2009 Ford Ecosport Engine

Tiny
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  • 2009 FORD ECOSPORT
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • MANUAL
  • 100,000 MILES
The car had an overheating issue so mechanic advised we changed the gasket and surface the cylinder cops it has affected it, after that was done, the car worked for about 30mins and stopped, and has stopped working since then, it comes on when we ignite the engine but stops working som minutes later. What could d problem possibly be?
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 3:44 AM

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Tiny
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"Stops working" is not a technical term that tells us much of anything. Is it overheating? Is it cranking but not starting?

I can tell you what should be tested but we can't magically tell you what the problem is so someone is going to have to do some testing to get to the bottom of anything.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 5:54 AM
Tiny
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It's cranking but not starting.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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All "crank, no start" conditions are approached in the same way. Every engine requires certain functions to be able to run. Some of these functions rely on specific components to work and some components are part of more than one function so it is important to see the whole picture to be able to conclude anything about what may have failed. Also, these functions can ONLY be tested during the failure. Any other time and they will simply test good because the problem isn't present at the moment.
If you approach this in any other way, you are merely guessing and that only serves to replace unnecessary parts and wastes money.

Every engine requires spark, fuel and compression to run. That's what we have to look for.

These are the basics that need to be tested and will give us the info required to isolate a cause.

1) Test for spark at the plug end of the wire using a spark tester. If none found, check for power supply on the + terminal of the coil with the key on.

2) Test for injector pulse using a small bulb called a noid light. If none found, check for power supply at one side of the injector with the key on.

3) Use a fuel pressure gauge to test for correct fuel pressure, also noticing if the pressure holds when key is shut off.

4) If all of these things check good, then you would need to do a complete compression test.

Once you have determined which of these functions has dropped out,
you will know which system is having the problem.
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Thursday, January 16th, 2014 AT 5:21 PM

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