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1992 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FAPP14J2N
Towed in as a no start, customer states has been sitting for 6 months because it was difficult to start. Verified no start, no fuel pressure. Fuel pressure normal after adding 3 gallons of fuel to tank, starts right up. Car exhibits extreme lack of power on ...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FTHF36G7R
This vehicle is exhibiting rough running when hot and under a moderate load, idle could be better. During my initial inspection I noticed that the catalytic converter was red hot and outlet temperature was 995dF and code 173 O2, 332 insuficient EGR was returne...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX18W3W
after driving for about 20-25 min.[25 miles]it will set both codes at just about the same time.using scan tool we can not pick up on anything,all appears normal.the only thing we can see is the baro is about 137-140 hz.we are about 1200 feet and we think it sh... Trouble codes: P0171 (system leak bank 1), P0174 (system lean bank 2)
1999 Ford F-150 5.4L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on
NEW ENGINE was installed about 150,000 miles by someone else, brought to us with this problem. Component Parameters flow test failed, fuel tank pressure test failed, downstream hose disconnected failed. Trouble codes: P0155, P0401, P0303, P1127, P1408
2001 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Surge VIN: 1FAFP45X21
Hey all you Mustang Gt guys. Got one here for you we need some help with. This Mustang is bone stock with an automatic transmission. After this warms up a little. The car develops a slight hesitation/miss between 1,000-2000 rpms. You can notice this when you...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L right front abs sensor VIN: 2FAFP73W81
hello everyone, i've got a head case for you all. customer brought this car to us with an intermittent abs light on. we scaned it and this is where it got funny. our mastertech could only get into the abs system if you told it that the car had traction control...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ignition lock cyl. VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
Would anybody who has done a few of these lock cyl. replacements let me know all the do's and dont's. The key goes in but won't turn. I read some things about this a few months ago and I knew I should have wrote them down. Can we have the new lock cyl. keyed t...
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L dome light + VIN: 1FDSS34P74
When I shut off the ignition on this truck the dome light, digital odometer, and clock display go into this 2 per second flash that can only be stoppped by restarting the vehicle or opening the drivers door. The kicker is that it happens very infrequently. It ...
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW12W24
I hooked-up the scanner and found code P0506 which is for the Idle Air control system. The Ford Diagnostic tree gives help on the IAC solenoid, but nothing on the Electronic Throttle Control. I cleared the code and cleaned the throttle plates with solvent on a... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Air Control System RPM lower than expected)
1989 Lincoln Town Car Signature 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNBM82F6K
car start and runs great when cold, the warmer she get the bigger the surg and misfire, feels and sounded like ign system, so changed wires, plugs , dist cap and rotor.still having same problem. fuel pressure 31 unpluged 49 on accel rises to 36-49 switch off a...
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Emissions VIN: 5LMFU28LXW
This truck has been in with "check engine" light on for a number of occasions. It always has a PO171 lean (bank 1)or PO174 lean (bank 2) and at times both. First found an almost clogged fuel filter, replaced, drove while watching fuel pressure and everything s...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1R
this car is off to the probe heaven in the salavage yard and then made into a swing set
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L idle VIN: 1FALP6535S
Well we got this car fixed thanks to some of you. Here is what was wrong. Angel from Texas hit it right on the nose. Said 'check your damper. The damper marks are line up and keyway is at 12:00 I have had damper's replace because of spining marks. its a 2 pc' ...
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42T9S
well guys I ran out of time on this one so will close with summary. I found the fuse #18 powers the coil, fuel injectors, ck engine light,and also suplies current to close the power relay, oh yes don't forget the module. Ken said bad module,Victor said bad ecm...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H5S
had a friend come take a look at this one to get second opinion. determined that if vacuum was applied to egr valve, trim would go to -20 and run poorly. i cannot however understand why the egr would open under any circumstance while idling, one minute or so,c...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP52U4G
Another shop had put a new PCM in car and it would not spark or start. Once in awhile you could get a spark here and there. I reinstalled the old PCM and now vehicle intermittently starts and runs. Runs good no codes. When it does not start there is no spark. ...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L steering rack ? VIN: 1FMZU34E4W
Thanks for all of the suggestions.Even though the customer has already done what was listed,we added some p/s additive and he will drive to see what transpires.Thanks
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FTZR45E22
thanks to all who replied. We ended up removing the mc from the firewall to bleed this thing... works like a champs now. Thanks again!
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L lift gate VIN: 5LMFV28R33
I've decided to not go any further with this diagnosis since I havent been able to access information about testing the components for this control system short of replacement-I believe that the module for the tailgate does not communicate with the body/instru...
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