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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF26G1K
while driving check engine light will flicker,sets code 35 in memory,test in shop cant duplicate problem has new motor craft sensor, voltage at egr sensor is .56 volt apply vacuum 4.90v help please what is setting this code Trouble codes: 35 (egr evp/ short to vref/vpower)
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF25Y1L
Sorry I don't have more info, but this thing is driving us nuts. Cust. replaced cap, rotor, plugs and wires, to try to get rid of a miss. This thing is very hard to start cold. Once it is running, it runs good cold, but as soon as the thermostat opens, it feel...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMFU18L1V
This veh has a P0307 code for cyl # 7 missfire. Acording to my alldata this is the 3 rd cyl back on the drivers side. I've moved every thing (coil,plug&injector) to the # 1 cyl and the miss stays on # 7. The miss is intermittent and is driveing me up a wall. T... Trouble codes: P0307 (Cyl 7 missfire)
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt tensioner VIN: 1FAFP6630W
Ok, I know there are a bunch of emails about timing belts walking off because of tensioner adjusting problem. My question is after following the adjusting proceedure and tightening down the tensioner bolt the tensioner still moves via the spring loaded part. I...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L GEM Module VIN: 2FMZA51U9W
This vehicle has an .20 amp draw. I have positively determined it is the GEM module. Is this acceptable? If I pull fuse # 19 I get 0 amp draw. I tryed to swap a differnt relay into the battery saver relay slot. Still the same. .2 amps seems a little excessive ...
1996 Mercury Villager Nautica 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M20V11W9T
Van is running very rich, no vacuum leaks, charcoal canister hose removed no difference,engine temp sensor in range, injectors check out electricly and flow tested, fuel pressure in specs, ignition timing good, maf replaced with test unit, tps good on scanner ... Trouble codes: P0172

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1993 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAPP36UZP
Well I had a few responses saying to check tps. Thanks for the Brain kickstart guys. Unfortunatly, I cant get this guy to bring the car back for further diagnosis. Ive got a strong feeling that this is the right direction to go in. Thanks again. Trouble codes: 157 (Mass Airflow Sensor reads low).
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L idle VIN: 1FTEX14N9R
Well, thanks for the help.The problem was the PSOM(Programable speedometer).We unpluged the rear speed sensor and when started in neutral and pushed it wouldn't stall.Installed a new PSOM and the truck ran great.Thanks for all the info Mike.
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: NO VIN AVA
This Customer still has not returned. I hope to see tehm soon and think that the fix will be as simple as a third vaccum leak. Alot of you were telling me that there is another vaccum line at the back of the intake manifold that is part of the PCV system. I di...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15UO1
Thanks for all the help! Did a fuel injection cleaning...no change. Pulled the injectors, all were filthy and #1 was com pletly clogged.You would figure the injectors would be this dirty with such low miles. Installed new injectors and runs great. Customer(nei... Trouble codes: P0171, P0301.
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L abs light /brake light VIN: 1FM2V63E42
sorry to not close sooner but 3 hurricanes and the 4 th on its way slows priorities. first i would like to thank the respondees for their in-put. i didn't take a ford tech to lunch, as one sujested. this 02 ford is listed as an 02 but the wiring is 03 and i ...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L left outer tie rod VIN: 1MEFM66L9X
This one is out the door for now,found a good used tie rod off 99 model in salvage yard that was a perfect match in size to original. My local ford dealer is investigating what permanent fix will take - new spindle and matching tie rod might be the cure as k...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L warning lites VIN: 1ZWFT61LOX
this turned out to be fairly straight forward, i found someone to scan the ecm with a ngs tester and found a code for the rt rr wheel sensor . when i pulled the carpet back to access the connector lo and behold a rodent had chewed the wire completely in two af...
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