01 aztek and the leveling system runs once you start the car and the rear shocks are in the open position constantly any ideas?
check the small short steel rod that runs from the rear axle to a small lever its almost in the middle of the axle it could be broken or the plastic end on it is bad. it acts as a switch, if it is bad the compressor will not shut off and the shocks will keep filling. when weight is put on the car it turns on
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Answer . This depends greatly on what kind and year of car and what kind of engine. This is just too general to answer. Joe. Answer . \nSounds like a major lack of maintenance, I'd start there if it isn't too late.
Answer . Sounds like a bad relay. Have a friend, or shp check it for you..
hey there buddy try going to shocks in-stead of air, air are better of course air ride is also comfertable but pricy when it comes time to replace it i had air ride on my 95 town car it went out on me so i changed it too shocks and putting them on are easy just do what you do when taking them off ju…st reverse your work (MORE)
My '01 SC2 was running just fine a few hours later got in it and it won't start wont crank it makes no noise at all but has power It is not the battery and the fuses have been checked any Idea?
If your SURE that the cables and grounds are good,than the starter solenoid located piggyback ( I believe on this model)on the starter needs to be checked. Many times the starter/soleoid assembly is replaced as a unit. What happens is after years of service, the solenoid develops a burnt area that p…rohibits the connection. Even if you get it started, this will keep happening with increased frequentcy. (MORE)
Answer . Yes, Monroe has great adjustable Air Shock applications for all 89-98 Mazda MPVs.
95Z28 LT1 was running fine put gas in it and it didnt start after about 2 mins it started and on my way home it started acting up and quit once i got home it turns over but does not start any ideas?
Answer . Try using a little starting fluid to see if it will run briefly. If it starts then dies as soon as you quit using starting fluid, the problem is related to fuel. Check the fuel pressure at the injectors. Most vehicles have a fuel pressure test port and you should be able to find out the… proper fuel pressure for your vehicle/engine. If fuel pressure is low or non-existant, check the fuel filter and the fuel pump. (MORE)
How can the alarm on a 1996 VW Jetta be permanently disabled - No matter locked or unlocked the alarm system is armed Of course when it is on the car wont start Any ideas?
firstname.lastname@example.org Date:9/13/2004 Subject:1995 jetta. You have two choices fix the alarm by installing a new tumbler, or disable your alarm.. Either way you'll need to remove the drivers door handle.. Open the door, undo the torx screw just above the lock, turn key clockwise and hold, then.… pull gently out and back. Handle will release 80% of the way, now slide the latch that is. attached to the handle release to the right. The door handle should now be out. Take out. the pin which compresses the spring? (It may have removed itself, and fallen into the. door, leave it there,you don't need it anymore).. Stick a small screw driver into the slot you see and turn it counter clockwise 1/4 turn to. turn off the alarm. If you remove the battery, or boost it, you'll need to do this every. time.. Or you can fix it once and be done.... Buy the new tumbler kit (they are built stronger than the originals, and have the parts. you lost)!Not expensive. Then one screw at the base of the tumbler removes the lock. mechanism, remove it with the key inserted, note the way that the spring is assembled.. Replace each brass piece with your old ones in the order that they came out (to make your. old key will work in the new lock), careful not to lose any little springs as you pull. each one out. Assemble the handle, and lock the big spring in with the new hook pin at the. end. Insert the handle into the door by hooking the release onto the latch on the handle.. Turn the key to the right to insert handle all the way. Replace the screw. Test the lock. with the door open (you need to close the door latch with a screwdriver, to simulate a. closed door). (MORE)
95 aurora with the r's high above 2200 the car runs normal and has pressure but at idle it will heat up to around 240. and have no pressure. any ideas. System has no leaks.?
Answer . \nA flaky TPS (throttle position sensor) will send inaccurate data to the computer and the computer will compensate with added air just as if you were to press the accelerator. The only other possibility may be the throttle plate on some Auroras has been known to be a little tight causi…ng it to NOT return to idle properly and/or to stick when starting to accelerate. Hope this helps. Good Luck. (MORE)
What causes the flap above the compartment air filter to open and close constantly when the car is running How can you stop it?
