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Ford 2003 Expedition starts then shuts down

When the engine is warm (driven a short distance, then stopped) I try to start the engine idles high check engine, battery, and high temp. low oil lights come on then engine shuts down. Check oil, check water all is normal. Wait 30-45 minutes, fires right up and runs like nothing has happened, ford cannot find a code, so they can't fix the problem. Their advice is to call for a tow the next time this happens so the code will be in the computer, the problem is that I am usually 80-100 miles from the dealer when this happens (expensive tow). Any ideas??

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The only idea I hbave is for you to buy a OBD II sensor code reader. Know half the time the codes are generic, BUT also if you go buy a Advance auto they will read the code for you for free. And that code is the correct answer to your problem. Just make sure if your truck loses the code when you cut it off, that you don't cut it off when you get to advance auto.


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