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Car making ticking noise
Hello. Diagnosing a noise is a hands-on job and requires listening when the engine is running. Diagnosis may require a stethoscope to check around while the car is running or possibly removing the engine belt. You could have a noisy...
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Clicking sound upon startup
Hi there. I have come across this many times on this engine. If the clicking noise comes up when the vehicle is first started, then check the engine oil first and replace it if it is old. I have also...
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Check Engine code reads "catalytic converter"
Hello. If you have a check engine code for a catalytic converter then most of the time that is exactly what you need. In some cases a bad oxygen sensor can make it look like there is a bad converter....
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Can't shift out of Park
If your car will not shift into park, that could be a sign of many possible problems. Anything from a simple electronic problem, to the need for a new transmission, can disable a car from shifting into park. I would...
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how long can it take to change valve cover gaskets on 2003 Lincoln aviator 4.6litre
Hi there. The book time calls for approximately 3.5 hours to complete the replacement of both valve cover gaskets. But this will vary by mechanic, but this is the average book time. If you need to have them replaced, consider...
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i am considering buying a 2004 lincoln aviator with 1005 miles for $8000. according to auto check no accident but the score is 67.
Unfortunately, not all of the repairs made on vehicles are always reported to reporting agencies such as car fax or auto check, so these scores sometimes need to be taken with a grain of salt. As for a car like...
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My truck is overheating I changed the thermostat and radiator.so why is it still overheating?
If you changed the radiator and thermostat and still overheats due to no coolant circulation then you have a water pump that is not circulating the coolant. The pump fins can get worn off, unable to pump and circulate the...
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I was driving my car and a lot of smoke started coming out of the back and the car cut off I've tried to jump it that doesn't work
Pull off the vacuum line that goes to the fuel pressure regulator on the metal fuel rail where the injectors attach to. See if you see fuel coming out the top of the regulator. You may have to have someone...
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Check transmission light appears on rough terrain
The transmission light coming on indicates a fault being sensed by the transmission control module. The first step would be reading this fault out. Because there is a delay in shifts, this could be a gear monitoring fault as the...
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Loud thump when SUV downshifts
Ford does have out a bulletin for this type of transmission issue for the Aviator, now the TSB only refers to transmission built within a specific period of time and maybe they feel that your transmission was built outside of...
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Car jerks when shifting
This is not a normal thing to expect. Ford does have a TSB out for a faulty pressure control solenoid depending on the production date of your vehicle. This can cause harsh shifting and delayed shifting into reverse to occur...
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Fluid leaking onto garage floor
Ford does have a TSB (technical service bulletin) out for a faulty pressure control solenoid depending on the production date of your vehicle. This will cause harsh shifting to occur and may not necessarily illuminate the transmission light or log...
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Vibration when sharply & slowly turning left
One thing that could help is to have the vibration reproduced in front of a trained professional to pinpoint where and when these symptoms occur. The shaking or vibrating could be from engine mount issues, worn brake components, or suspension...
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Put wrong key in ignition and anti light start blinking car completely shut off - 2003 Lincoln Aviator
Hey there. You more than likely won't be able to bypass the system. You can try to disconnect the battery for 10-15 minutes to reset the computer. However, it still may not work this way. You will probably have to...
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Truck jerks trying to change gear around 45mph
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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Check system charge light
Hello. Thanks for writing in. The check charging system and battery light is illuminating because the battery or alternator is failing in some way, or the sensors that monitor them are failing. The battery may not be holding the charge,...
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Car overheats while not moving or moving very slow.
Hello. A temporary "hotter than normal" behavior like your are describing is likely to be a failed radiator fan switch. The switch (and fan) should power up when the engine temperature is hotter than normal - such as low air-flow...
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What are the signsof a bad tensioner pulley?
The most common cause of noise in the front of the motor having to do with the accessories is the tensioner and idler pulley bearings get noisey. I have also seen where the a/c compressor pulley bearing gets noisey. You...
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Valve cover gasket replacement.
The engine in this vehicle is a DOHC 4.6 liter engine. The replacement of the valve cover gaskets require the mechanic to be at a mid level of experience or lesser experienced mechanic using the proper manual for the repair....
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Is it dangerous to drive while reduce engine power light is on?
The engine control module (ECM) has a safety feature built into it when the ECM detects a major fault in the sensors or actuators that can cause the throttle opening to be limited. With the reduced engine power and throttle...

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