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Grinding noises
Hi There, The grinding noise you are referring to may be related to low transmission fluid or potentially an internal transmission problem. This may also be related to the jerking reaction you are describing. This may also be related to...
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Is a coolant leak a byproduct of redlining a car for an extended amount of time?
Wow! You'd better check the oil too! Driving the car this way is about the same as taking it out on the racetrack for about an hour. The racetrack always brings out any weakness that a car has so If...
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Gear indicator
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty shift indicator. When you put the transmission in a specific gear, this indicator reads the specific gear and displays this on your dash as you are accustomed to seeing. When...
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I'm chasing compression and trying to eliminate ticking. Can you help me adjust my valves? EFI SBF roller block
Hello. I would need to know more about the engine like what types of parts are being used. It simply sounds like the lifters were not bled off prior to setting the lash. If this was not done then that...
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Clutch
You need to check to see if the clutch fluid reservoir is full and that you can see the clutch release lever moving. If it is moving and the clutch will not release then the pressure plate is bad and...
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I have an electrical problem on my car and I have no idea what it is. I have a 2008 mustang v6 and the lights, interior and exter
It is possible that you could have an alternator failure. A lot of times when the alternator stops functioning properly, the vehicle will show multiple signs of electrical failure. No circuit on the vehicle is exempt from the possibility of...
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i got in a wreck and the air bags deployed. i reset the fuel switch but it still will not start on the dash it shows the airbag li
Airbag malfunctions will not prevent a car from starting. If you have not replaced the airbag, and inspected the system, the airbag light is on simply because there is a system malfunction. Check to see if the fuel pump is...
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Engine light Problem
U1900 is a communications failure and the other code is possibly setting simply because the controller (U1900) that is not reporting controls the ABS module. The circuits between the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module, the instrument cluster, the power train...
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Car runs with fuel line pulled and misses when it's attached
Check for obvious causes, like a mispositioned or improperly adjusted choke. Check for vacuum leaks. If nothing obvious exists, you have already performed an adequate experiment to condemn the carburetor. That is, by happenstance, in your case cutting off the...
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Fuel pressure
Hi There, It sounds like you may need to check the carburetor for adjustments. I would start with checking the float, accelerator pump, the pump cam, squirter and secondary opening rate to be sure this is all in sync. Generally,...
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'72 Mach 1 with 351C. Runs, idles, revs in park. Sputters, chugs and coughs in Drive. Any suggestions?
Check for proper advance of ignition timing. In particular, verify that advance curve you observe matches factory spec. Measure fuel pump output/pressure against factory spec. If engine compression is good and balanced, apart from timing check and fuel pressure check,...
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Brakes sticking
Hi There, A few different things can make the brakes stick as you describe. The master cylinder may be causing this if it has not been properly bled. If you loosen the lines to the master cylinder and they free...
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My car would not start. The ectricty is good. I put some chemical in the gas and the car start but the engine light still on.
Hi there. When you have an issue with start up that was "resolved" by adding a chemical in the fuel, that leads me to believe that either you have a fuel delivery problem (caused by a dirty fuel filter, clogged...
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My engine/transmission has a rough/growling when in gear and at acceleration.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done up to this point has been valid. However, there are still an a high number of possible components that can cause these symptoms. You will want to spend some time...
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If my car leaks oil and if i use synthetic will it leak more
The consensus in the industry does seem to be that existing leaks will leak more, to some degree, with the use of synthetic oil. This is ONLY the case if you have existing leaks and how much more of a...
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Short in Amps of mustang causes battery drain. With fuse removed mustang runs fine. Will replacing amps fix this?
If there is water leaking into the convertible top well and trunk area, this should be addressed first. Replacing electronic components while still having a water leak issue will only cause damage to the replacement components. If the leak has...
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What are the signs of a misfiring engine? I'm not sure if my car is misfiring or something else.
Misfire can be a very broad term that can describe a variety of symptoms, but as far as the Engine controller is concerned, a misfire occurs when combustion is not taking place when the controller is expecting it. The Controller...
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'67 Mustang repair estimate
Hi there. Thanks for writing in today to our Ask a Mechanic Q & A. The best way to receive an accurate estimate for the services you require on your 1967 Mustang is to click this link where all of...
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I have a 2000 automatic mustang it is very difficult to get out of park I notice the red and green wire on the floor is very loose
The wires that are frayed can be the cause of the shift interlock no unlocking the shifter. Have them repaired or shift interlock actuator replaced if not repairable.
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Synchronizer forks damaged by mechanic?
Hi there. Unfortunately, "playing around in the car quite a bit" with stock, OEM components not designed for 'playing activity' can cause issues like you've described above. Although Ford, Chevy and Dodge do a pretty good job marketing their "high...

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