I can't find anywhere on the net that says either way. I did find
something that said use a newer booster and described the kind with
just the seat, not the thing across the front, but that seemed more
for extra safety than law. If this booser is pretty old, then it is
probably a better idea to buy …
It depends on the laws in your state. Each state varies on the laws for carseat and booster laws.
Really, yes. It's because seat belts are designed to fit adults over 5ft tall, and children that are under 4ft 9in tall really don't fit them. It's not about how old they are, it's about safety…
Car trips with children
Take LOTS of different kids' music.
We listened to kids' tapes nearly the whole time [on a recent 2-week car trip], so it was great to have some that were especially enjoyable by all (my husband generally dislikes kids' songs).
Our favorite tapes:
Raffi, Singable Songs for th…
Car seats vs. airline seats
I do not know of any FAA approved (i.e The Britax Regent will not fit nor is it FAA approved) car seat that will not fit an airline seat. However, a good tip I've learned is to ask for a belt extender to help make an easier fit. :o)
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Put on new hoses.
Cigarette lighter not work?I read in my car owner manual, and it tells me that the reason why a cigarette lighter will stop working is because the heating mechanism is burned out. I'm not sure exactly what it is or what is a definite answer for why it would burn out. But one reason was given. It sai…
A friend told me to change the fuel filter which is mounted under the right under side of the frame near the right rear passenger door. All you need to change it is a small screw driver to lift the tabs holding the hoses in place, and a 5/16 hex head nut driver to remove the clamp holding the filte…
Cracked block, cracked head. Why would you do that? Pukenstein@aol.com
nomost dealerships have the capability to make a new key based on the vehicle identification number - procedure differs by vehicle make
You can get a master key from the web at www.lostcarkeys.co.uk/ Since most cars after 1999 have encoded car keys, it is very difficult and expensive to get…
if your speed sensors are failing you will get a light on your dash either abs or taction control light you will no longer have abs or trac control
Try blasting a little starting fluid into the thottle bore and then cranking it.
There is no reset switch but you will have to do some prayer meeting and maintenanec. After 2 years the gas has likely turned to shellac or therebouts. Get rid of the old gas.Emptying the tank a great place sta…
If the thermostat failed it is not the fault of the mechanic, he didn't build the thermostat he just installed it. If it failed because of improper installation that is another story. But you are also at fault,maybe more so than the mechanic ever hear of a temperature gauge. it doesn't just get to h…
A fuse blow when ever the amperage is to high for the circuit.
Either there is a short (to ground or positive), the connections
are corroded, wire gauge is too thin or it is the wrong fuse. Never
put in a fuse larger than recommend for the circuit, it could cause
Check ur lugnuts, they may be loose.
Check the bearings by pushing each tire. If one moves in more than the others it should be the one with the bad bearings.Your tire might have a bubble in it. Inspect all of your tires for slashes or bumps on the side wall.
You may have an exhaust leak that is coming up through the bottom
of the cab. Burning antifreeze smells different than anitfreeze in
the bottle--burning antifreeze smells somewhat sweet, when i was a
kid i thought it smelled like the doughnut shop. Burning anitfreeze
will also make white smoke, and …
Here are some tips for preparing your car for summer. Some of these
tips can be performed by any do-it-yourself; others require an auto
Air Conditioning - A marginally operating system will fail
in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified
technician.Make sure that there are …
Here are some tips for how to prepare your automobile for winter, i.e. "winterize your car." Some of these tips can be performed by any do-it-yourselfer; others require an auto technician.
Engine Performance -- Get engine driveability problems (hard starts, rough idling, stalling, diminished power,…
A few more questions before I can give you a better answer -a. does your car have fuel injection or a carburetor? (If you aren't sure: do you have to warm it up and or pump the gas to start it? If so, it's got a carburetor.)b. Under what conditions do you have the problem? (Walk me thru a typical ex…
Revving a Car Engine Yes, revving the engine causes a few things to happen. If it's a cold engine, you can cause friction wear on the cylinder walls, piston rings, and pistons. It can cause excess gas to go into the exhaust and ignite in your catalitic converter. Gas ignition in your exhaust melts…
Your vehicle could simply need a clutch adjustment.
