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Dec
12
comment 2000 Ford Focus, low idle, stalling at lights, white smoke from exhaust - P0171 Code - problem?
Those should open up auxiliary air valves on the intake, allowing the car to idle-up. This would also increase the load on the alternator. So, sounds like it might not be the alternator as the root cause.
Dec
12
answered 2000 Ford Focus, low idle, stalling at lights, white smoke from exhaust - P0171 Code - problem?
Dec
12
comment When looking at a transmission, how can I know if there is a LSD?
Torsens don't, IIRC. However, if it does go the same way (or even stay still), it is an LSD. If it doesn't, it doesn't automatically eliminate it.
Dec
12
answered How to amplify car speakers without stereo?
Dec
12
comment Sound system volume fades in/out erratically
I would guess corroded or loose wires, typically between the stereo's output and the speakers.
Dec
12
answered When looking at a transmission, how can I know if there is a LSD?
Dec
2
answered How to reduce vehicle swaying (body sway)
Dec
2
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Nov
30
revised Step-by-step guide to changing oil of a 2004 Nissan Xterra
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Nov
30
revised Step-by-step guide to changing oil of a 2004 Nissan Xterra
added 410 characters in body
Nov
30
revised Step-by-step guide to changing oil of a 2004 Nissan Xterra
added 410 characters in body
Nov
25
comment Why might I experience a power falloff after starting my car with the AC On?
It may also have a malfunctioning idle-up solenoid for when the A/C is on.
Nov
25
comment Timing belt sound - time to replace?
Puttering and other rhythmic sounds are typically combustion related (plugs, exhaust leaks, etc.). Timing belts, belts, pulleys, and wheels typically squeal or make other more solid "tone". One way to narrow it down: Does the noise change with RPM or vehicle speed? Does it appear when in park/neutral and can you vary it by revving the engine then?
Nov
25
comment Timing belt sound - time to replace?
+1, To the OP, does the sound get louder when you are accelerating? Mash the gas in neutral (or in a high gear on the road, if you can hear it), and if the puttering gets more pronounced it'd definitely by an exhaust leak.
Nov
25
comment Engine reving and stalls after filling gas tank
And what kind of car do you have? Make, model, year?
Nov
24
answered Step-by-step guide to changing oil of a 2004 Nissan Xterra
Nov
10
comment What essential preparations should I take before winter driving?
There we go. That's what I meant.
Nov
9
comment What essential preparations should I take before winter driving?
Doesn't have much to do with being prepared for the winter, as it does car upkeep.
Nov
9
answered What essential preparations should I take before winter driving?
Nov
5
comment “Flight recorder” for automobiles?
@a-coder - There's also this way: articles.businessinsider.com/2012-04-16/news/…