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P3431 P0304 but engine does not feature cylinder deactivation?

2010 Dodge Grand caravan 3.8L (I think) CEL light came on and codes pulled were p0304 p0300 and p3431 , I'm curious as to what's up with the p3431. Looking it up on the typical obd sites say that it'...
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2011 Ford Escape Liftgate won't open after replacing the actuator

I replaced the liftgate actuator on my 2011 Ford Escape. I tested it and the liftgate opened normally, so it seemed to work fine. After about two hours I went out to open it and it won't open. The ...
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Low Beams Don't Turn on. Is My Relay the Issue?

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry, and the low beams do not work. However, the high beams do work. This is my diagnosis. I changed the low beam bulbs, and the low beams still don't work. I checked the 15A ...
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Is it safe to re-use common automotive oil filters?

Some oil filters have an o-ring and can definitely be removed/replaced multiple times. This is not about those... How about the standard flat rubber gasket type oil filters? Specific example would ...
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Why go for aftermarket air filters?

If aftermarket air filters tend to increase the performance of a vehicle, why don't vehicle manufacturers install something similar that is manufactured by themselves in order to increase performance?...
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Does the Mitsubishi Pajero io 2006 have an AUX input?

The radio on this Mitsubishi Pajero io (2006) has aux listed as an input source option but I don't see an aux plug anywhere.
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Air,in my clutch system

I went through all the procedures of bleeding my clutch and slave cyclender and still no clutch pedal at all and everything is all new is there something I'm missing can u please let me know thank u ...
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How to re-torque a partially loosened overhead camshaft?

While doing a timing belt service on my 17 year-old, 57K-mile truck (DOHC), I was having a very hard time getting it to let go of the front oil seals on the intake camshafts.1 I eventually realized ...
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power window issues in 06 jetta

I have an 06 vw jetta. The other day I rolled the drivers side window down and it went back up on its own. Now i can't get the window to do anything. I also can't control the passenger side window ...
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Odd Auto Transmission Issue - 2002 4Runner 4WD

I have a 2002 4Runner (the V6) that sits for a few weeks at a time between uses (I live in coastal FL). If I haven't started it in a while when I put it into Drive the gears don't seem to engage ...
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Does Inner RIM matter in fitting a snow chain

I need to buy two snow chains for my car with the size of 225 45R 19 (Nissan Qashghai 2016), I have found a snow chain that fits: 225/45-18 225/50-17 225/55-16 So, will this snow chains fit the ...
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2011 Chevy Malibu will not reverse

What does it mean when ur car won't reverse but the other gears work? How do I fix it?
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2010 Dodge Charger Base Model won't go over 25mph+ (P0370)

Having some troubles with my vehicle. It will not go over 25+mph and it is very choppy. Bought a code reader and it comes back with P0370. 2010 Dodge Charger base model
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Short term fuel trim shows -9% (Rich)

Honda Civic 2007 90km odometer Problem- Fuel consumption I have scanned my car and it shows STFT -9% along with below parameters. Coolant temp -> 64 LTFT -> -7.03 Oxygen sensor voltage -> .55v EGR ...
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Clock is not shown on display [duplicate]

I have Toyota Yaris xp9 Model 2006. I do not see any more clock on display. Could you please inform me what to do? How I can repair it? What coupld be the reason for this fault? Thank you. Khawaja
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Diagnosing faulty windshield wipers on a 2007 Toyota Rav4

I've read multiple articles about diagnosing the cause of faulty wipers but I can't find any that seem to describe the symptoms I'm seeing. Here's what I am experiencing: At high speed: the wipers ...
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2000 Honda Civic automatic transmission issue

Please help! I have a 2000 Honda Civic ... car starts and runs fine but when I put it into drive or reverse. The car acts like it’s in neutral and only revs the engine but will not make the car move ...
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Ignition coil has discolored rings around it. Should it be replaced?

My car (with 175k miles) has started to sputter occasionally while driving. It happens briefly and lightly. It's almost as if the car is about to run out of gas and the engine is going to shut off. ...
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2001 ford explorer water leak

I put water In the radiator of this vehicle I just bought and water just leaks right out from behind the fan pulley somewhere on the engine. I have checked the hoses and they're all good. Help!
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02 honda accord 2.3L, engine shaking and low stft

When the vehicle turns on it will hang around 750 rpm for 1 sec then go to 1250 and stay there. Eventually a p1399 code will come up. I turn the car off then back on and it immediately goes down to ...
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What is the maximum torque a 1/2 drive can withstand?

I just broke two 3/8 in. extensions trying to crack an underdrive pulley loose (specs say the pulley is at 130 ft-lbs, but it feels much higher than that). This begs the question: are there standard ...
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Normal AC refrigerant pressure range?

Long story short: the ac of my 2013 Rogue is not working and I am in the process of eliminating various possibilities. One of these is the amount of refrigerant in the system. Hence my question: With ...
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Citreon c4 grand picasso

I havent driven my c4 since before Christmas but ive been starting it regularly and keeping it snow free. Just started it again but the air con and demister isn't working. Could it be frozen?
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conrod bearing segments

I'm building a 1.9 td PSA motor, type DHX and ordering new segments I found the mark on all the segments on the same side, I've checked again and again and all indications are that the item ...
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When should I use D vs. S vs. L in my CR-V? [closed]

I have a 2016 CR-V with PRNDSL on the gear shift. What are the differences between D, S, and L and when should I use them?
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1998 Accord headlight

I have a 1998 Honda Accord. The driver's side high and low beam work but passenger side high and low beam does not work. I swapped out relays and checked the fuses no joy.
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Torque lugnuts in air and on ground

When changing tires, on a front wheel drive vehicle with alloy rims, the parking break on, and entire front or back end lifted: after hand tightening the nuts, can they be torqued to spec off the ...
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What socket fits the Catalytic-converter-to-Exhaust-manifold stud?

