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It sounds as though it is one or two things going on here. First of all, did you check the serpentine belt which drives the alternator? Is it still on there and looking ready to do its thing? If that is still there, it could very well be the alternator itself. I've had alternators which have completely froze up. From your description, this could very well ...


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I had a problem with an '89 Honda overheating and coolant coming out of the overflow tube on the highway. It was preceded by some erratic idling around town. It turned out that the thermostat had gone bad and coolant was no longer circulating properly and thus causing the engine to overheat. The engine coolant temperature sensor is on the engine side of ...


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If the Mustang is automatic with the 4.6l engine get a computer from a Crown Victory it is 4.6l automatic also and PATs free and the computers are all over EBAY, I put one in a 97 Mustang and solve my PATs problem.


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There are three phases of a charging system. The charging system frequently will create AC current and diodes within the alternator will act as a rectifier and convert the AC current to DC where it can be stored in a battery. Here is a diagram If one or more of the diodes fails in the alternator you begin to see the pulse of the charging in your lights. ...


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The Honda Shine does not have a high amperage output stator like a larger motorcycle, think goldwing. As Paulster2 so aptly put, less resistance in the wire the more amperage or 'flow' you get. Taking that into consideration. If you can increase the gauge of wire feeding your headlights you could go with your option number 2, which is to put a 60/55 ...


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That sounds like what could happen if an EGR valve were opening when it shouldn't be - If your car even has an EGR. If it does, try unplugging it's vacuum hose (I'm pretty sure they still worked like that in 2001) and see if it gets better. And does the temp sensor work correctly, if it's the same sensor that supplies the dash board temp gauge, does it ...


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Wow I can't believe the basics are totally not listed here. First of all, since you know its draining the battery, disconnect the battery, charge it, then check to see if it is still draining on its own. Saying that for anyone that hasn't tried that first to double check the battery itself. Then there are the basics. The alternator check: you can use a ...


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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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Does it have an auto lamp switch? If so you could have a faulty light sensor or switch try manually turning them on


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This is most likely blown bulbs. Each bulb has 2 filaments in it, one for low beams and one for high beams. Since the low beams failed at separate times and the high beams are still working, it is less likely you have an electrical fault, and more likely the bulbs failed because they were from the same production line, same usage stats, etc. You local auto ...


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Another surprisingly common problem is water in the headlight lenses (ie uin the unit iteslf), especially after heavy rainfall. It forms a puddle at the bottom of the unit until maybe you hit a bump or brake hard, then splashes up & hits the bulb itself .. zap! temperature difference upsets the bulb. Have a close look at the light units from the outside ...



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