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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
when cold vehicle cranks but won't start. Engine fires but when release ignition it dies. Will do this 3-15 times and then will start and run. After this happens vehicle will continue to start fine until it sits for 3 or more hours. thought we had low fuel pre...
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L MIL on/ EGR malfunct VIN: 1FTCR10A9R
Hey guys. Have sufficient vacuum signal to EGR control solenoid. During operation signal from ECM to control solenoid weak(?) and control solenoid only supplies approx. 1-1/2" vacuum (max.)to EGR valve. Waveform more closely resembles an AC pulse than a soleno...
1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L crank VIN: 1FALP47V8V
my questions are related to finding out if i can use a lincoln mark iii engine in a mustang cobra.the mustang cobra has a 4.6 duel over head cam vin code v the same engine comes up in a search on mark iii same vin v. my concern is the lincoln does not come in ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE1421W
I've read the posts about plugged EGR passages, I have disconnected and plugged the EGR vacuum supply to no avail, misfire is still present. The misfire feels like an ignition miss, where it only acts up after putting a light load on the motor (in gear, brake ...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Reoccuring code VIN: 2FTRX07W9X
Hello IATN members. have code p0232, followed flow chart off of alldata. Had to follow all the way to the end. replace pcm is the conclusion I came to. Replaced pcm reran KOEO test and it came up with the same code. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Seem... Trouble codes: P0232
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L abs VIN: 1FTRX18L9Y
Vehicle came in with abs motor running, would not stop turned off ignition and removed key, abs motor still running. The only way to stop abs motor was to pull the relay. Problem occurred when customer started vehicle after setting overnight. Had no previous p...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31FOY
This vehicle was towed in as it started running rough and dying on freeway. We got it started but it was extremely rough and huge clouds of smoke. Code check revealed two codes- engine running code for cam sensor, engine off code P0605 for internal control mo... Trouble codes: P0605 (Internal control Module r.o.m. error)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W23
Help Ford techs!! This Crown Vic has a VERY intermittent problem of hesitation, surge, misfire, and lack of power on accel usually from 50 MPH up. I cannot duplicate the symptoms in shop or on the road. Fuel tests show 30 psi at idle, and during a test drive ...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L compressor clutch VIN: 1LNLM82W7V
Hi group, this customer is a do it yourselfer and has replaced the above parts and flushed out the entire system. the problem is rapid cycling of the compressor, you can watch it cycle with gauges hooked up as low side drops to 25psi. I personnally have verife...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L front brakes VIN: ILNFM81W2W
I have no clue why this is happening ,the car runs fine till the time when u apply brakes at speeds.
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
This car has gremlins! Car came in not accellerating past 3000 rpm. It would fall on its face like the rev limiter was kicking in (surging bucking) every time you would crowed the gas. Computors stored codes for fuel pump in memory but no hard codes. Right fue...

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1992 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FACP41E3N
Gentlemen, This one is fixed. The customer only runs this car on the street for fun. He doen't run it on the drag strip. I already have $800 in this vehicle with fixing the ac and powersteering along with the drivablity problems, and the customer doesn't want ... Trouble codes: 15 (pcm fault/kam fault).
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U8T
Thanks to everyone that replied to my request. Many pointed to a cam sensor out of adjustment but we do have the alinging tool and it was right on. Nick from Findley Ford mentioned doing a complete compression check and it got us thinking... We had been a litt...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U4T
I got 5 replies, all helpful of course. I didn't get a real quality fix on this. I did a lot of research. For starters, it never did short out again. I put a new fuse and drove and drove, ran it while wiggling and pulling on harnesses, and nothing happened aga...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L electric window VIN: 1FTEF1764V
motor & switches tested good relay replaced GEM module proved to be defective. Replaced module
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS, Traction Control VIN: 2FMZA5143W
Well I did what I said in the update and everything seems to be ok. The only thing that bothers me is after clearing the codes, I drove this 20 miles and it didn't reset any codes. I thought for sure it would have set a code for the LF Sensor...Oh well, as far...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L rotors VIN: IFAFP6533W
most of the replies suggested too much runout on the hubs. the customer decided not to fix it and he would just live with it.
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56F11
Thanks to everyone who responded. The problem with this truck ended up being a cracked cylinder head. The crack was in the high pressure oil galley which prevented proper high pressure oil to operate the fuel injectors. We isolated this by pressurizing each cy...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L steering column VIN: 1LNLM91V4V
Thank you to those whome replied.all basics were checked before post,(fuses,power,grounds,etc.)after testing all wiring,found open in clockspring assembly.circuit 668 from potentiometer to SCIL module.installed new clockspring and all is good!
2003 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Park Assist VIN: 1LNHM82W43
As unlikely as it seemed to me at the time this car did actually have 3 bad components, the module, the rear radar sensor and the LED array were all bad. From what I can learn at the dealer level these system are very sensitive to shock. The module has a stick...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT51L82
Thank to all who tried to help. This was a wierd one. Per all info provided from All-data, Ford dealer, and ford resource center, this car was supposed to have the sensor on the tank. In reality, this had an inline sensor mounted (hard to see and/or remove) lo... Trouble codes: P0453 (evap control pressure high input).
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