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1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L koer code 33 VIN: 1FTCR15T5G
vehicle had misfire low power complaint-not real bad for a 2.9 4wd with auto and large tires i might even consider it normal-scoped engine found # 2 wire bad-replaced wire and plug -fixed misfire-i test drove and felt like it was less than normal on power-chec... Trouble codes: 33 (insufficient egr)
1990 Ford Escort 1.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAPP13J3P
this car is fixed, this is for database. what it would do is extended cranking when cold. customer said you had to pump the gas pedal (odd,,this is fuel injected!) it had extended cranking and would start and idle ok. if you gave it gas it would fall on its fa...
1993 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, VIN: 2FALP71W5P
Only happens after total cool down. Car will start;run 1 second; restarts then runs poorly, hesitates, and sometimes backfires in intake. After about 2 minutes it runs fine.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L passive restraints VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Has passive restraint light on. Sets code b1994/36 - left-side impact restraint problem. Vehicle is not equiped with side impact restraints. Tested wiring and connections from shunt connector to module. All test ok. Ordered new shunt. Ohm tested old at 6.6 and...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1PAFP56S0Y
I have a very similar problem to the one discribed by Steve Miner. The car came in with a P0306 Mil light on. The engine only misfires at idle. It will idle fine until 33-34 seconds after start up. I believe that this is caused by the increased idle of the idl... Trouble codes: P0306 (Misfire 6 Cylinder)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: 1FTWX33F6Y
This F350 has a miss all the time, but worse when hot & on accell. Testing from Alldata showed resistance on harness circuit, valve cover circuit & injectors were all fine, glo plugs fine, fuel & fuel filter were clean & no signs of water. Alldata test conclud... Trouble codes: P0263, P0269, P0275, P0281
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L heater VIN: 2MELM75W9S
Hey guys and gals, I have a Merc here that is a little odd. It started in spring. The customer brought in the car with a complaint of not enough heat inside the car. the heat would come and go with the car sitting in the shop. I found the air door actuator to ...
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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1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
After posting the help request here, I went back to the van and connected the scanner, communicated ok, nothing obvious, although did have 2 dtc's; 542 & 543, pertaining to the power & ground circuits fo the fuel pump (no surprise there). This got me to thinki...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hellow to Everyone, Well my on the job training on Power stroke diesels proved very informitive. I had 17 replies and almost everyone was right on the money. First of all let me thank everyone who took their time to help,THANK YOU! Chris [...]... Trouble codes: P0340 (CMP Sensor).
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L no start VIN: 1FTDA14U5V
Still no fix, have checked and rechecked basics, checked individual systems and such, going back to square one. Appreciate all the help.
1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W1W
Thanks to all who replied. Many of the replies we received we had already covered (retraced steps anyways). All of the new info replies we checked into. None of the replies were able to help us repair this vehicle. As a result we spoke with the customer and re... Trouble codes: P0302.
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start VIN: 1FAFP66LOW
hey guys thanks for all your help it ended up being the pickup wheel for the crank sensor had broken loose from the key way i replaced it and it runs perfect thanks steve
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L front axle shaft removal VIN: 1FMNU43S4Y
Everyone pretty much had the same answer to my help request. Beat it out the back side. Paul from mich used pry bars to bull it out the back, Jim [...] said to beat it out through the back side. All cautioned about the need for some ...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTNS24L92
Thanks for all responses. The problem turned out to be a slipped timing chain on bank one. I verified this problem by doing a compression test and comparing the results from bank one to bank two. The compression reading on bank one where very low, from 75 psi ...
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