Where can I find underneath view of under hood of CD Vectra Auto?
2001/02 model just had 150k service Thursday (has 130 on clock). Have had no issues with any leaks or running. All filters changed etc. and wheels, brakes, cv joint etc. all checked. But not sure what is what by looking underneath... not looked underneath this car before.
Found a small oil patch on concrete near right wheel yesterday; does not appear to be getting any worse; approx 2"(5cm) forwards of tyre, towards front of car
It is too close to the ground for me to get under there, but I looked around and saw a small black dirty oil bit there; which looks old. The oil on ground looks clean.
The master brake fluid sump is not near there; that is closer to the driver.
Edit follow up: I have found the oil puddle to be some kind of oil; still remains after rigorous scrubbing. I took the car back to Holden and had a look under the vehicle myself and (between the 3 of us!) could not see any hint of anything leaking under there at all. Clean as, so the only other reason for the leak is if someone else must have parked in my spot while I was out. I shall try to remove the oily patch with a pressure cleaner later.
Thank you for your input; much appreciated.
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Re: Where can I find underneath view of under hood of CD...
The Haynes repair manuals usually provide an underside view of the engine compartment.
The oil spot you describe seems in an unlikely place, even if it is leaking from a brake component. Clearly the origin should be checked by someone qualified to do so, who can raise the car and look underneath safely.
If brake fluid is leaking out somewhere the level in the reservoir will be falling and that you should check. Standard brake fluid is glycol based and can easily be washed away by water so it should be simple to decide whether the new patch of a fluid is brake fluid or oil.
Testimonial: "I shall check that oily patch as you suggested to see if oil or brake fluid. Thank you for your suggestion; I will definitely take car back to Holden too. The service bill came to $542AU and there was no sign of a leak before all fluids and gaskets etc. replaced. The brake fluid container is hard to read but appears to be ok."
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Not familiar with the vehicle however, if the "d" in "dti" stands for diesel, id check the large fuel filter; usually under the hood (bonnet). Possibly only needs the air bled out -especially if the filter has been changed recently.
It sounds like you have a bad clock spring unit located behind the steering wheel.What are the OBD11 codes.You have to be very carfull when servicing Air Bag systems you can set off the air bag and hurt yourself with static elec spark.
The fuse in postion 32 (15 Amp) in the box under the dash by the steering wheel also powers your cigarette lighter and radio also powers the clock. If only the clock is dead then it is not a fuse issue. This is a very common problem with the 96-05 Corolla clocks. The clocks are very prone to internal failure. I offer a reasonable repair service with a lifetime guarantee, check it out: www.autoclockrepair.com There is a bunch of useful info there. Drop me an email if you have questions, thanks!
to the right of the dash clocks is a button.
start with the ignition off. press and hold the button.
switch ignition on and wait, after approx 10 seconds your new interval should be displayed and the message insp appears for 2 seconds. wait until "---" is displayed. release the button. switch off ignition.
it is due to have coolant changed vehicle runs dexcool which is a 5yr 150k mile coolant so time is up on that. i would also recommend transmission service. check the cabin filter if yours has one it will be under hood on cowl by wiper arms
It is highly unlikely that the clock's wiring was tampered with during a brake job, I suppose anything is possible though. Your issue sounds like a typical "dying clock". It is (unfortunately) a very common issue with many clocks. Check out www.autoclockrepair.com. I offer a reasonable repair service and a lifetime guarantee.
Check fuses. There are two fuses to this stereo. One that hold memory for the clock and stereo preset buttons and one for turning the stereo on. There are usually two fuse boxes, on inside the vehicle and one under the hood near the car's battery. Again, check ALL fuses. One is usually labeled for the radio/stereo, the other is not.
As for the CD changer, disconnect one of the main car battery terminals for several minutes. This is easier then removing the changer and acts as a reset. Possibley bringing the changer back to working condition. Otherwise, this could be a repair issue, see www.carstereohelp.com
The fuse block is usually under the dashboard, as well as additional fuse box under the hood. Your owners manual would give u that info, if u don't have one, it can be purchased @ Lexus site, don't know how much though. If fuses aren't labeled as u say, just pull them out 1 at a time and check to see which one is burned out. An auto parts store would probably help u locate the fuse box under the dash, (which is where I think the blown fuse is) they want to sell parts, and offer a lot of free services to customers such as testing components, installing wipers etc. good luck countrycurt0