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My ac compressor belt doesn't grip it seized up on and off then it went up in smoken caught fire now is it the compressed itself
There are more problems here than just a seized pulley and a broken belt. You mention broke or burned plug wires and problems with spark plugs. I would recommend having a mechanic come and first check out why the belt...
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Fuel
Sounds like you have a clogged fuel filter or dirty injector ports. You may want to try putting a can of Seafoam in your gas tank and see if this will help clean your fuel system out. If you still...
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Battery wont stay charged
It appears the alternator is providing the correct charge (within range) to the battery at 12.6 volts. This also suggests that the voltage regulator is working properly. You may have a slight power draw coming from somewhere in the car....
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Car dies while driving - 1993 Ford Thunderbird
You need to check the large fuse links at the harness from the alternator to the battery. If the fuse link is blown the battery will not get charged. If you are having trouble pinpointing the problem, a local expert...
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Headlights/Tailights/Turn Sights do not work
Hi there. It appears that you are not getting the right voltage to your lights. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the multifunction switch. This is the switch that turns these off and on. I...
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Electrical
The engine will need to be scanned first to get the codes in memory of the computer. The car may have a camshaft sensor on the synchronizer that is going bad and casing a stall or no start. The fuel...
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white smoke coming from exhaust
White smoke on start up is typically due to steam clouds, that is condensation in the engine and exhaust vaporizing. Only if the white smoke doesn't go away as the engine warms up and/or if this white smoke in the...
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My car will turn on and idle for maybe 2 minutes if I'm lucky and then shut back off
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this on your vehicle. If it will run for a few minutes or so, then that usually means that something is shutting down such as the ignition module or the...
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Help v8 4.6l 95 tbird
Transmission fluid that is leaking onto a hot surface such as exhaust or onto the body of the transmission itself will definitely cause the fluid to turn to smoke as it is burnt. The main question is what kind of...
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Car won't start - 1996 Ford Thunderbird
Hi there. Like any other refined product, gasoline can spoil and expire, causing problems like you're experiencing with your Thunderbird. However, sometimes other mechanical issues like clogged fuel injectors, dirty throttle body or mass air flow sensor can also cause...
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How do I get my car home? My truck does not have a big enough trailer
You could get a car transport to pick up the vehicle and bring it to you. However, if the car is not running and able to drive to get it on a transport then you will most likely need to...
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Overheating nightmare!
Hi there. Proper diagnosis needs to be performed. As you already know, replacing parts without diagnosis, can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. The radiator cooling fan motor noise, sounds like something must be loose. Continued driving with overheating...
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Check engine light does not come on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle turns the check engine light on when the vehicle starts to show that it is running its tests. The tech is looking for this so that they know the system has not...
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My car keeps cutting off when I put it in reverse and sometimes when it idles.
Hi There, Based upon what you are describing and how the car responds to load, it sounds like you may have a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is...
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Would it be hard to make this vehicle a daily driver?
Hello. The simple answer to this is that "Yes, this could be a daily driver. Yes, brakes and fuel system components can be replaced in your driveway or garage. Yes, quite likely the fuel tank has rust issues, as well...
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How can convert my in tank fuel pump to an inline fuel pump?
The fuel pump is designed to work correctly with the entire fuel system. You have a fuel pressure and return lines. The older Fords used an inline fuel pump that would not last very long and Ford along with every...
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My car still overheats, I replaced water pump and thermostat, and now after water pump install it knocks bad
Hi there: Trying to diagnose an overheating issue remotely is incredibly difficult. However, there are three things you can do to attempt to solve this issue. First, remove the water pump, verify it's the right replacement part and reinstall with...
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Need a code 13 explanation
The engine on this vehicle has OBD system and no code 13 for the engine. The codes for the engine will be a 4 digit code with a letter before number. If you are getting an air bag light flashing...
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Vehicle tries to turn over but will not start after overheating.
If you overheated the engine until you started to loose speed from the engine seizure locking up then you have already damaged the internal engine bearings and pistons possibly. I would recommend letting the engine cool completely and then check...
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High beam indicated light
Hi there. The problem you are having with the high beam indicator, is not a turn signal switch problem. It could be, a faulty headlight dimmer switch located near the base of the steering column. It's more likely, the high...

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