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The part of the vehicle which surrounds and encapsulates the drive train and occupants. Is usually made out of metal, such as steel or aluminum, but can be made of fiberglass or even plastic. Can be r…
The Ford Ranger is a nameplate that has been used on three distinct model lines of vehicles. Originally, the name was used by the short-lived Edsel Ranger car, then it later a version of the Ford F-Se…
A drivetrain type that includes both a petroleum fueled engine and electric drive motors.
Questions and discussions about a throttle. The throttle is a valve that controls the amount of air that is allowed to pass into a gasoline engine (diesel engines do not have a throttle in this sense)…
Luxury division of the Honda Motor Corporation. Available since 1986 in the US & Canada.
Use for questions where smell is a defining feature – e.g., in cases where a distinctive smell helps to diagnose a problem, or where you want to ask about a smell as the primary issue.
A shaft in an ICE that actuates components that open valves into the combustion chamber to allow the flow of necessary gasses in order for a combustion process to function.
Cylinder heads (commonly just called "heads") are the big piece of metal which caps and seals the end of the cylinder bore.
A motor vehicle service is a set of maintenance procedures carried out either at set time intervals or after the vehicle has travelled a certain distance since it's last service.
To be used when there is sidewall damage on the tire, to ask advice about the damage. Should be used together with the tire tag.
An instrument for producing a current of air
The act of starting a vehicle in which the internal combustion engine that is at or near the same temperature of it's environment.
About recommend scheduled maintenance, e.g. oil change.
A component of the ignition system that, by induction, creates the high voltage required by the spark plugs.
A transparent protective shield made of glass and polymers that is mounted in front of the driver on a motor vehicle
The group of components in a motor vehicle that generate power and deliver it to the road surface. These components can include the engine, transmission or transaxle, transfer case (if so equipped), d…
The process of pulling a wheeled load with a vehicle. Can refer to trailers or broken vehicles.
Fluid used in the brake system to transfer pedal pressure to the caliper to stop or slow a vehicle. Commonly used types of brake fluid include DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5, and DOT 5.1. A higher "DOT" number i…
The Malibu is an American automobile manufactured by Chevrolet from 1964 to 1983 and since 1997.
Any light that illuminates when a problem is sensed by a vehicle onboard system.
The Ford Escape is a compact crossover vehicle sold by Ford since 2000 over three generations.
A device that meters the proper amount of fuel into an engine cylinder. It is controller by the engine control computer.
CAN (Controller Area Network) bus (internal vehicle communications network) is a message-based protocol, designed originally for automotive applications, but can now be found in aerospace and maritime…
Suspension part that dampens the vertical motion of the tire, wheel, and hub assembly.
The luxury vehicle division of Toyota.
Device used to recharge a drained or dead battery.
A vehicle drivetrain that can apply power to all four wheels/tires. This capability is "on demand" and is switched on/off by the operator. This tag is differentiated from the AWD tag for this reason. …
The large circular wheel in front of the driver's seat used for directing the car when driving.
Energy that transfers itself between a system and its surroundings. Heat is measured in joules.
Mercury was an American-market division that was marketed and sold by automobile manufacturer Ford Motor Company. Marketed primarily as an entry-level premium brand, Mercury was created in 1938 to fil…
The lights at the back of a car used to signal when a vehicle is braking or turning.
Referring to the French auto maker, which is part of the PSA Peugeot Citroën Group.
The Ford Explorer is a mid-size sport utility vehicle produced by the American manufacturer Ford since 1991, but in 2012 it was redesigned as a Crossover SUV.