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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy, IDLE INCONSISTENT VIN: 2FTEF14NDN
has no codes present...can retrieve codes if forced(unplugging misc) however has no scan data possible...have tried every part can think of...did however come in with wrong ecm by part number and now replaced with what is said to be proper...could still be pos...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X3S
I replaced the cmp sensor for a code. That has been solved. The code has not come back. I have a idle misfire. I cannot locate any vac leaks . I had one that i fixed, the egr tube that goes into the intake phlem. The oring was slightly pushed out. I replaced i...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP67L45
Replaced dpfe and broken hose to tube, cleaned egr passage. Full tune up was only running on 4, bad plug wires. On road test after 2 miles warm engine all 7 codes came back,and added another one. Seems to run OK but had some hesatition on take off. Cleared cod... Trouble codes: 172 (173 176 177 02 lean), 327 (egr), 332 (egr), 542 (fuel pump), 542 (fuel pump)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
Vehicle has slight buck at 1500 rpm at about 60 kmph.happens hot after continued cruise. Check for fuel trim problem, found left side at -10 LTFT right side at +2 LTFT. Checked intake gasket no leak. Motorvac injection system with no change.With egr disconnect...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
This is an odd one. It feels like the rev limiter kicks in intermittently when taking off from a stop. Has no codes. Don't see any scan data out of line. But every fourth or fifth stop when taking off it cuts in and out, let up on the gas and go easy and it ru...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FTYR14V7Y
Hi everyone, I feel really stupid asking this question but I cannot find the engine oil pressure sending unit on this truck. my repair manuals say that it is on the passenger side front of the engine and the ford dealership says that it is on the driver side o...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L electric window driver side VIN: 1F3K5Y4WXY
hi. left front window stops working after afew trys. 1: i replaced the master window switch. 2: replaced window motor. 3: accessary relay and 1 touch down relay were also replaced. if pushed down on the window switch you can hear a 1 touch down relay clic...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTSW31912
Truck came in with CEL on & was cutting off, mainly in reverse, replace cam sensor, customer drove about 90+ highway miles & problem returned. Vehicle cuts off in reverse the most, but occasionaly in high gear. Have changed oil, fuel filter, checked wiring-app... Trouble codes: C1284, U1027 (scp data fault for eng rpm), U1262 (sc data fault for j1850 bus), B1352 (ing key in ckt fault)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTWW33P83
We changed the oil in this pick up last week with Schaeffer's Synthetic 15w40 and the next morning this truck started running terribly. Taking off from a stop sign it would take 2 blocks to get to 30 mph, misfiring, black smoke, etc... It was towed to a Ford D...
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L air ride VIN: 1LNCM93EXL
Hey guys, been on thei car for 2 days now, and still need help. Thia is the first one I worked on. Customer came in with right rear air spring bottomed right out and suspension light on. Checked for leaks on system, found both back bags leaking plus lines leak...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W3R
Car came in with a EGR code. All vacuum lines are okay. The solenoid is always energized. It will not let the EGR valve open. According to what I have read the EGR solenoid should be deenergized when the coolant temp is between about 169 and 239 degrees F. The... Trouble codes: 32 (EGR sysytem fail)

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1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 5.8L #8 Piston VIN: 1F3GE31SH9
Well, after many great replies to the dead hole in this motor, I have come to my senses and decided to pull this tired mill out, and replace it. I have located a good used low mileage motor, and will install it. I did pull the pan off, and I could see that the...
1990 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L battery VIN: 1FMDA31X4L
thanks to those who offered help. we tried alan from new mexico's trick of removing belt and slowly turning alternator to check for intermittant, but to no avail. truck sat for 7 days before that gremlin showed again. so many recomended an alternator that we t...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hi Techs, most of you confirmed what I suspected, a problem with the computer. After making sure the wiring from the #2 injector harness to the computer was ok I put in a used computer which took a few days to find and this was what the customer wanted compare... Trouble codes: P0302.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
Even though there was always spark at #3 plug (visable with plug in wire, grounded and using timing light) and having gone through all systems, decided to replace coil pack. Fixed runnning problem (must have been scattering the spark, like the old GM coil pack... Trouble codes: 0303 (cyl 3 misfire).
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU16604
Thanks for all of the help that everyone sent. I was aware of the moisture problem that Ford has on the back 2 cylinders on pass side, but these were dry. Turns out we had a bad # 4 cylinder coil on this one also. Customer checked in today & said no problems s... Trouble codes: 300 (mutiple misfire), 304 (cyl 4 misfire).
2003 Ford Focus SVT 2.0L air bag flashing 13 VIN: 3FAHP37573
The problem was believing what other shops tell you. The air bag computer had not been replaced, after replacing the computer it sets a b2141-nvm configuration error and the airbag light flashes rapidly. As many of you replied, these computers have to be progr...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on
Replace idle air control motor. Test drive vehicle. Problem was fixed. Trouble codes: P1121.
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