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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FALP54N1V
Hi guys, This is my first post, so bear with me. This V-8 Taurus is the first one I'v worked on, I'm begining to hope the last! When I first checked it the only code was P1157, but the car would run decent when first started, then start to run terrible, with b... Trouble codes: P0156 (O/2 Heater circuit B-1 S2), P0161 (O/2 Heater circuit B-2 S-2), P0172 (Sys. rich B1), P0175 (Sys rich B2), P1157 (O/2 22 shows lean)
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L abs VIN: 2FTRX08W8X
This veheicle was parked for two years and the gas pump went to sleep.That is corrected and the problem now is the ABS light is on and it wont select 4WD. I scanned the system, it has code C1230- Rrwheel speed input circuit failure. On the scanner all wheel se...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L fuel gauge
help!! after the vehicle was repaired,the cust complained the gas gauge did not work properly.our shop did not do the repairs,done out of a nutshell,when key is on,engine running or not,the gas gauge falls steadily to empty within 8 to 12 minutes.i as...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Temp. gage VIN: 1FTZF1826Y
This is an embarrassing post but here goes. This truck came in for what was thought to be an overheating problem. The analog engine temperature gage gradually rises to 260F degrees while running. After actually checking the engine temperature with an infrared ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMZU73E72
After replacing the left-front hub assy(dealer only part)we still have the same noise. It is consistent w/vehicle speed and more noticeable from the left front corner when turning to the right or when in a sweeping right turn at speed. This is a full time 4 wh...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM97V1Y
Vehicle came in with check engine light on and poor running condition. Pulled codes and found misfire codes on cylinders #1 &3. Tested fuel pressure, injectors & compressions. All were ok. Spark Plugs were worn. We then replaced the plugs and found the coil bo... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire Cylinder 1), P0303 (Misfire Cylinder 3)
1997 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L vss VIN: 4M2DU55PXV
after driving vehicle upon startup OD lite flashes once it hits 55 mph. and then check engine lite will come on with code 500 and code 503 vss erattic. i put on snap on scanner and drove watching the vss and it reads 0 intil i hit about 25 mph and then catches...

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1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45X6T
the replies that i recieved all seemed to be reguarding lean conditions. the car was picked up and has not returned yet. Trouble codes: P0172.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Noise VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Many reply's.All pointed to IAC valve.Replaced with new valve.Noise gone,Im happy,Customer is happy.Thank's to all.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
All the help was great! In this case, Brian, Stu, Mike, and TShaw were right on. The DPFE was intermittently stuck at .13 V The EGR vac coming on a few inches everyone said was normal, which it seemed to be because it still did it after the DPFE was replaced. ... Trouble codes: P0402.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2426X
So far this vehicle is not fixed. I received several replies about checking for ground problems. We checked high and low , cleaned and tightened all ground connections but the problem was still there. Someone also suggested that we change both coolant sendin... Trouble codes: P1285 (Cylinder Head Overtemp sensed), P1299 (Cylinder Head Overtemp Protect Active).
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, PATS VIN: 1FAFP444YF
The Ford tech post is very good. The directions are well, but I didn't think to clear the HEC and PCM codes. If you install the used unit and clear all the codes they'll keep coming back untill all parameters are reset and KAM is cleared. Just remember to clea...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Electronic VIN: 1FTWW33F62
Thanks to the respondends. The code P1501 is a VSS code. We went after the no throttle response problem first. With scanner and scope we isolated an intermititant at the throttle pedal sensor assembly. Replaced it. Cleared codes and drove truck. Code 1501 retu...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation, no power VIN: ILNFM81W9W
customer hasn't returned but i believe that the problem will be in the timing chain area like so many said and i would like to thank the people that answered my cry for help
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM58S5V
With pressure gauge installed I pressured up the fuel rail and then pinched off the supply hose between the pump and the fuel rail. the rail held pressure. That tells me that the pressuire drop was the pump or the hoses back to the pump. sense there was no ext...
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