I had this in to the dealer and they said they "updated the computer" and
should be fine.
It's not so I have another appointment in the morning. They charged me
the $59 labor charge which they will credit me. I just don't have much
confidence in them now. Engine light came on some time back and it ran
rough that way on and off. One day engine light went off and it ran fine
for about 6 months. Now is back to it's old self. Any hints? Thanks
It is still under warranty. Take it back to the dealer. If the dealer
doesn't fix it, you can go to another dealer.
And, if it still doesn't get fixed right, remember the lemon laws.
Don't fix anything yourself. If the dealer messes something up, it is their
problem. If you mess something up, it's your problem.
You should also have the emmissions warranty, which is at least 80,000 mi
(you have to look at it to be sure).
And don't forget, this is a return of problem in the past that they fixed.
This might be covered from that.
Also, contact the factory rep.
If not, read the unsafe 2006 Ford Freestar thread. It has some ideas on how
to get this fixed.
a place like advanced auto parts,or a auto zone or somthin that can do a
Dianogistics Scan on your ecm/ecu. Your Dianogistics port to plug im the scan
tool should be located somewhere under the front left dash... Down by ur feet.
Hope this helps,
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You hope this helps? You ARE kidding aren't you? What possible clue could
you have that the problem is an oxygen sensor? You don't do anyone any
favors by throwing wild assed guesses out their. You can speculate about
what it could be all you want, but to flatly state that his problem is an O2
sensor is just wrong. You don't even know what codes were set. You don't
actually believe an O2 sensor is the only problem which can turn on a check
engine light do you?
Too funny, once again the bad ole' O2 sensor gets kicked to the curb!!!
Why oh why does everyone have to shoot the messenger??? Parts stores
must make so much on them, no wonder they scan for free.
Love to know what codes the OP has.
No kidding! If I owned a parts store the first thing I'd do is hire some
dumbass to stand out front with a code scanner to help customers guess what
their problem could be...... Yes Sir! your O2 sensor is staying lean....
probably a bad O2 sensor.... A few days later the same customer comes
back..... Gee mister.... could be a bad Map sensor... Maf sensor, fuel pump,
fuel pressure regulator, etc. etc. etc. I'm sure they make a good living off
of people who are determined not to pay someone a "diagnostic fee"
Well folks, once again the dealer says they can find nothing wrong with the
car. Engine light has been on for about 2 weeks but they say it was not
when pulled in to the garage. I thought it still ran a tad rough, not
like the new loaner they gave me.
Update: They kept the car overnight and drove it around but could not find
a problem. Thia morning, they hooked it up to the diagnostic thingy and
Voila! The ol' oxygen sensor code popped up. I couldn't believe it but
they didn't have one. Had to order it. I had them show me just where it
was located and will change it myself.
No, Sleepdog those were my words. I din't have the code on the invoice
which I'm sorry now I didn't get. At this point I'll have to take their
word for it.
Now, let's all laugh at Bill. Funny isn't he? Takes a real man to lip
off on a computer. Let's call him "Keyboard Commando Bill".
You have to see so called "mechanics" wandering up to the counter with vice
grips, water pump pliers and a screwdriver asking if they can look out in
the yard for a particular part to appreciate the statement.
I realize the shop didn't have the part on hand, but why not let them take
the risk of the repair? You do realize if you use the part for
troubleshooting the counterman will tell you its not returnable. The shop
can simply remove the part and peddle it on another job if necessary.
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