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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FALP6536T
We got this Contour in yesterday and it has a severe lack of power problem. Car will do about 10 mph at best with the gas petal on the floor. Fuel pressure is good.(40PSI) No codes, all pids look normal, has new plugs and wires that were installed by the custo...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L fuel pump circuit VIN: 1FMDU34E6V
No. 3 maxi fuse blows intermittently (like in 2 0r 3 days of use). The circuit supplies the anti theft RAP module, Fuel pump relay, and PCM fuel pump monitor. The circuit continues from relay to the Fuel Cut Off and to the Fuel Pump. We checked the fuel pump b...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Fuse 15 for Brake lights, interior lights, GEM VIN: 1FTRX18W3K
Truck will not act up here. See test procedures. Have short finding equipment but unable to get to act up here. When acting up on owner, he just opens driver's door and hops in and turn the key on. He notices a problem when he can't shift out of park because f...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNHM84WX3
Hello All, Have this Town Car that stalls as soon as you shift into the drive position. It does not happen in park or reverse. the code that is displayed is PO320. Have checked all connections in the ign. system, all seems fine. Right now we are waiting for t... Trouble codes: P0320
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L flywheel VIN: 1ZWHT61LXX
came in with bad flywheel, 10 teeth missing. sent out to trans shop and had a new flywheel and reman starter installed in it. came back here -same day i sent it back same noise, thay put in 2nd starter. girl picked it up from me 1 day later, same noise i put i...

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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1THX25G0KK
Well customer didn't want to wait for me to dig through his truck. He wanted it fixed right away. most replies said for me to check engine sensers. One said to check the wiring under colum. That was going to be my next step. I suspected that there might have b...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Excessive smoke cold VIN: 1FTHX26FXS
Thanks to those of you who replied to my post. This is a great resource. Most of the suggestions were to wet test the compression and use a cylinder leakdown tester. I did both and pinpointed this problem to bad rings on cylinder #7. The engine did have poor a...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26G2T
thanks for all the helpfull replies.eddie.jim.joe,bob,adam all were good ideas,cking the ground for o2 and main computer grounds,all of which were checked and double checked.i have received the reman ecm.and problem is still present,they didnt have any cores s...
1999 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F7X
I had very good support for this problem. It appears that the valve cover gaskets are a very common failure for this engine! The injectors and the glow plugs are mounted under the cover, meaning the wires have to get through it some how. The way this is acco... Trouble codes: P0473, P1293.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP4445Y
Well this seems to be a case of don't take someone elses word on it. The last Tech. that worked on it said he had checked timing with a timing light and it appeared to be right on well it was right on about 50 degrees out !! the balancer had worked loose and i...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF17201
you guys were right on it with the valve spring problem,broken spring on left front cylinder was his problem,the oil pressure was a hasty concern,did not run the truck long enough to see if pressure lowered after it got warm,after removing head and replacing t...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP58U62
Thanks to all those that replied. The problem was the cam syncronizer. We replaced the cam sensor on a previous repair which took care of the P0340. We didn't replace the syncronizer when we did the cam sensor. The syncronizer looked good when we put the senso...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU60E11
Thank you to all who responded with many valuable comments and suggestions . I was mainly concerned with the presence of the misfire code after having read about possible valve spring failure on the SOHC engine. As it turns out , this was not the case with thi... Trouble codes: 0171 (Exhaust too lean bank one), 0174 (Exhaust too lean bank two), 0300 (Random cylinder misfire).
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L security,door locks VIN: DONT HAVE
the problem was in the key fob transmitter i took it apart and one of the buttons didnt click ,cleaned it up with electronics cleaner and a new has two weeks and no problems,thanks again
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L High side pressure VIN: 1L1FM81W53
I requested the Lincoln to come back for more diagnostics, but the shop manager felt the system is OK??? This system is not right and when we hit a heat wave it will fail. I will post a comment after it is repaired right. Thanks for all the suggestions. The ...
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