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The check engine light has been on sense we had it in the shop. We replaced the 02 senser and the plugs and the wires. Now the power stearing went out and we have no idea what it could be this time. Please help.
As soon as i start my car i hear a knocking noise under the passenger side of my dashboard. My heat & air work perfectly fine & the knocking slows down when i go faster. Doesn't seem to affect how my car runs but it's a little annoying & any help would be appreciated!
passenger side works, driver side will not move at all.
which o2 sensor should be replaced? is the sensor pre-catalytic or post-catalytic
I got ran off the road into a small ditch, it didnt cause me to have to stop or check my car. It drove approximately 60 miles that day. The next day I got approximately 25-35 miles and then it started smoking and kicked or jerked then died. It started back up but only for just a moment. I cannot remember if it made a pop sound or bang. I have been asked that question before in regards to this.
When I try to turn it on the fuel pump does come on. But that's all.
Could it possibly be ANYTHING else other than the engine? Is there a way to test something, or do something or some kind of mechanics " trick " as my uncle would say. And maybe to be able to find out or diagnose the ACTUAL and ACCURATE cause or issue?
I have been reading and studying on this for 2 yrs. I dont want to junk it, because its just idiotic to do so, even if it was the engine, the car itself is perfect inside and out, no wrecks, paid off, and you can get a new engine for as little as FREE-$375 depending on who you know. Some people however would pay $1500 or so by taking it to a shop and having to pay there price for a new engine.
Anyway, its worth more than $100-$200 to me.
So while I have had so much time to just read about it, since I have not been able to come up with $375, what a salvage yard has a new engine for, I read that it may be the computer module. Or ECM? Or eccetera. Is this true?
How can I find out? Please can you help me? I thank you more than ever, so very much. Thank you.
nothing wors on my dashboard
The oil is leaking into the alternator and on the belt.
First coil pack and ignition module was used original part , it lasted about 1 to 2 wks, car would still start and run on 2 cylinders. I have been able to put this one back on to get car home to save myself a tow bill. Replaced with a new one same thing lasted about 1 to 2 wks, replaced again with a new one and same thing. Went to different shop and different brand it lasted about 6 to 8 wks. Catalytic convertor, plugs, boots was replaced.
A speaker wire was run from my stereo system to the battery and caught on fire...now my car starts, but wont stay running..my head lights come on ..but not my inside lights wont..what's wrong with my car?