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Timing control for windows on RX 350

I own an RX 350 and was wondering where the timing of window controls is located on the computer board. By timing I mean when you simply tap the console switch the window or sunroof will open ...
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Audi A3 (BMN engine) 2.0 Tdi 2008 - cold start issues

My Audi has had been a bad cold starter for about 2.5 years at 120,000 approx. It cranks but does not fire up. It is intermittent and random, then sometimes it starts spot on ! April 2017 - I had the ...
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To remove this type of “hard, metallicish” sticker?

My very lucky teen daughter just got a wonderful honest '08 Mustang GT; the black paint work is fair. One of the old dealers left this hideous sticker on it: It's one of "those" stickers - ...
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Can I change all tires to use different sidewall ratio?

So I'm needing new tires, and I'm looking at some times that might better suit my needs, and while they're same width and rim specs, the sidewall ratio is different. Current is 235/50 r18 and the one ...
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Hyundai Ioniq charger: How does it deal with weather?

My carpark is open to elements so should I be worried by elements affecting my plug in cable? Like I would guess with rain it would be fine, but I'm in quebec so does it deal well with -30C ...
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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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Overheated while driving now it won't start

When I opened the hood I saw the radiator cap missing now car won't start...why won't it start
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Will leaking valve seals harm an engine?

I have a Nissan VK45DE engine with some oil consumption issues that I think are leaking valve seals. What harm will come to an engine if used long term with leaking valve seals other than the ...
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2008 Kia Sportage clicking coming from fuse box in engine and the car won’t start

I stopped and got gas got in the car and now it won’t start. Opened the hood and there is clicking from the fuse box.
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Test 3 wire NTK, Bosch O2 sensor signal after heat up, but, not signal. Why?

I have a 1996 Nissan Altima O2 + Catalytic converter not ready. I want make sure O2 sensor really work. Upstream sensor (before CAT) work by measuring voltage when heated up with torch. Downstream ...
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Cleaning mold from windows

This been a quite humid winter here in Finland, and temps have been going over and below zero a lot of times. Something, that at least in the area were I live wasn't common. I just notice than some ...
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VW JETTA transmission

I have a 2012 VW Jetta SEL 2.5L car. I changed out my transmission fluid- I used a BOSCH product- Ravenol T-W8-1L ATF fluid. Due to an error of mine- about 1 Quart of AFT fluid leaked out and I need ...
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Can Maaco do exact/close to exact colors from auto dealers?

I’m looking to get a paint job from Maaco, and I really like the “destroyer grey” dodge offers from 2017-2020, can Maaco match this paint code without being thousands of dollars? They quoted me at $...
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Does this sidewalk damage require a new tire? [closed]

Would anyone recommend getting a replacement tire or four new tires? All of the tires are at 75% still on a 29k mike Corolla. I believe I hit a bad pothole as there is no curb damage. 215-45 17 ...
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Battery acid clean up

I was carrying a battery in the floorboard of the backseat area of the car. I was going to return it to be disposed in a week. In the meantime, it tipped over and a good amount of the battery acid ...
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2005 Malibu stuck in park

I have a 2005 Malibu. The gear-stick is stuck in park. I've tried using brute force to get the gear-stick to shift, but it won't move. What's the cause/fix?
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2005 Jeep Cherokee key transponder issue linking to fuel

I currently have a 2005 Jeep Cherokee 2.8D in the workshop. It seems as though there is a communication error between the key and its transponder. The ignition turns on and the engine turns over, ...
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Toyota Auris 2008 low beam only works with high beam on

Low beam seemed to work 1/4 times for a couple of days then stopped working. At the moment what I've figured out is: Low beam bulbs are okay, if you pull the light lever towards yourself for the flash ...
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2004 Acura TSX. Locating a missing unplugged wire under hood?

Bought a used Acura and I was looking under the hood and found this unplugged wire. It's orange and right behind the fuse. It's bunched up with other wires. Is it just and extra cable that doesn't ...
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Stuck heater plug

my car was having a difficulties with starting early in the morning so i traced the problem and thought it was definitely heater plugs as these are the major problem with diesel engines and cold start ...
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08 chevy suburban 1500 passenger airbag light is on and said it is disabled

I hav e a 2008 chevy suburban 1500 . The passenger airbag light is on and said is disabled, i have notice a wire like a usb connector cable that is hanging out of the glove compartment but i can not ...
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A/C relay bypassed with jumper, compressor turned on but clutch quickly got hot and smelly

I removed the relay and bypassed the relay with a jumper wire, added coolant with the wire on, compressor sucked some in but within a minute the clutch got super hot, had to turn off engine. Very ...
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Will a motor scooter leak when tilted at 45°

My family is moving and the movers loaded our Honda Ruckus into the truck with the front wheel raised to make a 45° angle. Could this cause any fluids to leak?
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What to do with a new lone tyre?

Someone gave me a totally new 215/70/R15 tyre and I am wondering if I should throw it away, give it somewhere or sell it? What can I do with it? Can people in the industry take lone tyres and sell ...
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AC clutch plate on and off

My ac was not working so I installed a new ac pulley, clutch plate, and coil. Now it seems to be working fine again. I notice, however, that the clutch plate engages and disengages fairly regularly (...
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Can i use different brand calipers for the front brake calipers

I need to replace the front brake calipers but can find the same brand as the rear. Does this affect the car in any way or should i keep on looking for the same brand.
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Tapping engine noise, but only with load and only for short time

2003 Toyota Rav4. 4 cylinder, 145k miles. Recently started making a ticking noise. Noise only happens on startup and for about 15 minutes and ONLY when under load. So, start the car and fast idle ...
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Is the date on the oil sticker very important?

