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1985 Ford F-250 XL 6.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, SMOKES WHITE SMOKE VIN: 1FTHX2613F
the truck came in for a no start cold. found bad glow plugs and replaced them. the engine started and ran fine. had an emissions test done and it failed 68gpm. performed a fuel injection cleaning with our bg diesel cleaning equipment. retested and it passed at...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4WD Hi VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
Customer said 4wd did not work the other day in 4wd auto hi when it was snowing. I put it on a hill in mud and selected 4wd auto hi and front wheels would not spin, selected low and they engauged and spun. I then put it on the lift and selected auto hi and the...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP71W5S
Sorry to bother you guys agian but I have a Ford that isn't putting any spark out of the number 5 cyliner coil. I have no idea about how this Ford works, I worked for Chevy for 8 years prior to opening up my own shop. I don't want to buy a new coil pack if it ... Trouble codes: P0320 (circuit malfunction secondary ignition)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L Stall VIN: 1FTHF25H3T
All the above work was done due to this problem plus it had never been done so need ed a good tune up. What it does is intermittently stalls I've had it do it to me usually while slowing down or in traffic. While doing some tests in the shop I noticed while it... Trouble codes: 211 (Profile Ignition Pickup circuit failure), 212 (Loss of IDM input to PCM- spout circuit grounded)
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Extended start VIN: 1FALP6245V
We have a T-bird with a 3.8. The problem is that it at times will take nearly 5 seconds to get injector pulse and ignition spark. This problem is intermittent. We have noticed a trend, which is whenever we go to spin it over, the MIL light doesn't initially go...
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
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU34E8X
hello all, have a explorer that will cut out once in a while, have not been able to duplicate, customer says the only time it happens is when it is snowing, last week we had three days of snow and it would cut out every day, vehicle will not die just cut out, ... Trouble codes: 171 (174 -), 174
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L PCV separator VIN: 1FAFP58S6Y
This Taurus has been under our care for a number of years and has developed a leak at the oil pan. When checking for PCV operation we found positive pressure in the crankcase. There is good vacuum at the hose leading to the oil/air separator, but with pressure...
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)
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FTZR45E22
We got this '02 Ranger in the other day. On the test drive we noticed that the clutch had to be in against the floor to shift gears. When we put it up on the lift we noticed the starter was a little loose and it looked like the clutch was replaced (or worked o...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14544
This is a real stumpper! The truck cam in with these codes and running real bad. we found some info in Alldata about that contaminated oil or the wrong oil filter could cause the varaible valve timing to act up. It had been almost 10,000 miles since the last o... Trouble codes: P0011, P0021, P0340, P0345
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Front heater VIN: 5LMR727L6X
After 60,000 mile service (Coolant drain/refill, spark plugs, filters) the customer reports the front heater doesn't get hot. The rear heater performs well. Heater hoses seem to be hot and thermostat has since been replaced. We have tried to purge the cooling ...
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM74W3T
I am not real proficient in ford vehicles and I need help with this one. Vehicle has a major misfire and the check engine light is flashing. With over 100,000 miles and original plugs and wires I can understand why, but during my inspection I find the # 2 spar... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire in cyl. 2)

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1989 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTHF26H2K
thanks for all the suggestions customer decided to not go any further i never pulled valve covers but i think it was valve problems.thanks again for the help.
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTD15Y3PL
Thanks! All that responded, Fix was the Ignition Coil, Strong enough to run the engine when warm, but too weak to start the engine cold.
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTMDU34X6
Most replies pointed towards the intake gaskets both upper and lower. After leaving the vehicle out overnight @10* and ran KOER test. Found lean codes for both banks. There are false temp codes when test are run before engine warms up. Also the IAT will set a ... Trouble codes: 114 (IAT outside of test limits), 113 (IAT sensor circuit open or reads -40F).
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTJW35F8T
i want to thank every one for thier help a think this one one is fixed. after checking oil pressure on both heads & fuel pressure on each head & pulling back the installion on each outside conector looking for chaufing of wires. decided to take Ronalds advivce...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L monitors not reset VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Thanks all . Indeed two more overnight cold starts and all set and is well. Very descriptive play by play for a troublesome monitor set from William from North Carolina. The 2 monitor still passing was great info too. Thanks again Anthony Trouble codes: P1000 (monitors not set), P0171, P1464 (fixed), B1312 (fixed).
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.6L battery light VIN: 1TMZU75W22
Hello and thanks to all the members that offered guidance and help.This truck was a little bit of a challenge,due to the fact that i had to use 03 wiring diagrams and testing from alldata.Using the 02 information didn't help at all.If you look at the 02 harnes...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L RCM programm VIN: 1ZRT78ADSF
ended up sending to the dealer. However I got 3 replies that summing them up I would say that the focus more common than not does not have a readable configuation so the AS BUILD DATA is the only way to go on this one. somthing only ford has available even the...
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