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P0505, P0506, hard start, rough idle

Fix P0505, P0506, hard start, rough idle on Ford vehicles Fix P0505, P0506, hard start, rough idle Ford has issued a service #12-7-4 to address trouble codes P0505, P0506, hard start, rough idle on the vehicles listed below. The vehicles may also store enhanced trouble codes P2111 and P2112 after the keep alive memory has been cleared, the battery has been disconnected or the vehicle has a dead battery. On vehicles with over 10,000 miles the problems may be caused by sludge buildup in the electronic throttle body. That causes … Read More

Hard start, no start Escape, Fusion, MKZ

Fix for Hard start, no start Escape, Fusion, MKZ Ford TSB fix for Hard start, no start Escape, Fusion, MKZ Ford has issued a service bulletin #16-0075 to address a Hard start, no start Escape, Fusion, MKZ condition. The symptoms usually appear right after refueling. If you fill up with gas and can’t start your Escape or Fusion, this bulletin may be for you. Vehicles affected 2013 Escape Built on or before 11/9/2013 2013-2014 Fusion Built on or before 11/9/2013 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Built on or before 11/9/2013 Hard start, … Read More

Hard start, clicking noise – Ford Truck

Hard start, clicking noise – Ford Truck Ford has issued a service bulletin to address a Hard start, clicking noise on the vehicles listed below. The hard start, clicking noise may also log P0144A, P0171, P0174, P0316, P1450 trouble codes and turn on the check engine light. The clicking noise appears to come from the engine compartment. The hard starti condition appears more often after refueling. 2009-10 F-150 pickups, 2009-11 Ford E-series vans, Expedition, Lincoln Navigators 2011-F-250 and F-350 Ford has determined that a defective evaporative emissions canister purge valve … Read More

Saturn Relay won’t start or is hard to start

No start hard start condition Saturn Relay If you own a 2005-07 Saturn Relay minivan and experience hard starting or can’t start it at all, this may be the fix for you. In addition, you may experience an inoperative fuel gauge, along with a check engine, ABS, TCS, Service Traction System, or All Wheel Drive Disabled warning light(s). It may appear your vehicle is possessed. But there is a common link with all these problems. You’ll find it at connector C305 located on the floor under the driver’s seat. Open … Read More

Battery dead in morning – Chrylser products

Why is my battery dead in the morning – Chrylser products No start, slow cranking, hard start, dead battery, Battery dead in morning, battery dies, Durango, Aspen, Sebring, Avenger, Wrangler, Nitro, Liberty, 300, Magnum, Charger, Dakota, Town & Country, Grand Caravan, Grand Cherokee, Commander Chrysler has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) 08-003-08 too address No start, slow cranking, hard start, dead battery, dead battery in morning, battery dies problems on the following vehicles: 2008 Durango 2008 Aspen 2008 Sebring/Avenger 2008 Wrangler 2008 Nitro 2008 Liberty 2008 300/Magnum/Charger 2008 Dakota … Read More

P1272 P1274 P1276 P1278 P1316 F-450

Fix code P1272 P1274 P1276 P1278 P1316 F-450 If you own a Ford F-450 with the 7.3L engine and it’s hard to start and once it starts it misfires, here’s what to check out. You may have a loose connection of the UVC harness at the valve cover. Start at the left hand (driver’s side) valve cover and disconnect the engine harness. Check the resistance from terminal 5 to terminals 3, 4, 6, and 7 in the connector at the valve cover. This checks the resistance of the injectors. The … Read More

P0340, P0344, P0172, P0175 – Ford

Fix trouble codes P0340, P0344, P0172, P0175 on Ford If you encounter any of these codes P0340, P0344, P0172, P0175 – Ford, this may be the fix for you. Ford has issued a TSB (#06-13-9) for 2005-06 Expeditions and Navigator vehicles. The fix involves updating the PCM software. The symptoms are as follows: Hard starting requiring multiple restart attempts after the vehicle has been driven and shut down (hot soak). The “check engine” light is on and any or all of the above codes are stored in the PCM. You … Read More

Hard starting and stalling, bad gas mileage

What causes Hard starting, stalling, and  poor gas mileage There are many things that can cause hard starting and stalling poor gas mileage, but the key to solving this particular puzzle is the clue about poor gas mileage. One inexpensive sensor can be the cause of all these problems—the engine coolant temperature sensor (ECT). When you turn the key, the computer takes a quick look at the ambient air temperature and the ECT. By comparing the two temperature readings the computer knows whether the engine is cold or at operating … Read More

Hard start, no start, GM Minivans

Fix a hard start or no start condition on GM Minivans GM is reporting hard start and no start starting problems and weird electrical symptoms on some 2005-06 GM minivans. You may encounter a no-start or a very difficult time starting, along with stalling. Also, you might see inoperative or erratic operation of the following warning lights: Check Engine, ABS and traction control (TCS) light, service traction system (STS), and all-wheel drive (AWD). To make matters worse, the traction control system may activate on its own and store several trouble … Read More


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