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Is Torque a Property of Lug Nuts or Lug Bolts?

I recently ordered some new rims and tires through the local tire shop. Because the tire shops almost never use a torque wrench on lug nuts, I am going to bring my new wheels home and install them ...
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Can you always use a higher API S code?

For one of my cars in the recommended oil it says 'Use API sj, sl or above' and for my other older car(99) it says use 'api sg, sh, or sj' but doesn't say above. Based on what I have seen it seems ...
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2002 VW Passat headlight warning beeper only works after closing door once

I have a 2002 VS Passat GLS Wagon that I've had for the last few years. I have a problem where I leave the headlights on far too often. I know I should learn to not leave them on but 3 dead batteries ...
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Any downside to downgrading to 18" wheels on my 2021 Honda Accord Touring?

My 2021 Honda Accord 2.0T Touring comes with stock 19" wheels. The tyre is low profile and my commute has a ton of pot holes. Its my understanding that I can just replace this with 18" ...
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Suzuki ATV LT160 wheel hub gets stuck going on

I've got a 2000 Suzuki LT160 ATV. The bearings blew up inside the wheel hub while riding. I took the entire front right wheel assembly off, including the knuckle arm and cleaned everything. Had to ...
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Can spraying the car with a light layer of diesel help against corrosion?

I received an advice from a friend: put diesel in a bottle with a spray nozzle and spray the car with it. He said that this should form a layer on the car that helps against corrosion. When I asked ...
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My Coleman CT200U, has white smoke and what seems to be oil coming out of the exhaust ,

My Coleman CT200U, has white smoke and what seems to be oil coming out of the exhaust , would this be a piston ring issue ?
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Help!!! $500+Tax for two chewed wires

A Car noob here. I have a Toyota Rav4 model 2014 and I always go to Toyota's service center for my regular maintenance. I know they need to make money so I expect to be ripped off every time I visit ...
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Is this a bad engine mount?

So it's my first time opening the hood of my car, only to find this. I came to ask because this doesn't look normal, I dont know any reason what could cause this as its a new unit, 600 kms on my odo ...
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Programming remote key Mitsubishi Colt 2007 1.3

I tried programming the remote key, but I can't get car in programming mode as is described in most YT video's by connecting pins 1 and 4 in OBD and pressing 6 times the emergency button. This should ...
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Is there a cable issue that causes a no start?

I have a 4x4 12 titan crew cab. Last couple of months I've been battling a no start that I can't seem to diagnose the issue since it's intermittent. Battery was replaced 6 months ago but for some ...
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Maximum liters capacity (petrol,diesel) for a four wheeler Car [closed]

Can you specify the maximum liters capacity in petrol fuel input of a four wheeler car for any make & model? Can the maximum liter capacity of that four wheeler car make & model be increased ...
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2016 Toyota Corolla L Keyless Entry / Remote lock unlock

I just purchased a 2016 Corolla L. Love the car! I recently had a remote start/keyless entry system installed. (it's the scytek a4.2w - linked here) The issue is that I cannot figure out how to get ...
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Power steering works normally to one side, but hard to the other

My Ford Mondeo was leaking from the steering rack. So it was repaired by a steering specialist. After about 1,000 kms it steers smoothly to right but when turning towards the left it feels like there ...
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What other car body kit will fit on a 1989 Toyota camry [closed]

I was wanting to modify my 1989 Toyota Camry but there is no body kits for it so I was wondering what other car model body kit will fit on it?
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Need help installing engine with 2-wire crank sensor into 3-wire setup

My problem is the 2008 chevy trailblazer 4.2 has a 3-wire crank sensor and the reluctor ring on the crank looks similar to a bicycle sprocket. While I did not look at the reluctor ring on the 2005 4....
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97 Tahoe and 99 Tahoe different between the ecm

Need to know what the difference between a 97 and 99 Tahoe Ecmengine control module most know the difference 99 and 97
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Warnings lights

I got a Renault scenic 2012 different warning lights keep coming up some time it's rear seatbelt unbuckled ,key pad low ,check airbag then goings off after a few minutes then comes back on then ...
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Nissan Qashqai 2009 2.0 Accenta smoke and flame

I had a new clutch installed in the car last week. 14kms later when I was entering the complex I noticed smoke coming from the engine. When I drove through the gate the clutch pedal went to the floor ...
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Toyota Vios 1NZ engine coolant temperature

Anyone have an idea about the normal coolant temperature of vios 1NZ engine. When driving some times my overheat bulb blinks but the coolant level is normal and it is not boiling when I stop and open ...
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High Rpms and loud reving sound

I have a 2008 mercury sable. Its an automatic. I was in stop and go traffic this morning on the highway and I went to accelerate and the Rpm shot up as high at they could go and stayed there and the ...
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Does the fuel pressure regulator ever go out of calibration?

On GM 3800 SFI engine, does the fuel pressure regulator ever go out of calibration? My FPR does not leak, can I assume it is good? The fuel pressure rises with RPM and goes lower at idle. Is that all ...
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Grinding in Neutral After Changing Outer CV Joint

2010 Fiat Ducato x250 Multijet 120 2.3L with 6 speed manual Summary: I replaced the outer CV joint on the driver's side and now there is a grinding noise in neutral that goes away when I press in the ...
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Honda Odyssey 2021 Maintenance Manual

I would like to get maintenance manual for Honda Odyssey 2021. I looked up online, there are available for older models, I also read that Honda stopped producing these manuals, so it will not be ...
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Do timing belts have any run-in (break-in) period? Myth or fact?

