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1987 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU14T6H
we have this bronco 2 in our shop-when you drive the vehicle and you reach operating temp.-the vehicle starts to run rich and while cruising you can smell the catalytic egg smell-the vehicle jerks and surges at cruise-it has very little power-fuel pressure is ...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Misfire, No MIL on VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
While idling, engine sounds like popping popcorn thru intake duct intermittently. More in open loop, but still intermittent, closed loop. Idling, MAF .8 DPFE .63 Pulse Width Injectors @ 4.0ms STFT between +8-13 LTFT @ +6 O2 Sweeps between 31 and 800mv All othe...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Drive or reverse VIN: 1FALP62W3S
This T-bird stalls when you put it in drive or occasionally reverse once it's warmed up. It does not have to be driven for this to occur - just warm it up in the bay, drop it in gear and it stalls. Throttle body is clean, IAC is good, fuel trims are all normal...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4046X
vehicle came in with mil on,code po460 stored in history.ran koeo test for codes-none present.scanned pcm &checked fuel level,seems ok.test drove-no codes,problem seems intermitant.?? has anyone seen this problem before? Trouble codes: P0460
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Compressor VIN: 1FAFP13P7X
This is my wifes car.Was working fine one day,the next nothing.Due to lack of an open bay for an extended period of time Iam unable to spend a lot of time on repairs. I have been told that Ford has had problems with the Constant Relay Control Module.I normally...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Hello everyone. We have a Windstar with a C1185. I traced out power and grounds. OK. It looks like we need a module. An iatn archive post indicated a need to upload and download info. Alldata doesn't indicate that. Alldata does indicate the need for NGS tester...
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...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L automatic dual zone climate control VIN: 1LNHM87A91
Vehicle will intermittently blow hot air out of the passenger side vents. Refrigerant is full, works properly 95% of the time. Will average 40 Degrees out of the center vents and 45 degrees out of the side vents when working properly. Have found tsb on dccs an...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 2MELM74W5V
thanks ahead for any help. this car has a misfire/jerking at cruise throttle(worse at slower speeds)and if accel harder to get above the jerking,it clatters excessively. replaced plugs and wires-no help. cleaned and installed ford air flow sensor-no help. disc...

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1986 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon 5.0L 2-1 & 3-2 shift VIN: 1FTDE14N9B
i bought another valve body and plate and went through it checking spool valves and springs. everything checked like the other valve body, i hook pressure gauges to the line pressure and throttle. the reading and shifts were the same. line pressure around 150....
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L engine VIN: 1FALP6532S
We ended up removing the trans without converter (coudn't turn engine to remove converter). The engine still woudn't budge either way, removed pan, main bearings had turned and seized. Needs engine as caps damaged too. Thanks for replies, but they were things ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145T
first, i want to thank all the super techs out there who helped me on this one. field experience is a great tool and i appreciate you guys sharing yours. the majority of replies hit the nail on the head, clogged egr ports with only #4 being open. gave the port... Trouble codes: 0304 (misfire 4 cylinder).
1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L MIL Lamp on
Thanks for all your responces service writer had enough confidence in me that he had already ordered a came in friday after posting my help request...I installed new pcm and tada no more light...thanks for all your makes me more confid... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155.
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L master cyl VIN: 2FAEP71W8X
We did not get this one fixed - We put front calipers on it,front brakes lines,replaced brake line from master cyl. to anti lock module plus what we already did and it still would get air in the front in 2 weeks. It was a sherriff car and they retired it a few...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1133X
Good evening Techs, I think we can call this one a fix. Let the car go last week and she came by today for a check up and everything was fine. Most said replace all idlers and tensioner. We replaced all idlers in the beginning but not the tensioner. Replaced t...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6630X
hi all thanks for all your help,looked around and found timing belt jumped,had a broker idler pulley,replaced pulley and belt car ran ok Trouble codes: P0340, P1383 (variable cam timing).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRF17W5Y
I am going to close this help request without a fix but have some usefull info about using the Mastertech. I posted this for a friend which i did before and will never do again. I feel if someone offers you help you should as soon as possible act on the info t... Trouble codes: P0300.
1998 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8W
Well, the vote is in. The PCM won out. Installed new PCM and programed, BINGO! NO MORE P0340. Thanks for all the replies and help. Trouble codes: P0340 (cam sensor circuit fault).
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