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Mechanic shop tool for car

I'm just wondering what the diagnostics tool is called that mechanics use to diagnose a vehicle, the one that they have to roll out to do a full in depth scan, not the typical OBD2 reader
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BMW | Engine Struggles and Overheats

I had a problem with the coolant light going on for few minutes after running the car from a cold engine and then it would turn off by itself. I took it to the mechanic and they added coolant and, ...
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2011 GMC Sierra 1500 low beams not working

The low beams on my 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 are not working. My high beams work in both switch positions. What is the simplest and cheapest way to fix this problem?
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97 Chevy S10 light duty pickup - tail brake lights

Okay so, out of no where my tail brake lights stopped working. All other lights work, including the 3rd brake light. I have replaced bulbs, replaced brake light switch, had fuses checked.... Look at ...
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John Deere x738 mower stopped working suddenly

My JD X738 only has 33 hours on it. I was mowing the other day just fine & suddenly the mower part quit & the steering became difficult and stiff. I drove it into the garage to check it out. ...
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Craftsman snowblower: sudden death

I have a Craftsman 9hp dual (eg electric) start snowblower. It is very similar (or the same) as the one in this manual. It has been running smoothly all winter - I can start it reliably with the ...
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Wont shift properly

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 4x4 automatic transmission. It will only go in reverse, 2nd, and 1st. Wont go in drive or 3rd. i checked the fluid and it is fine. I'm going to get it to my mechanic. My ...
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93 Toyota Land Cruiser HZ75 single cab

Have just replaced brake calipers on rear and piston kit in front calipers. Have bled brakes several times and no air but let pedal sit for a couple of seconds and then it pushes straight to the ...
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1985 Xr 250 Lots of play in shifter?

I am thinking about buying a 1985 Xr 250 but i am very concerned about the amount of play there is with the shifter lever , is this due to the clutch cable is broke ? or is there any other issue i ...
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Is it safe to get power from OBD 2 port for dash cam?

Most dash cams don't have a large enough battery to record while the vehicle is off so most people recommend using an external power bank. However, to my understanding, most power banks with enough ...
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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device

I have a custom made circuit (device) to be installed in my vehicle. This device is to work (power up) only when the engine has started. It consumes a reasonable amount of power hence do not want it ...
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ODB key pairing tools allow for easy theft - technical necessity or manufacturing decision

My 2014 Landrover Discovery 4 was stolen when they picked the lock and paired a new key with it using the ODB port. As it is keyless start, that is all they needed to drive it away. I still have both ...
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2003 Alero wont start, and ideas greatly appreciated

Starters good, connections and battery good, jumped the starter and it turns over almost starting but never totally catches. when the key is turned, all power shorts out like a bad ground. What am I ...
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06 Suzuki 250 gz electrical issue

I lost my keys and had to order a new ignition. When I got the new ignition I plugged it in and it shorted out. I've checked my fuse's they all look good. Do you think that it could be the relay or a ...
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Wrong octane fuel

I have a 2014 Fiat Punto and have been using 92 octane gas. Like many women, I have never read the manual but am now told I should use 95. Should I use what is in the tank before filling with 95 or is ...
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2000 lincoln town car - lower ball joint replacement

The old ball joint that came with the moog lower control arm assembly has a snap ring on it. I am replacing it with a new one from Oreilly's that does not come with a snap ring? My question is: should ...
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How to tell if heim joint is worn (tie rods)?

So I have a Total Chaos aftermarket steering system on my Xterra. It's only seen 2 years of use - mostly as a daily driver with a fair bit of logging road washboard driving. Having some knock in my ...
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Passenger door unlocks the whole car when you pull on handle

It's an Australian 1999 Ford Falcon. The car locks and unlocks fine. Everything runs fine. The only problem is when the car is locked, if you pull on the exterior passenger door handle, the whole car ...
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Humming/grinding noise while at speeds of 25-50mph?

My 2010 Ram 1500 RWD developed a new noise towards the end of a recent 900+ mile trip. There is now a prominent hum that changes pitch with the speed of the vehicle and is loudest from 25-50mph, ...
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2003 GSXR 600 ECU Toast?

So I've been back and forth with why my bike keeps fouling a plug in cylinder 4. Intermittent firing and real poor performance. Motor would shut down while in 4th gear. Sketchy clutch at start, super ...
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2008 Dodge Avenger 4 cylinder

My car sputters when I accelerate and my rpm keeps jumping. I put it on the machine at my mechanic and it doesn't show anything wrong with the car. I checked my motor and transmission and its nothing ...
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(Why) is it dangerous to leave the engine running while refueling?

I searched the web and I searched this Stack exchange and I've only found answers that seem to apply at all times (static electricity is always possible, and the engine doesn't cool THAT much in the ...
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2004 Durango brake light fuse

Fuse for brake lights blew so I replaced it, tapped the brakes the lights worked. I then started it up tapped the brakes again no lights. Checked the fuse. It was blown again. Also when I tap the ...
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Steam coming from driver side around the belt

Car overheats and I drove it around the neighborhood and when I came back and turned it off steam came from the belt area yes they are all tight the guy I bought it from said it needed a thermostat ...
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Window switch works when it wants to

I bought an aftermarket window master switch for a Jeep Liberty it works most of the time when it stops working and all I do is unplug it and plug it back in and it works fine for about a week then ...
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Failed inspection due to rust on rotors?

