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1985 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10A4F
This truck runs poorly on startup, goes into Closed Loop (after 30 seconds on cold startup), then after another 60 seconds drops into Open Loop and begins to run very badly. During that initial 90-second running period, the idle quality steadily improves. Cycl... Trouble codes: 84 (KOEO EGR Vent Circuit Failure), 42 (KOER System Always Rich), 13 (KOER Idle RPM Out of Spec), 34 (KOER No EGR Flow)
1988 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L inertia switch VIN: 1FMEU15N1J
Pick up truck from another shope it had no power at fuel pump. replaced inertia switch and fuel pump,.same problem.
1995 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L epc VIN: 1FTCR15X65
Need a little advice on this one. Automatic engages,upshifts and downshifts harshly. No codes gathered. I told customer it "could" be a physically sticking EPC solenoid.(would i be correct in this assumption). Problem is, that i'm not 100% sure if replacing EP...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJ534H5S
This vehicle will not exhibit any problem what so ever on local drives for any amount of time. However, when vehicle is driven to Vegas on hot day after a few hours of driving vehicle will lose power sputter and die. It will be hard to restart sputter then die...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1721V
truck has tip in hesitation and will stall intermittantly also will have hard start and poor accel sometimes not in all cases
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)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
hello all,vehicle was towed in a no-start.had spark and compression.suspect cam timing off.tear down front of engine.found timing belt idler pulley disentegrated.verified cam timing off.lined up camshafts inserted tool in end of cam.inserted crank loca... Trouble codes: 1393 (ehxuast camshaft retarded)
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM81W6V
thanks guys in advance! this car came in on the tow truck. customer says just died on the freeway and sounds like it has no compression. tried to start. sounds like absolutely no compression did compression check #5 -- 40 #1 -- 40 #6 -- 20 #2 -- 20 #7 --...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L 4 wheel air suspension VIN: 5LMFU28A8Y
Hello, Techs!! This Navigator came in for Rear suspension dropped down. I found a broken hose connection by driver side fender and replaced it. Now Suspension is pumped up, but not evenly. Right side is much higher than left. I think problem is rear. I got in ...

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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.0L all dash lights coming on VIN: 2FMDA51U3T
The vehicle has not returned for repair yet... I am following the advise given from other members. I will be replacing the ignition switch, and key cly, as soon as the customer returns... Thank you for your help
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L PW, Radio,Interior lights,Speedo VIN: 1FALP52U2T
As I mentioned in my help request I had already tried a new TRS(neutral safety switch), but thanks for the replies. Special thanks to Stuart [...] for sending me to the drivers side inner fender. After removing the harness cover I...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W5W
Thanks to all who helped me on this one. After reading all the help mail I went back to the truck and waited for the misfire to return. I found that when there is no spark about three seconds later the fuel injectors get turned off on cyl. 3&5. The misfire was... Trouble codes: P0352, P0303, P0305.
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Moan Buzz VIN: 1FTSX31LU3
I would like to thank all of you that replied the common idea was a problem with the IAC valve and that is what we replaced with a ford part and indeed we can [...] this one a fix...Thanks
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