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Stalled and now will start and run really rough for a few seconds at a time
Hi there. I performed some investigation into your concern and found that this can be contributed to the throttle body failing; with or without codes. The throttle body on this vehicle is electronic and controls the idle. If it becomes...
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Squeaking noise
Hi Sunny. A weak tensioner can definitely cause the belt to make noise. However, are there any leaks occurring that could potentially contaminate the belt? If there is a leak dripping onto the belt then it will make the noise...
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Cranks but won't turn over
If the timing belt broke then you would not be able to start the motor. If you can have the oil cap removed and look in at the camshaft when someone cranks over the motor you should see the camshaft...
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Engine stalls when accelerating from idle
Hi there - excellent work, I commend you on your diagnostic skills! Yes, based on your description and testing, I would agree that the fuel pressure regulator is the most likely candidate for this problem. Bear in mind that a...
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I have power at the battery but the rest of the truck doesnt have any power
Hi there. It sounds like you may have bypassed an important part of the electrical system or cut an important wire. Bypassing a failing part is not always a good idea as in the current situation. Have you checked on...
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Why is my power steering fluid leaking?
The first thing to do is to make sure the fluid is full in the power steering reservoir. Since you recently replaced a lot of components in the system I would recommend cleaning the area that is wet with fluid...
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Noise when turning
Among the possibilities are the strut bearings, strut mounts, the strut itself, the outer cv axle joints, and/or any suspension component, such as a tie rod end, ball joint, sway bar mount, or suspension bushing that is loose or worn,...
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Truck just quit while driving
With key in run position, the fuel pump should run momentarily to build pressure and then shut off. If the pump does run momentarily, preliminarily you can assume the fuel pump is supplying fuel. If the pump does not run...
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What can i do about vibration on 3.0 ford ranger? 2009 Ford Ranger
Hi - there could be several causes of this vibration and noise, depending on the conditions under which they occur. If simply cranking the engine produces noise and vibration, the motor or transmission mounts may have gone bad, and engine...
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Coolant leaking from driverside
Many coolant leaks will leak more profusely when the engine is running due to the amount of pressure that is built up as a result of the water pump circulating the coolant through the engine and the intense heat generated...
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Does a new ECM for this year make model need to be flashed in order to drive the vehicle? 2004 Ford Focus
Yes, a new ECM will have to flashed before you can even start your vehicle. The "flashing" or programming of the ECM will require your VIN number to the supplier, who should be updating the most current software for your...
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Head Gasket replacement
Hi there: In general, the tips you've listed are very important to remember, but you are missing on very critical step - purchase a 2001 Honda Accord service repair manual and follow their specific instructions exactly. Also, if you're completing...
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Gear shifting problems
Your description of the situation makes it sound like there could be a combination of problems. With only having 2 inches of clutch pedal, this is an issue that might have bearing on the shifting issue, but I doubt it....
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When engine is cold it makes a rattling noise when you put into gear, but when it warms up there is no noise.
Hi there. There could be a bearing failing in the engine or the power steering pump bearing could be going. First try to turn the steering wheel when the sound is present. If the noise diminishes or dies out, the...
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My radiator fan broke from hitting the shroud.
Hello Jennifer. One way you may be able to tell if the new fan is going to work will be to figure out why the old fan was being interfered with. Was anything about the shroud or the original fan...
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Car gets too hot before the fans come on.
This is a common sign of a faulty coolant temperature relay. This is a relay that monitors the temperature of the coolant and relays this information back to the computer which then uses this information to make many different decisions...
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How do I check the window wiper switch?
The most common cause of the windshield wipers intermittent wipers do not work or it is only working intermittently is the multifunction switch. The switch incorporates the turn signals and flash to pass for headlights. I would recommend having a...
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1984 Mercedes fails to start
If the car is not starting because it has no spark, you want to begin in the distributor. Take off the cap and have someone turn the engine over. Is the distributor turning? If it isn't, then you have a...
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My car leaks when I fill up the steering oil right away.
The power steering pressure line from the pump to the steering rack and pinion is most likely the cause of the leak. In order to verify the power steering leak you can have a mobile mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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spark plug arcing at boot
Spark wires and boots do age, get damaged and otherwise fail. An accompanying symptom can be the arcing your describe, or voltage leakages, which simply means that the energy that was supposed to go toward firing the plug gets diverted....

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