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My car drives great but the Check Engine Light has come on
Hi there, This light may come on for many different reasons. As you may know, when your check engine light comes on when there are usually fault or trouble codes that are registered in the car's computer that can be...
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itms reading STEERING WHEEL ASSIST FAULT
Hello. The steering wheel assist message comes up when the computer detects an issue with the vehicle's electronic power steering system. Your particular model of vehicle is equipped with electronic steering that uses a series of sensors, motors, and switches....
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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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Some one stole my spare key out of my truck
You cannot reprogram the lock cylinders to not fit the stolen key and still work for your key. You will need to replace all the lock cylinders and get new keys. You will have to program the new keys and...
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Ignition coil and Check Engine Light issue - 2008 Mercury Mariner
Hello, thanks for writing in! There is no such thing as a B location for a coil. You have six coils, that is one per cylinder you have. Without knowing where the bad coil was relocated to it would be...
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I drove the car home yesterday without any issue, but when I went to start it this mornign it will turn over but not start
Have the vehicle scanned for codes and the fuel pressure tested to see if there is fuel pressure and codes stored in computer. If no fuel pressure then verify the theft light goes out with key on. If it goes...
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HELP! wont start all of the sudden
In order to find out the reason for the crank no start you should first look at theft light on dash and when turn the key to on but not crank and see if theft light comes on and then...
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Roaring from front passenger side tire
Hey there. The front wheel bearing on this vehicle is a pressed in type bearing. The hub will need to be pressed out of the old bearing in order to press out the hub wheel bearing and press in the...
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No compression cylinder 1, car shakes/vibrates and runs rough, decreased gas mileage.
Yes, absolutely, rebuild or replace the engine. The vehicle itself is a recent model year so your least cost option will be to repair what you have. And, you're right, "re-sale value" is irrelevant in the calculation (good for you!)....
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I need some tips on removing the thermostat
Diagnostic Trouble Code P0128 can set due to a faulty thermostat or a problem with the engine coolant temperature sensor or the wiring associated with the sensor. Although a faulty thermostat is the most common cause of P0128 it is...
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How do you replace a thermostat on a 2006 mercury mariner
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The basic procedure for replacing the thermostat is pretty simple. You start by accessing the thermostat. Remove the hoses and retaining screws, and then removing the housing. Replace the thermostat outside and inspect the...
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Transmission fluid comes up out of the transmission vent tube attached to the transmission dipstick tube
Hi there. Fluid seepage out of the vent tube can sometimes be normal, but can also be caused by overfilling. Has a service been performed recently? Perform a fluid level and condition inspection by having the engine at idle, on...
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My Small SUV is squealing while I'm slowing down and I'm not pressing on the brakes.
Hi there. The noise could be the brakes indicator rubbing on the rotors on the front of your vehicle. This is the reminder to have the brakes replaced. If the brakes are new or have lots of friction material remaining,...
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Exactly where is my thermostat located?
If you follow the lower radiator hose up toward the engine, that lower hose terminates at the thermostat housing. The housing itself is attached to the engine with three relatively small bolts. If you remove those three bolts and the...
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Gauges going crazy
This may be related to a short, a faulty instrument cluster or a faulty instrument voltage regulator. The instrument voltage regulator regulates the voltage supplied to the various gauges in your vehicle’s dash. When this is not working properly, this...
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I would like to put a gas cap on the no-cap fuel tank. Does anyone know what year parts will work?
There may be additional changes in the fuel inlet for the tank than just a different pipe. The different type of fuel tank may not be compatible with the older style cap style. I cannot recommend modifying the fuel fill....
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Blinking engine light
The engine shaking and idling rough with a flashing check engine light is an indication you have a misfire in the engine. If you have a computer scan it should show ignition misfire codes to one or more cylinders misfiring....
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Mercury Mariner battery light
One hundred forty miles is too far if your alternator has failed, even if you depart with a fully charged battery. In your circumstance, what you want to determine is charging output at the battery posts. Charging output should be...
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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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2008 mercury mallies makes a hise noise (on the right side of the engine compartment ) when the brake peddle is pressed
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Consider the noise and determine if it sound like a fluid or air sound, or if it is more mechanical as in a metal on metal noise. The vehicle does have brake lines...

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