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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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Not getting to normal engine operating temperature
The most common and most likely cause for the engine to not get to operating temperature is commonly cause by the thermostat stuck in the open position or is broken. The thermostat stuck in the open position will cause the...
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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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Violent surging from rough idle after cleaning throttle body and putting in gas
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You may want to perform a tune-up and change all of the spark plugs and wires first. Then check for vacuum leaks on the engine with a vacuum gauge. If the vacuum gauge...
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Power Steering Gear Box Leak
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Take some WD-40 and spray it on the threads on the pitman arm. With the nut and bolt loose and removed, tap on the pitman arm side to aid in the removal. If the...
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Truck suddenly has no power, won't rev above 4K, and idles fine.
Hello there, many faults will cause a lack of power on your 2003 Ford F-150. The most common would be a failed catalytic converter, throttle body plate malfunction, vacuum leak, throttle linkage, fuel pump, or a shift solenoid. When the...
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The Check Battery Light will come on and the car will lose power. Sometimes the power steering will stop working as well.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. In several instances, when the Check Battery Light comes on before the engine died, then it's probably the alternator. If your engine died before the Battery Light illuminated, then you may have had a...
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Won't hold idle - 1999 Ford F-150
Hey there. This may be a sign of a dirty or failing idle air control valve or potentially an intake air leak. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel as it gets...
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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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Hello. I have to replace both the bank 1 and bank 2 cat. Does bank 1 and 2 refer to "right" and "left"? Thanks
Yes, bank 1 and bank 2 is the same as left and right. Bank 1 is the right side of the engine and bank 2 is the left. Before purchasing and replacing the catalyst, you should have a complete diagnosis...
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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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While driving back from the next city, I heard a rather loud flapping noise coming from behind the doghouse.
Hi there. The flapping noise you are hearing from behind the doghouse, could prove to be, difficult to diagnose. Temperature may be affecting the severity of the noise. Removing the doghouse may be helpful in isolating the noise. There are...
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Steering wheel turns easily and belt is misaligned
The power steering pump has a pressure control valve screwed into the pressure side of the pump. This valve will limit how much pressure the pump puts out to the steering gear. If the pressure goes too high above specifications...
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Intake manifold runner control stuck
The IMRC (Intake manifold runner control) is a vacuum modulated solenoid that operates a butterfly valve in the intake manifold. The purpose is to optimize the air/fuel ratio for best fuel economy and drivability. Sometimes the code will refer to...
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Possible blown head gasket issue - 2008 Ford F-150
Hello. If it has a blown head gasket it can be quite the undertaking to fix this. You would need to remove the cylinder heads and have them fully rebuilt prior to reinstalling them. If you have a lot of...
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Brake Light and ABS Light
This is a sign of faulty wheel speed sensors. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which...
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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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My 2007 Ford F-150 V6 runs rough and stalls
Hi there - I would check for low fuel pressure. Low fuel pressure could be due to a clogged fuel filter, weak fuel pump, or fuel pump relay with burned contacts (fuel pump won't get adequate power). Dirty or failed...
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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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Rattling sound coming from the front tires
Hi there: Usually a small rattle while driving slow is caused by a loose component such as strut dust boots and foam insulator, wheel center caps, plastic inner fenders and splash guards that have come loose. In many cases it...

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