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Nissan Crank bolt: reverse thread?

Engine HR12DE Nissan Micra K13 2011 Hello, I’ve been trying to remove the crank pulley bolt and it won’t come off. I also tried blocking it with a handle bar and cranking the engine, the trick didn’t ...
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Create a switched connection for a car AV receiver being used as a home audio system

I was recently gifted a Sony XAV-AX5550D car AV receiver but, alas, I have no car! (I was thinking of getting one, but things as they are...) I thought of selling it but have had VERY low offers. So I ...
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How can a puncture destroy the differential?

Watching Endurance, a documentary by Porsche, around the 1:06:36 mark they have the car pull into the pits after a rear right puncture. The tire is completely gone and the team is faced with the issue ...
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No clutch presure, new master cylinder and slave cylinder, no leaks, no air in the system still loosing presure and clutch

Hyandai grand max. We replaced the master and slave cylinder new parts in. No leaks no air in the system still it looses pressure and clutch we have adjusted everything and tried evry possible ...
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Mind blowing issue on my hands ✋ pedal goes to the fl

I have a 2003 Chevy suburban. I'm stumped On this issue with the brakes, now when I 1st encountered this I replaced brake lines Just 2 That were busted Then bled the system Just find out master ...
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Rattling noise while accelerating in 2011 FORD FUSION AWD 3.0L

My 2011 awd fusion is make a rattling noise at the front drivers side of the car. The noise is only present while accelerating. There is no noise when the car is rolling without acceleration at ...
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How does a OBD II misfire detection monitor know “exactly” which cylinder is misfiring?

I do know that magnetic pick-up coils are used to detect crankshaft position and these sensors are used to tell which cylinder is misfiring. These magnetic pick-coils do not produce a smooth & ...
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Won’t start unless I step on gas

So I have a Mini Cooper 2012 Base Model. My car will only start if I step on the gas. There is black smoke and some gas coming out form the exhaust. I ran a code scanner and all it shows is the ...
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Bypassing the engine immobiliser with a microprocessor?

I have a K13 nissan micra 2014, it comes with a engine immobiliser that has a chip in the key. I am from a Electronics background so excuse any mistakes i make, but would like to be able to start it ...
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Lower Temp Thermostat for Forced Induction?

Is there a case to be made for a low temp. thermostat for a factory N/A engine that has been supercharged? I am considering a future project where I'd supercharge a 2L engine, running a modest 7-8 psi ...
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Can spinning wheels while stuck in the snow damage a CVT?

I pulled over today and the front of my car went into the snow and got stuck. I managed to free myself by shifting into reverse and flooring it for about 30-45 seconds. Could I have damaged my CVT ...
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Power steering reservoir filter in 2008 Mazda3?

I did a series of stupid things today and now I have a small piece of loose plastic in my power steering reservoir of my 2008 Mazda3. Could it be pulled into the power steering pump? Here's what ...
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Does the fuel pressure regulator ever go out of calibration?

On GM 3800 SFI engine, does the fuel pressure regulator ever go out of calibration? My FPR does not leak, can I assume it is good? The fuel pressure rises with RPM and goes lower at idle. Is that all ...
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Toyota Corolla metal clanking sound after driving

I noticed a metal clanking sound after driving my car not sure what’s causing it. I don’t see any leak or anything under and I can’t hear it inside the car or while driving. I began to noticed it ...
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Coolant and How much

I was wondering how much coolant my 2014 Chevy Spark LS needs. I have one gallon in my garage but is that enough.
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Difficulty removing car radiator in 2001 manual 1.4l petrol Toyota Corolla

I'm trying to remove the radiator from my 2001 Toyota Corolla in order to provide access to the lower radiator hose (which is to be replaced). At present, the radiator readily rocks forwards and ...
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How does a water coolant work as a car coolant using newton’s law of cooling?(high schools student needs help)

I am a high school student that is really interested in car engines and how they work. I am in the process of writing my school report, and I am thinking of doing it on car coolant. Using newton’s law ...
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Can I add 50/50 to plain water

First don’t make fun of me! My car has plain water in it now and I just changed the thermostat. I can’t change the fluid on my own. Is it okay to top it off with 50/60 antifreeze even though the car ...
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Car unstable after a disc and pads change?

I replaced a rear rotor and pads and also just pads on other side. I didn't replace rotor on other side as first caliper carrier had to be cut off and I didn't have time to do same of other side hence ...
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2004 nissan sentra white smoke from engine then radiator busts

I just got 2004 nissan sentra had been setting up for about year now. I was told at the time only thing that could be wrong with it was the cam shaft position sensor, and possibly the catalytic ...
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Can I apply clear coat a week after the base coat

So I’m currently painting my car and I used crappy clear coat on my fender and it’s just not cutting it. So I ordered some 2k clear and I just finished spraying my final layer of my base coat on the ...
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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA BORA INTERMITTENT STARTING PROBLEM

I had an intermittent starting problem with my Volkswagen Jette Bora. The car does stop at any point upon moving and starting problem sets in. It does not depend on weather or temperature as the ...
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how to check car for impending failures? [closed]

My kia Sorento 2007 failed on me multiple times. Each time disabling the car and putting the driver in danger harmonic balancer alternator radiator and water pump in each of those failures, I had ...
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Motorcycle no crank, no start TVS RR310 (BMW G310)

Motorcycle was in running state, then at the end of the day, I got a low battery signal. The motorcycle wouldn't start, I tried recharging the battery and it started running fine but got the low ...
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Is my car worth driving again? What options do I have? [closed]

I had an accident more than 15months ago. The damage was that I hit a pot hole and the car caught fire around the engine and suddenly stopped, couldn't be restarted. I followed the procedures and made ...
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How big a difference is a 0.25mm thread pitch on a bolt?

