A To completely change the transmission fluid, the old fluid must be exchanged for fresh fluid by some type of pumping action, because most of the fluid is in the torque converter rather than the transmission pan. The best method is an exchange of fluid through the transmission cooler lines connected to the radiator. Connecting these two lines to a transmission flush machine allows the vehicle's transmission fluid pump, with the engine running, to pump out all of the old fluid while the machine pumps in fresh fluid at the same rate. This is a quick, easy and clean method for a complete transmission fluid flush and refill, and it's the service I would recommend for your truck. If the transmission filter has not yet been changed, it should be done with this service and requires removal of the transmission pan.
Updated: November 25, 2011, - 03:58 PM
I could sense right away that this wasn't going to end well as a cement truck following us T-boned us and spun us across the highway into the concrete median barrier. We came to rest in the left lane pointing northeast. No one else hit us. No rollover. No air bags deployed because both impacts were sideways. We suffered no whiplash, but did get some bruises.
Updated: November 18, 2011, - 04:39 PM
Today's cars are tough, but you'll still need to prepare yours for the worst of the weather.
Updated: November 15, 2011, - 11:07 AM
The first step in diagnosing any power steering problem would be GM's scan tool to check for fault codes relating to the electronic power steering.
Updated: November 11, 2011, - 03:32 PM
Is it piston slap, valve train noise or some other problem?
Updated: November 04, 2011, - 04:14 PM
With a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan that has lost its air-conditioning cooling capacity, can it wait until next summer to recharge and check it again? Or is leaving the system discharged for so long bad for the air conditioning?
Updated: October 28, 2011, - 04:03 PM
A Have the tires rebalanced and rotated once again, making sure the front tires end up on the rear of the vehicle. If this has an effect on the humming noise, the problem is with the tires.
Updated: October 21, 2011, - 03:51 PM
A I'd be looking for electrons. Somehow, while the vehicle is parked, electrons are escaping from the battery. When enough of 'em get away, well, the few remaining can't carry the load of starting the car.
Updated: October 14, 2011, - 03:56 PM
The transmission fluid is bright in color, has no unusual odor, and is up to the full level. The instrument panel does not indicate any failure codes. I suspect the problem existed before I bought the van at 68,000 miles. At the time of purchase an independent mechanic suggested the transmission fluid be changed, and I assume the dealer did so. What do you think?
Updated: October 07, 2011, - 04:34 PM