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Why are valve covers made of plastic if they warp?

I just brought my 2016 Honda CRV into the mechanic for an oil change and transmission fluid flush. The mechanic did some other checks and told me that my valve cover has warped and needs to be ...
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Idle mixture, or idle throttle stop?

This particular situation is related to a motorcycle (1986 rebel 450) but I see myself encountering this problem occasionally and I'd like to understand at a conceptual level how to work through it. ...
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How do you properly care for your rocker panels if you're hand-washing your car using a shammy?

How do you properly care for your rocker panels if you're hand-washing your car using a shammy? To do this job and avoid premature rocker-panel rust an ordinary garden hose seems to be missing an ...
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Suzuki Swift 2021 1.2 Hybrid - Strange Knocking Sound?

Im driving 2021 Suzuki Swift Hybrid, the moment i got out of the dealership with 0km, the engine started to produce strange knocking sound but only when the car is warmed up, when its cold its great. ...
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Small engine Problem (Builds Head Pressure that Prevents Rotatation)

The engine of concern is a 224cc CHP OHV small engine (Champion Generator), I can pull the rope and within a few pulls, the engine builds pressure that prevents me from being able to further rotate ...
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Could getting the front brakes and rotors done can that cause them to get bad again within 3 months?

Three months ago my brakes were bad and every time I turned the wheel, it made a screeching sound. I had to get brakes and rotors replaced. Due to finances, I had to just do the front set. Now 3 ...
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Could my head gasket have blown after minor overheat?

I have a Mazda 3 2010 with only 100k miles, I bought it a couple of months ago, I was driving to college and I noticed that the red temperature light was blinking so I pulled over in less than 30 ...
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What is the difference between a 2 stroke and 4-stroke engine?

I just wanted to know that what are the major differences in 4 stroke engine or in 2 stroke engine. The only difference I know is that a 4-stroke engine goes through four stages, or two complete ...
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2000 Peugeot 206 can't make it up steep hills

long term reader first time asker. Wondering if I could pick the brains of those with far more car knowledge than myself. My situation is this: I drive a 2000 Peugeot 206 with around 140k miles on it. ...
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Why aren't cars built with two or more ECTS sensors [closed]

Why don't cars come equipped with two engine coolant temperature sensors so the ECU can detect false ECTS readings-inaccurate readings but within system range. I'm aware of cars that come with one ...
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Brake pedal stiff to press and stays stuck down

Durango 2000 been just sitting for atleast a year. Brake pedal is stiff band stays down after pushing. You can pull it back up with foot. Brakes work but just hard to push but don’t return!
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How to electrically test Diamond FK0140 coil packs?

I have rust on my Subaru's coil on plug packs so thought to test resistance of the primary and secondary windings for all 6 coils to check for any inconsistencies. These are the Diamond FK0140 with a ...
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Mercedes-Benz 2008 C350. Turning the steering wheel left or right is stuck

Mercedes-Benz 2008 C350 The vehicle moves forward and backwards no problem. When trying to turn left or right turn it is very very hard.
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Will applying sealant regularly extend the life of a 12 year old vehicle?

I'm driving a 2012 Chevy Cruze with only 160 000 kilometers on it, and in pretty good shape rust wise, as we've been doing undercoating consistently every year. However, it does have quite a few ...
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Can I estimate the health of an old lead-acid battery by its rest open-circuit voltage at full charge?

Cars today use lead-acid batteries for the starting/lighting/ignition system. Hybrid vehicles that start the engine by a high-voltage battery do the same except for starting. Similarly, many electric ...
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Calculating engine air intake per minute

Hi guys i tried to calculate the amount of air liters per minute that an engine consume , so the engine is a V8 diesel 15L max rpm 3000. The 15L displacement is the total size so 15/8 = 1.875 L/minute ...
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How do I check the correct oil level in 2016 Equinox 3.6L V6?

