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I have worked on vehicles since 1982. ASE Master Tech since 1988. Ford Senior Master Diesel and Gas since 2008. Have worked at Ford dealerships since 1995.
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Question Answered: A/C air is cool not cold can hear hiss like a vacuum leak coming from dashboard
July 30, 2013, 11:45 AM
this car has several different valves that control the a/c and heater. a dealer can run diag on your a/c to see if it is more than just a Freon concern. did one not to long ago, heater valve stuck open. no cold air. set a code in the control module.
Question Answered: Front panel of the car where the Passenger bag is the sealing around panel
July 30, 2013, 11:41 AM
restraint system has a longer warranty than the 3yr/36000 mile warranty. yours may be out on time. check with dealer on the warranty for the restraints.
Question Answered: air conditioner quit blowing cold air.
July 30, 2013, 11:39 AM
if it quit suddenly, it may have blown a hose, seal or compressor gone out. need to know if it has freon in system before trying to charge. if it does, no way to know how much without being evacuated. need to take to a shop, have them inspect a/c system.
Question Answered: the turbo charger froze up. we had it replaced the company told us to drive it
July 30, 2013, 11:34 AM
what code are you getting when checked?
Question Answered: Why is my car leaking anti-freeze?
July 29, 2013, 02:52 PM
can you see a visible leak?
Question Answered: p2450 fuel vapor- containment valve stock , how to repair or replace it
July 29, 2013, 02:51 PM
this vehicle may still have emission warranty. call a dealer to find out. hybrid has some warranty differences than a gas model.
Question Answered: Radio and CD changer work great but the display does not. Repairable or not?
July 29, 2013, 02:48 PM
radio has to be sent to a radio shop for repair of display. can get rebuilt units at a dealership or ebay. also salvage yards ok.
Question Answered: car bogs out on acceleration as if flooding or blockage in fuel line does this
July 29, 2013, 02:46 PM
does have fuel filter located in front of fuel tank above rearend. if sitting for a long time, gas probably bad. if low, add gas and a good fuel system cleaner. drive for couple days, may clear up. if not may need injectors cleaned.
Question Answered: Is there a test for the fan clutch?
July 29, 2013, 02:43 PM
get engine warm, turn a/c on. at idle, fan should be turning pretty fast and should feel air above engine being pulled through radiator. if slow or not much air felt, probably fan clutch.
Question Answered: why don't the power door lock and trunk release work with the remote or manually
July 26, 2013, 07:58 PM
do they work with the door switches?
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Car Review: 2009 Hyundai Accent
August 01, 2013, 08:03 PM
Bought this car new. Was driving 150 miles a day back and forth to work. Needed a cheap car that had a long warranty as I was racking up miles on car I was driving pretty quick. Did normal maintenance up to 35k miles. Took to dealer with a/c problem. Compressor bad, headlights peeling chrome inside, trans slip in 3rd gear. Repaired all but the trans. Was told to drive it till trans went out and get it replaced. 55k now and still slips. Other than that, been a good car. Averages 35mpg on highway.
Car Review: 2000 Ford Expedition
August 01, 2013, 07:56 PM
Bought this Eddie Bauer Expedition in June. Had 78k miles on it. Was a trade in with a bad engine knock. Pulled oil pan, #8 rod bearing bad, crankshaft ok. Put it together, have put about 3k miles on it since repair. Drives good. Has 4x4 and air suspension. Not great on gas milage but try not to drive a lot. Great to pull with. Looking for third row seat as it was gone.
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