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Error code P0171 and P0174
The high positive long term fuel trim suggests a vacuum leak and/or inadequate fuel delivery. But there are other causes that have to be evaluated as well: bad oxygen sensor(s); dirty MAF sensor; stuck open EGR valve; weak fuel pump;...
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Independently decelerating until car stalls when driving greater than 40 mph. Plus there is high RPM's with acceleration and won't always start in the mornings.
Hi there. Check to see if the fuel pressure on the fuel rail and see if the fuel pressure is around 45 to 65 psi. Run the engine up to a higher rpm and see if the fuel pressure drops....
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When I'm driving, my car does this little lurch thing constantly, like it has little accelerations.
Hi there. Check the idle air control valve (IAC) to see if it's plugged up. When the vehicle sits, sometimes the IAC valve can stop working and get plugged up. Remove the vacuum hose to the IAC valve and see...
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Car sometimes won't accelerate but it will rev
Hi there: The symptoms you're describing can be caused by multiple issues within the vehicle's driveline including; transmission, transmission linkage, or the front transaxle. In some instances, it's an indication of low transmission fluid or damage to hydraulic lines that...
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Error codes P0171 and P0374
Hello. These issues can be caused by a few things. From the codes it sounds like there may be an issue with the fuel system. It may also be an issue with the air intake system allowing too much air...
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AWD malfunction message on dashboard 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Hello - there are 2 fairly common causes of the AWD warning light: the temperature/pressure sensor in the rear differential, or the oil pump in the rear differential are malfunctioning. I would recommend an inspection of the rear differential by...
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Car starts weak and rumbles
As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do not do operate as well in cold weather. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately...
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The steering wheel starts getting hard to turn left or right 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Hi - your symptoms suggest that the power steering assist has become weak. Check the fluid level on the power steering pump reservoir first. If the fluid level is correct, the power steering pump should be checked to see if...
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My windshield wipers stop working, why mechanic charge $100s plus labor to diagnose what wrong
The wiper motor system consists of a switch, a small electric motor including transmission, interconnecting wiring, and steel linkages to convert the rotational output of the motor to the reciprocating motion needed to operate your wipers back and forth. In...
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2005 Ford Five Hundred transmission filter removal
I'm going to assume you have the CFT30 continuously variable transmission (CVT). There are two filters on this transmission: a traditional internal filter and an external 'High Pressure' filter. To remove the internal filter, first remove the transmission pan. Then,...
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Will bad engine coils cause the car to not want to accelerate?
Faulty ignition coils can certainly reduce engine power. Ignition coils provide electricity (anywhere from 25 to 50,000 volts) to the spark plugs. That spark ignites the fuel mixture, which forces the pistons down and creating horsepower. With two faulty coils,...
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changed electronic throttle body, wrench lights when stopping hard and taking off fast, lose power
Hi there. The wrench light is a service indicator light that is designed to alert the driver that routine service or maintenance is required. In some cases, this light is illuminated when excessive carbon is detected in the fuel system....
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how many fuel pump is in ford five hundred
Your vehicle only has one fuel pump on passenger side and has a cross over tube to the other side of the tank to draw fuel from that side.
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Why is my 2007 FORD 500 accelerates when I turn the steering wheel in the Drive or Reverse unintentionally and make the car jumps
You should have the computer tested for codes and then have the steering checked to see if there is a steering or engine issue with idle since it is normal for the engine to increase the idle when it senses...
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Does a 2007 Ford 500 limted have a top gasket cover? I was told small oil leak, and that this is the issue? how much in labor and
Most likely, they are referring to the valve cover gaskets. In a sense, the valve covers are the 'top covers" of the engine. Since they are located at the top of the engine, they certainly can be leaking and not...
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I have a Ford five hundred and the Engine brake will not release it is a foot pedal brake and the release is the pedal aslo can an
If you request parking brake malfunction diagnostic/repair service, the responding certified mechanic will get this diagnosed and resolved, right at your location. These systems can seize and bind but the exact remedy will just depend on what has gone wrong...
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Where is the internal transmission filter located on a 2005 Ford 500
This transmission has a filter screen and no need to replace it in normal services. If the screen gets clogged then the transmission may need to have major repair or replacement.
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After putting a new alternator in why would my car start jerking while trying accelerate?
If you disconnected the battery during alternator replacement, you might have lost some of the initial settings in the car's controllers. If that's the case, things should start working better after you have driven the car a few times and...
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The other day I was driving my 2003 Ford 500 limited and the whole car began to shake it didn’t feel like it was shifting right
It sounds like you might be having an electrical issue. I would recommend having your alternator inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly. Alternator failures can cause multiple electrical symptoms that are abnormal.
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Replaced right side shock absorber know tire rubs lateral arm 2006 Ford five hundred
To determine the exact fault, as well as why this has occurred, the vehicle will have to be inspected first hand. There are too many possibilities, and too many components to inspect, to speculate without seeing exactly what you have....

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