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by dlb
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Today we tried this with a regular vehicle battery and it worked just fine so either there's something wrong with the DCB, or for some reason a DCB won't work in this application. I'm leaning toward the former. Hmmm, I installed something a long time ago to prevent the trailer battery from drawing o...
by dlb
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2003 accent, no crank & weird electrical stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: 2003 accent, no crank & weird electrical stuff

Looks like I was on the right track -- the battery was the problem. Nice easy fix.
by dlb
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Hmmm, I didn't realize DCB's should read 13.2 V when full. I assumed it was the same as regular car batteries where 12.8 was full. Maybe that's the problem. I'll try putting it back on the charger for a day or two and see what happens.
by dlb
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

I just did another test and confirmed what I found before. While running, the vehicle is putting out 14.7 V to both its own batteries and the end of the wire that is supposed to connect to the DCB. But as soon as the wire is connected to the DCB, it drops down to the battery's resting charge of 12.8...
by dlb
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 8
Views: 81

Re: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

Thanks for that, Teranfirbt. That's a good explanation. I'm going to say it back to you, please tell me if I'm understanding you correctly. So it sounds like you're saying the alternator only puts out so much charge, and by asking it to charge a DCB in addition to the tow vehicles two batteries (it'...
by dlb
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?
Replies: 8
Views: 81

charging a deep cycle trailer battery off the towing vehicle?

I've got another random electrical question, unrelated to yesterday's. My wife's horse trailer has a deep cycle battery (DCB) for powering the inside lights and fan. We want to charge the DCB with towing vehicle but something weird is happening: the wire with the vehicle charge only shows 14v when i...
by dlb
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2003 accent, no crank & weird electrical stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: 2003 accent, no crank & weird electrical stuff

The terminals looked fine but I cleaned them anyway just in case, problem remained. I put in a known good battery and it started up fine. Going to let it sit and try a few more times before declaring success but it looks like the battery was the culprit.
by dlb
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 2003 accent, no crank & weird electrical stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 70

2003 accent, no crank & weird electrical stuff

My wife drove her 2003 Hyundai Accent to a friend's place last night. Everything was normal, no issues. She spent the night there and when she tried to start the car to come home, the lights on the dash went off, the gas gauge started flying up and down, and the starter either made no sound or click...
by dlb
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: For Sale: "The Burrito" 1986 SR5 4wd Manual White Rascal $2200 o.b.o.
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: For Sale: "The Burrito" 1986 SR5 4wd Manual White Rascal $2200 o.b.o.

I've been away from the t4 world for a long time so I'm not the best equipped to judge a selling price but I'd say your price is fair -- I think it's slightly high considering some of the issues you mentioned in the ad but I always expect to come down slightly on the price when haggling with prospec...
by dlb
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 87? t4 in victoria, bc - $2500
Replies: 1
Views: 83

87? t4 in victoria, bc - $2500

https://www.usedvictoria.com/classified ... D_32595070

Says 87 but the grill, headlights, and steering wheel aren't period correct. Ad has been up for 5 months now. That driver seat is disgusting.
by dlb
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Inheriting an 85, bad idea for first kid's car?

First cars rarely fare well due to the excitability and inexperience of new drivers, and t4's are becoming more and more rare, so I personally would have them stick with the Outback. Save the t4 until they are older, or for someone else who will take good care of it. Just my 2 cents though.
by dlb
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: CV Axle splines too big? Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: CV Axle splines too big? Help?

The last time I looked, rockauto.com still had new CV axles for the t4. I had one t4 with a similar 'shift clunk/stop & start clunk' as you, found a CV was worn, and got a reman axle that seemed to have similar play as the one I was replacing. I put it in anyway and found the clunk had changed a bit...
by dlb
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: "Kootney Cadillac"
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: "Kootney Cadillac"

Ad says "High and low range and g gear." Between that, the 22r thing, the tires rolled in front of the actual tires, and the "I should be asking $3000 but I'll sell it for $500" line, this ad is setting off all kinds of alarm bells for me. I mean besides the car just being beat to hell, of course.
by dlb
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Tercel 4WD Repair Questions
Topic: Question about lash, or play in drive line on an 85
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: Question about lash, or play in drive line on an 85

Cleaning out the EGR shouldn't have the effects that you are running into. On previous tercels I've owned that ran poorly, I often found vacuum lines were hooked up incorrectly. The routing of them can be very confusing, especially with some hoses hooking up to metal lines that disappear from sight,...
by dlb
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: CV Axle splines too big? Help?
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: CV Axle splines too big? Help?

I’ve been getting a good clunk when coming to a stop or starting to move forward. Found some play in the axle on the inboard and outboard side. Also trying to dig up a tranny mount since it seems pretty gummy/shot. Got any ideas of other culprits? I have found the clunk you describe to be caused by...