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1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FTHF2611G
This is my sons truck. Clean 2 owner original 70K miles. I don't know alot about diesels. I used to do work on the old 5.7 gm's but its been along time ago. This truck has always ran great until all of a sudden. It now starts good, but runs almost too bad to d...
1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, PINGING VIN: 1FAPP64RON
Car came in with left O2 sensor disconnected and related code. Cleared code and drove car. Check engine light doesn't return. Car runs great cold. When warmed up, car will ping at 0 vac. or any boost level then stall. Replaced cam sensor because of erratic (gl...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FMEE71Y9R
Greetings to all, Vehicle has an intermittent misfire at idle, cruise and under load. With scope connected to primary side of ignition on raster display I will get extra firing spikes intermittently on different cylinders. I checked duty cycle on pip signal- ...
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W2S
the maf is dead. scan test shows 2.01gm/s & does not move at idle or when rev'ed the maf was replaced by another shop I'm not sure if the new maf is bad or its something else? maybe a bad computor? Trouble codes: P0102
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF14H8T
Hi, thanks in advance for any help, This F150 is here for the OBD II emission test, the MIL light is on. I have listed the codes that were on when the vehicle came in. Our tech checked heater power to all 3 o2 sensors. they have power so we replaced all 3. th... Trouble codes: P0135, P0141, P0155
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L l rear brake VIN: 1FDJW35F4V
The left rear brake shoes keep wearing out, right side lookes new. Have ck. pressurer at wheel cyl. lookes ok. Have ck. brake cables free, springs look ok. We have several of these truckes doing this what Iam I missing. The problem seems to start after the bra...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34S5V
This vehicle came in from one of our commercial accounts. It had been sitting for 3 years and the company was getting ready to put it back into service. After spending time trying to get it started, they drained the bad gas and added fresh gas but still could ...
1997 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1V
Vehicle drove in, no start cold (0 degrees C or colder). If vehicle was left inside it would start and run OK for the rest of the day. Left outside and found no spark at plug wire. Remove cap and found no spark. Called supplier and they sent us a second distri... Trouble codes: P1345
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L no cranking VIN: 2FMDA5142V
Hi there, Windstar intermitant no start-no crank, only when cold. client has had no start on quite a few occasions, once towed to shop, no power at solonoid wire on starter-push into shop, whilst working/checking, car started. we suspected relay and changed, b...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfercase VIN: 1FTZR15V4X
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FMYU24E6W
start fine but stall and runs rough for short time after cold start once started warm up run fine rest of day replace iac valve cleaned mass sensor run smoke test on intake had alitte smoke out of injecter holes and holes in egr valve Trouble codes: P0455, P0174
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5246X
Sorry but boss not around. I m on his accountto get some help. But vehicle came in for check engine light. Pulled code and found code common code for this vehicle PO171. No visible leak in intake and exhaust during time of test. Baromenter checked ok at 150 hz... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Chime VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Canadian vehicle now in US, was originally owned by "Red Carpet Leasing". Customer says that at exactly 75 MPH the chime starts and will stay on until speed drops below 75 again. Did not see any add-on type alerts for speed; just wondering if this is a progra...
1999 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Both rear passenger door wing glass VIN: FZ3E56TG67
Both rear wing windows, the smaller glass in both passenger rear doors, is loose in their mountings. This one's a 1998-I tried moving the windows on a similar 2000 and they're tight. Are these clipped in or urethaned? Any repair suggestions of past fixes helpf...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L 2- 3 accumulator VIN: IFTRXO7W7Y
I am working on 2000 F150 pickup with a 4R70W trens. My question is, why do the 2-3 accumulator piston spring break? and what can be done to prevent the breakage.Seems like every one of these break the spring in 3 pieces. Is Ford just building junk?
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FDAW56F5Y
Hi there my fellow wizards! This truck came in with a engine misfire and poor power complaint. Checked fuel sample- OK. Computer codes as follows: 1670-Electric feedback signal not detected (IDM gost code)and PO284-cyl 8 balance. We performed cyl contribution ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Fuel gauge VIN: 1FMDU23WLI
Hi everyone. I have a 2000 crown victoria that runs on natural gas. The fuel gauge intermittently reads the wrong level. The 1st time it was reading 3200 psi at the tanks and only 1/8 at the gauge. When I plugged in a new module, it immediately went to full. b...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L seat belts VIN: 2FM2A51441
customers dog chewed through both front seat belts. ordered two new seat belts. these are the ones that have a charge in them. alldata says to remove seats & plug in all simulators before working on airbag or seat belt systems. has anyone had to do these? is t...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Engine VIN: 1LNLM91VOR
I received this car with a blown head gasket.I pulled the heads and had them decked and a valve job performed.After installation I have a what seems to be a valve train noise.I installed new lifters rechecked cam timing,checked oil pressure and thuroughly exam...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L power assist VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
now check steering assist light on,steering tight all the time checked voltage it is at 14.1 when car is running and steering tight,if we unplug voltage reg and start car steering is okay
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
hello to all,sorry about the vin. i left the shop pretty ticked off and forgot it. will update with vin if needed. vehicle came in lopping at idle and mil on with left and right banks lean codes stored. looked at front o2 sensors with scan tool and both are pe...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5356V
This car came in with faulty O2 heater circuit codes for all the O2 sensors. Both senors on both banks. I've checked all the connectors and they appear to be clean dry and free of corrison. The wirring harness also appears to be in good working condition. Any ... Trouble codes: P0135 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor1), P0141 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 1 sensor 2), P0155, P0161 (Faulty O2 heater circuit bank 2 sensor 2)

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1990 Ford Ranger Custom 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR10TOL
Well this Ranger appears to be fixed.I gave it two weeks and called the customer and he acknowledged the truck was doing fine but the mil was on.I replaced the EEC relay as suggested by Scott from Alabama and Chris from Wisconsin.Eventhough when the truck was ... Trouble codes: 11 (System pass).
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Wipers/vap fuse 23 VIN: 1FALP53S4V
Customer called, and said car has been working ok since we checked it out...not sure what was happening, but it is not draining battery any more. Thank you for all the help. Happy new year.
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP53V1X
Hi Everyone and Happy New Year, First I would like to thank everyone who responded, The customer is reluctant to spend the money after learning that there was a bulletin for this condition and that the problem may occurr again. He is going to seek help from hi...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L odometer VIN: 1FMPU18L1X
Yes clusters can be repaired outside dealership, however cost is very close and no shipping time. Cluster would still have to be reflashed, after all this customer elected not to repair. Thanks for all the replies, with holidays and busy shop I forgot to post ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L tires VIN: 1FAFP36371
good morning, this problem received the most help of all. thank you to everyone who took the time to help. after reading them all i do not think anything we can do will be a complete fix but here goes. the ford dealer had new alignment specs. and they did the ...
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L engine VIN: 1MELM50U3S
problem is internal mechanical problem. i believe a broken piston to be the cause. cust. has not returned for further repair.
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