I have synthetic Dexos1 and check every few months in the morning before I start the car for the first time but it is a struggle because I do not understand the manual's description. The manual says &...
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Custom exhaust EGR hose replacement

I had a custom exhaust slapped together on my car several years ago. Recently, it started running badly. I noticed that the rubber hose connecting the catalytic converter to what I believe is the EGR ...
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Different tyre manufactures on each wheel

I just bought a used car. When I inspected it, it still had winter tyres and the seller said he would find some summer tyres for it. Now I noticed that the summer tyres are not the all same brand. ...
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Insurance company asking me to pay more than car is worth for repairs

My car is in the garage after I smashed the valance. When they took the it off to replace it, they cannot now fix it back on because the area it was fixed to has rusted and there is nothing to fix it ...
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outside fuel tank door does not lock

I have 2011 Honda CRZ and the gas door does not lock. It seems that dingy thing shown in the picture is broken and I have no idea what is it called so I can search for that part. Can someone please ...
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Can the trigger voltage to pin 85 of the Novita Part # RL44 solid state relay be sourced from pin 30 through an off/on switch?

I have wired pin 30 directly to a 12 volt battery (thru a breaker). The output from pin 87 is connected to a motor speed controller (PWM). After turning on the circuit, the PWM buzzed for a split ...
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Carbureted Motorcycle Engine doesn't start when hot

As the title says, I'm working on a vintage motorcycle that cannot be started by cranking when the engine is hot - I'm able to start it however by rolling downhill (engage the clutch after getting ...
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2005 Scion tC- Vehicle idles briefly at 1500 when braking, gradually drops to 1000 rpm. Is this normal?

Seems kind of high, even though it does eventually drop back down to 1000 rpm after a few seconds. Warm or cold makes no difference. 137 k miles. What could be the cause?
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2000 Ford F150,,parasitic drain question

What causes the radio to come on when reconnecting the battery? Also what could cause a 9.29 amp parasitic drain when parked and all accessories are off? Any replies are greatfull.
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Is this what a bad blower motor sounds like on a 2014 Ford Escape?

I have a 2014 Escape and the blower sounds like the video below. https://photos.app.goo.gl/MCN2MmGPNyair5Rb9 If you don't watch the video, it sounds a little like a 2-stroke motor in the dash and the ...
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Why does my car make a squeak/pump sound when I’m giving it gas?

2011 Impreza Outback sport with 4EAT. Changed radiator and spark plug wires then this noise came. Was told it was trans so swapped it with a used trans and it’s still there. Happens in both drive/...
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What parts replaced Honda Civic 9th Gen Rear coil springs 52446-TR0-A12 and 52441-TR0-A12?

The parts on hondapartsnow.com that correspond to my rear left and right coil springs are, 52446-TR0-A12 - LEFT 52441-TR0-A12 - RIGHT However, I can't find these online anywhere? Did Honda change the ...
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1999 Toyata Camry AC works great half the time

Just recently my air conditioner decided it work when it want to. It will work when I first start the car for an indefinite amount of time blowing nice cold air, but then it will cut off showing a ...
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Can a portable jump starter drain my car battery if being used for something else?

I’ve recently went to my dealership to take a look at my battery that I purchased not that long ago and was still under warranty. Well person says that what’s draining my battery is my dash camera, ...
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Are Code Readers able to Detect Timestamps?

The 2019 Van with around 90,000 miles on it was in the repair shop for past 4months cause it was in a wreck. After gettin it back I noticed it wasn’t running good and was acting up pressing the gas ...
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Do (modern) ICE cylinder walls build a patina that unusually consumes engine oil during the break-in period?

I appreciate the possibility that newer internal combustion engines (ICEs) burn more oil throughout their life. This appears to be partly due to using lower viscosity oils (which are being specified ...
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Same side multiple misfire jeep liberty 3.7 troubleshoot

All three cylinders misfire at the same time on the same side. What’s the reasoning?
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2002 Mazda Tribute - where do I attach the speed detection circuit wire?

