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Calipers seem to stick
The brake caliper slides may be in need of being cleaned and lubed. This should be done at every brake pad change. It is not always done when the brakes are replaced. This would be the first thing I would...
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Will not start.
The sensor will be the same. What you need to make sure of is that the new motor has the tone ring installed on the balancer. The same goes for the camshaft sensor. A missing tone ring is a very...
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My van is stalling while I am driving The throttle revs up and down if I am idling I replaced all sensors the codes gave Still sam
Hello there, you have a few issues going on with your 2005 Ford Freestar. You did well in having the intake system inspected as a vacuum leak will cause these type of issues. There are a few other potential faults...
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I want to know where to connect the wires for my starter because I am replacing it
When replacing starter motor on this engine you will only have two wires. Both wires are red. There is one big one and one small one. The two connection are different on the starter are different sizes also. You should...
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Engine cranks but won't start. 2002 Ford F150
Hello - the lack of consistent fuel pump startup is, to me, telling. I would re-check fuel pump relay and wiring again , including the pump ground wire, for good connections and consistent power to the pump. And, I would...
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Have a 2004 mercury Monterey and it came up with a message on the display saying fuel comp data error
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle will give this warning light when the computer has detected there is an issue with the fuel system. It may mean there is an electrical issue, mechanical issue, or sensor/compilation issue. The...
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Over heating
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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Having a starter issue and I have done all the troubleshooting to know it's the starter. 1997 Ford F150
Hi there - I suspect the "bolt" you mention is on the starter solenoid, which has burned contacts. This means that you can measure voltage to the solenoid, but there is not enough current through the solenoid contacts to kick...
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Both of my turn signals and hazard ights are not functioning.
If you suspect a cut wire "supplies" an electrical load, such as a bulb, but that wire is disconnected from the load, simply put a voltmeter on it, turn the switch controlling the bulb (the electrical load) circuit "on", and...
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my clutch just pop when i shifted...and now the fluid from the reservoir is leaking from the bottom of the transmission...what hap
A hydraulic clutch relies on steel tubing and special seals within a slave cylinder. The steel tubing is subject to corrosion and the seals can leak or blow out. A leak is not a big deal as any of the...
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Squeaking 1997 Ford F150
Hello - most often, a squeaking noise from this area is the water pump bearing failing. Fan clutches don't often make noises. You can confirm this by temporarily taking the fan off of the fan clutch. If the noise stops,...
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I failed a smog check with the codes PO171 & PO174, saying the system is too lean on the bank 1 & 2. Can you tell me what the problem is?
Hi there. When the two codes P0171 and P0174 come up for a lean system on both banks of your engine, then either all of the fuel injectors are not working properly or your fuel pressure has dropped. Check the...
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Should your repair or replace stabilizer links on a 2005 Ford Freestar
Typically if you have bad stabilizer links then they should be replaced as an assembly. In most cases it is the bushings that fail, but the links that they mount to become distorted over time. To ensure that they last...
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my car engine doesnt stay on unless im pressing the gas
Hi there: If a different mechanic said that the engine was "dirty" and to use premium gasoline to repair this issue, then it's likely that the fuel system components including the mass air flow sensor, EGR valve, fuel injectors and...
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ECM replacement
If you have a need to have the ECM replaced then you will need to have one programmed for your vehicle and have the system integrated so all the modules talk to each other. This will require the computer to...
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Not starting
The most common cause of an no start with no spark is going to be the crankshaft sensor causing the no start. The vehicle should be scanned to see if there is an input from the crankshaft sensor to the...
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Emergency break light won't shut off
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are a few issues that will cause the light to stay on. One of the most common is that the parking brake cable get stretched out and either needs to be adjusted or...
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Truck dies when at idle or stopped
It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing 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 speeds and...
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Ford F150 shakes when pressing gas
If you are getting a check engine light coming on and flashing of the light when problem is happening. I would recommend having the engine computer scanned to see if you have misfire codes or codes to the intake manifold...
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Hey whats going on guys i have 2003 4.2l 256ci f150 FX2 and I am getting a code for the Mass Air Flow sensor.
Hi there. Check the wiring to the mass air flow sensor (MAF Sensor) and see if there is an broken or frayed wires. If there is no damage to the wiring, then check the circuit on the wiring for a...

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