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1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U0T
"Check Engine" light is on all the time. Initially the above 4 codes were in the system memory, the P1131 and P1151 reset as soon as you run the code tests again. The fuel pressure is good and doesn't drop when driving, the MAF was only slightly dirty and clea... Trouble codes: P0133 (HO2S11 ckt slow response), P0153 (HO2S21 ckt slow response), P1131 (HO2S11 snsr indicates lean), P1151 (HO2S21 snsr indicates lean)
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP6535V
This one starts hard cold, so window of testing is pretty narrow. Seems to have no fast idle. It will start and stall. IF you don't open throttle it will flood. Once it runs a bit it is fine. Starts well, idles up runs good. No codes, baro seems low. Tried MAF...
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall
i received a call from a shop for help. they have done the coil pack and pcm for no spark/no start. now vehicle has spark. i went to their shop to help. fuel pressure is at 40 psi and holds steady. i am able to start this vehicle barely and only stays running ...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1721X
HI. truck was towed in. come in with mil-on, missing all the time, wont shift, over drive light flishing and just wont go from stop. ck for codes, scope ck. ck fuel psi. ck ground voltage drop. on scope ck all cyl are running lean. ck tsb. fround tsb#99-19-7. ... Trouble codes: P0141 (dn str h02s b1 heater ckt malf), P0161 (dn str h02s b2 heater ckt malf), P0755 (ss2 solenoid ckt failure), P1747 (short or failure in epc solenoid ckt), P0750 (ss1 solenoid ckt failure)
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L noise /chirping VIN: 1FMYU22XXX
This vehicle is driving me crazy! customer brought the vehicle in complaining of a chirping or rubbing squeeling sound. Sort of like a belt chirp. I removed the serp belt and ran it to eliminate all the pulleys/ accecories etc. still chirping, it sounded like ...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L crusie control VIN: 1LNLM9844K
Hello group. I posted this same car a few weeks ago and received a few responses but still have not found the correct direction to go. Is there any one out there that knows of some Ford tech that knows this system very well, or an engineer. I really could use ...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Unknown VIN: 1LNLM9746R
Well Ford guys I have a nice one for you. This Lincoln Conntinental came in on the hook. I am not a good tech when it comes to Ford products. When we got it here the constant control relay module was making a buzzing noise when the key was on so we ordered a n...
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L master VIN: 1LNLM91V8S
she brought the vehicle in for an abs lite we scanned it and found rr wheel sensor. she wanted to wait and then 2 weeks later she complained that the vehicle was locking up intermittently. it never did it for us and i believe that there are 2 problems here, on...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6539X
hi guys and girls out there. i have a mercury that doesnt make sense to me.. it idles smooth but if given any throttle it will hesitate and stumble just like low fuel pressure. it also will backfire through intake, just like lean misfire from low pressure. the...

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14Y2K
thanks for the help on this. especially to bob & nick. there was a short in the speed sensor harness that caused the problem. thanks again!!!
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L eatc VIN: 1FMDU35P1V
Thanks to Nick [...] of 1000 Oaks, CA and Phillip [...] who all hit the nail on the head. All said replace the Blower Motor Speed Controller which solved the problem 100%. Still not sure why the official Ford Manuals said the EATC ...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L Unstable Idle VIN: 1FTHE24L6V
The O2 sensors were the problem. I'm suspecting they failed as result of the head gaskets blowing, provided that was reason for the head replacements. I also received suggestions to check the timing chain for wear due to hi miles and also a suggestion for a st...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L ABS Module VIN: 1FAFP40441
I Swapped the sensors leads at the module connector and the same code repeated, I recommended replace abs module and customer would not authorize repairs. Thanks for all the help.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28LXW
Hi everybody - I recieved 14 replies to my posting. Most all of them stated that the pcv elbow on the back of the intake was probably rotted through. That was the correct solution to the problem. I replaced the entire pcv hose with a new one from Ford. The eng... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 Lean), 174 (Bank 2 Lean).
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