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My passenger door won't open from inside or the outside on my 1997 Ford Explorer
Hi there. This commonly happens when the door latch assembly breaks. I have seen this often and it takes quite a bit of work to get it open. The door panel needs to be completely removed. in a lot of...
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Does any one know how to change the fuel plate to increase power? I know how just don't feel comfortable doing it.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. The fuel plate can be removed by taking off the air intake tubing and removing the screws that hold the plate housing in place. Once the housing is off, you would be able...
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Should a heater tube on the water pump produce coolant flow instantly when disconnected on a 1995 Dodge B2500
Hello. If the coolant level is where it should be then you should get some flow from the heater tube. It will not be a lot of flow, but there should be some. If there is none then you may...
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Charging System Not Working (Alternator is not kicking in)
The battery should be load tested by a professional. Load testing can only be reliably performed on a fully charged battery. If the battery passes a load test, you have to be sure it is NOT a marginal pass in...
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power steering no retrun
If you are having issues with your power steering system, I would recommend having your power steering pump, hoses, and gearbox inspected for proper function. If your power steering system has a leak, this can cause the systems performance to...
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How do I know if it's my blower motor resistor or the resistor switch that's not working?
The referenced parts are tested with an ohmmeter. The resistor block must have a specified resistance across each element on the block. However, if any resistors are open (infinite resistance), the block is just condemned and replaced automatically. Occasionally, you...
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Intake
The Lincoln Mark VIII has the same engine as the Mustang Mach 1. Taking this into consideration, I would recommend looking for a turbo kit that fits the Mustang Mach 1 as it should fit your vehicle as well. The...
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Can I use back door handle for the front door handle inside and out, if so how?
I would recommend against doing this. Most vehicle door handles are not compatable from front to back. If you have a junk yard near your location, you can usually get parts such as door handles very inexpensively. I would recommend...
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Starts missing after it gets warmed up.
Hi there, It sounds like you may have a faulty idle air control valve or potentially a faulty MAP sensor. The IAC valve is activated when the car is warm and helps the engine cope with loads on it during...
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Truck cranks but will not start
Of course, check to see if any diagnostic trouble codes have been recorded by the PCM. Check fuel adequacy and pressure (note, "old" fuel can result in no start) and check for function of fuel injectors. If you suspect inadequate...
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97 Jeep grand Cherokee lerado stalling/shutting off
It sounds like you may have more than one issue with the vehicle. The crankshaft sensor is the most common cause of the stalling or no start on these engines. They will also cause problems when you try to increase...
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battery tested fine, car won't start
One way to diagnose this is to use a voltmeter to check for battery voltage at the starter motor when the key is held in the "start" position. If there is power to the starter motor, and yet it doesn't...
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Windshield wipers working intermittently, & sometimes won't shutoff
If there is a switch malfunction, it's possible that such could explain both faults. If the problem is not in the switch, then there could be a bad relay in the circuit (if so equipped), loose fuse, bad ground, and/or...
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The heater doesnt come on in my car sometimes.
Hello, The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out of the motor from the radiator by opening and closing at specific temperatures. When your thermostat is not...
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New distributor installation
You should first see if the old distributor will go back in. If it does then the new distributor should slide right in. If not find where it will go in and then lift it slightly and rotate until it...
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Nissan Elgrand QD32 (automatic transmission) engine cuts when apply foot brake.
Hello. The symptoms you describe, stalling and a check engine light, can be caused by many things. If the light is continuously coming on, then retrieving the trouble codes will likely shed some light on what the issue could be....
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Transmission won't go into reverse after clutch replacement
Hello. If your vehicle is no longer going into gear after a clutch service, it may be possible that an issue occurred while the service was being done. Perhaps a problem with the clutch fork, or hydraulic clutch mechanism that...
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Truck clicks one time but wont turn over.
Hi there. If the starter was replaced, first check the battery cables to the starter and make sure that they are tight. If the cables are tight, then the issue could be that the clutch may have broke causing the...
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Car misfiring after timing belt was replaced. 1997 Honda Civic
Hello - obviously, you still have a timing belt issue. From a safety point of view, and the real possibility that further, even catastrophic, damage could be done to your engine, I would not drive it further before repairs correct...
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Overheating and smoking
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...

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