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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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2005 Lincon aviator cylinder head temperature sensor location
The sensor is located beneath the intake manifold. To gain access, remove the air filter and intake housing. Remove the drive belt and alternator. Unplug intake tuning connector and then beneath the intake you will see the 2-wire cylinder head...
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I got my fixed but the car is still overheating and the heat not working and was leaking coolant
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged or leaking heater core. The heater core is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then...
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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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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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My 97 grand marquis start but after accelerating and I let go the car will turn off or it will idle what do.you think the resaon?
Stalling in the circumstance that you are describing could be due to a faulty mass airflow sensor, faulty camshaft or crankshaft position sensors, worn spark plugs, wires or defective ignition coil(s), inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel filter, injectors,...
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I put my car in park then tried to put in drive and it was in reverse all of gears are in reverse and wont show gear on dash.
Check to be sure that the manual lever on the top of the transmission actually moves into each "detent" position, beginning with the park position, as you move the gear shifter. In all likelihood, the manual lever is not moving,...
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Theft light is not blinking in 99 Mercury Marquis car won't start fuel pump and crank shaft has been replaced also have a new batt
No cranking means no starter motor operation. 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, and the immobilizer (security) system off - check...
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Misfire
You either have low fuel pressure or clogged fuel injectors. Have pressure checked first and if it is good then have fuel injectors cleaned and may need to be replaced.
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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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I installed a after market radio in my 2002 Cadillac Deville and no sounds will come from my speakers. But when I put my stock rad
Your car might have a built in amplifier that requires a 12 volt signal to be sent in order to turn on the amplifier. The wiring harness for your stock radio may already accommodate that but the new radio has...
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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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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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GL450 has no power. It’s completely dead.
It's possible the battery might just be coincidentally dead. So, to rule that in or out, the first thing to do is load test the battery. If the battery is fully charged, then an electrical system diagnostic must be performed....
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Hi, we just replaced head gaskets on my 2003 f150 4.6 triton, put it all back together and its seized up! Won't turn over or anyth
You should try to turn the crankshaft with a breaker bar and socket on the center crankshaft bolt. If it cannot be turned then you have the timing chain on wrong and may have bent the valves. Open up and...
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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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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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Truck won’t start and I installed a new battery, I get power but once I try to crank the truck I loose all power.
It sounds like you may have a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine turns...
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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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