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1986 Ford Mustang LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FABP2737G
I've been fighting this thing for 2 weeks now and don't know what else to do to it. The problem is that it won't pass smog. The engine seems to go into open loop at idle. Off idle the system takes over and adjusts the injectors, I get a nice sine wave patern f... Trouble codes: 31 (epv out of rangeand was replaced)
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FACP44M3M
Hi all, need help with a no start mustang. Vehicle towed in died on road 3 miles after adding a few dollars of gas. (customer stated that a couple times in the past the car had stalled but restarted after fueling). Checked codes, no history or koeo, canít do k...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Front auto-locking hubs VIN: 1FMDV34X9R
Hi Techs, Have a semi-urgent one here due to snow on the ground. I'm trying to help my father-in-law out with his Explorer. He had put new front pads on and repacked the wheel bearings while he was there. This was several weeks ago. Well he just used 4WD for ...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A2S
Hey guys, Iatn is new to me this is my first time asking for help on Iatn, so hopefully I do this right. On this truck this will be the 2nd 30 amp maxi fuse for the pcm pwer that I have replaced over the last 2 months. When I put the fuse in the car runs fine...
1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P3S
Car towed in nostart. Next am. started then drove it all ok . After hot soak would not start when it cooled then it started Scaned no codes also checked for crank signal on scope good pattern. Has 41psi. fuel pressure when it is in no start it has no spark .So...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Cam dowel pin VIN: 1ZVLT22BOS
Hi folks, Heres my problem. Vehicle came in on a hook. Died in flight. Tried to start, noticed that it sounded like a broken timing belt. Lined up balancer timing mark at tdc and took dist. cap off, rotor was not pointing at #1 cyl.. Ok then broken belt right....
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L front brakes VIN: 1FDLE40S9V
this motor home is makeing a squeeling noise when braking I have replaced pads and rotors, shims. I was wondering if I shoulod have used a set of quiet stop pads I don't see anything wrong with the rotors or the pads that should cause a noise. thanks for your ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L speedo VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
I am still working on this truck, the engine runs great, but it also came in with no speedo, for who knows how long. But the current owner would like to have one. Had a vss for this truck so tried it, but didn't work. But it has what appears to be a speed sens...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L wipers VIN: 1FAFP42X4W
car came in with no wipers ran the test that mithell gave me and found that the module was bad i replaced the module and the where no problems car came back the next day and said he had no wipers and had smelled something burn i found that the module had short...
1998 Ford Windstar 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FM7A5140W
Extreme difficulty diagnosing this problem. Van was driven home to owners garage, running fine. Went to start it the next morning and no start. Cranks over fine, good compression on all cylinders, so quite likely no skipped or broken timing chain. It has exce...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1131X
Greetings, fellow magicians. 3rd batter up against this 99 ZX2, VCT engine sporting a P1506 Idle overspeed error. Local lube place read codes & installed Ford PCV valve. Car then went to Ford dealer & was diagnosed as IAC & injector harness bad. Comes to me wi... Trouble codes: P1506 (idle overspeed error)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L No Start VIN: 1FTZX0728Y
This 4.2 liter F-150 won't start and no codes present.It acts as if the timing were way off. It drags while cranking as if starter were worn out. Scanner shows an injector pulse width of 151 ms while cranking. It backfires intermittently but never starts. All ...
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L temp gauge VIN: 1FTYR10DX1
Hi Y'all The complaint is that the temp gauge does not work. It actully reads less than cold. According to the wiring diagram this truck uses the same temp sensor for the gauge as it does for the engine computer. The truck runs fine. I checked the sensor read...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 3FAFP13P41
This vehicle has the fully electronic transmission (no TV cable). It has always shifted very smoothly until last week. Now it has a very harsh 1-2 upshift until the transmission is hot, about 15 minutes of driving. Everywhere and everyone I have checked with l...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Misfire VIN: 1FALP54P3S
Towed car in no start had dead battery. Next am. car started, then after hot soak would not start no spark .Had fuel 41 psi.but this drops right after key is let go.this car had a new water pump installed last week .Crank sensor scope check is normal. any ifo ...
1989 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNCM9844K
Hi all. We've got a continental here with an ignition problem. The vehicle runs terrible cold. It gets better warm but still not right. While car is hooked up to Sun machine the ignition pattern resembles a bad cap. It looks like it is cross firing. When the s... Trouble codes: 14 (PIP Circuit Failure), 41 (O2 Not Switching)
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W6S
car was towed in for no start upon arrival car started right up. Have had car for 2 weeks now starting it every couple days, starts right up. Customer did check and there was fuel pressure when it did not start. any ideas? Thanks in advance

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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y7L
Hi to all who took the time to read my post and to John,Chris, Danny, and Bob. I'm sorry that I did'nt post my fix sooner, but I got into cars because I like to make things better,with this ford I'm not sure yet,I'm calling it a fix for it ran fine and I have'...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15N2N
after using a break out box to check wiring and individually checking each sensor and solenoid and only finding the wires on the tps bare for about 3 inches i replaced the eca and tps and so far all is well thanks for all the help
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L water pump belt VIN: 1ZVLT20A8R
Thanks to those who responded. We think we got the problem fixed. There was a tsb from ford that talked about an updated water pump pulley, but we found out that was for the V6 engine.Anyway upon close inspection it looked like the alternator was slightly tilt...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
well this ford is fixed,I cant explain the fact that it has only 25 psi for fuel pressure even with a new pump and filter.Paul from jeepstr was the one who had a similar problem on a 94. It turned out to be the his now this truck runs perfect even wit...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.4L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMEE11L7V
Thanks to everyone for the help, sorry for the long delay. Customer finally got tired of it & brought it back. As most of you suggested it was the Idle Air Control motor. The temp. readings did not effect anything. Again thank you all very much.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L9T
thanks to all that replied we did find a small vacuum leak at the pcv hose but we are not sure that it caused the problem . this vehicle has very high mileage { 284,000.0 } and was checked for just about everything engine compression was alittle low about 140 ... Trouble codes: P0174, P0171.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP55S9Y
Hello I am not certain if we have this problem conquered or not at this point; I have to close this request due to time expiring. We just replaced the crankshaft sensor this week and the car is running fine so far, but the problem has been too intermittent t... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random misfire detected).
2002 Ford Windstar 3.8L On Board Modules VIN: 2FTZA54422
I'm going to close this, I appologize for the long explanation, but the facts/information bear reading. First, TSB Article No. 02-13-9 ELECTRICAL--BATTERY DRAIN DIAGNOSIS--SERVICE TIPS was faxed to me, no name on it, thankyou. I followed the TSB, including the...
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