Question Answered: engine missing
December 17, 2009, 12:25 PM
I would still get the diagnostic codes checked, a code may be stored even though the light is not on. And check for vacuum leaks, it may be that there is a leak but it isn't bad enough to turn on the check engine light, but bad enough to start affecting the engine performance.
Question Answered: sloppy gear shift
December 17, 2009, 12:23 PM
It needs to be determined if the sloppiness is in the shift linkage or in the transmission. Sounds like it may have been determined that the shift linkage bushings are worn, and this would appear to be a good possibility. I think you're making a good decision to take it elsewhere.
Question Answered: Gas smell inside car
December 17, 2009, 12:19 PM
You may be smelling a fuel leak, exhaust leak, or the heater core could be leaking. It's hard to know without actually smelling the odor and inspecting the vehicle, I suggest you take it to a shop, have the technician smell the odor and see what they suggest.
Question Answered: Will not start
December 17, 2009, 12:16 PM
This needs to go to the shop that did the work. An inspection of all the wiring that was affected during the heater core removal needs to be inspected.
Question Answered: car dies while driving
December 17, 2009, 12:14 PM
Yes, it can be one of the battery cables. If you can reproduce the problem (lights coming on) then perform a check of the battery, alternator and cables at that time. If it is hard to reproduce, perform a voltage drop test on the cables, this may uncover an issue.
Question Answered: heater not blowing hot
December 17, 2009, 12:11 PM
I would have the thermostat replace for starters. If it is OK, then check that the blend air door is operating properly.
Question Answered: front o2 sensors replaced
December 17, 2009, 11:43 AM
Why were they replaced? Was the check engine light on? If so, do you know the codes that were stored?
Question Answered: Check Engine Light
December 17, 2009, 11:41 AM
It's coming on because the engine computer is seeing a problem, have the diagnostic codes checked next time the light comes on, and have the problem diagnosed. Continuing to drive it in this condition can due further damage, so get it looked at.
Question Answered: Mis Firing
December 17, 2009, 11:38 AM
Move away from Dripping Springs! Just Kidding.
I would check the ignition system, does it have ignition wires, cap and rotor? If so, these need to be checked.
Is it setting and diagnostic trouble codes?
Question Answered: TRACTION CONTROL LIGHT ON
December 17, 2009, 11:34 AM
You need to get the diagnostic codes read out from the computer, then follow the diagnostic test that is associated with those codes. This is best left to a shop that has the tools, equipment and technical info to do this correctly.