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2012 nissan murano interior light won't go off

2012 nissan murano interior light doesn't go off after door is closed. It does go off after 15 min. as it says in the manual.
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1999 Camry starting issues, now with smoke

It began with a turn of the ignition... and a click. No start, no attempt to turn, just a click. It would usually turn over the second time. I thought it might be the starter relay replaced and no ...
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What to check/change on a car that hasn't hardly been used?

I received a car from my family that has been sitting in the garage for 2-3 years with very ocasional use only to keep it running but in all that time hardly any maintenance has been made to it (an ...
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Car trouble starting after drive

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi starts great in the morning. But recently after a 15 minute drive, it doesn’t want to start again. It starts but shuts off. I have to wait until it cools down for it to start. I ...
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Starter motor issue

I wondered if anyone could help me with this one. I have today fitted a brand new starter motor to my Peugeot 407 2.0 hdi. The starter is brand new but after fitting I am still getting the old starter ...
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2005 Audi S4 - Which motor oil to use?

Have an 05 Audi S4 (B6). Previous owner said he used 0W ??, while the auto parts store said that for this model, you can use 0W or 5W and that you can interchange with no issues. My understanding is ...
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How to charge a 2nd car battery from the car?

I'm going on a camping road trip and need to power my CPAP. Instead of running one long cable from the car, which has its own issues, (dead battery/car, shorts, tripping) I want to get a 2nd car ...
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How much time driving at operating temperature is adequate to boil off condensation in the engine, exhaust, and gasoline?

Let's say I drive for a total of 20 mins, round trip, each day for 4 days a week (a normal commute to the train station each day for work). The problem is that it's likely not enough time to hit ...
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What is the purpose of this rubber tab on the leading edge of the window? [duplicate]

Last week I parked next to a much older vehicle at work, and I saw this: It reminded me of my old 1995 Geo Prizm, which also had a tab like this on the leading edge of the front windows. However, I ...
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Laser Iridium spark plug gap for 2012 f-150 5.0 liter

I am replacing my plugs in my 2012 f-150 5.0 truck with NGK laser iridium spark plugs. what it the correct gap? I see many different answers on the internet.
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Is LambdaB1S1 the same as Upstream O2?

I have an Innova 3040C scan tool and a 2013 Hyundai Accent. Under live data I have O2B1S2 which I believe is the downstream O2 sensor. Oddly there is no O2S1B1 listed. There is a LambdaB1S1 voltage ...
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How to drive a hybrid in a flood? [closed]

In a traditional IC car when driving through water such as a flooded road or a ford the recommendation is to keep the revs up by using more throttle than is necessary. This ensures that the exhaust ...
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Diagnosing rattling noise whilst car under acceleration

I have a 2008MY Fiat Grande Punto (6 speed manual transmission), which has developed what I would describe as a rattling noise during acceleration. A few observations I have made: The noise sounds ...
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Does the electrode of a spark plug break when the engine runs too hot?

I have an Audi A5 1.8 TFSI Sportback from 2011, bought it recently (4 months ago), which ran fine until two weeks ago. The engine went through diagnosis and the operator showed a broken spark plug to ...
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Will using CLR in a cooling system flush damage seals, hoses and gaskets?

My car (88 Accord) has a significant build up of rusty sludge and gunk. Even after a few normal flushes and one with a radiator cleaner product, the gunk remains. Someone suggested using CLR to clear ...
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Timing Belt Broke

Is a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant engine an interference or non-interference engine? My son drove the car at about 40 MPH and the timing belt broke. I am trying to decide whether to scrap her or not.
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Maintenance to improve dash cam quality

I recently started using my phone as a dash cam in my car. It's got great resolution (4k) and image quality and I'm planning on retaining the footage I shoot indefinitely, so I don't want cheap throw-...
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98 ford expedition stalls while driving or in park after it has ran for a while

'98 Ford Expedition Symptoms started to occur a month ago. Car stalls while driving or in park after 20 minutes Can't turn on car for 24 hours. If I unplug the battery for 20 minutes, I am able to ...
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Spare tire sizes composed of 2 numbers(19x4), what are they?

Regular wheels/tires on a typical passenger car sized like so: Tire size: 235/55R19 235mm -width (235*0.55)mm sidewall height 19" - Radius But the spare wheels for the same model and certain trailer ...
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injector fuse blows on hard acceleration

03JGC 4.7 HO blows injector fuse when flooring it. Before this installed new alternator,starter and rear upper control arm,since ASD relay to no avail,please help.
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How to repair this (PCV?) tube?

First, is this a PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve tube on the 2002 Chevrolet Impala? It is hard, non-flexible plastic with hard rubbery grommet-like inserts on the ends, with one side ...
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2013 Accord HDD gone after factory reset

I performed a factory reset on my 2013 Accord EXL but now there is no HDD available. I have am/fm/cd/xm, but no HDD. Is there a way to recover this without a trip to the dealer?
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What battery should I use on a rarely used vehicle?

I own a 2001 Toyota Camry that I rarely use. I only drive once a month or so, but can go two or three months without driving at all. Considering the tendency of a SLA battery to die when drained is ...
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Keyfob battery dead - Can I still start my 2007 Mini Cooper S

I don’t drive it too much but noticed that when I put the keyfob in, and press start button it sort of acts like the car’s battery is dead but after a few attempts it will start. Today I couldn’t ...
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temperature rises when the car moves at 80km per/hour, the engine cant idle, it switches it off while idling

When driving at 80km per/hour, the temperature rises high. the car cant idle, the engines switches itself off. by trafic light i cant stop or slow down
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Renault Master immobiliser stays off, engine turning over but not firing

I have a 2003 Renault Master, which was left unused for about 4 months. When I go to start it, the engine turns over but it does not stay on (as in the engine starts and then dies). Also, I have ...
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Electrical question - solar panels and kill switches

I have an old truck and I don't drive it much. I've hooked up a 1.5v solar charger to the battery to keep it fresh. It's working well, but when I do drive it I need to unplug the solar panel or risk ...
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Car Wash in Winter - Good Idea? / Bad Idea?