HVAC Recirculation I believe it's the HVAC recirculation door actuator that has busted. You should just buy a new one. Answer I believe it's the HVAC recirculation door actuator that has busted. You should just buy a new one. There is a small electric motor that opens and closes the recirc air fla…p. The internal limit switch fails and the motor keeps running (flap, flap...). Try turning on the recirc button, it will stop. The motor costs around $40, but it takes a couple of hours to replace (first time) 'cause you have to remove the upper dash. Instructions with photos are online (sorry, you'll have to search). The servo motor has a simple gear drive and the problem is that one or more teeth on the largest gear have broken off. There are no limit switches, the circuit senses current draw and cuts the power when end of travel resistance is met. Many online folks - myself included- have been able to repair the problem by removing the servo, opening it up & by rotating the gear a half revolution - giving the servo a new lease on life. Be cautious when opening the servo, the retainers are fragile - but duct tape around the whole thing does hold it together if a couple tabs break off. You don't have to remove the dash as is widely stated. Going through the removed glovebox access works fine. NO tools needed to remove, just flex the sides out and voila (instructions for that are in owner's manual - check under "replace cabin air filter". Need a 7/32 (5.5mm) socket and compact 1/4" ratchet handle - and patience. Under half an hour and you're off and running like new. Good luck! (MORE)
Sorry, not an answer... . Sorry this is no answer. I'm having the same trouble w/ my 84 Accord...and had it w/ a 79. I couldn't figure it out so I junked it. Chrysler products used to do this and all you had to do was replace the ballast resistor. But I can't find such a thing on my car. I d…on't wanna junk my 84. Please, if you know the answer to this, let me know at email@example.com (MORE)
99 olds intrigue fuel gauge always shows full when car is started any ideas car runs fine I just stop and fill up every 250 miles?
__ Answer __ Its def the sending unit, it comes with the fuel pump, auto-zone 255.00, dealer 400+. But, what is so cool is that you do not have to remove the gas tank, there is a door in the trunk (like volkswagons) remove some screws, remove that (under the carpet) then you can remove the whole pu…mp and sending unit, takes about 20-25 min, but keep rags or ? for any gas drips. may need tool to separate the fuel lines and also relieve the fuel pressure if replacement is needed. I was suprised to see the door on a GM. But its a good idea ! Answer Your fuel sending unit is probably bad. This won't affect your car, other than leaving you in the dark as to how much gas you have. Fixing it involves replacement of the sending unit, which often is mounted in the fuel tank on a stem. I haven't needed to do this on my '99 Intrigue, but usually getting to it requires removal of the fuel tank. The part itself is usually about $50-$100. It may be possible to repair the sending unit once you see what has gone wrong and how it is constructed. (MORE)
1992 Grand Am GT 4cyl has a difficult time starting once it is going it runs fine any ideas If you have it in too high a gear at too low a speed rpm it lugs really easy could this be related?
Answer . \nActually a lot of Pontiacs are like that!! Mainly all you can go is check terminal cables and make sure alternator is still healthy!! Recommended getting a rebuilt alternator is my best suggestion, and they are very cheap!!
My 1995 Pontiac grand prix gtp 3.4L when started cold revs up high to about 3400 rpm then crashes down and stalls out once car is warmed up it starts and runs awesome any suggestions?
you might want to check your intake manifold gasket, i had the same problem with my 95 grand prix and it turns out there was a leak there. When the car warms up the aluminum expands and seals the leak therefore its better once warmed up.
98 Toyota Avalon heat cool sys runs for 2 sec when start car then will not work does this each time car is started any ideas thanks rudolphdoptonlinenet?
Answer . \nthere is a problem with the computer that controls the heater. it tends to overdrive the servos and burn them out. the computer and servos need to be replaced. its very expensive.
2004 Dodge dually diesel When you start the truck with the door open the lights flash and the horn honks Sometimes it starts going off when you open the door with truck running Any ideas?
Answer try reseting the computer unplug the batterys for about 30sec this should reset the computer if not then put the truck in the run posison with out starting it push the gas down hard three to five times the key to off then to the run with out starting then off then start it Dodge had a recal…l because of a faulty shifter parking engaugement. Their solution was to install a program that sounded the horn if the door was open while the vehicle was running. It's sopposed to warn you that the truck might drive off without you... (MORE)
The trunk on your 02 X-Type will not open with the key or button on lid the trunk and there is no release button in the car or under the rear license plate does anyone have any ideas how to open this?
Answer . Call a locksmith. I have the same prob, out of the blues .............the car-trunk just locked try locking & unlocking w/ the remote no luck, couple hits to the plate as well pushes on top and nothing. It's late now to look under the hood/fuse box and check it out, if anyone out there …has better ideas/exp w/ similar stuff pls pass on the info. (MORE)
Answer . I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee that did this. When I took it into the service station it needed an ignition module. Once this was fixed I never had a problem again. It's really hard to tell, could be anything in there heating up and causing it stop working. Could be with the fuel inject…ers also. Check if it is getting gas. A good mechanic would be helpful. (MORE)
1994 Geo Prizm Idol Problem. Any Suggestions Car dies when idol or AC pump is on. Replaced-o2 sensor ICSmapp sensor fuel reg fuel pump tried different throttle positions. Running out of ideas?
