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How to wire an ignition switch for boat throttle controller

I have an old Bass Tracker boat. They no longer make the throttle controller for the boat, but I need to replace the ignition switch (which is in the throttle controller). I looked online and this ...
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Mitsubishi L200 MK4 2003 right back passenger window wont go down

I have recently got an old Mitsubishi l200 mk4 that I am restoring back to its former glory. The back right passenger window won't go down. I have taken off the panel and I can see the motor working ...
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AC suddenly stopped working?

After few hours driving in town with a lot of traffic my AC was working fine, keeping low temperature inside. Then I had to stop the engine for few minutes and when I turned it on, although the AC ...
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Mitsubishi Galant over heating with battery light and brake light on

I have a 2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES 2.4 cylinder engine. I parked my car after leaving the laundry mart and I got in to pick up my children and it would crank but won't start. So we changed the spark ...
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Kia Rio Overheating

I have a 2012 Kia Rio and lately it has been showing signs the car is overheating. When I switch off the car and switch it on again it runs fine. I find this very confusing because it does it maybe ...
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MG ZS 180 - overheating clutch

So I got a new (well 2004) MG SZ 180 the other day and it turns out there is a small issue with it. After using the clutch in stop/start traffic, changing gear gets harder and harder until I end up ...
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While driving, my handbrake gets automatically engaged (maybe)

I own a Hyundai Accent. I drove it for around 800kms yesterday. All was fine until I was close to my house. I heard a noise coming from the rear wheel as if the wheel was stuck. After a while, ...
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Power loss in Nissan Primera SVE. Possible causes?

I have a Nissan Primera SVE (2002 model). Mileage is about 200000KM. Had its timing chain replaced at the end of 2013 because it was "stretched". Since then, I haven't had any problems (up until now). ...
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Major electrical melt down in wiring

I have a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am. I noticed my cigarette lighter quit working. I had a friend put a new fuse in my car for me, then I used my cigarette lighter. All of a sudden smoke was coming through ...
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Volvo V40 wont start, red led light on speaker flashes rapidly

My Volvo V40 will not start. When I put the key to position 2, the red LED light on the left speaker on the dash flashes rapidly for 15 seconds. When I turn the key to position 3 the lights on the ...
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2003 Ford Taurus SE, Vulcan engine - Chirping sound from intake manifold, car stalling out?

Over the past 2 weeks or so my car has been making a chirping sound near the intake manifold and the accelerator. The chirping sound comes and go, and about a week ago I had an issue where my car ...
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Negative surface charge?

At about 20°C, there has been a situation that the OEM battery in my '08 Jetta was not capable of starting the car at all (virtually no movement of the starter at all), after being used for at ...
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Sound system on Volvo V40 MY 2013

Has anyone on the Continent managed to upgrade a factory installed "Performance" sound system on a Volvo V40 MY 2013 to "High Performance" ? EDIT: (Included from comments) Volvo supplies several ...
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Renault modus 1.5 DCI imobilser will not go off

I have recently bought a 2005 Renault modus 1.5 DCI.The dash board displayed 'steering fault' which rendered power steering off. After leaving lights on over night,the battery was drained.I then ...
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Gearbox Swap '93 model mitsubishi triton MJ

I bought two cars, one as a road vehicle and another as spares. They're both Mitsubishi Triton MJ. My road vehicle is a '93 model and the spare is a '94 model. My question is whether it's possible to ...
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Squeaky door hinge cannot be solved

I have already read this post and it's not helping me. I have a 2015 RAM 1500 and both driver-side doors squeak badly when opening/closing. I have already tried the following: Sewing machine oil (...
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2009 Ford E350 Econoline Passenger van OEM Navi upgrade w Ford Sony Factory Amp

I purchased used Factory OEM units for my E350 Van, but not sure how the wiring harness attaches from the vehicle to the Amplifier to the Navi. The Amp is Sony 18B849 and the Navi is OEM Ford Model (...
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Changed brake pads and bled the system, but brakes go mushy when engine is running

