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Cruise control works only randomly
Hi there. Most of the time this is cause by a failing brake switch. The switch fails and makes the computer think that you are applying the brakes, which automatically turns the cruise off. This should be checked first. If...
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Multiple warning lights on and speedometer doesn't work
Hello. It sounds like you have a bad vehicle speed sensor. The sensor fails causing the speedometer not to work, which causes these lights to come on since they need to see a speed signal. The sensor and wiring should...
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Car stalls, rpms go up, & no power
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by scanning the computer for codes. This will give me an indication of anything the computer is seeing. If it is not seeing anything, then it may...
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After disc brake replacement, brakes rattle
Hello. It sounds like it needs new anti-rattle clips. These clips hold the brake pads in place and should be replaced at every brake job. It may also need new caliper slides if they are not tight. It is also...
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Indicator bulb won't work
Hello. The circuit is going to need to be tested to find where it is losing voltage. It may have voltage at the connector which means that the receptacle is bad - this is common on this vehicle. If there...
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Car will not shift when lights on on
Hi Ford Freestyle owner: What you're describing sounds a lot like an electrical problem as opposed to being mechanical. When the wrench and check engine light both illuminate at the same time, something in the ECU is typically not happy...
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Transmission Nose - 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hello there. You will need to have the transmission inspected to verify the noise is in the transmission and not in the engine flywheel or engine exhaust. Have a mechanic detect the noise to verify the problem and make a...
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Battery dead truck wont start after alarm being messed with.
With all the playing around, the battery going dead more than once, and it being over 5 years old, I would try replacing the battery first. After the battery is replaced, lock all the doors and then unlock the vehicle...
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P2107 - 2005 Ford Freestyle
Hello. P2107 is the code for an issue with the vehicle's throttle control module processor. Basically, the computer has detected an issue with the vehicle's electronic throttle body and has put the vehicle in safe mode. The throttle body...
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Broken down car
You should first have the fuel filter replaced, then have the fuel pressure checked to see if the pressure is dropping below specifications. If the pressure is dropping below specifications it would cause the sudden loss of power. Have the...
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replaced serpentine belt now no ac
If the a/c was working before you changed the belt and not it does not work and the belt squeaks then you may have put the belt on incorrect and it is blocking the a/c clutch from engaging. Check each...
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Air conditioning clutch is not engaging unless I bypass the relay.
It does sound like an issue with the pressure switch. When the switch fails, the compressor will not come on. Bypassing it turns on the compressor, which changes the pressure and allows the system to work. I would also check...
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car lost power and dies. will crank but idles erraticly.has new tps sensor. no power
This sounds like potentially a faulty idle air control module. This is a unit that regulates the flow of air into the engine. When this is faulty, it will result in an imbalanced air/fuel mixture which will cause the erratic...
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do you have to rekey it also, a shop told us 60 for the part but 250 to rekey
Hello. If the ignition switch is being replaced then it does not need to be rekeyed. If it is also the ignition lock cylinder where the key goes in then it is more than likely going to need to be...
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Hydrolocked...
Hey, thanks for writing in. You need to try to turn over the engine by hand at the front pulley using a socket and breaker bar to see if engine will turn with the spark plugs out. If the engine...
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I was messing with the throttle body and caused a "throttle actuator control system forced idle" problem
The computer will sense the throttle opening when the the accelerator pedal was not pressed and set a check engine code. This caused the computer to close the throttle and not allow it to open until the code is cleared...
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Hi, my daughters 2005 Ford Freestyle overheated taking my grandson to school this morning.
First off, to avoid going from the frying pan into the fire, if the car is overheating be sure to not drive it any further. Active (known) overheating has the potential to cause lots of additional problems, like a warped...
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My wife's car makes a clicking noise when the wheel is turned; could it be the CVs?
Hello - Yes, your diagnostic skills are very good! It is almost certainly the CV joints, the outer joints in particular. I would recommend that you have the axle/CV joint assembly replaced in both front axles by a mobile, professional...
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P0701 and limp mode - 2006 Ford Freestyle
Hello - the P0701 is a generic problem code which is set by the transmission, but there should be other codes, because there are other possibilities that will trigger this code. A throttle position sensor, whether dirty or malfunctioning, can...
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New battery and car dies while driving?
Hi there. Replacing the battery should not have affected the engine performance, although there is a PCM (powertrain control module)/computer relearn process. This relearn process takes place when the PCM has a loss of power and/or codes are cleared. The...

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