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car won't turn over when weather cold : 2002 Ford Escape

Car Model: 2002 Ford Escape
Location: Pleasanton, CA Submitted on May 16, 2013

Pleasanton, CA

a year ago I replaced the mass air flow sensor because the car wouldn't start until I unplugged the maf . now it only starts when the weather is warm outside . in the morning and eve I have to unplug the maf to make it start . figure it's trouble in the powertrain (computer) or maybe the new maf (not a ford factory maf) is not working right . even when it's warm I usually have to prime the pump a little . what do you think ? thank you 

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    Franklin, MA
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    Yes any shop can do it. you don't need a ford tool. I have put the phone number of a well rated shop in your area give them a call and have it looked at.
    Dublin Auto Repair
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      Franklin, MA
      (0) Rated this answer helpful
      I would agree the data stream must be checked the temp sensor may be misreading. 
      Posted on May 16, 2013
      • Shop Owner

        Pleasant Hill, CA
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        You need to have someone look at the datastream.  MAF could be reading incorrectly but other sensors may be a factor.  GL
        Posted on May 16, 2013
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          Pleasanton, CA
          can any mechanic check the data stream or do I need to take it to a ford dealer ?
          Posted on May 16, 2013

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