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1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L injector
vehicle will crank, has spark, has voltage to injectors, no ground at injectors, noid light will not flash.
1996 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L oil press gauge VIN: 1FMCU24X9T
i have thise 1996 explorer and when you go down the road the oil pressure guage slams to zero and the check gauges light comes on. i put a volt meter on right next to sender and when the gauge falls the volt meter reads 8 volts just like when you unplug it. i ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Fault codes P0171 and P0174. Brother in law took the vehicle to a dealer and they quoted an intake kit A and an intake manifold. I called and asked about the quote and was told the intake was rattling? Can anyone shed some light on this Is there a bulletin f... Trouble codes: P0174, P0711
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 2-3shift VIN: 1FTRX18L1Y
hi this is my own truck. the engine will flare 300 to 500 rpm when the 2-3 shift occurs. if i back off right before the shift the flare isnt as bad. there are no codes and the trans shifts fine on all other shifts no slipping. the fluid was flushed at 50k with...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1BABGYTT34
car came in with bad starter ,replaced starter ,went to crank over but car starts in koeo position ,replace ignition switch,check fuses found radio fues bad replaced,replace starter diod,switch around starter relay, wiggle harness to inside fuse panel then car...
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2DV1116V
This fine Villager/Quest has a rich start up. No codes stored. The problem lasts for only 3 to 5 seconds. Feels like a fuel issue. Either too much or not enough would have similar symtoms. Fuel pressure is good and holds. Regulator is not leaking. I can start ...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 2MEFM74WZY
this one is killing me.about every 2-10 miles ,on light accl. engine shuts off for 1-2 seconds,turns on cyl.head temp.light,then runs fine for another 2-10 miles.checked all power and grounds,ok.cht sensor goes to .60 volts(420 f) but head temp is ok.[...] ...

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1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTBR10A3F
Hello- i am sorry to say i never fixed this truck, i recieved 10 very good replies and tried them all but i still have a stall,and no start, i cut and soldered a new module connector , keept monitoring all voltages, unplugged all sensors, installed a factory m... Trouble codes: 23 (tps range), 31 (evp/pec low).
1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15NXH
Many thanks to those who replied. The problem was with the TPS. It tested good - the pattern on a scope was clean without any hickups - but a replacement cured the problem. Thank you.
1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L very high idle VIN: 2FAPP36X7P
Thanks to all that read and to those that replied to my help wanted. I had responses that ranged from bad TPS to Intake leaks To Bad ECM. After waiting for the customer to return for additional testing (A couple of no shows) I decided to close out the request....
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L timing cover leaking VIN: 2FMDA5144S
Thanks for all your guys excelent advise. The hiden bolt in the lower right corner probably saved me from damaging the timing cover.You guys are awesome!
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L timing belt VIN: 3FASP13J9S
Thanks to everyone who helped we had several replies and some that we hadn't already thought of we checked several ideas that you all had and we thought that we had it fixed after adding seafoam for a valve problem but the next day it jumped again so the next ...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP57U5W
Well after spending half the day testing andputting together the theory and operation, Ifound the problem.I kept getting the code cosistantly doing the koer test, so I hooked up a vacuum gauge to watch the vacuum to the air switching valves, I also hooked up t... Trouble codes: P0411.
1998 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMDA5341W
Well, here I am with egg on my face and my tail between my legs. I just messed up when rebuilding this trans. Upon tear down, I found that I had inadvertantly put the forward clutch discs in the direct clutch. They were about the same OD and were the same thic...
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Brakes VIN: 1FBSS31LXY
We found that the RF brake had overheated. The Brake line routes itself along the RH frame rail very close to the RH exhaust manifold. The brake fluid boiled and caused the RF caliper to apply slightly causing friction and an overheat conditition. The pads and...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5223Y
Well we finally got this taurus back into the shop,and after testing the flex fuel module, we found that the test that Ryan from cal. sugested was right on the money. by jumping the blk/yel wires and the yel/wht and orng/grn, the guage began to operate,...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L overdrive lite blinks VIN: 1FMZU67E11
we removed the valve body and reconditioned it...we are still having a problem not going into the 5th gear...we are looking for a reman transmission so im closing this post with a summary...thats to the two techs that responded...
1996 Lincoln Town Car Anniversary 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W0T
hello again well this lincoln is finally fixed. I found several problems with this vehicle. first was a loose ground at the passenger 'A' pillar thought that would take care of it but it didn't. Second was the no speed code the vehicles speedometer and cruise ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L 2-3 shift VIN: 1MELM62W8R
The mass air flow sensor was bad causing this vehicle to shift odd on the 2-3 shift. I unhooked it and it worked perfect. I ordered new one and all is well.
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