03 neon cat replaced all sensors replaced tuneup trans rebuilt no power only 70 miles a full tank any ideas what to do only 37000 miles on car?
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The speed sensor is located on the side of the transmission. It hasa black plastic teardrop shape to it. It has one bolt that needs tobe removed to replace it.
2001 dodge neon hesitates between shifting gears loses power all ready replaced spark plugs at 37000 miles?
Answer . \nThe same thing happened to mine and it was a small hloe in a vacume line. With the engine running listen very close and you might be able to hear the leak if there is one.
How do you fix excessive fuel consumption 1991 Chevrolet 31l v6 tankful goes 210 miles instead of 400 miles occurred suddenly have replaced O2 sensor checked timing complete tune up no fault codes?
\n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nCheck to see if the thermostat is stuck open also check for binding brakes.dirty or clogged fuel injectors.. Answer . \nAlso check the air filter.
What needs to be replaced in a 1985 Pontiac Firebird if the car only stays running while foot is on gas and the throttle positioning sensor had been replaced?
Answer . it might be because the idle is low turn your idle up and it should stay running
Check engine light stays on. Would the oxygen sensor still be the likely culprit if you only have 35000 miles on the car?
Answer . Unlikely. Could be as simple as a loose gas cap. Considering that the emissions warranty is still in effect, take it to a dealer.
Why would the catalytic converter have to be replaced 8 times in a 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo first at 37000 miles purchased new Service department replaced all possibilities and say they do not know why?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nGenerally, unburned fuel getting into the converter is what damages them. How is it running?, what size engine?\n. \n Question \n. \nWhat did the dealer say is "wrong" with the converters they are replacing?\n. \n. \n-->You can easily damage your catalytic converte…r by making a lot of very short trips and not allowing you car to properly reach operating temperature. (MORE)
What would cause 1999 Grand Am to shut down when the gas gauge showed half a tank of gas when it had only went 250 miles poured in 2 gallons of gas and gauge shows full and the car starts and runs?
Answer . \nIt sounds as though your fuel gauge is wrong or more likely the fuel sending unit located in the fuel Tank is faulty. This Can be caused by contaminated fuel or just a malfunction of the unit
Your manifold eas just replaced last mo a new alternator and belt the car is still overheating only 81000 miles any help would be appreciated you have a mechanic you hope he is being honest cheryl?
Answer . Overheating is usually a simple problem for a competent mechanic to find and repair. It is usally one of a couple problems: Thermostat, blocked radiator, water pump, temperature "riser" or the timing is waaaay off. The car wouldn't be running very well if it's the timing, so I doubt that… one. One way to determine if the problem is the thermostat, remove the thermostat and see if the vehicle runs cold. With the thermostat removed and the engine running, remove the radiator cap and see if the water is flowing rapidly through the radiator. If not, you either have a partially blocked radiator or a damaged waterpump. The temperature "riser" is a mechanism that allows exhaust gasses to flow across a passage through the intake manifold to pre-warm the air being drawn into the engine and to cause quicker "warm-up". If the temperature riser is stuck in the open position, you could need an intake manifold, but that's quite rare. In any case, a good mechanic should be able to find the problem through responsible diagnostic methods. Incompetent mechanics just replace parts until the problem goes away. (MORE)
What makes the engine run hot when It has been flushed 2 times and thermostat replaced twice only has 50000 miles?
Answer LOOK For The obvious Lincoln LS are notorius for air in the system bleed all the air and I think you will be rid of your problem . Also, the water pump could easily cause an engine to start running hot. Water pumps don't necessarily go completely bad all at once. It could be just starting …to go bad, the worse it gets, the hotter the engine will run.. Also, if the radiator did indeed need flushing, then understand that the inside condition of the radiator and the water pump will naturaly be the same. So the chances of the water pump going bad would be pretty good.. One other possibility could be a crack in a head.. If the overheating happens in low city driving only and at highway speeds the egine runs ok, look into the hydraulic radiator( 2000-2002 only) fan. It is possible that the fan is not running at all. Run the engine with the hood open. When the temp gage starts climbing, look at the fan blade to see if it running. (MORE)
2000 Hyundai Elantra only accepts .4 gals of gas at a time stops wait a few seconds continue pumping Gas tank has not been moved or replaced Do you have any idea what the problem is?
i have had some similar problems when i run on empty alot. Open the lever and let the fumes escape then make sure you use good gas or an additive and make sure the handle is as far in as it will go b4 filling up. Good luck! Michelle
Why would a rebuilt 1997 Ford Taurus wagon transmission only last for 35000 miles The car has 134000 miles The rebuilt put in at 110000?
