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To prevent car battery from dying, can you simply run engine while in park, or must the car be driven? Thanks.
After changing out the transmission computer module on a 2000 Nissan Xera. Will I need to take the vehicle in to be reprogrammed or will it reboot after reconnecting to the car battery. The Xera is a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
I drive a Lincoln Aviator. The doors lock and unlock while driving and door ajar light comes on. While parked the alarm will randomly go off. It first did this a few months ago and quit after replacing key fob battery and now it is doing it again. I also replaced the car battery a few days ago and then the symptoms appeared again afterwards. ??????
Our car battery on our 1996 Ford Taurus keeps dying.... But the battery is good and the alternator is good but the car runs off the batter. When the battery is disconnected the car shuts off. Is there a wiring issue?

Hello! I purchased my first car, a certified pre-owned Subaru Impreza hatchback from the dealership. I have only had it for 2.5 weeks, and yesterday morning I could not start it. I tried again in the evening, and it just made clicking noises when I turned the key. I knew that the car battery had died once with the first owner, and discovered that they ...

Hello! I purchased my first car, a certified pre-owned Subaru Impreza hatchback from the dealership. I have only had it for 2.5 weeks, and yesterday morning I could not start it. I tried again in the evening, and it just made clicking noises when I turned the key. I knew that the car battery had died once with the first owner, and discovered that they ...


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