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Key stuck in ignition – Milan Fusion Zephyr

My key is stuck in the ignition Ford has issued a TSB (07-2-1) regarding a key stuck in ignition problem in some 2006-07 Fusion, Milan, and Zephyr vehicles built before 9/4/06. The problem is a key stuck in the ignition cylinder or a shifter slider binding condition. The stuck key issues are caused by a binding shifter button. The button does not allow the pawl to contact the park detent switch. Mercury has issued a revised knob assembly to fix the problem. The instructions warn NOT TO REUSE the screws. … Read More

Serpentine belt Squeal – Fusion Milan

Fix Serpentine belt Squeal on Fusion Milan Ford has issued a technical service bulletin to fix a problem with Serpentine belt Squeal on certain 2006 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles. Ford reports that some of these vehicles with the 2.3L engine built before aa/1/2005 may have a Serpentine belt Squeal from the FEAD. Ford defines the FEAD as Front End Accessory Drive. Ford has issued a newly designed shield, belt, and tensioner to correct the squealing problem. Alignment instructions for the new tensioner are included in the TSB.   © … Read More

Low idle speed — Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan

Fix for Low idle speed — Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan These 2006-07 vehicles with the 2.3L engines may exhibit low idle speed and late transmission upshifts. You won’t find any trouble codes related to this problem by scanning the PCM. Don’t waste your time trying to clean the idle air control valve. This is a software glitch and you must have the PCM flashed with updated software.   © 2012 Rick Muscoplat

Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine

Fix a Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine Some Ford 3.0 Duratec engines are exhibiting a Ticking Noise – Ford 3.0 Duratec Engine. The ticking noise is coming from the left cylinder bank after engine warm-up. Ford has isolated the problem to 2005-07 vehicles with cam driven water pumps. The ticking noise is caused by an improperly torqued exhaust camshaft. The fix involves removing the valve cover and re-tightening the exhaust cam bolts while pre-loading the #4 cam cap. Here’s the procedure. Run the engine up to operating temperature … Read More


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