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A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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My wife was driving and the car died it starts but

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My wife was driving and the car died it starts but immediatly dies, any ideas?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for using JustAnswer.I will try my best to help you with your question.
Can you give me the VIN # ***** the mileage?
Can you keep it running with your foot on the gas pedal?
Do the rpms change if you step on the gas pedal?
Have you checked for any trouble codes in the PCM (Engine Computer)?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I'm not sure how to check for trouble codes, nothing comes up under the information section on the computer, it won't stay running with my foot on the accelerator. They have towed the car already so I can't give you the vin right now but the car has 61 thousand miles on it
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
There are several things that can cause the problem you have. It could be a fuel pump issue, a sensor for the engine failing, the main engine computer (PCM) causing the problem or a wiring issue. Without any trouble codes which you will need a code reader or scan tool to get the codes, we are only guessing and that can get expensive.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I guess it's off to the Ford dealer than, thanks any way
Expert:  A. Penland replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, wish there was a simple answer. But with todays vehicles, simple is no longer the way. Trouble codes and scan tools looking at modules in the way to diagnose them now.