2007 Ford F150 4x4 After changing the brake pads and front rotors, bleeding was done and the brakes felt great. While the vehicle was still on the jack stands, I started the engine and now the ...
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Lag at accelerating and/or loss of power

This may be a long shot. So, I have a Renault Megane 2, with a 2.0l Diesel engine with theoretical 150hp and 340Nm of torque. The thing that worries me is that when I push the pedal, it just takes ...
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Honda Civic - new battery, won't turn over, shooting vapor

2009 Honda Civic with 142,000 mi, recent oil change, new battery, won't turn over: Began when it wouldn't start one day; checked the battery windows and plates were bone-dry, so bought a new battery ...
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1991 BMW E30 - knocking when put into 1st

I knew I had a minor vacuum leak, but it got worse all of sudden while at a stoplight. In trying to get through to the next block, the engine started to knock. (My guess is preignition thanks to the ...
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Vehicle is stationary but LIVE DATA from ECU says Vehicle Speed is 255 km/h ,throwing codes P0717 & P0793 and no reversing

I'm repairing Toyota Harrier ACU# (Automatic transmission) with no reversing problem. When gear is shifted to R she throws codes P0717 (input speed sensor A no signal) and P0793 (Intermediate shaft ...
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Do these 02 Sensor readings from obd1 look correct?

I have an issue at MOT test where I get high CO readings. I've triple checked the following: Exhaust leaks New downpipe Air/Vacuum leaks Compression MULTEC electronic Carb new idling control stepper ...
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Headlight issue - keep turning off by themselves

So last night I was driving home and after about 10 seconds, my headlights just went out on their own. So I turn off the automatic lights and manually turn my headlights back on and they started ...
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2008 Honda Civic - No electrical power in acc position

Vehicle: 2008 Honda Civic Si Crank + Start: Yes Battery: new and charged Alternator: New (problem occurred before new alternator and persists after) PROBLEM: Brought my car in for the airbag recall, ...
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2000 Daewoo Musso 2.9 TDI Engine shaking heavily in idle, getting better in higher RPMs

I bought my first project car dirt cheap it's a Daewoo (Ssangyong) Musso Diesel SUV which has one of the most reliable engines, the Mercedes OM602 This car is starting fine but the Engine is shaking ...
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Car stalling while driving and other related? Issues

New to forums so please be gentle 😁 I am having intermittent issues with our 2007 Citroen C4 Grand Piccasso and am hoping to narrow it down slightly as I understand this could be any number of ...
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Help with P0171 code

I've been struggling with a p0171 code since I've bought my car (second hand). It's a Honda hrv 2016. I've already taken to Honda service several times. They made me change the lambda sensor, maf ...
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2013 Honda Accord 3.5L v6 steering problem

I have for the past few months been having an issue with my 2013 Accord steering. It from time to time while driving and parked will start to turn to the right and or left but mostly to the right by ...
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How do I set the upper cutoff voltage for a car alternator charging the car battery?

With sustainability in mind, and trying to do something new, I am looking forward to charge my car battery using Solar Power, without making much changes to my car's electrical system. Basically I ...
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93 Eurovan - Accelerator pedal/stalling issues

Recently picked up a '93 Eurovan Automatic. It has had a couple of issues since I've owned it. Currently driving across the US after being told the van was mechanically alright. There are a couple of ...
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2009 Civic Overheating

I just bought an 09 Honda Civic with fairly low mileage. Within 3 days it started to overheat so, my boyfriend replaced the thermostat and all of the cooling lines as they were dry rotted (like I said ...
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aluminium particulates in manual transmission oil

I've removed the center differential part(s) from a 2001 subaru legacy to find that one of the internal parts lost its alignment/position (began to move axially) and began wearing away small areas of ...
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Is 15 Volts too high of a voltage to run on automotive electrical systems?

