Of course you can. You would need enough solar panels to get 14V, a suitable diode to prevent reverse flow, lots of sunshine and plenty of time.. .Car batteries are pretty powerful, and the car's starter motor draws a lot of power. You would need to invest lots of time into the charge before you try starting the engine, 'coz if it fails, your engine is not running still, and your battery will be drained all over again.. .It would probably be easier to start your car by rolling it downhill, gearbox permitting.
My car died while I was driving it and now it wont start. Help!!!?
When you say the engine just chugged that usually means the engine is running but running very poorly. If you mean the engine is cranking but not starting, there could be several reasons for that from any of the ignition sensor have gone bad up to the timing belt broke. When it cranks, does it crank faster than normal? That's a sign of a broken timing belt. Also when your engine stopped running and the lights came on that's normal because the engine was not running so it did not have any oil pressure or alternator charging. When you say the gas pedal did not work, well, that's normal also because if the engine is not running the gas pedal can not work. A sudden stoppage is not a sign of fuel problems but of something that is wrong with the engine. Fuel problems, especially fuel filter problems usually will manifest itself over a period of time. It really could be a variety of reasons for a crank but no start problem and each one has to be systematically tested and ruled out. Sorry I could not have been more help but this is a problem that needs hands on testing.
OBD 2 scanner code reader issue?
a million what hose is a sprint clogged???? 2 sure any obd 2 scanner will reset codes,,, and computing gadget will deliver code lower back 3 vehicle appears like its in limp abode mode,,resetting and using defeats the objective,,,of conserving your engine from destruction!
Which gear should I use to climb a steep hill?
Assuming that you have no faults with your transmission, it does not matter - an automatic transmission will automatically switch down gear as and when it needs to. All the '2' gear does is not let you go over 2nd gear - which if you were heading downhill could make your engine over-rev...generally not recommended.So D should be just fine
How do you reset the a/c on a 2004 chevy tahoe after resetting the computer?
When you disconnected the battery, the HVAC control module lost its memory. Now the temperature actuators are out of calibration. Before heading to the dealership, try this: Turn ignition to run, engine off. Turn off the courtesy lamps and the headlights. Do not touch the HVAC controls. Let the hvac module attempt a recalibration. Do not press any buttons or turn the ignition off. Let the vehicle sit that way for about three minutes. If you cannot handle the suspense, go surf the Net for a bit. After a few minutes, w/out pressing any buttons, start your engine. Let the hvac system sit like that for a few minutes. After 5-10 minutes of run time, turn the ignition off, pull key, shut doors, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. I know it sounds silly, but w/out the Tech 2 scan tool handy, the actuator motor recalibration procedure cannot be performed. This has worked for me when all else fails on these fickle systems. I am assuming you have the automatic system? Hope this helps
Help, please! I have a 1998 Chrysler Cirrus. It doesn't start. The fuel pump primes up and it was put on?
It could be the Hall effect pickup (also goes by another name which I cannot recall) inside the distributor. These will fail, esp if they were replaced with a cheapo one. Maybe a cheapo one came with your new distributor, or they reused the same one. It is a part inside the distributor that typically slips over the shaft with a small pickup that reads a signal from that shaft (rotation info). They are known for on again, off again no-starts when they start to go bad. They may or may not throw an engine code. If you do get a new one, buy from a reputable place like NAPA. Some people I know will only buy this item from a dealer because of reliability problems with the cheap ones from AutoChain stores. The ASD (AutoShutDown) relay (in the Power Distribution Center under the hood) shuts off power to the fuel pump and ignition when it senses no engine rotation with ignition on. The relay itself is the same as the others in the PDC, so swap one out and see if it works. Notice that both the ASD and the Hall effect have to do with engine rotation. The Hall effect makes the signal the ASD is looking for. The coil is another possible, but I doubt it. If you can score a cheap one from a junkyard to try, do it. While you are there, grab a few of those relays I mentioned! Be careful with that ether- you could cause major problems. Very fine line between working dose and fatal dose for your engine.