Answer . In most cases, either dirt in the coolant lines or transmition cooler portion of the radiator caused a premature failure, or the torgue converter was failing or dirty and not replaced when the transmition was rebuilt are the causes. In some rare occastions, the rebuild was not done prop…erly or parts that should have been replaced and where not replaced is the cause. The only other option is that the computer or wiring harness to the transmition is failing or damaged, as the shifting of the transmition from gear to gear is controled by the computer. This can cause a pre-mature failure. The only other cause would be right out of the gun, so your situation doesn't sound likely, is the shop forgot to re-fill the transmition with ATF "Fluid". This sounds crazy, but it's far too easy to do, but the transmition usually won't even move the car at that point, so it is usually caught right away not by the owner some 40K miles later. (MORE)
Answer . It could be a front seal, in which case you'll need to hae the transmission removed to replace the seal. It could be an axle shaft seal, which isn't quite as bad but requres that the leaking half-shaft be removed to replace the seal. It could be a coolant line, which should be quite eas…y. Or it could be just the pan gasket, which can probably be resolved if you'll climb under and tighten it a little, but don't go too far or you'll cause more problems. (MORE)
Are there only specific Throttle Positioning Sensors compatible with a 2000 Ford Focus SE Wagon or can any brand replace the defected one in the car?
Whatever parts store you go to will look up the part according to year, make, engine, and model of the car. Whatever brand they list that applies to that vehicle will be fine. Most electronic parts are only made by a handful of companies, and they just put in different boxes according to who is goin…g to sell the part anyway. Even Ford doesn't use parts made by Ford. The parts manufacturing is contracted out to this same handful of companies that is also supplying everybody else with parts. It's possible that when you get your TPS and open the box, it may have "Ford" stamped on it, even though it may be in an aftermarket box. (MORE)
Map sensor voltage low on neon 96how do you get the voltage to the correct level sensor has been replaced but car still running rough?
Answer . \nCheck voltage between pins 1 and 4 with the key on and engine not running. You should have 4 to 5 volts. With then engine idling, it should drop to 1.5 to 2.1 volts.\n. \nTest PCM terminal 36 for same results. If different, check wiring/connectors.\n. \nTest for MAP sensor ground at… terminal 1 and PCM terminal 43\n. \nTest supply voltage at sensor terminals 3 and 1. It should be 4.5 to 5.5 volts and the same at PCM terminal 61\n. \nIf all test good, MAP sensor is bad, if not, fix wiring harness. (MORE)
96 aspire with a man trans the bracket that holds the clutch and brake pedal broke you replaced it and 1500 miles later the new one broke also the clutch pushes down easy enough any ideas?
\n. \n Answer \n. \nSimilar thing happened on my 94 Aspire. The bracket is made of several pieces of sheet steel, put together with spot welds. Every time you push the clutch the steel flexes. After so many times of pushing the clutch, the spot weld snaps from metal fatigue. I'm betting t…he replacement bracket you got was from a junk yard, so it too had been flexed alot.\n. \nIf this happened with your bracket, take the two pieces and line them up in their original position. Use vise grips to clamp them together and drill a hole for a bolt. A 1/4" bolt should be enough. Make sure it's short enough that it doesn't interfere with the travel of the the clutch or brake pedal. \n. \nIt's just about impossible to line up the bracket pieces and drill them when they're in place on the car. There's just not enough room to get a drill in and around everything under the dash. A flexible spring-type extension for a drill might work if you're lucky to have one. If you're a pack-rat, you saved the first bracket. You can fix that off the car and swap it out with the broken one. Either way you'll probably have to take out the one that's in the car now.\n. \nYou may want to think about disconnecting the negative battery terminal while fooling around under the dash. If you you slip with the drill and catch the wrong wire you could get unlucky enough to set off the airbag. (MORE)
What could cause a 1999 Toyota Camry check engine light to come on after replacing all the sensors and driving it for about forty miles?
what sensors have you replaced?? i am assuming the oxygen sensors. i need a code number to tell you what is wrong. if its a p0420 its probabily the catalytic converter. mabye a p0141-mass air flow needs to be cleaned
2001 Chevy 1500 rear end went out at 22000 the mechanic said the axle housing was bent he replaced the housing and rebuilt the rear end 2300 miles later the rear end went out again any ideas?
buy a used rear end from a junk yard. should cost aroun $200 to $400 dollars.. If it went out in 2300 miles, either it was repaired improperly or the driver is tearing it up.
