Automotive Solutions

But a battery power drain can also be the work of a bad alternator diode or even a faulty battery. Most evaporators are located in the heater box under the dash. This may be a very time consuming job depending on the vehicle. The entire heater/AC box may need to be removed from the vehicle to replace the heater core or evaporator. Since this is made from mostly plastic, care should be taken when taking this apart and putting it back together. Before installing the new evaporator, check to see how much refrigerant oil needs to be added.Automotive

I took my car to Merchants Tire & Auto. Their fee was a flat 99 for a EVAP read that probably took them 20 minutes to do. The result? Your gas cap might be loose. So I threw away 99 bucks for a mechanic to tighten my gas cap (which still hasn’t fixed the issue.) I hate cars, I hate Pontiacs, and I hate overpriced overpaid mechanics.

Make sure that you replace old parts with OEM parts. These parts come directly from the manufacturer. While generic could be a cheaper option, you’ll never know how good the quality is. What is a deal now can cost twice as much as buying OEM in the first place.

I suspect they would have similar effects on all rodents, but you might want to consult the labels or the manufacturer of specific products to see what they say. Some of them are based on the urine (or equivalent odor) of predator species like fox or coyote. One would assume that squirrels and chipmunks would be as alarmed about the proximity of these hunters as mice are. Other products base their ‘recipes’ on strong essential oils which apparently repel critters with sensitive noses.

Although a failed fuel pump relay — or any other automotive relay — will cause trouble occasionally, many car owners just go and replace a suspect relay and end up wasting money and time. So, before you decide to replace it, test the relay to make sure it has actually failed.

Driving my Mercedes 108B CDI 2008 to Hobart I thought it performed sluggish.After driving around in Hobart I noticed smoke coming from the exhaust – so I drove straight to the Service Center and informed RACT of a breakdown. As a Gold Ultimate Member, I felt save – I would be able to drive back home some 100 km away – But that was not so – because Rodents ate a small hole into the turbo hose and a few other things as well. No replacement car and my wife and I had to find our own way back home. Lucky it seem that our comprehensive insurance with RACT covers Rodent damage – sort like an accident with wildlife I guess.