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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Maintenance & Repair



  • badgerfanbadgerfan Posts: 1,564
    I see no one has answered your question and you posted in January. If you are still around, yes the 3.0 DOHC in the current Fusion is the same engine as the DOHC Taurus, but with some tweaks, such as increased HP and torque, probably other modifications as well, and it is linked to a 6 speed transmission rather than the 4 speed when it was in Taurus. I have this engine in my 2000 Taurus now at 79k miles and it has been a great engine. For that matter, the car as a whole has been excellent.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    They added variable cam timing to that engine in the 2000 Lincoln LS version which I don't think was on the Taurus version and that's what was used in the 06-09 Fusions - more or less. For 2010 the 3.0L got a lot of updates resulting in more power while keeping the same fuel economy - and it was upgraded to be flex-fuel capable. The 2010 Fusion also offers the new 3.5L Duratec V6.
  • jj48jj48 Posts: 1
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    Don't yell, please. We have lots of ideals. When does it pope?
  • I would take it to another dealership for service.They are not all the same.You could just need a minor linkage adjustment,but I wouldn't wait too long you could ruin a gear. Good luck
  • Read your warranty.I believe all Fords have a bumper to bumper 36000/three year or better warranty.
    Good luck
  • ktmaiktmai Posts: 1
    My 2006 Fusion sounds like it is having the exact same problem. What year is your Fusion?

    Any updates on what you found out? And/or price of the clutch. My dealer quoted me $1200 and I thought they were just trying to rip me off because I'm a female/college-student.
  • The clutch was around that amount to fix each time. Actually ended up having two clutches and an engine put into this car. The engine was under warranty, but after having it replaced, I decided I wanted a car that can actually be driven, instead of sitting in a mechanic's workshop. So I ditched the car.

    My advice to you - get the clutch fixed, then trade it in. Not worth the hassle.
  • lazzolazzo Posts: 8
    My new Fusion is making a gurgling noise when I press down on the accelerator.
    This always happens when the car is just started (cold), but occaisonally happens under normal conditions. I took it to a dealer and of course the car was warmed up and they could find nothing wrong. They tested the pressure as well and said it was fine. I guess my next option would be to leave the car at the dealer for a while so they can hear the noise when cold.

    I did find this post online which sounds very similar: when-accelerating-can

    Anyone else have this "noise?" Any ideas what it could be?
  • xmechxmech Posts: 90
    "They tested the pressure as well and said it was fine. "

    What pressure?

    I've seen similar issue on another forum, and they suspect air in the coolant system, and you're hearing it gurgle in the heater core. Forgot if a flush helped, search some other Ford Fusion forums and I think you'll find it. I'll post back if I see it again and have the time.
  • lazzolazzo Posts: 8
    "What pressure?"

    Pressure check to see if there was a leak in the coolant system. They said there was not. Let me know what you find.
    I've seen a number of forums but no solutions.
  • xmechxmech Posts: 90
    Hope I'm not breaking any forum rules here, but there is this thread: - when-first-driven/

    Unfortunately it appears they don't have a solution yet. I guess it's one you've seen already?
  • lazzolazzo Posts: 8

    Yes, that fordfusionforum sums it up nicely. That is the exact problem I am having.
    Is there a way to contact Ford to let them know we are having this issue?
    Or is bringing it to the dealer for service good enough?
  • xmechxmech Posts: 90
    I'm pretty sure there is a place in Ford you can contact, and the info should be in one of the manuals you got with the car, but I haven't dealt with anything like that before. I've read of other people going this route, but I haven't ever had any issues nearly bad enough to require this. You may have to have repeated unsatisfactory dealer visits before they would step in and do anything. I'm not having this gurgling issue. Had the slow crank/no start issue, and the dealer did the TSB, no problem. Good luck, and I hope there is a solid solution soon.
  • I was the one who started the thread in Fordfusionforum discussing the problem. I would take the car to the dealer and reference the forum comments and solutions so far that haven't worked. The most recent one today discusses the placement of the coolant supply lines to the heater core. Interestingly enough, and I verified it, you can't order a replacement core because that part has been recalled!

    The more people with this problem who take their 2010 Fusions with this problem to the dealer, the more Ford will be ready to fix it. Remember the old adage....the squeaky gear gets the grease.
  • lazzolazzo Posts: 8

    If the 2010 Fusion's Heater Core has been recalled why haven't we received any word from Ford on replacing it? Is this something that just takes time?

    My tech told me that Service Bulletins only come out once a quarter. So perhaps this recall will hit the streets in early March?

    Yes, I have been following daily. My dealer only wants to "burp" the air out like already has been tried and failed, as you guys proved.
  • bud42bud42 Posts: 2
    Is this only a 4 cyl problem or does it also apply to the V6? Does anyone know?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,665
    The gurgling is limited to the 2.5L engines.

    There was no RECALL on the heater cores. It's an extended warranty in case a problem occurs. It's not a safety issue.
  • Any one out there ever re-indexed their Fusion AWD drive shaft to eliminate the vibration. Mine vibrates at between 50-65 mph. I do my own mechanical work, but don't know how much Ford recommends to index it. If the indexing don't work , then I will have to put the up-dated drive shaft in it. Thanks if you can help.
  • newowner10newowner10 Posts: 227
    edited April 2010
    I just purchased a 2010 SEL 3.0 Liter Fusion. I have the maintenance schedule and the owners manual. I do not see basic information like how to change the oil or the cabin air-filter. I see how to check the oil level and things like that but not how to perform normal user maintenance items. Is there a separate book I should also have received? Is this information available on-line? Hyundai had an on-line manual that was like the dealers service manual. . My Nissan I purchased a CD with the dealer type information on Ebay for $20 also. I do not need this much information. I need to know what to torque the oil filter and drain plug to and normal owner type information. Is there a book available with the user maintenance information? How close would the 2009 be? I see these CD's for less than $20.
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