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Bad alternator, or just a regular dying battery?

The battery in my car is dead, and I'm not sure whether it's the alternator's fault or just the natural death of an old battery. Vehicle: '04 Honda Accord. The alternator was replaced 4 years ago. As ...
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Can a dead battery be charged by directly connecting jump start leads to it?

I know you should be using a chArger and not jump leads as this can affect alternator etc if donor car. But still want to understand. If I add the jump cables directly to isolated battery terminals I....
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Tipping battery upside down or it’s side?

I have a battery that’s needs replacing but decided I would use the battery from my second car and put it inside because I’m thinking of selling it as is and just wanted to do some diagnostic work. I ...
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Can a bad timing chain result in only a single cylinder misfiring?

The question title should be pretty self explanatory. I have a 2002 Nissan Maxima which began idling and accelerating really poorly (seemingly out of nowhere) a few days ago while I was driving home ...
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Took intake manifold off to replace knock sensor and takes two key turns to start engine on cold star

I replaced my knock sensors intake gasket cam shaft sensor and oil pressure sensor and now my 2005 chevy silverado 1500 Takes two key turns to start up, only sometimes, on a cold start. It was not ...
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Where could this oil leak originate on this Mazda 6?

2007 Mazda 6 3.0L V6, driven daily, has been dripping a few drops of oil per day from this ... what the heck is this bent piece of metal that looks like it actually has a drip spout? And where is the ...
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Cheap carburator or not?

I've got a generator(15 years old. Good shape. Briggs engine) gifted to me. It didn't want to start but I was able to get it started by spraying carb cleaner into the choke tube and it ran alright. ...
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Why is the coolant not circulating

2009 BT50 3lt turbo diesel. About 2.5yrs ago it overheated, was told it had a crack in the radiator, had the radiator replaced. Continued to overheat, found sealent had been used, diagnosed with a ...
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Scrape scrape scrape above 40mph. Goes away when I turn right or hit the brakes

A guy rear ended me the other day. Of course, he didn't have insurance. Anyhow, so my car starts making this scrape scrape scrape sound above 40mph but it goes away when you press on the brakes. At ...
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Brand new e-scooter battery indicator always on full

I bought an e-scooter online and the seller pretty much disappeared after the sale. I can live with one of the headlights not working but I find that the battery indicator isn't working either. I ...
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Damage to front end suspension [duplicate]

This is a duplicate of a question I posted a month ago. The answer I got stated that I could get a better answer if I provided pictures of the incident. I have attached a picture in hopes of getting ...
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How do I troubleshoot a P0400 EGR?

2011 Ford Escape V-6. 130,000 mi. My daughter lives 4 hours away. She dropped by a couple weeks ago with a p0400 EGR code. And water pump problems. I didn’t have time to do proper diagnosis, so I ...
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Potential issues with this car that passed by a flooded street for a couple seconds?

There was a day where it rained extremely hard like buckets of water at a time. It flooded like crazy in a matter of 10-15 minutes literally. The floods were insane and I panicked driving through ...
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Vehicle Steering wobbles during light braking

I recently bought a used Honda Civic. When i bought the vehicle, the tyres were literally bald, the steering used to wobble a lot when driving at higher speeds and braking. Due to this, I got the ...
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New Clutch Fit 7,000 Miles Ago Clutch Feels Light Again?

Nissan Almera N16. My clutch was slipping in nearly all gears when under load, the clutch pedal itself was always heavy under my ownership. Had a new clutch fit on 07/04/20 (7,000 miles ago). The ...
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Brake pads fit too tight in caliper bracket

I changed brake pads on my Toyota Sienna LE 2009. I used these pads https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/carquest-wearever-platinum-professional-ceramic-brake-pads-front-4-pad-set-pxd906ah/10866511-P I ...
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Car jerks when dis-engaging clutch quickly

1988 Accord, 5 speed manual. If I disengage the clucth quickly the car feels like it jerks. There are no other problems with engaging the clutch or changing gears. Engine mounts appear ok - I can't ...
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Old flathead engine: Valves first or cam first?

