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Most likely the idle air control valve is hanging open after the engine warms up and kicks out of enriched mode. Ive seen this on a lot of rangers and Taurus that have came through my shop. Its definitely worth checking the condition of the throttle body as was previously stated and open the throttle plate to clean any build-up around it. But just from my ...


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a battery charger is good to have no matter what. I bought one of those jump boxes for $50 to have in case of emergency. Very smart move on my part.


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First, if you are having to jump start your car every day, your current battery is toast (whether it is new or not). You may indeed have a parasitic drain that is the cause of your bad battery, but you still definitely have a bad battery. If it's been drained down more than a few times so much that it won't start the car, it's just never going to hold a ...


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I used a plastic suction cup, gold in half and super gluenit


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I have a suggestion, but I don't know, why not use the world that. Disclaimer: this is only a plan!!! Step back a bit. If you use another fuse socket for supply the cigar lighter you can overload the socket. And in this case, you should replace the whole car relay-panel. Why does not switch the built-in cigar lighter socket by a small relay based on the "...


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A cheap hack is to disconnect the battery every time you stop and leave the car, and reconnect it when you want to start the car and drive. Assuming the car keeps the battery charged while it's running, it's an easy solution. If you want an easier way to disconnect the battery, you can get a switch.


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A trickle charger is relatively inexpensive and can help you limp to the next stages of fixing the problem. But it will only help you launch from point A unless you pack it and take it with you, and it will suck to be without juice leaving from point B constantly.


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Well, you can buy a charger for about 50 bucks that will deal with the symptom. BUT you may find the bcm fails further and then you will need to replace it or the car... The charger will work on the next car... Your choice.


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I had the same problem. It turned out to be a 15a fuse under the hood. The transmission fuse. As soon as i changed the fuse it ran like before.


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duh---its not that simple. 134A is very corrosive and the schrader valve is STUCK. Obviously if it were not- he could and would have been able to get it off. I would put a few drops of the correct oil on top of the valve core- and heat up the area from the outside- where the schrader valve is. Then keep making an effort to remove it----Dont do it so hard ...


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You say you did a radiator pressure test, but you should test the whole system by pressurizing that. The system should hold pressure for several hours. Have seen this type of problem before where one of the hoses has a small pin hole in it and it only leaks when the system is fully hot. The coolant escapes as steam and leaves no trace around the hole - ...


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I had similar problem on Hilux where rev counter dropped and battery and auto transmission temp level lit up whilst driving. Took battery in to check - it was flat and after a recharge, tested good. Took alternator off and got it tested - was also fine. Put it all back together and had it tested - still fine. Only happened intermittently and when vehicle was ...


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That is the water pump I just changed one on a 2014 with a 5.0 and if the pulley is wobbling that means the bearing r bad in the water pump


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As you already have changed the caliper two times, i believe it is because of bad brake hose (brake line). Clogged rubber brake hose push piston out but did not let it come back because oil is not going back in the hose.


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For F150 slip join Ford recommends to use 5L3Z-19A506-A grease which has a Calcium Carbonate thickener (it's written in the service manual) (5 USD for a single use pack). For some other vehicles Ford recommends XG-8 with a lithium based thickener with PTFE (Teflon) which is much cheaper. As far as I know Calcium Carbonate more durable, more stable, less run-...


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Textbook no.1 root cause for difficult/rough starting on a diesel are failed glowplugs. I suggest you to check them as it should be an easy task and costs nothing except some time. Perhaps you want to do it before winter as starting gets more difficult in the cold. For the correct starting procedure (unsure if you have a glowplug light on your dash) I must ...


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I can think of few reasons why your car is overheating. Fan not working Your car is actually fine just the sensor is messed up (if I'm wrong and you do nothing you will damage the engine). Hot days and low speed (stuck in traffic) might cause your car to overheat if your fan isn't working properly or cooling system isn't in proper condition Blown head ...


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So you got a high temp light while waiting in drive thru, right? And then AC went off. That's normal. The question is why it overheated. Start by checking coolant level and condition. Then check radiator fan operation. A fully functional cooling system should not overheat while waiting at a drive thru, even with AC on. This sounds like a cooling system issue,...


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Of course a leak is a possibility and should be checked out as other respondents suggest. It is also possible that you did not completely fill the coolant system—for example, you may have forgotten to turn on the heat (so that coolant will go into the heater core sub-circuit). When I change coolant, i run the engine for 10-15 minutes with the radiator cap ...


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Given that you get a blue screen both before and after disconnecting the camera, then I would suggest that you have either a broken or disconnected joint behind the screen or a broken cable between the screen and camera.


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Yes, the blower resistor pack was to blame. I replaced the part behind the glove box and now all the blower speeds work. Observer Note: I tested the blower after taking out the old resistor pack and only the highest blower setting worked. I tested the blower again with the new resistor pack before screwing it in place to confirm it worked correctly. Wow, ...


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Found a leak at the bottom of the receiver dryer. Open the plastic cover and check the bottom of the dryer for rust. Dryer is located on the far right corner when you open the hood


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