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New steering invention

I was in the grocery store and noticin how the shopping cart front wheels work. It's not like a car where there's all kind of ridiculous connections that can all go bad and where the chances of 1 ...
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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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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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Silverado Hitch Install with Two Factory Arms

What is this hitch looking bar with arms instead of a receiver? I expected just the truck frame with weld nuts; or a hitch with a receiver. This looks like a hitch but two arms instead of a receiver. ...
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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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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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2008 Honda Civic EX Automatic (8th gen)-crank no start

My car is cranking but it doesn’t start. I didn’t drive it for a few days so I’m confused as to what could’ve gone bad because this is the first time it’s done it. No codes popping up. Battery is good,...
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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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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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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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5L vortec won’t start

Ok, so I hope this doesn’t seem like a stupid question. Take away all logical scenarios and just answer in theory. If a timing chain could jump exactly 180’ would the intake and exhaust valves reverse ...
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I hit the curb. Is this bad to where I need a new tire? [closed]

Is this bad enough to where I should get a new tire? Please answer as soon as possible.
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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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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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DCT slow to accelerate once engine is warmed up

We've got a 2018 Hyundai Tuscon and we've recently noticed that it takes a long time to get going from a stopped position once the car is warmed up. First thing in the morning when the car is cold, it ...
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What’s the hose called that runs from the PCV valve to the intake [closed]

. What’s the hose called that runs from the PCV valve to the intake?
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Jeep won’t start after new alternator

I put in a new alternator in my 94 Jeep Cherokee and charged the battery and now it won’t start. It used to start when we jumped it on the old alternator, but now when I turn the key all I get are my ...
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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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LCD display light on 2005 Mercedes Viano fail

I have a 2005 Mercedes Benz Viano. It has an instrument panel (speedo, rev counter, etc) with a small orange LCD display. It looks a bit like this: Sometimes, after about an hour's driving, the ...
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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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How do you clean out blue devil (sodium silicate/liquid glass) out of your cooling system?

I poured blue devil engine sealant into my engine as a quick fix for my head gasket problem. It's made the issues worse now there is what looks to be white rock salt in my radiator and heater core 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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Dash AC does not blow e350

I have a Ford e350 van that does not blow out the dash vents but bows in the rear. The AC compressor is engaged. If I have the rear AC off and the front on (not blowing of course), I can get it to ...
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Emissions check engine light on a Honda Civic

Would a dirty air filter trigger a check engine light "Check Emission System". It is intermittent and seems to come on while driving on the highway when the ambient temp is below 0 C. Any ideas or ...
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Has a gasket caused my radiator to fail?

I have a cracked radiator that I plan to fix or replace. I am concerned, though. I did some rudimentary Google research and the general consensus is that I may potentially be replacing parts without ...
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Hyuntai Elantra 2013 - no engine crank, periodic full power failure

When I try to start my Elantra I can hear the starter solenoid click, but the motor doesn't turn over / crank. After a few attempts of this, the car loses all electrical power for awhile (~1 hour). ...
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Should the radiator fan operate while the car is moving?

I have noticed in my car that has an issue with overheating sometimes that even when Im driving 60KM/h+ that the radiator fan kicks at high speed. What I understand that when the car is on the move ...
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Brake caliper guide pins slide differently. 08 Camry Hybrid

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Replaced my rear brakes and rotors myself for the first time this weekend with some youtube guides. Went pretty smooth aside from having to hammer the old rotor off. When ...
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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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Car battery Confusion

The Battery provided to me in with the car is 60 Din (Ref C20 Capacity AH : 60, Charging Current A : 4) I’m looking to change my battery as its old and giving issues. The one which I want to go for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Reading OBD Data from the Old Honda 2+3 Pin DLC

I've got a 2000 Honda Civic iSR with the old 2+3 pin Honda DLC which I'd like to read ECU data from. According to the Evoscan website the pinout for the 3 pin dlc is ISO 9141 K-Line, B+ and ground ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla - Brake Pedal Pressue

The other day, I had been driving for about an hour and whilst stopped at some traffic lights, I pumped the brake pedal about 15-20 times, out of boredom. I then noticed that the pedal become very ...
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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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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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Is this too much rust to repair?

I (maybe foolishly), recently purchased this car privately. I failed to inspect the underbody of the vehicle accurately. It's a 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer. I was wondering is this rust too much to get ...
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Can anyone advise me on repair options for my 2012 Subaru Impreza?

I’m a young woman wondering if my mechanics are taking advantage of me. Here’s the backstory: New Subaru owner here, living in western washington. I bought my Subaru Impreza for $4k with 143k miles on ...
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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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Toyota Camry is locked after trying to ignite without entering the password

I have an old Toyota Camry (maybe 2012) which accidentally I tried to ignite without entering the password. The car didn't ignite, and since then is seems like the car is dead. Is there something I ...
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AC quits after ~15 mins

I have a 2007 Honda CRV and after about 15 mins the AC will stop working. Before the AC will start to work again, the care must be turned off for a few hours. Took it to a car shop to have it looked ...
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Car has failed MOT, is it worth it?

I have a Lexus RX 400h year 2005 which has just failed its MOT on the following: rear subframe is corroded and seriously weakened. rear wheel bearing is rough and has excessive play It also has a ...
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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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Starter Motor grinds on first start attempt

With the cold weather season, a grinding noise now periodically occurs at first start attempt of the day. The indication is that the starters drive gear isn't engaging correctly with the flywheel. On ...
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MAF sensor problem?

i have a 2012 vauxhall Zafira 1.7cdti ecoflex motor which has low mpg, i have tested for obd2 codes but there are none,live tests show MAF sensor readings fluctuating from 7.9 to 15.11 g/S on tick ...

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