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SUV won't move until high RPM
Hi there. Usually when the vehicle is hard to accelerate unless the RPM is high, it's a clear indicator of a damaged or worn out torque converter. It is also common for an obstruction of transmission fluid to cause issues...
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Check engine light came on, stayed on for a month, then went off.
Hi there. In most cases, the P0420 code means that either the upstream or downstream oxygen sensor in the catalytic converter is not working. The other code listed tends to be caused by issues with the catalytic converter being damaged....
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I changed my rear braked and after putting everything back in order they wont brake, im thinking rear brakes arent getting any flu
Hi there. I would recommend having one of our professional mechanics come to your location to complete a brake system inspection, so check the repairs you completed and see if there is something you're missing or if there another mechanical...
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Brake lights not working but the reverse light do on a 99 ford explorer
The brake light switch under the dash on brake pedal needs checked and then check to see if the turn signal switch is directing power to the brake lights. If you need further assistance then contact a mechanic like one...
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Broken thermostat housing
A cracked thermostat housing can definitely cause the coolant temperature sensor to produce false readings due to the fluctuation in temperature and leaking coolant. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to diagnose and inspect...
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Not Sure
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, treat these issues separately. Typically, the only way timing can cause overheating is if the it is retarded heavily. You want to look into the overheating issue first and as its own...
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When I'm driving sometimes it feels like I took my foot off the gas but I didn't then goes back to normal what does that mean?
The VDC and slip lights relate to the traction control system in the vehicle. The traction control system monitors the steering and stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the...
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I have a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport and the rpm's vary while the car is at idle. The past two days the car has shut off while drivin
Hi there. Typically a rough and inconsistent engine idle is caused by a fuel system component that is dirty, damaged or out of adjustment. Some of the common culprits of this symptom include dirty or clogged fuel injectors, idle control...
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My SUV makes a groaning noise when shifting gears.
Hi C.F. Theoretically, it could be both a brake or transmission problem. It could also be due to a wheel bearing wearing out. Typically a brake grinding issue will occur when the vehicle is slowing (in forward or reverse). The...
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I went to get oil changed at pep boys on the way home explorer began to supper and get hot and half the water in radiator is gone
The oil change should not have anything to do with your vehicle overheating. You will need to have the entire cooling system checked to see if you have a leaking hose, radiator or water pump or the thermostat housing? You...
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My 2004 ford explorer shuts off Every time I put it in gear,but my starter went out first, bought a used 1, and it was no good! Dr
First you need to get the starter replaced to get the engine to start and then check transmission fluid levels. If engine stalls when put in gear but will not stall if you hold throttle up a little to keep...
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Humming sound on the left of the car
You should check the tires for uneven wear on the tread that will make a chop on the tread. If the tread is rough then it will make a hum noise and get louder as speed increases. Try to rotate...
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Stabilizer bar links/bushings
No they are not the same thing. Toe links are also called tie rods.
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When I stop quickly then go to start the car hesitates then jolts forward
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to consider is your driving habits. If you are consistently braking hard, it can be rough on your brake system and you transmission. The jolt is the biggest cause for concern....
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truck wont start unless its jump started. I have put in a new battery and still wont start and acts like the battery is dead.
You say the car will not start from your battery but will from a jump start. This tells me you have a bad connection between the battery and your cable clamp. Remove and clean with a wire brush inside connector...
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Gear shift popped out
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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My check engine light is on and the autozone said it's the fuel rail pressure sensor and its high. I am supposed to drive to Texas
Hi Kelly. A check engine light is typically triggered when a senor detects a mechanical or electrical failure within an engine or transmission component. It usually will be accompanied by symptoms. In the case of a fuel rail issue, the...
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I have a 1996 ford explore the engine kick over but it look like it not getting gas won't start
Hi Lawrence. When you can crank over your motor, there are typically two things that cause the vehicle to not start; fuel or ignition system components. Some of the common fuel system issues can include dirty or clogged fuel filter,...
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Temperature gauge spikes up after driving for about 5--10 minutes, then returns just as quick to normal.
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Rear end of truck hops occasionally, usually at slower speeds, what could it be?
Hi there. First off, I would strongly recommend removing the retread tires as soon as possible. Retread tires can cause the type of symptoms you are describing - and can do it on an inconsistent basis. They are also prone...

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