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We have a new battery and a new alternator and the check charging system still comes on periodically. Is this a problem with the cluster intermitant and if so is something happening that will cause the new battery and new alternator to go bad or is the warning just annoying.
3 times I went out to start my tahoe and twice the battery was way dead 3% battery life on Schumacher battery tester. The third time about 6 mos latter when i opened the door all I heard was a lot off clicking in the door like the locks and windows and computer couldn't figure out what was wrong. this happened in Dec. 2010 in Juneof 10 and March 0f 11(after a new battery in Dec.10, I am still having these problems-local garage had it for 3 days and couldn't find a thing wrong.--help please e-mail me if you have an email@example.com
My 97 mercedes c280 has an oil leak.. don't know where it comes from but i think somwhere from the front of the engine. there is oil clear back to the middle of the car where it drips on the exaust pipe and creates smoke, but only when it has been run for and extended amount of time.. just running to the store it doesn't happen. Any Ideas of where to look and what to do? Thanks for your help
I'm having some type of issue with my security system my car is tell me that it need to be serviced,., also the battery light is on and I guessing its not able to read the voltage of my battery.,.,It starts and run and does not shut off but the hazards won't stop flashing and the horn is making a long noise .,.,what do I do
i WAS DRIVING HOME FROM BAKERSFIELD TODAY WHEN MY LIGHT CAME ON AND SAID MY CAR WAS HOT AND TO STOP AND CALL ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE . WELL I TURNED IT OFF AND AFTER ABOUT 10 MINS STARTED IT UP AGAIN AND DROVE HOME . IT DID NOT COME ON AGAIN ! HELP I DONT WANT TO HAVE A BAD CAR I JUST GOT IT IT HAS 61000 MILES ON IT AND IT SEEMED TO BE A GOOD CAR I HAVE JUST HAD IT FOR 3 WEEKS.
Can I run over size tires on my 2003 Protege5 195/55/16 or will they rub.
How much does it cost to fix/repair the final drive bearings in the transaxle?
Can you recommend a good mechanic in San Diego?
My bmw brake lights fail to come on when I press the brake paddle How much will they cost to get fixed?
What exactly is a "tune up"? And when does my car need one?
When I drive I get a kind of grinding or rubbing sound from the passenger side of my car. When if first started my brake light would come on from time to time, but go back off. I pulled the tire and noticed that my pads were getting extremely low, but not gone completley so I replaced both set's, but the same exact noise is still there. In other car's i had and a cv axle went it would make noise while turning. The taurus actually kind of quiets when I turn the wheel. It's def in the drive train because the sound get's louder and faster. Goes along with the speed of things turning. About to drop money on a house and don't want to drop 70 bucks into a half shaft if it's not the problem. I know if the boot is torn then there is a really good chance that's what the problem is. Any other things I should look for? Any info or tips would be greatly appriciated. Thank you in advance
need to know an estimate of the cost to replace an alternator
A.C.Fan only blows slowly as a result myTransmission oil gets hot and over flows through the dip stick tube
My car and I were recently rear ended by a careless driver who didn't notice my turn signal or break lights and accelerated into my car. He was up to approximately 35-40 mph (it's a 30 mph residential street that everyone goes 40 average on) when my decelerating (approximately 20-25 mph at time of impact) Accord stopped his Saturn Vue. He hit hard enough to crack his radiator and start leaking motor oil. My Accord took it pretty well, the body damage was confined to the rear bumper and trunk lid, however his Vue went UNDER my Accord - we found his front tag hooked to my tow hook.
We did the typical pull over, turn the cars off (his permanently), call the cops, and exchange insurance. When I restarted my car, which had previously had no console lights on whatsoever and had a full tune-up in the end of January, my check engine and srs lights were on. The air bags did not deploy, but at the time I figured perhaps the force of the impact had shook something lose or just triggered a code. I figured that clearly since I was not at fault, as it was a straight-on rear-ended, my car would be taken care of and be restored to the pre-accident condition, as he has good insurance.
His insurance called me the next day saying that they accepted full liability and that I should take my car to their body shop. I took the car over, had the estimate written, and made sure that I told them about the lights. The intake specialist told me that he had a slightly older Accord that was involved in a rear ender and also had those lights come on and that it was likely just error codes.
Yesterday, when the shop called me to tell me that my car would likely be ready today (it was "ready") they explained to me that while the insurance company determined that the srs light came on because of the impact, the check engine light was due to a front O2 sensor failure, and since I was hit in the rear, the O2 sensor failure was unrelated to the accident.
The tech then told me that they were going to try to clear the code and see what happened. I know enough about physics and cars to determine that while they could try the whole, "clear the error code" thing, I would be taking my car to my mechanic regardless of light status for a re-check.
I picked up the car today and the check engine light was on. I asked the tech what the deal was with that and he told me that the O2 sensor must have been going up and that the error code occurring only and immediately after the accident was unrelated to the accident and therefore the guy's insurance wouldn't cover it.
I'm taking my car to my mechanic tomorrow am, after not really driving it beyond home tonight, and plan to call an attorney for the case tomorrow as well, but my question is, can the force from a 35-40 mph rear ender (net force of approximately 20 mph) damage the heater or O2 sensor itself? I feel like this is probable, because my shoulder and neck are still stiff from the force of the impact, so my body was shaken pretty aggressively while sitting in the front seat, but I'm not a mechanic and I was hoping someone who was could share some information with me regarding the probability of this. I'm concerned that since I am not currently on PT (my doctor wants me to give my shoulder and neck two weeks to recover because of my age and general good health) no attorney will want to take the case, since the ultimate payout to the attorney would likely only be $1,500-2,500 for the case on a standard 1/3 retainer agreement. I work full-time and don't have a law degree, so I'd rather not have to do the case myself, but I am concerned that is what this will come to. Does anyone know of this problem, specifically an O2 sensor "going up" concurrently with an accident and the error code not being sent to the on-board computer until and immediately after the read ender occurred?
How do i fill the transfer case what oil does it take?
Transmission fulid gets hot and overflows from dip stick tube, this only occurs when A.C. is on ,please note that A,C, will not give cold air at idle or at low spweeds but will work at fast speed driving