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Mini Cooper S; Dodge Dakota 4X4


  • kel2009
    Mr. Shifteight,

    I  asked for anyone's opinion this weekend about my 2009 GMC Acadia. I just got a call this evening stating that they will replace the entire engine due to it throwing a rod. I had all my oil changes done at GM dealership and they recognized it was not of my doing but this engine having issues. Thanks for responding to my comment. Just wanted to keep you up to date! 

    September 23
  • fortee9er
    Hi Mr Shiftright,
    It has been a while since I last visited the forum. I stopped receiving emails with new posts and I thought maybe the forum had been closed. I am concerned about the prospects for the hobby (car collecting) in the near future. For the following reasons: Demographic changes, baby boomers, such as myself, will soon (not soon I hope) will be going to the big garage. The next generations are not car crazy like us. None of my children (all in their 30s) are interested in cars. I am not the only one many of my friends have the same situation. The domestic and global financial situation looks grim. Last but not least, The fast advances in self driving cars and alternative forms of propulsion such as all electric vehicles.
    These trends concern me because I love to drive and I find the idea of being in some robotic pod repulsive and an attack on my freedom of movement. Should I dispose of my insignificant collection of insignificant cars quickly?
    Best Regards
    September 14
  • speedy19
    Hello - I saw your post and I am having a issue with a BRAND NEW honda accord and was hoping you could take a look at my letter? Or perhaps provide some advice? I would really appreciate it.
    949 6825267
    September 13
  • prtykty
    Hello - I have a 2006 automatic X-type Jaguar. For quite sometime I've had a grinding noise when trying to start the car. The starter was replaced 2 years ago, then the starter motor along with fuel pump, then the cooling fan within the past month!
    The grinding has started up again and I'm told it's the flywheel. However, from what I've read, automatic trans do not have flywheels. The car starts but sometimes it takes a few tries. I'm sure this isn't good for the car. Can you give some insight?
    Thank you!
    August 26
    • Mr_Shiftright
      Yes, automatics have a flywheel. You can remove the starter motor and examine both the starter drive gear and the "ring gear", which attached around the flywheel, and provides the "mesh" for the starter drive gear. If they ring gear is badly damaged, then the transmission will have to come out.
    • Mr_Shiftright
      Also, the starter motor on some cars requires use of a special bolt and sometimes shims, for proper gear alignment with the ring gear. So it's important that the starter motor was replaced properly.
  • shellilo
    mr shiftright?, my 2000 concords windows, radio, tail,and dashlights, turn signals all quit working sfter seeing a small puff of smoke, they all work however if i hold the high low beam arm engaged except the windows, can you tell me what could be the problem?
    August 26
    • Mr_Shiftright
      No idea given all the possibilities, but by all means check the fuses. Where did this smoke come from? Can you get underneath or into the area of the smoke and examine the wiring harness for damage?
  • cski
    So, please please please help me!
    August 20
  • cski
    Hey sir. I am having some trouble. I kept accumulating long posts and then they would repost so it looks like I have taken over the board. I just want the one post to have all that long info on how the car has performed since purchase new to payoff....almost 5 years.

    I don't want to look like I am taking over the board (again) and I give you permission to delete, cut down, or kind of fix the board. I think I inadvertently screwed it up. Now, I did find a post that kept staying open, and it had all the info I described, so I cut ALL the text and posted a short reply and the problem is gone.....but going looks like I posted pics of my car 3 times and kept posting the same thing over and over again. Like an IDIOT. It was the last way I wanted to start off again, I am very sorry. I wasn't doing it on purpose.
    August 20
  • timvee2009
    I have a 1999 Toyota Camry. Put in a new battery and now Car will not start, Cannot Shift out of Park, Moon Roof will not close, Wipers will not work, Radio, Lighter, Windows, will not work. The Brights work and the flashers work.
    I have tried a lot of the fuses that correspond with the problems and they are good. Is there a main fuse. When I try to
    start the car it seems like not getting any fuel.
    August 14
  • zigjag61
    Hi I have a 2000 s type it takes of real slow from stand still and when driving on hyway at 65 mph it tac's at 3000 rpms I am wondering it maybe its stuck in 3rd gear and I try to shift through all gears no change.
    Please advise 
    August 13
  • eagles927
    I have a 2005 Toyota Avalon will crank and try to start but won't Have replaced the fuel pump and regulator and filter and wants to start but won't any Ideas?
    August 12
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