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2003 Civic cranks erratically, tries to start, but faills to sustain

I've got a 2003 Civic (EX? Sedan) that is struggling in the colder weather. I made the mistake of leaving it out in the near freezing temperatures and didn't start it for over a week. Now trying to ...
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Is it feasible to remove ethanol from gas using water?

I've read in several places online that ethanol can be removed from gasoline by adding water, mixing vigorously, and allowing the water and gas to separate. From what I've read, it seems that ethanol ...
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Battery shows 13v after adding acid but won't start car

My car battery won't start the car so I added acid and water and test the density with a hydrometer, now it is 1250. The battery light is turned green after adding acid, but voltage reach 13 (I don't ...
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STFT Numbers Question

I have a 2013 Hyundai Accent with 250K miles. In the past year the MPG dropped from 38 to 35. I see that the STFT at idle is about 8-9 and at highway speed stays around 0. This indicates a vacuum ...
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Remote key fob doesn't work unless the steering wheel is locked?

I recently bought a 2010 Golf Plus (based on Golf Mk6), and I'm having a weird problem. The dealer gave me a classic remote key fob, but he also made another key without the remote function, just a ...
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94 4x4 4l60e no reverse/ overdrive

94 suburban 1500. Has no reverse or any other gear with the TCC plugged in. Unplugged the TCC and I can manually shift through the 4 gears and do 90 plus mph. So it's an electronic issue. Any guess??? ...
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How to maintain a new car

I recently bought a 2019 Mitsubishi Xpander. This is my first time owning a car, and I'd like to know what are the basic periodic checks I should be doing. (the car manual is not in English, and I ...
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Mitsubishi Lancer active 2012 body kit query

I have a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer active which I have found to be quite uncommon however I don’t like the way the bottom of the from number tilts back inside so I was wondering if any of the Mitsubishi ...
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Which type of coolant is most suited for a Volvo XC90?

I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 that is low on coolant, and I want to change it. Since the coolant is low anyway, I will flush it, but I'm wondering what type of coolant to get. The manual, of course, ...
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Can I leave my car sitting outside for about 5 years?

I need to park my car for about 5 years. I have a 2006 Civic with 244k miles.. I'm going to cover it and start it every 2 weeks.. someone told me that after that many years it's going to fall apart ...
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How about how many amps does a vehicle pull at idle

Assuming the lights and stereo are off, how many amps can you expect an idling vehicle to pull? In this particular case I'm wondering about an F350, with flexfuel engine?
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What is causing this peculiar steering noise and vibration?

I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna LE and it is exhibiting an odd sound in the steering. The sound only happens after the vehicle has been driven at least 10 minutes. I started cold and idled for 20 minutes,...
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SUV 4x4 suggetions [closed]

Guys i looking to buy a car with the below features. Any suggestions are welcome. SUV 4x4 Up to 2.0 litre engine Automatic transmission From 2015 Thanks for your help!!!
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Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?

I see two articles that say tires should be stored dry in bags, but they don't explain why. Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?
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Engine vibration

My Toyota Vitz 2008 1.3 engine VVTI, when you shift into reverse and drive too much vibration rough idle low idle what is the cause of that issue the spark plug is new and they replace it that 4 ...
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Parking damage - scraped wall or car?

I just realized in a public parking garage that my (new) car is pretty badly scratched. To the best of my knowledge, I didn't scratch, scrape or touch a wall/pollard or even a car. Is it possible to ...
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Can I Use 20w50 Engine oil for APACHE RTR 160BS4?

Can i use 20w50 engine oil for apache rtr160 bs4? my mechanic suggested to use it
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Central locking button does not lock doors, but unlocking works

On the driver side, there is a button to lock and unlock all the doors. The button did not lock any doors the other day. I can hear the usual sound of locking doors, but the pins do not go down. I can ...
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Cigarette in the ac vent

I have a Ford Fiesta, a friend of mine dropped a cigarette inside the left air conditioning vent..Should I worry about it catching fire? Even if not, how do I get it out?
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Delphi MT05 ECU mph to kph

Is there an ignition key sequence for changing MPH to KPH reading for a Delphi MT05 ECU? The bike is a Brixton BX125, had to perform a hard reset of the ECU to clear out a fault code and that switched ...
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Toyota prado 2015 map disk error

I see this in Toyota Prado Land Cruiser 2015 Which in english it says: Unable to load program please consult your dealer. How can I (preferably DIY) solve this? Additional Photo incase you need ...
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Creaking sound from the rear right side of the car

I have a 2017 Ecoboost that's currently at ~27,000 miles. Recently, I noticed that the rear right side of the car makes a creaking sound when making sharp turns at slow speeds. Sometimes, the noise ...
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I own a Ford Focus 2.0 tdci mk2 facelift model. Nearside rear wheel making strange noise

I've just had both rear wheels brake pads and discs along with a rear offside caliper replaced. The mechanics kept my car for 5 days and I picked her up last night just before I went to work. I drove ...
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What causes power steering “moaning cow” sound?

( This may be a duplicate – but I did a search and "moaning cow" didn't come up ;-) I have a 2001 VW Golf. I just had a lot of work done on it and they "topped off" the power steering fluid because I ...
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Troubleshooting dim HID headlights

I have a 2002 Accura with HID headlights. I've noticed, fairly recently, that both headlights are much dimmer than expected. I'm fairly sure this is a recent occurrence. My wife's car also has HID ...
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Powering a large electrical load with an alternator and high idle system

I have to install an inverter in a work truck that will power work lights, some power tools, and other equipment too be used while the truck is parked. I've calculated the load to be at max 750 watts, ...
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is it a good idea to put essential oil in cabin air filter?

