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1993 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FACP41E7P
Okay all this car has stumped me for a week now and the customer is getting impatient. I have a 93 mustang that at idle and ecspecially around 1400 rpm seems to miss bad. It has lack of power, before it was real crisp during accel now it shakes quite bad, you ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP6536W
This car was towed in with a broken timeing belt. We replaced the belt and all the pullys with a tensioner. At this milage we also replaced the water pump and found the spark plugs wore out so we replaced them. The car started fine but quickly jumped to 3400 r...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L multi function electronic module VIN: 2FMZA5244Y
Hope someone can help. This vehicle came in with a complaint of the battery going dead and needing to be jump started. Charging system tests good, the battery (once recharged tests good). Parasitic draw with a low amps probe shows 860ma (key off, doors and hoo...
1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on,
Hi guys, I got a real beauty here. The car runs rough and pops through the intake. The KOER test flags "both banks rich" codes. Looking at the O2 waveform you can see that the sensors are not switching. They read rich and I can't seem to get a lean signal ev... Trouble codes: 42 (Left bank rich KOER), 92 (Right bank rich KOER)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L slave cylinder VIN: 1FTCR10A2R
Truck is back on the road thanks to everyone who replied the problem was as many of you stated there was still air in the system. found the best way to bleed it was to remove the master cylinder from the firewall and tilt it so that the line to the slave was h...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP6536T
Sorry this has been so long to complete, but it was one of those no particular hurry cars and it had multiple faults. Richard [...]'s post said to check the cam timing which we did and found it just as he had explained. The local Ford dealer had just installed ...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Lean VIN: 4MZDV11W4P
Thanks for the replies, sorry to take so long to post a fix, the customer took awhile to get back to me, the fix for this as most of you stated was to replace the distributor, the customer decided to purchase a used one and after replacing it and driving the v...
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