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#584 of 599 2002 I35 Battery and Brake light flickering off and on
Jan 05, 2012 (10:35 am)
Hi there...I tried to search all of the boards before I posted, but it was almost impossible to find the problems that I was having..
1) I started noticing a vibration noise when after I started my car and put it in gear....I could only hear it when I was sitting inside my car...if I put it in park and got out it wasn't like I could "hear" anything abnormal...I also started to notice a vibration in the steering wheel...I thought perhaps it was some sort of tire issue since I needed new tires..so $500 later and 4 new tires and alignment, I was hoping that the vibration noise and feeling would go away...it hasn't...Now it seems as if the vibration is stronger...I thought perhaps it was a motor mount that I was feeling...had it checked and they said the mounts were fine... Any clue? Now for issue #2.
2) Battery and Brake lights have started flickering off and on during driving the car. The car momentarily loses power, RPM's go down and I coast briefly and then power resumes...I thought it was the alternator but I had a new alternator put on a year ago on New Years Day! I also had to put in a new battery at the same time, so these aren't more than a year old. I drove up to my local Advance and they hooked it up for me..Alternator, Battery, and charging system came up fine...I could reproduce what the car was doing for the guy helping me and he said to take it to my local garage...I took it and left it for 5 days. The drove it off and on, put it on diagnostic machine and NOTHING!! The mechanic said he couldn't find anything wrong..no codes besides an oxygen sensor.. I left and on my way home...yup, you guessed it...brake and battery lights flicker and car loses power...but it never completely goes out...Does anyone have any idea? I'm trying to avoid $$$ for all kinds of useless diagnostic tests that tell me my car is ok...has this happened to anyone else?? I hate to pay for another new alternator/battery if there is some underlying little problem that is hard to detect...Thanks so much...
P.s... I am a 38 yr old woman that is by no means a car expert and I just hate the way the "guys" look at me when I walk into a shop...All help is GREATLY appreciated!
#585 of 599 Re: 2002 I35 Battery and Brake light flickering off and on [thisisbelle]
Jan 05, 2012 (10:38 am)
By the way...my car has 158K miles...
#586 of 599 Re: 2002 I35 Battery and Brake light flickering off and on [thisisbelle]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:59 am)
My car had vibration before and it turned out that one of the ignition coils was going out. So, I would check all spark plugs tips for any misfire in the engine. Normally, all six of them should look closely the same. If there is a misfire, the spark plug tip would be covered by dark grey charcoal or oil. If this happens, a mechanic can tell what need to be done.
#587 of 599 Re: After the Accident [chuck_j]
May 24, 2012 (11:15 am)
Can you please tell me the outcome of your above problem?! I am having the exact same problem after a very similar bumper accident. Have already replaced a sensor and fuse, computer has had 3 relearns..... What happened with your car? We're you able to find a reason and fix?
#588 of 599 2003 I-35 301,000 miles
Jun 13, 2012 (11:42 am)
I was wondering if anybody has ever replaced the chain on a I35 and would it be worth the money $$$ to do so. The car is lien free and still runs well. It's started having a noise when idling so I thought it might be the chain getting loose
#589 of 599 Re: 2003 I-35 301,000 miles [wilson16]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 13, 2012 (11:53 am)
It's a big job and I'm not sure I'd jump into it just yet if I were you. If the noise goes away just off idle, then it might be a loose chain or a bad chain tensioner, but if you hear the noise off idle, it could be something else. It would be good to get ahold of a mechanic's stethoscope and see if you can isolate the noise.
BTW, engines can run a long time with a slightly work chain but if it starts really making a racket, it's time to do it.
Certainly with 300K miles, it's a distinct possibility that the chain is worn.
Labor is over 12 hours, so it won't be easy or cheap. Depending on where you live, this is going to cost you north of $1500.
That's not much of a used car if you tried to replace yours.
#590 of 599 Re: 2003 I-35 301,000 miles [wilson16]
Jun 17, 2012 (9:41 am)
You have to be sure it's the chain noise. Watching Youtube under "Honda S2000 Engine Noise", the noise is louder when engine is warm and revved up.
#591 of 599 Re: Grinding Noise When Turning Right [npriest]
Oct 05, 2012 (2:16 pm)
Hi npriest, I just found this topic on the forum; my '04 I35 has been having this noise for two years, it's exactly as what you described, only right turn. Curious about if the front engine mount was truly the remedy to eliminate the noise since you had the dealer replaced it?
#592 of 599 Re: Grinding Noise When Turning Right [04i35]
Dec 31, 2012 (4:25 pm)
Hi, 04i35. Sorry-- haven't been on the forum in a while and didn't notice your query. Yes, the noise did abate with replacing the front engine mount. Sorry again for the late reply. If I remember (been a while) it was about $500 P&L at dealer.
#593 of 599 Re: Grinding Noise When Turning Right [npriest]
Jan 01, 2013 (7:47 am)
Hi npriest, appreciate your confirmation of the fix.