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Car turns off randomly
There can really be several reasons why your Ford Bronco II randomly turns off. While the information provided is a bit limited, I do have a good idea on where we can start. You are on the right track to...
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Blew whitish smoke out both ends and dead
Hi there: When an engine blows out white/bluish smoke, it's typically caused by one of two things; bad piston rings or bad valve guides in the cylinder heads. When the smoke comes out while accelerating, it's usually caused by oil...
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Why do I have to pop clutch to start Bronco
Hello. Although you just had it replaced, is sounds like you have a faulty starter. The loud noise you hear is probably the solenoid not extending the starter gear fully to make proper contact with the flywheel. The other possibility...
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Bad gas mileage, high idling
Idle speed for your vehicle should be between 725 and 750 RPM. So, it is idling high. Common causes for this include vacuum leaks and a faulty idle air control (IAC) valve. Either of these issues could also affect fuel...
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Transmission fluid leaked while pulling a car out of mud
From the description you're giving me, I'm not sure. I know many Fords, including my F150, have a circular seal type bell housing inspection cover near the transmission. Fluid pooled in this area generally indicates an engine oil leak from...
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Steering wheel locked
This is a pretty common problem on Ford trucks. Typically, you can get the steering wheel to unlock by turning the wheel side to side while also turning the key forward. If this doesn't work you likely need to replace...
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Car cannot pick up fuel
The first step is to check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. For your vehicle, pressure should be 30 to 40 PSI while running and 35 to 45 PSI with the engine off. Since you've already replaced the pump, if...
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Grinding when 4WD is engaged
The best way to diagnose this problem is to have your vehicle inspected by a professional, such as one from YourMechanic. However, I can make some educated guesses about your noise. There is a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for your...
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Starts fine but immediately when I turn off the engine, it won't start again until I count to 60 and then it starts and runs fine. Repeats.
Hi, thanks for writing in. The problem is most likely caused by the ignition control module. It would need to be verified by inspecting the spark when the problem happens. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive...
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Can't keep it running
The ignition modules and distributor starter are common causes of loss of spark when it gets hot. The fuel pump can also cause a loss of fuel pressure and is almost as common as the loss of spark. The two...
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Engine cranks when cold but not warm
A scope (oscilloscope) exam during those few minutes after it starts, and while the engine idles roughly, will reveal the cause. It is either ignition or fuel system related. To schedule a rough running engine diagnostic(https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/car-idle-is-rough-inspection) please feel free to...
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My rotor button is not pointing in the right direction
As a preliminary matter, please note that occasionally the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley can be in the wrong spot if the harmonic balancer has been damaged or removed improperly (that is, removed without using the right tool to...

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