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It happen at night when i went to the store as i was headed home i turn on my headlights and the car shut down

according to code is states shifting solenoid failure but shift normally light went out on its own and then on again

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how do I replace the 3rd brake light (center - mounted in the rear window) on a 1999 Chevrolet Prizm? Does it have a bulb?

The original lasted 37,387 miles. I put Bridgstones and Delta's on, same thing, about 30,000 miles? The Bridstones had a 60,000 mile warranty.

Have problem in the a.m. starting car. Up till this point it would take a jump. Cleaned the battery terminals but now the key won't turn and can't take the car out of park. I've tried putting the steering wheel in another positon but the key won't turn. Help!

Engine started to miss and continued to get worse. Took it to get diagnostic check and it came back plugs and wires, which we did. Car ran great but as day worn on, same problem, when at a light it would miss and sputter and upon accel would do the same. At constant speeds it runs fine. Redid the diagnostic and came back possible cat converter problem. It seems to get worse as the day wears on. Ideas??

Are there any cheap/reasonable/simple options to reduce oil consumption such as using a onetime/long-term oil additive or convert to synthetic?
I’ve owned the vehicle since it had 108,000 miles on it. Oil consumption then was 1 qt. every 3,000 miles. The engine now has 157,000 miles on it and currently uses 1 qt. around 2300 miles on a fresh oil change. It uses the 2nd qt. by 4000 miles which is when I change the oil & filter. I always use a quality conventional oil that meets API SM, SL Service Classification and manufacturers' U.S. warranty requirements. It also meets or exceeds ILSAC GF-4. I’ve tried several different brands but consumption continues to increase. There are no leaks. I use this vehicle for an 80 mile daily commute with 98% highway speeds. I want to avoid costly (internal engine) repairs. Would using full synthetic help after a few oil changes? If so, what are the precautions I should follow for the conversion to synthetic?

heard rattling noise in motor. at first they thought it was the tensioner- was not. now they believe it is the crankshaft pulley

I smelled something burning inside the car one day while driving home. Evidently it caused a short and this problem starting occuring. Note: I have no idea what burned and can only sumize the smell came from behind the dash

steering wheel and car shakes when I accelerate mostly between 45-65 mph, I just rotated and balanced tires tho? the engine light is on, maybe the engine doesn't have enough power?

Had oil change and serpentine belt replace last month. Car hesitates when I hit gas and conks out when I get to a red light.

IT STARTS WHEN I PUT THE CAR IN GREER. IT JUMPS 1ST.WITH A THUMP, THEN YOU HEAR THE NOISE SOUND LIKE A TRUCK.

need emission system quote 600 dollars/toyota engin

how change 2000 cheve prizm emission control system vent

Living in Arroyo Grande, Ca... what does the state emissions require for this catalytic conveter part? Does it have to be GM certified? My dealership said it did...This would cost much more for the part... Is it really necessary? I don't have a lot of funds for repairs..
Sincerely,

Debbie Sorensen

how much would it cost to buy and install a catalytic converter

Need to replace fuse due to the fact my taillight is out. What type of fuse do I need.

129000 miles and burns 1qt oil between changes (3000 miles)is that normal or a sign of bad things down the road?

The seller confirmed that the car burns about 1qt oil between changes.
Is this something that will get worse or a sign of serious problems

a/c compressor blew a seal need a good used compressor

We need the cigerett lighter to run our GPS and it is burned out. We took it to Martin chevrolet and Redmonds Repair and they do not know how to fix it.

I get a loud and continuos noice when I trun off the A/C. It sounds like it may have to do with the A/C clutch. It goes away when the A/C is turned back on. Is this something that I can fix myself? What parts would I need? Thanks.

any speacial toll needed to replace inner bearing

where is fuel pump located

Does anyone know how to fix the air conditioner in a 2000 Chevy Prizm? I live in Arizona and it's been getting really Hot 110 ° F Does anyone know if I can fix the problem?

Check engine light came on in April, had oxygen sensor replaced after receiving scan from Troubleshooting : PO171, then had fuel pump replaced after diagnostic from Chevy Dealer said need new fuel pump because of low pressure. The Probable cause from the first scan said 1) If bank one and two codes set together suspect 2) fuel pressure or MAF sensor 3) Oxygen sensor defective 4) Ignition misfire-repair 5) Fuel injector problem The CEL went out for a brief time after receiving car back from auto repair person, but as soon as I was down the hwy a half mile it came back on. Please help me with next step. Thanks!

its a 1994 geo prizm new clutch new shifter cable problems getting into fourth gear is it possible wrong length shifter cable or do u think shifter synco is out never had problem before new cable and new clutch please advise

I have a 02 Prizm LSi 4AT with 124,000. Check engine light came up with this code P0446 (Evap Emission/Control System Vent/Circuit Malf), gas cap is new, new iridium spark plugs, air filter, gas treatment cleaner. Im afraid if i take it to a mechanic im gonna get ripped off. I wanna be clear of what items should be changed with this code P0446? Thanks.

where can I buy a used compressor

do you have a diagram