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What problems will I have if I use a rusted input shaft on a transmission?

I have an old (25 years) transmission from a BMW E36 which I want to use. The transmission must have sat outdoors for a while, because there was white scale on the outside and inside of the bell ...
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Ticking in my Engine

I have a 1996 Honda Civic every time I press the gas pedal it makes a clicking noise and when I let up on the gas pedal it stops making the ticking noise. I took it into a shop they said I need to ...
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What would cause a weak handbrake?

The handbrake on my car is too weak. By that I mean that, when I pull the handbrake as hard as I can, it still doesn't brake the car if I park steeply enough. The handbrake lever does, however, still ...
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CMP/CKP correlation vs Ignition timing Vortec 5.7L

I own a 1996 Chevy Tahoe. It is a 5.7L Vortec with 4 door. The engine is knocking and pinging and the power is sluggish after there were some servicing done and I can see that the CMP/CKP correlation ...
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Volkswagen Golf Mk5 2005 2.0L Oil pooling on top of engine

My Volkswagen Golf has been leaking oil from the bolts which go into the engine. I'm no mechanic and don't know the proper terms, but can anyone tell me if this is a serious issue and if it will need ...
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Citroen C3 2006

I have a Citroen C3 2006 petrol engine that for some reason it never been used from new. It only have 33Km, it was stood all this time, obviously without battrey. Now we are trying to start it but it ...
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Mechanics left the cap off my radiator. Can this cause proven damaged to my engine?

I had a service done on my car I drove my car home (40 min drive) and noticed the heating wasn't working. I checked under the bonnet the next day and there was no liquid in the radiator reservoir and ...
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BMW 118D RADIO PROBLEM

So I installed a after market radio. Apparently BMW doesn't have a ACC+ wire, only a constant 12V (yes it was weird for me also) I checked all the cables with my multi meter but there wasn't a single ...
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2014 Ford Focus won't start at all

My vehicle died on me suddenly on the road today. It was stuttering for a few minutes hard prior to it dying. When I tried to jump it nothing happened at all, not a click, not a turn over, anything. ...
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Pontiac LeMans 1.6 TBI - fuel pressure problems

I have a Pontiac LeMans, 1989 year of manufacture, engine 1.6 with Rochester TBI 700. I think that I have a problem with a fuel pressure. Engine idling is bad. Engine idle has 800 rpm with ...
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How can I determine if mbrace is installed in car?

I bought a 2012 Mercedes S550 secondhand. How can I tell if it has mbrace in it? (this is a vehicle data recording and transmitting system)
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Why Don't Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Trucks require Airbags?

Why Don't Medium Duty and Heavy Duty Trucks require Airbags? According to GSO 42 regulation, Passenger Cars, MPV, Trucks or Buses with GVW less than 3500Kg requires an airbag, while for MDT & HDT ...
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Superficial scratches

When getting my tires rotated, the guy scratched a few of my wheels, but when I touch them it’s not rough, it’s smooth. Is there anyway to remove these scratches? I’m getting new wheels and these are ...
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Why is there no power going to my fuel pump?

2003 Kia Spectra, here's the backstory : I recently changed the spark plugs and soon after doing so I tried to turn the car on and it only cranked. The owner before me probably try to work on the ...
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Pitted rotors but a lot of wear left on the pads - leave them or change them?

Our car has only about 22k miles on it, but it's always been kept outside (in NY) and went for several months this winter with no use. This summer, we developed a low grinding sound when braking. A ...
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Old motor exchanged for newer one. Practical “age” of the rest of the car?

I am currently driving a Ford Fiesta from 2011, now my Aunt has offered me to sell me her old Volvo V70 from 2007. All in all the deal would be roughly a zero-sum game as I could get about the same ...
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How can I legally put number plate on without repairing bumper?

Bumper has fallen off and plastic is cracked in places you can't just put a bolt on and put it back in place. I asked a police officer if I can remove the bumper and put a number plate in window and ...
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Charge a car battery with a solar panel that only has USB outputs

I currently have a solar panel (this one), that is able to output 24W of power at peak capacity. I would like to be able to use this solar panel to trickle charge a car battery, but the panel only ...
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Downsizing rims from 14“ to 13”, what is the optimal tire size?

My car: Suzuki Celerio (EU/India) / Alto (Asia) 2010 mdl. Hi, I'm downsizing from a r14 rim size to a r13. Current tire size is 155/65/r14 and that is the OEM size. My current rim spec is 14x5.5 et38 ...
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Why does the engine of some cars idle faster when the car is moving?

This is not a defect. It is a feature implemented on purpose. I've driven other cars that did the same thing. When in neutral, the idle speed changes from 750 rpm to 900 rpm when the car starts moving....
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What could make a vehicle accelerate in neutral?

The vehicle is a 2013 Honda Pilot, 5 speed automatic transmission and with about 100,000 miles on it. This occurred at least three times (that I noticed). Here a quick list of conditions: Vehicle ...
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Can the original ECU be replaced with other ECU codes on the same vehicle?

Here is the original ECU of the car, but I have a question whether it can be replaced by another ECU with the same MEG code 17.9.12.1 but different from the 39110-04006 line (by uploading the original ...
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Genuine Honda power steering fluid…do I have to use this?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord (V6). I've read in the manual that I need to use Genuine Honda power steering fluid. Is this a must or can I use any power steering fluid. The Honda one has a reddish/pink ...
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Radiator Hose was unattached!

so I have a 2015 Infiniti QX70 that I took in for its routine oil change (Infiniti dealership). Before they completed the job, they recommended I replace the top radiator hose, bottom hose, and some ...
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clicking/knocking sound when trying to start car

when trying to start my car. (Peugeot 207) one turn of the key produces 4 clicking/knocking sounds, noises, one after the other. 1,2,3,4..the car doesn’t attempt to start. I’ve had jump leads on for ...
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Why do some cars use electro-hydraulic steering instead of only electric or only hydraulic steering?

