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1994 Ford Probe 2.5L engine VIN: 1ZVL22B8R5
I need help from you Ford experts. This engine runs good, has good power but does smoke some at start up. The customer says it is using a quart every 400 miles. Is this a common problem with this engine? I am assuming that the problem must be valve stem seals....
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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4040T
VEHICLE CAME IN SEVERELY OVERHEATED. BLOCK TEST WAS POSITIVE AND THE OIL WAS FULL OF COOLANT. TORE DOWN TO SHORT BLOCK NO OBVIOUS PROBLEM FOUND. SENT HEADS OUT FOR PRESSURE CHECK AND RESURFACE. NO LEAKS FOUND BUT DEFINITELY WARPED. REASSEMBLED VEHICLE WITH FRE... Trouble codes: 302 (misfire cyl. 2)
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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L trans VIN: 1FTJE34F8V
This van after it warms up will kill the motor when It is put in reverse or low 1 and sometimes when In drive.It takes about 2 seconds to kill the motor It acts like a stick shift car that the clutch is Bieng let out with the brakes on .checked for metal In th...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52UTW
This vehicle came in for lack of heat from the heater. The dealer that installed the t-stat, told the customer that a badly plugged heater core was the problem. I flushed the heater core and it appeared to be a little resticted at first, then I had good flow....
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2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21F4Y
No start cold, Starts good when warmed up. Truck has the Glow plug control module (NO RELAY) Its aprox. 42* F during tests. When it does begin to start, it sounds like it will fire on one cyl. then more, then start. No current codes. Scan data during no start ...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDWF37P33
Im not actually working one this truck since it is still under warranty. The reason I am posting this request is for the owner of a fleet of vehicles that we service for him. This truck is his own personal vehicle. He recently took the truck to a local dealer ...
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1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MR8D99F1D
HI Y'ALL !! Well I have a real head-scratcher here. After replacing bad timing chain the car runs real good during warmup. After about 2-3 blocks of driving. It seems to loose power (at times). Really chugs like only hitting on 4 cylindres. When the power come... Trouble codes: 41 (oxy sensor), 44 (thermactor inop)
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1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
We need a little help on this lincoln. It will miss on acceleration. We have tried swaping plugs and coils and that doesnt change anything. I have scoped the injector and the ignition system and found no problem. I checked fuel pressure and believe it is low. ... Trouble codes: P0307
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2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
this car if idling will intermittanlty stall and start right back up. when driving if excelerated car acts as if it is running out of fuel then will take off and this keeps repeating. no codes are set and fuel pressure remains within specification.checked map ...
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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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1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1728W
Thanks to all who replied. You all pretty much hit it. Plugged converter on bank 2. Removed o2 sensor and everything back to normal (little noisy) Customer does not want to fix it $1500 for converters ouch!! SO they offered me the truck for my time. Ok I guess... Trouble codes: P0304 (Missfire Cylinder 5), P0305 (Missfire Cylinder 5), P0306 (Missfire Cylinder 6).
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDX1766W
thanks to jeffery, joe, and dennis they reqested to test drive trk w/maf unpluged to see if it run any better, it did and i located a good used unit and fixed the trk. thank to all who responded to the e mail aitn is a wounderful tool thanks again Trouble codes: P0174, P1100.
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNF20LXX
Hey guys much thanks to all who responded. I found #2 cylinder coil was bad but only interrmiten. I replaced all plugs first. The trouble seemed to get better,then the miss came back. This time I could issolate the cylinder with a deffinate change in performan... Trouble codes: P0300.
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