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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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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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Van starts but stalls very quickly
Hi there. Check the fuel pump relay and see if it's clicking when the key is turned to the 'ON' position. If the relay is not clicking, then remove the relay and check for power to the relay base on...
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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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I have a p0174 code that was reviewed on a scanner.
Hi there. The code P0132 in on for an issue with the upstream oxygen sensor. There could be a broken wire, frayed wire touching something metal, or the sensor could have failed. The code P0174 is on for the Mass...
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How do you remove the master cylinder sensor or plug
The plug in the master cylinder reservoir can be removed by just grabbing the tip with a pliers and twist to brake the seal and remove the plug. The sensor can be removed by using a small screwdriver and releasing...
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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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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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Transmission
The forward gear drum is a common failure point with the 4R70W transmission. However, with nearly 200,000 miles and the fluid in the condition you describe - low initially and lots of debris in the pan, the repair may be...
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chAnged battery now van will start but smother out
There are most likely other issues that are preventing the vehicle from functioning properly other than the battery. I would recommend having your fuel and ignition systems inspected to determine if they are functioning properly. If you have any fuel...
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Starts and dies
It sounds like what you are describing is something related to a fuel supply issue, which may be related to low fuel pressure, faulty or dirty fuel injectors, a faulty or dirty idle air control valve (this relays information about...
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Buying a new car: 2010 Toyota Highlander vs 2016 Dodge Journey with 7year/100K warranty
Logically, a vehicle with less miles and a warranty would be the choice. However, reliability is something to consider. Mind you, pretty much every brand out there has had some sort of issue, even those with great ratings. How often...
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Truck won't start after changing plugs and wires with a brand new battery it just clicks but every thing works
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you are dealing with this type of issue, you want to verify that the most current repair was done correctly. This means making sure the plugs were installed correctly, the wires were installed...
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Truck won't start but it is turning over just not catching but just checked oil and there is none
Without additional information and testing the no start cannot be determined with supplied information. However if you ran the engine with no oil in the engine then there may have been internal engine damage. First fill oil in the crankcase...
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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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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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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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