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Fan is stuck can you still drive the car
You should not drive or run the vehicle if the cooling fan is not moving or the engine may overheat and cause severe damage. Have the cooling fan and fan clutch checked to make sure it is working properly. If...
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What do I have to do to change a thermostat
Drain the coolant a little to lower coolant level below thermostat housing. Remove throttle inlet tube for access to thermostat housing under throttle body. Remove upper hose and heater hoses from housing. Remove housing bolts and replace thermostat. Reinstall components...
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Anti thrift lock on and want let car start
The Ford anti theft system requires a properly coded key for start and run this vehicle. If you have additional key then try to see if it works. If it does not then you will need to have a dealer...
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Engine and transmission mounts
The first way is to visually look at them to see if you can see the rubber is damaged, broken or oil soaked from a leak that should be fixed first. If the transmission is an automatic transmission then you...
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Will 1qt too much oil damage anything
Overfilling the oil can cause the crankshaft and piston rods to aerate the oil and could do possible engine damage. You should either drain off one quart to remove and drain the oil filter and reinstall.
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Do I need to replace the rotors on my 2012 focus EVERY TIME I has pad replaced?
You should not have to replace the rotors every time the pads are done. You should use a fine sand paper to clean surface of rotor so it can seat into the new pads. You will need to replace the...
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Repair done
All repairs are done using no paper to print the repair orders until after the repair s done you can then access the repair online and you can then print if you require.
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Battery reverse connected, car not starting
Since this is a Hybrid vehicle you may need to have a specialized mechanic come to you and check all the main fused to see if they have been blown or the computers in the vehicle were damaged. If you...
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Car turns over but won't crank.
It may be possible that a recall is not cause of no start. A recall will not cover your diagnosis and you will need to contact a local dealer to have the recall done first and then if it does...
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Antifreeze leak
It is not normal to see any coolant leaking after a radiator is installed. I would recommend having a coolant pressure test done to see if the hoses reinstalled after radiator was put in are sealing properly. You may also...
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No acceleration after an engine replacement
Anytime a used motor is used for an engine swap seems to turn into a project. The engine may not be 100% compatible with the computer of your car and the throttle will not respond except partly unless you relearn...
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Car won't start when it's cold
Anytime a vehicle will not start or crank when there are weather extreme changes then it is going to most likely be an electrical connection causing the problem. It would be recommended to have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic...
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Where will I locate the cabin air filter
The cabin air filter is located under the passenger side or right side of car windshield wiper cowl panel.
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Ran car on wrong octane fuel
Your computer will attempt to compensate for the lower octane fuel. The fuel would not cause misfires but may cause pre detonation on high load situations. The problem may be okay after refilling the fuel tank a second time. If...
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Service engine light
The service engine light or check engine light coming on in cooler temperature could be you gas cap seal but you would need to have the computer scanned first to see if you have codes in memory of the computer...
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My 2001 Mercury cougar will start just fine but will sputter/ shake then die when not pushing on the gas or stop/idle.
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Engine is very strong on hard acceleration, but on light acceleration it misfires, also rough idle and smells way too rich.
This may be related to a faulty throttle position sensor or potentially a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed...
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Tire steel belt broke, cut ABS wiring, ABS lights on; local mech tried repair, says computer no reset. Dealer? Cost?
Hello. The cost of this repair depends on what wires were cut. Most of the time the wire that would be damaged is a wheel speed sensor wire. This would then require that the sensor be replaced and the ABS...
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Engine idle fluctuates
This may be a result of a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Power steering problem
Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like your power steering pump is failing. I usually start by checking the tightness of the power steering belt. If the belt is fine then I check the pressure coming from the...
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My car is start 10 km and stop
Hi there. From your description it sounds like the vehicle is stalling. I would need to know the engine size to be able to tell for sure what the issue may be. Most of the time the issue that causes...
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Car keeps going into limp mode.
Hello. When this vehicle goes into limp mode it is usually because the computer is trying to protect the power train from damage. Most of the time when this happens intermittently it is due to a voltage issue. I usually...
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Rod Knock
Hello. This engine does have a series of common issues that can cause a knock. I have seen quite a few of them with rod knocks, but most of the time the issue is the timing chain. The warranty company...
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2017 fusion dead battery.
Hello. This is a common issue on this vehicle. Most of the time it is caused by a parasitic drain caused by a programming issue with the integrated control module. This module controls most of the functions of the interior...
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changed gear box from automatic to manual spedoo not working what's the problem
Hello. When you change from an automatic to a manual transmission on this vehicle it will conflict with the electronics of the computer. Once this occurs other systems such as the ABS will not work right. You are going to...