Question Answered: where is the turn signal flasher relay located?
March 30, 2012, 09:25 AM
The book probably correct. I don't know why but flashers usually hard to find on most vehicles. You may want to replace your turn signal bulbs front and back to be safe first if you can't find. You would have to have one bulb out on each side of truck though for all turn signals to go out.
Question Answered: How to Remove oil sensor fuse?
March 30, 2012, 09:21 AM
You probably don't have a fuse for oil sensor. May be actually telling you that you have an oil pressure problem- which could be oil pump. Does it have an oil pressure guage? If you ever have a tapping noise in motor be concerned. Maybe oil pump screen plugged up too.
Question Answered: how do i repair evaporative emission leak?
March 30, 2012, 09:11 AM
May simply be fuel cap. Replace then clear code or disconnect negative battery cable for ten minutes. Generally if light comes back up within 40-50 miles that should be it. If you see cracks around gasket for fuel cap almost for sure that's the problem unless cap left loose. If code comes back up start with finding the evap service port in engine compartment (small green cap on black plastic hose that comes from fuel tank) and inspect all hoses there. Cracked one or anything disconnected that's probably it. If you don't see one you may have to follow hose from tank up. If nothing found may want to replace purge valve which generally located near that cap (fairly small little motor that has at least 2 hoses- one from tank and one to your intake). If not that could be fuel tank pressure sensor. Let's hope just the fuel cap!
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.