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Car stalls when shifting from reverse to forward

On a 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee, I'm seeing the vehicle stall occasionally after I back out of my driveway (~40 feet) and shift into forward. It doesn't exhibit the problem every time, but it seems to ...
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Car Stalls When Coming To Stop

A Little Information About Car: Make: Chevrolet Model: Daewoo Joy (local name in Pakistan), Matiz (name in other markets) 1.0 ltr Year: 2008 KM: 112500 Transmission: Manual I have a strange, but ...
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96 Suburban intermittent falter/stall immediate restart

96 GMC K1500 Suburban. Falters/stalls. Intermittent. So far low speed/parking lot acceleration from stop. Also deceleration low speed as in coming to stop. Radio cuts in and out around the time of the ...
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N15 Pulsar Crank Angle Sensor replacement

My wife has a 1999 Nissan Pulsar (N15) which lost power and died a few days ago. It was towed by the RAC to a workshop which diagnosed the Crank Angle Sensor. The estimated cost to fix is AU$700, ...
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Toyota 4Runner - automatic (Old model ) misfires and delay in changing gears. What is the problem?

My Toyota 4 Runner (old model) misfires and seems lazy especially while climbing hills. There is also a delay in changing from gears 2 - 3 and 4. Can someone please help to advise? Thanks in advance.
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Focus ST 2.5 MK2 - Cambelt changed, super charger noise when giving throttle

I took my vehicle in for the cam-belt service drove back home and noticed this whine/supercharger noise which increases in loudness when I press down on the throttle. I suspect the cam-belt is too ...
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2001 Mercury Sable — Rough Idle/High RPM and Transmission Leaks

I have a 2001 Mercury Sable (24V DOHC V6) that has been having problems with its vacuum system. I live in Florida where the average temperature lately has been in the 80s. I've been experiencing a ...
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Spark plug fell into cylinder and I can't get out

This is a on a 2016 1.6L Ford Escape. In picture 1 you can see the spark plug in trouble - it is too deep for some reason, we got the old one out but when we put in the new one, it fell too deep. The ...
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Locking nut removal - hammered a socket onto spinning collar

I have a Vauxhall Astra UK model, not sure they are in the US but don't think that matters... I needed to replace a brake caliper as it was seized. Long story short: My locking nut broke, the bit in ...
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Long crank but still starts

I am in need of some help. I have an 08 Jeep Compass Sport. 2.4 4x4. We have been having a lot of rain and a lot of flooding. I was on my way home from work, and I came to an area where the road was ...
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Low Beams Don't Turn on. Is My Relay the Issue?

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry, and the low beams do not work. However, the high beams do work. This is my diagnosis. I changed the low beam bulbs, and the low beams still don't work. I checked the 15A ...
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Defective car or bad windshield repair?

I have a 2003 suzuki xl7. When my windshield got cracked by a stone on the highway, I had it replaced. It cracked at the corners and I got it replaced again. Same thing happened where cracks came in ...
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Nagging P0430 (and now a pending P0420 too!) 2004 Lexus ES330

I've got a 2004 ES330 (2nd owner) with roughly 315,000. We didn't pay much for the car in 2012 with 164,000 miles. So, i've never gone overboard in maintenance of it. A year ago, when it was time for ...
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2004 Accord No Heat

My son has a 2004 Honda Accord EX 2.4L. The interior heat stopped working and he can't defrost his windows in the morning. Here are the things I've done to fix the problem: Replaced the thermostat ...
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Weirdest power loss pattern

I've a CDTI Opel Meriva from 2003. It started having this weird issue 2~ years ago and it hasn't really improved or worsened, but I've taken it to the official Opel service and various mechanics and ...
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Toyota auris 2010 stalls when you remove oil cap while engine is idling

I was inspecting a used Toyota Auris (2009-2010). I turned the engine on and with the car idling I removed the oil cap from the engine. The car stalled within seconds and the engine almost shut down. ...
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Why would the same ignition coil fail 4 times in my 2012, 5.3 Silverado?