I'm reassembling an old inline-4 flathead engine... the kind with valves in the block (not the head). I did not disassemble it; I got a huge pile of parts I'm trying to turn back into an engine. The ...
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Is it possible to swap out the v6 in my 2019 Ford f 150 XL rwd with a 4.6 v8 2 valve engine?

Can I swap out the v6 in my 2019 Ford f150 xl regular cab to a 4.6 v8 2 valve engine? Will the wiring, plumbing,drive train and exhaust be needed to changed as well? And if so what kind of the wiring, ...
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Affected sensors when boosting another car

I own a 2017 Kia SUV and periodically I'll give my neighbor a boost on their 2002 Liberty Jeep periodically, maybe once or twice a month, until they buy another battery. So I noticed a couple of times ...
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Climate Control Module Temp Numbers Jump Around

I have a 2003 Hummer H2 and if I wanted to change the temperature in my vehicle, I would do so by turning the knobs on the vehicle's climate control module. One of which is for the driver side while ...
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What else should I check and/or repair when replacing the clutch?

Based on a recent question I asked, I'm looking to have a shop replace the clutch in my 2008 Mazda 3i manual transmission with ~130000 miles on it. Before I do, is there anything else I should / could ...
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Toyota Prado V6 gasoline engine component enquiry

Which component sits in the circled area and what is it's function?
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Gear oil pressure Nissan 2002

Today a mechanic open the gauge of my Nissan xtrail 2002. There was a pressure in there that blown up the oil. The mechanic wasn't sure whats the problem. Help from you guys would be highly ...
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Loss of initial pickup in standard 350

After riding 12000 km with my standard 350, I lost initial pickup up to 3rd gear, I felt like the bike is struggling to reach 30 kmph. Above 40 it is ok and no starting problem, but starts slowly ...
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Tail pipe rattles when AC is on

I have noticed a distinct rattling sound coming from my tail pipe when I am parked and idling. After some experimenting I realized it only happens when the AC is on. If I turn the AC off it ...
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VW MQB Travel Assist camera (Passat+Superb 2019, Golf 8, Octavia 4 etc.)

What is the part number for the forward facing camera unit that is (together with ACC) responsible for the functioning of the Travel Assist (automatic lane keeping + ACC) which started to be offered ...
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What does this engine weigh?

We have this old inline 6 engine on our property. We guess it is from a Chevy Panel Truck from 1963 (something like this: http://davidsclassiccars.com/chevrolet/69489-1963-chevrolet-panel-truck.html) ...
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What's this part called? (a manual transmission shifting mechanism connecting to the shifter under the hood. 2000 hyundai accent)

Close up of it. Zoomed out, to show it's relative location. Awhile back, I was trying to see what I could do to improve the feel of the shifter, and decided to proactively replace the gear oil and ...
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Why does the rear suspension compress when the e brake is applied, but not when the foot brakes are replied?

The title explains the question fairly well. The rear suspension also dips when power is applied (in the case of launch control). Does this phenomenon occur on independent suspensions, and why exactly ...
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2002 GMC Sierra Brakes spongy

I have a 2002 Gmc sierra SLT that I just picked up a few months ago. The issue is that the brakes are awful, and they appear to be an issue the previous owners were chasing down too, all calipers, ...
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How to tighten spark plugs properly?

Hyundai coupe 2.0 2006 I cannot see it in the owners manual. Can anyone tell me what the torque setting for spark plugs on this vehicle are? How can I do this properly without a torque wrench. I’...
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Will engine be having problems if oil filter causes knocking noise?

