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Why are my new brakes not working properly?

I recently had my brakes worked on. The master cylinder and booster were replaced. The first day I noticed I either had to barely tap the pedal or it was going half way down. On the third day the ...
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2003 GMC Envoy: Bad circuit board?

I had a new alternator put in my son's 2003 GMC Envoy, and immediately after the climate display graphics aren't working. The dealership said it was a bad circuit board now. Could it be something to ...
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'09 Prius II - No Start. Hybrid light and CEL on

I got a new (used) prius a couple weeks ago. Apparently sold by a weasle. It's never started reliably, and the red triangle light comes on / off. Jumping it would start it though. I replaced the low ...
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Black soot on the exhaust pipe of subaru forester sg5 turbo

I am experiensing some black soot from the exhaust pipe of my forester sg5 turbo. This started after changing to a bigger turbo(td04hl). What could this mean and the advisable repair? Kindly
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Can I remove my air box and maintain engine characteristics?

I have recently purchased a Yamaha XSR900. I love pretty much everything about the bike, but I am planning a bunch of customizations to make it my own. Mostly cosmetic. Some not so much. One of the ...
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EFB (enhanced flooded battery) I left the lights on for more than a week because of Coronavirus

I have a Renault captur 2016 vehicle with start and stop capability, the battery is EFB 70Ah 720A, I couldn't start the engine with cables connected to another standard battery of another running ...
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Upper radiator hose smoking

Steam coming out of the hose where upper radiator hose connects to the radiator. Hose itself has no damage just seems to steam from where it connects to the radiator. Car overheating
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Goldwing motorcycle

2013 honda Goldwing motorcycle what antifreeze is compatible with this motorcycle? I have flushed antifreeze wanting to replace antifreeze?
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Should I worry about the battery performance when not using my Xiaomi M365 not being used for a long time?

Before SARS-CoV-2 hit the world, I use to regularly ride my electrical scooter (Xiaomi M365) for commuting. Due to the epidemic the country entered an emergency state and we are all forced to sit @ ...
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FORD ESCAPE 03 V6 - Oil Light Blinking

Have a 2003 Escape, oil light started to come in when going down hill in the underground car park where i live but has now started to come on more frequently when braking and today when i pulled up it ...
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Engine RPM of 1200 when cold and gradually rises to 1500 when warmup

I pull off the cylinder and replace the head gasket with timing marks march up correctly on Nissan Qr20 30t. when i start the engine cold the rpm goes to 1500 and start to come back to 1200, and as ...
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Screeching Noise

Last month I had front brakes and rotors put on. Today, while driving downhill and making a turn, this loud screeching noise started. I was also applying brakes when this happened. I parked my car on ...
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Car Drop Damage [closed]

Given "average" 4-door passenger cars and an adequate crane that can lift an arbitrary number of meters in height, what is the maximum drop height for which few cars would sustain functional damage? ...
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Motorcycle Engine Guards: OEM bolt vs Threaded Rod for engine mounts

I have a similar question to This one however mine is slightly different in that the bolt I need is very long (300mm) I have an Engine guard that has included a threaded rod to replace the primary ...
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2003 Hyundai Tiburon overheating

I recently bought a 2003 Hyundai tiburon. It keeps overheating after running for about 5 minutes. I took it to my local Hyundai dealership and they concluded the reason was bc the radiator was ...
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Permanent repair on fuel tank

I have a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country 3.8L with a punctured (plastic) fuel tank. I cannot find a replacement fuel tank. ~4 months ago I used a repair kit. I cleaned the tank, used coarse ...
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Can't shift into gear (after clutch replacement) when engine is either turned off or hasn't been going for long enough!

Hi everyone. I really need help with this. I had my clutch replaced (the entire set and also the clutch slave cylinder) at a shop and now have following problems: when the engine is turned off and ...
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The battery in my portable jump starter seems to be dead - is it ruined?

My portable jump starter is this one from Cen-tech: https://www.harborfreight.com/3-in-1-portable-power-pack-with-jump-starter-62306.html I've had it for about 12 months and used it a few times ...
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Does synthetic oil expire?

I just bought a bottle of Castrol Edge oil for topping up. The oil is advertised as being 'Fully synthetic', I don't really know what that means but it was produced sometime in 2012. That seems like ...
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Locking nut removal - hammered a socket onto spinning collar

I have a Vauxhall Astra UK model, not sure they are in the US but don't think that matters... I needed to replace a brake caliper as it was seized. Long story short: My locking nut broke, the bit in ...
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Three New TAOTAO 49cc Wont start. Two new carbs . Engine not getting gas, Have checked everything. Runs with choke or starting fuid

I have Tried everything to start these TaoTao 49 cc Mopeds. bypassed the vacuum activated gas petcock. Went straight from gas tank to carb. While plugging the open vacuum hose and petcock. It will ...
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John Deere GX85 rear engine rider

I have an John Deere GX85 rear engine rider that the back wheels slant inward toward the body. Took a back wheel off and feel some play or movement. No transmission problems at this point. Ideas would ...
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What do I need to do to keep my car healthy during an extended period of minimal use

Due to corona virus restrictions, my driving has been reduced to occasional 5 mile round trips to the grocery store. To avoid problems from it just sitting for a week or two between short trips are ...
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How sensitive is a timing belt or serpentine belt to getting a little oil on it?

