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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Ford Flex
The 2012 Ford Flex takes on a completely different look when it comes to a CUV. The Flex can tow up to 4,500 pounds and seat seven passengers comfortably. It also has lots...
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need a Lot of Trunk Space
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Carpenter
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Does the Mechanic verify the replacement part I think I need is what a actually need?
If you call out a mechanic to install a part that was diagnosed by another company then to answer your question is no. The mechanic that is to install a previously diagnosed parts cannot in most cases verify the part...
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Just did the break and tune up and it pass the smog why does it says check brake syatem
Hi there. On many vehicles like your Ford Flex, there are multiple sensors and warning systems that monitor the ABS brake system to ensure they don't lock up during emergency braking. In some case, one of these sensors or an...
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Can a thermostat cause elictric fans not working?
Hi William. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. If the thermostat is not functioning correctly, the repairs to the cooling fan are pretty much useless. Beyond the items you've listed, there are three specific things I'd check. First, it's quite...
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2012 Ford Flex inner tie rod torque spec please.
For hydraulic assist steering tighten inner tie rod to 77 ft. lbs. If steering is electric assist then tighten to 66 ft. lbs.
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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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A couple of weeks ago replaced battery after car would not start...benn driving it and now it won't start again?
If the cause of the no start is a dead battery, it may be that the charging system is not working consistently. You might also have parasitic power draw which means that even when the car is off, too much...
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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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My 2012 ford flex stalled on me completely nothing works... no hazard light nothing then 2 min later it turns back on
This may be related to an electrical short, a faulty gauge cluster or a faulty instrument cluster voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working...
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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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Which O2 sensor has to do with the gas for a 2010 ford flex
Hi there. Honestly, both oxygen sensors needs to work together in order to efficiently burn gasoline in today's modern engines. The sensors job is to monitor exhaust gases directly out of the combustion chamber (upstream) and after going through the...
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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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2016 Ford Flex making a clicking noise
If the clicking does not occur while moving but rather is occurring shortly after you turn the car off, the exhaust system could be a source of the noise. Clicking while moving would be due to a mechanical issue though....
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I hear water coming from behind the dashboard
Hi Georgina. Thanks for contacting us today. What you are describing is one of the more difficult items to explain, diagnose and repair. It's possible that an inner seal that protects the firewall/dash from outer exposure is damaged, causing water...
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When I start the car it makes a rattling noise like something is loose.
If the rattling noise occurs when the car is stationary the origin is in the engine/transmission and/or exhaust system. If the identical rattle occurs when the car is moving, too, motor mounts or loose exhaust system components are a possibility....
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One of my running lights is out can I still pass Texas state inspection?
I have lived and worked in 3 states. Each state's safety inspection required all lights be functioning to pass. I'm fairly certain that is consistent across all 50 states. It's possible that the mechanic took it to a friend who...
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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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