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Just to throw another possibility in there, it could be a failing CV axle. If so, it should make a clunking sound as the failing U-joint revolves, especially under load.


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NOTE: The following applies to automatic transmission, not manual. Sounds like clutch packs in the transmission, which slip under heavy load. There's no way it's engine detonation. Differentials don't fail in that manner. Beginning in model year 2011, the Ford Focus had notorious transmission issues, particularly with the clutch packs. There were a ...


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FIXED FIXED FIXED Finally after tearing my car to pieces over the last four months I have finally fixed it, intermittently not starting, green flashing key, no engine light when it won't start, no fault codes, checked keys, chips, fuses, relays, wiring loom, key reader, ignition barrel and on and on and on. FINALLY bought an ecu of ebay that matched the ...


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You're probably right. Have the car inspected by another mechanic, verifying in writing that there are no oil leaks. Sue the oil change shop in your county's small claims court, telling the judge just what you've told us in your post. Sounds to me like you'll be awarded half the cost of an engine replacement. If, after inspecting the engine, oil is ...


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I'd like to respond to #2 and #4. The problem is likely poor combustion due to carbon deposits on the intake valves, spark plugs, fuel injectors and inside the combustion chambers. It is a very common problem with the GDI fuel system on your vehicle at that km's. I had exactly the same problem with two new cars with approximately the same km's (Jeep ...


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Most engines have an automatic idle (used to be manual using the choke) that gives you higher revs until engine/oil temps have warmed up a bit, by providing a little more fuel and air to the engine. It makes it easier to start and helps prevent stalling. So it shouldn't be a worry. Unless your bike didn't used to do this and has only just started?


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Try downshifting for more torque = acceleration... this is typically an issue w/ALL cars when going up an incline... you'll need to be in a lower gear in order to accelerate regardless, cause you're powerband (your MOST efficient power/torque ratings) @ 2800 RPM (4cyl) / 3400 RPMS (6 Cyl) to accelerate As for other 4-Runners & cars passing you, are they ...


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Yes and no, with blind guess your piston is usually made from composite aluminium, and a screwdriver is usually hardened steel. You can guess which one is harder. If the piston just gets a small scratch then it is ok (usually), and most likely your spark plug hole will dented. But the chipped part of the piston (if) could damage your engine further. The ...


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From this link: The misfire detection monitor runs during normal engine operating and driving conditions and is used by the PCM to determine whether the engine is malfunctioning to the point where it is releasing excess pollutants into the atmosphere. The OBD II system detects misfires on most vehicles by monitoring variations in the speed of the crankshaft ...


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Don't make it too complicated ; 1- junk plastic radiator top cracks , 2- coolant leaks out, 3 -engine overheats and steams. I had a 2004 Nissan Titan , the plastic radiator bottom cracked and leaked at about 100,000 miles ; no other problem. Just needed a new radiator , and more antifreeze.


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One of the most popular symptoms for a damaged head or head gasket is engine compression leaking into the cooling system and pressurizing it too much causing this to happen. You really need to do a compression test to start diagnosing this. Regardless of the results the radiator cap needs replaced. It should have relieved pressure after 16 pounds.


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I assume it is like a new car. Check if it is the color you ordered and drive it away. I have only bought a few ( 6 ) brand new vehicles from GM and Nissan, never a problem if something need service under warrantee.


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A new motor vehicle should have a COA or Certificate of Origin from the manufacturer, such as Kawasaki. If it has one of those it's new. A previously owned motor vehicle will have an existing title in the previous owner's name. You should be able to inspect the paperwork for the vehicle you are preparing to purchase. This, however, is not universal ...


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