I've ordered 2 new caliper carrier bolts but they won't arrive today as I needed. I've found a high tensile steel bolt of the same length and width but a difference of 0.25mm thread pitch and yes it's ...
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How to adjust shoe clearance after installing new brake shoes?

I just finished installing new brake shoes on a 1997 Y10 Nissan Wingroad. The image below is from the service manual and shows the page with installation instructions (starting about halfway down the ...
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Can exhaust backpressure cause a car to cut out?

Car cuts out sometimes immediately sometimes after 30 seconds etc. If I hold the key on the starter position engine keeps running and stays on. I know this can be caused by a faulty ignition switch. ...
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2008 honda accord

i was driving and the car was driving fine out of no where the car started jerking and the lights started flashing in the dash board and the check engine light came on and the car shut off i baught a ...
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Clutch Judder That Goes Away After Driving

If any of you have experience with this or know what could cause this please let me know I've taken it to two shops, one dealership and one was an indie shop. Both of them charged me a diagnostic fee ...
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2012 Ford Explorer XLT v6 Misfiring and Bank 2 Air/Fuel Ratio Imbalance

Have had a P0306 and a P0316 error codes for a while now and have changed the spark plugs, coils, intake manifold gasket, checked injectors and changed the injector for the cylinder misfiring(6). All ...
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Fixing a malfunctioning seat belt sensor

I'm in the far end of a road trip, and towards the end of the road trip my seat belt warning started going off erratically. Tapping on the driver side seat belt buckle seemed to silence the warning ...
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Lifespan of radiator hoses and serpentine belts

I've seen estimates as low as 4 years/60,000 miles (from places like NAPA, who obviously want people to replace their belts and hoses all of the time) to 7 years (from an anonymous Gates engineer), to ...
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How to clean grease from drum brake shoe lining?

I'm replacing the brake shoes on the rear drum brakes of a 1997 Y10 Nissan Wingroad. When fitting the new brake shoes the shoe lining became contaminated with grease from my hands. What's the best way ...
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Battery Disconnect Switch: Shank Diameter

https://www.harborfreight.com/battery-disconnect-switch-97853.html The shank-end (in red-circle) is designed to be connected to an existing negative lead. Attempts install the device on an Integra ...
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Can I use a nut with slightly different dimensions?

It's a locking nut I need for the outermost wishbone suspension joint. The nut I need is M12, pitch 1.5mm, thickness 16mm, spanner 18mm, quality/grade 10. I have one ordered but it may take some time ...
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Battery voltage drops from 12.3V to 11.2V in 5mins

I was in my car, while snowing, with the radio and the heating turned on but the engine off. I checked the battery's voltage, which dropped from 12.3V to 11.2V in 5mins. Is this behavior normal, or ...
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Creaking sound when I turn steering wheel at low speeds

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty and yesterday I noticed a creaking noise coming from the front end. I am editing my question because I have made more observations. The creaking happens almost anytime I ...
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OBD2 for car customization

i was wondering if it could be possible use CAN protocol to automate some of my car (Suzuki Swift 2016 1.3 DDiS) processes, such as close windows when door get locked. I found lot of applications/...
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Looking for a 2017 Ford Fusion SE stereo wiring diagram

Need to put in an rc adapter to me stock radio for subs
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SEAT Alhambra (2014) spare wheel

I have a SEAT Alhambra (2014) which does not come with a spare wheel. I want to buy a cheap spare wheel (2nd hand maybe), that I can keep in my garage for emergencies but I have no clue about these ...
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How to inspect a brand new motorcycle before buying from showroom?

When you decide to buy a brand new bike from an official Suzuki, Kawasaki or Yamaha showroom, how can you inspect to be sure of that the bike is brand new with zero mileage? What if the bike has been ...
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Car battery is flat, how can I tell the cause from multimeter results?

my car battery is flat. I did some measures with a multimeter. I will explain them below. Can anyone please tell me what can be the issue? Note: My car is a VW Polo 9N3 2007 Symptom For the last 2 ...
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Airbags deployed for hitting a side mirror

A friend hit the side mirror to a pole and airbags on both driver and passenger side deployed. Any ides why? Toyota 4Runner 2017
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Remove metal sock from Honda Civic 2006 handbrake lever

I've got a Honda Civic 2006 and the handbrake lever cracked near the top. I've got a new button assembly off ebay but it seems as though the old part has snapped off inside the metal lever. To access ...
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Clicking noise when I brake or slow down or drive over a bump

I recently hit a footpath, where my front left tyre rim got bent and had changed the tyre and the rim, but unfortunately I didn’t notice that i had a worn out mount on my right side of engine which ...
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Is it possible to bleed the brakes with one caliper detached from its carrier?

I'm in the process of changing a disc(rotor) and the new disc will take a week to arrive. I had some brake fluid leakage due to a piston dust boot that had slipped out, I removed the piston and ...
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Could my engine be damaged

My daughter first notice the sound when she drove my car. I couldn’t hear it at first, drove home from Detroit to Indianapolis then yes, I could hear it. Come to find out I had very low oil, car kept ...
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Can I replace a lost wishbone nut with any similar sized nut?

On my car the rear wishbone(holds the coil spring) attaches to the axel bushes via a long bolt and on the other side an 18mm nut. I've lost the nut can I replace it with any 18mm nut or does it have ...
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Is it possible to actually run on fumes

Regarding the phrase "running on fumes", if a tank is empty, will the engine get any power at all from fumes left from petrol (I don't mean drive it any distance), or is it just an ...

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