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How can an A/C system consume coolant when in use?

I drive a 2007 Subaru Outback. Recently, I've noticed that when I use the air conditioning, my coolant level drops ever so slightly. The rate of loss seems to be related to the amount of time the A/C ...
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very bad gas mileage in a brand new german car

I bought a brand new 2008 Jetta SE (2.5L petrol engine, automatic transmission, 21mpg city, 29mpg highway) in May 2008, which had under 200 miles on it. I immediately within a week drove it from ...
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2002 Ford ZX2 A/C compressor turns off when engine is warmed up, but works fine when engine is cold

Observations: A/C and compressor work fine when starting car for the first time for the day A/C and compressor stayed working fine when idling 5-10 minutes A/C and compressor work fine for a few ...
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High rpm on neutral but flatting the gas pedal while on D doesn't increase the rpm

Lately and before this problem occurs I have started hearing some noises when the rpm gets to 3k ~ 4k when accelerating on the first gear, my car is automatic but I hear that noise only when starting ...
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Towing a rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral

Can you tow a automatic rear wheel drive vehicle in neutral with the engine running without damaging the transmission? For a short distance.
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Did I damage ignition switch, could it already have been bad, how to avoid in future?

I recently asked Is my ignition switch cleaning ok? and answers said the switch is probably faulty as copper has been revealed. My question is did I do this, could it have been avoided or was it ...
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Help with defective ignition switch?

Civic coupe vti 1999. Car has been stalling recently and am thinking it’s due to an ignition switch. I had recently swapped a previously faulty ignition switch with one from a breakers. I assume it’s ...
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Help with odd start/no start car

Honda civic vti 1999. Car kept cutting out immediately on starting. At one point we noticed that if you held the ignition on the third position and the starter motor would keep making noise(...
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Finding TDC with a screwdriver.. what if screwdriver gets stuck?

I was performing a leak down test on a chevy vortec 4.3L V6. In order to find TDC on the #3 cylinder, I stuck a screwdriver down the spark plug hole and slowly turned the crank pulley with a wrench. ...
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Is anybody able to diagnose anything from these Live Data Reports ? Car has loss of power and black smoke

Photo's attached Ford Ranger 2015 XLT 3.2L 4x4 Diesel Automatic Currentl experiencing power loss and hesitation as well as black smoke out the exhaust
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95 Acura Integra ABS dashboard indicator

A red dash "ABS" indicator is lit. I am assuming that an electrical measurement is taken and it is 'out of band' (tolerance). What exactly is measured? Fluid level? Position? Pressure? ...
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How to avoid breaking rusty bolts?

Recently I've been dealing with some bolts that broke when I tried to disassemble part of the brakes on my car. Soon I'll also have to do the same service on the other side, and I also need to change ...
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Missing fuse cause of no A/C?

2011 Hyundai Accent I don't know much about cars, so I'd like someone to tell me if this missing fuse could be causing the AC to not activate. It's already been to a mechanic, so I assume they checked,...
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Courses of action after having started to strip the threading on a bolt

I over-tightened the following bolt on my metering assembly. The bolt now looks like this — you'll notice that it isn't too damaged but I've certainly done some damage. I am tempted to simply order ...
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How to ensure I am buying an torx key for automotive repair?

I am assuming torx key and star tip key are the same thing. I bought a torx key set from leyland to undo some torx screws on car however they did not work. Mechanic then used a ratchet with torx ...
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What type of screw is this, How to remove this screw?

When trying to remove this screw I used a torx key set however it did not work. Mechanic thenused his own extension on a ratchet and it did work. From the comment in this answer How to ensure I am ...
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Maintenance - Battery charging under abnormal low-usage conditions

Background Due to the recent coronavirus lockdown, my car hasn't been getting the mileage it's been used to. For reference, it's a 2007 Mercedes E280, with the 3.0L 6-cylinder turbo-diesel & 7-...
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Why does the rear suspension compress when the e brake is applied, but not when the foot brakes are replied?

The title explains the question fairly well. The rear suspension also dips when power is applied (in the case of launch control). Does this phenomenon occur on independent suspensions, and why exactly ...
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How to find out if my car AC needs extra oil and how much to top up?

My car AC has been dead for a couple of years now and I was wondering the following things: How could that affect the AC oil level? Is there anything I should be worried about considering my AC ...
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Is is possible to mimic drive by wire on a 1998 Jeep Cherokee using servos and other motors

I have access to a 1998 Cherokee that is being used as a test bed for various learning projects. It's only intended to be driven in a test area .. I believe it will not pass state inspection as is. ...
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07 3.8l Chrysler Town and Country Stalls when accelerating

I'm looking at purchasing a Mini van that has pretty good mileage on it. Only 80k but has the issue I described in the title. The codes read "Mass airflow sensor, Throttle body Position sensor&...
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Jumpy/laggy Throttle

Hello I have an issue with my throttle response in 1st and 2nd gear until around 2500rpm,I accelerate and a constant rate and is sluggish until 2500rpm then it jolts the power/ response back to normal ...
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Can I change a regular tire rather than a spare tire on a Hyundai Santa Fe (limited 2012)?

