First, the noise sounds like it is coming from a belt on the left side above the alternator, but I cant tell. Also, when I am near between 1200 and 1500 RPM, I get a whining noise. I have also have been seeing an increase of about 500 RPM across the board (eg. At 40mph on a flat road I typically see 2k RPM but now see 2.5k). When my car shifts, it jerks and it is pretty noticeable (its automatic). As for the electrical issues, I have been seeing the light that illuminates my temperature control flicker off and on for about 5 mins maybe 1-3 times per hour or so. While testing my battery, I saw that it pulled to about 9V when starting, but leveling off at 14V when running and 12.8V when the car is off.
Today, I drove about a mile to walk a friend's dog while they are away on my way to work. Their driveway is steep so I applied e-brake before turning off the car. Upon turning my key in the ignition, I got no response, not even a light came on, nor did the engine crank. After 3 attempts, I released the e-brake on a hunch and when turning the key, it started fine. My radio and clock were reset though. I had no further issue with it today. At work, I cleaned the battery terminals, I don't know if it helped or not, but oh well. I realize this is long and I appreciate any feedback.
My car has been sounding different and running hard, the transmission has been jerky, and weird electrical issues have been occurring.
have the same problem?
Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 1:51 AM