Monday, December 22, 2014

Car Woes 2

So, I have scanned the codes (MAF sensor code only), no help there, but the transmission seems to calmed down after I drained about 2 quarts of excess fluid, but the torque converter seems to be failing (the transmission will shudder in overdrive going uphill). I will do some research and see if this can be an easy or inexpensive fix, I'd hate to have to buy a new transmission if I don't have to. Well, have a great day!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Car Woes

Greetings Everyone,

I purchased a used car on the 5th of December, it seems like its a decent car for 1500 dollars. So far I have replaced the radiator, idle air control valve, throttle position sensor and cleaned the mass air flow sensor. At first there was an idling issue where it would idle in park at 1200 rpm's, now that is fixed and lo and behold a new issue has reared its ugly head when driving it seems like it is constantly trying to downshift into passing gear, even when I am not trying to gun it. Well I have purchased an OBD II scan tool online so that I can actually read the codes and see what is going on since I cannot afford to send it to a shop to be fixed. I will keep updating as I go. Have a great evening.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Being back home

This is the first full day being back home in South Carolina, it feels great, I don't have much money left but it should last us until we start making some paychecks again. I still have to find a real cheap car (probably less than a grand) so we both will be able to work.