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This sounds to me like a gear linkage problem - depending on the vehile you've either got a mechanical linkage or a set of cables to move the gears based on where you move the stick, and I suspect the …
answered Jun 29 '16 by Nick C
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Unfortunately, battery faults don't generally make loud clanking noises... Can you describe where the noise was coming from? That might help us to narrow it down. Pop the bonnet (hood) and look for …
answered Sep 14 '16 by Nick C
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There are two usual problems associated with latches failing to latch. The first (and simplest) is an alignment problem - if the striker is too far from the latch, it will never trigger it and thus i …
answered Jul 28 '11 by Nick C
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Check the condition of the brake flexi hoses. These perish over time, and can often clug inside, effectively either locking the relevant brake on or preventing it from applying fully, thus casuing the …
answered Sep 8 '11 by Nick C
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If the width, offset and PCD are the same, then yes, it's fairly safe to assume they can be used. The only other number to be aware of the is the centre bore (i.e. the size of the hole in the middle), …
answered Aug 21 '18 by Nick C
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I don't know about Fords specifically, but as a general rule of thumb, older vehicles are usually easier to work on than newer ones - They usually have less in terms of large crash structures etc, and …
answered May 29 '14 by Nick C
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As Paulster2 says, it's more likely to be the solenoid. To check this, use a multimeter to watch the voltage on the solenoid connector (the smaller of the two on the starter) as it's cranked - it shou …
answered Dec 5 '14 by Nick C
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The standard test for a wheel bearing goes something like this: Jack up the appropriate end/corner of the car and support it on axle-stands Grasp the wheel firmly at top and bottom and try to shake …
answered Feb 26 '15 by Nick C
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I'm not familiar with the car, but could you not create a temporary cover/box out of some light plastic or aluminium sheet? Either stuck down in the same way as the carpet (although I personally would …
answered Jan 21 '13 by Nick C
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I think you're spot on with the 'engaging the starter for too long' thought - I suspect it got stuck and didn't return properly. Hopefully it won't have damaged anything, but if it continues you might …
answered Jul 16 '15 by Nick C
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It depends on the mechanism used to switch the vent direction (I'm not familiar with the Windstar as they don't sell it over here). Most cars I have dealt with have a mechanical connection for that, b …
answered Jun 27 '11 by Nick C
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You've got transmission wind-up. Try reversing, in a straight line if possible, for around 10-20m.
answered 2 days ago by Nick C
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It sounds like the fuel supply is being interrupted. This usually means that either the filter is blocked, one of the lines is blocked, or the breather is blocked, or as zhang says, air is getting int …
answered Jul 30 '15 by Nick C
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Grumbling noises while turning are usually CV joints. There are 4 of these (one each end of each drive shaft), but he usual culprit is the outer one on the side that is causing the noise - i.e. in thi …
answered Nov 7 '11 by Nick C
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Remaps are often not about significantly increasing the top-end power, but changing the shape of the power and torque curves to suit the intended use of the car. A normal road car, such as your mond …
answered Dec 3 '13 by Nick C

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