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My vehicle is idling at 1,500 rpms... why does this happen and should I be concerned?
High idle should be corrected as it will cause harsh transmission engagement, waste fuel, and make it difficult to stop the car as the engine surges ahead. High idle can be caused by a faulty idle air control valve (IAC...
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Need car diagnosed.
I would call YourMechanic to come and diagnose this problem.
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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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car wont stay running
If you say there is an "alarming" sound when it starts, then I would only suggest you have a proper diagnosis done. By doing so you'll be able to find the cause before you try and run it any more....
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Car won't start, even with jumpstart.
A long period of sitting can be harmful to a vehicle's battery. Your battery sort of learns a pattern of draining slightly and being charged back up again by the alternator. If this does not occur for a long period...
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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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Car overheats
Overheating is a fairly common issue with many vehicles. The most common cause of an engine to overheat would be a coolant leak. If a leak exists, the engine will not have enough coolant to keep the temperature within specification....
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I got my fixed but the car is still overheating and the heat not working and was leaking coolant
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged or leaking heater core. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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My car is overheating and keeps leaking antifreeze /coolant and my heat is not working in my car it’s blowing out cold air
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged or leaking heater core. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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My car is leaking antifreeze /coolant and my car overheats and my heat doesn’t work blowing out cold air
Based on your description it sounds like the overheating is accompanied by a coolant leak. Coolant leaks can be either a cause OR a consequence of overheating. Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating...
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I have a 1998 Lincoln Continental and my battery died so I bought a new one but it won't start or turn lights are the amps to low
If the engine will not crank over after putting in a new battery then first check to make sure new battery is at least at 12 volts. Then clean battery clamps before installing and then see if it starts? If...
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Can i bypass ac compressor with shorter serpentine belt on 98 Lincoln continental
The only way to bypass compressor is to install a compressor bypass pulley in the same position as compressor. I can tell you that these kits are more expensive than replacing the compressor itself and just getting the a/c to...
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Water pushing out reservior tank.
This is possibly due to the lack of control of the coolant flow as a result of the thermostat not being in the motor. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the...
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My 2001 Lincoln Continental starts but doesn't drive. I checked transmission fluid and practically was empty.
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like the transmission is failing. If the fluid was that low then that can cause damage to the transmission. I would have the car checked out by a transmission specialist.
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Transmission temperature sensor is acting up. Can it be changed?
Your vehicle should have an AODE / 4R70W transmission and the transmission temperature sensor is located on the Valve Body (brain) in the oil pan. Remove the transmission oil pan and drain out the oil. Remove the oil filter and...
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I have an issue with my vehicles' rear air springs.
If one air spring will hold pressure and the other will not, there is an air leak in the part of the system that operates the spring that will not hold pressure. The leak can be in the line between...
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My car overheated then died i got it started and drove to my house on the way it started making a loudticking noise and when i acc
Hello, and thank you for writing in. To begin we need to determine what made the vehicle overheat, and solve that issue first. The ticking may be caused by the oil, which is subject to issues when overheated, and can...
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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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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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Why would my car not move in gear? 2002 Lincoln Continental
Hi - the first task is to check the transmission fluid level to make sure it has adequate and good condition fluid - proper level, red and clear (as opposed to dark and brown/black). If the fluid is dark and...

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