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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X25
vehicle came in with a no start. after replaceing fuel pump and filter, it had a check engine light on with an o2 code and the o2 was dead. we replaced the 02 sensor. customer drove vehicle and complained about a surge at 40mph cruise. felt like a lean miss fi...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
hello we have here a 1996 ford explorer that blows the 30 amp pcm fuse once a week it had a egr and a 02 code we repaired both if those the truck still blows the fuse.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Stall, no power
helo this truck has got me stumped it has no power.i have tried everything icould think of. fuel pres. is good.exaust and intake are free.i felt it was a timing isue.iswped coil pack cam sensor no change.i checked timing chain no slack.one other symptom it pop...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTZF1725W
Truck came in with P0301 found tracking in boot for #1 replaced plug and wire. No Inprovement tested comp # 1&2 equal @ 170 did injector pressure drop #1&5 equal. Scoped injector patern For voltage and current patterns compared to #2 appear the same when stack... Trouble codes: P0301
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR10C0X
This vehicle will idle at about 720-750 rpm and then slowly increase to 950 rpm. The desired rpm pid counts up in small increments from 720rpm about every 5 seconds and stops at 944rpm. Any throttle movement returns it to normal idle. Customer reports this has...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on, POOR IDLE WHEN COLD VIN: 1FMZU73EXY
This vehicle came to me from a business neighbor. He complains that when cold, the engine is hard to start. He says that it cranks OK but when it fires it blows excessive black smoke for about 1-2 mins . When the weather is colder the problem is worse.I only g...
2000 Ford F600 7.3L Lack of power VIN: 3FDNF656XY
This one lacks power to accel at any time (lack of power under load). Also noted intermittent "popping" sound from engine compartment when trying to accelerate under load. the lack of power IS NOT intermittent. There is a SMALL fuel filter by the LARGE (main)...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on, EXTENDED CRANK VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
First I would like to say thankyou in advance, and I know not much at all about Diesels. There is 1 more code, it is P0541-manifold intake air heater. When you go to start this beast up in the morning it does not want to start unless you plug it in for a while... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef signal not detected), P1316 (injector circuit/idm codes detected), P0266 (cylinder 2 contribution/balance fault), P0275 (cylinder 5 contribution/balance fault), P0470 (exhaust back pressure sensor circuit malfunction), P1211 (icp pressure above/below desired)
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTEF24F4Y
I have A power stroke that is very difficult to start first time of the day. After it does start and runs for more than a minuet it will start right up the rest of the day. Three weeks Ago I had replaced the # one injector (not fueling). I have let truck sit f...
2002 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 12R2358843
hi tech i have this vehicle came in with check eng lite on code p0125 insufficient coolant temp for closed loop.check coolant normal, pid data showed normal can some one help me with this problem . thank you. Trouble codes: P0125
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNLM81W2V
Hi everyone, Ive got a car here that has got me stumped. When going slowly(5 mph or less) the ABS kicks activates as soon as you touch the brakes. Dosnt act up untill speed drops. Tech line said that most of the problems were with wheel speed sensors and that...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge VIN: 1LNHM97V4Y
This 2000 Lincoln Cont. 4.6L has a bad surge/buck at 25-30 mph to about 60 mph. Customer states that it runs fine on the x-way. It feels like a driveline vibration to me. There is no trouble codes and the data looks normal. Hopefully someone has seen this prob...

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1988 Ford Mustang 5.0L oil pump drive shaft
Thanks for all the replies...all of you said the same thing. Using grease, loctite, tape, peening the shaft, and a few more inventive ways using brass tubes or vacuum hose. I went with loctite and dropped the dist. in. Got her to fire up just to find the throt...
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L speedometer VIN: 1FTHX25H5N
I got 8 replies, very helpful, we checked the ac output from the vehicle speed sensor. it was ok. we then pulled the speedometer from the dash, checked the powers and grounds. ok. put the speedometer back in, now the speedometer works, the odometer works, but ...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X0T
At this point customer has gone with replaceing the 2o2 sensor although as most of you feel haveing 2 02 senosors fail is high unlikely. I did not know about the problems with the intake mainifolds (plastic) I did check for them and other vacuum leaks thank yo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Mechanical VIN: 1F34ER5G4V
Hello all, I apologize,but it looks like i am not getting back this bus anytime soon.Thank you for all your help.
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Surge VIN: 1FTYR1OCOX
I am closing this post and will re-open a new help request with more current information. This truck is not fixed yet. I did get access to another year model ranger with a similar system and lab scope checked a few circuits. The results were identical to what ...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L same VIN: 2FMZA55451
It was a crap shoot but we got this one...it was the canister vent valve.Replies were inconclusive but I can understand why.It wasnt like the contours head ache...it would fill but not Quite wide open .Thanks to those who replied,I appreciate your time. swinny
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P31
Well I may have got lucky on this one. While I had the cam sensor sign wave on the scope the voltage line went flat. I checked all my conections and everything was good still a flat line. I walked to the desk to get the work order and as I was walking back to ... Trouble codes: P0340.
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oilpan VIN: 2FTRX07273
Thanks for all the help I removed the cab to r and r the pan it made it very easy. It took 7 hors total but the job paid 10.2 thanks again
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L park assist VIN: 1LMNHM82W3
As it turns out after the radar sensor is replaced it has to be calibraded. However when the radar sensor was removed the wires to the distance sensors were put on the wrong sensors(the right wires on the left sonsor, & the left wires on the right sensor).So w...
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