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Patty HI I HAVE A 1998 FORD EXPLORER SPORT, 6 CYL. IM Looking to have my explorer Inspected. When I use a OBD TORQUE Software I get A not pass for Catalyst and Evap. I also get the following $ readings Test report: ------------------ TID:$01 CID:$21 - Rich to Lean sensor threshold voltage(constant) Min: 543 Test result value: 65,535 PASS ---- TID:$03 ...

Yes my mom's 2007 acted up today. She got a check engine light on and a power steering message on the way home. I took it to Autozone to get the code read But lost the copy or it. I believe it had stored codes of pcm not not sending to power steering and an ignition code which I believe they had a recall on before and dealer had fixed .. I did some ...

Drove my car a little distance it shut off wouldn't start right away and my check engine light came on.

Hi there I was just trying to get opinions on what tires to buy all season that has the best job winter performance and other stuff to you know like the tread life and all that stuff that goes along with it but I don't want to get winter tires and summer Tires because of the storage I was looking into the Goodyear weather assurance and Continental ...

Hi my car was driving fine and then last night when I stopped for gas it would turn over at all, though everything else operated by the battery was fine. The car was almost out of gas. After about 12 times out of now here it started. This morning it wouldn’t. I does this sound like a blown engine or transmission

My gas cap was not on all the way. I put the gas cap back on now but the light will not go off.. I’m trying to get my car to pass the emissions test and it won’t before of that.

My son's Celia GT (140000) is consuming oil, almost one quart every other week and there are not visible leaks. Today I saw some oil spills in the hood after using it. I open the hood and I found the oil cap totally loose and upside down. Is the second time I find the cap as that and the first time I told him to be more careful at the time of ...


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