Ken L.

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Question Asked: stuck in park and starter will not turn to start engine
December 05, 2009, 01:47 PM
I replaced both CV shafts after passing a yearly state inspection and bypassed the air conditioning compressor due to a destroyed clutch (doing later). After I finnished the (LONG TERM PROBLEM APPARENTLY COMMON)car was stuck in park but I could start it. Went on vacation for two weeks and now the starter will not turn at all with no sounds at all. The lights all work and the heater fan, the battery checks ok as does the starter per Advance Auto testing. I disconnected the cable from the shifter to the trans and the shifter works fine, the brake interlock now works again the the key interlock allows moving the key to start. The shift cable does not appear to want to move though I did not touch this in the engine compartment. The Haynes repair manual is silent on this.
Question Asked: inability to accelerate in gear or get beyond about 1800 to 2400 RPM in park/neurtral
April 10, 2009, 08:53 AM
I have about 31K on the car, it has the auto trans. This started about 10 miles after a fill up and has continued and gotten worse on another tank. I have checked fuel pressure it is 53PSI, changed and replaced the MAP, throttle position sensor, the coil pack and put new sparkplugs in. The OBD has shown two codes one for intermittent misfire and another for cylinder 4 misfire. The problem is so bad I cannot drive the car. Also the traction control shuts down and the check engine light stays on or blinks. Help! I got this on the GM family plan as a brother-in-law is retired from GM, should have bought the Mini Cooper
Question Answered: Pulling axles
December 05, 2009, 01:53 PM
The CV shafts are held im place by a circular ring inside the transaxel in the splines and on the passenger side in the intermediate joint. You need to pull sharply on them or if you can get a crowbar in place you might be able to pry them off but be careful. The new shafts should have new springs to use. A maintenance manual from an auto parts store might be helpful. Of note put a drain pan under the transaxle on the driver's side as transmission fluid will leak out on that side but not the passanger side. Good Luck
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