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I carefully changed out my spark plugs and wires but I striped out the battery post. Now Ive had to charge the battery to leave for work got it charged died after I got to work after but when I came out it started as soon as I started the car and the auto shop checked the battery and the cranking amps and starter and said everything was fine I di d arc the battery after changing the wires hook up neg first Now the car is shutting off should I the side post connection? The car cranks back up after it dies radio still playing. Cranks up and doesn't hesitate.Did I fry a sensor

I have to floor it at 35 mph. It seems like something is clogged. what can I do?

I have replaced the IAC valve and the spark plugs and wires and did check all fluids. now the car is still stalling out. I all so found out that the car is over heating and the cool fan will not cut on to cool the engine down. What can I do to fix these issues.

The car is making a loud noise and I'm told it needs a complete exhaust system How can I do this very cheapAnd the engine light goes in and out

newbattery x1week ago. Problem continued, fuse replaced.ran. checked bymechanic.

The problem was diagnosed as a bad starter, which was replaced. Problem reappeared within 24 hours. It occurs when the car is first started. Starts after the engine is warmed up are OK. Fluids seem OK, no oil in the coolant. It's summer time, so not suspecting water in the gas. Don't know when the last time the fuel filter was replaced. No special noises noted. No diagnostic codes available. Any ideas?

Yesterday is the first day I heard this sound, it's a horribly loud vibrating sound coming from the belt area.

Today after driving the vehicle for a 15 minute errand I start to hear the sound again. I pop the hood to figure out what exactly near the belt the sound is coming from.

I figured out what it was, because after I started the vehicle I started seeing sparks flying out from around the part, I told the person to shut the car off immediately and the part was smoking too. The cylinder was also blue tinted in color where the rest looked more silver. (I think it was piping frickin hot.)

When looking under the hood from the front of the vehicle starting from the farthest away from you there is the power steering (clearly marked), then comes another cylinder slightly below the first one and looks like it's mounted right below the engine.

What is this? How hard is it to fix? How much does the part cost? Can I risk limping it to a repair show or will that destroy my engine?

Any advice would be greatful.

After washing the engine the cooling fans stay on. I have taken the wire connetions apart and aired dried them then sprayed them with CRC Lectra-Motive Electrical Parts Cleaner

Do you have any idea how to troubleshoot this problem before I take it to the insurance company to do the repairs of the accident

On the day of the accident we were hit passenger rear quarter panel. It looked like it was okay to drive after being moved a foot or 2 to the side. It seems to be able to drive. We drove off and the next day it didn't start. Service engine light came on when trying to start. The engine is turning over but won't start. It sounds like it's not getting fuel to start. Is there a cut off switch in the rear to keep the car from starting if there is a problem with the fuel tank.

I had stopped for gas as I was running on empty. I hadn't driven it for a few weeks. The mpg have been slowly decreasing.I was at a red light and I spilled my drink, then noticed the radio went out and that the car was no longer running. There is a hole where my cigarette lighter should be but is not because of an attempt to fix it. Could it be my fuel filter got gunked up from sitting and being so low in gas or could it be that the drink got into my fuse box? what would it specifically be that would cause the car not to start? It sounded like it wanted to crank but it wouldn't.

changed all 4 spark plugs, but nothing else. what should I do next to fix car. thanks

Car running hot fan not coming on what could it be?

The cable behind the dash broke which causes my air conditioner to only blow through the front vent. I cannot change it to defrost or to my feet. Does anybody know what that cable is called so I can get a replacement? I got it checked out and the repairman said it was the cable, but didn't tell me what it was called. Thanks for the help

Check engine light on got a PO410 code what's wrong g

I have a 2000 Saturn SL1 that has been stalling randomly when I'm at a light. Also when I'm driving on the highway sometimes when I brake it will stay at that RPM and rarely it has even gone higher for a second as if I was revving the engine! I think it has a low idle (hovers around 600 RPM. It had a CEL with the codes P0130 (O2 Sensor Circuit Malfunction Bank 1 Sensor 1.) and P0410 - Secondary Air Injection System Malfunction.

I replaced the O2 sensor and had the light reset. It came back on a few hours later and when I got it checked the same lights were on along with three more:
P0300- random multiple misfire
P0302- Cylinder 2 misfire
P0133- HO2S Slow Response Bank 1 Sensor 1

I replaced the spark plugs, wires, and coils, and reset the light and I still got the codes for the cylinder 2 misfire, and secondary air injection system.

Couple weeks later got it checked again and had the same codes show up but this time it took around two days for the CEL to come back on. This time it only had the secondary air injection code pop up.

One mechanic said my catalytic converter could be clogged. Another said I might not be getting proper compression.
My question is could the cylinder 2 misfire have taken those two weeks to correct itself after I replaced the spark plugs, wires, and coils (which didn’t look all that bad)? Why would the O2 sensor code come up right after replacing it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Car at idle runs good but at a stop or take off car bogs n gradually catches speed after 20 mph. Anybody have this problem