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Low voltage at reversing light socket - is it the switch? What else could it be?

The car has a single reversing light in the bumper. The bulb doesn't light at all (tested, also tried spares). Measuring the voltage at the socket I get around 9V with no bulb in the circuit (with ...
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Nasty smell in Subaru Outback

The car is a 2006 Subaru Outback with 82,000 miles. At low speeds we sometimes get a strong smell like natural gas in the cabin. Took it to the dealer twice, but it behaved -- no smell. The car has ...
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Transmission clunk & car shake (stationary, on cold start, switching into gear)?

Vehicle 2004 1st gen Xterra, automatic transmission. My transmission is making an audible 'thud' or 'clunk' and making the whole car shake when switching from P to R, from R to D and back, etc (...
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Oil Consumption Acura TL

General question. As far as oil consumption rate, will an engine filled with the proper amount of oil burn oil more rapidly, or will an engine that is low on oil oil more rapidly? or will it make no ...
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Battery stops getting charged after 15-20 minutes of driving

I've got a 1998 Mitsubishi L200 pickup that has a charging problem. When I start the engine the indicator shows that battery is charging but after driving for 15 or 20 minutes it stops charging. I've ...
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Brake imbalance

I had my car fixed after a collision to the front drivers side, onto the wheel. Car was fixed under insurance and has been taken for an MOT and failed on front brake imbalance across an axle. Front ...
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Scania 4 series Opticruise gearbox problems

I am having issues with the Scanias. I have a 4 series Bus (K124) Opticruise. These are 8 speed 4 Low / 4 High Range. We are having an intermittent issue with banging into gear. This will only happen ...
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2006 Kia Rio squiling only when cold and I turn my car left or right

Ok when I start my 2006 Kia Rio 1.6l and I go to turn out of drive way it squels only when it's cold but when it warms up it goes away but it doesn't make the noise when it is not moving "only does it ...
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Newly replaced shock absorbers fail

What causes both of them to fail? I think they were installed wrong. How can this happen? I saw absorbers with much oil leaking on them also.
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Chrome Bumper pulled up in 2 spots where tow hook was used to pull it backwards by tow driver

Last year I was stuck in a driveway in snow and Ice and the guy with the truck just hooked their hook and chain to my chrome bumper where its raised enough the back door hardly clears it..I have to ...
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Auto-Start Stop Question On 2017 Ford Escape

I have been having tranny issues on my 2017 Ford Escape. Got the transmission replaced got the vehicle back today and now the auto-start stop light is on the dash but it has a white line through it ...
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any obd dongle with the ability to stream live data ie CO2, HC and NOX?

any obd dongle with the ability to stream live data ie CO2, HC and NOX ?
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Can I keep oil filter for longer?

I have 09 Altima with 135k miles and it now consumes way too much engine oil to the extent the oil was all gone for next service! So now I make sure to fill it with more oil every month. My question ...
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How can I extend my throttle cable by ~1"

The bracket that my right mirror screwed into broke off right near where it was welded to the handlebar, and I couldn't fix it so I just put a new mirror mount bracket to the right of it and moved my ...
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powered window and back windscreen wiper anomaly

At first i thought it was random, then i realised that there is clearly a pattern: I start the car then i check and both the wiper and the window works as expected. 20-30-40 minutes down the road i ...
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Power steering seems to be coming out of its reservoir from the top. Whats wrong?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord and I thought I had a leak in my power steering because of the whining noise and low fluid. I filled it back up but it kept falling out. I checked where my car is parked and ...
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I have !i?) On my dashboard and am being told it's gearbox oil which am not sure of. I need your help please

I have on my Honda fit but I don't know what to do. Need your help please
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2002 Honda Civic over heating

so lately I’ve been struggling with my car over heating. It has been an on going fight for a year already. At first I changed my thermostat, that seemed to help for a while then it began over heating ...
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Clio 2 mk1 1.2 whistling sound

The car is Renault Clio 2 mk1 1.2 gasoline, year 2000, 8V D7F engine with 140000 km / 90000 miles. When I cold start the car in the morning that whistling sound appears. After a while it ...
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Ford fiesta 2016 TDCI wheel change from 6x15“ ET 47.5 to 7x15” ET30, safe or not?

The tires will remain 195/50/15. Online calculators show that clearance is going to be fine. The wheel won't hit the fenders or the arch. What troubles me though is the 17mm positive scrub radius. ...
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Do I have to flash the computer after changing the transmission

Do I have to flash the computer in my 2005 Cadillac Deville after replacing the transmission with a used unit
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Grrr sound from engine bay every 5-10 seconds

I'm driving at constant speed and at about every 5 seconds I can hear a grrrr sound from the engine bay that lasts for 3 seconds and goes away. And comes back again after 5 seconds. What could be ...
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How to figure out the light bulb part number?

I have done quite a bit of research and still can't figure it out, so I feel stupid about this. I have also failed to take out the particular bulb myself, so I can't see back of the bulb. I need to ...
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can any clutch be used with the DMF or must there be a “dual mass clutch”?

can any clutch be used with the DMF or or you required to use a "dual mass clutch" as advertised by retailers>
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Car is loosing power

When driving for a bit at 70 mph. Headlights, dash lights, and radio start to cut in and out. Alternator has been replaced. When idle I've tested the battery and alternator stationary, everything ...
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02 mazda protege5..will only start in nuetral

I have a mazda protege 5 that will only start in nuetral and i need to know if it is possible and safe to drive after starting my vehicle this way?
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Dropped sparkplug from a small height, is it still fine?

