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Acura TLX momentarily flashing check brakes, then dying. What is going on?

I have a 2016 Acura TLX with ~50k miles on it. Recently, it's been behaving quite strangely, typically associated with a brief, but never permanent, flashing of the 'check breaks' light. If [whatever ...
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2005 Toyota Sienna LE: worth it? [closed]

Good evening. So I have a used 2005 Sienna that I got for $7,000 after taxes and plates with roughly 114,000 miles. Problem is, so far the van has cost me around $2,000 just in repairs (~$1,000 for ...
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2013 Elantra hatchback gauge cluster issues

recently on a rather cold day I started my car in order to commute to work, I then noticed the complete lack of speedometer and the fuel gauge is all over the place. Engine temp gauge and tachometer ...
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What is a good resource I can reference to learn all about lubricants and sprays?

I think we can all agree that there are tons of lube products for screws, for belts, and for other car components and I cannot differentiate between them and I never know what to use in a given ...
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Why don't manufacturers also produce "day-time running" tail lights?

I see a lot of vehicles on the road at night that have no tail lights on. From countless observations I've made, this is usually due to the vehicle having decently bright daytime running headlights (...
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Why is my exhaust leaking antifreeze?

I have a 2001 Honda Accord and I just noticed what appears to be antifreeze dripping from a part of the exhaust system. I did not see any leaks around the radiator. I'm not even really sure what the ...
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Slightly wet bolts

I was replacing my brake pads and rotors yesterday. While I was in the middle of the job it started to snow. I finished the job while it was still snowing. Later, when it was time to put together ...
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P0101, Negative LTFT, Low MAF at idle after Short Ram Intake install 2016 Mazda 6

Installed a Short Ram Intake setup in a 2016 Mazda 6 2.5L, basically a replacement of the stock air intake system and I am now getting a P0101, weird performance stuff, and weird fuel trims. Fuel ...
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My car sputters when I fill up [closed]

my car sputters at a full tank of gas and the service engine soon light comes on at half a tank it stops sputtering and the light goes off second time this has happened to me any ideas?
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I bled the brakes on my father's vehicle now he says brakes too soft

Today I bled the disgusting 10 year old brake fluid out of my dad's vehicle with a little pneumatic tool that sucks the fluid out nicely and started with rear right, rear left, front right, then front ...
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Car starts after jumped, not again

My 2016 Ford Focus wouldn't start, so we jumped it and had the battery replaced. Pep Boys said it was corroded and definitely needed replaced. It ran for about a week, and wouldn't start again. My ...
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Hidden feature in i20 2011 Magna Petrol 1.2?

Friends! Please cross-check in your car too i20 2011 Magna 1.2 Petrol. Open the driver door. Make sure door open light is ON. Now, fully push the Door Switch Button on the vertical door frame. Now, ...
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OEM LED tailights: white vs red LEDs under red plastic

Hopefully this is a suitable stack for this question. I cannot think of any other place to ask. This is about OEM tail lights with LEDs under translucent red plastic covers. I have noticed on several ...
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Determine starter solenoid current

I found the following paper talking about various starter mechanisms: http://www.aeroelectric.com/articles/strtctr.pdf I can find there that a starter solenoid can take something like 35A while it is ...
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Mounting external Dashcam near Car Radar Detector

Does anyone know whether there are any concerns with mounting a car dashcam that was bought separately, near to the built-in Radar detector/Radar cam which comes default as a preloaded feature with ...
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Choosing the best timing marks

This question is somehow related to my previous question here: Compression of valve springs and camshaft rotation In that question, I asked about the pattern of camshaft rotation and how valve springs ...
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How can I fix these small dents caused by falling seed pods?

My driveway is under a tree that drops seeds that are three to five inches long and two to three inches in diameter. I recently noticed that it has caused these small dents in the hood of my car. (...
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Toyota 2006 RAV 4 - no spark

We've just replace the engine in a 2006 2.4l Rav 4. Replacement engine uses all the (tested) sensors from the old engine. Ran all the continuity / voltage checks for the ignition circuit and all are ...
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Fiesta Mk4 Zetec not starting - strange clicking/chugging sound

My friend has a Mk4 Ford Fiesta with a 1.25 16V Zetec engine. She went to start it earlier today, it turns over but it makes a strange clicking/chugging sound: http://sndup.net/j323 I've never heard ...
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What is the correct orientation for CV joint cage?

I'm replacing a torn outer CV joint boot on a 1997 Nissan Wingroad. I removed the joint from the drive shaft and disassembled it in order to clean it out and pack it with fresh grease. I made a mental ...
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Did I get the right catalytic converter for my Honda Odyssey?

There is an engine code on the bank 2 catalytic converter in my 2007 Honda Odyssey EX-L, I paid for a diagnosis from a mechanic and they recommended replacement of the bank 2 catalytic converter. I ...
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Compression of valve springs and camshaft rotation

As you know, in most cars it is not easy to turn the intake or exhaust camshaft by hand. You probably need to use both hands, grab the cam sprocket and apply a lot of force to rotate them even with ...
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Does not releasing throttle while up shift wear the engine (reduce engine life) or does it only affect clutch and gear parts life?

