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Dec
10
comment Unable to start engine - unable to unlock ignition key Citroen C3
Is your steering wheel lock interfering? Similar question: mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/8585/key-wont-turn-inside/…
Dec
10
comment Driving electric cars through large pools of water
Well, do you have a Fisker Karma? sayanythingblog.com/entry/…
Nov
18
comment How stable is voltage in a 12V car outlet?
Definitely. If it's connected directly to the battery it's not regulated. Typically this is in cars that still have actual lighters (that draw a ton of current), or are still emulating that for one reason or another. My Focus has regulated output (and you can't really fit a real lighter in it).
Nov
7
comment Is an 50 ft/lb air wrench (not impact wrench) strong enough to remove brake assemblies
Also, do you mean air ratchet (since you can't fit an impact)? Those won't have any where near enough torque to loosen, but they are nice to remove already loosened bolts.
Nov
7
comment Is an 50 ft/lb air wrench (not impact wrench) strong enough to remove brake assemblies
Depends on the torque applied to the fastener and any extra torque required to break free any corrosion since it was set. We need more information.
Oct
24
comment What are reverse lights used for besides showing intention to reverse?
I've been fooled by this on a couple of occasions. They really should not be using the reverse lights.
Aug
23
comment 1997 Honda Civic won't start; stuck in park
Without power, the brake shift interlock will not function, hence not shifting out of park without the interlock release. Have you checked battery cable conditions?
Jan
23
comment steering angle sensor in indian cars
Please add more information about the specific car to your original post. This is like asking if steering wheel sensors are in American cars. Some have them, some don't.
Oct
16
comment Radiator and coolant ports
Did you check the radiator itself, or the overflow tank? If you lost coolant through a leak, the overflow would not be a good indicator of the level. You would need to check the pressurized system--after it's cooled off and no longer pressurized!
Oct
16
comment Honda Accord 2003 Wont start on cool or cold days
Is the engine turning over at all when you try to start on a cold day? If not, do you hear any 'click' noises as you turn the key to try? There's too many possibilities without more information.
Oct
7
comment CVT on 6 cylinder cars
I'm willing to bet that's it. It's probably a long-term reliability thing. All these new CVTs have yet to prove themselves with lots of power. Otherwise racers would be all over it (sanctioning body rules excepted).
Sep
16
comment How to identify transmission issues
That sounds like a pretty hard jerk.
Sep
7
comment Access car settings with aftermarket radio
+1 For going the extra mile.
Sep
7
comment 1998 GMC Suburban Air Conditioner
Sounds like you have a slow leak.
Sep
5
comment Trip computer reported MPG with engine remap or chip
@mac, Yes, accurate fuel consumption is read from VSS and fuel injector pulse width data. That gives you all you need. The formula you mention early assumes a perfect 14.7 combustion, which is not always the case (richer during warmup and acceleration, leaner during decel and cruise).
Aug
14
comment Why does a car's engine vibrate at start, despite the circular geometry of its component's dynamics
Not all cars do this, I6 and V12 engines have opposing cylinders that fire simultaneously and they are considered "balanced", at any RPM. But even still, we're talking about explosions shooting metal slugs at insane speeds: there's going to be some vibrations.
Jul
22
comment What is the difference between normal, platinum, iridium plugs?
Well, going resistor-less is something you have to do with consideration of all the extra EMI you'll get. I would think that higher boost levels might require smaller gap, not different plugs. Did you try that?
May
30
comment Getting unexpectedly low mileage for Honda Fit 2012
How long has this been going on? Has it been bad through refills?
May
15
comment Tranmission fluid changing vs flushing
If you already flushed roughly half, I'd think your chances are good that nothing terrible will happen flushing the rest.
May
15
comment Tranmission fluid changing vs flushing
possible duplicate of Should you change all of your transmission fluid?