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About jchisholm01

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  1. I am going to have my Fusion brought in to a mechanic this coming Monday and have them check things out. I mentioned having the throttle body looked at or see if it needs to be replaced. Aside from the obvious acceleration problems and the car feeling stuck. What are some other symptoms of a bad throttle body? One thing to note is that the mileage is at 112,000 +. I'm not the most mechanically inclined person but I am learning more everyday. So thanks everyone for your patience.
  2. Thanks for your replies. I will look into that code reader. When I was driving home today on the highway. The engine seemed loud and it made a strange sound when I put my brakes on. There was a big drop in temperate outside today and I may not have let my Fusion idle enough when I started it up. So maybe that caused this today? I though perhaps the throttle body was about to act up but nothing happened. I will keep an eye on any issues and act fast on it. Regards
  3. I went to the Valvoline that I usually go to and I had them do the diagnostic test for error codes. I explained to them what had happened with my Fusion and there is a known issue with the throttle body on Fusions. They did ask at Valvoline about any check engine lights and I told them that I did not notice any on the dashboard. They proceeded with the error check test and did not find any error codes. I even asked if I could personally see the screen of their device that they use to check for errors and there were errors or codes that showed up. I had also told someone else at Valvoline about this acceleration problem that happened randomly. I don't remember exactly what he had said and he mentioned something about the crank shaft? I'm more convinced that this has something to do with the throttle body although I can't be totally sure. However, that's my update.
  4. Hello, I'm not sure if this is a common problem with Ford Fusions but my Fusion has had an issue where the clock/radio station display will not light up. At first, it started to fade and only show the middle digits. Now it is totally blank and no lights show up. Is there an easy way to fix this? Could there be a bulb or fuse that is burnt out? I took a few pics with it on my phone, although they're not the clearest pics. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You
  5. Thanks everyone for your help. I did not even about Autozone or Pep Boys could do a free diagnostic for error codes for my car. Does Valvoline also do this? I usually go to them for oil changes and routine maintenance issues.
  6. I called around to local mechanics, some of whom I've used in the past. They said that there isn't much that could do without any specific warning light showing up on the dashboard. The local Ford dealership even told me the same thing although they said that I could bring it in for a diagnosis but that would be over $100 just for a diagnosis. I haven't anything happen lately with the acceleration issue in over 4 weeks. So I'm not sure really what I should do at this point.
  7. Thanks for the reply. One more thing, right now the Air conditioner is not working in my car. I do plan to get my AC working within the next 2 months. Would not having any AC have anything to do with this problem that I'm having?
  8. Hello,I wanted to discuss a recent issue that I had on my 2006 Ford Fusion SE V6. This happened twice in the last two weeks while driving. I'll try to be detailed as possible as I've not ever experienced this before. When I was driving my Fusion, my Fusion suddenly started running very rough and could barely accelerate. I had to really step on the gas and it was revving up but barely driving. This happened while driving in a populated area where I was not driving too fast. I pulled over and let it idle for a bit and after that it was fine. The same thing happened again while driving down a residential street. The Fusion was sputtering out and not accelerating. I was stepping on the gas and it was barely going anywhere. I pulled over to where I could let the Fusion idle and it drove fine after that. I even drove this in even much colder, downright frigid weather since then and I have not experienced any problems.So my question is what exactly is going on with the Fusion all of the sudden not being able to accelerate properly? Is this a common problem with Fusions? Are there any recalls for this?I hope this makes sense. I'm trying to figure what is going on myself. Any help with this would greatly be appreciated. Thank You
  9. Owner of Ford Fusion 2006, New to Forum

    Thanks for the replies, I hope to get a lot out of this forum as well.
  10. Owner of Ford Fusion 2006, New to Forum

    Hello, My name is James. I'll be going by jchisholm01 on this forum. I'm an owner of a Red 2006 Ford Fusion SE V6. I purchased it last fall and I reside in the northeast in the metro Boston area. The mileage is at 112,000. I will also try to get photos on here as well. Greetings to the Ford Fusion forum.