I'm having my car inspected (VT); its a 2014 BMW 328xi. The dealer is inspecting it and said there is a "heavy amount of rust on the inside of the rear brake rotors," and that they would have to turn ...
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New ish battery, new alternator, battery light stays on (dim)

Battery was replaced 7-8 months ago (Interstate batteries brand) Got new alternator today after car died When picked up, battery light was faintly glowing Mechanic said everything was fine and it's ...
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Pioneer radio not switching off when ignition off

I've just bought a Pioneer DEH-S720DAB to replace an old radio-cassette in my car. The car's existing wiring seems to match the Pioneer's, I just need to plug them into the Pioneer's wiring but when I ...
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01 ford explorer 4.0L dying in mid drive

My wife's 01 explorer 4.0 is dying when a sudden change in RPMS? It starts right back up but going from 70 miles an hour to 50 r so and dies it's kinda scary. Can someone please help?
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Rusty drip rails, high top van fiberglass roof, leaking

Not replacing roof or cutting out rust. What type of sandpaper to clean up drip rails enough to apply flex seal clear only around drip rails? Short on $$, need to stop leaks before rain.
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'94 Kawasaki ZZR600: Electrical issues

first post here, be gentle :) I have an (presumeably) electrical issues with my '94 Kawasaki ZZR600 (ZX6). Two weeks ago, I was ready to go to work when suddenly the bike died on me, all electrical ...
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Random misfires and 2+3 cylinder misfires on 2009 Accord

I have a 2009 Honda Accord 2.4 L. It is reporting random misfires and cylinders 2+3 misfires. There was a thread posted about this same exact problem but was never resolved. Any help would be ...
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temperature gauge too low while the AC is on

I changed my radiator to double cell, after the single cell got leaking. I now noticed that the temperature gauge never goes up to normal gauge whenever I turn on the AC, and the Fan never idles. ...
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Reprogram MB key fob

I have a new key fob for a 2012 MB E-class that I bought from MB for a spare. I am looking to purchase a 2012 MB CL550. Can I get the fob reprogrammed to the CL550?
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Renault Megane 1.6 2000

My car was spewing white smoke and upon opening the bonnet, found oil sprayed all over the engine. Could you advise me what it could be. The oil indicator is not displaying, but when checking the ...
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Why does my OBD2 scanner not reset the errors as well as a mechanics?

My car has an intermittent fault that cannot be fixed. It has been to the garage so many times now and they cannot find the fault. I figure there is no point putting more effort into trying to fix ...
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How to reach roof box attachments?

I'm looking for some advice on attaching a roof box. I've got a roof box that's a few years old, it's passenger side opening and is both long and wide (580 litres if I remember correctly). It uses a "...
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Stuck outer bearing race in motorcycle wheel?

I have the outer race of a bearing stuck in my wheel. I'm out of ideas to get it out, I have tried griding down to relieve the tension and let it pop out with no luck. I have used a tonne of heat also ...
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Modern turbos and oil pressure

One conventional "wisdom" for preventing turbocharger problems has always been to leave the motor running for half a minute or so before turning it off to give the turbo opportunity to spin out while ...
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Subaru 2007 outback with passenger heat problems

My Subaru does not have auto heat, it is manual. When I turn on the heat it works fine on the drivers side and blows cold air on the passenger side.
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Locked out of car due to cold weather

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus SEL that I can not get into. This morning while leaving for work I was unable to open my driver door and thought it might be frozen shut. I tried to get into the passenger ...
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VW Polo tdi 1.5 - oil leakage in air pipe reasons

Oil leakage in pipe between engine and air filter assy .
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Ford focus Radio code

I was doing some maintenance for my ford focus and i eventually took the battery out and the radio is now asking for an unlock code.Can someone help me with my ford focus radio code with the serial ...
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FORD RADIO CODE

I have a C series 6000 CD in a 2006 Ford Fiesta originally sold in the Netherlands. None of the online radio code finder services have worked. Please provide the code so I can unlock my stereo. The ...
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EXHAUST MANIFOLDS

I would like to clean up my rusty cast iron exhaust manifolds. What is the best coating to use after they have been throughly cleaned, ceramic coating, powder coating, or heat resistence paint to ...
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Hyundai i20 2012

I have a Hyundai i20 2012 model. The car started to loose power, like fuel starvation. This morning the car do not want to start. I checked all areas...fuel pump and strainer, all fuses, all ...
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Why do pickups and large SUV's use 4x4 and generally not AWD?

In almost every case I can think of, the larger vehicles with four wheel power are 4x4, and the smaller ones AWD. As far as my experience goes, AWD is much more convenient, and also works at least as ...
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Oil on top layer of coolant Reservoir

So recently when I got an oil change, they checked my other fluids and notified me that there is oil in my coolant... again. Last year, I noticed oil in the coolant and took it to a mechanic, they ...
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Stopping car break in

My ex boyfriend keeps picking my car lock while I'm at work. I work at a strip club and he comes in during the night, unlocks the door so anyone can climb in the car. Since it can happen anytime the ...
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Yamaha Nmax what causes excessive scooter seat vibration?

I have an app that records motorcycle seat vibration and shock. While doing a test run on Yamaha NMax I have observed shock readings from the seat that are inconsistent with the ride quality. The bike ...

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