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I had an alternator that drained the battery .It was fine for years but I had a small Holley carb fire which was put out with the help of someones disposable fire extinglisher .It made a big mess .The alt leaked a rather unstable 100mA .I cleaned and stripped and cleaned and stripped and cleaned and got it down to 10mA .Put it back in my 1965 Stude ...


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2 things I would look for. Alternator as previously mentioned, and grounds. Basic alternator test is to connect a multimeter to the battery while the engine is running. The voltage should be about 13.5-14.2v. Turn on the headlights to see if this value drops. If it falls out of range, your alternator is bad. Second thing is bad grounds. When there ...


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Cause Your car (like most cars) saves the milage in a small memory chip inside the instrument cluster. That chip is called an EEPROM. Like most memory units EEPROMs are subject to wear. If you rewrite the data often enough the chip will fail to save the new data or save corrupted data. This could be the case here. So, why is the "correct" (i.e. new) value ...


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Here is something to try. Start the car, then disconnect one of the battery leads. Should stay running, if it does, turn on the lights. IF it dies, it is your alternator. Might have enough strength to keep it running with out too much of a load(without lights, a/c), but not enough with a higher load. That will also weaken the battery. The cheap way to ...


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my first guess would be that there is a problem with your idle air control valve. when you turn on extra loads like headlights or the rear defrost it is the IAC which rev up the engine to compensate for the extra load.


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That seems like an unlikely scenario. You could try applying pressure against it if you can fit a screwdriver between the pan and plug while loosening.


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Honestly it would be cheaper to buy a new engine rather than rebuild. Your looking at roughly 26.6 hours. This is just labor, this does not include new seals, bearings, gaskets etc... R&R on an engine is 11.6 hours.


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If you have light surface rust, just driving around and using your brakes normally is a better way to clear it. If however the rust is pitting and flaking the rotors, you should just jump to Step B and replace them.


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No;in fact if the hand-emergency-brake hasn't been used regularly you could lock the rear brakes up. Or at least cause them to wear out prematurely from rubbing against the inside of the wheel. This happened to me several years ago.


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All the handbrake is doing is using the caliper to bring the pads together on the rear brakes. I don't know if the Nissan Almera is any different than the vast majority of other cars, but most have the emergency brake on the rear brakes. The only way I can see this being helpful is if something is wrong with the brakes besides them being stuck, and the pads ...


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This exact same issue happened with me in a Ford Focus. As rpmerf said, check the terminals. In my case, after removing the terminals from the battery and reseating them, the car cranked over fine.


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You asked It's completely stuck! What should I do? @paulster2 has very salient points I believe through experience there is a very high likelihood that the piston is cocked in the bore of the caliper. My suggestion is that you pop it out of the caliper and inspect the seal and the bore. Many times we do more damage than we undo. A cocked piston is ...


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Not a great lot to go on, but it does sound like a siezed bearing at the top of the strut. Because the bearing is not able to rotate, the Spring is forced to slide across it's mounting which it does suddenly causing a loud 'twang' noise. The hole in the cover in your photo will have nothing to do with the problem.


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this war radio wiring diagram will help you :


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I know exactly the feeling you are having ... been in this situation many times. The thing you need to do is be malevolent on it. You need to grab a pry bar which will give you some leverage. Do not be nice to it. Put the pry bar up between the inner CVJ and the case and really have at it. The axle will pop before you hurt anything (besides yourself). ...



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