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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF15N1J
This should be a simple fix but it,s giving me problems. Truck runs extremly rich at all times. O2 voltage fixed at .95 volts. It will fuel foul the plugs so bad at idle that they have to be replaced to restart truck. Engine has good compression and vacumn. Ov...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Hello fellow techs customer come into shop with complaint of her for taurus steering hard to the right only, so we test drove the car and sure enough it steers hard to the right only , but not all the time but most of the time. Checked for gem operation by sca...
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)
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, long crank VIN: 1FALP6539V
thanks for any help you can give. veh. has a long crank when cold, no-start at times. if you wait till fuel pump stops running (any where from 15 sec to 5 min or more) the veh. will start right up no problem. veh. runs fine once it starts. i can not do any tes...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMNU4OL4Y
Hi first time requst for help so if all does not go as you are use to you will know why. This vehicle was brought to me with very bad fuel mileage. Have not done any checks.The problem is that I am not that strong on newer ford overhead monitoring systems...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L oil filter VIN: 1FAFP53U21
oil filters keep coming loose between oil changes. has happened since new.
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXW46F93
I have a real problem with this one,it's rough above idle, the check engine light is on, but the scantool shows that mil lamp is off. There are no codes showing. Any and all help would be appreciated. Thanks, Rick [...].
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Factory Alarm VIN: 1LNLM91V6P
Hi group. I am i need of advice. This Lincoln's alarm goes off pretty much all the time. We checked all the jam switches and all test ok. We have read two bullitens. One said that if the alarm goes off while key is in the ignition the key cylinder switch must ...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L ABS module VIN: 1LNM97V7SY
Car came in for a safety inspection,ABS stays on,attempted to scan test but scanner{Snap-On Solus}keeps aborting test and no data.Checked all related fuses,wiring,ground connections.Followed Snap-On Shop Key diagnostics test K after checking bulb self test out...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Torque Converter VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
Hello all, We had this car last week and put in a fuel pump, spark plugs and 2 coils. It came in with a buck/miss concern and an engine light. Scanned with NGS and had PO302 and PO303. Checked fuel pressure was low. Replaced fuel pump, spark plugs and #2 and ...

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1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 4.9L blown #15 fuse VIN: 1FDKF37G7S
Thnaks to all who replied. It seems that cleaning ground 200 at the base of the right cowl has kept this truck from coming back. Many sugested the pressure switch on the end of the master cylinder. Unfortunatly this truck did not have cruise control, so no swi...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U3W
this ranger is fixed and gone. it turned out to be the mass air flow meter was bad. i scoped it and ck'ed voltage and it all tested ok and within spec's. so i unplugged it and it ran fine. i did unplug the maf earlier in my diagnosis and confirmed it still did...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L 4wd VIN: 1FMYU24E2W
Wifes truck, not fixed but back in service. Got 3 replies (helpful) changed spd sensors- lights went out, partially stuck in 4wd, changed fluids, removed shift motor/F Drvshaft repeatedly, end result finally fully disengaged 4wd but has a 'whirring' noise as i...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6631X
Sorry for the delay...wanted to make sure it was fixed...90% of the 14 replys said to adjust the belt tension with the engine running for the best belt track...did this and so far so good. This is evidently a common problem on these, if you tension the belt by...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L passive restraints VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Thank you to those that sent me a copy of the tsb on this issue. It doesnt show up in [...], even with the tsb number. I was able to get the replacement harness from my local dealer. I made the install without cutting out the original harness as the instruc...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Air Suspension VIN: 1LNLM974XN
i would like to thank everyone for the help i recieved on the lincoln. i have a better understanding of the system. iwas never able to duplicate the situation again. i even removed the rear height sensor and examined the connector and wiring closely. i reinsta...
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