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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDKE30H3L
Hello everyone we have this Econoline with a 5.8L that keeps coming back with an intermittent code 41 o2 not switching. We have replace the o2 twice and the map sensor. We can never get the code to reset for us or seem to find anything malfunctioning when we a... Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO lean not switching)
1991 Ford Ranger Custom 4.0L ABS Light On VIN: 1FTCR14X3M
I have had this Ranger for about 3 weeks. The ABS light comes on @ 35 mph sets code 11 (stop light switch circuit)MOD says @pin 11 on module with switch closed, if you have over 9 volts to check for feedback from flasher. I have 0 volts with switch open and 12...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Clutch VIN: 1FTHX26F9S
This truck came in 1 year ago with a bad dual mass flywheel and needed a clutch. We installed a new LUK clutch with solid flywheel, slave & master. It was fine for awhile and then began having pedal issues and trouble getting it into gear. We bled it out, was ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U8S
car was running fine driving up highway died like out of fuel never started again checked the timeing chain and that did not jump or break. I also cleaned all the grounds under hood and dash for possible bad connection. What can i test next. thanks for your he...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7T
The vehicle came in with a misfire and around cruising speeds the engine will surge. Customer has replaced spark plugs and wires,coil pack. Plug wire resistance was ok. Plugs appeared ok. All the injectors were removed and serviced with pressure cleaned and ... Trouble codes: 0300 (random misfire), 0301 (misfire cylinder 1)
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on, no communication VIN: 2FMDA5241X
The car failed for an inspection sticker because the MIL lamp was on and the technician could not get any communication with the power control module through the DLC the car has been brought to us and we have yet to find the solution to this problem.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L upshifts VIN: 1FTNW21F7X
This truck came to us after being to 2 transmission shops, who are resposible for the above repairs.I have verified the complaint & above mentioned repairs but I am not willing to just throw parts at it, here is what it does. Intermitantly (most of the time)wi...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F8X
hey ford diesel guys, vehicle came in from ford dealer with constant miss fire cyl #7. check and found code 1277. ohm injector at injector and found open. this was after cheking wiring from idm to valve cover gasket conector and from internal connector to the ... Trouble codes: 0281 (cyl 7 low contribution/balance test), 1277 (injector code high to low side)
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FAKP1135X
Hello,this one was a no-start that cleared up while testing. While cranking the car tried to start. I first checked spark and found no-spark on #2 & #3 cyl.(good spark at #1,#4) I found P0352 code. I next got out the Vantage and tested the coils. found good si... Trouble codes: P0352 (ign. coil b pri/sec failure)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1FTSX31F1Y
truck was brought in for oil in cooling system and also small amount of water in oil.removed oil cooler and had core pressure tested no leaks were found end cap,orings and gaskets appear to be in good shape.has anyone seen this problem and is there any other w...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAFP44481
Guys,car was towed in no start no history of any problem, customer said it died while driving. Cannot read codes, scanner will not communicate with computer. The anti theft light is flashing rapidly & the odometer reads all dashes. Have checked power feeds to ...
2002 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L suspension control VIN: 1FMPU18L62
need some help from a ford tech knowledgeable in the air suspension system. customer complaint is intermittent ck susp light. i road tested it and light did not come on. ride height is normal and it doesnt bounce around. i have an ngs and i accessed for codes....
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10U13
Ranger came in with a misfire on #5. With codes listed it certainly sounds like #5 injector isn't supplying fuel. Since injector is under plenum, I put a scope on the wire (tan/black) that feeds the injector at the PCM. Had no activity so I tried the (brown/ta... Trouble codes: P0205 (Cylinder 5 Injector Circuit Malfunction), P0174 (System Too Lean Bank 2), P0305 (Cylinder 5 Misfire Detected), P0316 (Misfire Occured In First 1000 Engine Revolution)
2003 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA55403
Hey guys, just got this van in for no power. it cuts out at 1500 rpm mimicking the rev limiter. Bat light comes on during cutouts. Trouble codes: P0320

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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHF25HOL
hello everybody. sorry that it took so long to reply to all of the useful suggestions that you have given me. the misfire and poor idle have been fixed. the napa belden wires that were just put on were arcing in about six different places so we took them back ... Trouble codes: 12 (rpm unable to reach upper test limit), 31 (pfeevp or egr circuit below mininum voltage).
1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FMDU34X6N
I would like to thank everyone for their input.The vehicle is fixed,the heater core was plugged up.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Engine VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Thank you very much for all your help and info.I've inquiring around the wrecking yard and i'll get a 2003 and use my old intake system with some other parts swapping. Thanks again. Adrian
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FALP62W6S
First, thanks all who responded to this problem. The fix for the 1-2 harsh shift as well as the whine noise was the broken accumulator spring. We figured that the sping was broken for the shift problem but we were concerned about the whine noise. We found that...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU1764V
Thanks to all that replied. Problem was the EGR sensor. Sorry so long in closing, but I wanted to be sure this fixed the problem first. Noel Trouble codes: P1131 (EGR Out of Test Range), P1408 (Oxygen Sensor Lean), P1402 (Excessive EGR).
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P5Y
thanks you guys out there i couldnt find any problems out there so i tearing it down to see !!!
1977 Mercury Cougar 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 7A93H50152
Thanks to everyone that replied to my help request. It was Bill [...] that got my noise in the right area. The carb. kit they got for me was a Hygrade brand. The gasket for the venture had not been notched out in the center so it did not fit correctly, even t...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 4M2DV11WOP
Thank you for all your replies- as many mentioned - never assume anything in automotive diagnostics - We had done a compression check and also checked distributor rotor position at TDC and had 'assumed' the the timing belt was in order. However after running o... Trouble codes: 55 (no codes).
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L engine VIN: IMELM65LIV
Sorry about taking so long to close this post,the car is on the back burner,the heads are at the machine shop to be planed (excessive warpage) and the rad is at the rad shop to be cleaned.The customer has given me the go ahead,but I have not yet got it back to...
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