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I have a 2008 ford escape. When accelerating at around 18mph it had a severe vibration that feels like it's coming from the rear

I have a 2008 Ford Escape. When accelerating at around 18 mph it had a severe vibration that feels like it is coming from the rear end. It goes away once you go past 20 mph. I've checked tires and ...
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A/C: Why does the LOW-side pressure *increase* when the compressor runs?

My heater badly needed replacement (leaking a fine mist of coolant inside the cabin), the A/C hadn't held a charge for years, and they're both in the same box that's a pain to get to and you have to ...
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Ford figo warm starting issue duratorq 1.4 2011

I have a 2011 Ford figo duratorq 1.4 , and the car is having warm starting issues . In the morning it starts without any effort , but when I go on a drive and stop . If I have driven for long enough, ...
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What happens to the oil inside the oil pan when you park your car in 40% slope? Does the oil come into contact with oil pan gasket materials? Harmful? [closed]

I want to know at what percentage of slope, engine oil touches oil pan gasket material? Is it harmful for the gasket?
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Confirmation of coolant valve on a Ford Focus

I'm prepping a radiator coolant change on a 2014 Ford Focus, and would like to confirm if the valve with a 1/2" diameter pipe shown in the picture is the one that needs to be turned to release ...
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2007 Toyota Camry Shaking

I have a 07 3.5 v6 with 213k miles on it. Recently the car started shaking when I got to about to about 60. I had been driving it for about 20 minutes and it didn't shake before at that speed. It ...
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can I trickle charge a spare car battery (located inside the car) from the cigar lighter port while driving?

I keep a car parked in a lot in another state. I get out there every few months or so. The battery under the hood sometimes is dead due to the small system draws while the vehicle sits idle for a ...
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Coolant still disappears and overheating after head gasket change

I have a 1997 toyota Tacoma 2wd. I had the head gasket replaced. I'm still loosing coolant. Then I was told to replace the thermostat, still loosing coolant. Someone else told me to replace the ...
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Special considerations for drilling into trim plastic?

I'm trying to install some cargo nets in the trunk of my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Although that the nets are not listed as compatible with the 2018 and later, I have found many reports of people ...
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How would you create a stencil for use on a car?

I've never painted cars before. I painted a lot of models when I was a kid so I know some of the concepts. With respect to all the steps for painting the car I will watch the appropriate tutorials ...
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What is a point of contact to measure the live (red) electric cable?

The car starts fine in the morning. Since the battery has signs of leakage, I remove it in the afternoon, and put a new one, with a factory sticker indicating it was made two months ago. There is no ...
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Just what is vapor lock, does it have anything to do with the fuel pump?

Just what is vapor lock and how do I fix it? I have a 2005 Nissan Altima SL 2.5l and after replacing a leaking radiator, hoses, clamps and thermostat it's still running hot! Someone said it was vapor ...
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2005 Nissan Altima 4cyl 2.5l Overheating

2005 Nissan Altima 2.5l replaced leaking radiator, thermostat, hoses and clamps car is still running hot, any suggestions? Just bought the car! I'm towing it to the Nissan Dealership tomorrow for ...
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2003 honda civic ex coupe

Ok so ive replaced water pump along with timing belt thermostat radiator head gasket fans but the only thing with the head gasket is i didnt take it to the machine shop to see where it couldve been ...
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1994 Ford Aspire: Different computer for automatic vs manual?

This is a 1994 Ford Aspire (prior to OBD II, fortunately). It has a simple 3-speed automatic with no computer controls. It needs to pass smog, so I can't just gut the emission controls, and my "...
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lift one side of a vehicle with ramps

I've been looking at lots of ramp safety/proper use articles but they all seem focus on lifting the front of the vehicle. On a vehicle with enough clearance to use a ramp at the rear tires, is there ...
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Vibration and Brake Issues in Bajaj Dominar 400 UG motorcycle

I have a Bajaj Dominar UG-2019 motorcycle which I have riden for around 6000 Kms. I have been noticing that it vibrates a lot between ~3000 and ~5000 RPM and vibration reaches to footpegs and ...
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2003 Alero /highway /rpms

I have 2003 Oldsmobile Alero, it runs at around 4000 rpm doing 55 and at 70 its close to 5000, i know this isn't normal.Is it not shifting correctly? I haven't noticed any issues with the transmission....
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No crank, no click

I had a 2010 scion xb, no crank no click but everything is working and the only blinking message is the picture of steering wheel with this symbol ( ! ) on the side of it. Please advise, thank you.
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Power Steering leaks oil on my 98 Honda accord 2.3L

power steering oil leaks and makes noise when I turn the steering wheel. Can anyone suggest what it could be?
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One LOUD bang from underneath front driver side, and then rattling sound over bumps [closed]

I was driving on smooth stretch of paved road about 20-25 mph and i heard a really loud metallic bang from underneath the front drivers side. Scared the bejeezus out of me... And soon after that i ...
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Cabin Air Filter door on a 2011 Corolla [duplicate]

I bought a 2011 Corolla and found out the cabin filter door is missing. Would not having it on cause very little air to come out of the floor, dash and defrost outlets?
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Ride-On Mower only cranking once when starting

I have a Husqvarna TS 242 with a Briggs and Stratton 40N877-0016-G1 engine that I'm having some trouble with. My suspicion is something with the electricals - here's what I'm seeing. After a few weeks ...
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Was there a vehicle ( concept vehicle ? ) that looked like the 1994 Toyota RAV4 2-Door, between 1970-1983? [closed]

Was there a vehicle ( concept vehicle ? ) that looked like the 1994 Toyota RAV4 2-Door ( closed cabin / not convertible ), between 1970-1983 ? I assume I am looking for a concept model which was built ...
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When adding third party accessories, does it matter if I ground them at the same point as existing wiring?

