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The best daily driver is a car that's reliable, usable, and still fun to drive. Popular daily sports cars include the BMW M3, Subaru WRX, and VW GTI.
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Depending on where you live in Arizona, the weather is either arid or there may be periods of heavy snow – such as in the mountain areas. The vehicles that have...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arkansas in 2012
Arkansas, like many other states, has to deal with a wide range of weather, from the stifling to the icy. This means drivers need vehicles that can handle the heat while...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Georgia in 2012
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Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
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Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Get Ford Dealership Certified
Ford car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through either the ASSET or the FACT program.
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Left tire fell off looks like the ball joint only thing holding it in place is the break lines.
This sounds like you have broken ball joints on the upper and lower control arms. You should not try and drive it at all. You should have it towed to a shop or have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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Car cuts out when changing gears from fourth to second
Hi There, Your water pump and fan belt replacement should not have anything to do with this at all. What you are describing sounds like a faulty transmission control module or speed sensor. A faulty transmission control module may cause...
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Unlock door go to start it with key and alarm goes off lights are flashing and won't start
You may have a bad switch for the theft system in the left door and did not turn off the theft system when you turned the key. Try to get out and lock the doors. Then turn the lock to...
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Power Steering Pulley Removal
You should check to see if the special power steering tool looks like this kit. You will need this to remove and install the pulley. This kit is normal for Ford pulley removal and installer.
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Power Steering Pulley Removal
The special tool to remove the power steering pulley puller should look like this. You will need to follow the special tool you have to remove the pulley. Before removing pulley note the shaft position inside the pulley so you...
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Transmission will not go into reverse gear.
Hi There, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates...
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Car is tapping
Occasionally, belt driven accessories are the source of noise so you can try to isolate all belt driven components by removing the serpentine belt and briefly run the engine. If the noise remains, a common source of tapping is the...
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Why no front disc pressure after replacing rear drum shoes?
Adjustment of brake pads and shoes would not affect the "hydraulic" portion of the brake system, that is brake bleeding or operating system pressures. If no fluid comes out of the front calipers, the bleeder screws are blocked, the caliper...
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Not starting
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a weak battery or a faulty starter solenoid. Generally, when the battery is weak or producing a faulty connection, you will hear the rapid clicking sound. This may have potentially been caused...
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My fog lights aren't working.
The fog lights are controlled through the smart junction box in the right kick panel. The switch signals the box to ground the fog light relay in the engine compartment fuse relay box. The number 58 fuse powers the relay...
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Brakes and rotors going bad?
The rear calipers and pad need to be checked to see if the caliper piston is binding or the caliper slides are binding. If you insect the brakes and find that only one pad is worn and the other seems...
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A/c compressor wont stay on.
There are pressure cut off switches in an a/c system. If the refrigerant charge is "low", the low pressure cut-off switch could make a/c compressor operation erratic or intermittent. In addition, there is the possibility of mechanical failure in the...
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No start
If Diagnostic Trouble Codes were downloaded, those codes would really would be key to advising you. If there is no spark, obviously all ignition system components are possible suspects but if the coil(s) and spark plugs are new, the crankshaft...
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Feels like rideing on a ridged motorcycle
You could have seized shocks or binding suspension components. You may need to disconnect the shocks and check to see if the suspension moves freely or the shocks are binding the suspension. If after disconnecting the shocks the suspension does...
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Rear brakes locking up.
If the ABS light is on, there will be diagnostic codes to access. Those codes will provide enough clues to dig into this. I would first obtain those codes simply because they will give a direct indication of what components...
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Rear brakes locking up.
If the ABS light is on, there will be diagnostic codes to access. Those codes will provide enough clues to dig into this. I would first obtain those codes simply because they will give a direct indication of what components...
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Brakes squealing
This circumstance is not unusual and I suspect is often related to the use of non-OEM rotors and brake pads and also the failure to re-apply factory specified shims and/or appropriate anti-squeal compounds and lubricants. Unfortunately, once non-OEM parts and...
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Just replaced fuel.pump and now it wont start
If both the starter motor and fuel pump are not working be sure the Engine Immobilizer is not active. If you are sure the security system is off and yet power does not reach the fuel pump or the starter,...
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I want my car repaired but not sure what the problem of th e car is. lately when i start the car it just makes a grinding noise an
If you have confirmed that there is a loud grinding noise on starter activation, that means one thing and one thing only: the starter motor is failing, likely due to an internal fault such as a bad starter drive gear,...
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Car won't start. Got a new battery. Still won't start. Lights came on once I turned ignition everything died out.
A dead alternator will not prevent the engine from starting. As long as the car battery is FULLY charged and not defective, the battery alone provides all of the power required for ignition and starting. However, a dead alternator will,...

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