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2002 Honda Civic EX: How is water getting into my trunk?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic EX. The trunk is separated into two sections by a horizontal divider. In the bottom section, there's the spare tire, jack, and tire iron and the body of the car. Over that ...
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Possibility of crankshaft sprocket slipping on crankshaft snout

I asked this question on chat section but no one replied so I had to ask it here. Is it possible for crank timing gear (sprocket) to slip on crank snout? As far as I know, most crank sprockets are ...
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Is steering wheel free play a simple adjustment?

I just replaced my rack and pinion steering gear with a "brand new" remanufactured unit from a reputable builder. Manual steering unit. No hydraulic power assist. I notice the steering ...
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I need to erase warning light

Does my 2019 Yamaha smax xc155kr have an obd2 port or is there another way to attach a reader? Locations, please.
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Upgrading infotainment system in Peugeot

I have a second-hand Peugeot 208 1.2 PureTech Style (2017) with Apple CarPlay. Is it possible to upgrade it to have also Android Auto?
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Vibrations when accelerating between 80 - 110 kph

2010 Fiat Ducato x250 2.3L Turbo Diesel When accelerating between 80-110 kph the vehicle shakes. The vehicle is completely fine below 80 kph and above 110 kph. The strength of the shaking is directly ...
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Ford Focus 2 alternator not chargin battery

I own a Ford Focus 2.0L Duratec(European version). Since some days ago I noticed a slight noise, like a very little vacuum cleaner and the alternator is not charging, for some moments I have 13.2V, ...
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Can a gas car engine run on pure octane booster?

Can a gas car engine run on pure octane booster? This guy experimented on lawnmower engines and concluded they ran very well on octane booster, but can car engines run on pure octane booster?
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What is my next step in figuring out the root cause of a steering wheel shimmy

I have a 2006 BMW M3. Since I put on wider wheels with wider tires in the front for track use (from 225 19" to 255 18") there is a wobble / shimmy between 70-80 MPH that can be felt in the ...
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Connect aftermarket radio to stock amplifier

I have MINI R53 with Harman/Kardon sound system. I know, If I want to connect new stereo head, I have to buy "H/K enabler". But in my country I can't find it. Order it from another country ...
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Is it ok to use a low-mileage oil from another car? [closed]

I usually drive no more than 5000 kilometers a year and I usually change my oil after 7 - 8 months (about 2000 - 2500 kms mileage). According to both manufacturers (car and oil), my 5W-40 Addinol ...
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Severe "Clunk" while riding

I have a 2009 Suzuki Boulevard M90. Been running great, with little to now problems since I bought it new. The other day as I was riding, a large "clunk" happened. It felt like it was on the ...
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Honda Odyssey 2021 Maintenance Manual

I would like to get maintenance manual for Honda Odyssey 2021. I looked up online, there are available for older models, I also read that Honda stopped producing these manuals, so it will not be ...
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Gas consumption when engine braking [motorcycle]

I am trying to figure out how much gas an engine uses when engine braking in a four-stroke engine (motorcycle). I understand that the gas consumption should be close to zero because the wheels are ...
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What is the checkered pattern on the rear window?

What is this checkered pattern on the rear window of the car? I see it on many (but not all) cars, in wet conditions. Sometimes it has a light rainbow pattern to it (similar to oil spilled on water, ...
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'06 Mazda3 handbrake "popped out"

This happened a couple times many years ago, but I just can't remember the resolution. Basically if you incredible-hulk the handbrake on the Mazda3, it "pops out" to this overly upward ...
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Is there such thing as horsepower per cylinder?

I've heard of power per liter but is there such a thing as power per cylinder? I mean, I know more cylinders would mean more power for an engine. For example, a 6.0 L naturally aspirated V12 can make ...
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Does always driving in a low RPM harm the engine?

I am not a very sporty driver because high speeds frighten me. My car is a 2013 BMW F30 with N13 engine. I always drive slowly whether i am in a city or on a highway. I never ever go past 90 kph (56 ...
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1995 accord ex - hesitation during acceleration

I have a 1995 Honda accord Ex with the VTEC engine. when I press the gas pedal for a fast acceleration, at around 3000 to 5000 rpms the rpms will drop or begin to fluctuate around and then stabilize. ...
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Nissan Pathfinder 1999 won't change volume at all

My Nissan Pathfinder 1999 that I just purchased (new teenage driver) has a functional radio and CD player, but the volume is inoperable. The knob spins and responds to pressing (to turn it off) but ...
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How slow can I go in 6th gear before downshifting? [closed]

This is a modern manual transmission car. I've been trying to change my driving habits in order to optimize my driving using this fancy auto rev match. I was skeptical at first, but I'm beginning to ...
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Best way to fix (or hack) a warped exhaust manifold?

The front exhaust manifold on my 2002 Ford Escape is warped. The problem is the catalytic converter is integrated into the exhaust manifold so a new one is like $800 and you can't get them at either ...
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The old idler pulley bolt doesn't fit the new one, what can I do?

