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Lawn Mower Starts if I Tilt It Sideways

I'm no kind of small engine mechanic but my friend gave me a gas mower which worked great when I started it. Turned it off and back on a few times, then when I was almost finished the yard it conked ...
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What can I do o keep a threaded bolt from falling out of it’s slot

I’m a new motorcyclist and I bought a new Chinese bike to start riding frequently this year. It’s a fun 250cc motorcycle and a great bike to get some experience on, but it gives me some minor ...
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mechanic left a part loose and i need help identifying where it should be attached

Yesterday, I had the starter replaced on my 2009 Honda CR-V. After investigating a strange noise when the fan kicked in, I discovered what appears to be a bracket with some electrical connection on it ...
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What is the expected voltage of a coil to a distributor supposed to be?

According to, https://www.carparts.com/classroom/ignition.htm . I have two wires that go to positive side of coil, one from resistor / ballast and the other from ignition switch, is this correct? My ...
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Delay engagement of the transmission

I use a Nissan pathfinder 2000. Recently it has delay engagement of the transmission from neutral to drive and will not move unless it is changed to gear 1, then it moves perfectly. Then I manually ...
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2003 civic si - ground control installation on bilstein struts

I recently purchased a set of ground control coilover conversion springs to be used with my bilstein struts. The kit came with install instructions for koni yellow struts, which are similar, yet ...
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How to tell whether mid 2010s Volvo XC70 actually needs maintenance?

How do I tell whether the Volvo XC70 actually needs maintenance or it's just the vendor attempting to earn more money? How do I self repair it and diagnose if I don't want to go to the vendor?
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Testing for a misfire

I recently bought a relatively cheap hantek oscilloscope off of amazon so that I can test some of the sensors more precisely, But now I'm curious. Can a T-pin be backprobed into the coil pack of the ...
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Parasitic Draw Traced to Interior Light Circuit but No Lights On In Car

I have diagnosed 2004 Acura TL with a multimeter a parasitic drain on my car and narrowed it down to the interior light circuit. Before I started pulling fuses to see which circuit was the culprit, ...
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Correct atf for 1968 Mercedes 280s

I need to fill a 1968 Mercedes 280s which has a slow transmission leak and I do not know the right fluid to use. The manual simply says fill with automatic transmission fluid, which isn't very helpful ...
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New battery dead after 48 hours

My 3 yr old battery went dead and would not jump off. Replaced it. After 48 hours it was dead. Jumped it off. Held charge another 10 hrs. Dead again. Took to a shop. They replaced the negative cable ...
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Ford Mondeo Headlamp bulbs

I have a 2008 Ford Mondeo Petrol. I changed the headlamp bulbs yesterday and they worked fine with engine turned off. Today they only work when the engine is turned on. Can't understand why. Any ...
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Love hate from my car ( scary ?) [on hold]

Smotimes my car sheads a lot . Sometimes my car is dirty . Not sure what the dirt is or why it’s there. Doge grand caravan 2014
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Can I keep oil filter for longer?

I have 09 Altima with 135k miles and it now consumes way too much engine oil to the extent the oil was all gone for next service! So now I make sure to fill it with more oil every month. My question ...
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My royal Enfield classic 350 is not accelerating upto full throttle

My royal Enfield classic 350 is not accelerating upto full throttle..... As we give acceleration in every gear it's acceleration is going till half throttle... From there it's not accelerating and ...
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2012 Ford Escape lowest blower speed not working when max A/C is on

My A/C started blowing hot air intermittently the other day. Of course, the day I take it in to the mechanic it starts to work like normal. My mechanic said there were no issues he could find except ...
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Yamaha YT3600 Erratic Revs

https://imgur.com/gallery/FbeIU8Y Could anyone indicate where to look first? I’ve not had much luck. Checked the air filter, fuel lines. It runs smooth when it’s under high load (mower deck on and ...
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Bad pulley or Belt?

Okay so I had my car break down about a week ago and from looking at the car myself and using my common sense, after Turing the car on for about 8 seconds all I heard was squealing and smoke coming ...
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Sound from new brakes

I recently changed my both front brake pads and rotors, but after two days it started to make sound at very slow speed less than 5 km/h like a complete stop. It only sounds when reaching complete stop....
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White exhaust fumes

On a hot/humid morning, my brand new 2019 Kia Sorento emits white smoke on startup. After driving for about 3 minutes it goes away. Is that normal?
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Boost control using two valves with a vac and boost reference for wide boost control range

Can someone explain how the above boost control setup would work. The valve on the left uses a vac source applied to the top of the diaphram which would effectively help hold the spring closed at high ...
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High mileage gap increase or decrease?

Should spark plug gap be changed lower or higher for higher mileage vehicles? My Benz has over 240k. I've gapped the plugs to oem spec can't remember right now, but should I reduce or increase gap ...
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What is axle tramp?

I saw this on the Grand Tour and here's another video of a severe case of axle tramp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVQ5iZQTQJI Why does this happen? Apparently, it is more likely on a vehicle ...
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Can I attach my Pioneer radios “remote control” wire (blue,white) to both the Power antenna and Amp Turn On wires of the harness (Maestro)

My Pioneer aftermarket radio has a Blue/white wire labelled "remote control" I have read that I can connect this to either the Power antenna wire, or the amp turn on wire. Is there a way I can ...
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'91 Ranger Radio Circuit Board

I want to disable the tape deck from my '91 Ford Ranger factory stereo, and solder an AUX cable in its place. I took the radio apart, and to to get to the top of the board and find the labeled ...
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AC quits after ~15 mins

I have a 2007 Honda CRV and after about 15 mins the AC will stop working. Before the AC will start to work again, the care must be turned off for a few hours. Took it to a car shop to have it looked ...
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CAn you keep a car runnng with an Intermittent ignition switch?

