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There is something amiss with the performance of my car, but no warnings saying what.
The coolant always being brown indicates either very extensive corrosion in the cooling system, or possibly a head gasket issue. If the condition of the oil seems good (not milky or creamy), then it may just be extensive cooling system...
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my car was at a stop light, started to chug as if it were running out of gas, then died and wouldn't start.
Any number of things could have occurred. On the outside chance, it could be another failed fuel pump. Unusual but it has happened. If it is not getting fuel, it could be components like a failed fuel pressure regulator or...
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Check charging system light is coming on 2006 Ford Taurus
Hi there - your symptoms suggest that your alternator is not keeping the electrical system properly charged. Low system voltage can affect the performance of the engine directly. Poor alternator performance could be a slipping serpentine belt, failed voltage regulator...
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Hi Joe, here's my issue... My 96 Ford Taurus is having starting problems.
The first thing to check is to test the small wire to small starter terminal and see if it gets power when you turn the key to the start position. If you are getting power then the starter is most...
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Put water in engine oil about 11 hrs ago, ran car for about 40 miles altogether and im getting an oil change now?
Water into the engine oil, whether by accident or with a purpose is not recommended. Your engine relies on oil to lubricate all the moving internal parts. Water will reduce the oil's lubricating properties,, create foaming as oil and water...
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what causes fluid to shoot out the top of the power steering reservoir
Hello. We will be happy to help you. This is a common problem with Ford's of that era. Well I wouldn't consider it a problem it's more so of a hassle than anything else. If you turn the steering wheel...
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Cold Starting Problems
Hi There, When you start your vehicle in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor reads the temperature of the coolant and relays this to the computer indicating that the coolant is cold. The computer...
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I have a P0193 Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor High Input Code and want to know how to fix this
The code P0193 pinpoint test should be done to verify the pressures and sensor indicate the same. You most likely have a defective sensor for the fuel pressure on the fuel rail. Replace the sensor and clear the codes. If...
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Starting car
Be sure the battery is 100% charged. "New" batteries are not necessarily fully charged at time of sale. Of course, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. To temporarily override...
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Car won't turn over after 5 months of sitting
Hello, If your scanner indicates you have a vacuum leak, depending on how severe the vacuum leak is, this could definitely cause the motor not to start. A vacuum leak can create an intense imbalance in the air/fuel mixture as...
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Car keeps turning off when in park. No check engine code driving rough
Hello, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it comes into the motor. This...
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My car will start and the theft light comes on then car jerks
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When multiple sensors and warning lights appear to fail, the culprit is typically electrical. You may want to start with a basic charging system test, which would include testing the battery and the...
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My 2002 ford taurus wont go over 30 mph
Hi There, It sounds like your car may have engaged a "safe mode" which is an action the computer or transmission control module will take when something critical has been detected. Your car should have a check engine light on...
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Spark Plug Order?
Hi there. Plugging in the spark plug wires does not require a specific order; however, as you indicated they need to be plugged in to the correct location on the distributor cap and the corresponding spark plug. The vibration could...
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2001 Ford Taurus automatic transmission wont change into 2nd
The function of transmission fluid is to not only lubricate the internal moving parts and get the car moving, but to keep the transmission in it's proper temperature range. Constant driving with a low fluid level will cause the transmission...
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Check Charging System and Battery Lights
Hi There, You may have a bad voltage regulator that may be causing your charging system to not properly charge the battery. The voltage regulator is a unit that regulates the charging of the battery by the alternator and maintaining...
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Engine idle and cruise control actuator.
Hello, The high engine idle may be caused by a vacuum leak (presumably you would have a check engine light and the engine would run rough) or the throttle plate may need to be adjusted slightly to reduce the amount...
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car died due to lack of oil, would turn over but would die within seconds
Hi there. If the engine has seized up due to a lack of oil, it's pretty much done. However, you wouldn't loose enough oil to cause this naturally. If you had a serious oil leak, this might have occurred. You...
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Car has a roaring/humming from the rear wheel wells.
Yes, wheel bearings are a possibility but tire noise would have to be ruled out. The wheel bearings on the rear of your car are within unitized hub assemblies and replacement is fairly straightforward. To get the bearing(s) inspected, and...
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My car shuts off when I turn on the light or even the turn signals please help need this car to get to work
Hi there. This type of electrical glitch can be very difficult to pinpoint or diagnose without a physical inspection. However, in general, the most common causes of this issue is an exposed electrical wire within the ignition system. It is...

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