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My PT CRUISER has only 33,600 miles.When I try to start my car it would not start.But the radio and lights came on.The alternator light came on and stayed on.I towed my car to a shop. The shop said the alternator killed the battery. my question is why would my alternator go bad when I have only 33,600 miles on the car and its only 2 years old??To replace the alternator and battery cost $613.30.Which I was not happy to pay.Thank you for your time. Cynthia
How do i change the bulb on the center gear console.
tried changing antifreeze, flushing system, backflushing
the light switch went out, replaced it twice. the switch smokes for a second, works for a short time then goes bad. the only thing that wont work is the dash gauge lights. everything else still works. What is wrong???? can't figure it out ,guessing a short somewhere
When the Ventilation fan is on heat or A/C when in a turn left or right there is a strong Burnt Oil smell? Where is this coming from.
3rd Row Power Fold Seat will not come up. I can hear motor turning or trying to turn. The screw assembly that controls seat is not turning. Motor has Black Plastic piece screwed to the end. Do I need to replace the entire motor, black plastic piece, or entire assembly? Do you know how it comes out?
PRice for part is $35-51. Yet the cost to replace is $570-735. So much labor to replace such an item. Can yyou explain this a bit?
I have a cracked cover on my key, the computer inside is o.k. where and how much to repair it?
recently i have had work done to my car because of staling problems. i had the crank sensor and cam sensor replaced and then later new right shock ti-rods and left ball joint. anyways now my car would not start for me a couple weeks ago it would turn over but the gas did not seem to be keeping it going. now i turn my car on and put my foot on the gas and it starts off at a slow putt and slowly works it way up to sounding like i am reving the gas quickly over and over. also it has over heated a few times when just idling. can anyone help me with what could possibly be wrong with my car?
I added some backup lights to my rig and the other day I was backing down a dirt road and they just went out. All of the reverse lights no longer work. The running and brake lights work fine. Any ideas? I wired the after market lights to the 8pin trailer harness.
Sometimes I have to jimmy with lever & use pretty good force to get it out of Park. Do step on brake pedal.
Had them checked and was told break pads are fine, but when I press brake pedal I hear a squeaking and grinding sound, I think from the front. Any suggestion?
A/C runs fine when driving, but blows hot and idles down when stopped. Any Suggestions?
my altima wont go into 1st or 2nd gear. it goes into 3rd 4th and 5th just fine but when i put the gear selecter into 1st gear i have to realy push it to get into gear. i was thinking maybe syncros but idk please help!!!!
when i hit my brakes i get grinding? like i have to let go of the brakes and press it my abs sensor?? there is a box ontop by the engine the abs. a local mechanic told me i need to replace the abs box which would cost 1000?? the mechanic was meineke and i think they was trying to rip me off.. so a friend told me to unplug the wires and youll just have regular brakes.. i did and so far so good with out abs?? anybody with info please help these ny mechanics cost to much.. thanks