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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP653XT
I am scratching my head on this one. It came in for a check engine light and idle problem. Noticed hesitation on test drive. After pulling codes and checking data I noticed the MAF wasn't responding properly. Checked MAF and found lots of contaminates on wires... Trouble codes: P0171, P1460 (wot a/c cutoof ckt malf.)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
Customer states MIL light comes on. Car runs great with no hesitation and a good idle. Lean code P0171 came back on after changing the MAF sensor. O2 sensor is accurate and responsive. Long term fuel trim goes to 25 at idle and short term trims climbs as well.... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank 1)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMZU73E62
this vehicle came into the shop with no a/c. checked the charge and the charge was fine. checked the fuses and relay. all tested good. we are not getting any power to the compressor or pressure switches. placed vehicle on scanner, found wot code. cleared the c...

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1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L alarm VIN: 1FALP53S4V
sorry guys for taking so long.When I wrote post cust had alreADY picked up there car.I recievd 6 replies most believe door switches were prob.I was not able to get car back in cust has been on vacation.when cust returns I will go into gem module & look for las...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2SFMZA5147
Lets hope this helps someone in the future, this was not complicated at all just should have kept it simple. My first test was to mark down all codes and pending codes then erase and clear MIL, unplugged the MAF while it was somewhat running with the scanner s... Trouble codes: P1152, 1131 (no definition), 1121 (no definition), 175 (right bank system to rich).
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L third gear gring VIN: 1FTZR15E61
Thanks to all that responded. The 3-4 shift fork was bent and had to be replaced. thanks again to all the responded.
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