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Shifting problem?
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be low on transmission fluid or the transmission may have a faulty shifting solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use transmission fluid to lubricate internal parts and create hydraulic pressure inside which...
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I have a radiator leak under and behind throttle body on my 4.0 ford ranger 99
Hi there. The location of that type of leak is common with a heater core connection. As coolant gets hot after running through the engine block, it is circulated to the heater core, which heats up the coils for your...
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Nissan xtera will not start, it turns over and it is firing, but will not start. no warning, just won't crank.
Hello there. When a car has this issue of not starting up, it is caused either by an ignition timing or fuel delivery malfunction. On a modern Xterra for example, there are more than a dozen individual components that control...
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What door latch will work on my 1991 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 engine. The original locks have been discontinued.
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several options including new, used, and similar parts. You can purchase one used online or from your local junk yard depending on what you have available around you. This is usually your...
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I can't roll the rear passenger window up from either the drivers side or the passenger side. Could it be the regulator rather than the switches?
Hi there. If you are hearing a clicking sound as the window is trying to roll up or down, then either the regulator motor is burned and needs replaced or the track that the window rides on is broken. If...
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What causes 2010 town and country to surge at low speed and to shut off at low speeds?
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low...
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Drove fine, then no acceleration and now no idle. Would start but would die if given gas 1991 Ford Explorer
Hello - I would check for a bad fuel pump relay . (If the fuel pump fuse was blown, it wouldn't run at all) A fuel pump relay with burned contacts would pass a small amount of current, but probably...
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My Ford Explorer SERVICE RSC NOW light is on,what should I do?
RSC stands for Roll Stability Control. It is a form of stability control. The RSC works in conjunction with the anti-lock brake system to help regain control of the vehicle if it goes into a spin or slide. The system...
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A whoooo noise on the rear driver side underneath 03 for explorer.
Humming noises underneath a vehicle could be a metal to metal contact of two objects rubbing fast. This could be a heat shield, an exhaust pipe rubbing on the frame, or a tire that is rubbing the fender. Go under...
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Vehicle won't go into gear when running, when turned off, vehicle will go into gear but won't start. 1998 Ford Explorer
Hello - your clutch hydraulics are the problem here. Check the clutch hydraulics fluid level - and it may share the same reservoir as the brake master cylinder (both use brake fluid as the hydraulic medium). If fluid needs to...
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My truck won't start. No sound, no lights, nothing turns on when I go to start my truck.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely having issues with the battery. When the alternator fails, the vehicle does its best to rely on the battery, which puts it under an incredible amount of stress. This likely...
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2006 Xterra 4x4, 4.0L V6. Engine is overheating. No coolant leaks. Replaced thermostat. Flushed radiator. Fans work. What to do?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Overheating issues are very frustrating. When in this situation, you will want to go ahead and test the radiator cap and make sure it is regulating pressure correctly. Secondly, the water pump needs to...
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Engine Overheating after 20-30 minutes. Why?
Hi there. One of the easiest ways to test a water pump is to carefully place your hand on the lower radiator hose while the motor is running. Two things should happen; first, as you suggested, the hose should feel...
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Shifting problem?
Hi There, It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside...
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How much does it cost to repair my antifreeze leak
Anytime you see a coolant leak under the vehicle you know you have a leak but the location is not known. You will need to have the cooling system pressure tested to see where the leak is coming from. It...
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RPM needle moves up and down and then car shuts off when starting it. This happens intermittent. Runs good some days, others no.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With all of the various codes and systems being effected, you may be experiencing a vacuum leak. While everything the dealership did was understandable to some extent, a vacuum leak test needs to be...
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05 ford explorer 4.0L 6 cyl will go into gear but even if i floor the gas the suv will not move at all transmission was rebuild 8
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will exhibit these symptoms when the transmission fluid is low. You will want to start there. If the fluid is full, then you will want to turn your attention to the torque...
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04 explorer 4.0 soho po171
Hi there. The most common cause for the P0171 code is a vacuum leak. I would double check all vacuum line connections to eliminate this as the primary source of your issue. It is also possible that the intake manifold...
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My car is cranking longer than usual and the gauges shake after.
Hello, There are a number of reasons that may cause the vehicle to take longer than normal to start, however this is usually due to a fuel delivery problem resulting in insufficient fuel being supplied to the motor at startup....
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My local mechanic said I need to go to the dealership to have them do the timing on my 2006 LR3 v6.
Hi there. If the code is for P0011, then there is an issue with the VVTi system. The Variable Valve Timing solenoids are not functioning properly. First change the engine oil and filter. Then clear the codes by removing the...

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