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1984 Ford F-350 7.5L ignition VIN: 2FDJF37L2F
customer complaine about terrible running condition another shop put all new plugs cap rotor wire set. we took carb off and went thru it. when it 1s running you would swear that there is plug wire crossed. checked plug wire firing order three times everthing i...
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L very high idle VIN: 2FAPP36X7P
Hello all, I'm having problems with a very high idle on this car. It is 2800 rpm in park. I've checked & replaced the IAC valve. Checked for sticking throttle plates. The only codes are for the noted items. (Sorry I forgot to get the code numbers) The power s...
1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
Cust drove car in and stated that they replaced water pump and car started to run bad afterwards.I talked to cust and he assured me that they did not remove timing belt. Car will flood plugs and had to clean plugs just to get running. Scanned computer and my m...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1869V
This Ford came in because of a complaint of rough idle and hesitating. With KOEO B1S1 O2 reads 1.67v all the others read .0 like they should. The vehicle does idle rough and seems underpowered. Driving the vehicle the other three O2 sensors are working fine bu... Trouble codes: P0135, P1131 (Lack of HO2S B1S1 Sw Indicates lean)
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FT8X25F8V
This truck will die every time I put it in reverse. If I idled up the engine it will not die when put in reverse. After the truck is put in reverse at high idle I can then let it idle and it will stay running. Not knowing what else to do I dropped the pan and ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L tailshaft bushing VIN: 1FTRE14L6W
Van came in with differential locked up & driveshaft ripped in two. We replace rear differential assembly & installed used driveshaft. Came back in after 3000 miles and 3 months with driveshaft missing. We inspected rear differential assembly, found ok. We had...
1998 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU35PWZ
I have Motor/Alldata for an informatin system. I looked up the troubleshooting proceedure for "No Start"condition.One of the first things I am prompted to do is check the IFS, inertia fuel shutoff switch to make sure the switch does not need to be reset. This ...
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAHP3837Y
Cust complains vehicle stalls out on first start up cold in am. Will crank start and run for a few seconds then it will stall out.. Now originally vehicle was being svcd outside the dealership. We did find a fuel pressure concern although it was on a hard acce...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Parking Lamps VIN: 1FTNF21LXY
Hey Guys, got a real mind boggler here. Here's The Story. My Customer, a dairy farmer, has a cattle trailer. One Night he hooked up to the trailer, it was real windy so the side door swung open by accident and crushed the trailer harness against the bumper. Fo...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP53U71
idle would surge when put in drive. to 900 rpms. this would happen when warmed up. turn a/c on and idle would surge before compressor engagement. both conditions would stabilize back down to about 700 rpms. cleared KAM by disconnecting battery 15 min. idle doe...
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMZA57431
There is a noise when the engine is idling & warm.Sometimes it is louder than other times under same conditions.Sounds like a lifter noise.Remove intake & valve covers but can not see any visual problems.
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Light Control Module VIN: 1LNLM81W7T
Hello All Super Techs This 96 Town Car came in with a dead battery complaint. Battery would drop down and cause a no start after two days. We have isolated the draw of .16 amps to fuse #15 under the dash which feeds the lighting control module and starter int...
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMPU28A5X
Now it is misfiring on #1 and #2.No water is present.I have replaced the plugs and the coils on these two cylinders with no effect.What am I overlooking? Thanks in advance. Randy Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire), P0301 (misfire cyl 1), P0302 (misfire cyl 2), B1202 (unknown), B1249 (unknown)
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L powerstering VIN: 1MEFM5OU9X
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L front end left side VIN: 4M2ZU86E82
The noise is a rotational noise like growling wheel bearing about 15 mph and above.The parts that were used were from another LKQ that had no noises in it.We currently have a Ford rep. coming tomorrow. I just started at this Dealership and told them all about ...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWHT6IL42
keeps settimg cylinder missfire codes 301,302,and303 fuel pulse width 1 2.6ms width 2 is3.8 ms fuel trim is bank 1 -15% bank 2 is 20% i have mass air flow sensor and pressure regulator and seems to be ok and have checked ohms on injectors only sets codes at id... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L drivetrain VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Thanks everyone for the help. This ended up having 2 problems. One was the front driveline, which was siezed up at cv joint, the other was the viscus clutch. Both were suggested as areas of concern and were right on! thanks again for the advice!
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L ac compressor VIN: 1LNLM82WXV
First of all I would like to thank evryone that replied to my request. The info and knowledge in this industry is nothing short of amazing. After reviewing all replies the consensous is a plugged or partially plugged condensor. Apparently a very common problem...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Compressor/Clutch VIN: 1MELM5048R
VOLTAGE DROP INSIDE THE CCRM WAC CONTROLLER! Before I explain further I want to thank everyone for their help. This truly is the best information source for all of us. Alright, here's the deal, inside the CCRM, Mitchell and Alldata both show a solid state cont...
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