Mustangguy809
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Should negative trickle charger clips be attached to the battery negative terminal, or ground?
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Yes, as everyone is stating, a spark igniting hydrogen gas could cause an explosion, causing injury from small parts, sulfuric acid or both. Very nasty. Hydrogen gas is a byproduct of electrical ...

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Does recirculated cabin air pass through the air filter?
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Cabin air filters will usually filter the air on either setting if located on the cabin side of the firewall. But even in recirculation mode, outside air will make its way in. Just be sure to ...

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Is it normal both TPMS sensors fail just after changing tires?
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Sounds like an indirect TPMS. These can be easily damaged by tire-mounting machines. If one or both are damaged, you can get dash light staying on. If they're not damaged, sometimes they just need ...

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2001 Infiniti QX4 rough idle - leaking fuel damper vacuum port
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Thanks for the great detail. Considering this is a bit of an odd issue, I'll try thinking outside the box a little. But first I would use a multimeter to test the coolant temp sensor, then o2 ...

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Hands still smell like gasoline after multiple washings, it is safe to handle food?
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With as much as you've done, you are safe my friend. Odor residue isn't the same as actually having those chemicals still coating your epidermis to mix with food prep to a concerning degree. It's ...

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1998 Nissan Altima Slowly Discharging Battery with New Alternator
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Welcome, Mike. I hope you kept your receipt as you likely have at least one defective diode in your new alternator. If you replace it and experience the same problem, you will want to check the ...

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Connecting rod bearing torque specs 2003 Ford Mustang
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I used to have a set of manuals that had all of this info but, for reasons I won't get into, I don't have them at this time. But I remember tightening end caps on a 2001 v6 3.8l several years ago, if ...

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car won't start after short distances
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Could be a failing coil, which will inevitably lead to a complete fail at some point soon. Very easy to test. I think for you it's under the distributor cap. And I think they even reported a large ...

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What can cause a car to consume more fuel?
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In addition to all of the other good answers here, especially bad coolant temp sensor or thermostat, obstructed emissions, ignition related (anything from coil(s) to plugs, timing, MAP sensor, brake ...

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Fixing vs replacing a radiator?
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The first thing you will need to do is confirm where the source of the leak is. You could rent a pressure tester that forces pressure into the system or just let the car run until it's warmed up ...

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Can exhaust smell like coolant without it being a blown head gasket?
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If you're absolutely sure that you smell coolant out of your exhaust pipe, then that means it's leaking into one or more combustion chambers, getting burned up and emitted out of the exhaust. The ...

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2003 Ford Expedition xlt 4WD. Vents changing positions
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The blend door actuator is vacuum-controlled so the first thing you want to do is check for vacuum leaks. Under the hood, and between the firewall and the battery, there is a one-way check valve ...

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How do I bleed the master cylinder and check the booster for fluid?
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As another user mentioned, you will need to be absolutely sure that fluid isnt leaking from any other location at all. If the hose burst caused the current cylinder to empty out, you will want to try ...

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1995 Chevy Lumina - Would Dashboard Gauge Respond if the ECT Is Faulty?
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The answer to your question is more simple than you may have thought. There are actually two separate sensors for this model. One is a sending unit that sends info to the gauge, not the ECU, which ...

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Bolt SITTING in car after Head Gasket repair?? 2005 honda civic won't go above 4,000 rpm
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Your mechanic messed something up (or forgot something) as we thought before. It's that shop's responsibility to fix their mistake. Once again, we're talking about a high rpm issue and my first ...

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Pending overheating related OBD codes disappear before becoming stored?
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There are some codes related to the coolant system for a Honda that could begin pending, such as P0116 through P0118, P0125, P0128, etc. There are also multiple codes that could begin pending from ...

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Is it okay to add straight anti freeze to an engine?
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Maybe I'm misinterpreting what you're asking but here is always the goal (unless your house is an igloo): Whatever you add to your cooling system should always be mixed with 50% antifreeze and 50% ...

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Ford Probe '95, 2.0l, 85kw starting problems
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Honestly, this could be so many possible problems. Do you have a CEL on? You'd have to use an obd1 reader to check for codes and auto parts stores don't test for vehicles pre-1996. Firstly, I ...

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Is horsepower determined by the pressure in the combustion chamber?
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Without getting into the specific math, horsepower is basically determined by both torque and how fast that torque is allowed to be applied.  Torque (in this case) is the force that chemical ...

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