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Understanding Ford Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor (IOLM) System and Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Ford Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor indicates when and what service your car needs.
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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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Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad. Some models refer to it as SecuriCode as well. It...
The 5 Safest Used Cars You Can Buy For Under $20,000
The Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Chevy Volt, and the Volvo XC60 are five of the overall safest used cars you can buy for under $20,000.
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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
2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
Kansas sees a varied climate with all four seasons, which means drivers in the area choose a variety of vehicles. In years past, some of the front-runners have included the Ford...
How to Buy a Classic Ford Vehicle
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Florida in 2012
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Georgia in 2012
Georgia offers drivers a mild climate with very little snow, but rain is a major factor. Previous best-selling cars in the area, such as the Escape, Fusion and Camry, have shown...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Connecticut in 2012
Connecticut offers plenty of rain and its fair share of snow during the winter months, which means drivers need vehicles that can handle these conditions. Top selling vehicles in previous years...
Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
Colorado offers a varied climate depending on where drivers are located. Those in lower elevations see plenty of sunshine all year, while those in the mountain areas can see as much...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic,...
The Top 10 Most Problematic Cars
All cars have issues, from grinding brakes to gasket leaks. The Ford Explorer's and Honda Civic's bad transmissions rank them as the most problematic.
Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Drivers in the market for a used Ford vehicle may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set...
How to Use the Ford Active Park Assist Feature
There are few driving maneuvers as universally disliked as the parallel park. Most people still remember that terrifying sequence of movements in their driving test. Even people who live in metropolitan...
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.
Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2016
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96 Ford Taurus while driving on freeway the car shut down it was out of water and got too hot . is there reset button.
I guess we all have wished for a reset button at some time or another. But no such luck, what's done is done. If the car actually overheated and was driven until it stopped, there has probably been serious engine...
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i have a 2007 ford focus. will a bad power steering pump cause a car to over heat
If the pump, and/or any pulleys driven by the serpentine belt, are creating excessive resistance to turning, it is possible that the engine load is higher than it is supposed to be. The higher the engine load, the more heat...
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When I press my brake pedal I hear a whistle sound
Your brake master cylinder is leaking vacuum or your vacuum check valve at the vacuum connection is leaking or noisey. Have these two things checked to isolate where the noise is coming from and replace noisey part.
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Hard to start. Makes click noise once running amp gauge is nuts bouncing around. Good battery, good alternator built in volt reg
This is an electrical issue which might be due to poor vehicle grounding and/or excessive voltage drops in one or more circuits, apparently including the starting circuit. As far as the battery, if a load test was performed on the...
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can i temporally get power steering back from a power steering assist fault in a 2011 ford fusion. want to trade in and not fix
Hi there. The Power Steering system on your Ford Fusion includes both the normal hydraulic system used for many years now to make steering your car easier, as well as a Power Steering Assist system that augments the regular power...
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Car won't reverse but drives fine. Will pop in reverse around 3000 rpms.
Your problem is probably due to wear in the transmission. The mileage is about right. The transmission operates using hydraulic pressure generated by an internal pump. As the fluid pump and other components wear, the clearances inside them increase and...
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I had my 2002 ford expedition put on the machine in May of this year because my check engine light was on. And they said it was re
If the check engine light is still on, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can get that resolved in the course of a check engine light diagnostic. With regard to the oil leak(s) and the odor, yes, they are likely connected....
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Oil leak from exhaust and engine
If the engine is using more than a quart of oil every 2,000 miles or so, and there is no external leak, then oil is leaking past the valve guides and or the piston rings into the combustion chamber. That...
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If you temporarily have reduced power to the engine and take your car to the garage would you expect them to check the cam belt?
If the reduced power problem was intermittent, a mechanic would not have had a reason to check the cam belt to see if, for example, the belt jumped timing which itself is a cause of reduced power. Shop practice varies...
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engine revs up and down when in park and it dies when puts in drive
Hello, thank you for writing in. There a large number of components that can cause these issues. If you have not scanned the vehicle for diagnostic troubleshooting codes, you will want to do that first. Even without a check engine...
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2006 Ford Mustang. Engine sputters when a/c is on. Dies when lights turn on. new batt/alt installed and still same problem.
This is an engine management issue which is evaluated using a real time scanner during a sputtering diagnostic. In your circumstance, as the engine is loaded (a/c. lighting, etc.) one or more engine controls are not adjusting the air/fuel charge...
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2003 Ford Focus overheats with A.C. on took to Midas which replaced the resovoir and still doing the same thing thermostat issue ?
Hi there. The problem with trying to diagnose this type of issue of overheating when the AC is on, it that it's very difficult to replicate the symptom and find the root source of the problem. However, in general, when...
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Diagram for serpertine belt without AC compressor 2000 Taurus
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to provide you with a diagram or instructions on how to complete this project, as it's not recommended as an OEM repair. If your vehicle has the AC compressor, it has a serpentine belt...
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Shifting
If you have no reverse gear, it's probably pointless to diagnose the other issues. A known, common issue in this transmission (you probably have the Ford 5R110) is breakage of a snap ring on the Low/Reverse one way clutch. That...
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I need to know the 2001 Ford f150 under dash fuse box ID number. The one I tried to replace it with was f85b14a067ab
The under dash fuse box has an ID tag: YL3T-14A067-BA. If you do an Internet search you will find photos using that tag number. You may be able to match it that way (if you have the original to compare)....
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driver side power window will not come up
Hi there. On our service page, you'll notice that we have a window not working inspection, which is probably the best way to ensure you replace the right components. The issue you're having could be caused by a faulty relay,...
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My idler pulley bolt snapped off on my 98 ford contour, what does the pulley bolt go into so I can get that part
The part is a bracket and due to the age of the car the part is almost undoubtedly no longer available from Ford and there is no aftermarket for this part. The normal practice in a case like this is...
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Car blows ecm run/start fuse after starting and then dies replaced fuse and repeats
Hi there. Typically when this issue occurs, damage will be instant - meaning if it's going to damage the ECU, replacing the fuses would not help start the vehicle. So, at first glance, I would assume the ECU is OK....
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I can't figure out how to get a quote for bolt repair on snapped idler pulley bolt on my 4 cylinder 98 ford contour
Hi there. As of right now, we don't have a specific service for completing this task. The best way to receive a price estimate for this is to begin by requesting a quote for the idler pulley replacement by clicking...
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I just re fitted my gearbox after some overall and sometimes my car does not start. Car is crown victoria 1999. Kindly advise.
If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine you have to start your inspection at that point. A possibility is a weak battery and/or excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections. Prior to...

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