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2002 Honda Civic, will not start without maintenance override procedure?

I have a 2002 Honda Civic. This vehicle has been running great for a long time. Right now if I want to start the car I have to use the maintenance override procedure: Push the reset button on the ...
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Is there any way to test the condition of a brake booster and master brake cylinder outside of the car?

The brake booster and master brake cylinder on my car are leaking so I bought a 2nd hand set from a guy with a doner car. Is there anyway to test them before I install them? Car is a 92 Mk1 Golf/...
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Why does my car stutter and sometimes die at low RPMs, but only when the fuel tank is full?

My 2005 Chevy Malibu has a very strange problem, it sometimes dies at low RPMs, but only when the fuel tank is full. The problem goes away when the tank drops to a little bit above the 3/4 mark. I've ...
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What H means in flywheel dimensions?

I'm looking at a flywheels catalog, the dimensions are like the following: 124T×4H×11mm I think, T are the number of teeth, the latest number should with the teeth ring width? What the H stands for?
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Volvo V40 (2001) driver door won't lock

My 2001 Volvo V40 has just developed an odd fault. When I lock it, it appears to do all the right things, but trying the drivers-side door not only opens that door, but appears to unlock the whole car ...
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Difficulty starting car: caused by radiator leak?

OBSERVATIONS 95 Acura Integra LS has been emitted a funny smell of cooked chemicals for the last three days after running the vehicle. Today, there was difficulty starting the car that followed a ...
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1998 Ford Mustang jerks badly on acceleration after I shift gears

When shifting my 5-speed from 1st to 2nd gear there's no problem, but when I go to press on the throttle after shifting I feel a jerk. I have adjusted the clutch cable after replacing the broken one. ...
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About Hyundai Atos 1998 1000cc fuel

What is the right octane number of fuel suitable for car Hyundai Atos 1998 1000cc, 80 or 92?
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2004 Toyota Corolla does not start with key

For more than ten days, I can not start my car with the key. It does start without problems with the remote starter. So, I think the problem is with the ignition switch. One more thing, the key turns ...
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CEL comes on when using fuel with ethanol

I have 3 Ford vehicles: a 2001 Taurus, a 2006 Taurus, and a 2008 Explorer. All of them have V6 engines. The check engine light for all 3 comes on at times. If I use gasoline without ethanol, the CEL ...
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2001 Honda Civic EX overheating fans not working

Okay so I have tried everything. My car was overheating so I replaced the head gasket since it needed one anyways, but it is still overheating. My cooling fans are not working, I replaced my ...
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Tire marks in sharp turns

My Chevrolet Astro is leaving tire marks in sharp turns. By looking at the car during the maneuver it is evident that the outer front wheel is angled too strong, i.e. it is "falling over itself" (...
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'05 Peugeot 307: Oil in the Coolant

I have a 2005 Peugeot 307 hatchback. Back in May, the head gasket blew so I had it replaced. When the head gasket blew, oil was leaking out and the coolant became very gungy. This gunge was cleared ...
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Car jerking over 2500 RPM

I have a 2006 Chrysler PT cruiser. Sometimes my check engine light comes on and when it does my car starts to jerk if you go past 2500 RPM. And then out of nowhere it stops doing it and the check ...
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One side of 2015 VW passat gets cold air and the other side hot

Good day, I have a 2015 VW Passat. TSI engine 1.8. In the defrost duct on the instrument panel flap adjust motor is down in the open position. This is causing frost on the outside of the windshield....
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engine runs rough for ~1 min, then starts ticking for a couple minutes, then fine

Vehicle: 2003 Kia Sorento, 193k miles It started ticking 3 weeks ago while the wife was driving. I test drove it, and the ticking quieted down to no tick over the day to and from work. I drove it ...
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shakes at idle in drive but fine at park or neutral

I was driving my 2006 Hyundai sonata (3.3L) yesterday during heavy rain. Suddenly check engine light started flashing. When I stopped at a red light, it started shaking badly. I noticed that when I ...
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Why did my van hesitate, then stall and not restart?

I have a 1989 Econoline 250 with low miles (60k) was driving on the highway today when I suddenly lost power, tried to give it gas but it hesitated, then stalled so I pulled off. Check engine light ...
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1998 Maxima keeps revving

When we hit about 25 MPH or more the car revs then stops, revs then stops, revs then stops. ND it only does this when we hit the gas not while at idle. Just replaced the air flow sensor and 2 others ...
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Did I just screw up my paint, or is it just dried polish?

I have some pretty jacked up looking paint on the roof of my 2000 Honda Civic, and decided I would try to hand polish it a little. So I got out a very soft white hex logic pad, and some extra fine ...
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Car Security System Problem

I have problems with the security system of my car. If I press the LOCK button in the key fob, there were sound indicators but the door locks are still unlocked. When I tried to open the door, the ...
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TO hone, or NOT to hone,,, That is the question

I have one of those motorized bikes. I got it as a gift and it was used. I went to torque the head bolts one day and found out the studs were glued in with that weld stuff(brand withheld), and one had ...
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Clutch noise after changing gears

I own a Hyndai Elantra Coupe (2013 or 2014, can't remember), and for a time I was changing gears downwards in order to brake (the context is we were taught, in driving school, that you can do this if ...
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VSS accuracy at low speeds

Background I recently got a P1500 code on my 98 Mazda 626 GF. I hooked up my computer using ForScan and cleared the code. It didn't come back after three slow test drives around the parking lot. Here ...
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2011 Nissan Titan runs poorly when outside temperature goes up

My thermostat gasket failed and the engine overheated to the point of knocking and dying. I replaced the thermostat and it ran normally, however when the outside temperature goes over 90º F it starts ...
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Pulsating brakes and vibrating car after pad replacement (that later went away), should I continue driving?

