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1990 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L hard start VIN: 1FMCU14TXL
the engine will not start right away when cold,you have to cycle the key on and off anywhere from 4 or 5 times to 10 or 12 times depending how cold it is outside.i thought for sure there would be a fuel pressure or volume problem but that seems to be alright. ...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Door locks will not lock or unlock with the remote VIN: 1FMDU34XOS
This vehicle has a keyless entry\anti theft system that is inopperative. I changed the batteries in both remotes with the same result. I then located the module to inspect wiring for powers, grounds, and continuity. No problems were found. I then tried to get ...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L downshift VIN: 1FTJW36F4S
This truck came in to the shop & the complaint was that the passing gear or kickdown is inoperable. This truck has the e4od trans and it is a Jasper reman unit. The upshifts all occur at the correct times but it doesn't matter how much you are into the throttl...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heating system VIN: 1FMDU34X5S
vehicle came from another shop. customer started having heat problems. over 2000 rpm it would work at idle it would blow cold. other shop diag head gaskets. we took it apart and found both heads craked between each cyl. we cleaned all the milk shake stuff ou...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Power steering pump VIN: 1FAFP53S5W
This vehicle came into our shop making a high pitched squeal when you raise the RPM above 2500. At an idle it is perfectly quiet. We used our listening device on it and the noise is definitely coming from the steering pump. It appeared to have a fresh re-man p...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP33P11
This car came in to the shop 4 weeks ago on the back of a flat bed and customer stated that the vehicle stalled at the end of an exit ramp off the thruway. After unloading it started ok. Checked fuel pressure, scoped ignition, scaned computer and test drove. A...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1EAHP36302
car towed in from another shop.1st shop installed trans,car would not start.towed in to 2nd shop.this shop replaced security module and pcm and had dash repaired.stated dash did not work(shop suspects battery was installed wrong)car starts but will not rev abo... Trouble codes: P0320
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L plug lifespan VIN: 2FAHP71W93
I have almost 50 of these police cruisers and I have been asked to find a sparkplug that will last longer than the ones from the factory. I currently use Motorcraft AWSF 32P Platinum 's and get around 50K miles. Any suggestions for an upgrade?
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D63
went through flow chart & it says to replace computor,very reluctant to replace because would have to outsource & the cost was wondering if you people have had same results.The test seemed to take into account only the o2 sensor & wiring & nothing in the deliv... Trouble codes: P0172 (bank 1 rich)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: ILNHM87A9Y
guys this lincoln came in with a bad miss, scan computer found code for #5 cylinder missfire, remove spark plug cover and remove coil, found spark plug holes full of oil, replace cover gaskets, clean holes and replaced spark plugs, one weak coil and three boot...

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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEX14N8L
Thanks for all of your suggestions. To make a really long (about 18 hours)story short. When we had the injectors out for testing we were checking the continuity at each injector wire. With the node light plugged in we had constant voltage at the plug. The inje... Trouble codes: 32 (continous egr signal low), 42 (koer rich not switching).
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X2R
we have cleaned contacts at idle air valve - we also cleaned thne air mass sensor - seems to have helped Trouble codes: 543 (Fuel pump circuit).
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W4S
Well I guess I had blinders on with this one. It wound up being a plugged exhaust, needed the entire catalytic converter assembly. After we got it running it had a severe lean hesitation that was from a bad MAF sensor, the customer had installed a K&N air filt... Trouble codes: P1000.
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F3S
Thanks to all that replied to the request. I had eight replies. I want to thank Kevin from Tennessee for going the extra mile. The problem was the injector pressure regulator and coil. Customer is happy which makes us happy. Al
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTHF26H6T
Thank you for the imput, it was right in front of me, as always. First unplug the speed sensor, issue went away. Watch VSS pid, in stall loaded in D, would peg to 117MPH + and cut out, analog MPH dash needle didnt move. I looked at the PCM imput with scope, it... Trouble codes: 212 (Loss of IDM imput to PCM spout circuit grounded).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514XT
The majority of replies were plugged intake EGR passages & #5 passage probably the only one open .Best test idea was from Allan [...] , who said to apply vaccum to EGR and watch for which cylinders drop. Applied vaccum & only #5 cyl started to misfire. Sur... Trouble codes: P0305.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L intake leaking VIN: 1FTDF1725V
the ford had a bent rod , and a bad piston. make sure if you get a custermer that says his starter is bad. get more info... the rods bend vary easy. and motors are spendy thanks for the help duane
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF18W3X
Thanks To All Who Replied -- After Alot Of Hunting & Head Scratching We Finnally Found A Broken Wire Between The PCM & Vent Solenoid. Repaired Wire & All Is Fine Now. Thanks Again To All Who Took The Time To Reply. Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System Vent Control Valve Fault), P0443 (EVAP System Purge Control Valve Fault), P0231 (Fuel Pump Sec Circuit Low).
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Vehicle has draw on batteries VIN: 1FTSW31F41
This vehicle is fixed. The small draw of 1.5 amps was due to a shorted battery. The owner had informed us that 2 batteries were changed. We had assumed they meant both batteries. The fact was that the primary battery had been changed twice. The booster battery...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L low voltage
thanks for all the help after going thru alot of testing found this truck had a performance chip in the computor removed and problem gone .
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L monitors not reset VIN: 1FAFP33P93
Most Felt this had a keep alive memory problem and I agree. I feel the car had the problem a long time and it wasn't picked up. NYVIP does not check OBD II codes till the third year, so on her first OBD II inspection she gets tagged. The car is of coarse over ...
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