Edmunds Answers



  • zaken1 08/15/10 11:48 pm PST

    Try turning it off with the transmission in Neutral rather than in Park. It also may be helpful to jiggle the key around in all directions, in order to free it. If your car has a manual transmission, you can stop the motor by putting it in gear and deliberately stalling it (by letting the clutch out while you are not touching the accelerator and are firmly pressing on the brake pedal). If your car has an automatic transmission; you can stop the motor by opening the air filter housing, removing the air filter, and using a heavy rag to plug the large hose that runs from the air filter housing to the throttle body. Disconnecting the large hose from the throttle body and plugging the throttle body air inlet will also stop the motor. Once the motor is stopped, disconnect one of the battery cables. Then, you can later reconnect the battery cable and drive or have the car towed to a dealership. This problem is covered under your new vehicle warranty; so the dealer should fix it for free.

  • kiras 01/04/11 2:41 am PST

    In the engine compartment, open the fuse box and pull the fuse INJ. This will stop the injectors from firing. Then disconnect the battery cable so your aux lights wont kill the battery.


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