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Old 11-05-2008, 08:37 AM
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Update on Rough Idle Issue

UPDATE

Some of you may have seen my post regarding my issue of when I would start my car it would rough idle, and I replaced the throttle body, and fuel filter and still didn't fix it. Well here's what the problem is/was.......

I had to replace the battery on the car right around the time all these problems started, the other issue on top of the rough idle was the lights on the dashboard and the headlights were dimming really bad.

Took the car in and the techs hooked up all there diagnostics to the car and the car actually rough idled for them which shocked me because that stuff never does that. Well the traced the problem back to my battery, back when I had to buy a new battery I bought it and let O Rileys install it because I didn't feel like doing it and I was not at home yet so I figured I can get it put in and just be done with it. The guy that installed the battery when he hooked it up he didn't first off there is a sheild that goes around the battery to keep it in place and from moving around when driving, he didn't put the sheild around the battery, so the battery was flopping around all over and problem two was he didn't tighten down the negative ground relay, so the combination of the ground cable not being tighted down and the battery flopping around, the ground cable was getting pulled all over and was making partail contact. The techs traced it back to that and so far since I've had the car back it's been perfect thus far!

So there is a lesson in all this, don't let O Riely's do shit to your vehicle!! I learned the hard way, and I never thought about checking the battery out when I got home, I guess I gave that guy more credit then I should have at the time. I just figured those guys do that kind of stuff alot so that was like 2nd nature to them. My mistake, big mistake!! So if anyone has to have the original battery replaced in there Bolt, do it yourself, or if someone else does double and triple check it. I didn't know anything about the shield for the battery till the techs showed it to me when I went to go pick my car up.

On top of that, I need to get one of the 02 sensors replaced, and I had the transmission flushed, and injectors cleaned since I have 100,000 miles. Cars running good so far though, thanks again to everyone who posted to my original problem and I will deff come back to you guys w/ any other questions.
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:28 AM
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glad to hear it got taken care of
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glad to hear it got taken care of
Thanks! Me too, at least I hope that fixed the problem.....we will find out, I hope so I want to put my Alpine CD player back in!
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:34 AM
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Glad you got the issue fixed bro!
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Glad you got the issue fixed bro!
Thanks! I hope so man, thanks for your input also. We will see if that fixes it, if not I'm getting rid of that car! LOL
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100,000 miles? What year is your balt? I hope you travel for work...I have 48,000 after 3 years..I am now just thinking about replaces the plugs!!
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jan will be 3 years ive had my balt and only 22,000 miles
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:09 AM
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sorry you're having such bad luck

I've got 101.5k on my 05 base, and I haven't even done coolant, or plugs, or fuel filter, and it still runs like a top,

I have had a new a/c compressor

on my 4th intermediate shaft (bad roads, all city driving)

EPS unit replaced,

blower motor

a headlight


still have the original brake pads and battery too!
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