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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on my 2002 Toyota Sequoia...how do you disconnect the Vsc module yes it comes on for no reason


defeat it, ? sure...
and that is false, it comes on for many reasons. read the operators guide yet, it tells you all about that., my 4wd car has defeat knob for offroad, usage, read yours. please, its there.

the stable light can glow for many reasons,
1: normal , it saved your bacon. slips. aggressive driving ice or dirt.
2: abs is not working, or transmission not reacting right.
3: brakes bad.

read the operators guide
then the real FSM on your car, it explains all that,...
factory service manual, (it even covers the theory of ops)

Jan 02, 2015 | 2002 Toyota Sequoia

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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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1998 audi a4 transmission engaged when depressing brake


You have two problems. First you probably have a bad brake master cylinder, or a severe brake fluid leakage somewhere. Second forcing it into park damaged your transmission.

Sep 11, 2012 | 1998 Audi A4

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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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