I have changed brakes at local auto garage. On first drive around the town and local road brakes heated up to almost red smoke was coming and I was worried that tires will get on fire, you could hear ...
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Car died at red light and now it won't turn over

I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa few 2.7l v6. I've been having problems with this car for a while now. I've already put some money into it, I got the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, the alternator, ecm, and ...
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Car won't start hours after passing over water

Yesterday at night i was coming home and passed through some water (probably some broken pipe), and the car started to intermittently being on/off (electric part failure). It worked for about 1 ...
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2010 Chevy HHR jerking

Hi I just got a 2010 HHR. I drove it for about 3-4 months and the check engine light came on so I figured that it needed an oil change? It ended up turning the light off for about 3 days, then it came ...
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Mazda Bongo Friendee 2002 charging system or alternator not working after incorrectly jump-starting it

I incorrectly jump-started a 2002 Mazda Bongo Friendee by interchanging the negative and positive terminals and I blew the main fuse, replaced it but now the alternator or the charging system is not ...
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Electrical issue Ford Flex

Walked by my parked 2009 Flex in driveway. The radio was playing!! I unlocked it, lo and behold, all the dashboard lights are flickering on and off, I can move the shifter, the bell is dinging like ...
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New LED 3rd brake light stops working

Swapped out LED taillights and third brake light on my '05 Sierra. Tail lights work fine but the third brake light will work when first plugged in but after a short while the cab lights don't work.
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Troubleshooting non-functional starter after collision

My 2002 Ford Explorer was in a front end collision. The engine was not damaged. It did push my radiator up against the fan while we were still on the scene. I freed the fan, hit the fuel reset and ...
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Will it harm the transmission to drive with a defective Turbine Speed Sensor?

I recently got a 0715 DTC ( 98 Mazda 626 GF 2L, GF4A-EL transmission ) which is related to the turbine speed sensor. Some of the symptoms according to the ATSG transmission manual are harsh and ...
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Transmission Swap – how to modify mounts?

My car has in a Toyota 4e engine which uses a Corolla 3 speed transmission. The transmission is faulty so I would like to change it to a 4 speed Toyota Starlet transmission. The Starlet uses the same ...
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Diesel car struggles to start when cold

Recently had the timing belt, water pump, all valves and rocker arms, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter changed on my 2006 Audi A3 8P 2.0 TDI 140. I've had it back for two days now and it struggles ...
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Rough Undercarriage Ride

On my '09 Nissan Titan I get a rough rumbling ride/sound from undercarriage when I get to 40 mph. I have lots of rust issues underneath and lots around the rear drive shaft. Worried that the drive ...
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Rumbling noise when going slow or stopped

Just some preliminary information on the car: Chevrolet Cobalt 2005 260k km milage supposedly the engine was 'rebuilt' after 160k The problem: A rumbling noise (rough noise, much like an motorcycle ...
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(2003 Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor) Disarm the Alarm without Key Fob

I'm writing because my key fob stopped working, this is distressing because the last time my fob stopped working and I opened my door with my key alone, the alarm went off. The entire time this last ...
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Brake pad and caliper seizing

I changed my brake pad,caliper and rotor for all 4. its a 2004 Nissan Murano. After that, when I am driving inside the city for an hour or so and perform frequent braking, the front right side brake ...
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1st and 2nd cylinder not combusting in dual carburetor'red setup

So I have a Maruti Esteem engine with a dual carburetor on an engine dyno and everything was already installed when I joined this lab. We seem to have a problem when trying to fire the engine. 1st and ...
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1996 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight: door handle/lock dented in, stuck shut

[Edit] Assume all the latch linkages are broken. I've removed some of the inner door panel, but there is not much room to work, as I have to keep my wrist bent. Is there a technique for opening or ...
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How can I restore leather color?

My wife has an '01 Accord, light grey interior. Her leather wrapped steering wheel was gunky and sticky and probably has never been cleaned, so I bought some leather cleaner, conditioner (both ...
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2000 Ford Taurus ABS reluctor ring grinding on lower ball joint

My Taurus started to make a grinding noise in the front. When I looked at it I could see the ABS reluctor ring was grinding on the lower ball joint. My plan is to replace the axles/reluctor rings, but ...
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Wrinkled seat cover. Solution?

I have a seat cover that was installed by someone who didn't do a very good job. The result is what we have in the picture below. Is there any way of fixing the wrinkle without removing the whole ...
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My 05 F150 engine knocking

Drove it - reached destination and started knocking - NO oil on dipstick. Put in 5 quarts of oil - ran fine until reached next destination - started knocking again - oil was present this time - drove ...
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Mazda CX7 metallic pulsating sound when driving below 20 MPH

I have this issue with my CX7, when I drive at a regular speed, the car performs very well. Now when I release the gas pedal and brake the car makes no sound until it goes below 20 MPH, then I can ...
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix overheating

I have recently bought a 2005 Grand Prix V6 non supercharged. It overheats at idle and in park. I have had my head gasket and head resurfaced at Pepboys and replaced my radiator with a larger 1 inch ...
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CAN data for Mahindra

I bought a new Mahindra Scorpio S10 and have been trying to read the CAN bus using ELM 327 Bluetooth OBD and Putty. Configurations in Putty: Baud Rate 9600 (tried 115200 also), Data bits: 10, Stop ...
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Restoring a third party Sailcloth soft top

I'm helping get a '97 Jeep TJ with a third party sailcloth soft top out of retirement. This was a top quality lid in its day but it is showing signs of fatigue and brittleness due to its inactivity ...

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