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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF15N3G
This is a night mare the multi-symptom of this truck bad trailer hitching @ 25 mph ( intermitant ) bad unstable idle at times pulsating idle at times. i can clear most symptoms up by disconnecting the ACT sensor & when i reconnect it it cut's motor off It too... Trouble codes: 63 (continiuos)
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14H7J
This thing is making my butt hurt! Was towed in last mon. for a no start cond. After checking evrything found it needed a hall effect switch and ign. module. Pulled dist. and replaced, fired right up, timed eng. and sent my happy customer on his way. He ran th...
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...
1993 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L will not accept freon VIN: 1FACP42E7P
customer brought this car to me, his complaint no cold air. I checked it with my gauges , no freon. So I changed the accumulator,orfice tube assembly, and flushed system then vacumed it down. when I tryied to put freon in it , it would not let me. it will not ...
1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FDLF47MXR
This vehicle has two problems which may be related. 1. It shifts fine through all gears and l/u at light throttle but won't 2-3 shift at more than about 15% TPS until you completely leave off throttle. Then it up shifts into 4th and l/u. 2. The OD switch does...
1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FMEU15HXR
We have a problem with the 1-2 shift in this vehicle. If you are steady on the throttle even light throttle, it will not shift into 2nd until you let up on the throttle. You can have your foot at 1/4 throttle and it will go up to 4,000 RPM and stay there until...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L oil cooler VIN: 1FTJX35G3S
hello ford professional teachnicians i am installing a remanufactured 7.5l in an f350 2wd. the engine rebuilder specifies that the oil cooler must be replaced to keep the waarranty. i priced a ford oil cooler and it is over $1000.00 list. my question is, is th...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP57U4T
Vehicle has DTC P0500 - VSS malfunction. Speedo works for approx 30 seconds on start-up then drops out. Scan tool also indicates 0 mph at that time. This sounds to me like a problem with the sensor - but before I drop the front exhaust out of the car - this is... Trouble codes: P0500 (VSS Malfunction)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
In the shop for a couple days now, this Windstar is baffling. #3 misfire always comes up. I have done everything that im aware of to fix it. Cleaned intake runners and EGR ports, compression good, injector pulse good, injector balance good, fuel pressure good,...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5144T
On this car I replase-1 EGR tube/1 EGR D.P.F.E.sensor/1 EGR solenoid/1 EGR valve (all original Ford parts) vacuum lines to the EGR solenoid and from the solenoid to the EGR are ok when I run (koer)self-test with a vacuum gauge connected to the EGR vaccum line ... Trouble codes: P0401
1997 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L rear axle VIN: 1FTYR14U6W
hello everyone ,i have a ford ranger that seems to have excessive end play in drivers side axle. pulled rear differential cover and checked axle and side gear for wear. minimal wear nothing out of the ordinary ,but has 3/4 to 1 in. play . does any one know if ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP55U0Y
One of our customers recently purchased this used Taurus, 3.0 single cam. It started running pig-rich. MasterTech shows STFT at over 40% and injector p/width at more than 12ms minimum -- at warm idle! Also shows engine load at 58-75% at idle in neutral (TPS OK...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L81
soory about the no code list. when the vehicle drove out of the shop i left the list in the truck. all the codes were saying bank 1 and 2 were rich, ho2s12, ho2s11,rich. code 303 for cyl# 3 skipping. removed coils and used spark testers they are gapped at .060... Trouble codes: P0137
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNCM91V8V
MARK V111 1997 CODE retrivel with MT 2500 in the star test mode for air suspension system. Two weeks ago car was here with air suspension message lit, checked for broken wiring and bag and pump condition, all looked well. Started a KOEO test with scanner in th...
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Stall VIN: 2MELM75W7V
I am having a stalling problem during accel, when you accel at 1/2 to 3/4 throttle to 20-25 mph and close throttle the car run about one second and then stalls. There are no DTC's and I have cleaned and tested the Iac motor and it was good. We have replaced a ...
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L timming chains VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
we are doing a crank kit on this engine. going back together the timming marks will not line up according with mitchell and alldata procedures. i have 10 more links than what alldata and mitchell are telling me, in each chain.

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Clutch master VIN: 1FTCR14X4P
Finally... Yeehaa Anyway I would like to thank all of you guys for your help on this one ... sorry it took so long to get back here and post this but we have been going pretty good so... Thankyou all especially Ray [...]! Dude you hit it on the head, that is t...
2003 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L oil pressure sending unit VIN: 1FMZU75W33
My tech continued with the testing as suggested in your replies. We think the problem is in the cluster. We gave the testing information to our customer and advised him to pursue the problem further with a Ford dealer. Thanks for all the replies.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W6S
Thank uou to all that replied - all 35 replies stated that the EGR passages in the throttle body area, the 'elbow' and 'C' shaped passage would be clogged causing our problem. We had applied vacuum to the EGR valve and the idle did stumble, (but not stall- tha... Trouble codes: P, 0401B (EGR system low flow).
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