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Senior Master Ford technician,hybrid vehicle certified,20yrs exp. specializing in electrical,driveability repairs.
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Question Answered: stalling
August 14, 2010, 09:35 AM
have had concerns with the wiring chafing against the a/c lines near the accumulator.try wiggling the wires there while the truck is running.if it stalls then you got it! repair the wires and badaboom badabing your done! also have the alternator checked,can induce noise and affect the crank sensor signal.good luck!
Question Answered: egr valve replacement/cleaning
August 14, 2010, 09:27 AM
first of all I have made alot of money on autozone misdiagnosis! nothing agianst you for trying to save money,at best just have them scan it then ask us here what the codes mean,or take to professional shop.either way I am happy to help!99.9% of the egr concerns are with the dpfe sensor out of probable got a dtc of p0401 or p0402.if it is a p0401-egr insuff. flow. ground the egr vacuum regulator so that it pulls a vacuum on the egr valve.if there is very little to no difference in the engine speed your ports are have to remove the throttle body/egr spacer plate.when you have it off you will see carbon stuffed in the ports,just clean out with a pick or something long and pointy.if your enginbe speed actually does go really low or almost stalls when you ground the egrvr then check the dpfe voltage reading.good luck,let us know what happened.btw- use a test light to make sure you ground the correct circuit!
Question Answered: p0506
August 14, 2010, 09:16 AM
the idle air control valve works to keep your idle at a preset speed by bypassing the throttle body to provide air to the engine for rpm can totally do it yourself.depending on what engine you have,it can be located either on top of the throttle body,or behind it.the one mounted behind the throttle body is kind of a pain,2 8mm bolts one connector and voila!
Question Answered: Rough Idle stalling in turns, Leaps forward when I stop sometimes.
August 14, 2010, 09:10 AM
most commonly,vacuum leaks are very notorious for these concerns.get access to a good scan tool to monitor your fuel trims.a positive 15% or above fuel trim usually indicates a pretty good vacuum leak.check your pcv tube attachment at the back of the throttle body.write back after you try this and I will be happy to help.
Question Answered: How repleasement valve expansion ?
August 14, 2010, 09:05 AM
if you are talking about the rear a/c,you have to remove the right rear interior quarter panel,evacuate the a/c freon.once you remove the panel,the expansion valve is right there! just had to do mine on my 03 expedition for the rear a/c not cooling.
Question Answered: gear shift stuck in park
August 14, 2010, 09:02 AM
if the lever will not actually move out of park,check the brake light switch at the your brake lights operate?if not go from here with your diag.if the lever does move but your indicator does not,then you most likely have a broken prndl cable.
Question Answered: front vents stop working!
August 14, 2010, 08:59 AM
is the air coming out of the defrost vents?if so you may have a vacuum leak,look under the hood at the right rear corner,near the passenger side bulkhead area.check for broken vacuum lines.
Question Answered: Cruuise control
August 14, 2010, 08:56 AM
check the brake switch.if it is too sensitive,any little bump will deactivste the speed control as if you were stepping on the brakes.
Question Answered: Battery Light
August 11, 2010, 09:02 PM
load test the circuits at the alternator.have had alternators fail by turning on the battery light when they were charging just fine.the internal circuitry fails intermittently.Also for the heater core concern have the coolant checked for electrolysis.this concern may also be related to the charging system.if you have a weak or corroded ground cable,the electricity will find a path to least resistance,often times through your heater core! take a voltmeter ground the black lead and put the red lead in the coolant at the radiator,it should read less than 1 volt.
Question Answered: Gas gauge not working
August 11, 2010, 08:52 PM
the flex fuel module is a 2 inch square black plastic part that is bolted to the dash under the drivers side.
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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