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1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDKF38G6J
terminal 30 in pcm is outputting 8.3v on nds ckt sending this voltage throughout ignition causing operating problems. Pcm no longer supported by ford. Aftermarket rebuilder has no availability but "tested " our unit and found " no problem". History indicates i...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEE14Y9S
hello all, i need your help on this one. this truck came in with an intermittent stall. scanned for codes and came up with 112, 113, and 542. right now i'm worried about the stalling problem first. the fuel pressure was tested at 50 p.s.i. running. i jumpere... Trouble codes: 112 (iat high voltage), 113 (iat low voltage), 542 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure)
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37F9T
this van came in for no power and lots of blue smoke out the tail pipe. I had a bad exhaust pressure sensor that has been replaced. Now it starts fine and will idle in park & in drive. When I leve form a stop it hesitats/stumbles for a short time than run good...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU35PWZ
code p0420 and p0430 keep coming on for catalytic convertor efficiency below limit in banks 1 and 2. initially, the vehicle came in with a p0300 code for random misfire, and we changed plugs and wires and removed fuel injectors for service. then we started to ... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire, coils shorting out VIN: TFDSX35L2Y
coil number 5 has been replaced 3 times, I can't find any reason why it keeps shorting out, it will last about 1 week before going bad again. hopefully someone has seen this. thanks in advance.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U9Y
This vehicle has code P1451 which will return right away after clearing codes. Evap drive cycle does not have to run. One thing I tried is clearing the code and leaving my snap on incandesant test light in the circuit. The code would not return with the test l... Trouble codes: P1451 (Evap canister vent solenoid circuit malfunction)
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air bags VIN: 1LNLM81W7P
good morning, car is dragging the ground in the rear, compressor pumps all the time. cannot get bags to raise at all. raised car and sprayed air bags, lines to compressor and found no leaks. removed line from compressor, it does not feel like its making any p...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL LIGHT NOT ON VIN: 5LMPU28L3W
this truck will act like a misfire but not set the mil light. problem is intermittent.
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8W
P0340 returns after reset on the second start up. Simu-Tech shows good signals all the way to the PCM. Both the Crank Sensor & Cam Sensor. Lab Scpoed Both Lines Had Same Results. Paturn is clean Cam Sensor Producing 3.9 volts at idle. Crank Sensor 9.3. Have tr... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor circuit fault)
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Misfire VIN: 4M2DU55P2X
Vehicle is missing with spark present and good compression . Checked plug and it was wet. This is a new spark plug replaced by the ford dealership. With fuel pressure leaking off I was wondering if injectors sticking is a common problem with these vehicles. We... Trouble codes: P0305 (cylinder 5 misfire), P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire)

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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FABP74F6J
This is one that didn't get fixed. I apologize for taking so long to close this problem. I want to first off Thank everyone for thier respoces to the posted problem. We blocked off the EGR,CHecked powers and grounds and drained the fuel tank-flushed fuel lines... Trouble codes: 35 (EVP sensor out of range).
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP52UXS
I received six replies. One to disconnect the electric connector on transmission and drive to check for a solenoid or torque converter problems. Others where remove battery cables and let computer relearn idle, bad ECT sensor, plugged injectors, low fuel press...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L L/U Control VIN: 2FM7A5147W
Thanks for the responses although in this case, all but one were a little off target. This was an on-off shuttle issue, not a shudder that a flush and fluid change would cure. I did do a movie on my snap on scanner as one tech. had suggested and still did not ...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L v.s.s. VIN: 1FAFP52U2X
Hello Group, I want to thank all who responded on this post! This one was very trying, although I learned 'again' not to overlook the obvious. Along with this post I must apologize for my lack of research. When I stated that I would turn the Passenger whee...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L abs light on
I could not find the self test connector on this ranger. I looked at two others in our fleet and could not find connector on them either. While checking for bad connections I found that someone had kicked the brake pedal switch connecter and it was loose in sw...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L right side interor VIN: 1FAFP53U42
thanks to all who put in there responce to my rodent problem, even tho its not a hi techicnal request your responce let me know that no problem is to complex or simple for your fellow techs to respond to thanks. kent from florida your gidence took me to the so...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L air ride
not alot of response to this problem, system seems to be fairly reliable, but difficult to diagnose when not working properly--one response mentioned checking grounds and powers (already done), the others advised examining the height sensors (also already cove...
1993 Mercury Tracer 1.9L rod bearings VIN: 3MAPM10J4P
Received ten replies on this one. One mentioned another case of repeat bearing failure on a 1.9 with no known cause, and several brought up the possibility of cleaning disc material from head gasket repair causing the bearing wipe-out. Not enough information t...
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1MELM65L8S
Thanks everybody, The transmission ended up being bad. Thanks again Mike
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