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1996 Ford Escort 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FA5P15J8T
The code po402 excessive egr flow. after replacing the dfpe twice the code came back. I checked volts at the pcm sig and imediately got 2.53 volts koeo. It does look like it will go down to the desired volts of .5 at idle but only after a long time. When I app... Trouble codes: 402 (excessive egr flow)
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L timing cover
5.0 explorer timing cover leak engine in job, or engine out?never done one, but were willing and ready.
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4-5 shift or TCC? VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
this Vehicle came to me w/ po741 a month 7 a half ago - problem would only occur intermittently ( never occur for me)my local ford dealer post Vin# to only get stator shaft seal ring bulliten - local ford tech said replace TCC, that he saw it fix several like ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6530W
Hello iatn members 1998 contour has check engine light on Code 171 lean condition. I did not find any vacuum leaks, and fuel pressure (33-35 p.s.i) within spec. As I looked at the data on the scanner the 02 sensors were switching from lean to rich but the Lt f... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: 2FTZX1860W
The customer has a complaint of bad engine pinging under load. We installed a new fuel pump about 10,000kms ago and new fuel filter. The truck had new spark plugs for maintenance reasons 25,000kms ago. I checked for codes and there are no codes. I checked fuel...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heater
i have had problems getting heat in at least three 1998 taurus sedans with 3.0 12 valve engines. all the usual services have been done with little success. system flush, thermostat replacement,heater flush,etc. has anyone seen or heard of a common problem with...
1998 Ford Contour SVT 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP68G7W
this car will always set codes p0172 / p0175 - long term fuel trim is always at around 25% ! both banks - short term is =/- 10% closed loop - engine temp (200 deg) IAT is 120 F - this vehicle has new engine, intake gaskets, map sensor, iac, 02 sensors, cat con... Trouble codes: P0172 (too rich), P0175 (too rich)
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...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L camshaft VIN: 1FAFP34P2Y
has any one seen any pattern failure in these cars. we attempted to replace the timing belt and found the camshaft seized. is this a common failure and if so what should i be looking for as a cause? thanks for the advise and help csz
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM81W3R
Okay, now to the heart of the matter. Vehicle was brought to me directly after the engine install with multiple codes. Not being sure which ones were set by the install, I cleared codes, test drove, and started with all the codes that returned. Replaced left ... Trouble codes: P0181 (System at rich limit Bank 1 lean), P0189 (System at rich limit Bank 2 lean), P0181 (System at rich limit Bank 1 lean), P0189 (System at rich limit Bank 2 lean)
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L left outer tie rod VIN: 1MEFM66L9X
good morning and thank you for your time, while in the process of removing left spindle to replace wheel bearing stud on tie rod twisted off. ordered new part from napa and taper size was t0 small.nut bottomed before pulling taper tight.ordered part from ford ...

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1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FACP52U1L
thank you Tom and mike, good ideas and I did every thing and then the customer said he did expect to have to pay for any thing so he said it was ok to disconect the AC. So I did and ran from it. I wish I knew what the problem was for next time.
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Cruise control/horn VIN: 1MEFM6535X
Thanks for the help. This one is fixed. Special thanks to Ken from Colorado, Richard from Mont., Andrew from Tenn., Bob from Ill., John from Ark., and Bruce from Texas, who all pegged this one as the clockspring. After taking the clockspring apart, I can under...
2002 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM50U82
yes thank the lord,thanks for ypur help,hard to under stand why a plug wire will cause low kv,in two cylinders,
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