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When I crank up the first time of the day it idles to about 3000 RPMs and then eventually goes down. Then when I put it in Drive and press the gas to go. It seems to work fine but doesn't want to shift out of 1st gear easily. It shifts after it hits 4000 RPMs... Only does it with the first gear first time cranking up for the day. Changed the Transmission filter and fluid. Fluid and filter was black and has medal shavings. Car is over 230,000 miles. I get great gas mileage. What could this be? I really need to know if I need to replace something. I'm in college and need a dependable car.. Thank you!
water is leaking under the right side of the car, it looks like right between the coolant box and belts. I ran the heat this morning and 5 mins later this happend
I have a 1995 ford Taurus which broke down a few weeks ago. I have owned this auto for three months has run fine. On a 65 degree day it will only try to start maybe even turn over, but will not run. On a 35 to 40 degree day will start and run for 30 seconds tops, in this time you can rev engine up but still hint a small hesitation, loses power quickly starts to choke up or just starts to die and shuts off. You can try to start it again only tries. I smelled the exhaust and is really rich, but doesn't smell loaded like raw gasoline, just not clean. I put fuel filter on seem to have fuel flow and pressure, did change out fuel pressure regulator didn't change. I do disconnect battery for EEC reset. I have tried to start it with the MAF, and the two other sensors on the throttle body, not all at one time, but the car doesn't start. I disconnected the sensor that is inline with PVC EGR which this sensor is vacuum and electric. Could it possibly be the cold allows the exhaust to be cold and i the 25seconds warm the exhaust up and o2 sensors be defective and not allowing the engine to run. Does the warm day have any reliance?? and does the warming of the exhaust have any relevance?? or do you have any information to help- find a remedy for this situation sensors, relay, distributor, exhaust?? please help if you ca give me a professional diagnosis. This car doesn't give a code, but does that mean a scanner won't work?? do I get some one to come with a snap on diagnostic machine?? Thank You, Larry & Crystal Baker :(
when the digital display shows me I have say 10 miles left to E, and we are all broke these days, so I put like $10 in gas in it & it doesn't "register" on the electronic gage however the E-F arm will move up a bit. Why doesn't it register?
first time it happened was after a lot of stop and go traffic then when I was waiting to make a turn the oil light flashed at the same time
i dont need the name of a car repair place can u please answer my questions
at a salvage yard seeing that im on unemployment,and a woman im pretty handy
why cant i replace only one thing on this area if the flouid spirts out of the pressure cap after the car turns off and the price i got for this was 558.04 for parts and772.20 for labor and cant i fix it myself?? and start with the cheapest part
This has happened 3 times in the past few months. The first time - it stalled when I put it in park in the driveway after driving it to and from and appt.
The second time - it stalled while I was driving it slowly in a parking lot.
The third time - it wouldn't start again right away shortly after I parked the car.
Each time - I let the car sit for around 30 minutes and it started right up again.
Mechanics ran diagnostic on it, and tested fuel pressure, and both came out fine.
Grinding noise starting the car
The car has started being unwilling to smoothly shift upwards.
gas tank was full started driving check engine light came on and gas gauge went to empty shut off car turned back on gauge went up then driving it went back to empty
just put in new ign.coil ran good for a day now sounds really
rough with chattering from alt.
Anytime I accelerate, whether I've just started the car, or I'm a stop light, my car starts jerking as if my tires don't want to spin. My check engine light is on but it's because my catalytic converter needs to be replaced. What could be causing the jerking?
I have to re-place my heater core and I want to know if theres a difference in the blend door actuator. And how do I know which one I need. I have a 200 ford taurus, 3.0 ltr, U series engine
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