1994 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117k miles
I have a few questions:
There is no leak on the struts, but the ride is not smooth, kind of bumpy. Can an alignment/balancing tires help solve the problem or do we need a replacement of struts?
A couple of months ago I took the car to a mechanic for transmission service (draining the fluid, changing the filter). Not sure it is because of this but probably after the service I notice that a vibration/noise/humming is felt but almost disappears as I put the gear in 'Drive' from 'Park' and the car acts as if it wants to move forward. That is first I feel a vibration/noise/humming sound when I am changing from P to drive but once it is drive it disappears. Is that normal? Can it be caused by low transmission fluid level? Is it possible that they forgot checking the differential fluid level? How do I check this?
The yellow ABS light came on a few months ago while driving after I felt some pulsation on the brake pedal. The first mechanic I took the car to said my car did not communicate with their 3 different readers, they could not find the reason with scanner tests. The dealership I took the car next says it is open in left front wheel speed sensor. Does that mean it needs to be replaced? Can it be a result of dirty sensor, a wiring problem and if so how to spot and solve it? Is changing the sensor a difficulty task for an amateur?
Thank you for reading and replying in advance.
Thursday, January 8th, 2009 AT 2:40 PM