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Was driving this morning and car just stopped in the middle of the road.
Hello, it sounds like you are on the right track. When you lost power steering and probably air conditioning then you probably lost a belt. When this happened, the alternator also lost power because the belt broke. The vehicle is...
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When turning the temp. selector from cold all the way to hot, does it click?
The a/c system has temperature blend door actuators that control the temperature door of the a/c heat system. The clicking is caused when the internal gears of the temperature blend door actuator cannot move the door inside the evaporator case...
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My car will crank but won't start. It gets fuel and I just replaced the coil pack - what could be the problem?
With a crank no start condition, you need to first determine what your motor is missing. Spark, fuel pressure, injector pulse or cam timing. This is best done with a fuel pressure gauge, a noid light to check for injector...
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Why is there a burning smell in the car when the heat or air is on?
Hello and thank you for your question. The smell you are having is a result of a dirty cabin air filter that needs to be replaced. The filter is under the dash behind the glove box. If you continue smelling...
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Performance issues when driving and idling, RPM dropping abruptly
The symptoms you are describing are almost always caused by a bad catalytic converter. When this fails it clogs the exhaust, which causes these problems to occur. Do a back pressure test on the exhaust first. If that is fine...
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Reservoir keeps being empty no visible leaks and oil looks good color
The reservoir is going empty due to a blown head gasket most likely. You will need to have the system pressure tested first to make sure the radiator and coolant reservoir is not leaking under pressure. I suggest having a...
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2004 Ford Sport Trac where I have antifreeze leaking from back of upper area intake manifold I assume. I see that the intake manif
Hi there, thanks for writing in. You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see what is leaking. I know of coolant leak issues in the front area of the intake at the thermostat area, but not...
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My car is running hot...it was smoking from under the hood, after a little bit of cooling, the smoke stopped, but it still smells
I believe you have a bad thermostat. Symptoms of a bad thermostat are coolant boiling over and very tight upper radiator hose. The smell is going to be because of the antifreeze on the engine. No worries that will go...
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Leak
Hi, thanks for writing in. The water pump is driven by the serpentine belt so if you are seeing coolant coming from there it is likely that the water pump has failed. In order to verify this diagnosis, I would...
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My signal lights work when I first start to drive my car and after a while they stop along with my hazard lights
Hi there. The most common cause of a turn signal issue on this vehicle is the combination switch. This is the turn signal arm assembly on the steering column. If the switch is failing then it is less likely to...
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Keeps overheating and I've already got the radiator flushed and the replaced the thermostat
Hi, thanks for writing in. You will need to have the cooling fan clutch checked to see if it is working properly. The engine will not cool properly if the clutch is not locking enough as the engine gets hot....
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OD light flashes and shifts hard when outside is hot
There were problems with the transmission valve body on this model, causing incorrect hydraulic pressures and harsh shifting as you have experienced. Technical Service Bulletin # TSB 03-22-10 should be the most recent guidance your Ford service center will have...
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Speedometer, revolutions meter, and miles counter not working.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. It seems that there could be a ground wire that is loose under the dashboard. If the ground wires are all good and tight, then the instrument cluster panel needs to be repaired...
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The car turns over but doesn't actually starts
An engine is stalling inspection will reveal the cause. When the vehicle is cold, the mixture has to be enriched in order for the engine to run initially. That enrichment signal is sent (to the fuel injectors) if the appropriate...
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My car's thermostat gauge is not functioning right.
The temperature gauge may not go up to operating temperature if your engine thermostat is stuck in the open position. If the thermostat is stuck open your engine may never get up to normal operating temperature and this will cause...
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I filled up my gas tank this morning and it's almost half empty.
This is likely a failing fuel gauge sending unit. This is a unit that monitors the level of the fuel in the gas tank and relays this information to your car's computer, which then translates this and displays it on...
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If the tire pressure sensors are faulty, will that cause my Advance Trac light to come on?
Your assumption is correct. The tire pressure monitoring system will not turn on the traction control light. These system work independently of each other. You need to connect a scanner capable of accessing the traction control system to read the...
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Any ideas why my transmission is not shifting properly?
This may be a sign of 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, which directs transmission...
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Vehicle is difficult to start sometimes; Sounds like it's about to stall when at idle
In order to isolate the hard engine start the first test will need to be a fuel pressure and leak down test to see if the pressure is within specifications when the key is turned on and the pressure stays...
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Would a 2004 F-150 radio work in my 2007 Ford Explorer truck?
Hi there. Any radio will work in your truck. The only thing is you may have to get a installation kit to help with the radio fit and seal around it. If you need further assistance with your radio in...

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