I've replaced the coil pack and fitted new spark plugs. However, the salesman, while handing me the plugs, accidentally dropped two of them on his table. I remember them dropping from about 2 inches ...
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What does it mean when soot is coming out of my exhaust?

I have a 2001 Jetta Wagon (Golf Variant is caller in my country). Petrol engine. Usually rides school and back (15 miles) with engine between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Just did a 300 mile trip at 3500-...
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Jeep wont start when cold

This is weird never seen anything like it my 1991 jeep cherokee will crank over and start right up on any warm day but when it gets cold out it will crank over but no start? Now i tried giggling the ...
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Problem diagnostic on Toyota Estima

In relation to my previous question: Hybrid battery not charging fully This morning I took the vehicle to the mechanic who has serviced all of my cars for the last 10 years. He called me later in ...
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Loss of engine power when AC compressor engages

I have a 2008 Honda Civic Si and it runs great. But, whenever I'm driving at about 6mph - 20mph with the AC on, I can feel a drag in the engine (power loss) whenever the AC compressor engages. The ...
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Eclipse 2002 4 cylinders won't start

I was unable to start the car, I tested the battery and replaced the starter with a new one and the car is still not starting, I'm including the link to the video of how it sounds: https://youtu.be/...
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Why doesn't polarity matter for fuel injectors?

Why doesn't polarity matter for fuel injectors? If they are essentially a solenoid, then it seems it would matter; swapping polarity would change the direction the electromagnet pulls or pushes.
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2006 Toyota Sienna overheating and now knocking?

This is my first post so bear with me, please. About a month ago I was given a 2006 Toyota Sienna. The first two weeks it was driving like a dream and very quiet. It has about 350,000 miles. The ...
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2011 HHR 2.2 Starter stays engaged. Will it catch fire?

2011 HHR 2.2 have replaced battery, alternator. The motor now starts but starter will not disengage.
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Car won't start, not cranking, but everything else works

I have a Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI 2003 model. Last night I wanted to go out, so I started the car. Then I forgot to put it in neutral, because sometimes it won't come out of park. When I switched it out ...
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Do worn out tires effect the brake pad, rotor and shocks?

My tires are worn out and the mechanic suggested that if I don't change them then it will cause negative impact on the brake pad, rotor and shocks? Is this true. Car is done 150000 kms and braking ...
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No clutch fluid flows out through the slave cylinder bleed valve and no resistance in clutch

I have a CORONA 1986 Sedan (Model L-KT147V-TXKDS). The issue is when I tried to take the car out for a drive the clutch gave in. Meaning the clutch just went to the floor without any resistance. ...
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Effects of using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine

This is similar to this question but I'm more interested in possible long-term effects. The story is we think my son (new driver) accidentally put diesel fuel in his 2005 5.7L Hemi engine. Luckily ...
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Yamaha 600TT stopped, and won't restart

As I was driving home from work yesterday at around 80 km/h, my Yamaha 600TT lost electrical power all of a sudden (all dashboard lights out). At the same time, I also lost engine power, and the ...
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Brakes knock and make springing sounds shortly after starting to drive

I have a 2008 Yaris T3. It's been serviced regularly, and at the last service the brakes (front and hand brake discs) were checked, and skimmed. That was about 4 months ago. About two weeks ago, ...
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How to un jam air conditioner vents

Some how the air conditioner vents on the passanger side of the car became jammed and cannot move left to right and hence are locked in a near closed position. How can these be un jammed without ...
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Kia Spectra 2008 LX timing belt

This car's maintenance history says it was serviced by Kia dealer at 70K in 2015. All other belts look new. When i opened the timing cover, belt looks like attached picture. Now it has 104K. Confused ...
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El wire inverter repair

How to repair el wire 12 v DC inverter....? While it's working, I heard a humming like noise. Now, it's not working and no such noise is heard. How to fix??
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No Heat No Clue

I have a 2001 Dodge Neon. I replaced the thermostat because the heater was blowing cold air. The heater is still blowing cold air… The car does not overheat. It doesn't feel like water is flowing ...
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Car window locking pins frozen, cannot pull the pin up

Did it ever happen to anyone in cold weather? I literally could not pull up the pins with my fingers to open the door until inside the car heats up. What can I do if it happens again?
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Wiring and module diagrams for 2015 Ford Fusion

So I have had an issue with my car since I bought it where the remote does not unlock or lock the car. This is the original remote that came with the car as it does start and I am able to drive it ...
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Battery removal or just disconnect neg. terminal

I will be away from winter through early spring, approximately 4 months. My 2014 Sierra truck will be in my garage. Should I remove the battery completely or just disconnect and tape up the negative ...
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Car over heating due to reserve tank, I replaced it and it was working fine. Now its over heating again

I have a 2005 Toyota solora, I went up the mountains a couple days ago and my car ended up over heating. It kept over heating til I replaced the reserve tank. My car was working perfectly again til ...
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Key fob programming

I have a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500. Since the day I bought it, both of my key fobs only unlock the passenger doors. I've had to use my key to manually unlock driver's door. How can I program the fobs to ...

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