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1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FACP71W9P
Engine surges at 35/45 mph. Disconnected EGR valve, - no change. No codes, - but the MIL did come on with the EGR unplugged (did not store a code however). Checked for vacuum leaks, - none evident.
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L electric shift 4wd VIN: 1FMOU34X4S
Hi all, Thanks in advance for any insight into our dilema. Vehicle came in with customer complaint of jumping out of 4wd auto when driving down the road. 2wd o.k, No 4wd Low. Scanned GEM, found contact plate codes all (4){1846,1850,1854,1858} and Ignition k...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 1st gear VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Hello fello iATNERS, This Explorer does not seem to stay in first gear when manually downshifted. Works ok otherwise. Going down steep hill, shift to 2nd... works good, engine braking... shift to first no engine braking, acts like it goes to neutral. Fluid ...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L throttle VIN: 1FTJX35F6T
Has intermittent no throttle response. Has no pattern. Will not accelerate at times, only holds idle when depressing accelerator. Have replace ECM, APPS. Problem went away for 1 month. Any help would be appreciated. Please email responses to tylothringer@skee...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5143T
we had this vehicle in two years ago, at 125,000 miles, for the same problem, #3 cylinder miss. We replaced the coil pack and ignition wires (someone had put Belden wires on it) the miss was still there. Removed plenum, found all EGR ports plugged except #3. C... Trouble codes: P0303 (3 cylinder misfire)
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L sudder/miss VIN: 1FTDF180VK
when coming to a hard quick stop at acomplete stop vehicle has a shudder or poss. miss for about 5 seconds or so.poss. trans converter shudder? vehicle only does it in forward. any help would be aprsated.
1998 Ford Windstar LX 3.0L door locks VIN: 2FMZA5167W
chime will go off intermitantly. after car is warm (hot day or sitting in the sun ) and will not go out un less car is shut off for a few minits .the door a jar light is on and the door locks unlock buy them self. the van has a after market alarm but! it is a ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfercase VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
not able to release front differential in auto mode after hard turn (all the way, either side)
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X6X
car came in first time with a misfire #3 plug was not firing but looked fine so i replaced plug and ran fine. came back 4 months later with same problem same cylinder so i replaced all plugs and wires. did fine for three months same problem raplced plugs again... Trouble codes: P0303, P0304
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWW36S9X
Hello everyone! This V10 has an engine miss that just will not go away. We have replaced the plugs, cleaned the injectors on our ASNU machine and still it misses. A misfire code on #7 cyl. was stored in the pcm. The injector wave pattern is normal. The #7 cyl....
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP343X1
Hello , Car has MIL and gas cap faults both on. Codes PO4055 for major evap system leak and PO4057 for gas cap leak. I ran smoke machine on evap test port and find huge amount of smoke near fuel filler. It is coming up canister vent line. The solenoid for the ... Trouble codes: P0405, P0407
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation, no power VIN: ILNFM81W9W
hi guys i have a towncar limo that has a bad lack of power until you get moving, it acts like the exhaust is pluged but acts the same with exhaust unhooked. car has no codes at all scan values look good fuel trims are at + or - 1 i have noticed refvoltage is 6...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2MELM74W5T
This one came in w/ complaint of running rough. Checked vehicle for codes (no codes or p1000 actually). Test drove vehicle and noticed an intermittent misfire. Checked codes and found a random misfire, I drove a little more till a p0301 and a p0305 came up the... Trouble codes: P0300, P0301, P0305, P0352, P0353, P0354

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1989 Ford Ranger GT 2.9L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTCR10T6K
i have already posted a fix on this so I'm not sure why it's still here but anyways I replaced the injectors on this one with motorcraft injectors and it fixed this problem. Thanks for all your help! Trouble codes: 42 (system rich).
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52UZS
vehicle is repaired. I found the evr... vacuum regulator, computer would not pull the ground to less than 5 volts. I replaced the pcm, now the evr ground is pulled to 4.5 volts. I expected it to go to 0, but 4.5 is good enough to keep the ses light off. ... Trouble codes: 558 (vacum regulator circuit error), 332 (egr low flow).
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU35P8V
Customer declined to do any other diagnoes on this car due to the age and miles, basically he didnt want to spend the money and have other components cost him later so he bought a new Explorer.Thanks for the responese. Brain from Oregon had the suggestion sinc...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Cam Shaft Timing VIN: 3FAKP1138R
Thanks to all of you that replied with help and every one seemed to have done this before but me. This is just a cut and paste form Larry...it worked well and kept me from waiting for the Snap On truck next week. Loosen the cam gears so that they will free w...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L trailer lights VIN: 1FTNW20F2Y
Thanks to all for quick replies. Without an 'electrical roadmap' I didn't know Ford has the trailer wiring fused for right and left. Of course you all were right-on about a blown fuse and where to find it. Thanks. I must be the only one not knowing this. P.S. ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L battery VIN: W9YX151536
Thanks to all of you. You all had great ideas where to look for the drain. We checked them all!!! We went through the system one wire at a time at the lighting control module. Using an AMP METER connected inline between the -B post and - battery cable. With a ...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L battery drain VIN: 1FMYU60X8Y
Well,I suppose it's fixed. I know the test light is not a real accurate way to test for a draw. I have used this procedure for over 20 years and it has worked for me. I just go on how bright the light is. My fuses were blown in my meter so I ordered some more....
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L tcc switch VIN: 1LNHM97V6X
well guys ...i was aking for help for a local transmission shop...at the same i was showing them how awsome the web site is..we receved 9 replies and i pass them all on ..we had two replies that said to rebuild the unit and a few that said replace the bulk hea...
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