My wife's car recently experienced some strange symptoms that
disappeared, but we're not sure what it was. After going to the store,
she got back in the car and started it up. She heard what she thought
was shopping carts rattling nearby. After backing out, she realized it
was the car and re-parked. She turned the engine off, but apparently
the engine kept running. She got worried and put the emergency brake
on and pulled the key out of the ignition, which made the engine stop.
She called and told me her car was rattling, so I told her to add a
quart of oil to see if that helped (and if it didn't, I'd come get
her). After this, the engine started without a rattle. I checked the
oil later, and it's actually a little above full now, so I don't think
low oil was the problem. It sounds like something on the electrical
side, like electrical distribution or the computer...
Anyone have an idea about what that might be?
Thanks in advance for any advice,