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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L 3,4 gear VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
This trans was just rebuilt by me after a complete burnout. The previous overhaul done at another shop was completely botched. Now that it is done it slips in 3rd and 4th gear. I am suspecting something in the valve body because the clutch packs air checked g...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFMFU18L6V
i have ford expedition has codes p01131,p0171,p0172.idle surge and far i check for vacuum leak.i could not find any.i know smoke macine is the best way check for vacuum leak. unfortunately i dont have.check fitting at pressure regulator is ok.all va... Trouble codes: P1131, P0171 (p0172-), P0172 (testing and results)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14U3X
Hello every one,i have this Ford Ranger with a stubborn PO455 code. It came in 7 days ago and i told them i would do some research and they could see if the light went off by itself, as i checked the obvious which is for a loose gas cap and the associated hose... Trouble codes: P0455
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
This van will run bad intermittently. It will surge at lower rpm + stalls + trips code 1100 (MAF voltage out of range) & sometimes an 1121 (TP out of sync with MAF). We found the intake was sucking in oil so we replaced the intake gaskets + bolts + front valve... Trouble codes: 1100 (MAF voltage out of range), 1121 (TP not in sync with MAF)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hard to fill gastank VIN: 1FTZR15V1Y
Customer complained he had a hard time filling tank. The nozzle wants to click off like the tank isnt venting. My mechanic removed the carbon canister vent assembly. With the assembly removed, he was able to put gas in the tank normaly. He then replaced the ve...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L gas in deisel VIN: 1FTSW31F52
This truck had unleaded gas put into the deisel tank, the customer drove it home and it started running terrible and lots of smoke. He phone the gas station and told them they have bad deisel but they looked it up and realized they had put gas in it. He drove ...
1991 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L ride heights control VIN: 1LNCM9845M
Aloha every body this is my dad's car, and I am trying to help him out, this lincon has bad air bags and is seating on the ground, i want to change it to regular springs and struts, I know that there is a kit they sell that is arround 500 to 600 dollars for al...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM58F4X
vehicle complaint possible, transmission problem, fluid is good no oxidation or burnt smell, shifts properly, at about 2000 rpms feels like vehicle is missing in overdrive it is more noticeable but you shift into drive problem persists but not as bad. have no ...

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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FACP41EON
adjusted the idle air plate made all the differance, thanks for everones help.
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start, MIL Lamp on, posessed (lol) VIN: 1FALP62W8R
the brand new cats were clogged solid due to the miss on #5&8.i would like to thank everybody for there input and help...especially rags...he help me post my problem from the chat room. i didnt know how. thanx rags! and thank you everyone in the lobby. wallyg1...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X2V
well look's like iv'e finally found this intermittent (stall, cut's out )taken care of ,the input's and output's for ign systen tested current ramp fuel system ,tested maf ,and most of the ecc relay wiring , turn out that the customer installed the wrong air f...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V3V
Thanks to all who replied. The CaseGround PID does matter: most of the time, it was well under 250mV. When the driveability symptoms occurred, a scope between the battery negative and pin 25 of the PCM showed a sharp downward spike of nearly 4.5v! This gave ri... Trouble codes: P1000 (Monitors not complete).
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