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Evaporative emission system purge control valve circuit

P0443 is a generic code which is saying the ECU has detected a malfunction with the purge control valve or its control circuit. If you manually told the purge control valve to cycle, the ECU could ...
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Original Ecu swap back into my car with correct VIN

The locksmith didn't actually program your keys since keys are stored in the body control module on this model. The programming that needed to be done is called "Parameter reset". This ...
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Original Ecu swap back into my car with correct VIN

Assuming that the original ECU is still functional (I mean why did you swap it out anyway??) then it should still work. The key's ID is stored in the ECU and nothing is changed in the key itself. So ...
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How do I remove this plate holder from the Ecosport? Drill, special tool or?

Those are plastic expanding rivets with the inner part broken off. If you use a small punch you should be able to pop the inner portion out the back and then pull the outer portion out with a pick or ...
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How do I remove this plate holder from the Ecosport? Drill, special tool or?

I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest if there were screws, one in each of the holes and you removed them, and now it still doesn't want to come off, there is some type of double sided tape ...
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Will replacing the clutch/brake fluid make the clutch pedal smoother? It's a little uncomfortable to operate

The theory behind the fluid change is that as hydraulic fluid ages, is exposed to heat and moisture it becomes more viscous, i.e. thicker. Thicker fluid takes more effort to pump, changing the fluid ...
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Engine knock - goes away at high rpm and when not in load

There seem to be at least two or three simultaneous problems. I did two things which eliminated most of the noises. Partial solve: The tensioner pulley for the timing belt was worn out (although the ...
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Can I disable a cylinder on my 2009 Ford Ranger?

The easiest way to disable the cylinder is to pull the connector on the fuel injector. This will prevent fuel from entering the cylinder and then there is no way for excess fuel to build up. The spark ...
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Misfiring cylinder - does the ECM disable it?

No, the computer would not disable the cylinder due to misfiring. That would make the engine run absolutely horribly at idle, and with 1/4 the power missing, probably shake the engine right off its ...
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Used 2014 Ford Fiesta with ecoboost--should I be using 89 octane instead of 87?

This does not sound like an issue with using 87 octane fuel. The ECU can deal with the lower octane by pulling timing. Yes, 89 will give better performance, but really, if you don't need the ...
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Metal in engine, how does this happen in F-150s?

Run, do not walk, away from this shop. And never go back. You need to find a competent, reliable and honest mechanic. This shop appears to be expert at only one thing: ripoff. Do yourself a favor and ...
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Do I need to bleed the brakes or overhaul?

Some vehicles have much more sensitive brakes than others, so what you're describing may be totally normal. But, you should err on the side of caution and do the following if you think the brakes are ...
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Engine knock - goes away at high rpm and when not in load

The oil pump may be worn out and it may be that sufficient RPM is needed to generate oil pressure. Rod knock from low oil pressure can sneak up on you and begin as a moderate sound that is not as ...
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Engine knock - goes away at high rpm and when not in load

I would check the harmonic damper (main crankshaft pulley). When the rubber fails, they can make a 'ding ding ding' metallic noise. With the ancillary belt removed, check if there is any play between ...
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Engine knock - goes away at high rpm and when not in load

This sounds nothing like a knock to me, or anything internal to the engine. It appears to be running really well from what I can hear. It sounds like you have an exhaust leak. You need to scour the ...

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