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comment Causes of Premature Alternator Failure
@Paulster2 Thanks for the tip. I'll be checking up on the warranty. Problem remains that there's presumably some underlying condition that's causing this premature failure to be repeated. Also, this raises the question: If a remanufactured alternator can have a lifetime warranty, why not the original?
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comment Causes of Premature Alternator Failure
@HandyHowie I doubt I'll find an answer to that for the previous alternator, but I'll try to ask the shop about it this time around. Any other common suspects?
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
Just had the oil changed and asked the mechanic to check for the sound. He said wheel bearings are fine. He listened for it with the car running in the air and said it seems to be coming from the transmission differential.
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
This is not what I'm experiencing. Note that the question specifically states the noise is independent of engine speed - as long as the vehicle speed is above a certain point, the sound remains present and its pitch and volume are not affected when the engine speed changes independent of vehicle speed (e.g.: down-shifting while maintaining 60 MPH).
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
@Zaid and Paulster2 - Is there a "driveway test" I can do to check the wheel bearings?
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comment Low-pitched buzzing/droning sound at highway speeds
@Paulster2 It's a possibility. I don't recall any events substantial enough that I'd expect damage, but I'm also not the only user of the car.
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comment Car shudders above 45 mph after after spin out into a ditch
I think the first two paragraphs can be done without. Probably not wrong, but it really doesn't matter what the problem is or is not at this point - someone who knows what they're doing needs to look at the car before it's driven again, period.
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comment What is seafoam? What does it do? How do you use it?
I'm not sure it's properly emphasized here, so I'll add: The "Intake Tract Cleaning" will create a whole lot of smoke! It's best to do that somewhere fairly isolated, where the smoke will most likely dissipate before it reaches anyone who might care. Depending on your car, there may be viable options other than the vacuum hose for the brake booster, and/or ways you can do the job solo. If you've never worked with the stuff before, it's probably best to find an enthusiast site dedicated to your vehicle where a detailed walkthrough and/or video has been posted.
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asked TPMS Rebuild Kit - Do I need it for a normal tire change if I don't have TPMS problems?
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