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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT22B9R
hello fellow tech this probe came in with a stalling complaint, customer told us that it has a used engine in it . i could not get it to stall but it does surge/ idle rough. and the codes found are listed. has anyone seem this before. also i noticed the FPRC (... Trouble codes: 09 (ECT sensor ckt), 03 (Cylinder identification ckt fault)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L inititial engaugement VIN: 1FALP52UXR
Hello all, I have my own taurus here. The car if sets a while can have a slow initial engaugement but not all the time. Then it drives fine until you get to a stop and acts like it goes into neutral. I checked all the tech mails and found some extremely helpf...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Pressure valve? VIN: 1FALP52U2S
Customer stated that he wanted rear brakes inspected and replaced if necessary. Upon inspection, both rear brake rotors rusted beyond salvage, and both rear calipers seized, meaning they would not move when brake pedal depressed. Disconnected steel lines from ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1A2B3C4D9G
thank's in advance for any input.what normally is an easy job has become a nightmare.vehicle came in with cel iluminated and p0171/p0174.also rough run at idle. every one will say clean maf and reset kam right.i did and all was well for about 15 min.short term... Trouble codes: P0171 (system lean bank one), P0174 (system lean bank two)
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FAFP71W3Y
Only when cold, if you go full throttle from dead stop it falls on it's face and pops through the intake, if you drive this thing normal for about two minutes then it's perfect. This is a police interceptor package. We tried a new m.a.f. sensor and i.a.c. valv...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L 1--2 shift VIN: 1FTRX17L8Y
I rebuilt this transmission,it was it continues to set this code,p0781 1-2 shift error.I removed the trans.inspected everything,all appears to be fine.HELP! thanks Andy
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...
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?

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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L od light VIN: 2FTJW35M1P
thanks for the help and replies. installed new ford solenoid pack part# [...]. test drove so far 10 miles and alls well. no harsh shifts and no blinking od light. thanks again!
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FALP52U5S
Thanks for everyones input unfortunately this problem was my own fault. there was a ground wire comeing out of the main harness(firewall passenger side) that had somehow got tucked back in to the harness so all that showed was a loop of wire.I pulled on it and...
1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L master cylinder VIN: 2FMDA5141V
After sending this to the dealer for an electronic bleeding which never helped we decided to replace the front wheel speed sensor that was setting a code to no avail either. I then priced out the HCU. It was a bone rattling 2200 bones so we decided to try a us...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 6.8L Harsh shifts VIN: 1FBS53156W
Well the Transgo shift kit did do the job. I wish I could give the details but I can't since I wasn't the one working on it. Thanks for the responses.
1999 Ford Windstar 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FMDA51UXW
All you guys who responded were dead on with this one. The valve cover kit from Ford fixed the vehicle. It also has degrading (oil soaked) vacuum lines so they were replaced. The only thing that wasn't done was the programming. Seems to be OK for now. If it re... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 3FAFP66L6X
Thank you all for your helpful suggestions. The fix, after all the sophisticated troubleshooting that was performed, was cleaning the injector assembly with Proclean aerosol. I did not believe it either when the technician suggested it. So it goes! Thank you a...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1764X
I want to thank every tech that came to my help. This truck is running but I am giving up on it. Most said to check the wire harness for cracks, some said to check the bracket for warps, some had advice that did not apply to this vehicle, all the same thank yo...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Door Locks, Radio, Interior Light, Electric Window VIN: 1FTNW21LX2
Got Er Done, Long and lengthy, but never the less fixed. Rechecked grounds and connections all were great. A special thanks to Scott [...] for all their help also.. Jake seemed to know this system well and Scott was also familiar with it...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L compressor VIN: 1LNLM97V5T
Well, after working on several other vehicles, I got back on this and checked my help responses. Kenny from New Jersey hit it on the head w/ the low pressure switch being no good even though I had voltage across it. Installed and compressor kicked on. It's the...
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