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1998 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L high idle on decel VIN: 1FAFP47V9W
This car exhibits a high idle condition on decel, whether moving or not. When idling, PCM will command about 18% IAC to maintain around 900 RPM. If throttle is cracked, PCM will command around 50-70% and hold idle at 2000 RPM for 3-5 seconds, then return to 18...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L interior lights come on erratic while driving VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
interior lights come on while driving erratic. no door open light on the dash when this is happening. most of the time they come on when hitting bumps, but not always. this is a very erratic problem, lights will sometimes blink on and off, sometimes stay on fo...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L oss VIN: 1FTNX20S4Y
Transmission shifts slightly higher into 2nd upon first series of shifts, sets codes P0720-Output Speed Sensor CKT Fault and P0722-Output Speed Sensor No Signal. Upon first shift series, there is no output speed sensor reading(on the MODIS) until trans shifts ...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30F91
Hello I am in need of some information I have this pu with power stroke diesel 7.3l it sets a engine running code of P0476 EX. PRESS CONTROL VALVE. I have my engine training manual for 6.0 & 7.3l but knowhere can I this valve is this this the same as the exhau... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust PRESSURE Control Valve malfuction)
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oilpan VIN: 2FTRX07273
I have a question I was wondering if anyone had ever removed and replace a oil pan in this truck with a 4.2. The pan was cracked in a accident. I have the upper intake off and the engine as high as it will go with a screw post the pickup tube is off and the cr...
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18LX3
Came in with check eng. light-scanned for codes and came up with the PO133 and PO135 for oxy. sensor. After replacing sensor test drove and checked again. Now has come up with code PO1131-Lean Bnk1. Smoke test found no leaks at intake as of now. also changed f... Trouble codes: P0133, P0135, P1131
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited 3.0L airbag system VIN: 1FMDK06195
Airbag lamp is flashing a code 57 after repairs were completed. I do not have a description for this code. I cannot access the Restraints Control System on this CAN system with my updated NGS (CAN VIM plus cards). Hickok does not have a quick answer or reason ...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1L1FM81W6X
limo idle fine ,cel on, o/d lite on and flashing w/scan tool it must have 15 codes , and codes will not clear idle fine will not rev up back fire and stalls repl all injector,fuel pump ,fuel reg.fuel system was full of rust & water clean fuel system flush fuel...
1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEPM6047N
this is my week for drivability i guess. this one is making me feel really stupid. code 332 while driving stays on till you restart car. checked pfe found melted hose. replaced hose and sensor. tested egr applied vac. engine stumbles, but not as much as it wou... Trouble codes: 332 (egr not opening)
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Hesitation, Stall, hard start VIN: 4M2DV11W75
Hiyah guys. Been a while. This Merc came to me with a hesitation and MIL on. Upon retreiving codes found code 33. With scan tool in, I drove around and did notice a rather lathargic accel. Watching the O2, I noticed that it went lean when throttle was open abo... Trouble codes: 33 (O2 sensor or circuit problem)

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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L 2-3 shift solenoids and vss VIN: 2FMDA5147S
Thanks for your sugestions I have solved the problem. Ford used two different sensors in that year, the customer replaced the O.E. with a used transmission, before we put in the Jasper unit. The speed sensor on the used unit was transfered to the new unit. It ...
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L abs module VIN: 1FALP62W3T
Hi , we didn't get many responces on this one but we did get quality information, did the recommended tests, replaced the box with a used one for $25.00 works fine now! thanks to all! John
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5145T
I forgot to include in my original note that I had all ready checked the EGR ports in the intake manifold area. Thanks to every one that reminded me about that. The problem ended up being solved by replacing the defective ignition coil pack. Trouble codes: P0300 (Randam cylinder missfire), P0340 (Camshaft sensor code).
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L oil usage VIN: 1FAFP52UYX
after performing leakdown on this second engine we found #6 had 50% leak once again we are trying another engine. performed leakdown on the new engine all were less than 2% hopefully this is our last attempt with this. the only good byproduct of this ordeal is...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Theft /PATS VIN: 1FAFP4Q46Y
Thanks for the info...sent to dealer to have keys programmed to new transceiver.
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1MELM55U8S
I purchased a used abs unit from the junk yard and installed it ,bled all the brakes and all is well thanks to all...
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