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Question Asked: instrument cluster
March 15, 2011, 09:52 AM
I have 2 Dodge 2500 Diesel trucks (1998 and 1999) with the same issues. The speedo is intermittently working as well as failure of the fuel gauge. Is this common? Is it the wiring on the back of the cluster? Thanks!
Question Asked: Help with Transmission P Codes
January 20, 2011, 04:27 PM
I just picked up a 2000 Volvo S70 AWD 2.4L. It has 3 transmission P codes. P0756 Shift Solenoid (B) Performance or Stuck off; P01618 Fault in lead between AW 50-52 and Motronic 4.3; and P0740 Torque converter clutch solenoid circuit. Does anyone know if we can just swap solenoids like in a VW or does the entire transmission need to be rebuilt or replaced. Thanks in advance.
Question Asked: 2.8L Diesel p0069 MAP sensor and BAR sensor correlation
January 13, 2011, 05:35 PM
We have a 2005 Jeep Liberty 2.8L diesel. We have cleaned the intake and egr as well as done a timing belt service. We have also swapped the map sensor and fuel filter. We are getting a P0069 MAP sensor and BAR sensor correlation and the pedal position sensor light is flashing. Any ideas where to go next????
Question Answered: How much should a 60k service cost?
January 13, 2011, 03:39 PM
These should be replaced in your 60K service. Approx 4.5 hours of labor + cost of parts. You may be charged a bit more if they are going to use the diagnostic software. I just gave you hours for replacement of the parts below. Hope this helps! Air Filter Element Cabin Air Filter Drive Belt Replace Poyrib belt. Engine Oil Fuel Filter Oil Filter, Engine Spark Plug
Question Answered: Oil Pan hole
January 13, 2011, 10:14 AM
You can try asking a certified welder to weld the oil pan but that would be a big liability in my opinion. If the weld doesn't hold then they would be liable for the damage to your engine if it occurred. It is also going to depend on where the whole is and the size. Good luck!
Question Answered: puddle under car
January 13, 2011, 09:58 AM
What color is the fluid? It could be transmission fluid. I would put the car up on a jack or take it to a mechanic to see if they can find where the leak is coming from. That will help narrow done what type of fluid it is and why its leaking.
Question Answered: 55mph
January 13, 2011, 09:55 AM
Your car is going into limp mode? Do you have a CEL? It could be a number of things causing this...Clogged fuel filter, clogged intake manifold, vacuum leak, turbo, etc. I would have your car hooked up to VAGCOM and check for fault codes.
Question Answered: Want more HP
January 12, 2011, 03:55 PM
Get an ECU tune done...There are many different companies that can tune your car. I would recommend going on and you will be able to find a company that best suits your needs. GOOD LUCK!
Question Answered: timing belt
January 12, 2011, 03:52 PM
80K miles...Make sure you get the tensioner, idler pulleys, water pump and bolts changed at the same time. Also make sure you go to a place that has the proper lock out tools and VAGCOM to check timing after the service is complete.
Question Answered: timing belt price
January 12, 2011, 03:11 PM
If they do not replace all of the components then do not go to that shop. When doing a timing belt service on a TDI you must change the timing belt, tensioner, idler pulleys, bolts, camshaft seal, vacuum pump seal, accessory belt, and water pump. You also need special lock out tools when doing a timing belt service and VAGCOM to check timing after the service is complete. If you do not change all of these and use the proper tools you risk cylinder head damage. Always make sure that the shop is using good quality parts. We use German parts and VW G12 coolant. Also $1000 for all the parts listed plus labor is a good price. Our price is just shy of this.
Question Answered: Water Leak
January 12, 2011, 03:01 PM
It is either related to the sunroof drainage system or there is a build up of leaves in area between the engine bay and the body of the car. You can remove the plastic area at the bottom of the windshield and blow out any debris in there. Or the sunroof drains which you have to pull off some of the moulding on the bottom inside of the door by the floor board.
Question Answered: will try to turn over wont start
January 12, 2011, 02:51 PM
check timing on your car (this needs to be done using VAGCOM). have you had the timing belt and components changed recently or is it due soon?
Question Answered: oil change
January 12, 2011, 02:48 PM
Make sure you use a 505.00 spec oil...Other than that its straight forward.
Problem Reported: Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation
December 21, 2010, 11:29 AM

Many complaints have been reported regarding Volvo Cross Country transmission shifting issues. Long shift times between gear shifts, hard shifting, hard downshifting and a loss of transmission operation all together to name a few.

If the issue is minor, a transmission software update may address this issue. If available, the software should be updated before any repairs are made. After a software update or repair, the shift adaptation needs to be reset. A good quality Volvo repair shop will know how to perform this task.

There are several technical service bulletins (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the automatic transmission diagnostic process.

Regular servicing of the transmission fluid can help with preventing transmission failure, but not in all cases. Follow the suggested fluid replacement interval recommended by Volvo. You will find this in your owners manual, or find it here:

Problem Reported: Loss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM

Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the intake manifold. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.

Problem Reported: Correct Maintenance of Timing Belt
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the timing belt.

Problem Reported: Vehicles Using Biofuels May Have Injection Pump Failures
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

Cars using biofuel typically have problems with injection pump failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.

Problem Reported: High Mileage Automatic Transmissions May Have Shifting Problems
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

Problem Reported: Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

The Check Engine Light may illuminate indicating a primary ignition signal fault. Many times the cause is an ignition coil(s) that has failed. The problem in the coil causes the spark energy to feedback through the wiring harness into the other coils. If this is not repaired, it can damage the other coils (blistering on the coils may be seen).

Problem Reported: Oxygen Sensor May Fail Due to Leaking Power Steering Pump
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

Oxygen sensor failures are common due to fluid leaks from the power steering pump. The power steering pump typically leaks directly onto the sensor and causes the wiring to fail. If the leaks are not repaired when the oxygen sensor is replaced, the sensor will fail again.

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