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1989 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAPP9896K
Hi group,the 1989 ford escort 1.9 CFI ,starts fine after a minute or less. idle quality changes to poor and perrr...stalls. and when i start the car starts fine but after a minute idles poor and dies again, no code on my snap on scanner.self diagnoistic test K...
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L abs VIN: 1FTFS24Y5P
see above
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Converter? VIN: 1FTJW35K9R
We have a 94 Ford F350 4 door 2wd Dually with a 7.3 litre turbo diesel vin "K" (mechanical controls) that has the complaint of harsh shifts and flashing OD light. When the truck first came in, it had DTC 62 (trans component slipping) and 68 (trans overtemp) co...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W0R
thank you in advance for any help.we have a continuous memory code p1406.have checked and tested all of the common causes for this and still striking out.over the last couple of days we have cleaned the egr port below the throttle body,replace the back pressur... Trouble codes: P1406 (dpfe back pressure hose off or pluged)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Hey guys, thanx in advance for the help. This windstar feels like it has a misfire at idle, and sometimes feels like it is ready to stall but doesnt. Iac is at around 50 percent, checked for vacuum leaks, replaced the plugs and wires and performed a fuel injec...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XW
Hi ladys and gent wellcome to my worse nightmear I have been working on this car for a week now 3,000 miles ago this car had a head leaking antifrezz so another tec at are shop put head,plugs,wires ,all the stuff listed above the new exsot cam shaft was put on... Trouble codes: 1383 (variable cam timing over retarded), 1381 (variable cam timing over advanced)
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15UO1
Customer is a neighbor of mine. Engine has mis at all times. It is definitley cyl 1. Replaced plugs,wires and coil at customer request, no help. Scan tool showed HO2s B1S2 switching slow. Replaced sensor (looked to be generic) with Motorcraft, no luck. Now sca... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMPU28A7X
have this navigator that will not idle - have codes po171 and po174 - checked for vacuum leaks - fuel pressure all seems fine - i cannot find anything out of the ordinary this is a 5.4l dohc intech motor - is this different than regular 5.4l dohc . any help ap...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Excessive Emissions, ENGINE VACUMN VIN: 1LNHM87A0Y
Hello, Vehicle came in with the intake system soaked with oil from the filter to the throttle body and and the PCV line from the valve cover to the air intake broken. Before you post this vehicle does not have a PCV VALVE. There is a oil seperator in the engin...

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1988 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FABP42E7J
Hello:i'am still waiting for the customer to supply me with a ford motorsports conversion kit,the ford kit comes with the correct harness,ecu,mass air flowmeter and all necessary piping,complete instructions to install.As soon as i get the kit delivered and in...
1992 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L vent ing of a/c VIN: 2FTJW35G9N
thanks to all for the replies,got alot of good info but cust has not returned do to vacation.i'm sure the one way ck valve will fix the prob.all the vac lines have been ck'd and all componets have been tested. thanks again to all.
1993 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L engine VIN: 2FALP74W4P
Thanks Wayne for this response. Were timing chains and crank sprockets off? Crank sprockets )can be installed wrong, the two sprockets must be installed )so that the greatest amount of distance between them can be )obtained. Cam timing off one tooth? We fe...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L rear coil springs VIN: 1FALP6535S
Customer has not returned yet for me to check, however I did receive a fax from Scott in Michigan. The specs he sent me are different from any others I have seen, it looks like if I check it this way the car will come into specs. On this vehicle, it is suppose...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N2T
installed known good gas cap; reset code. replaced purge valve, cleared codes. no ses light after rd test. no input from customer-vehicle fixed. thanks to 4 replies-good information. Trouble codes: P0433.
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP65L2T
checked air mass meter readings when cold they were at 47% load at full throttle and would glitch out when accelerating also looked at stftrim was at 25% when cold. replaced air mass meter and problem is gone. thanks to all who responded. Trouble codes: P0301, P0302.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L multi function electronic module VIN: 2FMZA5244Y
Thanks to everyone who replied. There was a lot of good info. First and foremost a 'Thank You' goes out to Wayne [...] who also had some great info that helped show me that I w...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAP71W91X
Lets start with what I should have mentioned in the original post. I had researched in all available archives and tsb's available to us,not much help. I also failed to mention that this is a c.o.p. ignition system. But nevertheless, we fixed the crown vic. Tur... Trouble codes: 1299 (engine overheat).
2005 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRF1W64N
Problem was the fuel inertia switch. It is beside the fuse/relay panel. My tech slapped the cover while installing it. The force of the slap tripped the switch. Unbeleivable. Thanks for all that replied. Everyone said the same thing. I've never run into this b...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W7Y
thanks for the repleys. this was a very intermittent fault. we checked the ignition switch, no troubles found there. we jiggle tested harnesses. unable to duplicate any troubles. we disconnected all the modules, inspected connections for loose pins or a change... Trouble codes: U1009, U1027, U1059.
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