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R134a added to car AC “upside down”

I had "help" from the manager at the auto parts store who added a full R134a can upside down "cause it's quicker" (and poured liquid into the system instead of allowing the gas to ...
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Timing control for windows on RX 350

I own an RX 350 and was wondering where the timing of window controls is located on the computer board. By timing I mean when you simply tap the console switch the window or sunroof will open ...
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To remove this type of “hard, metallicish” sticker?

My very lucky teen daughter just got a wonderful honest '08 Mustang GT; the black paint work is fair. One of the old dealers left this hideous sticker on it: It's one of "those" stickers - ...
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Can I change all tires to use different sidewall ratio?

So I'm needing new tires, and I'm looking at some times that might better suit my needs, and while they're same width and rim specs, the sidewall ratio is different. Current is 235/50 r18 and the one ...
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Audi A3 (BMN engine) 2.0 Tdi 2008 - cold start issues

My Audi has had been a bad cold starter for about 2.5 years at 120,000 approx. It cranks but does not fire up. It is intermittent and random, then sometimes it starts spot on ! April 2017 - I had the ...
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Can Maaco do exact/close to exact colors from auto dealers?

I’m looking to get a paint job from Maaco, and I really like the “destroyer grey” dodge offers from 2017-2020, can Maaco match this paint code without being thousands of dollars? They quoted me at $...
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2005 Jeep Cherokee key transponder issue linking to fuel

I currently have a 2005 Jeep Cherokee 2.8D in the workshop. It seems as though there is a communication error between the key and its transponder. The ignition turns on and the engine turns over, ...
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Hyundai Ioniq charger: How does it deal with weather?

My carpark is open to elements so should I be worried by elements affecting my plug in cable? Like I would guess with rain it would be fine, but I'm in quebec so does it deal well with -30C ...
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Will a motor scooter leak when tilted at 45°

My family is moving and the movers loaded our Honda Ruckus into the truck with the front wheel raised to make a 45° angle. Could this cause any fluids to leak?
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What to do with a new lone tyre?

Someone gave me a totally new 215/70/R15 tyre and I am wondering if I should throw it away, give it somewhere or sell it? What can I do with it? Can people in the industry take lone tyres and sell ...
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How can I remove a stuck heater plug

My Mazda Bongo (rf5c engine) was having difficulties with starting early in the morning so I traced the problem and thought it was definitely heater plugs as these are the major problem with diesel ...
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AC clutch plate on and off

My ac was not working so I installed a new ac pulley, clutch plate, and coil. Now it seems to be working fine again. I notice, however, that the clutch plate engages and disengages fairly regularly (...
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Is the date on the oil sticker very important?

I'm trying to balance coronavirus with following my oil sticker. We are mostly staying at home and not driving much to avoid coronavirus, so our mileage is still slightly under the mileage on the ...
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Heatpipe in Motor shaft [closed]

I stumbled across this Tesla Patent for a Heatpipe in the electric motor's rotor shaft in order to get the Heat out of the Rotor. Does anyone know if Tesla is actually using this Technology in one of ...
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Blower Motor Resistor Smells Like Toaster When on Low speeds

I recently replaced the front blower motor resistor board on my 1995 Suburban. All speeds work fine, but on the two lowest speeds, I smell a toaster smell that is almost certainly coming from hot ...
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Can I use different brand calipers for the front brake calipers

I need to replace the front brake calipers but can not find the same brand as the rear. Does this affect the car in any way or should i keep on looking for the same brand.
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List of sensors on cars

Over the years, I have gone from being frightened to performing repairs involving sensors to feeling like sensors are my best friends. They greatly reduce the guesswork necessary in repairing a car, ...
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2.5L Subaru 2013 Forester oil consumption

bought 2013 Subaru in 2014 had 22,000 plus miles at 53,00 plus I noticed it would take a quart of oil once awhile now I have 67,000 miles and I'am putting a quart in every 2,000 miles. The car has ...
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What does the “HD” stand for in SAE HD-30 oil?

I'm not sure if this is still the SAE 30 oil. Does the "HD" stand for "Heavy Duty" or High Detergent? Thank you!
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What is this inlet part on a lawnmower muffler?

I have noticed a small box on the bottom of the muffler on a Mountfield SV150 lawnmower engine. Inside is a reed valve set up as inlet only and a small filter grill. What is the purpose of this part? ...
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Can i save matte/foggy clear coat?

So I tried to paint the fender on my "beater" car. No requirements for it to look perfect and I did it mostly for learning. So the end result is not the best because there is no shine for ...
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Normal AC refrigerant pressure range?

Long story short: the ac of my 2013 Rogue is not working and I am in the process of eliminating various possibilities. One of these is the amount of refrigerant in the system. Hence my question: With ...
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Nissan Rogue AC Compressor Question

I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The ac is not working and I am attempting to fix it by replacing the ac clutch, pulley, and coil. There is something I don't grasp about how the ac compressor works. My ...
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara engine swap

My friend is selling his 2000 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 3960cc car at a good price. I was wondering if is possible to swap the petrol engine with a 2007 Jeep Patriot 2.0 CRD engine. Thank you!
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2014 Passat sounds louder than before

I have a 2014 VW Passat 2.5L I bought it used last year. It was super quiet and great to drive when i bought it. It has close to 80000 km on it. The past few months I had i sitting in the garage not ...
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Engine performance

On a straight four diesel engine Can you replace some pistons bearings and leave other unchanged , Will that have any negative effects on the performance of the engine
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Will my car pass emissions if all monitors pass scanner except EVAP monitor

I had toyota remove a P code off my 2010 1.8L corolla after a repair. I need to pass emissions in Arizona in the next 2 weeks. I went to AZ and they let me borrow the scanner so I plugged it and ALl ...
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Handbrake problem

The handbrake seems too loose, it used to be normal when you pull it up, you can feel the force from the brake, but it suddenly becomes very loose, and I could literally pull it all the way up. But ...
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Battery voltage drops to 0 when high load and then recovers

Morning. I took the car to the mechanic for a bearing change and to change the airbag clockspring. The mechanic told me he would see if the car has any electrical problems before changing the ...
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Does weekly use of vehicle decrease concerns about gas going bad?

