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I have on my Toyota RAV4 summer tires that are described as "all-season tires". They are not safe to use in winter. Recently, I drove using these summer tires in light snow extremely carefully, and the traction control light flashed when braking even lightly. The winter tires I installed after that, on the other hand, work excellently even in heavy snow and ...


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To my understanding, no. I've never seen this behavior before in any auto I've ever driven or read about. I think it would be a safety issue if it did. If you needed to move suddenly (for whatever reason), pulled your foot off the brake pedal expecting the car to move, and it does nothing but rev the engine at you. This could be extremely dangerous on an ...


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If those black sockets are the quality ones meant for impact guns then they are rated higher. However if they are a cheap chinesium copy they may not be strong at all.


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The matte black coated ones are impact sockets: They are supposed to resist the forces from a impact gun. They are heavier and thicker than the chrome coated ones. The chrome coated ones are suited for manual wrenching: They have thin walls, so you can fit them in places where the thick ones won't enter. They can break when used with an impact tool. That ...


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Most vehicles not using an LED headlight have multiple filaments in the bulb. These frequently do burn out independently. Low beam is also the most used filament, and likely to burn out first. Given no fuses are blown or wires loose, it's most likely just a bad bulb. Bulbs are generally pretty cheap, a few dollars, so it's worth just replacing it just in ...


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The reason for the odor is that water condenses inside the ducts when the AC cools the air. Though there are drains, there will still be enough moisture in the system to allow mold to grow. The heating is usually placed after the AC. This is useful for screen defogging: The air is first dehumidified by the AC and then heated, which gives warm, extremely dry ...


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See if the below image below helps: That would indicate your transmission is in direct drive. Usually this happens if you have inadvertently switched off the overdrive or have put the gear selector in the wrong position. You can find the owners manual at the Honda Site.


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I would recomend buying decent or higher quality winter set. Yes, it is not an insignificant ammount of money to pay but the set won't last just one season**. Some cheap winter sets are more of placebo than real improvement. Also, do follow the "rule of 4": 4. Use winter tyres on all 4 wheels. 4. Use one set for 4 seasons at most. 4. Use tyres with thread ...


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This issue is, you have serious cylinder pressure (or should I say, non-pressure) issues. The pressure test results you give (as long as the test was done correctly), shows a massive drop in cylinder pressure from where they should be. I'm not entirely sure where the Honda engine should be, but I'd bet it should be somewhere in the 150-180psi arena and ...


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I don't know exactly what it's for, but usually they'd put these in there for one of two reasons. They need a hard place to mount the hose so what's holding on to it doesn't wear on it. They are putting two pieces together for some stupid reason. I'm thinking it may be the first reason, but who knows why Honda does anything. As for your replacement hose ...


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My first thought would be the power steering system. On most modern cars there is a power steering pump, which is powered either by the engine mechanically (like with a belt) or electrically. This pumps power steering fluid to help assist with steering and make the steering wheel feel lighter in your hands. More info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...


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The advice I got for turbocharged sporty cars with very wide tires was to go to winter tires on a smaller wheel. The narrower aspect ratio tire can have the same outside diameter, so the wheels have the same RPM. The last car I did this for was a Dodge Neon SRT-4, a very light car with 240HP front-wheel drive. Just driving on wet asphalt was tricky with ...


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Most cars have brake fluid changes every 2 years. It may be occasionally the case that car manufacturers experiment with longer intervals, finding them to be unsuitable and reverting back to the regular interval. I assume this is what has happened here: Honda tried a 3-year interval, and had some reason to revert back to the 2-year interval. Sometimes, the ...


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Thanks for all the help! It turned out that when I got my battery tested and they said it was "good" they were reading it after the battery had been charged from driving it. I had it tested again this morning and it was in fact a bad battery.


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Basically PR, the black looks stronger. Strength depends on: hardness, thickness, reducing any notches (that can cause stress concentrations). Chrome or black finish has only psychological affects. The vanadium is also PR, it sounds more exotic than chrome or molybdenum , which are the primary alloy elements in most tools. Alloys are added for hardenability; ...


