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What causes a vehicle/engine to lose power over time?

Considering normal everyday use. What factors may cause a generic vehicle/engine to lose some of it's power over time? I recently did a dyno test and noticed that my torque output has decreased ...
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Bump start a 4WD standard in 2WD or 4WD on low traction ground

This is really more a hypothetical question than IRL but I'm curious as to the correct procedure in case I find myself caught in this scenario (which is a little more likely than you might think). ...
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Rapido A class replacement part [closed]

I'm looking for a replacement part that came out of a Headlight of a Rapido A class RV ( see photos ). Does anyone know where they can be gotten? Thanks.
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BMW X1 Timing Chain

I have done the BMW Service in dealer's service center in Nov, I heard noise sound from Engine after service, and there are weird behavior such has small and small from vent. Before the service, ...
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Do I need my system cooling fans running during the winter months?

I know I need it, but I’m going to get a new car in a couple of months, and I just really need something to get me to work and to school, which is only about 15 min drives. My car sounds the same, and ...
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should i change my transmission fluid it’s dark brown (picture is provided) [duplicate]

Hello people i’m kind of hesitant to change my transmission fluid i do not know if the car has been serviced i bought it from a guy and the miles were around the 180k now it’s at 200,754 miles, it’s a ...
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I have a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro 2lt with a lot of problems

I have a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro rs and I'm getting a cylinder 6 misfire and I swapped the spark plugs cuz they were burnt but I'm still getting a cylinder 6 misfire i even checked the coil packs there ...
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2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

My 2001 Dodge Caravan is leaking oil underneath and spewing oil from underneath the hood. A mechanic told me it is something internal in the engine. What could it be?
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Bmw 125i 2010 model

I have oil smudge coming out of coolant.The car is overheating . Am i in trouble I have tried to remove the oil smudge from the water coolant but every time the car runs it overheats
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Clutch weird sounds

New driver here. I drive ford fiesta 2019, petrol, car is around half year old, 5k km. Sometimes when I need to maneuver slowly in 1st gear or reverse (for example in a parking lot or a very slowly ...
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Vauxhall zafira 2liter

I have Vauxhall zafira 2 litre diesel and the other day I was sat on a hill at lights put the car in first gear and tried to set off I heard a clunk like something had dropped out of the car and then ...
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No start / power

I've got a suzuki vl250 intruder as a starter bike, it ran perfectly for about 3 months then all of a sudden one day it started losing power and the lights flickering while riding/coming to a slow. I ...
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Should I be pumping air to a higher pressure when the weather is hot?

There have been a couple of questions about tyre air pressures at low temperatures: 1, 2. But what about at high temperatures? Currently in Australia daily highs of 35C are common, spiking up to 38 ...
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Are there any tricks to install a transmission in a Volkswagen Jetta?

I managed to get the transmission out and replace the clutch but now that I'm trying to put it back in I can't get it to fit. It's confusing because it needs to go forward but there doesn't seem to ...
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Wrong Tire Pressure After Walmart Installation. Intentional?

I bought set of BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 all-seasons listed as new, and just had them installed at my local Walmart Auto Care Center. Service time was 2 hours and 20 minutes (is that normal?). Front ...
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Is this a normal tyre crack or something more sinister?

Hi, My mother has found this crack on her Range Rover tyre. Her boyfriend has convinced her that it is normal and safe to drive on. However I am not convinced, as it looks far too straight. ...
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Is it likely that my head gasket has blown?

My car overheated and water escaped so I turned the car off immediately. Turns out the fan was broken. For my mechanic to diagnose whether the head gasket has blown he has to fix the fan, reservoir ...
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How to fix a water pump squeal/screech?

I have a 2004 Toyota Tacoma. Recently in cold weather there is a high-pitched whine/squeal coming from the engine area. I have ruled out belts with belt dressing spray, and I think I've narrowed it ...
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Meaning of DTC Code 4331 for Volvo EPS (Electrical Power Steering Module)

It's possible I am reading the scan tool wrong or it is investigating a module that does not exist. For a 2008 Volvo S40 I get the following: EPS - Electrical Power Steering Module 4331(1/1) Not ...
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Toyota Prius 2013 (XW30) Coolant Expansion Tank Black Plug

Recently a friend of mine got used Toyota Prius 2013. And after driving it for a few days he noticed that the coolant is below the minimum. Topped it up but few days later it's gone again. It seems ...
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Motorcycle Probs Pt. 2

Alright, So my bike (Yamaha 1982 Xj550 Maxim) is on the fritz like always and would like to know what site, or secret underground facility, would be great to find a Repair Manual to help me with my 2 ...
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sunroof testing [migrated]

so I have 2 sets of data. the 2 sets are not linked. one is regarding the curvature of the glass panels of the sunroof. the other data is about the factors of the glass panel like thickness and I-...
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Will reversing while in drive mode on an incline cause damage to an automatic transmission?

Our garage has an incline, meaning with the parking brake disengaged, the car can roll out without any external force. My father takes advantages of this and rolls out of the garage often without the ...
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2003 Civic cranks erratically, tries to start, but faills to sustain

I've got a 2003 Civic (EX? Sedan) that is struggling in the colder weather. I made the mistake of leaving it out in the near freezing temperatures and didn't start it for over a week. Now trying to ...
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Is it feasible to remove ethanol from gas using water?

