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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: I have a 99 4.6 8 cyl. ford F150 truck, the starter runs even after you start it and still runs after you turn the truck off.
June 12, 2016, 04:11 PM
Water leak from top left corner getting into the fuse box.push outward on the windshield and you'll probably see it move
Question Answered: miss fire cylinder 3 & 4
June 12, 2016, 03:58 PM
I've seen LOTS of plug wires attached in the wrong position on the coils
Question Answered: While driving loss of power, pedal all the way to floor no revving, why?
June 12, 2016, 03:41 PM
Strong possibility is the throttle body. Need to retrieve the dtcs for any clues. But I could fill a 50 gallon barrel with all the throttle bodies I've replaced.
Question Answered: 2007 ford torez if my air compresser goes out will it make my car turn off
October 16, 2015, 11:14 AM
I've seen a/c clutches cause a signal interference for the crank sensor.
Question Answered: Car cranks but wont start, CEL & Battery lights on, no code.What now?
February 22, 2015, 07:26 PM
also make sure the black wire that bolts to the bracket on the passenger side strut tower is not damaged or pulled out of the noise filter (small black square block)
Question Answered: Why2003 expidition is missing while idling and driving
February 20, 2015, 07:32 PM
Can't tell you for sure,but the most common fix at my,and all ford dealers are coil failure due to A-water leak from cowl panel or B-coolant leak from bad plastic intake manifold leaking coolant into plug holes. either way if plugs have not been replaced in over 60k replace them as well.
Question Answered: Trucks runs rough going down the road, rough idle.
February 20, 2015, 07:27 PM
Being a Ford tech I see this often. The intake on These trucks is the weakest link and I hate that they went to plastic. The front passenger side of the intake where the metal crossover tube is has an o-ring type gaskets that sits in a recessed groove in the plastic part of the intake and over time the outside edges of this recessed area will warp and crack due to heat and age,therefore the o-ring does not stay in the position that it is meant to and coolant will leak into the plug holes and there is your rough running engine.pull a couple of coils out and see if the bottom of the boots are wet and what I do (but don't suggest it) is touch my tongue on it and see if it has the sweet taste of coolant. If so a new intake is in your future.btw amazon has a good deal on one that is waaaay cheaper than dealer.good luck
Question Answered: Hello,my rav no longer starts up after 3 months in hybernation;as in the past, boosted the battery to the point when theres enough juice to crank the it cranks but no longer startsup....timing belt was already changed two years ago..plz help
February 20, 2015, 07:12 PM
I would check the fuel pressure. with todays ethanol content in fuel, rust and corrosion happens pretty quick in a tank on a vehicle that sits for extended periods of time.
Question Answered: What could possibly cause my ML320 to just die while driving?
September 08, 2014, 09:24 PM
classic low voltage issue,test the charging system and make sure the drive belt is attached.
Question Answered: Sonata 2.4L DOHC CKP Sensor location
December 17, 2013, 03:48 PM
on front of engine above crankshaft timing belt pulley,will have to remove timing cover to access.
Problem Reported: Airbag light on due to high resistance in connectors.
December 08, 2013, 10:26 PM
Problem Reported: Humming noise from intake due to Faulty IAC
December 08, 2013, 09:56 PM
Problem Reported: Fuel filling issues due to manufacturing defect in fuel tank
December 07, 2013, 10:51 PM
<p>According to TSB 05-15-12</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Some pump nozzle shut-offs may be due to the filling station pump delivering the fuel too quickly. This is normal.</p> <p>A new fuel tank with a revised design is available.</p>
Problem Reported: No start and theft light flashing, due to damaged wiring.
November 19, 2013, 11:55 AM
Problem Reported: Shifting issues due to worn linkage rod bushings
November 16, 2013, 10:56 PM
Problem Reported: power window pops when going up
November 16, 2013, 10:49 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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