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I've driven a few automatic Opel Vectra's (2003 model) and they all had something of what you describe. The transmissions were somehow smartly adaptive to my recent driving style (sporty or cruising). I also noticed that, when stopping briefly, they would respond immediately to the gas - but when stopping for more than maybe 20 seconds (and keeping pressure ...


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You will have to turn the ac on have the fan on full speed, turn off the recirculation, spray the lysol. roll the windows down blah blah..... Watch this video this has the complete procedure and the answer I just copied it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrVc_FXrbHY


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This sounds like air in the system. It is the most common cause of this symptom. Leaks in the pump to reservoir hose or pump inlet o-ring fitting are common. Even if you do not see bubbles.


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It isn't very plausible that the battery was hooked up backwards. I believe what the mechanic was trying to say is that when the jump was attempted, the jumper cables were put on incorrectly and damaged everything. This sounds more than plausible to me. I'm not sure how you applied the jumper cables, but it can be done wrong very easily, especially if you ...


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The Lambda readings are slightly lean but within the acceptable range for normal catalytic converter operation. The CO is in the normal output range for an engine that is running normally and within acceptable fuel mixture limits. That it to say that the engine appears to be running normally and no repairs to it would improve the exhaust gas output makeup. ...


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It's impossible to say for sure whether you are having black death from your post, although the description you have does not indicate it. The description of the black death symptoms indicate it's pretty dramatic, including noises and black smoke coming out of the vents, but your post says it was simply blowing hot air in which case it could be a pretty ...


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The first looks like a button for disabling the window lifters on the rear seats and perhaps the passenger seat. I have the same button on my 2016 Toyota RAV4 hybrid, although it has a better symbol on it. I might be incorrect, though. So you should try the button and see if my guess was correct. Or, it could be related to operating the central locking ...


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Mate I'll make this like icing on top of a super cake. Child lock and window lock enable/disable Cruise control toggler Fog light toggle switch


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A bad starter wouldn't cause misfires or high engine temps, and there aren't any "safe modes" that prevent starting. Test your battery, make sure it is healthy Inspect your belts, make sure they or one of your pulleys aren't seized Inspect your engine ground. If it's frayed, your starter may not be getting enough juice. Make sure you reconnected the correct ...


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Specifically (meaning as applies to Honda vehicles): Your engine oil needs to be in spec which is defined by Honda, you can deviate at your own risk. Oils may be incompatible with gaskets, etc. Most of the Honda spec is pretty generic so most synthetic-blend and up oils qualify. My recommendation is use full synthetic and get a better value. You are looking ...


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According to page 11 and 12 of the owner manual, there are two available gauge configurations. The one you described has the Shift Lever Position Indicator above the speedometer. There is another gauge cluster style, but it has the Shift Lever Position Indicator to the left of the speedometer.


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There should be fuses for the low beams. Fuse #21 in the under dash fuse box feeds both low beams. #16 and 17 are redundant fuses for right and left. See if fuse #21 is blown, replace if needed. If 21 fuse is good then check 16 and 17. If all the fuses are good then I would suspect a bad headlamp switch or Low Bean headlamp Relay, or possibly both low beams ...


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Do you have jack stands? If not, that's something you'd really need to have. If you are handy and have all the tools, getting it done should not be an issue. Do a search on YouTube and you should be able to find something. Remember also, you need to figure in the cost of an alignment as well. Time to do it really depends on your skills and stupid things like ...


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It's called a "Camshaft Cap Gasket" or "Cylinder Head Plug". It seals the end of where your camshaft goes to keep the oil in the right places (ie: Inside the engine.) The OEM part number for this is: 12513P72003


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Your air re-circulation does not automatically come on. Your salesperson is blowing smoke up your kilt. The air re-circulation is controlled manually only. This would be a warranty item.


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