I'm very beginner. During my 1st two rides for learning, I couldn't apply the lesson that: Release the throttle when up shifting. I had this thing in my mind but at that time I could not apply the ...
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Search pdf manual for "brakes" indicator 1999 Toyota Camry

The CAMRY electrical pdf manual is hundreds pages but is electronically searchable. Full manual complement (click here) The red "brakes" indicator on the dashboard is lit: several attempts ...
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Tire sidewall damage. Do i need to replace this tire? [closed]

I hit a curb and this is the damage. should i replace my tires? https://imgur.com/a/VmJqa3Y
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What happened to my Oil

I got an oil change at Firestone about a month in a half to two months ago, last night I see a higher in my drive way, I thought it was a shadow, nope it was all my oil completely drained out!! Could ...
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John Deere E180 makes buzzing noise, but won't start

1: Where can I get a good block diagram / labeled picture showing the parts of the engine. I'm disinclined to pay anything for this, it seems like something JD should be distributing for free. I ...
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Problem with left rear axle on crashed 2003 Honda Pilot

The other night I slid my car into a curb after sliding on ice, I am not quite sure what I did to my back left wheel and axle. Please help me figure out what new parts I need. I have attached pictures ...
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Translating 5-wire camera input to composite signal

Existing OEM rearview camera has 5 wires (V+, LVDS+, LVDS-, LIN, ground). Is there a way to translate (hook up) this to a standard composite cable that goes into back of a aftermarket head unit? All ...
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Help understanding CAN-bus signals to control camera module

Replaced car head unit with carplay (2011 Range Rover L322) and everything works except rearview camera. The input on the head unit works but the car doesn't send video signal when needed. Here is the ...
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Hyundai i20 feels like it is going to stall when moving off in first gear, shudders

2017 i20 petrol manual. For the past week it has felt very hesitant when pulling off in first gear. It feels like it will stall ( though it doesn't), shuddering. 2nd gear can have the same issue too ...
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Please share me the engine fuse box diagram for Honda city 2014 [closed]

Steering light on, battery light on, car speakers making sound
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What is the most probable cause of this leak?

I’m heading over to purchase this 1998 Jeep Laredo and one of the photos online showed this leak on the underside. Any idea what it might be?
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Why is my 2005 Husaberg FE550 stalling when it gets hot?

My 2005 Husaberg FE550 runs great until it gets hot, then suddenly stalls. If I let it cool a couple of minutes I can start it right back up, but it continues to do this over and over. Could it be the ...
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Is it dangerous to drive with worn wishbone bushes?

Just spoke to the mechanic who tells me my Volvo V50 has worn wishbone bushes. I asked him if it was safe to drive and he says yes, it is. Unfortunately, he can't book me in for the repair for over a ...
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Easy Stereo Out for MB SLK230

I have a 1998 Mercedes Benz SLK 230, I had the battery changed not too long ago and now my stereo system is asking for a code. Mercedes gave me the factory code however that code does not work. ...
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What is the name for the car radio SONY XR-4351 connection in the image below?

What is the name for the car radio SONY XR-4351 connection in the image below?
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2005 Toyota Corolla: Engine warms up, then "overheats", then drives normally

I have a 2005 manual transmission Toyota Corolla. Just this winter, it's been doing this weird thing in the morning: I'll start the car and start driving it, and the engine starts warming up. Once it'...
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car vibrating only at 80-90 mph

I have a Dodge Charger 5.7 2016 (automatic transmission) It shakes (the car) at 80-90 mph its not like body problem no the car actually shakes a little if i remember correctly the steering wheel does ...
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Power steering fluid foam 2004 honda

This is my sons car so I have not been driving it: Power steering fluid under car just under power steering fluid reservoir area. Reservoir fluid level is below bottom fill line. Filled it to top fill ...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

When using a Volkswagen Passat 2014 and going backward, I notice that the backup camera turn off when I start gaining speed (over > ~30 km/h). How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off?
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Car exhaust spraying water (Honda Fit)

I have a question which isn't quite answered in any of the previous posts I looked through on water and exhausts. I went to look at a 2011 Honda Jazz/Fit today as a possible used car purchase. I was ...
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Fixed Engine, Broke Blinker Relay

I just picked up my 2000 Ford Ranger from the shop after having the 2.4L engine replaced. The engine seems great so far, but the blinker relay won't stop ticking. It didn't do this at all before the ...
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Disabling an old tractor by removing magneto cap end, am I risking damage?

I purchased an old (Allis Chalmers WD45) tractor which I am storing at a remote but accessible location. This tractor is magneto fired and can be hand cranked to start as well as started with a 6v ...
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How long should car/bike liquid wax should be considered to be safe (on vehicle body) and effective to use?

Note: My question isn't about how long once the wax is applied on bike gonna protect the surface. It is about how long the wax product itself won't go bad in the bottle so that I can use it again and ...
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Trying to find out if it was the head gasket or not

My 98 Ford Ranger's radiator cap stopped sealing the other day. It ran hot and started backfiring while I was trying to make it home. After I let it sit long enough for it to cool, I figured out that ...
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2003 Ford Escape

I just got my 2003 Ford Escape and my brake pedal has been replaced . When I first go to pull out from being parked (mostly only happens on dirt road ) my brake pedal pulsates and makes kind of a ...
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Jumper starter doesn't show connection to battery unless I engage the manual override - Cold Weather

I'm trying to jump start my car with a portable booster pack, the car has been out for about 2 weeks in temperatures that regularly reach -15 C and the battery is completely dead. It's a brand new ...
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My first hybrid, strange electrical problem, 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

Just bought my first hybrid, a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. Regrets already. Need help diagnosing this behavior. I'm about 80% sure the "starting" battery is dead, but hybrid... Day 1 Turn ...
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How to properly remove that type of metal to hosepipe lpg seal?

Following a crash in the boot while being uninsured, the lpg clio 2 (2008) car of my brother is no longer passing the vehicule inspection test because the chassis is twisted. Every panel beater I ...

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