It's recommended to use fuel stabilizer for long-term storage. The instructions for stabilizers say to run engine for a while to properly mix with fuel and protect entire system. Does regular use ...
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What is “transmission slip ratio” and is it normal to have anything other than 1.0?

I got a 5.4 Ford econoline 1998 edition. I got me a odb2 code readin app with the bluetooth on it... and I also paid extra to unlock the premium Ford specific data... all kinds of stuff in there. In ...
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Is the AC compressor drawing a large load to the engine causing it to idle poorly?

This is for an 04 Honda Accord 2.4L that's been acting strange. When the car is running and AC is off, car runs fine while driving but when I come to a stop, the engine sort of shudders and RPMS ...
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Will an oiled air filter lessen or harm my motor? [duplicate]

Just bought a 4runner after 22 years and 508k miles in my 98 XJ. Folks say the Toyota 4runner pretty solid that's why I bought it. Anyways most have the upgraded cold air intakes like k&n or trd ...
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Renault Clio: Beeping noise when motor is off, but key is turned one notch

I drive a Renault Clio 3 built in 2011. When the motor is off, but the key is turned one notch clockwise (i.e, power is supplied to things like ventilation, but not to the ignition), there is a ...
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What contextual information can you use to determine the likely bounds of “damage reported” on a Carfax?

I am helping my daughters search for their first cars, which usually involves 3-4 year-old Leafs or similar. Most dealers now provide a Carfax for their cars, and I've been surprised to see how many ...
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Is it possible to clear “permanent codes” on a Volkswagen Jetta?

I was inspecting a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta today and saw on my OBD reader that it had two misfire codes, if I remember correctly P0302 cylinder 2 misfire and P0300 multiple cylinder misfire. The check ...
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What's goin on with the right front wheel of my van?

I was drivin yesterday and all sudden a sound happened that I didn't like. It was kindof like brake noise... a light squeek... but also kinda like that slippin belt sound like when people start their ...
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Car bounces at 40+ mph after new tires added

As stated in the headline, my car is bouncy when driving at speeds around 40mph or over (not sure when it tapers, I drive almost exclusively within city limits). I had new tires installed less than a ...
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09 Yamaha 250 V-Star bogs down when throttle is twisted

I just finally got my first bike it's a 2009 Yamaha 250 V-Star. I bought a new carburetor and I have got it running, but when I seem to give it a lot of throttle it starts backfiring and bogs down. I ...
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Do Check Engine Light Codes get Stored in ECM if the check Engine Light turns off on it's own?

I have a 2010 corolla with 166k miles on it. I have never had any major issues with the car. This past Saturday I drove about 300 miles and just as I was about to get home I got 3 lights that turned ...
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AM6 charging problem

I have an Aprilia MX50 (2004) and -although the engine runs perfectly- the charging voltage is low (around 4-6 V and it should be 13-14 V). I tried with another generator (the flywheel was still the ...
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Losing coolant daily, but not overheating

I drive a BMW Z4 2003 with 93k miles and I noticed for the first time the other day the coolant fill up light go on when I was driving. I checked the coolant level and it was bone dry. so I filled it ...
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Oil mixed with coolant in Peugeot 407 DHI 16 (No milkshake color)

Thanks for your help in advance. I've a 2008 Peugeot DHI 16 stick shift car, and all of the sudden even without overheated, I found oil mixed with the coolant in the reservoir. It is not a milkshake ...
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AC Delco | Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old

Should this be worrying me? The battery is just 9 months old.
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Does healthy transmission fluid temperature rule out all transmission problems?

I got me a 5.4 Ford v8 1998 Econoline van. Ever since I done slapped a new radator in her, I been gettin awful paranoid about the transmission. You see, this van is heavy duty and the transmission ...
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Car goes silent when I turn the ignition key

I have a 1970 Chevelle. The last few times I have tried to crank the car, I had to jump it off. I charged the battery and this time when I turned the key, the dash lights came on then as I continued ...
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How to insert rear door window glass in Saturn Ion

I've got a 2006 Saturn Ion 2 sedan with a broken rear door window (not the fixed quarter-window). I've gone through the steps to remove the inner door panel and outer trim along the bottom of the ...
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Catalytic converter tests

Got a Mk 6 Fiesta with an engine light on, and showing a code for under performing cat or oxygen sensor. Connected a vacuum gauge to my intake port and it's pulling a very good level of 25. Might run ...
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What happens when you overfill your oil? [duplicate]

So I done recognized my oil was low... cuz on the dipstick, the two lil dots that are cut out of it... well... the oil was clear below both of em... even the LOW one. SO I went and got some STP and ...
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2008 Honda Civic - No electrical power in acc position

Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Si Crank + Start: Yes Battery: new and charged Alternator: New (problem occurred before new alternator and persists after) PROBLEM: Brought my car in for the airbag recall, ...

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