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1993 Ford Taurus SHO 3.2L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP54P3P
hello all for techs, help!!!, this car came to us for minor work and a state inspection. in mass. they dyno the cars. no check enngine light and no complaints of poor running. first test had hc at 3.44(max is 1.20) and co at 131.66 (max is 20.00). car has a ch... Trouble codes: 551 (iac ckt fault error), 172 (ego not switching), 411 (rpm out of spec)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
this explorer die at idle when you let of the gas. it also has a very low idle. thanks for any help Trouble codes: 411 (sec. air injection incorrect upstream flow dectected), 412 (fuel inj control modual performance), 611
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDA31XXT
hope somebody can help me with this one. van came in the shop with a intermitent chirping noise on the front end of engine, we remove serpentine belt and the noise is still there, the chirping noise is intermitent but when it does it is really hard to spot it,...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L oil usage VIN: 1FAFP52UYX
This car originally ran hot and engine failed. We sold a Jasper replacement. That engine within a couple of months used oil and smoked- Leakdown and compression test were acceptable- Jasper sent another engine under warranty- this engine did same thing - using...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L wipers VIN: 2FMZA5143X
we have trouble codes ,1446 wiper park senser ckt failure also 1448 wiper park ckt short to ground.mitchell is unclear on testing .the problem is we have high speed only no int,or low or park.we can jump the motor and find high speed only.has any one had this ...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater Core VIN: 2FAFP71W2Y
We have a fleet of Ford vehicles (Crown Victoria's. One vehicle in particular is giving us fits. This one has had 3 heater cores installed. The first one came on mileage 97,462 , the second one on mileage 108,945, the third one on mileage 115,767. The current ...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTYR10CXP
Greetings! This Ranger has been in the shop before with a fuel problem in which a new fuel pressure regulator cured. Now the customer stopped by to inform me that the truck started acting up again. He unplugged the O2 sensor and it smoothed out so he replaced...
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L hydraulic pump motor VIN: 2FMZA524X2
Replaced hydraulic pump motor 2 wks ago. Vehicle was setting code C1096. After replacing unit it worked fine. Went through several ABS stops and made the trac control work. Now 2 wks latter the ABS light is back on and will reset code C1096 hydraulic pump moto...
1989 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2MEBM74F5K
The problem with this vehical, is when warm, it cuts out and almost dies when comes off hard accell then back on throttle.
1991 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MEP46043M
Okay, here we go. The previous owner of the Cougar helped jump-start another car and criss-crossed the jumper cables. The vehicle has not started since. I am getting spark (albeit weak) and there is plenty of fuel, but still no start. I have quadruple-checked ...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Hey guys, had a customer pop in today with a strange problem. He tells me his Marquis has developed a bad miss or it cuts out while cruising. This only happens when he fills the tank and once it has dropped down to about 2/3 full it stops giving trouble, until...
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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1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, SCANNER GOES BLANK VIN: 1FTHX26H3S
The fix was repairing all wires shorted together under the loom covering at the r/rear corner of the transmission for the solenoids. Ford does not make a repair connector with pigtails to splice & customer declined new complete engine harness. I got a termnal/...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTDF1726V
First of all, thanks to all who replied. The pcv valve was cracked as suggested...unbelievable!!! Thanks Stanley [...]. Did not change the lower...
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