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What are the key maintenance things I should do to increase my car’s longevity? [duplicate]

I know about things such as changing the oil regularly and keeping the gas tank at least one quarter full at all times, but what other things can I do to increase my car's longevity? I define ...
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Why are ignition lock cylinder so greased on the outside?

A while ago I removed the ignition lock cylinder. When doing so I noticed grease/lubricant around it and don’t know why but I wiped it off and put the cylinder back. Why was there grease/lubricant in ...
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2011 Corolla, No Start, Intermittent Low Compression?

Former GM Master Tech, but it's been about 15 years since I've turned a wrench professionally. 2011 Corolla. 72k miles. Yesterday in the cold, Crank No Start, Crank was fast and smooth, sounded like ...
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My Nissan Station wagon 2003 engine 2.0, even after changing the ignition

My Nissan Station wagon 2003 engine 2.0, even after changing the ignition, then the airflow meter the rpm still refuses to surpass number 3 and it even stresses the engine to get there, also the ...
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I have at least 3 misfiring cylinders on my 2012 Corolla

I have a code reader and it told me cylinders 1, 2, and 3 are misfiring. I also have and older battery and have been told it needs replaced because its low voltage. I have also been told I need a ...
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Lawnmower Engine (Should the spark plug hole expel a black residue?)

Been working on a small lawnmower engine. Put away working, it is now the middle of winter. Normally very easy to start, got it to run once a few days ago (very hard start) then never since. It will ...
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Melted Headlight Socket for H11 bulb [duplicate]

I recently discovered a low beam headlight socket had melted on the passenger side of my 2005 Volvo XC90. Several days back I had this Bulb Failure Low Beam message showing up and going away. When I ...
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Hard warm start

I have a 97 Chev K1500 with a 5.7L gas engine. When it is cold it starts right away, when warm it has to crank lots. It runs fine other than this. The fuel injector spider was replaced two years ago. ...
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2006 Toyota Seqouia battery will not charge after sitting up for 6 weeks

Vehicle has not been used in 6 weeks. Will a charger work if the battery is completely dead and the charger "sees" no current?
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Turn signal relay for 2012 Mazda 6

The front turn bulb on my 2012 Mazda 6 does not blink, either with turn signal on or with hazards. However, it will light up without blinking when I turn the headlights on(the working signal on the ...
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2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0L #2 cylinder misfire

I borrowed my dads OBD2 tool (BlueDriver) did a scan, the codes returned were for that specific cylinder misfiring. Purchased an ignition coil (as that has been the issue on previous 4 cars with that ...
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Radio code for Ford focus 2006

I had a new battery fitted in my car and I now need the radio code I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get the code for free? It's a Ford focus 2006 and the radio serial number is M068728 ...
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Car seems to be not dynamic enough, accelerates poorly

The car is Opel Astra H (2006, 1.6L). I'm having problems with this as the symptoms don't appear all the time so it's hard for a mechanic to diagnose. Since i bought the car i had slight problems with ...
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Any idea where the leak is coming from?

I have a 98 nissan skyline and its leaking water. 80% sure it is cause no particular smell and it doesnt have any texture but water and its not dark coloured or any colour really, maybe a tinge of ...
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2016 Forester key won't open door

Key is OEM and rarely used. Battery to vehicle died. Key turns to about 10 o'clock to 2 o'clock but the door will not unlock. Remote lock and unlock were working fine. Weather is in the 30s. I'm ...
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Help with ignition symptoms

Honda Civic vti coupe 1999. Car previously used to keep stalling and I fixed it with a second hand ignition switch(from here on i will refer to the faulty switch as switch a and the second hand ...
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Transmission on Scion slow to shift out of second gear, but only once

I have looked through the questions recommended by SO and none of them seem to address this specific issue - and it's the only one the car has, otherwise it's in immaculate condition. It is a 2007 ...
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Chainsaw chain spins after start until I hit the throttle

Immediately after I start my chainsaw (Craftsman 358.350280), without holding the throttle, the chain moves fast. As soon as I press and release the throttle, it comes down to idle fine and the chain ...
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Does anyone know what this container is?

So I let my truck sit for a little over the winter and hopped in it to drive the other day and noticed that it was leaking anti-freeze. I pin pointed the drip to this area and I think it is coming ...
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Will a cylinder misfire immediately fire the check engine light?

A family member is claiming their 4cyl engine on a 2000 Chevy S10 Extreme LS is misfiring. However we're not seeing a check engine light. Wouldn't that automatically trip the check engine light for ...
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Is my exhaust causing misfire or did misfire burn the exhaust?

I hope to not be too vague as I don't know a lot about cars. I recently purchased a 1.2L Fiat Punto II 2005. It has trouble with a rough idle, a power drop off around 4krpm when accelerating and a ...
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Can I add food coloring or color dye to the cooling system? (UV dye won't help my situation)

Context: My 2004 Dodge Neon's transmission cooler failed, causing the transmission fluid and antifreeze to intermix in both systems. I replaced the radiator, thoroughly flushed the cooling system, and ...
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05 VW Passat Turns over, won’t start

this car has been a problem from the beginning... engine light on, codes say misfire. Started overheating so I replaced thermostat. Still had hardly any power or acceleration, engine light flashes a ...
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Replacing section of brake line

I'm performing some repairs on a Kia Rio MkII, after experiencing some brake issues I'm in the middle of rebuilding the rear right brake caliper and replacing the brake hose. I was hoping to be able ...
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Knocking under load on first gear

I have this issue.. I already asked on FordOwnersClub, but I feel like here I might have a better chance to sort it out. I bought a Ford Focus mk3 2011 with 1.6 ecoboost 134kW engine with 90k km. My ...
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Handbrake was on while taking reverse [duplicate]

Bought a new tata nexon (automatic) and while trying to take car in reverse from a downward place handbrake was on by mistake, startes noticing burning rubber smell and smoke from bonnet. Immediately ...
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Car Insurance and Collision [closed]

Someone was driving my vehicle and the ABS lights came on and suddenly the brakes were barely working. They are a family member but I have a car insurance policy for my car only and they have a car ...
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Did I damage ignition switch, could it already have been bad, how to avoid in future?

