bmdouble

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Senior Master Ford technician,hybrid vehicle certified,20yrs exp. specializing in electrical,driveability repairs.
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Question Asked: fan staying on
April 25, 2011, 07:13 AM
just bought a used mini cooper s.before purchasing I read all of the most common issues with them,one being power steering pump failure.After driving a while and returning home,the fan stayed on for about 3 minutes.Now this is my wife telling me so I don't know which fan it was.Is it normal,like some vehicles fan will come on after vehicle is off for additional cooling,or should there never be key off fan operation?I am a ford tech,and am used to things like relays sticking or pcms failing.
Question Answered: electronic throttle assy
August 03, 2010, 07:03 PM
they are quite pricey.but you can install it yourself if it will help with the labor cost.takes about 10 minutes to do. being a ford tech I cannot comment on how common these fail and b/o status. order one and get a handy friend or yourself to replace it use a 1/4 swivel with an 8mm socket and 12 inch extension and 1/4 ratchet and DO IT,YOU CAN DO IT!good luck
Question Answered: i have no spark , new crank sensor, new coil pack, pick up gear on balancer good
August 03, 2010, 06:52 PM
if it is a ohv v-6 engine check the wiring at the rear of the engine near the cam sensor.being that the trans was out I would look there first,real easy to smash the harness between the engine and trans.
Question Answered: Why does my car not idle ?
August 03, 2010, 06:50 PM
check for vacuum leaks around the intake.pcv tube are notorious for being collapsed and sucking air.
Question Answered: Cost of brakes
August 03, 2010, 06:49 PM
at my dealer it is 169.95 for each end of the vehicle.
Question Answered: My speedometer and horn doesn't work, my transmission is not changing gears properly?
August 03, 2010, 06:48 PM
vss is the most common failure for the trans and speedo issues.the horn is another issue.check fuses first,most common1.bad horn and fuse,2.clockspring,3. horn contact/airbag assy.
Question Answered: Vehicle is in fast Idle all the time
August 03, 2010, 06:43 PM
have your vehicle scanned and check the throttle postion sensor mode reading,it should read ct,or closed throttle at idle.I have found these to be at fault many times reading pt or part throttle with the throttle closed.also check the throttle linkage for binding,and cable also.
Question Answered: Throttle/Air Intake
August 03, 2010, 06:38 PM
It depends on the type of service that is performed.at my dealership a thorough intake/throttle body cleaning with a fogger solution and injector flush is 169.95,or a basic throttle body spray clean with inj. flush is 89.95.just get your engine good and warm and spray some sea foam or like solution in you throttle body,be careful not to drown the engine with fluid or else you will hydrolock it.
Question Answered: blows engine fuse in reverse
August 02, 2010, 07:58 AM
just had one the other day...on the top right side of engine compartment there is a capacitor with black wires going into it,one of the wires comes detached and will short to ground.it is bolted to a bracket right next to the cam cover.
Question Answered: What makes my truck sputter at 50mph?
August 02, 2010, 07:55 AM
possible secondary ignition misfire,plugs,plug wires or coil.9 times out of 10 I end up replacing the whole set if it has not yet been replaced.fuel pumps are also pretty common failures on these trucks.
Question Answered: how do you fix the gear selector from being one letter off?
August 02, 2010, 07:51 AM
what happened is that the prndl cable bracket has broken.you have to remove the column shroud to access it.this is very common and I see it almost every day.you have to purchase this part at a ford dealer.
Problem Reported: Intermittent high idle due to TPS faliure
December 08, 2013, 10:46 PM
Problem Reported: Humming noise from intake due to Faulty IAC
December 08, 2013, 09:56 PM
Problem Reported: Interior lights inop due to short in wiring
December 08, 2013, 08:39 PM
Problem Reported: Fuel filling issues due to manufacturing defect in fuel tank
December 07, 2013, 10:51 PM

According to TSB 05-15-12

Some 2005 Mustang vehicles built before 4/26/2005, may exhibit the fuel tank being slow or difficult to fill. The condition may be described as, repeated rapid shut-offs of the filling station pump nozzle, or multiple nozzle shut-offs when attempting to fill the fuel tank. The condition may be due to the tank vapor venting system inside the fuel tank.

Some pump nozzle shut-offs may be due to the filling station pump delivering the fuel too quickly. This is normal.

A new fuel tank with a revised design is available.

Problem Reported: No start and theft light flashing, due to damaged wiring.
November 19, 2013, 11:55 AM
Problem Reported: power window pops when going up
November 16, 2013, 10:49 PM
Problem Reported: Engine stalling intermittently, due to faulty crank sensor
November 16, 2013, 08:46 PM
Problem Reported: engine oil leaks
November 16, 2013, 08:41 PM
Car Review: 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid
August 18, 2010, 09:57 PM
only a couple of issues,1. coolant pump failure. 2. auxiliary blend door actuator failure. both issues will cause vehicle to enter failure management mode,wrench light on,vehicle will barely move.other than these concerns,the only thing I do on these vehicles is scheduled maintenance.
Car Review: 1999 BMW 528i
August 11, 2010, 09:26 PM
Have had minor problems which were resolved inexpensively.car handles as if it were 1000lbs lighter than it actually is.great gas mileage,timeless looks,and very fun to drive!
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