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CEL after cleaning throttle body and replacing PCV valve - false negative?

Today I performed the following maintenance on my 2007 Subaru Outback 2.5i wagon: Replace air filter Clean throttle body Replace PCV valve Replace all PCV pipes Replace throttle body gasket The PCV ...
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Toyota Vitz key fob not working

My Toyota Vitz 2007 (also known as Toyota Yaris) key fob battery died about an year ago (The indicator light which comes on when the lock or unlock button is pressed gradually faded away with time). ...
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p0104 MAF sensor

I'm having a P0104 error code, but there's no MAF sensor in my car (Focus mk2). There is a MAP sensor in it, but that should have another error code. Any idea how this is possible ?
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engine runs then overheats no hot air from defroster and water stays cool just replaced thermostat

My engine overheats, no hot air from defroster, water stays cool even after 20 min idling. it seems to be circulating and i put a new thermostat in. What could be the problem?
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Car jerks when shifting from Reverse to Drive

Recently, my car started jerking when the drive stick is shifted from 'R' to 'D' position. This doesn't happen when shifting between other positions (not even D to R) or when I switch between gears ...
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Dashcam Blown Car Fuse

I have a 2010 Chevy Equinox LT (2.4L / 4 cyl). Recently I bought this dashcam. When I plugged the charger into my 12v cigarette lighter port in the front of my car, plugged the usb in, connected to my ...
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is this right? Top End Rebuild on my 94 Harley Top End and using Synthetic Oil for the first 3,000 miles then told to switch to regular Harley oil

just rebuilt my 94 Harley Top End and using Synthetic Oil for the first 3,000 miles then told to switch to regular Harley oil.
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Low beams turn off when I switch to high beams?

08 Trailblazer SS. Low beams go off when I switch to high beams?
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Identifying XLH 883 Screw leaking oil

Need help identifying screw next to kickstand for 1990 883 xlh Harley Sportster. Is currently leaking oil.
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What is this thing that is falling off under my car

Noticed this bar falling off under my car. MPG appears to drop drastically. What is this thing? 2013 Ford Focus
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Starter solenoid breakdown

Triumph T100 motorcycle, starter solenoid clicks a lot and doesn't turn motor enough, it would start after pressing starter button for a length of time but solenoid would then break. When my original ...
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Engine knocking, or…?

I've got a 2012 Sonata hybrid (93k miles) that's been making some intermittent engine noise. I can't hear it inside the car when I'm driving, but will hear it sometimes reverberating off of cars next ...
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What Does It Mean When Your Car Won't Start and Your Radio Won't Come On?

The starter does not engage. The lights, door locks and the dash work. The radio however does not come on. What could this issue be?
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OBD2 expert in ipad to bluetooth elm327 mini

Just bought OBD expert on grounds good to go in an ipad (version 9.3.5 13G36) It just wont detect the adapter from my ipad. Adapter is fitted and red light on. Am I wasting my time with an ipad and ...
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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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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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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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Bad battery, or something more?

I have a 2005 Ford Freestyle, I’ve been doing a lot of front end work on it and had the radio on In it one day for a substantial amount of time, maybe 6 hours. Needless to say it died and later that ...
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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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Did the mechanic break my camshaft?

I recently had some work done under the hood of a 1999 Toyota Corolla (I believe they did some work trying to repair a gasket leak), and shortly afterward it broke down and would not start. I took it ...
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Got a call from the mechanic saying I need new disc brakes. Can I buy them online instead? [closed]

Car newbie here! I have my Citroen C3 Picasso in the shop to do a routine service. The mechanic just called me to say that I should get my front disc brakes and pads replaced, as they're nearly gone. ...
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Driving car with half engaged clutch

Say I am driving my car (Hyundai i10) at 2nd gear. My clutch is engaged. As I increase my throttle position, rpm will increase and so will speed of the car till a point when the speed wont increase ...
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Is there a megametre (Mm)? [closed]

With miles, there are no SI prefixes, so, you just write "every 3k/10k miles". With kilometres, there's already an SI prefix present. What's the sane way to write, say, "5000 / 16'000 km" in a ...
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Can all transmissions be shifted to neutral at any speed? [closed]

I say there is no such thing as uncontrolled acceleration. The reason for my comment is that I believe it is possible to shift any transmission to neutral at any speed and then you can bring the ...
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Vintage motorcycle repair--where to find parts? [closed]

I'm thinking about picking up my first motorcycle. I'm looking at older bikes, 60s-80s, primarily Japanese bikes. I'm plenty handy around cars, so the maintenance tasks don't concern me, but I'm ...
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How to remove decomposed food smell from car interior fibers?

