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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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How do I replace the emergency brake?
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Even though you have disc brakes on the rear, your vehicle still has a parking brake. The parking brake on your vehicle is built within the rear calipers called integral calipers. Find the...
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Would a clogged catalytic converter burn a hole in the manifold
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The hole in the manifold is a sign of something coming out of the engine, either a piston or a valve. If the manifold is the intake manifold, then there could be a burned...
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Code AWD malfunction came on, car is in AWD permanently. Transmission working fine.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2005 AWD malfunction light to be on in your 2005 Ford 500. The most common faults are the shift linkage, low fluid level, or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician, such as...
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Water is dripping at the bottom of my car muffler
If you do not have any problems with the engine getting low on coolant then the water dripping from the muffler is normal condensation dripping from the muffler. Most mufflers have a small drain hole on the bottom low side...
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No start issue
These lights are all designed to come on when the key is in the on position prior to starting the vehicle as the computer goes through a series of system checks making sure that each of those systems is working...
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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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Orange wrench light came on when canceling cruise now womt drive only reverse 2005 Ford Five Hundred
Hi there - the "orange wrench" is even more vague than "Check Engine", since it covers suggested service work as well as problems. Check for problem codes for more detailed information on what really failed. From your other symptom description,...
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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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went into failsafe can this be cleared by me
Hi there. This problem is very common after replacing engines on modern vehicles. The ECU needs to be reset by a Ford dealership in order to fix this issue.
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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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tried changing alternator about year ago having problem getting feedback to brain cani use aftermarket alternator
Hi there: The use of aftermarket parts vs. OEM is one of the most debated arguments in the automotive community. However, although there are some very good aftermarket part solutions for most vehicles, when it comes to alternators; it's always...
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are there any aftermarket alternators that i can use that will work like factory one
Not all alternators are available through the aftermarket parts providers unless they sell a new one from Motorcraft. If local parts stores do not provide a listing then it is not available except from Ford. It will not charge if...
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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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Misfiring
Th wrench light is your car' check engine light indicating that it needs to be serviced. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases,...
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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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Need oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, lower control arm bushings. How much it will cost.
Hi there. The first thing we need in order to provide you with a quote is your location; which will ensure we offer services in your area. Please start by submitting a request for the oil pan gasket replacement](https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oil-pan-gasket-replacement). Once...
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Electrical issues
It is very possible that you could have shorted out your window circuit when the wires behind the radio were touching. I would recommend checking the fuse for the window to see if it has blown. If so, replacing the...

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