Search results

  1. clinebarger

    2005 F150, DTC P0022

    Truck has 341,xxx miles, Engine was replaced with a Ford Reman at about 220,000 miles. I did the replacement about 8 years ago. Has the updated 9 bolt Valve Cover Heads but still has the 2 piece spark plugs:rolleyes:......But all the plugs came out without any drama (Needed Plugs& Coils) as it...
  2. clinebarger

    Another interesting Diag & Repair

    2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2.5L/6T45E, 183,xxx miles, Customer complaint...... *Trans falls out of gear *PRNDL display toggles quickly between Park & Drive *Service Stability/Traction Control System message *Service Steering System message *Door Locks toggle quickly *Check Engine Lamp illuminated...
  3. clinebarger

    Getting old sucks

    Maybe it's not age really but the miles I've put on my body over the years in this trade, Took in a 2002 Chevy Express 1500 High Top Conversion van, Needed..... Lower Ball Joints Upper Ball Joints Upper Control Arm Bushings Steering gear Box (Leaking) Both Idler Arms Steering Link (To the Center...
  4. clinebarger

    RTV, Anyone?

    1998 Toyota Tacoma, 2.4L/Auto with 131,xxx miles. The owner is a Toyota fanatic that I met at a gas station while I was filling my 2000 Avalon, I was wearing my work cloths & he asked if I work on Toyotas to which I responded "Yes, I do" Gave him my card & didn't think much of it until he called...
  5. clinebarger

    That time of year.....

    As we emerge from winter into spring.....One constant I've noticed over the years is Rodent damage to wiring. This is the EGR Valve motor positive control circuit chewed in two on a 2005 Chevy Impala, The PCM is mounted in the air box which is a nice warm hiding spot....No signs of nesting...
  6. clinebarger

    New Scan Tool

    Picked up a Autel MaxiSYS Elite MS908e from AESwave, Really like it so far......After I got acclimated to the Android OS that is as I'm more of a iOS & Microsoft guy. Was finally able to ship a 2006 Kia Optima as the Autel would run the EVAP test that my Snap-on Solus Ultra wouldn't. The...
  7. clinebarger

    Got some time to work on my toy

    Finally installing the built 4L65E into the Camaro as all my appointments cancelled because the weather & the 133 car pile up that happened here in North Fort Worth. Took my time while jammin' to some Type O Negative, Rammstein, Black Label Society, Motorhead, Pantera among others....At a...
  8. clinebarger

    AFM Delete

    Thought I'd share the latest project..... 2008 Chevy Avalanche, LY5 5.3L & 4L60E with 306,000 miles which is owned by a friend of the wife's, She has had quite a run of bad luck.....Breast Cancer, Husband left, Raising 4 boys on her own & Lost her job about a month ago. I used to take care of...
  9. clinebarger

    6L80E Build

    6L80E out of a 2010 GMC Yukon XL Denali with a L94 6.2L with 119,xxx miles........And of coarse the Torque Converter failed & filled the unit with Aluminum & Steel debris from the TCC clutch wearing out allowing the Clutch Piston made from Aluminum to grind into the Steel Converter Cover. The...
  10. clinebarger

    Parts Washer

    Been using a Harbor Freight one since I opened last year.....What a piece of crap!! Used to have a Zep Dyna-Brute before being swindled out of it.....It was perfect for transmission building (In my opinion anyway). Tried to locate a used without luck.....All the good/old used equipment seems to...
  11. clinebarger

    Diagnostic/Electrical roll cart

    Glad I didn't sell this cart, Made a home for my new Picoscope & all my electrical testing equipment. This will be a work in progress but this is what I got done today. PC is a 27" HP Pavilion all in one, Custom built by my cousin with 32 GB of RAM, 4 TB SSD Drive, And a Intel Core i7-9700K...
  12. clinebarger

    OTC haul

    My old Bearing Splitters have seen better days.....Mostly from letting coworkers use them in the past, Seems no one got trained on using a splitter on a press as they always bridge the gap with the Screws instead of the Frames. Also bought a Hub Grappler set.....Not that I do a lot of press fit...
  13. clinebarger

    Scope Purchase

    Finally purchased a Pico Scope after many years of wanting one, I went with (Go Big or Go Home) & got the 4425 Master Kit with the Pressure Transducer Kit...........HERE AES Wave called & said the Pressure Transducer kit is on back order, Oh well....I'll just wait. But will get the actual Scope...
  14. clinebarger

    Tales from the Trans Bench

    Not too long ago, I swapped a LQ4 6.0L into a 2003 Chevy Tahoe for a customer to replace the leaky/noisy LM7 5.3L, I advised him that the stock 4L60E will last however long it lasts. He called me yesterday & said it was slipping at full throttle. He brought it in & I confirmed it was in fact...
  15. clinebarger

    Some maintenance & repairs to the trusty steed.

    My 2006 2500HD LBZ Duramax pick-up just turned over 440,000 miles...... I starting smelling coolant last week, Turned out to be one of the Heater Core quick connects was dripping onto the EGR Cooler. Not a bad leak but I didn't want to tempt fate as these are known to blow apart at the worst...
  16. clinebarger

    Some new tools

    *Snap on 3/8" drive extra long ratchet (18-3/4") part# FHLL80 *Snap on 1/2" drive extra long ratchet (23-3/16") part# SLL80A *Snap on 3/8" drive Semi Deep Impact wobbles (10, 12–15, 17 and 18 mm) part# 207IPSFM *Snap on 3/8"-1/4" drive long Torx bit sockets (T8-T50) part# 210EFTXL *Snap on...
  17. clinebarger

    "Tow Pig" build

    A good client of mine is in need of a truck to tow his Skid Steer from job to job.....As he's nearing retirement, Doesn't want to run out & buy a new truck & we all know what used trucks are going for. His main tow rig is a 2005 F250 4x4 with a 6.0L PSD/5R110, Has 468,xxx miles & needed a TON...
  18. clinebarger

    I think she was running a little lean.....

    2011 Jeep Wrangler 3.8L/42RLE with 131,xxx miles. Customer complaint......Misfire & a Squeaking noise. *DTC P0303 (Misfire Cylinder #3), Using my Low Amp Clamp & Scope.....Verified one cylinder has low compression. *Performed Leak Down test on Cylinder #3 at TDC with Bank 1 Rocker Shaft...
  19. clinebarger

    New Tool Box

    This would be the first new tool box purchase for me....Which sounds odd for long as I've wrenched on cars. Traded my KRL7022 & KRL1201 for $11,000 & threw down $2,500 cash on the balance for a KTL1023 in Dark Titanium with Gloss Black trim. Haven't worked out of the 7022/1201 in 3-4 years...
  20. clinebarger

    Snap-on BOGO

    Always wanted a long set of ball allen sockets, But couldn't justify $400+ for the SAE & Metric sets. They had them on BOGO & my dealer informed me it ends today......So I threw down the cash. I did have 2 of them already.....A 8mm & a 6mm, Those will go into the box at home, Along with the VIM...
Top