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Excessive oil loss with P0013 Camshaft OCV error code.
Your mention of the dealer putting in a cheap seal make me wonder if you had work done previously to the vehicle. These models have timing chains that tend to stretch as they wear and cause check engine lights, poor...
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Fuel pressure problem
When the motor will only run on a shot of starting fluid, this usually indicates a sign of a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is...
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High pitched squeeling when you pull away and dim headlight
This may be a result of a failing alternator. As the alternator begins to fail, this may cause it to struggle to properly charge the battery resulting in a drain on the power available to the various accessories in the...
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Battery and alternator issues.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Car wont start
This suggests you may have an alternator that has failed and potentially fried some of the wiring causing the burning smell and the smoke you describe followed by the loss of all power. Generally, when an alternator fails it will...
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Car will blow cold air but will not blow heat
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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The vehicle lunges in gear
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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My car won't start.
This may be related to a weak battery or a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working...
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Heater was not blowing warm air and then the engine overheated.
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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Engine light flashed on freeway?
The overheating is most likely what caused your check engine light to come on, although there are many other reasons that may also cause this light to come on. Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as...
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How do you know if ta the blower or resistor
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. Occasionally, the blower motor itself will wear out or become faulty working intermittently as the brush contacts inside the motor wear out. The blower motor relay supplies...
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Whining Sound from alternator when cold start
The whining sound is a sign that the bearings in the alternator are going out. This is a problem that will only get worse as time goes on. Eventually, you may also notice the alternator may begin to smoke a...
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Vibration and high idle when i cold start it
A high idle upon cold start is generally normal for any vehicle as this is part of the cold start enrichment process as the engine warms up. As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do...
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Starter motor problems.
This may be related to a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will not...
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Oil pressure light
This light will usually come on when one of two things are happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly and may be producing a faulty reading. I...
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Multiple Issues
The weak battery may be a result of a faulty alternator or voltage regulator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while the engine...
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How to replace the cam shaft sensor.
The camshaft sensor on this engine is mounted on top of the synchronizer in the front center of motor. The noise may be in the housing and not the sensor. The sensor can be removed from the synchronizer housing and...
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Why doesnt the truck start when changing the oil and fuel filter?
The fuel filters should of been filled before installation. You will need to bleed out all the air from the fuel system to get the vehicle to start. In the future you will need to fill filters before installation. This...
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Brake light not working on passenger side
The problem may be in the turn signal switch since the lights work when turn is on. I would recommend having an diagnostic check of the signal switch to see if the switch is receiving a brake signal for the...
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67 mustang was finicky about starting so I replaced alternator and fuel pump but now it won't start
You seem to be indicating that the starter motor turns but the pinion gear is not engaging the flywheel. That means the pinion gear throwout assembly has a fault. You could try disassembling the starter to diagnose that issue or...
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Would the TPS be the same as an APPS for a diesel
The throttle position sensor on this diesel is the APPS mounted on fuel pedal.
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My car stalls at times, yesterday the car shut off at a red light. I turned car off then back on now engine light is on.
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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Changed air mass flow sensor still engine malfunction is coming after 50 mailes
If you continue to get a mass airflow sensor code then you need to check for an air leak in the inlet tube and check engine for vacuum leaks. Make sure you are not using an oil filled air filter...
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Car was on for 5 minutes, then it shut off and ignition kept going, what could it be?
This suggests you have a failing starter solenoid or ignition switch. The only thing common to the starter and the ignition is the ignition switch. If the power is supplied to the starter solenoid inadvertently, this may allow the starter...
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How much AC Flush is required for a vehicle flush?
You should not need more than 1 quart of flush. The brand does not matter. They are all made from the same chemicals.