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Car idling slowly and losing power
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of serious transmission or engine performance issue. If the transmission fluid hasn't been changed in a long time it may be possible that the...
I just had the harmonic balancer replaced and now the car is overheating.
Most likely the harmonic balancer is not the reason for why the car is overheating. It is more likely something to do with the cooling fan or a part of the cooling system, such as the thermostat. I recommend...
Car keeps saying the starter is disabled
It sounds like the new key needs to be encoded with the powertrain control module (PCM). The original key has a resistor in it with a specific resistance value. If the PCM sees a different resistance value, it will disable...
What does it mean when your car creaks when you go over things like speed bumps?
This is oftentimes related to worn out bushings in various suspension components. Control arm bushings are an important part of vehicle suspension systems. Bushings are made of rubber, which separates the faces of two objects while allowing a certain amount...
My vehicle won't start
Hello. I would recommend first disconnecting and cleaning the battery clamps and battery with baking soda and water. Once the terminals are clean then see if it will crank over. You may need to jump start the battery if it...
egr value code
There are over ten different codes that point to the EGR system on the engine and each code can lead to a different possible cause for the codes when the pinpoint test is done. You should have a mechanic scan...
Truck has began stalling from the air filter. Recently replaced it an hour ago and seems to still stall at 2600rpm
You should have the engine scanned to see if the mass airflow sensor (MAF) was damaged from the water or debris from the air filter. The MAF has a hot and cold internal sensor and can get damaged from excessive...
What do you recommend for transmission fluid and engine oil for a 2010 Lincoln Town Car?
Hello. Ford or Motorcraft brand would be the OEM fluid brand that your vehicle came equipped with from the factory. However, any brand of oil and transmission fluid will work fine as long as it meets the API certification rating,...
Engine acts like it misfires occasionally during regular driving or while giving it gas - 2002 Ford Mustang
Hello there, intermittent misfires can have many different causes on your 2002 Ford Mustang. The most common cause is the spark plugs, so it is good those where replaced first. Other potential causes would be a fuel injector, coil, vacuum...
Small fluid leak in front after car is shut off and sits,temperature gauge rising.
You should have the cooling system pressure and leak checked to locate the leak in the cooling system and also check to see why your engine ran hotter than normal. This overheating inspection will locate the leak and then a...
Car bogging down in gear
Hello and thank you for your question. There could be a problem with the brakes not releasing or the transmission torque converter could have failed. Check all of the brakes and make sure that they are adjusted and working properly....
My 96 Cadillac Seville is running for about 30 mins and then my oil pressure lights comes on and says "stop engine". I've checked the oil and it's ok.
From what you've described, the problem sounds like you are loosing oil pressure to the engine and the light and noise are indicating that there is a problem. The fact that you are full of oil tells me that the...
There is a strange slip in the engine
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of a vehicle. The sensor is usually located on the butterfly spindle/shaft so that it...
My truck turns over but won't start.
Start with also checking things like cam position sensor and crank position sensors. These are two components that will cause a no spark problem as they are both partially responsible for monitoring the speed of both the crank and camshafts....
Truck is not getting fuel until holding the ignition in for a few seconds.
You may very well be on the right track with this and you should check the control module to be sure. You may also want to check the fuel pressure regulator as well to be sure you are getting enough...
Car spits an sputters like it's misfiring if I accelerate too fast. But does fine any other time
Hey there. The first thing I would check would be the fuel pressure. But there are several possible causes for this condition. There could be a vacuum leak, the engine may need a tune up, or any number of other...
Loss of engine power when driving over 50 mph
Check for problem codes, even if the Check Engine Light is not illuminated right now. There are likely transient codes still set. This may be something simple like a fuel supply issue (fuel filter clogged, fuel pump relay contacts burned,...
My car is losing all engine power off and on when driving
Hey there. With a problem like this, it is a great idea to start with the fuel system. The fuel pump and filter should be checked. These need to be replaced together anyway. Depending on how many miles are on...
Crank but won't start - 2000 Lincoln Town Car
Hello. You will need to check the computer by scanning it to see if codes for no start are stored in memory. Have the fuel pressure tested and ignition system tested for proper fuel to the injectors and spark to...
When a/c was on, steam from under hood and a/c went warm on a hot day and on another day came out cool for a several minutes
The source of the steam should be the first thing repaired. It is highly probable that once the leak is repaired, the A/C system will begin to work again. There are two fluid sources under the hood that can create...

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