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1994 Ford Aspire 1.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire
This car idles well but as soon as u try to accelerate or take it off idle it bucks, surges, and sputters. If u roll the throttle open very slowly you can get it to rev up but otherwise it cuts out. I work at a dodge dealership and this is an after hours job (...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33PX1
this vehicle arrived from the local used car lot. the complaint was check engine lite on. the stored code is p0460. we cleared the code and it reset immediately. when you turn the key on it takes about 15 seconds for the fuel gauge to move. is there any techs ... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor circuit fault)
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L valve timing VIN: 1FMRU1GW61
This was a aftermarket rebuilt engine. After installition the cust complained of lack of power. Ford dealer says base timing out, Valve timing out of sink. I am finding limited info on exactly where timing marks are supposed to line up. The new chain has coppe...
2003 Ford GRAND MARQUI 4.0L spark knock VIN: 2MEHM74W93
I have 1 Grand Mrquis.the concern of this vehicle is spark knock.the problem comes intermittently. If i give gas suddently slightly knocks.checked fuel condition, spark plug, cooling system .everything is normal. please tell me a suggetion to solve this proble...
1989 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L No Start VIN: 1LNBMB2F0K
car came in, supposedly running rough after tune; firing order was severely wrong, plugs(bosch double plat)fouled, very black; corrected firing order & replaced all spark plugs, engine would start & immediately stall & then no start at all, no codes, checked s...
1993 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L front brakes VIN: 2MELM75W2P
Greetings to all,I got this car from another shop who changed the brake booster because of front brakes locking up.I road tested the car and after about 20 minutes of stop and go traffic I felt the pedal get hard and more throttle effort was needed to move the...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L ABS Module VIN: 1MEFM50U1X
The vehicle has ABS light on all the time.. The system has codes 1175 and 1236.. THese are for the L/rear sensor.. I have observed correct resistance on the sensor and at the plug at the module.. I get good a/c voltage at the module plug when i spin the wheel....

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1986 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP22XXG
Hi: Thankyou for your help. I checked map sensor hose but no problem found. I found some sugestion in Mitchell On Demand under quick fix section. 1)possible PIP signal, Disconnect Spout connector. 2)Alternator checked for pattern. First I disconnected Spout Co...
1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L brake pedal VIN: 1FTHX2569K
A big thank you to Jay [...] the bigger master cyl was the fix. Customer came in this morning after pulling a boat all weekend and was very happy that he had brakes again.
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Misfire, No MIL on VIN: 1FMDU34X2P
thank you for the replies. benzi hit it right even with the short reply. turned out that the IAC was intermittently fluctuating closed/open and the short sucking sound in a closed intake duct made the popping corn sound. tested with known good IAC and vehicle ...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, DOG UNDER LOAD VIN: 1FTDF15Y8P
Hi guys, Sorry about the late reply but I was not sure if It was really fixed. I found that if timing was set to 3* btdc the code would not set. now this was after i confirmed that the timing mark had not moved ie balancer problem. Apearantly 10* btdc is not t... Trouble codes: 213 (spout ckt open).
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y4R
Well here it is. Thanks again to all who replied. We took the advice of many and took a closer look at the o2 sensor. It was pretty slow to react, so we installed one. Also found fuel filter was o.e. so we also replaced that. Still had the problem, as a last e... Trouble codes: 171 (fuel system at adaptive limits), 172 (lean condition bank 1).
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L upper steering column VIN: 1FASP14J9S
Thanks to Nick from OH, Terry from AL, and Robert from WI for your replies. We followed the precedures per Alldata which requires removal of the steering wheel with a puller. Still don't know what caused the problem with the steering wheel shaft to move. Insta...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L hydralic system/clutch VIN: 1FTEF14YOS
Thanks to all that replied to my post.Here is what i ended up finding.After hours of trying diffrent bleeding procedures,I found that the old mercedes trick that bill [...] told me about was the easiest and the most feasible way to bleed the system.Every one wh...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Lack of power VIN: 1FTHF26H0T
After checking extensively for a vacuum leak inside and out, trying a new Map sensor, PCM, O2 sensor, no change was experienced. I guess my expectations are too high for for fuel control on this truck. As one of the responses stated that this may be normal str...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15Y2T
Sorry for the delay. Was waiting for custormer approval. Thanks to Richard from IL, Nick from OH, Tom from NY, and Phil from CA. Most suggested cleaning the fuel injectors and induction system. Also checking static and running compression. I ran the BG injecto... Trouble codes: P0304.
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1ZVLT20A1V
Well this one is a little strange but after rechecking my timing marks,rechecking the maf sensor i decided to go ahead and clear the computer memory which i hadn't done since i originally fixed the cam timing problem just to see if maybe the fuel and ignition ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W3X
Thanks to all seven who took their valuable and 'tired after work' time to help me. Brad [...] all offered up suggestions based on the tank having been recently removed. All ideas w... Trouble codes: P0442 (Evaporative leak), P0460 (fuel gauge).
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU72E54
replace solenoid body. road test carred out and the vehicle found ok
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