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How to disable the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid on a 2001 F-150 with the 4R70W transmission

In another post, I mentioned that when I am trying to cruise I get a massive stuttering from my drivetrain. My only conclusion is my vehicle's torque converter clutch no longer can actually lockup. I'...
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Does repeated turning on/off Xenon HID headlights harm them?

I've got Xenon headlights and my car has a feature which automatically turns the headlights on at night. Currently I'm hesitant to use the auto-on feature because the headlights turn on when I start ...
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Do you need both a bill of sale and title when buying used car? [migrated]

I am attempting to make my first used car purchase from a private party in New York. I understand that the title should be transferred to me after the sale but what about a "Bill of Sale" ? Would I ...
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Accessing the 1st and 2nd cylinder ignition coils in VW Golf MK5 (55 kw)

I am replacing all of the ignition coils in my MK5 Golf as they keep they have all started to fail recently as per this question I have managed to change them with the exception of 1 and 2 because I ...
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Torque specs for motor mount bolts

What are the torque specs for upper motor mount bolts 21mm,18mm,15mm on my 2007 ford fusion 2.3L
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How do I get both rear brake calipers to stop sticking?

I changed the rear brakes on my 2004 Chevrolet Silverado and now both brake calipers are sticking. What causes this and how do I fix it?
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Mustang charging system warning light on, but battery and alternator both passed testing?

I have a Mustang that the battery light stays on. I changed the battery and the alternator was checked by Autozone, they said it was good. I need help
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Why does my 2006 Chevy Equinox have no heat when all repairs for the heat has been made?

I have: replaced the thermostat about 10 times, back flushed heater core and flushed cooling system out about 10 times, replaced water pump, intake gasket, blend door, mode door, actuators, HVAC ...
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2012, VW Jetta, stalls intermittently, restart after about 20 minutes. No code

My daughters 2012 VW Jetta stalls intermittently while driving. We've had it towed several times, and by the time it reaches the house it starts up again with no problem. Other times when it hasn't ...
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Which Wires to Wrap Anti-Rodent Tape With?

I am planning to wrap some of the wires in my Honda CRV/Accord's engine bay with anti-rodent electrical tape. Which wires should I wrap and which ones should I NOT wrap? Are there other parts that ...
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How to check is the driver drives a car economically? [closed]

I'm creating an android application. And I need to check if the driver is driving economically. I have the following information. + current engine load + current speed + current coordinates (lat, ...
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Low compression in one cylinder with a misfire code, but no smoke in the exhaust

Chevy V6 4.3 with 281k miles. It recently threw a misfire code isolated to cylinder #3. The misfire seems systematic and not random, though, as it idles rough. I've got an open question on it already, ...
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Scooter shutting down after letting of full throttle

So i have Aprilia Leonardo 125 and i have this weird problem with it. It starts normally and i drive it for as long as i want on half throttle or for a shot period of time on full throttle, but if ...
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Golf MK7 clunk/klik while engaging or disengaging the clutch

I have a manual transmission Golf 7 TSI from 2015 and when shifting in the lower gears(1->2, 2->3, 3->4) there is an audible clunk when engaging or disengaging the clutch. This however only happens ...
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2014 Cruze Diesel

can't find replacement converter for car GM not making at this time been in dealer ship since Nov. can the converter be reemed out and reinstalled or will removing the back pressure cause low power ...
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Door Weather Strip vs Weather Strip on Body

When purchasing weather stripping for your car what is the difference between "Door weather strip" and "Weather Strip on Body". Which weather strip is attached to the door when you pull it open ...
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Car idles low when cold but increases when it warms up

Toyota Camry car 2001; Idle at start up is low when engine is very cold and gradually becomes "Normal" as engine gets hotter? I thought it was suppose to have higher RPM's when engine is cold and ...
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Second hand camshaft from another bike - is it safe?

I slightly demaged one of the two threads used on the inlet camshaft for mounting the sprocket. To fix this problem I have purchased a second hand camshaft together with its caps (same bike model, ...
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Loud grinding sound from gearbox

We've replaced the old clutch on our Toyota Land cruiser prado 2002 to a new one and when we put in gear there's a very loud noise, it sounds like a chain spinning all around coming from the gearbox. ...
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Charge car battery with a table top PSU

My car's battery got flat and the car doesn't start any more. I have a table top PSU rated for 0-15 V, 3.5 A max and 1.7 A continuous, and would like to use it to let the car start again. The battery ...
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Can I use 15w40 synthetic engine oil in my 2015 vw tdi and how long can you go between oil changes?

Can I use 15w40 synthetic oil in my 2015 vw jetta tdi and how long can go between oil changes?
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Cooling system problem (Car gauge always at cold) 2006 Honda fit 1.3L IDSI

I have a 2006 Honda fit 1.3L IDSI and Im having a cooling system problem. Engine Coolant Temp gauge always at cold. can u guys help me narrow down the cause of this? I recorded some data with my ...
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Spark Plug porcelain fell into cylinder

I own a 2016 Ford Mustang Ecoboost. About a month ago, I had a misfire in cylinder 3. I Decided to just swap out all spark plugs, and only plug that gave me a problem to get out was of course #3. ...
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FI light has come up after a ride on Sunday fresh road works got a bit of tar seal under the bike

Code is 65 but I can't find it on the list the bike is a 2010 400r kawasaki ninja any help would be much appreciated thanks
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Fiat500 not going into 2nd gear

Hi I was driving my car and all of a sudden it won’t go into 2nd gear. All of my other gears work perfectly fine but when I put it into second it just jumps straight back into neutral and revs my ...
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Audi S4 (B6) - Misc leaks in engine

Got a 05 audi s4 with about 200k miles. Got a basic inspection done and was told that the engine has misc leaks without any further explanation. (Further inspection required more costs, didn't want ...
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2006 honda civic new starter but still clicks new battery but wll run once jump started

I have a 2006 Honda Civic with clicking sounds from the starter like its not engaging or is stuck. I have installed 2 starters and changed earth leads with same outcome. Thought it could be battery ...
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How to move a wheel arch liner without snapping/breaking it?

