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smoke from instrument cluster on 1991 Cadillac Brougham

While driving home at night I stopped at a stop sign across the street from my house. Smoke started coming out of the defroster vent on the drivers side. At the same time my instrument cluster began ...
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RPM low in D and R, on a hill the car is sluggish, on a very steep hill the car won't move at all

I have looked through various forums for similar symptoms and have found nothing. I have a Land Rover Freelander 2 2007, 3.2 6 cylinder, automatic transmission with 109,000 KILOMETRES on the clock, so ...
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Brakes dragging 1998 CB600F Hornet

I have an issue with my front left brake dragging on my 1998 Hornet. I'm trying to sort it but I'm baffled. I can visually see that the pistons retract once I release the brake lever. The caliper has ...
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While bleeding my brakes, I let brake fluid reservoir get too low. Am I now supposed to bench bleed the master cylinder?

I've bled my brakes several times now and I'm certain I've done it perfectly this last time, but...on my first time bleeding, I have this feeling I let the reservoir get a bit too low. Could that ...
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Seeking for car cigarette lighter fuse

Good day all, regarding the attached screenshot (Lexus RX fuse panel) can you please help me identify the car cigarette lighter fuse. Note: There are two of them available in the car.
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Why do I keep having to replace my starter?

I have a 1996 Chevy c1500 w/t v6 Vortec & I replaced the starter & flywheel & it ran for a couple months then the starter stopped hitting the flywheel (it just sounded like it was spinning)...
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Does fuel pump cover need to be sealed with glue?

When removing back seats I removed fuel pump cover to check if any water leaked into it. I had to pry it open as it looked glued down but may just have been the result of time. When I screwed the ...
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toyota avensis timing belt or chain

I got toyota avensis 2006 patrol 1.8 not sure if it has timing belt or chain. Can anyone tell if that required replacement of timing belt or chain if yes after how many miles.
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Electrical system problem on 1997 Nissan XE, 2.4 -5 speed truck

I disconnected the battery cable on a 1997 Nissan XE, 2.4 -5 speed truck to put on a new cable end because it was corroded, when I reconnected it all the idiot lights on the dash were off, the AC ...
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Can I swap my 215/60R16 rims and tires for 215/70R15 rims and tires?

I originally had 215/60R16 rims and tires on my vehicle. I have a set of nearly new 215/70R15 tires mounted on some 15 inch rims from another vehicle. If the lug bolts match up, can I replace them ...
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How to perfectly service a car yourself

I have serviced my Honda Jazz 2007 model for the last year now. Basically: every 10,000km, I replace the oil, oil filter, air filter and air-conditioning filter. Every 50,000km or so, I replace the ...
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Engine oil metal shavings origin

Yesterday when changing oil on a Ducati 848 EVO 2012 motorcycle after about 4000km (which is soon enough considering it went through a track day) I noticed a small concentration of microscopic metal ...
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Should Dexcool be switched for another coolant in a GM 3800 V6?

I'm looking to buy a low mileage ( 100k km / 62k miles ) 03 Buick LeSabre for my wife. The 3800 V6 runs Dexcool, and I've heard horror stories about Dexcool, but I've also read other opinions that ...
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Honda fit ignition coil size comparison

Does ignition coils 30520-PWC-003 and 30520-PWA-003 has the same length? 30520-PWC-003 30520-PWA-003 Edit: i made a mistake and put the same part number for both the pictures but i already ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How do I set up these screens in the back?

https://imgur.com/a/uzLyQpr They were like this when we bought it. I tried putting a DVD in it and it wouldn’t turn on at all. It came with extra cables and extra connectors.
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How do I fix the side of the drivers seat?

https://imgur.com/a/gmYHlmh All the buttons work I just don’t know how to get this thing back into place. My mom said the truck was broken into and they damaged the seat in the process. Edit: If it ...
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What component failure could cause this?

