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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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High pitched revving/sensitive gas pedal?

I live in the UK and went to go and test drive a 1.0L Peugeot 108. The car was in good condition and it's from a main dealer at a fair price which is why I am attracted to it. It was obviously sitting ...
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Brake caliper leak while pushing piston back

I'm a bit worried about my front brake calipers on my MX5 MK1. I was replacing the front brake pads, and I had to push the caliper piston back in order to fit with the new pads. I used a C clamp to ...
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TotalElectrical failure Mondeo 1.8tdci 2008

While charging a flat battery all on the Mondeo all of the electrics failed (lights, dash, not starting, Windows, ect) when I installed a new battery on the Mondeo still nothing. Any ideas on what ...
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What is the angular velocity limit and maximum bank angle of a standard road curve? [closed]

I'm trying to declare some simple test conditions for a loaded vehicle where the test will output the maximum limits for that state of the vehicle. In order to calculate the maximum safe velocity, ...
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2008 Ford Focus - My AC turns on and off fairly rapidly when driving slowly or stopping

how is everyone? I have a little problem, so when the AC is turned on and while driving slowly or waiting in traffic it repeatedly shuts down and turns back on blowing normal temperature air (same as ...
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What might be required to fix my mini cooper? [closed]

I have a 2007 Mini Cooper which has done 106k miles. About 9 months ago (or so) I noticed pale smoke from the exhaust. When I took it to a garage it turned out that the car was burning oil, and they ...
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Why does my Honda aviator take more than 15 min to kick start?

In the morning, my Honda Aviator scooter takes too much time to kick start and once started then it will start easily the next time in two to three kicks. The electric starter is not working due to a ...
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Can you clean the idle air control on a 2002 Ford Escape

It looks like this. There are two reasons I suspect the idle air control might be faulty. When you start the engine the RPMs shoot straight up to 4000 for a second or two before going down to ...
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Identify Broken Taillight

Someone backed into my car and left a large dent. Luckily part of their tail light also broke off so I was hoping someone here could help identify the model of car to track down who did it. It is at ...
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Can 2008 engine be installed in 2009 liberty?

my engine gave out and dealer replaced it. Is it possible for 2008 engine to be put in a 2009 Liberty? I did my oil change now, and the oil filter for 2009 Jeep Liberty did not fit. The filter was ...
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2008 sentra coolant system

The overflow tank stays full. The heater only blows cold. I don't think it's thermostat (doesn't overheat until fluid drains out). I don't think it's the water pump (the leak is from the driver side) ...
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Defroster works but not the heater 2010 ram 1500

2010 ram 1500 It blows hot on defrost but blows cold on any other settings. It blows cold at body and feet vents. I had a small leak in the radiator and waiting for taxes to get a new one so I put a ...
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2007 Impala lights not come on

I have 2007 Impala. We crunk it one morning and it just cut off. Then it wouldn't crank and none of the lights inside or radio display would come on. Starter is good battery is good and fuses look ...
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Is this iso flare corrrect?

I am attempting to implement an iso flare on a 1/4' (6m) line. As this is the line that supplies both rear brakes I want to be sure it is done correctly, below is a link to photos of all 4 sides and ...
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Town and country 2008

My car won't start, I checked everything and still won't start. When I checked the fuses . The ignition fuse does not get any power. What else can I do?
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JVC KW-AV50 has weird issue with MP3 stored on USB

My car is installed with JVC KW-AV50, a multi-purpose system. Now I'm facing a weird issue while trying to play MP3 songs via USB drive (recently bought new SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB USB 2.0 Flash ...
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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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Sirius radio location

Where do I find the sirius xm receiver in a 2014 silverado 1500?? I am getting an error message "no signal, signal may be blocked"? I want to check the antenna connection and I am having trouble ...
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2011 ford escape

I lost power steering while driving this morning. It has an electronic power steering system and there is a sensor recall for some vehicles, but not my vin. There is no dash warning light on at all ...
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Gearbox vibrates vibrates on 1st gear and reverse

Opel astr g z18xe 2001.i have just changed my clutch plate only not the pressure and flywheel plate. Gear box vibrates when it is on 1st gear even on reverse. Why?
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Mazda 323 / Protege 2001 power problem

Here is my name, Fabien My friend bought a 323F 2001 with 58 000 km, it's the 1.6 DOHC engine with 98 HP ( 72 KW ). We live in France We got a problem to make the car running great. For now, the ...
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Frozen maintenance free battery

I have a frozen maintenance free battery with a life of 14.5% life according to my dashboard display. I really can't afford to replace it at this point. I had it boosted and let it run for a half hour ...
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Oil change on isuzu box truck

My husband changed the oil on his isuzu box truck and he says he did eveything exactly as he was suppose to but this morning he got up and drove it and it went into regin and then he seen alot of ...
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Use both when high beams on

Is there a way to make both the high beam and low beam lights on when turning on high beams? My car has two separate bulbs that switch back and forth. I would really like the extra coverage.
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My car is more noisy, is it something to worry about?

