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1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP41E6L
I am trying to fix a 1990 mustang 5.0 LX AOD car that has a hard cutout at wide open throttle between 4,000 and 4,500 RPM. The car has no cats but is otherwise stock besides the 3:55 gears. I have replaced the MAF, scoped the TPS,which turned out to be fine. T...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10AXV
Truck came in missing under load.Owner had TPS replaced 1 week earlier at another shop.Upon scanning,only code I got was the 1121.According to data from scanner,tps voltage looks perfect.Anyone got any ideas on this...I feel like I'm missing something obvious.... Trouble codes: P1121 (TP Sensor Inconsistent W/MAF Sensor)
1998 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Mechanical VIN: 2FTPX28L6W
This truck came to us after the customer tried to repair a spark plug hole himself. The truck had spit one out and he got the tool stuck in the cylinder and tried to get it out with the piston. He bent it over in the spark plug hole, yes he did this. At that p...
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
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15L4Y
I have several questions on this vehicle. There are no codes, but it misses very badly. It seems that #4,5,6 & 8 are missing. The pcm is not pulsing the coils on those cylinders. I found the 16 pin connector that comes from the pcm and pulses those coils and t...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU73E52
Customer complained that 4x4 was in all the time,power to front wheels in auto 4x4 mode,scan 4x4 module has code p1707 can't find any information other than code explanation low trans sensor input,never has front driveline speed on datastream ,even when spun b...
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Steering angle sensor VIN: 1FAFP38392
Here is an interesting one, we have a customer who has driven off of the road and bent the left tie rod. No other apparent damage except traction control warning light on. No abs warning light on. We replaced the tie rod and aligned it back to specification wi...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U83
Customer complains of theft & abs lights coming on while driving-feels like vehicale is being put into neutral.Headlamps turn off. She revs gas & warning lights go out,veh.runs ok.Vehicale will die when coming to a stop. Engine will restart & run good. Vehical... Trouble codes: B1318 (low batery voltage at module), B1317 (high batery voltage at module)
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEPM6240P
Customer dropped off car with fast idle, 4000 to 5000 RPM. We tested for a vacuum leak around intake, injectors, and vacuum hoses. Found no idle change. Next I removed the IAC and found it to be stuck slightly open. After replacing the IAC the car ran great. ... Trouble codes: 335 (ept voltage range), 157 (maf voltage low), 173 (system rich bank 1), 211 (pip circuit failure), 326 (ept low voltage)

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1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Shift Motor VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
While I have heard from many that the shift motor is a problem on these vehicles, A new motor did not help. In 2wd and 4auto the shift contacts should read: pin5=ground(measured as 32 Ohms)pin1=open, pin9=ground(32 Ohms), pin13 ground (32 Ohms). If you look at...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FBJS31H2S
Thanks to all who replied. There was no Baro or Map PID on the scanner, so I could not verify its accuracy at sea level. I cleaned the MAF just for fun. The customer took the van and is going to tell me how it does next time he goes to the mountains.
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L converter VIN: 1FALP53S6V
Hi all, The problem with this vehicle was the forward clutch control valve retainer clip that was broken causing the valve not to move. I repaired it according to the Ford article/service bulletin # 98-10-7 which detailed the problem and fix. Special thanks ...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 2FHDA524IX
Well, there is another troubled Ford out the door and a very happy customer! Thank you to ALL 39 replies that I have recieved, through the holiday season. The TSB # 03-16-1 That I recieved from three of the posts and all the other tecks that responded hit the ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L cooling fan VIN: 1FAFP65Z7X
Thanx To all that helped I dont know why it didn't over heat but the thermostat was stuck closed we put a t-stat in it,cleared the codes and shipped it
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L PCV separator VIN: 1FAFP58S6Y
The replies indicated that a cylinder head must be removed to remove the separator, as the service manual indicates. Given the enormity of that operation, we elected to try a more creative approach. The separator can be reached and the mounting bolts removed, ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake, Valves VIN: 2FMZA5149Y
I don't know what got into the fuel system of this vehicle, but it stays in suspension in the fuel. We took a fuel sample and there was some brown liquid that stayed on the bottom of the fuel sample and didn't mix with the fuel. We removed the fuel tank and cl...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No eng response VIN: 1FTSW31FXE
WOW. Where to start. Thanks for all the input from everyone. I guess I should have been a little clearer when I posted for help. Our problem was with Fuse #19 on the panel inside of the cab and not #19 at the main power box. We too thought of the OD switch and...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Ignition lock cyl. VIN: 1FAFP34PX1
Glenn, Glen, Jason, Dustin,Dennis, Mike, Rich,Philip, Anthony, Nick, Paul, Steve,Brian, Vern and Andrew. Thanks for all the info you guys gave me. Better than a book anyday. No matter what we did we could not turn it so we drilled it about half way thru the tu...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L abs light VIN: 1FTNE24L23
Thanks to all who helped. It turned out to be the driver seat belt pretentstioner. the abs light was misssing fuse. replaced both and all is welll.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Steering Gear VIN: 1FMNU40L73
First I would like to say thanks for all the replys received. The customer has not brought the vehicle back to have the steering gear replaced. Most replys stated that the gear would most likely be the problem. I will add any information if and when the vehicl...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L noise VIN: 1FTYR14U73
Thank you for all your help. Replacement of the upper intake manifold fixed this very loud problem. thank you again. Brian
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM74W3T
Thank you very much to all those who replied. Although I was unable to determine the source of the oil entering the spark plug hole I did follow the suggested replies and installed new plugs and OEM wires. I checked the valve cover gasket area closely and am v... Trouble codes: P0302 (misfire in cyl. 2).
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