Despite the temperature here being +13°C today, this 2007 Vauxhall Corsa has started reporting anywhere from -37 to -40. My gut feel is that there must be an external thermostat that has failed, ...
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150cc scooter won't start

Scooter will not start,I went riding 1 day,started fine,parked it,went to ride 2 weeks after and it wouldn't start.I was getting a clicking sound from the starter relay,changed it,changed the starter ,...
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engine oil in coolant on my Ford Ranger 2013 3.2 Auto [duplicate]

My Ford Ranger has sludge in my coolant. No previous over heating. Oil cooler changed by same thing on going. No water in oil and oil levels going down.
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Honda Phantom 200cc, losses power after 30mins ride with average speed of 90km/h

I commute to work with my Honda Phantom. It losses power at the same spot after 30 minutes ride from home to office. The engine did not cut off, however, it was unable to accelerate. Once I ramp the ...
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How to release fuel injectors from Volvo T5 engine?

How does one engage the release mechanism for the fuel injectors on a Volvo T5 engine? The spring clip doesn't seem to respond to any tugging so far and I don't want to break it. Here's a side ...
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Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS 2013 not starting troubleshooting (lights off and clicking noise, starter won't turn)

I would like to ask for your help diagnosing my bike's starting issue. Long story short: the starter won't turn, but once I manage to push-start the bike, the bike runs perfectly. The starter ...
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Will an electrical cable tie secure a rad hose for 20 kms?

In an emergency to get one home etc, would electrical ties hold a rad hose on, if one of the hose clamps broke? Cheers
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Why are most air compressors petrol powered

I am looking to buy an air compressor. However most of the ones I see online are petrol powered for example https://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Decker-195-NK-Compressor/dp/B0789JT29J/, if I don't need it ...
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All Wheel Drive 2010 Toyota Venza vibration/shaking

My 2010 AWD Toyota Venza vibrates when I am driving at 35-55 km/h. The vibration seems to go away at speeds below 35 km/h or higher than 55 km/h. During vibration the steering wheel does not shake at ...
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What are best steps to diagnose a bucking engine/

My 1992 Nissan with SR20DE (2.0 liter 143 HP o2 and MAF equipped OBD I engine, 16 valve, fuel injected), bucks. I own this car for ten years now and a lot has been replaced. Not always in attempt to ...
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2012 Toyota Camry - Hesitation

My 2012 Camry seems to be hesitating upon acceleration, the dealer has test-driven it and reported they didn't see a problem. What could be causing this?
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Chevrolet Spark 2013 Blow Fan Sound

i have a Chevrolet Spark 2013.I've been hearing a periodic knocking sound like a hammer, whenever i turned on my blow fan.It happens even without changing the thermostat on ac or heat. I figured the ...
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Phone unintentionally pairing to Subaru Bluetooth even when off

Twice in the last day when making a call from my house, my phone has automatically paired to my car, which is turned off and parked outside. Why is this happening and how do I prevent it?
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Less sparks on ignition coil

Why one output terminal of my car ignition coil gives less sparks than the other terminal. In fact, the 2 terminals are control by a single primary circuit of the same ignition coil!!! The other ...
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Fuel pump on a Subaru Outback

Hello can anyone tell me where the fuel pump is located in a Subaru Outback 2003 model? Thank you in advance
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BMW E46 320D Battery Replacement

My 5 year old battery is dying, and I'm looking for a replacement. When this one was fitted, the car wasn't mine yet. There's also no label on the top with some details. Therefore, I wanted to know ...
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truck makes a tapping/knocking sound only happen the first start of the day and stops after truck is warm

when i start my truck first thing in the morning it makes a tapping/knocking sound after it runs for a few min the noise stops and you don't hear it again the rest of the day. What can cause this.
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P0501 code… please help!

