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Old 2006-07-14, 12:33 PM   #196
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What Yoopers calls a 'truck', we call a 'bakkie' in South Africa.
'Bakkie' is the afrikaans world for a small bowl, and refers to the bak portion of the vehicle's holding ability.
Despite being an Afrikaans word originally, it's become a totally 'Sefrican word.

Sharp.
can you explain the picture, fourth from the left, top row?
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Old 2006-07-14, 12:35 PM   #197
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hahaha, i know a guy that can do that.
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Old 2006-07-14, 12:49 PM   #198
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"utility vehicle" i.e, what you guys call a truck. here are some pictures:



these come in various sizes, you can get four doors and bigger ones and whats not, anything you guys call a truck pretty much, is a ute.
Those look more like a car, similar to something like the old Chevy El Camino. Not sure what we ever called those.

What we call a passenger truck is a larger utility vehicle with a bed, like the Ford F150. We also call the very large transport vehicles (or lorries) trucks.

An SUV or a Sport Utility Vehicle seems to be a passenger truck sized vehicle with the rear bed area enclosed for passengers, like the Chevy Tahoe. If I'm not mistaken, SUV is a relatively new term in the States. SUV's can evidently come in sized from very small to outlandishly big.
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Old 2006-07-14, 01:00 PM   #199
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The SUV to outdo all SUV's by Kenworth...
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Old 2006-07-14, 01:16 PM   #200
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The IL DMV reclassified my Jeep as an SUV recently.
Needless to say ... I was upset, since my wheelbase is smaller any regular car.

Here's my 'SUV' lol .... note where my practice golf clubs are mounted
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Old 2006-07-14, 02:21 PM   #201
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Just last night, the truck started developing transmission problems. When I got back to town, I had Autozone run the codes from the check engine light and it is definitely transmission related. Just what we need! I’m not sure I could fix something like this and there’s no way we’re going to be able to afford a transmission fix-it bill right now if I don't have a job. The problem seems to be somewhat intermittent so I think I’ll just have to live with it for the moment and hope for the best.
If the codes indicate that it's a speed sensor problem, then replace the speed sensor(s), generally if the speedometer doesn't work it's the rear sensor, if it still works then it's the front sensor that's bad. If it indicates that it's a solenoid problem, then replace the shift solenoid(s). Not real expensive, not real hard to do.

My wife's Prowler stuck in 2nd and set the check engine light, she diagnosed the problem (by herself) before she even made it home! the front speed sensor was bad, $20 for the part at the dealer (in stock), took about 5 minutes to change it, all better now.

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Old 2006-07-14, 02:26 PM   #202
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can you explain the picture, fourth from the left, top row?
Yeah, that's what a truck looks like when you switch off 'safe search' in google.
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Old 2006-07-14, 02:45 PM   #203
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If the codes indicate that it's a speed sensor problem, then replace the speed sensor(s)...
...$20 for the part at the dealer (in stock), took about 5 minutes to change it, all better now.
Kewl post.

I'd be curious to know what the greatest amount of money is that's ever been saved by a post on this forum.

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note where my practice golf clubs are mounted
A) I couldn't find them
B) What are 'practise' golf clubs?
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Old 2006-07-14, 02:48 PM   #204
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Hey Yoop !

I hit unemployment yesterday. So< I'll be doing some moooore work on my Jeep again. Bens Jeep looks like it's comming along ....

But ,,,,, Why isn't it shiney ...?
When I was his age ... I would wax my car almost everyday ... lol
(get some rubbing compound going )

P.S. ... what's with the fly swatter ...? ... the Jeep still got bugs ...?
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Old 2006-07-14, 02:54 PM   #205
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A) I couldn't find them
B) What are 'practise' golf clubs?

Look at the roll bar :P

My 'practice clubs are for the driving range.
(they were my grandfathers, so I dont have to worry about someone stealing them ... Gotta 3 and 5 iron and a wooden driver wrapped to the upper rollbar with 2" velcro for quick access... my shoes are in the trunk,,, and golf balls all over the floorboard ... lol)

... I recently moved to the northwest burbs of Chicago ,,, and there are golf courses everywhere ...
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Old 2006-07-14, 03:06 PM   #206
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If the codes indicate that it's a speed sensor problem, then replace the speed sensor(s), generally if the speedometer doesn't work it's the rear sensor, if it still works then it's the front sensor that's bad. If it indicates that it's a solenoid problem, then replace the shift solenoid(s). Not real expensive, not real hard to do.

