Tag: alternator

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Back to School (While at Home): Car-Inspired Activities for Learners of All Ages

As plans for reopening schools leave many American families uncertain about when and if they should send their kids back to school this fall, many parents are considering continuing their...Read more

DIY

How to Test a Car Battery with a Multimeter

Your car’s battery is responsible for providing the jolt of electricity needed to start your car. The battery also supplies electrical energy to the rest of the vehicle whenever the...Read more

DIY

Why are My Headlights Flickering?

Driving with a flickering headlight can create unsafe conditions on the road as they can create distractions not only for you but for other drivers as well. If you’re wondering...Read more

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How to Replace an Engine Splash Shield

A vehicle’s engine splash shield is also called the skid plate, the engine splash guard, or the lower/under-engine cover. It’s a panel that’s designed to protect the underside of the...Read more

DIY

Why Won’t My Car Start?

It never fails—when your car refuses to start, it happens at the most inopportune time. It’s always when, say, you’re running late for a critical doctor’s appointment or a big...Read more

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How to Tell if Your Alternator is Bad

Powering your vehicle’s electronics isn’t solely the job of your car battery. The alternator provides the necessary electrical energy whenever your car’s engine is running. Plus, the alternator charges the...Read more

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Charging Systems

As mentioned earlier, the battery is the heart of the electrical system in the car. Something has to keep feeding the battery, or it will lose it's voltage and fail...Read more

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Understanding Your Car

In this section, we will help you understand how your car works. We assume that you know nothing about how a car works and provide clear, understandable explanations of the...Read more

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A Short Course on Charging Systems

This article is broken down into six sections: What is a charging systemThe AlternatorThe Voltage RegulatorCharging system gauge or warning lampWhat Can Go WrongRepairing Charging System Problems What is a...Read more

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