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No Heat
Hello There, You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that...
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Has 135000 miles on original spark plugs. Car runs smooth and averages 23 mpg. It's hard for me to fix it if it ain't broke.
Spark plugs are replaced on a manufacturer specified maintenance schedule, in part due to plug gap erosion. Regular replacement at the 90,000 mile service interval interval that is specified for you model year also prevents a circumstance where the plug...
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Engine misfire
Hi Dave, Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a spark or fuel issue or in some cases, a combination of both. Spark related problems generally will result from things like ignition...
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No start
If Diagnostic Trouble Codes were downloaded, those codes would really would be key to advising you. If there is no spark, obviously all ignition system components are possible suspects but if the coil(s) and spark plugs are new, the crankshaft...
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Clicking no start
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty starter solenoid or a weak battery. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. As electricity is supplied to...
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Engine cranks but has trouble starting only when it's cold outside.
When the problem is happening you should turn the key to the run position to see if theft light comes on and then goes out. If the system keeps the theft light on then you most likely have a bad...
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Alternator
Hi There, You may have a voltage regulator that is beginning to fail and intermittently allowing larger (or smaller) than normal amounts of power to be generated by the alternator causing your charging light to come on. The voltage regulator...
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Tried to jump start my car
You should first have the battery and the cables checked to make sure they are good. Once this is done then check to see if there is power to the large terminal at the starter. Then check for power to...
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Car goes into gears but won't move ,
Even with the fluid appearing to be in good condition, there may be an internal failure in the transmission. If for example, the front pump has failed, there may not be enough fluid pressure to actually engage the clutches for...
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can a clogged catalytic converter blow out your valve gasket and make it not want to drive at all while in gear no matter how hard?
A clogged catalytic converter can cause the pressure inside the exhaust system to build high enough to burn exhaust valves and cause the engine to stall as it cannot get any air out. Failed valve stem seals along with high...
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Can a bad pressure switch cause back pressure, enough to blow the pressure line?
Hello. In most cases a pressure switch can cause pressure to build up if it malfunctions, however that depends on the type of pressure switch and what system it is for. If you are referring to the cooling system then...
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My door will not latch closed. 2003 Ford Taurus
Hi there. It sounds like the latch assembly is freezing up. This commonly occurs in cold weather if the latch is old and if there is any debris built up in the latch. In some cases cleaning it out with...
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I want my car repaired but not sure what the problem of th e car is. lately when i start the car it just makes a grinding noise an
If you have confirmed that there is a loud grinding noise on starter activation, that means one thing and one thing only: the starter motor is failing, likely due to an internal fault such as a bad starter drive gear,...
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Car won't start. Got a new battery. Still won't start. Lights came on once I turned ignition everything died out.
A dead alternator will not prevent the engine from starting. As long as the car battery is FULLY charged and not defective, the battery alone provides all of the power required for ignition and starting. However, a dead alternator will,...
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My heater only blows cold air
Check the operation of the heater control valve, which is often located on the engine compartment firewall. If that valve doesn't move to the commanded position, or move fully, you will have a no heat condition. If the valve is...
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My car will crank over but won't start. 2000 Ford Taurus
Hello - the first task is to extract whatever problem codes set the Check Engine light. These will guide diagnosis. Check next for a missing or shredded serpentine belt. If this belt failed, the alternator and water pump would no...
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Headlights keep turning on and off while driving
The problem you describe about the lights going off and on are usually caused by the headlight bulbs overloading the head light switch built in circuit breaker. I would recommend replacing the headlight bulbs with factory specified bulbs and then...
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frozen interior windshield and no heat? Heater Core problem maybe? 2003 Ford Taurus
Hello - the lack of heater function could have 5 causes: the engine is not getting up to correct temperature (center of the gauge) due to a malfunctioning thermostat, the heater control valve is not letting hot coolant into the...
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Can pulling and jerking in a tire cause damage
Hi there. The inspection of broken or damaged tie rods, CV joints and struts requires a mechanic to pull very hard on the tire and wheel assembly. It's nearly impossible for this type of action to damage other components related...
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How much does it cost to replace two doors on my 2006 Ford Taurus.
Hi there. The cost of replacing the doors can vary tremendously based on what kind of damage occurred to the door jams and what model doors the vehicle has. If there is damage to the mounting of the doors then...

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