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Disabling or removing alarm from '98 Lexus ES300?

I have a '98 Lexus ES300, and if I try to open any door when the car is locked, the alarm will be activated. What I do is when the alarm starts blaring is that I get in the car and turn the ignition, ...
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Subaru starting problem

My 1990 Subaru Legacy wont start, it started it a week ago and it idled for 5 minutesthen sudently it stopped and cannot again. Kindly assist me to diagnose the problem.
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if my alternator was tested and functioning properly why does my battery and brake light keep coming on in a 08 Nissan Altima 3.5

started my 08 Altima and put it in gear and it didn't have the power to go anywhere and then the car just died. bought a new battery and everything worked fine. now my battery and brake light on the ...
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Jump start car blow multi fuse and radio

Car was jump started with jump start pack, blew multi fuse and destroyed radio/ audio system. The owner of company that jump started the car stated that the safety features on the portable machine ...
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My car acceleration is not smooth and vibrates when idle, even on neutral gear

I have a Toyota Yaris 2008 and I have been facing this problem since a month now. The car vibrates even when on neutral gear before the engine goes off after a minute or so. The acceleration is also ...
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Why did cv boots leak again?

I got 3 cv boots replaced at a garage 2 years ago and hardly drove the car in that time. I’ve now found all 3 leaking. Would there be some installation mistakes for this to occur and if so what might ...
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How will I know if my cv joint has been affected by dirt and will fail?

Car was parked up for over a year with 3 cv boots leaking. I know dirt can get in and cause the entire joint to fail. If the car is driving fine now with no noises does that mean the joint is ok and ...
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How can I unplug this srs reset plug?

Civic coupe vti 1999. I believe this is the start reset plug. I only see one other yellow plug(colour code for srs items) and it is going towards the steering if I recall. Anyway I’ve been trying to ...
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Any reliable add on products to substitute hvac functions while sealing smells?

I tend to buy older cars which come with Hvac smells. I know you can buy things like kool it or lycos but the truth is the source of the smell is not fully removed in both cases and so it comes back ...
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what's the name of the sound cars and motorcycles makes during redlining?

when revving a car or a motocycle engine to a high rpm its starts to make a sound like (dun dun dun dun dun dunn) watch this video to understand what i mean( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Air filter for 1.4 tdci Ford Fiesta

i have a 1.4 TDCI Ford Fiesta mk7 and I would like to know if I can install a cone shaped air filter in this engine in order to have a little bit more sound without looking too "showy". My ...
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Which components of this Kia Sorento are the circled?

I would like to know what these components are?
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Using wheels with fewer holes

I have a ford E350 van with 8-hole (8-lug?) wheels. On short notice I need to find some steel rims on which I can travel at a short distance (50 meters) at a low speed (< 10 Km/h). It is difficult ...
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My lawn mower still started and ran with spark plug detached

How is it possible? I realized after finishing lawn mow, that the spark plug was detached. I 100% sure it was detached the whole time because I went to get gas and the kids were around, and I didn’t ...
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Why do EFB and AGM start/stop batteries need registering / programming? How does that work?

I understand that EFB and AGM car batteries, used in start/stop vehicles, need some kind of registration or programming when they are replaced. Is this always the case? Can you skip this step if you ...
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1999 taho gas engine alternator check

Had alternator checked but my negative terminal is loose would that give a false reading .. it's really loose and says the part is bad yet when I drive the vehicle it stays in the middle like normal ...
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Toyota Avalon v6 3 letter 2000 model

Got a nocking noice in the oil pic up in sump can .can the can I take sump off with out pulling out motor
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How long before a bad alignment will have an affect on tyres?

If I travel a short distance day 20 miles with a bad alignment, is that likely to cause any significant tyres wear or is it only over hundreds of miles etc after which it will start noticeably ...
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Should Citroen Ds3 Dstyle spare wheel question/s

I'm looking at a Citroen Ds3 Dstyle registered 2010, used at a second hand dealer. It does not have a spare wheel but looks like there should be one. Are these easy and cheap to get and should I be ...
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The remote will not open any doors until I have opened drivers door with key

From outside, all doors will lock except drivers side door lock, using the remote. I can lock drivers side with key only. Then I cannot unlock any of the doors without using the key - or once I open ...
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Why does my gear only engage downhill

I'm having a mechanical problem with my 250cc motorcycle. It has 5-gears, and all work smoothly but the 5th gear. the 5th gear will only work/engage when I shift to it coming downhill on a roadway, ...
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Spark plug wire order for new set

Done did me a rookie mistake, pulled all the spark plug wires out, ran to Napa n got new set, came back and was scratching my head. Working on a 98 chevy s10 4.3l v6. Anyone have pictures of the ...
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What can i do to make my car louder?

