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Dies out at start, squealing/whistling sound, battery light comes on when it dies and wont stay running unless hold my foot the on gas.
A motor needs more fuel to run cold than it does after it warms up. There are number of conditions that can exist that will create this problem. First I will address a few things you mentioned in your question....
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Somewhat over heating. White greyish smoke coming out of exhaust. No heat
Hi there. From the description you have provided, leads me to believe, there may be air trapped in the cooling system. Bleeding the cooling system can be difficult. A cooling system flush could resolve this issue. The white-greyish smoke cold,...
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No code for misfire?
Hi there. It hard to determine, whether the misfire codes and poorly running are related to the work that has been done. The question would be, whether you trust the repair facility enough to take your vehicle back? If the...
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Wrench light has come on numerous times 2008 Ford Explorer
Hi there - the "wrench light, which allegedly indicates a variety of problems with the drivetrain, is a huge source of frustration on the part of Ford owners such as yourself. It is not well understood, or trained for, by...
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Fuel supply related to engine misfire?
Engine misfires can be caused by a list of problems, but there are a few suspects that occur more than others. Generally, misfires are caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in cases, a combination of both. Spark...
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Tensioner pully went bad changed it and the belt, but now car wont start?
Hi there. Numerous components can create a no start condition. Isolating whether it is a loss of fuel, spark, or both needs to be confirmed to help diagnose the possibilities. Your thinking it needs a coil pack, leads me to...
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Someone broke into my car
If there is damage to the steering column, please exercise extreme caution in even "looking" at the column, let alone "repairing" it. The driver side airbag is at the top of that column and could go off unexpectedly during service...
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As my car warms up it starts to make a knocking noise. Then stalls when I stop.
Hello. Unfortunately these are typically signs of a more serious issue. Your engine may have thrown a rod. Which means the connecting rod that hold the piston in place has broken off. The only repair is to rebuild or replace...
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Noise
Hey there: It's very common for power steering systems to be low on fluid after a replacement; which could be the source of your noise. However, this noise appears to be closer to a serpentine or drive belt issue; perhaps...
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How to override the safe mode
Hi there: The P-2011 OBD-II error code is set when the PCM sees the throttle plate sticking in an open position. Usually this is due to a faulty TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). If this code is set and the throttle...
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My car locks a few times then stops working after 3 or 4 times. What could be the problem?
If your door locks are not working properly, I would recommend having the door lock system inspected by a qualifed professional. It is possible that the door lock actuators may be faulty. It is also possible that there is an...
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Bank 1 too lean
While a bad O2 sensor can be the cause of a 'lean" fault code, it can be set for a number of reasons. A vacuum leak anywhere in the intake system can cause a lean fault as can other sensors...
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Check charging System light
The most common cause for the charging system light coming on is going to be the alternator. The battery is going dead due to the charging system is not recharging it and battery will go dead. In order to properly...
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Check transmission light on and won't leave first gear
This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission...
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Don't know what to do.
Hi there: Most likely this grinding noise is not related to the brakes, but a failing wheel bearing that's causing the grinding noise. When the rear wheel bearings begin to fail, they lose lubrication; which causes metal-to-metal grinding to occur....
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Ground locations
You are correct there are more ground locations. The problem is you may have a hundred or more ground locations on this vehicle and would need a wiring diagram to show all of them to you. If you are having...
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Is the check Fuel Fill Inlet a major issue? And how much does it cost to fix it?
There is a manufacturer extended warranty free one time replacement for the fuel inlet pipe on your vehicle. The extended warranty is for up to 150,000 miles and 15 years. The coverage is under 13N01 and you should call the...
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Vehicle stalls out after idles down when warm.
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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Sensor oxygen light
You may not have an O2 sensor problem at all. I would need to know the codes and problems you are having to give a complete diagnosis. I would suspect you are getting codes like P0171 or P0174. These are...
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Heater does not blow air.
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the brush contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor relay supplies...

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