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1988 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJE34HXJ
customer dropped off for no power and misfire road tested noticed no power and missing at high rpm [above 3000 rpm] got into shop and saw coil corroded and plug wires bad replaced both items.road test same thing. ck for codes recieved code for tps out of range...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FTEF14N9K
Hi all.This truck came in with a very bad surge at idle(enough to cause stalling).Switching fuel tanks had no effect.A vacuum leak test was performed,No leaks.Battery connections and grounds at rad support repaired and cleaned as necessary.Scanned for codes, r... Trouble codes: 63 (TPS Below self test minimum)
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE147MH
this van on a cold start up,will take a long while to start and often has to have starting fluid used to get it to run,after starting it runs as though it is getting very little gas and the check engine light stays on, a comp. scan will show "no data" it will ...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Overdrive circuit VIN: 1FTJE34M4N
This customer was referred to us by another shop. Just had a rebuilt transnmission installed. We checked the harness and wireing at the valve body plug. Seems to be correct, we have been changing a lot of them lately, as the valve bodys are being changed and t...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHX2SH3R
This vehicle stalls repeatedly when cold. IAT and ECT are within 2 degrees of each other at 68 degrees. PW is only around 2-5 ms. Rpm is maintained at about 480 when it will idle. It has 2 transmission codes 624 and 637. Scan data shows the EPC parameter alte... Trouble codes: 637 (Transmission Oil temp High), 624 (Electronic Pressure Control failure)
1994 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No low gear in overdrive range VIN: 1FTHX26H9K
This transmission was given to me out of the vehicle and a friend coerced me into rebuilding it for him. I do have some experience rebuilding transmissions but would not consider myself a knowledgable rebuilder. After overhaul the trans won't shift into first ...
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)
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1766W
hello gentz from Texas, i have this trk that came in barely running. first thought was fuel filter, no change, took fuel press reading it was 30psi but would drop to 20psi just idleing. so we replace the fuel pump and cleaned the maf sensor w/brk clnr. the trk... Trouble codes: P0174, P1100
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FMYU24E2W
Wifes truck bought used a year ago-no problems. With out using 4 Wheel Drive lights in dash came on flashing. Front axle seems to kick in in 4wd but not transfer case. My scanner can`t p/u codes for this, maybe flashing (a week ago) a 3 and 5 flashes?
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
i gang,this explorer turns on the ck.eng lite the next day after plugs/wires done.=Rechecked/replaced #3 plug,lite came on 2days later. Then did intake gaskets+ veh. didn't return for 4-5 days.==This code is alway's cyl#3 misfire. I've only experianced the act... Trouble codes: P0303
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FBSS3IL5X
School Van has had oil and tire changes and that's about it. Came in with complaint of stumbling especially on hills. Also told me that Amp guage moved a lot. I have never seen it on this van this week, but that might have been due to original battery croaking...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSF31S8Y
Hello, We have a good one. Customer brought in 2000 ford super duty f-350 5-speed manual with surge(hesatation)on take off verified problem scaned with NGS found codes PO503 intermitten vss signal.Found that once the truck begins to roll the vss signal shows o...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTRX14W84
this truck has no power to the fuel pump inertia switch, the wire color is green and yellow into the switch. and it comes from the central junction box in left kick panel. and have no power on green/yellow here . but if i apply power it starts and runs. i can'...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S4Y
hello and thanks for any help given, this lincoln came from dealer, where they said intake gaskets were leaking. we checked by spraying carb cleaner around intake gaskets and agreed with the dealer. we replaced both upper and lower intake gaskets and there is ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L caliper VIN: 4M2XV11T7X
Customer brought vehicle in for brake noise, pulling and lots of heat from front driver wheel. Did a brake inspection and noted that it needed brakes all the way around. Used quality parts and still have problem. Replaced brake caliper and problem still there....

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1990 Ford Festiva L 1.3L No Start VIN: KNJPTO6H6L
thanks to all who helped the fix was a pcm the blue wire going to the module was not sending a signal thanks to all
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S2V
Well I let this one go for a while before I posted a fix I did find a computer used I know I toke a gamble but I could not find a way to justfy a new one at 900 dollars used one was 100 I must not have posted my question very well I got a lot of replyes about ... Trouble codes: P0443.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation VIN: 1FTZF1721X
Alright! problem solved! Thanx to eveyone espically dadario,bigrichry,chrisgo,jmeinen,autogordon,jscj04,edwasmi 7 andjceratt. I went over this thing front to back up and down with a fine tooth comb 6 times. I found no abnormal patterns in ignition, fuel, pcm, ...
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