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Steering wheel locks up after screeching noise and air bubbles in power steering reservoir

This morning my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe started screaming and the wheel locked up. I turned the car off then back on, and it was fine. Drove it home and parked it, and when I drove it again, the wheel ...
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Motor oil in automatic transmission

I accidentally added synthetic motor oil to my 2006 Jeep Wrangler automatic transmission. What should I do ?
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How to ensure body repair parts will fit?

How can you ensure, when you are purchasing body parts online or from a vendor, that the parts you get are going to be an exact fit for your vehicle? I’ve heard horror stories of body parts not lining ...
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What is the name of this plastic piece under the Dodge Avenger headlight?

This piece fell off when a rock hit the car and now I'm looking to replace it but I don't know what I'm shopping for. Can anyone tell me the name of it? The car is a 2013 Dodge Avenger.
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What would cause a car to lose power a few seconds after starting, then run normally?

I start my 2003 Honda Civic each morning and drive to work. A few hundred feet down the road, the engine will sometimes behave as though it is running out of gas and lose power momentarily. It doesn'...
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Slow leak that multiple mechanics could not find

About a week ago, I had new tires put on my car. The next day, I took a long trip from Birmingham, Alabama to New Orleans, Louisiana. I made it to the Mississippi state line around the time my TPMS ...
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How do I replace the shoulder belt on the 1991 Toyota Corolla?

How do I replace the shoulder belt on an old 1991 Toyota Corolla? The shoulder belt and lap belt are not connected (that is, NOT three-point). The current shoulder belt is badly frayed on the driver ...
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Should rotors with rust on the rims but not the faces be replaced along with the pads?

I have an Audi A4 with approximately 35k miles. My dealership has recommended that I replace both the brake pads and the rotors and helpfully forwarded a picture to me of the rotors indicating the ...
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Blower motor resistor Continuously Going Out…or not?

I drive a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo and the A/C is usually fine. However, this car has gone through 4 blower motor resistors. What happens is that, randomly while driving or when turning the A/C on (it ...
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1997 Honda leaked all power steering fliud at once

It's not coming from the pump but from under the car near the middle, between driver and passenger seat ? What could this pen Problem be ?
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Car having trouble starting but everthing else works even without key

97 pontiac grand am se v6, a while ago my car did not start, I guess it was the ignition switch. So it got repaired but then the other day it wouldn't start. And it would not shift out of park at all, ...
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Car jerking at certain engine RPM

I drive a 1996 model Volvo 440 GL(manual gear box). When the engine RPM reaches around 2000 - 3000 range, car starts jerking. It feels like the car needs to go faster but something is not allowing. ...
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What would cause a frontend to pull intermittently?

I just bought a new (to me) Sprinter van - 2006 Dodge Sprinter 2500 Van (140" wheelbase, high roof). Generally speaking, it pulls to the right, but especially when going slowly, the wheel only pulls ...
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Camry 2009 sedan , Cross membrane frame bend at center?

I want to purchase an old camry model 2009. I took it to mechanic for checking purposes. we found front cross membrane frame (downside of engine body)is found to be bend due to some hitting of car ...
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Should replacing the brake pads make braking feel “softer”?

I've just had the brake pads replaced on my Skoda Fabia- apparently they'd worn very thin. But now when I brake I have to push down much harder on the brake pedal than before. Is this to be expected?
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Tail-lights not working

Why doesn't my left tail light work on my 2000 Grand caravan. I have Changed the bulb. That didn't fix the problem.
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How important is time-based servicing vs. distance-based servicing?

For years I have been driving a very old car, and servicing it every 10,000 kilometres even though it took me almost a year to drive that much. Now I have a newer car which I care about more. It's ...
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Renault modus 1.5 DCI imobilser will not go off

I have recently bought a 2005 Renault modus 1.5 DCI.The dash board displayed 'steering fault' which rendered power steering off. After leaving lights on over night,the battery was drained.I then ...
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Can I use EP 80W/90 oil instead of EP90 oil?

I have a Belle MiniMix 150 110V Electric Cement Mixer the documentation says to use a EP90 oil in the gear box, but these days it seems that most outlets only sells EP80/90 oil. What is the ...
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Can I use the same AFR sensor on both banks (bank 1 sensor 1 and bank 2 sensor 1)

Have 1mzfe (skip this paragraph if you don't want backstory) codes p1135/p1130/whatever the ones for the other bank are/ all showed up at the same, perfect time. ie when I was broke. Since then car ...
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Effectiveness of laminated security glass

How effective is laminated security glass in preventing smash-and-grab break-ins? Are particular brands or types more effective?
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Car gets really hot only when I'm on the highway,

On the streets the temp is normal: it has new radiator, head gaskets and brand new thermostat. What is causing this change in temperature. It gets so hot it's almost to the very top close to the H, ...
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Do motorcycle covers work for cold weather?

I'd like to know if covers work well for motorcycle in cold weather, for example -20C. If not, is there an alternative option, assuming garage is not available?
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Lights turn on randomly on Mazda 323

I have a 1994 Mazda 323 that's in great shape except for in the last few months the car has started to turn on both turn signal lights at random times, draining my battery. If I catch it in time, ...
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2002 Volvo C70 won't start on first try

My C70 turns over but won't fire. I let it sit for a minute or less and it fires right up. This problem is becoming more and more frequent. Once it starts the car is great for the rest of the day.
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1999 suburban cruise control cable disconnected

As you can see from the photo, the cruise control is disconnected from the throttle. I tried just hooking it back on, but it fell of again. I'm expecting this is due to vibration of the vehicle. Is ...
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Is my Paint damaged beyond repair?

