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Old 06-26-2009, 08:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What does it cost to fix this particular problem?
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Can you be a bit more explanatory please.
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Well, sometimes when I push on the gas the car does not really respond. Last night, it would not go above 5mph. Also, this is my first RWD car and was wondering when switching gears is the back-end supposed to lift up?
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No, the rear end will go down, sounds to me like the front brakes are jammed on if its lifting up or the parking brake is seized on, do you have any lights on the dash?, what revs are you at when doing 5mph and is it an auto shift?
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It is an auto. Also, I do not remember what is was revving at and the e-brake was not on.
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But, when this happens and I turn the car on and off the problem seems to disappear.
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Your best bet would be to go and get a diagnostics done, this will either tell you whats wrong or it will pull up some codes , dependant on the machine used. Then come back with the codes or whats said then we can go from there.
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Ok, thanks for the help man.
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marti, I am taking it in this monday to be diagnosed. Also, I am not driving it until then. But, I was testing something out in my driveway and the MPH gauge no longer works and the eml light was not on.
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You must have a long drive way!!!! anyway wait for the diagnosis.
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hehe no its not that long. im going to the mechanic later today. but was wondering... i have 55k miles on it... could inspection 2 fix this?
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Ins 2 wont fix this unless you tell them too of course and you will get billed for it how'd the diag go.
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I'm getting the diag done a little later.
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nvm... my friend mislead me. the mechanic he referred me doesnt dabble with under the hood issues.
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nvm... my friend mislead me. the mechanic he referred me doesnt dabble with under the hood issues.
What the heck is he, a Cicero mechanic?
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