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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMCU22X6N
ran a scan on it and it shows the coolant temp jumping from 11 degrees to 70 and back sporadically. also shows no tps signal even though while running I still have 5 volts present when I check at the tps. tried a self test and said no response. I SUSPECT THE C...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37H8R
Hello gentlemen! Thank you so much in advance for your help! We have this box van that is going into full egr mode intermittently after it gets hot. Another shop installed a new evr, but that did not fix it. The egr valve is being actuated because it is getti... Trouble codes: 334 (evp ckt high)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, SCANNER GOES BLANK VIN: 1FTHX26H3S
Symptoms are no data/communication. My scanner goes blank when key is turned on to run position. SES is on engine has very little power, black smoke out exhaust. I checked all fuses, fuse links, and still scanner goes blank when I turn key on. I disconnected t...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Right Front Inner Axle VIN: 2FTDX18W9V
Greetings, I have a 1997 Ford F150 4X4 with the non-Dana IFS Differential setup. The truck was hooked in with a right lower ball joint broken. When the joint broke she broke the inner axle out of the front diff. housing. The outer drive axle bolts to this inne...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146W
does the intake warp or get that cruded up that it wont move at times ?? is there a way to adjust cam sensor, can new one be bad ,, napa part? Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor malfuction), 1513 (intake control runner bank 2 closed)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Starting, Battery VIN: 1FAFP553S0
As said 2 weeks ago we replaced battery as it tested bad, now 2 weeks later we get a call from pissed off customer that they have the same problem as before (no-start) We went out to customers house and jumped started and brought back to shop. All good with ba...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXF46F41
I have gone and checked these codes in my books and ran the flowcharts and everything looks good. The last thing I tried was replacing the IDM. The resistance on the #4 inj. was 2.9 ohms. The resistance ont the harness on both the high and low from the inj to ... Trouble codes: P0270 (Inj Circuit Low 4 Cyl), P1274 (4 High to Low Open)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Compressor VIN: 1FTZR15E91
This 2001 Ranger has a condition where the A/C compressor cyles on for a split second and off again once every couple of seconds, making for poor A/C performance and a rolling idle when idling in Park or Neutral. This ONLY happens with the engine warmed up in ...
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Engine VIN: 1FAFP38381
Hey guys. I have a car here that I am not 100% sure if its normal or not. This is the first Focus I've seen. This car does not have a coolant temp sensor, but has a cyl head temp sensor. What the customer's complaint is that the light on the dash right above t...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Speedometer VIN: 1LNHM82W0X
I got a 99 Lincoln T/C.Customer got a ticket for 55 in 50 mph zone, she swears she was going 50.Hooked up my scanner [modis]no codes.I test drove car with scanner looking at mph,scanner showed 55mph and vehicle speedo showed 50.Customer brought car to dealersh...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L Hydraulic Cooling Fan VIN: 1LNHM86S7Y
Vehicle came in overheating. When the engine is running, the hydraulic fan motor is siezed, the fluid gets very hot and the system becomes noisy. The fluid looked like a strawberry milkshake so we flushed the system and bled it. When the engine is turned off,...

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1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L nox VIN: 1FACP52U3L
thank to all my fellow brother this was a simple case that we just overlooked. solonoid was bad... installed new solonoid and nox reading came down..
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52V5V
Sorry for the late response. After many hours of pulling my hair out and chasing wires. Being a used car dealer not much information was given finally found the other person that worked on vechile and put used motor in didn't change over the wiring harness to ... Trouble codes: P1451 (EVAP System vent control valve Fault), P0460.
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP59S02
i want to thank everyone that replied to my help request.the customer picked up the car, and will probably go to the dealer. i,ll make sure i find out what they come up with, and post it later. thank you jim
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L ABS module/pump VIN: 1FTRE14233
The relay must be inside ABS ECU.. Install new ECU problem gone. Just like the cheys...
2002 Lincoln Blackwood 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 5LTEW05A92
Thanks to all the replies. Nick and Glen were right on the money to the problem. I have lost compression to the cylinder as a result of the valves. I am waiting to hear from the customer to see if she wishes to pursue the repair. This one was a learning experi... Trouble codes: P0307 (Misfire 7 cylinder).
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S9T
we determined that the computer needs to be replaced , but the customer refused to spend the money to repair the car. thanks to all the people who responded with help! Trouble codes: P0443.
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