Engine Performance problem
2005 Ford Freestyle 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 43000 miles
I am a retired auto mechanic. I have a fully serviced 05 Ford Freestyle with 43K. Had since nearly new with absolutely no problems. Wife pulled the vehicle out of the carport and parked it.
She asked me to pull car back in and it would not start.
The engine turns over and seems to be trying to start on less then all cylinders. It will hit on about 2 or 3 cylinders, run rough for less then two seconds and will go dead. Additional attempts result in exactly the same results.
My scanner shows no codes, I reset the fuel pump, tried the additional ignition key with no luck.
There is a strong smell of unburned or partually burned gasoline.
The car is outside and weather prevents me from checking anything now.
I seem to remember reading that an unprogrammed key or malfunctuning theft system would give these starting problems.
What are your thoughts conserning this problem?
have the same problem?
Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 AT 7:33 PM