I Think it could be the oxigen sensor,air filter,PVC valve,spark plugs,and wiring,check the heat,in the meter,if is normal,fuel pump,belt tension,I would check all this and replace all this parts if you haven't change them,you also have to consider the milage,the motor it self,the rings in the and p…istons,is alot in car this eadge.I have the same car that's why I'm saying all this probavilities of a problem in the car,hope you can fix it they are very goo car,Tom (MORE)
Answer . Check the battery, or the alternator, check for a missing fuss or maybe your spark plugs aren't catching, check the gas line, get more gas, check the transmission. If your car hasn't been running for a long time then let it run for a couple minutes.
You feel constantly run down by how your boyfriend treats you hes a little younger and is sometimes immature any ideas?
If you have told him how what he says is making you feel and he isn't changing than maybe you should say goodbye. Immaturity does not always have to do with age. Verbal abuse is unacceptable. It escalates into much worse. Trust me I have experience in this.
It sounds like you may have a bad mass air sensor. I just had this same problem on my daughters 94 Nissan quest. I bought a rebuilt mass air sensor for about 100 dollars and installed it myself( its easy to install)... they wanted 600dollars for the sensor alone and 80 dollars to install it at the d…ealer. After installing this part the car ran great again. However you may want to take the car into a shop and have them diagnos the check engine codes to make sure that is the problem. I did this first on my daughters car. It costs between 75 to 100 dollars for a shop to do a complete diagnostic test on the car....then you will know what all of the problems are. Hope this helps (MORE)
Sump pump constantly kicks on and can hear the water running into it day and night and in the coldest of weather even at 11 below the water keeps pouring any ideas?
Possibly a broken water line below the frost line or under ground water seepage also below the frost line as the ambient temperature of the structure can act as an insulator
Your 1998 ford windstar starts up fine but then stalls unless you rev the engine for a little while but once its running it runs fine until the next time you go to start it any ideas why?
1) fouled spark plugs 2) fuel mixture problem (as from vacuum leak or some such thing) requires O2S feedback to compensate 3) bad IAC, can't move to high-idle position. When engine warms up, desired IAC position closer to stuck position If your check engine light is on, consider if any stored… codes relate to any of the above. (MORE)
In your 306 the engine cooling fans are disconnected at the moment because when connected and the ignition is on they run constantly any ideas why they run constantly would be helpful and any fixes?
When your engine's stopped running the fan should come on or stay on to cool the engine down,it should stop when it reaches the correct temperature which is set by the switch, located near top of fan. If the fans coming on as soon as you put ignition key in, it sounds like the switch is faulty.
There is a fues that you can pull out and then put it back in. when you do that, it will reset and you should be able to use your remote or the button inside. look in your user manual for the correct fuse. also, i couldn't open mine with the remote or button, but the key would work, so you may try t…hat. after i reset mine two or three times, it stopped getting stuck altogether and has worked fine now for a year without any more problems. (MORE)
89.190e 2.6 6-cyldr with over 200000 miles runs great but recently the car has loud thumping sound in the rear half the car when driven possibly broke something when running over someone any ideas?
I have the same exact car but a rare 5 spead: it took me years to find it and I love it. The same thing happened to me this time of the year for three straight years. I live in New Hampshire and it is caused by hitting something like frost heaves. Each time it has been one of the tires. Try totating… and rebalancing first keeping track of what goes where until you find the culprit and sometimes this takes care of it. You may have to replace a tire to get rid of the thump.. I have it again this year and I am about to go through the routine again.. (MORE)
1999 Intrigue starts and runs fine with the remote start put the key in and turn it to the on position and the dash goes haywire Put it in gear and it dies Any ideas?
Remote starters are not allowed for in the engineering of the electrical system and will usually give the results you're seeing unless installed and maintained by a highly capable dealer. I would take the car back to the place that installed it, if you know who that is, or take it to an automotive e…lectrician. (MORE)
Ford focus disel tick over fine but every now and again when running car it starts to splutter for a bit the seems to correct itself any ideas?
Is it high mileage, or is there a chance that dirty fuel has been used? You could try changing the fuel filter if this is the case, then try a shot of Injector Cleaner in the fuel. Use one of the expensive Injector Cleaners, the type that you can't buy from the petrol station. You may find a local M…OT garage, a proper repair garage, that is, may have one of those Â£20-a-bottle jobs, which do work. On the off-chance that there's been some water in the fuel- At the base of the diesel fuel filter there will be a bleed tap. Any water in the fuel will sink to the bottom of the filter bowl. Put a plastic tube onto the bleed tap and into a jar. Open the tap for a few seconds until clean diesel comes out. (MORE)
My Subaru Forrester radio was fine then made a static noise. No sound played on the left rear and left front speakers. Right front and right rear play at a whisper. Start car hear static. Any ideas?
