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Question Answered: Putting reverse gives a jerk.
December 30, 2008, 03:21 PM
I'm not familiar with your specific vehicle, but some things that can cause this are a high idle speed, worn or broken motor or transmission mounts or low transmission fluid level. If all these are ok, then you can look into flushing the transmission fluid and replacing the filter.
Question Answered: intermittent check TOD warning light
December 30, 2008, 02:42 PM
The TOD light flashes when a code stored in the TOD system. You will need to have a shop pull the codes and diagnose the fault.
Question Answered: Will not start
December 30, 2008, 02:34 PM
When a vehicle cranks over, but doesn't start, there are several things that can cause this. You need to check for the appropriate fuel pressure and make sure the injectors are firing properly. The ignition system needs to be checked to see if the spark plugs are firing, and that the timing is correct. In addition to these things, the engine timing needs to be checked. You can start by checking trouble codes and see if any are stored as this may help direct you to the cause of the problem.
Question Answered: top intake radiator
December 29, 2008, 09:06 AM
When the plastic "neck" of the radiator is broken, then you will need to replace the radiator. Be very cautious when it comes to the cooling system, overheating the engine will do thousands of dollars in damage very quickly!
Question Answered: Fixed - now brake lights stay on
December 29, 2008, 08:56 AM
You will need to look at the owners manual for the fuse location. You may want to look at the brake light switch, if for some reason the shop was working in that area, they may have bumped the switch and affected the adjustment, causing the brake lights to stay on.
Question Answered: Car making funny noise
December 29, 2008, 08:53 AM
It's important to see if any of the pulleys are out of alignment, if so, they will need to be corrected. If all the pulleys are aligned correctly, then look at the condition of the belt, if it has cracks, then it should be replaced. If the belt appears OK, then it may be glazed or contaminated, or you may have a bearing in one of the pulleys that is starting to fail.
Question Answered: engine shuts off while driving
December 29, 2008, 08:48 AM
If the engine is shutting off instantly, then it sounds like you may have an electrical component that is shutting off. This could be a relay that controls the fuel pump, the fuel pump, or an ignition related component. It's unlikely related to the fuel filter, or the charging system. Have a shop check the trouble codes for you and see if any codes are stored, this is a good place to start.
Question Answered: Won't start in cold weather
December 27, 2008, 08:00 AM
So when it's under 40 degrees, the engine is cranking over, and the fuel pressure is zero? Have you checked for any trouble codes?
Question Answered: ABS & Brake light
December 26, 2008, 05:54 PM
You'll have to have the codes read out to determine the cause. Could be a low battery voltage, bad ABS sensor or a bad control module, but without the codes, these are all just guesses!
Question Answered: Engine idle
December 26, 2008, 05:52 PM
A Check engine light can come on for many many reasons. The first step is to check the codes, before that you can perform a visual check of the wires and hoses, but that;'s about it. If you can get the codes and post someone can give more info.
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Car Review: 2005 Nissan Armada
December 01, 2008, 12:28 PM
My experience with the Armada came when my car was in the shop and I rented one of these. I liked the interior, very nice, an tons of leg room. Nice power too!
Car Review: 1998 Volvo C70
December 01, 2008, 12:19 PM
The C70 is a fun car to drive! I think it is the first Volvo convertible, and although I had a few problems with the top and the windows, they were addressed under the Volvo warranty. When the sun is out, the C70 is a blast!
Car Review: 1990 Volvo 240
November 04, 2008, 03:22 PM
I had too many problems with my Volvo 240 wagon. It had starting problems, the ball joints wore out, and the a/c blower fan didn't work. I only had it for a few months and had to sell it, I couldn't find a good mechanic too fix the starting problems.
Car Review: 2003 Honda Element
November 04, 2008, 03:15 PM
I have 95,000 miles on my 2003 Element and I love it. I take it everywhere, in the dirt, snow and mud and it has been great. I can fit a lot of stuff in it for camping and fishing and it cleans out easily. I had a problem with the shocks but Honda replaced them for free! I will buy another Honda!
Car Review: 2001 Chrysler Sebring
October 29, 2008, 01:55 PM
I had the heater fan go out, and the door makes noise when I open and close it. Other than that, no problems except normal wear and tear stuff. I've had it for 2 years, so we'll see what happens over the next couple...
Car Review: 2005 Lexus RX330
October 29, 2008, 01:51 PM
This is the best car I've owned. Power is good, handles well, it has a really good "feel" to it. It's a solid vehicle. I don't think I'll get a car without GPS and a rear view mirror camera again!
Car Review: 1999 Volvo S80
October 29, 2008, 01:46 PM
I thought buying the new S80 would be a good idea, and I was wrong. I bought the T-6 the first year it came out and had many problems. Check engine light, bulbs that constantly burn out, and oil leaks to name a few. It was a nice car to drive when all was working, but it had too many problems. I heard they fixed many of the problems after a couple years, but stay away from the 1999 model!
Car Review: 1995 Ford Aspire
October 29, 2008, 01:40 PM
This may be the most aptly named "car" on the road. The dictionary def. of Aspire is "to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal", and in this case that goal is for one day to be a real car! I rented one for a week because my car was in the shop and it had no power and a very inexpensive feel about the whole thing. I guess that's what you get for less than $10k.
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