Is 15 Volts too high of a voltage to run on automotive electrical systems? And if so, would filtering the current thru an old style voltage regulator work to lower it to an acceptable voltage ???
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Car stereo turns off when the cooling fan comes on

I drive a Honda Civic 2008 model. I noticed that when driving, my car stereo momentarily switches off and back on after about 3-5 seconds when the radiator/condenser cooling fans come on. The lights ...
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Car is making buzzing noise but wont turn over

I have a Peugeot 307. All the lights are working, stereo etc when turning the ignition key to on, but when I turn the key to the start position it does not do anything but makes a constant buzzing ...
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Boost control using two valves with a vac and boost reference for wide boost control range

Can someone explain how the above boost control setup would work. The valve on the left uses a vac source applied to the top of the diaphram which would effectively help hold the spring closed at high ...
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Battery charging issue

I've got a 2012 Yamaha WR450F motorcycle which has a 3 phase alternator with a regulator/rectifier. Currently the battery is not charging when the bike is running and testing the voltage when running ...
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Car has an intermittent bounce/stutter feeling in front left wheel area regardless of speed?

I drive a 1997 Chevy Cavalier. For the past little while there's been some issues with the way it's been running at all speeds. The best way to describe it is at slow speeds it feels almost like a ...
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2014 Hyundai Tucson cooling fan not running

So our 2014 Hyundai Tucson (GDi) cooling fan doesn't seem to come on when it's hot or when the ac is on. The ac only blows cold when the car is moving and the car sometimes overheats when idling. I ...
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Jaguar v6 petrol 3.0 2010 STFT and timing all over the place

2010 XF petrol 3.0 P171 and P174 and timing issue For the last few months I’ve had both codes, so the time has come to resolve it, so far no joy, what have I done so far, the car also has a poor idle ...
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2012 Elantra power steering issue after coupler replacement

Initial problem: Steering wheel thump when turning. So, I'm not a trained mechanic, but I've worked on my car a bit. The Hyundai Elantra has a small motor attached to the steering column that ...
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Long cranking, then starts, then Check Engine Light On

I have a 2009 Honda Accord with about 150k miles on it. Over the last couple weeks I noticed the crank time getting slightly longer then today it took a really long time before turning over and now ...
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Why does my NB Miata struggle to start when shut off for a short time?

Why does my 2000 Miata 1.8L (104000 miles) struggle to start when shut off for a short time? This doesn't seem to happen as frequently when starting up after being off over a weekend or just overnight....
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How necessary is it to fully purge old fluid during a transmission fluid flush?

I see a lot of these videos on YouTube of folks pouring in several liters of automatic transmission fluid into their transmissions as they collect the increasingly cleaner and cleaner fluid that ...
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Subaru WRX 2015 whining noise when accelerating and sometimes after gear engaging

Basic information No modifications, Clocked 180,000km, Only 7 months left under extended warranty, Up to date on log book service, I am the original owner. Vehicle performance There are no ...
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1997 s10 4.3 misfire/dead cylinder

I have a 97 s10 4.3 W vin with 273k miles that sat for 3-4 years due to a bad clutch. Recently replaced the clutch and fuel pump got it running and the #5 cylinder was dead no spark replaced all 6 ...
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Chevy 3.5 engine tick

I have a 08 Chevrolet Impala with a 3.5 with 70k miles. There is a tick that corresponds to engine speed. It's a pronounced tick but I highly doubt its piston slap or rod knock. It seemed like an ...
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Making a Poor Man's Water Injection System

I was just reading this article on water injection systems and they made an interesting comment: Note that it has been suggested in some circles that the water can be directly added to the petrol ...
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Why might I lose power when I open the gas too quickly?

My 1990 Honda Super Cub has a problem that seems to occur mostly after it gets wet. Sitting in neutral, if I slowly open the gas it will reach full revs easily, but if I twist straight to full ...

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