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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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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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Is it normal for this truck to make a vibration and a droaning at 1000-1700-1800 rpm.
Hello, thank you for writing in. A vehicle as new as yours should not have excessive vibrations. Being a turbo, there is extra air being introduced into the systen. This will cause the engine to work a little harder, but...
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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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All the lights on Dash, ABS, check engine, advance trac.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With the vehicle being so new it should not be having issues with so many different systems. You will want to study the codes and find out what component they all have in common....
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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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Rattling/ clingy sound underneath.
Hi there. In most cases, when you begin to hear a rattling sound under the hood when you first accelerate, it's often caused by a loose pulley or drive / serpentine belt that is starting to wear out. It's also...
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while driving a I heard a loud pop that sounded like it came through the speakers, the electrical then went out
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2014 Ford F-150 to have a pop and the electrical system failing. You did not state whether the electrical issue is just with the accessories or with the entire vehicle. If the problem...
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can i change the mirror on 2011 ford f 150 to a power and heated mirror
Unfortunately, I believe the wiring harness is different on the higher end trucks for the mirrors. It is because of this that I do not believe the power heated mirrors will be compatable. The only way to know for sure...
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My check fuel filler inlet will not go out !
Contrary to popular belief, heading to the dealership to diagnose why a service or check engine light is coming on is no longer as necessary. You can have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location to complete a check...
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Where is the crankshaft sensor located please
The crankshaft sensor on the 3.5 l motor is located on the left side of the motor near the transmission end of the motor. It is held in by one bolt and goes into side of engine block.

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