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1993 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAPP6242P
Hi Guys, this car came down a long hill and at the bottom the idle went to 2000 rpm. This is a Tech 1. O2 voltage is .7, short term fuel trim is 2-20%. No vacum leaks I can hear or see. I checked for dirt on the MAF sensor which is OK. I pulled the IAC and no ...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP653XV
Ok so now sence this is my Pastors car i now get it Gave them mine til i can get this ford fixed, i cleared code and it sets a MAF code pending po103 with in 5 minutes, the main problem is car start well but when idling if you give it gas really slow at about ... Trouble codes: P0171
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L blew sparkplug VIN: 1FTNW21S4X
Truck came in with spark plug blown out of cylinder #2 tip of spark plug was bent over and all the threads striped in cylinder head . Any ford guys out there that might know why this happend?is this a common problem with these engines?
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1764X
Hello fellow techs, and thank you for your time. I have this expedition that is driving everyone I talk to to drink.In the last year I have replaced the passenger coil pack 4 times. Yes, I said 4. They all crack on top. The mounting plate is as flat as a panc...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF17261
Customer said this truck was fine on Saturday afternoon when he drove it but when he got in it Saturday night when he started it the od off light began to flash and the MIL light came on and the truck ran very poorly. When he brought it to me the MIL light was...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10U42
Hello all, misfire at idle with fuel being subtracted long term. Have no codes but this has been going on for 9 months so its time to fix this truck. Cleaned MAF and brought the LTFT down to -8% so it goes in the right direction but the idle is still very roug...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
I Don't have any information on 04 model or any wiring diagrams no vacuum leaks found maf sensor replaced with known good part Trouble codes: P1101
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Cranking Circuit VIN: 1LNLM91V7V
Starter only clicks and turns about 2 degrees a click will not stay engaged continues to click the entire time key is in start position. Seems like there is not enough current to hold the relays engaged. Would any one have an idea what would cause this?
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 142DV11W2T
Customer brought in for stall at stop signs with air on. I found that cooling fan was not working and compressor would build 400-500 psi before shutting down. Replaced cooling fan and ac is good now. The stalling is better but still kind of surges to a stop....

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1967 Ford mustang 289CID timing advance VIN: 7R03C20875
Thanks to Troy, Jeremy, Matt, Al, Chris, George, David, Jim, Kent, Nick and Alisha, Bill, Mike, Alex, and Art. The overwelming response was 36 degrees of total advance. This is the proceedure I used and the customer said the car has never run better. Thanks al...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L compressor VIN: 1FTCR14T6J
kudos to alfred [...] and james from arizona. all mentioned too slow of an idle could cause this problem and suggested cleaning the throttle body. it was dirty so i cleaned it and idle was higher and now a/c compressor stays engaged. thanks to ...
1988 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel pump relay VIN: 1FMEE11N7J
i liked the ides on the relay to close fuel pump relay but! truck was towed back to shop no start. this time no pip no start and fuel pump could be made to run still no start. i had install new moduel and pick up last april. tryed just a moduel change no go. r...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L fuel pump VIN: 1FTEF15NXJ
Thank you to all who replied after much deliberation by the customer they finally gave me the OK to install a new ECM and this took care of the problems.
1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L starter VIN: 1FACP45E8N
this fix was very simple, i guess too simple. the first person to replace the selenoid attached the pull in and holdin wire to battery positive. this a.m. looking at the selinoid i thought what good is a diode suppressed selenoid if both wires are hooked to th...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cruise control VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
The problem turned out to be the module. Ohmed out the wiring and checked voltage in all the right places but it seems the module went bad when I tried to make the cruise work with a bad battery connection. Must have spiked the module. Thanks for all the repli...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHW26F7T
Rick and charles in Northern Cali, Phillip [...], and Ray in N. Carolina, Thank You!! \ There were some others that replied,,thanks to you also, As I had originaly said I am not ignorant to the systems on the power stroke but this problem with the glow pl...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTNE24VHB
Thanks to all who helped. I did a back pressure test at the egr tube, I had 6psi at idle. I retest after removing the up stream o2 sensor and had less than 1/2 psi. Just to confirm I tested once more with upstream in and the down stream o2 out. The presure was... Trouble codes: P1408.
1997 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4045V
Thanks for all the replies and I am sorry that I did not post a fix the customer was out of town and i was waiting for authorization from him. After checking and triple checking all of the things that would cause rich codes I gave up on it being anything mecha... Trouble codes: P0175.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
2000 Mustang Engine viberation repair It seems that Ford made two different 3.8 motors, an AK 530 or SK 530 BA motor, and a AK 530 or SK 530 AA motor. The BA motor is internally balanced, and the AA motor that was externally balanced. The AA motors fly...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U72
Well thanks for all the input and ideas, I did install a new harness and the problem seems to be fixed. I mean I drowned this thing with water, drove it and drowned it again, with no reoccurance of the symtoms. I did order that Audi magic goop that was suggest...
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