I got a flat tire on my Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Limited. I am no way a mechanical but still wondering if I can change a tire by myself. I looked up a few videos online and they just teach you how to ...
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Diagnosing buzzing / grinding sound

95 Acura integer makes a plastic buzzing sound for 15-60 seconds after startup. Sound eventually stops. Sound is originating from white box: The goal is to understand the cause of the sound and ...
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Did this crack develop from cowl panel removal?

About a week ago I removed the cowl/scuttle panel for cleaning under the area. In the process I used a flat head to pick some clips up and when putting the cowl back due to bonnet being in may way I ...
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The wrong control arm for my 2002 Honda Civic?

I have a Civic Hatchback produced in Great Britain in 2001 (living in France). Since I replaced the control arms in 2014 I have had strange problems: I needed to install a washer between the ...
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Does cat removal disable check engine light?

If you remove the cat I imagine the ecu would have been reprogrammed to make it ignore o2 sensors readings? If so would this be considered a remap? When Changing the ecu in this way would it cause ...
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Downsizing rims from 14“ to 13”, what is the optimal tire size?

My car: Suzuki Celerio (EU/India) / Alto (Asia) 2010 mdl. Hi, I'm downsizing from a r14 rim size to a r13. Current tire size is 155/65/r14 and that is the OEM size. My current rim spec is 14x5.5 et38 ...
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weather causing power loss

Why would my engine lose power when the weather temperature gets warmer. While driving the vehicle will not have as much power when it gets warm or hot.
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In an automatic transmission, what decides to change gears? [duplicate]

So say there is an automatic transmission in a car. Is there a computer inside the transmission that decides to change gears, or is there a computer in the car that tells the transmission to change ...
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New battery no start

One of week of extremely cold my Honda CRV 2014 battery died and I changed it with new one but the car neither started nor light or click it. I haven’t seen any problem before. Is there any suggestion ...
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Why are oil changes made more difficult by filter location, undertray, etc? [closed]

Why can't they make it easier to change oil? I would like for it to be as easy as filling the car with gas... so that you don't need to take off a stupid brush guard (or need a wrench at all) and ...
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Installed new battery not start [duplicate]

My Honda CR-V never have been any wrong or issues before. One week of extremely cold weather my battery died and I changed it with new one but no start, no light, no click at all. What shall I do ...
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Cross threaded hole on seat rail of VW. How to get the original size screw back in? [duplicate]

So long story short, someone managed to cross thread one of the seat rail bolts while removing and reinstalling the seats. They then simply tapped a larger hole and used a larger bolt to fix the ...
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Why would overheating relays cause problems when trying to start a car?

I have a 2005 Honda Civic. At some point in the last 6 months, I have had trouble starting it (intermittently). It would crank as long as I tried, but the car won't start. Most occurrences occur when ...
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Dashboard indicator comes up with key exclamation sign

Recently, a indicator light started to come up in my Toyota Vitz (yaris) 2007. Following is the indicator sign. This indicator comes up in an irregular pattern. Most of the time, the indicator comes ...
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Strange ticking noise on Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI

I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005. There is a strange ticking noise coming somewhere from under the hood and as it seems it starts and is mostly noticeable when I press on the clutch. This noise ...
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Hard top radiator hose soft bottom hose [duplicate]

I've been investigating my friends Xterra overheating issue and noticed that after idling for a while the top radiator hoses was rock hard while the bottom one was much softer. Could this be an ...
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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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Little/no charging but alternator and battery test good

For the past few months, and seemingly getting progressively worse, I've had a charging problem: both battery and alternator test good (checked via charger with alternator test mode and higher-end ...
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Instrument cluster swap between a 96 BMW Z3 and a 96 BMW E36 318i?

I recently got an instrument cluster replacement off eBay for a 1996 318i for a friend. The link has been provided below. But something I noticed is that the E36 318i has a MPG gauge while the cluster ...
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Brake Caliper play

2011 Nissan XTrail T31 Diesel, 110kw. Service guy changed the brake pads yesterday and now there's a vibration when braking slowly at low speeds. Brakes hold fine in other situations. I've driven the ...
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What part of the headlight is this called?

Hi there. There is a light bulb in the very top right hand corner of this light and I dont know what it would be called as it isn't classed as a headlight Any help would be appreciated
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Does brake bleeding order matter on vehicles with ABS and stability control?

A few of my cars have four-line brake systems with ABS and stability control. Does the order in which the brakes are bled really matter? The lines appear to be entirely independent downstream of the ...
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Tire-pressure on Toyota Vitz 2012

I have a Toyota Vitz from 2012 and i want to know what the air pressure is for its tires, the only information the car has are in this picture, and all the manuals i search for are in japanese.
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Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil

An image for reference: Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have ...
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I have a 1998 Jeep Wrangler, 2.5L. What kind of brakes are in my vehicle?

I believe I have disc brakes in the front. Is it drum brakes in the back?
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Can you mix black oil caued by poor air fuel ration with new oi?

Every time I used to drain and add oil it would quickly turn black. That was most probably because i've been driving with a faulty o2 sensor and apparently the air fuel ration due to this is one ...
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All-Wheel Drive/ 4WD system

Time has come to clear things out... I would like to know the difference between a center differential and a transfer case. I know that a transfer case engages the front axle with the rear axle in 4H ...
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Fuel hose leak after inactive for a while

Car was sitting for a while (3 months) in severe heat, this pipe cracked due to age, heat and being dry. It works fine but is leaking quite badly. What is the type of piping required here? Would I ...

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