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1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5741P
New pump was installed one week ago. The vehicle will run aprox 50 miles. When the customer turns the engine off it will not restart. There is no fuel pressure. let sit for 1 hour then restart and can drive all day until turn off then it wont restart vehicle h...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FARP15J2R
vehicle will start and stalls right away. You have to hold throttle, or disconect IAC motor to keep it running. When IAC is disconnected it will idle for a couple minutes but eventually will start to stall. this vehicle has been checked by several techs. I hav... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow sensor circuit below minimum voltage), 159 (mass air flow sensor higher or lower than expected)
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30F3S
Hello. I need help from a Power Stroke Pro. I’ve got a problem child here. It came in several months ago with a “power loss problem" during my inspection I found the bolts on both intake manifolds were loose (all of them), one exhaust doughnut from the manifol... Trouble codes: P1211 (injector control pressure out of range), P0340
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation, Misfire, low power VIN: 1FTEX14N3S
First off the complaint - no power and misses under load. The idle is rough but not a dead cylinder rough idle. Under load there is a severe lose of power and pings sometimes(when you put the pedal to the floor mostly). It's not just 1 cylinder it feels to me ...
1995 Ford Windstar 3.8L Mechanical
i did a head job on a 1995 ford windstar after finishing the work car is working well no more over heating . but there is a new problem van don't start some time when it is cold i did look for cod's did see nothing and i didi change the coil the modugle but it...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L engine VIN: 1FTHX26G7T
This is very strange. The customer, a farmer/rancher, complains that after the truck is at operating temp, the vehicle lacks power in reverse. He apparently gets into some situations where he needs to back up an incline or ditch. After driving the truck, I agr...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHF36G9V
This F350 has reasonable performance. With IBOB installed I have executed the usual Ford checks, resistances, scoping of map, injectors, tps, ect and the like. Cleaned the ground cable at block even while seeing good grounds through volt drop testing at IBOB. ...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on, p1506 idle high
mil coms on after a 50 mile drive p1506 cked all idle circuit areas any help would be greatfull Trouble codes: P1506
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L surging/overdrive VIN: 1FTRF17W3Y
this truck has a distinct surge when it goes into overdrive. Customer has replaced plugs...same problem. Fuel pressure good. Trans fluid level/condition are good. There are no current or pending codes...Sure could use some input on this one...customer will ret...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L radio VIN: 1FTRW07692
After shutting vehicle off and exiting vehicle, radio and A/C fan comes on intermittently. Gem module did not change. Behaves like a bad ground, but none found. Any ideas?
1988 Merkur Scorpio 2.9L Speed/Tach/Temp VIN: WF1BT81V2J
Hello- This Scorpio is kind of a pain. Customer was going to trade it off because it had been overheating according to the gauge, well they did not think to see if it was actually hot under the hood. It was not. Temp was normal under the hood. So we replaced ...

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1969 Ford F600 Dump .0L Rod bearing VIN: F6CEE93809
Hello Everyone! To ID these older Ford Heavy Duty engines one should look on the side of the block, under the drivers side cylinder head for a cubic inch number. Also a CI# is embossed under the valve covers, on the cylinder head. There is also a 'shine tag'...
1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FAPP9190L
Thanks to all that responded. 3 of you were concerned about the low vac. readings. All 3 live much closer to sea level than I do. The low vac. readings are pretty much average here. 2 replies were dead on. It was a bad injector. Stanley [...] posted a reply tha...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FALP5749R
cus took car after we told him the head was bad...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDV24E9V
thanks, we got lots of great replys but customer hasn't been back yet for us to ck it out thourghly Trouble codes: P0455 (evap large leak).
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU17L7V
Just got back into town due to a death of my father in law, whom I had been very close to. And I do apologize for my delay. What I had ultimately done was to rescope the crank sensor and found a bad pattern even though it was new. A new sensor was installed an...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Remote Trunk Opener VIN: 1FAFP13P5W
I appreciate the feedback providing ideas about how to fix the problem. A few ideas mentioned there may be a lockout switch preventing the switch from working like door lock switches that prevent children from opening doors. I checked the owner guide and with ...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L low power, pinging VIN: 1FMFU18L5W
Hello, After viewing engine data while driving in various conditions I noticed long term adaptation rising to about 17% on both banks. Since the engine ran great in open loop I decided to to ask for a parts warranty on the air mass meter purchased 3 mos. ago. ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Thanks to all of you who responded, first let me apologize for my typing error of 10' of vacuum, most of you realized that it was others left sarcastic comments. Anyways, those of you who were thinking torque converter were correct, I was leaning this way when...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6639Y
Thanks for your attempts to help. The only reply I got that was in the right direction stated that there was a service bulletin on this problem. I had already been through the TSB procedures up to the point of needing to remove the transmission to inspect for ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor or Circuit Error), P0171 (System too lean), P1381 (VCT Overadvanced), P1780 (Trans Control Switch out of range).
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L pinging VIN: 1FTYR10D93
I got a lot of replies, THANKS. Most said send it back to the dealer for reflashing, so that is what we did. Richard gave me a phone # 1-[...] for ford Customer relationship center that we gave to the custmer. Also a note the custmer has tryed differant...
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V3P
Well; This one's fixed and gone. Customer is happy and that is what's really important anyway, isn't it? Thanks to KATO819, Chuck and Terry for their responses. They had some good suggestions, but this one wasnt inop due to natural causes. There were several a...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1MEFM6533W
Cycling the variable cam timing solenoid seems to have cured this one. Ford bulletin 99-13-08 explains the variable cam timing system, if the exhaust cam sticks retarded the car will stall at idle, usually sets a code. Thankyou to the techs who responded to th...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L brakes VIN: 2MEFM74W61
thank you for all of the responses . however the problem ended up being a software issue with my scan tool . the problem ended up being in the left rear speed sensor ring . apparently when the emergency brake cables were changed one of the employees must have ...
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