Christopher Hunter
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Tuning motorcycle
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Carb tuning can be pretty involved. Sounds like from what you are describing that you are "optimizing" by just changing idle or other adjustments that can be done with the bike running, when you may ...

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What is this part in a motorcycle steering called and what is its purpose?
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On normally-oriented forks this is where you would fill the fork oil and remove the springs and/or cartridge inserts. On upside-down forks it is likely some kind of adjustment point for the suspension....

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What exactly does the brake switch wire output and is there an easier way to get to it?
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It depends on how your 7-pin is hooked up, but it looks like there's two common situations: If you just need to actuate the brake lights, it's probably far easier to tap into that wire at or near the ...

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Why don’t my non-driver door locks unlock?
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Sounds like we can assume the problem as follows: The unlock signal, whether it comes from the fob or the door switch, is failing to complete the circuit somewhere between the unlock module, and the ...

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Off road tires for a Subaru CrossTrek.2018 what needs to be done to get a good 75 height tire?
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"A lot of desert travel" has quite a bit of wiggle room but if you are going to be doing extended drives aired down, I'd assume you are going to be on bad dirt roads or larger/sharp gravel ...

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How is ground clearance measured?
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Ultimately it may not matter how it's measured. If you have a certain application in mind you should probably just get a look under each type and see what kind of clearance it has. The low point may ...

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How to unlock seat belts on Toyota Land Cruiser 200
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Make sure it's not electrical. I can't speak to the land cruiser but I've replaced seat belts on a 2000 Tacoma, and there is some kind of relay activated by a small wiring harness. Basically if that ...

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Manual Transmission - Stuck in Neutral
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While it may or may not be a bad clutch, I would definitely call around and get a few more estimates. I feel like $1200 USD is straight-up robbery for a job like this. My experience: In early 2000s, ...

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Engine needs throttle input to stay running when hot
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The backfiring points to a fuel-mixture problem. Unburnt fuel is getting out with the exhaust and igniting in the muffler, which means you have too much fuel or too little air in your mixture. That's ...

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1991 Corolla What is the cause of a cold weather no turnover, battery is OK, car has regular maintenance
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Case 1: I've heard that in extreme cold temperatures, metal in electrical connections can contract enough to actually prevent a vehicle from starting, whether it be the battery, distributor, ...

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Headlight problem on 2013 silverado
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You have a broken circuit somewhere, so check that the passenger headlight circuit has voltage all the way from battery to the light. Typically headlights are switched on by a relay. Since only one of ...

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Are there other size tires that could replace the P185/60/R16 on my Toyota Yaris?
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To summarize options: 1. Same size tire, different brand Easiest option, should create little to no issues. Ideally change all four tires at once, but if you absolutely can't do that, change either ...

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Keeping radio/stereo unit powered on, when car ignition is off?
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Something is fishy here. It sounds like: Yellow wire labeled "battery" should have constant 12 volts, whether the car is on or off. The "bulb with a wire in the middle" is probably a fuse. (Any ...

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One headlight doesn't work (high beams on both do) 1984 Mitsubishi Colt
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The fact that you get intermittent fails in unrelated systems (the cluster/interior lights) makes it sound like some kind of pesky electrical fault. I don't know the vehicle, but it likely has a large ...

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1993 toyota 4Runner - White Smoke from under hood and neon yellow liquid leaking from somewhere
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If you have the 3vze/V6 engine, those are highly prone to headgasket failure to the point there was a factory recall, so that is a possible candidate. The exhaust cross-over tube behind the engine ...

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Is it possible that a 1998 Porsche Boxster has wireless entry for the trunks but not for the doors?
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If your vehicle already has a fob to open the trunk lids it clearly has a receiver, and if has power door locks, there's no reason it should not also have keyless entry unless the manufacturer was ...

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Electrical isues on j10 nissan qashqai
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Your symptoms sound much more like a problem with the alternator/charging system. If the car is running, the charging system should be taking most of the load even if the battery is no good, and it ...

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Can anyone help me interpret this multi-meter reading?
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I agree it looks like around 11.5 volts, and it also looks like the meter is connected in series between the negative cable and the battery terminal, so that could be inaccurate. And you definitely ...

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Is a battery charger worth it?
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First, if you are having to jump start your car every day, your current battery is toast (whether it is new or not). You may indeed have a parasitic drain that is the cause of your bad battery, but ...

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alignment not straight after alignment
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Yes, you should take it back. Further, it will help immensely if you make sure to get the actual printout from the alignment machine (or whatever they use to measure the values) whenever you get that ...

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if my alternator was tested and functioning properly why does my battery and brake light keep coming on in a 08 Nissan Altima 3.5
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I would get the alternator looked at by a professional. Just searching around on this site, there are a number of reported issues with the alternators on various Altima model years. Some appear to be ...

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White smoke from Husqvarna 128DJX trimmer
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The oil near the exhaust seems to indicated that you have unburned fuel (which includes oil) in your exhaust, and that would point to a rich fuel mixture. I have a Husqvarna trimmer (not sure of the ...

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The coolant is boiling when I shut off engine
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I'll agree that coolant is boiling because there's probably not enough of it in the system. So if you fill/check it and know it's full, and drive a while and the boiling happens then the coolant is ...

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How to connect a back up cam to cigarette lighter with an inverter?
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It's hard to give a clear answer without knowing the exact wiring layout, so providing a diagram or photo would help a lot here. That said, the dangling red wire is intended to connect to the backup ...

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2005 Toyota Corolla intermittently won't start then stalls after 1 mile
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Sounds like an electrical issue. The no start can be due to a weak battery, or a poor battery contact. Sometimes there will still be enough juice to power the lights but not enough to crank the ...

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2001 Yamaha Royal Star 1300
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Yes. In short, you can mix and match many different brands and models, provided the dimensions are correct. Fork Tubes Only If you want to replace only the fork tubes, you will want to locate a new ...

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2002 Honda Civic won't start
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All of these suggestions are good, but one thing I haven't seen mentioned is that extreme cold temperatures can have a negative effect on the actual physical electrical connections, which can cause ...

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Low beams don't work but the high beams work in a 2002 Toyota Tacoma
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I have had similar issues on an older 4runner. After trying a lot of fixes, eventually found that the fault was in the wiring harness that runs under the steering column. The hot 12v that eventually ...

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Electrical feed back on charger
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It really depends on the unit. When a charger is still connected to the DC battery side, but not the AC wall plug, it ideally should not be doing anything at all. If you see something obvious like LED ...

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