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2015 VW Golf TDI leak some coolant

Leaking coolant done 80,000km took to mechanic said need to replace timing belt and hose that's why coolant is leaking ,can anyone verify and if they have had the same problem .otherwise car is ...
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My Geely car transmission signal blinking in dashboard

I have Geely Emgrand EC7 2013 CVT model. From past three months crackling sound in transmission when i am slow the car like 30,20 speed..yesterday suddenly all transmission signal P D N blinking and ...
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Data captured when an error code is generated

I have a 2015 Ram 1500 that has just over 60,000 miles (107000 km). They did a diagnostics and there are several transmission error codes. Is the mileage tracked when the error code is captured. ...
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How can I get my H.O. alternator to charge at 14.Xv?

I recently installed an Eagle High 250amp H.O. alternator in my 2015 Altima. Immediately upon starting the engine my battery light came on. I hooked up my OBD-II scanner and it shows that the CPU ...
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What happens if I change the oil when the engine is cold?

I have always changed the oil in my vehicles with the engine hot, because the manuals always say to let the engine reach normal operating temperature first. Oil change instructions all over the ...
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What's the deal with window tint? [duplicate]

I got a Ford van. 5.4 v8 1998 e150. It has all kinda of deluxe features on it like power windows and seats. It even has a seat with a coaxial cable output on it for the vcr. Anyway... one of those ...
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Is it ok to work with cigarette lighter power supply directly

I need a way to test some 12v appliances; so to get the 12v I am thinking of getting a cigarette lighter power supply adaptor which converts 240v to 12v. But I don't need the cigarette socket; just ...
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Heating Issue In Nissan Sunny

I have a Nissan sunny N16 car which heats(engine) at a low speed but normalizes at high speed and when its on idle the temperature stays normal. Need Solution?
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Reservior keeps blowing the cap and coolant

I have a 98 Volvo S70 T5 2.3L Turbo. I've replaced my thermostat, I know may head gasket is good because I've done the checks to see if its bad and the oil isn't Milkey, the cylinders when I replaced ...
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Can you identify the car make/model of this car?

This car hit our vehicle and drove away last night, leaving its shattered passenger-side tail light behind. Any ideas on what make/model the car is from these photos? I'm guessing 2014-ish Toyota ...
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Can anyone advise me on repair options for my 2012 Subaru Impreza?

I’m a young woman wondering if my mechanics are taking advantage of me. Here’s the backstory: New Subaru owner here, living in western washington. I bought my Subaru Impreza for $4k with 143k miles on ...
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1970 Ford Maverick 200 6 cylinder charging issues

I have a 1970 Ford Maverick with a 200 6 cylinder motor I am having charging issues when the car is initially started, I'm only getting battery voltage 12.5 volts when I flash the field the alternator ...
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Check Engine light came on, turns out, i had a bad battery but it threw a bunch of codes?

Okay, so I drive a 13 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T. Last night my check engine light came on. I took it to advance auto today to have the code read. It threw a bunch of codes which were Throttle ...
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2016 chevy malibu battery

I have a 2016 chevy malibu i tried to start my car last tuesday it would not start light radio everything came on. got a jump it started 6 days later same issue it says in the dash service battery ...
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Car Overheated Trouble Shooting

Recently my car overheated and I had to get it towed to the garage in pretty bad shape. It turned out I was driving with no coolant. When I got to the garage they poured water directly in the ...
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Is my car ok to drive or do I need to get it checked? [closed]

I hit a curb the other day cause I was driving at night without my glasses. I hit it going maybe 30 mph but it didn’t sound as bad and my car isn’t making any strange sounds or noises. The rim looks ...
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Jeep won’t start after new alternator

I put in a new alternator in my 94 Jeep Cherokee and charger the battery and now it won’t start it used to start when we jumped it on the old alternator but now when I turn the key all I get are my ...
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2007 Honda Fit Sport P0420

I backed up in a dirt lot and heard a metal scraping sound. After driving about 30 miles, the check-engine light came on with code P0420 indicating "Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)&...
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93-96 honda civic ac problems

Alright guys so I'm having a difficult problem with my ac system. I'm somewhat of a mechanic so il list down things I've done to try and fix the problem. But long story short my ac runs great in temps ...
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Why do some tuned cars have very inclined tires?

I've seen photographs of cars with strange inclined tires like the one in the picture I pasted here. They seems to be Japanese cars. Is it for drifting? Maybe for appearance? Do the tires get ...
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Low clutch biting point

I have a 62 plate 1.2 Ford KA Zetec. I’ve had it about a year and have been having problems for about 6 months. If I am creeping forward in traffic for longer than five minutes, the bite starts to ...
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Vibration at speeds between 40-47mph

I went on a road trip of about 870 miles. I hit a speed bump at night because I couldn't see it due to absence of road lights. I applied brakes aggressively as soon as I saw the speed bump and I think ...
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TSI engine, shaking at idle

I have Vw Scirocco (2011) 1.4 Tsi 160 hp with DSG, my car started to shaking at idle (RPM is stable) at uphill really bad that I got rid of my kidney stones. It is shaking at idle whether it is warm ...
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Ticking sound from engine bay

I bought a used 2014 Hyundai Elantra GL (82400kms odo) a week ago and I have been hearing a clicking sound from 1.5 to 2 thousand RPM mark from the engine bay, when I am sitting in the cabin. Here's ...
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2000 Honda Civic ex brake driver brake fluid

I recently changed my pads and rotors and then started to bleed my front brakes. I noticed that the passenger side fluid comes out but not the driver side. I already took the hose out and check to see ...
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What is the heyl is my van tryna communicate with this noise?

