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1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Air Bag VIN: 1FMEE11H2R
Greeting fellow techs, This one has me scratching my head. Air bag lite blinking a code 13 (internal short). I disconnected the air bag, retested and still had code 13. I checked for shorts as per mitchell instructions and have found none! Now I am thinking th...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L spark knock VIN: 1FMDU34X8R
This Explorer Eng. has been rebuilts from the bottom up including new heads the only thing that didn't get replaced was the timing chain although it appear to be tight. It has a spark knock that I can't seem to get rid of I brought the special cam sensor setti...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2SFMZA5147
Beautiful sunny day open the garage door start this van and no problem, select a gear, dies-EGR?. Restart, hold throttle to quarter, runs but just like an engine in -47 till the cylinders equal out only lots of carbon (on the shop floor). Will not idle after 1... Trouble codes: P1152, 1131 (no definition), 1121 (no definition), 175 (right bank system to rich)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, loss of power VIN: 1FTYR10CXP
Hi guys, This little Ranger belongs to one of our local police officers. He took it to the local dealership, complaining about extreamly high idle at stops. They replace the idle control motor on the first visit, the mass airflow sensor on the second visit, ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, runs rich VIN: 1FTSW31F01
this truck came in with contaminated fuel,(looked like someone put gasoline in tank), also brown gooey substance. removed & cleaned tank & installed fresh fuel. now after about 15 miles of driving the truck starts pouring black smoke from exhaust. the truck ru...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55233
This is a flex fuel car that according to owner starts to hesitate and bog down and black smoke. Found codes for rich and for fuel control pressure. Can't find any good information on the fuel pump pressure controls. Can't get system to do anything wrong. (ran... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressuire range performance), P1132 (HO2S11 Ind rich), P1152 (HO2S12 Ind Rich), P0172 (System Rich Bank 1), P0175 (System Rich Bank 2), P0301 (Misfire 1 Also P0303 and P0306)
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L MIL Lamp on, Moaning noise VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
Hello all, got a bite in the but with this one. Car came in last week "diagnose c.e.l.". Car reading lean setting the two lean codes. Been there, done this before. Went right to upper intake, sprayed choke cleaner, fuel trim immed. went negative. Upper intake ... Trouble codes: 1131 (ho2s11 sensor indicates lean), 0171 (system too lean bank 1), 1000 (obdii systems check incomplete)

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTEF15N3G
Sorry for the delay in posting, The truck finaly made it's way out of the shop, Thanks for all responces, This truck has had many componsnts replaced, not all by me ! The last things i did was TPS & IAC with a BG 44-K induction service ! SO-FAR -SO OK ??? Lets... Trouble codes: 63 (continiuos).
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Wiring at ignition Switch
Well guys, I ended up cutting the ground wire at the ignition switch and making a new ground for the wiper module and the chime module. Noone could tell me where that ground went and I pretty much tore apare half the dash looking for it. The customer needed hi...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L No Start VIN: 1FASP15J9S
Thanks again, 7 replies all great advice.Roger from michigan Hit this one on the head.He explained the interia switch is a duel funtion switch.It provides ground to the fuel Pump (Blue Wire)When normaly closed.It opens fuel Pump ground circuit and Grounds re...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35FSE
Thanks to all who have replied. The Truck is back on the road again. We removed the head and replaced the #7 lifters,push rods and also the push rod guide.I also replaced the injector for #7 cylinder. Inspected and measured piston and found no problem. We rese... Trouble codes: P0344 (memory code cam pos snsr ckt int), P0340 (memory cam pos snsr ckt fault), P1219 (koeo), P1219 (koeo), P1211 (koer icp pres above/below desired), P0281 (cylinder balance 7).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Thanks for all the help. The tension on the belt was too tight. You could watch the belt start to walk out when you tightened the tension and go back to where it should be when you loosened it just a little. Again, thank you everyone.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L9X
Good evening friends, Thanks to your help, this truck is running well! Nick from OH informed me that shorted coils will shut down the PCM until you cycle the key off. I've repaired a number of these (4.6, 5.4, 6.8) with misfires but never ran into this scenari...
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