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Stopped for gas, removed key from ignition and alarm went off. I assumed I accidentally hit the panic button on the remote so used the remote to silence alarm. After filling up car would crank but would not start. Tried turning key to on and could hear the fuel pump running. Opened trunk to see if I had a flashlight. Popped hood, reseated coil wire. Thought about what tow company to call for a few minutes. Tried again and it started right up and ran fine. As it is a 2001 Cabrio, can the immobilizer let it crank but not start? It reminds me of an old problem with an MG called a vapor lock. But I don't think vapor locks are problems any more. I'm glad it started, but without finding the cause means it could happen again without warning. Any ideas? It would almost be better if it did not start so I could find the problem.

Burped air but no coolant circulating.Pump looks intact, no noises, leaks, impeller is intact. Could water pump seem good but have impeller spinning on shaft?

I used the top down on the way to tennis, then put it back up. No problem. The next day nothing would haven. Not even slight movement or sound. What could it be?

When I've been driving lately, when I make turns, a little red gas can indicator turns on, beeps, and flashes. I was wondering what could be the cause of this issue and how I could handle it

I have a 99 cabrio gl manual 5speed transmission and the idle is bad it stays around 1rpm but goes a little above and a little below when I am at a stop like a red light stop sign ect. it shakes when its in idle I changed the plugs but they looked fairly new but they were ngk not bosch I replaced them with ngk plugs again forgetting they recommend bosch. could that be the problem them simply not being bosch plugs? I do most of my car work myself because I am a single mother of 2 young children and labor is simply to expensive for me. this started a few weeks ago and does this everytime I drive it. sometimes after its warmed up from driving a while the idle is ok but then it starts again within the same drive to my destinations. it has misfired a few times not many but the idle is an everyday thing.

changed spark plugs. Then got distributor cap. Car running rough hard to keep running. Engine light on and off. Changed air flow sensor and still running rough. Diagnostic at autozone pointed to air sensor. What else could be causing bad airflow

I TRIED SETTING MY CRUISE AND IT DOES NOTHING.

I just replaced the coolant expansion tank in hopes of stopping a coolant leak and the sensor connector just won't clip on, it seems like the prongs on the new tank are slightly closer together than the old one but not by much, any one else run into this problem?

Replaced left half shaft (torn boot) and right side bad upper motor mount.

when i turn the key i can hear a click sound coming from the fuse/relay area. i had the starter tested and was told it was good. the battery tested good as well and i made sure all my connections were tight and secure. i can seem to get it to ture over its driving me nuts because im sure its somthing little im just over looking.

car started a while ago now i press clutch and turn key over and get nothing. had my brother wiggle wires around and kicked over once now nothing. any idea where to start?

The car runs fine after the sun comes up and it gets closer to noon, but won't start in the morning. Sometimes it will fire up and run for 5 or so seconds, and then quits. I had the fuel system checked and the mechanic says that it is an electrical problem that he is not equipped to deal with. He told me to go to the dealer, but I am worried about the cost. Has anyone else had this problem? There is also an intermittent "check engine" light as well, but this pre-dates the start up problem.

what is the oily water type substance leaking from passenger side of my cabrio. large puddle then stopped

I have a vw golf cabrio v reg and this last year I have noticed an intermittent fault where the car suddenly loses power. It slows down and the dash lights come on to show stalled. It happens on and off but more when petrol tank down to quarter full. I have had a mechanic use diagnostic and the results were

01243 intake manifold valve short circuit

01249 inj 1 short circuit
01250 inj 2 short circuit
01251 inj 3 short circuit
01252 inj 4 short circuit

00635 o2 sensor heater circuit short circuit with ground intermittent.

since then ive had new cat and lamda sensor and took to jct 600 volkswagen who gave me a print out of faults but could not link my problem to any of them..those results in red were...

servo pipe split
Coil pack earth lead broken
dizzy cap rotor arm
spark plugs and ht leads.

since then I was advised by another mechanic it could be ecu..but when trying to replace this part I was told it does not exist for my make and model..apparantly my car is a mark 3.5?
can anyone shed more light on this please. Im from west yorkshire area thanks...

specifically the location of fuse for convertible roof motor

I replaced the air mass, coolant sensor coil, wires .Car will start and run sometimes. I seem to have an erratic weak spark. What else besides the coil will cause this thanks tom

Can excelerate after a complete stop?

I replaced air mass, coil, wires, coolant sensor. wont always start. disconnect the battery and it starts and runs fine for a day

the things that need to be fix are the time belt, air flow sensor, coolant sensor and flange and cap and rotor. Is it worth getting these repairs done?

Replaced wires,plugs,cap and rotor
IGet 16.4 mpg from 24mpg

I am afraid to drive the car. How can I get this cheaply fix?

air and rain enters the passenger side window.

the car was sold as is it drove ok not going over 35 mph. The new owners drove it away going faster and farther and the car broke down on them, saying it was smoking and spewing. They demanded their money back and now my car doesnt move. What happened.

I think that it could possibly have something to do with a part in the shift. Could it be caused by a faulty electro magnet? If not what could it be. When the key is turned no sound is made. I have removed the shift cover assembly and have been able to start it by fiddling with the electro magnet but it does not start up 100% by doing this. I only wish you guys would be local to me. Thanks for any/all suggestions.

I put oil in and the light stopped for two blocks and started again. It seems I am leaking bad! Can it be fixed or is it a costly problem?

I accidently left the AMF switch disconnected after making another repair. the car ran for several days without issue and then died and would not restart

I just bought this used car. As I was driving it jumps into neutral ( maybe hit a bump), did this 3 times within an hour.. but it tends to not want to go into park or while in neutral I can still push gas pedal and it goes. I want to know IF this is the problem. A man looked at it and said the cable was stretched a bit.

It only occurs when I am going more than 35 mph. If I open the windows, the noise decreases slightly, but is still there. I am almost certain it is in the interior - not the engine. It started 3 days ago.

Side note:
Vent has always also made a small rustling noise when I have the main vents (over the center console) blower on foot. I have to toggle the drivers vent and the center console vent to make it not make any noise...

Anyone else experience this at all?

I can not see where the leak is comming from. It looks like it is near the oil filter. Only leaks when engin is running.