FIXES OF THE WEEK

The fixes below are examples of head scratchers posted by our Direct-Hit customers. For a chance to win a free pizza lunch for your shop, post your unique fixes in Direct-Hit. Just look up the vehicle you're working on, click on Post Fix at the top right and tell us the problem and what you did to fix it.  

Not a Direct-Hit subscriber? Call 1.800.745.9649 to see how our short-cut tests and confirmed fixes help more than 40,000 shops Find and Fix Faster®.


Posted Fix Information

ASIAN FIX
Posted By: Christensen Automotive of Gard, Greg Schierholt
Problem Description:
Trouble code C0101 Right Rear Speed Sensor Open/Shorted.  Tested both rear wheel speed sensors to compare them and found...
CLOSE - EXPAND +
Posted Date:
10/15/2014
Confirmed Fix:
Repaired Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor (WSS) Wiring
Problem Description:
Trouble code C0101 Right Rear Speed Sensor Open/Shorted.
Tested both rear wheel speed sensors to compare them and found both to be good.
Tested at the connector and found the wiring harness wires shorted together for the right rear.
Pulled the rear seat up and found rodent damage to the wiring harness under the rear door sill.
Pulled the carpet and door sill back for easier access and repaired the wiring harness. Reassembled all and the problem has been repaired.
Vehicle Description:
2005 Subaru Outback i 2.5L
Category:
~
CLOSE - EXPAND +
EUROPEAN FIX
Posted By: Utah Automotive Repair, Identifix User
Problem Description:
This vehicle came to the shop with a complaint of excessive crank times before the engine would start. Performed a fuel...
CLOSE - EXPAND +
Posted Date:
12/02/2014
Confirmed Fix:
Repaired High Pressure Fuel Injection Pump
Problem Description:
This vehicle came to the shop with a complaint of excessive crank times before the engine would start.
Performed a fuel pressure test with the engine running and it was good. Turned off the engine and the fuel pressure dropped to zero.
Replaced the fuel filter and fuel pump but the problem remained.
Removed the fuel injection high pressure pump and replaced the diaphragm and the fuel pressure holds and does not drop off.
The engine starts and runs normally now.
Vehicle Description:
2004 BMW 760Li Base 6.0L
Category:
~
CLOSE - EXPAND +
GM FIX
Posted By: Nick's Automotive Technology LL, Identifix User
Problem Description:
There is a knocking noise from the engine at idle. Initially the knock seemed to be coming from the vacuum pump but upon...
CLOSE - EXPAND +
Posted Date:
09/25/2014
Confirmed Fix:
Replaced Torsional Damper
Problem Description:
There is a knocking noise from the engine at idle.
Initially the knock seemed to be coming from the vacuum pump but upon further inspection it was noticed that the crankshaft pulley is mounted to the harmonic balancer and is rubber insulated. The rubber insulation or vibration damper part of the pulley had broken away from the pulley hub. This allowed the pulley to rock back and forth at idle and make the knocking noise.
Replaced the damper pulley and the problem has been repaired.
Vehicle Description:
1998 Chevrolet K3500 Silverado 6.5L Vin F
Category:
Engine Mechanical
   Noises, Vibrations, Odors
Engine Performance
   Other Engine Performance Problems
CLOSE - EXPAND +
CHRYSLER FIX
Posted By: Butchko's Garage, Identifix User
Problem Description:
The ABS and brake warning lights are on. Scanned the ABS system and found a system voltage low code. Circuit tested the...
CLOSE - EXPAND +
Posted Date:
11/07/2014
Confirmed Fix:
Repaired Controller Antilock Brakes (CAB) Wiring
Problem Description:
The ABS and brake warning lights are on.
Scanned the ABS system and found a system voltage low code.
Circuit tested the power and grounds at the controller.
Found no power at pin 32.
Located an open at the IPM connector Dark Green/Red wire. The connector was corroded.
Replaced the connector, tested and the problem has been repaired.
Vehicle Description:
2005 Chrysler Town & Country LX 3.8L Vin L
Category:
~
CLOSE - EXPAND +
FORD FIX
Posted By: Neal Tire & Auto SUL, Identifix User
Problem Description:
The customer brought the truck to the shop because the transmission would not shift into Park. It was necessary to put the...
CLOSE - EXPAND +
Posted Date:
11/20/2014
Confirmed Fix:
Adjusted Automatic Transaxle Shift Cable and Tightened Shift Lever Detent Bracket Assembly
Problem Description:
The customer brought the truck to the shop because the transmission would not shift into Park. It was necessary to put the transmission in Neutral to turn off the engine or to start it.
It was noticed that the shift lever was loose and had a lot of play in it. The shifter cable/linkage was fine but could not be adjusted.
Under the dash there is an ā€œLā€ shaped bracket with 2 Torx head screws in it and these screws had come loose. One was actually missing.
Replaced the Torx screws, tightened them down and adjusted the shift cable with the shift lever in Drive to remove all of the excessive play.
The shift lever now works normally and the problem has been repaired.
Vehicle Description:
2001 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Vin M
Category:
Transmission (Automatic)
   Shifter/Selector Lever Operation
CLOSE - EXPAND +