Sounds almost like the clutch isnt fully disengaging to me or our ebrake is on. Hope you can figure it out. It almost sounds like the cam postion sensor recall to me. I wonder if it has been done yet.
Well it's very easy to install that sensor housing incorrectly. Would definitely show the symptoms you described. If it's just the sensor itself, maybe the wiring shorted or something, causing the smell. Good luck.ptparker said:I just got off the phone with them. It is the cam shaft sensor.
I hope it doesn't become a chronic problem like BlackLine....
I asked if it caused any engine damage, and they assured me it didn't. I am wondering because of that burning smell. Unless the sensor was physically burning, something else was the at root of that smell.
Sorry for the cross post, but this is valid info in both threads.
And blackline said that he has killed 3 sensors, so I hope they get it right the first time. I am glad I brought it in within 10 minutes after the problem started, so i am thinking i didn't do any damage to the cat or anythingSaturnI0Nredline said:I had this problem many times. I went thur 4 cam sensors before they realized they knocked my time
I think I got the last 04 in CH, but I think that Cary might have some... Same dealer that you see on the banners on this site all the time. If you call them, they can answer your questions.ginsui said:Hey Parker, I live right up in Burlington NC. I go to The Hill all the time! I never miss my Heels! Do they have any more 04 RLs in Chapel Hill? Hope to get my RL soon.
I will mail you a dollar if it is not the camshaft sensor seal tsb.loreg said:I had a similar experience just yesterday. I have an '04 RL with just over 5,000 miles. I live in Tampa FL, was waiting at a red light on Dale Mabry during rush hour, ease up on the clutch to get moving and the car just stops. I could understand if I was popping the clutch too fast or wasn't giving it enough gas but that wasn't the case. It took 3 tries to even get it to start again, and then hardly any power once it started moving again. I didn't notice any lights coming on, not use to the instrument panel location yet.
I seem to have a little trouble with starts in general. I just got this car on the 13th, upgrading from a 93 SL2 that would start with very little effort, just flick the key and it was running. We also have an '04 Mazda 6s and it's the same way. With this car, I have to actually keep the key turned for a couple of seconds to get it to start. Only time my SL2 was hard to start was when the alternator or battery were dying. My husband said he doesn't notice how long it takes to start and theorized that it's because it's a manual but that doesn't sound right to me. I would think that a start is a start no matter the transmission.
BTW, this is a wonderful place. I really enjoy reading other's posts about their RL's.