I read in some forums that brand new timing belts have a run-in (break-in, wear-in, etc!) period of about 2000 kms (1200 miles) when they are first installed on the car. It was said that you should ...
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2004 Chevy Avalanche 1500 Z71 4WD Howling Noise above 40 mph

My truck makes a howling noise only when I'm accelerating from 40 to 45 mph up to about 60 mph. The noise sounds like its coming from the front of the vehicle. Is very consistent regardless of engine ...
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Peugeot 307 2.0 hdi turns over but refuses to start

OK this has been a long ongoing problem - Car refuses to start usually after it's been left a day or so. It turns over vigorously enough to start but just won't! I'm the process of trying to fix this ...
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Will the 73017 timing chain from SBC fit a 1995 chevy 4.3 vortec

Will the 73017 timing chain from small block Chevy fit a 1995 Chevy 4.3 vortec
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Replace fuel injector 2013 Ford C-Max Energi (and enter calibration code)

I have a 2013 Ford C-Max Energi (US-California) with about 150kmi, mostly highway commute miles, great shape overall. We get an injector 3 code maybe once every six weeks. We put in a bottle of STP ...
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96 Civic - Car loses acceleration, doesn't start, shuts off

My 96 (or maybe 97) Honda Civic does some strange things. They are all connected. It will frequently refuse to start. It's not a battery/alternator issue, as it's trying to crank. It just ... refuses....
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Is drilling a hole in my car's fuse box cover a bad idea

I'm wiring in some accessories to my vehicle and my 1990 car has a basic fuse box with a plastic cover. On removing the cover I've discovered each fuse holder has a terminal which would be ideal for ...
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Power steering reservoir filter in 2008 Mazda3?

I did a series of stupid things today and now I have a small piece of loose plastic in my power steering reservoir of my 2008 Mazda3. Could it be pulled into the power steering pump? Here's what ...
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What is the purpose of the plastic lower engine cover on a Honda Fit?

What is the purpose of the plastic lower engine cover in a Honda Fit? Mine broke off in a minor accident.the car is now making creaking noises when I drive and the indicator lights keep going on and ...
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Quickshifter motorcycle sensor

I am doing a project in which consists of reading when I press the shifter gear lever up or down for my motorcycle. I found many kits online for implementing this quickshifter feature that uses this ...
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Why use a 12-cylinder engine over a 8-cylinder engine

When I look at Lamborghini Veneno and compare it for example to the Ferrari 458 Italia I can see that Lamborghini used a V12 while Ferrari placed a V8 inside the 458 Italia. I wonder why Lamborghini ...
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Lower Temp Thermostat for Forced Induction?

Is there a case to be made for a low temp. thermostat for a factory N/A engine that has been supercharged? I am considering a future project where I'd supercharge a 2L engine, running a modest 7-8 psi ...
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Little/no charging but alternator and battery test good

For the past few months, and seemingly getting progressively worse, I've had a charging problem: both battery and alternator test good (checked via charger with alternator test mode and higher-end ...
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No Power at All / Key Stuck in Ignition 2009 cobalt

went to start my Cobalt, turned the keys on, power flashed on for a second and then everything went out and keys got stuck in the ignition.
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Riding mower overfilled with oil

overfilled with oil and used about 12 times since. stopped running so I drained the oil to proper level and changed spark plug. still wont start.
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Damaged battery cable repair

I noticed an insulating tape on a cable coming from the battery on my used car I bought recently and opened it up to find this: Is there a hazard to the cable or components if I keep the cable like ...
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Car overheated, found no coolant, now it won’t crank

So I have a 2004 Toyota Camry, and a few weeks ago I was driving home then I started smelling this foul burning smell, I didn’t think nothing of it ... I thought it was others cars because I was on ...
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Motor shake and loud when accelerating

first post here. My car , Chevy Malibu 2005 LS 3.5L V6, recently started to be much more loud when accelerating. It shake a lot too. But only when accelerating and especially at 1000RPM. When don't ...
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Inconsistent hum from front driver

Inconsistent hum from front driver side and little shaky especially after 80mph. On a 2014 Lexus GS350 sounds like tire and did not see anything wrong with the tire
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What does a water-like drip coming out of the exhaust of the car signify?

Sometimes while driving in the traffic, I come across a car or two which would be dripping water-like drops from its exhaust steadily in 4-5 second intervals. I tried to ask a couple of people at the ...
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Car stalls when ac compresser is plugged in

I have a 2002 buick century with a 3.1 the car stalls while driving when the ac compressor is plugged in but when I unplug it the car runs fine can anyone tell me why it would do that.
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Can exhaust backpressure cause a car to cut out?

Car cuts out sometimes immediately sometimes after 30 seconds etc. If I hold the key on the starter position engine keeps running and stays on. I know this can be caused by a faulty ignition switch. ...
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Unexplained sound when accelerating. 2013 Honda Civic. Video in description

Video of the sound: https://youtu.be/Z-_1iax3gsg My Honda Civic is making a metallic grinding/buzzing noise when I accelerate. Some notes about the sound: The sound mostly occurs when I'm lightly ...
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Clutch Judder That Goes Away After Driving

If any of you have experience with this or know what could cause this please let me know I've taken it to two shops, one dealership and one was an indie shop. Both of them charged me a diagnostic fee ...
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Car unstable after a disc and pads change?

I replaced a rear rotor and pads and also just pads on other side. I didn't replace rotor on other side as first caliper carrier had to be cut off and I didn't have time to do same of other side hence ...
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Secondhand ECU recoding

I have a Passat 1.6 blue motion 2014 and the car has suddenly becomes immobile when trying to start and responds with many warning lights,on occasions it does start and run but not for long.I have ...

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