Tip & How-To about 2009 Kia Spectra

Automatic Transmission

Have a bad habbit of tapping your brakes for no real reason. You are shortening the life of your transmission... Once your car is engaged in drive, the transmission is locked. Once you tap your break, the transmission unlocks. So if you have a habbit of resting a foot on the brake peddle or tap it often, you are causing unnecessary wear on your automatic transmission and could cause it to need overhauling or replacing sooner than later.

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Jeep 2012 Wrangler 4 door sport unlimited.. When I go from park to drive or reverse..once it engages gear..there is a squeak that sounds as if brake squeaking sort of..it doesn't do this till after warm..driving for a bit..I then can hold the brake while switching to drive..then to reverse..then to drive..it does this noise everytime then..also, it will do after I've cut the engine off..the dealership thought maybe a solenoid or maybe transmission..but, it drives perfect far as transmission..it only does this a split second after going into drive, reverse, or after engine shut off..sometimes when in 1st gear it seems..it's an automatic btw. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


first off we can hear it , see or or drive it,
so... answer will tend to be useless, on NOISE
why not find source of the noise first.
so it does it parked with brakes on, making the source(Location)
10x more easy and 100x more safe to find. no?
why not demo it to shop, and bingo, found. all in minutes
they open the hood and hear the fan belts sing, they are bad.
but can be something loose. (id say too ,not the trans)
when you shift, do say drive, the engine twists, and trans and all drive shifts engaged, (rear) 2wd.
so any of that can make noise, even a loose mount.
and more lots more. find a real mechanic, ASE shop
and not stealerships, that want to sell you a new trans for $3000
a good shop has an electronic stethoscope, that can find locations 99% of the time. (not u-joints do to they spin and make noise then mostly)

the stealershop is too busy to test, they stack money, only there.

Mar 29, 2017 | Jeep Wrangler Cars & Trucks

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i have a Lexus LS 460-2007 with 45000 miles on it, should it need breaks at this time?


you can't estimate brake wear with mileage, dirver style, conditions such as highway, city, hilly country, all have a different effect on brake wear, i have seen some drivers only get 15,000 miles and others over 100,000, best to get them inspected once a year and replaced when 60 to 70% worn

Sep 13, 2010 | 2007 Lexus LS 460 L Sedan

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Hi everyone! Transmission question. I have a


You going to have to service the transmission more frequently like every 15,000 miles or every 6 months and add a remote transmission oil filter. In the mean time bring the CVR to a transmission shop and have the transmission serviced and have them to a transmission line pressure test. This will give an indication if there is a problem with the Transmission oil pump, Boost valve, and the EPC valve. All should be covered under the warranty, unless you have put that much miles on the CRV already. And yes letting your foot of the brakes before you let it go into gear will shorten your transmission's life. Good luck and keep me posted.

Jan 23, 2010 | 2003 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Cruise control hard to engage and then kicks out at any time.


Until you rectify the fault DO NOT DRIVE WITH CC ENGAGED FOR ANY REASON!
3 possible causes off the top of my head.
1. Defective Dash Control switch.
2.All CC devices are over ridden by the Brake system.
Have you got a defective BRAKE LIGHT switch
3. Dirty or Burned Circuit fuse.
Best of luck in your endevours.
Regards, DT

Aug 24, 2009 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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