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1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Timing chain VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Hi Guys, I am looking for some help from you state side guys. The explorer engine is a bit of an unknown on the UK. I am having trouble with the timing chain that connects the crankshaft to the jack shaft, I have fitted a new chain and tensioner, but the tensi...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU24XXW
this explorer was brought in for mil light on with no apparent driving/performance problems.the problem that i have with this vehicle is that when i scan for engine data on the obdii global side it shows o.oo volts fixed for all four oxygen sensors. all the fu... Trouble codes: 0133 (upstream heated oxygen sensor circuitbank 1 slow response), 0153 (upstream heated oxygen sensor bank 2 slow response), 1260 (theft detected-engine disabled)

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1986 Ford Bronco II 2.9L Extended crank time VIN: 1FMBU14T76
Low pressure pump was the fix for this one. I'm not sure but I think the high pressure pump [didn't replace it] also should hold pressure but a new low pressure pump kept pressure in the whole system and eliminated the extended cranking time. I think if we had...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14NST
Finally!!! Boy was this a good one. After lots of head scratching and your help this puppy is out of here. Lots of thanks to all you who took the time to help. Dan, Glenn and Jim were very helpful. Fred [...] gets the award though, reach right around and p...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Well, I finally got back to it and I had more miss-fire codes and a bunch of o2 lean codes so I got out the old trusty mirror and flashlight, figuring that I had a vac leak like some of the other members mentioned which would cause these codes. Sure enough goo... Trouble codes: P0300 (random/multi mis fire), P0171 (system to lean bank 1), P0174 (system to lean bank 2), P1131 (insuff switching control valve sensor / lean), P1151 (ho2s b2s1 insuff switching lean mean), P1469 (ac cycle period low).
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U83
hello all at this time the coumester agreeed to replace the oxgen sensor b2s1 and replace massair flow.we have driven the car 75 miles and on code has returend.but scan data pid ltft b2s1 is still higher than we would like it to be!!!ltft now is -2 to -10 ??? ... Trouble codes: P0172.
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2MEBM75F8K
Thank you all for the replies. Ended up that the AC was low on charge. Thanks again for all your timely responses.. Scott
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L unknown VIN: 1FAF2TE63R
Well, the Mercury 'Mistake' is fixed! Thanks for the help I received. It turned out to be the coil. I had all the elements that would allow a vehicle to start, i.e. fuel pressure, injector pulse, etc... The coil's resistance values were within spec., but I cou...
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