Think may have put petrol in diesel Ford Mondeo would it have driven 20 miles home Tank was only quarter full and filled up to top with petrol Its a brand new work car?
My wife has just done this and the car is currently with Ford. Initially they will remove the fuel tank, drain the fuel, flush the pipes and replace the filter. The cost - Â£357. After that they will test the car, wait an hour and test again. If there are problems it will need a new pump, seals an…d engine strip down. Costs estimated to be thousands of pounds which may be covered by car insurance. (MORE)
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 temperature gauge gets no reading Replaced temperature sensor radiator full of coolant Any Ideas?
Be careful there is a temperature coolant switch mounted next to the thermostat housing. I thought this was the sensor and replaced it by mistake. There is another sensor.
Have replaced ball joints lower control arm bushings and idle arms still having car shake bad when going into right hand turn after speed of 45 miles an hour any ideas to what is the problem?
lift right side and check wheel for play.. play left to right = tie rods play up and down = balljoints play all around = wheel bearing assy or bad axle or u joint
I normally change them when I replace my plugs. heres a informative link that could help you out too. http://www.autotap.com/sparkplugs/ppc_spark_plugs_replace.html Toyota echos do not have spark plug wires they have coils which do not need to be replaced unless they have broke one of the nice thi…ngs about echos (MORE)
You have had your 03 jeep wrang Sahara alligned 2 times and your right front tire 32-1050 bf goodyear all-terrains with only 1000 miles are wearing really bad on the outer edges any ideas.?
have a complete front-end inspection done. It is possibly a worn ball-joint or tie-rod. Take it to a shop that specializes in front ends. . Either the camber spec. is out or the toe spec. is out. probably the camber if its only the r/f. Try another alignment shop that will actually let you watch an…d/or will give you a printout of the before and after measurements . -I didnt want to delete the whole answer so Im adding my comments here. You are most likely running too low air pressure.. Wranglers have a solid front axle, so unless it's been wrecked the camber cannot be off. Toe may have an effect but if it's been aligned it should be fine. Big tires like 32's are meant for off-road and the compounds are soft. They wear quickly on the road b/c they were desinged for mud and dirt. Also, they were designed to run lower air pressures..off road. When you are on pavement you must run higher pressures. Go to 4x4 forums to get advice on the pressures. (MORE)
1997 Toyota Avalon only has 38000 miles on it yes it's true service engine light keeps coming on even after changed the O2 sensor any ideas why how do you disable the service lights altogether?
What codes and does it have any driveability issues. What codes and does it have any driveability issues
How do you you replace a brake light on a 99' Plymouth Neon only one side works the other doesn't light up at when braking or signaling at all?
I have a 2000 Dodge Neon, but I'm sure the application is the same. Go to the auto parts store and buy a brake light bulb. Then open the trunk and on the side it's out twist and pull out the light (it's hidden behind the trunk carpeting in mine, just pull the corner back). The bulb should pull strai…ght out and the new one should push straight in. I recommend a little packet of bulb "grease" to lock out moisture. It's just a couple bucks more. Altogether it should be a ten minute job costing less then 10 bucks. (MORE)
A 95 Neon with 160000 miles clutch won't disengage. Is it worth it to replace the clutch on such an old car?
If it's still running good, no leaks or problems, and if the body is OK not all banged up and/or rusty, go ahead and replace the clutch. You probably will not be able to find a dependable car for what the clutch will cost.. If it's still running good, no leaks or problems, and if the body is OK not… all banged up and/or rusty, go ahead and replace the clutch. You probably will not be able to find a dependable car for what the clutch will cost.. If it's still running good, no leaks or problems, and if the body is OK not all banged up and/or rusty, go ahead and replace the clutch. You probably will not be able to find a dependable car for what the clutch will cost. (MORE)
1993 mr2 na has over 200k miles on its engine and the engine keeps squealing you think its the alternator belt but that just got replaced and it only squeals when i accelerate any ideas on how to fix?
many bad mechanics will put belts on tighter than specs or even ignoring specs thinking that a new belt should stretch which is wrong. Take your mr2 back to them, what you are hearing is the bearings in your alternator screaming bloody murder and from now on only take your mr2 to someone who is expe…rienced with the Toyota mr2, it is an easy car for bad mechanics to screw up (MORE)
Why would a 2005 Cadillace STS with 25000 miles need rear brakes and shouldn't the dealer replace them since it only has 25000 miles on it Aren't rear brakes good for at least 50000 miles?
Usually the front brakes wear out first. Brake usage isn't covered under warranty because wear depends on how the person uses them. If you use them a lot more (stop and go traffic) they wear out a lot faster. if the rear are worn, check the front as well.
