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1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAPP9899L
Engine is running rough, rich, no power, pings, starts like it is to far advanced. Triple checked timing. Replaced MAF because it wouldn't hold vacuum. Tested Spout at ECM, good. VREF 5 VDC, coolant sensor Ohms correctly. everytime I check codes it puts out di... Trouble codes: 21 (cts), 22 (map), 41 (Lean), 42 (Rich), 19
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Mechanical VIN: 1FBJS31HXP
Hello all, The problem I am having with this van is that the left front caliper is sticking. I have replaced the caliper twice, the brake hoses, and the caliper pins twice. And the left caliper is still sticking. If I release pressure on the caliper at either ...
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJX35F8T
Hello, its me again,This 96 Powerstroke was towed in for a no start,when I went too retrieve code ther was no comm.from the Pcm,I found a few fire ants in the power relay,after cleaning them and reinstalling the relay.the truck started and idled for over an ho... Trouble codes: 1663 (1667 -), 1667 (1668 -), 1668
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FALP6531T
This ones strange, idles ok most of the time, complaint is it stalls at lights, hesitates or stalls on take off. car drives well otherwise and has good power and pickup. came to us from a body shop and is owned by used car dealer so no info available. had wron...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137X
Hello all.please help me with this headache.Car came in w/mil on multi code.Someone else tried too fix.Fixed iat code w/ new MAF. Checked out cam code w/ lab scope.Cam signal looked good until it would die.A dealer tech advised me the cam Sensor fail alot. I r... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position circuit fault)
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Converter VIN: 1FTNE2428Y
I have this van with the 4R70W transmission that goes dead when put into gear. There are no codes, and I checed to make sure that the PCM is not comanding the converter to be locked up and it is not. I removed the pan to inspect for debris and the pan was supe...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 1FTWX32F91
this is for all of you powerstroke guys...this wrecker came in on a hook, no start condition...spins over but wont start. no codes, i also am using the NGS for all my pcm testing...ran all self checks, check all injectors, they will actuate with the scan tool....
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U11
this white nightmare came in under its own power, customer tells of repairs at dealer in other area, where they replaced #6 injector. we don't know how they came to that conclusion, but it ran good for 2 weeks until this past weekend. now it has p0304, and i c... Trouble codes: 0304 (cylinder 4 misfire)
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM81W4V
tested system for (will not display code chart),all wiring tests good,no shorts to ground or power where they don't belong.load tested power and ground circuits(no voltage drops,with ngs tester commanding auto test the sti reading remains low causing a constan...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L radio VIN: IMEL55U2VA
I am having a problem with a radio.. the display on the radio says "call". I have ask the Ford Dealer they told me to unplug the "RCU" box in the left rear panel.then plug it back in. if this didn't fix it I would need to replace the "RCU"...well I replaced th...
1997 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM55U4V
Vehicle came in with MIL Light on. Found code P0340 - Cam Sensor. Inspected Cam sensor and synchronizer and found both broken. Replaced synchronizer and sensor using Mitchell's guide for replacement using TDC cylinder #1 and using OTC tool. Took vehicle for te... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam Sensor), P0303 (Misfire Cyl 3), P0304 (Misfire Cyl 4)

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1995 Ford Contour LX 2.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP66L4S
Thanks to all who replied. Most replys included items already covered. My biggest problem was that the problem was intermittent and since I'm the only tech in the shop at this time I could not stay with the vehicle long enough to reproduce the problem and spen...
1995 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR10A7S
Thanks for all the input. It turned out to be the Alt. The wave form in the Cam Circut was quite different weather the alt was plugged in or not. Strange stuff? Trouble codes: 340 (Cam Sensor).
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L abs VIN: 1FBHE31GDT
Well I'm sorry to say that the customer will live with this issue for now. As mentioned, this problem is not affecting the normal braking operation of the van and customer is aware of the potential of non-ABS operation under certain conditions. If and when thi...
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMDU32X5T
Hey guys, I was not allowed enough time with this vehicle to continue with any of the suggestions I recieved. Anthony suggested measuring the circumference of the tires, he said that all tire sizes should be within 1/2 inch of each other or ABS could falsly ac...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, no power VIN: 1FTCR10A2T
This vehicle had a stuck torque converter, and also the t belt was two teeth off. customer declined repairs. the torque converter issue was the one that gave me the bogging and excesive emissions.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L heater VIN: 1FTCR14X2V
Thanks for all the replies. The blend door is broke where it connects to the actuator,I guess this is a typical problem with these trucks. Anyway a couple replies said you can take the ac evap housing off under the hood and replace it,beats removing the dash. ...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDF1726V
Well the customer decided to retire this vehicle temporarily until he's ready to put an engine in it, because of the previous problems, half repaired @ another shop, and the exact nature of the internal noise being unknown. (suspect bent rod)he doesn't want an... Trouble codes: P0303, P0401, P1408 (egr out of range), P1138 (ho2s12 rich), P0455.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L module location VIN: 1FTDX1721V
After quite a struggle we located the abs module.It was located under the top of the dash.Access was gained by removing the top center panel of the dash and looking back with a mirror.Thanks for the replies it helped us to re-focus.
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L glow plugs VIN: 1FTHF36F2U
Well we need to close. What we did is repaired the harness connector on the pass. side. We found one burnt wire connector. We replaced the gasket and the connector. Still the codes. On the second start the ck. engine light came on. Same codes p1395/p1396. We r...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FTZF1725W
There were several people that said to check the Egr but I said it was was ckecked during the oringal Post.There were several people saying to ckeck for intake leaks but also in oringal post I stated no vacume leaks were found. Also three post said to move coi... Trouble codes: P0301.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDSS34F1X
rechecked speed sensor and connector ,install another, this time new sensor from ford (not a used one that was on the self ???) and inspec connector again (good) and retest . got it !!! shifts good thanks to all that replied
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP53UIX
Thank you very much for your help. The power steering rack was the problem, it must have been sucking air into the system through the end seals like many of you said. Thanks again.
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