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Does an activated carbon filter on air intake do anything on a high mileage vehicle?

My wife's Toyota Camry has a permanent activated carbon filter attached to the air manifold that contains the air intake filter. The technical part which contains this carbon filter on my wife's 2011 ...
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Please help! I found two R-134a temperature pressure charts online. For recharging a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, which one should I follow?

The chart on top is what I found more commonly on the internet, but the chart at the bottom is used by a YouTube mechanic I like. The numbers on these two charts deviate quite significantly. For ...
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Replacing a transmission on 2008 nissan rogue awd

Could anyone on here confirm that a transmission from a 2011 nissan rogue and is compatible?
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Need/Want to Replace My Valve Cover & Plenum Gaskets

My car is a 2007 Toyota 4-Runner (Limited), 6-Cyl, 2WD with about 150K miles. Per subject title, I recently noticed some oil seepage from my passenger side valve cover - apparently this is a not-...
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Brake pulse before & after brake job?

2012 Chrysler 300 RWD…. My brakes were pulsing so I assumed the rotors were warped. I changed the pads and rotors (duralast / autozone OEM replacements) and cleaned the hub up with a wire brush before ...
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Does pulling a recoil rope when small engine is rotating cause any damage?

Recently, I accidentally released the pull rope of my lawnmower after succesfully starting it. The spring caused it to go past the handle rest on the handlebars, so the pull rope crashed against the ...
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Car brake pedal feels like pushed back

I was driving in maruti Suzuki Brezza car it was heavily raining and when I brake. Sometimes it feels like brake pedal is pushed by obstacle or like stone just pushing brake pedal back to normal ...
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2002 trailblazer trouble

We just replaced the starter in our trailblazer so it starts without problems and still have to replace the raidiator due to it leaking but now when driving it’s having trouble excelerating or getting ...
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There's a leak behind the engine. What do I need to fix?

I don't know much about cars, but I noticed a leak behind my engine. What do I need to do to fix it? The vehicle in question is a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.5L
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C4 picasso air suspension woes - want to delve deeper

C4 Picasso suspension has been done to death over the years and I have myself switched it out, but I want to know more about how its setup. There are guides that explain about taking measurements and ...
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How to block and jack up an engine

I have failed engine mounts for my 2010 Mazda 3. I am reviewing the replacement process in the corresponding Haynes' manual which has a step-by-step process for the replacement on 2A-14. In the manual,...
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Honda Tiller Dies Under Load

Two weeks ago, I purchased a new Honda TG110 tiller. I tested it out, tilled about 20 feet of my yard and based on that experiment, assumed it was working. I ordered sod for delivery. Yesterday I went ...
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Looking at a new 4x4, just after some advice about the rear wheels

I'm about to get a new 4x4 which is the one in the image. The car is a 2016 Holden colorado with a 2" lift and then the mud tyres on that. The Person I'm thinking of buying it from is gonna get ...
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4L60E Slinger or not

I have a 2005 4L60E transmission. The output carrier is a 4 pinion but 2 are sticking, so I'm not comfortable reusing it. I have another 4 pinion carrier I can use, but it has the oil slinger. Will it ...
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New Starter, spins but no crank

2018 Nissan Versa 1.6L (67K) CVT Automatic - SIL was reporting at 67K engine was making weird noise while at idle. If she reved it went away. A few weeks later she driving home and the engine seemed ...
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electrical - 12v switch malfunction?

The car is a 1998 Galaxy 1.9 tdi. Swapped an old aftermarket stereo (working) for more recent one. the new one doesn't turn on and now neither the old one! With a multimeter on the car harness, I get ...
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Connect backrack work lights to cigarette lighter extension cord

2010 Silverado 1500 I have two LED Flood lights mounted to the headache rack of my truck: Alpena TREKTEC MR12 LED Flood/Light Pods, 1,100 Lumens, 2-pk (1 amp & 12 watts per light). I plan to use ...
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How to make sure if my car has a tow package?

I have bought a used 2008 Highlander Sport. I guess it has a tow package installed as I see the tool in back of the car but I am not sure if it is a OEM or aftermarket. How can I make sure about it? ...
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2013 Cadillac CTS Coupe. Where is the rear parking assist control module located?

CTS Coupe 2013 . Where is the rear parking assist module located? I’m getting a service park assist message on the DIC.
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Am I going to fail PA inspection due to this rotor?

Apparently, one of my rotor was damaged due to a brake clip scraping on it. My brakes still feel ok. No sound or vibration. Should still be thick enough, only got 15k miles or less with it. But, am I ...
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GMC Canyon Transmission Change

I have a 2020 GMC Canyon and the recommended trans change is 45,000. I'm 15,000 miles over that time, should I change it or not?
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My vehicle shut off in traffic and will not turn on

I have a 2003 Saturn ion 3. It shut off in traffic and I had to have it towed. I'm thinking it's a fuel related problem maybe but I wanted to add some information to this and hopefully someone can ...
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2010 GMC Yukon Denali XL - Oil pressure sensor not functioning properly but no abnormal engine noises. Potential mechanical issue?

Started the engine to find that the oil pressure meter was at 0 and there was a check engine light (solid yellow not blinking). There was not a red low oil pressure light. There is an oil leak going ...
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Alignment out of spec after adjustment. Is it a concern?

Mechanic said this is the best he can do and there is no concern. However, I see some values out of spec. Is it concerning ? This a toyota highlander AWD.
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Vent-like object between truck cab and box

2010 Silverado 1500 What is this black plastic part between the truck cab and the truck box? Inside the cab, beneath the bottom corners of the rear window; one on each side: Is it a vent to let ...
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Key fob only works when battery is exposed

I have a 2016 Honda fit. My key fob got replaced a couple years ago and the fob I got is kinda jank and only turns on my car if it’s close to the button, but that’s my only issue with it. Today my key ...
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What, if any, advantages are there of performing recommended mile marker service at car dealerships?

