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AC line cold, no AC blowing in car; heat blows really hot, only all lines have been replaced and fuse checked good
Hello. It is possible that your blend door actuator has failed. This is the part that controls your blend door. The blend door is responsible for blocking off the heater core when your A/C is on to prevent the hot...
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Loud metal screeching noise and vibration from pulley
Hello, thanks for writing in. For this particular vehicle it appears that the pulley and harmonic balancer are integrated into one unit. That means replacing either would be to replace both, as they are one part. If you would like...
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Overheating issue, when heater is on its normal temp. but if heater is off it begins to overheats, until heater is turn on again.
It sounds like your engine might have a restriction in the cooling system. If the cooling system has a restriction that prevents its flow, this will cause the engine to get hot. The heat is dissipated from the cooling system...
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FRONT ROTORS REPLACEMENT & KNOCKING SOUND GOING OVER BUMPS AND NORMAL DRIVING
In order to remove the rotors on the front, the calipers and caliper brackets will need to be removed first. Once the caliper and bracket have been removed, the rotor will come right off. As for the suspension issue, Lincoln...
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Steering suddenly notchy, only when running, fine when engine off, changed PS fluid and no help.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Although it's difficult to diagnose a steering issue remotely, the symptoms you're describing would lead me to the steering gearbox. In some cases, especially with about 175,000 miles on the vehicle, the steering gearbox can...
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when trying to start my 03 Lincoln LS (v8) all i get is a singal click.and thoughts?
Hi there: It's very common for multiple battery-related components to all wear out around the same time, including battery cables and the battery temperature sensor attached to the bottom of the battery box. In some cases, when the battery temperature...
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Heating
Hello. There can be several components that will cause the heater to fail. Always start with the simple options first. The heater relies on hot coolant from the engine entering the heater core where air is pushed over it before...
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The car started overheating recently
Hi there; Overheating issues can be very tricky to diagnose due to the multiple components involved in the cooling system. If you've recently replaced the radiator and thermostat, it's probable that air bubbles may have been trapped inside the cooling...
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My car is overheating quickly - 2000 Lincoln LS
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check to see if the electric fan is coming on when at idle. If the fan is not coming on, check the fuse box for any blown fuses. If all of the fuses are...
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How can my power steering leak all of a sudden when it wasn't driving for 30 days?
Hey there. This suggests your power steering pump may be failing or you have a leak elsewhere in one of the power steering lines. The power steering system operates on very high pressurized hydraulic pressure (in some cases as much...
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There are no leaks under the vehicle but it is abnormally hot
There are several possibilities that could cause overheating without coolant loss: a faulty thermostat, a worn water pump, or a clogged radiator (either internally or cooling fins externally). It's also possible the electric cooling fan switch has failed, preventing the...
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Does my car have rear disc or drum brakes?
The rear brakes on this vehicle will have rotor discs. If you suspect that you have a problem with the rear brakes then you should have a brake safety inspection done by a mechanic. One of our technicians can come...
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Can the oil pan gasket replacement be done at home? 2006 Lincoln Ls V8. Does it use just a liquid gasket or does it use an actual gasket?
Hi there. The oil pan gasket is either a gasket of cork or rubber (silicone molded) or a spread of RTV Silicone. The oil pan gasket can be removed at home, you will just have to jack up the vehicle...
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Engine is running warm
With this engine set up if you just had major cooling system work done and refilled the system then run it and runs a little warm. This is most likely caused by air pockets in the the engine. You should...
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Smoke coming inside the car when I turn on the heat and it smell like oil
If you just purchased the vehicle from a used car lot and have some sort of warranty from them then I would suggest you have an independent mechanic like one from YourMechanic come and check the vehicle out to see...
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No GPS signal
Hi there. I have not personally experienced any issues with Garmin products not working correctly specifically with Ford models or the Thunderbird. It is more likely that the GPS system itself might have an electrical glitch which causes the malfunction...
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Rough Start
There are a number of things that can cause poor fuel mileage. A faulty camshaft position sensor is one of them. The camshaft position sensor is a magnetic sensor that monitors camshaft speed to regulate ignition timing and fuel injection...
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What would cause a whining noise from the front of the engine in my 2004 Lincoln LS
Hello. A whining noise from the front of your engine can come from a number of things. Most of the time though it is caused by a failure in the power steering pump or low fluid in the pump. I...
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Plugs getting wet and not staring
Hello and thanks for writing in. It sounds like you may have a leaking fuel injector or potentially a bad fuel pressure regulator resulting in an excessively rich fuel condition. This will cause the spark plugs to foul out like...
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Want to swap an engine.
The engine will fit, but the engine in the 2002 does not have the Variable Valve Timing System. You will need to swap the cylinder heads over to the other engine to make the VVT system function in your vehicle....

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