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My Toyota Corolla 2009 Le 1.8l fuel consumption too high

I run my car in normal use in highway and no traffic I spend $20 full tank 90 miles I replace my tires,spark plugs Oem ,Transmission fluid with filter,Engine oil with filter,Thermostat,antifreeze,Air ...
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O2 sensor not connected

Just change manifold on an 2002 Hyundai santa fe. One of the o2 sensor is not hook up. The car start ed drive around corner car act like it was choking and stop. Now car wont start up
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2002 VW Jetta TDI Starter replacement 4 times

I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI. I have replaced the starter 4 times within the last 6 months, and I have also replaced the battery. The pinion gear on the starters are getting grinned out. it will start ...
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can too much antifreeze cause a p1281 code

2002 Jeep Liberty I added coolant to top off reservoir now I have a p 1281 code . Do I need to drain coolants and start over
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Ok to leave Honda Jazz without a battery installed?

We have a 2009 Honda Jazz, which we're not using at the moment due to coronavirus restrictions. We're planning on taking it for a 15-20 minute drive once a week to keep it going, as advised in this ...
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Can I change a regular tire rather than a spare tire on a Hyundai Santa Fe (limited 2012)?

I got a flat tire on my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited. I am no way a mechanical but still wondering if I can change a tire by myself. I looked up a few videos online and they just teach you how to ...
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Im driving polo 1.4 car is jerking

I have fixed put new plugs new plug wires new petrol pump set but it is still jerking what could be the problem?
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How to adjust differential's carrier bearings without any special tool

This differential unit comes with threaded adjusters for both carrier bearing. The car manual talks about using dial and torque gauges to adjust the bearings preload, but I don't have any of those ...
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Trying to solder broken mount, solder won't stick?

I have a horn with spade connectors. They are stamped to the horn body and one is broken. I figured I could just use a stud ring terminal and solder it to the stud. I cleaned the stud with a copper ...
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O2 sensors located

need to know on a 2012 dodge caravan sxt v6 where are the o2 sensors located. Esp. upstream sensor 1 bank 1? Tried to look for them from above but no luck so far.
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BMW 525i 2001 after maintenance makes whining sound, hesitates before moving

I have a 2001 BMW 525i where I just replaced the spark plugs and the cooling system inlet and outlet hoses and the intake manifold gasket. I got it all put back and started up but makes a whining ...
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How to remove terminal pin from connector

Having some trouble removing terminal pins from a connector. I can see the clip (I think) but can't figure out any way to move it so the pin can slide out. I have a set of terminal pin removal tools ...
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Immobilizer Functionality

Is there any resources available on the methods of programming keys and remotes? I want to build my own programmer but I am not finding any resources for the protocols or anything involved. Could ...
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Can missing two oil changes cause piston rings to crack?

Car is 4 cylinder Astra. !.4 engine no turbo charge. Last service 8500kms. Missed 2 services, rings in number two piston failed at 44000kms. Oil level always maintained. Car only driven on sealed ...
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SUV (05 Toyota Sequoia) won't start via jump anymore

Earlier this month, the latch on my back hatch door broke and the hatch wouldn't lock closed. What I hadn't realized was a rear dome was popping on and off when people bumped the truck and at some ...
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I have a 2006 Volvo S60

My message board says engine system service required but no check engine light came on and I can't get a reading done unless the check engine light is on according to the shops and auto part stores ...
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hello ,could anyone help me to understand little more for dodge code p0430?

2004 dodge Ram 1500 4.7 had a bank 1 sensor 1 code come on so I changed that sensor along w/plugs and coils ,then drove about 2 miles truck started missing little. Code know reads P0430 and seems ...
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Error stabilisation control (ESC) and Error start stop

I have just had my front lower wishbones changed,two new tyres, and whilst driving today these error messages came up. Error - stabilisation control (ESC) Error - start-stop. What can I do as I ...
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How would you go about putting a Huyabusa engine in a Deawoo Matiz?

My first car was a Deawoo Matiz. I have a real fondness for the little car and always thought if it just had a bit more power it would be great. My question is how would you go about doing this? You ...
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Nissan transmission test port - M10x0.9 thread?

2004 Nissan Xterra automatic transmission. Was trying to install an Autometer Trans Temp into the fluid pressure test port... realized that OE test port plug bolt is M10 x 0.9 thread?? Never even ...
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Temporary CEL when going uphill in overdrive at highway speed

I took a very long trip yesterday with a 1990 celica (4afe 1.6L 5spd) which I have owned for a few years. I guess the roads were more hilly than I could feel usually, because in overdrive going 60mph ...
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What direction does Chevy impala power steering flow?

I have a 2008 Chevy impala and I am having trouble understanding how the power steering runs and how the fluid is circled through the pump and back to the rack. I understand there must be a return ...
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How to figure out wiring scheme of cars AC controls

I'm not sure if this is the right for for this, but my 2011 Nissan Maxima has it's AC controls in the same part as it's stereo controls (see here) and I would like to replace my stereo. This means I ...
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2002 Honda Civic: Starts in the morning, but wont start after driving for a while?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. I have been having a starting issue with it for some time now. Let me give you one of the common senarios: I use the car in the morning to go to the beach with some friends....
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Can low battery voltage cause brake noises? - 2006 Civic

Driving a 2006 Honda Civic, right rear brake makes a clunking noise under medium to high braking. It sounds like the ABS but doesn't have the pedal pushing back like ABS does. Went to my usual ...
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Car Jerks When Not Accelerating

So, I just recently mounted snow tires on my car (or rather, paid someone else to do it), and on my way home I noticed that whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal the car jerks forwards and ...
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Does it help to hit a stuck bolt with a hammer before removing it?

