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1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge
this car has a intermitten surge BUT ONLY IN FORWARWD GEARS not in any other gears surge is quite servere car also is a bit sluggish on accel and has slight ping, droped front pipe to see if cats were blocked but did not see any thing ovious. also had trans ex...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMFU18L0V
I had the fine opportunity of replacing the engine on this vehicle. Due to poor maintenance, it threw two rods through the block and disintegrated two complete (I mean COMPLETE) pistons. Got it all done and test drove it. I was getting some scraping noise that... Trouble codes: P0743 (tcc)
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L heating system VIN: 1FAFP52U8W
with vehicle running at normal operating temperature, when heat is first turned on, it blows hot for about 1 minute then blows cool. we also noticed that the a/c compressor is engaged when heat is on. we've assumed that this is the reason for vehicle having no...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Harsh up and down shifts VIN: 1FMZU34X2W
Hello: I have a harsh up and down shifting problem with this vehicle. All tests pass and no codes. I hooked up to check line pressure, under moderate acceleration, line pressure averaged 265 through all upshifts (seems high). EPC scan data averaged 43-45 psi. ...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP10P1X
The eng will Hesitate from closed throttle almost every time. Runs bad down the road. Feels like the whole eng is miss-fireing.
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L intake manif. VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Hi,Guys.This noise is similar in sound to a loose rod,but light enough cannot be heard in pass. comp. only under the hood.very strong at top of intake(fiberous). Cannot be heard at oil pan. Is there something inside intake that would explain noise? Have invest...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1429Y
have read ford bullitn check syn was off reset cam sensor everything looks good run good keep set 1309 misfire montior enable Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire montior enbale)
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1st gear VIN: 1FTNX21F61
i am not a transmission specialist but I feel that the truck has a chatter in first gear at take off very slight in feel but starts to chatter as truck starts to roll but not on immediate on take off. i have no real transmission testing equipment but i am maki...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L noise VIN: 1LNFM81W2W
This is a strange one. After the car runs a while there is a growling noise coming from the gas cap. Looking at the scan data the fuel tank pressure sensor is reading -17.02 inH2O when this happens and goes to -14 to -15 after noise is made. The EVAP canister ...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L TCC Lockup VIN: 1LNEM97V9W
This post is for the other tech in our shop. Hopefully someone can help out. This Lincoln keeps getting a trans light on the dash and a code P1744. TCC system performance. A few weeks ago car came in with trans light on. Cleared code with scanner road tested s...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L tranfercase VIN: 1FMDU34X8S
The customer says he will bring the vehicle in but has failed to do so.I will post a update if he ever comes back.
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L master cylinder
thanks to all that responded. what i was thinking was a pressure loss was accually a slow vacumn supply to the booster. this caused the pedal to slowly drop instead of the normal action you usually with a gasoline engine. i replaced the vacumn pump and brakes ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XW
well this bad dream of mine is over Michael from Michigan hit it on the mony it my other probolm on this car was the gear at the end of the exsost cam shaft the way that i found to check this thing was i bolted the new gear to the cam with the belt off and had... Trouble codes: 1383 (variable cam timing over retarded), 1381 (variable cam timing over advanced).
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy, VIN: 2FTZX1860W
Thanks. I took the throttle body off as everyone suggested and found the two passages for the EGR. At first I was worried because yes they did have alot of carbon buildup but both holes were not completely plugged. I scraped off all the carbon and cleaned both...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L 4wd, abs VIN: 1FMFU18LXY
I have updated this post and included most of the replies in that but I want to especially thank Brian from Oregon for taking time to send me the troubleshooting information for this code C1107. However, I was not able to use that information to repair the veh...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F7Y
I want to thank everybody that responded. Shortly after I bought this truck a friend of a buddy of mine who works for a ambulance company that has nothing but power strokes in there vehicles gave me a cam sensor and said you'll need this.I put it away and forg...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L wheel bearing VIN: 1FMZU73E72
Sorry for the delay in closing this help request. The customer was only able to return the vehicle yesterday. After installing four sets of chassis ear transmitters to the front differential and bearing hub areas I was able to nail the noise down to the RIGHT ...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, RED HOT EXHAUST VIN: 1LN0M81W8M
Thanks for the help guys, you pointed me in the right direction...this was my first experience posting anything...both I and my customer are happy campers. My injector patterns were correct, as was the feed going to it...Rusty suggested checking Bank 1 versus ...
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