Hello - Roy
Well Sir, no need for disappointment. Trust me, I've seen Mr Weizel work some magic - he's pretty amazing and I have a little knowledge myself, not much but I think I'll be okay.
Since we aren't there, we don't have anything to go on that one normally would. So we try to gather as much data as possible to get you back going again as quick and less expensive as possible.
You might have a couple of problems going on, not just one. We run into that many times.
It could be many things, modules, coils, relays, solenoids, the other day we had a bare wire shorting out as it bumped things once in a while after chasing rabbits all over. Believe me; he could have used some of your C4 and an airstrike.
Also, needed to know if your vehicle is a SOHC or DOHC to ensure we have the correct engine specs as we speak to you and advise.
The reason why I requested you to go to Auto Zone or O'Reilly's is as you know the codes the car throws may be the quick and easy, this is the problem way to solve it. It throws engine codes and transmission codes.
So if you would Sir, pop over to Auto Zone or O'Reilly's and for FREE they can pull the codes to the car. Most important: Once they check your codes, if they find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that. While there for FREE also they can bring their tester out and check your battery, alternator and starter. The best thing I like about this is it is all free.
Next we are trying to make the connection ourselves about it dying in forward but not in reverse. I think you will agree, if a module is heating up it will heat up in drive just like it will in reverse. Also, if a converter is locking up it will possible make a noise or something in reverse or possible throw codes etc. So when we are asking certain questions it is to find the correlation between them all plus, some of the manuals we review ask the same questions during the troubleshooting that we are asking. This way we can get through many of the steps quicker to get you the results you need.
My other questions about why you replaced the tank, pump and filter, lines etc is to again, find out why this happened to see if there is a correlation. Any work done may be of value.
Not to long ago I worked one that had replace every fuel item on the car. After replacing the fuel filter 3 times it ran perfect.
So Sir, if you would run the tests we suggested, answer the questions we have thrown out, that would help us assist you better and get you back going again.
We are looking forward to hearing back from you.
Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 9:48 PM