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1985 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FALP4043S
car idles bad lack of power and has a vibration on decell. if reved up in engine bay to 2500rpm on decell vibration is pretty bad. i have droped exhaust system no help. fuel preasure and timing are ok.all scan tool info is correct. tried adding propane no help...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTJE34Y0R
Greetings to all,I have this van that keeps eating up the ignition modules it has been to several repair shops for this problem and every one has changed partson it with no success to repair the problem.I have scoped the primary and secondary ignition system a...
1996 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Lighting and electrical VIN: 1FALP66L2T
Hi All, thanks for taking the time to check this out. Vehicle owner compliants about dash light not coming on. We check it out and found the fuse for the license plate and illumination has blown, replace fuse and all it's fine. A few days later, customer st...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Hi all .Hope someone can help me with this car .the only code that concern me are the o2 heater codes for all4 sensors.ALLDATA is very confusing on the testing forthis code and i also can't find a good wiring diagram for this in alldata. I cleared codes and 1 ... Trouble codes: 0411 (0135 -), 0135 (0136 -), 0136 (0141 -), 0141 (0155 -), 0155 (0161 -), 0161
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14C2W
hey guys i have a problem child here, we replaced fuel pump, plugs and ignition cables, and #4 injector. compression @ 120 lbs and vacume @ 20-24in. if we un plug injector no change in idle. ne help asap thanks herman Trouble codes: P0403
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Radio VIN: 1FAFP53UXX
We have this Taurus that has a 3.5 amp steady pulse when performing a low amps probe test around the battery cable. The location of the pulse has been determined to be the radio memory wire at the radio. The rear module for the radio has been unplugged and the...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
We have a p0401 code egr flow insufficient detected. We replaced egr, egr solenoid, dpfe sensor, two hoses from dpfe sensor to egr pipe (with oem hoses), removed pipe and made sure it was clean, checked passages in intake and cleaned throttle plate. I must be ... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR flow insufficient detected)
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hvac VIN: 2FMZA5342X
Hi Gang. This vehicle was bought at a local auction and brought here for some repairs. Looks like someone has changed the transaxle and left some vacuums and wires disconnected. The cruise was inop but I found a wire connector off on the bottom of the master c...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L support bearing VIN: 1FAFP34P94
Vehicle has an extremely noisey support bearing on the right front cv axle.Tried to buy just the support bearing but there is not a listing for after market at all.The dealer will sell us the bearing but the axle comes with it.they do not sell the bearing sepa...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L hard initial start VIN: 1FMZU63E32
Ford Techs, Have looked this over pretty thoroughly, checked fuel pressure and for leakdown(ok) 62 psi running and about 66 psi key on. It acts as though it is flooded on an initial start. You must hold the accelerator and it will start up but act as though it...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM82W8V
I have a 1997 Lincoln Town car that when cold will not start unless the throttle is held open a least a third of the way. It will run fine but if I release the throttle it will stall. After a brief warm up it runs fine. The scan data looks fine. I have compare...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM50U3S
this engine has a inconsistant rattle/knock from front cover area,even with belt off. thought timing chain because it was pretty loose. r&r timing chain and ran for an hour and test drive and no noise, customer picks it up and noise is back. any help would be ...

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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, Black smoke VIN: 1FMDU34X6M
Hello techs I have received many of help, and well I was the PCM becauase the pressure regulator was ok, and the oil it wasn't full of gas, I was trying to say that I have created a large vaccum leak disconecting the pcv, but the oil was ok, and well, I have c... Trouble codes: 42 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates system rich).
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L air suspension VIN: 2FALP74W0V
well this one is fixed, ended up being the linear height sensor in the rear. I had a suspision that it may have been pulling the 12 v of of circuit 429 wich is the power that the sensor that runs through the on /off switch. once the air suspension module is po...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144W
Thanks to all who replied. We lab scoped both oxygen sensors and found that bank 1 was a little on the slow side but not too bad so We ended up replacing the upstream Oxygen sensor on bank 1, cleaned the Mass air flow sensor and replaced the Fuel filter. the c... Trouble codes: P1131 (lack of ho2s b1s1 indicates lean), P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0133 (o2s slow response bank1 sensor 1).
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Thanks to all that replied. Almost everyone said to check for plugged EGR passages causing a lean miss on #6 cyl. The motor did start to miss off idle. I disconnected the EGR hose and it did appear to run better. However, the customer did not want to pay for a... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6 cyl).
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L oil filter VIN: 1FAFP53U21
thanks for all the suggestions. we use napa gold (WIX) filters. tightened extra so far so good.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on, hard start cold VIN: 1FTSW31FX1
This truck ended up having a multitude of problems. I went back and retested the connection at the valve cover while wiggling the wires and would lose continuity on two of the pins. We started by replacing the valve cover gasket as well as the injector/glow pl... Trouble codes: P1316 (IDM Codes detected), P1272 (Cyl. 2 hi to low side open), P1274 (Cyl. 4 hi to low side open), P1276 (Cyl. 6 hi to low side open), P1278 (Cyl. 8 hi to low side open).
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