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When I take the battery out, cutting all power to the car, is there anything special I have to do first, like make sure the radio anti-theft code is unlocked, or something similar?
I think all of my electrical problems are steming from the electrical wiring behind the stereo component. Would like to check the wiring connections out, but can't get to them.
I was told if the body control module had poor terminal contact, it could be the cause of my problem.
Have a short in the electrical that controls most of the dash components and also the radio, cigar lights door locks. how do i gain access behind the radio?
The problem of hard-shifting at 15, 30 & 45 mph happens every time I am stopped and start to drive. In December, the local dealership said the pins in the TCM needed to be replaced ($400 and 17 days later). Within 2 weeks, the same exact problem started again. Their next diagnosis was that the Transmission Harnesses were shorting and needed to be replaced for an estimated $1100. Today they call back and say it's not the transmission harnesses but they found water in the transmission. They asked when the last time my radiator was replaced which was 2 years ago. They have misdiagnosed my troubles twice in less than 2 months. The dealership is now telling me that the problem isn't the transmission harneses but that I need a new transmission. The car has 132k miles. It's been a wonderful car almost trouble free. Could the problem be anything else besides a faulty transmission? I hope you can help! Tammy
ANY OTHER THOUGHTS, WIRING HARNESS LOOKS GOOD, COULD IT BE A SENDING UNIT, CAR HAS 142000 MILES , IT CAME ON TUESDAY AND STAYED ON TILL SHE TURNED CAR OFF, ONLY TILL SHE COULD GET TO SHOULDER, AND SET FOR AFEW MINUTES, RESTARTED AND IT STAYED OFF, CHECKED OIL AND WAS 1/2 QT LOW, ADDED OIL TILL TODAY , HAVE CHECKED FOR CODES, SHOWS NONE
When the car is full of gas the gas meter use to go to full then immediately move to the empty line with the light. After replacing the gas sensor the gas meter is stuck in the middle and the wrench tool light is still on.
I have already turned the car off and it still stays on
MY WIFE WAS DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD AN THE CAR JUST STOP. IT WOULD NOT TURN OVER LIKE THE BATTERY WAS DEAD.CHARGED IT HAD IT CHECK OUT AN IT WAS GOOD. SO I HAVE RULED OUT THE THE FUEL PUMP,AN THE ALTERNATOR.
I parked the car at 5a and went to use is again around noon & it wouldn't come out of park. My back passenger brake light has been out for awhile, not sure if that could have anything to do with it.
When my car is idling for a few minutes these will come on. I took it to autozone and they said there was only one code, "Cylinder 2 misfire". This has happened before and before I could get the code read the check engine light turned off, so it had stayed on about a day and a half. Also, it seems that at least the traction control is still working. Is this anything to worry about and what would I do to check this? Thank you in advance.
I shut key off it returns and restart it returns to normal sometime it last and sometime drop back to empty
My transmission has given out. What can I expect to pay to rebuild it?
My car is a Malibu Classic (2004. Driver's bag has hole in it. I think the passenger bag didn't have a hole. If not damaged, can it be repacked?
When i took the bolt out to replace the belt tensioner i got screw filler shavings or what looks like a boltscrew holder inside.. What are the called and how do i ask for them???
steering making a knocking noise when we turn it.
And after that I took to the best buy guy and he hooked up the new stereo. And still don't work... what should I do? Could there be a fuse.. if so which one?
replaced ignition lock and housing (new tumblers, springs to match to original key. Worked fine at home, put it in the car key was turning, after putting the cover, battery and GEAR SHIFT back to park position the key won't turn anymore. I took the cover off the shift assembly and manually shifter gears back and forth to make sure it's sitting it park position. I am able to put the key in and out, but no turning.
turn key nothing check all voltage points power everywhere could not get to park netural switch to check but i think it's ok. have not filled fluid level in steering pump till it is running.
Gas indicators fluctuates between full and 1/2 tank otherwise shows empty most of the time. Tried fuses several times and within 2 weeks the fuses are blown. I find also that my left signals and/or headlights have had to be replaced 2x in past year but have never had to replace the right side. I have had this car 4 years.
car would click when you would turn the key on finally today it wouldnt start at all i was told it was the charging sensor i want to know where it is located on the motor and how hard is it to put on
So far I replaced the gas cap, the selenoid and the charcoal cannister. Still, I can't pass inspection because of the cel, can someone supply me with another remedy?
I click the turn signal on and sometimes it starts to work, blinker going click click and lighting up THEN with it still clicked on it just stops on its own..it just goes dead, no light, no noise of clicking, just nothing. Ill click it on and off and NOTHING. then later while driving it will all the sudden work again. sometimes when they wont work for nothing, if I click my hazzards on for a min it will make the turn signals work again but not always.
gas gauge works sometimes and sometimes not
also checked the fuse and no problem there. Occasionally happened before, but after few trials was able to latch, now having to tie shut
no waterin oil car drove fine for a week and then one day it wouldnt go over 2500 rpm or 40 mph until eventually it wouldnt even start
MY CAR IS STALLING OUT, AND GAS IS LEAKING FROM THE MUFFLER.
Every time I fill the gas tank, the gauge shows full, but after a few minutes the needle falls to empty and I hear the warning indicator that the tank is empty (even though it isn't).
recently purchased with 36,000 miles. took it to shop who replaced evap vent selonoid and told me to drive for 80 miles which i did last nite, however the light is still on , any advice?