I am about to change my cabin air filter and wanted to check weather it's a good idea to put some essential oil in my cabin air filter to better smell in car. I know having oil in Engine Air filter ...
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Motorcycle won't start or show signs of life

So a few months ago my Motorcycle (Yamaha XJ550 Maxim 1982) Decided just to lay down and die, I tried starting it over a billion times and it made a few buzzing noises and then stopped, lights won't ...
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Coolant level drop in new Bajaj Dominar 2019 UG

In Bajaj Dominar 2019 UG, the coolant level was a little below midline between min and max when it was purchased but after running around 200 Kms, I noticed that it's at Min level now. Though it ...
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2002 Civic not starting when cold in GA tmeps 40's

So, I am having the same problem but in GA, USA. My car will not start when it's cold and I'm not talking negative's. This just started a couple of weeks ago when the temps dropped below 40 degree F ...
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Oil in radiator but no water in oil

98 S10 4.3 I rebuilt top end of motor new head gaskets and all ,new radiator too . I put fresh oil in ran the motor for about ten min started tapping checked the oil and it was as low as the add mark ...
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What is the name of the hose that comes out of the oil fill?

What is the name of the hose that comes out of the oil fill in a Dodge Ram 1500 V8 5.7L Hemi truck? Mine is disintegrated and leaking oil. I want to replace it, but I can't find a drawing or part ...
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JD L110 cranks but does not start

My John Deere L110 Riding Mower all of a sudden has decided not to start. I turn the key and it cranks, but does not start. By looking at the fuel filter, it appears there is no gas in the filter. ...
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car noise deadening for my 2012 Honda Civic

I have a 2012 honda civic sedan. I am thinking to do some noise deadening to it. I am not really good with cars to thinking to do it only for trunk and bonnet. Would it have any noticeable impact on ...
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Brake disc and pads corrosion, do they need replacement?

I've taken my Ford Ranger to The garage for a health check test. The car has 2 years and 25k miles. Apparently there is corrosion on the inside part of the front discs. This affected the brake pads ...
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Alternator health check

My car (Fiat Grande Punto MY2008) has been having an occassional battery light and failure of the power steering. Perhaps once in every 10-15 startups, and is resolved by restarting the car. The car ...
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Is my car battery health bad and should I replace it?

I bought a 2010 Golf in march and I do not know how old the battery is (no dates on the battery) and with winter coming in I feel a bit nervous. Usage I do not use the car very often but I try to ...
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Can I use a gasket maker instead of a gasket for a lawn mower engine?

Is it okay to use a gasket maker instead of a gasket? No this is not going in a car it is for a lawnmower/small engines.
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Is this epoxy? And does it look like a professional repair or DIY?

Howdy! So I have a 2016 VW Jetta with a leak in the gas tank. I think I found the hole, which is in the dark spot in the photo, but my question is this: is the yellowish material around the dark spot ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How to make it beep when I lock the doors?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QBYQS7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4N-5Db43Z8A1Y I just bought this new key and programmed it for my truck, but this new fob doesn’t make it beep when I lock the doors like the ...
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High revs in 5th gear

Recently replaced the clutch in my 2006 Ml triton but it is reving very high When driving in 5th gear. Other gears are fine no over reving
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I scratched my rim against a curb. Will I still be able to drive long distances or should I get it fixed before I hit the long road?

I scratched my car’s wheel against a curb and I’m not sure whether to fix it immediately or if I can wait it out. I’m planning a road trip and I need to know if it’s safe to drive with a scratched rim....
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My 2012 Imprezza unpairs my phone every time I turn off car

It used to unpair a few times a year. Now it's every time I turn off car. Is there a fix for this problem?
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In what conditions/ factors/ cases our engine oil burn without our knowledge

Around 6 months ago I have service my bike from the showroom, all the required things changed and it works fine. Now, few days ago I was driving my bike and suddenly my bike stops, tried to start by ...
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Can running the heater with the A/C on damage your car?

I find that having the A/C on with the heater helps defog the car faster in the winter. Is it possible that doing this can damage the car?
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Will the check engine light come back on if I erase the code using OBD2?

My check-engine light came on. I have a 2003 Ford Ranger 4.0L. I'm new to using the OBD tool. So I used the tool and was very happy to get the result so easily. It is P0456, which means a very small ...
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Jump start car - now alternator fail

What are the tell tale signs of connecting a jumper cables the wrong way. Will other sensors blow first? If there is a voltage difference between cars could the alternator blow. I helped jump ...
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heater is cold until I hear a noise and heat starts immediately

I think the answer to this is easy but I'm not sure of the part name. I'm driving along and have the heater on, but it's blowing cold air. Then I hear kind of a "clackety clack", and then the air ...
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Why are these wires sticking out of battery terminal?

Could someone please explain why there are copper wires sticking out of the positive terminal on my battery? I’m trying to jump start it without success, and want to get it to an auto parts store to ...
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Funny sound under the gear, after it hits the stone

My car is a honda jazz its an automatic and the is a funny sound under the gear, its like something is loose, especially when it idle, and when it reverse but when you put on (D) Drive it stops, Can ...

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