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It was working just fine now its just cranking
when trying to pick up speed or even on highway going up hill engine revs up then let off the gas and then push gas again and it will catch this is a 5 speed
This is going to be used to charge phone and video cameras.
My 1998 Chevy Prizm got to where it don't want to pull up hills today and it's been doing it ever since 11 am this morning and I don't know whats making it do it so can someone please help?
About 125,000 miles on it. Owned it since 90k roughly. Every once in a while the engine light would blink on, seemingly random (solid 55 straightaways, usually), then on next day startup or so, would be off. This time it turned on about a week after my last oil change (due for another soon), and has been on since. Had the code checked and it's the same one it's always thrown when I go to have it checked. First guy (bout a year ago) told me system too lean- took out the mass air flow sensor and cleaned it out, was just fine after. Now, someone told me Cat converter is clogged- this is just off of reading his code reader and seeing PO420. Dunno how accurate any of that is.
I'm wanting to know the reason and what I should do in steps to figure it out before I go dumping my money into incorrect solutions.
-I don't know a whole lot about cars, or a good mechanic around here as I recently moved.
Battery must be disconnected to kill the dinner and parking lights every time. With no key in the ignition the parking lights and dinner stay on even with door closed what's wrong
I bought both right and left front vendors, cause of the bottom of both of them are rotted away. would a garage put them on and how would it cost?
When turning left, the blinker won't run the same as if turning right blinker, also it sounds like it's going 100 mph
This this something I can fix myself and what is the problem
I bought the car a month ago and noticed right away that the steering wheel was angled to the right almost 30 degrees. If I let go of the wheel it immediately pulls hard left. It also makes a sound like its grinding or rattling. When I make left turns, even very slowly, it sounds like I'm squealing out. I've been told this is probably just a tie rod and alignment. The tires are fine and have good tread. What other possibilities could it be do you think?
What else would cause the fuel pump to stop working properly.
Other times, have to wait overnight, currently it want start for 2 weeks?????
I was driving my car everything working just fine..... got back in and head lights will not come on....the park lights work back lights work just no head lights not even bright lights will come on....please help
Aome websites have told me in order to change the timing cover gasket I will also have to have a few other gaskets changed as well I need to know if thia is true
Clip looks to be in good condition and according to local parts store gas cap is not a vented one.
Drove the car, everything worked perfect. Parked it and the next day had no headlights. Put new bulbs in lights and dimmer switch, didn't help but this is where it got really bad on me. Now the lights come on auto but then they will go off, if you turn the dimmer on we lose brake lights, interior lights, but will have headlights. I really don't know what is going on here! Any help or advice is appreciated! We also have to things showing up PO420 and PO325 if that has anything to do with it? Thank you, Kathie and John
I love this car, no problems otherwise.
When i speed up the ticking sound gets louder and it stays a constint sound ticking when its stopped. It now having trouble speeding up also. When i herd this i hurryed home not even 5 min from the house the car died and i had to restart it. i was thinking it was the front crankshaft seal needing to be replace alond with the timing cover gasket but im not sure if that is the ticking sound.
I would like to replace the struts the rear struts on a 2000 Chevy Prizm but I cannot figure out where to take the nuts off at
Once this car gets up some speed it does fine but once you slow down for a stop sign or light it idles rough. There has been many things changed. New fuel pump and filter, new coil packs, Mass Air Flow, & new oxygen sensors. Engine light is on also. Please help!
car was running fine. now wont crank, new battery, new fuel pump.
I have checked everything, but there is no sound when I turn the key.. I have tried to start it in neutral, but no luck.
The car is making noises, Air cond is cracking and metal shavings.