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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP41E3N
This one is for you performance guys. The customer had installed by someone else the following parts: Trick Flow Stage 2 cam, Trick Flow Alum. Heads, Edelbrock RPM 2 intake, 10cc -1 dish forged pistons, mac headers, 24 lb injectors, 75 mm mass, plus other good... Trouble codes: 15 (pcm fault/kam fault)
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Excessive Emissions, nox failure VIN: 1FMHE31G7P
The van has zero egr source vacaum at all time unless you give it short hard accelleration runs, ie at 15 and 25 mph on the staedy state emission test run, regardless of what gear you select the egr sees zero vacaum. I have verified source vacaum to the evr vi...
1994 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTFE14N1R
Hello everyone. This time, I have an intermittent problem on a Ford Econoline Van. For over a year, this van's engine has sputtered and bogged when cold-only after sitting overnight when it is very damp. After the engine warms up, it is fine. I have performed ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35K8R
Here we go with a good one that five mechanics have not been able to figure out. I went through the entire brake system due to completely being worn out from pulling a trailer. The customer comes back 2 weeks later with the same problem. The pedal sinks down w...
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP54WA2
Hi; I have a SHO Taurus that first came in running 25% rich (LTFT). It also had codes P0172 and P0175. I test and replaced mass air meter,fuel presser reg. and did a indution cleaning (B.G.). Car run great (LTFT)6% (STFT)2%. Car came back with (P1518 intake le... Trouble codes: P0172 (p0175-), P0175 (p1518-), P1518
2000 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13PXY
This is my mother in laws car(limited time in between paid jobs to diagnois). This car keeps coming back with a p0171 lean mixture code. I replace the 02 sensor, the vaccum tee at the intake manifold was leaking so I replace that hose assy. My smoke machine is... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L VCT Sprocket
Hello group, thanks in advance for any insight to my problem child of the day. '01 Escort ZX2 with 2.0 Zetec motor. It has a noise from the timing belt area, more specifically, the VCT sprocket area on the exhaust cam. Sounds like a 3.8 Windstar with a bad cam...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L52
this truck cam in as a nostart, the customer was plowing with it and went from one driveway to another, inbetween this is when the truck stalled and would not start. when i recieved it i checked the basics, it has spark, it has fuel pressure, at this time i p...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Surge, MIL Lamp on, Low Power VIN: 2FAFP74W22
This has me baffled. Car is low on power at all times. At times it will loose most of it's power and then pick back up on it's own. Sometimes it sets the codes P0352 and P0358 mostly P0358 when it does, it will be low on power. It never really misses, just low... Trouble codes: P0358 (Ignition Coil H Pri/Sec. circuit fault), P0352 (Ignition Coil B Pri/Sec. Circuit fault)
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge VIN: 9BFJW21F23
this trucks surge very intermittantly. sounds like it is miss timing the injector. have check all wiring connector all ok. fuel pressure ok. oil pressure primary and secondary all ok. have come to dead with this truck. with thanks robert [...]
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS module VIN: 1FTNW21LX3
all grounds are good and wiring is also
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMZU72E84
hi there fellow tech! I have here an explorer that speedometer gauge keep on fluctuating during hot condition but it was intermitent, the gauge keep on fluctuating even the vehicle is in stationary, it goes up to 200 kph and cycles to 0 kph and goes back to 80...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT20A4R
Thanks to victor,bruce,paul,david. I know you guys are rite about not trusting the cust. The guy had moved the timing belt off kilt and that explains lack of power but without the scan data i felt that I needed to be able to confirm that the sensors and comput...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L oil pump VIN: 1FAFP66LXX
I received four replies in less than twenty four hours! All of you hit the nail on the head... it was a sticking pressure regulator valve in the oil pump. Apparently, it would stick, but not all of the time. But, when it did, it would blow out the seam of the ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out
Thanks for all the replies. Seems that cam sensor failure is common, usually leaves a code, and tach may or may not be affected when it goes out and cranking. Based on replies, we thought the cam sensor would be a good start. Since replacement, truck has not d...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTZR15V9Y
Hello, There was a break in the wiring behind the dash. I really appreciate all help with this vehicle.
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 4M2DV1116V
The customer declined my recomendation to replace the computer suggested in the TSB. Summer is comming and the symtom will be less and less evident. I recieved several replies to this post. Checking sensor values with engine cold, checking for fuel leaks and...
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