• Alternator and battery tested good, but Ford Escape won't crank?

    Hey, I have a 2004 Ford Escape that has had the battery warning light on the dash for about a month. I took it to auto zone and the battery and alternator tested good. Today I'm out and it won't turn over and has no power. The battery terminals are clean and the connections look good. Any idea what... show more
    Hey, I have a 2004 Ford Escape that has had the battery warning light on the dash for about a month. I took it to auto zone and the battery and alternator tested good. Today I'm out and it won't turn over and has no power. The battery terminals are clean and the connections look good. Any idea what might be going on here?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Warming up/Defrosting car?

    I've always waited til the car interior is warmed up before i drive off in winter. My sister says its just a waste of gas and causing wear and tear on the motor. What say you YAHOO.
    I've always waited til the car interior is warmed up before i drive off in winter. My sister says its just a waste of gas and causing wear and tear on the motor. What say you YAHOO.
    15 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Where to look for lost car keys?

    18 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does keeping your head lights on Auto drain the battery once the car is off?

    my supervisor at work on his 2017 GMC Sierra Denali keeps his headlights on auto when he leaves his car from the parking lot and he does it every morning I always wondered if it will drain your battery. I want to do it on my Civic because it looks cool and it is halogen lights he has LED
    my supervisor at work on his 2017 GMC Sierra Denali keeps his headlights on auto when he leaves his car from the parking lot and he does it every morning I always wondered if it will drain your battery. I want to do it on my Civic because it looks cool and it is halogen lights he has LED
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • OOPS! I broke a screw!?

    I broke a screw off that holds the plug wires in place when I was replacing my plugs on my 2011 Honda Cr-V. Is this something that I can easily fix or should it go to a mechanic? I did not over-tighten the screw and the car runs just fine. I was hand tightening the screw and it broke off in the hole!
    I broke a screw off that holds the plug wires in place when I was replacing my plugs on my 2011 Honda Cr-V. Is this something that I can easily fix or should it go to a mechanic? I did not over-tighten the screw and the car runs just fine. I was hand tightening the screw and it broke off in the hole!
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Do fuel/engine additives really work?

    We see additives ranging from octane booster, fuel injector cleaner, engine tune-up, engine oil flush, to engine oil stop leaks. But do these products really work in your car, and up to what degree do these products work. If I were to use such products, I would go with STP or Liqui-Moly
    We see additives ranging from octane booster, fuel injector cleaner, engine tune-up, engine oil flush, to engine oil stop leaks. But do these products really work in your car, and up to what degree do these products work. If I were to use such products, I would go with STP or Liqui-Moly
    11 answers · 18 hours ago
  • What is probably the reason that oil has suddenly started leaking from my oil drain plug after I recently changed the oil?

    Best answer: Don't waste your time guessing. Get a new drain plug and crush washer. Clean the surface. Put the crush washer and TORQUE the drain plug using a torque wrench.
    Best answer: Don't waste your time guessing. Get a new drain plug and crush washer. Clean the surface. Put the crush washer and TORQUE the drain plug using a torque wrench.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do deal with unsafe drivers?

    drivers who speed like 30 km over the limit, drivers who tailgate you (you are unable to see their headlights in your rear view mirror), people who cut you off real close without signalling I just don't get why people tail gate. If I am going 60 on a 60 in the right lane, I am not moving faster. I feel safer... show more
    drivers who speed like 30 km over the limit, drivers who tailgate you (you are unable to see their headlights in your rear view mirror), people who cut you off real close without signalling I just don't get why people tail gate. If I am going 60 on a 60 in the right lane, I am not moving faster. I feel safer and my insurance premium went down so I don't want a speeding ticket. one guy put his high beams up behind me so I can pull over. then he turned them off once i did.
    7 answers · 2 hours ago
  • Should I change my oil more often in an older, high mileage truck?

    My truck is a 2002 Chevy with just under 170k miles. I use synthetic oil
    My truck is a 2002 Chevy with just under 170k miles. I use synthetic oil
    7 answers · 5 hours ago
  • How tight should tighten an oil drain plug after draining oil? should it be very tight or just "Snug"? why? or how depends?

    and I have not been using any o ring or washer in past 6 years and it is just a flanged bolt that keeps the oil from coming back out, but have not had any issues with oil leaking out of drain plug until recently, why maybe?
    and I have not been using any o ring or washer in past 6 years and it is just a flanged bolt that keeps the oil from coming back out, but have not had any issues with oil leaking out of drain plug until recently, why maybe?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • 2009 Malibu fuel range display acting weird?

    Best answer: If the car was moving rather then sitting in stop and go traffic the fuel range would be higher then if the car was just idling.The range recalculates when you are using gasoline and not putting miles on the vehicle.
    Best answer: If the car was moving rather then sitting in stop and go traffic the fuel range would be higher then if the car was just idling.The range recalculates when you are using gasoline and not putting miles on the vehicle.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you use 20# propane tank to power a 35kW diesel generator?

    Best answer: Sort of. You can run a dual fuel conversion that uses both diesel and propane to run the generator to some extent. This is done by simply adding a bit of propane to the intake. You may be able to get away with 50/50 diesel and propane. But there are many dangers to doing this that could cause damage to the engine... show more
    Best answer: Sort of. You can run a dual fuel conversion that uses both diesel and propane to run the generator to some extent. This is done by simply adding a bit of propane to the intake. You may be able to get away with 50/50 diesel and propane. But there are many dangers to doing this that could cause damage to the engine itself or injury or death to anyone nearby.

    Technically you could heavily modify the engine to run on pure propane. But by that time it probably would have been cheaper to just have bought a propane engine. But like I said, you could run a mix of diesel and propane. There are companies that sell kits.

    Propane isn't the best gaseous fuel for this job. Using natural gas would be better because of it's higher octane, but it's still not ideal. A small amount of propane like 10 percent would probably be ok. But the more you add the more you risk damaging the engine from detonation. You could maybe run a thicker head gasket to get a lower compression ratio so you can help lidiate the potential for detonation. But it's your generator. Do what you want at your own risk.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I switch to a thicker oil?

    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are Honda Civics or Chevy Cruze's good for the winter?

    my friend is looking to buy a new car and the 2018 Civics and Cruze are going on sale because the 2019 models will be out soon. She wants to get either of those cars. But her dad wants her to get a CRV instead because he fears that she will get stuck in snow (EVEN WITH WINTER TIRES). He drives a 2017 GMC Sierra... show more
    my friend is looking to buy a new car and the 2018 Civics and Cruze are going on sale because the 2019 models will be out soon. She wants to get either of those cars. But her dad wants her to get a CRV instead because he fears that she will get stuck in snow (EVEN WITH WINTER TIRES). He drives a 2017 GMC Sierra 4WD. He wants to get her an AWD SUV because it will be easier when it comes driving in the snow. Are Civics bad for the snow?
    7 answers · 16 hours ago