Ok, Big fan of Car talk. I love guessing what the problems are with other people’s cars.
I’ve recently bought this car because I wanted to try out a camping car life style this summer. Its going to be great.
However, I cant quite figure out a couple of its problems, especially about the braking…
Whenever driving, its always pulling to the right. (My guess, wheel alignment. The front tires were very unevenly warn when I got the car too.)
Whenever I brake, and especially at higher speeds, i feel a pull to the right. (I hope this is also alignment, but could it be brakes?)
Independent of the two problems above, I need advise on how to know what type of engine my car has. The previous owner put a '95 transit engine and transmission he said, so when I’m buying spark-plugs, for example, I don’t know exactly what type to buy. I know its a 4 cylinder gasoline engine, with a 5 gear manual gear box.
Charging… Since its a camping car, it has two batteries. Main battery for the starter and engine, and Aux battery for the lights and camping stuff. When the engine is on, the alternator is producing current at 13.6 V on the Main battery, and 12.6 V (!!?) on the Aux battery. (with engine off, the batteries show these voltages-> Main: 12.7, Aux: 10.6 (I guess Aux battery needs replacement)
a. I thought Alternator should be producing at 14.something when engine is running.
b. Why is the charging voltage different for the two batteries? Bad connection, or intentional?
c. My guess is that the voltage regulator is malfunctioning. but where the heck is the regulator located? the wires from the alternator seem to disappear behind the firewall.
Alright. I’ll leave it there. You wouldn’t believe how soft the seats are on this car! it is like sitting on a bed! (The chairs turn into a bed too…)
Would love your opinions and advise about above points.