I'm trying to replace the exhaust manifold on my 2010 Chevrolet Equinox (2.4L 4-cylinder), and there are studs which connect the catalytic converter to the exhaust manifold. I cannot, for the life of ...
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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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Neighbor leaves his positive terminal disconnected - dangerous? [duplicate]

A guy who owns a neighboring car in the communal parking garage I park in disconnects the positive side of the battery when leaving his car for a few days at a time. Is this dangerous? If so, under ...
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How can an A/C system consume coolant when in use?

I drive a 2007 Subaru Outback. Recently, I've noticed that when I use the air conditioning, my coolant level drops ever so slightly. The rate of loss seems to be related to the amount of time the A/C ...
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shaking front end

Hi I have a 2014 Hyundai Elantra. last week while driving home it started to shake at about 40 mph. then again at about 60. also shaking while turning corners. thoughtit might be the cv axel but after ...
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Toyota Yaris xp9 2006 Clock is inactive

I have Toyota Yaris xp9 Model 2006. When I start car. I do not see any more clock. It is totally off. Could you please inform me the reason why this fault happened and how I can repair it? Thank you.
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Are the cabin fuse-box relays misplaced in my Renault Kangoo?

I have a Renault Kangoo 2009. 1.6 liter petrol, automatic. The cabin blower motor has stopped working. The fuses seems ok, but a relay in the fuse-box under the "glove-box" recess could have ...
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Transmission fluid level when engine stopped, and when engine is just turn on, and when the engine is hot?

My car is a 1994 toyota camry LE 3.0. I just changed the transmission fluid today. I add the new fluid to the level up to the full (upper) level of the cold (C) range scale. I drive the car for 15 ...
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CV joint or drive shaft?

Hi I noticed a small rattle sound when turning a bend while free wheeling. The mechanic found a horizontal bit of play in the right hand outer cv joint. We replaced the whole drive with second hand ...
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2012 Toyota Camry

I have a 2012 Camry, 4 cyl, that has a random rough idle on a light acceleration, between 30 and 60 mph. It very brief, but seems to be getting worse and more frequent. It doesn't happen when using ...
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Engine Pressure causes cutoff

I realize that this is a forum centered around vehicle maintenance: my question is regarding a pressure washer engine. I decided to post in this forum because I feel that this group's 'regulars' are ...
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What is the disadvantage of using impact sockets on a hand wrench?

The Instructions that came with my gp CrMo sockets say: Only use impact sockets with power driven or impact tools. Do not use impact sockets with hand tools such as ratchets, breaker bars, leverage ...
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2003 GMC Envoy: Bad circuit board?

I had a new alternator put in my son's 2003 GMC Envoy, and immediately after the climate display graphics aren't working. The dealership said it was a bad circuit board now. Could it be something to ...
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Is there a difference between left and right tires?

I just bought 4 winter tires for my car and all of them look identical to me. Shouldn't I get two tires for the left and two tires for the right side of the car? Are these tires symmetrical? Well yes ...
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ECT registering low at steady state. (low enough to set a code) No explanation

A little back story, this is a 2015 Jeep Wrangler. Since 2017 I've kept an eye on coolant levels because sometimes I can smell burning coolant when I'm in front of the vehicle (not in the vehicle). ...
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Replacing faulty window motor from another VAG car

I own Seat Ibiza 1.4 petrol, and front passengers window motor is not working and I have to replace it. The part number is 6R0959802EE. I want to buy a used part instead of a new one to save some ...
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Is it okay to replace one tire (of four matched tires) with a completely different model of tire?

I have a 2011 Ford Focus, and while the car itself is good quality, I have now ruined two tires in three months by merely driving over a screw. Ford offers no road hazard on their tires, so I am ...
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Engine RPM of 1200 when cold and gradually rises to 1500 when warmup

I pull off the cylinder and replace the head gasket with timing marks march up correctly on Nissan Qr20 30t. when i start the engine cold the rpm goes to 1500 and start to come back to 1200, and as ...
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Screeching Noise

Last month I had front brakes and rotors put on. Today, while driving downhill and making a turn, this loud screeching noise started. I was also applying brakes when this happened. I parked my car on ...
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Frozen spark plug in a 2008 3V 5.4L F-150

I was able to successfully change the spark plugs around 75k with no issues breaking off the two piece plugs. I replaced them with Motorcraft plugs. Fast foward to the present at 133k miles and due to ...
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Grease on wheel bolts or not?

My father (an engineer, but not an auto mechanic) taught me to use a tiny dab of machine grease on the thread (not the rim) of each wheel bolt. This would help against corrosion, and help when ...
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Motorbike: Least worst option for stuck front sprocket bolt?

Had a particularly stubborn front sprocket nut the other day, wouldn't budge with the rear brake - breaker bar combination. Tried giving it 5min of blowtorch heat, didn't help. Then, even with my pal ...
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Elm327 an app control

Is there a Android App that's used with the elm327 tool to slightly advance timing on cars? I know many can read it but I'm looking for the ones that slightly can raise or lower it.

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