automatic transmission problem. continued
continued: first shop said it could be cruise control down shift or needed a trans rebuild $1800. second shop (private transmission shop) found that it was the torque converter. $1300. They said they went through entire transmission and fixed what was needed. They did not use the term rebuilt or remanufacture... 13 Aug 2010 21:16
auto transmission fails
recently my automatic transmission 87 town car wouldnt work when it got up to 3rd or 4th speed. engine races but no power to wheels. you have to coast to a slow speed and start over again. ... 13 Aug 2010 21:16
Need help with a car brand
Now, I thought I had either seen or heard about just about every maker on Earth, but this one has me. It looks like a Scion tC that someone has slightly stepped on and squashed a little...a little lower roofline, a little wider, but a similar design. ALL it had, on the hood and the trunk lid, was a round black... 13 Aug 2010 21:16
Scion tC Now this is interesting...
Driving my Scion the other day, I had the cruise set for 50, and since I was on a secondary road I came up on some traffic. Nothing drastic, just slow down a little. The brakes on this car are VERY touchy, so I just touched the brake and... the car SPED UP! It seems I had depressed the pedal enough to make ... 13 Aug 2010 21:16
Is a Scion Hatchback a good car?
/05 with 27K, what bugs does it tend to have? did they stick with this design a few yrs. what was the first yr? TIA -- Money! What a concept. ... 13 Aug 2010 01:44
Government Motors CEO to resign
http://www.wardsauto.com cuhulin ... 12 Aug 2010 21:24
Will my VW last another 50 yrs.?
It's just a blast and fun too. People ask what kind of car it is. some have never seen one. -- Money! What a concept. ... 12 Aug 2010 13:43
U.S. study finds driver error in most Toyota accidents --they bought the wrong car
On Aug 11, 8:27 pm, Harry K <turnkey4...(a)hotmail.com> wrote: On Aug 11, 12:30 pm, Clive <cl...(a)yewbank.demon.co.uk> wrote: In message <KeA8o.55691$Zp1.45...(a)newsfe15.iad>, JoeSpareBedroom <newstr...(a)frontiernet.net> writes>"But Toyota spokesman Brian Lyons acknowledged this evening that the compan... 12 Aug 2010 00:41
Head's Up: Jay Leno tonight
is going to have that woman and her "new" 1964 (er, Mercury?) on the Tonight show tonight. That's tonight on Tonight. Got it? ... 11 Aug 2010 23:37
noisy power steering = pump bad?
My old Buick V6 motor was worn out. I found one with low miles at a breaker's yard, and he swapped it. All is fine, except when I start from cold, the steering makes a rasping sound. I dies out after five minutes. I am guessing that the power steering pump on tne "new" motor is fuggered. It looks like they put n... 11 Aug 2010 22:31
'john' really does have his head 'stuffed'; ECU not responsible for acceleration
On Wed, 11 Aug 2010 14:57:30 -0400, Just my name wrote: It's kind of like asking the fox if he was the one who killed and ate the chickens. What Fox? NASA was tasked by Obama with getting to the root of things, since he took them off the task of space exploration: "Investigators with NASA and the Nat... 11 Aug 2010 20:18
U.S. study finds driver error in most Toyota accidents
U.S. study finds driver error in most Toyota accidents Automaker acknowledges other research, independent corroboration is needed Staff and wire reports August 10, 2010 - 4:01 pm ET UPDATED: 8/10/10 6:56 p.m. ET WASHINGTON -- Brakes weren't applied by drivers of Toyota vehicles in at least 35 of 58 crashes blam... 13 Aug 2010 13:37
1965 Studebaker hubcaps
Not affiliated, just came across these while browsing Craigslist. Someone here has one IIRC. http://muskegon.craigslist.org/pts/1890154905.html -- Steve Walker Fusion640(a)verizonwallet.com (remove wallet to reply) ... 10 Aug 2010 21:23
off-road jeep question
why do people change their pinion angles when they upgrade their axles? for universal joints to do their job, output angle has to be the same as input angle otherwise you get angular velocity fluctuations in the drive train, and subsequently high failure rates. yet i don't think i've ever seen an upgraded of... 13 Aug 2010 16:54