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Question Answered: Electrical system died on Interstate
April 02, 2015, 09:17 AM
You sound like a DIY, is there a warranty on this trans work?, Have there ever been any electrical issues prior? How many miles? What dash lights came on, check engine light or just the regular lights? Was the vehicle sitting up in a garage or open area? Did you actually get a chance to check all fuses, If vehicle dies out and restarts, that is a problem, possible fuel pump, fuel filter, and fuel did you use 2 year old fuel or did you drain the tank? check for broken or disconnected electrical wires. It seems that it took a while to restart? How are the battery cables, wires, and terminals looking. If vehicle was stored outdoors animals may chew on exposed wires? You may have a wire that is touching where it does not need to touch. If you are a DIY just take your time and do major visuals, and safely check connectors and wires. Don't forget to check for recalls and technical service notices. you may also need to have someone to check underneath this vehicle, I had previously heard about a vehicle with wires that were damaged due to the wires being to close to the exhaust system,
Question Answered: We recently rebuilt the transmission to our car and about a mth later the light
April 02, 2015, 08:46 AM
You do know that you have at least some type of warranty on your repair, why did you have trans rebuilt?, how many miles are on the vehicle?, Did you have the trans work done at the dealer, or specific trans shop that can handle a bmw trans issue? Transmission work is a specialized field, and not all techs can work successfully on high-end vehicle transmissions, are there any check engine lights on?, what light are you referring to? Are there any recalls or technical service notices on this vehicle. You seem to be within your warranty time frame so a return to the repair facility may be needed. How is the engine operating, has this problem ever happen before? A lot of vehicles do use trans computers to operate the system, not sure whether you have one but you may, and sometimes it is the trans computer that is need of repair not the trans, well let me know because this can be just a small problem, or maybe even a connection is not fully engaged/or reset.
Question Answered: I have the 4.7 V-8. 109,500 miles. Runs like new. Started smelling hot coolant after driving. Leaked a puddle on the garage floor. Is not overheating at all. Runs smooth and quiet. Leaked again after driving. Hoses (all original) seem fine. H2O Pump?
April 02, 2015, 08:30 AM
A cooling system problem is a problem that you should never think its ok, generally by the time you notice the leak, in some cases its been leaking a while. what's your temp gauge/light stating?, is there enough coolant in the system? is there a check engine light on?, In most cases it is overheating, or there may be a leak in the reservoir container? are you able to clearly check all the hoses, I had a heater hose that was leaking one time and I did not notice the leak, until one day I had my hood raised and the vehicle was warm to hot, and noticed a small pin hole in the hose sending coolant slightly into the air to other hot engine parts. Are you a DIY ? Did you just purchase this vehicle? A leak test, and through visual of the engine compartment is needed. Coolant hoses deteriorate from inside out, and outside in,(something rubbing against the hose). how long are you driving the vehicle before and after when you notice the fluid on the ground or floor? ? You say that the hoses "seem" fine, with the coolant system you just cant have ANY leaks. Have this vehicles cooling system check as soon as possible, the one thing I also know is that a cooling system problem only gets worse overtime, which will cost more. You have temperature sensors, hoses, radiator, water pump, thermostat, and heater core, so there are a few places where the leak can come from, and you don't want to do a head gasket on this vehicle, or a bad core plug, so have this vehicle visually, and up on the rack,and pressure tested to check for leaks. Also make sure the cooling fans, and line from the radiator are operating and not leaking. let me know I almost over looked your no steam or smell while driving, think about it when you are driving the air will take away smells, and some major steam. when the head gasket is worn you will notice the major white steam it will follow you. So don't depend on seeing or smelling right now get that vehicle to a shop to have it properly checked out.
Question Answered: Why does my car idle rough and misfire when idle, cant be cat i changed that
April 02, 2015, 08:01 AM
Preventive maintenance is key to the survival of any vehicle. Have you had regular tune ups?, what type of fuel are you using?, has anyone did any recent work on this vehicle?, how long has this problem existed?, are all the fluids clean and full?, Is there a check engine light on? if so a code has been set, get the vehicle checked, are you a DIY person? what's the status of your fuel filter? What was wrong with your catalytic converter? I have older vehicles also so I know they need a bit more care, and the right type of care, How many miles are on this vehicle, u know Hondas last a long time, just check out the highways. let me know the answers to these questions. thanks I had a 1992 Honda and it is still running great
Question Answered: anyway backdoor ways to change transmission fluid at home on this sealed unit
March 15, 2014, 07:02 AM
I agree leave it alone at present, but when you may need the trans fluid changed check owners manual to make sure you use the correct trans fluid, some vehicle manufacturers require you to use the car makers trans fluid, and also if you use a dealership check and see if they offer discount coupons for trans and other services, if not try another dealership.
