This model was unfortunately not designed to have a transmission dipstick. In order to check the transmission fluid you will need to have your vehicle level on jack stands. It is advisable to have someone with a hydraulic lift or underground bay available to reduce injury. You will need to get underneath your vehicle and locate the transmission. With the engine running; cycle through each gear. With the engine warm there will be a check valve or fill plug. You will be able to remove the fill plug and if there is transmission fluid that comes out in a steady stream; the transmission fluid is not low. If transmission fluid doesn't drizzle out then you will need to have a fluid transfer hand pump available to put some transmission fluid back in. You should have a stream of fluid coming out when enough is put in. Good luck!
I'm sorry ...sounds like this vehicle is in need of some work,,your trunk seal is bad,, or the rear window seal is bad...has this car been wrecked??... I would replace the spark plugs, put a new air filter in, .. see if that helps...
occasionaly my car still does not start. Not start how ? When you turn the key in the ignition to the start position , what happens ? Does the engine spin an not start or nothing happens ? Some anti-theft systems disable the starter an some disable the fuel injectors .But no matter which the security light will lit on the instrument cluster. Plus codes would be stored .
Car would not start ? When ? after sitting ? How long ? You could have a parasitic draw on the electical system ! All the electronic control modules on your vehicle , one may not be powering down or going to sleep as some call it . Drawing power when it shouldn't .
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The electrical power management (EPM) system ,the battery should be charged enough with all driving conditions !
The electrical power management (EPM) system is designed to monitor and control the charging system and send diagnostic messages to alert the driver of possible problems with the battery and generator. This EPM system primarily utilizes existing on-board computer capability to maximize the effectiveness of the generator, to manage the load, improve battery state-of-charge and life, and minimize the system's impact on fuel economy. The EPM system performs 3 functions:
• It monitors the battery voltage and estimates the battery condition.
• It takes corrective actions by boosting idle speeds, and adjusting the regulated voltage.
• It performs diagnostics and driver notification.
The battery condition is estimated during ignition-off and during ignition-on. During ignition-off the state-of-charge (SOC) of the battery is determined by measuring the open-circuit voltage. The SOC is a function of the acid concentration and the internal resistance of the battery, and is estimated by reading the battery open circuit voltage when the battery has been at rest for several hours.
The SOC can be used as a diagnostic tool to tell the customer or the dealer the condition of the battery. Throughout ignition-on, the algorithm continuously estimates SOC based on adjusted net amp hours, battery capacity, initial SOC, and temperature.
While running, the battery degree of discharge is primarily determined by a battery current sensor, which is integrated to obtain net amp hours.
In addition, the EPM function is designed to perform regulated voltage control (RVC) to improve battery SOC, battery life, and fuel economy. This is accomplished by using knowledge of the battery SOC and temperature to set the charging voltage to an optimum battery voltage level for recharging without detriment to battery life.
The Charging System Description and Operation is divided into 3 sections. The first section describes the charging system components and their integration into the EPM. The second section describes charging system operation. The third section describes the instrument panel cluster (IPC) operation of the charge indicator, driver information center (DIC) messages, and voltmeter operation.
A engine misfire possibly . TCC -
Torque Converter Clutch
Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Clutch TCC Without testing it or feeling the problem it's hard to say . Check engine light on or flashing ? Suggest you take it by a repair shop and have them take it for a drive with you . Hooking up a scan tool to check misfire counts etc... Takes the guess work out of it !
renew the pump ,i get this a lot where people put that blue screen wash in which has alcohol in it which makes the rubber valve swell up .yes if you can DIY you can remove it and rub it down on emery paper so it slides back and forth .
The engine control module (ECM) calculates the engine coolant temperature as determined by the coolant temperature sensor. The ECM sends the engine coolant temperature to the body control module (BCM) via the serial data circuit. The instrument panel cluster (IPC) displays the engine coolant temperature when the BCM sends a serial data message to the IPC indicating the engine coolant temperature. The engine coolant temperature gage defaults to 0° or below if:
• The ECM detects a malfunction in the engine coolant temperature sensor circuit.
• The IPC detects a loss of serial data communications with the BCM.
• The BCM detects a loss of serial data communications with the ECM
The place to start would be to hook up a factory or professional scan tool to see what the actual coolant temperature is ! At the PCM then at the BCM and finally at the instrument cluster . If normal the gauge is bad . The instrument cluster would need to be taken out of the vehicle an sent to be repaired . Or you could buy a used one out of a salvage yard or from on e-bay etc....