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Old 10-29-2019, 10:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Rockauto collected tax on a purchase last week. Maybe it varies by state?

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Old 10-29-2019, 11:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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It may. RockAuto would have charged me tax, but so did AutoZone, and I didn't need to wait a week for my part.
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Someone on reddit suggested that it was a transmission\crankcase breather hose. Google showed me a picture much like mine, so I guess that I can bolt in the new starter with confidence!
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:36 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I mix up where I get stuff from, CV axle for a the 11 Rogue 2 weeks ago I got at autozone, pads last week rockauto, same brand $20 less including shipping. CV paid little more but much easier to take back if I have to, didn't know they do price matching.
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Here in the south batteries in new vehicles last about 2 years. All the batteries in newer cars in recent memory have just died, no slow to turn over, just like yours park it next time wont start. Suspect under hood temperature biggest destroyer of batteries here.

May want to have the alternator output checked also, can cook or under charge a battery.
I’m four years into my current battery for the 06’ V6 Accord living in Hotlanta! It seems close to end of life, but I just did a little tune up on it, which should help extend useful life. Here is my engine blanket setup, it helps shield the battery from the heat. Next battery I’m going to shim with foam to brace it from vibration as well. If I can find some cell covers with remote gas venting, that would be a further bonus. The positive cable frequently grows some corrosion.



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How are the electrolyte levels? The lead plates should not be exposed to air at all.
Thanks for reminding me! I kept meaning to do this. Just checked and the first cell closest to the positive terminal was just high enough to keep the plates covered, but all other cells appeared to have the correct level. I also discovered that my negative cable was loose. The car was taking longer to start than usual, this little tune up should really help. Hoping for 5 years!
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:49 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Iím four years into my current battery for the 06í V6 Accord living in Hotlanta! It seems close to end of life, but I just did a little tune up on it, which should help extend useful life. Here is my engine blanket setup, it helps shield the battery from the heat. Next battery Iím going to shim with foam to brace it from vibration as well. If I can find some cell covers with remote gas venting, that would be a further bonus. The positive cable frequently grows some corrosion.




Thanks for reminding me! I kept meaning to do this. Just checked and the first cell closest to the positive terminal was just high enough to keep the plates covered, but all other cells appeared to have the correct level. I also discovered that my negative cable was loose. The car was taking longer to start than usual, this little tune up should really help. Hoping for 5 years!
The last batteries in my personal cars have lasted 5 years. One would have gone longer if not for the breaking the terminal when removing the clamp to clean. I also check that the plates are covered. All the early failures have been in company vehicles.
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I installed the new starter before work this morning. I want to track down an Eric the Car Guy video where he showed a tool that looked like an oversized ruler. You attach a socket on one end and the wrench on the other. I would use it all the time!

Especially on that second mounting bolt...
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Us cheap DIY mechanics use a piece of common grade water pipe that fits over the end of the wrench. I have various sizes from 2 ft to 6 ft long. Downside is limited swing typically underneath. If that won't do it, I have a $15 HF come-a-long that will do 2000 lbs. Typically I shear off the head of the bolt, particularly left hand threaded ones.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:00 PM   #19 (permalink)
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So, I take it it's fixed now??
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:35 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Yes my car is up and running again. This is the tool that Eric the Car Guy reviewed:



The 3/8" version is $55 with free shipping.

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