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A few trouble shooting issues if your car wont start. If you can visit an autoparts store vs a mechanic and they can suggest alot of options and test your battery alternator and starter free of charge.
PLEASE NOTE #2 NO SOUND AT ALL COULD ALSO BE YOUR STARTER IS BAD IF YOU HAVE FULL POWER TO YOUR POWER WINDOWS DOOR LOCKS AND LIGHT INSIDE IS BRIGHT RADIO IS WORKING ETC.
I have been driving diesels for years, this winter has came really late so I got caught being lazy and not putting in my fuel additive. Hopefully no damage was caused. I will explain in this how it happens what to do to prevent it and also what to do if it does happen to you.
Diagnosing Alternator Problems. Learn how to test an alternator with a Multimeter. Does your car not start, do you have dim headlights or interior lights, does the starter sound weak when start the engine, or does your car die sitting overnight? This video will show you a few ways to test your alternator to see if it is bad, is going bad or is good. A good alternator will show a charge at around 14.2-14.7v while the car is running and under an electrical load it wont drop below 13v.
Here is a great multimeter for under $20:
Test your Battery:
Check for Parasitic Draw:
Top 10 Mistakes Car Owners Make:
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Often when a customer calls with a leaky tailgate latch valve, through a simple process we identify that it is not the valve but the latch cylinder that is faulty. This video shows the process of finding the fault.