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battery icon lite up then slowing the needle starting
moving down. by the time i got home the car went out
after a few minutes i was able to start car again but
waiting to see what is wrong before i use it. would it be
battery or alternator?

When I try to start my car it won't turn over. The battery,alternator and starter have all been check for the good. When I take out my keys the odometer keeps flashing all kinds of strange numbers and ends up draining the battery. Until I get this figured out I haveto keep my battery disconnected to keep it charged. Does anyone know what could be wrong before I have it towed to the shop?

how to set up timing on engine & putting back cylinder heads

Can i manuaaly switch from 4 wheel drive to 2 wheel drive?

the left headlight including high beam and the cd player don't come on.

if my timimg belt and water pump is replaced, do i have to set the timing on the camshaft?

where is the cabin air filter on a 2001 jaguar xj8

I couldn't find my make and model above, so I selected Hyundai Accent. Actually, my car is a
2002 Daewoo Lanos, 1.6 L 4 Cylinder. The car
dealer that sold me the car, told me that the engine is made by Hyundai, and the body and chassis is made by Daewoo. That's why I selected Hyundai.

4 scan codes that were found :

P0300, random multiple cylinder misfire detected
P0128, coolant temperature below thermostat regulating temperature.
P0141, oxygen sensor heater circuit malfunction
P0341, camshaft position sensor A Bank 1,
CKT range/performance

One of my neighbors and I have seemed to agree on a few things. The sluggish engine performance ( misfiring ) is because of poor compression, and the poor, or low compression is present, because the seals, gaskets and o rings were blown out because of the overfilling with oil. Does anyone here think that that's a
good guess ? Does anyone think that a compression test would be worthwhile ?
Should the gaskets, seals and o rings all be
replaced with new ones ? What about spark plug wires ? I'm at 95,000, and they've never been changed. I'm definitely going to get new
spark plug wires, water pump and timing belt.
Finally, does anyone out there know if there are more than one oxygen sensor in the car ? I've heard people tell me that there is definitely one
in the emission control system. In any case, if there is more than one, should I just replace them all ?

l. Short history of problems
a. Hard to start, sometimes taking up to 30 or 40 turns of the key, and sometimes it starts up and fires on the first key turn, and when it does finally start it runs sluggish. I don't have a problem driving the car downhill, but going uphill, it
starts to sputter and slows to a stop. I don't hear
noises like pinging, chattering or scraping of metal engine parts, just a chugging sound, so
I'm assuming that I don't have major internal
engine problems.
b. Before the problem with the ignition switch and sluggish performance, the only other problem I was having with the engine sound was
that when the engine was warmed up, and I was
driving through town, and idled the motor at an
intersection, I noticed that the rpms would
change, sounding erratic, higher in volume, as in amplitude. This was an intermittent problem. It would come and go.
c. The shifting of gears ( it's an automatic ) is
slightly rough, but it doesn't make a clucnking
or thudding sound. I've never changed the transmission fluid, because my Daewoo repair
manuel ( that I got online, from Daewoo ) says
that there's no way to change it, no filler cap or
drain plug.
d. Two or three times, since 2004, the cooling system has overheated, but not to the point that
I developed major engine damage. My radiator has a slight leak, but
I don't think that overheating is an issue with
the scan codes. Maybe I'm wrong about that.

2. Past mistakes I have made that may have led to these problems.
a. I don't know what's causing the problem with
the ignition switch, maybe it just dirty, corroded or worn out. Maybe there's something
in the scan code that will tell me, I don't know.
b. A couple of times, in the past year, I overfilled my engine with oil, and that's when I
started to get sluggish engine performance, when I was climbing hills or steep grades. I told some of my neighbors about this problem,
and one of them told me to change my oil and
sparkplugs, which I did, and the car started running a lot better, normally, but I was still getting the engine logo light on my dashboard,
and the ignition switch problem, and the erratic
idling at intersections. Then I overfilled the engine again, and the sluggish performance came back, but this time it is running so badly, that I'm afraid to drive it, fearing that I might
develop major engine damage. I changed the oil again and bought new spark plugs, thinking
that it would run better, but this time it didn't.
c. A couple of years ago, I was coasting downhill in neutral, trying to save gas, and I started going to fast around the curves, so I tried to shift it into drive, but I made a mistake,
and shifted into reverse, but oddly, I didn't hear
the gears grind, the engine stopped, and then I
pulled over on the side of the road, restarted the
motor, and drove off, and the gears shifted OK.
Maybe there's a safety shutoff mechanism.
I do shift gears a lot, to save on the wear and tear
on my brakes, because they're getting pretty thin. This may be why my shifting is slightly rough. The scan codes might help me find the
problem, we'll see.

Hi, I've noticed this question asked before, but none of the answers have really answered my question. We are trying to replace the exterior passenger side door handle. We have taken off the door panel and removed the 2 bolts holding the handle on but cannot despite wiggling, jiggling and a whole lot of effort get this "plastic clip" holding the metal bar to come off. So could someone please describe a exactly how to get the metal bar unattached from the door handle. Ours will not simply slide off. Thankyou in advance!
Nick

how to adujst rear parking brakes

Horn alarm is randomly going off in the middle on the night. What would cause this issue?

the car makes howling or whining noises when turning the steering wheel.

Dear guys
I have a Toyota 97 with mileage of 150k. for the past few months when i start the engine of my car to warm it up..the engine behaves as if there is a faulty spark plug, i.e while on idle, there are many engine hiccups while idling, an "irregular heartbeat" as i can best describe it. However when the engine is warm enough after 20 mins or so it reduces and i feel the engine is idling smoothly..but its not a guarantee..hiccups do still appear even on a hot engine. i replaced the spark plugs however the issue is still the same. Also i have noticed, my engine oil gets Black dirty very quickly, less than 1000Kms..i use the car for a max of 20kms per day so its quite surprising..pls advice
Thanks!

what could cause the thorttle body to dump alot of gas into it ,when you run it for a few minutes an turn it off an then try to crank it an then it dump to much gas into thorttle body ?

everything work on my van , but it wont crank ,this might sound funny but , my wife was putting a steering wheel cover on an something was poping like plastic , what could that be under the dash by the steering colunm .