Question Answered: car hesitates and runs rough at idle. what could cause this?
March 13, 2014, 01:40 PM
This could be just the begining of a real problem, no one wants a vehicle hesitating on them,(be careful). Is there a check engine light on? When and what was your last service to this vehicle?
Question Answered: After I change the plugs and wires, what other adjustments do I have to make?
March 13, 2014, 01:33 PM
The plugs and wires are very important to your engine performance. Is this the first plug and wire change? Did you just buy this vehicle used, or are you the first owner? What is the mileage? How is the vehicle running at idle, smooth, shakey, or dies out? If you dont have the small owners manual, then to be sure that you are doing the recommended services to this vehicle, (at the right time intervals) maybe the dealership will be able to tell or email you the maintence schedule. Plugs and wires are a major part of a tune up, but with vehicles being very high tech, in some cases other checks may be needed, visual or computer testing. Is there a check engine light on? Before doing the tune up be sure to visually check the old wires before discarding them, for cracks,rubber insulation wear,and broken wires(dangerous use caution).Spark plugs also need visual inspection for excessive wear, carbon build up, broken part, oily or fuel soaked. These checks also let you know some important things that are going on inside, and outside of your vehicle.The back in the day tune ups required a bit more than todays vehicles. Todays ,manufactures give in some cases up to 100,000 miles before the the first tune up. so check the maintence schedule,and do extensive visual checks of these area, always use caution: air filter, PCV valve, any leaks or fluids that may need changing,any other problems or strange smells should be taken care of immediately, and there are more checks, so maintence schedule to be sure, and visual checks.
Question Answered: when im drivin my car ive been hearing squeaky noise in the front is it my break
October 19, 2013, 09:48 PM
Firstly i will ask what are your normal driving habits work? recreation? or other driving norms? Remember the more you drive and how you drive (city vs highway) pretty much dictate how often you should get a brake inspection along with the manufacturers recommendations. At this point you do need the brakes checked or just get the vehicle up in the air, and do get an estimate for future work that may be needed,. Does the vehicle have any warranty? (some national and local shops will inspect your vehicle for" FREE", it is a two sided coin you get to find out whats going on and they stand a chance to gain a new customer. I hope that you did have someone to inspect the vehicle before your purchase it???. Now Its time for you to start the preventive maintence program, some vehicle history never hurts, the small owners manual or check dealership for maintence schedule, I am assuming that you do wish to keep this vehicle for at least a little while?? Your Braking system is safety for you and others. How many miles are on the vehicle???
Question Answered: my trunk hood keeps opening
April 14, 2013, 08:34 PM
After a close look to make sure nothing is hindering the locking mechanism, check dealership for recalls, this could be happening to other fiesta owners, this vehicle is too new to be having this problem. and this is not a safe mode to drive in, actually this is a safety issue.
Question Answered: Why truck wont do anything,and theft light is blinking?
April 14, 2013, 08:25 PM
Over time some wiring will tend to sometimes rub against other wires and pieces of metal, and heat will melt the insulation, causing electrical problems. with the check engine light it may need a diagnostics check . Some vehicles will let you drive a while with the check engine light on, sometimes when people work on your vehicle if not careful they can cause a wire to end up where it shouldnt, you may want to have the repair person to check all electrical connections, for rust or corrosion,and check all visible wires for breaks and touching other metal parts. check fuses,wiper motor for correct power, Do wipers come on when you hit a bump and do wipers work when you turn the switch? How long has theft light been blinking? wires may be touching each other.
Problem Reported: Check Engine and D4 Lights Flashing
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>Honda Accord models may develop shifting issues with the automatic <a href="/transmission">transmission</a>&nbsp;accompanied by warning lights. &nbsp;</p> <p>Rough shifting may occur, and the &ldquo;D4&rdquo; light and check engine may begin to blink. The <a href="/symptoms/check-engine-light">check engine light</a> will also illuminate, and <a href="/trouble_codes_1">OBD trouble codes</a> <a href="/OBD-II-Code-P0700">P0700</a>, <a href="/OBD-II-Code-P0730">P0730</a>, <a href="/OBD-II-Code-P0740">P0740</a>, <a href="/OBD-II-Code-P0780">P0780</a>, P1768 and/or P1768 will be stored in the computer.</p> <p>If the transmission shifts roughly, the failure is very likely mechanical failure of the transmission. If the transmission performs normally, a faulty sensor, or dirty<a href="/automatic-transmission-fluid"> transmission fluid</a> may be the case.</p> <p>In most cases, it is necessary to use professional diagnostic equipment to provide a diagnosis, and complete the repair.</p> <p>The longevity of the transmission is dependent on strict adherence to the manufacturer's recommendation for ATF <a href="/how-to-pick-a-maintenance-schedule">replacement intervals</a> and procedure.</p>
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