Car keeps cutting out due to intermittent ignition switch however as it cuts out it for long enough it will continue if you hold the crank. Need to get somewhere 25 miles via motorway. Can I expect ...
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Obd scanner requirements

My 1998 vw Jetta just died in my garage. Does it have to be running while using a obd scanner or will the electrical system still show the fault codes? Thank you
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2019 Subaru Forester - Disable XM radio

I have no use for XM Radio. Any way to turn it off? Can it at least not make it the default radio source?
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Where does my upper tube from my 2008 cbr600rr coolant reservoir tank go to?

I just recently bought an 08 cbr600rr and on the coolant reservoir there is two tubes attached. One goes to the radiator and the other one goes into something sort of under the gas tank. Just curious ...
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The starter button on my 2008 United Motors V2S 250R stopped working. Could I just buy any other starter for it?

Can I just get any other starter for it or does it have to be from that brand
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Tire and Rim Damage From Scraping Curb

So I just had an incident where my wife scraped the curb in my BRAND NEW car with the front right wheel while parking in front of our house. I'd estimate she was going about 8MPH. I witnessed it ...
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2007 Nissan Altima - Master Power Window Switch / Lock Fob Issue

2007 Nissan Altima I installed an aftermarket Master Power Window Switch. After replacing the switch, I can no longer use the lock button to lock the doors while sitting inside the car. However, if ...
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How much can I load on my trailer on my 2017 Subaru Legacy?

I have a 2017 Subaru Legacy with a standard trailer hitch installed at U-Haul. I pull a 5' by 8' utility trailer bought from Tractor Supply. I would like to carry multiple bookcases in the trailer ...
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Temp gage randomly stops working while driving and ac doesn’t work. 2015 Chevy cruze

I have a 2015 Chevy Cruze and randomly my temp gage stops working and my ac doesn’t run. I changed both the coolant sensors and if I disconnect the battery and reconnect it then everything runs ...
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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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VW Fox misfiring

I have a vw fox 2006 1.2 and have had it for just over 3 months. I have noticed it starts to misfire and the engine loses power sometimes coming to a complete stop after a stall or judder when revs ...
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Added too much oil and smoke coming from under hood

Last Friday I had put some oil in my 2003 ford escape. I had put in half a quart, but couldn't see anything registering on the dipstick. So I had added a little bit more. Now every time I drive, I can ...
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How to/is it safe to close/seal car vents?

This is a different question. The other is specifically asking about the use of vinegar to clean a hvac system. This question is not about vinegar, it is about how to seal vents and if sealing is a ...
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Tesla Model 3 GVWR minus curb weight 1,000 Pounds shy of official rating in EU

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Model_3 the Tesla Model 3 Long Range Rear Wheel Drive has a curb weight of 3,814lb, with the sticker in the drivers door area stating a GVWR 4,806lb. ...
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A/C compressor Switches of at the same time as the Fan motor

I have a Lexus IS250 2008 the a/c compressor switches off the same time as the fan motor blower. Cant seem to find a fix, the blower motors are new just bought and switched. Any ideas for a fix?
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Racing CDI installation on Kymco Sento 50cc scooter

I recently purchased a performance kit from J and J, with carb, air filter coil and racing CDI. When I put the new CDI in, it blew the fuses. Replaced the fuses, tried again, same result. Had to put ...
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Effects of using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine

This is similar to this question but I'm more interested in possible long-term effects. The story is we think my son (new driver) accidentally put diesel fuel in his 2005 5.7L Hemi engine. Luckily ...
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Fuel Tank Capacity

I have a Pulsar 150 2016 model motorcycle. Recently I started filling full tank fuel in my motorcycle. Yesterday I filled 17.4 litres of fuel with around 1 litre already in tank. My bike took 18.5 ...
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Car stalling only once in the morning

I have a Ford Focus mk1 1.8 tdci 100HP from 2004. The car functions perfectly, but starting one or two weeks ago the car started to stall ONCE in the morning (cold start in the summer). I crank the ...
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electrical voltage drop

I have a volt meter gadget plugged into the cigarette lighter socket. It used to read at 14.3 volts when the car is running. Suddenly it dropped to 11.2 volts without any accessories or lights on. I ...
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Can you use white vinegar to remove ac smells?

I'm trying to remove smells which come when I put the ac on. I've seen videos where they used chemicals such as lycol. Im not a fan of strong chemicals. Would something like white vinegar be safe ...
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For a 1993, 2.2 L Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry 1993 HEI distributor ignition system. How would I upgrade to the dual coil with no distributor like a 1999 Camry. Would I have to change to HEAD, Wire Harness, ICM, & plugs?
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What closes the throttle on a Honda GX120?

I've a problem with a GX120 in that I start it and it just revs up to maximum rpm and stays that way. The throttle butterfly is linked to the governor arm via the usual arrangement (weak spring plus ...

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