2014 dodge charger hemi r/t. I already got a rear muffler delete but it wasn't what i expected. I want it to be louder any suggestions?
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Royal Enfield classic 350cc Gun Metal grey BS4 engine stop in between ride not with 5 liters above reserve

It's been so frustrating to have issues with the Royal Enfield classic 350cc gun metal grey BS4 engine. My issue is that it stops all of a sudden while riding for a little while. Most of the times it ...
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Yaris 2003, headlight motor cable

I have a 2003 Yaris. In 2012 I changed the headlights by buying them online, they work perfectly until today, but the electrical input that powers the positioning motor is diverged from the cable I ...
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s-max blaupunkt travelpilot nx manual and repair manual

I have been buying a sat/nav from 2012 and my car S-max 2,5 are from 2007, I can not get the climate control to function, any ideas ??
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I would like to wire a fuel pump kill switch in my 1995 Ford Ranger XLT

Currently, despite a new ignition switch. (including tunnel) My Ranger will not turn off. With the truck in park, key in the off position, and even removed, it just keeps on keepin on. As of right now,...
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My car won't start and it's been sitting for 5 months

I didn't have enough money to insure my car so I let it sit for 5 months. I tried it today and it doesn't start. Does anyone know why?
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Is there a way to connect a 51mm silencer to a 23mm downpipe

I have a tgb r 125x can't find full sport exhaust or down pipe,wondering if it is possible to weld a 51mm slip on silencer if I cut silencer off one piece exhaust and reuse down pipe which is only ...
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2012 Mercedes will not start

We parked the car over the weekend and it will not start back. Dash lights and everything else did work, but now we have to disconnect the battery cables and reconnect to get that part working. But ...
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Mercedes is in park, key won’t turn, lights won’t turn on, horn won’t honk, radio won’t turn on

I left my Mercedes Benz in a parking lot this past weekend since I was going out of town. It was left in park, the radio was off, and the lights were off. When I got back, I put the key in and it ...
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Is there a way to reliably test voltage of a 12V battery when it's not disconnected (i.e., partly loaded)?

I'm having an issue where a fully charged battery doesn't necessarily report the proper voltage when checked from the socket within the car, because in order to have the socket activated, the car has ...
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Why is the water steaming hot when it comes out of the tap on a coach/bus?

I’m trying to work out how the tap on top of the toilet/in the toilet in a coach works? It’s on a toilet half way down the coach, and the tap water literally steams hot when it comes out. My friends ...
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Fiat Uno 1100 fire does not start

I have a Fiat Uno 1100 fire that does not start. After a time of struggling it starts but then I must hold it so it can stay started and when it is started it does not want to do nothing just ...
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Car alternator or battery problem?

I have a car and the problem is that it keeps ruining my battery every year or so, i diagnosed everything but failed to decide what is the problem. Even though alternator is not giving above 14.2 but ...
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2014 Jeep SRT 6.4L oil filter was too small - what kind of damage?

What possible damage could my engine incur from having an oil filter installed that is smaller than the suggested size? I have damage but I’m interested to hear what this forum has to say about it ...
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Why does my car sound like it has no catalytic converter when it hasn't been removed?

Well, my car suddenly started making a sound like if the catalytic converter was removed, which it has not. The noise started when my husband connected the a/c compressor directly to the battery ...
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Why is the parking brake called hand brake

Why is the parking brake called hand brake? Mechanics? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The most common use for a parking brake is to keep a vehicle motionless when it is parked.
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Question for repair

Good day I'm having a problem with my car it's has a hard started, according to the system it's says the sensor. I need to know what are those sensor and I must look for machenica or a electricians?
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cam shaft damage noise

My garage has said that my camshaft is badly damaged as the engine is making a tapping and grinding noise. There is no loss of power but the car is 12 years old. I have been told the engine won't take ...
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i replaced cv axle but still making squealing noises

i have a 2005 hyundai sonata. Can a cv axle made for anti lock brakes be used on my car if i dont anti lock brakes? friend installed anyway.
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Skoda Fabia SDI 2005

I have many problems in my car (skoda fabia sdi 2005), which happened after the computer of the vehicle burning . I changed the computer but there are a problems in ABS light, wheel light and ...
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2008 Jeep Wrangler ticking when idling and gets faster as rpms go up

My Jeep wrangler 3.8L V6 has a ticking noise while idling and it gets faster as the rpms go up. It started happening and I checked the engine oil and it was empty I filled it right up after.
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Misfiring plugs changed but same issue!

2001 dodge durango, over 130,000 miles and normally runs great. Will not idle so plugged code reader in and said two misfired. Changed all plugs and both "boots". Still will start but dies immediately....
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Mixing sea foam and gumout

I have clogged fuel injectors. I used gumout in my gas tank and it's not working. Can I mix sea foam in with it?
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noise in my rear end when slowing down

Hi I have a 1988 f350 ford with a big block. I just got new tires on her a couple of days back and I am hearing a clicking sound in my rear end when I slow down. when I make a turn it gets louder then ...
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horsepower improvement using hi test gas with turbo engine

Will the use of "hi test" fuel yield higher horsepower for my 2018 Honda Accord 1.5 turbo engine? The manual recommends 87 or higher.
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motor barely turns over and melts ground wire,

Motor barely turns over and ground wire starts smoking and melts wire coating. already moved ground to different areas and this does not help.
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1995 toyota rear drum. what is the metric srew size to release drum?

1995 Toyota pick up back brakes, what is the metric screw size to release drum?
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I can still honk or turn on radio when my car is completely switched off. Is it normal?

My battery drains over two or three days. I have a chevrolet evanda 2005

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