Hyundai coupe 2.0 2006. I am about to do an oil change and am planning on using an aftermarket filter as I can’t be asked to travel to the dealer. I have found that ’some’ aftermarket filters cause an ...
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Turn vehicle off then on again and the right blinker is automatically on switch wasnt on when i switched car off

I turn my car on and then the right blinker is switched on . Why is that and the dash flashes aswell. It wasnt on when turned ignition off and the engine light is on aswell but still not flasing ...
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Engine runs with carburetor's idle mixture screws closed [duplicate]

I have a Rochester Quadrajet on my boat and have been attempting to tune it. It seems that I'm getting too much fuel in with my mixture as I'm blowing black smoke. If I close the mixture screws ...
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Why is high radiator fan always on?

I have a 2010 Silverado Every time I turn on my truck with the ac running my low speed radiator fan will kick in for about 10 seconds and then swap to the high speed fan and stays on almost ...
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which of these if not changed can cause increased emissions?

Engine oil, oil filter, Fuel filter, Spark plugs. Have an mot coming up and mechanic was implying emissions could fail if I hadn’t changed Fuel filter and spark plugs. I’m thinking they just might ...
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Why my fuel trims remain Negative

The engine in question is 1SZ-FE 1.0L, frm few days it shows negative fuel trims. Pleas look into the following figures and advice solutions.
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Can hard braking destroy a well maintained automatic transmission?

What would actually break and more importantly how? I've been told by a mechanic today that this is something he has seen before but I cannot figure out what would actually cause the transmission to ...
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Why is my driver's door latch no longer working?

This is a 2011 Subaru Impreza hatchback driver's door. The other day when opening to door it sounded like something basically fell apart inside the door (you could hear rattling parts) and the door ...
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Trying to Charge Honda Fit 2015, Car's Headlights Flash Once Charging Starts

I'm not a car person at all, so thanks in advance for any help! My wife's 2015 Honda Fit hasn't been used for months (thanks to Corona). I'm trying to use a Schumacher SC1307 6/12V Automatic Battery ...
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Why don't we have jake brakes on cars?

While Jake brakes are common on large trucks, we don't have them on cars. Why is that? They allow extra braking power, they don't upset the balance of the vehicle and they reduce wear on brakes. I ...
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Thudding when slowing to brake

2014 Jeep Compass Limited. Had brake pads, rotors, and calipers replaced ~6 months ago @dealer (had no issues, but @oil change appt dealer recommended). Have driven the car maybe 1,000 miles in 6 ...
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Where can I find a manual for my old school bus?

My father and I have a 1967 (we think--I have my suspicions that it's a 69-73, due to the fact that the 1967 model for GMC had a different hood) GMC 950 B-Series 12-window bus, long since converted ...
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My ac isnt coming in each time i turn it on but when its on its blowing cold as normal [closed]

I do deliveries and a few times tonight my ac hasn't come on but will the next time. What do you think?
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Honda Interceptor 1987 Spark Plugs getting carbon fouled within seconds. Vehicle idling louder than usual

I recently installed a new engine on my Interceptor. After riding for about half an hour the bike petered out. I left in in the garage for about 7 months before installing new spark plugs. This got it ...
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Which end of the torx key should I be using?

I previously asked this question What type of screw is this, How to remove this screw? and somebody pointed out it was a t30 torx bit. Here is my t30. I notice both ends of the key are different as ...
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Is it ok not to have oil to the full mark?

I had my oil changed at the dealership for my 2013 Corolla. It is full synthetic oil. The next day, I checked the oil on a cold engine before I started it for the day. The level is not the max but it ...
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I have driven without oil, how can I measure/know how much it affected performance? [duplicate]

Have driven with below minimum oil for a while. No wonder engine sounded bad and even felt like car wasn’t going straight. How can I know how much badly the performance has been reduced as a result? ...
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Torque setting range, set to high end?

I replaced the front struts and pads and rotors on a Hyundai Accent a couple months back. I used This Manual for the correct torque settings. I am not used to a range torque as I have worked on Chevy'...

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