Reality Speaks
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#63 Oct 23, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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Oh, Lord, who cares? Ask something important,'who has the most chocolate?' That's what I want to know.
I might switch subjects, but it's not going to be about chocolate.
Enzyte Bob

Detroit, MI

#64 Oct 23, 2013
LOL ... I drive a 12 year old car! Take that any way you want.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#65 Oct 23, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
LOL ... I drive a 12 year old car! Take that any way you want.
Is it Hot?
Enzyte Bob

Detroit, MI

#66 Oct 23, 2013
"Spook, and Bob."

I vote Spook, and tip.
Enzyte Bob

Detroit, MI

#67 Oct 23, 2013
"Is it Hot?"

Actually, it was.

I noticed the cooling fan running a lot after I shut the car off last summer. The guy on auto smarts said it was a temperature sensor when someone else called in. I searched all over the internet thinking it was the temperature sensor. I tried to figure out where it was and how to test it. I spent a lot of time tracking this down. If its easy to do I enjoy DIY work.

Then I ran across a post on the internet where someone said they went through the same ordeal I went through, but overlooked the most obvious and easiest solution. Check the antifreeze to see if you have enough.

Yep, that was it.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#68 Oct 23, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
"Is it Hot?"
Actually, it was.
I noticed the cooling fan running a lot after I shut the car off last summer. The guy on auto smarts said it was a temperature sensor when someone else called in. I searched all over the internet thinking it was the temperature sensor. I tried to figure out where it was and how to test it. I spent a lot of time tracking this down. If its easy to do I enjoy DIY work.
Then I ran across a post on the internet where someone said they went through the same ordeal I went through, but overlooked the most obvious and easiest solution. Check the antifreeze to see if you have enough.
Yep, that was it.
I might've checked the anti-freeze, but would've thought the fan was running for another reason, like you said.
I've been trying to troubleshoot a battery problem on a work truck. It's a diesel, 2 brand new batteries but each day it don't get started, it seems to run down. I cannot find whats draining power. Plus, I wonder if plugging it in(cord near radiator in grill) will help at all.

I didn't use this truck for 5 days once and both batteries were dead. Auto Zone tested they were drained. BTW- Alternator tested good.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#69 Oct 24, 2013
Pale Rider wrote:
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Thanks so much for clearing that up Che. She loves me Che, not many know that. SL HMMM.... What could that mean? If she was serious, you would think by now, she could remember Pale Rider? She must have a poor memory.
Nah. She's just nasty.

Since: Jan 12

Columbus, OH

#70 Oct 24, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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I might've checked the anti-freeze, but would've thought the fan was running for another reason, like you said.
I've been trying to troubleshoot a battery problem on a work truck. It's a diesel, 2 brand new batteries but each day it don't get started, it seems to run down. I cannot find whats draining power. Plus, I wonder if plugging it in(cord near radiator in grill) will help at all.
I didn't use this truck for 5 days once and both batteries were dead. Auto Zone tested they were drained. BTW- Alternator tested good.
Get a multimeter, set it to 10 amps. Make sure everything is off (electrical). Take off negative side battery wire, use small plastic clamps to afix one meter lead to the negative wire and the other lead to the negative battery post. Make sure dome light stays off. Pull your underhood fuses one at a time to see if numbers on your meter drops. Do the same to the interior fuses. The one that drops drastically when you pull it is the one that's causing voltage loss on your battery.

Have someone wiggle the brake pedal also while meter is hooked up to see if it's a short in the brake wiring.

If you have a CB hard wired straight to the battery, it might not turn off, thus causing voltage drain over night.

#Make sure you have a full 12.6 volts on battery before you start!

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#71 Oct 24, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Get a multimeter, set it to 10 amps. Make sure everything is off (electrical). Take off negative side battery wire, use small plastic clamps to afix one meter lead to the negative wire and the other lead to the negative battery post. Make sure dome light stays off. Pull your underhood fuses one at a time to see if numbers on your meter drops. Do the same to the interior fuses. The one that drops drastically when you pull it is the one that's causing voltage loss on your battery.
Have someone wiggle the brake pedal also while meter is hooked up to see if it's a short in the brake wiring.
If you have a CB hard wired straight to the battery, it might not turn off, thus causing voltage drain over night.
#Make sure you have a full 12.6 volts on battery before you start!
Wow...you, Bob and sidekicks knowledge of car engines is awesome! I can do more than most females with vehicles, but not to your extent!

Would you believe I have offered to jump off guy's batteries in parking lots (I always carry cables) and THEY don't know how to jump a battery!

