amclaussen

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Question Answered: My Spirit just stopped one day. When trying to restart, it would just turn over
August 01, 2011, 12:03 PM
Most probably the timing belt broke. Needs to be replaced at specified intervals. I would say at every 30.000 miles to be on the safe side. amclaussen
Question Answered: Where is the drain and fill plug for the Torque converter.
August 01, 2011, 11:57 AM
MOST torque converters in cars do NOT have ways to drain and refill them... The best way to flush out and replace the ATF, is to connect the lines going to the transmission fluid cooler (either inside radiator or the air-oli cooler), and first replace all the ATF inside the transmission pan, replacing the filter and cleaning the magnet inside the pan. Then connect the out line from the trans to the ATF cooler to discharge the ATF and place a funnel to replace the ATF. Get ready about 1.3 times the full capacity of the transmission number of new ATF quarts, use vynil transparent hose in order to see the color of the fluid as it comes out of the circuit, and start the engine in park. The trans pump will circulate the old ATF out of the transmission, at the same time you have to carefully restore approximately same quantity of new ATF in order to maintain the normal fluid level. By using 30% of extra new ATF, you will be able to "flush" the torque converter and then the transmission fluid will look exactly like the new fluid: a cherry, light red completely transparent fluid, that is indistinguishable from the new one. That is the PROPER way to do it. By only changing the ATF inside the trans pan, you are only changing about half of the total; therefore, you have to flush the converter's fluid out. More info at allpar.com in repairs.
Question Answered: is it a fuse
August 01, 2011, 11:45 AM
No, it is a bad ground in the instrument panel circuit. amclaussen
Problem Reported: Noise From Rear Suspension
November 04, 2010, 09:37 AM

A noise from the rear suspension may be noted at slow speeds over uneven road surfaces. This can be caused by a cracked or broken rear torsion bar. A damaged torsion bar will require replacement.

Problem Reported: Creaking Noise From Steering Column
November 03, 2010, 03:21 PM

A slight creaking noise may be noted from the upper end of the steering column when turning left or right. Our technicians tell us that the repair is to remove some material from the upper steering column shroud.

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