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1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FACP52U1L
Idle is good untell AC clutch comes on then idle increses and trys to push you through stop sign. I replaced the map and Idle bypass for stalling and rich condition. the car runs good but when AC comes on it just increses enuff to start creping forword. Its no...
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)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L exhaust leak VIN: 1FTHX26G1S
This vehicle has the typical exh. leak at the manifold. At least one stud is broken off in the head also like usual. We have repaired these in the past by either replacing or resurfacing the manifold, drilling out the stud(s), replacing all the fasteners, etc....
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Flywheel? VIN: 1FMDU34XXT
Came In For A Squeek(Customer Thought It Was The Belt), Removed Belt And Tested, Still Squeeked, Its Not A Constant Squeek, And It Does Not Have To Be Moving To Make It, And Revving The Engine Doesn't Make it More Noticable. After Running In The Bay On The Lif...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L pinging/spark knock VIN: 1FTEE1420V
customer says that there was no pinging before engine was replaced. we cleaned all egr passages when engine was replaced. fuel pressure is good. tried unplugging maf but no noticeable difference. tried it with egr valve unplugged also, still no difference. pul...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, WONT REV UP VIN: 1FTYR10C7W
Hello techs, this ranger came to my shop on the hook for a stall and would not re-start. After a initial look over I found the timing belt broke I replaced the belt, checking valve timing several times just to be sure. upon starting the engine it ran very roug...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX20L4X
looking for a little help from some ford techs,this 99 f250 was towed in as a crank no start, went out to the truck to check it and found no start no spark but the fuel pump runs constant any time key is in the run position, pluged scantool in to truck no comm...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37F7X
Ford Diesel techs, this Ford diesel runs like a gas engine with a bad plug wire, misfire and rough, with poor power.Not being a trained diesel tech I try to gather as much info as possible before attempting repair. My first guess would be a faulty injector. Lo...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTSS34F61
This truck quits most of the time when going over rough roads.When it quits the check engine,water in fuel and wait to start lights come on.Just like KOEO.Then the lights go out and the engine will still run if I let off the throttle and then step back down.If...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L92
This van won't start when I try it in the morning. I can hear a few cylinders firing, however the engine won't start. As the day progresses and I try many times to start, it does start. It will blow blue smoke for a minute and then clear up. It will idle ok, b...

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1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX25H4M
Thank you all for your reply's... I replaced the IAC valve and the engine idle, went to normal range and noise is GONE... Micheal from california, had it right, The bellows inside the valve were broken in 3 different places... I was able to rerun the KOER test... Trouble codes: 335 (326 -), 326 (327 -), 327 (332 -), 332 (412 -), 412.
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L timing cover VIN: 1FMDU34XXP
Thanks to every one that replied, 8 replies in 48 hours all saying the front timing cover can be replaced without droping the oil pan. THANK YOU for the prompt response. Just had to be carefull with the pan gasket not to damage it.
1996 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP53S1T
Thank you to all that offered help. The Anti-theft system was at fault. The thing that gives it away is that the THEFT light on dash will flash very quickly when the car is running for a second. The fix was as simple as using the coded keys that came with the ...
1996 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B9T
Thanks for all the help, I replaced the distributor with a rebuilt 725. cdn and replaced the crank sensor for a safety factor. Car left yesterday, Customer happy but broke now
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Thanx to all who replied.A couple guys hit it dead on, the vac solonoid on top of the trans was faulty, replaced and vehicle is much better.Thanx again guys. chris
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTJS34L4V
Hello, Thanks for all the input on this application. I decided not to swap engines. Thanks Mike
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start, hard start when cold VIN: 1FDXE4OS2W
Thanks for the help. The problem was with the pcm. Replaced and all is well. Thanks Rick
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13P0W
Many thanks to all 18 who replied to this post. Replacing the DPFE sensor did the trick. The signal voltage was 1.2v, above the spec of 'less than a volt' at KOEF. All lines and passages were ok, so this was a simple fix. One reply stated that Ford has a campa... Trouble codes: P0401.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15X1X
Thanks for the responses. This being one of my used units for sale customer work was priorty. I tried alot of approaches to this cold misfire problem and was nearly convinced it was a possibility of coolant leaking from a crack in the cyl. head so I pulled the... Trouble codes: P0301.
2000 Ford F450 6.8L speedometer
First I would like to say thanks for the info from all who responded. It looks like the ABS module is the culprit I am looking into finding a used unit for this vehicle. Thanks to everyone and have a great day.
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W2N
Everyone that suggested cleaning the egr passages at the intake level was right on track I can't believe that I had forgot about egr passage way that get clogged up.Just for everyone info the passages was only clogged about 30% it must have been just enough. T... Trouble codes: 332 (egrdpfepfevacumn leaksevr).
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