The vehicle was repaired, but failed to accelerate. . . Apparantly my customer service is better. The job takes about an hour. I just purchased this vehicle 134,000+ miles, detailed service records and mechanics diagnostic prior to purchase.
The independent mechanic later diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the pulley bolt failed and needed to be replaced. Mechanic is telling me it is done, and after researching, this is not something unique to just my car. The transmission was rebuilt per aamco recommendation. Next morning checked car with obd2 diagnostic tool. I buy our oil at Costco, which we shop at once a month, so no trip to the auto parts store. Also ,the car had 1700 miles on it and was consuming oil.
I have an appointment for a refinish job. So how do you pay yourself for the time it takes you to do it? The failure mileage was approximately 60,000. Install the new o-ring seal for the housing cover and lubricate it with clean engine oil. The torque mount was replaced again. Ford recommends you change the oil in your Fusion at least every 7,000 miles.
I think that it will pay off in the longrun to run full synthetic and change it as often as conventional oils. Almost immediately the wrench icon lights up. But, I stress that using the correct viscosity makes a difference with car performance. Passengers' side the seat belt light and seat belt buzzer goes off. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2007 Ford Fusion.
If you can't do this, see our page to find a Ford Fusion oil filter wrench. You might may want to change it more often if you drive your vehicle in extreme heat or cold, or if you use it to do a lot of towing. Shut off car, then turned ignition key to check diagnostics. I don't car if it's a little on the pricey side, as it's kept my fuel economy stabilized with bolt-ons, the engine runs well year-round, and it makes the engine more responsive. Since then, I have experienced the problem at least 8 times per week, and the check engine light will come on as well for a few days then disappear.
I immediately pulled onto the nearest exit ramp and drove at reduced speed until able to stop. Got off of ramp and shut off car for 5 min. All of these fluids are extremely harmful to your eyes and skin so it is important to protect yourself. Remove the oil filter housing and filter cartridge inside. Give the vehicle a good inspection for problems so they can be corrected before they lead to breakdowns. This is dangerous and people have reported many horrifying stores on the same issue, with some people's Fusion combusting and stalling them on the highway. Install the drain plug sealing o-ring on the oil drain plug.
I did notify the Ford company today of all the safety issues and other issues related to my car, just so they have it documented on their end as well. Being a bit old school about 5w-20 viscosity, I prefer an oil that has a lot of moly - extreme pressure additive - to provide an extra margin of safety. Remove the oil filter drain plug completely. No sign of the issue the next day, once the car is turned off and back on. Install the drain plug and tighten it with a combination wrench.
On three occasions, the idle pulley bolt fractured and needed to be replaced. It's not lack of forethought or my even bothering to ask how I was merely responding to the information in the post. Pour in four-and-a-half quarts of 5w-20 motor oil. As a result, the contact discovered that the torque mount fractured again. Engine oil uses additives to help lubricate moving parts correctly.
Until the next time, which may be months to years. Crawl under the car and see if it is equipped with an oil filter cover. Actually using the formulated 5w-20 from Ford is made for the car and is what it needs. Havoline, Quaker State, Penzoil and Mobil1 20 weights are using decent amounts of Moly, I think Castrol may be as well. He said the engine practically showed no wear; looked like it only had a few thousand miles on it.