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Car idling slowly and losing power
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of serious transmission or engine performance issue. If the transmission fluid hasn't been changed in a long time it may be possible that the...
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No fuel to the fuel rails. Replaced battery (it was bad).. I'm trying to determine if the FPDM is bad or the fuel pump is bad
Hi there, From what you have described in testing the fuel pump circuit, it appears you on the right track. The voltage drop you are seeing, key on engine off and engine cranking, would be considered normal. The load placed...
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Hesitation
Hesitation is a common sign of a failing mass air flow sensor. This is a unit that monitors the air flow into the engine as it is mixed with fuel to create the optimum air/fuel ratio. When this is not...
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Master Booster, 2001 Lincoln Continental
Hello - these symptoms do indeed suggest that the brake power booster has failed. A hissing sound as you describe indicates that the rubber diaphragm in the booster has ruptured, reducing brake power assist, and leaking air to the engine...
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I notice my car has a place for air shocks but has coil springs. Do I need both or does one replace the other?
Hello. Your vehicle was equipped with OEM air springs. If you see coil springs now in place of the air springs, that means someone has converted the suspension to an aftermarket coil spring system which is not an unusual conversion....
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hi beams not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your issue with the high beams is electrical. It is very unlikely for both bulbs to physically burn out at once. The first step is to check the fuses and relays for the system....
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Power steering problem - 1999 Lincoln Continental
Your power steering system should not have anything to do with the coil springs or air shocks as these are entirely different systems. This may suggest your power steering pump may be failing or potentially your rack and pinion system...
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Car starts but won't stay running
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Transmission modulator valve is not working.
Hi there. The modulator valve is located on the back of the transmission on the passenger side. The valve is vacuum controlled. So, before you replace the valve, be sure to check the vacuum line from the engine to the...
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Driver side door ajar sensor wont shut off
The door switch latch has a pin switch in it that after time will stick or not make contact intermittently over time. The pin switch can be removed and cleaned or replaced if cleaning does not correct the condition. ...
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If I turn the air ride off while it is inflated, will it stay inflated?
Hello. For most vehicles, the air suspension should stay inflated once the compressor is powered off or deactivated. In some cases, the release valve is also powered off when the compressor is powered off, allowing the system to stay inflated...
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Can't read OBD code with my scanner.
These aftermarket type scanners may not access every vehicle out there. When you get a cannot communicate issue this is most likely the OBD adapter and the vehicle may be incompatible or the vehicle has problems. You would need to...
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My 2001 Lincoln Continental misfires while idling.
You may have an engine vacuum leak causing the engine to have a rough idle. The most common cause may be the PCV hose leaking at the connection of the hose where it connects to the back of the intake...
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COOLANT LEAK 1978 Lincoln Continental Mark V
Hi - I believe you have a leak in the heater core - the tiny radiator under the dash (inside the big black plastic box you mention) that converts hot engine coolant to heat for the passengers. There is no...
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Wont start it started up then cut straight back off. And now it say fuel flow data error, tach data error, and eng temp data error
It sounds like you may be having an issue with your powertrain control module. The powertrain control module is the computer that controls your engine and transmission. Based on the error readings that you have given, it sounds like the...
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Engine overheats to limit
The first thing to check why the engine is overheating is to make sure the cooling system is full. Then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic pressure test the entire cooling system to see if there are any leaks...
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Heard a loud pop front driver side fender down on tire
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically the pop is something breaking or snapping. In your case there is likely a bracket or clip that holds on the fender that has broken or come undone. We must find what is...
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Why would my car not move in gear? 2002 Lincoln Continental
Hello. If the vehicle is going into gear but it will not move then you may have a serious internal transmission failure. I would usually check the fluid first to make sure it is not low. If the fluid level...
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Traction control constantly engaging when taking off
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty wheel speed sensor inadvertently triggering the traction control system to engage. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has...
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My power steering pump keeps blowing the filter apart where is the pressure switch is located.
The power steering pump filter is needed to keep the fluid clean to prevent failure to the steering system. The filter is being blown from the pressure control valve is not working properly. I recommend replacing the pressure control valve...

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