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Camshaft position sensor needs replacing
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A/c issues
Hello. If you have a blown out AC pressure hose then the system will blow the refrigerant back out the hose or pressure relief at the compressor. It sounds like you may have put too much refrigerant in and caused...
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The most common upgraded tire size most people run without issue is a 34" by about 11" wide overall diameter tire. If you have the stock 20" wheels, then you would use a 275/65/20 size tire. I personally wouldn't recommend...
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Should my brakes and steering wheel shudder at only 28000 miles ? Ford says it's NOT a warranty issue .....
You are correct in thinking it is the front brakes. Your symptom is common for warped brake rotors. This can be cause by several things like rapid heating and uneven cooling, overheating the rotors, damage due to an accident, sticking...
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Temporary engine noise
Hello. It sounds like your serpentine belt or one of the pulleys for the serpentine belt is the cause of the bad noise you are hearing. It is also possible that there is a bad pulley for the timing belt....
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Leveling kit using simple bolt on strut extensions
The strut extensions are the least expensive kit to level the front of the truck. This kit is installed by putting a 2 inch spacer on top of the strut without taking the strut apart. It should not change the...
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Red oil light just came on - 2010 Ford Flex
A quick "diagnosis" can be obtained by unscrewing the pressure sensor and installing an external oil pressure test gauge. YourMechanic will compare the oil pressure at idle to the factory spec., but normally at idle you should see approximately 10...
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How much to replace both motor mounts and transmission mounts
I'm not 100% certain that the noise would just be your transmission mounts and engine mounts. It sounds like you may have a linkage problem or a further problem with your transmission fluid. If you look at your transmission fluid,...
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Leak in window
Hi, thanks for writing in. The rear window may not have been sealed properly when the window was installed. The sealer may have not stuck to the glass completely, causing the leak. You will need to have the glass removed...
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Replaced left rear door actuator power door lock still opens only three doors!
You may have a problem with the latch itself. You first need to disconnect the wire connector to the door lock actuator and plug in the old one to see if the actuator works without being on. If there is...
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Front tires lost thread and worn out
Hi there. If the tires are worn only down the middle, this is caused by a combination of over inflation and the lack of tire rotations. The tires need to be rotated every 5000 miles on this vehicle for the...
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the timing chain is making noise at startup what needs to be replaced to fix the problem?
There are many reports about this issue with your truck. I have access to IATN (International Automotive Technicians Network) and the consensus is everything on the front of the motor needs to be replaced. Which is a very, very large...
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Rattle in exhaust then a puff of smoke
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would assume that the vehicle is still under the factory warranty. It would probably be best to take it to the dealership to have it looked at under warranty. It sounds like there may...
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Engine went into "limp home mode with power train fault wrench indicated in dash. It will not accelerate. Not pulling any load.
Hi there. Your vehicle's wrench light, Check Engine Light and lack of performance go hand in hand. The vehicle's PCM (powertrain control module) has recognized a fault and put the vehicle into limp home mode. It could be, a throttle...
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Are black headlights illegal in Utah?
Hello. Unfortunately Utah is going to be upset with dark headlamps. You can see on the state administrative website,that any colored headlights are for vanity only. They do not want to see any other color besides what they call "factory...
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I have a illuminated Service AdvanceTrac Light and my back passenger rotor is destroyed within minutes of me driving after installation
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. The AdvanceTrac will need to be adjusted for the height difference. As for the rotor being destroyed after putting on the lift, check the caliper to see if the line to it is long...
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I have a 2011 Ford F-150 Platinum 4x4 and I'm hearing a roaring sound in what seems like the rear passenger wheel.
Typically, a roaring noise can be associated with a failed wheel bearing assembly. In your case it my be called an axle bearing for the rear axle of your 4x4 truck. This noise may also be confused with grinding which...
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A violet fluid beneath my truck
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. I would inspect around the water pump. I have never seen violet colored antifreeze so that's my first caution. If the water pump is leaking that much, you will see and smell it....
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Can bad driving cause a bad throttle body?
Hi there - the dealer may be refusing to "certify" if because they can't be certain how it was maintained. This may or may not be a problem. A rental vehicle, especially a "working" vehicle like a Transit van, may...
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Brake Pad or Caliper Issue?
It is normal for the front brakes to last about 35k to 40k miles before needing to be replaced. When the brake pads were replaced it should of been noted if the right pads were worn down to 3mm and...

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