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I need to replace the alternator
I stopped to get gas and when i got in to start my car it would not start so I took out the key and all my lights in the car started going off. When I got it jumped it wouldnt start with the key in it but when I took the key out it tried to start on its own 1 time then the second time it started while I had the keys in my hand and it wouldnt go off I unhooked the battery but it kept running then I turned on the air and it went off? Please help my mechanic doesnt even know what is going on?????
The mechanic claimed that the engine only had 37,xxx miles on it.
Before the engine was put in the car it sat for two years. I replaced front brake pads, rotors, rear shoes, and drums replaced three months before the engine went out. Now I have a problem at times, when I apply brakes, a clunking noise seems to come from the back passenger side of the car and then, the car bounces up a down. I've had two mechanics to tell me what they think is wrong with the brakes:
Mechanic #1 - Told me that he test drove the car, took the wheels of, saw that there was alot of rust/brake dust, sprayed the car with some type of brake cleaner. After driving the car less than 5 miles, the noise is back. I took it back, the mechanic does the same thing as the first visit. Again shortly after driving it, the noise is back. The third and final visit the mechanic tells me that the noise is coming from the front of the car and that he needed to "turn my rotors" and "adjust the front pads." This didn't sound right to me. I thought that you "bleed the rotors" and "turn the drums."
Mechanic #2 test drove the car, took the wheels off the car, and told me that one of the back brake shoes were cracked, there is a leak from the wheel cylinder, my drums need to be resurfaced or replaced, front pads, and rotors all need to be replaced. They said that the problem with the clunking noise and bouncing is coming from the rear of the car. They also said that the fact that the car sat for two years could have made all of these parts "go bad."
I'm just overwhelmed with this information. Can you give me your opinion. The engine replacement cost me $1,380. Mechanic #1 - I don't believe is telling the truth nor do I feel is qualified to do the work.
Mechanic #2 - I believe as for as the broken brake shoe is concerned and that there may be a leak, because he showed me the wet area & the broken brake shoes. I find it hard to believe that everything else has to be replaced. This estimate is close to $800.
steering colmn lock plate taken off and what i believe is the lock cyl release pin pushed in it would not release..so i ummm used a slide hammer on it,not a good idea!then my brother did some more on it...trying to break and or pry the cylinder out of the case..now its realy stuck..any ideas on how to remove lock cylinder from case? do i need to remove whole steering colmn,,this car belongd to my late grandfather and iam trying to restore,,thanks D.B
i have replaced the water-pump,thermostat,heater core ,radiator,heating sensors,heater control module and a new radiator cap but still no heat what could this be .its not the blower it blows strong but only cold air and the car doesnt over heat
Is this something that I can change myself, or do I have to go to a mechanic? It's located on the left side of the dashboard.
When it gets stuck on high idle then you shut car off and restart will go back to normal idle for a while but then will get stuck again. I am having to shut car off frquently when in route to get it to stop....getn worse
reading is a misfire on cylinder one i have had the spark plugs changed the boots changed and the ignition coils changed and the starter replaced. what else would and it is still loosing power and cutting off.
Replaced the head set, one of the intake valves, and the push rod which were broken and the engine is still very noisy. When we checked the oil filter there was no oil in it. So than we checked the oil pump and it was fine too. What would cause the oil to not be circulated in the motor if the oil pump was fine?
I just replaced the stock stereo in my Skylark and now the Dashboard and Tail lights are not working (brake lights and interior lights work fine). I checked the fuse and even replaced it with a brand new one and they still don't work.
still has noticable leak that rests in the frame well where the radiator sits, there are small wells and the coolent is there. Had a mechanic put on the pressure "thing" it showed no loss, but I don't know how long he had it on, or how long it HAS to be on before it reveals a loss of pressure. The radiator was replaced two years ago, spark plugs, wires, all hoses connected with the radiator, BUT DID not REPLACE the water pump OR the thermostat. How effective would be having a diagnostic dye put in? IF it is the water pump, OR the thermostat, would the diagnostic dye reveal THAT? I am having a cow
1993 Buick Skylark, 6 cyl.
key will not go back to stop engine
i am trying bto change bad starter
The knob that turns on/off my headlights/parking lights has broken off the switch shaft. Since this is a 1997 Skylark, an exact replacement knob is unavailable in most, if not all, stores. How can I find a substitute knob?
6 cyl 3L skylark grand coup. replaced radiator, head gaskets done, rewiring, replaced blower fan fuse with amber 40, replaced relay, hoses replaced, platimum spark plugs and wires, replaced thermostat, replaced heater core. it leaks antifreeze. why?
I just bought a 1996 Buick Skylark with 47,000 miles on it and would like to locate the recommended maintenance intervals. Are they posted on the Internet? The car didn't come with an owners manual. Thank you!
Removed all fasteners and storage console from seat... 3 bottom bolt/screws do not have anywhere to attach to through metal on lower seat center mount. This mount has much larger opening than necessary. Is there supposed to be a clip or nuts. Cannot find any inside or underneath. Thank you!
i was repairing power windows and fuse blew and stopped the car from strating and everything else from working. looked for window fuse under colum and it didn't have one for it and all other fues under there o.k. looked under hood and found no fues panel box.....,what the heck did i do to stop everything from working and the car not starting. have brand new generator and battery only a week old.....
this happens all the time replaced head gaskets, fuel pump, fuel filter. any ideals
I am trying to replace the front brakes but can't get the calipers off what tool does it take to get the 2 bolts out?
150,000 miles. Recently replaced heater coil and starter. In the last 2 months have replaced fuel pump, radiator, battery and hoses. Towed because car would not start. Did a complete tune up with replacement of ignition coil. Again car would not turn over. Replaced ignition coil. Car ran for 3 days, now she won't turn over. What's the problem?
Previous to this car did shake while at a stop.
When the car is first started and I put my feet on the gas the car acts as if it want to go and it feels as if it stalls put once it is going it picks up speed the way it is supposed to. I changed the spark plugs, wires, and coils.
my 1990 buick skylark keeps blowing the fuse for all of the lights except for the headlights. this is so frustrating and i cant figure this out to save my life. please help me
How do you reconnect cable to handle?
What is best way to lubricate cable?
When I turn on the heater and the air conditioner, I hear like an air escape but it is not working, What can be the problem?
Isn't the lock ,up clutch deactivated by the brake curcuit?
Low coolant light remains on. Sensor replaced there are no leaks. waterpump and all seals and gaskets replaced. No leaks. Pressure Tests done. Car also driven 250 miles No Problems. Is there a Diagnostic test for the circuitry and if so can you provide info re: codes? Wiring diagrams for this problem. Thank you.