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Ron, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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When it is hot, the van becomes sluggish, then quits. Runs

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When it is hot, the van becomes sluggish, then quits. Runs great most of the time. Hot as in over 95 degrees outside, driving up a steep mountain road. Temperature gauge barely creeps above normal operating temperature.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Have you checked the coolant level?
Customer: 135,000 miles, coolant is full. Van itself is not running real hot, just a little above normal temperature. I live in a mountain town and it has happened 2X. Both on really hot days.
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing yet. Check engine light does not come on. Maybe the O2 sensor coming off the exhaust is throwing off the computer? I think I have a minor exhaust leak somewhere as well, just started running a little louder when this problem started happening.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  tims auto repair replied 2 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

Expert:  tims auto repair replied 2 months ago.

what is the year,make and model?

what engine do you have?