hi team...got a 2011 compass limited..she has been going as sweet as a nut since i bought her in November 16...however, the last couple days she has been playing up.
when i turn the key to position 2, the dashboard lights all work fine, with no fault lights..however...at the same time, there is a buzzing sound in the "near-side", area of the car, and the car moves from side to side when it is being cranked, like someone is gently rocking it..the buzzing goes on for about a minute, then stops....the car will start, but i have to turn her over for about 20 seconds and she splutters into life.
i dont want to do this too often, in case i damage the ignition etc...also..when i put the lights on, the dashboard display instantly dims, and returns to normal when i turn the lights off.
i have checked the battery. it is putting out 12.3V, so is fine,(by my limited mechanical knowledge).
i took out a 2 year warranty on the car when i bought it, just as well huh.
any help/advice would be much appreciated, to give me an idea of what is wrong, maybe i could sort it myself, maybe.