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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...
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start VIN: FFF1F1F111
Hello Ford Gurus. I appologize for the fake VIN, I am trying to diagnose this truck long distance over a bad cell phone connection, so I can attempt to fix it this weekend. Problem seems to be with the fuel pump(s). Truck starts cold and will run all day if yo...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32XXS
hi tecs, this exploder came is several weeks ago, check engine light on INTERMITTENTLY and code po211- profile ignition pick-up erratic, p0214, cylinder id fault, p0461, rpm or vss limit reached-no repair, p0542- fuel pump ckt open-eca to ground/ in memory. pr... Trouble codes: P0214 (cylinder id error)
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Vehicle came in with hesitation and check engine light is on. We replaced camshaft sensor and syncronizer. I suprised that this vehicle is presenting such a problem. However, according to Mitchell, you need a break out box to proceed with diagnosis. Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Sensor Code)
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FTCR14A5T
Customer installed used motor. No spark. Cust installs new pcm an crank sensor No Spark. Tow in. I check On scanner rpm for 2 seconds then not. Inj pulse for 2 sec then not. On Vantage good waveform an good ac voltage from Crank sensor at PCM. PCM not firing c...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FAFP5522Y
stalls when coming to a stop,came in for a mil light on no running coimplaints. after repairing pcv hose and motorvac car left and came back 2 days later dieing at stops. we feel the priblem may be related to the motorvac but we can find no codes. thanks mark

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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34XXR
We are unable at this time to complete the repair. Still researching it. Trouble codes: 332 (558 -), 558.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L MIL Lamp on, Loss of Power VIN: 1FDKE30G8T
I took another look at the MAF today and cleaned and retested the unit. This was the answer. Ran a KOER test with no flags. Road test went well. My lean condition cleared up and the motorhome ran the monitors in nothing flat. I was able to run the needed smog ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Bank 1 Lean AF Ratio), P0174 (Bank 2 Lean AF Ratio).
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Lack of Power VIN: 1FDEE1469V
Thanks to all of you who replied. Several mentioned unplugging all the sensors using the VREF circuit and locating the offending sensor. The vehicle did leave before I received the replies, so I can't verify the fix, however, the customer called and told me it... Trouble codes: P1151 (HO2S Bank 2 Sensor 1 lean).
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L pcm VIN: L4VLB71578
Thanks for all you out there taking the time to check it out. We isolated and found that the Bank one Oxygen sensor was shorted. After installing sensor and checking all electrical parameters, it been running fine for the past 7 days. We wondered why the l...
1997 Ford Aerostar 4.0L air bag light on VIN: 1FMDA31X0V
Sorry for the late fix, its always hard for me to find time to fix my own car! Replacing the clock spring fixed the air bag code 24. It was suggested to use a 2 ohm resistor in the circuit on the harness side (in place of air bag and clock spring). Code went a...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP6536W
After changing the MAF sensor and throttle body positioning sensor, little changed. The problem became less obvious but still there. I took a sample of the fuel and found the smell and appearance to be somewhat odd. It smelled less caustic (if that is the term...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L int lights VIN: 1FTZR15V3X
thanks for all the replies. door switch on drivers side sticking. lube it now its fine. for the charging problem, the battery which is only 4 months old was the problem. every test i did past, but i figured with the interior lite problem that it must of put ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L GEM module VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
8 out of 9 replies had the right idea. The ECS unit(airbag module) sends a signal to the GEM module to produce an audible tone if it detects that the airbag MIL is burned out and there is an airbag DTC present. I checked to see if airbag MIL was working and ...
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Fuel Gauge VIN: 1FTNE24L01
Did not get much help on this one...After going back over all the wiring I decided to drop the tank again and remove the new fuel pump/sender assembly just to double check and make sure that the float did not get stuck on anything. The float was not stuck howe...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRE142X2
Thanks for the 4 replies that I received. What I found was after I did the last repair, I did not reset the computer by disconnecting the battery to reset. After customer drove The van for a couple of days the van ran find. Sorry for waiting so long to close b...
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L 1-3 shift VIN: W5TDJ31024
After doing several sweeps of the tps I found that the voltage sometimes drops while going wot. I replaced the tps and cleared the codes. Test drove good. Thanks for all of the help. Also to Jerry and Lane thanks for pointing the 1-3 shift thing out. First and...
1999 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge, IDLE SURGE-HOT START VIN: 1MEFM50S7X
Two of the replies suggested checking ECT for hot soak high temp when restarting. Checked ECT and found it to be normal. One reply said there was a reflash of PCM available to fix the problem. I sent the customer to the dealer and it appears to be corrected. T...
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