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    P0128 2009 Ford Fusion

    Thanks, everyone! I've got this on the back burner for now...trying to sell my house and just too busy. The car is running fine...I think maybe the thermostat might be stuck open or is opening too early. I turned the MIL off with my scan tool, and it has stayed off for now. Reading NickD's...
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    P0128 2009 Ford Fusion

    2009 Ford Fusion, 2.3L, 120k miles CEL is on...the code is P0128. The engine is running good, the temp needle on the dash is halfway between hot/cold, right where it should be. Are there two coolant sensors? One for the needle, and one for the computer? Where do I need to look for this...
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    Head Gasket?

    Great thoughts, guys...I should have mentioned the following: there is no sign of oil in the coolant there is no sign of coolant in the oil the van stumbles when you first start the motor, but then smoothes out the van doesn't seem to be burning coolant...no smoke/steam coming out of the...
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    Head Gasket?

    2006 Dodge Grand Caravan, 3.3L, Auto 86k miles The van has been gradually losing coolant and running hot. I replaced the radiator in November because it had a leak. It's still losing coolant. I saw a bubble stream coming up the radiator, and tested it for hydrocarbons with the liquid that...
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    Radiator leak, MAYBE a head gasket problem

    The block test revealed NO signs of exhaust gasses in the radiator. What a relief! I'm going to pressure test the current radiator one more time. If it's leaking, I'll replace it, and test the replacement before I put everything back together....Saturday project.
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    Radiator leak, MAYBE a head gasket problem

    Brand new, out of the box radiator from AZ. And yes, I can see the leak on this one, and a puddle under radiator on the driver's side.
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    Radiator leak, MAYBE a head gasket problem

    NEW radiator. I was unaware of the block tester, which changes fluid from blue to yellow in the presence of exhaust gasses in the radiator. I'm going to try that later today.
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    Heater not blowing hot air SOMETIMES.

    You definitely got me on the right track! I had no idea there even WAS a procedure for that. Thanks so much!!!
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    Radiator leak, MAYBE a head gasket problem

    I should have given more information. Last night I was tired, cold, and frustrated. 1-there is no sign of oil in the coolant 2-there is no sign of coolant in the engine block 3-the motor runs perfectly, and no DTC is present I'm thinking about replacing the radiator, but before I add coolant...
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    Radiator leak, MAYBE a head gasket problem

    The engine was losing coolant, with no visible leak. Had to add coolant at a rate of about a gallon per 20 mile or so trip. I did a pressure test on the system with it cold, and coolant was leaking rapidly from the driver's side of the radiator, about 1/3 ways from the bottom. So, I replace...
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    Heater not blowing hot air SOMETIMES.

    I think this is fixed. I tried the relearn by pulling the fuse, but I'm not sure I was trying the right fuse. I found some instructions in another forum: turn key on with AC on full recirc, then press and hold the recirculate and rear washer buttons at the same time for about 5 seconds until...
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    Heater not blowing hot air SOMETIMES.

    Will try that; thanks! This is the same van that the cruise control was not working for over two years, and I had to disconnect the battery overnight while waiting for an EGR valve to come in (I had to move the alternator to get to it). After that, the cruise started working!
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    Heater not blowing hot air SOMETIMES.

    To preface, there is a coolant leak somewhere, but I haven't had time to do a pressure test. The hoses going into and out of the heater core are hot. Sometimes the interior fan blows hot air, sometimes it's stone cold. Is this likely a blend door problem, and is it actuated by electric motor...
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    2000 Ford Explorer 5.0L Eddie Bauer running rough

    Thanks! God has blessed me indeed! It’s actually my brother’s truck, not my son. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    2000 Ford Explorer 5.0L Eddie Bauer running rough

    I’ve gotten the motor mount installed, new plug wires, NOS air duct between air box and throttle body. I cleaned the MAF, and did the computer relearn procedure. It seems to be running pretty well. It still needs some drive time to learn the shift points, etc. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk