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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FMEE11H7K
This van has dual fuel tanks and when running off of the rear tank it pumps fuel into the front tank and over fills and pushes fuel out the filler and will cause the van to stall at times. I have replaced the dual function reservior valve (this is the valve wi...
1990 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Cuts out VIN: 2FALPP39SX
the customer had replaced the cap,rotor, plugs and wires before bringing it to us we checked the fuel pressure and found that it is low and can not get it above 39 psi with vacuum or without no change replace the pressure regulator and two carquest pumps then ...
1994 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L engine VIN: 2FMDA5146S
Hi Guys, In hine sight we probably should have avoioded this job but after agreeing to the help the customer we took the job on anyway. He brought in a 1995 Ford Windstar that the head gaskets went on 2 years ago, and has been sitting with the upper engine, he...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
Will stumble and sometimes stall after cold or warm start, occures about 1 minute after start. Short term trim will go to -20, will run excellent immediatly after it stumbles or stalls until it is shut off again. The stumble will only last for 15 to 30 seconds...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145S
van came in with misfire- replaced plug wires- test injectors patterns- ok- run fuel system clean to clean injectors- run compression test-175 and running compression-70 test compared to two ohter cylinders- passed - switched injector 2 and 1 misfire stays wit... Trouble codes: P0302
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.5L Manifold VIN: 1FTHF2643T
Looking for a saveor.This tk has had multi exhaust manifold replacements,Last manifold lasted 2 trips.Owner pulls horse trailer.No codes,timing checked multi times,10 deg timing advances to 20 deg with spout connected.spark plugs do not show exterm lean and n...
1997 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Unknown VIN: 1FMDUS5P7V
we have this explorer and you hear and feel a clunking popping noise coming from front diff area - sounds like it is coming out of drive shaft pulled shaft and inspected and cv joint and u joint feel fine - a little stiff but not binding - has any one ran acro...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTD4H5T67
have not look at this yey my knowledge on this 4x4 system is small but a friend called has problem with his 4x4/all wheel drive lights flash contently no abs lights on vechicle stays in two wheel drive will not go to all wheel drive or 4x4 need help he is brin...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 2FMZA5149W
Problem occurred after above repairs were made. I installed cam sensor alignment tool on housing before removal(I know the drill, done it many times). The housing went back in the exact same position. Now, after repair, I can drive this van forever with no pro... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft position sensor problem detected)
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, cold VIN: IFMZU34E5X
Check engine light on PO 171 and PO 174 idles rough cold and stalls cold runs ok when it warms up.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE2422Y
van came in with lean codes, cyl #3 missfire code. fuel,ignition,vaccum,compression, injector #3 scope pattern perfect. famous egr problem not the fix. installed factory parts plugs coil pack ig. wires!! still missfire#3 at idle under load any holiday, santa i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0303
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51401
hello all. We are an import shop,but this is the managers father-in-law. I am limited on the info I can get.I am using older knowledge on this one. This is driving me crazy. It takes a couple of days to set the codes.I have checked for vaccuum leaks with carb... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire VIN: IFAHP53U52
This is my wifes car, If the car is driven short trips there is no problems. If you drive the vehicle for about an hour, Stop for about 20 minutes and restart the engine will miss and run rough for about 30 seconds. This vehicle has no codes and has not set a ...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14212
This customer complained the truck misses pulling up hills. At first I couldn't even access the computer because the data connector was dead. Turned out to be a blown fuse, but odd. The only code was for misfires, and nothing in the data stream indicated the c... Trouble codes: 300 (mutiple misfires)
2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX08LX3
All this codes lead to some sort of wiring problem for me, but why the occured with a new dash install I don't know. KOEO the reading on sensors are as follows: TP : 5.12 volts IAT: -40 F ECT: -17 F O2S11: 0mV O2S21: 1mV Basically looks like things are disc... Trouble codes: 113 (iat), 1290 (Cyl head temp), 123 (TP sensor), 1504 (iac), 135 (O2 heater), 155 (O2 heater)
1990 Lincoln Mark VII LSC 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1LNCM93E2M
This is my moms lincoln which has never had any major driveablity problems until now! It started off a few months ago as a stall after starting first thing in the morning but would be fine after it has progressed to not running unless you consta...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 5LMEU27A0Y
Customer complains that engine wants to die or cut out intermittently. Suspect maf sensor. Thanks for your help Jaime Trouble codes: 171 (Bank system 1 too lean), 174 (Bank system 2 too lean), 301 (Misfire cylinder 1)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L No Start VIN: 1LNHM87A81
I've got a Lincoln LS that came in on the hook for no start. Customer filled up with gas and then car wouldn't restart.(related?) Scaned and ran self test and no codes. checked fuel pressure--0psi Fuel pump runs and builds pressure when power is manually appli...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L pwr window VIN: MELM6535TK
power window for drivers door stuck down again.Has anyone seen problems with these?Check for broken wire in door.Every time i replace a part it starts working and i think its fixed.HELP PLEASE.

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1964 Ford thunderbird 390CID discharge air from ac/htr VIN: 4Y87Z18983
This 1964 Ford T-bird is fixed, thanks to all who replied with vacumn diagrams for the ac/heater system. We hooked up vacumn hoses as per diagram and it worked . We tried, without luck, every shop/dealer in our area but no one had any info on this vehicle. Man...
1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, VIN: 1FACP341M8
I didn't get much help on this one, but one tech said could be possible a computer problem so I tried a used one and the engine still has no spark on two cyls and thus has a severe misfire.The cust said to go no further for now.
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34EZX
thanks to all who replied unable to contact customer so ill close for now.most of you sugested intake gaskets (my first thought)but was unable to confirm.any futher problems and this will be our next coarse of action.again thanks to all!!! Trouble codes: P0171, P174.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L horn fuse VIN: 1FTNX20F8X
Thanks for everyones input. I had two problems with the horn. the first was one of the wires had worn through just below the air bag assy. After repair the horn would work, and then blow the fuse every 5-10 tries. This truck has 2 horns, I found one of the 2 b...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no crank VIN: 1FDAF56F82
Thanks for the responses. It turned out to be starter motor and a bad lock cylinder and i replaced the speed sensor and that took care of the code. Mike P Trouble codes: P0500, P0562.
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L Pinging under load VIN: 1FMDU77E03
Many thanks to all for your help. Further testing of the EGR system indicated a faulty DPFE sensor. Replaced the sensor and the EGR is functioning when called for..
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L ABS Light On VIN: 1LNFM97V8W
The tech went back and verified all wiring and connections from sensor to module. Everything looked and tested good. He tried wiggling harness in hopes of finding an intermittent or poor connection. Nothing found. He cleared the code again and it has been almo...
1995 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L brakes VIN: 4M2DV11W7S
Thanks for the help! many of you recommended replacing the master cylinder. i double checked everything (rear brake adjustment, brake fluid condition, calipers and slides, pushrod adjustment, etc.) and, after finding nothing wrong, replaced the master cylinder...
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM53U51
Tanks for all the help.But the customer refused to let me pull the upper intake of the car so i could check for any problems[inj., cloged egr ,ect...].So my hands where tied.told customer if i could not do these checks i could not find problem.Thanks agin for ... Trouble codes: P0302, P0401.
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