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Spark plugs blowing out
Hi the problem could be stripped threads in the head. Old threads must be tapped and cleaned up. Insert the Helical to ensure the new threads are parallel with the originals. Continue tapping and threading the new oversize threads. Coat...
Taillights and brake lights don't work
The multifunction switch has a manufacturer recall that is active on the switch since 2011. The switch may be the cause of all lights on the rear to fail. The recall ID is 11V352000, and is dated 7/13/2011. I recommend...
Air conditioning in back of van doesn't work
The AC system could be low on refrigerant. Vans that have rear AC hold much more than a standard system. There are however, many more possibilities. Restrictions in the lines and blend door issues could cause this as well. I...
Can I replace a leaky radiator with a used one or should I get a new Ford radiator?
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2008 Ford F-350. I would check to see if the radiator is available aftermarket first. I would not go with a used one, since you never know what you will get. If...
Brake and taillights not working
The problem is most likely the brake light switch, it mounts to the brake pedal, and when pushed, illuminates the brake lights. The problem could also be a fuse or relay. If you need assistance, use YourMechanic to have a...
Short in turn signals
Hi. If the fuse is blowing, you have a short to ground. If the parking lights flash with the turn signals or the brakes, check all 4 bulbs. There are two filaments in your turn bulbs. When either burns out,...
Driver front caliper rubbing rotor
The problem is you have not seated the bearing correctly onto the hub or the hub and axle got damaged when the bearings spun on them. If you cannot tighten the bearings down after putting the tire back on, you...
4x4 not working after many part replacements
The system would need to be tested for input and output controls from the GEM module. The GEM should also be setting a code for an internal problem. Once the codes are received, then a diagnosis can be done to...
Truck stalls
The idle air control valve on your car may be defective, causing the low idle. A couple checks would have to be done to determine if this is the case: your engine needs to be checked for any vacuum leaks,...
Truck not turning after belt replacement
Hello. It sounds like the serpentine belt has broken again or that you have a bad power steering pump. A certified technician will be able to diagnose exactly why your truck won't turn over and inspect specifically the serpentine belt...
P0113 code high input...changed MAF and ran for 5 minutes then began to idle pop or burp again
The code P0113 is for the inlet air temperature sensor not being correct. In order to test the sensor, you will need a scanner that can access the data of the computer to see what the input temperature the sensor...
Starter not turning
Hi there. If you hear a click, then the first thing I typically do is find where that click is coming from. Most of the time, the clock is the starter trying to engage but it is unable to crank...
Sometimes when I get in the truck and start it I have no radio/windows and then a minute or two later it comes on????
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 2002 Ford Excursion. It sounds like you have an intermittent electrical connection that is only causing problems during certain times. It may be the ignition switch, a bad ground, loose connector, corrosion,...
Takes water and now it all of a sudden started to overheat
Hey there. This may be caused by a number of things related to your cooling system. This may be a faulty or stuck thermostat, which regulates the flow of coolant in and out of the engine from the radiator. When...

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