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1992 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FACP74W5N
Car runs poorly. Scan to find above codes. Scan data shows both o2's at .02 -.04 volts plugged in or unplugged. Mass air shows 0.0. Check mass air as per the ford flow charts, and the dreadded replace ecm. Installed the break out box to double check. confirmed... Trouble codes: 172 (136 -), 136 (157 -), 157
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTHS24Y4P
truck made it to drive way. Customer said started running rough, finally cut off at driveway, Hard to restart. Had several codes set, 113,118,123,126,334,337. Found harness to coolant sensor burnt, replaced sensor & repaired harness, replaced gas fouled spark ... Trouble codes: 113 (intake air sensor), 118 (coolant temp sensor), 123 (throttle pedal position), 126 (coolant temp sensor), 334 (knock sensor), 337 (crankshaft position sensor)
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L O/D Light VIN: 1FDJ37F0SN
After the customer picked up the vehicle, they noticed that the O/D light would come on after driving a short distance. It never came on before the transmission was rebuilt. We took it back to the Trans shop and they said everything checked out OK, that it had...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTZF1821W
the truck runs good most of the time but it will start to misfire and stays misfiring for a while. we were concerned about injectors so we cleaned them. same problem. remember thisis intermittent. we ohmed injs. and they are all the same we pulled plenum and w... Trouble codes: P0306 (misfire 6)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L traction control light VIN: 2FMZA514XW
Vehicle has code C1106 T/C Disable Switch CKT Short/B+ Checked for short to B+ on circuit 960 Checked for short to Ground on circuit 960 Tried a different ABS module Reflashed Pcm as per bulletin 98-5-11 Code keeps on coming back Mitchell on Demand does not l...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L pump VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
this vehicle came to my shop with no power steering assist. power steering pump was low on fluid, so i checked for leaks. found a leak in the plug on the bottom of the steering rack. i repaired the leak and topped off the fluid. the power steering worked ok ot...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L battery goes dead VIN: 1FMPU16L2Y
Im testing draw (I'm aware of the need for module timing out) with a 1 ohm resistor in series with negative cable and using a Fluke on DC Volts scale--- Im getting .030 v which should translate to .030 amps of draw. My question is)) I forget my math!! Is .030 ...
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)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP532X1
fuel gauge stays at full even when unplugged I can slosh the tank and watch the sending unit fluctuate with my ohm meter but gauge doesn't move I am hopping that someone else has had to deal with this situation before and can help and also this car has some ru... Trouble codes: 460 (fuel level sensor)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L control head VIN: 1FAHP56S91
The complaint was after sitting for a while the radio was inop and the climate control was blowing from defrost while the entire display was blank. I pulled the control head and smacked the head and then it worked fine. Replaced the control head with a used on...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Control Head VIN: 1LNFM82W1W
2 weeks ago the customer came in and we found that the fuse had blown that powers the a/c control panel. A new fuse was installed and everything worked as it should. The car just came back. The A/C control panel(head) fuse has blown again. It looks like the r...

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1977 Ford F-250 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: F25JUZ0713
Tried a total of (4) Tomco carbs, ALL had same problem. After almost 3 weeks of waiting, Carquest managed to come up with a Carb remanufactured by Holley, and all is well. Bottom line: (and I'm not alone in this opinion) Tomco carbs are JUNK! Also, the Holley ...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X25
The concensus for my lean run condition was the DPFE sensor. I was in such a hurry I just installed one and it did cure the problem. I was always under the impression if the DPFE sensor was to fail the egr wouldn't open at all. Some suggested the MAF was the p...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP113XW
Gentlemen, I believe it is safe to presume this vehicle is fixed as it has not returned going on two weeks. One reply I got was that the flat bar (special tool) required to properly align the twin cams on this engine will go in rather hard. It is intended to... Trouble codes: 1381 (overadvanced cam timing).
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Temp Guage VIN: 2FMDA5243X
Im sorry for the late fix. It was the grounds going to the motor from the body. I never did find the sending unit. But Jack from Jacks Auto in Franksville WI. Help with the fix. The ground from the firewall was green at the block. I cleaned it and all the ecm ... Trouble codes: P1117.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering VIN: 2FMZA5147X
Hello Techs, Didn't get to see this one through. The customer traded it in on a new one. We got a lot of good responses; seems quite a few have had problems with these. Bleeding the air out is a problem. Ford has a bullitin outlining bleeding proceedures. Inst...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L engine VIN: JCOYUO4IY1
Thank you everyone, The fault was the dpfe vacum sensor situated below the egr. I replaced the dpfe and the customer has not come back so it seems all good. I re-set the fault code again no light on as so far.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Well Nick from Ohio nailed this one! After talking to the customer, I found out he liked to fill the tank right to the lid. So for the last few weeks he's just been rounding up to the next dollar when he fills it and all is well! Customer is very happy for not...
1996 Mercury Villager (Van) LS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 142DV11W2T
I can't say that this van is fixed. The Fuel presure was in the spec KOER, dropped 2 PSI after two hours of engine off, plenty of volume, and almost doubled when pinched off return line. The spark KV was 25-30 on spark tester at coil wire and each plug wir...
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