Pioneer dmh w2770nex radio install into 2002 Tribute. I'm using a metra wiring harness, I have two wires left...speed detection circuit and the parking brake on/off (light green wire). Where do I ...
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What is this part for my flare making jig/tool

Getting ready to soak my flare-making tool in some vinegar to clean up the rust. I have the clamp too but it's painted and does not need fixing. My question is: What is the thing I'm holding here used ...
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I'm losing power in high gears

I have power in 1,2,3rd great but when go into 4,5 gears fella like losing all the power goes high revs and loses spread any heap much appreciated
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What happens when I shift gears without pressing the clutch in a manual transmission while the car is running?

Is it OK to change gear without pressing down the clutch when the car is running ? Does it damage or wear anything? Just wanted to know what actually happen to the car.
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2012 Chevy Malibu brake light issue

2012 Chevy Malibu LT 2.4L has no brake lights. When the engine is off, the rear hazards are dim. Engine on and there is no lights in the back. Remove one sided pig tail, the other gets brighter. I've ...
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2011 Honda CRZ - Check IMA System Alert

I have had Check IMA System light/warning coming up frequently on my 2011 Honda CRZ. The thing is that it goes away for few days and comes back again. There is no pattern here. I tried to read the ...
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Car dies at a stop sign?

2019 dodge gran caravan with 75000 miles. I drove up to a stop sign and stopped. It seems to shut off. Turned it off and back on and it worked. Starting to get concerned the transmission is going bad. ...
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Automatic car just stalled while trying to park and now just cracking not won't start

2021Kia Seltos petrol DCT with ~20K km. Just stalled on me when I was trying to park after driving it for 30km. It was just cracking but not moving. So, turned off the engine and tried to restart. It ...
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Grease Won't Go through Zerk Fittings

I'm trying to grease the idler arm and idler arm bracket made by Precision. But when I squeeze the gun, grease oozes out of the end of the hose instead of going into the zerk fitting for neither the ...
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Replacing metal fuel line with braided hose - Need 1/2 and 7/16 fittings for pump and carb

I changed a fuel pump (mechanical mounted below the alternator) on an IH V-345 motor with a 2bbl carb. The carb has a 7/16 inlet and the fuel pump has a 1/2 inlet, both are female. EDIT: Here is the ...
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Wiring broke off under hood — What did it do?

2010 Silverado 1500 This wire was hanging by a thread from the bolt circled in red (under the hood, below the windsheild, driver's side). The wire broke off when I touched it. What did the other end ...
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What is a reground component/part?

I recently came across this reground terminology for parts over here https://www.raxles.com/noregrind.aspx. This is a concept that is new to me. What is a reground part exactly? Is it just something ...
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AC works only on idle

I have a 2002 Ford Escape, six cylinders, 4WD. The air conditioner works great when I am going under 20 MPH. It works less between 20 and 40 MPH. After 40, it does not cool down at all. It has nothing ...
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Brake disks corrosion around the contours of the brake pads after the car was stationary for 2 months outside

I left my Mercedes W210 outside for 2 months without driving it (only driven it once per month). It had been raining. There is a corrosion around the place where the brake pads had contact with the ...
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Spongey Felt Like Dust Cover Instead of Dust Boot in Idler Arm for 2003 Hummer H2

I want to replace the idler arm. The new idler arm I bought made by Precision has this instead of a dust boot. Could I use this or do I need a dust boot?
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2018 Kia Sportage won't stay on

2018 Kia Sportage - New Fuel pump, new spark plugs, new throttle body and the car will still not stay going unless you have your foot on the gas pedal...No vacuum leaks transmission seems fine. I am ...
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Storing moped or high performance motorcycle outdoors

Is it not an issue to keep a moped or high performance sports super bike outdoors in the driveway or street like we do with cars? Will the motorcycle not get damaged from rain sun etc? Cars don’t ...
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