Battery Indicator Light?

Being in the auto electric business for 30 plus years, I have a lot of customers who get confused when it comes to the engine indicators on the dash of their cars and trucks. When I say confused, I mean this, "Many vehicles have a little picture of a battery that must...

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Battery Maintainer

I have always knew that batteries needed to be maintained. I have preached this for years. Now it's getting much easier than before because of the battery maintainers available. 1 amp or trickle chargers will destroy a battery if left unattended. Quality battery...

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Battery Cables

In the auto electric business there is always a lot of questions about battery cables. What size to use, should they be soldered, what's the difference between welding cable and battery cable, and the list goes on. First of all see the wire gauge chart to determine...

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Shift Fork Problem!

Rebuilder’s need to be aware of a problem in the industry, with 40/50 shift forks.   Chris at EMS, posted a problem on the ERA website, about the 50 MT shift forks. He mentioned that they were hitting the center housing because the bend is wrong on the shift fork. EMS...

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Salvaging 6G Regulator’s

This method is quite simple and easy to do. Using a 90-degree hook type tool, reach down the side of the brush and pry out the old brush. Be careful not to damage the brush spring. These brush springs are smaller diameter than other Ford brush springs.   Once the...

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Starters: Don’t Neglect the Brake System

When rebuilding starters, the brake system is one of the key elements to making the unit last. However, it is also one of the most neglected parts of the rebuilt starter. I have talked to Rebuilders who complained about the quality of aftermarket brushes,...

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