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MAF sensor problem?

i have a 2012 vauxhall Zafira 1.7cdti ecoflex motor which has low mpg, i have tested for obd2 codes but there are none,live tests show MAF sensor readings fluctuating from 7.9 to 15.11 g/S on tick ...
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Car has failed its mot, is it worth it?

I have a lexus rx 400h year 2005 which has just failed its mot on the following: rear subframe is corroded and seriously weakened. rear wheel bearing is rough and has excessive play It also has a ...
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Are OBD-II devices capable of controlling acceleration and top speed of a car? [duplicate]

I have been searching for a while for some specific type of OBD-II devices that can, besides performing the usual diagnostics, also do the following: GPS track the car online Has the ability to set ...
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2011 Toyota Tundra Back up Camera/Lamp Switch Problems

I have a 2011 Tundra with a OEM style back up camera (running through existing wiring). If the reverse lights will not come on (due to faulty back up lamp switch) will the camera not come on as well? ...
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What to look for in a windscreen?

In the market for a new windshield (windscreen in the UK), but all I can find on t'interweb is discussions about OEM vs Aftermarket. My wife was talking about windscreens which don't absorb as much UV,...
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What's the deal with window tint? [duplicate]

I got a Ford van. 5.4 v8 1998 e150. It has all kinda of deluxe features on it like power windows and seats. It even has a seat with a coaxial cable output on it for the vcr. Anyway... one of those ...
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2015 VW Golf TDI leak some coolant

Leaking coolant done 80,000km took to mechanic said need to replace timing belt and hose that's why coolant is leaking ,can anyone verify and if they have had the same problem .otherwise car is ...
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Is it ok to work with cigarette lighter power supply directly

I need a way to test some 12v appliances; so to get the 12v I am thinking of getting a cigarette lighter power supply adaptor which converts 240v to 12v. But I don't need the cigarette socket; just ...
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Can you identify the car make/model of this car?

This car hit our vehicle and drove away last night, leaving its shattered passenger-side tail light behind. Any ideas on what make/model the car is from these photos? I'm guessing 2014-ish Toyota ...
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Can anyone advise me on repair options for my 2012 Subaru Impreza?

I’m a young woman wondering if my mechanics are taking advantage of me. Here’s the backstory: New Subaru owner here, living in western washington. I bought my Subaru Impreza for $4k with 143k miles on ...
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1970 Ford Maverick 200 6 cylinder charging issues

I have a 1970 Ford Maverick with a 200 6 cylinder motor I am having charging issues when the car is initially started, I'm only getting battery voltage 12.5 volts when I flash the field the alternator ...
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Is my car ok to drive or do I need to get it checked? [closed]

I hit a curb the other day cause I was driving at night without my glasses. I hit it going maybe 30 mph but it didn’t sound as bad and my car isn’t making any strange sounds or noises. The rim looks ...
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Vibration at speeds between 40-47mph

I went on a road trip of about 870 miles. I hit a speed bump at night because I couldn't see it due to absence of road lights. I applied brakes aggressively as soon as I saw the speed bump and I think ...
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What is the heyl is my van tryna communicate with this noise?

I got me 1998 5.4 v8 Ford van. You know how those old yellow school bus engine sounds like most of the time? like it has a little extra rattle to it? My van sounds like that sometimes... usually when ...
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93-96 honda civic ac problems

Alright guys so I'm having a difficult problem with my ac system. I'm somewhat of a mechanic so il list down things I've done to try and fix the problem. But long story short my ac runs great in temps ...
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Jeep won’t start after new alternator

I put in a new alternator in my 94 Jeep Cherokee and charger the battery and now it won’t start it used to start when we jumped it on the old alternator but now when I turn the key all I get are my ...
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P0456 if i can drive

My car ignition light came on today and it said loose fuel cap and tighten or replace necessary and threw p0456 is it ok to drive this weekend and take it In Monday
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What is the Polarity of the L terminal on a Regulator/Rectifier

I am replacing the Regulator Rectifier on a John Deer tractor and there are 6 terminals. Bat + (Battery positive) IGN (Ignition switch, engages the regulator) Bat - (Battery Negative) AC (AC Input ...
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2007 Equinox overheating at idle

Flushed coolant system, replaced radiator cap. A Tried Reprogrammed emc , light "turn off engine overheating" , when idiling. Fans keep running after car is off,AC on, no problems when ac ...
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Mother in law damaged new car

My mother in law drove over a center divider in her brand new corolla (which we bought her 🙄) The only damage I can see is this area of the undercarriage, under the driver seat. Being a new vehicle, ...
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Waterproofing small electronic device on motorcycle

Not sure if this belongs to https://electronics.stackexchange.com/ but since it includes motorcycle operating temperatures, here goes. I have recently installed a quickshifter controller on my ...
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How do I test a heater core [before installing it]?

The one went out in my car and I installed a Spectra Premium from CarId that leaked all over my floor. The limited lifetime warranty advertised did not apply to the item advertised, so I ordered the ...
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Does battery tender need to be in enclosed area?

I have a 2009 Winnebago Access motorhome that is rarely used. I had a battery tender but it stopped charging the battery. I purchased another tender & enclosed it in a small plastic storage box. ...
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Timing belt snapes too frequent

I've been working on a Toyota 2C engine and have replaced the timing belt 3 times within a month and a half . one thing i observed though is the timing belt will be covered with oil every time i ...
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2007 Ford Taurus Starter spins sometimes doesn't engage

This problem been going on for 180,000 miles. Starter first replaced in warranty "Twice" under 20,000 miles at a Ford dealership. Ford dealership said there was nothing they could do after ...
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Repairing rusted-out parking brake bracket on 2001 Ford F150

I'd like to repair the parking/emergency brake on a 2001 Ford F-150 XLT pickup. The front bracket has failed due to body rust. No local body shop is interested in performing the repair, and with a ...
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How long before mildew etc develops in a hvac system? [closed]

I am fed up of hvac smells in my older cars. I know there are products such as kool it which would work for maybe a year. However Im more interested in removing the source or getting something that ...
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Is clutch bearing wear still an issue with modern manual cars?

