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Radiator cap needs replacing.
If you have a white residue building up just below the cap and you have to add coolant frequently, this could be the issue. The cooling system and cap need to be pressure tested to ensure the system is not...
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Van not starting.
There are a number of reasons why your van will crank and not start. You can have anything from a faulty fuel pump, a bad crank sensor, an internal engine failure or too many other things to count. A mechanic...
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Remote car starter not working
If your vehicle has an aftermarket alarm that has an immobilizer that no longer functions; the alarm system will have to be removed and factory wiring repaired in order to start your vehicle. I suggest having a qualified mechanic help...
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Motor making a weird noise
Hi. An engine that cranks normally but takes a long time to start is usually the result of a fuel or spark issue. On the other hand, a vehicle that turns over slowly is usually a sign of a problem...
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Motor making a weird noise
Hi. Unfortunately, I doubt this is a sensor problem. The transmission control module (TCM) uses input from the vehicle speed sensor (VSS) to regulate line pressure for shift timing and for torque converter clutch (TCC) application. A failed VSS can...
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Van dying when put in gear
I think the most likely cause would be a faulty computer or sensor of some kind. I would recommend having an inspection of the engine and transmission performed by a professional. It would also help to scan the vehicle...
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Overheating at the traffic light or while AC is on
You may have a restriction in your radiator or condenser that is preventing the cooling of the respective fluids that go through these parts. Restrictions will cause hot spots and therefore will not allow sufficient cooling of the refrigerant or...
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Engine keeps misfiring on humid days
The humidity in the air will also affect the air pressure around your vehicle. When air pressure is affected, engine vacuum is also affected. The engine's positive crankcase ventilation system relies on engine vacuum to function properly. If the engine...
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The throttle keeps sticking at average speeds
You may have a damaged throttle body or a faulty throttle position sensor. Both of these issues can make you feel the same symptoms as a sticking throttle. I would recommend having the throttle body and throttle position sensor inspected...
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Sudden drop in gas mileage
There are multiple factors that can affect your gas mileage. Some of these factors would include: how clean the air filter is, how well fuel can flow through the fuel filter. If the fuel filter is doing its job, the...
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Head gaskets
The majority of the top end of the motor will in fact need to come apart in order to replace head gaskets. However, this would not necessarily be true for replacing only the timing belt.
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i was told that my cruise control cable is bent. can it be fixed without replacing it?
A bent cruise control cable cannot be bent back without significant risk of more damage to the cable. You can try doing it yourself, but no reputable mechanic is going to help you do this, because there is a large...
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Anti-theft preventing car from starting
Hello. The first thing I would do is try to reset or disable the anti-theft system. This can be done by locking the doors with the power lock, and closing all the doors and the trunk. Then you wait 30...
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The mechanics is saying to change the Brake pads and engine mount replacement cost $550. is this worth to repair the car or sell
You have an "older" car but one with relatively low mileage on the engine. (My car is 26 years old, so don't feel bad). The big issue with "older" cars is corrosion and deterioration of critical rubber products like valve...
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Where is the transmission module located in a 1999 Mercury Villager minivan?
Hi, thanks for your question! For your vehicle, the transmission module should be to the right side of the steering column, under the dash.
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My brakes are hard when depressed.
Hey there, thanks for writing in. The brake booster has a bad vacuum supply or the booster internal vacuum valve is bad and the booster needs replaced. The complete brake system should be checked and diagnosed by a mechanic to...
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My car's air conditioning/heating system only works for a brief time and blows the wrong temperature air
Your Villager comes equipped with either an automatic climate control system or a manual controlled climate system. The automatic controlled system uses four separate sensors and as many modules to operate. Any of these can be the source of the...

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