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Does a cracked paint blister corrode faster than if grinded?

Recently a paint blister cracked open on the roof of my car. It has rust under it, so my guess is it was one of those lazy ass "repairs", where body filler was added over rust just so it could be ...
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Where to find latest map navigation firmware versions for VW?

I have a 2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL. I believe that the installed navigation is RNS-810. Where can I find information on all the available revisions, when they were released, what was updated on ...
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Infiniti G37 Changes Settings on Power Off

2009 Infiniti G37 sedan. I'm losing audio and display settings every time I power off the car for more than a minute or two. I checked all the fuses (in the cabin and in the two under-hood fuse ...
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New radio does not switch on

I have a 2009 Multispace diesel 1.6. The original radio was replaced some years ago with a Sony Stereo which suddenly stopped working. I used a multimeter to confirm that 12.5 volts was being ...
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Starter stays engaged

Have a 2000 f350 7.3 super duty. The starter stayed engaged and I was unable to turn off the motor, although turning the ignition back to off, the starter stayed on. Ultimately the starter burned out ...
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Can I install a 2018 subaru forester bumper onto my 2016 subaru forester?

Can i install a 2018 subaru forester bumper onto my 2016 subaru forester? I like the style and it looks more sporty. Also, can i install the 2017-18 tail lights for the same car?
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Ford ka mk1 (2008) drivers side footwell leak

Water is leaking into the driver's side footwell on my 2008 Ford Ka. Any ideas on where to start looking to stop this happening? I assume it could be a bulkhead seal/grommet has failed perhaps ? ...
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Nissan Almera 2005 Parking lights and Dash light stop working

Nissan Almera 2005 Parking lights and Dash light stopped working. The external fuse box doesn't have a cover to identify the correct fuse. I need assistance
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Pontiac G6 brake question

I was asked to work on the brakes on an '06 Pontiac G6, right rear brake pad had gone metal to metal. I bought rotors and pads for both sides, driver side was good, fairly even wear, lots of pad left, ...
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Is an oil change needed this early?

I got a 2016 Ford Focus last January that has 1169 miles on it. I barely drive it, just to campus and back, about 2 miles each way weekdays. About a week ago the indicator came on for an oil change. ...
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Civic knocking while pushing harder and acceleration lag

I have civic 98 with D16Y4 engine with automatic transmission. It knocks while pushing gas harder during high revs. I'm currently using ron 92 and I tried ron 97 but faced knocking on all I even ...
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Is it safe to reuse oil that was drained for a repair?

Let's say that I just replaced my engine oil but decided I want to lift the valve covers to do some gasket replacement. I know it may sound cheap but I'd rather not throw away $25 worth of almost new ...
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Ford Ranger 2008 AC works only on recycled air. Help?

I noticed my Ford Ranger was only blowing hot air when set to bring in outside air, regardless of the temperature outside or what my climate control is set to. I noticed (by accident) that if I turn ...
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Starter spinning but NOT engaging

Is the starter solenoid on a fused line and if so where is the fuse located?
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How to connect a jumper cable to this battery?

Today I tried to charge the battery of a car that has been standing still for about 2 months with my own car. When I tried to connect the red cable to the battery of my car I was confused on where to ...
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Why does a relay not short the battery?

I am planning on hooking up a 4-pin relay to supply power to ignition coils on a motorcycle. The on/off switch on the diagram below is the ignition switch operated by the key. Ignore the fact that ...
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Starter solenoid oddities > why it turns the motor?

So the question is for generic starters: I got a starter motor for maintenance work, but when checking its solenoid by applying power to its tab connector "only" (not attaching the battery fat wire to ...
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Honda Pilot getting air in power steering system

2008 Honda Pilot, started getting a grinding/whining noise two weeks ago; traced it to the power steering pump. The noise only starts up after a few minutes of driving - it makes no noise when the ...
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Alfa Romeo Mito - various issues and MOT advisories

I have an Alfa Romeo Mito 1.4 Multi-Air (135bhp), the car has been parked up for year. Fitted a new battery and started it , steering was very heavy so I checked the tyres. The ESP/power steering ...
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Does anyone know the name of this part?

My Vw Jetta 2005 (manual transmission) is having a hard time switching gears. Found out this was the problem. Does anyone know the name of this? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/JrgMR.jpg)
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Checking service history i.e. full service not mot

For any vehicle you need to get an MOT done annually then there's a Service every so often. I know the dvla has a tool for checking it's MOT status. However how do I know the previous owner of van ...
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What causes this noise when I lift my foot off the brake pedal?

I have a Honda Civic 2015 EX mid-option. The brake noise can be heard when you are in drive mode at a complete stop and leave brake pedal. The noise is not continuous but only comes when you are ...
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Ford Edge 2013 Right headlight not working - fuse okay

2013 Ford Edge SEL in Canada (DRL is the highbeam at lower voltage) Right side light started, weeks ago, with flickering while the car was turning to start, but stops flickering and works fine ...
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1999 Ford Ranger Battery Drain

I have had a slight battery drain on my Ford Ranger, enough to kill the battery after a few days of sitting. The battery is new. This is the troubleshooting I have done so far: Tested the battery ...
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Consequences of adding Blue Devil headgasket sealer to a car with no obvious problem?

