Question Answered: Why does my battery keep dying, and when I jump it clicks but doesn't turn over.
October 23, 2012, 08:57 PM
danny, you could have a battery drain somewhere (since you did not mention a battery light, i am assuming the alternator is good) but check the alternator and battery first. The rapid clicking is the starter solenoid trying to work with a low charge. possible that the battery is totally drained again.
Question Answered: truck wont start, getting spark and fuel, turns over wont catch
October 23, 2012, 07:25 PM
ddc, your truck acts like it is going to run at 200rpm??? it is barely idling at 400! did you modify this vortec engine? there is NO carburator! and seriously...did it actually run fine for a day or two? any check engine light on? if so, please let me know what the code(s) are...thanks...
Question Answered: whats wrong with brake system
October 23, 2012, 07:19 PM
Cindy, do you live in a landscape with rolling hills? are you driving with a full load of passengers or cargo? do you drive with both feet? one on the throttle and the other on the brakes? hard to tell from your frequency (average months between brake job is eight) but brake pads are the highest wear item on a vehicle after tires. what concerns me is why only the drivers rotor and caliper is having issues while the passenger rotor and caliper is not. you did not specify which brake hose was replaced or which one was recommended again on september 2012. either the brake hose on the drivers front is bad or the line from the master cylinder to the drivers brake hose is clogged...suggest that it be bled along with the whole brake system.
Question Answered: how can tell if I'm having problems with the crankshaft
October 23, 2012, 06:58 PM
oil pan gasket leaking STILL LEAKING after SIX times??? find out exactly where it is leaking from...possible crank seal, valve cover gasket, cam seal, rear main seal...metal to metal clicking sound is not good, have the oil pressure checked (at normal temperature, oil pressure should be 4.3psi at idle and 43-78psi at 3000rpm) if not = BAD Oil pump...if okay = highly possible clogged oil galley (highly possible due to the engine flush...all the gunk may fall into an orifice and clog something ...starving a passageway of oil)... continue running in this condition and you WILL have crankshaft issues!
Question Answered: My 97 Geo Prism sounds like its bogging out, I turn it over and it has no spark.
October 23, 2012, 06:37 PM
first of all, STOP spraying brake fluid all over your distributor cap and injectors! then, check the insides of the distributor cap to see if it is soaked with brake fluid and WD40 (which i think it is already) i suspect that the ignition pickup is fouled up in your distributor and you need to clean it out.
Question Answered: How to replace window drivers side motor
October 23, 2012, 06:17 PM
if your motor stops making noise while operating, your motor is bad...if your motor does not stop making noise and you hit that flat spot, then your regulator is bad...either way, i would replace both so it will work for another eight more years!
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!