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Senior Master Ford technician,hybrid vehicle certified,20yrs exp. specializing in electrical,driveability repairs.
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Question Answered: OXY sensor replaced twice within 1 month. OEM part Bank 2,sensor 1
February 27, 2013, 07:28 AM
agree with #1.
Question Answered: my fuel sensor was bad. It would go about 1/4 of a full tank and then go to 0
February 27, 2013, 07:26 AM
Sounds like a faulty fuel sending unit,but sometimes the sender card will become contaminated at the top of the sweep due to never having a full tank,don't feel bad I'm guilty of it myself! try putting some techron fuel additive in a full tank and driving it.It might sort itself out if this is the problem.
Question Answered: Got receipt saying secondary h02s12 (heated oxygen sensor-bank1 sensor2) anyfix?
February 27, 2013, 07:22 AM
The code definition sounds pretty vague.If it is a circuit code than it could be several things.And if it were an air fuel ratio lean or rich code than you need to diagnose further for a root cause.I have never replaced an o2 sensor for a lean or rich code,but auto parts stores ALWAYS sell customers on o2 sensors when they get these codes.Get us the actual code # and we'll help.
Question Answered: i need help
February 27, 2013, 07:15 AM
I agree with greg's,If the vehicle is equipped with an electronic throttle body what happens is the computer will compensate for any carbon buildup on the throttle body by holding it open passed this point,so when you take the memory away by removing the battery it wipes this predetermined value away and the idle quality suffers.The easiest thing to try is just cleaning the throttle body and then drive it.
Question Answered: I had the wheelbarring on the driver side front replaced. No lights were lit
February 27, 2013, 07:07 AM
Tell him to save the old parts and give them to you.They might have been damaged during bearing install or are just defective.Either way an honest mechanic will have no problem doing that.
Question Answered: Manifold question Part 2
February 25, 2013, 07:26 PM
there is a bypass pipe that runs below the intake at the rear of the water pump and exits the rear and is known to rust through & fail.Use a pressure tester and have a good look back there.
Question Answered: My 97 lincoln town have problems starting up. When it starts is stalls out.
February 25, 2013, 01:27 PM
If it starts and then stalls the first thing that I would do is give the idle air control valve a whack with a wrench,I know not very scientific but it works.If the idle comes up then there's your problem.If not then I would hook up the scan tool and go from there.
Question Answered: 2002 F250 no codes come on incomplete drive cycle
February 24, 2013, 01:56 PM
If you have one of several parameters that are not met it can cause what you have.You'll need to hook up a scan tool that can view live data and have a look at your basic parameters like ect,iat,o2s11,o2s21,o2s12,o2s22,vss,tpv,tpmode.
Question Answered: The battery light comes on and off while driving and it scares me.
February 24, 2013, 01:51 PM
I agree with goodguy's advice to check for loose connections.I personally have replaced alot of focus alternators that were doing EXACTLY what yours is doing due to an internal failure.
Question Answered: why would the car slow down to 38 going up a mountain with gas peddle on floor
February 24, 2013, 01:44 PM
I used to see this all the time when I worked at a Lincoln/mercury dealer in New Mexico.Try cleaning the mass air flow sensor out.It is located in your air filter housing and has an electrical connector on it.Parts stores sell a spray can for it,but if you can't find the cleaner just use brake clean and blow it dry.There are alot of other possibilities,I'm just giving you the most likely cause and what I've seen ALOT of.
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 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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