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Question Answered: What is wrong with my brakes?
October 23, 2012, 06:15 PM
i am assuming that the brake system is properly bled ( meaning the master cylinder was bench bled, and all parts are put on properly and manually bled) the rear brake shoes may not be properly adjusted.
Question Answered: No cold air when AC on?
October 23, 2012, 06:10 PM
just to be sure, WHAT is your ambient temperature and what is your high and low side readings? if they are both okay as you say, i would evacuate and recharge the ac system because maybe there is air contamination.
Question Answered: P2302 code changed plugs and coils, what else could be the issue?
October 22, 2012, 11:11 PM
possible faulty fuel injector....but i would perform a compression check to be sure the engine is in good condition.
Question Answered: the car was jerking bad started to drive it home stopped jerking and code po 303
October 22, 2012, 11:10 PM
you have a misfire on cylinder 3 of a 4 cylinder vehicle...i would do a compression check first to rule out engine mechanical problems...then change spark plugs while at it....if that does not fix it...check your fuel injector.
Question Answered: The heater fan worked on high for awhile then all of the sudden it stopped
October 22, 2012, 11:07 PM
your fan blower motor resistor failed
Question Answered: why no cold air from the ac?
October 22, 2012, 10:56 PM
AC clutch not engaging means that there is nothing turning the AC on...check for power to the AC coil when commanded on...if no power = is it charged? if power = bad coil
Question Answered: A lot of white smoke out of the exhaust when I first take off in the morning,
October 22, 2012, 10:54 PM
Cadillac Northstar engines are notorious for bad head gaskets due to the head bolts coming loose from its aluminium block...I would have it block tested.
Question Answered: how to tell if the fuel pump is working
October 22, 2012, 10:52 PM
Could you hear the fuel pump "buzz"? If not, try checking for fuel pressure at the fuel lines.
Question Answered: radio Ford Escort 1997
October 22, 2012, 10:48 PM
does it turn on? the buttons are pretty much self explainatory
Question Answered: just bought 2004 honda civic how can I check if the timing belt was replaced
October 22, 2012, 10:46 PM
Yes, the best answer is to replace it. Along with the timing belt and water pump, I would recommend that the tensioner and cam and crank seals be replaced as well. Also all the drive belts and the valve cover gasket since that has to be removed.
Problem Reported: A Vibration May be Noted in the Brake Pedal or The Steering Wheel
December 15, 2010, 01:15 PM

A vibration may be noted in the brake pedal or steering wheel when the brakes are applied. This is commonly caused by warped front brake rotors. The affected rotors must be re-machined or replaced to correct this concern.

Problem Reported: Water Pump May Fail Prematurely
September 15, 2010, 10:05 PM

The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.

 

Problem Reported: Vacuum Leaks From Intake Area Causing Lean Condition
May 27, 2010, 11:08 AM

The Check Engine Light may illuminate with fault code P0171 and/or P0174 stored, indicating a lean fuel mixture. Our technicians tell us the left valve cover gasket, upper intake gaskets, vacuum line, and bolts may need to be replaced with updated parts to correct this concern.

Car Review: 1999 Ford Windstar
October 22, 2012, 11:22 PM
My utterly reliable and dependable van...great!
Car Review: 2002 Ford Windstar
October 22, 2012, 11:20 PM
Bought this van for $300 with a bad engine...and replaced the engine IN A DRIVEWAY...Is being a daily driver for me since. Body is good although there are rattles, Brakes...jeez...it needs a brake job every other year. Engine is okay as well as the transmission...just change the fluids regularly. The CEL will always try to turn itself on so if you live in a smog state, be prepared! Heater and AC work excellent. Would recommend this vehicle to everyone, just have to maintain it!
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