My wife's Prowler stuck in 2nd and set the check engine light, she diagnosed the problem (by herself) before she even made it home! the front speed sensor was bad, $20 for the part at the dealer (in stock), took about 5 minutes to change it, all better now.
Here's the codes:
P740 Torque converter clutch solenoid circuit malfunction
P753 Transmission solenoid A circuit electrical malfunction
P758 Transmission solenoid B circuit electrical malfunction (appeared twice in the scan)
P785 Shift timing solenoid malfunction
P1860 Manufacturer control transmission

I heard a loud clunk yesterday when I shifted from reverse to drive, then the problems started. Thing is, it's intermittent. I'll go out first thing this morning, start it up and everything will be fine. Then it could be that the next time I start it, the problems will appear. The symptoms are that I have no power in first gear, it takes me forever to get up to speed. Then when I'm up to speed, I have no overdrive.

I've got a call in to the local dealer's service dept and he's supposed to call me back this afternoon. If it's not something I can do, I still don't know how I'm going to get it fixed, but we'll cross that bridge later. In the meantime, I have a Haynes manual and the Internet to use to start my own diagnosis.
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Old 2006-07-14, 03:09 PM   #207
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I hit unemployment yesterday. So< I'll be doing some moooore work on my Jeep again. Bens Jeep looks like it's comming along ....

But ,,,,, Why isn't it shiney ...?
When I was his age ... I would wax my car almost everyday ... lol
(get some rubbing compound going )

P.S. ... what's with the fly swatter ...? ... the Jeep still got bugs ...?
Unemployment is great for awhile but it can't last forever.

It's probably not shiny because it's 18 years old. Now it looks almost like a military flat olive drab color. We'll try some rubbing compound eventually but there are so many other things to do at the moment. I still have to get the engine and tranny put back in Ashley's Corsica.
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Old 2006-07-14, 04:43 PM   #208
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It's probably not shiny because it's 18 years old.
... Mines a '90 ... and it's shines (16 yrs old)

It should polish up nice ... try McGyers (sp?)
The factory paint is thick. Just dont rub hard on the hood crease.
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Old 2006-07-14, 08:39 PM   #209
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Here's the codes:
P740 Torque converter clutch solenoid circuit malfunction
P753 Transmission solenoid A circuit electrical malfunction
P758 Transmission solenoid B circuit electrical malfunction (appeared twice in the scan)
P785 Shift timing solenoid malfunction
P1860 Manufacturer control transmission

I heard a loud clunk yesterday when I shifted from reverse to drive, then the problems started. Thing is, it's intermittent. I'll go out first thing this morning, start it up and everything will be fine. Then it could be that the next time I start it, the problems will appear. The symptoms are that I have no power in first gear, it takes me forever to get up to speed. Then when I'm up to speed, I have no overdrive.
check the electrical connections on the transmission, see if any are loose or corroded or damaged. It thinks the solenoids are all not working, so it stays in one gear.
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Old 2006-07-15, 02:05 PM   #210
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Here's the codes:
P740 Torque converter clutch solenoid circuit malfunction
P753 Transmission solenoid A circuit electrical malfunction
P758 Transmission solenoid B circuit electrical malfunction (appeared twice in the scan)
P785 Shift timing solenoid malfunction
P1860 Manufacturer control transmission

I heard a loud clunk yesterday when I shifted from reverse to drive, then the problems started. Thing is, it's intermittent. I'll go out first thing this morning, start it up and everything will be fine. Then it could be that the next time I start it, the problems will appear. The symptoms are that I have no power in first gear, it takes me forever to get up to speed. Then when I'm up to speed, I have no overdrive.

I've got a call in to the local dealer's service dept and he's supposed to call me back this afternoon. If it's not something I can do, I still don't know how I'm going to get it fixed, but we'll cross that bridge later. In the meantime, I have a Haynes manual and the Internet to use to start my own diagnosis.

I think the problem is....



...it's an automatic. *runs and hides*
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