i have a 83 Toyota Camry and it slips out of gear and i have been told that it is the syncro that is gone and that is why it slips out of gear but for the cost of fixing this id rather go with the clutch adjustment
I have to say I hav…
Two things: The accelerator cable is frayed or sticking. Change it or lube it alot. Your idle is too high. Have it lowered. The problem could be some type of vacuam problem. That is what happened to our Explorer. Or maybe a throttle body problem? if you mean accelerator sticking, I would check t…
I am no mechanic but with my problems with my car all everybody told me is there are several things you can do to stop it: Get a fuel injection flush. You have a lot of carbon build-up, try getting your car on the open highway. What you will be doing is blowing all the old carbon out and it shoul…
Water Logged Engine? First, Disconnect battery, and dry the engine and vehicle inside and out as completely as possible. Give attention and time for electrical wiring to dry as well. Wet wiring and harnesses can cause new shorts and burnouts. Then, see if the engine will spin. You may have to remov…
1-Compression test. This tests the state of the 'bottom half' of the engine and the valves and seats. All cylinders should should be within 5 psi, and near the high end of spec. If your compression gauge is old or of poor quality or the vehicle battery is suspect, look only for equality between cyli…
The egr has nothing to do with idling high, the egr valve is not used at all at no load. and if there was something wrong with the egr valve it would cause the idle to be very low.
check your EGR valve for leaks on your exhaust manifol. If you have a factory service manual, they have trouble shooti…
Could be the fuel pump. To check for sure take the air cleaner off (or the "neck" that goes to the air cleaner) and spray some carb cleaner or starter fluid in it pointing toward the motor. If it runs for a second that tells you there is a fuel delivery problem. You might want to start by checking t…
A bad idle is caused by a problem with fuel or spark these are two different systems, both with multiple components. Let�s look at Spark first.
When was the last time the ignition components were serviced? I don�t think tat you need an electrical service (commonly referred t as a tun…
Just because the starter has been replaced, it still shouldn't be ruled out. I have had several occasions that a remanufactured starter failed.
Typically Autozone or Advance auto parts stores carry these POS. Having said that, I would be looking for a bad connection…
A critical voltage drop probably is occurring at either your fuel pump or the electronic ignition module (computer), when a large current load is being drawn by the fan motor. Wait until it stalls and won't start, and then simply umplug the connector to the radiator fan, and see if this "cures" the …
Sounds like the alternater is a reasonable suspect to me. Second guess would be the Ghost of Chrysler Past!
First I would start a fresh, new post. Second, what motor and model do yuou have. I would check the ground or negative cable for a loose connection first.
I was recently having s…
Your belt is probably loose. Your steering pump labors and stresses the belt and squeals when the belt is loose. You should have less than 3/4 inch play up and down on your belt when properly tightened.http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagInfo&Para…
You could have a bad balancing job on them or have a broken belt in your tire(s). You feel these problems in your seat for rear tires, and in your steering wheel for you front tires.
Alignment will not cause vibrations. I think uour putting wheels on car that was not…
Sure it could be, but not necessarily. Maybe the bulb burned out. Maybe the fuse blew? If your incapable of checking these out, take it back to the alarm installer and nicely explain what happened and they will probably take care of it even if they didn't cause it. Certainly don't accuse them since…
This may not apply to yours, but there was a TSB (technical service bulletin) about water getting into the ECM (computer). It generally causes a rough idle when cold, but yo didn't state what engine size you have.
i have a 1999 suszuki , vitari, and something is wrong with the lightsouside …
Yes, it is horrible, especially if you have fuel injectors. I drive a 99 Cadillac STS and I ran out of gas and my car stopped running. I put gas in it, but that wasn't enough so I thought maybe I needed a jump. But basically I messed up my fuel injectors and couldn't get my car started. The bill : …
could be several things. If it just shuts off with out starving for fuel (acts like you turned it off with the key)could be an electrical problem. If it has points I would check the wires from the coil to be sure they are good and have clean connection. You should also check your grou…
These are all wrong, its the fuel pickup in the fuel tank that is on the left side of the tank. The tube runs dry. Fill your tank all the way and you can take sharp right turns all day and it will not stall out. Thanks
It Sounds like it has a corrupted moral sensor on the right side.
It could be a coil depending on where the module was bought it could even be a defective module
I had a very similar problem with a 93 buick regal. Finally got it fixed and found there was a problem with a cam sensor and it was telling the computer there was an error…
Any vehicle can be made faster (top end) or quicker (acceleration) by installing higher performance parts. The "big three" for a normally aspirated (NA) vehicle are an intake, header, and exhaust. Depending upon the displacement of the engine, the total power gain will be mild to moderate, however t…
If I remember right there is a technical service bulletin about water getting into the ecm. If I am right he may find the computer either full of water or if you live in a climate that has freezing weather, the case may even be cracked. In the past we have been able to perform the recommended repair…
If you have a late model Audi A4 or A6 or a VW Passat, it is possible to crack the engine oil pan and/or the transmission housing/case. If you have an older Chrysler FWD sedan, it is easy to put a hole in the engine oil pan.
