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Ignition Coil
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Is it time to replace it?
Your present car is not that old and the mileage is low. It is usually more economical to repair what you have versus buying another used car but the exact calculation will depend on the cost of the currently required...
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Hey Chris, i have a 1999 ford e-150 that needs passenger front spring and shocks, work truck in pretty rough shape. Worth repairi
Hi there. If the truck is in rough shape, you might want to have a local shock install shop swap them out, as it's probably more affordable than having a professional mobile mechanic come to your location. If you have...
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Intake manifold clip code on 1997 Ford F 150
Hello - the two codes you mention, P0157 and P0158 both refer to faults with the Oxygen Sensor after the catalytic converter on Bank 2. This would be the cylinder head and exhaust side that does NOT contain cylinder #1...
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I have a 97 f150. Put a new trans in the truck. It has reverse but no forwards. Which is the same thing the old trans was doing
Hi there. Unfortunately, without knowing the details of what exactly was replaced or removed during this service, it's very difficult to pinpoint why this is happening to your vehicle. In most cases, when a transmission engages reverse but not a...
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The clutch went out and clutch fluid leaking out.
Check the slave cylinder under the vehicle and see if the seal blew out. Fill up the clutch master cylinder if its low and pump the clutch pedal a couple of times and then look for the leak. Pull back...
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camshaft position sensor problem
Hi there. This article should give you some great ideas as to what causes this error code, common symptoms and possible solutions on how to resolve the issues.
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Transmission
Hello, There are a number of things that may cause this to happen. What you are describing may be a result of a faulty speed sensor, potentially low transmission fluid or a even a faulty transmission control solenoid. As your...
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It has 240,000 miles on the body but I have a reman tranny and engine. What's the best method for undercoating/rustproofing. 2002 Ford F150
Hello - at this point in the game, I would go for the oil spray. It will penetrate any corrosion (and pretty-much arrest it) that might be present. Any "coating systems" that you apply may encapsulate some of any existing...
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Transmission slips in reverse
Hi There, If your overdrive light is blinking (like a turn signal or hazard light), it is indicating that there is a problem with your car’s transmission. It could be the shift solenoid or possibly the speed or range sensors,...
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Water inlet tube broke on the manifold 2000 Ford F150
Hi there - yes, it is necessary to remove and repair/replace the lower portion of the intake manifold. The lower intake manifold is where the water inlet is located. For assistance, I recommend an lower intake manifold replacement service performed...
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Misfire in cylinder #7
Anytime the valve cover is leaking oil into the spark plug tube you will see oil in the bottom of the hole and maybe just residue on the upper part of plug boot. Clean the tube out and replace the...
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When I put gas in, after a few seconds it spits it back out.
Hi there. The fuel vent hose on the fuel filler neck is plugged and not allowing the fuel to vent as the tank is filled up. You may have to remove the rubber hose to the tank and take a...
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Ford no power when driving but idol is fine
Hi there. Depending on when and where you had your new computer installed, and whether these symptoms started at the same time, it is possible you need to have the computer reprogrammed. This is something that should be completed by...
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Running lean on bank 2
Hello and thanks for writing in. Code P0174 relates to a lean fuel condition which is typically caused by a faulty mass air flow sensor or potentially a vacuum leak beyond the mass air flow sensor causing the reading of...
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Leaking oil and smoking but temp gauge isn't moving - smells like burnt rubber 2004 Ford Freestar
Hi there - your symptoms describe 2 problems, unrelated to each other. The burned oil smell is likely a leaking gasket, most likely the valve/cam cover gasket. It would leak down onto hot exhaust, causing the smell and light smoke...
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White smoke
Hi There, It sounds like your truck may have a blown head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire and potentially compression leaks...
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White smoke from exhaust smell like gas 1997 Ford F150
Hi there - check for problem codes first, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. I don't think it's a computer problem - more likely a coolant temperature sensor malfunction or leaking injector making it run rich. Check...
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Temperature gauge moves up and down rapidly (does'nt jump).
The wire yl/lb from the PCM to the coolant temperature sensor seems to have a break in it. However, when jumping the wire from the PCM to the sensor could have been in contact with another circuit causing the gauge...
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I have a 2002 Ford F-150 single cab has a rod knock and dies while driving
Hi There, The rod knocking you are hearing in your 2002 F150 may be related to a rod bearing that is beginning to fail. Adding additional oil to the motor may temporarily solve this, but it will eventually come back...

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