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I can lock both front doors with key. Not back. If I push the lock button on either back door, I hear a "static" sound. Next morning my battery is dead. Started two days ago.
Service engine light is on. Took to AutoZone for diagnostic and when it was plugged in to car, the device turned off and wouldn't give diagnostic results.
Put freon in car today and drove it up the road. Now it won't start. The lights and radio come on but just doesn't start. Changed alternator not to long ago also. What could it be?
It was running last summer.
153,000 miles on vehicle. Never changed the filter. I can't locate where the filter is.
Guess who ever had car before rigged one of spark plugs. Looks stripped. Had hard time taking out but finally got it out. Tried to put new plug but won't stay. Put old one back in & it stays but it looks as it needs to be replaced. Any ideas on what to do? Replaced others with no problems. So has all new but one. So leave as is or will it do more harm?
Or anything else need to be replaced as well?
Is there only one belt that runs everything or more?
Any special instructions when replacing alternator?
and also i have noticed lately that when im low on gas the car sputters and acts like it want to stall them comes out of it.
When pulling out car shut off and acts like it wants to shut off while driving or slowing down. Then didn't want to start. Waited awhile then started and drove like nothing ever happened. What could it be?
Camshaft sensor was replaced Tuesday. Came home from work and turned off car for about 10 minutes. Got back in car to pick up son from school and car would not start again.
When accelerating my car acts like it doesn't want to go and then the check engine light begins flashing and then stays on.
replaced battery now cant pass inspection said moniters not ready
Idling fine in park or neutral, once i put it in gear or come to a stop I have to keep giving it gas or it it will die. Now today it started dying like that while in neutral, I had to keep my foot on the gas to keep it runing, and a ton of smoke would come out my exaust every time i pressed the gas, also my temperature gauge showed it was getting hotter. HELP ME PLEASE!!??
My car started making a weird pinging noise, and I could feel the tempo of the pinging on my foot. My friends and I pulled over a few seconds after heard it. My friends look at my engine and pulled on a plug and it was attached to this grey piece of plastic and there were 4 of them. The piece of plastic was covered in oil. He pulled out each one at a time and the other three were bone dry. Then, he looked inside the opening the plug was in, and he said that something was causing the oil to not go to the engine. Then we checked the oil, and it was bone dry. So we go to buy oil, put it in and I drove about 10 miles and the car dies. Before it dies, the car would shake while it idled. I just got an oil change from Jiff Lube about a week before this happened. Is there any way this could be their fault? What should I do? Do I take it to the same Jiffy Lube so they can repair it, or should I not waist my time because it is an old car?
do I access from outside or inside trunk, and where are the screws located
Recently, in a very limited and random fashion, when turning the key, the dash lights come on, but no noise or engine turnover, also the gear shift won't budge. It's almost like out of 50 start attempts, there will be 49 starts that go as normal, but then there's the random one where this happens, and then after a short wait (5-20min), it will start up like nothing was ever wrong.
the harder i put the brake pedal down the more it revs up; then it will just return to normal --- doesnt happen all the time at periodic times
Cranks alot but will start. Once running runs fine.
i have 75000 miles and the check engine light is on and check oil light it also is idling very high when i shift to reverse it is still idle very high it is like i am shifting out of gear
changed the thermistat
First it was not taking a charge, I think the compressor may be damage but, the mechanic told me that i may have a problem with the accumulator. is there a way i can do this job or how much time does it take for a shop to do this work. thanks.
it is not double over head cam
Also speedometer/odometer does not work.
Manual Transmission. Car in reverse, sitting still, release clutch to back up. Loud pop. Car will not move. Can shift to all gears and even sounds like transmission is engaging. Car does not move, engine revs as if it is moving. Can almost feel a little push as if the car is trying to move.
Why does my car not start after a short trip. Not the battery, starter or alternator. Works fine all winter long. Come summer, after the cold start in the morning, it won't start again..sometimes for hours. Please help!!!!
I have a 2002 Saturn SL1 and all of a sudden my car doesent work in reverse and now it also when I'm in Drive the car seems to shift hard. I checked the transmission fliud and that seems to be fine. The only thing that I can think of that I have noticed with my car is that I have to keep refilling my Coolent. Would that have anything to do with my car issue? Anyone know about how much this may cost me to get fixed and possibly where to take it that is reliable?
then it will go off by itself
When the check engine was on it gave me a code (410). I needed to get my catalyc converter fixed due to air escapeing a defected pipe. I had the pipe repaired but not the catalyc converter itself. My check engine light did go off but now my monitors will not clear, How can I clear them?