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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTEF15N9L
thank you for your help.
1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14T0L
This vehicle will crank and run for approx. 30 seconds. If I remove the crank wire from the starter solenoid relay and then jump the solenoid to start the vehicle, it will run until you reconnect the crank wire. The crank wire runs from the ign. switch through...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
The problem is when cold there is a big sag during tip in acceleration. When truck has run for a minite or so it goes away. On test drive there is no problem at all. All sensors are within range coolant tps maf is at .83 no glitches at all. My question is that...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14N5R
Vehicle came in as a no start, no spark. Replaced pick-up coil, still no spark. Found blown fuse for ECM, found new coil was bad and blowing fuse. Replaced coil and ICM, vehicle started and ran. Let customer take vehicle, next morning it was a no start/ no spa...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52UXW
Car failed inspection for code po411.Air pump and relay have been replaced.After long drive to complete montiors for inspection always kicks po411 code.I have verified air pump operation after intial start up,solenoid is sending 20 in.vac. to divertor valves a... Trouble codes: P0411
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L starting when cold VIN: 1FTWW32F0Y
Good afternoon: This truck is very hard to start when cold, how ever if you plug in the engine plug heater it will start, the client had replaced the glow plug control module at another repair facility, he asked us to replace the glow plugs, glow plugs and th...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Harsh Shift especially 1-2 VIN: 2FMZA52452
Check both line pressure and EPC pressure ports. Readings at idle and WOT stall well within specifications. 1-2 shift very harsh but does not slip at all. Seems like a pressure or apply problembut I can't pinpoint it. Can EPC pressure be okay but not enough fl...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L ride height VIN: 1LNLM9748L
have a phantom in this car. vehicle came from a used car lot with suspension down. pulled it in sat for an hour before we got to it. then it aired itself up with key on. stayed up for two days. third day it was down again. changed height sensor for rear, only ...

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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14TXK
Would like to thank everyone that took time to respond. Two techs,Dick [...] and Michael of NY, were correct when they said rust in injectors. I dropped the fuel tank, cleaned, blew out the lines,had the fuel rail hot tanked because a new one was no longer ...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L temp guage VIN: 1FDXF46XEB
first off thanks for the diagram charles after checking and rechecking the harness and guage i came to the conclusion i had a faulty sender i had already replaced this yesterday and assumed i had another problem WRONG i replaced the sender again and the guage ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L blower VIN: 1FAFP55U11
34 replies with same suggestion can't be wrong. I replaced the resistor, blower motor and repaired the water leak getting into the HVAC unit. Thanks again for all the help!
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Surge, Stall VIN: 2FAFP71W54
Sorry it took so long to post this fix. We wanted to make sure it was fixed and didn't come back. Thanks to all that replied especially Kevin and Reno. We started out Checking the fuel injector spray patterns. We found three with terrible patterns were just st... Trouble codes: P0316, P0300, P0511.
1983 Lincoln Mark VI 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MRBP99F0D
The fix was replacing the ECT and cleaning the EGR valve. Somehow I think other things corrected themselves with some of the testing. The car now idles fine. And I did get paid for several hours of diagnostic time. I did call a techline and they were helpful. ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1LNHM87A1Y
sorry this took so long but I just delivered it today. I had to send it to the trans shop (too many issues) to elimnate some of the symtoms. When I got it back the trans would hold a gear thus loading the engine and giving me a missfire. replaced 8 plugs and 4...
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