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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1THX25G0KK
When wiggleing the shift lever, the idel will fluctuate. Also when placed in Drive, the idle will increase. I replaced the selector swicth. Beliving this is the only connect between the computer and the shift lever. The problem still remains. customer States t...
1994 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP4049R
Car was towed in from another shop no start. No codes,fuel pressure 40 psi,spark good no injector pulse and no rpm reading on scan tool when cranking. Used scope on camshaft position sensor. found about 4000ms between pulses. This seems like a hoge amount. Cou...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L fuel crossflow VIN: 1FTEF14N8T
We have had the fuel return line off the front tank and there doesn't appear to be any fuel flow here when the rear pump is running. Need help from any Ford tech's out there. Where do we go next? I think the answer is rep[lace bothe fuel pump modules or don't ...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP65L3T
customer was driving vehicle in rain when engine stalled when coming to a stop - customer advised that she did not run through any deep water and there are no signs of this - engine would spin over however would not start - allowed vehicle to set for about 20 ... Trouble codes: P0300 (p0301-), P0301 (p0302-), P0302
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDX1722V
Hello all. This 1997 F-150, 4.2L has a really bad misfire at idle when starting up in the morning. It lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, then runs fine the rest of the day. It will smoothe out after about 20 seconds, but hitting the accelerator causes it to misfi...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Interior dome light VIN: 1FTRX17L8W
This fine truck has an intermittant short to ground and an intermittent open in the dome/interior lights. we tested wiring, light switches (in Latch mech), and relay and found no problems, because we could not get a self test with our genisys N.G.I.S. we sold ...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, RUNS VERY RICH VIN: 1FDRE14WZX
this van originally came in due to check engine light being on.(rich codes) other tech did full tuneup. came back about 2 weeks later with light on again.(rich codes) during my inspection i found that the baro sensor was reAding 160hz(sea level 159hz). we are ... Trouble codes: P0172 (system rich bank 1), P0175 (system rich bank 2)
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP53U9X
Both engine cooling fans starts running app. 5 seconds after engine starts no matter what the engine temp is. Engine temp on snap-on scanner shows 70 degrees F. The a/c pressure is 1.64 which according to alldata is normal. Unplugging a/c hi pressure switch ha...
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L cruise VIN: 1FAFP55S3Y
Hey all you Ford gurus...Have run self test through the steering wheel, All switches light the light. It will not flash any codes. The Cruise light will not illuminate when the on switch. But you can make it come on by jumpering or\ltgrn to the black (per test...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTPW12534
Hello Group, This post is for a friend, so I haven't seen the truck. When the A/C is on the truck will idle normally, when the A/C is off idle speed is erratic and ustable, sometimes will stall. This problem is not intermittent. The dealer says nothing is wron...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1FMDU34X4N
Hi Everyone, Thanks for all the suggestions. Evidently the power steering pulley wasn't pushed on quite far enough. It looked ok but I pushed it on just a little farther as some suggested and it seems to be ok. I replaced the tensioner first and that helped so...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L battery lite VIN: 2FMZA51U2X
the fix was to replace with motorcraft alternator thanks to everyone who offered help almost all said autozone electrical parts are junk
1999 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V3X
Thank you everyone for your help. You were right we replaced the DPFE Sensor last night and the truck is running great. The customer will be veary happy no more check engine light. Trouble codes: P1408 (egr flow out of range).
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L timming chains VIN: 1ZWFT61L6Y
Thank you to all of you for taking time to help us out on this timming chain problem. Some of you asked if we had gotten the wrong timming chains but that was not the case. We reused the same chains. What I had to do was go back together using all the procedur...
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