Question Answered: pinging in my car
March 12, 2010, 02:19 PM
try using a quality fuel injector cleaning with a full tank of 'good' gas. Also might want to replace fuel filter. Sometimes the gas tank has to be cleaned which in that case ii would take to a professional shop.
Question Answered: timing belt
March 12, 2010, 02:09 PM
I agree with bretbs answer. Was wondering if u meant drive belt. If so inspect for cracks or splits or if it makes noise definitly replace.
Question Answered: Replacing Spark Plugs
March 12, 2010, 02:02 PM
make sure ur using the correct type of socket to remove the plugs. If u can see the fitting on the plug u should be able to remove it. You have to use a deep seated socket with a rubber piece at the bottom that protects the fragile part of the plug. Hope this helps.
Question Answered: 100,000 miles service requirements
March 12, 2010, 01:43 PM
I would replace spark plugs and wires if not already done. Also service the cooling system(flush and refill). Replace air and fuel filters. inspect drive belt and check all fluids.
Question Answered: miss at idle and it hesitates when I start up
March 12, 2010, 01:35 PM
your car has a coil on plug igniton which means there are no wires to replace. I would try replacing the spark plugs with new platinum plugs. If this doesnt help u may need new coil assembly.
Question Answered: Front end noise
March 11, 2010, 11:34 PM
First thing i would check is the front drivers side bearing and repack or replace if any signs of wear.
Question Answered: Noise
March 11, 2010, 11:31 PM
the rubbing metal sound reminds me of worn out a.c. pulley noise.if your a.c. does not work this is probably the culprit. Replace condencer or get a drivebelt that by-passes that pulley.
Question Answered: replacing Rear Brake Pads
March 11, 2010, 11:20 PM
I looked up the rear brake replacement cost and its very affordable and does not mention anything about the emergency brake. The emergency brake should have nothing to do with the rear brakes.
Question Answered: my car shakes when cold
March 11, 2010, 11:14 PM
when you talk about this shake when the engine is cold does it constantly shake or would u say its more of a loop? Does it shake then stop and shake and stop again. If you want to locate the source of the shake/vibration i recommend using a small vaccum hose to isolate the sound.
Question Asked: obd II
March 08, 2010, 01:40 PM
I recently replaced opti spark on caprice. Should i have computer reprogrammed and how much does a shop typically charge for this service?
Question Asked: ignition problem-coil on plug ignition type
March 08, 2010, 01:26 PM
car started missing more and more over ashort period of time. with 52000 miles i suspected spark plugs so i replaced them. The problem remained and a scan showed p0304(misfire at cylinder #4). I took the coil from #4 and switched with #2 and the code changed but engine was still missing. Does this sound like a coil assembly and wondering possible causes. Please advise.
Question Asked: catalytic convertors
February 03, 2010, 02:19 PM
Can failing cats cause a hesitation or stumble especially when engine is under load?