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Immobilized car someone blocked something so that the car will not start. i press the gass but it doesnt even want to rev up at all

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When i press the gas or turn a corner.my car cuts off and the stiring wheel locks up whn i press the gass it makes a weird nose then shuts off can someone please help me 2008 impala


It's hard to say with so many possible things it could be. It sounds like it is more or less stationary now, unless you can drive a straight line around your block. The engine cutting off is something electrical, probably fuel or spark (ignition) related. The steering wheel would immediately lose power steering when the engine stops, but it shouldn't lock. That would be a key cylinder and ignition switch problem. If the key is still on, it should not "lock" the steering wheel.

I believe you should let a competent mechanic diagnose it, beginning with some basic voltage tests, and progressing to a scanning tool to actually watch live streaming data in and out of the engine computer, or powertrain control module-PCM. Two things I would do even before taking it to a shop or mechanic is to have the fuel pressure checked and have the pcm scanned for possible trouble codes. Actual codes or pending codes could indicate where to start looking. And a fuel pressure test tells you if fuel at the correct pressure is getting to the engine, to the injectors there. I know Autozone will do the scans for free, and I think you can get a free fuel pressure test there under their loan-a-tool program. You may know a friend or relative with a fuel pressure gauge, maybe even a scanner or code reader-all the better! Good luck.

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1998 honda won't rev up past 4,000 rpm


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I had a new alternator put on and ever since while i'm stopped & or parking my car is idlding and acts like its going to cut off. is that timing it didnt start till after put on alternator


Hi Cindy,need to check and see if the belt is turning tightly,they may have not done it,to check,open hood,start engine,leave in park,go to engine,find accelerator cable and rev up gas and see if belts are turning tightly,or have someone rev gas in car and someone watch.Also look around engine to see if they let something out of place,you never know these days,even at dealers.

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1998 VW Golf Tdi idle problem, it starts fine wean cold but as soon is hot does start up to 1100 revs for about 2 minutes.


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Turn ignition car starts and then immediately turns off again


Please ask a local mechanic to have a look as this sort of fault is not uncommon and could be the ignition key chip so try spare key ,a faulty ECU or even something simple like a mass air flow sensor or a blocked catalytic exhaust so its favourite to ask a local man then post what he says for verification

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MY CAR DOESNT WANT TO START UP..THE LIGHTS ON THE DASHBOARD GOES ON. RADIO ON..BUT IT DOESNT START! SOMETIMES I HAVE TO WAIT 5 MINUTES AND TRY AGAIN.THEN IT STARTS UP?? CAN ANYONE HELP ME? KIA RIO 2002


hi..
Many cars these days are equipped with an immobilizer. (you can find more information about the immobilizer in your owner's manual). The immobilizer allows the engine to run only if the correct key is used. If your car has an immobilizer, you probable see a "Security" or Key-shaped light coming on on the dashboard every time you turn the ignition ON. If this light is flashing when you turn the ignition ON, it could mean that there is some problem with an immobilizer or the system does not recognize the key. If the immobilizer doesn't recognize the key, the engine wold not start at all, or would start and then die in few seconds.
You can try a spare key, if it won't work, your dealer is the place to call. Sometimes, the key is just need to be reprogrammed. On some cars you can find the information how to reprogram the key in the owner's manual...

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KEY WONT TURN IGNITION


Your car uses a transonder key, a key with a small chip embedded inside. The transponder is matched to the immobilizer unit in your car. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the immobilizer searches for that transponder, if it's not near the ignition, the car will just keep turning over and not start. Your only real options are to replace the steering lock or buy a transponder bypass unit, which I do not recommend. Just do a google search.

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