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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N6K
A little help if possible vehicle came to me after some one changed the motor.customer complaint was erratic idle surge up and down.went through basics min idle vacuum leaks fuel pressure all ok.but i did notice on further testing noticed my o2 sensor at 850mv... Trouble codes: 67 (pnp or clutch circuit fault koeo)
1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDA41X2T
Verified surge while under light load. Monitor fuel trims they stay around 0 plus or minus 1. Baro reading changes from 148 to 154 while driving. O2 sensor dosn't indicate lean when surge occurs. The tcc pid indicates no slippage also. Disconnected egr valve,v...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTDF1720V
Hi Guys..We have this F150 here as a first time stated above he had another shop replace water pump and while they were there they replaced timing cover gasket (his original complaint to them was of a screeching noise coming from the engine interm...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
Hello Everyone, This Expedition came in about one week ago with codes PO171,and PO174 Bank 1,and 2 too lean.Replaced the MAF sensor with a Ford rebuilt unit and [...] stayed cleared. Returned the car due to Holiday break to the owner. Now car is back with... Trouble codes: P00, 174 (System too lean bank2), P00, 171 (System too lean bank1)
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U4G
No spark unless you just bump starter. Wont spark if you just keep cranking. If you just bump starter it will intermittently spark and sometimes actually start. It runs fine after you start it. Checked Power at coil pack it is ok. Checked crank sensor at PCM h...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, High idle VIN: 2FMZA534XY
Happy new year to everyone. Thanks for helping out. Customer brought this windstare in middle of September for a "dieing out" problem we found the idle air control motor had failed and replaced it. now the customer says that the idle is some times high and wil...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
Hi, this car possibly has a bad iac motor but I can't confirm it. Is there a test that will confirm a bad motor? Customer states, a start a immediate stall...have to keep foot on accelerator to keep it running, after warm up it can be driven without any proble...

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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5145S
Removed both cylinder heads- found no. 2 cylinder exhaust valve not seating properly- machine shop did valve job and resurfaced heads- reinstalled - van runs great- thanks for all the help Trouble codes: P0302.
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L speedometer VIN: 1FTDF1725V
Windshield was leaking on inner window pillar and was shorting out spedometer, recocked windshied, spedo started working after it dried out!
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L reverse VIN: 1FMZU34E7W
Well thanks to all those that tried to help...We never did find the problem with this unit.We decided to bite the bullet and we just ordered a reman. unit...ouch. our builder is just beside himself on this unit...we installed reman. and worked great.brian is g...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L code p0741 VIN: 1FMDU75W72
thanks for the replies. customer declined repairs and is trading truck in as is . truck has numerous other problems. thanks again for all replies and have a happy new year
1994 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Air bag light on VIN: 1MEFL450U0
This one was a little odd...the fuse for the airbag was missing. I installed a new fuse and the flashing light went away. I did it with the customer standing next to me and he swears his daughter wouldn't pull the fuse or even know which one to pull. Will the ...
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