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DVD system has no sound through speakers or wireless headphones when playing.
Typically if the unit is functioning and the wiring harness is solid, the sound should come from the speakers without any customization or reloading any software. If you didn't replace the original wiring harness, this is likely the source of...
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Battery light
You may want to check the voltage to the alternator. If you have a voltage regulator that i allowing the alternator to produce too much amperage, this may cause the alternator to produce too much amperage resulting in a burning...
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car stalls when cold until warmed up
It may be best to have a certified technician with the proper scan tool look into the check engine light fault as well as the entire system. Sometimes a fault will not set a code, or the code set is...
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Wrench light - ocasionally engine "dies" momentarily on 1st to 2nd shift - rest normal and acceleration fine.
At first glance I would suggest that the orange wrench warning light and the lack of acceleration are related. In general, the wrench light is a service indicator light, which is designed to alert you that routine service or maintenance...
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My SUV has rough idle 1996 Ford Explorer
Hi there - your problem codes and their description were proper guidance - you have an air leak in your engines intake system, and the idle air controller is unable to compensate for this problem While it may or may...
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I just changed out my throttle body and now my car idles ok in reverse but stalls in drive. Could this have something to do with the throttle sensor?
Hi there. If you are stating that your car will not go in reverse, and that this occurred after you replaced the throttle body; it's very difficult to pinpoint what might have caused this without being there to inspect your...
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Whining noise coming from engine.
Hi There, I think you are on the right track in thinking of things like the alternator or the water pump as those are two things that immediately will correspond to RPM change when accelerating. If it is the alternator,...
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I changed my TPS because of bad idle, now it stalls when I come to a stop after exceeding 50mph. What's the problem?
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor that may be creating an adverse signal to the change in engine load. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional...
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ABS and Traction Control lights on in dash after going off-road.
Hi There, I believe you are correct in that your ABS and traction control system both engaged correctly when off-roading. They may continue to stay on after this happens if the sensor is still dirty from the off road trip....
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P0304 code.
You should make sure the mass air flow sensor is connected and inlet to throttle body hooked up. If it is and problem continues then tr to disconnect the MAF sensor and see if engine runs okay? If it does...
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98 explorer sport won't start warm sometimes
What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations under the...
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What could it be when the transmission won't engage in either gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. When dealing with an unresponsive automatic transmission, always start with checking the fluid level. If the fluid is not full, then you need to inspect for a leak, and repair that damage first. There...
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Low MPG
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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Throttle body issues
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The Ford electronic throttle bodies have a history of failing unfortunately. You may even want to look up warranty and recall information for your vehicle based on your VIN. The new unit that...
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Car heats up while idling.
You will need to have the cooling fan checked to see if it is coming on at low speed and then hight speed when you are idling. This can be due to the cooling system being low on coolant or...
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My break pedal and seat adjust switch stop working I checked fuses and there fine
You should check fuse number 1 for late production vehicles and fuse 34 in the engine compartment fuse box to see if there is power to the fuses. Then if you have replaced the blown fuse then try using power...
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Failed smog check - NOX value @ 15 mph too high - max 346, measured 436 (@25mph max 523, meas 411)
Hi there. NOx is produced through heat; which typically occurs when the engines fuel mixture is too lean. Lean fuel mixtures cause high NOx or nitric oxide emissions. A lean fuel condition may be due to a vacuum leak's and/or...
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How do you fix it
Hi There, This signifies that something is wrong with your transmission such as a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or some other kind of internal failure. Many times, when this happens the vehicle may go into a "safety...
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Check Engine light on error code P0442
Hello, Code P0442 relates to your evaporative emissions control system. Your car has a small purge valve with a purge solenoid in the Evaporative Emissions system that controls the venting of fumes from the fuel tank as these fumes build...
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having trouble getting the tension belt back on using the proper tool. Is there a secret or a clue on getting it back on?
Hello. I would definitely first make sure that the belt is routed correctly. If it is then typically the belt should be installed and the last pulley it should be put around would be one of the ones without a...

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