We just installed new front brakes. 2yr rotors and lifetime performance ceramic pads. We have used these pads in the past on the car and never experience this issue. We ...
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Engine, sudden reduced power with soft shaking

I have a 2007 Holden with a 2.0 Turbo engine. On one day I decided to go through a light that had just turned orange- so I pressed down, not completely as I new how much power I needed to go through ...
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oil in coolant reservoir … urgent … Peugeot 206 Xri … 2006

I need some advice I'm broke and I need the car (like it's not an option) it hasn't overheated yet . This just happened about a week ago, I'm driving way slower like 50/60kmh and 70/90kmh when in ...
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brake pad material?

I'm unclear about 'organic' (NAO) vs ceramic vs semi-metallic. For years, I'd just go to the parts store and say "I need pads for [whatever low-end Chevy I was driving]," and then get the 2nd-...
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What could cause a vibration/noise/sensation starting at 58 mph?

2015 Ford Explorer XLT 4 wheel drive V6. Slight vibration felt above 58 +/- mph experienced from day one. Feels to correspond to tire/axle RPM, not affected by engine RPM change. Not affected by ...
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How to flush a cooling system after head gasket failure?

I recently replaced the head gasket in my Renault K9K (700) 1.5 DCi, due to a cylinder/cooling system type failure. As such, the cooling system is full of partially burned diesel. Despite having ...
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1998 slk 230 metal car key replAcement

My key to my 1998 Mercedes slk230 is broke in half on metal key part how do I replace just metal key
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Is it safe to use JASO MA2 motorcycle oil if owner's manual recommends JASO MA?

All motorcycle oils available in my area are labeled with JASO MA2, but my motorcycle's manual recommends JASO MA. Is it safe to use JASO MA2 on JASO MA recommended motorcycle?
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Replacing a backup camera

I have an add on backup camera very neatly installed in my car. I want to replace it with a better, higher resolution camera, but I don't want to hassle with running new wiring through the car. Can I ...
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Toyota yaris 2003

My yaris has been standing for 15mths and will not start on the key put fresh fuel in the tank and mixed it with the old stuff the engine does fire occasionally but will not run. We have.
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2000 Mazda Familia - door not unlocking

So the driver’s door locks and unlocks fine when the door is not closed both manually with the key and with the electronic/alarm buttons. All mechanisms seem to work fine. But as soon as I close the ...
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Why should I connect the red/positive terminal first when jump starting?

So, it's fairly popular consensus online that it's red/positive clips to the positive/red posts, then the black/negative clip to the frame One site mentions sparks, but you'll still get a spark when ...
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How to figure out the light bulb part number?

I have done quite a bit of research and still can't figure it out, so I feel stupid about this. I have also failed to take out the particular bulb myself, so I can't see back of the bulb. I need to ...
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Do I have a vaccum leak or fuel delivery problem? [Fuel Trim Data]

Car is a 2003 BMW z4 2.5i. SES light on with lean codes P0171 and P0174.O2 sensors seem to oscillate fine at idle. Couldn't find any vacuum leak using the cigar smoke test method. Cleaned Mass airflow ...
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2010 Mazda CX-9 - Low voltage to high-mount LED 3rd brake light

2010 Mazda CX-9 failed inspection for a dead high-mount LED 3rd brake light. I bought a new light from the dealer - it doesn't work either. Checked voltage coming from the connector into the light - ...
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Nissan Almera 1.5 Driving Observations

I finally got the chance to properly drive my Nissan Almera 1.5 (2006) that I bought over a week ago. There are a few observations that I found and I am wondering whether this is normal or something ...
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Fan runs when car is off?

I have an 02 mini one and the fan stays on when switching off. Is this normal ? And where do I top up the water please ? Thank you in advance x
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Jeep wont start when cold

This is weird never seen anything like it my 1991 jeep cherokee will crank over and start right up on any warm day but when it gets cold out it will crank over but no start? Now i tried giggling the ...
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Loss of engine power when AC compressor engages

I have a 2008 Honda Civic Si and it runs great. But, whenever I'm driving at about 6mph - 20mph with the AC on, I can feel a drag in the engine (power loss) whenever the AC compressor engages. The ...
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2006 Toyota Sienna overheating and now knocking?

This is my first post so bear with me, please. About a month ago I was given a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The first two weeks it was driving like a dream and very quiet. It has about 350,000 miles. The ...
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How much to inflate essentially unlabeled tires?

My trailer tires are labelled only with the following: Carlisle made in USA 6.90-9 That's it - there is no max PSI, # of plies, load rating, or any other information at all that I can see. The rims ...
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What is the benefit of having two front brakes on a motorcycle?

Most new motorcycles seem to come with two disc brakes in the front. My bike only has one disc brake in the front and I can easily brake hard enough to make it activate the ABS, thus making my front ...
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Tucson 2016 making weird noise in the steering mechanism

Here is a video https://youtu.be/45OCq_S8Ndg The noise often comes on rough terrains which is uneven. Usually on a speed bump the noise isn't heard. A slight uneven road would cause the sound. ...
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Harley Davidson - Street Bob 2016 - increased starting time

After some spring-rides, I've noticed that my Street Bob needs more time to get started (especially when the engine is cold). Despite the fact that the bike: was stored in a very dry and warm place ...
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Protecting the paint using a carport for winter storage

I'm considering buying a summer vehicle that I would like to store for winter, but I don't have an optimal storage solution. There's no climate-controlled storage facility nearby. What I do have is ...

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