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Ford flex wont start in cold

Ford flex 2013 will not start in cold weather 35 or below it did this last year took to a ford dealer they replaced and said it was the battery which we had already replaced brought it gome the next ...
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Leak under car after mechanic visit

So I took my car to a mechanic (referred my a friend) to get brakes done (rear and front and an oil/filter change. This was done on a Thursday. Saturday I noticed all this water/stuff on my driveway. ...
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Oil in radiator but no water in oil

98 S10 4.3 I rebuilt top end of motor new head gaskets and all ,new radiator too . I put fresh oil in ran the motor for about ten min started tapping checked the oil and it was as low as the add mark ...
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car noise deadening for my 2012 Honda Civic

I have a 2012 honda civic sedan. I am thinking to do some noise deadening to it. I am not really good with cars to thinking to do it only for trunk and bonnet. Would it have any noticeable impact on ...
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Trying to explain plume of black smoke after a car sat in the garage for a few days

I drive Toyota Highlander 2005. It's a gasoline car. I filled up the tank a few days before this happened (right before Halloween.) It then sat in my garage for about 3 days. (I live in the WA sate ...
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Brake disc and pads corrosion, do they need replacement?

I've taken my Ford Ranger to The garage for a health check test. The car has 2 years and 25k miles. Apparently there is corrosion on the inside part of the front discs. This affected the brake pads ...
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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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Why doesn't a car parked in first gear roll backwards?

In manual transmission, it is common practice to park a car in the first gear on uphills or in reverse gear on slopes - in addition to park brakes of course, but let's assume it is not being used in ...
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Corolla idle fluctuation and noise

This is a 2009 1.8 Corolla with 150k km on the 2ZR-FE engine. At idle RPM's cycle up and down by one or two hundred RPM and there is a gasping or rotational noise from the right hand (belt) side of ...
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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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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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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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I accidentally put about 3/4 of a quart to much of oil in my car

Would this do any damage to my car? It is a 3.8 v6 Pontiac Grand Prix.
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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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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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2001 ford e250 no start but has spark

2001 Ford E250 not properly long term stored. I can get it to crank/turn over but it will not run at all. It has 200,000 miles on it but has never had this problem before. I shoot a bit of starting ...
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What is the name of the hose that comes out of the oil fill?

What is the name of the hose that comes out of the oil fill in a Dodge Ram 1500 V8 5.7L Hemi truck? Mine is disintegrated and leaking oil. I want to replace it, but I can't find a drawing or part ...
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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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Corolla - Coolant leaking from timing chain cover

I have a 2002 Toyota Corolla (1zz-fe engine) and recently noticed an important coolant leak, dripping from under the car, apparently from the oil pan. I took a closer look and was able to identify ...
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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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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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Can running the heater with the A/C on damage your car?

I find that having the A/C on with the heater helps defog the car faster in the winter. Is it possible that doing this can damage the car?
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JD L110 cranks but does not start

My John Deere L110 Riding Mower all of a sudden has decided not to start. I turn the key and it cranks, but does not start. By looking at the fuel filter, it appears there is no gas in the filter. ...
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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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I scratched my rim against a curb. Will I still be able to drive long distances or should I get it fixed before I hit the long road?

I scratched my car’s wheel against a curb and I’m not sure whether to fix it immediately or if I can wait it out. I’m planning a road trip and I need to know if it’s safe to drive with a scratched rim....
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Alternator health check

My car (Fiat Grande Punto MY2008) has been having an occassional battery light and failure of the power steering. Perhaps once in every 10-15 startups, and is resolved by restarting the car. The car ...
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Why are these wires sticking out of battery terminal?

Could someone please explain why there are copper wires sticking out of the positive terminal on my battery? I’m trying to jump start it without success, and want to get it to an auto parts store to ...
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My 2012 Imprezza unpairs my phone every time I turn off car

It used to unpair a few times a year. Now it's every time I turn off car. Is there a fix for this problem?
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Can I use a gasket maker instead of a gasket for a lawn mower engine?

Is it okay to use a gasket maker instead of a gasket? No this is not going in a car it is for a lawnmower/small engines.
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Is my car battery health bad and should I replace it?

I bought a 2010 Golf in march and I do not know how old the battery is (no dates on the battery) and with winter coming in I feel a bit nervous. Usage I do not use the car very often but I try to ...
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In what conditions/ factors/ cases our engine oil burn without our knowledge

Around 6 months ago I have service my bike from the showroom, all the required things changed and it works fine. Now, few days ago I was driving my bike and suddenly my bike stops, tried to start by ...
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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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Is this epoxy? And does it look like a professional repair or DIY?

Howdy! So I have a 2016 VW Jetta with a leak in the gas tank. I think I found the hole, which is in the dark spot in the photo, but my question is this: is the yellowish material around the dark spot ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How to make it beep when I lock the doors?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QBYQS7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4N-5Db43Z8A1Y I just bought this new key and programmed it for my truck, but this new fob doesn’t make it beep when I lock the doors like the ...
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High revs in 5th gear

Recently replaced the clutch in my 2006 Ml triton but it is reving very high When driving in 5th gear. Other gears are fine no over reving
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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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Octane rating of fats and oils versus diesel fuel

I'm struggling to understand why, apart from viscosity, it's so easy to substitute lipids (i.e. SVO, WVO) for diesel fuel. I'd have to assume these fuels have inherently different octane ratings and ...
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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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Why i have no clutch

I changed the clutch,pressure plate and throwout bearing bled the slave and still no clutch all new and air free nothing it almost goes in gear but if i turn the screw to push more it pops the slave ...
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Is it better to drive across a speed bump at a right angle or slightly skewed?

I'm wondering if it is better for your suspension to drive across a speed bump at a right angle (so that the two front tires and the two rear tires hit the bump at the same time, respectively), or at ...
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heater is cold until I hear a noise and heat starts immediately

I think the answer to this is easy but I'm not sure of the part name. I'm driving along and have the heater on, but it's blowing cold air. Then I hear kind of a "clackety clack", and then the air ...
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Jump start car - now alternator fail

What are the tell tale signs of connecting a jumper cables the wrong way. Will other sensors blow first? If there is a voltage difference between cars could the alternator blow. I helped jump ...
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Brake pedal will not return after being depressed: brake booster diagnosis?

After being on holiday for a few weeks, I come home and find that the car brake pedal on my (automatic tranmission with ABS brakes) car will no longer spring back up after depressing it. After doing ...
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Is it possible to replace the I20 rear parking camera lens

Someone scratched my car's rear parking camera and broke the lens. However, the camera is still working fine. I'm thinking that the lens would be less expensive than filing an insurance claim, and I'd ...
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Formula For Homebrew Gasket Remover

I looked around many shops in my area, and pretty much no one even knew what gasket removing compound was. Are there any effective homebrew formulas for making gasket remover / softener? I found the ...
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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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Mixing oils of different viscosity

Hi everybody i am asking this question mostly in the context of motorcycle engine but i think the same basic principles apply on a car engine as well. I have changed my motorcycle engine oil with ~...
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Is Jeep and Dodge's, both 6.1l SRT8, PCMs interchangeable

One of the motors is having misfires in two cylinders, afaik compression, spark plugs and injectors were checked, and they were fine. PCM is suspected to have gone bad. Codes thrown: p0301, p0304. We ...

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