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1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FDKE30M1L
Hello,I have a diesel here that has a strange idle ,it will idle fast for about 4-5 seconds,then it will idle normal for about 1-2 seconds.Then you here a blurp from the exhaust and it idles fast again and almost sounds like it is missfiring when it is idleing...
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L converter VIN: 1FALP53S6V
Hello all, I have this Ford with an apparent trans problem. I have searched the archives and found a bit of info but anything additional you can add before I commit on the repair would be appreciated. We are an import garage and don't see too many domestics.....
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU72X9Y
car came with the engine flooded with gas and an est. 2 quarts of gas in the oil. the owner stated the car started, ran for about 2 min. and died. when he tried to restart the engine just cranked and after about 10 tries the engine back-fired and the air clean...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L code p0741 VIN: 1FMDU75W72
looking for some help. explorer sets p0741 code (tcc stuck off) after 2-3 miles of driving. talked to atra help line they rec replacing valve body . wondering if anyone has seen this problem and what there fix was. i am open for any ideas or any way to verify ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSX31L72
I hope some one has seen this before or has some ideas for me. I inherited this vehicle from someone who had put 2 fuel pumps in before we got it. It had very little volume, so we put in a Ford fuel pump. It ran good for a day then came back. The problem is in...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNW21F92
This powerstroke will "cutout" when accelerating.It never stalls,just returns to idle.Most of the time it's at about 2800 rpm when accelerating,once it did it just off idle.It does it at the same engine speed regardless of what gear the trans is in.the fuel su...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L door gasket, window channel VIN: 1FAFP34382
Thanks in advance; This Focus is driven by our shuttle driver's 17 yr old daughter. When it rains or the car is washed, the passenger back floor board will get wet. It rained pretty hard the other day and the leak was so bad there was about 2 inches of stan...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A61
Customer complaint was "low speed miss". Took for test drive and found a shake at idle and seemed down on power at wot. Scanned and found fuel trims whacked out and P304 stored. Checked mode $06 data and cyls. 1,2 with slight misfires, #4 was maxed out. Smoke ... Trouble codes: P0304
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Air bag light on VIN: 1MEFL450U0
I'll have to be honest, I'm posting this because I'm too lazy to get a manual(and never have time...). This Sable came in from a good customer. His daughter ditched it at about 45mph. It has some chassis damage, popped the inertia switch. Reset the

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 4WD Hi VIN: 1FMDU34X0S
Thanks for all the help everyone. We took the transfer case apart and put a new clutch pack in it, everything else looked good. Reinstalled it and it is fixed thanks to you guys! Merry Christmas!!!
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FALP65L2T
Hi all thanks for the help this was a weard one It ended up I heard a the loud noise from a hose that ran from the intake right by the Iac and ran to the air cleaner hose so i figerd i had some kind of internal air problom i could not get the car to act up agi... Trouble codes: P0430.
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L Signal Lights VIN: 1FBSS31Z1W
After reading all the replies we received, we replaced the multifunction switch and booted this van out the door. we had a problem after the install, with no signals again, but found that the fuse had blown during teh R&R. The fuse was definitely good on our i...
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L eng VIN: 1FAFP34P6Y
Thanks alot all The fix was what most said it was the tsb reguarding the motor mount. Looks can be deceving. Thanks for all your help. You all are great. Louis
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU63E2Y
And intake leak it is/was. I was thinking this, but couldn't find it with carb cleaner as many of you also stated. And I see I'm not the only Bosch basher here. Sorry, but they stayed in due to lack of money... Running fine until further notice, at which time ... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2), 300 (random misfire), 1401 (dpf egr sensor shorted to b).
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
We finally got to the bottom of this one. We tried everything we could think of to get these valves to move, but they were really stuck. They were stuck hard enough that we have 4 bent pushrods. Once the heads were off, we found this brown gummy goo all over t... Trouble codes: P0301 (Cyl. 1 Misfire), P0305 (Cyl. 5 Misfire), P0306 (Cyl. 6 Misfire).
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, bucks VIN: 1FTNE2420Y
i found the new motorcraft airflow sensor was bad we warranteed it and all is well thanx to all and merry xmas Trouble codes: P0401, P1100.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Battery saver VIN: 2FMZA55401
Thank-you very much for the information sent. This problem is very intermitant. So we don't know it it is fixed or not yet. The information that we got from the Ford Tech we believe was on the right track but we don't know yet. We had been testing the speedo h...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31F01
This one was towed to dealer, they confirmed that the pcm was the problem with a read only memory error. They also informed me that on vehicles over 8000#, that the pcm warranty was only for 5-50,000. This truck has 58,000 on it so thats how that goes. I got r... Trouble codes: 0605 (computer rom failure).
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14212
I got a lot of great replies to this problem. Most said remove the upper intake and clean out the EGR tubes heading to each cylinder. If some get clogged, they can dump too much flow into the unclogged tubes causing a misfire. To test this I disconnected the E... Trouble codes: 300 (mutiple misfires).
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM91VXP
Well, this Lincoln is fixed. George hit the nail right on the head. We ran the vehicle until hot, then let it heat soak and act up. Checked the vacuum line to fuel press. reg - fuel came out. Replaced it, problems gone. Thank you everyone for their help. Happy...
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