It's a great place to get help with your writing or just lose yourself in nearly a half-million pieces from over a decade in existence. People come here to contribute and read fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, or their thoughts on the day. If you'd like to give feedback, offer a correction, or contribute your own work, sign up!All recent Chrysler vehicles equipped with electronic fuel injection have a self test built in which will automatically detect and diagnose certain problems.
On some vehicles, reading the engine diagnostic codes requires a special code reader or a jumper wire. On all Chrysler vehicles I know of, no special tools are required.An idiot light on the dash, labelled "Check Engine", "Limited", or "Power Loss" (what the hell were they thinking?) will be lit if a fault is detected. If a critical sensor cannot be read, the car will attempt to switch into a "limp-in" mode that uses preset values for the injection and spark timing (among other things).
To read the codes out of the computer on some cars, all you need is your ignition key! Without turning the key to start, flip it ON, OFF, ON, OFF, and ON within five seconds. Now watch the idiot light, and be ready to write down the codes.
Note: A loose gas cap (while the engine is running) will set a fault code! If the Check Engine light comes on just after refueling, check to see that you got it screwed in right (or, prepare to retrace your path and find out where it just fell off beside the road after you left it on your trunk lid -- oops!)
If there are none stored, you should get five blinks, a pause, and five more blinks (code 55). This indicates the end of the code list.The exact codes vary by model, as many sensors and other systems differ from vehicle to vehicle. Fortunately, a lot of the listings are posted online. Consult the great Google with a search string such as "Dodge Spirit fault codes", and you should find a list.
Some vehicles have a slightly different method of reading the fault codes. Later models with a digital odometer may display the codes on the odometer display, followed by "done" at the end of the list. On some of these vehicles, holding the trip reset and trip/odometer buttons simultaneously, then turning the ignition on and waiting five seconds will run a little light show (okay, lamp test) and then display the codes.
Some helpful online lists of fault codes:I am not sure how erasing codes from the vehicle's long-term memory works. They do expire after 25 engine on/off cycles, but I am not sure how to manually clear them. Manually clearing them on demand may require a special ODB scan tool. The ECU's memory can be cleared at any time by leaving the negative battery cable disconnected for about 30 minutes, however, this may cause the car to behave strangely for the first 200 miles or so of operation until the system re-learns its proper behavior. click here
Maybe your teenager is just getting the hang of driving and bumped into a stationary object. Perhaps your vehicle has been the victim of petty vandalism. Whatever the case, when you find your vehicle in need of repair, doing the job yourself can help you save a lot of money and time if you don't have to leave your vehicle in a shop. Small repairs sometimes require new parts, such as a replacement side mirror sheared off by those pesky pillars in parking garages, and may be a challenge for the beginner mechanic to find.
There is a lot of information out there about cars and how they work, so doing some preliminary research can help you feel a bit more comfortable and can, in some cases, provide you with enough information to get the job done. However, teaching yourself everything you need to know can usually only go so far.
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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- The Hybrid Consortium ("Consortium"), the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI JARI Japan Automobile Research Institute
JARI Jute Agricultural Research Institute (India) ), and the Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS-22) presented the Hybrid Consortium's Hybrid Vehicle For other types of "Hybrid Transportation", see .
A hybrid vehicle (HV) is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to propel the vehicle such as: Advocacy Award to Mr. Mrs. Dave Spector Dave Spector ( born in Chicago, Illinois) is one of the more visible foreign celebrities (gaijin tarento) in Japan. He is a Jewish American. He studied abroad at Sophia University in 1972. at the opening reception of the 22nd Electric Vehicle Symposium on October 25, in Yokohama, Japan. Mr. Spector is a well-known television talk show host and personality in Japan and appears on several shows weekly nationwide.
Mr. Spector also attended the Electric Vehicle Symposium's Ride and Drive event to test drive some new hybrid, electric and fuel cell cars being demonstrated by car manufacturers including Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Mr. Spector's test drive and award was covered by Japan television news.
