Tag: batteries

102 Posts

Magic Wrench or Smart Nephew?
Jul 10, 2018

Magic Wrench or Smart Nephew?

Dear Car Talk

This RAV's starting problem likely has the easy solution of a loose cable.

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Can Solar Panels Extend an EV's Range?
May 15, 2018

Can Solar Panels Extend an EV's Range?

Dear Car Talk

Solar panels on cars are a good idea--but aren't practical yet.
 

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Keeping a Vacation Home Vehicle Ready to Go
May 08, 2018

Keeping a Vacation Home Vehicle Ready to Go

Dear Car Talk

How best to treat a car that stays at a vacation home.

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Cadillac's Starter Issue Could Be a Ground Problem
Apr 26, 2018

Cadillac's Starter Issue Could Be a Ground Problem

Dear Car Talk

Don't skip a ground check when troubleshooting electrical gremlins.

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Will Cell Phone Charging Require a Tow Truck Call?
Feb 27, 2018

Will Cell Phone Charging Require a Tow Truck Call?

Dear Car Talk

There are better ways to charge a phone than accessory mode.>

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Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain
Jan 11, 2018

Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain

Dear Car Talk

A new-ish Ford Edge loses its charge after sitting a few days. What's the culprit?

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Car Has Electrical Gremlins after Steering Pump Repair
Jul 18, 2017

Car Has Electrical Gremlins after Steering Pump Repair

Dear Car Talk

The car's start-up problem might be coincidence or a loose connection--but how did that happen?

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Is This a Case of a Bad Battery, or Evaporating Gas?
Apr 06, 2017

Is This a Case of a Bad Battery, or Evaporating Gas?

Dear Car Talk

Dave's '86 Toyota pickup truck turns over...and over...but is reluctant to start. Is a weak battery to blame, or something else?

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how can i save the electronic presents when i swap my battery
Dec 15, 2016

How to Keep Your Presets during a Battery Swap

Dear Car Talk

If your car's battery gives up the ghost, here's how to preserve those radio presets and other electronic settings during the swap.

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can i use tap water to fill batteries
Nov 03, 2016

Do Batteries Need Distilled Water?

Dear Car Talk

Joe wants to know if batteries need distilled water to thrive, or if good old tap water will do the trick.

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