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1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N8J
Hello everyone, This vehicle is quickly turning into an absolute nightmare! Customer came in with emission failure sheet in hand. Readings on the sheet were 4.88gpm HC (3.00 allowable) 133.52gpm CO (25.0 allowable) 1.04gpm NOX (5.5 allowable) You would think ... Trouble codes: 44 (Thermactor AIR system not working)
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L oil pump
lifters seem to be holding valves open when you rev engine up then let it back down to idle then it loses compression.has anyone seen this ?may try oil pump due to maybe relief valve is staying closed or maybe oil is not returning from lifter oil passege?
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FASP15JXT
ok fellow techs i know i dont have alot of info on this problem as far as any fault codes or 5 gas readings.i am currently a bmw tech at a dealership and dont have anyway of checking for faults in a ford.but dear old mom called today and said her car is idlein...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Hesitation, SEVERE BOG NO POWER VIN: 1FALP6249T
car goes into a severe bog until 20mph then car takes off like normal.fuel pressure stays in spec.but the o2 sensors go full lean when the problem occurs and fuel pressure stay in spec. did change mass air flow sensor did not change symptom.
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Cruise control VIN: 1FMYU22X4W
This 2wd 5spd explorer has a strange problem when driving and set the cruise at 55 mph the cruise surges I can feel the throttle pedal move with the surge and occassionally the vehicle will buck. If I slow it down to 35 and set the cruise the surge is worse. I...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Steering system VIN: 1FMZU63X1Y
Customer came in after long trip complaining of one incident where steering wheel started oscillating at highway speeds. Vehicle became very hard to control and had to be brought to a stop before oscillation stopped. This occurred about 5 days after having rot...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L fuses blowing VIN: 2FMDA5143X
This vehicle came in much like one in the Archives - Dead and Fuses #9 & #16 blown. Replaced them and they blew immediately. Eventually during testing smoke came out of the Instrument Cluster and the fuses stopped blowing and the vehicle ran but the dash didn'...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFP3137Y
Complaint: When car sits overnight or extended time period cranks but will not start. We have duplicated problem in shop, car sits for a few hours and when you start, engine cranks but will not start, has good fuel pressure and spark. Contuine to crank and ca... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level circuit malfunction)
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...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater -- a/c controls VIN: 2MELM75W3S
Customer complaint: "when it rains or when I wash the car, the ambient temperature display on the temp. control starts dropping steadily to -40 deg. and the A/C cuts out." First thing I checked was the ambient temp sensor out in front of the rad. It was within...

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2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55261
i removed the mass air flow sensor to find a spider web stuck in the air tube. not allowing the meter to work, after cleaning it out every thing is normal. the five replys did not contain much info. thanks to every one for their help.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Electronic VIN: 2MEFM75W6W
Since my post the car has been working as it should, so the customer does not want to replace the actuator at this time. Almost all the replies said to replace the actuator and if it fails again customer said she is willing to let us replace it. Thanks for all...
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