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How does my Nissan Altima hybrid engine work?

December 21st, 2010 · No Comments

I just got a new Altima Hybrid.
I am not too familar with how it charges itself and when it “decideds” to go into hybrid…
sometimes the battery level is high (no idea how it charges itself)
Sometimes the electric runs for longer distances and sometimes it drives on gas for a while then out of now where [...]

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1993 Mitsubishi Diamante Auto Trans Diagnosis

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

The transaxle electronic control system controls transaxle shift points and damper clutch control for torque converter lock-up. Transaxle uses hydraulically operated clutches controlled by the Transaxle Control Unit (TCU). Overdrive or 4th gear operation is controlled by a manually operated overdrive control switch. Transaxle will not shift into overdrive unless overdrive control switch is in [...]

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2007 Dodge Caliber Audio System Upgrade Package Installation Instructions

November 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass Subwoofer Installation
1. Lift up on the B pillar post cover and then pull it towards the center of the car to remove.
2. Using a panel removal tool gently pry up the threshold/kick panel along the bottom of the front and rear door openings to release fasteners and remove panel.
3. Find the [...]

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1991 BMW 850i (E31) V12-4988cc 5.0L SOHC (M70) Fuel Delivery and Air Induction

September 17th, 2009 · No Comments

Under certain very specific conditions, a complaint may be encountered of an apparent engine “misfire”, or of a “bucking”. Please note that this is not an engine misfire. This complaint is encountered only when a specific combination of factors simultaneously occur, such factors include throttle position, road speed, the driver’s driving style, and the condition [...]

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Vehicle Technical Information Guide For Cruise Control Model Years: 1996-2008

September 14th, 2009 · No Comments

The information presented in this manual has been carefully compiled through actual vehicle testing and manufacturers service manual research and to the best of our ability is accurate. However, we do not warrant the accuracy of this information against changes in vehicle design, the use or misuse of this information or typographical errors. It is [...]

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02A Transaxle Swap into VW Mk2 Chassis

September 13th, 2009 · No Comments

This write-up does not discuss the differences in procedure for cars currently using an automatic transaxle. This is a basic guide to the process – not a step-by-step detailed how-to. The assumption is made that the person doing the swap is mechanically inclined, intimately familiar with the mk2 chassis, and has access to a Bentley [...]

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BMW 318i Coupe

June 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The 318i is equipped with a 2 litre (not 1.8) four cylinder engine and while BMW are better known for 6 cylinder engines you would be hard pressed to notice the difference in smoothness. Surprisingly noisy outside and almost diesel like in sound, it is almost unheard inside the car but when accelerating hard still [...]

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