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Old 12-03-2007, 08:06 PM
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07BLACKGT
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Default RE: Problems in the rain

If it only happened on that one trip then I bet the overdrive was turned off.
Your girlfriend could have possibly hit it when she got in, or you accidentally pushed it when putting it in drive. (it's located on the end of the gear handle, in case you didn't know)

Turning off overdrive puts you in 4th gear instead of 5th (I think.)But I know turning off overdrive slows you down when going down a hill, and it makes the rpm's a little higher so that could have been the different noise you weren't used to.
I have to go over a big mountain every day so I usually turn mine off when going down it so I don't have to ride the brakes.

Hope this helped!
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:50 AM
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Just because I've heard so many problems with these cars in the rain, I would check for any leaking. I've had some weird stuff happen in the rain with the electrical, and the problem seems to be water spilling over and entering the car at some unknown spot. There is a compartment on the passenger side kick board area. Take that panel off, and stick your hand down through there and under the carpet, so you can feel the padding. If it's wet, you have water dripping on that fuse box right there. My car is at the dealer now for the third time due to this.
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