Tag: aftermarket parts

45 Posts

why does a car starter ever wear out it if only has to work a tiny fraction of the time
Sep 01, 2004

In this case of your Toyota, aftermarket parts might be to blame for your faulty starter(s).

Dear Car Talk

I have a Toyota Corolla I bought it used three years ago I have had to replace the starter twice As you know a starter is a brutishly heavy collection of magnets mounted on a rotating axis inside a cylinder...

starters aftermarket parts

can I install a portable air conditioner in my car instead of fixing the built-in one
Sep 01, 2003

Could an aftermarket air conditioner replace the broken AC in my car?

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A few summers ago the air conditioner on my Dodge Caravan went out The cost to fix the unit from two different sources is to The car is not worth that much so I have not fixed it Last week...

aftermarket parts air conditioning

Oct 01, 2002

Aftermarket cruise control responsible for unintended acceleration?

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Help I bought a Toyota Echo drove it three weeks and it nearly killed me Twice The car suddenly accelerated in heavy traffic The brake had no effect -- it did not slow or stop the car I threw it...

cruise control aftermarket parts emergencies

Sep 01, 2002

Aftermarket air conditioners?

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Recently on a hot muggy day as I was driving my mom around on errands she noticed that the car she and my dad got me an ' base-model Nissan Sentra doesn't have air conditioning She suggested I look into...

air conditioning aftermarket parts

Jun 01, 2002

Are those magnetic devices you can attach to a fuel line any good for fuel economy?

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I saw a banner ad on a Web site not yours for a product called FuelMiser This is a magnetic device that is attached to the fuel line It supposedly conditions the fuel to make it burn more efficiently I...

gasoline fuel economy aftermarket parts

Apr 01, 2002

Am I right to avoid battery chargers & jumpers that plug in to my car's cigarette lighter?

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I continue to see ads for battery chargers and battery jumpers that operate through cars' cigarette lighters instead of the battery terminals I have never tried one because I'm concerned that too many amps would be flowing through the lighter...

jump-starting batteries aftermarket parts

Aug 01, 2001

Will a Jeep lose value with a new aftermarket engine installed?

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My son took his Jeep Wrangler in to the car dealership for its -mile checkup When he went to pick it up he drove it across the lot and it died He restarted it and it died again The mechanic...

engines aftermarket parts

Jul 01, 2000

WIll installing aftermarket parts void a vehicle's warranty?

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I am writing in response to a recent letter from the owner of a Dodge Dakota who wanted to add some performance parts to his vehicle a K N air filter Flowmaster exhaust performance chip high-performance plugs wires cap and...

aftermarket parts warranties

May 01, 2000

I just bought something called the "Platinum Gasaver" -- will it really improve my gas mileage?

Dear Car Talk

I found the enclosed article on the Platinum Gasaver from the National Fuelsaver Corp of Boston I bought one It cost me and is guaranteed to increase my gas mileage by percent The article explains that the Gasaver connects to...

fuel economy aftermarket parts

May 01, 2000

Is the "Auto Starter" a viable jump-starting alternative?

Dear Car Talk

My husband and I enjoy your column each week Thank you for the fun and useful information Editor's note -- this letter may have been mistakenly sent to Tom and Ray Enclosed is an advertisement for the Auto Starter a...

aftermarket parts batteries jump-starting