I've just bought my first car (used) and noticed that there appears to be a significant chip to the paintwork on the roof. Can anybody explain the level of damage there is to the paint? Will the ...
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backed up into chain link fence- how to fix the marks on car [duplicate]

I just backed up into a chain link fence with my new black malibu. Any suggestions on how to get the marks off car? Is it best to bring it somewhere
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Draining wiper fluid

I've not been able to find a similar question on this topic, so apologies if it is a duplicate. I picked up a new car at the beginning of the week and noticed that after using the wiper fluid it ...
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“Reserve” on 2009 Ford Fusion SE Range Calculator?

All, I'm trying to calibrate a smartphone fuel consumption application on my vehicle, a 2009 Ford Fusion SE with the I-4 engine. I want to get a "control" varible to compare against the mileage ...
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Safest method to raise a vehicle, with multiple safety nets?

What methods are there to "fool proof" raising a vehicle. After a long search, some of the items I found include using ramps and jack stands (which ones are safest?) , placing tree stumps underneath ...
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Car average mpg display correctness

I have been wondering about the correctness of the average MPG displays on modern cars. Mine in particular is a Renault Modus. What I did is fill the tank, drive around and then refill the tank to see ...
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Why does the car give rumbling sound when passed over the road with small patches made by crane's

I have read this question and this question before posting but neither of them solves my problem because in my case the suspension is good and there is no bumps in mine. I have a hatch back Maruti ...
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Car doesn't start for 1 hr

My 1997 Dodge grand Caravan will run fine for about 2 to 3 weeks, then all of a sudden when I turn it off it doesn't want to start back up: all the lights work just fine and I got full power, but it ...
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Should I use 4, 2, or 0 gauge wires for powering an amplifier from the car battery?

I currently have a 1200 amplifier connected in my car. I have two 4 gauge wires connected to my amp (One that connects to the red side of the front car battery and the other that connects to the black ...
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BMW 320i e36 VS BMW 325i e36 [closed]

What are the difference between a BMW 320i e36 and BMW 325i e36, Does the 325 engine offer much more power than the 320 engine, what are the Pros and Cons of each one, Thanks
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wheel/pulley coming out of my engine is making a loud rattling noise

Civic sedan: 1997 150i so on my home from the shop I notice at a stop that as I push the clutch down and put the gear lever into neutral, there's a soft, slight rattle before the normal sound my car ...
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Why do i have to service my gearless Honda Activa every 2 weeks

I currently own a Honda Activa which is of a 2007 make. After three years during a heavy traffic jam the conveyer belt got heated up and burnt due to continuous acceleration and braking. I got it ...
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Excessive noise/vibration in the cabin of 2009 toyota camry

I just bought a used 2009 Toyota Camry LE from Ontario, Canada. I have only driven the car for 1 month in Nigeria and I am still using the Pirelli Winter tyres the car came with. While driving, I ...
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Front info panel in VW Golf Estate Diesel 1,9 TDi 2008

I bought a couple of days ago VW Gold estate diesel 1.9 TDI Bluemotion from 2008. Unfortunately, the previous owner did not provide a manual for it and this is insanely expensive to order the ...
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Rhythmic sound coming from rear end

There's a rhythmic sound emanating from my rear end, and I'm not sure what exactly it is. It varies with speed and is consistently present, regardless of clutch in/out, acceleration/deceleration, etc....
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Oil in radiator? 1991 Ford Telstar

The radiator water is a browny color and very viscous. Oil levels have dropped beneath minimum on dip stick after adding 1.5 liters of oil.
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Air vent squeaks while car in on position

My kia rondo 07 if I have key in on position but not started I turn air on and it squeaks like old door hinge is that not normal or a problem
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Dirt bike silencer core cracked/rusted

After removing and disassembling my FMF Factory 4.1 dirt bike silencer, I saw that the inner core was cracked and extremely rusty (having the potential for more cracks). I definitely want to fix this ...
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battery terminal setup question

Where is the proper place for cables with this type of connector? I have my wires (the ones with end-connectors) between the bolt and metal plate, like such: Should they be below the plate instead? ...
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Motorcycle dies while riding in cold

I have a 2008 Suzuki Intruder (VL250) that is really struggling to run in the cold weather. It stalls and dies, loses power while riding, and dies while waiting at the lights. When I warm it up, even ...
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Mondeo 04 TDCI bent conrod - worth fixing?

I have a 2004 Mondeo 2.0 TDCI which has issues when starting from cold: lots of white smoke and rough idling until it warms up. Had it tested at several garages, who both diagnosed low compression in ...
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Can you recognize the model of the car? [closed]

I mean team, year, racing series, engine? Is there some place in the internet where information about such cars can be found?
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Adding cruise control to BMW without electronic throttle control

I don't know very much about throttle bodies and stuff, but I do have an interesting question: I just bought a 2000 BMW 323i with the M52TU engine. It would seem that this specific year does not have ...
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My Chrysler 300

someone put sugar in my tank I had it dropped and clean but when they put it back together when you drive at 35-40 mph, it vibrates underneath the car what do you think it is?

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