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1986 Ford Tempo LX 2.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP23X6G
car will start cold but as soon as it idles down it dies. got car to warm up and runs fine. car will stay running cold if you pump accel pedal, any information is appreciated. Jim [...]
1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, BACKFIRES VIN: IFACP54Y9M
vehicle towed in for crank no start condition .checked fuel pressure found 37 psi present .checked for spark found plug hole filled with oil due to valve cover leak checked all others found same condition also all plug boots split checked for spark none presen...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMDU34XXP
Looking for some guidence on replacing the timing cover on this 4 lt. Have never had to change one before, according to shopkey it says you have to remove oil pan and to do this the engine has to come out. Can this cover be changed like a chev small block with...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L idle VIN: 1FTEX14N9R
When you put it into drive or reverse it will slam into gear and stall the engine.It will start back up but stall again when put into gear.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L abs VIN: 1FBJS31H5T
Hello Fellow Techs. Todays diagnostic dilemma come from a 1996 Ford E250 van with a 5.8Liter Engine and 4-Wheel ABS. The customer complains of the ABS light coming on. First thing I did was pull out my trusty scan tool and attempt to pull any codes. That came...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTJS34L4V
Hello, I have a 1997 FORD E250 VAN with a 5.4 engine in it , can this engine be swaped with a 1993 FORD E250 with a 5.8 engine in it? If so how much is different and what would have to be changed? Thanks Mike
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FALP6533W
The timing belt keeps sliding off the cam pulleys and cutting the edges off the side of the timing belt.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMZU24EXU
customer states noise banging noise when stopping road test found when coming to a stop it feels like the back of the truck keeps going there are only oneleaf springs in back any ford techs wiht any ideas
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP552XY
hello this tarus is flex fuel and my rail preasure senso is aprox 40 psi all the time but actual preasure is variable 33-36 and in output state test it never gets max preasure like i would think it should...and naturally the cars working propperly today thanks... Trouble codes: 1237
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTZX17251
Hey everybody, I've got this 2001 F150 4.2L that runs great but has an Idle drop. The drop is more pronounced with the AC on. You can be sitting in the vehicle with it in gear and the AC on and the RPM will gradually decrease from a nice smooth 700 down to abo...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W2N
I have installed a new a EGR valve,Tube assy,EVR,DPFE. I have check the EGR valve with a vac. pump as well as teeing in between the evr and the egr valve then ran a EOER and verfiy the egr open and closed. I have removed the egr and cleaned the passageway it w... Trouble codes: 332 (egrdpfepfevacumn leaksevr)
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Thanks in advance for taking time to help. This vehicle came in for original P0340. Found magnet had fallen out of sensor as usual. I replaced sensor and the interuptor together. I used the OTC tool to realign. Vehicle came back in a week with MIL on, P0340. R... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Position Sensor Circuit)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L warning lites VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
this car came from another shop after trans repair, the abs, trac control, and brake warning lites stay on all the time also the trac control switch lite only comes on during the bulb test function, if the switch is toggled nothing happens. the mitchell litera...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U82
engine miss fire between 60 and 70 mph,low kv # one and # five cylinders.has new fuel pump and spark plugs.

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1991 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FACP42E3M
I would like to thank the individuals who replied: MATT, Rick [...] hit it right on the money when he said 'don't overlook the small ... Trouble codes: 12 (Idle Speed Control motor or Air Bypass not controlling idle properly.), 21 (Engine Coolant Temperature ECT sensor out of range.), 34 (PFE sensor is/was out of range.).
1994 Ford Motorhome 7.5L Torque Convertor VIN: 3FCMF53G0R
First, I would like to thank Tim,Kevin,Robbie and Sean for all their help on this one, What I did was change the trans fluid and that helped alittle, but on my next several test drives I got to noticeing on scan data that when the TCC would unlock the trans ra...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU73EOY
Well I first want to thank all of you that posted on this one it was my first one of these 4r44w Trans to replace the seperator plate in and it of course had to bite me. I especially want to give thanks to Lane [...] he told me of a ARTA bulliten #581a that i...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTNX21F82
Thankyou to those who responded,got 3 replies,got some good info on how the system works and was able to, with that help and wiring diagrams,manipulate the relays and make the transfer case shift which said to me the shift motor and wiring to it was ok.I was s...
1991 Lincoln Continental 3.8L No Start VIN: 1LNCM9746M
Thanks to all that gave great advice. Laneard [...] gets the brass ring. He told me to check all the sensors. Went to unplug PFE sensor and it was fried. I have a Silver Bullet fixes and I never thought to look at and there it was. It says that pfe could be ...
1992 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0L abs light on VIN: 1LNCM92E8N
Paul and Roy steered me in the right direction. We removed both front wheels and rotors. The left front rotor tone ring was almost plugged up with grease and dirt accumulation. The end of the sensor rubbed on this junk to the point of wearing off the plastic c...
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L tcc VIN: 1LNLM97VXV
well this thing is fixed I ended up replacing the valve body sleeve along with the pump shaft teflon rings they looked worn when i put the shaft through the sleeve I did not feel good about it. so I replaced the sleeve and the teflon rings. Also i replaced tcc...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LMPU28A7X
did not get any helpful info - but did find problem - ran a compression test and found #6 no compression - leaking into intake - apprently these are very bad about jumping time and bending valves - recommend that they replace engine
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