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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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Replacing the motor
Hello. If you have a lot of mechanical experience and the correct tools then you may be able to do this. It is very time consuming and due to the size of the vehicle it takes a special engine hoist...
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My truck jumps and shakes when accelerating
It is possible for problems with the ignition system to cause this issue, including spark plugs or ignition coils not firing under load. You should have a scan for trouble codes done to check for codes related to the misfiring....
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Speedometer stops on 40 mph until driving for 20 minutes and then regains correct speed on the speedometer with no other noticeable issues.
Hi there. The issue with your speedometer not working properly is the transmission output shaft speed sensor has a faulty pickup or broken wire inside it. The speed sensor has a magnet that reads between teeth on a gear within...
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Can you just replace the clutch on the AC compressor or do you have to replace the whole thing?
Yes you can just replace the clutch pulley on the a/c compressor. The issue that you may have is the pulley bearing seized up and may have spun on the front of the compressor nose cone and will damage it....
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After hard brake (down hill, 45mph) violent shaking occurs for about 5 miles, then resolves on its own. Is this a brake problem
This is most likely a braking issue. This may be caused by a collapsed or faulty brake line or otherwise lack of hydraulic pressure getting to one of the brake calipers. When this happens, this means that one of the...
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loss of power
Hi there. Although it's difficult to accurately diagnose a problem like this over a computer, this sounds like your Ford Super Duty has entered "limp mode". This is a fail safe activation code that is caused by some mechanical or...
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Getting too much gas and it's flooding out through the cylinder
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If fuel is coming out of the exhaust pipe, then the fuel is not being burnt. Check the spark plugs and wires to make sure that they are not burned. If the spark plugs...
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The fuel gauge is stuck on full
Hi there. It sounds like you have either a faulty fuel gauge fault or the fuel sender in the fuel tank is faulty. Does the gauge go to zero when the key is turned off and removed? If so, then...
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transmission pan continues to leak after replacing seal, took the pan off twice now will not seal?
There has to be some problem with the mating surface on the transmission or the pan and seal. If there are any pieces of the old seal on the pan, the chances the pan will leak at that spot are...
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Crankcase ventilation hose, valve cover to intake? - Excursion 6.8 l
Hello - this piece is part of the crankcase ventilation system, and has a PCV valve underneath. It vents crankcase fumes to the air intake system for combustion, regulated by the PCV valve. This hose is available separately from either...

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