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My kid used my car last night and this morning the battery is dead. I'm thinking he may have messed with the dome light switch and it was on all night. What position should the switch be in normally? It is currently switched to the front of the vehicle.
As a result I have no radio, lights, power windows, power locks, and stuck in park(I figured out how to override that) and in moving to safer parking, the transmission shifts roughly. Is this going to cost a fortune to fix I don't have? This is last car I can buy.
My husband found out why my AC would quit blowing when I stopped or accelerated, but we are having a problem fixing it permanently. Turns out a cable behind the radio that resembles a bicycle cable is jarring loose. We haven't been able to find out exactly what the cable is called, nor where it connects at the other end so that we can check both ends.
Any help is HUGELY appreciated! The manual he got doesn't include this part, & I only found out this the prob by searching threads online. He got me a new stereo a few years back & seems it was disturbed during install but didn't begin disconnecting until recently.
If you can suggest a way to stabilize it that'd be great too! It only seems to come loose during stopping & accelerating as I Said, not @ high speeds or on bumpy roads.
Thank you for your help!
comes on and off at the same time then off.Then again no beeps if seat is not on what could be the problem thnx.
to only do this when the engine is idleing.I've flushed the radiator and filled it with new coolant.Still no change.Any advice?
This problem occurs when the car in also in low speeds like when on surface streets and in slow moving traffic. Turing the heater on actually reverses the engine overheating unless the idle time is extended (as in car idle but not moving).
ECM was replaced as part of the recall 2-3 Years ago. Car will not start after running for a few minutes. All interior lights & radio come on. When turn ignition on everything shuts off...Battery Light, Check Engine & Oil light stay lit. Battery checked out good at Autozone. Have not tried getting fault codes yet.
The A/C was working fine, this morning, but this afternoon it is not saying anything. We recently had our brake lights changed, all 3 went out at the same time, could this be a fuse issue?
Thank you for responding to my question so quickly. It was not the alternator, it was the water pump. Hello! You saved me $1,000 of unnecessary repairs, plus the cost of getting the water pump replaced. Not to mention getting stuck somewhere with an overheated engine.
High pitched whining noise began in January/February and has gotten louder. It can be heard when idle and gets louder on acceleration. Mechanic used a stethoscope to locate the origin. Says it is near the alternator. Wants to replace alternator and belt (forgot the exact name of the belt) for $1,000 minimum. Does that seem normal? No symptoms on the dashboard ... i.e. no dimming of lights and no problems starting the car. This car only has 42,000 miles on it. I am not sure if it is a 1.8 or 2.4 lit capacity. Does a powertrain warranty cover this?
It does not stay on all the time but the vcs off light blinks when it is on. Does not stay on or off and switches by itself. Can you tell me what that is?
it whines but no dimming of my lights or anything, an my rpms I have with it dropping an making my car have a jerking when I am sitting still, or until my temp gauge reaches between the hot an cold temp.
nuts can't be tighten
My check engine light came on recently and my mechanic said it was a problem with the evaporation system so he replaced the vent cellinoid (sp?) and put on a new gas cap. The check engine light is back on again and I'm wondering if anyone has had the same problem and what the issue might be.
Opening with the handle I can hear the pins open or at a least one unlatch. I can also hear the door pin/pins clutch when the door latch button is pressed on the dash. The doors are unlocked. And the door sensor reads door is open. Also the rear wiper and defroster are working right now either, all not working at the same time.
going down the hwy and the belt sch wells and it dies and it won't start?
Check engine light came on with code specific to Bank 1 02 sensor. Had that changed, month later light came back on again, same code. 02 sensor was replaced (in case of defectiveness)2 days later check engine light is on again. Heading in to have it read. IF the code comes back as Bank 1 02 sensor, does that mean the catalytic converter needs to be tested to see if it's triggering the error. I read previous q&a's and there was one that was suppose to link to a page discussing this but the link does not work.
thanks for the help,
How can this be? The PCV is underneath/behind the intake manifold on the 1.8 liter engine and requires the removal of the manifold to reach it. Once there, a new manifold gasket would be required to put all the parts back together. Is there really a RP certified repair facility willing to do the job for $40-$52?
right front brake locks up
My driver-side headlight no longer works on normal low-beam, but it comes on when I shift to high-beam. Would replacement of the headlight (#9003) fix this problem?
as soon as I reach 60 mph, otherwise it feels fine.
AC always blowing cold when button light. No amount of button pushing or changing temp control turns off AC.
overfilled my gas tank, been driving for one year with a bad evap canister. Charcoal on my gas cap and door cover. How bad is it for my car? Whats the repair involve replacement of? Just canister? Thanks!
I recently had my alternator replaced, if I change the battery, how much longer will I have to drive the car to pass test?
When I drive from Palm Springs to Yucca Vally - steep hill - my check engine light comes on when I start back down the hill. The light stays on for 2-3 days then goes off. I took it to mechanic once but the light was off and he couldn't find a problem.
Blower motor stopped working. Have not pulled it to test it yet. It was suggested to me that a Relay may be the problem. I cannot find if and where this relay is located. It's not in the under-dash drivers side fuse box and not in the fuse box under the hood according to the fuse layout in the owner's manual.
Took my car to Autozone when check engine light came on..code said "pressure control solenoid"..goes to garage tomorrow..I only have 31,000 miles on my 2007 Vibe!!
this pole is additional to the taller on top of the vibe.is common to 2006 models but not all 06 models have it