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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15NXH
Replaced old battery. Now truck starts but an intermittant problem has become more pronounced. Idle hunts to keep engine running but sometimes stalls. Fuel mixture is rich both cold and warm and pegs o2 sensor. Coolant temp sensor tests good. Changed MAP senso...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, low power VIN: 1FDKF38F9S
Hello fellow techs, This is our company plow/utility truck. It is a cab& chassis ( not pick-up). It gets horible fuel milage (used to get 15-16, down around 10 now)and has a noticable loss of power. I can hear the turbo spool up though not as loud as my part... Trouble codes: P0603
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, NO POWER VIN: 1FTCR15XXR
help! this truck is driving me nuts. the worst part is that it is mine! it began losing power gradually a few weeks ago. now it will not go over 35 mph. at hard acceleration it feels like it is pulling a loaded trailer. it has a slight ping, pulling the octane...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU35P5T
This explorer will switch to all modes but will not blow cool air out the heater even if the knob is adjusted to cold. The knob is not stripped out. The heater control valve never gets vacuum to it. I am getting vacuum to the black hose going to the control un...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX27L4V
hi group: this truck came in for engine light on and rough running, found codes p0171 and p0174 ( system lean on both banks ) checked for vacuum leaks, fuel pressure ok. scanner showed poor reaction time from left oxygen sensor and they were both very rusty, w... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L PATS system VIN: 1FTZF1728X
This is the first time I have work on this type of theft deteriant system. I have a code B1600 PATS ignition key transponder signal not recignized. Mitchell 1 says to cut a new key(s) and erase old key(s)and program new key(s). I do not have that ability with ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FM3U32X0X
help!!! 99 ford explorer with 4.0. bank1 and bank2 lean limit. found tsb for maf sensor contamination. changed maf sensor. car keeps coming back three days later setting mil light. i do not have smoke machine to check for vacuum leaks. to my knowledge none are... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank1 lean), P0174 (bank2 lean)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723X
vehicle showed no codes in koeo or koer, vehicle runs fine with egr valve vaccuum hose unplugged and blocked off. We replaced the egr solenoid,dpfe and checked the orifice restriction at the dpfe tubes. We cleaned the egr passages and inspected the egr valve.W... Trouble codes: P0401 (cont. memory egr insufficient flow detected), P0305 (cont memory cyl. 5 missfire detected)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNX2OF5Y
thanks in adavnce for all help . truck came in to friend shop for idle problem & on decel was sugring badly. put wiring loom & valve cover gasket on pass side. cured the surg problem on decel. still have idle problem sometimes idle ok. have repalced icp, check... Trouble codes: 1211 (icp pressure lower than desired)
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F11
The problem with this 7.3 is that it starts hard when cold. The only way it will start is to plug it in the night before. Once it does start it has poor throttle response until it warms up. Glow plugs are all new and amp draw on glow plugs is good when they ar...
1990 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Power Steering Pump , Press. Hose, VIN: 1LNLM82F6L
I have a Lincoln Town Car with a melted P/S resevoir and dipstick. This is the third time this has occurred. The first time we replaced the pump, flushed the fluid and it immediately blew the pressure line apart. So...we replaced the pump, steering gear, pre...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1MELM6536T
Posting this for a fellow shop mate. Has a nig hesitation/flat spot on acceleration. Most noticable when cold. Drives fine on highway once it is warm however once you come to a stop the hesitation is still present although not as bad when cold. No codes in s...

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1990 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L engine light VIN: 1FTHX2594L
On the 1990 Ford with the check engine light on. We have not been able to fix it. We have new mass air flow on. Have check the wiring and voltage to oxygen sensor. We have good fuel pressure. Still the check engine light comes on.Thanks for your help. Shaun Trouble codes: 41 (lean EGO not bank one).
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L heater VIN: 2FMDA5148S
Sorry for the wait I wanted to make SURE it was fixed. I wound up replacing the thermostat again with a motorcraft unit. The stants had no air bleed hole on them and the motorcraft did have one. I think it was an air problem and it just wouldn't bleed properly...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L int. lights VIN: 1FALP52V0T
hello everyone,thanks for the help.sorry it took so long to close,but the dealer just contacted me today,and the gem was the would seem my 8,000.00 modis could have confirmed that for me but it didnt.thanks again for the information.
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Hard Start VIN: 1FTRX2766W
Hello All, Thank you to all who took time to read and respond to my request for help. The group feeling seems to be that these motors have vacuum leaks and junk hoses. In this case these were not the root cause of the problem. A little background first; The ow... Trouble codes: P0304 (cyl 4 misfire), P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 Lean).
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L transfer case VIN: 1FMPU18L7Y
replacing ramp up coil/and clutchs and reflashing gem module fixed the tod tranfer case thanks for your help
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L drive shaft VIN: 1FMCU70E21
Well Im am calling this fixed accordng to the local Ford dealer. The looked at the vehicle I said it had a bad driveshaft from transfer case to front diff. Afterb I replaced it twice with a reman I let the dealer install brand new Ford driveshaft. I got the ve...
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