On many RWD and 4WD vehicles, the rear differential and the transmissio…
Although rare, if it overheats the block could crack. If the coolant and oil mix (keep an eye on the oil condition), it could wipe out the bottom end of the engine. If the cylinder fills with coolant enough and the piston tries to compress the liquid, it could do damage to several parts including t…
This happened to us on our Toyota. We had to replace the Thermostat. But make sure you follow the directions carefully b/c if it is not put in a certain way it will not work properly.
What is your coolant level? If it isn't full, make it full.
The thermostat may be stuck open. It is su…
Are there particular circumstances when it hesitates? (engine hot or cold?, damp outside? certain speeds?, from a start?, etc. How many miles are on the car? Is the check engine light come on? When was the last fuel filter installed? When was the last time the throttle body was cleaned? or air indu…
1- you breathe too heavy. 2-You don't have the defroster on. 3-your heater core is leaking Best guesses of top of my head. It would be nice to know what you have, since all cars aren't created equal.
I am just thinking about it.....it just might be the THERMOSTAT....If you have luke warm air blo…
most likely cause will be a vacuum leak at the carby or inlet manifold gasket. it will need a new gasket. hope you find a reputable mechanic, it shouldn't cost more than $100 if it is the manifold gasket but the carby gasket could become very expensive.a secondhand carby would be the cheaper option…
Anyway, is you fuel gauge hooked up when you run it? If so is it in spec?Is your spark tester hooked up?
Okay, Spark is eliminated, the only 2 things left are compression or fuel.By the way, the check engine light may or may not have anything to do with the no start.Turn the key in the "run" …
If you suspect a slipping belt a simple test is to hold a bar of handsoap against the belt while the vehicle is running, being careful not to catch your hand in the belt nor the fan. The squeal will disappear in seconds. Squeal is caused by belts 99% of time. The belt could have dirt on it, be misal…
dirty fuel filter, needs oil change.
loss of compresson ie. worn rings, leaking head gasket, burnt valvesincorrectly adjusted linkage to foot pedal to maifoldbad fuel pump, dirty fuel or air filter, dirty injectors, clogged exhaust or worn turbo,bad or dirty EGR valve or cat convertor on mode…
Several ways to make a vehicle use less gas. 1. Driver awareness- pretend egg between peddle and foot. Don't race up to a stop light and stomp on brakes. Go up hill same speed as down hill. Don't use A/C.; stop buying gas guzzlers; Keep vehicle maintenance records up to date; etc. 2. Vehicle: instal…
I don't know but I have a 1991 Grand Am LE with nearly 200,000 miles on it that's having the exact same problem. Someone recommended I try cleaning the idle air control valve. I haven't done it yet, but I'll let you know if it works. It's nice to know that someone else is having the sam…
Sounds like your battery has a weak cell and needs to be replaced.
I had a very similar problem, my car (VW 4 Cyl) was fine until it warmed up. Then, slow sawtooth like acceleration and rather poor performance along with high gas consumption (low mpg). I figured at 200k the O2 sensor needed replacement and voila, it works like a charm now. O2 sensors are critical i…
That is not normal. There are many things that could be causing that problem. The easiest and cheapest thing you could do is to replace the fuel filter. Usually they will run just a few bucks at the local auto store. If that doesn't do the trick, try to see if your car is smoking at all and try to d…
Check the bolts and brackets. the bolts may be losening up. Also the brackets can become wraped from excessive weight on the door. As a temporary fix, find a gap and try placing some sticky foam insulation to pad it... also try to find where it's rubbing and place it there.http://www.au…
With fuel prices rising continuously from the past few years car
users in almost all parts of the world have become cautious about
their petrol expenditure. In addition, excessive usage of this
valuable resource has lead to doubts in the minds of all. In the
past our ancestors have used this valuabl…
The linkage in the transmition is loose.
I am having the same problem. I have brought the car in 3 times. They tell me there is nothing wrong, obviously they have not spent much time looking at the car, this happens to me 25% of the time. HELP!!!
