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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15N9P
vehicle dose not want to idle smooth especially after it warms up. Also if you drive it at low speeds it shakes and has poor acceleration or if you step into gas easy. If you mash it to the floor it takes off and runs good and also at highway speeds it runs ok...
1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FACP40M4P
We have a 93 Mustang 2.3L. It won't run over 30 mph at WOT. If not at WOT it will get up to about 40MPH. It Hesititates and Almost dies then picks back up over and over at WOT. So far we have had a conveter, new O2, Plugs, Fuel Filter, Tested injectors and cle...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cruise control VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
Had a bad battery connection and lost power to car on way home from work one day. Tried cruise on the way home and it would not work. Up until then it has been fine. Cleaned battery connection and noticed that it still did not work. Checked speed sensor and co...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L No Start VIN: 1B6WC35C6T
This vehicle came to me with the same symptom it has today. Starts fine cold, actually up to about 140 degrees of oil temperature. Above that, if shut off, engine will not start unless starting fluid (yes, I know the danger of using it on a diesel), then it wi...
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L push rod VIN: 1FDLE40E2V
This vehicle is part of a fleet of vehicles that we maintain. Unit came in for lack of power. Icp pressur very low, high pressur oil pump and ipr replace. We took the vehicle on a short test run everything looking good. Replace dog house, buttoned up rest of u...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTHW26F3V
hello again since last time .i checked high oil pressure .with icp unpluged have 750psi .reconnected icp pressure went to 1500 and blew up my hose.replaced icp sensor .truck started ranfor about 10 minutesand died.checked codes got [...] nostart signalfrom ... Trouble codes: 1260 (no start idm signal)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L puttig trans. in gear VIN: 2FMDA5140W
hello iatn pro's- first of all thank you for taking time to read this post. the problem i have is... the customer complains that sometimes , while putting vehicle in gear it will stay in nuetral for a while and then after attemting to put in gear it will go in...
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on, cooling fan stays on VIN: 1FAFP44461
This Mustang came in for an intermittant no start problem. One local shop had replace a fuel pump last month for this problem, The Ford dealer replaced the DPFE sensor next. It came to us on a tow truck. When it arrived we went out with the customer and the ca... Trouble codes: P0135 (HO2 heater circuit), P0141 (HO2 heater circuit), P0155 (HO2 heater circuit), P0161 (HO2 heater circuit), P0401 (EGR flow)
2001 Ford Focus Street 2.0L shift solenoid A VIN: 1FAFP34361
after the car is hot at times while driving the car from a stop it will shift normal until high gear, then the engine will rev but car does not accell, it is as if you shifted into neutral, it eventually bangs into gear and might not do it again for 10 minutes...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L air bag light VIN: 1FMYU04192
The Air bag light flashes several times then stays on solid . all other lights on dash are ok its just the air bag light that flashes then stays on solid
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAFP52V8W
Hey techs.. I have a 98 ford taurus that came in with P0171 and P0174 about 1000 miles ago (ran great). STFT was constantly of 25% and LTFT was at 28%. Diagnosed MAF and dirty injectors. Replaced MAF and R&R injectors for cleaning. After repair cleared codes a... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2)
1977 Lincoln Town Coupe 7.5L Doors VIN: 7Y81A97280
The headlight doors would come open after about 15 mins. I pumped each HL motor individually and they only lost a couple of inches overnight.I also replaced the HL switch. But the check valve was losing about an inch every 5 secs. The part# of it is [...]...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1MEFM55S4Y
have a p0320 cmdtc. vehcile cuts out intermittently. graphed on scanner rpm usually at 2000 rpm range then drops out to 230 rpm then resumes. never dies. only happens for a slpit secound. the crank sensor resistance hot was 380 ohms checked w/ like vehcile sam...

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1986 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU15N7G
Ok guys, I got the vehicle back today, and another tech pulled the EGR off the engine, and replaced it. While they were taking the EGR tube loose from the bottom, it pulled the threads off the valve , and they put a crack in the tube from the intake . After th...
1988 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L Right rear brake VIN: 1FABP534XJ
Thank you for all the help. I found the drums were at min. spec. so I replaced them, but it didn't help. Even though I couldn't see anything wrong with the brake hardware and adjuster on the problem wheel, I replaced the hardware and the adjuster anyway. So fa...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L shifts VIN: 1FTEX14N7R
I think that as most proplr suggested.the TCC slip code put the pcm into a max PSI and caused harsh shifts. as soon as this code was cleared it would shift normal until reset. customer took the truck to another shop that installs reman trans and torque convert...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift solenoid C VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
Replaced Pcm and that fixed the problem. The reply about the ground wire was helpful in diagnosing a bad pcm thanks
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5140T
Thank you to everyone for your input on this problem. After several hours of investigation and trouble shooting, it seems that this vehicle has been corrected. We purchased the camshaft sensor positioning tool in order to align camshaft sensor to syncronizer p... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Sensor Code).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FALP6536W
Hi gang. thanks to all who took time to reply to my post.a special thanks to kenny, John [...], Chris, Sean, Rolfe, Art, Thomas, Angel, and Jeffrey. You were all correct in suspecting the cam timing. it seems the timing belt was inst...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L engine
Thanks to fellow mechanics,with good information.Iwas going to drop it out the bottom,but I was told to take off the nose,is what we did. It took us 24 hrs. I hope the Jasper engine holds up.
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L engine cooling VIN: 1FTNE24L4X
First of all, thanks to Erick, kelly, gary, giuliano, nick, tim, ron, michael, vincent, sam, kevin, donald, tom, sylvain, dennis, jerry, and chris. It was the RADIATOR. Sorry so long to post, but customer continued to drive vehicle with the a/c off so that the...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L speedometer VIN: 1FDAF56FOY
Thanks to all those who replied. One tech in particular was very helpful. He instructed us to disconnect the abs module and measure the AC voltage at the plug of the module from the vss. The AC voltage was smooth and within the specific range. We then hooked t...
1998 International 4000 4800 7.6L Engine VIN: 1HTSCAAM5W
Thanks for the responses from whomever said to pull the oil pan and put pressure in the radiator. The anti freeze leak is very visible (solid drip) from one of the cylinder sleeves. Probably will replace complete engine since bearings are already damamged. Tha...
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