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At 2004 your car could be fully computerised and if so the circuits could be quite unconventional and so it isn't wise to delve too deeply without at least referring to a wiring diagram.

Computerised cars tend to use black boxes to carry out switching duties when they receive a (digital) signal from a switch or a sensor. An oscilloscope is as much or more use than a voltmeter when troubleshooting on such cars...

Buick Cars &... | Answered 4 minutes ago

Modern screenwash pumps are fitted near the bottom of the reservoir so the response is instant but sometimes the pump, especially if not used often, will leak internally and ruin the motor, corrode the electrical connections, etc.
In most instances the days of unreliable switching are behind us...

I suggest you disconnect the pump and check the supply and ground with a test lamp that draws a significant amount of current. If the supply and ground is good, replace the pump.

If there is no supply, check the fuse(s). The car is likely to be fully computerised so beware of delving too deeply with insufficient information.

Ford Cars &... | Answered 16 minutes ago

A correct thickness of feeler blade is more satisfactory than a book of matches to set the contact breaker.
Checking and adjusting the static timing of a basic contact breaker ignition system is fairly straightforward though not easy to describe. It can be set by eye but using a test lamp or voltmeter (connected between ground and coil CB) is more accurate.
Begin by noting the normal direction of rotation of the distributor and then locate the correct timing mark on the crankshaft pulley or flywheel. Turn the engine backwards past the mark and then forward to align the marks. The distributor body is then rotated in the appropriate direction to the point where the test lamp just lights (ignition on).
Retighten the distributor. Turn the crankshaft backwards again and then forward until the test lamp just lights. If the timing marks are not aligned, repeat the adjustment until you succeed...

Cars & Trucks | Answered 1 hour ago

Probably bulb blown or broken wire to the lamp.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 1 hour ago

Disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent shock when handling the door components. Loosen the cable's nut with the pliers and slide it away. Pop off the side-view mirror interior panel with the tweeter on it. Use the door panel trim tool or a flat-bladed tool, such as a putty knife, wrapped in masking tape. Once the panel is off, unplug the speaker connection from behind it. Push the connector's tab in with a flat head screwdriver and pull the connector away. Open the door fully to expose the screw cover on the front part of the door panel. Pry out the screw cover with a flat head screwdriver. Pry out the small centerpiece; not the ring surrounding it. Behind the cover, you'll find a Phillips screw; remove it.
Open the screw cover flap behind the inside door handle. Insert the tip of a flat head screwdriver into the upper-slot; push down to open the flap. Remove the Phillips screw from behind the flap. Pull off the plastic door handle surround piece. Insert the door trim tool behind the panel; pull it back to pull the panel off. Slide the surround piece away from the door panel.
Remove the circular screw cover from the inside door pull storage compartment. Pry it up with the flat head screwdriver. Remove the Phillips screw behind the cover. Remove the screw cover from the rear-edge of the door panel. This cover is similar to the one on the front part of the door panel; pry out the center part, not the ring surrounding it. Remove the Phillips screw behind it.
Remove the two Phillips screws visible along the bottom part of the door panel.
Pry around the perimeter of the door panel with the door trim tool. Pull the tool handle back to pop the door panel clips out. Do this for each side, except for the top. Once the clips are unhooked, the panel is ready for removal.
Gently pull the door panel away from the Optima's door, but only enough to access the area behind it. The connections for the power equipment must be unplugged. Reach around and depress the connection tabs with the tip of the flat head screwdriver; unplug the connection. There are three connections to unplug. Once they are unplugged, pull the door panel away.


2003 Kia Spectra | Answered 1 hour ago

Being wobbly says to me you have a broken spring or broken U bolts holding the axle. Check it out immediately! You wouldn't want the rear end to fall out.

You can also have loose wheel lug bolts, so check them as well.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 2 hours ago

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2006 Toyota... | Answered 2 hours ago

Sounds like the engine isn't getting enough gas. This could be due to a dirty/plugged fuel filter. Start with putting in a new one. Could also mean your fuel pump isn't supplying enough fuel pressure, but start with the fuel filter.

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 hours ago

try a toyota parts website. we dont have part numbers here at fixya

Scion Cars &... | Answered 3 hours ago

You mentioned "alternator warning light" if that alt, battery light does not come on when the key is turned to the "on, acc." position the light bulb is bad or the traces leading to that light bulb on the back of the instrument cluster has a break in it. I know this sounds crazy but if that light bulb does not light it does not complete the circuit for the alt to charge!

Cars & Trucks | Answered 3 hours ago

tighten the bolts on the converter???

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