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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L shudder VIN: 1FTEX14N3N
this truck has a "shudder" at steady cruise and light accel. been thru the basics and all look ok. no codes in memory, fuel pressure ok, map readings ok, routed #8 wire away from #7 wire. We thought we were onto the problem when we found the torque converter c...
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...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N7R
This Ford F150 will intermittently,(on restart after a hot soak run and short shut-down sitting time) go to fast idle, then hitch and buck when shifted into Reverse or Drive and sometimes it will then stall thereafter. This occurs only after it has been shut d... Trouble codes: 565 (KOEO Canister Purge Failure), 542 (KOEO Fuel Pump Secondary), 556 (KOEO Fuel Pump Primary), N0NE
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L upper steering column VIN: 1FASP14J9S
Replaced lock cylinderand now steering wheel telescopes in and out aprox. 1 to 2 inches. Anybody seen this before and what did I do wrong??? TIA Dave
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L tcc VIN: 1FAFP6532W
Hey guys, This Contour delays engaging a second or two when cold. When warm the 1 -2 shifts are a bit hard. At cruise the engine rpm is about 500 rpm or so more than the turbine speed. I assume the TCC is not engaging. Through the scanner, the VSS reports a...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L driveline VIN: 1FMRU18W9W
original complaint was vibration between 37 and 61 mph.we serviced and inspected rear differential.vibration goes away when driven with rear driveshaft pulled out.replaced rear drive shaft with new ford updated shaft per service bulletin.pulled trans me...
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W6W
this crown vic was towed in for crank no start.will start on starting fluid then will idle on it's own.if you touch throttle it will stall and will only start again on starting fluid. m.i.l. is on when it runs,but i can't get my snap on scanner or shop's ng s...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33F51
I need some help with this one guys. I have this truck that idles normally when you first start the engine until your press the accelerator the first time. Then it will idle at about 1200 rpm and rough at that. Fuel pressure is normal and sufficient volume. Oi... Trouble codes: P0603
2001 Ford TOWN CAR 4.6L blower VIN: 1L1FM81WX1
please fax information wire a/c diagram to [...] thanks in advance
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L abs VIN: ILNLM82F6L
we have a problem with pulling to the left. we have swapped rotors and pads. this problem is intermittant and usually happens after an antilock stop. this problem seems to come and go. please help.
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L fuel pump VIN: 1LNLM82WXV
i changed the relay with a new ford relay and everything was ok for 1 day. then the pump now runs all the time, even with the relay out of the box. alldata doesn't seem to be of help at all. has anyone seen this before? thanks... joe
1992 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality
I am trying to lend a hand to another shop fixing this vehicle. When first started, it runs rough and missfires, sometimes stalling. The condition lasts for about 30 seconds and clears up. If you shut it off for a few minutes, it will re-start and run rough. ...

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1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FABP2198H
Well here's the scoop- The Motorcraft/Ford interchange is wrong. One of the Ford dealers I called even had a note in his parts setup that indicated that the part # called for by Ford was wrong. But gave no more information. We had to get an injector from Stand...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L1X
I have not got this fehicle back in to repair, but I'm sure it show up soon. I recieved 4 replies each one replied about cyl's #4 and #7 and sometimes #8 were the most common failures, and one reply stated that his first three problem trucks had bad #2 cyl coi... Trouble codes: P1300, C2269.
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
After all of the valuable help and information, I'm embarrased to report that the plug wire which i originally mentioned as not being changed and not lighting the timing light was the problem. Upon closer inspection, it looks like it was grounding to the head ... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire cylinder 8).
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MCLM62W7R
The code has not returned after 1500 miles or so. The OEM Motorcraft PCV did the trick. After 37 years this is not the first time I've seen PCV issues so it all makes sense. Thanks to all of you who took the time to help me out. Trouble codes: P1505 (IAC has exceeded adaptive clip limits).
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