Following his test drive, Mr. Toshio Kobayahsi, President of the Japan Automobile Research Association, introduced Mr. and Mrs. Spector to present the award. He was joined on the stand by Mr. Ed Mr. Ed.the talking horse. [TV: Terrace, II, 116 : Horse Kjaer, co-founder of the Consortium and Director of Electric Transportation for Southern California Edison Southern California Edison (or SCE Corp), the largest subsidiary of Edison International (NYSE: EIX), is the primary electricity supply company for much of Southern California. It provides 11 million people with electricity. (NYSE NYSE
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EIX European Internet Exchange ), Mr. Brian Wynne, President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association, Mr. David West, VP Marketing for Raser Technologies (NYSE Arca: RZ) and co-founder of the Hybrid Consortium, and Mr. Patrick Schwartz, President of Raser Technologies. Following an introduction to the Plug-in Hybrid Consortium by Mr. Kjaer, the Consortium's Hybrid Vehicle Advocacy Award was presented to Mr. Mrs. Spector in a ceremony at the opening reception in association with the Japan Automobile Research Institute, the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA WEVA World Equine Veterinary Association.
The Hybrid Vehicle Advocacy Award is presented to outstanding individuals and organizations whose support has a positive impact on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle A hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is a vehicle which combines a conventional propulsion system with an on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) to achieve better fuel economy than a conventional vehicle without being hampered by range from a charging unit like an development. Mr. Spector accepted the award and entertained the large crowd with a humorous speech in both Japanese and English.
"It is an honor to receive this award. As an automobile enthusiast, I was thrilled to drive some of these new hybrid cars. I was expecting them to drive like golf carts! I was totally surprised to discover that the new electric motors have more power and accelerated faster than combustion cars," said Spector. "I plan to let the world know that not only is driving a hybrid the right thing to do, it is also a lot more fun."
The 22nd Electric Vehicle Symposium is being held October 23-28 at the Pacifico exhibition hall in Yokohoma, Japan. It hosts exhibitions of the latest hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicle technology from leading automakers and suppliers. The Symposium hosts the largest hybrid vehicle test drive event in the world. The exhibition and symposium are open to the public.
The Hybrid Consortium is a participating exhibitor at the Symposium with many of its members presenting and exhibiting at the show. The Consortium also held its October meeting on October 25th at the Symposium.EVS Extreme Voltage Shutdown ) is the world's largest international symposium of its kind and hosts International Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell expositions. The first symposium was held in 1969 in Phoenix, Arizona in the United States, and will celebrate its 22nd symposium in 2006. Affiliated with the World Electric Vehicle Association, the symposium has been organized alternatively among Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. This will be the second time for Japan to host EVS since 1996.
When you think of human powered vehicles what comes to mind? Most will think of different forms of bikes. There is the bicycle, unicycle, and tricycle. Did you also consider these vehicles? Consider these the canoe, ice skates, roller skates, kick scooter, skis, trikke and skateboard. All of which are fun to use and our powered by muscular movement on our part.
For most of us the very first vehicle we drove ourselves was not an automobile. It was most likely some from of transportation powered by yourself and not a motor. It was nothing fancy just another way to get from here to there. In most cases it probably wasn't even faster than we could have done crawling or walking, Loncin parts ,but it sure was fun. This vehicle was called a tricycle: a simple 3-wheeled contraption that used handle bars atop a rotating front wheel to steer and was powered by your very own legs.
Once you mastered the use of your tricycle you were ready for the big time, a bicycle. Now this was much faster and more challenging than a tricycle. The transition went smoothly as it came with the subtraction of one back wheel, but was accompanied by the addition of two training wheels. Then when you were ready you could remove the training wheels and after a few falls you were off and loving it.
Then you got a car and transportation would never be the same again. That care free joyous feeling is gone. With a car came much more responsibility and more expenses. Now you had to worry about car insurance bills, tune ups, maybe tickets, cleanings, and the most lethal of expenses now gas prices. Gas prices are hovering around $3.00 per gallon.
It has never been cheaper and more beneficial to go back to those self human powered vehicles that we all loved so much growing up. Growing up self powered vehicles were used strictly for recreational proposes. Now as adults why not use self powered vehicles for those short journeys? Not only is it beneficial financially, but also is a good source of exercise.