Since my timing belt idler pulley was making noise, today I decided to replace it with a new one. When I installed the new bearing, I noticed that I can't use the old bolt to tighten it because it ...
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Nissan Xtrail 2015 All Mode 4x4 2.5L delayed takeoffs after stop and goes then after a while Rpm goes up but no power stops changing gears from a stop

Nissan Xtrail 2015 All Mode 4x4 2.5L petrol CVT automatic transmission, Rpm going up but no power. After driving for a while in town mainly(stop and goes) the first sign of the problem it starts to ...
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Loss of power and burning Smell

I have a ford focus mk2 2006 1.6l petrol/gasoline hatchback, manual. This morning i was driving normally but the car wouldnt go up 40km/h in any gear no matter how hard i pressed the gas pedal the rpm ...
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Servicing an under-chassis diesel heater

So my van (Mercedes Sprinter XLWB) has a diesel heater inside a metal box hanging under the chassis by 4x 17mm bolts. It is connected to air ducting to deliver the hot air into the back of the van. It ...
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What should I do with my car after driving into water? [duplicate]

So my car drove into water, and it stopped working at some point. I then stopped my car, and me and a couple other people fished out the car. We were able to start and drive the car after and I ...
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High-mileage transmission with no known oil changes. Safe to change fluid now?

I have a 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX with 212,000 miles. I have some paperwork on the past history of the car, but I don't see anything that refers to the transmission oil being changed (The transmission ...
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"Remove the negative cable first" -- how important is this advice, and why? [duplicate]

To my understanding, the reasoning for "remove the negative cable first" is that if the positive terminal is exposed and you somehow make contact between the positive terminal and any metal ...
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Why does my car beep if I open the door and then shutdown the engine?

My 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a strange warning beep: If I the engine is running and I open the driver door, I don't get a beep If I then shutdown the engine, it then starts beeping until I shutdown the ...
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Do monster Truck Engines have an ECU/ECM

so I was designing a body for the CRD Monstertruck mod for BeamNG.Drive, (so I could design the body within the game before making it IRL) and when considering the engine (I'm coding the JBeam file ...
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True/False - For small 2-stroke powertool engines (chainsaws etc), the muffler is inherently restricting power [closed]

Title should be clear but I cannot get a straight answer so hoping you guys&gals can help, I am talking about the "standard" type of small 40-100cc handheld internal combustion 2-stroke ...
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Knocking noise over bumps

Hi I don’t know anything about cars but I have this knocking/rattling noise coming from the left side of the back of my car underneath it. I have a Fiat 500 there is a metal bar hanging down abit not ...
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Is it normal to see a bit of rust under the hood?

While inspecting under the hood of a 2008 Suzuki Swift, I saw a bit of rust in some areas: (The last image is below/behind the battery.) I have looked under the hoods of other cars from 2008 and even ...
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Honda Civic 2002 remote central locking and key stopped working

I have an issue with my car not starting. The car drove fine never causing any issues. Overnight it developed the following fault. In the morning I could not open the car with remote central locking. ...
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2010 Town and Country electrical issues

My wife's 2010 Town and Country has developed a number of issues and I can't tell if they are all related much less how to fix them all. The driver door and the driver side sliding door will often ...
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Clutch slave/master cylinder

I just finished replacing the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. The first slave cylinder I installed, fluid starting leaking from the connecting point of the transmission to the engine. I ...
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Can a leaky vacuum hose cause a whistle when accelerating?

My car recently developed a lot of issues that I've been working through. It needed a new EGR valve and fuel pump. But I held back on replacing the EGR because I hear a vacuum leak and I guessed there ...
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Can I help a failing water pump by removing the rad cap?

I'm on a trip and my water pump is starting to leak. The rad and overflow are a sealed system. If I left the pressure cap off the overflow will that help the water pump - less pressure? The temp on my ...
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Is this close enough for ignition timing setting?

Having a hard time aligning the bottom pointer with the V above it while setting the ignition timing. They’re supposed to line up with the middle line of the three ||| Is this close enough or should I ...
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What is this colorful coil under the hood?

I took a look under the hood of my friend’s car and saw this colorful coil: What is this?
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Oil smears along dipstick?

When checking the oil on my friend’s car, I noticed that there were some oil smears along the length of the dipstick, which I had wiped prior. The first time I checked the oil, there was a bit more. ...
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What could cause these scratches on the rear hatch?

I noticed some weird scratches on a part of a car which is not on the exterior. There are similar scratches on both sides: What could have caused this?
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Motorcycle ran briefly after swapping spark plugs, now won't run

My bike died on me the other day. It had been running fine prior but on the day it died the acceleration was acting funny, slowing down intermittently. I was able to get it running by swapping out all ...
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Gen 2 Prius hesitates ... Is there a problem with the HV Battery? [closed]

Is there a problem with the HV Battery? Gen 2 Prius hesitates.
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Chevy Silverado AC produces vinegar smell for first few minutes

I have a 2018 Chevy Silverado that has been running flawlessly since I bought it 3 years ago. I've begun to notice that when I turn it on (after its been sitting for in my driveway for 1/2 a day or so)...
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What’s this orange stuff on brake disc?

Have an mot coming up and notice this orange stuff on all 4 brake disc. What is it and will it fail an Mot? What’s required to repairs it? Thanks
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2012 Mini Cooper Diesel

I took my car in for an oil and filter change. Following this my car has now started to spew white smoke from the exhaust that smells like what I can only describe as burning rubber. I took it back to ...
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What's the right way to weld patches in the joining of panels?

I have a body work job on my car's roof panel on the 4 edges. I'll probably have to cut a square piece of it including a piece of a previous terrible job that I paid for, then weld a patch to replace ...
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Does changing suspension bushing require camber adjustment?

I have Mitsubishi Mirage 1999 or sometimes called Lancer in some countries. I have recently changed the the rear and front suspension and took the car for camber adjustment and alignment. I noticed ...

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