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Posted Fix Information

ASIAN FIX
Posted By: Clage Automotive, Identifix User
Problem Description:
There is automatic transmission fluid leaking from the torque converter area. It is a small stream size leak. The owner stated...
Posted Date:
05/07/2014
 
Confirmed Fix:
Replaced Transmission Front Pump Bushing
 
Problem Description:
There is automatic transmission fluid leaking from the torque converter area. It is a small stream size leak. The owner stated that he had rocked the vehicle back and forth when stuck during the winter months and the leak started after that.
Removed the transmission and found the front pump seal to be in good shape. Removed the seal and found a spun pump bushing. Had the bushing replaced at the transmission shop (requires teardown to install) and reinstalled the transmission. Test drove the vehicle and no more leaks were found.
 
Vehicle Description:
2004 Toyota Camry LE 2.4L
 
Category:
Transmission (Automatic)
   Other Transmission (Automatic) Problems
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EUROPEAN FIX
Posted By: Import Auto Maintenance, Identifix User
Problem Description:
The A/C compressor would not come on. Checked the Blue and Gray wire at the control head for power. Power is coming out of the...
Posted Date:
07/22/2014
 
Confirmed Fix:
Repaired Connector 24/63
 
Problem Description:
The A/C compressor would not come on. Checked the Blue and Gray wire at the control head for power. Power is coming out of the control head but not making it to the low pressure switch. Checked the Blue and Gray wire for breaks. Removed the glove box and located the multi-pin connector 24/63. The power was not making it through the connector. Cleaned all contacts and reconnected connector. The A/C compressor clutch energized and the A/C system works normally.
 
Vehicle Description:
1998 Volvo S70 Base 2.4L Vin 55
 
Category:
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
   A/C Compressor Clutch
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GM FIX
Posted By: Ron Ruegg Automotive Inc, Ron Ruegg
Problem Description:
This vehicle has no turbo boost. Trouble code P0299 and a baro sensor performance code. Found the diaphram for the wastegate not...
Posted Date:
04/29/2014
 
Confirmed Fix:
Replaced Turbocharger and Replaced Turbocharger Oil Line
 
Problem Description:
This vehicle has no turbo boost. Trouble code P0299 and a baro sensor performance code. Found the diaphram for the wastegate not working and the turbo was locked up. Someone had replaced the turbo and never checked the oil feed tube to the turbo. The second turbo had locked up as well causing the above codes and condition. The repair wiill require another turbo and new oil feed pipe.
 
Vehicle Description:
2011 Chevrolet Cruze LT 1.4L Vin 9
 
Category:
Engine Performance
   Low Power
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CHRYSLER FIX
Posted By: Good News Auto Ltd, Chris Ferland
Problem Description:
While driving, this vehicle had an intermittent loss of power, loss of throttle response and a stumble on acceleration. Trouble...
Posted Date:
08/06/2014
 
Confirmed Fix:
Repaired Accelerator Pedal Position Sensor (APPS) Wiring
 
Problem Description:
While driving, this vehicle had an intermittent loss of power, loss of throttle response and a stumble on acceleration. Trouble code P1618 for Sensor Reference Voltage Erratic Set is present. Data showed a dropping 5 volt reference to Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor 2. Noticed that the wiring harness under the hood was not secured in the proper clips due to a previous repair. The wiring harness was laying on the front transmission mount in front of the ECM/PCM and between connector C101. Found a Brown/Orange wire rubbed through on the mount causing voltage to short to ground. Repaired the bad section of wire, taped the harness and covered it with split loom tubing. Repositioned the harness and installed it in the proper clips. Secured the harness at C101 away from the transmission mount.
 
Vehicle Description:
2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L Vin V
 
Category:
Engine Performance
   Throttle Diagnosis
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FORD FIX
Posted By: Astra Motors Inc., Tom Jadwidzic
Problem Description:
The front passenger, rear passenger and rear driver's side power windows only work from the master switch. Found a cut wire under...
Posted Date:
05/21/2014
 
Confirmed Fix:
Repaired Power Window Wiring
 
Problem Description:
The front passenger, rear passenger and rear driver's side power windows only work from the master switch. Found a cut wire under the zip tie to the Violet/White wire going under the driver's seat. Removed the trim piece that sits on top of the rocker panel, traced the wire and found the problem. Did not have to remove the driver's seat. Repaired the wire with solder. The factory zip tie that holds the loom down must have been too tight.
 
Vehicle Description:
2011 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.2L Vin 6
 
Category:
Chassis Electrical
   Power Windows
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