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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

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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