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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32X8P
hello group, hope someone can help. vehicle came in could barley drive,we checked fuel pressure,check codes,code for map sensor.have had lots of fords with same sympton,unplug maf runs fine replace sensor vehicle done,not this time. put a cardone on first then... Trouble codes: 159 (maf circuit)
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L pump VIN: 11FTYR14X7
Hi all you ford experts. I bought this truck a few weeks ago. when I bought it, it had this power steering whining noise that sounded just like a bad pump, ghhhhhh ...ghhhhhhhhh. (hope you can make sense of my noise description) I replaced the pump with an aft...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6539W
Hi ALL: Have this Contour in the shop. It has a fairly serious misfire. Not a complete dead hole but close. A preliminary visual showed worn plugs and original wires, also a quick scan showed PO304. Figured some plugs and wires and its out the door. Not so soo... Trouble codes: P0304
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start, * mil light out? VIN: 1MELM50U6P
Customer is complaining of an Intermittant cranks but NO-START. We have not been able to duplicate it on several different attempts. Customer has mentioned to us that when the problem is present the mil will not bulb check and stays out. Have never seen one wi...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6538V
Hi Ford Techs ; This vehicle came in originally with mil light on & p1131 code [ up o2 lean ]- road tested 20 miles ,could not duplicate . all sensor readings ok at this time . I gave the car car back to the customer . 1 week later , car returned on the hook... Trouble codes: P1131

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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP45T5S
I hate it when this happens, but after messing with this thing for a week, finally set forget it, put it back together and just drove it, one day later, problem vanished! I'm not sure what happened but timing is now advancing and vehicle runs perfect. Thanks f...
1998 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU18L9W
several techs said that the problem was due to boots on coils and plugs being bad. also said that coils fail frequetly. on this particular car i found the compression was down on one cylinder. this was supposed to have been a new engine. but i later found from...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 11FTYR14X7
ok all you guys let me first start by thanking all you who responded. I was almost about to give up but I decided to try what keith recomended. I ran some engine decarbonizer (sea foam) through a vacuum port. I let it sit for about 15 min. started and drove fo...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS Brakes VIN: 2FMZA5147W
Hi All: This one is fixed and out the door. I received 18 replies and about 90% of them pointed to cracked tone rings or dirty-weak wheel speed sensors. I forgot to mention in my original post that we had checked the tone rings for cracking and had cleaned all...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L idler pulley timing belt VIN: 3FAKP1132Y
the last attempt at fixing this ford , updated made in [germany] idler pulley brg. bolt assembly .has been together for 3-weeks. this thing gives no warning .breaks off flush with eng. block, want to thank the guys that responded.chris -michigan dennis-iowa du...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46F1X
It was the cmp sensor as suspected. Replaced with new one and fired right up. Thanks for all the inputs and suggestions. Very good responses. Found a couple new tricks with the Mastertech today also. Dealer came by while working on truck and showed me some sho...
2001 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP13P51
Lots of good suggestions, some already covered but I left out in the original post. Sean and Duane nailed the bad p.c.v. valve. MAF was cleaned with electric motor cleaner/ no difference. BARO pid was at 153hz / close for this area(sea level). Rechecked pcv an... Trouble codes: P0171 (Sys too lean).
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L flex plate VIN: 1FMDU75W72
thanks for all the responses at this time the noise is still there and the customer is going to drop of the explrer in two weeks when i can have it for a extended period of time. i have since replaced the flex plate and flywheel (new from ford) i have also pur...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L noise. VIN: 1FMYU04132
thanks to everyone who replied.we removed the manifold and found a cracked area along weld for manifold under the heat shield.a light mig weld took care of the problem,reinstalled heat shield.
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5OU1T
All but one reply was to look right where we thought it should be. Come to find out the system was not enhanced evap special thanks to Roger from Michigan Who wrote ,'96 taurus may or may not be enhanced EVAP system. Lower the canistor assembly at rear of ve... Trouble codes: P0446.
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