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  1. jordanr

    They Supply the Garage, You Bring the Elbow Grease

    Anyone seeing places like this open? Sounds like a good idea...DIY make a comeback? LIVONIA, Mich. — A few months after Dayna Freeland bought her 2008 Ford F-150 last year, she discovered the frame was so badly rusted that it was in danger of breaking apart. Rather than storm into the used-car...
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    2012 Mini Cooper S R56 Check Engine P0172

    Hello everyone, I have a 2012 Mini Cooper S R56 that currently has the check engine light on with code P0172 (showing as permanent). So far I have had the high pressure fuel pump replaced, the air intake box, the thermostat/thermostat housing, valve cover gasket (due to leakage during a smoke...
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    2005 Cadillac SRX (Reposted from TroubleCodes.net)

    Hey guys I have a 2005 Cadillac SRX AWD V8 with 3 misfire codes registering with obd2 P0301, P0302, and P0308. Is there any chance with this many codes registering misfire and a reading that shows 11 problems and a second obd that registered 16 problems, that maybe the firing order has been...
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    Audew Jump Starter

    Second in a 3 part series of reviews of products given for free to the editorial side of BAT Auto. Last night I was driving home from work at about 6 PM. I work on boats in Florida and was leaving the last boat. I hadn't been feeling well all day, so I had been drinking a lot of water to try...
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    Audew 12V Digital Tire Inflator Review

    The editorial side of BAT Auto gets reached out to once and awhile to review automotive products. I was recently contacted by Audew to review a few of their products. This will be the first of a three part series. The first product Audew sent to me was a 12v tire inflator. It gets power via...
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    Why Don't My Turn Signals Work?

    Mia gives an overview of how turn signals work and then moves on to diagnostics. She explains how the wiring works. If none of the signals are working, then the problem is likely in this order: * Fuse(s) * Flasher * Switch * Wiring If one or two signals are not working, then usually the bulb...
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    Adjusting rear brake shoes - 2001 Toyota Corolla

    Ben shows how to adjust rear brake shoes on a 2001 Toyota Corolla.
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    Why is my engine overheating?

    Ben gives an overview of why your engine may overheat on his Subaru Outback. Causes covered include: * Low coolant * Radiator cap, gaskets to keep pressure * Cooling fans (fuses, wiring, relays, temp sensor) * Thermostat What other problems can you think of that might cause an overheat?
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    YouTube Playlist of Bruce Bonebrake Classic Videos

    Sticky for a playlist of classic YouTube videos from our very own @Bruce back in the day. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLELBitBN6wRHAMqU2yFISf3bdbWgHKFcF
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    Why isn't my air conditioning blowing cold air?

    Ben goes over reasons why your car's air conditioning might blow warm and not cold air. He shows simple testing on his Subaru Outback. Tools needed are a pressure gauge and a temp gauge. Step 1 is to check the pressure in the system without car running. Then check pressure while running...
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    Why is there water present on passenger side floor?

    Ben addresses another common question. Why is there water on the passenger side floor? The answer is usually a blockage is the drainage for the airconditioning. Ben shows where the tube is on his Subaru Outback. He also explains his recommendations on how to clear a blockage and what not to...
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    What is that squealing sound? Squealing from Belts

    Feedback welcome or questions that people want to see answered in a video. If you have other reasons why belts squeal or disagree with something in video please feel free to reply. Here is our latest video that talks about causes of belt squealing noises. Ben explains why and show how belts...
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    What does the check engine light really mean?

    A discussion by Ben of how to avoid the shotgun approach to replacing parts.
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    Video by Mia: What does engine running lean mean?

    BAT Auto Productions presents our latest video on our YouTube channel by ASE Tech Mia.. If any members would like to (or be willing to be) featured in a video, please contact me.
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    BAT Presents "P0420 2004 Honda Civic 2.0L Si"

    This series features @mia diagnosing a P0420 on her Honda Civic in the first video and then replacing the cat in the 2nd video.
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    Software Update

    Hi all: We upgraded the software today. If you note any problems, please let me know know. I think it went pretty smoothly. One change is on the Domestic and Import forums the location for inputing the Make, Model, Year, Miles, and Engine has changed. It is now below the input area to...
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    About BAT Auto Technical

    BAT Auto Technical is a one of a kind automotive technical website, where professional mechanics help people with their vehicle problems by providing professional, quality information. Where the professional, do-it-yourselfer, consumer and manufacturer can meet to gain quality information to...
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    Disclaimer of Warranty

    By using this site and its information and forums, you hereby agree to the terms of this site and any changes made to this disclaimer at any time. By entering this site, you hold this site and it's affiliates not legally responsible for any damages due to advice given here. This site and it's...
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    Forum Rules

    Forum Rules.... FIRST.........Read the Disclaimer Then once you understand the rules, you are ready to use the rest of the site. Registration is required to post in the forums. If you do not receive an activation email, use the Contact us link to email us and we will manually activate it. Be...
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    BAT Presents...Replacing Your Front Brakes

    An 8 video series. One new video for the next 7 days.