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  1. #181
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    So the CEL came back. Code is 401, low EGR flow detected. Damn it. Looks like I am going to have to pull the exhaust tube and do a deep clean on that as well.

    It is become rather tiresome to re-fix the same issues over and over again. It is almost as if this VX is trying to die...
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    VX Status: Running Great! Build is coming along nicely...

  2. #182
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    Pulled and cleaned the “Mode Selector/Neutral Safety Switch. It shifts properly! Yay!

    Shout out to @dallas121469 for this thread:

    http://www.vehicross.info/showthread...tch-ADJUSTMENT

    I really thought I was going to have open the transmission back up again to install new solenoids. This fixed it! Woot!

  3. #183
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    I think I may have to check the fluid level in the transmission, god I wish it had a dip stick...

  4. #184
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    Trying to build up the motivation to swap out the shift solenoids in the transmission. I have a set, and I probably need to change them out anyway. I am just remembering how messy it was to work on the transmission the last time I pulled the pans, and it’s cold outside, and I need to pick up new gaskets, and transmission fluid ... really wish this VX would just work...

    I have also discovered the bolts for the transmission mount have sheared off, so it is just resting on top of the mount. Maybe that is why I occasionally have hard shifts ... sighhhhhh ....

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    You are braver than me! GL!
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  6. #186
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    Sadly, none of the auto parts stores around be have the pan gaskets. I will have to order them.

  7. #187
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    I ordered a new transmission filter and gasket for $2.98 from RockAuto! They are having a clearance on them.

    I also got a the smaller gasket, and a new transmission mount. Sucks that I have to order it all online, but there it is. Total with shipping is $56.08 so not too shabby. However, now I have to put off the solenoids until next weekend at the earliest. Once the parts get here I will buy a gallon of Dextron III and I “should” be good to go. I hope ...

  8. #188
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    So my ABS Light has been coming on and going off intermittently for months. When I first got the VX I replaced all of the pads and rebuilt the calipers. Since I had the hood open anyway for round two of the Seafoam treatment to try and clean out the EGR system, I decided to check all of the fluids. My brake fluid was just under the “add” line. I filled it to about 1/4” below the “max” line and the light went off. Hopefully this fixes the issue. Hopefully.

    I also reset the 401 code for “low EGR flow” while doing the cleaning. So far, it hasn’t come back. We shall see. I still have two cans of SeaFoam. Fortunately I am getting good at this process. I may have to make it part of my regular service.

    Oh! And there is no sign of oil burn since I changed the oil while it was in the shop, for the EGR fix! Yay!

  9. #189
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    ABS light came back... damn it...

  10. #190
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    6 days and no CEL! So far so good.

    All my parts arrived from rock auto today! Yay! If the weather holds I will be replacing the shift solenoids and transmission mount in the morning.

  11. #191
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    Today was a good day. Installed all five of the transmission solenoids along with another filter for the transmission.

    Oil was deep red, but since I got the VX with dirt brown fluid I am not surprised. However, now I am getting slipping and shuttering from a dead stop. I am hoping it is just air bubbles in the system.

  12. #192
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    Have you changed the fluid in rear differential? I had shuttering from dead stop and found out whoever changed the rear fluid last didn't add LSD (limited slip diff) additive. I changed the fluid and made sure the gear oil had it, they also sell a stand alone product. Shuttering stopped after that

  13. #193
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    Yes, I used dextron iii , per the manual.

  14. #194
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    I'm talking about the rear differential, I thought my trans was slipping also but then read about the LSD additive.

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    Ohhh. No I haven’t changed that out yet. It’s on the list.

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