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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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1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee wheel hops/bucks only after vehicle gets warmed up

I have a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee, with all-time 4 wheel drive (4 high/4 low). When the vehicle is cold, I can make tight turns in a parking lot with ease. However, if I've driven the vehicle for 10 ...
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Why do mechanics give the wheels a spin after raising a car for inspection?

After raising a car for inspection, I noticed that a mechanic gave all 4 wheels a spin. What exactly are they looking for? I assume it has to do with whether the wheel on the opposite side will spin ...
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How to control this VDO speedometer

I have this VDO speedometer and I would like to control it with digital signal. I do not want to use hall effect sensor (HES) (or any sensor at all) because I already have car's speed. I would like to ...
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On the California bill of sale, who gets to keep the part of the paper where it says "save for your records"?

I'm selling my car in California and I'm looking at the bill of sale: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/file/bill-of-sale-reg-135-pdf/ It says on the DMV website that the seller should keep a copy of the ...
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Is 96 inch pounds a lot of force?

*Quick story: I replace many parts on my 02 Ford Escape but there's still a vacuum leak. Today I spray carb cleaner on lower intake and found where the leak is coming from. I must not have put the ...
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How to use RainX Windshield Crack Repair?

I bought the RainX Windshield Crack Repair kit from Walmart, blue and yellow kit. I read over the instructions, and watched a video on YT, but since this is the first time I am performing a ...
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Looking for a car model with huge tank size and acceptable mileage [closed]

I'm planning a road trip. I will probably spend a lot of time outside of civilization. For convenience I will take a generator with me so I can power my computer, cooking devices etc. In my country ...
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2019 Mustang Convertible rear window sticking

Raising the rear windows with top closed, the driver side rear will stick. I can pull it up with my hand. General internet solution is to lubricate it, usually silicone lube recommended. The lube ...
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Seat Leon 1P (2012) sometimes shuts down the engine after starting

Summary For about a year I have been observing the following behavior. After starting the engine, sometimes the RPM would dip very slowly until the engine begins to stumble and then shuts down. So far ...
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Can I reprogram my key which lost sync to unlock lock car? Car starts

I own a 2006 Mercedes C280 I have two keys which once upon a time they both started the car and lock and unlock the car now one key doesn’t work at all since I haven’t used it in over six months I had ...
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My Alternator Case to Battery Negative is reading 12 vdc and same for the Case to Positive side

just had tranny replaced last week. The alternator that was on the car had been replaced in May of this year. I drove car for at least 1000 miles since the tranny was replaced. But, last night the ...
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A/C compressor and crank pulley bolt

I have heard something from some mechanics but don't know if it is true or false. They say when you are driving on the highway and your A/C is on, the compressor keeps kicking in and out which puts a ...
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What does it mean if the bumper is not firmly attached to the rest of the body?

I saw a few cars where the bumper was not closely attached to the rest of the body: I have a few ideas on what could possibly cause this: The bumper somehow became loose without any accident. There ...
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Keeway superlight 125

I have a keeway superlight 125cc and for the 2nd time in 3 weeks it died and blew a 20 amp fuse. I think my solenoid is playing up and was wondering if there was a way to bypass it and still have the ...
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How to set valve timing on an engine [duplicate]

I need to redo the timing on an engine i am rebuilding. There are no timing marks and the only thing i know is when should each valve open/close. The engine is a single cylinder diesel engine. It is ...
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What does it mean if the weld metal surface has a striped pattern?

I am not sure what is the best way to describe it, so here is a picture: For comparison, the metal on the other side is smoother:
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How modern electronic parking brake works? Do they consume power when parked and car is off?

This might be a stupid question, but lately I've been asking myself this question and couldn't find an answer on google. How modern electronic parking brakes work? Do they consume power when parked ...
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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L V8 Magnum Oil Change Capacity vs Dipstick Reading

Just done a oil change on my ram last night. Everywhere I've checked shows the capacity on the 2002 Ram 1500 4.7l is 6 quarts of 5w30 oil so that's exactly how much I put in. And I let the old oil ...
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Car Battery left sitting over winter, wont hold a charge

2009 toyota matrix has not been driven regularly since 2019 when it got a new battery. Since then we have removed the battery and stored it indoors (not on a trickle charger) for winter then in the ...
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How to do a timing job on an engine that only has timing gears

I am rebuilding an engine and i need to fix the timing. The engine doesn't have a chain or belt, just a gear on the crankshaft and another one on the camshaft. The camshaft gear has a mark but the ...
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2012 Ford Fiesta overheating

Hello so let me start by saying I am not a mechanic but more of a tinker. With that out of the way, my car overheated on the highway and the thin head gasket blew, I replaced the head gasket in my ...
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Average human force and torque wrench length

I'm going to buy a torque wrench for some high-torque bolts in my car. I need a torque wrench to torque bolts from 130 nm (95.8 lb-ft) to 160 nm (118 lb-ft). I found some torque wrenches which support ...
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Transition from Left Hand Drive to Right Hand Drive Car Vehicle

I would like to know the following information. 1 By Default, a Car Automobile is manufactured as Left hand or Right hand drive. In terms of engineering efforts, how easy or difficult is the ...
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2005 Honda CR-V driver door won’t open

About two weeks ago, the driver door started alternating between opening and not opening. Seems to be very random - I’ll start and drive and it will operate fine, but by the time I pull up to my ...
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What is the point of performing an OBD2 diagnostic scan if there is no malfunction indicator?