I recently asked Is my ignition switch cleaning ok? and answers said the switch is probably faulty as copper has been revealed. My question is did I do this, could it have been avoided or was it ...
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Is my ignition switch cleaning ok?

I have just cleaned ignition switch internals with sand paper. When doing so the silver plates got scratched up and some areas the underlying(copper?) got revealed. You can also see there are ...
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2020 Nissan Sentra SR on acceleration, loses power and revs high

I have a leased 2020 Nissan Sentra SR automatic brand new and 4 months later 8000 kms I was merging on the highway. I couldn't accelerate although I had the gas pedal all the way down to the floor - ...
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Oil change and no oil question

We took our Kia Optima Hybrid (2014) to a shop for an oil change. We've had the car nearly three years, no engine issues at all. Normally, my husband and his dad handle the oil changes, but we were ...
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When to do the 100k mile service for Pilot 2013 Ex-l 4WD?

Should I just go ahead and change the timing belt etc. when I hit 105000 miles? Or should I wait for the maintenance minder light? TIA
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I have an Opel Astra H 2008 Bluetooth adapter and need to install a power switch for it

So I have a 2008 Astra H with the default radio. I have installed a CTAVXBT001 Bluetooth kit. I want to be able to switch it on/off by adding a switch to the adaptors wire. I have my soldering kit ...
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Whistling noises from car

I noticed whistling or at times high-pitched squeaky noises for a little over a week while driving. It didn't matter what speeds I was driving at. I paid for a diagnostic at my local Firestone on ...
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Can a defective starter stop my car?

Just before christmas my car died while my girlfriend was on her way to work. She told me that when the car stopped it went completely silent (no engine/lights/music). Since she drove for about 15km (...
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New Kia Stonic, vibrations and clutch noises

I have a new Kia Stonic 2020 1.0L T-GDi ISG , got it on July and 8500km on it It already had an issue with miscalibrated hill assist sensor (already fixed) so I wonder if it has other issues ... what ...
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Car engine performance is sporadic

I have a 2000 Holden (Opel) Astra. The performance of it is sporadic. The driveway I live on is a hill, and a couple of days ago, reversing it seems like the engine is stalling and it requires a big ...
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Focus 2003 engine stalling while accelerating

my 2003 ford focus has a problem where the engine shudders and shuts off when while driving, especially when pressing the accelerator pedal hard. If the engine stalls, it often roll starts itself back ...
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2017 Subaru Legacy Air Intake Removal

I'm trying to remove the grey knob. Sorry, I'm pretty new to cars not sure what that piece is called as I'm trying to clean the throttle body and the air intake is in the way. I tried using various ...
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2012 Honda Fit Won't Start - No Accessory power, only dash lights

Car won't start; when I attempt to turn the key, there's no turning over or clicking of any kind. No accessories come on (A/C, radio, etc.), but the interior lights will turn on. They seem slightly ...
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Elusive cause to a lumpy idle

Having been around cars for a long time, this has me stumped. 2005 Renault Megane Estate with 1.4 K4J engine. Approx 125 000 km. Engine is restless at idle. Revs are unstable and feels like misfiring. ...
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Aluminum Anti-Seize - Suctioned Bottle

The aluminum anti-seize (Permatex) that I have had for several years has suctioned the bottle (Sides bending in a lot). I haven't used it for over a year so I don't know when or how fast this happened....
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2008 Saturn Vue wont start after putting in new ECM [closed]

I put in a new ECM and tried to relearn the key but my security light does not come on and stay on. I did a reading and it gave code p0315. Can someone please help me to figure it out?
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Adjusting a manual window

Changed doors on 1976 BMW 2002. Reinstalled windows in their original positions. Now though when I begin to roll the drivers side window down it initially falls backwards with a clunk. Rolling up, ...
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Would OBD-II devices drain the battery when used 24/7?

There are many OBD-II devices out there that can scan and/or monitor real-time data about your car. Most of these devices are readable via USB or Bluetooth. Either USB or Bluetooth, both require some ...
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After startup my battery is at 10.5 volts then after starting it up again it is 13.8 volts

After initial startup voltmeter says my battery is at 10 volts, the battery saver mode comes on and it says to check battery charging system. Then after turning it off and starting it up again ...
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2000 Ram van 3.9l overheated and now runs very rough

First, the belt came off and damaged a vacuum valve inline on the heater core hose. Valve broke and was replaced with straight half-inch pipe temp. But I still don't have heat. Then the upper radiator ...
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My bike has a strange problem involving the lateral stand

I have a pretty old Kawasaki ZZR 250 and it has a strange "starting" problem that manifested over the last two years: If it's hot outside, in summer season for example, the bike has no ...
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2004 Freightliner M2 (106) truck. Intermittent check trans / limp mode question

I'm in 6th gear (auto mode) Allison 3000. At exit ramp with EB ON it helps slow truck down (in 4th). It stops, but sometimes upon giving gas, check trans light ON, stuck limp mode in 6th gear, have to ...
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can an O2 sensor be leaking itself? when holding my fingers around the sensor where the wiring starts, it felt like exhaust came up from the housing

leaking O2 sensor l fixed an exhaust leak on the “ribs” on the manifold on my 2006 chrysler 300 crd 3.0 td when checking if the problem was solved l could still smell the exhaust and when holding my ...

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