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1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L speedometer VIN: 1FTHX25H5N
any help would be appreciatted.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15N9P
vehicle dose not want to idle smooth especially after it warms up. Also if you drive it at low speeds it shakes and has poor acceleration or if you step into gas easy. If you mash it to the floor it takes off and runs good and also at highway speeds it runs ok...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38G5S
Hi there, this F350 has been sitting for months while we yanked the engine for rebuilding the cyl heads, finally got it back in during our slow time and now it does not start, no spark, no coil pulse,ive gone over all the wiring and nothing is left loose, crim...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Owner complaint of CE lamp on, with no drivability concerns. Scan shows code P0171 lean bank 1. STFT +5 to -5% both banks. LTFT +12 to +18% idle, +5 to +9% cruise. I notice no drivability concerns. I removed MAF sensor & elements were covered with fuzz on inle... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Truck came in running rough, Found melted front right harness connector going into valve cover, replaced valve cover and installed complete used harness. Truck runs fine then just starts cutting out bareley runs and will stall. Service engine light comes on wh... Trouble codes: P0603 (Internal Control Module Kam Error)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L abs module VIN: 1FALP52U5V
"abs" light goes on & off while idling in park & sets codes. wheel speed data on scanner ok while driving.
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FTZR15X4W
truck came in with most accessories not working, tryed to scan the gem module and got no commucation. tested aldl wire per mitchell and i had a dead gem module. replaced the gem module and now all of the accessories work fine (windows ,dome lights, 4x4) but th...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Unknown VIN: IFALP
We had a 1998 Taurus come in. It drives & shifts fine. Problem is when you come up to a stop sign, sit for a second and take off, you cant go at all, like you are in neutral. If you shift to reverse or park and then back to drive, you can take off with no prob...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L brake pedal VIN: 2FTRX18W3X
Customer came into the shop with a complaint of a low brake pedal. The customer himself replaced abs unit and the master cylinder. With still a low pedal. The truck was sitting not driven for about a year. We replaced brake rotors on the front and rear. Replac...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L same VIN: 2FMZA55451
This thing is'nt like a contour or mistake...@ about 10 or 15 litres it will kick the nozzle off.The vent valve,canister and filter box all flow smoke and shop air but with them disconnected it will fill!The vent valve will cycle and theres been no ses.Filler ...
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W3V
HI everyone and thanks for any and all help. Don't have a lot of info to share here. Stall on decel is very intermittent maybe two times per week. No codes current or in memory. Checked archives,found a couple possibilities. One was a tsb to do with evap syste...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L lighting control modual VIN: 2MEFM7542X
intermitent clicking relay sound coming from lighting control modual

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1986 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FDKE30H7G
The beast lives! Taking the advise of most of those that replied, I checked the choke and accelerator settings first. Choke was right on, but the accel pump was not even close to being set correctly. Even though the pump stream looked good, it was not retracti...
1986 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L cruise control VIN: 2FTHF2619G
Well I didn't get any good replies on how to test the amplifier, so I rechecked a few things ,dump valve, switches, speed sensor, wiring going through firewall, vacumm supply, brake switch, all work ok, except for being able to wiggle the steering wheel and ch...
1992 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L engine VIN: 1FAQCP5545
Thanks to all the people who answered my call for Help, they pointed me in the right direction. I removed the back valve cover to find that the #3 cylinder pushrod on the exhaust valve side had come out from underneath the rockerarm contact point. Some how t...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDKE37H8R
Thanks SO much to all of those who replied! Although none provided the exact fix, all responses got our creative juices flowing in order to determine a correct and timely repair. Also, all responses lead to a greater understanding of the system. The fix is a... Trouble codes: 334 (evp ckt high).
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Reverse engagement VIN: 1FT3W36G25
Thanks to Scott, Pierre, Sherman & Lane. Good responses from all. Scott & Pierre informed me of a kit that I was unaware of. (Superior #K 043) I knew of the problem that the kit addresses. I just didn't know of the kit. Thanks. However I didn't actually use it...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMDA41X3S
We finally had to let this one go. Further diagnosis was not an option for us nor the customer. Thank you all for your ideas.
1999 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Accessories VIN: 4M2ZU55P3X
Thank you all for the remote program. sorry i did't close this request 2 weeks ago it sliped my mind 'thanks again'
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