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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: 1FTCR10A4N
We have this ranger that will not go over 50 mph. When it comes close to 50mph it starts to loose power and "missfire". I'm not sure if it is actually a missfire. It can be duplicated on the dyno, and the emissions are very good until it starts to loose power ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5142X
changed oxy. sensors, fuel filter-intake gaskets,cleaned mass air flow. reset cam, cleaned injectors. Came back 2 wks later. same thing. any suggestions? Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53S0X
Car came in with an ses lamp on and a complaint of transmission jerking.Found lean codes stored due to maf sensor,also installed new plugs and wires as it had the original ones in it.Well it runs much better and the fuel trims are normal and the ses lamp is ou...
1992 Lincoln Continental Signature 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM9842N
cylinder #1 is get gas on it & runs rough & dies out,replace new fuel injector for cylinder#1 & new fuel pressure regulator & new tune up parts, still the same. engine compression is 135psi & fuel pressure is 35psi. any help will be greatly appreciated
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Transmission VIN: 1MELM62WXS
Engine bogs down/large rpm drop when coming to stop, intermittently will stall engine when manually shifting into 2nd gear while idling. No transmission codes/engine codes set. Did have torque converter ckt code when originally started, repaired shorted out wi...

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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR10U4N
Hi Fellow Techs: I suppose some of you are as curious as I was about fixing this Ranger, but yes It IS FIXED! The reman injectors got here today and we got them installed. We cleared the KAM, hooked up the scanner and I could see as soon as it went into closed... Trouble codes: 172 (O/2 not switching lean B1), 173 (0/2 not switching rich B1), 176 (O/2 not switching lean B2), 177 (O/2 not switching rich B2), 137 (Sys rich).
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L O/D Light VIN: 1FDJ37F0SN
The transmission shop finally tore this transmission apart and did find the problem. When the transmission was on the jack it fell before being rebuilt and landed on the corner and torque convertor. What they found after disassembling was the front shaft where...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMDU34X5T
hello thank you to all who helped. i removed the harness and found on the l/s going to the front o2 heater circuit had a very small rub spot.i repaired the wire reinstalled the harness test drove all is now good. thank you
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X5V
Thanks to all! We tried all the suggestions and got a replacement PCM to try with no luck. Our conclusion was the same as most, the wiring was damaged during the engine replacement. We later found out the the trans and transfer were done recently and the was e... Trouble codes: P0443 (vapor management), P0453 (fuel tank pressure), P0460 (fuel sender circut).
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L interior lights come on erratic while driving VIN: 2FMZA51U6X
I have installed the key switch plastic part from the dealer and it has fixed this unit. I asked them to research the possibility of there being a tsb on this fix, and he could not find any on the ford website he was looking at.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FMPU16L3Y
You guys are awsome!! We got several replies on this truck and I want to thank ALL of you guys for taking your time to help!! We ended up falling victim to looking for one problem when we actually had two. When the customer came in, all she was complaining abo...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTSF30F91
First of all I would like to thank all who took time to answer my question I spoke to the ford tech. trainer he stated that the code was not the cause of a stumble,the exhaust pressure control valve was stuck open but that is not a problem in california back e... Trouble codes: P0476 (Exhaust PRESSURE Control Valve malfuction).
2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAF42X62F
Thanks for all the responces. Sorry for the delay, but since this was a fuel mileage issue, I couldn't confirm a fix untill I put some miles on the car to confirm. We did find some contamination on the MAF Sensor, cleaned it, ran two tanks through the car and ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L42
Thanks too all that replied on this help request.I'm sorry but I need to give more intell. with my help post so not to waste your time. I forgot to let all know that all basic system had been checked. So let me tell you my bigest mastake I asumed the customer ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L brake fluid VIN: 1FMT1U43P1
after pressure bleeding at the master all is fine, TOOK ABOUT TWEN MINUTES AND BRAKES ARE WORKING NORMALLY
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNLM82W3V
We got 10 replies on this one. We set up the min idle to let the customer try it to no avail. Jim advised me on a bulliten 98-22-3 which describes our problem to a T. After reading this bulletin and letting the customr decide if he wanted to persue it any furt...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53S8X
Well, I got some great replies. You guys totally fixed this one. First, I had the hoses backwards on the DPFE sensor. The hose connections are configured differently on the new part as compared with the original sensor and I put them on wrong. As was pointed o... Trouble codes: P0401 (EGR Insufficient Flow), P1408 (EGR Flow out of Range).
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