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1995 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FALP67L5S
Hello everyone This 95 contour keeps burning the hoses to the d.p.f.e sensor. It does it when the vehicle has been driving for couple of hours continuous. The dpfe sensor has been replaced.Proyer to this the vehicle had muiltple codes egr and o2 sensor codes b...
1997 Ford Aerostar 3.0L compressor VIN: 1FTDA14UXV
This aerostar came in with a/c not cold. Checked pressure and found low side normal and high side low. Also noticed the compressor clutch cycles off too fast when it kicks on. Looked in Ford repair manual for these systems and it said the orfice tube may be bl...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
The car sets a cyl 1 misfire code. We replaced plugs and wires because of high mileage, cleaned fuel injectors twice and replaced #1 injector. We found cyl 1 had a spark problem on the lab scope, so we inspected the wiring harness between computer and the coil...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L engine temperature VIN: 2FAF974W8X
Good day everyone, This customers 99 Crown vic has got my tech stumped. I am not A/C certified so I'am of little help to him on this problem. Customer states that after driving 20 min or so with A/C on the temp guage reads very high (confirmed this my self th...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3FAKP1136X
The car has a bad hesitation at 1/4 throttle with virtually no power until 1/2 to full throttle and higher rpm. fuel pressure fluctuates between 30psi to 45psi at idle and during hesitation remains constant at 40psi. When higher RPM's are reached the fuel pres...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5527Y
Now we have car, we check for good spark at coil for each cylinder(good), we check for damage to cam sensor reluctor(good),Fuel pressure(good),Check'd for vacume leaks (none) Did a fuel injection cleaning service. Visual check'd all wiring(seemed Fine) after t... Trouble codes: P0300
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 3FTNX21F01
vehicle pulls left while braking, used to be intermittent left or right pull. have replaced rotors, pads, calipers, rear brakes all to no avail. have driven with rear hose pinched off, front hoses pinched off and still can't get rid of pull. also replaced fron...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L compressor clutch VIN: 1FMYU70E01
Has any one ever seen a compressor clutch engage/disengage every 5 to 10 secounds. I checked the pcm control on the a/c relay and it looks like the pcm is commanding the a/c relay on and off very quickly. I noticed that the WOTA/Ccutoffpid on my snap-on scanne...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, Shutter VIN: 1FTNE24L92
Shutter is present at part throttle under load. When EGR opens, if you unhook EGR it`s gone, all the missfires are on #8 cyl. So we pulled intake thinking the ports were pluged on all but #8, but the intake is not configured the same as the old ones. So instal...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L pats VIN: 1FAFP33P62
Car was towed in as no start. It died while driving. It cranks but will not start. I was hoping maybe someone has seen this before. This focus has good fuel pressure, good spark, good compression. It has been well maintained. Battery voltage and grounds ok. I ...
1986 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNBP96F68
Hi ford techs, I have this Town car only driven maybe 200 miles a year, Cold Idle is up and down and sometimes stalls. warm up motor and drive car runs great untill you slow down to 40 or so MPH then try to accel. and eng starts to buck, backfire, spit and spu...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28L6W
HELLO ford techs, i need your help. vehicle came with misfire @ idle. customer said it all started when husband washed engine. and the "check engine" light came on.. drove vehicle . it hesitates at take off. and runs rough at idle. Vehicle runs good at normal ... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder2 misfire)
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMPU28L9X
this truck comes in about every two weeks with rear suspension sagged down , find no power to compressor - pull relay out and have powers and grounds - plug relay back in and will pump and work fine - have replaced relay and came back again two weeks later - p...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1L1FM81W3Y
hi group got a weird one here, vehicle will intermittently stall but will restart, tested charging system ok voltage dropped power and groumgs ok, fuel pressure good, ignition system looks good on scope, opened under hood fuse block and found the pcm diode fri...

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1967 Ford Mustang 289CID engine VIN: 8RO1C14145
Thanks to everyone who replied they were all great suggestions. I changed the tourqe converter and that FIXED IT. YEA
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L digital dash VIN: 2FMDA5140A
well here it is, the brake pressure switch had shorted out blowing # 30 fuse in the instrument panel fuse box which actually powers up the dash. this fuse is not listed for this on the fuse panel diagram. all other listed fuses are only for the back light. I h...
1996 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FALP74W4T
I'm sorry to report that this Ford is not fixed. I had 32 replies and each was very helpful and I tried most of them. I won't mention each person by name but will mention the suggested things to check. I was told to check the TPS voltage. Unplug the MAF sensor... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L rotors VIN: 1FMRU17W23
Well, a lot of good suggestions, as usual here at IATN. The fix was a front wheel bearing/hub assembly. Even though it did not have excessive runout or noise, and the play was barely discernable by hand, it was the culprit. The final factor that led me here wa...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W23
did not fix the car I try everything you,all told me but nothing worked. the custmer picked car up, will bring back next week for me to try other things, I don't giveup easy. I thing every one for their time. when I fix this car I will like to past it & I will...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 2MEFM75W6X
Thanks for all of the replies. I got some good info and some good ideas. The problem with this car was not an over fueling issue from any kind of mechanical problem, but an overfueling issue due to an overcorrection. Although my fuel trims were not showing any...
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