I was doing some general internet browsing and stumbled across Blue Devil head gasket sealer which advertises permanent fix to any head gasket leak. The reviews on the internet also seem to be quite ...
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Fiat panda 1.1 2009 cigarette lighter

I am trying to fit a cigarette lighter on fiat panda 1.1 2009. The loom and socket is under the bezel by cup holder. There is no power at socket.I was told i need to put fuse and relay in the engine ...
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Car running hot - bottom radiator hose cold

Have a 2009 Subaru Forester XT 5 speed manual. The cars temps are running high. 98c while driving at about 100km/h. Temps will drop to 80c very quickly if the car gets into higher rpms. Ie 4000rpm. ...
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VW FOX ignition system problems

Recently I have noticed some strange things happen with my 2005 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 petrol engine. On rainy days the engine always stalls when I stop, sometimes check engine light starts to blink, ...
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New Pads + Rotors, mechanic says rear pistons are seized. Cyclical knocking sound while braking moderate to hard

2012 Mini Cooper w/ 72,000km on it (about 40k miles). Just had mechanic put on new pads and rotors on all 4 corners. Old brakes were constantly rubbing and making noise. A different mechanic said my ...
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Corsa life 1.2 oil/engine problem

No lights have came on at all to tell me the car was running low on oil. Drove home today and smoke was coming from under the hood and burning smell. The car is still turning over but when I looked at ...
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What's the ideal following distance to prevent rock strikes?

This is partly a physics question, but has anyone come across any calculations for the ideal following distance at highway speeds to prevent rock strikes? I assume rocks are lobbed upwards with ...
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Jeep Wrangler shudders/stalls when put in gear after cold start

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited auto trans, around 80,000 miles. This started a few months ago. When I start it cold, like after sitting overnight, it starts fine, sounds fine. But when I put ...
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A/C compressor Switches of at the same time as the Fan motor

I have a Lexus IS250 2008 the a/c compressor switches off the same time as the fan motor blower. Cant seem to find a fix, the blower motors are new just bought and switched. Any ideas for a fix?
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I have a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2lt with a lot of problems

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro RS and I'm getting a cylinder 6 misfire. I swapped the spark plugs because they were burnt, but I'm still getting a cylinder 6 misfire. I even checked the coil packs. ...
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HELP - Ford Focus Oil Change

So the oil in my 2008 Ford Focus needs changed. Usually no problem, but the last shop I took it to over torqued the bolt and stripped it as well. I've tried using "Liquid Wrench" as well as various ...
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Suzuki Swift Sport and ODBii

I recently purchased a new Suzuki Swift Sport, and wanted to use the Torque App for some checking ( mostly enjoy parameter reading, graphs.... ) but my wifi adapter was unable to communicate with the ...
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Is the tire safe still? [closed]

Bare with me I am NOT mechanically inclined . I hit some ice and slid into a curb. It's currently -37°C where I live. Anyways no air coming out but when I was driving 70-80km I could smell rubber ...
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Filling diesel vehicles - Vent trick

According to this site it is possible to get more diesel fuel in your tank by pressing in the vent latch on the filler neck: Look inside the filler neck and you can see a button, see below for ...
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Fuel Tank Capacity

I have a Pulsar 150 2016 model motorcycle. Recently I started filling full tank fuel in my motorcycle. Yesterday I filled 17.4 litres of fuel with around 1 litre already in tank. My bike took 18.5 ...
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F150 Rough Idle misfires taking off bad shake at low RPM

I will explain best I can. I am not a shark at this subject. So I lost my dad to cancer in 2016 he gave me a f150 2003 4.2L . It’s very high in my miles over 300thousand but it was running very until ...
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Oil change, not enough oil coming out

So im changing my oil. last week i did it already but only 2 liters came out so i thought maybe i made a mistake like cold oil and not putting off the oil cap. Now im changing the oil again (after i ...
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How long can a bad head gasket last?

Coolant is dropping in my radiator. There is bubbles of gas coming out the radiator when the car is running. So, this seems like a bad head gasket. I think my options are to change the head casket or ...
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Do I need a DAB ariel/antenna when installing a DAB radio in an older car?

I have a 1991 Mazda MX5, currently in the UK and considering adding a DAB radio before moving to Switzerland. Do I also need to install a DAB ariel/antenna ?
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Can I trickle charge battery through OBD2 port 2007 civic

Trying to determine if 2007 civic OBD2 port is live with key off so I can trickle charge with a solar panel
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Improving conductivity of electrical connectors

Is there anything can do with this and similar connectors to improve the electrical quality of the connection and avoid intermittent disconnecting? I saw this thread but it seems to focus on other ...
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Brakes messed up after service

I recently brought my truck to a shop to fix my ABS that displayed the "ABS indicator" light intermittently, fix/adjust my speedometer which was reading wrong, and replace some burned-out lights in my ...
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Help identifying misfire conditon on 1998 Honda Civic DX

I'm struggling to identify the cause of a misfire condition in my 1998 Honda Civic. It has D16Y7 engine with 185,000 miles on it. The spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, and ignition coil ...
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Cause of gearbox bearing issue?

I took my Fiat Punto Evo 1.2 2011 to the garage today as it had started making a noise recently and have been quoted £630 for a reconditioned gear box as there is an issue with the gearbox bearings. ...
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high pitched car whine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-CyATT-tY&feature=youtu.be can't figure out what this noise is. took it to the mechanic twice and they couldn't hear anything. there's a high pitched noise ...
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Broken 12V connector on USB cable

Did not see it but someone must have had this problem. My 12v (cig) connector is BROKEN. The center terminal came out and is LOST. I want to replace it with another connector (or do I?). . but ...

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