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1992 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L excess white smoke VIN: 1FTJE34M2W
Vehicle was brought to us for excessive white smoke. Vehicle was at ford dealer and they said it needed 2 injectors, orings and fuel hoses. I am not quite sure on their diagnosis. I have been told that you on an 7.3 non turbo engine if you replace 1 injector, ...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDKE37M5R
about two weeks after repairs,o/d light began flashing when in heavy traffic, and trans would not shift or shifts harsh.put trans in park and recycles key and o/d goes away for ashort period, then returns. does not happen when at hwy speeds, only in stop and...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 2FALP52U4S
Hi fellow techs. I have this 95 ford taurus that has a high idle problem. we have tried a new iac valve, also cleaned the throttle and air intake assy. checked for vac. leaks with propane, also none found. when cold, the idle seems to be correct, but as the en...
1996 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FASP11J9T
This car came in with code PO340 = camshaft position sensor circuit failure,I replace the sensor and the ECM and check the wires from the sensor to the ECM and they are ok,after 2 minutes of runnig the check engine light comes on,what could be the problem .Tha... Trouble codes: P0340
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDX1727V
vehicle came to shop with noise in engine,noise sounds like tappets and the other noise you hear when you come of the trottle ,this one is a little coarse.any help would be appreciated . phil
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
ford windstar fail emision has codes p0133,p0153,p0401. as i think code p0133 and p0153 require ecm re-calibration. van comming monday for check. any other thought. thanks in advance. Trouble codes: P0133 (bank 1 sensor 1), P0153 (bank 2 sensor 2), P0401 (egr flow insufficent)
2000 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L air suspension VIN: 1FMDU75E2Y
The check suspension light comes on when you accelerate fast, or brake hard. Then sometimes it stays on. It sets code c1869 "air suspension gate solonoid output circuit failure". We removed the spare tire and looked at the solonoids, cleaned connections. Unhoo...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWF36F2Y
loss of power ocurrs intermittenly. same codes every time.problem is it never brakes down close to shop. if you let it set for 30 mins. it well run and it may take 100 miles or better before it happens again. Trouble codes: P0603, P1211 (icp above/below desired spec.), P0732
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C4Y
We have a PO453 code which shows high voltage on the FTP sensor. The pid confirms the voltage at 5.12 volts. disconnected the sensor (which when the tech did the sensor broke in the fuel pump housing so now we replaced the whole assy) the reading stayed the sa... Trouble codes: P0453
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM82WXS
Hello FORD people! I hate to admit that I am stumped on this one. This vehicle sometimes will not start, no spark or injector. After setting for a short while it will start. When running, especially when cold, it misfires badly. It did set a P0308 code once bu... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition speed PIP fault), P1358 (Ignition diagnostic moniter IDM Signal out of test range)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A81
now I have the pleasure! the coils all OHM out ok, on scan never show an injector miss and they OHM out OK. after removing #8 coil an plug found to be wrong plug after replacing with correct one it ran about 5 miles before droping codes. went for an interstate... Trouble codes: P0308 (missfire 8), P0358 (ignition coil H primary/secondary circut), P1000 (ODB II test not complete)
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.0L rotors VIN: 1MEFM6637X
Vehicle came too us and needed brakes done so we done a regular brake job resurface rotors new pads service calipers and bleed brake system. Customer comes back at [...] brake pedal shakes when brake...

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1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FTDX1864V
Thanks to all that replied,especially to Jefferymalman.After finding no referance (ground signal)from PCM to ignition coils,but still having injection pulse to injectors,we concluded it had to be a PCM failure.Installed a reman from Ford today & engine started...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L control head VIN: 1FAHP56S91
Thanks to all that replied. This is one of those difficult ones due to the fact it is so intermittent. Once every two days to once every month. I did have a Ford parts guy tell me that he sells a lot of mlp sensors hat cause a/c problems. I did replace it and ...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Control Head VIN: 1LNFM82W1W
Well I think Paul [...] had the right idea. We unpluged the rear window defroster and the customer left. She has not returned and it has been almost 3 weeks. So we assume that the fuse has not blown again. This is not actually a fix but it fixed her problem...
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1MELM50U3R
I only got 2 replys and Richard from Washington got me on the right track. I strated looking at the wiring on the left side by the transmission and found the canister purge valve wiring had rubbed on the body and would short out. I dont know how this affected ...
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