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comment 2001 Mazda Protege — Battery Charge Problems
Could be a parasitic drain, too. They're not uncommon in older vehicles.
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comment What's making my coolant overflow?
A head gasket leak on the coolant side can actually overpressurize the overflow tank.
Apr
17
comment 2011 Grand Caravan only blows hot air to the rear and passenger
I don't find dash removals difficult, just tedious and time consuming (hunting for fasteners you missed is fun). You have to take notes/pictures to make sure you got everything back where it came from when you put it back together. I find it helpful to have different small bags for the fasteners that can be labeled as to where they go. Go slow and be gentle and you'll be fine. I wouldn't try it unless you could budget at least one whole day for it. If you want some practice, visit a pick-n-pull and take apart a similar vehicle. As an added bonus, you'll have spares in case you break something.
Apr
17
comment 2012 Dodge Caravan - Lubrication of door channel
@abhi You might ask them if they have encountered a Caravan with similar issues to yours when selecting one.
Apr
16
comment 2012 Dodge Caravan - Lubrication of door channel
@abhi Don't forget to report back with an update to help those who wander in here from Google
Apr
16
comment 2012 Dodge Caravan - Lubrication of door channel
@abhi Somebody that sees a lot of Dodge Caravans would probably be a good choice.
Apr
16
comment Low beam headlights out, High beam working
@JoshCaswell I meant 'electrically hot'. As in test light glows, multimeter shows some current flowing, etc. If the bulb module is getting juice from the tan wire and the low beam filament is not lighting up, the internal connection between the bulb pin for the tan wire and the filament is shot. There must be a separate internal connection to both filaments from the pin for the green wire since both filaments light up in high beam mode.
Apr
16
comment 2012 Dodge Caravan - Lubrication of door channel
@Paulster2 With the warmer weather, I've been working on vehicles. I guess it has me fired up to solve problems.
Apr
16
comment 2012 Dodge Caravan - Lubrication of door channel
Are the doors motorized or manual?
Apr
16
comment Low beam headlights out, High beam working
@JuannStrauss I don't think so. Two different platforms, two different headlight setups.
Apr
16
comment Low beam headlights don't work, High beam headlights do
Actually, it looks like you have separate high beam / low beam bulbs.
Apr
15
comment Honoring A Recall
Please do report back as to what the dealer and / or Suzuki say.
Apr
15
comment What's the procedure to associate a new remote with a 2006 Cobalt?
Unless you know somebody with a GM Tech2, it will require a trip to the dealer. Shop around for the best deal.
Apr
15
comment Low beam headlights don't work, High beam headlights do
What makes you think the bulbs are fine? Do you have separate hi/low bulbs or one dual-filament bulb? If the latter, don't assume you don't need to replace them because both filaments light up. The low path of the internal wiring between the connector and the bulb could be bad.
Mar
18
comment 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis blower motor not coming on at all
@j.keller You can get it through various wholesale parts sources in the US for around $77 plus shipping. I got it from a dealer parts department I've done a lot of business with for a cash discount. I can't remember the exact price, but I think it was more than wholesale and less than you paid, probably around $100 (no shipping). I had it in my hands within 24 hours, too, which was an important consideration.
Jan
2
comment Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) in car
@user3098378 Yes, it should have been 01010001 binary, fixed. The mode 1 response is hexadecimal encoded. Note that the DTCs in the mode 3 response are Binary Coded Decimal. The WikiPedia article has more details.
Dec
31
comment Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) in car
@user3098378 In that case the question Allan Osborne linked to should point you in the right direction. Ignore the bluetooth bits, you're still going to be talking to the ELM chip via AT commands.
Dec
29
comment Accessing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) in car
What hardware interface are you using between the Rasberry PI and the OBD port? Unless you're bit banging, you have to have something converting VPW/PWM/whatever to something the Rasberry PI can talk to (I'd guess some kind of serial via RS3232C or USB).
Nov
20
comment What are the benefits of premium (high octane) petrol?
@Matt True. Though sometimes when I put my Garage Queen away for the winter I'm lazy and I'll just fill it with premium. I don't imagine GM wants to rely on folks remembering to add Sta-Bil if they haven't filled up in a while, either.
Oct
22
comment Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor
@vlsd Apart from the less effective defroster setting, I don't see any problems with a removed A/C system. Removing the compressor, condenser, dryer and the lines connecting them will be fairly straightforward. The evaporator is up under the dash with the heater core and will be a huge pain to remove. Probably best to plug the lines and forget about it.