FAQs—Dodge A100 Truck
Is it true that if I fill up the tank in the morning I can get more gas for my money?
They say that when you fill up the tank in the morning, when the temperature is still cooler, you can get more gas because cooler fuel is denser. This, however, is a myth. If there's a change in the temperature of the gasoline from the nozzle, the difference isn't that significant. There could be just a slight change since fuel is stored in underground tanks. Fuel won't heat up that much in the pump. Even if it does, it wouldn't be remarkable. Considering all these, it won't be practical to make a special trip to the gas station in the morning.
There's this weird smell coming from the battery case. As I opened the hood to check, I smelled something similar to rotten eggs. Why is the case producing this foul odor?
The case may emit gas when the battery is frozen. It also happens when it's shorted internally or overcharged. The vented gas may typically smell like rotten eggs. In which case, you have to get the battery checked or tested. Do this as soon as possible. You may already need to replace the battery. If you don't do anything about it right away, you're allowing sulfuric acid to ruin some engine parts as this can cause corrosion.
What causes transmission fluid leaks? Because of a leak, I had the transmission of my Dodge A100 Truck serviced by a shop. Since the fluid is already contaminated, I also had it changed.
Transmission fluid isn't consumed or burned up. So if you lose transmission fluid fast, there could be a leak. The leak can be traced to a lot of things such as blown seals or gaskets. The leak may also come from a loose or busted transmission pan or may be caused by a drive shaft that's out of balance. Check for damaged housing, worn-out axles, and busted engine and transmission mounts. The leak may develop after having a service done or a part replaced such as transmission flush.
How can I tell if the transmission of the vehicle is busted? Lately, I've been hearing some weird noises when shifting?
If you hear some whining, humming, or buzzing noises when shifting gears, there's a good possibility that the vehicle's automatic transmission is faulty. This is because the shifts should be smooth and unnoticeable. If you shift gears and feel the car shimmy, then the vehicle transmission should be checked and serviced.
I just found of that the headlights of my vehicle are busted. Apparently, the bulbs are already out and need to be replaced. I already shopped for a replacement. Before I install them, I need to know if I really should use some dielectric grease. What are the benefits?
If you'll be replacing bulbs, it'll help if you'll apply a small amount of dielectric grease on the bulbs' base. This will allow good electrical contact. By applying some grease, you can enjoy the full service life of the bulbs. The grease comes in one-use packets, so it wouldn't really be that tricky to use it.