Ask the Auto Doctor

There are 1559 comments on the Independent Record story from Mar 4, 2006, titled Ask the Auto Doctor. In it, Independent Record reports that:

Dear Doctor: I own a 2003 Lincoln LS with only 4,700 miles. The "service parking brake" message appears and the electronic park brake light stays on.

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Mark Smith

Scranton, PA

#1477 Feb 29, 2012
I have a 2000 Lincoln sat for about 3 weeks..i went to start it,it fired and shut off. i tried again and it turned over real slow as if battery was low.i tried jumping it and it was the i changed the starter..same thing..had battery checked..changed that too.still the same thing,only now alarm goes off when i try to start it..any help would be GREATLY appreciated..thanks..mark.

United States

#1478 Feb 29, 2012
loss of power and backfiring wonder if it could be spark plugs

Akron, OH

#1479 Mar 2, 2012
i bought a 98 blazer with a 2 in body lift how do i remove the body lift and what do i need to do it

Newport, OR

#1480 Mar 24, 2012
Why do I keep getting gas in with my oil 1985 s10 4x4 truck 2.8v6

“Treat each day as your last, ”

Since: Sep 07

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#1481 Mar 24, 2012
Isabel wrote:
i need a good mecanic and cheap in the los angeles, california area please anyone
i'm having problems with my lincoln ls 2005
check engine light came on flashing
Isabel, the only reason the check engine light will FLASH is because of a misfire, otherwise the light will stay on solid for any other reason. You probably notice a jerking when accelerating, normally this is caused by something electrical, plugs, plug wires or coils. Good Luck

United States

#1482 Mar 27, 2012
Rear shocks / struts on a 2002 rendezvous is this a combination shocks and struts part? or separate parts?

Hollister, CA

#1483 Apr 14, 2012
02 rendezvous has shocks in the rear and struts in the front.

Gaithersburg, MD

#1485 Jul 7, 2012
I own Toyota truck. Keep replacing lightbulbs for headlight. All of sudden today none of my headlight works even though it's on but turn off fog light keeps on. Plus when I turn ac on low and high button won't work
paul djerassi

Limerick, Ireland

#1486 Aug 4, 2012
hi,we have a 5 year old ford tourneo connect lately when the motor is hot and i depress the accelerator the motor has to be revved slip the clutch for it to take off can you suggest a remedy please paul.

United States

#1487 Aug 22, 2012
I have 1997 s500 mercedes and it is overheating the radiator hose getting hard while engine is running for awhile

Melrose Park, IL

#1488 Aug 24, 2012
my car run find when its cold but once it get wsrm or hot it dont want to go i have to let it biuld upon it on
2002 LSV8 owner

United States

#1489 Sep 15, 2012
How do you change the spark plugs on the drivers side of my2002 Lincoln LSV8? I have changed the ones on the passenger side with no problem, but am having trouble with the others.

Spokane, WA

#1490 Sep 22, 2012
ABS light comes on and off intermitintly . Power windows,defrosters,sunroof won't work when this happens. Gauges, Dash and all lights work fine. Any idea's on how to make my windows work?

United States

#1491 Sep 27, 2012
2005 foremza timing belt how to set timing

Memphis, TN

#1492 Oct 2, 2012
I have a 2003 toyota camery 2.4 when I start it up and only on start up it emmits blue smoke out of the tail pipe , can this be fixed by getting it a valve job ?
Dave Thoen

La Feria, TX

#1493 Nov 1, 2012
How much will a brake job on a 2001 Buick Lesabre cost ? front & back with 2 new rotors in front .. a ball park figure ,Please
Details folks

Minneapolis, MN

#1494 Nov 8, 2012
I read these posts and have to laugh, how do you expect people to answer your questions when they have no idea what you're driving. Cars are problem specific so give us a clue, Wayne from Spokane, WA Thanks

Wake Forest, NC

#1495 Nov 16, 2012
I have a 91 Chevy step side pickup I rescued from the scrap yard and they cut the wires for the altenator and I can't find the wiring diagram for it. can you help me or tell me where to find it.

Saint Albans, WV

#1496 Jan 1, 2013
I have a 2003 Chevy 2500 van. Today all of a sudden my oil pressure dropped to 0 then jumped to 80.
It did this several times and then stayed at 80. Checked the oil, it was a little low but still reading on dipstick.
Can anyone help?

United States

#1497 Jan 1, 2013
I have a 99 chevy blazer tha will not start. I put on new spark plugs, rotor and cap along with a new emissions control modual and coil. I thought it was an electrical issue. After all of that it still would not start. I found out that it is a fual issue. When i poured gas into the carborator it would run as long as i had my foot on the gas. But when u let it idal it would die and not turn over. I already spent every last dime i had could u tell me what it could be. I was told that it could be my fual pump. Is that right?

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