I bought a 2006 Kia Rio about a month ago. It's a 5 speed manual. Prior owner replaced the front right wheel bearing and in the process damaged/removed the ABS wheel speed sensor which turned on the ...
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2009 Suzuki skywave 250

I just purchased this bike and it runs great but is really lacking in power off the start. I've changed all filters and had transmission checked out but not much different. Any suggestions?
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Is it worth replacing valve seals on a car with 200K kms?

I have a honda jazz 2003 gd1 1.3 with 200K kms on the clock. The car started burning oil around an year ago and occasionally (when the oil is topped up) puffing blue smoke puffs through the exhaust on ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) Trying to replace the key fob. Does the FCC ID have to match exactly for the new one to work?

The key fob I have right has the FCCID #CWTWB1U551 The third-party key fob I want to replace it with has the FCCID #CWTWB1U331 Will that key fob work with my vehicle? This is the key I want to buy: ...
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2008 Buick Lucerne Accutrack Error code

My mother's 2008 Buick Lucerne has an error message for the Accutrack system. We've taken it to the dealer, and they want 500$ to replace the throttle body to repair. We don't want to throw more money ...
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Error code P0421 - warm up Catalytic converter efficiency below treshold (bank1) - problem with Catalyst Monitor Bank 1? (Mazda 5, 2014)

I have Mazda 5, 2014, about 40K miles There is error code: p0421 - warm up Catalytic converter efficiency below treshold (bank1) Engine is not vibrating, so I assume this is not a problem with spark ...
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Clear coat is not glossy

I had some deep scratches on front bumper and some other problems with rust on car. So I decided to fix it at home as car probably has lower value then actual proper paint job would cost. I sanded ...
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Hyundai i10 EPS error

I was driving my 2008 Hyundai i10 (1.1-litre IRDE) when suddenly the steering became very hard and the EPS warning light turned on. Later I realized that the tachometer had also conked out. I ...
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Will shifting into drive while accelerating in neutral damage my engine?

I was at a traffic signal with my car on nuetral. When the lights turned green, I accelerated without realising the car was still on nuetral. I then immediately shifted into drive while the engine was ...
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This part fell off my car

Any idea what it is or what it’s for? Are there safety concerns? It’s about the size of a watch / bracelet. It’s from a 2006 Toyota 4Runner. Thanks for any help!!]1
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What is CO2 g/km emissions equivalent of Euro 4 petrol standard?

I am trying to find what Euro 4 standard is with regards to CO2 g/km. All I can find is that it is: CO: 1.0g/km THC: 0.10g/km NOx: 0.08g/km This makes no sense to me when trying to compare this to e....
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Mk6 Fiesta erratic idle and poor throttle response when engine is warm?

I have a Mk6 Fiesta 1.4 petrol that's about 17 years old but has only done roughly 55,000 miles. It's currently experiencing issues that I'm having a very hard time diagnosing. To summarise the ...
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How come that with a worn MAF and lambda fuel economy suffers but there is no performance gained?

I'm trying to understand the advantages of lambda and MAF while I drive an old car, those parts are worn. How come I have loss in fuel efficiency while there is no gain in performance?
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Forgot 4wd on on jeep patriot

I have a Jeep Patriot 2.0 crd 2007 with 4wd. I went fishing and used the 4wd when leaving. Once i hit the tarmac i forgot to switch it off and drive 10 miles to home doing a speed of 50MPH. Is this ...
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Correct gauge of wire for earth/ground

One of my ground cables, which links the battery to the gearbox has snapped. I used a caliper to measure the diameter of the wire, and it is approximately 6mm in diameter (so i calculated this to be ...
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Can you reliably extract year of manufacture from a VIN

I've been reading through a few articles about the components of a VIN, and I understand that the 10th character is meant to be the year, corresponding to a list like the following: https://en....
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How to tell what type of battery this is?

I would like to know whether it's either a lead acid wet cell, lead acid gel, or AGM battery. After reading a bit I see one method is the remove the battery and give it a shake to see if it contains ...

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