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Car is very difficult to start in morning. When putting key in, speedometer engages and makes a ticking sound. Turns over or tries to on 7th or 8th try then fully turns over, next time you start the car it is fine. Is it a battery issue or possible electrical issue?
When accelerating the car makes a loud whining sound, the sound is not there when driving normally. There is also a clunking sound coming from underneath car sporadically. You hear it sometime from rear passage side, next time it is the middle of the car. There is no rhyme or reason to the sounds.
My car took several tries to get it started. Took it to have battery tested. Battery was fine, didn't receive bad gas everything looks good, then they couldn't get car started. Determined it was the BCM because they couldn't get it to reset. My mechanic (very trustworthy) towed it to a GMC dealer who replaced the BCM. They say car starts but wont move/no power and the transmission needs replacing, the trans fluid is very dark and a burnt smell. Car is only at 82500 and it isnt recommended til 100,000 miles. Had it towed back to house but tow truck driver drove it around the block and said he didn't feel/see any problems. Would it be worth having my mechanic change or flush the trans fluid? Was the dealer just screwing with me?
I had the brakes replaced little more than a year ago. Lately when you brake (more so when you put harder pressure on the brakes, not so much during light braking)you hear a rubbing noise from front of car. The brakes work fine, there is no fear of not stopping from that noise, but, what are the potential causes?
On an older car, are you suppose to have the coolant flushed more that once every 2 years? I went to Duke of Oil for an oil change and they said the coolant service was necessary as the engine could crack or cracks could happen in other areas. I told them it had been done just a year ago, but, they insisted it was needed. Did I just get scammed or because the car is 16 years old it was necessary? They showed me a tube of the coolant and it didn't look murky or cloggy looking.
On occassion there is a popping sound that comes from the rear passenger side of the car. It has happened when coming to a stop or going over a bump (doesn't happen all the time) and the back of car sometimes feels like its sliding (tires are all brand new and that has happened when road is not wet)
When I am braking, pulling in/out of somewhere, the car makes a loud creaking or grating noise from underneath. Sounds like its coming from the drivers side underneath. I had the brakes replaced in January, so it's not them. What else could be causing this?
When I start my car there is a loud noise, like a match is being struck. It use to only happen during colder weather, but, is happening more often now. Is it the starter?
My front driver's side tire was the only one spinning in about 5 inches of snow (when my brothers ford focus got through no problems). Does this indicate a problem with the awd? Or a tire problem?
The owners manual says use Dex-Coolant (pink). When I've had coolant flushed at Oil Express theirs was orange. I just had it flushed at my mechanics and they used a universal "green" coolant which they say is acceptable. Is it or do I need to have it changed again?