I live in an area that gets a fair amount of snow and ice, and so the winter months usually have salt on the roads. Presumably, that salt stays around as a dry crust or in puddles until the next ...
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2017 CF MY17 Black Edition - “Routine Maintenance Required”

My 2017 Black Edition Lancer shows this alert every time I start the car. It's been doing this for a few days now. The service sticker says next service at 17,000km; I'm only halfway there. What ...
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trailblazer issue

My son replaced battery in 2002 trailblazer about 2 months ago. He just replaced the alternator in it today. The car started for him and he drove to his destination about 5 minutes away. Now it will ...
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My car wont start and is silent when turning ignition, but lights, radio etc will come on. What is the most likely culprit?

When trying to start my car the lights, radio, and all auxiliary components will turn on, but the car is silent and not trying to turn over. However, if I shift my car out of park and back into park a ...
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Can transmission replacement affect fuel economy?

I recently had the transmission replaced in my 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. This is my third Dodge minivan, and all of them averaged around 17 mpg in mostly city driving. However, when I got this van ...
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Buying an older car [closed]

There's a 1992 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD for sale locally. It's got 198k miles on it. The listed price is $5k. I haven't seen the car in person, but I want to be ready for when I do check it out. ...
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New car 10k miles with spark knock detonation. Do my plugs look good?

I have a Ram 2018 Promaster city van I bought brand new with zero miles. At around 4000 miles the van's engine light turned on so I took I to the dealership and they replaced the MAP sensor. At 4500 ...
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2013 Hyundai Accent Can't Clear 420 Code

2013 Hyundai Accent 255K miles. Runs great, still gets around 35 MPG. 40K miles ago I was having trouble with 420 code. Did usual tune up stuff and both O2 sensors. Ended up replacing the Cat with ...
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I need a sparepart, but how is it called?

The drive shaft jumped (due to a failing wishbone) out of the housing in the motor. I want to order a new part, because it is not included in the new drive shaft. How is it called?
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Toyota Avalon v6 3 letter 2000 model

Got a nocking noice in the oil pic up in sump can .can the can I take sump off with out pulling out motor
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Rusty coloured coolant?

I am working on a 1988 Accord (CA) that has been sitting for some time. There was a problem with the cooling system - air pockets and bad water pump bearing - so I replaced the pump and drained the ...
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Engine knocking

I have a 2013 Hyundai sante fe sport (base). Engine started knocking due to it burning all the oil within 5k miles ( I understand that’s a problem). Put oil in it and still knocking. Took the engine ...
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Starter makes no sound

Starter makes no sound. Battery is very good. Lights , dashboard, side doors, and radio work well. The problem happened suddenly after turning van off (2012 Toyota Sienna)and it sat in the driveway ...
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What is this bar on my dashboard next to gas mileage?

See this . On the gas mileage indicator, it says 250 km. Right to the left of it, there's an orange bar. There's actually two: the big one that indicates the amount of fuel left, and then there's a ...
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Do you have to remove the heads to replace the lash adjuster on a 2002 Ford Escape?

Hello I guess I'm replacing a lash adjuster today. Before I start I'd like to get a better idea of what I'm getting myself into. I know that you're supposed to replace all of them at once and that you ...
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02 Ford Escape valve ticks on first start in the morning

It's only on the first start. If I leave it running after the first start it will take for a while. Possibly forever I'm not sure. What I've been doing is turning it off after a second or two and then ...
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Wanted to increase ground clearance of Toyota Etios GD

I am having Toyota Etios sedan GD SP. I wanted to increase Ground clearance of my car having with 14" wheels by using different size of tires. Plz suggest more. After doing some studies following ...
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Help with reading a scheme for car locking control box peugeot 306 1997

I have Peugeot 306 from 1997 and I have a problem with the locking system. When I'm trying to lock the car it attempts to lock all doors, but then immediately unlocks all doors. I had a problem with ...
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Brakes spongy after pad change

I changed the brake pads on a Hilux and after doing so, the pedal has gone very spongy. The brake fluid also seems to have risen above max. When I start the car, the first press of the brake pedal ...
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2008 audi a4 b7 2.0t front wheel drive. Where is the the vehicle speed sensor located is it the crankshaft sensor? My speedometer isn't working

I am having problems with speedometer and it says po501 which pops up as vehicle speed sensor but I'm seeing that it's either front left abs sensor or crankshaft speed sensor but some people are ...
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Battery drained 10 amps with key in the dashboard - what can it be?

Old Honda Civic hatchback 1.4i, manual gear, air conditioning. No longer starting (see below the history). I noticed that with the key off or in the dashboard in position I there is a small 40 mA ...
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Not enough catalyst data for SMOG inspection even after 350 miles

Place: California Car: 2003 Acura RSX Type-S I went on 4 week vacation in Dec, my car sat in garage. Now I have trouble getting my SMOG passed, I am getting catalyst data not ready reading, even ...
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Torn out nut insert on hatchback lift strut anchor

Car: 2001 VW Golf It was late at night, I was in a hurry and like an idiot I forced the hatchback closed. I tore out the nut insert (don't know what else to call it) that one end of the hydraulic ...

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