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Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
8
comment Sloshing Sound Under Dash
@JimFell I think you're associating the increased prominence of the sound with the wrong trigger. As you said, under normal circumstances, your car is accelerating when the engine is running faster. When there is water in a container, and that container experiences acceleration, inertia will cause the water to move around within the container. Do you have the same problem (if you still have this problem at all by now) when you rev the engine while the car is parked?
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
15
comment CEL Code 41 on '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee
@Paulster2 Thanks. The alternator is relatively new (probably within 3 years or less), but I'll have it looked at.
Jan
15
asked CEL Code 41 on '94 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Oct
31
awarded  Good Question
Oct
24
comment How long does it take for gas to go bad?
So, what about a quadruple dose - will that get me four years? If I just fill my tank with straight STA-BIL, will it be good forever? ;-)
Oct
24
revised How long does it take for gas to go bad?
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Oct
24
comment How long does it take for gas to go bad?
@theUg My first guess would be due to the smaller tank the chemical reactions happen faster, proportionally speaking, than they would in a larger tank. Also, smaller engines probably have less tolerance for bad gas in general. Would be nice to see more detail added here to explain.
Oct
24
suggested suggested edit on How long does it take for gas to go bad?
Aug
21
comment Should one fit the least-worn tires to the rear wheels?
Also worth noting: If you're going to swap out just one tire, you should probably put the new one on a non-powered wheel. Otherwise, this might happen.
Aug
20
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
15
comment What could be a likely cause of unusual “torque steer” after repairs?
The repair shop didn't try rotating the tires, but the insurance company's guys did. And now it works perfectly. Apparently the key factor lies in traction control. Since the traction control system detected the drive wheels spinning at different rates, and therefore attempted to adjust power between them, the 3/32" difference in tread depth was a bit more significant than it would have been on a car without TC. When the insurance adjuster tried driving it himself, he noticed the TC button and realized that could cause the issue.
Jul
15
accepted What could be a likely cause of unusual “torque steer” after repairs?
Jul
11
revised What could be a likely cause of unusual “torque steer” after repairs?
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Jul
11
revised What could be a likely cause of unusual “torque steer” after repairs?
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Jul
11
asked What could be a likely cause of unusual “torque steer” after repairs?
Mar
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awarded  Notable Question
Mar
8
awarded  Yearling