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Can I determine if a blown head gasket has caused significant engine damage before removing the heads?

I know i have a bad head gasket, but i didn't know until the car utterly lost power one day driving it until it stalled on me. it all happened in like 10 seconds - i was going up a hill, and realized ...
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Rear Axle brake imbalance -

My car has failed MOT on brakes imbalanced across axle rear - my question is a few months back I had wheel cylinder and brake pad done - should I take it back to the garage could they have done ...
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Engine stalling while idling (Honda Fit 2007)

I have a 2007 Honda Fit Sport. When idling (e.g, at red lights), my engine often dies. It seems to happen at least once per day. It has about 70k miles, and is in otherwise good condition. From ...
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2012 Chevrolet Tahoe Ltz suspension upgrade [on hold]

I'm thinking about putting that 3 in lift kit with bigger tires on my Chevy Tahoe that a good idea
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How to gain ebrake slack at the caliper?

2006 Hyundai Tiburon 4cyl 2.0L | 5 speed manual I am trying to reconnect my ebrake cable to my caliper, but there is not enough slack. The one on the other side currently has about 1" more slack ...
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2001 Camry P1135 Cause

Sorry in advance for the long post. My check engine light in my 2001 Camry 4cyl recently came on with code P1135. Google shows that this is usually a faulty sensor. However, I noticed on some posts ...
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2013 Chevy Cruze A/C not working and possibly radiator fan

I have a 2013 Chevy Cruze and all of a sudden I get in the car and there is no A/C. The fan is blowing just warm/hot air. After checking the fuses (not sure how to test relays) I did notice that while ...
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Damaged shark fin antenna case

I have a VW Passat with a shark fin antenna. The antenna has a rubber gasket for waterproofing, a plastic case and the antenna circuitry inside. While washing the car, I hit the antenna case a bit ...
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Cyclical Thumping at Speed - 2007 Forester

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5L EJ253 4EAT A/T @ 15xK miles Strange cyclic thumping after 25/30mph. Worse when turning. Scraping/crappy noise when barely braking (Not the tattle-tale; checked. Pads are ...
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Audi 100 1990 Sedan,cooler hose bulging = distaster waiting to happen, right?

I must admit I haven't really paid attention to the coolant hoses, but today I noticed something. That coolant hose leading to the radiator doesn't look healthy with that bulge and there is also a ...
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hard starting when hot

1995 Toyota Tacoma 4 cylinder 2.4 liter Since I've owned this first year Tacoma, it is hard to start in the summer after shutting it off 3 times in a day. No problems in the winter, no problems in ...
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Does a puddle of Seafoam cleaner indicate a vacuum leak?

Engine is "skipping", cutting out or what seems like a misfire (?) every once and a while. (Even more so when the AC is on). To start, did the SeaFoam throttle body cleaner, as shown here: How ...
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1999 Eclipse Anti-theft reset

Does anyone know how to reset the anti theft system on a 1999 Eclipse GST? I replaced the vehicle battery and the starter will not engage now. This happened to me once before when I disconnected the ...
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Jeep patriot 2.0crd manual 2007 4wd

I have a Jeep patriot 2.0crd manual 2007 with 4wd. Since i bought it i have never used the 4wd switch but yesterday i did a bit off roading. I switched off the esp by holding the button for 5 seconds ...
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Tire inflator kit cannot pump above 30psi

Few months ago, my tire got punctured by a nail. I used a tire plug to repair my tire. Then i used the mopar tire inflator (air only) that came with my suv. The inflator looks exactly like in this ...
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Sound problem from classic 350 dual disc model

My new classic350 dual disc model produce tak tak sound sometime when it is running when i take clutch and dissapears when i accelerate. It happens once or twice a day
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Options for removing rear-window tint?

The rear-window tint on my car has bubbled badly preventing visibility so I've been trying to remove it. So far I have had no success and am nearing my wits end. So far I have tried: Spraying the ...
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How fast a 2 stroke engine wears, how much fuel it consumes(compared to a 4-stroke engine) and how to properly mix fuel with oil [on hold]

I want to buy a 2 stroke engine to build a minibike. I am 15 years old and i never owned a 2 stroke engine before. I know they wear faster and consume more fuel than a 4 stroke engine. But how fast ...
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WHAT IS THE VACUUM HOSE THE COMES OF THE PLENUM? [on hold]

I HAVE A VACUUM LINE THAT COME OFF THE SIDE OF THE PLENUM AND IT HAS LIKE 2 PCV IN ONE END. THE IT WRAPS AROUND THE OTHER SIDE WHICH HAS THE SAME PART ON IT FOLLOWED BY A VACUUM CONNECTION AT THE REAR ...
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Help with wheel lock

I have a 2011 rs Chevy camaro and I do not have the wheel lock key for the wheel lock. The wheel lock has 7 spline but are uneven and I can't find it anywhere.
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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L Auto Transmission Issue Shifting

Went over railroad tracks and the dash lit up like a christmas tree. Replaced wheel hubs, speed sensors, trans fluid, plugs, coils. Service engine light is off and now the car feels limp and wont ...
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Car jerking, losing power, stalled and won’t start

I was driving down the highway and my car started lurching and losing speed. I drove 2 exits down to my turn off with my car losing acceleration and when I came to a stop my car stalled and will turn ...
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2002 Silverado 4.3l wiring question, MAF sensor and water temp sensor throwing intermittent codes

My truck had been throwing intermittent MAF codes for a month, P0102 "low or no voltage." I only noticed due to the rough idle and "stumbling" on acceleration. I finally got around to giving the MAF a ...
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Renault Clio 2007 1.2i ticking sound at one accelerator position

I have a Renault Clio 1.2i and the engine (I guess) makes a ticking sound only when accelerator is slightly pressed down (usually the location where I'd like to keep my speed and not accelerate), if I ...
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Are there reliability issues with Hondas i-DCD engines?