When I look up reviews for service departments of Toyota dealership in Seattle area, all of them have really sub-par reviews. Will I be able to do my mile marker services outside of dealership or ...
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Alternator starts arter hitting gas

I have a Citroen C3, 1.4 year 2002. This car gives me headache. I have problem with alternator that doesn’t start until I hit the gas. I have changed battery, changed ground cable, changed alternator ...
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Brake pads replaced thrice and car is under 6k miles

looking for some advice on a car purchase that I'm about to do. I'm planning to get a used 2023 gla 45 and I like the car and all. But as I was going thru the carfax report, I see that the brake pads ...
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2007 Dodge Ram 5.7 AC blowing hot

May AC is blowing hot. Compressor runs without disengaging. Condenser fan is functioning. High pressure line coming from compressor is hot to the touch. High pressure line near the firewall is very ...
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Van won’t start no clicking

My van won’t start no clicking radio and dash board lights come on. What could be wrong?
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Dim Taillights After Battery Replacement

I got a 2008 Honda accord sedan 6 cylinder. Recently I bought Duralast Gold battery from autozone and had a mechanic install it real quick, since he was also doing a brake flush for me. After the new ...
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Alignment of bolt holes after front collision

I had a front collision in which there was a slight damage to the chassis. I had the chassis repaired by a chassis expert (they pulled it back and made some measurements). However, there is still a ...
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I couldn't start the car using two different jump starters! UPDATED

I have a 2008 3.5 HL. Last night, my wife was driving the car and noticed smoke coming from the hood on the passenger side (I suspect from the alternator). She parked and immediately turned the car ...
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Is it ok to use the kitchen baking thermostat at the air vent to measure temperature of the cool air?

I saw a mechanic on YouTube using a thermostat that almost resembles a kitchen baking thermostat. Can we use a kitchen baking thermostat to measure the temperature at the air vent? or am I mistaken, ...
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12 volvo s60 t6 starting to misfire once upto temp

Please help! I have a 2012 Volvo s60 t6. I found the car misfiring #2. I looked and found a ripped PCV diaphragm. Replaced and car ran fine for 4 days. Today driving it up to temp and started ...
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What are the different ways to manage and organize wires?

When I say manage and organize, i do mean in the sense of grouping wires together. For example, if i have 2 wires going to a light, then grouping them together seems like the best thing to do to keep ...
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Changed a failing starter recently, and the CEL that was on soon went away. Could there have been a connection?

Never scanned for codes. Car is 2005 Camry. 156,000 miles.
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Why my manifold gauge set doesn't have a connector that a mechanic from a youtube channel has?

Connection from a YouTuber mechanic. The gauge manifold I have. Do I simply purchase two adapter to connect to my vehicle's high-side and low-side valves? Or Do I need a new manifold gauge set?
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Small Ants on outside of car, where are they nesting?

For a couple weeks there have been small ants all over the outside of my Subaru sedan. It is six years old and I have owned it for 4 years. There are none inside, or in the trunk or under the hood, ...
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Will putting ATF instead of Dexron VI hurt my transmission?

I have a 2007 Pontiac G6 and it uses Dexron VI. I put ATF automatic transmission fluid in it instead. Is my car going to be okay? I just want to know if it mixes is it going to mess up my car?
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2014 Subaru BRZ - U0073, C1234, C146c, C146e - ABS, TRAC, and parking brake light on

According to the repair manual it says to first check the fuses, and if they are fine then you need to replace the ABS modules. My fuses are fine so.. ABS module replacement it is. They are very cheap ...
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2014 silverado 1500 power window wiring diagram

I am working on adding tow mirrors to my 2014 silverado 1500 work truck. It cam from the factory with no power mirrors I am looking for the door jam, bcm and door switch. The truck came from the ...
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What bolt is missing and can I just buy one and replace it

I have a 04 Chevy Venture 3.4 and it has always had a slight oil leak but couldn’t tell where it was coming from. As I was filling up my oil I noticed a bolt is no missing from my engine. Not sure how ...
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Replace water pump on 99 Buick Park Ave. 3800 series 2 supercharger

Do I have to remove the motor mount? If so, how? I can't seem to get it.
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What engine can I swap into my 2013 Subaru Impreza sport harchback that will make significantly more power than the stock engine

I’m trying to figure out what engine I can put into my car that would give me around 250+hp minimum, the higher the better of course. I don’t know if it has to be a Subaru engine that’s the issue I’m ...
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What metrics do I need to consider when changing rim size, and how can I find out what I have?

I have a 2017 ford edge sport. It came with the 21 inch tires which apart from being super expensive also don't give quite the same cushy ride that 18 inch tires with a similar diameter would. I'm ...
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White smoke diesel engine

I am stuck on the side of the road on an interstate trip and need help ASAP! I am driving a school bus (converted). 2004 Thomas Freightliner, Mercedes-Benz engine and Cummins transmission. After about ...
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2003 Hummer H2 - Are the upper ball joints and control arms one part?

Trying to press out upper ball joint, but having trouble doing so and trying to figure out which direction the ball joint needs to be pressed out from although there doesn't seem to be much ...
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What are some common locations for oil leaks on a Smart 451?

The Car I have a 2010 Smart ForTwo with just under 100k miles. It's a Model 451 with a 1.3L engine. The Problem The car is losing oil. There are no spots on the ground when I move the car, but the ...
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