Your 2000 Chrysler Concorde had the engine rebuilt by Jasper at 59000 miles It now has 90000 miles Should you have the timing beltchain replaced?
\n. \nI would have to believe the shop put in a new belt. But ask them. If it was a new belt, change it when it has 90K on the BELT.
The computer in your car will let you know when they fail, the check engine light will come on and the code(s) will direct you to which one failed.
Car has sevee growl when coming to a stop more notable with ac on ac also has a slight vibration any ideas car has only 40K orig miles and is mint?
Possible problem with a/c compressor bearings, because as you are coming to a stop, engine rpms are reducing. You hear the growling because of less engine noise.
Why does your 2001 Mazda Millenia S with the Miller Cycle engine and only 51k miles need coil pack replacements?
heat seems to be one of the weak points of the millenia cop system. generally, the right bank coils go first. also, oil in the wells can cause the coils to short out and die. my personal favorite is all the dummies who change their spark plugs, and put iridiums in there. even tho the gap is WAAA…Y off, they believe the aftermarket parts person OVER the dealer, and put the wrong plugs in "because the parts guy at autozone said they would work". the bigger gap makes the coil work harder, overheat, and die. if the plugs have not yet been changed(mazda says every 60k) then my money is on oil shorting out the coils. and it is really rare that it would need all 6. (MORE)
How many miles does a full tank of gas get in a 2001 Alero Oldsmobile car
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 and Replaced the Crankshaft Sensor only to drive about 10 mile and it go out again What causes what looks like wear down?
you have to gap the crank sensor when u install it, the sensor should have a paper in the box that tells u what to gap it at. you will need brass feeler gauges because the sensor is magnetic
Toyota Highlander check engine light on my car has 37000 miles replaced air filter and PCV valve on 51508?
I had the same thing happen after Jiffy Lube changed the air filter. They forgot to plug the vacuum line back into the back of the air filter housing.
My Toyota Highlander check engine light on my car has 37000 miles replaced air filter and PCV valve on 51508 what is the problem with the car?
The "check engine" light is not solely dedicated to the air filter and pcv valve. There are other things that can cause this caution light to illuminate on the dashboard. Assuming you bought this car new and that it has but 37k miles on it, it's most likely still in warranty and Toyota should be fix…ing this problem for you. (MORE)
1991 Volvo 780 ran hot top hose burst temp sensor shorted after replacing hose and sensor car wont start only thing moved was knock sensor plug and temp sensor plug?
Run a compression test. Unfortunately Volvo engines are among the group that are sensitive to overheating. I wouldn't waste any more time on it until you've verified that the compression is up in all cylinders.
Ideally, you should at least replace both front or rear tires simultaneously, but you can get away with only replacing one if the difference between the tires isn't too great.
Should replacement front brakes on a 2002 Lexus ES only last 15000 miles or am I getting ripped off?
brake pad life will depend on several variables; auto or manual trans, driving habits ( one of the biggest), brake pad quality, were rotors turned, and correct operation of the brake system.
Starter sounds like it is going out but was only replaced 4months agostarter battery tested good any idea?
Are the starter bolts tight ? It may have worn fly-wheel teeth. If you have the ticket on the new starter then I would take it back and get another 1.
It depends on how well it has been taken care of and the kind of wear and tear it was subjected to. A car used primarily for long commutes will generally last longer than one used for short trips locally. The starts and stops, and the repeated hard acceleration that short trips see, will be harder o…n an engine, than would starting the car and driving for extended periods. Most of the wear on an engine occurs during the first 2 minutes as it warms and oils its internal parts. once started and warmed, it really doesnt wear much internally. 200K miles is not uncommon for a Honda. By the time an engine has 150K miles on it, it should have had at least one new timing belt and idler, as well as a couple spark plug changes and the valves adjusted. The cooling system should have been flushed and new coolant installed as well. As long as the engine hasn't been overheated, or abused by redlining it excessively (ie,teenage driving), it will suprise you with its durability. The dealer/owners manual will tell you to do way more than that, but unless you have a problem with a specific area, you should only need to do regular oil changes and air filter and belt replacements for the first several years. You should consider the cost of replacing parts as they fail on your old engine versus the cost of a rebuilt or used Japanese domestic engine swap. I just recently completed a swap on a 93 civic LX with 200K miles (and a thrown rod). I bought the car from a teenager who obviously abused it. I tore it down and saw no excessive wear on any internals...only the damage done from the rod smacking the block. (overrevving??) I purchased a used Japanese engine and re-used my fuel injection and exhaust, and all accessories (PS, A/C, Alternator), and as of the first 1K miles it works beautifully! I could go on all day about this subject, but what really tends to end an engines career is the age of the rubber seals and gaskets it uses. The steel parts can last extremely long. It is the front and rear main seals, and the oil pan gaskets, and the valve seals and head gaskets that limit lifespan the most. I'd say 200-250K miles at any age, or even 100K miles if over 15 years old, and you need to seriously consider engine replacement. And if the engine is "tired", you can imagine what the transmission is feeling. (MORE)
check your bell housing mounting bolts. they might be loose, it might also be your wheel bearings or your tires have flat spots, or they are not properly balanced. to a motor speed doesn't matter, it matters from the tranny back. if it was the motor it would occur at the same RPM in every gear, or i…t would be constant. (MORE)
If 1995 jeep Cherokee limited had new tires installed and one size smaller on rear vehicile was driven20 miles Tires have all been replaced Vehicile has bad front vibration Any ideas?
