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A true Electronic Distributor

Is the distributor in a 1993 Camry considered (electronic) ignition system? I've noticed that it has points & a condenser that can be replaced inside of it
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brake rotors- blank, slotted or drilled?

There is a lot of conflicting information whether slotted or drilled rotors perform better than blank rotors. For a street car that will do the occasional track day, which type of rotor should I get?
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Car dealer taking more time to repair. Is it ok to leave car idle for long time?

I have a 2010 Mazda 6 car. I received a letter for airbag recall. When I dropped my car for service they said it would take 1 hr to fix the airbag. Later they called me and said the parts are not ...
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My van is at 89K miles right now. It is losing its pickup

I have a Dodge Grand Caravan 2012 and it is losing its pickup. I know the dealership changed the air-filter last time I went for an oil change. I have always been regular on the manufacturer ...
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Stains removal and solutions

Is there any way to get a solution for stains like this
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Gearbox vibrates vibrates on 1st gear and reverse

Opel astr g z18xe 2001.i have just changed my clutch plate only not the pressure and flywheel plate. Gear box vibrates when it is on 1st gear even on reverse. Why?
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2011 ford escape

I lost power steering while driving this morning. It has an electronic power steering system and there is a sensor recall for some vehicles, but not my vin. There is no dash warning light on at all ...
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Sirius radio location

Where do I find the sirius xm receiver in a 2014 silverado 1500?? I am getting an error message "no signal, signal may be blocked"? I want to check the antenna connection and I am having trouble ...
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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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Cloning Kia Picanto key with Zed Bull Programmer

Not so long ago i bought a second hand Kia Picanto, but unlikely it came with only one key. Cloning this kind of key seemed preety expensive, so i did a small research about key cloning, since ...
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Causes of 2012 Honda Civic alternator not charging battery unless headlights are on

What are the possible causes of a battery charging only when the headlights are on in a car with both a new battery and a new alternator? A couple months ago, my 2012 Honda Civic LX wouldn't start ...
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Can an alternator be damaged from the shock of a low-speed collision?

I have a 2010 Honda Odyssey that was recently involved in a low-speed front-end collision. My vehicle was stopped at the time and it was struck by another that was accelerating from a stop (so I'm ...
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What happens when the power steering pump goes out?

On a vehicle with power steering, what happens when the power steering goes out while driving? Obviously, it's best to repair the failing power steering component before this happens. Does steering ...
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Not receiving multi line response ELM 327

I am sending the following commands to my Hyundai i20 2012 model (OBDLink SX Bluetooth device): AT Z AT H1 AT L1 AT S1 AT AL AT SP6 AT SH 7D1 18 00 FF 00 The response I am getting is 7D9 10 0B 58 03 ...
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**SOLVED** Right head lamp full beam not working

SOLVED Any help appreciated!! Both head lights are working as normal when on low beam. The moment I switch to high beam the left headlight goes to full and the right lamp goes out entirely. I've ...
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The brake pedal goes down to the floor after replacing the rear rotors and pads on my 2010 highlander

I have replaced rear brake pads and rotors on my 2010 highlander and right after I went to take the car for the test drive the brake pedal goes all the way to the floor. There is no leak anywhere. I ...
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Mitsubishi Galant over heating with battery light and brake light on

I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4 cylinder engine. I parked my car after leaving the laundry mart and I got in to pick up my children and it would crank but won't start. So we changed the spark ...
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Use both when high beams on

Is there a way to make both the high beam and low beam lights on when turning on high beams? My car has two separate bulbs that switch back and forth. I would really like the extra coverage.
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Wheel covers for '95 civic EG with drum brakes

So I have a 1995 Civic hatchback with drum brakes. I am thinking of adding wheel covers (also called moon disks). Would this affect the drum brakes the same way it can sometimes affect disk brakes? ...
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How to Improve Suspension on my bike Honda Shine

My Bike has rear Suspension 3 Step Spring Loaded Hydraulic Shock Absorber & Bike total Weight (kgs) is 122 and its around 3yrs over 90000km run. i didn't feel comfort with suspension as now a days ...
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Mazda 323 / Protege 2001 power problem

Here is my name, Fabien My friend bought a 323F 2001 with 58 000 km, it's the 1.6 DOHC engine with 98 HP ( 72 KW ). We live in France We got a problem to make the car running great. For now, the ...
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Oil change on isuzu box truck

My husband changed the oil on his isuzu box truck and he says he did eveything exactly as he was suppose to but this morning he got up and drove it and it went into regin and then he seen alot of ...
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Wish to charge battery in caravan from car alternator while travelling

I would like to run the 12 volt capability of my 3-way caravan fridge whilst travelling rather than the gas. If I put a 12 volt battery in the caravan what system do I use to charge this battery from ...
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Car Stalls after about 45 mins to 1 hr of running

This is a challenge for mechanics. No one seems to know what's going on with my vehicle which is a 2007 Toyota Isis. If I turn off the car sometime it won't start again and i would need a jump start. ...
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How can I remove a broken plastic piece from a coolant box?

A little piece attached to a hose broke inside some coolant box Related question. The thing is plastic and the box is metal, I have seeing some questions and videos on how to remove headless bolts and ...
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Reversing camera

My wife owns a Ford Fiesta 1.6 d it has factory fitted reversing camera with the monitor being interior mirror however the last 6 months we have been getting a blue screen when going into reverse.so I ...
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Do any new cars come with cast iron engine blocks?

