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1986 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out
this 1986 f-250 7.5ltr came in with about 10 different problems first replaced carb leaking through al of the jbwelds.next found the intake manifold to be leaking from the egr base plate and sides of intake.could not machine the intake so replaced with another...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire
please help this one is driving me crazy.idle is rough somtimes.fuel presure is ok taped gauge to windshield an presure mantained ok also volume test was ok.took scanner for test drive an as cylinders started to go away o2 readings went completley lean till en...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Wipers/vap fuse 23 VIN: 1FALP53S4V
Hello all, we have this Taurus that may or may not have a problem. We can not find any specs in our Mitchell about the correct amount of amp draw that is allowed and for how long the system takes to shut down to check it out. The system seems to have 200ma dra...
1997 Ford F-150 5.4L ABS Module
I am looking for the RWABS module from all the technical data it is supposed to be in the center of the dash i have had the radio, heater controls out and do not see it i do see a metel unit that looks like a module bellow the radio but the 14 pin connector ha...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTWW32FOX
this truck starts well above 40 degrees. below that it is more difficult. it runs smooth and has good power. if you slow down and rpm falls below 1800, engine has miss as you attempt to accelerate. if you force transmission to downshift ( kickdown, turn off ov...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L engine VIN: 1LNHM82W0Y
This car seems to only want to miss after sustained highway speeds . Only once were we able to replicate the symptom in the shop , but only after 5 minutes of sustained high rpm(around 3500).While driving with the MT2500 scanner connected we get no abnormal re...

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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR15X5N
First off,thank you to all who replied and offered the much needed help. Many were spot on with the crank sensor. We replaced the crank sensor 2 weeks ago with a new aftermarket one and basically ruled it out of the diagnosis after that. Wrong! We started comp...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
HI folks. Thanks to Mark [...] Replied with a test he use... Trouble codes: P0195 (engine oil temp high accordinf to ngs scanner).
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8V
i just find out when you check the OBD with OTC tester the number are off ,but when i test it with snap on tester everything is fine. thanks for all help Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1JF6G54HTF
Thank you for all the replies. I found a blown 10A fuse in the underhood fuse box. After ohming the removed vent solenoids, the one at the firewall was down to 2 ohms, the one at left tire area was 15 ohms. I have no specs on these but feel 2 ohms is almost a ... Trouble codes: 1451 (Evaporative Circuit malfunction).
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145Y
Thank You all for helping me with this vehicle...We ended up giving her money back for the repairs we made and she is going to take the van elsewhere...We took the intake back apart a couple of times and inspected everything...we installed a couple of 02 senso... Trouble codes: 171 (Lean Bank 1), 174 (Lean Bank 2).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX20F41
This is a wonderful resource, the best tool in my box!!! Larry, Charles, Stewart, John and Adam all hit it on the head. The valve cover gasket has a connecter molded in where the wires are plugged on both sides. I put a lab scope on # 6 injector wire to contro... Trouble codes: 1276 (high to low side open 6), 1316 (inj circuit idm code).
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