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Replaced my side passenger mirror and turned the key to acc and turned a/c off and whole car went dead. No power. Wonder if i blew a fuse.

this is strange. the car will not turn over at all when battery is connected to the car. however when I disconnect the battery cables and connect them to jumper cables the car fires right up. battery is showing 12.6 amps and alternator is putting 14.5 into the battery when running. I have double checked the terminal connections many times and they are tight and no corrosion. had battery checked at auto parts store and its fine (only 4 months old) car will run fine after jumped with battery terminals not connected to battery. really confused with this.. any help would be great.

Timing belt is timed & rods match up w/red marks. Car has spark & turns over but won't start. At first car started but idle & ran very rough at low rpms but when going faster stopped shaking

I just found out about adjust mentioned I'll try that first

My tail light/dash fuse blew out and also melted the insulation on the wire from the back of the fuse box out. I need to know what it will cost and/or what it is.

If my car sits over night I will attempt to start but it takes sometimes 3 tries so during the day if it sits for more than an hour it does the same.

BTN shows parasitic draw, what is it and what does it power

My clutch pedal has to go very close to the floor to shift

Manual transmission...Number 2 cylinder isn't firing. Timing belt was replaced prior to the problem with the #2 cylinder. It idles horribly and dies if foot isn't on gas. It happens everytime I drive it. Doesn't run very fast even with gas petal to the floor.
It improved once when I cleaned the engine....it ran fine for 15 minutes but that's it. The other two times were random and lasted for about 5 minutes.

Transmission started refusing to shift into High gear most of the time and it blew 2 quarts fluid out under the hood, but yesterday it shifted into high
Just fine.

My transmission suddenly started refusing to go into high gear. Automatic. When I stopped, it had lost 2 quarts of fluid, blown out under the hood, no leaks visible. The check engine light is always on since I bought it 4 months ago. 197,000 miles.
With a quick drive, dealer said tranny was shot. Should it be checked for something else before buying a new transmission? I have read about stopped up filters, etc. When it is supposed to shift to high gear, the engine rpm just revs, but it doesn't shift. This has all happened within a week. The fluid was clear before the loss of fluid, and full.

How do you fix the leak from the sael connecting transmission to the engine and what exactly would be wrong?

This car is my dad's and he asked me to look into the problem. He said he's changed the "brain," so that shouldn't be the problem. His son drove it to work a few weeks ago, but when he got home and parked the car wouldn't start again and hasn't started since. Thank you for any help you can provide.

My car has 230000mi.on engine.having to fill radiator reservoir almost daily,but not radiator.today started smoking from underneath front right side .made a gurgling sound after I shut car off.heater putting out cold air