Do you only have a radio, or do you have a tape or CD player. If you have one of them, do they work OK? IF so, then you have an antenna problem. Try loosening and cleaning the antenna socket ( if it is a regular stalk antenna). IF it is an "in-glass" antenna, you can try to tighten the connection at… the radio (hard to get at) and also check to see if there is a break in the wire in the glass or when it leaves the glass to go to the radio. (MORE)
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Your car starts slow white smoke started billowing out of hood now car does not start any ideas on what is going on?
White smoke is coolant burning off. You have a coolant leak or the engine is overheating. Have this looked at by a professional ASAP, and stop driving the car.
If car sometimes starts and sometimes doesn't once you wiggled some cables and it started again others it just clicks its a 90 Honda Accord any ideas?
If wiiggling some cables or wires helps to start the car, look for a loose connection or corrosion where the cables/wires connect to.
98 Olds intrigue the car runs fine then occasionally decides to shut off while I'm driving - then she starts right back up any ideas?
Same problem I had. You need a new ignition switch. Current one has a short which is disabling fuel pump, therefore shutting engine down while driving
Cant open ford explorer 1997 with the key fob so cant start car either because of imobilizer any ideas?
You should be able to unlock the door with the key, when you do that it should deactivate the immobilizer. Sometimes you have to hold the key in the unlock position for a couple seconds or double turn it that way to get it to deactivate.. Manufacturers understand that batteries die. There's always …a direct way to work around something that is controlled by a wireless battery powered device. (MORE)
2006 suzuki eiger starts hard have to hold the throttle wide open and will not idle stays running only with at least partial throttle any ideas?
BUMP! i have this issue.. please help i don't want to spend $400 to have the dealer check and fix
The toxic emitions warning light is staying on when the car is running any ideas how it can be fixed?
Get the carbon canister checked out I had same problem after get coils replaced on my clio
No there is not. The Monroe 818 air shocks are the closest that may work.
If the key has to be held to keep the car running then the ignitionswitch is most likely going bad. On some models the switch can beeasily replaced. On others the switch removal can be a large task.
Check for proper operation of alternator and battery, if thay are proper; check for parasitic drain.
Have you checked the thermostat the car might just think its cold all the time. Check the linkage and make sure everything is loose and moving freely. I assume it has a 4 barrel carb. make sure the secondary are closing all the way.
Because it will stop and then car will braked . Engine will be blow up .
Yes, alternators are designed to maintain the battery, or recharge a battery that has been slightly discharged from starting the car. When the alternator is used to recharge a dead battery, it causes the alternator work harder and longer than it is designed for, causing it to overheat, thus causing …damage to the alternator. A battery charger should be used instead. They are designed for charging dead batteries. After the battery is charged, let the alternator maintain the charge. (MORE)
Could be anything from your timing belt to your starter or your trasmissions depends on the car too, i would call your local auto parts store and ask them what they think!
2000 Sentra car starts runs great for few seconds then dies out start again same thing on and on any ideas?
It could be a clogged fuel line, a clogged fuel filter, or a bad fuel pump. Try unhooking your fuel line and turn the engine over for one second and stop. Be sure to let the gas run into a container of some sort. Reconnect the fuel line and try to start the vehicle.
Because as the engine turns it produces electricity through the alternator but not stored so once the engine is switched off the car has to rely on the battery to start again. For instance, an F1 race car carries no battery so it has to be started externally, jump started really. Once it stalls it c…annot get itself going again unless there is someone there to push start it (not a good idea - they are heavy and have a habit of leaving you flat on your face...) (MORE)
Have a 1995 geo prism has to be jump started when it is running i put foot oin gas and the car dies. Dose any one have any possiable ideas. Was thinking possiablr alternator. HELP?
Many auto parts stores will test your battery and charging system for you for zip if you can get the car there. Have it tested so you don't buy parts you don't need.
Either charge can cause a shock, the shock is when the negative charges jump to the positive or vice versa
It is hardwired to your battery and not the sensor. could be a bad relay for fan, If it runs when its not supposed to, check to see if the fan relay is stuck in the closed position. have a good one !!
Why does the air shock pump run when you get in before starting the car and after you stop the engine?
The car is leveling itself out. You can test this theory by letting that noise stop. Then jumping on the bumper will make it unlevel and you will hear the noise again.
All you can do is replace the faulty shock, only rebuildable shocks are racing shocks/aftermarket(koni, fox, spax, walker evans).