My car has been acting up recently. At first my security light came on and my car wouldnt start, my headlights would flash on and off. THEN I had alternator/charging issues as my battery was completely drained.
Now, after charging the car with my Lexus IS250 for 30 minutes, it has enough juice to turn the engine, engine runs and sounds healthy, but the only problem is that I cant switch my gears at all. And when I turn the ignition completely it makes this loud screeching sound, metal to metal, and a symbol appears on my dashboard, I think it may be brakes symbol (O).I checked all my fluids everything is complete. Im not sure but closer to the front left side of my car there is a white box with green slimely like fluid, not sure if that is where transmission fluid is suppose to go but it looks half empty. And on the right front side of my car there is a blue cap with a long tube attached that looks completely empty.
After research I was told it might just be tranny fluid and the weather. But my cars been in underground parking storage.
Please help me diagnose this car so I can figure out what parts to get and who to call with the issue. Save myself money and the mechanic time.
Saturday, March 16th, 2013 AT 5:25 AM