The first one failed at around 90K miles, the second around 130000K, the third around 165000 and again this week at 167000K. I've changed spark plugs and plug wires. Always the same cylinder and the ...
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LTFT way too high, O2 seems sane

Issue Car in question is a Renault Clio B 1.2 16V with about 85KKm. I experience two issues: Intermittent starting problems, independent of hot or cold engine. When the problem occurs I need to ...
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Use electric vehicle as a mobile power source

I have a mobile car-wash company and I want my guys to have a fully 220V (2000W-3000W) power outlet available to plug their vacuum cleaners into. I thought I could buy an electric vehicle to "...
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2008 Saturn Aura: Programming the mileage on a used BCM

HELP! I replaced the BCM in my 2008 Saturn Aura with a Used BCM. I then took it to the dealership to have them program it. Now I notice that my odometer isn't working, so I looked at my invoice from ...
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Squeal on start up and turning left

I have an 87 Ford Bronco with a 5.0. There is a loud squeal on start up and when turning left. Not a power steering pump squeal. Much louder. And it's a ticking squeal. Not a constant squeal. The two ...
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What is this fabric tube that flew off of Chevy Traverse undercarriage?

My cousin was leaving her driveway today when she heard a loud pop and a hiss that made her think that she blew a tire. She found this tube made out of fabric that appears to have shot off from ...
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Low engine temp

2001 chevy s10 2.2 will not reach normal operating temp. First noticed when defroster was blowing cold. Replaced thermostat with Stant superstat with no change whatsoever. Coolant level is normal. Out ...
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2003 Ford Escape XLT 2.0L 4 cyl

My RPM's were staying crazy high ....4k-5k switching gears Throttle body was in terrible shape and clearly sticking. I had a new one put in along with a new IAC valve. Also found out my throttle cable ...
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Starting a 2003 Honda Civic after motor replacement

We just replaced the motor in my son's 2003 Honda Civic and the key does not turn over the motor. The same ECU is in the car, however the green light on the dash is on. Does my key need reprogramming,...
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Do cars with automatic climate control still have a blower resistor?

Our car is a Renault Clio 3 from 2008 with automatic climate control, with automatic temperature, like we set the temperature to 20 degrees Celsius and it'll adjust automatically to match. It has ...
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High CO Emissions

My Yaris is due for an MOT this month. The last MOT report says that CO is right on the limit, everything else is normal HC, Lambda etc., as shown below. The CO has been creeping up every year, and ...
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Hunting idle following head gasket replacement

I have a 1999 Ford Taurus in which I recently performed a head gasket replacement on as well as a couple other parts - water pump, thermostat, etc. EDIT: The car has a 3.0L V6 OHV Engine - Gas Only - ...
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DSC Module Bleeding on 2004 BMW X5

After repairing leaking of the two rear brake lines and losing a lot of fluid and introducing air into the system, I'm no longer able to bleed the same two lines. virtually no fluid comes out the ...
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Temporarily increasing electrical load almost kills engine

I have a 2001 Ford Focus that has some funky problems at idle under load. A nice high-load scenario is by abusing the windows motors (rolling them up while windows are up), which causes the RPM to ...
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Side indicator blinking frequency changed

Last week I changed the odometer cable on my Honda Activa scooter which involved in removing the connection to my side indicator and headlamp. After finishing off the work I did the connection to ...
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Are (STFT + LTFT) values less than +/- 38% really normal for 2002 Toyota RAV4?

According to a 2002 Toyota RAV4 Repair Manual, "If total of short-term fuel trim value and long-term fuel trim value is within plus or minus 38 percent, the system is functioning normally." Based on ...
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Brake Bleed Sequence for Chevrolet Suburban 2015

I'm trying to locate the correct sequence for brake bleeding my 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 4wd with stabilitrak. I did farthest to closest from master calendar. The front seem to bleed fast (...
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Light abrasion on the valve stems - is the outlook gloomy?

