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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.0L Starting VIN: 1FTHF26H9J
the truck was on went in the house came out and the truck was off we have puls in the injecters but no spark in distriubutor or coil we change both distriubutor & coil still no spark cumputor is good
1993 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP64R6P
please read repair history the tach drops off than a slight miss than every thing is o.k checked all grounds repaired bat to body ground but still acts up please help this 1 nice car with great maintanace Trouble codes: 212 (IDM circut failure spout circut grounded), 214 (clynder identifacation circut failure), 542 (fuel pump ground failure)
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMEE11H9R
This van was at several different shops for this same problem. The vehicle shows what appears to be a misfire, first impression was a spark plug or a plug wire (has brand-new Motorcraft set)Scoped without results, all ignition patterns look ok, except cylinder...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L hydralic system/clutch VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
Customer had vehicle towed in for clutch inop.He said that he started to lose his cltch and he topped off the cluch m/c and it worked untill the next day.I Changed the clutch assembly and slave/master cylinders.clutch was almost disintergrated,the bearing on t...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDAS140T
This Windstar failed an OBD II emission test. Prior to the lean codes I cleaned the EGR ports that were clogged. I had a code for restricted EGR flow. Cleaning of the ports cleared that code. I suspected a MAF problem but the voltage seems normal at idle (.6 V... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 miss fire), P0171 (Bank 1 lean), P0172 (Bank 2 lean), P1000 (Monitor Cycle not complete)
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP13P8V
hello all, i have this little escort with a noise that i can describe as similar to a harmonic balancer going bad. it only happen at rpm over 2500 on very hard accel or a hard throttle snap at a stand still.i've run it withour serp belt, with t belt cover off...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE1463V
Ford Gurus need some help. We extracted codes #P1131 and #P1152 it also had pending codes of Po133 o2 sensor ckt. slow response (bank 1-sensor-1) and Po153 o2 sensor ckt. slow response(bank-2 sensor-2). Customer says it has normal idle within the first 15 minu... Trouble codes: P1131 (Enhanced DTC), P1151 (Enhanced DTC)
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L air delivery VIN: 1FDEE14L8V
ac works good but when engine accelerates air goes from vent to floor. where is the check valve and reservoir. according to ford parts dept its on top of evaporater by blower fan its not also i looked at 2 other vans (95,01,e350) not there eitheri trace vac li...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L radio ac VIN: 1FAFP53S5W
customer picked up vehicle and stated radio and ac controls inop - checked today and found that the integrated control module i believe thats what the call it - does not operate at all no lights , nothing - fan is stuck on med speed out defrost on heat . check...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRX17W11
Customer complained that on the interstate at 60-65 MPH and about 2000 RPM the vehicle seems to fade and lose power. It will not do it in park and in gear under load. We have test driven the vehicle and it acted up once at 45 MPH, seems as if the key was turne...

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1984 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FABP2734E
Well I finally figured it out. Turns out the O2 ground (orange wire at back of engine) was frayed and not tight. Thank for all who helped.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E2X
Thanks for all the replies, I changed the intake gaskets, (upper and lower) cleared the computer memory and put it through a drive cycle to reset all the flags. LT trim dropped to +2% and I'm happy enough with that. I suspected the intake gaskets to begin with... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP3434Y
3 replies but no real fix yet. I cleaned MAF sensor, injectors (again) and rechecked vacuum and timing.I scoped the ignition and firing is good. Customer is understanding BUT I am getting in a knot about this one! I am taking a short family vacation and then I...
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP45X21
this car had a bad computer ,as i told before when hit the gas i cuts and die it crancks over but wont fire it has ijection pulse but too wide if battery is diconected then it fires ok again replace the pcm fix it.thank u all.
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L air bags VIN: 1LNLM81W7P
good morning, thank you for the many replies, as you know the pump and system would work fine but would not raise car at all. we were looking for a spec on what the pump would put out. i got that information from the supplier of the parts. the compressor put...
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