I am still having the …
Water or air in your fuel line.
spark plug wires usually or plugs but id say was the wires apso when it rains they act up also jim
check your fuel filter, if its your fuel pump you'll know soon enough.
the first thing you should check is your oxygen sensor. kinda looks like the butt end of a spark plug and screws into the top of your exhuast where it comes off the head. in a corsica its usually found right in front of your fan assembly. this was a problem for the corsica i used to own. not very d…
CHANGE YOUR PLUGS.. YOU PROBABLY HAVE A BAD PLUG OR A WET ONE
I doubt it's spark plugs, but it's possible. This problem happened to me a few years ago, and initially I thought it was speed related but it turned out to be throttle related.There's a sensor on vehicles these days called a Thro…
happened with my dads auto transmission.. it was shot and it wouldn't shift out of the 1st automatic gear, hence, not being able to accelerate over 20/
It could also be a tranmission tourque converter failing. Also could be a broken gear inside the tranny, which will not engage …
Does it not blink or keep blinking? Check your bulbs first (all of them).
my left front turn signal does not come on. the bulb needs to be changed but how do i access the bulb? the area where the bulb is is very tight. What make/model vehicle? 97 JEEP CHEROKEE
Each of these things can be checked independently of the others without spending any money on parts. 1-Low coolant level. 2-Restricted airflow to the radiator as from leaves or plastic bags in fron of it, or the plastic under-skirting being broken away (as from running up onto curb-stops.) 3-Rest…
YES, I don't remember what VA Bch is but I know they have a limit.
This would be covered by the "mechanic's leins act " or a similar type state regulation that sets out the amounts that can be charged for vehicle storage. If you don't pay for the repairs and the storage costs, eventually the ga…
change the air filter, and spark plugs and if the oil hasn;t been chaged latly
i have a 2000 2.4 it does the same thing its either the plugs filter or the o2 sensor take car and get a obd2 test and see if a catalyst code comes up and that's your issue.
if you have platnium tippe…
Apparently the seat has either a defective or broken part or something is jamming the side that wont move. Only way to really know is to get someone quailified to take a look at it and go from there. , EzForJesus
The first step is to establish HOW your engine is losing oil -- whether it is actually burning oil (usually indicated by blue or black smoke) or leaking it. A "minor" leak from a worn-out drain plug or a bad gasket can result in the loss of a surprising amount of oil. Also, oil leaking onto a hot e…
More details would help. Sounds to me like your engine is running with fouled plugs during idle. , EzForJesus * If it is shaking and rattling check if the engine rocks back and forth when you put it in reverse and then into drive, if so your motor or transmission mounts are worn/broken. If your eng…
Remove all foreign material, i.e., rust, paint, etc. Apply bondo to clean, rough metal only.Make sure metal is roughened to ensure adhesion of bondo to metal.Begin shaping, sanding, just after bondo is set up, don't leave too long, will be difficult to sand.Apply more bondo, to the sand…
Hello, since the newer cars are electronically fuel injected the major electronic sensors inside the injectors malfunctioned causing the car to not get the right mixture or any mixture at all, and with out mixture the engine will not turn over, therefore all the electically systems have shorted out…
More details would help a lot but going on the details you provided. I would guess possibly a defective strut or strut mount. A defective spring or one of its components. A defective shock and or possibly a bad ball joint. I would try pushing up and down on each corner of the car and see if you hea…
An external transmission cooler is normally added in line with a vehicles already existing transmission cooler built into the radiator its function is to cool the transmission only. Adding, replacing and or repairing a transmission cooler would only benefit the transmission by cooling the transmiss…
You may find that your oil pump is not working properly. You may also find that the engine will overheat as well if this is the case.
This happened with my 92 Chevy van. Shop put it on computer, said oil pressure sensor malfunctioning (false high pressure signal) and o2 sensor failed and ended u…
R-12 can be purchased at a VERY FEW refrigeration supply houses (old stock, not yet depleted) but you need EPA certification and the price is ASTRONOMICAL. A better solution would be to use R-414B, or "hot shot", as it is a drop in replacement for R-12, and actually runs a little lower pressure for …
Hey Jonathan==It varries between cars. If your car is later than about 1986 it is computer controled and you cannot change it. Sometimes if the idle speed solonoid is bad or dirty, the idle will be wrong. Goodluck, Joe
A vacuum leak will also cause idle quality issues.
I've had a couple of smaller cars that did the same thing because they had Metallic brake shoes installed on there car & when they got wet or had high humidity the shoes would RUST to the Brake drums,especially if they left their Parking Brak on.
Check the fluid. If it is full, the pump is worn and eventually will fail but it may last a good while longer. Check the fluid level first though.answer sounds like wheel bearings are wearing out, or the steering column bearings inside the steering columIf the vehicle is front wheel drive then you m…
There is a possibility you could have a punctured fuel line or the fuel pump could be going bad. Depending on how old the vehicle is, the fuel hoses could be old and cracked. Double check your hoses and fuel pump. The are relatively inexpensive to replace if you feel comfort…
If your vehicle has a Air Conditioner clutch cutout relay, the contacts could be sticking. I had the opposite problem on my 87 Caravan, so I opened the relay and cleaned the contacts. A replace-ment is around $15. There could be a problem in the dashboard controls, but I don't have any exp…
A lot depends on how long the egg had been on the car, and how old the paint is. If you got it washed off right away and it left a stain you might be able to get it off with a fine grit rubbing compound. If that will not do it you may need to use a high speed buffer with a course compound, then foll…
My husband and I fixed ours on a 1985 Toyota corolla. There is a blower motor which was located under/ behind glove compartment, we bought a used one from a junk yard switched then and we had our vents back.
