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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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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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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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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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Don't know what peripheral parts are needed to replace torque converter. 2003 Ford Explorer
Hi there - since removing the transmission (or engine - can be done either way), exposes the rear main crankshaft seal, and the input seal to the transmission these are always a good idea for replacement "while you're in there"....
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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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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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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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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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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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