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How long can I drive if the bearings in the water pump is making noise? car is not over heating and there are no leaks
Hi there. It's not recommended to drive a vehicle with a damaged water pump; especially if the bearings are damaged. If the water pump fails while you are driving, it's possible your engine will suffer serious damage.
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Does the timing chain need to be replaced when fixing a blown head gasket
Hi there. Anytime you replace the cylinder heads, and internal engine components, it is highly recommended to ensure they connect correctly with lower engine components; such as the crankshaft. This is the job of the timing chain. It's also possible...
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The interior lights won't turn on and the shift lock is stuck.
Check the fuses on the inside the panel in the cab. Look for any blown fuses and replace the fuses with new ones. If the fuses are good, then there could be an electrical issue within the cab. Look for...
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MIL is on constantly
Hi there. It sounds like you need an oil change and a check engine light inspection. There are many things that can trigger the check engine light. I suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary...
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My 2013 Ford Fusion doesn't have a odometer in the message center
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's instrument cluster has a message center in the middle which will display a variety of information. You are able to change the display and the message that it carries with the appropriate...
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I think my car is not shifting to top gear. 2014 Scion tC
Hello - there are several reasons why your transmission may not be shifting up to top gear. A failure of a speed sensor (internal to the transmission), or a problem with the throttle position sensor on the engine may prevent...
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Advancetrac light is on no power steering not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the electric power steering module and system. Luckily there is a check engine light on, which means there is an engine diagnostic code that has been set....
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Which coolant to use
Considering your distance from a Toyota dealership, I would simply use water to bring the reservoir bottle to the Minimum level marking until you get the proper coolant. I realize you are just topping off the level with a small...
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Rear end clunk
If you have checked all the usual suspension and sway bar bushing suspects, the only thing I would consider would be possibly a worn body mount or upper strut mount. I not sure this is an issue that can be...
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engine light stays on even after replacing the intake valve selenoid the code is p0075
Diagnostic trouble code P0075 means there is a fault in the Intake Valve Control Solenoid Circuit. A defective solenoid is one possible cause of the code setting but problems in the circuit wiring are often the cause of the fault....
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Loss of power steering at random times?
Hello. We'll be happy to answer your question. The recall that you have not completed is most likely while your power steering has an intermittent failure. In may of 2015 Ford announced the recall of an estimated 400,000 models; 2011...
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P0011
Hi there. It sounds like you have a fault in the camshaft position sensor circuit. This fault could be the sensor, the wire harness, the connector, the ECM, or even a mechanical condition. You'll need the manufacturer's specifications for the...
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Battery issue? 2009 Nissan Rouge slow to start. Will a stronger battery help?
Hello, it is very likely that you simply need a new battery but there are also other possibilities such as a bad alternator or starter that could display the same symptoms of a slow start:; therefore it may be best...
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security indicator light
Hello. The problem you're having could be something as simple as a key fob battery going deade. You can have your key fob battery tested at most auto parts stores. To bypass the key fob put the key fob into...
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My 2010 Mercury Mariner makes a rattling sound when accelerating
The noise you are hearing is most commonly known as pinging or pre-ignition. This can be causes by the mass air flow sensor running the engine lean or if you do not have a flex fuel vehicle then running a...
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Charging system warning light.
Hi There, This indicates you may have a faulty alternator that is not properly maintaining the charge in your battery. 11.7 and 11.3 are pretty low and definitely suggest that either battery is bad or the alternator is not charging...
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I am changing the rear break pads. when winding back the piston does the handbrake need to be on or off?
The parking brake lever inside the vehicle should be released. Compressing the piston with the parking brake engaged can result in a parking brake that is out of adjustment, if it will compress at all. More than likely, you will...
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Oil pressure light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have run the engine low on oil for some time resulting in a metal on metal noise sound as you describe. The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things...
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My altima will not start.
Hi there. It is quite possible that the ignition button has an electrical fault or the fuse that powers the switch is damaged. It is also possible that the ignition relay is damaged. I would recommend having a professional mobile...
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Issue is between 3rd and 4th gear during driving.
Hi there. Ford Fusion's are notorious for having transmission issues. In most cases, the problem you are describing has been determined to be caused by an internal hydraulic failure or obstruction. In some cases, it's due to debris inside the...

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