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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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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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Seatbelt not retracting
Hi there. Sounds to me that you have a locked seat belt reel in your vehicle. A common solution for this issue is to have the entire reel replaced. Have a certified mechanic take a closer look at the issue...
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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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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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Motor shakes
Hi there. Sounds like you might be having multiple issues. Because of the safety concern with the steering wheel locking and the limited amount of information, I am going to suggest you not drive the vehicle and seek help from...
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Loud knocking noise.
When you say a knocking noise I assume you are referring to the engine. If the engine is indeed making the sound the first thing I would recommend is to check your oil level. This can be done by pulling...
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I have an exhaust leak
The exhaust manifolds are known to warp on these engines, causing an exhaust leak. This is typically most noticeable when the engine is cold, before the metal heats up and expands. The only solution is to replace the manifold(s). However,...
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Car stalling when driving.
There are a couple of things that come to mind with this particular issue. The first thing to do to start diagnosis would be to read out the faults from the engine computer and begin by correcting those issues first....
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Car sputtering.
You need to have the car checked for a fuel leak at the fuel filter and the fuel system. The fuel filter has been known to leak if the filter is not a factory replacement. An aftermarket filter man not...
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My car is smooth when it turns on and shakes while driving, what can it be?
Shaking of the vehicle can, of course, be suspension related so be sure to rule out faults there as a cause. If the engine itself is shaking or vibrating, the usual causes are problems with the motor mounts, engine imbalance...
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I hooked jumper cables up backwards now my truck won't fire off without spraying starter fluid
Determine if the fuel pump is actually running. The fuel pump should run momentarily at key on to pressurize the system. If it isn't running, you have an electrical problem. If the pump runs momentarily as is required at key...
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Air Filter noise and Check Engine Light
What you are describing sounds like 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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What is the right way to install the rear main seal?
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. If you are replacing the rear seal, you really should purchase a service and repair manual for your Ford F-150, as following each step in the right order is crucial to ensure a...
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Cannot find fuel pressure regulator under the hood of my 2001 f150xl V6 4.2
The fuel pressure regulator is beneath the upper intake manifold. That manifold has to be removed to gain access. Once you remove the manifold, you will see the regulator connected to the fuel rail and one end of the regulator...
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Rethreaded my spark plug and may have dropped some small metal shavings in the plug hole is there a way to get them out
The only thing you can do to get out the metal shavings from the cylinder without removing the cylinder head is to use a long air hose pressure probe into spark plug hole and blow air into cylinder to try...
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will a bad catalyst cause my truck to not want to stay on?
If the catalytic converters are broken apart inside the exhaust you will get a rattle in most cases and the loose substrate inside can partly or completely block the exhaust flow and cause loss of power and stalling or no...
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Where is the wiper pulse board located in a 2003 Ford Econoline van E-250.
The aftermarket part for your vehicle is the Dorman wiper motor pulse board module 906-151. If you view an image of this module on the Internet and then look beneath your dashboard above the brake and accelerator pedal area, you...
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Problem bleeding my brakes , can't get it to bleed out
You will need to use a scanner to activate the ABS bleed function. If you still cannot get fluid out of any brakes then you may have a problem with the ABS module. The bleed function should work unless there...
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After it rains my car rumbles in low rpm and accelerates slowly, the service engine soon also comes on
You may be getting water into the ignition and electrical system from engine fan blowing it all over the engine. In order to find the connections that are not sealed good you will need to have the computer tested to...

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