First, you should have the same sized tires on all four wheels. You probably already know this and I wonder why you decided to use different size tires on front and back. . This combination of tires may be accentuating an already existing problem with your tie rods or suspension. When you start mes…sing around with different sized tires you will be throwing the computer out of wack and causing other problems that you may not have had before. This will especially be apparent with the Quadratrak all wheel drive transmission. (MORE)
Mine did until I replaced the carb. with an 1970 carter single brl. then i get more power and 16-20 mpg.
Does anyone have any ideas What is wrong Replaced timing belt in 1994 ford escort 1000 miles later quite running it had jumped time I realigned marks wouldn't start 0 compression in all 4 cylinders?
You've realigned the marks, but did you check which piston stroke? The marks will align in two instances, top dead center on the compression stroke, and top dead center of the exhaust stroke. I'd bet money that you've aligned the timing marks to TDC exhaust stroke. That would explain 0 compression i…n all cylinders. Rotate your crank shaft by itself (leave the camshaft where it is) 360 degrees (one full turn) and you should then by aligned to TDC compression stroke, as it is supposed to be. (MORE)
Exploding Automotive Batteries Auto batteries are usually of the Lead-Acid type and thus generate explosive gasses [Hydrogen (H 2 ) and sometimes Hydrogen-sulphide (H 2 S?)]. These gasses accumulate in the head-space in the battery, and are emitted from the battery at the vent openings. Any kind o…f spark which occurs inside the battery or in the explosive gas envelope outside but near the battery, can ignite the explosive gasses thus causing an explosion. Even a spark/explosion starting outside the battery can ignite the gasses inside the battery and cause the battery itself to explode. In your case, with only 3K miles on the battery [for all practical purposes a brand new battery] I suspect that an internal flaw/fault due to a manufacturing defect or defective materials led to/caused the ignition. All of this is based on the assumption that you, or no one else, tampered with, misused, or abused the battery during that 3K miles. Without an exhaustive examination/investigation of the remains of the battery it is not possible to determine the actual fault/flaw causing the failure. (MORE)
I have a "1999" Chevy Blazer that went from 280-320 to a full tank of gas to around 180-200 to a full tank. I've replaced everything since 2007 and the only thing I can find is the change in gas. %10 percent "Ethanol" is killing my Blazer. The only other thing it might be is the "Torque Converter So…lenoid" which I haven't replaced yet. I bought a "CarMD", and it showed no problems. Of course using 10% ethanol will effect mileage but not by that much. A defective torque converter solenoid will defiantly cause excess fuel usage as the converter is not locking up and your engine is turning far more RPMs than it would if all was working as it should. Replace the solenoid. (MORE)
2001 durango leaking antifreeze not all time doesnt leak when driving. new rebuilt engine 0 miles now 1300 replaced radiator to cap hose now antifreeze on engine where is the leak coming from?
I had the same exact problem with my 2001 Durango...just got it check out and I was told it was the water jacket plugs. hope this helps
If it is bad, replacing it will help with the vehicles emissions and put out the check engine light.
All I want to do is try to replace a knock sensor in my car I have no idea of what I am doing where is it located do I replace it from under the hood or do I get under the car?
You have two options, purchase a shop manual for your vehicle and read it, or take your vehicle to a garage and let them fix it.
A manual transmission car will get 32 city & 38 highway. And automatic car will get 29 city 38 highway. The tank capacity is 13.2 gallons. Realistically you can use 12 gallons of that fuel before needing to refuel. So driving all highway you should be able to go 456 miles on a tank of fuel.