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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y6M
Good Evening Everyone, I have this 91 Ford F150 that was towed into our shop this morning with the customer complaining that the engine started running rough and of a strong odor of unburnt fuel, not raw fuel. I plugged in my OTC scanner to the pcm and both th...
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1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L heater VIN: 1FTCR10A6T
Heat blows cold air. The repair manual shows several checks that do not seem to apply. What I see is 1)no vacuum at the heater control valve, 2)A/C compressor comes on when heater control knob on dash is in any position, 3)what looks like a vacuum resovor in r...
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1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFP52U2W
Heater output is weak unless I pinch off the bypass hose that runs parallel with the heater core. I have flushed the heater core and seem to have sufficient flow but fail to understand how coolant is supposed to flow through core when it has an easier path aro...
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1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ932E7W
hello everyone this thing sets code as soon as it starts, this has the variable reluctance type sensor mounted in top of the drivers vale cover not in rear of engine, checked for open circuits between pcm and sensor on pins 85&91 ok, seem to have a decent wave... Trouble codes: P0340
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1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Heater Core VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
Heater core is plugged again. This is the 3rd Taurus with this problem this winter. One of them has had a heater core replaced and it plugged. We flushed it twice after flushing cooling system. Has anyone run into this? Is this the beginning of a blown head ga...
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA5142X
VAN CAME IN WITH A START AND STALL PROBLEM, SCANNED FOR CODES AND CHECKED DATA. nO CODES EXCEPT BARO WAS READING 133 HZ . cORRECT READING SHOULD BE 157HZ FOR MY LOCATION. DISCONNECTED BATTERY TO RESET BARO, IT ONLY RESET TO 150HZ STILL LOW. BUT VAN STARTED BE...
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1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L refueling VIN: 1FAFP5243Y
customer came in and replied that it is almost impossible to fuel this vehicle. He stated that it really spits back when he tries to fuel. I duplicated the problem with no doubt. I thought for sure I would find a piece of garden hose in the filler neck and sol...
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2000 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FAFP45XXY
cAR TOWED IN WITH NO FUEL PUMP, IS A CONVERTIBLE WITH A FUEL PUMP MODULE IN TRUNK. iNERTIA SWITCH HAS POWER ALL THE TIME, (ELECTRONIC) FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR SHOWS .50 KOEO. ANY IDEA HOW TO TEST THIS CRAZY SYSTEM!!! sEAT BELT BUZZER GOES NUTS ONCE AND A WHILE...
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2000 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1FMNU41SAY
hello to all,got another one, cust. came in with a complant truck has no power, went on a road test w/ngs truck had no power, looking at pids o2s 0.00v maf 3.80v tp 4.02v short trim +33%- came back to shop hooked up fuel presure gauge 35psi. then the problem w...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
Aaaaaagh! I hate cars that won't stay broken! This one will misfire badly for anywhere from 1 minute to about 10 minutes, seems to be worse when it is cold. (Outside temps. have been -15 to 20 this week). Fuel trims are going way high, but that is probably jus... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl. 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 6 Misfire)
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2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA524X1
This vehicle came in with a MIL on and a code P0301 Cyl. #1 misfire. Vehicle also misses on acceleration and MIL flashes as expected. Backfires through intake while missing. Found #1 wire insulation to be worn through from rubbing against bracket. Replaced wir... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire)
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1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2MELM75W5P
I've got a 92 grand marquis that shudders terribly in first and second gear. Once you get to cruising speed it drives normally. It feels like the torque converter is locked up but it never stalls when coming to a stop. Is there something with these vehicles th...
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1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTCR14A9R
Thank you 5 for your help. You were all right. Pete & Mike said to replace the MAF sensor that was reading 1.7 that noe reads .8 Brian said to check the pulse width on injectors that went to 5.4 on start up to 1.7 on dying. Eric said to check compresion cold &... Trouble codes: 335 (EPT voltage low).
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1997 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L Mechanical VIN: 1FALP54N3V
sorry about closing this page, found the camshaft gear did turn, welded gear back on cam and installed back in motor and engine does run but valve damage has accurd, need to tear down motor and repair head but customer does not have the funds right now and we ...
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1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZF18W9W
Thanks for the help guys. I am almost ashamed of this one. All I had to do was to dis-connect the battery for a few seconds to reset the keep alive memory and reset the adaptive perameters. As for the spark knock on hard acceleration, he said that he has had t...
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Check engine light VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Thanks everyone!! It turned out to be the fuel IPR shafts were leaking. I appreciate all the help! Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (testing and results).
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2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA51401
Thanks to all who helped me, in my time of not having american alldata. the problem was fixed as 95% of help suggested. It was the upper plenum leaking vacuum. Thanks again and merry christmas :o) Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
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