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Q: Do my brakes need to be bled?
It is possible that the brakes may just need to be bled. Over time, brake fluid will absorb moisture out of the air. When the fluid absorbs too much moisture, the fluid is no longer able to effectively work, giving...
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Cruise control broken
Hi. Cruise control systems only engage past about 35 mph, so make sure that is not the issue. Other issues that can sometimes interfere with the cruise control are brake lights that may be having connection issues. The system uses...
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Filled up this morning, after driving about 20 miles in the heat, strong gas smell inside and outside of the van. No visible leaks
Be careful of using some fuel additives. From my experience I've found some additives that will cause the fuel to boil in the heat. Also, depending on where you got your fuel, you may have got a "winter blend" of...
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When slowing down to 30 mph, van starts to vibrate
A few different faults can cause a vibration while braking. The most common would be a warped brake disc, faulty brake pads, or the brake calipers. Excessive vibration when braking is not a normal operation of the vehicle and should...
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At interstate speeds van sways; has difficult steering & control
Losing the ability to control the van in low wind speeds is an abnormal issue. There are a few faults that could cause this issue though. The most common would be low tire pressure, failing suspension component, or a faulty...
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Warning light reveals electronic steering gear box needs replacing
With modern vehicles that have many electronic systems, it is not unusual for parts to quickly fail. In the past, mechanical parts would take awhile to fail and would generally let the users know something was wrong. Electrical parts, while...
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Air conditioner cuts out when accelerating or under pressure going up hill.
Hello. Typically this occurs due to a bad vacuum check valve under the hood. During hard acceleration the AC door system loses vacuum, causing the doors to default to the windshield. This check valve keeps this from occurring. It is...
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Po420 bank1
Hello Tom. P0420 is the Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) code. While there are a multitude of components that can cause this code, the general concept is that your catalytic converter is not working properly. If you suspect...
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Squeking in my front end while driving and turning the wheels
The noise is coming from the sway bar links, tie rod ends or lower ball joints. You will need to try and duplicate the noise without driving the vehicle and when noise is heard just put you hand on the...
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How long should it take a mechanic to replace the a/c compressor on my 06 E 150 4.6
The a/c compressor replacement will not be the only component that will need to be replaced at the same time. The replacement of the compressor is about 1.5 hours and does not include the recover or evacuate and recharge of...
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My car vibrates between 50-60 mph
A vibration while driving is generally caused by something that rotates with vehicle speed. A number of components can be the cause. An out of balance tire or tires, as well as an out of round tire (shifted belt) or...
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P1000- On Board Diagnostics 2 Monitor/ Drive Cycle test not complete
Hi there. I would recommend reading this article that is highlighted in blue. The P0175 OBD-II code has multiple possible sources that can trigger the error code ranging from O2 sensors, mass air flow sensors or simply clogged fuel injectors....
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Fuel fill inlet
Hi...thank you for your question and I will try to help you with the issue. ALL faults that cause the check engine light to illuminate have to be resolved, with the light ultimately extinguished, because once the check engine light...

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