Why does all lights come on but dash lights until engine is started on 1990 geo prizm?
Most cars used to turn on all the warning lights when the starter was cranking the engine. This is a check mode so you can see they work.
If you want more time to see, put the car in drive, put your foot on the brake and turn the key, the lights should all come on but the engine should not crank.
For manual trans cars leave your foot off the clutch in Nuetral. Same effect.
Is it normal for the check engine light to come on with the key turned on but not stay on until engine is started?
It is normal if other lights come on at the same time. All of the reminder/warning lights should come on when ignition is in idle (key's in ignition, but the car is not running) Read More
I can't say for sure, but I have a 2001 Prizm and called some mechanics to look into having the belt changed, and they told me I didn't need to because it has a chain. According to the repair manual from 1993 through 1997 the Prizm used a timing belt and was an interference engine. From 1998 until end of production the Prizm used a timing chain. same with its mechanical twin, the Toyota corolla. Read More
Engines use 0 gasoline until they are started. Read More
switch ignition to on and press and hold the odometer reset button until the engine lights goes off. Read More
Check engine lights will not turn off in a vehicle until they are reset. To reset the light on a 1994 Toyota Tercel pull the ECU fuse. Read More
They were made from 1989 until 2002 Read More
depress the brake pedal and turn the engine switch to the start posiiton and start the engine,,, Does this mean to hold the brake down until you hear the engine start. Read More
You don't unless you are parked with the engine running. If you are parked and you want the engine running but don't want the daytime running lights on just shut the car off and set the parking brake then start the car back up. The lights should remain off until you release the parking brake. Read More
I had a 1986 cj that had the same problem. Couldn't find the problem until the dimmer switch on the floorboard went out. Replaced the switch and the gauge lights started to work. Read More
What is that squeaking chirping noise coming from the front of your 1997 mercury cougar when it is started up and until the engine warms up?
belt Read More
I believe Ford started using the 4.6 liter - SOHC - V8 engine in 1992 in their full size cars ( Crown Victoria etc. ) but didn't use it in the F-150 until 1997 and the Mustang until 1996 Read More
No. Check engine lights didn't start in the Wrangler until the MPI system came out for the 1991 model years. For both the 4 and 6 cyl engines. Read More
Yes it had lights. From 1908 until 1909 it had acetylene brass lights. In 1910 electric lights were installed. Read More
When you mix colored lights you add colors until you get white. Read More
Maybe you need to check the oil The oil light will stay on until the engine starts. If the oil light was on when it was running and now it will not start then you may have internal engine damage. Take it to a professional. Read More
How can I start the engine on a Lincoln town car. I accidently caused the horn to keep blowing and I kept pushing buttons on the remote until it quit blowing. Then the anti theft lights were flashing on the dash and the engine would not start. Read More
What causes several dash warning lights to come on at the same time and stay on until engine is warm in the Lexus LS400?
my car is doing that because one of my abs ensors is broke Read More
Prizm's had a timing belt up until 1998 when they then switched to a timing chain. Read More
While some vehicles require you to momentarily remove the battery cable to reset the service engine light, Saturn uses a much more civilized method. Look in the fuse compartment, the one near the battery. There should be a push-button marked "oil" or something similar. With the key turned on but the engine NOT started, push and hold the button for 5 to 10 seconds or until you hear the chime. THEN the service engine light… Read More
The low tire pressure is reset through the radio Turn on the ignition to the point where the lights on the dash are on but the engine is not running. Then pull out the light switch until the parking lights come on. Then press in until they go off. Do this three times and you will hear beeps in rapid sequence. Then the pressure light will go off. Read More
If you stand in front of the car and are looking down , it's a little to the left of the center of the engine just under the exhaust manifold. You may want to wear long sleeves or wait until the engine is cool as you can get a nasty burn otherwise. It's a small filter and you have to look closely to see it. Mounted on the engine block. If you cannot find it… Read More
Your car will idle high until the engine begins to warm. You could set the idle to be a bit lower, but that may cause the engine to stall out when it's cold out. The engine should begin to lower the RPMs when it is warmed up. Read More
GM started using the turbo hydromatic 350 in 1969 and used it with modifications until 1984. Read More
I think you have a bad door switch. The car thinks that one of the doors is open. Read More
first of all ,you will need an A/B light ,you can purchase one from kent Moore tools ,then you will bar the engine over until you see the 1 and 6 six marks on the fly wheel at the bottom of the bell housing . If you have and older e6 model there will be apionter at the harmonic balancer at the front of the engine ,bar the engine until both indictor lights come on… Read More
As with all stage performances, it depends on how late you are. If the performance has already started, you will most likely have to wait until intermission to gain admittance into the theatre. If the lights have been dimmed but the performance has not yet started, an usher may escort you to your seat, depending on the rules of the theatre. Read More
try to switch the car on until red lights comes on "do not start the engine" apply break twice " fully push the break with your foot " then switch the key off and remove the key from the switch .. this should help .. i hope Read More
You bought a 1993 grand Cherokee and the battery was dead you charged it and hoked it up when you did the head lights started flashing Iput the key in and turned it on the lights stoped flashing .?
