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1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FABP43F1D
This car came in on a hook We replaced fuel pump and filter clean out tank(lots of rust and bad gas). Started ran terrible like out of time, pulled down front of motor, chain was bad replaced all gears and chain. Still acts like out of time We replaced pump ag...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L hard start VIN: 1FTEX14N4J
Thanks in advance for any replies! This truck starts hard . Cranks ok,fuel pressure is with in specs and develops as soon as you turn on the key. Have good spark on the coil wire and to the plugs. Injector pulse also present during crank.Various sensor reading...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Lack of power VIN: 1FTNE2428W
Alright folks I need some help with this nightmare. I haven't been this stumped in years. This van is a gutless wonder. It acts like the cats are plugged but dropping the y-pipe has no effect. I tried removing the acc. belt to no effect either. All of the data...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNFM92V9W
hi group this thing will intermittently turn on air suspension pump and wont shut down, and the air suspension light comes on, tried to scan air system but cant seem to get any info out of it, all power and grounds ok, as stated replaced relay was fine for abo...

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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF25H6N
Thanks to all who replied. After ceccking all power and grounds We started looking for pcm.It took a weak to find one. Pcm repired this truck. This was a weird one.
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L abs light on VIN: 1FDKE3OG85
after spending countless hours on this vehicle the customer declined any further diagnostics. I did find some cracking on the board of the 40 pin module that is mounted underneath vehicle. I fixed a loose connection on the rear speed sensor, and rerouted an af...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF36F2S
thanks very much !!! charles, craig, nick, michael . i didnt know what the duty % should be. i put on my tech ii the ipr max out at 50% for 5 sec mil come on an cutout. replace ipr with oem. checked duty it went max 39 % psi went up to 2600 thanks for the info... Trouble codes: 1280 (icp circuit out of range low), 1211 (icp not controllable pressure above or below desired).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timming belt VIN: 1FALP6535W
Thanks to all that sent help. We think the old belt was stretched or defective. Everything checked out ok. This timming belt setup is a real can of worms. Cust came back after 3 weeks & everthing looked good. All you guys that responded are awesome. thanks aga...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Steering VIN: 1FMZU67E81
Received 8 replies, with a variaty of suggestions. 1 said that sector replacement is the final fix. 1 said that it is an agervation, but doen't hurt anything. 1 mentioned checking belt idlers and pump, and several talked about vacum bleeding and driving in fig...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L sensors VIN: 1MELM65L1T
thanks for the three responses that i received regarding this vehicle. folks recommended checking the waterpump, and temp sender...another rec was to make sure the rad was not restricted. what i decided to do is to go over the work that was previously done j...
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