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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, intermidate High RPM VIN: 1FPCF15N4H
Customer brought this F-150 in...with compalints of no power at hi speed..a intermidate jerk..a intermidate high RPM (1500) and a slight miss at idle. $ seems to be a issue before I start pulling plugs for a compression check...and removing plenum to...
1989 Ford Probe GL 2.2L Cuts out VIN: 1ZVBT20C7K
I am not concerned with the codes at this time. My main problem with this car is that the rev limiter seems to be kicking in at about 2000 rpm when accelerating. It is causing the injectors to shut off limiting the rpms.I can find only one input from the 4eat ... Trouble codes: 25 (Pressure Regulator Control), 26 (canister purge), 28 (egr), 34 (isc)
1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTHX26G6M
Hi all, this one really has us stumped. Vehicle will shut off when warm (driving down the road), and crank but not start. Fuel pumps (switched) can be heard running (no load) no fuel pressure at rail. Vehicle will start after a ten to fifteen minute wait. This...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMDU32X4R
When this vehicle will not start there is sufficient spark at the plugs, and proper fuel pressure, there is power to the fuel injectors but they are not being pulsed by the PCM. I have come to the conclusion that there is most likely an intermittant open in th...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP5741S
Looking for someone who may have seen this problem before... Our Taurus wagon will die and not start intermittent. The problem happens at idle when the driver window is used. after a few minutes it will start. When the problem acts up we lose fuel pressure. I ...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: 1FDKE30G8T
Proformance seems to drop off about 50mph like it is running out of fuel. I am not seeing fuel trim readings in the positive area but at idle acturally minus figures of(- 7-12 %) il light is on with codes above. 30psi seems like low limit.Is there an output te... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean AF Ratio), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean AF Ratio)
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hi,truck came in it would run for 20 minutes and dye .went through injector and glow plug circuits found no shorts.found bad camshaft sensor replaced cleared codes.replaced dim module same came in this morning vehicle will not start.checked glow plug... Trouble codes: P0340, P1139 (water in fuel indicator), P0603
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L starts and dies VIN: 1FALP653GW
1998 Ford Contue towed into shop, starts and dies. fuel pump noisey, fuel pressure 15-40 at rail. replaced fuel filter, no change replacd fuel pump assy with new ford part, 40 to 42 lbs at rail. same symptons starts dies, checked cam timing exhaust cam off 1 t...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L int lights VIN: 1FTZR15V3X
Hi guy’s, this truck came in with int lights always on. Testing done brought me to the gem module. Replaced the gem module and same problem. When replacing the module the dealer said that some one already replaced it. Door alar light is also on. Supposedly the...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L GEM module VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
Hi Guys, The GEM module chimes 5 sets of 5 chimes after running about 30 seconds. Is this the GEMs way of flashing out trouble codes. This is not the same chime that sounds when the door is open or the seatbelt is unfastened. This is a longer, slower chime. A...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L lights and door locks VIN: 2FMZA53YOY
Intermittenly during the day [several times], The lights and horn will begin flashing, Doors are locked and it acts like the alrm system is going off, This does not have an aftermarket alarm system. The customer has pods lying on the counter when this happens....
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Driverside Window VIN: 1FAFP4045Y
This mustang came in April for a window that would not roll up or down. After pulling the door panel, we found that both up & down guides were bent and the bottom regulator guide was bent. The regulator arm at the front of the bottom glass guide was bent. So w...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMYUOZ181
Customer came to us with a complaint of check engine light on and car misfiring - we found code p301 # 1 cylinder we replaced coil on # 1 Cylinder and test drove vehicle seemed to do ok upon second test drive vehicle started to misfire again code p305 - Compre... Trouble codes: P0305

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1989 Ford Motorhome 460CID Trans temp VIN: 3GQRST5433
All we found is kickdown rod came off---it still kicked down likely via vacuum modulator. Rod only actuates near full throttle. We checked flow---it was a quart in 20 seconds. We found his additional cooling fans between the two coolers-trans cooler and oilcoo...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L all shifts VIN: 1FTEF14Y9T
the customer had the tranny serviced at hyundai for some reason and they put a synthetic but it was hyundia senthetic and it had no markings to say what the fluid was so he went back there and they couldn't tell him if it was compatable or not. so first they g...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Top gear VIN: 2FALP74W2V
It boiled down to checking the operation of the 2 shift solenoids, A & B or SS1 & SS2, first by wathcing the scan tool tell me they were working, checking the resistance of each solenoid (about 26 ohms), manually grounding each one to be sure they were being o...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W1Y
Thanks for all your help guys.Most of you suggested the maf whas dirty our faulty.I don't think a faulty maf can over fuel this type of system.Some of you suggested fuel regulator which whas checked with no fault found.Also mentioned whas the exhaust back pres... Trouble codes: P1138, P1158, P1132, P1152.
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24262
Several great responses, basically there is a restrictor in the egr tube between both sensing tubes for the DPFE sensor. The restictor will move (it is not crimped very well) and block either of the tubes, ours was blocked on the rear one. We had blown air int... Trouble codes: P1405 (DPFE upstream sensor hose off or plugged.).
2003 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU93163
IATN men come thru again!this one is fixed!with the help suggestions-when vehicle came back today pulled on wiring harness near pcm nothing-pulled on it upward-engine started to miss fire- as joe from pa-jeff from cal & matt from texas said wire to #1 ignition... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil a primary/sec circuit fault), P0301 (CYL 1 Missfire detected), Y1, 1.
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNHM82W7X
it has been over a week know & no problems - i replaced the ambient temp sensor. when i checked it with my scan tool it was out about 10 deg from outside temp. i think it was thinking it was to cold outside & turning off the a/c. thanks for all the help- andy
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