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1996 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4044T
HI ALL, we have a 3.8 liter mustang with codes po172&po175 no running problem o2 are in line. WHEN CODES WERE SET THE FREEZE FRAME RPM 966 TEMP 185 37MPH 36.9% CLOSED LOOP LT B1 18% LT B2 14% ST B1 0.0% ST B2 +2.3 Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5144W
This one has me stumped, which usually means it is something simple that I am missing. Has a hesitation and miss just off idle, that goes away when the EGR is disconnected. Also surges when cruising at freeway speeds and sets a misfire on #4 cyl. I tried follo... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZX1728X
Hi there, Real head scratcher here. This vehicle misfires under light load only when the EGR is activated. It is always #5 cylinder. I have switched #4 & #5 injectors, spark plugs, ignition wires, problem stays in #5 cyl. Compression test shows 175 psi in that...
1999 Ford Mustang 3.8L all shifts, speedometer VIN: 1FAFP4043W
This guy installed himself a used transmission; only had 1-2 shift (high); we repaired the underbody wiring where he pinched it, and replaced the broken OSS sensor. We now have 1-2 and 2-3 shifts (both high); we have a good, solid analog signal at the OSS, bot...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L engine VIN: IFTHE2427I
Engine makes a ticking sound when warmed up, at idle, in gear. The noise goes away when serp belt is removed. With a stethoscope, noise sounds loudest in oil pan and also in egr tube that goes to pass side exhaust manifold. this manifold was removed & checked ...
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L ABS Light Triggered VIN: 1FAFP34301
We got the vehicle originally with a failed front wheel bearing on the right side. After replacement, on the road test, the ABS light came on. Subsequent scan test said "No Signal" Investigation into the matter through IATN and other sources revealed that the ...
2002 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP31342
We later convinced the customer to let us connect the scanner when we found this code. We visually inspected the wiring harnesses at the ecm and module and saw nothing obvious so replaced the module. No change. I would appreciate hearing about other fixes for ... Trouble codes: P1233
2000 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Lifter noise VIN: 4M2XV14T2Y
I'm posting this one for my neighbor. Vehicle came in with valve-train noise. Checked oil pressure - 60-70 psi @ idle. Replaced lifters in front bank - one old one would not pump up. Blew air through oil supply holes in cyl head. Noise went away - oil pressure...

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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A1N
While testing all the power and grounds at the ECM we noticed .5 volts on the labscope on the ignition ground at the module every time it fired the coils. The module ground had been checked and showed good, but we added another ground to the circuit to verify.... Trouble codes: 223 (Loss of dual plug input), 224 (IDM input fault).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FFWW33P63
Dear fellowtechs: Sorry I'm so long closing this post. This truck is at least partially fixed. There were was some suggested checking glow plug resistance (they were all new); one mentioned wire chafing at the Injection Control Module (no problem here), and on... Trouble codes: P0460 (fuel level sensor fault).
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L Air Ride VIN: 1LNLM91V5T
This one is fixed. We replaced the pump assy. Tha took care of the problem. There is a bleed off valve that was bad. This valve is part of the pump assy. Thanks for the replies.
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