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    P0128 2009 Ford Fusion

    2009 Ford Fusion, 2.3L, 120k miles CEL is on...the code is P0128. The engine is running good, the temp needle on the dash is halfway between hot/cold, right where it should be. Are there two coolant sensors? One for the needle, and one for the computer? Where do I need to look for this...
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    Head Gasket?

    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3L, Auto 86k miles The van has been gradually losing coolant and running hot. I replaced the radiator in November because it had a leak. It's still losing coolant. I saw a bubble stream coming up the radiator, and tested it for hydrocarbons with the liquid that...
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    Radiator leak, MAYBE a head gasket problem

    The engine was losing coolant, with no visible leak. Had to add coolant at a rate of about a gallon per 20 mile or so trip. I did a pressure test on the system with it cold, and coolant was leaking rapidly from the driver's side of the radiator, about 1/3 ways from the bottom. So, I replace...
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    Heater not blowing hot air SOMETIMES.

    To preface, there is a coolant leak somewhere, but I haven't had time to do a pressure test. The hoses going into and out of the heater core are hot. Sometimes the interior fan blows hot air, sometimes it's stone cold. Is this likely a blend door problem, and is it actuated by electric motor...
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    2000 Ford Explorer 5.0L Eddie Bauer running rough

    2000 Ford Explorer 5.0L, Eddie Bauer Edition; Automatic 2WD, 247k miles Lots going on here. This my brother's truck, and he's flat broke, so I'm trying to help him out. It was setting P0303, P0171, and P0174. We looked all over for vacuum leaks. I removed the large tube between the MAF and...
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    AC/Heat Blend Not Right

    2000 Ford Explorer, 2WD, 5.0L, 240k miles This is my brother's truck, and I'm trying to help him out with it. The AC is working great; producing cold air. However, when driving, it goes from cold to cool, to tepid, sometimes warm, and back. Last night, we replaced the blend door...
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    Need alternator wiring for 1985 454

    I have a friend who has to make a sudden trip on Sunday, in a 1985 Holiday Rambler Aluma-Lite HRG with a 454 in it. With the engine running, volt meter sitting on 11VDC; it sits on 12VDC not running. He's going to take the alternator to have it bench tested. However, the first thing he did...
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    Tacoma Bottoming Out in Back (but not real bad)

    MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Tacoma Base (4WD) 4 Door YEAR: 2013 MILES: 63K ENGINE: 4.0L DESCRIBE ISSUE.... My truck runs and drives great. However, on just moderate bumps, the rear end feels like it's bottoming out. I carry a small tool box, a tow chain, and a few accessories in the back; maybe...
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    AC Toyota Tacoma

    MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 YEAR: 2013 MILES: 58,000 ENGINE: 4.0 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... Every once in awhile, my AC will not cool, and the light on the AC switch is flashing. If I turn the AC off for about 30 seconds, and back on, everything works properly. I bought it in September...
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    Rear View Mirror on Tacoma

    2013 Toyota Tacoma 4 door, 4x4, automatic, 4.0L, 35,500 miles I bought this truck from a Honda dealer on Friday. Excellent truck. Yesterday, however, the rear view mirror detached from the windshield. All the electronics (compass, rear view camera, thermometer) are working fine. If you were...
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    Dodge Grand Caravan headlights

    MAKE: Dodge MODEL: Grand Caravan, cargo edition with stow n go YEAR: 2006 MILES: 52,000 ENGINE: 3.3L DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I got in the van Tuesday night and the headlights wouldn't come on. The parking lights came on, but not the headlights. I thought I'd open the hood and look at the relay...
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    2003 Tacoma overheating

    MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Tacoma YEAR: 2003 MILES: 150k ENGINE: 3.4L V-6 DESCRIBE ISSUE.... It's a bit chilly this morning, so I turned the heater control all the way hot, until it warmed up...it never warmed up. About 15 minutes into my drive, I watched the temperature needle climb slowly from its...
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    2004 Toyota Avalon Ignition Switch / Shifter Lockout

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Avalon YEAR: 2004 MILES: 75000 ENGINE: 3.0L DESCRIBE ISSUE.... The other day, I got in the car and it would crank but not start. I was a bit puzzled, until I noticed the shifter was in Drive. I put it in Park, and the...
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    Toyota Key Fob

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Toyota MODEL: Avalon and Tacoma YEAR: 2004 and 2003 MILES: 75k and 148k ENGINE: DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I have a 2004 Avalon and a 2003 Tacoma. The key fob I have came with the Tacoma, and locks/unlocks it. Can I program the Avalon to work...
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    Seat Belt Sensor Wiring

    MAKE: Dodge MODEL: Grand Caravan, Cargo YEAR: 2006 MILES: 50,146 ENGINE: 3.3L DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I'm removing a Bruno Turney accessible seat on the passenger's side. I forgot to unhook a wiring harness lead on the outboard side of the seat, where the seatbelt anchors. There's a slender...
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    Cruise Control flaking out

    Please fill out the following to ask a question. MAKE: Dodge MODEL: Grand Caravan, Cargo Edition YEAR: 2006 MILES: 49,835 ENGINE: 3.3L DESCRIBE ISSUE.... I did a front brake job on this van about 6 months ago. At the same time, the cruise control quit working properly. It will do one of...
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    BAT Store

    Is the store still active? I'll admit it's been awhile since I've made a purchase. I did just make a donation, though. Support BAT!!
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    Mobility / Accessibility Installations

    Any of you folks install mobility / accessibility products? I partially understand why this industry is so tightly controlled by the manufacturers, although you can find used equipment through various outlets. I've recently installed a passenger assist seat in a mini-van, and have some questions.
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    Door Hinge upgrade; 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, Cargo edition (16" wheels, HD suspension) My parents are both limited mobility, and have the Jazzy chairs. We have a lift in the back of the van, which accommodates one of the scooters. In the mid section, I installed a carrier with a ramp and a winch, to pull the...
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    Wish me luck!

    Taking a couple of ASE certification tests today...wish me luck! :thx