Need Help Finding Engine,Transmission

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  1. Jul 24, 2018 #61

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    Every time I read the title of this thread I want to tell you to look under the hood.
    Sometimes I wish We had a forum game thread that takes thread titles at face value.
    This thread is a good read!
     
  2. Jul 24, 2018 #62

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    Start one. Sounds fun.
     
  3. Jul 24, 2018 #63

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    :D food one Patch. And :Thankyou:.
     
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    :I agree::thumbs:
     
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    And auto corrects that change the meaning totally!
     
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    Update on van. Flashing overdrive light and hard shifting that has given us a fit fro past year.
    Seems like after changing all the vacuum lines, Differential rear end sensor $30,
    right front wheel sensors $140, left front $140
    high pressure speed block sensor $375'used'
    Antilock brake module $175
    Front and rear seals $30
    Finally SEEMS like the root of the problem was Throttle Valve Sensor! $69.

    Not countign the complete tune up fuel pump filters, plugs,wires,fuel pump. another $300.

    $500 rotors,brake pads drums,shoes bearing seals etc. Code reader $275.

    About rebuilt the whole thing. It seems the main problem was the Throttle body sensor and had to pull throttle body and all just to change that little piece of work. Dealer said it would cost $500 to change. A little help from neighbor and son on one of his visits. but it is good so far.


    Thank you all for your help.
    Now it runs like a new van.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2018 #67

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    I understand. For the past year my truck had been acting like it wasn't getting fuel at 45mph. It almost felt like it was hunting gears but not quite. Dodge said I needed a new fuel pump, injector pump and injectors. $8000.
    Last week I took it in to our local automotive electrical place to have my batteries tested and they noticed a broken cable coming from a battery. It was the cable to the fuel heater. They fixed it, for free and the problem stopped. Turns out the fuel was to to cool/thick to flow properly!
     
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    Sometimes people make mistakes that can really cost us so glad you got yours fixed for nothing. it is a deceitful world too so that doesn't help either.:thumbs:
     
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    Terri, I can appreciate your post.

    Many years ago, I worked in an electronics repair shop. An item came in for repair that had a loose wire dangling just inside of the cover. It took all of 15 seconds to repair the thing. That was 100% of what was wrong. Most repairs in that shop took 1/2 an hour to an hour to fix and the prices generally ranged between $85 and $125 for a repair. Considering what I had just done, I asked my boss how to write up the invoice. He made me write it up for $125. It was an "electronic repair".

    That never did sit well with me. And as it turned out, I did not work there much longer.

    Some people will do little things without charging while others will charge big $$ for little things. I suppose I can see at least a part of either side of that. But I would rather be the person that gives away at least some little things. I happen to think it comes back to you later.
     
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    This shop is awesome. The dad heard from somewhere that one of our kids was sick and he stopped me at the grocery store to ask how she was. Said if we needed anything to let him know. We've gone to them for things over the last 10+yrs , alternator/a.c. blower and such but that blew me away.
     
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    Sometimes being a loyal customer goes a long way, too. Especially at a mom 'n' pop garage. I had an old SUV that the fuel pump crapped out on, 300 miles from home. NTB fixed it - for $1100. My regular mechanic at home would have done it for $650 and would have thrown in an honest look-over the whole vehicle for free, because my whole family went to him for years. Those kind of relationships are getting hard to find these days...
     
  12. Jan 9, 2019 #72

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    ITS BACK! :ghostly:Not bad yet but it is starting to act up.

    We are thinking since the trans has worked so good including on a 800 mile round trip to Atlanta [ worst traffic in the nation ] last month plus a couple 100 miles around here it has to be in the wiring somewhere and not the trans itself.

    They all looked for any loose or worn wire and didn't see any.
    I'm trying not to be too aggrevated about it. :ghostly:

    Reminds me of this song except nothing is stolen, plus I worked on line at GM too. After a couple months I looked like a female weight lifter and would not wear short sleeves, hid to my arms.:eek:

     
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