I'm trying to balance coronavirus with following my oil sticker. We are mostly staying at home and not driving much to avoid coronavirus, so our mileage is still slightly under the mileage on the ...
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Damaged sidewall - is this safe or should i replace?

I had a deflating tire. Took it off and found bubble on inner sidewall so decided to replace. Bought one online-used. Had it put on and found sidewall had some rubberized glue on it. Now that the ...
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Heatpipe in Motor shaft

I stumbled across this Tesla Patent for a Heatpipe in the electric motor's rotor shaft in order to get the Heat out of the Rotor. Does anyone know if Tesla is actually using this Technology in one of ...
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2001 Maxima starts but won't stay running

I have a 2001 Nissan Maxima 3.0L V6 that starts no problem but dies almost immediately. If I give it gas as I start it and hold the idle around 1500-2000 for a few seconds, then ease off, it will stay ...
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Ford Focus (06 Diesel) wouldn't start, now does

My Ford Focus want starting this morning or yesterday evening - turning over fine just not firing up. I was about to tow it to a mechanic but this evening, my wife tried it, still wouldn't work, ...
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How can an oil plug just fall out after three months and 3,000 miles and the car has just 35,000 miles on it, 2014 Ford Escape

We had an oil change done at a quick lube type shop. After nearly 3 months and 3,000 miles driven, the oil drain plug fell out, resulting in blowing up the entire engine. There was no oil leakage or ...
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Will my car pass emissions if all monitors pass scanner except EVAP monitor

I had toyota remove a P code off my 2010 1.8L corolla after a repair. I need to pass emissions in Arizona in the next 2 weeks. I went to AZ and they let me borrow the scanner so I plugged it and ALl ...
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What does the “HD” stand for in SAE HD-30 oil?

I'm not sure if this is still the SAE 30 oil. Does the "HD" stand for "Heavy Duty" or High Detergent? Thank you!
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Why would you need a crank sensor if you had a cam sensor?

The only thing I can come up with is timing belt / chain flex which can cause a very small amount of timing difference. I guess they could detect if the belt was put on wrong, skipped a tooth, ...
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Blower Motor Resistor Smells Like Toaster When on Low speeds

I recently replaced the front blower motor resistor board on my 1995 Suburban. All speeds work fine, but on the two lowest speeds, I smell a toaster smell that is almost certainly coming from hot ...
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List of sensors on cars

Over the years, I have gone from being frightened to performing repairs involving sensors to feeling like sensors are my best friends. They greatly reduce the guesswork necessary in repairing a car, ...
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2.5L Subaru 2013 Forester oil consumption

bought 2013 Subaru in 2014 had 22,000 plus miles at 53,00 plus I noticed it would take a quart of oil once awhile now I have 67,000 miles and I'am putting a quart in every 2,000 miles. The car has ...
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Turn Signal Malfunction [2010 Ford Escape Hybrid]

I have a 2010 Ford Escape Hybrid about a month back my right turn signal started to turn on randomly while the turn signal was in the neutral position. When this occurs turning the signal to the left ...
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What is this inlet part on a lawnmower muffler?

I have noticed a small box on the bottom of the muffler on a Mountfield SV150 lawnmower engine. Inside is a reed valve set up as inlet only and a small filter grill. What is the purpose of this part? ...
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No clutch fluid moves from the reservoir to the master cylinder during bleeding

When I do the clutch fluid bleeding to my Nissan Maxima 96, I can push the fluid out of the slave valve. However, I don't see any fluid move from the reservoir into the master cylinder when I press ...
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Temperature gauge goes down when I drive for a distance, but is usually in the middle driving in town

My Volkswagen Passat V6 temperature gauge, or coolant gauge goes from normal (the needle is in the middle), then as I'm driving the gauge goes down in temperature (toward the cooler part of the gauge)....
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Normal AC refrigerant pressure range?

Long story short: the ac of my 2013 Rogue is not working and I am in the process of eliminating various possibilities. One of these is the amount of refrigerant in the system. Hence my question: With ...
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Nissan Rogue AC Compressor Question

I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The ac is not working and I am attempting to fix it by replacing the ac clutch, pulley, and coil. There is something I don't grasp about how the ac compressor works. My ...
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Can i save matte/foggy clear coat?

So I tried to paint the fender on my "beater" car. No requirements for it to look perfect and I did it mostly for learning. So the end result is not the best because there is no shine for ...
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50cc sinnis street moped revs but does not move

So basically I just had an issue with my moped. I was riding it when it suddenly wobbled and stopped. When it stopped it didn't turn off it was on but when I reved it it didn't move, am suspecting the ...
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Engine performance

On a straight four diesel engine Can you replace some pistons bearings and leave other unchanged , Will that have any negative effects on the performance of the engine
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2014 Passat sounds louder than before

I have a 2014 VW Passat 2.5L I bought it used last year. It was super quiet and great to drive when i bought it. It has close to 80000 km on it. The past few months I had i sitting in the garage not ...
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara engine swap

My friend is selling his 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3960cc car at a good price. I was wondering if is possible to swap the petrol engine with a 2007 Jeep Patriot 2.0 CRD engine. Thank you!

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