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No power idles like it has a cam. I tested it with a Innova OBD 2 scanner.
The EGR valve may be getting carbon into the valve holding it open. This would cause the rough idle and low power. If the engine is getting excessive carbon in the motor the intake manifold and exhaust manifold may be...
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Alternator is not charging my battery while running.
It sounds like you may have already answered your own question. The aftermarket VAT1 alarm may be malfunctioning if you have to tap it to get the vehicle to start. This system may block the alternator from charging the battery....
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Front right wheel wobbling over 25mph.
It sounds to me that you may have bent the rim when you hit the right tire. Have the vehicle put on a jack and spin the tire to see if rim and hub is bent. Have the bent part...
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My truck is running rough
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Problems with the fuel, ignition, or engine management systems can all cause the symptoms you are experiencing. If the symptoms only appear when driving above...
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I don't have a fuel cap, its say check fuel fill inlet
The problem is in the fuel filler neck not sealing and should be tested using smoke test. You should have the neck replaced and the system checked again for leaks using smoke through the test port in the engine compartment....
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My car lacks power and shakes and stalls.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...
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I was told I needed a tune up got the spark plugs and the coil pack but it still misfire.
Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition coils, crankshaft...
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can i change the mirror on 2011 ford f 150 to a power and heated mirror
Unfortunately, I believe the wiring harness is different on the higher end trucks for the mirrors. It is because of this that I do not believe the power heated mirrors will be compatable. The only way to know for sure...
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Heater doesn't get hot
If your heater is not producing the correct amount of heat or any heat at all, the first thing I would recommend checking would be the coolant level. The vehicles heater relies on the coolant getting hot to produce heat....
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I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SES with no manuals. WhT type fuel filter does it take.
The fuel filter should be a YF1Z-9155-CA. This is Ford part number. Any parts store will have application for the replacement aftermarket filter.
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1999 ford focus rear wiper wash not spraying
The rear washer uses a different pump from the front washer pump. The washer tank would need to be removed and cleaned out. The pump screen is most likely clogged since you can hear the pump run. The fluid can...
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How can convert my in tank fuel pump to an inline fuel pump?
The fuel pump is designed to work correctly with the entire fuel system. You have a fuel pressure and return lines. The older Fords used an inline fuel pump that would not last very long and Ford along with every...
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Car won't start up, but starter and battery are working fine.
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Factory key replacment
If you do not have any key then you will need to have an automotive locksmith come and try and make a key and program it. Or you will need to tow vehicle to a dealer so they can get...
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Should the fuel shutoff switch move when pressed?
The fuel shut off is an inertia type switch that will pop up the trip button and disconnect power to the fuel pump. It is normally pushed down and will not move when in the operating position. The button will...
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Looks like antifreeze is old but heater blows warm air to be confortable but not hot could it be caused by old antifreeze
The heater core may be partly clogged from debris. Have the engine checked to make sure the engine is at operating temperature. If engine is not hot enough then replace thermostat, flush heater core by disconnecting coolant lines and running...
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Instrument Cluster gauges false readings
This may be related to a short 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 properly, this may cause the...
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I have been having trouble starting my car.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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So my bfs tranny busted , what would i have to do to fix it up ? We have another transmission at home
Replacing a transmission should not be done by a novice person and only be done with complete instructions and proper tools. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and direct you in person or replace the...
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Location of evap control solenoid
According to the manual it states the location of the purge control valve is connected between the intake manifold and the vapor line to the carbon canister under left side of vehicle behind drivers door. Follow the vapor pipe from...

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