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Squeaking noise from around the serpentine belt area.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2009 Ford Flex to have a squeaking noise around the belt area. The most common faults are a failing serpentine belt, belt tensioner, idler pulley, alternator, or power steering pump pulley. In order...
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Trunk will not stay up
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of electrical issue related to the lift gate motor or circuit, or an issue with the lift gate struts. If the lift gate is...
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How to enable keypad lock.
You will need the code set to the vehicle from the factory to unlock the settings again. This code is usually found on a card that comes with the vehicle when it is purchased. If you do not still have...
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Cost for Flex up pipe and labor to put it in
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of installing a flex pipe on the exhaust system.
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When should I change my transmission fluid after 100000 miles?
Generally, Ford recommends that the transmission fluid be changed every 30,000 miles, however this is a bit conservative and many transmissions can go much longer in between fluid changes. This is a very heavily debated topic and depends largely on...
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there is a loud noise coming from engine.
Hi there. Either the flex plate is broken and making the noise as the transmission is loaded under pressure from the engine or the transmission is slipping and the whining noise could be the clutches slipping within the transmission. I...
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engine to transmission bolts are not coming through the flex plate holes.
Hi there. The torque converter is at an angle and is not aligning up properly. Remove the starter if you have not done so and bar the flex plate over to turn the engine slowly. When you see the bolt...
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The power train notification is turned on and I had to get my car towed.
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are a number of reasons the powertrain warning light would illuminate. This light covers anything related to the engine controls, transmission, and ABS system. The only way to know what exactly is triggering...
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Rolling car after park and slight shaking in steering wheel
I would recommend having your engine and transmission mounts inspected to determine if the rubber is worn out. If this is the case, a worn out mount could be causing both of these issues. One way to check for bad...
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non ethanol gas
Passenger vehicles and light trucks from model year 2001 onward can operate on zero to 15 percent ethanol (E-15). If your vehicle is designated as a flex fuel vehicle, it can operate on gasoline that contains anywhere from zero to...
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Loss of power steering at random times?
Hello. We'll be happy to answer your question. The recall that you have not completed is most likely while your power steering has an intermittent failure. In may of 2015 Ford announced the recall of an estimated 400,000 models; 2011...
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I need the location for the oIL pressure sensor on the wife's 2013 ford flex
The switch is threaded into the engine block toward the front of the car. You may have to remove the underbody cover to see it and get physical access with the special socket that is used to remove this style...
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My 2010 Mercury Mariner makes a rattling sound when accelerating
The noise you are hearing is most commonly known as pinging or pre-ignition. This can be causes by the mass air flow sensor running the engine lean or if you do not have a flex fuel vehicle then running a...
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How much to repair a u-joint on 2009 bmw 328i all wheel drive x drive? 2009 BMW 328xi
Hello - I believe, from your symptoms, that you have either a bad flex disk, or a bad transmission mount. The flex disk connects the transmission to the front of the (rearward-facing) driveshaft. It is a giant rubber/fiber doughnut, and...
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Flex Pipe to replace
In your application, the flex pipe is a 2 foot long exhaust pipe that connects the exhaust manifold on the car engine to the catalytic converter. The flexible segment on the "flex pipe" is just 6 inches in length and...
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Window lock issues
Hello. I suspect that you have a faulty window motor. Your window motor can be checked by testing for power to the window motor when the switch is pressed. If the power is being delivered to the window but the...
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Vibration in drive shaft 2011 Mercedes S550
Hi there - there is a flexible coupling in the driveshaft that connects the transmission to the driveshaft called a "flex disk" or "guibo". This disk is essentially a rubber and fiber donut that flexes as it transmits power, and...
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Rattling sound under the car.
Hi there. If you have a flex plate or a flywheel on your vehicle, the nose could be a loose bolt causing the rattling noise as the engine is running. If the noise lessens out as the engine is revved...
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One of my running lights is out can I still pass Texas state inspection?
The law states that the lights on a vehicle are to work at all times. However, running daytime lights are designed to come on when the visibility is lower than 65% outside. This is a feature to the vehicle so...
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I have a 2009 ford flex. I have intermittent problems with the coolin fan causing overheating. The fan will attempt to turn on and
Hi there. Typically this type of problem is an indicator of a fan motor that is failing and needs to be replaced. The fact that it causes a rise in engine temperature is alarming, which might indicate other cooling system...

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