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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Reverse VIN: 1FTEF14H2P
Problem still exist with the new engine. Normally will do this after it is operating temperature. Put in reverse sometimes is fine, but when warm or if I idle it up some, feels like engine struggles and there is a heavy load on the engine usally in reverse onl...
1994 Ford MOTOR HOME 7.4L no shift to 3rd or 4th gear VIN: BFCMF53G6R
This motor home runs great, takes off normal, shifts to 2nd and then when it goes to 3rd, it goes to neutral, and will not ever go to 3 or 4...the fluid looked good, with no material in the pan...my scanner doesn't seem to tell me anything, someone please give...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, BACKFIRES VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Hi group this vehicle has a miss under load, with the codes listed above, we did see the buliten on the mass air flow problems and we cleaned it. It continues to act up. We checked the mass air flow with the snap on vantage the reading went up stady,under load... Trouble codes: 176 (koeo keep alive o2 sensor lean bank 2), 136 (koer 02 sensor lean bank 2)
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP6530S
I inherited this car from another shop that had installed a used transmission. Customer stated that intermettently the trans would stutter shift. The sysmtoms are the same as they were with the original trans. I have retrieved code# 461 (RPM/VSS Reached Limit)... Trouble codes: 461 (RPM/VSS Limit Reached)
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 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18L7W
This Expedition came to me 2 months ago with a P0455. At that time I located and replaced a faulty vapor management valve. It was fine for 2300 miles, then last week the light came back on with a P0455 again. I tested it with a smoke machine and it holds press... Trouble codes: P0455 (evap gross leak)
1998 Ford Windstar 3.0L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FMZA51U3W
We have this Winstar that is driving us crazy! The car came in with a hard starting problem when cold. We determined that the fuel pump was bad. (slow coming up to pressure and bleeding back into tank). After the replacement, the vehicle will stall once in awh...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21E3X
hello heres one for the ford diesel techs- we dont do any diesel work here but were wanting to learn. ok heres what we have- the truck was a theft recovery and now we have it because it is hard to start like a long crank time. when it does finally try to start...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on
i have this van in the shop, for a check engine light on i have this one code 1309 misfire monitor failure, i went through alldata and mitchell and did all the charts, i ended up replacing the cam sensor i have the tool to set it up and everything went easy ... Trouble codes: 325 (knock sensor circut bank 1), 1309 (misfire monitor failure)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L abs actuation VIN: 1FAFP55U1Y
Hi folks, heh were have this car in and customers complaint is coming to a slow stop that pedal is dropping and sometimes ABS is coming on. Right before the complete stop. no fluid contamination. Test drove and verified complaint. pedal will drop right before ...

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1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14H0J
Thank you all for your help. Many have asked to check the TPS. Item looked great on scope and voltmeter, so we passed it off as it not the problem. After beating our heads some more, with many help ideas!! We replaced the TPS and problem solved!! Still don't k...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2ATDX18W5V
found problem to be a severly clogged fuel system and intake valve deposits. after reading some of the replies and talking to ford I discovered that this is a wide spread problem on the west coast. the fix for this truck was a very agressive cleaning of the fu...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L chime control VIN: 1FTNX21S6Y
thanks to all the help, found open circuit in the led lamp of the passenger air bag disable switch; replaced switch, good to go! thanks again, kevin
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Cuts out VIN: 1FTYR1OU91
ok guys this on is out the door or should i say down the road being i am a mobile automotive service. i wanted to wait a little to make sure it was fixed due to the manner it was fixed. 2 weeks before the rich condition creeped up. i had miss fire codes in the... Trouble codes: P0102, P1504 (pending code mfr controlled veh.spdidle), P0113.
1979 Lincoln TOWN CAR 400CID vacuum diagram VIN: F9Y8156325
water got in to the vacume pod at the left kick panel and caroded the capastor replace the capator good as new many thanks to all
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L tcc VIN: 1MEFM55S53
I got allot of great replies on this one. most said there may be a problem with the pump drive shaft, adn or torque converter. some said to perform a service with a fluid that has good anti slip additives. I really wanted to know what the problem was rather th...
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