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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...
1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP54P3P
Owner states that vehicle will die and not restart after it has been driven and engine is hot. Owner must let vehicle sit untill it cools down then it will restart. We have let engine run in shop for up to an hour and cannot get it to die out. Because we are a...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no drive gears VIN: 1FACP57U7P
Good Morning: We are not a tranny shop and need some direction on this Taurus. It has reverse but no forward gears when moving selector throught the ranges. The manual lever postion sensor indicates the correct positions on the scanner when run throught the ra...
1995 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L injectors inop VIN: 2FDLF47M6S
vehicle came in running poor code 1293.2 months earlier,vehicle came in running poor code 1294.circuit test from module to injectors ok. Trouble codes: 1293 (open high right bank), 1294 (open high left bank)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5148T
I need help with this 3.8l, This vehicle have a missfire code p0301 on number one. The following is the freeze frame. engine load 32% fuel system 1 close loop. coolant 86f stb1 21%(long 0%) stb2 2%(long -1.6). We already tune-up with new plugs, wires and ignit... Trouble codes: P0301
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5V
please help with this multiple recheck. came in with intermittent mil light ( code p0340; cmp sensor malfunction) and intermitent miss.( I have not felt the miss yet in 4 visits. I pulled the sensor off the shaft to see if dammage inside had occurred. no dama... Trouble codes: P0340 (CAM SENSOR Malfunction)
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAW57FXY
Hello Ford powerstroke gurus. I have a whopper here. This F-550 will intermittantly stumble and die. Came in this time with three code stored. P1690- wastegate solenoid control ckt failure. P0236 turbo boost snsr A perform. P1139 water in fuel indicator. Clear... Trouble codes: P0562, P1280, P0112, P1118, P0563, P1281
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L tv/dvd
I have a 2002 Expedition with optional TV/DVD. The color does not work on the TV anymore. Any of you Ford experts got an answer for this?
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L engine VIN: 1MELM504XS
engine has a knocking sound at front of engine . doesn't make the noise all the time . you can bring up engine rpms and get the noise or it might make the noise at idle . noise sounds like bearing noise but will go away . took off belt noise is still there but...

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transmission VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
I received 6 replies, 1 said that they have seen the viscous coupler cause this, lazy shift solonoids said to try moving them around to see if the problem changed, also a cracked srvo psiton can cause a problem ar o pr boost valve. The transmission shop did no...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMZU3YE5W
Hi and thanks for all the replies. we finally got this explorer back in the shop, the first thing we checked was the tire sizes, all were the same size but diferent brands and tread wear. after askin the customer, He explained that this problem croped up after...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L heater blower VIN: 1FDRE1422X
I want to thank everyone for there replys on this vehicle .I put a larger fuse in the circuit for the blower because it had a 15 amp in it so i used a 30 amp but the customer has not come back or contacted me any futher on this problem so dont know if it was f...
2001 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU74E91
Thank you to everyone who helped me out with this one. It seems that a simple MAF Sensor cleaning repaired this one. Amazing how such a minor fix can cause such a problem. Thanks again. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean reading Bank 1), P0174 (Lean reading Bank 2).
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Coolant Fan VIN: 2FAFP71W51
Sorry it took so long to close this one out-no excuse for it. I got several good replies. I appreciate Albert [...] for their comments on the wiring harness at the fender and the temp switch. T...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.3L slow to add fuel VIN: 3FAFP31Z13
First of all, thank you to all who took the time to respond, the overwhelming majority suspected a faulty fuel evap cannister or solenoid, being that this comes as a complete unit and all the basics tested ok, and the vehicle had extremely high miles, we repla...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNX2OP43
we have recieved lots of info regarding the injectors and thge oiling system - we took the injectors out and found bad sealing o'rings (oil) - we replaced the seals - we also changed the oil - we also found the temp. senosr a bit out of range and replaced it -...
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