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If it's a rhythmic noise which repeats regularly, but slows down as the car slows down, first I'd look for a warped disc or drum.


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Reset the ECU. It has learned to work in the conditions of a vacuum leak(busted vacuum line). From experience in working on my family's 01 v6 explorer sport, 91 bronco, and 2001 f150, the vacuum system is all one connected system. So, a broken vacu line can cause an overall vacuum issue. I don't know like with my jeep there is an ECU purge procedure,but ...


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I would not recommend packing either the cap or the space between the bearings. The external cap is only a dust cap and is not meant to hold back grease, just keep the dust out. The story is very similar with the inside seal. The seal is just to keep the dust out. If too much grease is put in, it may get displace and get passed the seals making a mess all ...


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This post got way longer than I wanted it to be, but you've shown effort and I have some knowledge that could help you. Please read through this fully before starting any of it. This is information is based off the wiring schematics for a non-russian 2003 Ford Focus. Surprisingly, the russian model is quite a bit different. Regardless of if you have ...


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A friend of mine recently had a similar issue on his 18,000 mile Ford C-Max, attributed to a failed hydraulic cylinder which then emptied fluid all over the clutch thus ruining it. I wonder if there is a hydraulic problem with these cars that Ford aren't talking about.


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Shorts in this system are almost always in the rear of the vehicle. Remove all the brake bulbs, including the center light and inspect the sockets. Carefully inspect anywhere the wires move, like at the trunk lid hinge. Next look for any added trailer wiring connectors, if any disconnect them. After each part is disconnected retest. A short finder tool saves ...


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1" is a decent drop and it will depend on what else you are changing. If you're just using springs to lower the vehicle, then you'll probably have issues with bumps and your struts going out faster or even banging loudly as they bottom out. If you're going to do that, then you should consider going with struts designed for lowered vehicles or find a set of ...


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A few points worth mentioning when checking oil level: Never rely on the first reading, especially when the engine has just been run Always take out the dipstick and wipe it clean with a rag before reinserting the dipstick to check the level. Never take readings with the engine running The dipstick level markings are supposed to be used with the engine ...


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Many dip sticks will have lines on one side for cold and the other for hot, and occasionally both will be on the same side. If the different marks are not available, refer to owners' manual for the temperature being indicated. Regardless, check your oil with the engine off. When the engine is running, oil fills galleys, pumps, etc. and is moving around in ...


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If everything is ok with the car then after driving the car a full 3 warm up cycles the light should go out. If it does not then reading and clearing the code is the only option. If something is actually wrong with it, fix it.


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Your best bet is to read, then clear the codes. The code may not be what you think it is from (low fuel). If you clear it and it comes back, you know you have a larger issue. If it clears and doesn't come back, all is well in Whoseville.


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You may want to think about getting it fixed vs. ignoring it. In this case, the problem is more than likely in the solenoid which directs air from the pump to the cat. Depending on the exact malfunction, you could be seeing decreased fuel mileage and also damaging your catalytic convertor. There are some reasonable tests which were written up on ...


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It's C1311 for the power steering pressure sensor.


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Whilst technically a car has more power in colder air because the relative density of colder air is greater and therefore contains more oxygen than warm air, it should not cause the behavior you describe. It sounds to me like one of the sensors your ECU uses is faulty. My first port of call would be to have a diagnostic scan done which will pinpoint any ...


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Wax works, but it's a temporary fix Wax will "fill" in the imperfections in the paint work. However, as the layer of wax wears away (rain, washing) the scratches/dullness/discoloration will return. It's hard to tell if your paint has clearcoat, but assuming it does, if the scratches are not too deep, a more permanent solution would be to use the ...


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Can also use brake and clutch spray cleaner test on hidden area first but this will remover almost every thing also amazing for cleaning alloy wheels.


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Need to check size but nearly any bumper can be made to fit if u know how to use fiber glass . If not u can check size spec on manufacturer website l.


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Check tension on throttle pedal as there a small amount of play before it engages if not loosen the throttle cable under the hood and make sure cable is moving freely it could have been tightened to much or cable could be stuck.


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Make sure you gapped your plugs and they are proper heat range


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The absence of a clicking sound indicates that the starter relay isn't energizing the starter circuit. Here are two possible culprits: Starter relay. It could well be that the solenoid inside relay is sticking, preventing the switch on the starter side from closing and turning the engine over. This would explain why you do not hear the starter relay ...


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You said ... " When we first started noticing a problem with the air it would only work if we were driving fast like on the freeway." Is this still the case? When you turn on the a/c does the engine's fan engage as well? If not, the refrigerant is not properly cooling off in the condenser. If this is the case, it is simple and free to figure out if this ...


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its your alternator which is giving you the symtoms eventually within a week or so it will, leave you stranded, let me know if im right.


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Use some WD-40 and a little elbow grease and it should come right off. Spray the WD-40 right onto the glue residue, then wipe off with a soft cloth. This will destroy the cloth in the process by having the glue residue build up on it, but the glue will be off your vehicle. When you have cleaned the entire area, ensure you wash the vehicle, as what's left of ...


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See if this picture helps you. Keep in mind most manufactures only use one main harness regardless of the accessories. So even if you don't have heated seats, or traction control the connectors and the harness are already there. Also here is the pin-out for the traction control switch Look on the inside of the drivers door for a label that looks like ...


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Should I just remove the pipes going into the manifold and just tap a bolt into the manifold? That is an option, though you really don't want a bolt sticking into the path of the hot exhaust gases if you're after maximizing performance. I'd prefer brazing or welding the manifold shut. Does it matter what I plug the holes with? No, as long as it ...


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This oil leak is common to the Taurus/Sable, Fusion/Milan, Jaguar S, Lincoln LS, and Mazda 6 models with the 3.0 Duratec V6 along with the Escape/MPV. As a mechanic I can't see doing what is involved to remove the timing chain cover on these vehicles as it would cost a good portion of what many of these now older cars that have the leak are worth. They ...


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Do you have a wiring diagram for the car? A Haynes manual or similar would have one - then you can try and identify the wires by the colour codes. Also, it might be a silly question, but do you actually remember disconnecting it from something when you removed the console? It might be for something that isn't actually fitted to your car, as manufacturers ...


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If the question you are asking is "could this have failed in the last six weeks?" then the answer is "Yes", it sounds like that is exactly what happened. There is a train of thought that both calipers have done the exact same amount of service and if one was replaced it would be logical that the other would need replacement soon. Replacing calipers are a ...



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