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My truck feels like it wants to shut off when I'm parking or at an idle.
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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?
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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.
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A couple of days off and on my truck will die and the steering wheel will not turn before this happens
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How to turn park aid on?
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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
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When I go to start my truck it has an extended start up, almost like it's wanting to stay in the "on" position.
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My 2001Ford sport trac 4.0 liter has a skip in motor its not runing hot and gets better on top end but accelerates slow
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Car will not go into drive or reverse
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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?
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