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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU12T1K
See above. Trouble codes: 41 (EGO reading system lean)
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 2FTHFZ6H1N
Gretings to all this truck was towed to me from another shop they installed a starter.The customer left the truck with them for a week before picking it up.In the process of moving the truck for alternate parking the truck started and died with no restart.They...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJE34M2R
this diesel van won't start unless you give it a touch of starting fluid then it will stay running fine until you shut it off, it won't start up if you let it sit for more than a few minutes. then you have to hit it with starter fluid. this engine has a mechan...
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP14JTT
cust complaint runs rough- test drove vehicle drove good except s.e.s. light on. pulled in shop had code p0304 cyl#4 misfire, did basic checks found orig. plugs and wires and pcv. airfilter broken and old fuel filter and dirty t-body did serv. with new parts. ... Trouble codes: P0304
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
hello: this must be my week for problem child fords! i have this p/u that intermittanly has missfires on cylinder 3 it is not temp related sometimes it will last for a couple mins. or up to 4-5 mins.of course when it missfires the ses light blinks untill it st... Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Vehicle came in with a code P0174-Bank #2 lean. After checking the O2 sensors we had replaced 3 months ago (with OE parts) and checking for vacuum leaks we replaced the upper intake gasket and isolators. Vehicle was OK for about a month and now the MIL is back... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean)
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDXW47FZX
1999 ford f-450 mason dump body. 1-2 gear shift is stiff through its entire range of motion, up-shift and down-shift. gears fully engage and do not pop out under any circumstances. also, there is no grinding while going into either gear. all other gear shifts ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA5147Y
hello fellow techs. hope you can help me with this one. this windstar will make chattering or ratling noise going down rough brick streets. i thought that the caliper slides were worn out. customer had had a brake job done at another shop. the noise is still t...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU41S5Y
Help.This car came in with the code PO310=cyl.#10 misfire,the injertor is ok but is not receiving any signal,did any of you had this problem,could it be the ECM.Thanks Thomas [...]. Trouble codes: P0310
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR11U13
here i go again i have a 03 ford ranger with a idle missfire and rough idle now i have done running and static compression test 60 psi running on all cyls with up to 100 psi snap or gulp on all cyls, 125 psi static, i have also did smoke test on the intake and... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316
1997 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Knock sensor code VIN: 4M2DV1111V
Vehicle keeps registering a P0325 code. Repaired connections as mentioned above as per recommendations. The knock code returns immediately after being cleared. The TPS and trans fault codes take several drive cycles to reappear. Don't want to tear the intake o... Trouble codes: P0325 (Knock sensor), P0120 (Throttle position sensor), P0731 (1st gear ratio incorrect), P0732 (2nd gear ratio incorrect)
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 2MEFM75W22
Car was brought in with complaints of high idle, hard shifting and stalling in reverse. Will also stall in drive, though prominently in reverse. Car surges under light throttle. No trouble codes stored in computer. Have replaced IAC and MLPS(scanner still show...

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1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L flywheel VIN: 1FACP42D6P
thanks for all info changed flywheel and clutch assy repaired vibra tion ,it was a remanufactured flywheel that i used ,when we pulled it apart noticed flywheel had africa stamped in it thanks again
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA514OT
thanks for all trhe great replies.i did a fuel injector cleaning with 3m injector system cleaner and the problem seemed to go away so for now i would say it's fixed.thanks again to everyone Trouble codes: P0303.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Stall VIN: 1FTHW26G5V
As of my post update, I have not heard from owner about what the trans. shop did for a repair. The replies were varied. Many think the trans filter fell off, some say ground and/or wiring shorts, neutral switch, speed sensors, low trans fluid will cause a stal...
1999 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FMYU22E7X
Thanks to all who replied. Jerry [...] was right. He stated had one did same thing. 4.0 SOHC engine. Pulled oil pump drive back out of engine, went to local core supplier. Pulled oil drive from another 4.0 and mine was atleast 1/2 inch shorter. Grabbed ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNF20L93
pulled tank & fuel pump, pump filter has some kind of sand covering it, cleaned tank & replaced pump, all good for now, manager of company that runs truck says he had a problem employee, he may have added the sand, will wait & see.
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMDU74K33
Remembering I had an intermittent steady knock on decel only in Auto/AWD & a binding front diff that was getting hot and noisy, here is a summary of the 4 responses: 1)check the front driveshaft, it may need teflon grease in the splines. 2)sealant could be clo...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L no turbo boost VIN: 1FTUW33P54
Hi, thanks for all the awesome responses. We did as many of you suggested and removed the bullydog and sent vehicle to a large ford dealer in vancouver. Problem was the turbo actuator and siezed in the 80% position and this was causing all the problems. thanks...
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