I am thinking that all manufacturers have switched to aluminum as the material of choice for engine blocks. I could not find any sources to confirm this. Do any new cars come with steel engine ...
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Determining my Kia Forte Trim Level

I'm trying to figure out my trim level on my kia forte from 2011. The sticker on the inside of the drivers door jamb says "trim: WK". What trim level is this and what engine do I have? Is there anyway ...
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My car is more noisy, is it something to worry about?

My Altima is 10 years old and I am the only owner. Lately it's more noisy like engine noise when I am on high way. I am rather used to it but if I have new passenger, they definitely tell me why is my ...
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2002 Chevy Chasis on a motor home

How many book hours to change the fuel pump do you normally charge? We have to drop the tank, we know that for sure
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Spartan Lawn Tractor

I know what causes battery terminal corrosion but I've sort of got a dilemma. The long screw that holds the battery in place corroded to a concerning degree. It looked just like the positive terminal ...
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vibration on geely emgrand ec7

I have a geely emgrand ec7, 2014 . It has automatic CVT. I am facing a problem .Sometimes when I reduce speed and again accelerate, i see vibration and/or slipping in my car. Just like slipping a ...
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Camshaft sensor reading

I have a 2002 Ford Explorer XLT 2WD 4.0 6 cylinder Gas I don't know how much of that matters for a camshaft sensor, but for some reason I got urge today to test my camshaft sensor, when I did I got ...
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Aftermarket radio install doesn't turn on. 2009 Saturn Aura XE

I have a 2009 Saturn Aura XE that I'm trying to put a new radio and subs in. I've connected the harness correctly and it doesn't power on. I know I have the correct one because the other one activated ...
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Diagnose and Handling of Frozen Batteries

So, it's been cold in the midwest. Actually it's really never been consistently this cold outside of Duluth and this means when jumping a dead car it's not a bad idea to consider if the battery is ...
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78 Corvette Transmission Leaking

When I check my transmission with the motor running the dip stick indicates there is no transmission fluid but when I check the dip stick with the engine off the dip stick shows it to be full. I don ...
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Why would my brake pedal go halfway to the floor before the brakes engage?

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3i with 120k miles on it, manual transmission. The brake pedal started going halfway to the floor before the brakes engage, although braking action seems normal after that, maybe ...
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How to improve Fuel consumption of Kia Sportage 2014

How we can improve Fuel consumption of Kia Sportage 2014. Also guide me what is the Avg fuel economy of Kia sportage 2014 with 50,000/ mileage. Does changing of spark plugs have any affect?
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Car won’t start randomly

I have a 2006 Pontiac g6 with 150,000 miles on it. Maybe once a day for the past couple weeks when I go to start it it will crank but not start. As soon as I attempt to start it again it starts up no ...
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Freon leak around dryer -Honda Accord 2000 SE

after I turned A/C, engine room started smoking and it turned out it's coming from the leak around the receiver/dryer of A/C. There are two pipes to it. unsure which is high or low but I tried to ...
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2007 Subaru Outback - Split AC/Heat passenger side not responsive

As stated I have a 2007 Subaru Outback, with the LL Bean package; no LED screen yet on this one. The AC/Heat has split controls, one for the passenger side and one for the driver. I've always kept ...
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Possible Causes of an Engine Tick?

I own a 1999 Mercury Cougar, running the 2.5L Duratech DOHC V6. I was recently out with a friend drifting (not the smartest idea, especially since my engine was already running rough), and while ...
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Why can't I get a spark?

I have an early 70's Honda SL125 engine and I'm trying to wire it up so that it can run without the battery. I found this guide http://waynescyclegarage.mysite.com/custom.html and I've followed it and ...
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Could air bubble in coolant cause longer cranking only at warm start?

When the engine is completely cold or at normal operating temperature it consistently cranks quickly and starts great within two seconds. However if the dash temperature gauge shows between 1/4 to 1/...
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Can car alternator be used to save fuel by using it as a regenerative system at the same time?

Car alternators are 3 phase DC excited synchronous electric machines. They can be used as a motor by a proper 3 phase motor driver. Let's think that we connected a 200Ah Lithium based (eg. LiFePO4) ...
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Alternator issues?

I have a 2005 GMC with a 5.3 vortec engine. The alternator failed and I replaced it with a used one out of a previous GMC I still own. It would not charge more than 12.45 volts below 1000 rpms. At ...
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Dim dash lights

I have a Vauxhall corsa, suddenly when I turn my headlights on my dashboard lights go very dim, it does not happen when turning any other instruments on, IE Radio, heater fan etc, the car does not ...
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Vehicle Stalls at lights and going up hills

After driving a few miles, 2002 Ford Explorer will start sputtering after stopping at a light. Also, does the same thing when going up hills.
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Why does my OBD2 scanner not reset the errors as well as a mechanics?

My car has an intermittent fault that cannot be fixed. It has been to the garage so many times now and they cannot find the fault. I figure there is no point putting more effort into trying to fix ...
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Loss of Power and increased engine knock in my 2011 Ford Ranger Truck. Bad Gas or Bad Oxygen Sensor?

This past summer I've been noticing that my truck is not making the same power as it used too and I've noticed a pronounced increase in engine knock (detonation). The detonation usually occurs when I ...

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