I got me 1998 5.4 v8 Ford van. You know how those old yellow school bus engine sounds like most of the time? like it has a little extra rattle to it? My van sounds like that sometimes... usually when ...
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Car door lock cover plate is stuck open

The metal cover plate on my driver side door lock is stuck open: It's supposed to be closed like this: Would it be okay to leave it like that, or would the inside of the lock eventually rust and ...
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Alternator going bad twice after five months

Hello I have a Chevy Cobalt LS 4 door. The alternator went out in July 2016. It was replaced and went out again in January 2017. It was replaced. Now it is going bad again started in May and finally ...
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Car won't turn over on good battery and starter

The car is a 2007 Mazda6 3L which I parked overnight and won't turn over in the morning anymore. I did some preliminary diagnostic and ruled out some possibilities: The battery is full, 12.4 V. The ...
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O2 Sensor Bad Voltage Reading? 2013 Toyota Corolla

I'm Looking at the o2 sensor data for my 2013 Corolla and don't know if B1S2 is bad or not. I've heard that o2 sensors in general should oscillate between 0 and 1 V but I've also heard that for newer ...
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‘93 Yamaha SR125 Starting Issues

So I recently acquired a ‘93 Yamaha sr125. It passed its MOT in 2017 and was running for a while but has now been sat for over a year. I’ve replaced the battery, stripped and cleaned the carb. I ...
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Using a device with external power and receive data from the CAN bus

I want to keep a device in always on situation in the car. I do not want the device to drain the car battery. The car is used at least once in two days and the current consumption of my device is ...
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2007 Equinox overheating at idle

Flushed coolant system, replaced radiator cap. A Tried Reprogrammed emc , light "turn off engine overheating" , when idiling. Fans keep running after car is off,AC on, no problems when ac ...
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Why is my car battery charger not powering on?

I've had my car battery charger for about six months and, just recently, it won't power on. When I connect it to the battery and the mains, the orange light comes on but there is no low humming noise ...
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How long does coolant last in storage?

I recently needed to top-off the coolant on my car, but only used a part of the gallon-sized 100% antifreeze container that it came in - how long is it worth keeping the rest in my garage for future ...
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when is a/c pressure too low

Last fall I noticed a small hiss when starting the a/c. I looked around the system and noticed a thin film of oil/dirt around the high valve. I guessed my high pressure shraeder valve to be leaking ...
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P0456 if i can drive

My car ignition light came on today and it said loose fuel cap and tighten or replace necessary and threw p0456 is it ok to drive this weekend and take it In Monday
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What is the Polarity of the L terminal on a Regulator/Rectifier

I am replacing the Regulator Rectifier on a John Deer tractor and there are 6 terminals. Bat + (Battery positive) IGN (Ignition switch, engages the regulator) Bat - (Battery Negative) AC (AC Input ...
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2007 Ford Taurus Starter spins sometimes doesn't engage

This problem been going on for 180,000 miles. Starter first replaced in warranty "Twice" under 20,000 miles at a Ford dealership. Ford dealership said there was nothing they could do after ...
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Does battery tender need to be in enclosed area?

I have a 2009 Winnebago Access motorhome that is rarely used. I had a battery tender but it stopped charging the battery. I purchased another tender & enclosed it in a small plastic storage box. ...
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Honda BR-V v 1.5L Manual 2016 (India)

Does the Oil Life indicator function works on Honda BR-V v 1.5L (India) . If it works can you tell me the procedure how to bring Oil life indicator on its multi information display.
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Mother in law damaged new car

My mother in law drove over a center divider in her brand new corolla (which we bought her 🙄) The only damage I can see is this area of the undercarriage, under the driver seat. Being a new vehicle, ...
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Waterproofing small electronic device on motorcycle

Not sure if this belongs to https://electronics.stackexchange.com/ but since it includes motorcycle operating temperatures, here goes. I have recently installed a quickshifter controller on my ...
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Renault Clio: Beeping noise when motor is off, but key is turned one notch

I drive a Renault Clio 3 built in 2011. When the motor is off, but the key is turned one notch clockwise (i.e, power is supplied to things like ventilation, but not to the ignition), there is a ...
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How do I test a heater core [before installing it]?

The one went out in my car and I installed a Spectra Premium from CarId that leaked all over my floor. The limited lifetime warranty advertised did not apply to the item advertised, so I ordered the ...
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Torque rating of 8F35 and 8F57 transmissions

What is the maximum torque those Ford transmissions can handle? Bonus question: new 7-speed auto in a Ford Focus ST mk4 is based on one of those two with a 2nd gear removed. Does it keep the torque ...
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What causes P300, P301, P303 and P304 after driving several miles? 1999 Accord 2.3l

I have replaced the spark plugs, which were oily, cleaned the tubes, replaced tube seals (which were cracked), and have not seen oil leaks since, but the misfires persist. The wires are fourteen ...
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Is a PlastiDip paint job a viable alternative for a real paint job?

Call me late, but I just found out about this whole 'PlastiDip' thing last night, even after doing some diligent research on diy car painting a while back. It seems there's a significant following of ...
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Trouble with overheating - coolant boiling while trying to burp system

I've got a 95 Acura legend with cooling issues. I recently replaced a cracked radiator and the thermostat while i was at it, but the coolant is boiling before the thermostat opens so I can't burp the ...
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2012 Ford Escape tailgate doesn't open

The back door doesn't open. I hear a clicking noise when I push the button, but the door won't unlatch. It is a 2012 Ford Escape.

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