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1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out, Misfire, VALVE CLATTER VIN: 1FAPP15J2P
this car was setting for few years. trying to put back on the road, the car seems to run ok until it warms up and or you are 5miles down the road. it starts to miss erraticcaly than will clear up and run great till about a mile later than it starts again. this...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L ign. no spark VIN: 1ZVCT20A3P
have no spark injector pulse ok fuel pump ok fuel pump light on in dash goes out if you unplug altanator. have all the ford service manuals have done all pinpoint test says to replace eec have replaced with [...] used ones have replaced distributor with u...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L r/f wheel VIN: 2FMDA5145S
i have installed 3 sets of lugs & studs KEEP BRAKING OFF
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L readiness monitors VIN: 2FTEF15N2T
vehicle runs great but the readiness monitors are all not ready. have gotten re-learn drive cycles from factory and tried them but they still wont reset. our emissions standards wont let this pass untill they do. has anyone seen this before. not sure what else...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 1FDLF47FTE
Surging badly at idle. This engine surges constantly up and down aprx 300 rpm on inital startup. It will do this as long as you leave it idling (hours). If you press the accelerator and raise the engine rpm up about 300 rpm it levels out and runsfine until you... Trouble codes: P0344 (Cam sensor intermittent)
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U3W
help ford techs this thing is driving me nuts. when it is cold it will start and die but if you keep starting it it will warm up enough to idle but you can't touch the gas or it will die. i have cleaned maf sensor no help fuel pressure 60 psi pressur reg not l...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster VIN: 2FMZA5140X
car came into shop with inop cluster found fuse 16 blown inside fuse panel.started by removing cluster found where power feed goes into cluster for fuse 16 solder joint melted.sent cluster to be repaired.i reinstalled cluster and still once every several day f...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Leaks Into Cooling VIN: 1FTYR14V6X
Truck Does Not Exhibit Any Signs Of Anything Entering The Combustion Chamber, But The Cooling System Gets Fuel Into It. Engine Performance Seems To Be Normal
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L airbag light on VIN: 1FMRU17L2Y
airbag light came on after fuse block and gem module was replaced. hoping someone has had this happen before, light was not on before repair. did double check aplication from ford, did install correct part.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP55S9Y
Hello group. This Taurus posseses(or is possesed with) bucking or surge condition intermittently which I have encountered during the roadtest. Our customer has also stated that it sometimes misses at idle (which I have not experienced). Surge/bucking conditi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected)
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L all gauges and lights in dash VIN: 3FAFP66Z4Y
vehicle came in as a no start found that no gauges or lights service engine light oil light amp light ect..the customer stated that the fuel gauge quit a few days ago and the car had to be jumped several times before it would no longer start turns out that the...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L power assist VIN: 1LNLM9840K
this vehicle came to us with no power brake assist. checked fuses and breakers replacing the bad ones. hooked up snap on scanner found code 55 lf speed sensor. found both front speed sensors broken. since most abs systems will revert to normal brakes when this...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Hey guys. We worked on this one last week. Car came in no start and MIL (PO302 & PO303). Checked fuel pressure, found none. Replaced fuel pump, cleared codes and test drove. Two misfire codes returned on same cylinders. Replaced all plugs and (2) coils on the ...
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling System VIN: 1LHM87A52Y
Customer complaint is that vehicle sometimes has no heat, and also temp gauge will go full hot. At this time, with vehicle warming up in stall the coolant temperature sensor is reading 190 degrees, temperature of heater hoses are 90 degrees in and out, tempera...
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MFFM75W41
Car came in with C/E light on & complaint of slight misfire when comming to stops. Going down the road, there are no symptoms or noticeable misfires. We cleaned the MAF, changed the plugs again (Motorcraft), swapped coil paks ... Customer needed car, so he too... Trouble codes: P0308 (Misfire Cylinder 8)

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14N8H
thanks for all the input on this. thanks to stephen from northern california. it was the neutral switch causing all the trouble. if you disconnect the shift cable and put it in gear it did not idle up. we hooked cable back up unplugged the electrical connector...
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A8N
hey folks, did finally make this truck run. there was several techs right about this truck. we found the rear coil on this is the only one that fires while cranking.(the exhaust side). the front coil don't fire untill start up. we kept trying to make the front...
1998 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24LXW
The customer just brought the van back in and i replaced the cht sensor and it took care of the problem. Thanks to all that replied and sorry about the wait . Trouble codes: 1288 (1 cyl. misfire).
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on
hi gang,I wanted to wait a couple wk's before i turned in a fix=i believe in jinxing yourself. It turned out that #3 injector not only very slightly seeped overnite=wet the #3 intake runner{thats why it was so clean,but also sprayed too much fuel when engine w... Trouble codes: P0303.
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L battery VIN: 5LRFU28R31
thank to all that replied your info was helpfull. we deemed the system as normal, swaped out his interstate for a new one and recomended he install a tender or cut off switch.down the road motors.on to the next one thanx again!
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