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I know my tensioner pulley needs to be replaced but could it be causing my crankshaft pulley to have to pull harder causing my engine to loose oil? My car is loosing oil very badly a quart every several hundred miles. The crankshaft pulley is squealing some as well. I just don't have the money to go to a mechanic and get charged thousands of dollars and possibly still not have my car fixed.
The radiator is working getting hot top bottom and both sides but I can be backing up and it over heats then I have to wait 30 minutes to an hour for it to cool down with the car off and the heat on
I HAVE 3 REMOTES FOR THE CAR AND ONLY 1 IS ABLE TO OPEN THE CAR, THE OTHERS SET OFF THE ALARM, AND THE 1, THAT I AM USING IS BROKEN I AM SO AFRAID, I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE MY CAR , IF I DONT GET THIS PROBLEM FIX, I CANNOT EVEN USE MY KEYS TO OPEN THE CAR, BECAUSE THE ALARM GOES OFF.
IT IS LIKE SO FRUSTRATING
My ac clicks on acts like it wants to turn on but then nothing is blowing out..i took out the filter in the glove compartment and there seems to be a a round wheel and it started to turn and then it stopped ...im really hoping it isnt my compressor...could it be something else ? Anti freeze? freeon ? Fuse ?
I got stuck on I89 in the State of Vermont. I believe that I got overcharged! I knew that my problem was an alternator. The Vermont State Police called a company that according to the VT Secretary of State has not been authorized to do business in Vermont since 2013!
The bill states:
Enroute Miles: 6.0, Loaded/Towed Miles 11.0. They had to use dollys because of the type of car. Total Cost for towing for 17 miles was $125.00
Then they had to removed the alternator & replace (for which they told me it would take 5-7 business days to get) which I supplied. The housing itself was cracked beyond repair for which the company that supplied me the alternator stated looked like someone "manhandled" it and didn't know what they were doing when they removed it.
They had to remove the engine belt;
They had to Charge the Battery;
They had to remove the power steering Public for the helt removal;
They claimed they had to remove one tire and wheel and torque to 90 foot pounds.
They claimed it took 4 hours @ $60 for a GRAND TOTAL OF $365.00!
The vehicle was towed on Saturday, June 7th, 2015. The owner (who by the way did the towing and repairs himself) told me that the car would be ready on Monday, June 9th, 2015. They hadn't started working on it until Wednesday June 11th, 2015. When they finally got the alternator out they told me it would take 5-7 business days to "obtain" an alternator! At that time I said I would locate one.
Within one hour after going to the shop that refurbishes alternators in this area they said they could not repair it (see above). They sold me a "reconditioned" alternator for about $140.00. I immediately took it back down to this repair shop. They then promised me that it would be fixed by 10 am the next morning. They told me at about 12 noon that it wasn't fixed; that I could not wait for it at their shop; and that if I didn't leave and not come back until they "called me" they would have me arrested!
I called the State Police and they claim that even though this company had been the subject of "numerous complaints" in the past; that they were not authorized to do business in the entire State of Vermont because of their issues with the VT Secretary of State; and that they had numerous violations of the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") including not a simple handicapped parking space as required by federal law that the State Police would not remove this company from the "rotational towing list" used by the Vermont State Police and local police agencies throughout the entire State of Vermont!
After finally picking it up (after having to rent a car from Avis at a cost to me of about $300) I traveled about 20 miles. The alternator light came on, and the car died. The belt on the alternator had come off and broke! I ended up paying another $145 for yet another tow and that repair!
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I bought a new Mazda so I parked my Suzuki in the garage. It was last driven regularly in February. When I started it last week and drove it, the yellow check engine light came on and started blinking. What could cause this since it was running perfectly before I parked it? Could the oil or gas have gone bad or settled? Any help would be appreciated.
If I give it to her and exceed over 50 mph, it goes away.
when i drive in snow road? When i made turn?
When i stock in snow if i give more gas at that time. first it started when i had made sharpe turn ( 90 degree turn) ABS light came, and after that it come quite frequently.
I know it is under the dashboard but can't see it
after driving in heavy wet snow my AWD and heater blower stopped working. Fuses look fine. What else should I look at?