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Using a device with external power and receive data from the CAN bus

I want to keep a device in always on situation in the car. I do not want the device to drain the car battery. The car is used at least once in two days and the current consumption of my device is ...
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Freshly Rebuilt EJ25D makes horrid 50+ decible squealing with belts on

I have a 98 Legacy Outback that squeals really badly when it gets started. any combination of belts doesn't fix the issue and i changed the alternator and the power steering pump has been tested on a ...
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New Starter just spins, after couple tries works all day until morning

I replaced the starterand solenoid on my 1992 Chevy S-10 with a new ac delco .Battery test good. my first couple starts are just a spinning sound. However after a hour of driving the starter works ...
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Low clutch biting point

I have a 62 plate 1.2 Ford KA Zetec. I’ve had it about a year and have been having problems for about 6 months. If I am creeping forward in traffic for longer than five minutes, the bite starts to ...
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2016 Hyundai automatic Elantra cranks but won’t start

My wife went to leave for work this morning and her car won’t start. I go out and the engine turns over then grinds. Tried to jump it off but same problem. Any ideas?
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Boiling coolant and car is smoking

I have a 1999 civic EX and today while going to work I was stuck in traffic for a long time due to a snowstorm. After a while my car started smoking crazy. The smoke was coming out from under the hood ...
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I need to know if she is locked or can I do anything

Nov18/19 oil change date plus new battery purchased was in formed that breaks and bushing need to be fix referred to another shop to look at. Car has been driven everyday and out of state no issues ...
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2016 Chevy Malibu LS

My Chevy Malibu is making a clicking noise underneath the car when I accelerate. Check engine light is not on.
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How accurate is the air-fuel-ratio set by the ECU?

I am analyzing the CAN, OBD and sensor data from my motorcycle (modern bike with throttle by wire, CAN-Bus, etc.) and I plan to measure some of the sensor data, i.e. the intake air temperature. ...
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How to ensure even brake pad wear for next time?

Car is E46 BMW. One of my front brakes were squealing on light brake pressure, so I got the rotors machined. As the pads had a lot of material left (9mm), I thought I'd reuse them. However, after ...
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Could corroded or incorrectly soldered battery teminals cause parasitic drain?

One of my friends has a 2007 Lincoln MKX that's been having some electrical issues lately, the battery drains to dead overnight. It's been looked at by several people (including dealership), the ...
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What do the letters on an external light bulb model mean?

For example, the owners manual for my 2009 Focus says it needs 3457 NAK or 3457 AK for the park and turn lamps. What is the significance behind each letter?
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Can ceramic disc brakes pads contain asbestos?

I have been reading articles like this one and this one, talking about how asbestos is still a problem with car brakes. There is even a post in Mechanics stack exchange from 2016 asking about ...
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Why do motorcycle pistons need replacement and not cars?

Motorcycles, especially dirtbikes and other types of racebikes require pistons to be replaced quite frequently, say every 30 hours of riding. These bikes often have a rev limiter around 10,500 rpm, a ...
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Accidentally poured oil in car's radiator. Can I drive it or should I get it towed? [duplicate]

Somehow I managed to get engine oil instead of antifreeze in my car's radiator, about 50-60 ml maybe. It is a 2004 Fiat Panda which I don't plan keeping for more than a couple of years, so I do not ...
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electrical shortage?

2012 Hyundai elantra touring: Car never had problem starting. Yesterday came out to car and cd that was in player was ejected. Tried to start car - nothing. Not knowing any better, thought I needed a ...
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Can finger prints on disc brake rotor cause problems

I was swapping my brakes today, and did not wear gloves. My fingers were blackened and probably had some grease/oil mixed in on them. At one point, I grabbed my disc brake's rotor accidentally. I ...
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How to change the ballast on a 2004 infiniti q45 passenger side [closed]

Headlight ballast help on a 2004 infiniti q45
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Vague steering, feels slow to respnd

The car is a `93 Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. I've been getting a vague feeling in the steering when making slight turns. It almost feels like there is a very slight delay when you pull the wheel on ...
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Risk to parking pawl while loosening lug nuts with car jacked up

With a car jacked up (tires is in the air), automatic transmission in park, and the emergency brake disengaged, can really cranking on lugs nuts damage a parking pawl? Scenario I was removing the ...
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Coolant vs. air fuel ratio or O2 sensor

If there's a trace of coolant getting into the cylinder combustion chamber what would the effect be on the AFR or O2 sensors fitted to the exhaust pipe? I'm guessing zirconium sensors would read rich ...
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Does the 3M Crystalline tint provide more or less UV protection than the 3M Ceramic IR tint?

Does the 3M Crystalline tint provide more or less UV protection than the 3M Ceramic IR tint? I am reading conflicting information: 3M™ Crystalline Automotive Window Films: https://multimedia.3m.com/...
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when is a/c pressure too low

Last fall I noticed a small hiss when starting the a/c. I looked around the system and noticed a thin film of oil/dirt around the high valve. I guessed my high pressure shraeder valve to be leaking ...
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Rear wheel squeek Motorcycle(video link)

My rear wheel is squeeking. It has a new brake disc,new pads and new bearings in wheel and sprocket hub with new dust seals. Is the noise anything to worry about? The wheel moves freely nicely by hand ...
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Reusing head gasket for 1985 mitsibushi pajero

Recently i have repair my Mitsubishi pajero engine and used it for almost not more than 8days. Unfortunately the crankshaft broke on the way i was driving 100km far from my home. Now i bought new ...
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Strange electrical issue with 2001 Civic

I have a 2001 Civic, manual, and I began experiencing an odd electrical issue, I’m hoping someone might have some insight. This is a bit long, so I apologize in advance. Roughly a week ago, my ...
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What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2013 dodge journey?

