The car turns off while driving. I have to shift to neutral and step on the gas at red lights so the carr won't turn up. I've replaced the fuel filter and do regular tune ups. What could the problem be?
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This is a good job for a diagnostic scanner; if the error memory of your 'computer' is read out with one, you may save yourself a lot of time and aggravation.
I'm pretty sure your car is new enough to be monitoring most any part of the engine and tranny.
If you have a mechanic you trust (yeah, I know, all youse guys are honest ;-) ) they probably have one on hand and shouldn't charge more than a couple of bucks to check the car's memory and decode the resultant output.
The day of the huge analyzers is waning.
You can also buy one yourself, perhaps cheaper than renting a mechanic.
They are offered in several eBay stores and the prices range from $20 (very limited), to $200+ (who needs all that?).
I bought mine on sale from Harbor Freight (also .com) for $40 US on sale and discounted from $60. It bears the name Centech (I think it's a house brand from above) and comes with both a book of codes and a CD which will decode the output for you.
It wanders around in our family and has saved us many hours of fingernail biting on the 9 miscellaneous vehicles we own.
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You do realize no one ever has to go to a dealer,ever, even with a new car,you own it,& as you said the dealers are expensive What about the couple hundred thousand repair shops that do the same as a dealer?
to reset security you'll ned to do the 10min key with ign. on for 3times after each 10 min turn key off briefly then back on without trying to restart after 30min or three 10min ign on cycles turn off key briefly then the car should start
It osunds like the shift interlock solenoid is not unlocking when you step on the brake, do you hear a click nosie?
Try the emergency bypass. turn key to OFF, step on brake, shift out of park into neutral. Then start car and drive away. do not put back in park until you get to destination. Or you will have to shut off, turn key to OFF, and apply brake, and shift to neutral again.
report back. check all fuses. see chart in owner manaul
turn engine off. Turn key to OFF position, (no lights on dash lit). Step on brake, pull shift lever to neutral. start car, put in drive and go. this is emergency bypass.
When the key is ON, the shift lock soneoid is engaged and won't release till the brake is applied. Since you don't have brake lights, it means the solenoid won't unlock.
check for a blown fuse or a bad brake switch on the brake pedal.
OFF is the first click clockwise from LOCK. it goes, LOCK, OFF, ON, START.
Yes it can, just place your Transfer Case in Neutral position.
Shifting into NEUTRAL To shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL do the following:
Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll. Set the parking brake. Start the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). Shift the transfer case to 2HI. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and 4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D) for one second, or FIRST (1) for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. Turn the ignition to LOCK. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P), or FIRST (1) for vehicles with a manual transmission. Release the parking brake prior to towing. Shifting Out of NEUTRAL To shift out of NEUTRAL:
Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) and turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off. Press the button for the desired transfer case shift position (2HI, 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 4LO). After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. Release the parking brake. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position. Excessively shifting the transfer case into or out of the different modes may cause the transfer case to enter the shift protection mode. This will protect the transfer case from possible damage and will only allow the transfer case to respond to one shift per 10 seconds. The transfer case may stay in this mode for up to three minutes. NEUTRAL: Shift the vehicle's transfer case to NEUTRAL only when towing your vehicle. Good luck and hope this answers your question.