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Is it harmful for the engine to drive 60 mins of steep uphill every day?

There is a road in my area which is steep uphill (about +15% slope). I have to pass it to reach my destination. It takes about an hour to drive across this road and I usually use 3rd or 4th gear to ...
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2019 Subaru Impreza

I have a ‘19 Subaru Impreza, sometimes my rpm will go up to 2000 and will not move when I accelerate or slow down. Example: I sped up to 75mph and slammed on my brakes at 50 mph and the rpm still did ...
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Are “travel trailers”/“mobile homes” brakeable from the inside? [closed]

I have this feeling that, if I were to move into one of those things which I don't know what to call them, which look like a very small house and has wheels and a little thing to attach to a car, ...
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When did Ford start putting the starter solenoid on the starter instead of on the fender?

When did Ford start putting the starter solenoid on the starter instead of on the fender? Last time I worked on one was 1973, and due to a hole in the fender, I showed the owner how I could start it ...
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Automatic transmission odd behaviour on shallow inclines

I have a 2007 Renault Clio with the 1.6l engine and automatic transmission. Lately I have been experiencing a strange issue where the transmission sometimes does not automatically shift into third ...
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Greased clutch fork pivot now clutch pedal really soft with issues

My 99 Honda Civic with 178k original miles on the clutch was squeaking badly every time the pedal was pressed. It got to the point where pedal travel became notchy feeling with some binding. I sprayed ...
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Failed Inspection - rust on rotors from not being driven much

Just attempted to have my car inspected in Vermont and the mechanic immediately said it would fail because of the rotors. He asked if the car has been sitting for a long time, and said that something &...
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Head Gasket issue , Coolant burning/mixing in the piston, white mayonnaise substance

I had all the symptoms of a head gasket issue in my Vauxhall Corsa 1.4 ltr (2012) A14XER Engine. Mayonnaise like white/light brown sludge everywhere. Rocker cover, Oil Dipstick, Oil Filler Cap. ...
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Jeep Cherokee Electrical

I have a 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4. When im driving all my electrical stuff turns off but turn on right away but the engine keeps running. This only happens when im driving through rough terrain, ...
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What's the cause of those AC pressures

2011 Ford Escape XLT 3.0. 140,000 mi. Compressor activated on request. Constantly engaged until commanded off. Low side reads over 120 and 215 on high side. These are the readings with compressor ...
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What happens if the AC evaporator ices over?

I am thinking of replacing the air conditioning evaporator temperature sensor in my 2011 ford fusion with a resistor, since the dash must be removed to replace the sensor. The warning that goes with ...
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Should I replace oxygen sensor? Which one?

My cat recently got stolen, which was removed using an angle grinder by the thief. He took the oxygen sensor too. Hyundai Tucson 2013. When I got new cat replaced, the car repair guy just "closed&...
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Are valve shims re-usable?

I'm in the process of re-shimming the valves on my 1994 Suzuki Katana 600. For the valves where I need to replace the shim, should I save the old shim I removed, or is it considered a disposable item ...
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Bituminous paint not curing on chassis

I’m restoring a Mitsubishi GTO and I’ve been removing rust from its chassis, then zinc priming, epoxy coating and finally in areas where stones do hit, coating with bituminous coating (3M Schulz to be ...
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What can be the reason that my 1.4 Golf City Sport is so heavy on petrol [closed]

My 1.4 City Sport Golf is heavy on petrol. What can be the reason for that?
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2012 Kia Forte Electrical? Power?

Audio cuts out when using turn signal or braking. Lights dim when using turn signal or braking. Headlights and interior lights have inconsistent brightness. A slow flicker. After parking and locking ...
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Do motorcycles use radial or bias ply tires?

The pneumatic tire was invented for the bicycle. Bicycles have always used bias ply tires. Radial tires have been tried but they have a strange handling feel because they aren't as stable as bias ply ...
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Squeaking After Rotor/Pad Replacement?

Anyone know what could be causing the squeaking in this clip? I recently had my rotors and brake pads replaced. It appears to only be coming from the right rear wheel. It doesn’t go away even after ...
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Location of 2019 Ford Fusion door code

Bought a used Fusion hybrid. Door code unknown. Some web pages say it is printed on a module inside the driver’s door. Others say the module is in the cargo compartment. If someone can tell me ...
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2006 accord power lock wiring question

I'm not sure if such a specific question is appropriate here, but: I have a 2006 Honda Accord Coupe EX with nav. and MT. The Power Window Master switch in the driver's side door is from a 2003 model. ...
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Stripped threads on air relief plug

When replacing my car's coolant I overtightened one of the air relief plugs and stripped the internal threads. It's located on the inlet manifold. The torque setting for the plugs is only 61-69 in-lb ...
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Do I need a sealant for a metal gasket on a water pump

I bought a timing belt kit and it came with a water pump with a metal gasket. Do I need to buy some silicone sealant for that or can I just fit it as it is?
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Coolant flows straighr from rad to muffler?

Had my 2008 pathfinder towed last week it broke down and I thought it was a starting issue due to corroded post clamps, replaced those and it runs, but... now filling the rad the fluid runs straight ...
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parasitic battery drain on my 98 jeep cherokee

I have an amp draw of .85 tested from my negative battery cable on one lead and the neg. post on the other lead of my multimeter, I have removed every single fuse and relay and unplugged every single ...
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Will blow off valve cause compressor surge if set to vent 1 psi higher than desired boost?

