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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF14Y4K
Greetings, This one has me alittle puzzled and I hope I get some ideas to check out. If you start out on a road test the engine misses hard until you about 1800 rpms, then like someone flips a switch, it takes off and runs great. Change into the next gear an...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEF15NXM
This truck will misfire and hesitate under a load. The ignition system is all new timing is set. When I check for advance under load it is only about 8 -10 degrees under gradual acceleration advance is 25 30 degrees. It seems that something is telling computer...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMDA514XS
This Windstar is driving me nuts. The thing surges bad (650 - 1200 RPM) in the morning when cold. It is worse with the A/C on, but it does it without it on also. I tried a new IAC motor but that didnt help at all. The computer is telling the motor to go betwee...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044S
Please help! This belongs to someone in our building and is getting very frustrating for us and her. We have had the car in several times, originally for emissions falure due to MIL illuminated. Had lean codes, needed tune parts, etc. so we replaced all tune p... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Excessive smoke cold VIN: 1FTHX26FXS
This vehicle has a nasty misfire and blue/white smoke especially when cold. I've run all tests available; cylinder contribution, buzz tests, KOEO, KOER, Continuous; no codes ever; but #7 sounds weak. I've also ran the tests when cold with a resistor in the EOT...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26G2T
hi techs, this truck came in with a poor fuel economy complaint.ck'd for codes none found although the customer said he had seen the c/e light come on.after looking at the data stream i could see that it would toggle in and out of closed loop,oxygen sensor wou...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L data VIN: 1FTHX26F7V
We have 2 Genisys scan tools at the shop. When the vehicle came in I pluged in one and it would not communicate with the vehicles PCM. I used the 2nd Genisys and it worked so I preceded with the repairs and went for a test drive with the Genisys set on data sr...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZF1723W
no body has ever felt any type of misfire or heisatation.It only seems to happen in cool ambeint weather. There does not seem to be any ryme or reason for doing it. Trouble codes: P0306
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on, VIN: 3FALP1136W
Thank you for taking your time to read this request. Customer came in with a check engine light on, we checked codes one code 1381 cam timing advanced. We cleared the code and let the customer take the car, the check engine light came back on, same code 1381. ... Trouble codes: 1381 (cam timing advanced)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTYR10V4Y
intermit. no start, no rpm signal from ecu, but has rpm from crank sensor. no injector pulse.
2001 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D71
Customer came in saying one day the truck was running fine and the next morning check engine light came on and going down the highway it will hesitate/stumble. Then the next day check engine light went off and truck runs fine. Now back on and running bad again... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMR Ctrl 1 stuck open)
2001 Ford F F650 5.9L gem? VIN: 3FDNF65Y61
(Note this is also posted on the HD forum. Just looking for someone with any idea) We have a 2001 Ford F650, ISB225 5.9L Cummins, Allison 2000 Series, 35,000 miles. With the keys in my pocket! This unit will: 1)Cycle the Hydro Max aux. motor on and off (B...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L cruise control VIN: 3FTNX21L53
I installed a factory cruise kit on the truck and it isn't working. It gives me a code 4. I understand this to be a VSS problem. I turn key on while depressing the off button and the dash light flashes then I press ON and it flashes, then I press resume and it...
1992 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM81W4N
This car is back with an intermittent code 214, happens only on cold start and the light goes off after the vehicle warms up. There are no driveability issues when the light comes on. This has happened 3 out of 7 mornings. The code is a continuous code (memory... Trouble codes: 214 (cylinder ID sensor cam position sensor)
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Air Ride VIN: 1LNLM91V5T
I am posting for our sister shop, They brought the car over here and we Looked into it with no succes. Customer came in with a blown out front strut assy. He had ran over somthing that caused the failure. They replaced both front strut assy's and everything...
1998 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blend door moter VIN: 1LNFM81W3W
Good afternoon everyone, thanks in advance for your time. We have this vechile in for no a/c the blend door is broke, also noticed that the blend door motor never stops with key on it just goes and goes in one direction. Was wondering If anyone has come acros...
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Flywheel Rubbing VIN: 6MPCTO124M
This Merc Capri has a Mazda 1.6 DOHC drivetrain.Car came in with a slight rubbing of what appears to be the flex plate.Upon racking the vehicle,I checked Crank end play.It did not seem excessive,but there was some play.Oil pan was removed and I found that the ...
2000 Mercury Villager Sport 3.3L blower VIN: 4M2XV12T5Y
Hi all you Ford and/or Nissan Techs, Does any body know what the current draw of the blower motor on these should be?? This villager blows the internal fuse in the resistor about every 2-3 months. It is drawing 25 amps on hi-speed with an initial surge of 38-4...

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1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Cam Alignment VIN: 1FTDT1767V
Greetings! Thanks for the replies on this. Finally got back on this truck after the owner put me on hold on it while he was in the hospital. We got the thing going after being careful in the alignments of all the marks. I suppose we got lucky cause everything ...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and trans harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Hey, onece again ITAN has helped me find what must be a common problem. Thanks to all those who replied, especially Dustin Kellogg. Most replies wrote about the windshield leaking and sure enough is was leaking. Water had gotten down into the fuse box and th...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L speedo jumps and harsh shifting VIN: 1FTSW31S2X
Hey, onece again ITAN has helped me find what must be a common problem. Thanks to all those who replied, especially Dustin [...]. Most replies wrote about the windshield leaking and sure enough is was leaking. Water had gotten down into the fuse box and th...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP40461
thank you to all who replied.the fix turrned out to be the coil pack.after serious driving while watchingthe vantage finally saw erratic readings.also thank you to brian from maine who had the same problem it seems.hte car is now headed to trans shop for shift...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L ABS Light / Speedometer VIN: 1FTNW20L02
Well after cleaning grounds, double checking connections and a trip to the dealer(and some convincing)a reflash has kept our ABS light/Speedo problem away! (so far) Thanks Jerry
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