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The Top 8 Things That Will Drain Your Car Battery
Your car battery could keep dying from a variety of reasons such as age, a bad alternator, human error, and more.
The Top 8 Things That Will Drain Your Car Battery
Your car battery could keep dying from a variety of reasons such as age, a bad alternator, human error, and more.
The Top 8 Things That Will Drain Your Car Battery
Your car battery could keep dying from a variety of reasons such as age, a bad alternator, human error, and more.
How Bad Driving Prematurely Wears Out Your Car
Bad drivers and bad driving habits can cause strain on car parts, especially the tires, brakes, body, and electrical and steering systems.
How to Dispose of Car Batteries
Car batteries have chemicals which can damage the environment. Dispose of car batteries at a battery recycling center or a local auto supply store.
How to Remove a Car Battery
An auto battery helps power car electrical systems. To remove a car battery, you will need work gloves, safety goggles, and basic hand tools.
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
What to Do If Your Car Switches Get Wet
Your car switches are electrical components. They operate internal and external vehicle functions that require low currents in some cases...
Signs Your Car Has a Blown Fuse
If you own your car long enough, you can assume that at some point, one or more of your...
Signs Your Car Has a Blown Fuse
If you own your car long enough, you can assume that at some point, one or more of your...
Signs Your Car Has a Blown Fuse
If you own your car long enough, you can assume that at some point, one or more of your...
How Long Does an Ignition Coil Last?
The combustion process that happens when your car is cranked is vital in order to get the car moving. In order for...
The Do's and Don'ts of Jumpstarting a Car
Knowing how to jumpstart a car is a skill all drivers should have. Always ground the circuit and connect the jumper cables to the proper terminals.
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Tail Lights
Tail lights are red lights on the back of a vehicle. They are turned on whenever the head lights are...
How to Change a Car Battery
Changing your car battery is a simple and easy automotive repair that you can actually accomplish yourself with the right preparation and...
What Causes a Car to Stall?
You trust your car. You may not think about it, but you believe that certain functions will occur without fail. You may be aware...
How to Clean Battery Connections
Cleaning your battery connections, especially if the terminals are corroded, will help ensure the battery lasts longer and performs well.
Can a Bad Sensor Prevent a Car From Starting?
If your car isn't starting or has a hard time starting, a faulty sensor may be to blame. Car sensors monitor data to keep your car running smoothly.

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New battery alternator and starter car ran for an hour then stalled and won't crank back up battery is dead
The term "short circuit" is probably the most overused term in technology, but I think it might apply in your case. It sounds like there is some connection or device that is shorting you battery and charging system to ground...
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Won't start
I would agree. The ignition switch is sounding like the main suspect on your Suburban. That's the only thing that could lock your steering and then cause instrument cluster to not turn on. If you want to have this checked,...
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Wire
Your vehicle does not rely on a single ignition wire at start up. When you turn the ignition key, many different circuits are actuated, even within just the ignition system (not to mention the fuel system), corresponding to different vehicle...
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Why Won't My Car Start?
There are many reasons why your car may not start. Some common causes include a dead battery, faulty starter or starter relay, fuel pump issues, clogged fuel filter, and computer or sensor issues depending on the year of your vehicle....
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What Is an ECU and What Does It Do?
The electronic control unit (ECU) used in today’s cars and trucks is used to control the engine and other components’ functions. An ECU is a computer with internal pre-programmed and programmable computer chips that is not much different from a...
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What Is an ECU and What Does It Do?
The electronic control unit (ECU) used in today’s cars and trucks is used to control the engine and other components’ functions. An ECU is a computer with internal pre-programmed and programmable computer chips that is not much different from a...
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vehicle will turn over but not start
Vehicle electronics are very sensitive to voltage fluctuation. Crossing battery terminals/jumper cables can do a lot of harm when mistakes like this are made. Your symptoms sound like a shorted PCM (Power Control Module). Since you can't get the vehicle...
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Turn signal not working
If the hazard warning lights use the same bulb (filament) as the turn signals, then yes it can't be the bulbs. I would test the turn signal flasher unit. Basically, you want to test for power to the flasher unit...
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Truck won't start
If this is the factory light on the dash that says "theft" and is blinking fast, then your theft system is activated. You may need to try another key first after locking all of the doors and waiting a half...
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Towing alarms stays on
This vehicle should come equipped with the button to turn off the towing alarm. The owners manual will show where the button is located in picture form. With the alarm staying on, this may indicate a wiring issue or that...
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Stalling at 50-55 mph
Intermittent issues such as these can be difficult at times. Mechanics can not generally test the components for failure unless the part is actively failing. There are a few common problems that could cause this type of issue. The ignition...
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radio not working
The blower motor only working on high speed is a common symptom of a failing blower motor resistor; but the fact the radio stopped working at the same time is unusual. It's possible that this could still be two separate...
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Chime noises, or any alarms for that matter, that just occur out of nowhere represent electrical faults that would have to be traced during an electrical components diagnostic. The only "connection" between the chime going off when the accelerator pedal...
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Problems with the electrical system
The solder joints of the microprocessors on S70 instrument clusters are prone to becoming cracked and loose at the circuit board. Sometimes these boards can be repaired by an electronics technician who is familiar with Volvo instrument clusters and has...
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Problem with the electrical system of the car
The BCM or body control module controls all of these items and there is a technical bulletin to get the BCM reprogramed. The reprogram should fix the issue for you. The dealer will have to do the reprogram for you....
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Power windows don't work
Hi! Will be happy to help you. It sounds like there's a short in the system somewhere such as a power wire grounding before it is supposed to. The short has to be in the window switch circuit. I suggest...
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Possible electrical problem
Describing the symptoms is very important when your car is not running like it normally does. Only you know what the car usually acts like. If the vehicle is: not starting, blowing fuses, having battery trouble, showing flickering lights, etc.,...
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Possible electrical problem
It is always an unfortunate experience to have your vehicle stall while you are driving. It is also unfortunate that there can be a great number of reasons as to why your Jeep Grand Cherokee is stalling as well. Without...
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Possible electrical issue
This sounds as though you are having multiple problems that would need to be addressed. The broken latch may be the cause of the dead battery, but not the Check Engine Light illumination, or the radio not working; the radio...
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No start no crank
Hello. If this occurred right after the vehicle was jumped and after driving the vehicle for a while then the fuses needs to be checked first. This is where I typically start as a battery failure or a jump starting...

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