Lets say i set my boost controller at 15 psi of boost, and uses a BOV that has 16 psi spring to minimize boost leak, when i close the throttle the intake pressure spikes above 16 psi for a moment then ...
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Headlights have to be switched off twice when vehicle isn't running for headlights to actually turn off

I have a 2006 Jeep Liberty with manual light switches. I noticed shortly after buying it several years ago that if I turn the car off before switching the headlights off, and then switch them off they ...
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0.9 or 1.1 which is suitable for CBR250RR MC22

I have a CBR250RR MC22 old model gullarm bike, I recently faced issues with overheating of the faulty cap, but some people suggest changing 1.1 and some 0.9 radiator cap, I would like to know the ...
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Replaced my 5 cylinder Volvo V70 2.5l turbo engine with a 6 cylinder S80 2.9l twin turbo engine and I'm having trouble with the exhaust

Replaced my 5 cylinder Volvo V70 2.5l turbo engine with a 6 cylinder S80 2.9l twin turbo engine and I'm having trouble with what to do about the exhaust. The original 5 cylinder had only 1 turbo, 1 ...
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Fault Code - No Powertrain DTC's or Freeze Frame Data

I have a 2013 Dodge Dart that is showing a fault code - no powertrain DTC's or freeze frame data is presently stored in vehicle. How can I get this fault code reset so my check engine light goes off?
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Can I park the automatic transmission vehicle while in neutral for a long time?

I Have a problem with a key, its difficult to start the vehicle when I park in park. I found it easy to start the vehicle when I had parked in neutral. Is it a problem to park the vehicle in neutral ...
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Replacing car battery, as soon as the terminals connected locks click on and off

I just replaced the car battery in a 12 year old Ford Focus, on reconnecting the terminals. The door locks continuously click on and off. Any ideas on the cause or suggestions for a fix ?
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06 Kia spectra ex stick shift

Reverse lights stay on when headlights are on. When lights are off they work, but the turn signal, and dash lights come on when I put the car in reverse. My driver side turn signal blinks fast like ...
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New battery no start

One of week of extremely cold my Honda CRV 2014 battery died and I changed it with new one but the car neither started nor light or click it. I haven’t seen any problem before. Is there any suggestion ...
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Best way to clean corrosion off exhaust manifold mating surface on engine side?

It’s an aluminum block and there are some high spots of white powdery corrosion. I was able to gently scrape most off using a (dull) metal paint scraper and a green scour pad, but there are some ...
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Installed new battery not start [duplicate]

My Honda CR-V never have been any wrong or issues before. One week of extremely cold weather my battery died and I changed it with new one but no start, no light, no click at all. What shall I do ...
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Is there a difference in the rear and front wheel track of the Suzuki Maruti Gypsy?

https://auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/cars/maruti-suzuki-gypsy/specs/king-soft-top-mpi According to the website above, the width of a Suzuki Maruti Gypsy is 1540mm. However, there is no mention of ...
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When a car battery finishes charging how long do I have to unplug the charger before the battery is damaged?

This needs a little explanation since it only applies to a specific type of charger. My charger is a standard vintage Sears 6/2 amp charger . Back in the day the chargers did not automatically shut ...
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Halogen Vs LED Fog Light Illumination Very Dark Roads

I have a car that came with yellow Halogen Fogs as standard in Japanese. In Kenya we use fog lights a lot at night because our roads are barely lit even in cities, barely painted and lots of obstacles ...
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Car stalls in flood but now starts, does that mean the engine is okay?

I drove my car (Fiat Panda Active) through a flood that was deeper than I expected, it stalled, I restarted it again, it struggled once more when I got out of the flood but kept going. I then had the ...
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Can salt water be used in place of antifreeze?

The key feature of antifreeze--as the name implies--is that it doesn't freeze. When I was a kid, my Dad used to use just plain water in the radiator of his 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass during the summer. ...
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How many different models of the Suzuki Maruti Gypsy are there? [duplicate]

If there are more than one, what is the width of the smallest model and the width of the largest model-if the models are of different sizes.
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2003 Hummer H2 - Air will not come out of vents and circulation does not work. Heating, cooling, and blower works fine however

Air will not come out of vents for either head or legs. The blower works just fine and I feel air coming into the cabin at different crevices of the dashboard but I don't feel anything when I put my ...
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What are the differences between automatic transmissions of different brands and durability?

I only know roughly about automatic transmissions. Automated Manual Transmissions that has one clutch automated by a robot, DSG same thing but double clutch system for smoother change, CVT which has ...
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Autimatic transmission not accelerating when in drive, but does when in park

My Nissan altima 2007 doesn't accelerate when in drive but does accelerate when in park,will changing the full gear box solve this problem.I had service the gear, change the oil but still same problem
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Need help finding out name of part

I need help finding out name of this part on my 1998 Ford Ranger. Please help me find out. Thank you.
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Does a fuel filter ever go out fairly suddenly?

I drive about 50-100 miles a day. I run the gas tank down to empty a lot but I do put seafoam in the gas every now and then. For the past two weeks the car hasn't started the first time in the morning....
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Record -0° temp in Arkansas and my '10 Jeep Grand Cherokee is overheating plus heater stopped working

I had a good amount of 50/50 AF but when the temp dropped to record low of -0° my heater gradually went out over several days. I added a little concentrated AF and next day it overheated. Should I ...
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How wide is a Jeep from the outside of one rear wheel to the outside of the other rear wheel? [closed]

How wide is a Jeep from the outside of one rear wheel to the outside of the other rear wheel? Also, does anyone have this same measurement for the Suzuki Maruti Gypsy?
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How to lubricate a plain bearing

I am trying to repair a squealing heating blower motor. The shaft doesn't have feel-able tilt play in the bushings, so I suspect the bushing isn't yet worn out. The shaft looks scratched, but I barely ...
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Brake disc corrosion - do they really need to be replaced?

I've been told by an authorised Mercedes service engineer that all 4 discs and all 4 pads need changing on my Mercedes GLC 43. It's just over 2 years old with 30k miles on the clock, so I am pretty ...

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