Question Answered: how do i change my wheel bearing in front of my truck
March 28, 2012, 07:09 PM
Your front brake rotors have your bearings inside them. Each wheel has one inner, one outer and wheel seal that holds inner bearing in place. You have to take brake calipers off first then rotor should come off to replace bearings. Pack with good high temp grease.
Question Answered: where is the vapor canister solenoid located on a 2005 buick terraza
March 28, 2012, 07:02 PM
Another name for this should be a purge valve solenoid. Try and find a small green cap on a plastic hose (that comes from fuel tank) in engine compartment, usually on drivers side, and it's usually located right near. Should be small little motor unit that has at least one hose going in and one out that goes to intake.
Question Answered: I was told that the right cv axle is leaking oil, does it need to be replaced?
March 26, 2012, 07:02 PM
Sounds like leak probably coming from seal on side of transmission where cv axle goes in. If so should have axle taken out to replace seal. If is axle itself- you should see one or both boots torn. If so you may be able to get some axle grease and new boot (one called split boot nice cuz can install without taking axle off vehicle). You may not have to replace if caught early.
Question Answered: Riviera running hot need help?
March 26, 2012, 06:51 PM
First think I'd check is if radiator fan turning on when gets a little above half on guage. If not may be coolant temp sensor or one or both radiator fan relays. If that doesn't fix jump wires from fan motor directly to battery and see if fan motor out. If working fine replace thermostat. Also look around cylinder head area for any signs of coolant. If there are you may have bad head gasket.
Car Review: 2006 Ford Fusion
March 19, 2012, 11:00 AM
Have owned my 2006 Ford Fusion with V6- Aisin F21 6 speed transmission since new. Taken very good care of it- now less than 64K miles. 2 months ago had issue with hard shift and "bucking" from take off. Only happened like 2 times, my wife explained to me that felt like computer didn't know what gear to go into. Nevertheless, changed transmission fluid even though owners manual didn't suggest until 100k. Thought it fixed but then other day happened again. Been looking online last couple days and been reading up on other stories and TSB reports. Sounds like problem is either with a TCM reflash for update- which i read vehicles built before 9/4/2006 (mine is 10/2005) or with a faulty Valve Body which in my case hope not due to $1400 cost plus install. Well not sure at this point what fix will be but just dropped my car off at Ford dealer for TCM reflash and hoping this $118 fixes my problem. Service advisor checked my car and did have old software so hoping at this point this corrects problem!
I'll give an update at later date with my results which hopefully will help someone else that runs into this problem. Have read alot of horror stories from many individuals but my experience had been very positive with my car. Until now never faced any mechanical problems. During my full warranty period only had to return for service right before warranty ran out to replace both rear door handles that had broken.
I can't even put into words how much the information I've read lately on this problem has really helped me decide on what direction to move in. My first reaction was got to trade in and get out from under a huge potential problem but then would be facing many more years of payments (got 11 more payments). I've loved my car and didn't want to have to do that but would if i had to. The information I've received gave me a very positive outlook on fixing my car so i can keep as i'd planned for many years.
Ok well hopefully this will give someone else hope and I'll update in couple months with my results. Will update sooner if problem happens again.
Update: 3-26-12 NO PROBLEMS YET. HOPING FLASHING WORKED. BEEN THINKING ALOT TOO OF HOW MY WIFE DRIVES CAR LOL I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM MYSELF AND WONDER IF HOW SHE DRIVES. I'VE ONLY BEEN DRIVING IT AND ALL GOOD AT THIS POINT.