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1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP6534X
I think that the timing is on the money have recheck it many times. Crank on TDC up against bolt both cams with plate locked in slots both lobes on both gears facing towards each other. My snap-on scanner shows RCAM @ 39.1 to 47.9 trying to keep engine idling ... Trouble codes: P1383
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDAS24XX
This Windstar was dropped off for check engine light and complaint of jerking while driving and stalling once. Codes pulled were p0172 and p0175, rich both banks. Van never stalled for me, but did once experience jerking at about 60 MPH pulling a small hill wh...
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L1Y
Hi everyone..We just started fixing a fleet on these vehicles. This vehicle came in with a complaint of bucking and hesitation and the service engine soon light was on. Test drove vehicle and vehicle appeared to run o.k. Pulled codes listed and based on those ... Trouble codes: P1299, P1285, P1479
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L no start,head lamps VIN: 2FMZA53424
car towed in thanksgiving eve. this morning we pushed car in and found disconnected battery. attached cable and headlights and parking lights came on. car had no crank and no dash warning lamps.call repair shop that had the car wensday and he told use about hi...

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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: IFMDV34X9M
Hello! I rec'd about 20 replies of advice on my problem. Most of them were very good and a few were very sarcastic for my not giving more diagnostic info. I felt these few were uncalled for and unnecessarly rude for a guy needing help. As I own a muffler and a...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L dashboard
First i would like to thank everyone for there time and efforts on assisting me. you may not think your answers were much help, but i inspected each and every area suggested. again nthank you for the help. most pointed to cv shafts. several pointed to severe r...
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU18LXW
Hello everyone. Sorry for the delay. Turned out to be 2 coil boots leaking through. Replaced all boots and the problem went away.Bads boots were causing a weak spark. Now runs stong. Thanks for all the replies from valve springs to bad coils. All witch made al...
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