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My tranny shifts fine in all gears and when thorttle down it goes fine but when i am at a cruze speed the tranny slide in and out of gear but if i put gas to it she will go into gear and go. doesnt jerk into or out of gear the only way i know is by the rpm. If i go a distance it will stop it for awhile then drag car down and then smell tranny fluid burnen. I have changed speed sensor, and nuetral safty switch sensor.

chilton or

and sometimes it even acts like its going to quit if im at a stop light

battery has full charge but if i fiddle with the black wire for awhile it will eventually start. Is this expensive to fix and can I do anything till I get it to the mechanic this week?

My car will not start and I have bypassed the main security system and changed the fuel filter, pump, regulator, crankshaft sensor, and spark plugs. I have also changed out the fuse relay. All the parts were brand new from Auto Zone and Pepboys. My car still will not start any idea?

Live in Europe, hard to get the right parts. Got hold of a starting engine, looks the same as the old one. Only difference seems to me the little gear on the new starting engine, it is too long compared with the old engine.
I have a 6 cil. Alero, is there probably a difference between starter of the 4 cil?

While driving my battery light came on, then the ABS light came on, then the dashboard started to flicker. I am assuming this is the alternator.

Is it very difficult to change your own alternator?

Do most auto parts stores sell alternators?

What else could it be?

is the rack and pinion bad.

coolant leaking between exaust camshaft housing and head

so how do i get it out? I know I need a new ignition but the key wont turn. It just started last night. If you have help and diagrams to help me through this I would appreciate it.

When i turn the button on for the heater or the air it just won't click to get either. I do not have anything up by the windshield where when you put on the defrosters on i have nothing. So please let me know what the problem is. I have to have this for when winter gets here. Thank you, Also all the heat and air comes out of the air-heater vents. It's a heater switch i think i'm talking about. How often do these go bad on this type of car? and what can i do?

It it the mirror switch or the whole motor?

I made a short trip, and when I got home the car was hissing, opened the hood and there is a little green liquid leaking. Only 1 drop on the ground, but I see some on a hose. I need to get it checked out, I just wanted to know if it is safe to drive to a shop?


when i move the control knob to the dash position it doesn't move the vents, it stays on defrost

It blows cooler on outer vents but only blows cooler air for a few seconds. Only the top two blower switches work on high and higher. Just went out its been extremely hot 100+ past two months. It used to vibrate real bad when in park and ac on now when in park and ac on it doesnt vibratr at all. And seems to have more power maybe. Help!

In first gear (automatic) the car jumps. Otherwise the car shifts fine.

I would like to be able to see by illustration where I have to look to change the flashers of the hazard and turn signals.

car acts like battery is dead, battery is fine. As soon as it is put into neutral it starts. also gauges jump.

i already changed the fuel filter.

we bought it that way.

sometimes thats to hard to do.

HAZARD/TURN SIGNAL MODULE RECALL

Check engine light started flashing, I could feel the car hesitate and didn't have a lot of get up and go while trying to accelerate from a stopping point. I can hear the lifter noise and checked my oil to see if it was low and it was on mark.

Broke,and the key being 7 or 8 yrs old and worn the keysmith can't replica it and no replacement,so b4 I swap out the ignition is that the problem

when i turn off key car turns off but Ignition dosent turn all the way off and dashboard lights(security and battery) stay on.

car has 180000 miles but timeing chain has no slack

the car very abruptly starting making a constant rubbing/grinding noise in the front end especially when driving at lower speeds; the cv axels and rotors and pads have recently been replaced; also the steering has developted aproximately 1.5 inches of play.....everything seems tight and the car doesnt seem to be out of alignment.....

I know there is a trick to getting the oil light out but I can't find it. Some one said it was the fuse panel but I can't even find that. Please help me with this. Thank you.

the speedometer the gas gauge and the odometer nothing is working there is no lights working and i just got the altenator changed whats wrong

Speedometer sticks below the 0 mark since chaning battery???