Question Answered: where is the fuel pressure sensor located on the aztek
March 26, 2012, 12:55 PM
Fuel pressure sensor usually located at top of fuel pump assembly. I wouldn't expect this to be problem though even with check engine results given that problem. Sounds like a leak in evaporative emmissions system. Maybe hose or purge valve problem.
Question Answered: getting code po442
March 26, 2012, 12:50 PM
could also be simple hose leak. Look for small green cap on hose in engine compartment- usually on drivers side. inspect hoses from there to intake. If hoses good may want to replace purge valve (small motor unit near that green cap) This pulls vapors out of tank and pushes to intake. I'd do that before spending money on any service. Good luck!
Question Answered: Loud tapping from the top end of the motor.
March 26, 2012, 12:41 PM
Also sounds to me like lifter problem. After you do flush may want to up your oil weight to 10w-30 if not already. May want to also add some Lucas oil treatment too- if so though i've found synthetic one works much better but like $17 a quart at autoparts store.
Question Answered: Code P0456(not the gas cap) how much does it cost to fix a faulty vent solenoid?
March 26, 2012, 12:11 PM
Another name for that part should be a purge valve. Not sure on this model but most easy to find in engine compartment. Look for a little green cap located on hose that comes from fuel tank and part usually near that. Inspect your hoses carefully on that line especially near the valve. Might just be small crack or disconnect of hose. If not leak i'd replace valve. Will lack power with this problem- motor relies on the evaporated fuel from tank.
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.