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How Long Does a Shift Selector Cable Last?
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Shift Indicator (Automatic Transmission)
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, the wrong gear reading, and the shift indicator not moving.
How to Buy a Good Quality Shifter Boot
Your shift boot is an important part in your car that is attached to our gear stick. This is what you use to shift gears, and it works as a great way...

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Check Engine Light is on
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Do I repair the engine or timing chain?
With this engine you have to remove the engine to do the timing chains for both heads. One chain is in front and other is in rear of engine. Since you have such high mileage on the engine already I...
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Having some running issues. Needing help to narrow it down.
Usually when you have a wrench logo lit up on your dash it indicates that you need an oil change. As for the EGR code, this is most likely the reason that your vehicle is running rough. A faulty EGR...
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Car has delay when I push on gas
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like potentially 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 solenoid,...
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Rough idle and sputtering at times.
Engine misfires can be caused by many different 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 related...
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Fuel pump engages. Batery good, alternator good volts, jump start helps when wont start. Temp does not matter. Intermittent?
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are several reasons your vehicle may only start when jump starting. The first and most common is a build up of resistance that is causing you to need a boost of voltage to...
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after changing valve cover gasket truck just crank no start
Hi there: The only thing I imagine that could cause this problem is if you accidentally removed an ignition wire or wire to connected to the starter relay. There should be no reason why replacing a valve cover gasket on...
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Getting trouble codes p0171 & p0174, truck won't start
This problem would need further diagnosis to see if you are losing fuel pressure or spark when the vehicle stalls like it ran out of fuel. You most likely are losing fuel pressure from a bad fuel pump. Have a...
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Labor Only quote
Hi there. In order to provide you an accurate quote, we'll need to get more information from you. Please fill out this quote for spark plug wire replacement; and we'll be able to send you the quote for the labor....
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crank no start
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My truck feels like it wants to shut off when I'm parking or at an idle.
Hi There, The throttle position sensor monitors the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on the gas pedal. Based upon the inputs from the sensor reading your foot's position on...
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4x4 not working. Replaced transfer case motor, control module, and tested the 4WD switch. Everything is good.
Hi there. The synchronizer or fork inside the transfer case may be damaged causing the transfer case to not engage the front axle. Try to put the transfer case in 4 HI and see if the vehicle is engaging. If...
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Hi I rebuilt my tranny works fine when on a jack but no movement when all wheels on the ground. Why is that?
Hi there. When the wheels are in the air, they are essentially free-wheeling, so issues like low transmission fluid or pressure would not be discovered until trying to test drive the vehicle while under load. This is likely what is...
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burning rubber smell and loud squealing noise but only when pushing the gas pedal?
Hi there. Assuming that you're not smoking your tires, this type of noise and smell is often associated with a worn out serpentine or drive belt, as the squealing noise is caused by the belt being loose and the smell...
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Keyless entry
Hi there. Unfortunately, this is one of those things you will have to contact the dealership to complete. Issues with security codes, keys or security systems are only offered by authorized dealerships of the manufacturer to ensure vehicle security protocols...
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I'm am having issues with my truck when I get on the freeway. I can't go past 40 mph on the freeway.
Hi there. The EGR (exhaust gas reciculation) Valve needs to removed and cleaned out. If the engine continues to not drive faster than 40 mph, then I recommend replacing the EGR valve. If you need further assistance with your vehicle...
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Hi I replace the serpentine belt in my Ford Explorer sports Trac 2002 replace the starter and alternator and the car does not turn
You should first have the computer scanner for codes. You may have damaged the crankshaft sensor on the front of the engine when replacing the belt.
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Car will not go into drive or reverse
If your transmission has leaked out all the fluid and not enough fluid is put back in you may loose forward and reverse gears. Have the transmission fluid level checked first and if it is full then you have damaged...
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Truck Won't Start
Hi There, I would suggest having the alternator checked to determine if it is receiving the proper amount of voltage from something called the voltage regulator. The voltage regulator regulates the charging voltage that the alternator produces, keeping it between...
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My brake light stays on while driving. I drive a 2002 Ford Explore Sport Trac. Sometimes it just flashes. What wrong?
If the brake warning light is staying on the dashboard monitor, then there is an issue with the brake hydraulic system. If the light is flashing, then the brake fluid is low and below the level sensor. Check the brake...

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