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2005 chevy uplander-water in antifreeze reservoir?

2005 Chevy Uplander V6 I have oil [coffee color] in reservoir and radiator fluid down some what. Never over heated. Seems to run a little cooler then normal Oil in engine block and transmission looks ...
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Jeep Wrangler shudders/stalls when put in gear after cold start

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited auto trans, around 80,000 miles. This started a few months ago. When I start it cold, like after sitting overnight, it starts fine, sounds fine. But when I put ...
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Automatic suddenly did not change gear

Bit of an odd one, and I'm probably being a bit paranoid. My car is a Ford Focus, 2009, automatic. I'm probably very paranoid about it. It's a diesel, and I realise diesels make different noises than ...
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Car dying at low RPM only after filling up with gas

My question is closely related to one about a Jag dying at low RPM, but is slightly different because it only occurs after refueling and because the problem persists after cleaning the throttle body, ...
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What does exhaust smell on oil and transmission dipstick mean?

I was inspecting a used car and the oil and the transmission dipstick smelled of exhaust (carbon monoxide?). What does this mean? Does it mean that the engine's gone bad and I should stay away from ...
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Dry motorcycle clutch vs Wet motorcycle clutch discs material

I was wondering if the wet clutch discs on a motorcycle would be made out of the same friction material to the dry clutch discs. I understand this is probably not true, but does anyone know the exact ...
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Misfire data log

I'm trying to understand what is the meaning of "Misfire" in this graphs, it always starts with value 0 and then can move up to 3. Is it a sensor? if yes what exactly it measure? if not, what is it? ...
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Broad question about sensor replacement in cars in general

As a shade-tree mechanic, I am rather frightened of doing repair work that involves disconnecting or replacing sensors in general. One of my fears goes like this: I hear stories of people performing ...
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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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2006 Scion XB Using Too Much Oil

My 2006 Scion XB is very old with 222000 miles on it. It is going through oil very quickly. It uses an entire liter of oil every 500 miles. What is the problem here. Is this too expensive to fix, or ...
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New Spark plugs and Immediate Body Control Module Failure. Coincidence?

I took in my 2013 Fiat 500 Pop for new spark plugs and rear brakes. My next errand after the repair was the post office -- after a 30 minute wait, I came out to see my headlights were still on. ...
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310 watt light bar on 12 volt car battery [duplicate]

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The wiring ...
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2013 Hyundai Sonata

Got a 2013 Hyundai Sonata limited, car stalls when you put it in drive or reverse. Engine runs fine, but soon as you put the car in drive, it stalls. Dealer is telling me the torque converter has ...
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Troubleshooting Crackling Tweeters in a 2010 Infiniti G37x

I recently got a used 2010 Infiniti G37x with the Bose sound system and noticed that the tweeters have a slight crackling sound when playing most songs. I assumed they were blown so I replaced both ...
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Truck wobbles from 55-60 mph. But steering wheel dont shake, changed tires n had rebalanced but still wobbles

My 2005 ford explorer sport trak wobbles from 55-60 mph, I changed all four tires and it felt slightly worse, they balanced the tires but I went to kost and they rebalanced the front tires n charged ...
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Mercedes start/stop system doesn't always kick in

We're the (humbled) owners of a 2011 Class B Mercedes with an inbuilt ECO start/stop system. As far as I understand this is how it's supposed to work: Gear in neutral. Press the brake pedal all the ...
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Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?

This is how I reproduce the issue: With the '16 Mazda CX-5 turned On, the shifter in Park, and the radio On, I begin to press the brake slowly. While the brake is slightly pressed but the brake ...
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Why is there only one compression ring per groove in a piston?

Why is there only one compression ring per groove in a piston? Two half sized rings in the same groove would take up the same amount of space as one piston ring but if you offset the rings gaps, in ...
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Cracked on i20 camshaft?

Are those markings, tampered or cracks on the picture of Hyundai i20 camshaft normal???
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2007 Silverado 1500 No start/no crank, relay is good, starter is good, battery is good

So I’m no expert but I can usually pinball my way around most jobs from a few YouTube videos and internet research. So the other day I set out to figure out why I was not getting voltage for the right ...
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Shinning in the power steering area

Whining noise in area of power steering pump. Replace or flush? It's a 2008. Probably never been changed. Bought used.
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Why would my heater sometimes blow cold air?

This morning after running the car for 2 miles, my car was still blowing freezing cold air. I messed with the temp knob moving it all the way cold to all the way hot a few times. Then I started to get ...
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Sporadic Pulsing or “Slipping” of Brakes

Have a 2011 Suzuki Equator 4WD (AKA Nissan Frontier). Had to brake hard from ~45MPH a few weeks ago to miss some turkeys in the road. Felt like ABS engaged. Now, from time to time I get a random ...
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What do you do when brand new pads are rubbing on new rotor? It smokes and smells so bad and it seems like it is going to catch on fire

What do you do when brand new pads are rubbing on new rotor? I changed both rear rotors and brake pads but passenger side piston was so hard to retract. Had to rent a heavy duty tool because mine kept ...
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05 Honda CRV gauge cluster fuse?

