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Car stalling when driving.
There are a couple of things that come to mind with this particular issue. The first thing to do to start diagnosis would be to read out the faults from the engine computer and begin by correcting those issues first....
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Trunk door handle came off
Most of the handles on newer cars are made of plastic and can get brittle over years, this could be the problem on your vehicle, have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, remove your trunk door panel and replace...
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Van starts and then dies
There are several issues that can keep a vehicle from starting, such as mechanical issues like off timing, bent valves, lack of airflow in the intake system, lack of fuel pressure from a failing fuel pump, or possibly a lack...
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how long would it take to replace a pressure hose
Hi there. The pressure hose on your vehicle calls for around one hour of labor to replace. Being that is calls for one hour, it should be fairly easy. This would be assuming that there are not any other issues...
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Going over 60 my rpm meter goes up and down and van starts slowing down why?
Hi. Without being there to inspect, road test, and diagnose the actual problem, it's hard for me to give you an accurate solution to this. However, at first glance, the RPM acceleration issue appears to be a problem with the...
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Transmission compatible
No, your escape has a CD4E transmission, the Freestar uses the 4F50N. The only other vehicle that will work is the Mazda Tribute. The only model years are 2001 or 2002, depending on the production date of your car. It...
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Lights come on and minivan turns off
It sounds like a bad electrical connection is causing a loss of power somewhere. It can be very challenging to catch when it occurs so intermittently. Check the basics first. Test to verify a known good battery charged to at...
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Obd scan tool is not reading. Car wont start. An battery keeps dying. New battery
Check fuse number 11 in fuse box to see if it is blown. Check all fuses in engine and interior fuse boxes for any blown ones. You may need to try disconnecting the engine control module and reconnecting it...
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Windows won't roll down or up on older model minivan
Check fuses #6 and #10 in the underhood fuse box. The regulators could be bad. There are also two relays involved in the window operation on the Freestar. If you are not familiar with electrical wiring, it may be best...
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Minivan has rumbling noise
I don't think that it is the gasoline that has to do with this. From the description you give of the rumbling, it sounds more like a tire or wheel bearing issue. Without seeing the vehicle in person, it would...
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A/C blows only hot air
I would suggest checking power and ground for the A/C compression clutch. The power is fed through the wire connector to the clutch, and it's grounded though the body of the compressor to the engine block. If there is power...
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handle not opening hatchback
If your handle is no longer attached to the door the handle itself is likely broken. I would recommend getting your door inspected by a professional in order to determine the correct replacement parts necessary to repair your vehicle. Once...
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Power window problem
Hello! I believe that the issue you are having is caused by a faulty window regulator. It is a fairly common part failure on your particular vehicle. I suggest that a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, test the...
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Heard loud blast under van driving and floor is now west passenger
You may have had either a heater core that burst or the A/C evaporator that blew out. You need to identify the leak as coolant from the engine as it will have an oily feel and may have a green...
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Need step by step instructions on changing my front and back brakes
As long as you have four wheel disc brakes, the repair procedure is as follows: Raise the vehicle and support it safely on jack stands. Remove all four wheels. Remove all eight caliper bolts Remove all four calipers from...
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What causes my van to not shift speeds correctly
The shifting is controlled by the transmission control module and if the shift light is flashing then the module is detecting a problem in one of the sensors (like a speed sensor which will cause the module to set a...
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Van surges and transmission shifts hard. Driving down the road you can feel the engine kick back. Sometimes will die down and cut
Hey there. The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. ...
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Why is my transaxle light flashing on and off?
In general, if your dash warning lights flash briefly right after cranking your engine and then turn off, this is normal. Each system is performing a self-check. The lights turn off after verifying that the systems are operating. If one...
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No power
This suggests there may be a connection problem, especially if the vehicle had power prior to replacing the starter. I would start with checking connections at the battery, ground, etc. This is often times some that is very easy to...

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