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lights on for power steering and stabilitrack on
Hello. Thank you for writing in. The electronic power steering system can absolutely be replaced. Due to the fact the light is on the system is obviously detecting an issue, and a diagnostic scan of the vehicle can be done...
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Why would my engine light come on
Your check engine light may come on for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad catalytic converter, bad spark plugs or wires and many other reasons. Unfortunately due to the...
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When I turn on the heat, I get nothing but cold air no matter what the setting is.
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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My car is over heating and blowing cold air.
The heater not working in some cases may be related to the overheating problem you are also having. This may be due to a faulty heater blower motor or potentially a bad heater core. As you may know, the heater...
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Heater not always blowing heat
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a clogged heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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Dying at red light, idling sensor issue??
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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I have a 1965 Ford F100 with a pontiac 455 motor, what would be the pros and cons of 1) straight piping the truck and 2) would I l
Running straight exhaust off of the headers will cause the engine to have no back pressure and can cause cold air to get to the valves along with excessive oxygen and can overheat the headers and valves. It is recommended...
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Battery light goes on when I start car then turns off, if I rev engine light comes back until rpms go down. Abs goes comes on/off
Batteries can die due to faults in the charging system so ideally a suspected "faulty" battery should be load tested before a decision is made to condemn it. The only exception to this rule is if the battery is already...
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Throttle doesn't open when I press down on the accelerator; vehicle starts fine and revs up smoothly; but has loss of power.
The throttle may not respond if any major computer sensor is failing if the computer cannot control the throttle safely. Have the codes scanned to diagnose the problem. If you need a mechanic like one from YourMechanic have one scan...
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Why is there metal shavings in my oil filter but my engine isn't making a noise?
You can send a sample of the oil and/or the foreign material to a laboratory and they will perform an analysis identifying the type of metal which could give you a clue as to location. As far as the connection...
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Quit going down road
You should have the ignition switch checked to see if the connector and switch may be not making contact. The switch should be verified to be bad through a test for starter engagement signal from switch. Replace switch if no...
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Engine runs fine but no power to the wheels when the car is in drive or reverse.
The first thing to do is to have the computer and transmission scanned to get the codes stored. Depending on the codes stored the transmission may have a bad pressure control valve that is not letting it move. A full...
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My Durango has been running great one morning went out to start it it won't start but cranks there is No fuel getting to my motor
If the fuel pump is running but no fuel is getting to the motor then you will need to have the fuel filter checked for blockage. If filter is blocked then replace it and take a fuel sample to see...
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I change oil and its now shows low oil pressure, could it be because oil its over limit?
You may have gotten a defective oil filter. I would not try and run the motor until you replace the filter again. Once it is replaced then start and run engine for a minute or less to see if it...
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wath mean park sistem off and how to fixed
Hi there: The park assist system is designed to give you an audible warning if it detects an object behind the car. In order for the system to work, you have to have the transmission in reverse. It will only...
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car is chugging and white smoke comes out the engine.
Hi there; What you're describing appears to be caused by a blown head gasket. In most instances, white smoke coming from the exhaust is caused by coolant inside the oil galleys, which typically occurs after an overheating issue or major...
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Clutch went soft and no longer with disengage/shift gears
You most likely caused the internal piston in the clutch master cylinder to be damaged. I would recommend having the clutch pedal pushed while monitoring clutch to see if it is moving the clutch slave cylinder. If it is not...
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Noise under the hood
Hi there: Noises under the hood while idling can be caused by multiple components ranging from faulty pulley's to serpentine and drive belts that are wearing out. It could also be a loose bracket perhaps that is loose. The best...
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car wont start says sensor error
Hi there: We need to know what type of vehicle has the ignition sensor error to give you some advice, but you should have a professional mechanic complete a check engine light inspection to determine which sensor is faulty and...
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How many ignition coils do I need for a 2006 Lincoln zephyr?
Your vehicle has a 3.0 liter engine and has a coil per cylinder. You have a 6 cylinder engine and have 6 coils. You do not need to replace the engine computer.
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How do i get my car out of the park position?
Hi there: If you're able to turn your ignition key and you can't shift the vehicle from park to gear, it's possible that you have linkage damage to the transmission or some other mechanical problem with the shifter that's prohibiting...
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Engine? New car? Greedy mechanics? What's the real deal?
Hi there: We strive to take the high road here at YourMechanic.com. Without being there to inspect your 2004 Dodge Intrepid, it would be irresponsible for us to assume what might be wrong. However, if you're looking for a fair...
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3000 rpm in idle
Physically inspect the position of the throttle plate. If the throttle is closed at idle, as typical, you can't possibly have an excursion like that without a large vacuum leak. If the throttle is open on inspection, thus causing the...
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Rattle near front passenger side wheel
Hi there: When it comes to front end suspension 'noises', a few things instantly come to mind, ranging from wheel bearings that are slowly wearing out (which progressively get louder as you've described), to brake rotors that are warped, brake...
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engine sputtering in the rain and having a harder time starting in the cold recently
Consistent occurrence of poor operation during periods of high humidity is a clear sign of current leakage in the ignition system. Such leakage can occur as moisture provides an unintended path to ground on the high tension spark plug wires...