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: wheel hubs
April 07, 2011, 09:18 AM
to replace one side (hub and bearing) calls for 0.8 hour
Question Answered: need estimate for oil leak repair
March 15, 2011, 10:19 AM
can you tell where the oil is leaking from? need to have an idea in order to give an appropriate estimate.
Question Answered: do i have to take off the power steering pump to take off the water pump
March 15, 2011, 10:05 AM
* Tools Required
* J 36660 Torque Angle Meter
1. Partially drain the engine coolant from the cooling system.
2. Loosen the water pump pulley bolts.
3. Remove the drive belt.
4. Remove the water pump pulley bolts.
5. Remove the water pump pulley.
6. Position aside the power steering pump.
7. Remove the water pump bolts.
8. Remove the water pump.
9. Remove the water pump gasket.
10. Clean and inspect the water pump mating surfaces.
NOTICE: When adding coolant, it is important that you use GM Goodwrench DEX-COOL (R) or HAVOLINE (R) DEX-COOL (R) coolant. If Coolant other than DEX-COOL (R) or HAVOLINE (R) DEX-COOL (R) is added to the system the engine coolant will require change sooner-at 50 000 km (30,000 mi) or 24 months.
1. Install the water pump gasket.
2. Install the water pump.
3. Use the J 36660 in order to install the water pump bolts.
o Tighten the water pump bolts (long) to 20 Nm (15 ft. lbs.) plus 40 degrees.
o Tighten the water pump bolts (short) to 15 Nm (11 ft. lbs.) plus 80 degrees.
4. Install the water pump pulley.
5. Loosely install the water pump pulley bolts.
6. Install the power steering pump.
7. Install the drive belt.
8. Tighten the water pump pulley bolts.
o Tighten the water pump pulley bolts to 13 Nm (115 inch lbs.)
9. Fill the engine cooling system with engine coolant.
10. Inspect for leaks.
Question Answered: how do i remove the water pump...
March 07, 2011, 02:24 PM
WATER PUMP REMOVAL / INSTALLATION
1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2. Drain engine coolant.
3. Remove the air cleaner outlet tube.
4. Remove the cooling fan and fan shroud.
5. Disconnect coolant bypass tube.
6. Remove the drive belt.
7. Remove the water pump pulley.
8. Remove the two bolts from the A/C compressor mounting bracket.
9. Disconnect the lower radiator hose.
10. Remove the bolts and position the mounting bracket and A/C compressor aside.
11. Remove in order shown in figure.
2. Water Pump
12. Inspect all parts and repair or replace as necessary.
13. Install in reverse order of removal.
Water Pump Gasket Installation Note
1. Clean the sealing surfaces.
* Use care when scraping aluminum surfaces because gouging could form leak paths.
2. Apply sealant to both sides of gasket and place it on water pump.
Water Pump Installation Note
1. Install the water pump bolts. Tightening torque:
o 25 Nm (2.6 kgf.m, 18 ft. lbs.)
o 10 Nm (10.2 kgf.m, 7 ft. lbs.)
Steps After Procedure
1. Fill the radiator with the specified amount and type of engine coolant.
2. Connect negative battery cable.
3. Start engine and check for leaks.
4. Bleed the cooling system.
Question Answered: what is really necessary
March 07, 2011, 02:09 PM
60000 MI or 96000 KM
Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage.
Flush and replace engine coolant/anti-freeze.
Air Filter Element
Inspect the engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary.
Brakes and Traction Control
Inspect the brake linings.
Inspect drive belt, replace if necessary.
Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve
Inspect PCV valve, replace if necessary.
If not replaced at 3 months.
Fluid - A/T
Fluid - Differential
Fluid Filter - A/T
Replace main sump filter.
Oil Filter, Engine
If not replaced at 3 months.
Question Answered: 100,000 MILE MAINTENANCE
March 04, 2011, 11:14 AM
Brakes and Traction Control (S)
Inspect brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs
Air Filter Element (S)
Constant Velocity Joint Boot
Inspect steering linkage
Drive/Propeller Shaft (S)
Lubricate propeller shaft and retorque bolts, re-torque driveshaft flange bolts
Engine Oil (B)
Oil Filter, Engine (S)
Body and Frame
Inspect nut and a bolts on chassis and body
Problem Reported: Erratic Shifting or Loss of Transmission Operation
December 21, 2010, 11:29 AM
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>There are several <a id="ce_10733" class="ct_selected" href="/technical-service-bulletin-or-recall">technical service bulletins</a> (TSB's) available from Volvo that address these shifting issues and they should be consulted by the repair shop during the <a id="ce_10934" class="ct_selected" href="/automatic-transmission-diagnosis">automatic transmission diagnostic</a> process.</p>
<p>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: http://bit.ly/Volvo_Owners_Manuals</p>
Problem Reported: Loss of Power Due to Oil and Carbon Build Up in Intake Manifold
September 15, 2010, 10:07 PM
<p>Oil and carbon tend to build up, creating restrictions in the <a id="ce_10174" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/intake-manifold">intake manifold</a>. Symptoms will be loss of power (sometimes severe) and poor fuel economy.</p>
Problem Reported: Correct Maintenance of Timing Belt
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p>To ensure longevity of the engine, our technicians recommend to follow the maintenance schedule for the <a id="ce_120" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/timing-belt">timing belt</a>.</p>
Problem Reported: Vehicles Using Biofuels May Have Injection Pump Failures
September 15, 2010, 10:06 PM
<p>Cars using biofuel typically have problems with <a id="ce_10398" class="ct_selected tooltip" href="/diesel-injection-pump">injection pump</a> failures; symptoms can include a "no start" condition or external pump leaks.</p>
Problem Reported: Check Engine Llight Due to Failed Ignition Coil
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p>The <a id="ce_5700" class="ct_auto care advice tooltip" href="/understanding-the-check-engine-light">Check Engine Light</a> may illuminate indicating a primary ignition signal fault. Many times the cause is an <a id="ce_84" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/ignition-coil">ignition coil(s)</a> 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).</p>
Problem Reported: Oxygen Sensor May Fail Due to Leaking Power Steering Pump
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM
<p><a id="ce_5615" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/front-oxygen-sensor">Oxygen sensor</a> failures are common due to fluid leaks from the <a id="ce_95" class="ct_glossary tooltip" href="/power-steering-pump">power steering pump</a>. 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.</p>