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September 15th, 2007 12:05 AM
Fryrice Rule #1 about stock gauges...they are just about useless as far as accuracy.

They give you a round about idea of whats goin on. But you shouldn't rely on them to give you a 100% reading.

Thats why the battery gauge goes from like 8-18 or whatever. Even the car doesn't know exactly. Same with the oil gauge .
September 14th, 2007 10:03 PM
El_Cangri
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Originally Posted by Top Gear
What is a starter? Is that just the electric motor that turns the engine or is it something different?

Also wouldn't that gauge on the isterment cluster show that the battery is bad? I have a car battery charger in the garage too so maybe I should figure out how that works.
u got somewhat of an idea.. its like a motor that spins the (eje.. idk how to tell it on english)... the thing its.. it turns ur motor on
September 14th, 2007 10:00 PM
Top Gear What is a starter? Is that just the electric motor that turns the engine or is it something different?

Also wouldn't that gauge on the isterment cluster show that the battery is bad? I have a car battery charger in the garage too so maybe I should figure out how that works.
September 14th, 2007 07:19 PM
El_Cangri i got 115k miles and my alternator was change like 2 times (i'm really lucky with bosch alts) and never needed a starter change (love u god)
September 14th, 2007 04:34 PM
Fryrice I doubt its the starter at 50k .Thats just not common on these cars .not out of the realm of possibility ,Im jus sayin. Mine is still factory with 92k and a lot more HP than him.

You dont wanna remove your starter to have a store test it. They are PITA to reinstall depending on the mounting bolt placement.
September 14th, 2007 04:25 PM
ROUSHME661 if you think its ur starter or battery take them to your local autozone they will take a machine out and test ur electrical system if they have the machine there if not take off the starter and batter take them in and they can check them on a duratester .
September 14th, 2007 04:16 PM
Juggalo_X
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Originally Posted by Fryrice
^ And thats why your the #1 mod on MM named Juggalo....cuz you are a smart dude.....lol

But yeah,his description sounds like a battery problem since the car needs that to start.
bad batt or starter usually cause sluggish starts.
September 14th, 2007 04:11 PM
Fryrice ^ And thats why your the #1 mod on MM named Juggalo....cuz you are a smart dude.....lol

But yeah,his description sounds like a battery problem since the car needs that to start.
September 14th, 2007 11:08 AM
Juggalo_X
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Originally Posted by Fryrice
I personally believe in diagnosing a problem before you spend your money on stuff you dont need.

First thing you should do before you go spending all this money is take your car to Advance Auto and have them check your battery . Its free. And while your there ,have them pull any DTC's and post up the results. The starter really shoudnt be giving you any problems at 50k . But if they battery turns out to be ok ,you can go from there.

You can check it yourself if you have a digital multimeter. Start with diagnosing the problem before you go spending money on things you dont need.
Diagnosing the problem before fixing it is always the way to go +1
September 14th, 2007 04:00 AM
Fryrice I personally believe in diagnosing a problem before you spend your money on stuff you dont need.

First thing you should do before you go spending all this money is take your car to Advance Auto and have them check your battery . Its free. And while your there ,have them pull any DTC's and post up the results. The starter really shoudnt be giving you any problems at 50k . But if they battery turns out to be ok ,you can go from there.

You can check it yourself if you have a digital multimeter. Start with diagnosing the problem before you go spending money on things you dont need.
September 14th, 2007 03:46 AM
Fox2102 Ya i have the same problem. I believe it is a spark plug. How difficult are they to change for someone who is mechanically illiterate?
September 14th, 2007 02:55 AM
SPF0percent mabey u just need a new starter?
September 13th, 2007 10:21 PM
Top Gear
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Originally Posted by Snipe061
I had this exact same problem, changed the plugs and that fixed it.
I'll try this first I hope it works. Any certain brand you might recommend ?
September 13th, 2007 10:20 PM
Top Gear
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Originally Posted by 02ponypackage
well yeah its the same if they were for the same thing...fuel is for fuel...oil is for oil...but they both are a filter
I ment is the fuel filter just another word for oil filter, but I guess their different now... never heard of a fuel filter though.
September 13th, 2007 10:16 PM
Snipe061 I had this exact same problem, changed the plugs and that fixed it.
September 13th, 2007 10:15 PM
02ponypackage well yeah its the same if they were for the same thing...fuel is for fuel...oil is for oil...but they both are a filter
September 13th, 2007 10:11 PM
Top Gear When you guys say fuel filter is that the same as oil filter or is that different?
September 13th, 2007 09:32 PM
El_Cangri like ordening somethin from B.K?

i always doubt that sefoam could clean good cuz or motor are like BIG compared to imports.. maybe that y i saw some results on "the dead"
September 13th, 2007 09:26 PM
02ponypackage I thought so too...when I took my intakes off upper and lower...and notice it was still dirty as hell...i realized I could have done something better with 7$
September 13th, 2007 09:10 PM
El_Cangri at least on the dead car it did....

maybe if u us it in a motor that doesnt have soo much build-up it wouldnt do a fuck

i doubt it ould clean the motor completely but i know it clean it up
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