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vrabb31
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Nov 21, 2014, 5:39 PM

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I have 2001 ford explorer 140,000 miles,2yrs ago i replaced the fuel pump and just a week ago i replaced the battery but other than that no major issues. Now my truck stalls while driving,it shakes then shuts off.When i sit for awhile iy starts back up but please tell me what could b the problem.I am a single female and i feel like mechanics will tell me anything to make me pay more money...HELP!


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Nov 21, 2014, 5:43 PM

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I am a single female and i feel like mechanics will tell me anything to make me pay more money...HELP!


Have you taken this to a mechanic for this problem?





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vrabb31
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Nov 21, 2014, 5:55 PM

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I reached out to a mobile mechanic and was told it possibly was bad gas..put gas treatment in the tank, i drove 2days just fine and the problem came back again. I was even told to let the bad gas run out and it will be fine,didnt work,still stalling


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Nov 21, 2014, 6:25 PM

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Did this mobile mechanic actually diagnose your car using test equipment and service information? Mobile mechanic licensed and insured? Or did he just give you his best guess?


I can tell you right now that stalling problems can have many causes and is not something that is always easy to figure out. Having someone that is a professional and skilled in drive-ability issues is the person you want. I don't know how many customers I have ran into that thought they could save money by having some back yard mechanic do it when in the end they forked out double and still have problems. That is how 1/3 of our customers end up in our shop.

How much experience do you have working on vehicles? I could type out a list, but it wouldn't help you if you don't know anything about diagnosing faults.





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vrabb31
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Nov 21, 2014, 6:29 PM

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I did get a best guess, i guess my solution is get a professional using testing will help huh?


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Nov 21, 2014, 6:40 PM

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More than likely yes. Not all us mechanics are out to rip off the public. Most of us are just trying to make a living doing what we love. I'm not going to say there aren't some shady people out there, because there are. Do some research and find out where they are good shops in your area. Ask your friends or neighbors where they take their cars.

Not trying to blow you off by not giving you a direct answer to your question. I would love to answer your question with 100% accuracy, but can't without testing things first. Most all the regulars in this forum would much rather save you hassle and money in the long run then sending you on a wild goose chase.





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vrabb31
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Nov 21, 2014, 9:37 PM

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Thanks for the time, ill do just that,get a diagnostic test done


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Nov 22, 2014, 7:57 AM

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Let us know what they find out.





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