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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...
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...
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...
Intake manifold cracked?
Hi Somatic. Thanks for sending us your question tonight. A cracked intake manifold would be rather easy to notice, as it will have a considerable build-up of coolant, rust, and caked-on debris, while also causing overheating problems as you've indicated...
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....
I was given a lincoln town car wheel and tire for my 2001 Grand Marquis but its look like its touching my rotors well it scrub
The wheel is probably not a catalog interchange. Obviously, if there is interference do not use the wheel. If you search Car-Part.com and/or submit an on-line request at that site, you will be able to find rims that are an...
Engine is misfiring on cylinder 8, when car is up to temperature it shakes when accelerating. The shaking stops when I stop accele
It seems like you are on the right track. If water is able to get onto the ignition coil, this can cause the ignition coil to fail. It is very likely that the ignition coil is the cause of this...
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...
Hood stuck partially open/shut, center latch won't release
Hi Christine. Thanks for contacting us today. This is a tricky issue. If you have a small piece of soft metal, like aluminum that can bend but remains ridged, you can attempt to "POKE" the radiator cap out of the...
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...
I just passed my emission test in 3 hours later my check engine light came on saying misfire in cylinder 2 I replace my ignition c
Hi Diana. Thanks for contacting us today. Depending on the state in which you live, when an emissions test is completed, the ECU is hooked up to an on-board diagnostic scanning computer, which accesses the ECU's codes and settings. In...
Air suspension in gl450, does it suppose to move when it's parked and running?
The air suspension is an active system and can adjust up or down any time when it is running.
Leak in air system? Gl450
I'm assuming you are talking about the air suspension system that Mercedes offers on several of their cars. Air suspension is great for about ten years or a hundred thousand miles. Then it can become a real pain in the...
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....
The service engine went on in my SUV 2005 SRX code for Evap is what I was told car is also accelerating a little when turned on
EVAP codes vary so I would need to know the exact code to advise you. Leaks are merely one possibility when it comes to the EVAP system (there are valves, electrically controlled components, and so forth) and so contemplating a...
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:...
04 aviator started over heating 2 months after thermostat replaced and within seconds damaged radiator need to know possible cause
You should check the cooling fan is coming on and replace radiator and waterpump and thermostat. If you need a mechanic like one from YourMechanic can come to you and do the work for you.
Engine making clunking noise on re start
You can disconnect the serpentine belt after the engine is hot and try starting it and see if the noise goes away. Run the engine only for a moment though, so that it doesn't overheat. That tactic will rule in...
Car not turning over
If the problem is simply no starter motor operation the fault is typically quite limited. With a fully charged battery that passes a load test, or a new fully charged battery as required, and the immobilizer (security) system off -...
Impossible to find budget heads for a 4.6?
Hi George. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, this really isn't our cup of tea or area of expertise. We focus only on OEM repairs, maintenance and service tips. You would be better served to contact a Ford performance mechanic...

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