NZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 968 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3128 times:
Yesterday, I had to go to the post office to post some urgent mail, it had to be at its destination within two days or I would be screwed for the whole year. I had 40 minutes before the shop closed. I go to start my car, after not using it for two weeks, and guess what happened. It wouldn't start. I tried for five minutes, then called the Automobile Association as it is here (AA) and got them to send someone up to check and fix my battery. After 25 minutes the guy came and then spent 5 minutes charging the battery. Now I had 5 minutes to get to the post office which was an easy 10 minutes away. I sped like a mother f**ker going about 80-90km/h in a 50km/h zone and was lucky to not be pulled over or have a crash. As I arrived at the mall where the post office/book store is I ran so fast, and as I got there the mail man had just finished tying the mail sack for the fast post mail, and was loading it in his van. I begged him to untie it and then slipped him $10 to re-open it. Luckily he did.
Then today, a few friends and I went for a long drive to the beach, then up the hill so see the view. On our way I had the car lights on as we went through a tunnel. On the hill we went for a walk and messed around for about 40 minutes and when we got back to my car guess what happened? I had left the lights on and the battery was flat again. After asking people in other cars if they had any jumper cables, no one did. So I had to call the 'AA' again. We were 40 minutes away from the city and he arrived at that.
So that’s twice in two days. It was even the same AA guy as the day before. Luckily I am an AA member so it cost me nothing.
Has anyone else had trouble or anything like this with your car? Let’s hear it.
SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
My 93 Honda Accord has a problem that I've spent hundreds on and have yet to fix. It's not a debilitating problem but every three-five weeks my car will suddeny lose power, (rpms go to zero), and hopefully I can get to the side of the road (once I couldn't, luckily it was on a small road so I could push it to the side), but once it happened on I-80 going 85 mph, and all the sudden, I noticed I was decelerating, and that pushing in the gas didn't work. Luckily I was in gear at the time and my power steering was still there, I barely got over to the right. My cell phone was dead, and was there for an hour, with the Utah Highway Patrol passing me time after time (those bastards). It always happens that I keep trying to restart and just get a smoky smell. It always starts fine, though, after about an hour or two. The first time they said it was the spark plugs and fixed that. The second time it was the fuel line and fixed that. The third time it was the fuel filter and fixed that. And on and on it goes, it hadn't happened in a while before I came to UW so I hope the problem is solved, though I'm not holding my breath.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3116 times:
Theres a piece of plastic "paneling" that wraps around the frame of the car where the front driver door shuts on the inside of the car...its there largely for asthetic reasons, and it randomly popped out a month ago or so and its got some kind of weird attachment that I havent figured out, just been too lazy to take it to the dealer to have them put it back on...
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Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8491 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3105 times:
Where do I begin? I just need a new car period
Drivers door is warped to the shit house cos people kept hitting that door when it was my sisters car (yes hand me down car) and everytime I go through the car wash I have to pull the door in so that it seals otherwise I get wet. Thankfully it doesn't do that when its raining.
N801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3094 times:
The digital clock on my 98 Camry is either fine, dim, or dark. Two shops said there is no electrical problem. I (and some A.netters) think it is a dimmer issue but I haven't had anyone look at it again. The time is never lost, just the display. Unfortunately, for the sake of repair, it has basically been working properly lately.
Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2684 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3019 times:
On my Subaru WRX my latch to open the trunk didn't work. I fixed it yesterday. One of my daytime lights burned out, my left foglight burned out. My blow off valve goes off more than once when I shift at lower boost. All these problems are rather annoying, everytime I unlock the car or lock it with the remote only one of the headlights blinks cuz the other little lamp is out. It's not the headlight that is out, it's this little bulb right next to it. Fixing lighting is always a bitc*
UTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
My '95 Astrhaa has various niggling problems (former Poupinoumobile btw) :
- Rear wiper works intermittently
- OAT indicator works intermittently
- No HVAC control lighting (rhaa !)
- Tape deck sometimes jams (no strawberries, either)
- You need to pump like a shadok if the car doesn't run more than two days in a row (right now it hasn't moved in 2 weeks)
- The clutch pedal squeaks like a rhaat
- The brakes squeal when cold
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Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2950 times:
Transmissions that fail on Chrysler minivans.
Amen to that!
I have a '97 Grand Caravan that the tranny crapped out in 3 times in the first 62K miles. The last one they put in is still going strong at 220K. I guess they fixed the problem on their trannys finally.
I also had a problem with stalling while coasting in warm weather. The dealer said I needed a fuel induction system cleaning which I refused. They finally found a TSB about a software flash for the PCM that took care of it when I took it in @99K for some other warranty work before it expired.
The only other problem I've had is that the outboard pads on the front discs wear very prematurely. The calipers float freely on their mounting bolts and are lubricated regularly. I can't figure it out. It's costing me $$$ in new pads and rotors.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
I have a very annoying rattling sound in my Opel Tigra now, you can hear it when pulling up or driving with low rpm. Must be something loose... have to get an oil change this week, will have it checked out.