Hey Donna==You need to pull the trim off of the door and see what has gone wrong with the linkage. Sometimes the trim is very hard to pull off and there are hidden screws.You might see if a manual at Auto Zone has the removal of door trim in it. GoodluckJoe
What is wrong with your car that you think it needs a new computer? Other problems are often blamed on the computer (which really seldom goes bad). My experience has been that computers can cost $50.00 or less from a wrecking yard (I've bought several this way and they've all worked fine and I payed…
It would help knowing a little more about what's going on, Have you put an in line pressure tester on your fuel system to make sure you are still getting proper fuel? Most often in these situations faulty fuel pumps can be the problem. You can also put a tester on one of your spark plugs after remo…
No but you will need to buy and replace the thermostat. Shouldn't cost more than $5.00 with tax.
Not always the thermostat, it could be vaporlock. You could have air coming into your cooling system do to a hole in the radiator or a leak in a hose. But no serious damage unless you keep running th…
This situation is referred to as "diesling." Usually occurs when the engine is hot and the carb needs adjusted.
Guess what Keith, there are no carbs on a 1998 prelude, they,ve been fuel injected for a while now,SONNY,. Look dude your best bet is its something with the ignition, or the brain(c…
Very well could be the ignition module but before replacing it
check to see if you are getting spark to your plugs if so then that
is not the problem . please include year make and model and motor
to help answer these type of questions
this could be many things . it could be a bad distributor cap a bad rotor or the ignition module bad ! TAKE THE CAP OFF AND MAKE SURE THE ROTOR TURNS WHEN YOU CRANK IT ! if it does not move then it is a timing belt that is bad. NOTE: This engine does NOT have a Distributor, or Conventional Coil,..…
IGNITION MODULE OR COIL/DISTRIBUTOR
Hey AnnaIt depends on what kind and year of car you have. If it is GM it probably is a plastickeeeper tthat fits in the run channel. if it is ford, it can be part of the linkage lose. Goodluck Joe
I have a 00 Dodge Intrepid
Perhaps this may help you in your search for causes. A high hydrocarbon reading is usually unburnt fuel. If the CO reading and the NOx readings are below the limit then look towards an ignition problem as being the most likely culprit. As the prior answer suggested, start checking items and begin wi…
I have a 96 DeVille and it had the same problem. What turned out to
be wrong was that my car has 2 fans, 1 should come on when start
the car and the second comes on when the engine is under a heavy
load (ex. stop & go traffic, a/c running on a very hot day). My
primary fan wasn't working properl…
Hey Shelly==It could be many things depending on the make, madel and engine you have.Goodlluck Joe Always check for vacuum leaks first. If it has a carburetor it is probably time for a tune. check for a stuck or damaged throttle cable. If it is fuel injected you may have a malfunctioning sensor or …
You can buy new locks and replace them in the door they cost about 15 dollars a set if you do it your self but you can pull the door panel inside off and chect to see if the rod that connects to the lock is still connected.
I would say a new door due to the fact a used door has used parts inside it and could cause problems later on how ever if cost is an issue then i would go with the used door but would lubricate the window and door knob parts inside with a white grease that will help prevent problem later on.
If it is coming out of the front, it sounds like a loose brake caliper, or loose brake pads. I would get it looked at asap.
sounds like disk was overheated and neads to be turned down. It usaually can be done once or twice before it needs replaced. If you ride the brakes or, going downhil…
Rims are out of balance I have the same problem with my 98 prix gt, but its the stock 16 inch mags.. at around 70km/h it begins to shake every 10-15 seconds.. when i speed up to 76km/h it stops.. Actually, this can be caused another way. If the center of the new wheel is larger than the diameter o…
Hey Michael==It would help if you listed what kind of car yu have. SOME cars you can get into the trunk by taking the back seat out and with long extensions, remove the latch. Good luckJoe
If your car is not a Diesel, YES! It will harm your car. Diesel fuel is less refined than conventional gas. It has contaminants and water in it. You may end up with carburetor problems, and if you have fuel injecion you may have a very costly fuel injector repair on your hands. Please only use the f…