It's well known that the main advantage of the electric steering system is power efficiency and its implications. It is also simpler than the hydraulic system. Why would a car manufacturer choose a ...
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What factors are considered when positioning a car radio antenna?

There are several places where car manufacturers place the radio antenna. Some very cheap cars place it at the top of the windshield, inside the car. Other cheap cars place it in the front section of ...
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Isuzu D-max 3.0 2009 port OBDII

I'm not a mechanic or anything, but I'm too curious. I live in Colombia and I have a vehicle that is marketed here as Chevrolet Isuzu D-max 3.0 model 2009 (diesel engine) I know that my vehicle has ...
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2016 Honda Civic Whirring/Screeching Noise

On the passenger rear side of my 2016 Honda Civic, there is a screeching & whirring Noise that comes and goes at random speeds. It never makes a sound at a full stop. Applying the brakes augments ...
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2004 Chevy Trailblazer, battery dies but engine stays running & other weird electrical issues

Almost all of my dash lights will come on, airbag, seatbelt, security, ABS, etc.. they all turn on, my battery light turns on, gages all go dead, radio goes dead, windows stop working, power locks ...
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Automatic transmission car shudders when stopped

I have a Mitsubishi Lancer 2003 automatic transmission car. When it is in drive mode and stationary (brakes pressed) the engine starts to vibrate. Could anyone be able to let me know the how to fix ...
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If car starts and cuts out after 10 seconds, does that mean its definately not related to cca?

If a car starts I assume it means there is enough cold cranking amps to start the car. Therefore if it cuts out after a few, 10 or even 30 seconds it means the cut out problem is definitely not ...
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Whining noise in the area of the Power Steering pump

Whining noise in area of power steering pump. Replace or flush? It's a 2008. Probably never been changed. Bought used.
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UK specific - MOT failure due to rusted body sill (BMW E46) [closed]

My car just failed MOT due to rusted body sill around a jack point area. Click here to see the video of the problem uploaded on youtube. Questions What job does it need done? Is it necessary for ...
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Remove and replace 5.4 liter motor on 2007 F 150

Wondered if any one can give an idea of how many hours, by flat rate manual , are allowed for removal and replacement of complete engine assy?
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New Spark plugs and Immediate Body Control Module Failure. Coincidence?

I took in my 2013 Fiat 500 Pop for new spark plugs and rear brakes. My next errand after the repair was the post office -- after a 30 minute wait, I came out to see my headlights were still on. ...
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Why are automotive engine force output specified in terms of torque [Nm] and not forward thrust [N]?

For instance, an example catalogue extract for a motorcycle reads- Bore / stroke : 102,5 mm x 76 mm. Capacity : 1,254 ccm. Rated output : 100 kW (136 PS) at 7,750 U/min. Max. torque : 143 Nm ...
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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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2005 chevy uplander-water in antifreeze reservoir?

2005 Chevy Uplander V6 I have oil [coffee color] in reservoir and radiator fluid down some what. Never over heated. Seems to run a little cooler then normal Oil in engine block and transmission looks ...
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why power steering fluid bubbling causing steam with a new pump

i have a ford taurus- new pump put on 4 days ago. fluid bubbling started today causing steam when car is turned off. what needs to be done? is it safe to drive?
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Troubleshooting Crackling Tweeters in a 2010 Infiniti G37x

I recently got a used 2010 Infiniti G37x with the Bose sound system and noticed that the tweeters have a slight crackling sound when playing most songs. I assumed they were blown so I replaced both ...
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2003 Mazda Tribute lost power

I have a 2003 Mazda Tribute with the V6. The battery light will occasionally come on, sometimes it just flashes, other it stays on. I had the battery and alternator checked at two different auto parts ...
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A/C stops blowing cold when it's raining

I have a 2011 equinox. Had a accident couple years ago involved with front end. Ever since then when it rains my AC will stop blowing cold air. never heard of anything like this. anyone have any ...
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How to remove subwoofer carpet?

I am allergic to fabric so want to move the carpet on my subwoofer. It seems to be glued down. Preferably without using chemicals, is there a quick and easy way to remove it? Also what is the ...
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Oil filling cooling system

2015 Chevy 1500, 5.3 Oil overflowing coolant tank. No water in oil. Checked oil cooler in radiator both with 20 psi of air and 22.5 inches of vacuum. No evidence of leak. Old school, so I pulled the ...
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Engine oil temperature

I have a 2017 Dodge Journey ( fiat ) 2.4L I bought this a few months back and I noticed during the winter months there was some yellow residue that would accumulate on the oil fill cap, ...
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Was sent radiator for automatic rather than manual. Can I simply connect the two unneeded outlets with a piece of radiator hose?

Radiators for the automatic version of my car have a couple of extra coolant outlets at the bottom for cooling the auto transmission. I was sent the wrong radiator and I don't need these in my manual ...
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Dealing with deposits on salt flats/mines

I am planning to visit Bonneville Salt Flats in a few weeks, and wanted to take my bike out for a spin there. Not breaking any speed records, you see, just for fun, and the sense of history, so to ...
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Starter won't engage the flywheel

Driving home my car just died. Try restarting it, starter motor just spins. No grinding,no clicking, just spinning freely, but wouldn't engage flywheel. Hot another starter figuring this one was shot, ...
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I have a 1985 Ford F-150 so my starter will spin but won’t engage what would be my problem

I just bought it and it was running fine and now the starter will spin but won’t crank the engine over it has a 4.9 L straight 6 in it I think solenoid or the alternator

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