Yes it started right up right away each time with no hesitation. I think it's a battery, electrical related problem. Drove it around today with no problems, but then noticed my radio stations were all messed up and clock was behind. (Would the service station disconnect my battery?) Also, I remember when the car died, all the lights went completely out on the dashboard, and when it started again the service engine light was off. I know it gets reset whenever the battery is disconnected. I am going to the mechanics tomorrow and ask them if they checked the battery and alternator even though it was replaced last March. I forgot to mention I also had a new battery put in this November too. While I was away my car wasn't being driven much so one day my father couldn't start it. So after he was able to charge the battery with his car, he had my battery replaced. But when I had the alternator replaced wouldn't they have changed the battery? I can't decipher the receipt work order I have. I also had a problem after a 4 week summer vacation, I had a really hard time starting it when I got back, but after that it always started right up. The day before this last incident I hadn't driven it for 24 hours and then I have this problem. I pretty much drive my car every day. It's rare when I don't. It seems if it's not used on a regular basis then something goes wrong.
Why would a service station give me the codes? Wouldn't they want to keep me from giving it to someone else? I guess I could try and ask them for it.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 2:11 AM