Car was parked up fro 3 months or so and it seems there was food decomposing in it during this period. I could see the food not sure what it was but it was all decomposed like with green bits in it ...
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How can I rent a car with (1) adaptive (2) HID/LED headlights? [closed]

My grandparents drive slowly at night, but they still prefer adaptive and HID/LED headlights, as these add-ons can only help and their SUV is fitted with them. Presume that the rental car companies' ...
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Homemade 'Car' Vehical

I am interested in saving a few grand on a car by fishing parts out of a junkyard, whipping them together, duct-taping a fancy car decal onto it to make it look safe, adding golf-ball shaped holes to ...
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2006 Pontiac Grand Prix suspension problem

If my buddy is going to replace his inner tie rod, because it disconnected and is now being dragged by the outer tie rod should he just replace the outer also? He's also aware that he's gonna need a ...
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Charging an SLA battery for storage in an automobile

Whats the best way to maintain a 12v SLA battery in an automobile? Would a direct 12v connection to the vehicles battery system be sufficient, or is there a circuit that should be placed in between ...
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1998 Honda xr650l starting problem

I have a 98 Honda xr650l it won't start ,it only starts when we attach a fuel pump to it(easily).when the fuel pump is removed it won't start again but it's not made to use a fuel pump we took down d ...
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Why are American cars less efficient compared to european European/Japan cars [closed]

A normal average European car has a engine with less than a 2.0 liter engine which consumes 1 litre of fuel in 18-22 km. A normal average American car has a engine at least a 2.5 liter engine and ...
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High engine temperature

I have used a Nissan Micra K12 1.0(CR10DE) that I've bought recently. It is running hot all the time no matter I'm driving it or not. I have checked the thermostat and found it removed, before that I ...
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How many L/km does removing a spare tire save? [closed]

My grandparents in Toronto, Canada merely drive in the GTA, and don't need their spare tire in their car's trunk, as they don't know how to replace a tire and would merely call roadside assistance if ...
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How to maintain car gas bottles safely

A leaking gas cylinder basically contributed to the following tragic event:gas What is a good way to maintain your vehicle and gas bottle to stop this happening? Please note that "gas" in Australia ...
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Automobile research [closed]

I am looking for a project in field of automobile engineering.So if any one can suggest what are the areas in which there is scope for development/improvement in automobiles
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Pontiac Grand Prix Rpm dropping to soon

I drive a 05 Pontiac Grand Prix when I press the gas the RPM go up but then drop while I am still pressing the gas pedal. RPM. drops but I am still accelerating . Doesn't do it every time.
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It is possible turn off a car with an electric signal? [closed]

I want to know if it possible turning off a car sending an electric signal, this without the switch of the car? Maybe adding some modifications to the electrical system of the car, I want to apply ...
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Overreving the engine vs too small RPM

What is worse for a petroleum engine - overrevving (about 6000 RPM) or shifting gears upwards too quickly? Can any of them cause permanent damage to the engine?
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2005 ford freestyle aftermarket upgrades for Hp

what are some upgrades? throttle body lift? cutout and sleeve cat? runs well as is. I own a 700 Polaris and want to tow it around my Colorado mountains. thanks for any help
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Buy a new car or old car [closed]

I had recently started learning a four wheeler (Maruti ALTO) from driving school. Its some week course. After that should i buy a new car (New ALTO K10 or say SWIFT) or buy a old one as i might be ...
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Water is dropping from car?

I bought a car yesterday. A 2009 Nissan. Today, I noticed that water is dripping under the front passenger seat. Is there anyone who knows what the source of the water might be?
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Does anyone know the name, model and year of this car (picture inside) [closed]

I have tried to found out the maker, type model of this car but to no avail. Could someone help me out. Sorry for the lousy quality these pictures are from a youtube video. Thanks.
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What do these lights mean?

When I stop the car (by hitting the brake pedal), the engine all of a sudden stops while on drive. Here are the lights I get: What do they mean? Is it a battery problem?
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Best brand of premium gas? [closed]

I just bought a car with a turbo engine that requires 91 premium gas. Out of the major gasoline companies like Shell, Chevron, BP, etc., is there one in particular that is better than the others that ...
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What is the best TurboCharger dump Pipe Length for a turbodiesel engine? [closed]

What is the best length for Turbocharger Dump Pipe. I have a Force Gurkha with a 2.6 litre diesel engine. I removed the second CAT Converter and Muffler from the exhaust. So now it has a CAT and then ...
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how do i put a mileage 'block' on the obd11 connector?

how do I stop my vehicles data from being transmitted to the obd11 connector under the dash, is there a single pin that can be removed/disconnected that will do this? (VW new beetle 2001)
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Do hybrids brake less effectively than non-hybrid cars?

I drove a used '07 Civic Hybrid yesterday, and the brakes felt weak compared to other cars I've driven (2006 Lexus IS250, 2016 WV Jetta, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark, even an '03 Corolla if I remember ...
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My reverse lights stay on when I'm driving

Lights staying on please advise me what to do

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