This is not a question about an impact hammer. Does it help to hit a bolt with a regular steel hammer, before even attempting to remove it? I saw this done in the following video: https://youtu.be/-...
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2014 TGB 550I LT 4x4 stutters after sharp turn (right)

We have an ATV and we just got it up and running again (got scammed when we bought it). The ATV had been standing still for a few years. The ATV had a damaged front wheel and because of a bad repair ...
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Dodge Dakota 2001 motor smoking, pink fluid everywhere

As soon as I got home to my parking lot, go in reverse and then saw the engine was unusually smoking up. I see pink fluid would either be power steering or transmission fluid. I had just got a ...
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Dirt bike kickstart question

I ahve recently bought a kawasaki kx450 and i want to be able to really look after it (its my first new bike) so im trying to improve my mechanical knowledge! With a kickstart, when you move it down ...
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Does it make sense to clean pressure solenoid when changing transmission fluid?

I was just watching "Ratches And Wrenches" where he had a truck which would not shift. He did a transmission fluid and filter change and then removed the solenoid and replaced with a new one. But at ...
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Dual beam from a H1?

Recently killed my old headlight (Single H4) when it came loose and melted the housing... So I bought this until I find something I like more: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Street-Fighter-Motorcycle-...
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My mini van overheating after 150 km of drive

Radiator replaced and gaskit is also replaced.. It's overheating but when i drive at 60km/h it's normal but when I park it's overheating..
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Rough idle - second Hand 2016 Totyota Fortuner with Petrol 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 VVT-i

Want to buy a second Hand Totyota Fortuner with Petrol 2.7 L 2TR-FE I4 VVT-i, with only 32.000 km, but the idle is rough and oscilates enough to notice both on the instrumentation board and also ...
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Is it possible to disable central locking on a Jaguar S-type (2000)

One of the many problems with my car is that occasionally I can't lock it because a mechanical problem in the passenger side front door interferes with the central locking process. I lock the drivers ...
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Hybrid battery not charging fully

I have Toyota Estima 2.4 petrol/electric hybrid 2010 (UK 60 reg) that I bought about 4 months ago. So far I had no problems with anything until a couple of days ago the HV battery stopped charging ...
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How to remove engine cooling fan from a W169 Mercedes A-Class

How do you remove engine cooling fan from A-Class Mercedes W169?
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‘06 Ford Ranger

My ranger started less than a week ago not starting. When I turn the key to the on position. It’s basically dead. The airbag light is dimly lit. It’s also reset the clock. The security light flickers ...
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Honda 2016 2.0 litre engine - oil life indicator

I have a 2016 Honda Civic, 2.0 litre engine. Since last oil change, I drove 1,600 k. The oil life indicator has dropped to 30% after I drove 1,600 k. I had it looked at and the oil was changed ...
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Wrong injectors in 2 ports

I have a 2015 Cadillac Escalade luxury 4wd with 6.2 regular gas. I changed 2 injectors but by mistake the 2 i installed are high flow and the correct one should be low flow what is the worst that csn ...
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on my 98 dakota the brake pedal sticks down i have to pull it back with my foot to release the brakes

The brakes work fine but the pedal gets stuck down and I have to pull it back up with my foot to get it to disengage. I have replaced the brake booster and the master cylinder. And the problem is the ...
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5-Stroke Engines - What are these things?

What is a 5 stroke engine? Why aren't they using them in vehicles right now? Is this a new thing or has it been around for a while?
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How to upgrade my manual central locking system of my Hyundai i20 magna to remote locking system?

My i20 comes with manual lock and central locking system as well. I want to upgrade the system to remote key locking which would be a major assist in helping my car securely lock from distance. Is ...
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How is alternator directly connected to vehicle electronics?

I've tried a lot of research but I can't find specifically what I'm looking for no one has actually mentioned this and I've looked at various wiring diagrams which still don't prove how this is ...
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Coolant keeps coming out

I drive a 2015 Chevy Trax and the coolant reservoir was always dry so I thought it was a crack in the bottom, so I got it changed. The new reservoir also dumped the coolant so I took it back to the ...
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03 Honda Accord lx 2.4 vtech misfires and stalls when cold

I've replaced spark plugs, tps, iac and cleaned the mass air flow sensor and throttle body and the sensor that reads the intake pressure, and both oxygen sensor. The cat has been gutted out for about ...
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O2 sensor replacement

I'm leaving on a 800 mile trip tomorrow and check engine light came on. Took it to autozone and computer said it was the o2 sensor. Is this something that should be replaced prior to the trip or can ...
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2000 Daewoo Musso 2.9 TDI Engine shaking heavily in idle, getting better in higher RPMs

I bought my first project car dirt cheap it's a Daewoo (Ssangyong) Musso Diesel SUV which has one of the most reliable engines, the Mercedes OM602 This car is starting fine but the Engine is shaking ...
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98 Camry engine light at 90K miles

What is the procedure to address the root cause of the check engine light? Does it make sense to purchase an OBD meter or should some other diagnostic be performed first?
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power inverter to run a shop vac. Could alternator be damaged by this?

I have a standard 200 watt power inverter which I have used to power a sound system off of my Econoline e250 on multiple occasions with no problem. I tried to run a 4hp rigid shop vac off of it and ...

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