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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...
1991 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDA31X6M
this car has been a head ache. the check engine light is on during idle and when you accelerate it goes off. code 22 is present (map/bp sensor out of self test range). the map/bp sensor is within specifications. there are no vacuum leaks. wires from the comput... Trouble codes: 22 (map/bp sensor out of self test range)
1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FDKF38C5P
i have a 1993 f-350 7.3 diesel that wont start when hot. i have replased the injection pump the temp sending unit and the glow plug controler.it starts fine when cold. it also runs great. please help.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37G0S
This one acts like a TP sensor when first accel after completing a turn but it only does this on first drive in the morning or after it has set for several hours. When it does cut out it blows black smoke for a second. We had the MOTIS hooked up and were watch... Trouble codes: 332 (EGR Valve Not opening.)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTEF14NXS
Hey Ford techs. I have a puzzler here. Truck will run fine for 2 or 3 test drives. Then loses power & won't go over 30 mph. Heading back to shop, it straightens out & won't act up for another 2 or 3 test drives. Fuel press & volume good. checked from both tank... Trouble codes: 172 (fuel control), 173 (fuel control)
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FALP47V9T
hello, looking for some help on this cobra. vehicle runs ok cold, but when gets up to operating temperature it missfires severely under load. i have replaced ignition wires with genuine ford with little or no change. i have checked fuel pressure while conditio...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on
This truck came in with the check engine light on it had a three o2 codes for the heater circuit and a lean code i checked each o2 for activity the bank 2 sen 1 o2 was dead the heater on the other 2 o2's were both drawing over and amp a piece recommended to re... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FALP13P2V
car shifts in all gears when useing manual shift lever except wont go into overdrive or 4th gear. but when starting out with shift lever in drive seems like it starts out in 3rd gear. Have not had time to do any diagnostics on this car. We have alldata system ...
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)
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Hi All We have this Ford Explorer which runs well until the temp gauge reads high (into the red) the idle then climbs up to 1250rpm, the MIL lamp switches on and 2 codes are set. The car has never overheated and we checked the rad and block with an infra red ... Trouble codes: 171 (Bank 1 mixture lean), 174 (Bank 2 mixture lean)
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveshaft? VIN: 1FMRU18W5W
hi guys we have a 98 expedition here with what we believed to be a driveline vibration.it seems to to it most noticeable under light acceleration 45 to 60 mph.it had a cv style rear driveshaft wich we had rebuilt and made no difference .we even went as far t...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L parking brake light VIN: 1FMYU70E21
Any Ford folks seen this? Parking brake light will turn on for less then 1sec intermittenly while driving. It occurs more often when flooring it or braking hard. It acts as if drastic inertia changes cause it to come on for less the 1sec. However, it will come...
2002 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Brake pedal VIN: 1LNHM84W92
The brakes work great the car stops perfect no pullin at all. The problem comes after you stop and are setting at a stop the pedal difts to the floor or if you let the car set runnig then jump in and take off the pedal needs to be pumped up to stop.Sounded lik...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L #3 shift solonoid VIN: 1MELMM50U2
Shift solonoids test ok, harnesses test ok, condition occurs while transmission warm, works fine when cold in OD and D. Symptom seems to be indicative of #3 solenoid stuck on. Symptom exibited occurs while vehicle in Overdrive and transmission is warm. When...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L rabs light on VIN: 4M2ZU86P9Y
I am trying to find the conector for the rabs to check for codes, fround lots of information on 4 wheel abs, but very little on rear abs have ford information on cd , but no help. snapon scanner is some help ,but I am geting older and hard to see under dash. ...

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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMHE31G7N
I've been doing this for about 35 years and this a first for me. It seems that sticking fuel pressure regulators are a commomn problem. I would like to thank Rusty [...], RWR1103, and Raymond [...].... Trouble codes: 31 (EGR or PFE sensor below range), 41 (HEGO lean mixture or slow switching), 62 (Excessive convertor clutch slippage).
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Reverse lights VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Sorry for the confusion, again this is not a 96 it's a 92. It does not have an adjustable switch it has a switch that looks like a sending unit on the top of the pan rail. I had to put a false VIN in to open the request because it would not let me open one wit...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1721X
HI thankes for your help! the problem was in the rear o2 and trans wireing harnes. the wires ware grounding out on the egr tube. truck ran great after repair with new ecm. put old ecm back in and would miss. check injectors and they would come and go on lab sc... 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 Windstar LX 3.8L push rod VIN: 2FMZA514XB
Customer was informed of the posts recieved and decided to hold off on a repair at this time. It seemed that the noise was coming from the booster assembly as opposed to the master cylinder. Both repairs were considered too costly to fix a noise that is not a ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15XXY
sorry for the delay customer never returned for futher testing. i would like to clarify that it was the inside insulator that would always crack and cause the misfire. i do believe that the cylinder was going lean and raising the temp. to the point that it dam... Trouble codes: P0303.
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L rear shoes VIN: 1FTRE14231
sorry i don't have the fix at this time. we got some new ideals from everybody. most already tried. i have alot of trucks out there. just have to wait and see if any of them work. thanks again.
1994 Mercury Villager LS 3.0L crankshaft
As I thought, Ford does have a bulletin on this issue. Thank you very much,Nick [...],Senior Master Technician,Findlay Ford Lincoln Mercury,Findlay, OH. I also got a few letters saying that I was throwing the last tech under the bus, so to speak. That I shou...
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