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Oct
10
comment How do keyless ignition fobs charge?
Agreed, the battery should last a very long time. Most batteries are replaced by simply splitting the remote.. Look around the edges and you will typically find a notch to place a coin that you can trust to pry it open
Oct
10
comment RPM and duration to recharge a battery?
This is a terrible idea for your alternator. Charging a dead battery using the alternator puts tremendously more strain on the internal components... It can particularly burn through a set of brushes in the alternator very quickly (which here in the US you typically can't replace separately)
Oct
9
comment Tire compatibility
This can cause some bad problems... if the circumference is only a little off, vehicle speed won't read correctly. This could cause shifting problems and possibly damage on all wheel drive systems. ABS and traction/stability control could be adversely affected as well.
Oct
9
comment Volkswagen Golf MKV Fault log
There are a lot of possible scenarios. You need to compare graphs of MAF, O2s front and rear, throttle position, etc. to try and identify (and yes if you know what you are looking at you can even narrow down vacuum leaks and exhaust leaks with these graphs)
Oct
8
comment My 2006 Jetta is making a loud sound and sometimes stalling when I try to accelerate
This is an automatic transmission, correct?
Oct
8
comment How many amps should my car be pulling while it is turned off?
Just fyi, typical drain key off (and the vehicle must sit for 30-45 minutes to ensure all modules go to sleep as well! ) is to be under 0.05 amps, or 50 milliamps.
Oct
8
comment What is this called - rear wheel edition?
It is most likely a bad bearing that caused the heat and damage/crack
Jul
10
comment Car keys off but fuse still lights up the tester when set to ground
When checking the draw, you need to let it sit for 5-45 minutes depending on the car to allow certain modules to power down. After that time, you should expect less 50 mA (.05A). .8A when first connecting the meter after having removed the terminal is typical - but must let it sit and then check to be sure. Things powering on when reconnecting is fairly normal as well. What brought you to checking all this?
Jul
10
comment 1999 accord v6 automatic loses power intermittantly
There's also the possibility of throttle sensor, MAP/MAF sensor, coil, timing... need more info here
Jul
10
comment Corsa Sport (2007) low compression cylinders 2 & 4
There's also the possibility of blown rings, scored cylinders, or fuel washing out the cylinders. Often, pushing a small amount of compressed air using a compression testing adapter (running full 90psi shop air is too much) into the cylinder can give you a good indication by listening (exhaust/intake for valves, oil fill tube for rings/cylinder, bubbling in radiator for head gasket).
Jul
10
comment Cleaning fuel injectors?
Although in many modern cars, there is no serviceable fuel filter; it is built into the fuel pump.
Jul
10
comment Is that easy to start a car like in the movie Parker?
In many cars, the engine computer and immobilizer/anti-theft computer have to be programmed to each other - so they would have to be replaced in pairs and most likely both would require custom firmware.
Apr
23
comment 2009 Toyota Camry 2AZFE idle vibration remains after new motor mounts
You can usually see one that's torn. Sometimes, it can help to have some one power brake the motor (with the drive wheels of the ground!) back and forth from drive to reverse to see it.
Dec
21
comment Brake lights, but no tail lights
Like I said, I've seen it a lot
Dec
20
comment Brake lights, but no tail lights
I would check it first. If they are burned out, check for voltage where they are installed as in rarer cases a whole lens is needed
Dec
19
comment Replacing a Ford Focus electric power steering pump
Not familiar with this part in particular, but it is a common theme with Ford.
Dec
10
comment 2004 Ford Escape battery light comes on intermittently - what likely cause(s) are there?
As a Ford mechanic in the past, escapes came in all the time for the battery light, but it was actually a low coolant light. What color is the light? Are there one or two bumps on the top?
Dec
5
comment 2009 Toyota Camry 2AZFE idle vibration remains after new motor mounts
No problem! Glad i could help.
Dec
5
comment Is short drive trip bad for your engine?
Yes another good point
Dec
4
comment Cleaning fuel injectors with a pressurized can?
I'm talking way low though... Like gas light just came on low