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Supervising auto repair for the last 20+ years. Direct experience with Ford/Lincoln/Mercury; Hyundai, Acura, Honda, Toyota, Scion, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, Cadillac, medium and heavy trucks, motor homes, buses and more.
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Question Answered: I think I'm having electrical problems with my 98 Lincoln Continental
August 19, 2017, 09:38 AM
There may be a common ground for the wiring that works with multiple affected systems. But there is no guesswork here to be done at all. A proper diagnostic process needs to be undertaken to find out the source of the problem and repair it. This will require a good voltmeter / ohmmeter, a wiring diagram and shop manual information.
Question Answered: cost for pump and hoses for a 2001 cadillac deville
August 19, 2017, 09:35 AM
Consult some local shops near you for first a diagnostic test and then a repair quote. https://repairpal.com/cadillac-within-10-miles-of-summerfield-florida-34491
Question Answered: Car wont rev past 1500 rpm
August 19, 2017, 09:34 AM
You're at the point where guessing is fruitless. Testing with diagnostic equipment and a wiring diagram and shop manual is absolutely needed. I suspect there is something not resolved yet from your stated "battery grounded out" situation.
Question Answered: Problem with fog lamp shorting out every 2 or 3 months
August 19, 2017, 09:33 AM
Not sure about any recalls for this, but - I would advise to check very carefully for moisture or water intrusion in your lamp assembly. Any kind of moisture getting inside the assembly at all is the kiss of death for a bulb like this. Any cracks? Sealing issue at the lamp assembly?
Question Answered: Cooling fan not working
August 19, 2017, 09:32 AM
First, restore the old fan back if you can because obviously if the replacement aftermarket fan didn't work, then you didn't need to replace it. Second - a diagnostic tool can be used to activate the fans through the engine's processor for the purpose of testing. If they operate when commanded, then it is the fault of other inputs to the processor that indicate the proper time to turn the fans on. Testing is needed before parts replacement.
Question Answered: Why don't my blinkers work
August 19, 2017, 09:29 AM
Turn signals? Hazard lights? There is still a "flasher" used on these vehicles - could be a faulty flasher. Inspect to determine.
Question Answered: Soft brake pedal
August 19, 2017, 09:27 AM
There is still air in the system that must be bled -- at the wheels and at the master cylinder.
Question Answered: After replacing my engine wire and fuse box my car refuse to start why?
August 19, 2017, 09:26 AM
Either the immobilizer for the keys needs to be programmed, or the repairs made have an issue. Try the programming procedure with all keys present first.
Question Answered: Sudden loose steering.... it's almost impossible to stay in lane
August 19, 2017, 09:24 AM
Have a physical inspection of your steering linkage performed right away to ensure there are no loose or worn out parts. You could also have a concern with the power steering pump or other hydraulic components. Inspection and diagnostic testing is needed to narrow it down further.
Question Answered: headlight come on when car is off on a 2011 Lincoln mks
August 19, 2017, 09:20 AM
Too hard to tell what is going on without a proper diagnostic test being performed. Seek out the guidance of a local qualified and skilled technician near you. https://repairpal.com/lincoln-within-10-miles-of-vicksburg-mississippi-39183
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Car Review: 2008 Ford Expedition
September 20, 2010, 12:12 AM
I have an EL with the 18" wheels. I should have gotten the 20". The handling on this boat leaves a lot to be desired. I mean for emergency purposes, not for sporty driving! Everything is satisfactory, but nothing is exceptional. The passenger front sitting position is uncomfortable with the dash at the leg area. The drive train is ok - the transmission can hunt, clunk and extend a gear too long on a grade. The lights...I have had more bulbs burn out on this vehicle in two years than any other vehicle ever. The fog light lenses never stood a chance against road debris. The engine is solid, but really could use a little more power. The dual zone climate control (and rear) is annoying and does not put different air where you want it, the way you want it. But...when you have cargo to carry...lots of kids...etc...there really is no other choice in the segement than an EL.
Car Review: 2010 Honda Accord
September 16, 2010, 01:04 AM
My 2010 Accord is very practical and reliable. It is "good", but does not do anything "great". Not a car to get terribly excited over. Mine is a 5 speed manual transmission EX, so it's more entertaining to drive, even with the anemic 4 cylinder engine. The 160 watt radio leaves an awful lot to be desired. Still, the car is solid, has nice lines, heats and cools well, drives well, and is safe.
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