I have an 05 crv. This morning when I started it up none of the gauges worked at all. I still had the warning lights and odometer and the dash was lit up but tach speedometer fuel and temp gauges all ...
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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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2005 Honda DX 4dr 5spd - Gauge Cluster and Int Wipers not working, why?

OK, I have a 2005 Honda Civic DX 4dr Sedan with a 5 speed manual Transmission, Standard everything, no power windows, A/C, plain basic setup. So the other day suddenly my Gauge cluster stops working, ...
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Wheel Alignment Still Feels Off After Getting Alignment

My mechanic replaced the left control arm and crossmember on my 2007 Nissan Versa. After, I went to a Nissan Dealership to get an alignment. I felt like the alignment was better in some ways after but ...
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Does a 2004 Ford Fiesta need bleeding for coolant change?

i need to change a cracked expansion tank and so will drain the coolant and replace it as i think that the previous owner was topping it up with neat water for awile. Does the coolant system need to ...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS

I have a 2004 Ford Focus zts that I just changed the rear drums and pads on. Everything went together smoothly, but now my drivers side is smoking, and I can smell the brakes burning. I changed the ...
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How to flush a cooling system after head gasket failure?

I recently replaced the head gasket in my Renault K9K (700) 1.5 DCi, due to a cylinder/cooling system type failure. As such, the cooling system is full of partially burned diesel. Despite having ...
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2000 Mazda Familia - door not unlocking

So the driver’s door locks and unlocks fine when the door is not closed both manually with the key and with the electronic/alarm buttons. All mechanisms seem to work fine. But as soon as I close the ...
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Can a cat scratch a car door? [on hold]

My neighbor came to me and said our cat scratched his car at the bottom of this passenger door, is it possible for a cat to Scratch a car in that manner and in that place on the car as the cat walks ...
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Do I need to repair my tires?

I hit a curb while trying to make a left turn :( Now I’m not an expert mechanic and this car is relatively new (about 6 months) so I’m here to ask if the tires look bad where I have to get it replaced ...
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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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I drove my bike without engine oil for 100kms at 80kmph and more after which it made a shrieking sound and stopped

Hi guys I'm phani kumar and im new here, I purchased hero achiever 150 from KRISHNA SAI MOTORS, MALKAJGIRI, HYDERABAD, India authorized dealer of Hero MotoCorp Ltd. I have been facing many ...
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peugeot 108 lambda sensor replacement

Diagbox tells me the downstream one is faulty, rough running but no eggy smell). Can anyone tell me what the OE part used actually is (manufacturer /part#)? so I can get the right part to replace it ...
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How can I attach a brighter reverse light with a magnet to a car?

I saw this idea on Reddit, but I can't see exactly how that reverse light was fastened to the car.
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Replacing cylinder, piston or piston rings on chainsaw?

I own Husqvarna 357 and I am confused. If a saw has poor compression, could replacing the rings only and give it a boost? Or is it usually in need of more work such as replacing the cylinder and ...
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Is there a significant difference between a “Reverse Brake Bleeder” and a normal vacuum pump bleeder?

I was hoping someone could explain these products and if they feel led, put their 2 cents in about brake bleeding. My brakes are slightly insensitive right now, even though they work and I'm ...
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Steam clean vs jet wash to remove dust etc in car seats?

My car(Honda civic vti) is about 20 years old and the car seats are extremely dusty. Just tapping causes a lot of dust to fly up along with my eczema. I know steam cleaning would clean a lot but I ...
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New batteries keep getting drained, any ideas of cause?

hyundai coupe 2.0 2006. Battery was fine for few years until it died few months ago. Replaced battery and it died within a month. Replaced that battery with same brand and it died within 2 weeks. ...
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I am having trouble with shifting my car in the correct gear

I would like to know what’s wrong with my car .. why does it drives in neutral??I have a 2008 Ford Focus and my shift gear doesn’t drive on the DRIVE label nor park on the Park label .. i don’t know ...
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What is this liquid/anything to be concerned about?

As you can see there is a cable with some syrup coloured gunge or whatever on it, on close inspection it actually looks like it’s coming out of the wire. The cable itself I think goes from the fuse ...
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Is there a special way to repair fiberglass bumper?

My fiberglass bumper has cracks and is white. This cars value is not much and I don't need it to be perfect. I'm quite happy to just get it back to black with all the cracks and leave it at that. ...
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2009 Honda Ridgeline Power Steering Problem

My 2009 Honda Ridgeline has been making weird whirring noises when turning . The noises have been coming from the power steering. Should I get the power steering fixed right away, or will it last a ...
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Oil vs Coolant Temperature

Could an engine be run dry, as is the case with solid blocks, meaning no coolant, if a sufficient oil cooler were to be installed? Essentially, if we could keep the oil temperature between 210 and ...
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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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Ford explorer idle problem

My 96 explorer will idle about 400 at a stop sign and 1000 at the next stop sign what would cause this
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TPMS sensor problem

I have a MAZDA 6 (2010). In general, I do not have any issues with my car. However, sometimes, I get annoying TPMS warning light. This warning light turns ON very rarely and randomly. Usually, it ...

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