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Changed starter on 95 Ford Thunderbird. When connecting neg cable to battery, starter engages.
It is possible that the signal wire for the starter was hooked up on the same ring as the positive lead from the battery. This would cause the issue you are experiencing. I would recheck your starter connections to ensure...
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I have a 99 Cadillac deville that keeps over heating.I've replaced the water pump and thermostat its still running hot
The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to leaks), a faulty thermostat, a plugged radiator, a faulty radiator pressure cap, collapsed hoses, non functioning cooling fans, and a faulty water pump or drive belt....
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My vehicle is idling at 1,500 rpms... why does this happen and should I be concerned?
High idle should be corrected as it will cause harsh transmission engagement, waste fuel, and make it difficult to stop the car as the engine surges ahead. High idle can be caused by a faulty idle air control valve (IAC...
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The ABS light came on in my car yesterday and I cannot accelerate. My car kind of just rolls forward, and the 4WD turned on.
Your vehicle has entered "limp mode", likely due to a throttle system or other engine control malfunction, possibly including the ABS system, too. The ABS light is on so you can check for stored OBD-II trouble codes that might provide...
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How long does it take for the check engine light to go off after changing a pcv valve
Hi Christopher. Most of the time, OBD-II error codes don't erase on their own. When a repair has been completed, the ECU needs to be told that it has been done, which resets and clear the old codes and allows...
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Can I drive without a Pcv valve
Your engine will not run good and my stall at idle with no PCV system or valve working as it should. If you need to drive a couple miles to get the parts needed then plug the vacuum side of...
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The part of my frame where the sway bar attaches rusted off and is now hanging freely.
If you drive locally at low speeds, and the car is controllable, it is probably OK to use on a short term basis. I'd be reluctant to more specifically state that it is "safe to drive" though for two reasons:...
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After replacing the ECM in a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer what will be the reason for it not to fire or start
On cars built after the late 1990's, replacing an ECU is a much bigger deal than just plugging in a new box. The ECU has to recognize the serial number of the car and the other modules in the car....
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I noticed my starter sounds like it's having trouble catching the engine. is it the starter or just the solenoid?
Hi Karla. Thanks for contacting us tonight. If the starter solenoid has been changed before the actual starter has been, it's likely that the starter is what's causing the gear to have issues connecting to the flywheel. However, before you...
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Won't start
Hi there: Sometimes when you replace major components like the radiator, a ground wire or other wire may not have been correctly installed or attached. This could cause issues with the ignition system which might be the source of your...
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Window broken
Hi there. If the window has suddenly stopped working, then the most common reason is because the window motor failed. I would typically remove the door panel and check for power at the window motor when operating the switch. If...
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Will not acceleration
Hi there. It is possible that your Lincoln has entered a "limp mode"; which is when a problem is found in the transmission by a sensor. Essentially, it locks your vehicle in a low gear and restricts the speed, so...
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Why is my transmission fluid leaking?
Generally, there are only a few places for leaking transmission fluid to go to since it does not burn off inside the transmission, unlike motor oil inside an engine. You have already ruled out the possibility of an external leak...
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Why is my temperature gauge going up and down?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a sticky thermostat or potentially a cooling fan that may be working intermittently. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in...
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What is a throttle body filter
Code P0068 can have to do with the Throttle Position Sensor. It can also be due to a Mass Air Flow sensor fault. Usually this code can be set due to a vacuum leak, either somewhere in the air intake...
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What is a throttle body filter
I'm not sure why you are getting the definition of "throttle body filter" for the code P0068. The definition I come up with is throttle body air flow performance. In fact, all of your codes are having to do with...
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Water pump leaking
If you're positive the water pump is the source of the leak, then the replacement pump was not properly installed. Either the seal is skewed or the pump is not tightened down correctly. I recommend that you have a cooling...
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Water leaking from intake manifold
This is a common issue on your vehicle. The intake manifold on your vehicle is made of plastic and mounts to an aluminum cylinder head. These materials expand and contract at different temperatures and this creates leaks. This problem is...
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Vibrates at 65 mph
A few different things can cause the vehicle to vibrate at freeway speeds. The brake rotors, brake pads, and tire balance are a great place to start. Other common causes would be the tire itself, bent rim, wheel bearing, or...

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