Every once in a while, a drop of motor oil will get on the timing belt or serpentine belt when adding motor oil. Is it a good idea to wipe it off right away? If so, even after wiping it off, some ...
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Vibration when stopped or on brake

My car is a 2017 Hyundai Elantra with 49745 miles on it. At times when I brake or slow down to brake at lights it vibrates and rumbles. What does it mean? I bought this car last April 2018 from ...
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Adhesive for use with a foam liner under the door panel

I recently pulled a door panel to fix a broken cable. There was a foam liner behind the panel that had to come off to access the cable. I think this serves as a water barrier, so I want to make sure ...
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2009 Ford Escape Hybrid - Ignition Coils and Spark Plug Replacement

I've purchased the parts and done my research. Basically, I am seeking some insight here to gauge if my understanding of the procedure is sufficient, that I have acquired all the necessary parts, and ...
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Tire cracks.Motorhome Tire

I have 22.5 goodyear g670 rv tires on my motorhome. They are 7 years old. I noticed 3 small cracks in one tire running parrelel to the rim near the bead. Is this serious enough to be replaced. I ...
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Kia Sportage 2017 seat belts alarm

My Kia Sportage started to do strange things. After someone, who occupies the passenger seat unleashes the seatbelt before the car stops, my car starts beeping annoyingly even when passenger is not in ...
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Can I unlock just the back of a 2017 Peugeot Expert van?

Apologies if this has been covered but I couldn’t find an answer. I want to be able to lock the cab of my van but leave the back doors open when parked up, I would have thought that the middle button ...
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Diagnosing alternator or starter on a 16 Chevy Cruze LT

how do you know if it's the battery starter or alternator in a 2016 chevy cruze lt when i started the car it sounded like it wasn't going to start also not sure if it's related but i had to get a jump ...
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Car overheated, found no coolant, now it won’t crank

So I have a 2004 Toyota Camry, and a few weeks ago I was driving home then I started smelling this foul burning smell, I didn’t think nothing of it ... I thought it was others cars because I was on ...
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2005 Ford Explorer check engine cod P0446

I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that has a check engine code P0446 which reads as Evap container system vent check malfunction. How do I repair this and where do I start?
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Side View Mirror Repair on 2014 Ford Edge

So i hit my side view mirror coming out of my garage the other day. The housing is completely in tact and not damaged at all. All the mechanics are working properly, i can still adjust the mirror ...
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Does putting your car in park during extended stops during trips prevent transmission from overheating?

We've all been there, waiting on a train at a railroad crossing, or stuck in a traffic jam that doesn't appear to be going anywhere for awhile. Well transmissions are designed to my understanding for ...
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Misfire and loss of power at between 2800 and 4000 RPM

First I need to start off by saying that NO Check Engine codes are thrown by this issue. Car is a 2007 Mazda CX-7 turbo, non-awd. What's happening: This can be broken down into 2 section really, a ...
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Question about temperature of car

In my auto (Škoda Rapid 1.6 Diesel 115 HP 2015) show in display " Check outside temperature " Is it danger something?Is it necassary to check in car service?
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How did they start diesel engines before the glow plug was invented?

According to this Bosch page, their glow plug was developed in the early 1920's. Yet the diesel engine was around for at least 20 years prior to that; the French used it in a submarine in 1904, for ...
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Heat going cold when idling

I have a 2007 Ford Fusion awd v6, my heat is very hot when I’m driving but when I stop at a light or sit for a minute or so, it goes cold. I took it to the mechanic twice, I have got my warped cap ...
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Solvent Base Oil on my leather steering wheel

I have a Citeron C1 and used a solvent oil base odorizer to clean my leather steering wheel and its ruined it, it looks like a moldy mildew green. How can i restore the colour? Thank you
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Head bolt replacement on a Mustang gt 2005

I had the engine on the car rebuilt and when the shop tried to start the car they found out that they had to use new phaser bolts. In less than 10,000 kilometers the engine is overheating and I ...
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What difference between the Fist Caliper and the Floating Caliper?

I have downloaded the brake pad fitment instruction from the ATE site and have discovered the third type of caliper - the Fist Caliper. I know that the Floating Caliper and the Fixed Caliper are. ...
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Chevy 327/350 block

I’m wanting to swap a 305 with a 327 in an El Camino, had a 68-69 327 long block but the block turned out to be cracked so I kept the crank (2 piece rear main seal), pistons, rods and heads from it ...
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How can someone find the source of the noise invading the car interior?

Suppose hypothetically that the interior of a car has a hole, a vent, or any kind of "sound leakage" that lets the exterior, wind and/or engine noise pass from the exterior to the interior of the ...
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How long before a bad alignment will have an affect on tyres?

If I travel a short distance day 20 miles with a bad alignment, is that likely to cause any significant tyres wear or is it only over hundreds of miles etc after which it will start noticeably ...
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Oil in water reservoir

I found oil in the water reservoir.The car is a polo GTI manual 2007 model. Temperature of the car is normal.
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6 headlights/interior lights failure

I changed my headlights (low/high/parking) to LED, didnt like though thay all worked. Then changed to Xenon HID Halogen, didnt like though they all worked. Change back to regular Halogen & now the ...
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Hi! Crankshaft for 400ci chevrolet engine from 1975 el camino

I've put my engine back together but the crankshaft moves back and forth about 1/8 of an inch. My motor is a 400 chev
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I have a coolant leak, a big one, but my car isnt overheating… whats wrong?

Okay, so i have a 2010 impala. Recently i had a very slow drip of coolant from my vehicle. It slowly started to worsen. I got a bottle of kseal and put that into my vehicle, it stopped the leak outta ...
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I have a 2005 Ford Explorer that has a P0446 code that turnes the check engine light on,how do I repair this? [duplicate]

Check engine light is on, P0446 code comes up when diagnostic is done, vehicle is 2005 Ford Explorer, need to fix for emissions, need location on vehicle for me to repair

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