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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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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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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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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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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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2005 mercury mariner freon wont go in y suggestions
If the system is low on refrigerant, the compressor has to be operational in order to successfully re-charge the system. First use pressure gauges to see if there is any existing charge. If there is some refrigerant and yet introducing...
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Car will start and go to gear but only revs up but won't move
This problem is going to be an internal transmission front pump not pumping enough pressure or the clutches are bad in the transmission. I recommend having a transmission mechanic test the transmission for solenoid and pressure problems and recommend further...
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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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How to repair issue below?
You probably have a faulty idle air control valve that is not adjusting properly as the engine reaches operating temperature. Sometimes these valves can be cleaned to reduce the amount of carbon built up inside of them, but replacement of...
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Do a 2005 mercury mariner 2.3 water pump can be change without having to mess with the timing at all?
The water pump is mounted on the exterior of the engine and is turned by the serpentine belt. You do not have to remove the timing belt to remove the water pump. If you need further assistance with changing out...
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my son has spun the bearings in his 2006 Mercury Mariner, what engines are compatible for a swap
Unless you want a real hard engine swap you should only use the same year engine. If you do not then you may have sensors and wire harness connection issues.

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