Hyundai coupe 2.0 2006. I'm trying to remove a front bumper/access a nut which goes from the edge of the front bumper to the bottom of the wing/fender. I can see you need to move part of the wheel ...
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How Can I Determine How Much Transmission Fluid To Add to My Truck When The Dipstick doesn't seem to be correct

I recently bought a 2001 F-150. The first time I checked the transmission fluid level, it looked like it was overfilled but the filler tube mount had rusted off and I figured it wasn't accurate. Last ...
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Ford Mondeo 2010 MK4 P2002 Error code

I've had P2002 error code on my Ford Mondeo MK4 2010 2.0tdci for a couple of months now and I can't find the fault. It's been to the mechanics and had new dfp hoses, a manual regeneration, a good run ...
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Is it possible that a 1998 Porsche Boxster has wireless entry for the trunks but not for the doors?

I have a 1998 Porsche Boxster, and the key that I have has two buttons on it; one for each of the trunks (front and back). I am wondering if I could have a key programmed with a button for the doors, ...
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Cold start on LPG, vaporizer freezing issues

I read a lot about LPG vaporizer freezing over on cold starts and the need to start on petrol until the engine has warmed up a bit. I've read that some electronic LPG systems on newer cars will only ...
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Long start then Check Engine Light On

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with about 150k miles on it. Over the last couple weeks I noticed the crank time getting slightly longer then today it took a really long time before turning over and now ...
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replacing a small brake line in the rear of a 2006 Kia Spectra,

the small brake line burst on the rear of our 2006 Kia Spectra , I just replaced the line, once it is together ,do I need to bleed the other side.
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Help with odd start/no start car

Honda civic vti 1999. Car kept cutting out immediately on starting. At one point we noticed that if you held the ignition on the third position and the starter motor would keep making noise(...
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why have car grounding strips disappeared?

When I was a child, I remember most cars having a grounding strip, like the one in the picture below: But nowadays, I don't see any car having them. What is the reason they have disappeared / become ...
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Can I keep driving with P0456?

I have a check engine light with code P0456 (Evaporative Emissions System - Small leak detected). I replaced the gas cap and cleared the code, but the CEL came back after couple of days. Next step ...
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Truck wobbles from 55-60 mph. But steering wheel doesn't shake, changed tires n had rebalanced but still wobbles

My 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac wobbles from 55-60 mph, I changed all four tires and it felt slightly worse, they balanced the tires but I went to kost and they rebalanced the front tires and charged ...
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How can my brake discs be warped but not the pads?

I bought a 2nd hand car from a dealer & had a service today. I was told that brake discs r warped but pads are fine. I only got the car sept last year & it's a year old. How can discs be ...
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Peugeot 308 Anti Pollution Light and engine rev drop with odd sounds (video)

I have a 2008 Peugeot 308 1.4 petrol. I got this car a few weeks ago, and ever since I got it, I seems to have a problem with the anti-pollution system. The anti-pollution warning light comes up to ...
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2013 Fusion both low beam headlights suddenly stopped working

2013 Fusion both low beam headlights suddenly stopped working. High beams work and side markers work, turn signals ok. Everything else seems to work just fine.
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Remove stuck crankshaft bolt on 2003 Acura TL for timing belt change?

A friend is helping me change the timing belt on my 2003 Acura TL 3.2. Yes, I paid for the beer!!! We've successfully removed the upper timing belt covers, drive belt, and serpentine belt. We're ...
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Should I replace my Nissan now that it has a CVT leak?

I have a 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe. This was the first year Nissan released that model and it does have the fancy CVT for its transmission. I have heard all the horror stories of people that have had ...
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Engine Vibration 2007 Honda Accord

2007 Honda Accord vibrates really bad when put in drive or reverse, but when in park it doesn't. Even turning the AC on makes the vibration/noise worse. Any advice?
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How to use ODB data to detect throttle related emission problem?

Based on OBD II Standard PIDs PID(hex) 11 Throttle Position value from 0~100% How could we use this data to predict if there is going to be a problem? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OBD-II_PIDs
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Serpentine Belt

So I have a 2000 Dodge Durango and I had just gotten it up and running again after some repairs irrelevant to this but I got it down the road and it was driving fine for about 20 minutes and then the ...
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Cylinder misfires since having a full service on Golf MK5 2005

I took my VW Golf MK5 2005 (130,000 miles) to have a full service the other week which included changing all 4 spark plugs. Whilst driving home the engine management light came on and I lost some ...
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Rounded gear knob, do I need to replace locking nut?

Previously asked this: How to remove this gear knob? Best answer was right about method to remove gear knob. However in the end I managed to remove carpet without removing gear knob so there was no ...
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2011 Ford F-250 brake pedal goes to floor when pushed after driving at high speeds above 60 mph

After driving for a few minutes above 60 mph when you apply the brakes the pedal goes to the floor. Pedal returns when pumped. All other times the brakes work fine. Took to Ford dealer they said it ...

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