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p1516 code on 03 v6 mustang. what should i ask to be fixed?
Although a diagnostic would have to be performed, the code you are reporting is usually a consequence of a fault in the intake manifold runner control (IMRC). To rule the IMRC system in or out, the recommended diagnostic is an...
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Is it a transmission problem? What is causing this?
This can happen for a few different reasons such as low transmission fluid or a faulty control solenoid. An automatic transmission requires hydraulic pressure generated by the transmission fluid that gets pushed through a series of chambers inside the transmission,...
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Just installed a cold air intake and it has no senser in the tube is that ok
In order for the engine to work properly, prevent the check engine light from coming on, and also pass emissions inspection, any sensors in the original configuration must be carried forward to the new style intake. The only exception to...
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Late on oil change leads to loud car
If you ran your engine low on oil it may have damaged the engine and should fill oil and have a mechanic check it to see if it is an engine or exhaust noise?
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i have a car vibration at the speed of 55mph, the vibration can be felt from all sides of the car, i did tire balance, bearings
Defective tires will cause vibration like that. Even brand new tires that have unusual sidewall stiffness can cause that kind of vibration no matter how well the tires "appear" to be balanced - I have seen that first hand. You...
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Car won't start fast clicking noise but radio lights and power windows work well
The starter and/or solenoid may be faulty. Starters sometimes develop "bad spots" on the armature (of the starter motor). That causes intermittent, unreliable operation just like what you are experiencing. The problem is easily diagnosed and the solution can be...
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Car engine is working too hard
Hi Sandro. Thanks for contacting us tonight. There are a few possible reasons why an engine appears to 'work harder' than it should. First, and most common is transmission fluid that has been contaminated, is obstructed with debris or possibly...
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When I start driving and put in neutral it revs from 1 to 3 rpms non stop until I put back in gear. why?
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Car isn’t starting back up
A component such as the fuel pump, crankshaft position sensor, or other essential part has probably failed. Check for fuel system pressure first. If there is fuel pressure, then check for a spark at the spark plugs. If no spark...
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96 mustang automatic will go in reverse but not drive the rear seal was replaced what could be wrong
Sometimes it seems like doing repairs on older cars is like opening Pandora's box. Failure of the transmission shouldn't have anything to do with replacement of the rear seal, but it seems it has. It could be that simply draining...
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98 mustang broke ignition will a Pat's bypass modual allow me to start car with screwdriver
If you are trying to bypass the theft system you would need a programmer and it will only let you load it if system is working and you wanted to turn it off. It will not let you disable it...
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Engine cuts off
Engine heat can degrade components such as ignition coils and the crankshaft position sensor. The components will then fail once they are hot. There are other possible causes of the stalling, too, such as the fuel pump relay opening or...
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My car cranks but won't start. I can hear it trying to start and then there is a single thump noise.
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (e.g., clogged fuel filter), dirty fuel injectors, contaminated or old gasoline, malfunctioning idle air...
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when under load the 2003 3.8 v6 mustang doesnt accelerate and the transmission feels like its slipping
If the transmission clutches are slipping, that is an internal mechanical fault that typically requires re-building. If the issue is in engine controls though, other common causes of loss of power include plugged fuel injectors (all should be removed from...
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When i reverse out of my driveway then shift into drive sometimes it doesnt shift into drive
Have the shift cable checked to see if it has worn cable ends and check to see if the fluid is low. If you check both of these and they are okay then you will need to have a mechanic...
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ive replaced maf sensor throttle body sesnor plug wires spark plugs fuel filter thermostat upper radiator hose ignition head gaske
If the transmission is slipping then you would need to have the transmission pressure tested to see if the transmission needs to be overhauled due to bad internal clutches or torque converter.
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i just brought an new alternator for my car a couple days ago and had it put on then somehow when i crank the the car the battery
The battery should be load tested to determine if it is usable. A degraded battery, or one with an internal short, will cause charging system problems. If the battery only marginally passes the load test, replace it outright to reduce...
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My 2006 Ford Mustang engine light came on with codes P0171, P0174, and P0402 what does this mean and can I still drive it if is ru
P0171 and P0174 signify lean combustion, that is there is too little fuel in the air-fuel mix that is being combusted in the cylinders. Lean operation can occur due to an intake vacuum leak but in your circumstance with the...
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car makes loud noise at start up
Hi Drew. Thanks for the question. First, the engine oil should probably be changed by a professional mechanic. This will allow them to inspect the oil and filter to see if there is any contaminant in the oil (like coolant...
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Car won’t accelerate.
The first thing to check for in any drivability problem is air leaks. Any air that gets into the engine without passing through the air mass meter and being measured will lean out the system and cause problems. Look at...

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