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1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L mis-shift VIN: 1FMCA11U6P
This has been an intermittent & chronic problem with this vehicle for the last two years. It shifts out of 4th gear at 70 - 75 mph. I've replaced the V.s.s. several times & the problem went away for 6-12 months. Last friday my customer had the vehicle towed i...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L shifting
Help! i've inherited this F-350 that shifts in and out of over drive.Another tech checked it out and decided it needed a pcm.He said it had a code 62.Anyway pcm was replaced.All was well with the shifting until customer pulled his trailer loaded with a car.Aft...

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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N7R
Well, due to the time limitations placed upon us users of this medium of exchange of ideas, I'm sorry to say that there were lots of suggestions that didn't make any difference in getting rid of this problem. Several suggestions were TFI module (located on d... Trouble codes: 565 (KOEO Canister Purge Failure), 542 (KOEO Fuel Pump Secondary), 556 (KOEO Fuel Pump Primary), N0NE.
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L gem module VIN: 1FMYU22EXX
Tim from Florida hit it on the head with his answer. I unpluged the modules and as soon as I plugged in the Air Bag module they all quit communicating. This is the greatest group in the world. I get more info from here than from MOD. Thanks Again. Below is T...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P8Y
The majority of you answered the real question about the baro reading by saying it was calculated from the MAF sensor and slowly updated each time it reached WOT.I had cleaned the MAF after replacing the PCV and hose however, it seems 5 miles was not enough fo... Trouble codes: P0171.
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L trans VIN: 1LNLM974XR
Most of the replies said trans range switch or foward clutch piston cracked. We noticed problem does not occur in D3, only D4. We ended up replacing trans range switch first. Still same problem. VSS code never returned. We then installed Ford reman trans. All ...
1992 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3L Poor Idle Quality
First off, I would like to thank all of those that took the time to help. Many suggested a MAF sensor, and it was replaced, but did not fix the vehicle. A couple replies mentioned carbon deposits on the intake valves as causing this condition. While a 'motorva...
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