My Altima is 10 years old and I am the only owner. Lately it's more noisy like engine noise when I am on high way. I am rather used to it but if I have new passenger, they definitely tell me why is my ...
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Honda Oil Pan in winter cold

Does anyone know if Hondabond gasket sealant can be applied in low temperatures? I have to replace my Honda 3.5l oil pan due to cracking and cannot wait until temps moderate.
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Can car alternator be used to save fuel by using it as a regenerative system at the same time?

Car alternators are 3 phase DC excited synchronous electric machines. They can be used as a motor by a proper 3 phase motor driver. Let's think that we connected a 200Ah Lithium based (eg. LiFePO4) ...
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2014 CX-5 hot air - possible overheating?

Hopefully someone can shed some light into what's going on. For the last couple of days we have been in a cold snap around -30C. I was driving the car and noticed that the ambient (outdoor) ...
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fuel consumption worse with rebuilt engine

I recently had to replace my motor in my 2013 dodge ram 1500 sport. they put in a rebuilt motor and i have noticed I am having a hard time with fuel mileage, on my motor that came with the ram I could ...
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97 Chevy S10 light duty pickup - tail brake lights

Okay so, out of no where my tail brake lights stopped working. All other lights work, including the 3rd brake light. I have replaced bulbs, replaced brake light switch, had fuses checked.... Look at ...
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1985 Xr 250 Lots of play in shifter?

I am thinking about buying a 1985 Xr 250 but i am very concerned about the amount of play there is with the shifter lever , is this due to the clutch cable is broke ? or is there any other issue i ...
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Wont shift properly

I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 4x4 automatic transmission. It will only go in reverse, 2nd, and 1st. Wont go in drive or 3rd. i checked the fluid and it is fine. I'm going to get it to my mechanic. My ...
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06 Suzuki 250 gz electrical issue

I lost my keys and had to order a new ignition. When I got the new ignition I plugged it in and it shorted out. I've checked my fuse's they all look good. Do you think that it could be the relay or a ...
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Wrong octane fuel

I have a 2014 Fiat Punto and have been using 92 octane gas. I have never read the manual, but am now told I should use 95. Should I use what is in the tank before filling with 95 or is it OK to mix ...
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2000 lincoln town car - lower ball joint replacement

The old ball joint that came with the moog lower control arm assembly has a snap ring on it. I am replacing it with a new one from Oreilly's that does not come with a snap ring? My question is: should ...
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Access to alternator output for powering a custom device

I have a custom made circuit (device) to be installed in my vehicle. This device is to work (power up) only when the engine has started. It consumes a reasonable amount of power hence do not want it ...
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How to tell if heim joint is worn (tie rods)?

So I have a Total Chaos aftermarket steering system on my Xterra. It's only seen 2 years of use - mostly as a daily driver with a fair bit of logging road washboard driving. Having some knock in my ...
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2003 GSXR 600 ECU Toast?

So I've been back and forth with why my bike keeps fouling a plug in cylinder 4. Intermittent firing and real poor performance. Motor would shut down while in 4th gear. Sketchy clutch at start, super ...
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01 ford explorer 4.0L dying in mid drive

My wife's 01 explorer 4.0 is dying when a sudden change in RPMS? It starts right back up but going from 70 miles an hour to 50 r so and dies it's kinda scary. Can someone please help?
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(Why) is it dangerous to leave the engine running while refueling?

I searched the web and I searched this Stack exchange and I've only found answers that seem to apply at all times (static electricity is always possible, and the engine doesn't cool THAT much in the ...
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Renault Megane 1.6 2000

My car was spewing white smoke and upon opening the bonnet, found oil sprayed all over the engine. Could you advise me what it could be. The oil indicator is not displaying, but when checking the ...
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Modern turbos and oil pressure

One conventional "wisdom" for preventing turbocharger problems has always been to leave the motor running for half a minute or so before turning it off to give the turbo opportunity to spin out while ...
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Stuck outer bearing race in motorcycle wheel?

I have the outer race of a bearing stuck in my wheel. I'm out of ideas to get it out, I have tried griding down to relieve the tension and let it pop out with no luck. I have used a tonne of heat also ...
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VW Polo tdi 1.5 - oil leakage in air pipe reasons [closed]

Oil leakage in pipe between engine and air filter assy .
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Pioneer radio not switching off when ignition off

I've just bought a Pioneer DEH-S720DAB to replace an old radio-cassette in my car. The car's existing wiring seems to match the Pioneer's, I just need to plug them into the Pioneer's wiring but when I ...
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93 Toyota Land Cruiser HZ75 single cab

Have just replaced brake calipers on rear and piston kit in front calipers. Have bled brakes several times and no air but let pedal sit for a couple of seconds and then it pushes straight to the ...
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Locked out of car due to cold weather

I have a 2010 Ford Taurus SEL that I can not get into. This morning while leaving for work I was unable to open my driver door and thought it might be frozen shut. I tried to get into the passenger ...
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Yamaha Nmax what causes excessive scooter seat vibration?

I have an app that records motorcycle seat vibration and shock. While doing a test run on Yamaha NMax I have observed shock readings from the seat that are inconsistent with the ride quality. The bike ...

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