Question Answered: I smell gasoline strongly in my car. Its more strong when I park in the garage.
March 14, 2013, 04:21 PM
Probably from your evaporative emissions system- gasoline vapors get pulled up and burned in engine. Do you have a check engine light on? usually when that happens your computer recognizes the leak. Could simply be hose or maybe your purge valve or charcoal canister. Check around near your fuel rail (where injectors run) and make sure not raw fuel leak somewhere or you could have dangerous fire. This could be serious!
Question Answered: Where can I find the oxygen sensor on my 2001 Ford Escort?
March 13, 2013, 10:05 PM
You need to have the engine light checked and advise to codes on computer. Take for free check at your local autozone and post. You've got 2 oxygen sensors on that one. One in front just down from exhaust manifold and other just pass converter. If problem with them- code will confirm but sounds like misfire.
Question Answered: Clicking noise from air conditioning fan
March 13, 2013, 09:54 PM
Sounds like the blendoor acutator getting stuck between vent levels. Problem is buried behind dash near heater core.
Question Answered: After started up the engine, the rpm gauge first drops below normal idle rpm.
March 11, 2013, 04:14 PM
Your normal idle should be 600-700 rpm. If vehicle idle is normal at 900 thats too high anyway. I'd check carefully for any vacuum leaks around throttle body or intake manifold if your getting hesitation. Usually as well it should idle higher at start up then choke down to normal.
Question Answered: How to replace the fuel line?
March 11, 2013, 04:10 PM
Autopart stores usually carry fuel line repair kits. I'd try and remove that plastic cover and try and locate where leak is coming from. Norally you can remove and splice in a repair. You may want to though consider taking in for service due to difficulty working under car like that with standard jack plus just danger of possible accident with any fuel.
Question Answered: my tail lights and cluster lights dont work. but my brake lights do.... any idea
March 11, 2013, 04:00 PM
Most vehicles set up so that whenever you lose lights on your dash it's a heads up that you don't have tail lights. Not sure the way your vehicle wired but assume power somehow comes near area of that front side marker though that really doesn't make sense to me. You need to look on internet or pick up repair manual and maybe has wiring diagram to check how electrical is wired from and to tail lamps.
Car Review: 2006 Ford Fusion
March 19, 2012, 11:00 AM
Have owned my 2006 Ford Fusion with V6- Aisin F21 6 speed transmission since new. Taken very good care of it- now less than 64K miles. 2 months ago had issue with hard shift and "bucking" from take off. Only happened like 2 times, my wife explained to me that felt like computer didn't know what gear to go into. Nevertheless, changed transmission fluid even though owners manual didn't suggest until 100k. Thought it fixed but then other day happened again. Been looking online last couple days and been reading up on other stories and TSB reports. Sounds like problem is either with a TCM reflash for update- which i read vehicles built before 9/4/2006 (mine is 10/2005) or with a faulty Valve Body which in my case hope not due to $1400 cost plus install. Well not sure at this point what fix will be but just dropped my car off at Ford dealer for TCM reflash and hoping this $118 fixes my problem. Service advisor checked my car and did have old software so hoping at this point this corrects problem!
I'll give an update at later date with my results which hopefully will help someone else that runs into this problem. Have read alot of horror stories from many individuals but my experience had been very positive with my car. Until now never faced any mechanical problems. During my full warranty period only had to return for service right before warranty ran out to replace both rear door handles that had broken.
I can't even put into words how much the information I've read lately on this problem has really helped me decide on what direction to move in. My first reaction was got to trade in and get out from under a huge potential problem but then would be facing many more years of payments (got 11 more payments). I've loved my car and didn't want to have to do that but would if i had to. The information I've received gave me a very positive outlook on fixing my car so i can keep as i'd planned for many years.
Ok well hopefully this will give someone else hope and I'll update in couple months with my results. Will update sooner if problem happens again.
Update: 3-26-12 NO PROBLEMS YET. HOPING FLASHING WORKED. BEEN THINKING ALOT TOO OF HOW MY WIFE DRIVES CAR LOL I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM MYSELF AND WONDER IF HOW SHE DRIVES. I'VE ONLY BEEN DRIVING IT AND ALL GOOD AT THIS POINT.