I am looking at purchasing a 2014 Honda Fit Hybrid imported from Japan. There does not seem to be a lot of information on the reliability of this car, but I did see 1 article claiming expensive ...
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Chip can affect DPF?

I have a Honda CrV Diesel 2.2L. The DPF light turned on and i lost power. The car has chip. I have twice my car regenerate then I get back the power of my car. Then after 1 week the DPF turn back on. ...
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2009 Civic Overheating

I just bought an 09 Honda Civic with fairly low mileage. Within 3 days it started to overheat so, my boyfriend replaced the thermostat and all of the cooling lines as they were dry rotted (like I said ...
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Scania p410 truck clutch housing cracked [on hold]

What could have caused the clutch housing on my p410 to be cracked?
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Is this tire damaged? (ran on flat)

Flat and after-flat pics (it was installed on the other side after flat... I think) Ran about 70 meters (76 yards) at very-very low speed with this tire completely flat, it only has 2000 miles on it,...
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I have 2011model John Deere D110, 186 hours

Deere service dept. says needs camshaft repair, price $900. Mower has been serviced by Deere yearly. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced a problem like this one, and what did they figure out....
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Truck stopped starting after being jumped

I have a 1985 c10 that has been having battery issues causing me to get a jump start everytime i want to start it up. Yesterday after a succesful jump start i was still connected to my friends mini ...
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Does this look like a warped rotor?

I’m no expert but these guys are saying my Front pads are grinding and Rotors are warped then they sent this picture. I didn’t hear any grinding. They said they need to replace my BRAKE ROTOR/Disc ...
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Toyota Platz 1.0L (1sz-fe) throttle & idle air sensor relearn process requried

I need help in the relearn process for throttle sensor and idle air sensor because it was removed from the throttle body for cleaning purpose. Anyone out there to provide specifications for the ...
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Starting wiring diagram for 2012 Grand Cherokee?

I'm currently working on a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee with an intermittent no crank issue. If you turn the ignition on and short the starter relay it starts up straight away. I have a good live feeding ...
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wastegate accelerator is not opening

I have a 2011 Subaru WRX. I think the wastegate is not opening. Is the wastegate suppose to open while car in neutral and pushing on the gas, or just while driving in gear? Thanks.
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Ninja 250 r - 2009 . Blinker and horn working but no power

Ninja 250 r has no neutral light and power . Bike was running during a wash and suddenly died. There is dash light . But no neutral and headlight and would not start. Checked main fuse already . Any ...
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How major are these paintwork & rust problems?

I have a 10 year old Honda Jazz (=Honda Fit in the US – I live in the UK). I'd like to keep the car going for as long as reasonably possible: hoping for another 5-10 years? It has a variety of ...
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Do manual transmission hybrid cars exist (or could be built)?

As I was reading this question about manual transmission electric cars, it dawn on me that the question did not really address the question of hybrid cars with manual transmissions. Hence, are there ...
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Using li-ion battery on motorcycle with existing minimum current draw

I own a Ducati 848 motorcycle which is well known for needing battery tender. Most of the owners of such bikes (along with their bigger brothers 1098) especially since they are not riding them every ...
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What are Wheel ticks and Wheel impulses?

I have some Odometry data taken from a Volkswagen Passat which gives the position. This is calculated using wheel ticks and in addition, I also have data which gives me the number of wheel impulses at ...
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What are the durations of strokes and events in a 4-stroke engine? [on hold]

I asked this in aviation, but I'm reposting in here. I'm learning about engines, and I understand the basics of how a 4-stroke engine works, but I've seen lots of true or false questions such as "The ...
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I put E85 gasoline into my non-flex-fuel car

Yesterday I filled my 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt's tank with E85 gas. I saw it was the cheapest at the pump, so I used it (bad idea). I then used a little more today (like 1.5 gallons) until I just ...
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Car door lock cover plate is stuck open

The metal cover plate on my driver side door lock is stuck open: It's supposed to be closed like this: Would it be okay to leave it like that, or would the inside of the lock eventually rust and ...
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if my alternator was tested and functioning properly why does my battery and brake light keep coming on in a 08 nissan altima 3.5

started my 08 Altima and put it in gear and it didn't have the power to go anywhere and then the car just died. bought a new battery and everything worked fine. now my battery and brake light on the ...
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2011 tdi clutch noise when clutch is out

2011 tdi sportwagen 60k miles, driven very nicely for atleast 20k miles(when i bought it). Im having a strange noise that only happens when the clutch is out and the engine is idling, definitely ...
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the image below is a device that came came with my 1993 toyota carina e. i want to know it name and used. thank you

the picture below is a device that came with my 1993 toyota carina e
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Can a faulty throw out shaft bearing cause the input shaft of transmission to break?

My car's throw out bearing is faulty and sometimes there's knock noise coming out from my clutch. I was wondering, could it affect input shaft of transmission?
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Wounded and beat by a spark plug that won’t be beaten

I am working on a friends car they just recently got and he went to change the spark plugs only to find out that it was cross threaded but I do t think the car even had 100,000 mi on it yet and the ...
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Can low fluid levels cause a knock sensor to become faulty?

I recently had one or both of the knock sensors in my '05 Toyota Highlander V6 go bad and I went to a mechanic to get both of them replaced. Some background: the check engine light came on and the ...
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Don't understand battery test results

My battery tested at 660A. Its CCA rating is 760A. Its 100 deg temp here. Shouldn't a good battery read much higher than 760 CCA at this temperature? Or is the test equipment compensated for ambient ...

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