Decades ago I was told repeatedly to press the clutch pedal in manual cars for as short a moment as reasonable, since prolonged clutch disengagement leads to excessive wear of the clutch bearing, ...
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Does the electric fuel pump get damaged?

The lorry was working just fine, and suddenly it stopped on its own. We did the checks including wiring, and finally, we discovered that it was a blown fuse which was no longer supplying power to the ...
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Buzzing noise from under seat when trying to start motorcycle

The bike is a 2012 Kawasaki W800. It has not been ridden for a few months and the battery went flat. I charged the battery and went to start but just got an electric sounding buzzing noise coming from ...
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Running car on low oil

I have a 2016 hyundia accent sedan, when I took my car in to get a oil change the mechanic said you only had about a quart to a quart and a half of oil in your car. Could driving with that amount of ...
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2011 Infiniti G25x: water is leaking down from the passenger glove compartment onto the floor

It was raining, and I was driving. I parked my car, and discover the water is leaking down from the passenger glove compartment onto the floor. I have recorded a video to show this problem: https://...
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Chunk out of tire, looks like I hit a curb. Do I replace? [closed]

As you can see in the picture, it looks like I damaged a tire sidewall by possibly hitting a curb. Does this look serious enough to replace? Tire has about 28K miles on it, so probably 50% of life ...
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Loose inner tie rod on 2007 Toyota RAV4: replace steering rack?

I don't know very much about cars. During an inspection, the dealership said my front right inner tie rod was loose and recommended replacing the entire steering rack on my 2007 RAV 4 for $2500. They ...
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2011 Ford F-150 Lariat A/C problem

A/C problems. Won’t come on sometimes only when I hit a bump. Could something be loose?
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I have a VW T5, I've noticed a low pitched whirring noise that starts about a minute into my jouney, it's not impacted by my speed or when turning

I have a VW T5. I've noticed a low pitched whirring noise that starts about a minute into my journey, it's not impacted by my speed or when turning etc..its a constant whirr, It's louder in the cab ...
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Is there a temporary fix for Jeep Grand Cherokee Dodge Durango power pump relay recall v62?

FCA in November 2019 issued a second recall for 2011-2014 vehicles, but has still not devised a fix and all dealers will turn away customers seeking a fix because there is no direction from FCA and no ...
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2007 Honda Fit Sport P0420

I backed up in a dirt lot and heard a metal scraping sound. After driving about 30 miles, the check-engine light came on with code P0420 indicating "Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)&...
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Can a engine that calls for 10w30 oil, run with 5w40 oil without any problems?

I have a motorcycle that calls for 10w30 oil, but all i can find at different stores around my house is 10w40 or 5w40 would either of those ruin anything if i use them instead?
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Sad, whiny, stressed out, constipated noise when AC is on. Is it dangerous?

Another hot one today... I noticed in my Ford 5.4 v8 1998 van, when my AC is in the process of workin (like in the time between when it clicks on and clicks off), if I'm driving at certain speeds (...
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Tire Expert Needed. Girl over here. Tire Cracking Sidewall- [closed]

Thanks for clicking. Can anyone offer insight on these cracks that have developed in these tires. This is the worst of the four- they go all the way around but not continuously. Agree they need to be ...
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“Upper intake gasket” on a 2008 Mustang v8 seems impossible to get? [closed]

On a 2008 Mustang GT, there's a small coolant leak, turns out in the heater unit. Easy to fix but to get at that the mechanics have to remove the top stuff, SO, it seems the "upper intake gasket&...
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AC works better when driving than when not driving

The weather outside today was more muggy than a 20 ounce mug with a pugs mug printed on it... being acquired in a mugging incident. I mean it was hot. Hotter than a hot place. So... in my '98 Ford ...
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Connecting Fuse Tap to another Fuse location

This question is similar to can i split off another circuit from fuse box to run power to cigarette lighter?, however I want to know the mechanics of mismatching amperage when it comes to fuse tapping:...
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Ford steering restoration

I just got a used 5.4 v8 Ford van from 1998. It's rear wheel drive. It doesn't feel like a new vehicle no more. I'm suspectin that a big reason for that it is that the front wheels and all the stuff ...
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How can I prevent hub and rotor rusting together?

I've got a 2013 BMW 335i with M-Sport options. It prompted this question but the issue (and probably the solutions) are not unique to it. Like many such vehicles, the rear brakes are part drum, part ...
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Honda BR-V v 1.5L Manual 2016 (India)

Does the Oil Life indicator function works on Honda BR-V v 1.5L (India) . If it works can you tell me the procedure how to bring Oil life indicator on its multi information display.
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What Coolant Hose should I buy?

1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE (P38): I have a leak in a coolant hose from the reservoir to the throttle body heating plate. Can I use any heater hose with some hose clamps, or does it need to be the exact ...
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(VW CC 2010 2.0L Sport) How do you diagnose a parasitic battery drain from a fuse that controls rear window raisers and central locking system?

My 2010 VW CC is having a parasitic drain issue and I've isolated the problem to one of the fuses which is for the rear window raisers and for the central locking system. If I keep this fuse out ...
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How to keep a new battery in a car from dying when I’m not driving it at all?

I haven’t driven my car almost at all in 4 months. About 2 months ago, it wouldn’t start, and it had a really old battery that needed to be replaced anyway, so I got a new one put in. Now, I stupidly ...

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