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1984 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP2734E
Car came in as a no start. Had been to multpile shops for repairs but problem still persists. I replaced the plugs and got it to fired up. The engine runs very rich, black smoke from exhaust. I did notice when I checked timing that it stays fixed at 10 degrees...
1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FMCU14T9G
hey guys i have this truck here it has very little fuel pressure it holds from 10,l.b.s. to 15.lbs i replace,s the outer fule pump and still no pressure i but the scanner to work the fuel pump and it comes on when comand i check the fuel pump relay and replace...
1994 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L maybe transmission VIN: 1FMDA21X1R
This van came in with a peculiar problem that may have something to do with the transmission. We are not a trans repair shop but we do adjustments. This van if you drive it normal it will shift properly and all is good. If you are going about 30 to 50 mph ( 50...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L self leveling suspension VIN: 1FMDU34E0V
the rhf and rhr shockers were replaced with genuine replacements but came with instructions stating that these were to replace the electric dampning shockers and could be fitted as individuals or pairs with out compromising the vehicle systems.they have no dam...
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...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145T
oh i hate this van! customer brought in van just after purchasing it and complained of a miss and backfiring. ran scan with snap-on scanner and found imrc #2 problem. checked further and found mil light had been sabotaged with a screwdriver...no problem... i r... Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire 4 cylinder)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FM2A5144W
Hello, everybody!! I have this Windstar always set same code. Another shop replaced Bank2 sensor1 two month ago for DTC#0174. It came in here for same code about a month ago, I replaced Air flow Sensor(BARO was out of spec), and IMRC Vacuum Actuator bank2 ( Le... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank2 Lean)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZR15X8X
Thanks in advance. This truck came in with blowing from defost vents (default) With the ac on it blows cold from the defrost vents only. If you switch it to vent you can get hot and cold air out of the defrost by switching the temp. control. It will aso switch...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP3434Y
I need your help on this one. Timing belt was changed as a maintenance item. Plugs and wires replaced with OE due to age. Front O2 sensor replaced due to lazy signal. This engine idles down and fluctuates, worse when in park. It drives great. Timing was re-che...
2000 Ford F-150 4.2L pressure plate VIN: 1FT2X1727Y
Hi Ford guys. Need a little help. Have this 2wd manual tranny in for customer requested clutch. Found slave cyl leaking and contaminated fluid. Have Ford master, line and slave to install. Customer want's LUK clutch set(not my choice), but question is what is ...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24221
When vehicle was originally brought in, vehicle had a horrible miss-fire. After replacing cam and crank sensors and also performing complete tune-up, vehicle began driving fine. Only a few days later, vehicle has returned with a miss-fire related problem (not ... Trouble codes: P1408 (EGR Excessive Flow)
1978 Lincoln Continental 6.6L Automatic head lights VIN: 9Y89S61669
I have this Lincoln here that I am trying to find a wiring diagram for the auto headlight system or some help with diagnosing it. I have no high beams, low beams work fine. I believe the problem is in the auto light system. Any help would be greatly appreciate...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air ride control VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
Hello Techs, Looking for some one that may have did a coil spring conversion on a 95 continental. Customer requested if possible do away with the air bags and install coil springs. Parts house has been no help. This car has front and rear air bags. Thanks for ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MCLM62W7R
This cougar keeps resetting code P1505 after 200 miles or so. AllData information focuses on the air induction system, IAC, PCV, throttle body and vacuum leaks. I pulled the throttle body and lower air horn and cleaned the EGR, throttle body and IAC passages t... Trouble codes: P1505 (IAC has exceeded adaptive clip limits)
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)

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1968 Ford Mustang 289CID Dash lights,interior lights VIN: 8R03C10245
I got ten responses including the wiring diagram thanks to Greg(istbscout),serc engines,john [...] couple of guys said to check the rheostat on the headlight switch and is okay(new one) I will be pulling the dash out because it had been removed before for rest...
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1722V
thanks to all for your responces on this truck it was the harmonic balancer out of 12 responces 5 of you told me to check the balancer and you where right thanks again lenny L & Lauto Trouble codes: 1507 (idle air control under speed error).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Surge, High Idle VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
We never did find out what the engineering effect of a high CHT reading would do for, or to the programming of this vehicle. We had four great responses that made sense and could have been applied in this instance, but as you all know, we hoped that the sugges...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP56S5Y
just want to say thanks for the help the fix was a small leak at the throttle body gasket i replaced the gasket and no other problems the short term fuel trim after i replaced the gasket was around 12%-16% remember it would go to 34% after it was at idle for a... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L high idle VIN: 1FAFP40481
Thanks for all the help. The problem turned out to be the tps. Even though it was within specs it would register 'part throttle' on scan data. I replaced with a new Ford part and 'part throttle' went away, the tps voltage stayed at 1.01v. This makes me think t...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL LIGHT NOT ON VIN: 5LMPU28L3W
the coolant hose over the rear 2 cylinders on the passenger side of engine leaked in the plug holes and caused the misfire. replaced the plugs and coil boots
1995 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Cooling Systems VIN: 1MELM65L5S
Thank you everyone for your input in this matter. We ended up replacing the water pump, which did in fact have broken fins on the pump. Thanks again!
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