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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...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re an Athletic Coach
If you are an athletic coach, you need a used vehicle with tons of room to transport gear. Once in awhile, you may have to take a player or two along...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Painter
If you’re a painter, and you work for someone else, chances are you don’t care all that much about what you drive, as long as it gets you to and from work...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Dog Owners
Dog owners are a special breed of drivers. When they shop for a used car they have a list of requirements that can be quite different from other drivers, which tends...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If Your Kid's On the Soccer Team
If you are a soccer mom (or dad), you know that you need a lot of space to transport your budding World Cup contenders, along with their gear. From time to time, you can...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need a Lot of Trunk Space
Many people focus more on interior room than cargo carrying capacity. That’s natural if you have a large family or regularly carpool, but what about drivers who need to carry a...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Have 3 or More Kids
If you have three or more kids, you could probably get by with a mid-size sedan if all you want to do is take them from Point A to...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Carpenter
If you're a carpenter, and working for someone else, the best used car is whatever you like that gets you to work on time and holds your tools – in short, practically...

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Hear knocking when air conditioning is on
Hello. The air conditioning systems in modern cars use little electric motors that move the doors inside the heater box that regulate temperature and where the air is discharged. When the motors break internally or a door breaks past a...
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Loud noise when accelerating
A flex pipe is designed into the exhaust system to allow movement between the exhaust and the motor. Over time, the flex pipe can rust out and break. Bad motor mounts can also allow excessive movement between the exhaust system...
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Car shudders after spark plug replacement
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Ford Flex. If you had the problem only after the spark plugs were replaced, then you may have damaged one of the plugs when you put it in. If Check Engine...
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Dual cooling fans issue
The cooling fan motors should both come on together. The cooling fan controller will control the speeds of the fans with input from the engine control module. Your fans are controlled by the fan controller on the fan motors and...
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Wheel bearings keep wearing out
If the wheel bearings are overtightened when they are serviced, then it will cause them to fail quicker than normal. Make sure a torque wrench is used and not an air impact tool when the axle is tightened up. You...
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Grinding sounds during braking, burning smell
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Ford Flex. The pad material used in the pad can be noisy and cause a light burning smell after use. This is normal and doesn't require any fixing unless you change...
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Open door warning on the dash
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2009 Ford Flex. The small door ajar switch in one of the doors is sticking and will move after it warms up. The switch should be replaced in the door it is...
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Clicking sound when starting
The rapid clicking is generally an indication of a battery that is either drained or going bad. The battery will need to be charged and load tested to determine whether or not it is good. If the battery tests good...
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Mileage is very low;
If you have not had any maintenance done then have a complete computer scan test done to see if any codes are present. Perform any maintenance needed like air filters, fuel filters, and oil changes. You didn't mention the mileage...
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Red oil light just came on - 2010 Ford Flex
A quick "diagnosis" can be obtained by unscrewing the pressure sensor and installing an external oil pressure test gauge. YourMechanic will compare the oil pressure at idle to the factory spec., but normally at idle you should see approximately 10...
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Upon locking the door and exiting the car. The alarm started screaming and I cant turn it off. What can I do?
Hi there. It sounds like the "panic" function of the key fob is stuck. Remove the key battery and inspect the function of the panic button. If it is not operating correctly, then replace the key fob case if available...
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Traction Light coming on
Hello. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the car's ECU. When the...
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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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