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1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on
Customer states that MIL light comes on whenever they put ethanol in this thing. Run straight gas it is ok, put ethanol init and it trips the check engine light. Sorry, I forgot what the code is. But, Has anyone seen this before on a flex fuel vehicle?
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Steering Gear VIN: 1FMNU40L73
Let me say that this is an excellent forum and you guys are great. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and any input would be greatly appreciated. This is for all the Ford techs, the problem we are having with this vehicle is that there is poor ret...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L skips VIN: 1FAFP533VO
ok sorry about it taking so long to reply thanks to all that responded clarece was right it was the cam shaft housing worn out
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM98A6Y
After much further testing we have narrowed it down to the cylinder head temperature sensor. We get erattic readings from the sensor at different temperatures and freeze frame data on the scantool. Sorry for such a long wait but the customer was not responding... Trouble codes: P1285 (cylinder head overtemp sensed), P1299 (cylinder head overtemp protect active).
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L82
after fuel pump replaced customer felt that it acted up one time at which point i posted help request. as of to date vehicle is running good no further problems. i received 3 replys thanks for taking your time to respond. joe
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