When the battery is low or has been disconnected it will trigger the security sequence when reconnected; which not only can flash the lights and sound horn but will also keep the vehicle from running until the proper key is used or the key-less remote is triggered. Hope this helps you. Read More
The 2003 is self bleeding. All you have to do is crank until it starts. If it is not starting then the lift pump is bad, or there is a leak in the supply line. Read More
Push and hold the up or down arrow buttons until the digits begin to change. Down is for hours and up is for minutes. Read More
When a school bus with its red lights flashing is stopped ahead on your side of the what must you do?
Stop until the red lights stops flashing Read More
You keep on clicking on the lights that are on until you get all of them to go off. Read More
The lights on the titanic stayed on for four minutes until sea water flooded the generator room Read More
Red always mean stop. There are many warning lights next to the speedometer. Check engine will look like an engine and a flashing check engine light means you have an engine cylinder miss and should stop driving the car until you can have this fixed. You will ruin the catalytic converter and O2 sensors if not. There is also the oil pressure and charging system lights which mean stop and have this repaired. All these… Read More
A very basic way - but mechanics have used it for years: Wait until full nighttime. Car in garage. Hood up and propped. Lights off, and start the engine. You will see any arcing. Spray it with water while the engine is running. Read More
if the lights inside your van dont turn on as well that means your alternator fuse is blown, headlights and taillights will work but the car wont start until you replace the fuse. fuse is located in the engine bay at the front area by the radiator. Read More
Well i asked the same question and first you need to go to the switches and flip them until sll the lights r green then you take the big clw(by riding up the boxes).Then you go to the vent. Read More
Check your ground wire, all the lights must be grounded back to the vehicle. Read More
no the lights didnt have any difference until 2001 when the Halo (horseshoe) lights were released Read More
You can put one end at the top and spin the lights around and around the tree until the tree is covered in lights. Then you plug in the end at the bottom! Read More
An engine that is about to fail can make any number of noises from squealing belts, to loud ticking sounds, to metallic thuds. Some don't even make a sound until after the engine has experience catastrophic failure. Most of the time you will be warned by the indicator lights or the gauges on the dash board; the check engine light will come on, the temperature gauge will read hot, and the tachometer will be fluctuating… Read More
On a 1999 Bonneville what is the purpose of the charcoal canister filter located under the air filter box?
A charcoal canister is used to trap the fuel vapors from the gas tank. The fuel vapors adhere to the charcoal, until the engine is started, and engine vacuum can be used to draw the vapors into the engine, so that they can be burned along with the fuel/air mixture. Read More
On a 91 Camry should the brake lights come on as tail lights when you turn on lights or remain out until brakes are applied even if lights are turned on?
In the back should be tail lights which always come on when the headlights or parking lights are on, and stoplights which come on whenever the brakes are pressed. The stoplights should be brighter than the tail lights, but they should be separate. Read More
Does the car vibrating at stop lights have anything to do with the white smoke coming out of tailpipe?
White smoke coming from the exhaust is a symptom of coolant entering the combustion chamber. This will cause the engine to miss and vibrate. More than likely your have a blown head gasket. You must STOP driving this car until this is repaired. Severe engine damage will occur if you continue to run this engine. Read More
By definition, yes. Until an engine is actually running, there is no oil pressure. Although, on some newer models, it may be possible that, if an engine ecm shuts the engine down due to a lack of oil pressure, the ecm could perhaps prevent restart until something is reset. (Just speculation on that, check with your dealer for details) It will start and run with no oil pressure. It would actually keep running until it… Read More
Valve guide seals are worn. The engine will consume oil when this happens, when the engine is shut down the oil continues to seep into the cylinders for a short time. When you start the engine the puddled oil that seeped in burns off. Oil is always seeping in as the engine runs, but not enough to notice until it sits awhile and is started. Read More
Turn the engine until the #1 plug is at TDC on the compression stroke. Mark the distributor at that location. Install the new distributor and turn until you are at the exact same location. Have the timing checked after you get it started. Read More
There aren't any. Hazard lights were not required by law until many years later than 1965. Read More
I have a 1994 Taurus SHO the interior lights dont come on until i turn the key when i turn the car off they work normally if i leave and come back in an hour they dont work until i turn the again?
This is because when you turn the key it starts lights, radio, engine, etc. After you turn the car off it still needs a few minutes to turn off as the battery isn't extremely fast. When you come back in a hour it most definitely should have turned off or your car has a problem or you forgot to put your light on automatic. EDIT: no the lights go off normally a couple seconds after… Read More