Background I'm rebuilding my LS1 Chevy. The cylinder heads came back from the machine shop fresh with a 5-angle valve job and mechanically-lapped valve faces and seats. What concerns me is the ...
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Can a Battery Conductance Test tell the difference between damaged plates and sulfation?

I'm just going to lay out my assumptions, or what I think I know, so that there's a better context for the question. I understand that there are basically four main situations in which a standard ...
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2002 Camry Sludge issues

2002 Camry drives well with 150k on the original engine. Its my daughters car and she is due to make a big trip so I am giving it the dad DIY once over. Found a very clogged PCV, and when I removed ...
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Can carbon buildup on a valve seat cause idle surging?

I've got a 1994 BMW 325iC that won't pass smog (for more details, see this thread). I took it to a shop to get both a leak-down and compression test done with some interesting numbers: Cylinder 1 ...
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Results surprising said lab reporter of emission testing on Toyota Qualis Diesel 4 wheeler on AVL DiTest MDS 205

I got emissions of Toyota Qualis Diesel car tested with the AVL DiTest MDS 205, the result sheet had following columns rpm, temp, secs, CO(%vol.), CO corrected, CO2(% vol.), HC(ppm),HC corrected(ppm),...
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What are cam slide adjusters?

I am replacing the timing chains and guides. All the data refers to the use of cam pins. Other sources say these pins are used for basic setting of cam slide adjuster? The car is an Audi A4 2.0 Turbo ...
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Rattle at some point of clutch engagment when the pedal is coming up

I can hear rattling noise when I am releasing the clutch pedal. The problem is as follows. I push the clutch pedal to the end, change to the first gear, and start releasing the pedal (without pushing ...
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HELLS BELLS! Auto part shop sold me wrong parts/mechanic installed them. What are consequences?

Backstory as follows: My car, which I call 'Liebchen', is a 1992 1.8 5 gear stick shift VW Golf with abut 110,000 original miles on her. Last November I replaced the clutch, flywheel, distributor cap/...
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Is there any advantages of the mounting side (left or right) of the motor in a FWD vehicle?

Almost every FWD I have dealt with has the engine on the left side and the transmission on the right. Hondas with the D17 Engine has it the opposite which made me curious. Does the mounting side of ...
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What is this indicator for?

Can someone help? If that indicator is light up, what does mean? The first one, next to red arrow.
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Honda XL250R-C Carb ISSUES

I have a UK Honda XL250R-C 1982 pro link just purchased, I was told it had the wrong carb fitted which was a (PD70A) which is why it was running so bad, I was also given at the time of purchase a carb ...
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LTFT high and never changes

Santa Fe 2001 2.7 GLS. LTFT is always +18 on both banks, never changes at any RPM. STFT +4 to +6 Bank 1 and +3 to +5 banks 2 at idle. At higher rpms STFT hangs around Zero but goes up when engine ...
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Replacing/upgrading from R12 to R134 system in 71 C10

I am upgrading to R134 in my 71 C10. I have a re manufactured compressor to use R134, I have replaced the POA valve, in the process I have replaced the o rings. Looking at the new POA valve (Old Air) ...
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Renault Master - locking and locking barrel issues

Sorry if this has been covered before... I can't quite find an answer to my central locking issues. Since I bought a Renault Master from 2003, I have been having issues with the locks. To start ...
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T4 non starting problem

I have a VW T4. It periodically does not start. It will start and drive fine for about a month. Then for about 20 minutes it wont start at all. All the lights come on but the engine will appear dead. ...
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Why do so many diesel engines have problems with aluminum oxide in the cooling systems?

I have a bad case of aluminum oxide contamination in my 98 Mazda 626's cooling system. While researching the subject, and filtration solutions, I noticed that this type of problem is very common ...
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Honda Civic runs, warms up, and dies

My engine is a b15b2. The car is a 1991 civic lx. Why do I have the three cam marks and the 7 o'clock one instead of the 2 that line up with the head and the up mark? I changed the belt, but still ...

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