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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHX26F8R
this is the bosses truck pulls a horse trailer with it. The last trip out it lost power after driving four or five hundred miles it lost power on hills . No smoke idels good but has a shake till you get it to around 2800 to 3000 rpms then it smoths up fills li...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X3S
This vehicle was brought in for an intake backfire and no power. We've spent days testing everything and trying known good parts. #2 Cylinder shows a constant misfire. We've even tried switching the injectors into different holes.#2 still has a miss.The fuel p...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FALP62W3T
Looks to us like ABS modual is bad, has power to modual circuit, we disconnected all sensors, have checked for short to ground, none found still no reference voltage. so we thought we would ask you Ford Guru's Have these had problems or is there a TSB on this ...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L injection system VIN: 1FDWFE3456
This is a 1996 e350 ambulance package with a 7.3 diesel. The van will start and idle all day , you can rev it up all day and it does fine, as soon as you put it in gear and drive it a 100 yards or so it dies. It will restart immediatley and drive a little agai...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L #5 cylinder VIN: 1FDSS34F8W
test drove truck for a missing concern and found that indeed the truck is missing ,hook ngs up and run cyl contribution test , retrieve dtc p0275 ( #5 cylinder/balance fault ).did injector buzz test and found that #5 injector sounded bad.remove valve cover and...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17W1X
i hope someone has gone threw this before. i fixed the evap wiring, but know i can not get the catalitic converter monitor or the evap system monitor to run, i have driven the wheels off it, and i have done the drive cycle over and over. the owner drives on th...
1999 Ford F-250 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTRF27LL3
This truck will stall while running down the e-way. Some times it will restart immediately and sometimes not at all. It has always started and ran fine when I've looked at it.The exhaust back pressure is less than 1lb. at 2500rpm, fuel pressure is always 32-34...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6637X
This vehicle will intermittently (about every 2 weeks) not start.Usually happens on cold start but not always. The plugs are always wet with fuel...dry them off and engine will start normally for about 2 weeks. All sensor inputs look normal on scan tool...but ...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTRW07L21
this truck has lifter noise on the rh. cylinder head only, and only after hi-way driving, you can drive it all over the city and everything is ok, the oil pressure is always 45lbs or above, the lifters have been changed on rh head and there is no improvement, ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW076X2
Ford does not even have any information on this code. Tried to remove it, it imidiatly comes back. Vehicle seems to run normal. No iformation in Modis or mitchell on demand. Anyone run into this code and what the fix may be?P0405 is not even on record at my lo... Trouble codes: P0405
1994 Mercury Capri 1.6L Release bearing VIN: 6MPLT01Z8R
Car had new clutch originally at 85K because slave cylnder leaked & customer said put in clutch as well. 4 months & 2K later , release bearing is noisy, goes away with just touching pedal. New clutch trio again , no new slave. Have not had to machine flywheel ...
2000 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1M2XV14TXY
any common faults for these vans? wiring diagram shows that there is no computer control of downstream o2 heater,that it gets its power from the same fuse as the upstream,but unlike the upstream that the pcm grounds to turn on , the downstream is just wired to... Trouble codes: P0141, P0325

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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FAPP1284M
Well i had 6 replies, few mentioned do a running compression test,it appears to be a combination of items between fuel injectors, excessive blow by cyl #4, the cam timing was right on. Replace the cat this brought all the numbers down but it still failed the o...
1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVLT22B9R
did not get many repalies with this one, but i scoped the distributor and it seemed good so i repalced the cap and rotor and the cid code went away, and for the stalling problem i scoped the ECT signal, was very poor checked wiring seemed good and repalced the... Trouble codes: 09 (ECT sensor ckt), 03 (Cylinder identification ckt fault).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.5L 1-2 / 3-4 shift VIN: 1FAFP65L1W
I am closing this post because I cant seem to find the problem. I got a reply about checking the vss because ford had a problem with a batch of them so I put the old one back in and tried another one. The only thing I notice thats weird about this problem is t...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1FMZU67EX1
thanks to those who replied.i spoke w\ ford service writer who helps us with our reflashes and was informed that that abs module did not need to be flashed.any way sent customer down the road.thanks to all
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Speedometer VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Thank you very much for the responses. From the information that I have collected the Ford dealer can reflash the PCM for the tire change, but only to certain sizes. So I have to figure out the dimensions of the wheel and tire combination that I want and match...
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