Call me if you have a horse with a bowed tendon.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#72 Oct 24, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Get a multimeter, set it to 10 amps. Make sure everything is off (electrical). Take off negative side battery wire, use small plastic clamps to afix one meter lead to the negative wire and the other lead to the negative battery post. Make sure dome light stays off. Pull your underhood fuses one at a time to see if numbers on your meter drops. Do the same to the interior fuses. The one that drops drastically when you pull it is the one that's causing voltage loss on your battery.
Have someone wiggle the brake pedal also while meter is hooked up to see if it's a short in the brake wiring.
If you have a CB hard wired straight to the battery, it might not turn off, thus causing voltage drain over night.
#Make sure you have a full 12.6 volts on battery before you start!
Thank you for the tip.
I seen a video of your idea and that's what I'll try.
On the other issue, I thought plugging the truck in overnight keeps the motor warm, is that all it does? Will it help with cranking the motor? BTW- I don't expect this to keep batteries charged.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#73 Oct 24, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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Wow...you, Bob and sidekicks knowledge of car engines is awesome! I can do more than most females with vehicles, but not to your extent!
Would you believe I have offered to jump off guy's batteries in parking lots (I always carry cables) and THEY don't know how to jump a battery!
Call me if you have a horse with a bowed tendon.
This sounds sexually explicit. LOL
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#74 Oct 24, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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Wow...you, Bob and sidekicks knowledge of car engines is awesome! I can do more than most females with vehicles, but not to your extent!
Would you believe I have offered to jump off guy's batteries in parking lots (I always carry cables) and THEY don't know how to jump a battery!
Call me if you have a horse with a bowed tendon.
Anyhow, I'm not a mechanic at all. I've tried working on cars and run out of patience. It seems there is always a tool missing and a trick I don't know.
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#75 Oct 24, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Get a multimeter, set it to 10 amps. Make sure everything is off (electrical). Take off negative side battery wire, use small plastic clamps to afix one meter lead to the negative wire and the other lead to the negative battery post. Make sure dome light stays off.
The reason I hate this mechanical sh*t, What the hell do I do after that? I got 2 batteries, do I need 2 multimeters hooked up? Then, for example...(the fuse that flunks the test) will be some fuse that runs the headlights and another off the wall part that will be on the same fuse. WTF?
sidekick

Columbus, OH

#76 Oct 24, 2013
I'll give it a try...Be back in a week.
getit

Adel, GA

#77 Oct 24, 2013
sidekick wrote:
I'll give it a try...Be back in a week.
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Since: Jan 12

Toledo, OH

#78 Oct 24, 2013
sidekick wrote:
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Thank you for the tip.
I seen a video of your idea and that's what I'll try.
On the other issue, I thought plugging the truck in overnight keeps the motor warm, is that all it does? Will it help with cranking the motor? BTW- I don't expect this to keep batteries charged.
plugging it in overnight really is to keep the oil temp up, so it can flow easier.

Since: Jan 12

Toledo, OH

#79 Oct 24, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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Wow...you, Bob and sidekicks knowledge of car engines is awesome! I can do more than most females with vehicles, but not to your extent!
Would you believe I have offered to jump off guy's batteries in parking lots (I always carry cables) and THEY don't know how to jump a battery!
Call me if you have a horse with a bowed tendon.
Everyday my horse has a bowed tendon. Are you a good tendon reliever?!!

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#80 Oct 24, 2013
WISE AMERICAN wrote:
<quoted text> Everyday my horse has a bowed tendon. Are you a good tendon reliever?!!
So sorry. No matter what anyone tells or tries to sell you, there is no cure or fix for a bowed tendon. Yur horse is not in pain, and no reason to put it down, but it will never perform as well as it did before the bow. And to 'push' it will only injure it further.
It's strictly a pleasure horse now.

LOL This is sounding more and more preverted!

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#81 Oct 24, 2013
Seriouslady wrote:
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So sorry. No matter what anyone tells or tries to sell you, there is no cure or fix for a bowed tendon. Yur horse is not in pain, and no reason to put it down, but it will never perform as well as it did before the bow. And to 'push' it will only injure it further.
It's strictly a pleasure horse now.
LOL This is sounding more and more preverted!
Lol
Does he even HAVE a horse?
Clippety clop!

“HAPPY SPRING”

Since: Apr 10

BLOCKHEADS!

#82 Oct 24, 2013
Uh oh!
Maybe I should have phrased that differently.......lol

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