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1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.5L front end VIN: 2FDLF47G9M
This truck will shake after a bump or a left turn usually but may start at any time. This truck shakes so severly one must hold the steering wheel w/ both hands tightly slow down to a stop and then take off again! The steering wheel goes left and right, the da...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L odometor VIN: 1FTEF15H9R
Truck came in 500 miles ago with no speedo/odometor. We found popped fuse #8. Found no evident shorts & sent on way. Came back yesterday popped again(Apparantly popped fuse for cust. when starting truck). We installed fuse again(no short currently) - Tsb for v...
1996 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP42XXT
Customer complaint no power and jerks over 2000RPM. Yes, verified complaint. Low compression across all cylinders and good leak down test. We thought a timeing problem so pulled covers and placed timeing fixtures on cams and crankshaft, all fit up properly!! T...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U5T
Intermittent cold missfire on # 1 Cylinder. Shows up on scope pattern, looks like a bad wire. Replaced wires didn't fix. Replaced coil pack in desperation didn't fix. No signs of coolant loss like a head gasket problem. I found the T.S.B. for the check engine ... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cylinder 1 missfire)
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FALP624GV
Some has to have seen this. Turn ignition on the cooling fan runs and we have no spark. Leave ignition on till fan quits constant control module clicks and engine starts up.Checked and cleaned grounds. Has good fuel pressure right away. Please help. Thanks P.S...
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52U1W
evap purge valve has been replaced. Vehicle has a reaccuring code p0443. Resistance in the valve is in specs at 38 ohms, wiring resistance to the valve cks good. All-Data is steering me to a PCM problem but I am reluctant to agree. There doesn't seem to be any... Trouble codes: P0443
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FTZX1722W
Customer complaint is vibration at idle. Engine does vibrate abnormally, feel it in driver's seat. If idle was slightly higher, vibration seems to disappear. idle at 620 in drive hot.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34EOX
This explorer was towed in and it will sit and idle some times fine and other times will surge up an down until it stalls. But went you put it in gear an try to give it gas it misses very bad and does not move. The tps and other sensors seem to have normal val... Trouble codes: P1747, P0743, P0750, P0755, P0760, P0765
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FAFP71W9X
Car came in with stutter on acceleration and intermittantly on steady cruise. I did not have any stored or pending codes. I changed spark plugs, pcv, coil boots, air filter and fuel filter.I also did a motor-vac service( I had 40 Lbs fuel pressure at idle). Ca...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L hi psi oil pump VIN: 3FTNW21F9Y
Have no high psi oil pressure
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM9YV5V
This code will reset after aprox. 10 miles of driving. There are no driveability concerns felt. Seems normal. I carb sprayed outer top edges of upper plenum, ok. Inner areas of gaskets for plenum and one time only did I get a rpm change. This was near the 5&6 ... Trouble codes: P0174
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L No Start VIN: 6MPCTO364M
hey fellow techs, need some insite on this peice of wheat.car has no spark,turned on key, and no mil. so i checked for power & grounds to ecm. both good. tested out mil from ecm. not good. pulled out ecm,removed cover, found corded resistor (swelled up). told ...

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTEX14N1M
Thanks to Kent from Florida and all the other replies. It indeed turned out to be valve stem heights. Im basically waiting on parts to properley repair this and thank you very much. this is a great tool in my tool box.
1992 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start VIN: 2FTHFZ6H1N
I dobled checked all my grounds and power feeds for voltage drops and good connections and all were good.I installed a new ecm and so far it has been a week and all is well.
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L no responce from pcm VIN: 1FTJE34H7T
Sorry it took so ling to close this. After a frustrating diagnostic trail I called the Ford hot line. I found out that some of the early 96 vehicles fitted with an OBDII connecter under the dash were not OBDII at all but still EECIV. This only applies I am tol...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU77ES2
Well sometimes a new part that is faulty can cause some grief and this is a classic case.A simple DPFE problem replaced with a faulty part can get you second guessing yourself.Some replies stated that the DPFE voltage readings should be .6 to .9 @idle and as h... Trouble codes: P0401.
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM97V51
Thanks for all the replies. Many were about brake problems & abs problems, several suggested to disconnect the brake switch, pinch off the booster vac line, check the speed sensor and check for vac leaks. All these were checked several times and no problem fou...
2001 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L engine VIN: 5LMFU28A91
Well I would like to thank those of you who took the time to read and reply to my help request. Unfortunately this was not an ordinary fix. Everyone who responded mentioned the common problem of oil leaking from the rear of the cylinder head. This vehicle does...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZWFT6039X
well i guess its time to call this one fixed... would like to thank everyone for their input makes me feel good to know we can help each other... as i said fuel pump was replaced because i found a tsb in alldatta called ford they said the car missed by one mon...
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