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Hey Scotty, I'm wanting to do an electrical fan conversation on my 04 SS Silverado. I've been doing my research, and some ppl say that I need to tune the truck after the conversation, some say you don't. I know I need the fans themselves and the harness and a bigger alternator. What I need to know is, do I need a bigger radiator? And do I have to get the truck tuned after the conversation? Please help, and thanks.
Hello, I have a problem with the AC only being slightly cold on passenger side in this 1995 Honda Civic EX. Here is a link to a photo that shows the pressure readings at 80F http://prntscr.com/odu8ue This was done with the car off and cold. When I start the car up and let it run and warm up the gagues move up, the Low pressure goes to about 50psi and the high goes to around 200psi. Do I need a charge? I have a Remanned Chinese Compressor, put on within the last year.
Hey, how are you? Well, I have a rather odd problem here. I was checking my cooling fans to see why they wouldn’t come on in my '02' Monte Carlo SS. And, I found that the wiring for the fans were cut in three separate places. So I wanted to know, would it be safe to strip the coverings off and reconnect them, or should I just replace the harness?
Hello every one, If Mr.Kilmer is busy, can anyone help me with this question?
I have a quick question and hope you have time help me with it.
I am a student (on a very low budget because college takes a lot), I have a 2005 Camry 2.4l LE, I bought it and been using it daily in the past 18 months, I have noticed that the ATF is very dark so I have asked many people whether to change it or not. Some advised me not to change it because a fresh ATF will have different properties (viscosity and so) and may affect the transmission badly (it may start slipping), their evidence is what is written on the ATF dipstick "No need to replace the ATF under normal driving conditions", Others have a different opinion that I have to change it, otherwise, the dark and old ATF may cause damage to the transmission as it cannot cool it as the fresh ATF can.
I am confused and at the same time very worried because I CANNOT afford a new transmission or even rebuilding a broken one. Also, I have three kids and don't want the car to break down when they're ridding with me. The car has 168K miles.
Thank you so much for your help.
Hey scotty. Changing the oil in my 2010 Ford Edge more often and upgrading oil as you suggested seems to have stopped the issues I had described. However now, my service tech tells me I have an oil leak. Not enough to leave stains, just a thin coat underneath the engine/oil pan. Can't afford to take it to a mechanic yet. What might I be looking at? Also, after a recent road trip, the car makes an odd sound near the right side ac vent on left turns, only when the ac is on. The same area inside the cab now also sounds like liquid is flowing inside upon braking. Hope this isn't too much at once, thanks Scotty!