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: 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: 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: 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.
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!