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1990 Ford Mustang 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out
please help ford guys, I converted my 1995 toyota tacoma to a 90 5.0L h.o. used mustang motor harness ran great for a week or two. now it has a lean miss pops through intake on slight accl from a cruse speed but if you give it full throttle then its fine but q... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean)
1993 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHF25M2P
Hello everyone i got this truck that came in monday with a injector pump leaking fuel into crankcase. I enstalled a rebuilt injector pump from Napa and changed oil and filter, after all that the truck ran fine, except at times when you would start to take off ...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, DETONATION VIN: 1ZVLT20A1R
we can find very little information on this vehicle. engine starts to run horrible (crossfires, detonates)as soon as rpm hits around 2500, it even acts like it's detonating at start-up. the primary pattern on the scope goes crazy when the problem occurs. we ha... Trouble codes: 172 (02), 186 (inj pulse), 211 (pip eratic), 214 (cyl id fault)
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Hello all. Customer complaint mil on. Codes PO171 and PO174 for lean bank 1 and lean bank 2 stored. Found high idle, used smoke machine to find severe intake manifold vacuum leak. Replaced upper and lower intake manifold gaskets. Found large piece missing from... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTNX20F9X
This truck was driven in by a regular customer. The customer complaint was that the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. A test drive revealed that indeed the transmission will not shift out of 2nd gear. It makes the 1-2 shift okay, but that is the onl...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2DV11W1R
Help!Merc.Villager came to me with a stalling problem;mostly at stops or decel.Dealer had recently tuned it up.customer was hoping that would cure prob.it did'nt.so i get to fix it.starts good cold and runs fine till it warms up.it seems the more electrical lo... Trouble codes: 34 (knock sensor)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cruise Control VIN: 1MEFM50U7X
When you turn the cruise control on, no light appears on the dash. When you push the button to activate the cruise control at a certain speed, the light on the dash flashes on for a brief second and then goes out. Each time you hit the button to activate cruis...

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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE30HXJ
Hi to all, Since this vehicle is on the road and away from me ,I could only pass on the info and it looks as if the changing of the gas cap has worked. We havn't had any more break downs yet. When this truck comes back to new england, i'm going to look at the ...
1990 Ford F-350 Custom 5.8L reverse VIN: 2FDHF37H6L
2 replies asked if the clutch was working properly, and Jason [...]. gave me some valuable information on a different trans. Ahead of the shifter on the top of the trans are 3 10mm plugs which hold the spring in which applies pressure to the shift rail detent. One...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L engine
Almost all of the replies I received said that the lower intake gaskets are bad to leak coolant into the cylinders. I figured that the engine was hydralocked when he tried to start it and I had told him it may have bent a rod, but I guess I was hoping that was...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 11FTNW21FO
my mistake, forgot to plug the map sensor hose in after replacing injectors. so the three injectors did fix this vehicles problem. oops! i guess that with not as much fuel going in, there is no heat to spin the turbo and make boost. but with the map sensor unp... Trouble codes: P0476.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 3/4 shift VIN: 1FTWW33F41
well guys I did uninstall the hypertec program customer drove for about a week with no problems. then he called me from the other side of the state and said he lost od he limped it home, now no reverse so upon my research they have had a fair amount of interna...
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S9T
Sorry I can't post a fix for this vehicle. Customer doesn't want to spend alot of money on a high mileage car. I suspect either an external vacuum leak that I couldn't detect or a cam timing problem. If customer lets us dig into it further I will post more inf... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302 (Misfire code), P0303 (Misfire code), P0172 (Rich bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2).
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