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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR11A4R
Vehicle came to me with a dieing on road complaint. We found bad thermostat, cts, and disconeccted fuel presure regulator, disconected EGR and DPFE. Corrected and drove, customer claimed vehicle had much more power and ran good, tech says it is still very low ... Trouble codes: 332 (EGR valve), 118 (EOT CKT high input)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hoses VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
Mystery to me. Customer came in with a complaint of upper and lower radiator hoses collapsed. Found they were O.E.M and seeing wear on them I replaced hoses started truck and soon as truck was up to temp. they collapsed again. Ran pressure test on cooling syst...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L High idle VIN: 1FTEX14N4S
SES light has remained off since TPS replaced. Vehicle drives OK and runs fine, except for computer enters KOER test while running after start up whether hot or cold. No codes are stored in memory. Power and grounds at computer are OK, 5 volt reference OK. All... Trouble codes: 111 (system pass)
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X9V
The truck came in with codes po113 IAT high, po133 os sensor b1 s1 slow, po443 evap control purge, po1112 IAT inop, po1401 dpfe and po1443 purge evap malfunction. WE replaced the dpfe sensor, purge solenoid, purge flow sensor, repaired broken wire for act sens... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153
1997 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L blower motor VIN: 1FDKE30L0V
truck is a bus with rear ac but it doesnt look like the rear ac is causing the problem.truck came in with a melted relay for the blower motor for the front. replaced blower motor and relays. all looked good till cust came back with the same problem. I checked ...
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42X3X
This is my personal vehicle. I just rebuilt the engine due to leaking head gaskets. Decided to freshen it up and do some modifications. I added higher compression pistons (10.8:1) and new headers. Had the heads cleaned up with a 3 angle valve job. I added a ne...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Surge VIN: 2FMZA5142X
this vehicle has a pronounced surge when the power steering pressure switch opens. this is a normal condition but exagerated in this vehicle - the rpm climbs to 1300 to 1500 rpm. no codes, vacuum leaks or other drivability symtoms are present. fuel trim values...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36S2X
This Ford F-350 came in with a ABS light on and Service Engine light on. Found above codes. Engine runs fine. I have checked for power at the abs ecu and engine ecu and it has 12 volts. Cleared codes and they came right back. Anyone seen similar codes set on t... Trouble codes: P0100 (maf/vaf ckt fault), P0101 (maf/vaf ckt range performance), P0102 (maf/vaf ckt low infut), P0103, P0104 (p0105-), P0105
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L motor VIN: 1FAFP53U72
Hi, This car is driving me nuts. The car( 2002 ford taurus 3.0 ohv Vin U ) came in with a "Chirping noise". Easy enough, change the belt cause that what it sounds like. Chirp still there. Bad belt??? Nope 2 belts same thing. Ok took the belt off eng. started i...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAF56P54
Truck cut off and fuel filter was replaced and truck has not started since.
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM81W1S
This one came in with more than one problem, hesitation in passing gear, stuble on snap throttle. better when warm but still there. MAF reading KOEO was off 9 Hz. Replaced. Now 159 Hx, good. DPFE read 1.2 volts, guys on chat said too high, TSB with new ranges.... Trouble codes: P0402 (excesive EGR)
1995 Mercury Villager 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)
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6242V
customer came in with the vehicle not running - car would start but then die right away. we replaced the converter assembly (3 converters - all plugged). now the car starts and runs but the idle doesn't seem right and the check engine light comes on right away... Trouble codes: P0155, P0161

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1970 Ford Torino Conve 429CID Engine oiling VIN: OH37J20798
Thanks for all the help. I ended up removing the engine. Upon removing the oil pan there was a rather large chuk of paint in the oil strainer. I cleaned out the oil pump and removed the crankshaft and flushed all the oil passages out with brake clean and compr...
1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L oil leak VIN: 1FMCUZZX3M
i want begin by thanking every one that took the time to replie to our problem.well the solution was to replace the timing cover along with the balancer we did not see any physical damage to the cover or the balancer.note their a procedure to torque the timing...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15N8N
Hi all you helpful techs. I have talked to the owner of the 92 F150 and he claims his mileage has gotten better.It is up in the 12range now. I was suprised at all the responces. Most said he was not right about the prior 18-20 mpg, but he is standing firm.One ...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14Y4T
We had our suplier send us another cat since the customer did not want to spend any more money. All has been well since. Thanks to all that helped. I do know that OE is the way to go, but, some customers (most it seems) wont spend the money. Trouble codes: P0420.
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L no check engine lite VIN: 1FALP5357T
thank every tech and for all the replies ,the problem was broken wire by the pcm for check engine lite pin # 2.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP6632W
Thanks for the replies, I was never able to duplicate the problem, we advised customer to stock up on fuses and see what happens, have not heard back from them...Some suggested heated O2 sensors as a possible problem, but it did not appear that these were on t...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FYR14C1WP
Sorry it took so long to post this fix, but it was so intermediate that everytime I tried something I had to drive it for a few day to be sure it was the right fix. I did replace the DPFE sensor from what Kenneth said but it still had the same problem. Brad, G...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall, vehicle dies VIN: 2FMDA5145X
Replaced MAF sensor after removing, inspecting and testing several parts. This replacement fixed the problem. Trouble codes: P0340.
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L cylinder head / driver's side VIN: 1FMPU18L8X
Well guys this one is gone. The customer decided that he wanted to risk a repair to head. His thinking was head replacement so close to engine replacement and the expense involved in either that it was worth his gamble (- stressed to the utmost and documented!...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Timing Belt VIN: 1FAFP6531X
First of all, thanks to all of the responses. Most of you were exactly right. I tried adjusting tension while running and it worked perfectly. The timing belt is riding right in center of the cam gears now. I appreciate the quick and helpful responses. Joe
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP522XX
well guys this car is fixed after replacing pump, relay, and control valve. i could not get this car ever to fail but when i took pump apart there was corosion inside i received a couple of replys concerning sitting over a couple of days like a weekend pump wo... Trouble codes: P0411.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L instrument cluster & other systems VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
This is a long and twisted adventure. The original customer chose not to go any deeper and wholesaled this vehicle. It ended up coming back from the dealer who bought it. They took it to a Ford dealer who told them that they needed to do everything we had alre...
1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEPM6047N
thanks to scott from ca and dick from pa. both had the right fix. i completely removed the upper intake and found that the egr passage was completely clogged where the port meets the tbi. flushed and cleaned entire upper intake and no the car almost stalls whe... Trouble codes: 332 (egr not opening).
1996 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Electronic VIN: 3MASM10J0S
thanks for all your help. the problem ended up being a bad vehicle speed sensor. no codes were stored for sensor, but my tech figured that it was working because the speedometer was working. when we double checked scan data the vss was dead . thanks again.
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