Where I live, it is common for car mechanics to help their customers who are planning to purchase a new used car by performing an OBD2 diagnostic test on the car in question, even if there are no ...
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Does parking my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road cause issues in the long term?

Since there is no parking space at the place I’m renting, I have to park my car with 2 wheels on the sidewalk and 2 wheels on the road. This also includes going up and down the sidewalk with the 2 ...
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Is it normal for water to collect under the hood?

I noticed that some water has collected in a certain area under the hood of a Nissan March 2006. There is water in the same area on the other side as well. Is this normal? I found an image on the ...
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02 Escape still sucking air after new upper and lower air intake gaskets

I can hear it. Plus acceleration is slow and the EGR keeps going off. I have replaced the EGR with a junkyard one and it didn't fix the problem so I want to fix the vacuum leak before I spend money on ...
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Is it normal for pipes under the hood to have cracks in them?

On a Nissan March 2008, I noticed that the some pipes under the hood seem to have cracks or openings in them. Is this normal?
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Distinguishing bad alternator diode from short

Is there a good way without disassembly to distinguish between an alternator with a bad diode and a high resistance short in the alternator (between the output and housing) caused by moisture/...
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Fuel Filter Bypass Valve Opening Pressure Differences

What is the consequence of using a fuel filter with a higher-spec'd bypass valve opening pressure ? Currently have a UFI ‎31.833.00 / 6Q0201051C on my 2008 City Golf - rated at 4.0 bar. Considering a ...
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What is this sticky surface underneath the trunk carpet?

While inspecting a Suzuki Swift 2008, I noticed a weird sticky surface beside the spare tire well. Does anybody know what this is?
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Engine oil in Coolant Tank and Coolant overflows

I have not drove my chevrolet spark (Beat in India) 2012 around a month, I started my car and it was fine. After approximately 30 kms, there was some mild sound from bonnet. So, I opened the coolant ...
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Exernal diode as alternator hotfix?

I have an alternator that likely bad diodes - erratic output, drains the battery when off, etc. Automated in-vehicle test at an auto parts shop also reported bad diode as the problem. Since it does ...
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Coolant bubbling on 82 K1500 6.2 diesel

Vehicle is a 1982 GMC K1500 6.2 diesel. It's got a 1987 6.2 diesel engine in it swapped by some previous owner (there were many). The truck has sat for a while since I didn't really have time to work ...
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07 Camry front wheel bearing damage so quickly

I have replaced the the right front wheel cv joint with after market one made by a Taiwanese spare part manufacturer. When the mechanic install the cv joint in the rod, after 3 or 5 days, sound of the ...
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What does it mean if there is "Bondo" under the trunk mat behind the spare wheel?

This picture is from underneath the trunk of my car: As you can see, it seems like there is some "Bondo" on the edge behind the spare wheel. What does this mean about the history of the car?...
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Battery/Memory saver dilemma

A memory saver for your car battery is a connector with a small battery. It has just enough voltage and current to keep all of your car's computer memory alive while you change the main battery. The ...
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Audi A6 radio code help

Is it possible to get the radio code through car VIN? I need to unlock my radio on 2001 Audi A6. I just tried to fix something and remove the battery then it suddenly ask for the code.
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Choosing bluetooth speaker with auto connect

I would like to use a stand-alone bluetooth speaker as a replacement for my existing car stereo since the sound quality is quite poor and it doesn't have bluetooth. I would however like the experience ...
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Opel Corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 Fuel Delivery Problem

I have an opel corsa 1.7dti utility 2005 model. I serviced my car recently and after I serviced the car it wouldn't start. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I primed the diesel filter by pouring ...
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2012 ford focus battery drain

I Have 2012 ford focus 1.6 ti vct i recently encountered a battery drain and vehicle is making unusual noise in the dashboard on the passenger site. and i did send the vehicle to a dealer for scanning ...
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How to use a torque wrench when there is no room for it? [duplicate]

In my car, the space between idler and tensioner bearing bolts and the chassis is so limited (as per the following picture) that you can't use a torque wrench. In fact, the torque wrench itself can be ...
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Difference between P21W/5W and P21/5W bulb for tail lights?

I am looking to replace the rear lights on my 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL with LED lights, since the base incandescants are not bright enough for my needs. Looking through the owner's manual, (Section 2 ...
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Coolant refill technique

EDIT:- Make: Honda Model: Civic Year: 2007 (European version but shares many of the same systems as US version) Gen: mk8 Fuel: petrol I've just drained my coolant so now I have air in the system ...
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What are all the relays and circuitry on the fuse box of a modern car for? [closed]

I have a Peugeot comfort teepee that seems to be going senile and all the faults lead to the fuse box. It started with permanently on reverse lights. Intermittent windscreen wiper and headlights etc.
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Renault Megane 2015 - Will not start - Traction control On

The car was running smoothly till few days ago, however when i tried to start it today, it wouldn't. On pressing the Start button, it just sort of drains the lights on the dash and the next second, it ...
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How to turn off voice commands in my Audi MMI 3G+ for navigation?

Every time when I press "i nav" button on the steering wheel I can hear the voice "navigation doesnt work". How can I turn it off? I am using that button to turn on carplay box ...
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Motorcycle dragging when not in neutral

I have a cbr250r, 2 years old. when I try to move the motorcycle physically it feels a lot heavier/dragging than doing it in neutral. Does it has to do something with clutch? as my gear shifts also ...

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