Question Answered: automatic transfer case hard shafting
August 24, 2010, 05:22 PM
FIRESTONE GAVE YOU A B.S. ANSWER IN ORDER FOR YOU TO TAKE IT TO SOMEONE MORE QUALIFIED IN THESE REPAIRS.
THE TRANSFER CASE SHIFT SOLENOID IS THE MOST LIKELY CAUSE. THEY ARE PRONE TO STICKING COMMONLY IN COLD, HUMID AND SALTY (NEAR OCEAN) AREAS. IF IT IS LONG PERIODS BETWEEN ENGAGEMENTS, IT CAN DEVELOP A THIN LAYER
OF RUST ON PISTON OR IN SALTY AREAS THE ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WILL CORRODE. THE OTHER COMMON PROBLEM IS BINDING, IF YOUR ON AN INCLINE WHILE MAKING THE SWITCH, THE GEARS CAN BIND. SIMPLY CHANGING POSITION FORWARD OR BACK CAN CHANGE THIS EFFECT. GOOD LUCK.
Question Answered: airbag light
August 24, 2010, 05:05 PM
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE NOTHING IN YOU PASS SEAT OVER 5LBS. BUT LESS THAN 60LBS. (approx) I HAVE HAD CUSTOMERS WITH HEAVY PURSES OR BRIEFCASES MAKE THIS SAME COMPLAINT. THE VEHICLE WILL DISABLE THE PASS. SIDE AIR BAG IF THE OCCUPANT IS TO LIGHT (eg. child) THIS WILL TRIGGER THE LIGHT ON THE DASH. GOOD LUCK.
Question Answered: stalls in all forward gears and not reverse
August 24, 2010, 04:55 PM
MY FIRST THOUGHTS GIVEN THE SYMPTOMS YOU HAVE IS TO HAVE SOMEONE CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT TYPE OF LUBRICANT IN THE TRANSMISSION AND THAT IT IS NOT OVER FILLED. TO HEAVY OR TO MUCH FLUID CAN CAUSE EXTRA LOAD ON A LOW HP. ENGINE AT LOW RPM LEVEL. A LARGER SECTION OF GEARS ARE ENGAGED IN FORWARD GEAR SELECTIONS BUT ONLY ONE IN REVERSE. GOOD LUCK.
Question Answered: when car is in drive it starts shaking and vibrating
August 24, 2010, 04:39 PM
UNFORTUNATLY YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH INFO TO DIAG. THIS WAY,HOWEVER THE FIRST THING I WOULD CHECK IS YOUR CATALITIC CONVERTER. A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE CAN START WITH SIMALAR SYMPTOMS. THE ACT OF REVING UP THE RPM WHILE THE ENGINE IS NOT UNDER A LOAD CAN BLOW OUT SMALL PARTICALS THUS ELIMINATING SOME OF THE BLOCKAGE TEMPORARALY. GOOD LUCK.
Question Answered: My brake lights on my 1997 honda accord wont turn off...whats the problem?
August 23, 2010, 06:30 PM
Under the dash and located on the arm of the brake pedal, is the electrical switch responsible for the brake lights. Inspect this switch for normal operating ability (should be easy to see how it operates). If the switch is working correctly,take a standard test light and check for 12v power coming in and out of switch with pedal in default position. If power is present on both, replace switch. if only on the in side, you have a electrical short that is supplying full time power to the lights. You will need to seek professional assistance if this is the case.
Question Answered: A/C intermittently fails
August 23, 2010, 06:06 PM
R 134 has a fairly high expansion rate. What is most likely occurring is, your freon level is filled slightly over normal capacity. when it's cool outside, the system runs normally but when the temp. climbs in the afternoon, the freon expands above the acceptable pressure level, tripping the high pressure switch to disable the compressor. Have a professional remove 1/4 lb. at a time during the hottest part of the day till system runs normally. if freon level is OK, you may have a partial blockage in the system causing pressure build up in the same manner. Good luck.
Question Answered: Won't start
July 22, 2010, 09:09 PM
THE MOST LIKELY CAUSE IS ELECTRICAL DRAW. REMOVE THE NEG BATTERY CABLE, PUT A TEST LIGHT BETWEEN TH NEG POST AND THE NOW LOSE TERMINAL. IF THE LIGHT ILLUMINATES BRIGHTLY, THERE IS A DRAW. (A SMALL AMOUNT OF LIGHT CAN BE PRESENT FOR FULL-TIME CIRCUITS AND PCM CONSTANT VOLTAGE)
UNPLUG FUSES ONE AT A TIME UNTIL LIGHT GOES OUT. WHEN YOU FIND THE FUSE WITH THE DRAW YOU'LL HAVE TO TRACE WIRES AND/OR
REPLACE THE NESECCARY COMPONENT LINKED TO THAT FUSE.
Question Answered: 4 wheel drive
July 22, 2010, 08:56 PM
MOST LIKELY CAUSE IS THE TRANSFER CASE ENGAGEMENT SOLENOID IS STUCK OR IN-OP. YOU WILL NEED TO TAKE IT TO A REPAIR FACILITY THAT HAS A TECH II GM SCAN TOOL TO GET AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSTIC.
Question Answered: ac recharge
July 22, 2010, 08:47 PM
IF YOUR RE-CHARGING WITH THE R-134 CANS OF FREON THAT CONTAINS THE BLUE FILLER HOSE, YOU CAN ONLY FILL THROUGH THE LOW SIDE. THE FITTING FOR THE HIGH SIDE IS MUCH BIGGER AND WILL NOT FIT. LOCATE THE LOW-SIDE (WILL BE THE ONLY FITTING THE RIGHT SIZE. MOST ARE LOCATED BETWEEN THE FIREWALL AND CONDENSER OR ON THE TOP OF THE DRYER/ACCUMULATOR) REMOVE BLACK OR BLUE CAP AND PUSH HOSE ON. START THE TRUCK, TURN A/C ON HIGH, FAN ON HIGH AND SET TO CABIN RECIRCULATION. OPEN VALVE ON CAN. BE SURE TO OBSERVE SYSTEM CAPACITIES AND NOT TO OVER CHARGE.