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We changed the radiator fan fuse on my 2000 VW Beetle GLS and now the car cranks but won’t start. The fuel pump is not receiving power, but we are not 100% sure that is the problem. All we did was replace that fuse.

I want to know about the 2019 Rav4 Hybrid AWD model, i learnt that the rear is totally disconnected from the front and gets power from the auxiliary battery located in the back. My question is that if you don't have enough charge in the battery (or after traveling off-road for a while until battery is drained), then will it become FWD ? If yes, ...

Hey I keep getting conflicting opinions about whether it is beneficial to run the vehicle's A/C regularly, ie even throughout the winter when the heat is running. What I've read is it keeps parts lubricated and prevents the A/C from having problems later on. I'm wondering if this is true or not and why, and if so what's an advisable ...

Looking for cigarret lighter fuse

My 2010 dodge avenger has a broken steering column due to attempted theft how will this affect starting n driving

I just bought this 2000 Nissan xterra and they told me it has always cut out but there machanic says it is fine and will not die, but now I have had it for a week and it cutting out worse and either does die when I stop or wants to die what could be wrong with it

I replaced the water pump and timing belts for the first time on 2.3 vtec engine. Before I start engine I want to be sure It won't damage internal parts. If I can rotate with ratchet is it safe to start the engine?


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