What is wrong when the car dies after you take off the jumper cables on a 2013 dodge journey?
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Check Engine light came on, turns out, i had a bad battery but it threw a bunch of codes?

Okay, so I drive a 13 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T. Last night my check engine light came on. I took it to advance auto today to have the code read. It threw a bunch of codes which were Throttle ...
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Jeep Renegade 2015, engine cooler light

This might be very stupid but I only have this car since 2 weeks (bought used). Today I noticed, that one of the red lights on the spectrum of the cooler temperature measure is on. It is the one ...
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How can I get my H.O. alternator to charge at 14.Xv?

I recently installed an Eagle High 250amp H.O. alternator in my 2015 Altima. Immediately upon starting the engine my battery light came on. I hooked up my OBD-II scanner and it shows that the CPU ...
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Left side central locking not fully opening

This relates to my old Vauxhall Meriva 2004. The central locking stopped working so I replaced the micro fuse into slot 19 and hey-presto it started to work again. Well… the right hand side does. ...
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Subaru Forester XT overheating

I have an issue with my 04 Forester 2.0XT MT, it kind of overheats, but not never reached red, it goes a bit over the second third of the gauge. A little bit of background, last summer after a longer ...
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Can forcing into gear with the engine off cause damage to the pressure friction plate, flywheel or cause the clutch to burn out?

In November 2019 a new drive train was fitted. I was not advised that a new clutch was needed. The car is 4 years old and has done 87000. Just over a week ago I broke down. I couldn't get the car ...
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Wiring up a shift light to a relay

Hi I'll try explain what I want to do I want my after market rev counter with shift light to switch a relay for vtec The problem I have is the voltage is to low to switch relay and I'm scared ...
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Ticking sound from engine bay

I bought a used 2014 Hyundai Elantra GL (82400kms odo) a week ago and I have been hearing a clicking sound from 1.5 to 2 thousand RPM mark from the engine bay, when I am sitting in the cabin. Here's ...
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Grinding noise from brakes, is it brake pads or rotors? (contains video)

I recently got a used 2014 Hyundai Elantra GL (all 4 disc brakes) from a mechanic, he says the brake pads are new, but I continue hearing loud grinding noises from the front brakes (I suppose) from ...
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Overheating Holden Captiva 2012

I have had the thermostat , radiator and EGR unit all changed . I have a Holden Captiva 2012 . My car is still overheating .
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My hyundai Accent 2012 is having issues when accelerating

My hyundai Accent 2012 is having issues when accelerating. It works great on low speed, but past 30kmh, if I accelerate more than regular cruising, the RPM will drop heavily and I can feel an heavy ...
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NHZT-W58 Sat Nav

Can someone please help me to show how to change language setting from Japanese to English on sat nav system model NHZT-W58. Thank you in advance.
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Extra noise when brake or drove pass speed bump

I have a Honda Jazz 2010 model with a 1.4cc engine. It has a semi-auto transmission gear. Whenever I brake my car, sometimes there is rattling noise coming from the a rear tyre (nearside). Here is ...
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Won’t start with touching starter solenoid with screwdriver and it turns off my speedometer and glitches out!

I’ve been having problems with my 09 Kawasaki Ex250R. Every time I go to click ignition switch I hear a click in the electrical relay near battery. It might be that but I also tried bypassing the ...
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1990 Nissan Maxima Heater blower motor

My girlfriend has a 1990 Nissan Maxima, and the heater blower motor is not working properly. I replaced the variable resistor switch in the dashboard because the other one looked a little bit burnt....
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Washing strategies around snowy season? [duplicate]

I recently got myself a Hyundai Elantra, and I also recently moved to Toronto, from a country with no snow ever. My main question is: what's the general strategy or best practices around washing the ...
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Oil / Coolant Leaking and Mixing. Low pressure. No CEL. Intake Manifold Gasget?? - '09 Chevy Malibu

Alright guys, the Malibu is back! Issue: Wife was driving. Oil pressure light came on. Pulled over. Car wouldn't start for next 10 minutes. Then started right up, and made it home (Light was gone). ...
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94 Toyota Pickup hard to put into gear after clutch in too long

I recently purchased a 1994 Toyota Pickup 2x4 that otherwise runs great, but has a strange transmission issue. If I hold the clutch down for too long, it's impossible to shift into gear. Either ...
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why is my hyundai making rattling nosises when driving over small bumps in the road and clunking when turning sharply

I have March 2012 registered Hyundai i20 classic vehicle that has a faulty timing chain. Now, the past 24 hours when driving, there are rattling sounds coming from the front drivers side when driving ...
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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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How many additional LCD luminems can I apply to a incandescent reverse lamp socket?

2006 Ram 1500 4.7L w/ 6 speed standard. Little to no accessories. Strictly a 'trade' model. No power windows; no power door locks; no power nothing. Alternaternater rated at ~135 amp. If I disconnect ...
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How many book hours to replace the roller cam in 1999 Chevrolet

How many book hours to replace the roller cam in 1999 Chevrolet Silverado with 5.7L auto, power steering air condition Butch
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Should a completely flat tire be replaced? [duplicate]

My tire has been completely flat for possibly 4 hours in my driveway before I took notice. I've removed it from the car and will be taking it in for repair in the morning. Should I insist that a new ...

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