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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...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMNU43S21
Hello everyone. This vehicle came to me with a dying cold when first started up. the idle was at 400 rpm. You had to keep your foot on the gas to keep it runnning until it warmed up. Also the customer said it did it any time it sat to cool down. Even when it r...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55261
neighbors car started fine until this morning, cranks and starts fine just stalls in 1-5 seconds. wont stay running even with more throttle. checked for codes and none are present. all sensors apear to be in spec. fuel presure holds constant at 50 psi. had a n...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM97V4S
This vehicle has been at Ford for the last 6 months with the mil on and codes P0171 & P0714. Finally they just kept clearing the codes. Now I got it. I have done all the basic test and are OK. Fuel pressure is with in range, no vac. leaks, checked it with carb... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
2002 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L coolant sensor ??? VIN: 1LNHM83W32
Hi All, I own 2 2002 Lincoln Towncars. They both run flawlessly, but 1 of them has a condition that drives me crazy--The temperature gauge reads much lower than the other one. I hooked up my MT-2500 scanner, and that reads lower also. The car with the proper ...

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1995 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2FTHF25H5S
Hi everyone, thanks to you all once again. I needed the sense knocked back into me and Laneard [...] did that. First, I neglected to say I did indeed try a MAP sensor at first, an aftermarket sensor. When Laneard and Carl suggested the MAP, th... Trouble codes: 122 (Throttle Position Circuit Low Input), 173 (Lack of H02S Switches Indicates Rich Bank 1).
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L coil damage VIN: 1FMDU35PXV
Finally found some chaffed wires between the engine and firewall. The pink/white wire which the PCM grounds to fire coil #3 was intermittently shorting to power. That's probably what killed the PCM. Fixed the wires and at many folks' suggestion, cleaned all th...
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP10P1X
Boy do I feel stupid...The #3 Brand new wire had a small pin hole in the boot. REPLACE the #3 ign wire CAR FIXED
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L intake manif. VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
G.M. All,Thanks so much for all the quick responses. Allmost all of you hit it right on the head.Replacement intake did the job,I felt sure it had to be the culprit but did not know what could possibly create a knock inside it. I can't believe SHOP KEY does no...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L noise VIN: 1LNFM81W2W
Thanks to Phil's info this was an easy fix. This car belongs to a livestock salesman who takes it off road. The evap canister is mounted underneath the trunk, exposed to everything. After removing it and blowing off all the grass, dirt, and manure, I removed t...
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) Nautica 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M20V11W9T
This one is fixed. We allways thought the maf voltage was high. We checked ref voltage, ground signal. We cleaned the scum off it, and even tryed a new one no difference. We didn't take the housing of the van. It turns out there is a screen in the air tube bef... Trouble codes: P0172.
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