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A rechargeable device most often made of lead plates covered in an electrolyte and protected by a plastic shell which supplies consistent electrical energy to a motor vehicle. Often referred to as an …
A heavy gauge metal conductor attached at battery posts. Red is positive, black is negative.
A loss of electrochemical potential between positive and negative terminals a car's battery, creating a loss of power, sometimes to the point of being unable to start the vehicle.
Referring to General Motors' full-sized rear-wheel drive platform. This designation was used from 1936-1996. It includes such models as the Chevrolet Impala, Buick Roadmaster, Pontiac Bonneville, and …
Body Control Module - An ECU that controls various aspect of the cars body.
A device intended to reduce the friction between two metal components moving against each other. In particular, rotating components against their mounting.
A subcompact economy car manufactured by Volkswagen from 1938 to 2003. It's been revived as the "New Beetle."
A full-size car manufactured by Chevrolet from 1949 to 1980.
operate accessories located on the engine, such as alternator, air-conditioning pump, power steering pump, etc. Most modern vehicles use serpentine style belts, but older vehicles can u…
Spring loaded device used on the engine to take up the excess slack in a serpentine belt.
GM brand, Chevrolet model, produced from 1968 to 2005. Includes full-sized and S-10 versions. Should not include the Trailblazer.
The act of removing air from an otherwise fluid-filled line, pipe, hose or tube.
heat engine blocks during extreme cold weather situations. This helps to eliminate engine damage during extreme cold weather as well as allow for easier starts.
A wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices.
A luxury German auto & motorcycle maker producing such vehicles as 330i, 540i & x5
Questions about boats, boat engines, and other relevant (mechanical) questions about watercraft
The part of the vehicle which surrounds and encapsulates the drive train and occupants. Is usually made out of metal, such as steel or aluminum, but can be made of fiberglass or even plastic. Can be r…
The process of fixing or refinishing portions of the body on a vehicle. This could include metal work (straightening or replacing) or paint finishing/re-finishing.
Referring to the General Motors brand, Pontiac model, produced from 1956-2005.
A vacuum, electrical, or hydraulic driven component of a braking system on motor vehicles to multiple the manual force applied to a brake pedal operated by a driver
Hydraulic device that compresses brake pads against spinning brake discs in order to create a higher friction co-efficient to reduce a vehicles forward or rearward motion.