I'm looking at add a hard-wired dashcam to my vehicle. I have the fuse tap ready (And appropriately guarded for now) and am looking at the ground for the hard wire kit. I got in near the fusebox and ...
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Battery drain, even disconnected

So, I have been having issues with the car starting of late. Battery died randomly, got RAC out said battery was fine just dead. Jumped it and all was OK for 2 weeks. Then awake to it dead again, then ...
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Chevy Cruze 2011 ABS light on

The ABS light came on and not go away, then after reaching 20km/h the stability control came on too. Does this will be a risk while driving in summer?. The car seems to work ok in terms of brakes. ...
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Fuel Resistant Plastics

The environment inside the fuel tank sounds pretty bad when considering saturated petrol vapour. In tank electric pumps are common these days. What sort of plastic should the wire be made from? What ...
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missed oil changes

due to covid and other circumstances, I failed to have my oil changed last year on my newish car. totally my fault and I understand I have caused myself a ton of money here, but just want a second or ...
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How can I open my thermostat cover which is stuck due to using too much gasket maker material?

I have to replace my thermostat with a new one. I have removed all the bolts of thermostat cover in my car but the gasket maker material has caused the thermostat housing and thermostat cover to stick ...
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Do I need to flush the engine out if I put blue devil head gasket sealer in it

I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero and I'm trying to find out if I need to and or what I need to use to flush out the engine block where I poured in blue devil head gasket sealer into the oil area.
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Odourless, invisible fumes in cabin

I have a deisel 2012 Volvo C30. Previously, I could smell fumes coming into the cabin and I got it fixed. I cannot smell anything but I am still concerned I might be getting fumes inside because if I ...
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What kind of carpet should i use to replace the old one in my car?

I own a 1996 Mitsubishi L300/Delica and the carpet is all worn out. Should i use a special type of carpet or i can even use carpets for homes?
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Does drilling a hole in thermostat affect engine temperature during cruising speed? (Please read my explanations before answering)

I want to drill a tiny hole in my thermostat to help get rid of the air which is trapped behind the thermostat after replacing my coolant. Unfortunately, my car has only one bleeding screw which is ...
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2009 Corolla LE 1.8L emission monitors not ready

I live in southern California and over a month ago had the car battery replaced. I did some normal driving (275 miles) before the smog check. The smog check report states that the O2S and the CAT ...
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Dipstick Covered with Oil

I’m working on a Nissan Murano, and have been trying to check the oil level on my car. The mechanic said that the car is slowly leaking/burning off oil (I believe into the engine), so I need to top ...
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1927 clip of Car, can you identify it?

In an ingenious way to solve the never ending parking problem, a car with swiveling front wheels was engineered/designed/manufactured; see video clip in link 1927 clip Anyone know what the car model ...
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2011 Corolla fan running but no air coming out

I have a 2011 Toyota Corolla that the fan seems to be running full blast and air barely comes out of the defrost, front dash and floor vents. Just a little comes out of defrost and none out of the ...
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Need help diagnosing lack of power below ~3k RPM

I have a 1999 BMW 523i E39 that feels extremely slow below roughly 3k RPM and would like some ideas on things I can do to diagnose it. I tried towing a 1200kg trailer recently and really noticed the ...
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Question about Ignition Systems ; The Amount of Contact Breaker Points inside the distributor

The distributor in Lamborghini Espada has 4 contact breaker points. Why is that? Couldnt a single point handle all 12 cylinders? I ve also heard they used twin points inside the distributors of some ...
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Confirmation of oil change bolt on a Ford Focus

I'm prepping an engine oil change on a 2014 Ford Focus, and would like to confirm if the 15mm bolt shown in the picture is the one I have to remove to release the oil. Is the correct one identified?
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ABS Brakes Bleeding

I replaced my calipers,pads, rotors, master cylinder, brake mod, hubs on my 2000 Chevy Silverado C1500 when I tried to bleed brakes it would not do anything. No pedal pressure and no fluid when trying ...
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How to check coolant leak in a Jetta

My 2008 2.5L Jetta(in the US) has a coolant leak as I filled the tank to max line a couple of times but it slowly(over hours) went down to the same level in the picture. I don't see any leak on the ...
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Should I accept this help in fixing a 1" hole in my radiator?

My car broke down, in a cloud of steam, and I found a hole on the top edge of my radiator, about the dimensions of a vending machine slot for quarters. A co-worker offered to help, bringing a 2" ...
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Do you need any specific tools to change a DPF and vaporizer?

I've just been charged a ridiculous amount for a new vaporizer and a DPF clean. I could have bought an entirely new DPF and vaporizer myself and fitted them at home for less than what I just paid. Is ...
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What are some good ways to trace wires in an engine?

Something chewed the wires in my car's engine recently. What are some ways to trace which wires goto which components? Backstory: a few months ago, my car started acting funny. One of the blinkers ...
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Tire Tread And Tire Inflation

When a tire tread depth test is performed, does the tire, or is it best for tire to be properly inflated? Would the tire being underinflated affect the tire tread depth test results?
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What is the difference between a top and side post battery?

I'm looking in to getting a battery analyzer and whilst looking through the manuals, I came across an entry where you have to tell it whether the battery is side or top posts. What difference does ...
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How do I determine whether this clutch is working and how it operates?

I just picked up an old Zephyr 20 inch cylinder mower. Upon running the engine, the cutter and roller are both permanently engaged. There's what appears to be a cone type clutch and I have read it ...
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Ford Fiesta 2005 1.2 Petrol Clutch Replacement

I'm going to be replacing the clutch on my Ford Fiesta 2005 1.2 Petrol soon. I've seen some videos online, in which they drain and top up two different types of oil. I was wondering if anyone could ...

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