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Same thing just happened to my wife's 2005 Chrysler 300 LTD. Search a "K39 Recall". Chrysler should fix for free!! (Aug. 2015)


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It appears you can get the rebuild kit. See this. Something like that may be available in Europe/UK. It says the kit contains: complete gasket set, friction set, sealing rings, and metal clad seals. The friction set should make up the plateaux & disques, I would bet. You'd need the gasket set, obviously. The sealing rings and metal clad seals are ...


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I suspect issues in two components of your car but since you have already mentioned that Honda people have had a look not 100% sure. Clogged up Intake: I know it sounds very trivial but a clogged up intake is sometimes overlooked. Faulty EGR system: Almost al of the symptoms you suggest are very much mimicking the symptoms for a faulty EGR valve here are ...


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I think I'd agree with you about the longevity of the current transmission. It sounds like it's slipping. A transmission shop might diagnose a bad solenoid or something which could be allowing the transmission to slip. Unfortunately, your Yukon came with the 4L60e transmission, which is a weak tranny for what it is required to do. It really is the weak ...


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Torque converters don’t have “Dumps”. I think this person is taking about the pressure relief valve which is relieving hydraulic fluid pressure created by the transmissions hydraulic oil pump. The oil pump is driven direct from the engine. It is independent from the torque converter. The pump is working if the transmission is in any selection. So in N it is ...


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When the car is in D and you start the engine the hydraulic pump in the automatic transmission is not providing fluid pressure until the engine starts. This fluid pressure is used to engage clutches in the transmission to engage first gear or reverse. An automatic transmission does not have gears like a manual transmission which are physically meshed into ...


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Does your automatic transmission have a manual shift mode? Is it possible that you pushed the lever from auto mode into manual shift mode? I've never heard of a bad or missing fuse causing this, but a misplaced shift lever could cause exactly what you describe. The second thing I would do is swap the taillight fuse back where you found it to see if that ...


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This answer is a bit hypothetical; please take it as one path to follow, that may be useful in this and other, similar, cases. Perhaps the clue to the problem is not in the spark plug (or injector?) replacement, but rather in this part: "I had a engine tune up". While we do not know if the OP had this performed at an official garage, if this was the case ...


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I don't think you replaced the injectors. I think you replaced the spark plugs. Injectors are what spray gas into the combustion chamber, and those are usually replaced or cleaned on older cars. You said it happened right after the spark plugs were replaced. Why not replace them again? They might be the wrong spark plugs, they might have the wrong spark ...


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If you're confident at general mechanics, and fancy having a go, why not get hold of a second-hand transmission, swap that into the car, then have a go at rebuilding the original? That way, if you do screw it up, or it turns out to be unfixable, you're not stuck as you've got the replacement in the car...


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While I would love to tell you to just go for it!, in the case of an automatic transmission I really cannot. It's not something the average Joe can tackle with any kind of confidence and complete successfully. Even with a good rebuild manual, it's not something you want to do uninitiated. That said, it sounds as though (besides the problem with the vacuum ...


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Another reason for a squeak when you accelerate would be a busted motor mount, especially on transverse engines. BUT, I would check the brakes and hood stops first, as suggested by the other answers.


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This may be a longshot since it only occurs when accelerating, but it could be the rubber hood stops under the hood squeaking. You could try turning them out one or two rotations to see if that stops the squeak, or add some of those furniture foot pads underneath. This sound is most noticeable over speed-bumps or potholes. I had a squeak in my 2011 ...


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The only reason it feels more natural to you is because that is the way you do it. It was beat into me from Driver's Education never use your left foot to brake. To me it feels natural to not brake with my left foot. There is a great article I just read about using your left foot to brake from a driving instructor. In the article he basically says things I ...


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I used to do the same thing until I heard that most people (99%+) when encountering a panic situation will press both feet to the floor, resulting in full throttle and full brakes. This will, of course, decrease the effectiveness of the brakes and cause considerable stress on the transmission. I switched.


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Recently had a Ford Capri with a 3 litre V6 Essex engine which shook/vibrated badly at idle, done a compression test and 2 cylinders were nearly 40psi lower than the other 4 cylinders, took the engine out stripped it down and the rings on those cylinders were fried


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The torque converter in a "standard" automatic transmission does the job of a clutch, and it doesn't really wear out in the same way as a clutch does - a clutch is two dry pieces of material holding each other through friction (kind of like 2 sheets of sandpaper pressed against each other), and each time the clutch is slipped those surfaces rub against each ...


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Your instructor properly objected because the clutch/engine and the brakes do opposite things: the former adds energy to the car (speeding it up) and the latter removes energy (slowing it down). If you use both at the same time, then you're just pumping energy from the engine into the brake pads, to no good end. If at the same time you're feathering the ...


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It very much depends on the type of car you have but most paddle shift cars employ an automatic gearbox so are effectively clutchless (relying instead on a torque converter). Some systems employ a robotically operated manual gearbox with clutch (or two clutches on systems such as Volkswagens' DSG). However, the situation you are talking about; slowing down ...


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Obvious things to look for: Dirty/burnt transmission fluid Slippage when driving (can be hard to detect in an automatic, unless it's very pronounced) Very clean transmission fluid (re: are they trying to hide something) Check to see if pan/pan gasket looks new (re: are they trying to hide something). If no real pan gasket and has a drain plug, does this ...


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If you are talking about just replacing with a remanufactured or brand new tranny, that in itself is not too difficult, provided you have proper jacking equipment. Preferred would be a special tranny jack but I have heard of people using a regular trolley jack with a tranny adapter. In either case, the critical component is a 4-pointed fork on which you ...



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