I've read in several places online that ethanol can be removed from gasoline by adding water, mixing vigorously, and allowing the water and gas to separate. From what I've read, it seems that ethanol ...
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Battery shows 13v after adding acid but won't start car

My car battery won't start the car so I added acid and water and test the density with a hydrometer, now it is 1250. The battery light is turned green after adding acid, but voltage reach 13 (I don't ...
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STFT Numbers Question

I have a 2013 Hyundai Accent with 250K miles. In the past year the MPG dropped from 38 to 35. I see that the STFT at idle is about 8-9 and at highway speed stays around 0. This indicates a vacuum ...
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Remote key fob doesn't work unless the steering wheel is locked?

I recently bought a 2010 Golf Plus (based on Golf Mk6), and I'm having a weird problem. The dealer gave me a classic remote key fob, but he also made another key without the remote function, just a ...
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94 4x4 4l60e no reverse/ overdrive

94 suburban 1500. Has no reverse or any other gear with the TCC plugged in. Unplugged the TCC and I can manually shift through the 4 gears and do 90 plus mph. So it's an electronic issue. Any guess??? ...
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How to maintain a new car

I recently bought a 2019 Mitsubishi Xpander. This is my first time owning a car, and I'd like to know what are the basic periodic checks I should be doing. (the car manual is not in English, and I ...
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Mitsubishi Lancer active 2012 body kit query

I have a 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer active which I have found to be quite uncommon however I don’t like the way the bottom of the from number tilts back inside so I was wondering if any of the Mitsubishi ...
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Which type of coolant is most suited for a Volvo XC90?

I have a 2006 Volvo XC90 that is low on coolant, and I want to change it. Since the coolant is low anyway, I will flush it, but I'm wondering what type of coolant to get. The manual, of course, ...
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Can I leave my car sitting outside for about 5 years?

I need to park my car for about 5 years. I have a 2006 Civic with 244k miles.. I'm going to cover it and start it every 2 weeks.. someone told me that after that many years it's going to fall apart ...
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How about how many amps does a vehicle pull at idle

Assuming the lights and stereo are off, how many amps can you expect an idling vehicle to pull? In this particular case I'm wondering about an F350, with flexfuel engine?
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What is causing this peculiar steering noise and vibration?

I have a 2008 Toyota Sienna LE and it is exhibiting an odd sound in the steering. The sound only happens after the vehicle has been driven at least 10 minutes. I started cold and idled for 20 minutes,...
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SUV 4x4 suggetions [closed]

Guys i looking to buy a car with the below features. Any suggestions are welcome. SUV 4x4 Up to 2.0 litre engine Automatic transmission From 2015 Thanks for your help!!!
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Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?

I see two articles that say tires should be stored dry in bags, but they don't explain why. Why is it important to dry your tires before storing them in bags?
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Engine vibration

My Toyota Vitz 2008 1.3 engine VVTI, when you shift into reverse and drive too much vibration rough idle low idle what is the cause of that issue the spark plug is new and they replace it that 4 ...
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Parking damage - scraped wall or car?

I just realized in a public parking garage that my (new) car is pretty badly scratched. To the best of my knowledge, I didn't scratch, scrape or touch a wall/pollard or even a car. Is it possible to ...
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Can I Use 20w50 Engine oil for APACHE RTR 160BS4?

Can i use 20w50 engine oil for apache rtr160 bs4? my mechanic suggested to use it
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Central locking button does not lock doors, but unlocking works

On the driver side, there is a button to lock and unlock all the doors. The button did not lock any doors the other day. I can hear the usual sound of locking doors, but the pins do not go down. I can ...
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Cigarette in the ac vent

I have a Ford Fiesta, a friend of mine dropped a cigarette inside the left air conditioning vent..Should I worry about it catching fire? Even if not, how do I get it out?
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Delphi MT05 ECU mph to kph

Is there an ignition key sequence for changing MPH to KPH reading for a Delphi MT05 ECU? The bike is a Brixton BX125, had to perform a hard reset of the ECU to clear out a fault code and that switched ...
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Toyota prado 2015 map disk error

I see this in Toyota Prado Land Cruiser 2015 Which in english it says: Unable to load program please consult your dealer. How can I (preferably DIY) solve this? Additional Photo incase you need ...
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Creaking sound from the rear right side of the car

I have a 2017 Ecoboost that's currently at ~27,000 miles. Recently, I noticed that the rear right side of the car makes a creaking sound when making sharp turns at slow speeds. Sometimes, the noise ...
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I own a Ford Focus 2.0 tdci mk2 facelift model. Nearside rear wheel making strange noise

I've just had both rear wheels brake pads and discs along with a rear offside caliper replaced. The mechanics kept my car for 5 days and I picked her up last night just before I went to work. I drove ...
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What causes power steering “moaning cow” sound?

( This may be a duplicate – but I did a search and "moaning cow" didn't come up ;-) I have a 2001 VW Golf. I just had a lot of work done on it and they "topped off" the power steering fluid because I ...
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Troubleshooting dim HID headlights

I have a 2002 Accura with HID headlights. I've noticed, fairly recently, that both headlights are much dimmer than expected. I'm fairly sure this is a recent occurrence. My wife's car also has HID ...
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Powering a large electrical load with an alternator and high idle system

I have to install an inverter in a work truck that will power work lights, some power tools, and other equipment too be used while the truck is parked. I've calculated the load to be at max 750 watts, ...
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is it a good idea to put essential oil in cabin air filter?

I am about to change my cabin air filter and wanted to check weather it's a good idea to put some essential oil in my cabin air filter to better smell in car. I know having oil in Engine Air filter ...

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