rpclements

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Question Answered: What is the most likely cause of an oil leak from the front of my engine.
March 15, 2013, 07:47 AM
Usually leak on front of motor coming from crankshaft seal.
Question Answered: what is the drivetime to reset enginelight
March 15, 2013, 07:44 AM
There's alot of variables in drivetime but usually 50-70 miles for most. If you're tryin to get emissions test done after reset give max so doesn't fail again if not ready.
Question Answered: How do I remove the spark plug threads out of the head.
March 14, 2013, 08:57 PM
You can try and easy out at your local autoparts store. Drill pilot hole first then easy out. Stay totally away from threads on head. Don't drill too far in either. If you do make certain to use a wet/dry vacuum or something to pull out any possible shavings that may get in cylinder. Hope that helps.
Question Answered: I was told I have a cracked valve cover at cap for 2000 Explorer Sprt, easy fix?
March 14, 2013, 06:35 PM
They should be referring to the oil cap on valve cover. If cracked probably needs replacement cuz oil will leak out from around cap area. Should be simple just make sure to get new valve cover and torque specs.
Question Answered: random cylinder misfire
March 14, 2013, 06:30 PM
Replace your camshaft position sensor- that should fix both.
Question Answered: When starting my van it takes 2-3 cranks before it starts. It was 2 now it is 3
March 14, 2013, 05:00 PM
I've had that problem as well and i find a fuel injection deep clean does wonders!
Question Answered: i have 98 cavalier back brake lock down.wassup?
March 14, 2013, 04:55 PM
You may have to get brake fluid flushed, refilled and bled. Sounds like contamination of fluid. Probably something in abs if equiped. When you put in gear you first have to apply brake. If your having problem removing drum there should be a little hole on rear bottom inside where you can turn adjuster to move shoes away from drum. Other than that maybe just rust.
Question Answered: No heat condition. Clicking noise from dash area.changed thermstat what else?
March 14, 2013, 04:34 PM
Clicking noise probably coming from your blendoor actuator tryin to open. There is a door right in front of your heater core behind dash area that opens and allows air to pass through heater core, getting heat into vehicle. Problem is these are very difficult to get to. I'd first disconnect battery for ten minutes and maybe (keep your fingers crossed) it resets. Try and let me know what happens.
Question Answered: what would make it over heat after you have the thermostat replaced
March 14, 2013, 04:31 PM
Were you replacing thermostat due to an overheating problem that already existed? If was water pump you'd usually get a leak out of it. Been noticing any leaks in front of motor? If none of that you may need to bleed air out of system- maybe air pocket moving around.
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Car Review: 2006 Ford Fusion
March 19, 2012, 11:00 AM
Have owned my 2006 Ford Fusion with V6- Aisin F21 6 speed transmission since new. Taken very good care of it- now less than 64K miles. 2 months ago had issue with hard shift and "bucking" from take off. Only happened like 2 times, my wife explained to me that felt like computer didn't know what gear to go into. Nevertheless, changed transmission fluid even though owners manual didn't suggest until 100k. Thought it fixed but then other day happened again. Been looking online last couple days and been reading up on other stories and TSB reports. Sounds like problem is either with a TCM reflash for update- which i read vehicles built before 9/4/2006 (mine is 10/2005) or with a faulty Valve Body which in my case hope not due to $1400 cost plus install. Well not sure at this point what fix will be but just dropped my car off at Ford dealer for TCM reflash and hoping this $118 fixes my problem. Service advisor checked my car and did have old software so hoping at this point this corrects problem! I'll give an update at later date with my results which hopefully will help someone else that runs into this problem. Have read alot of horror stories from many individuals but my experience had been very positive with my car. Until now never faced any mechanical problems. During my full warranty period only had to return for service right before warranty ran out to replace both rear door handles that had broken. I can't even put into words how much the information I've read lately on this problem has really helped me decide on what direction to move in. My first reaction was got to trade in and get out from under a huge potential problem but then would be facing many more years of payments (got 11 more payments). I've loved my car and didn't want to have to do that but would if i had to. The information I've received gave me a very positive outlook on fixing my car so i can keep as i'd planned for many years. Ok well hopefully this will give someone else hope and I'll update in couple months with my results. Will update sooner if problem happens again. Update: 3-26-12 NO PROBLEMS YET. HOPING FLASHING WORKED. BEEN THINKING ALOT TOO OF HOW MY WIFE DRIVES CAR LOL I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM MYSELF AND WONDER IF HOW SHE DRIVES. I'VE ONLY BEEN DRIVING IT AND ALL GOOD AT THIS POINT.
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