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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F0J
Please help me with this one it is driving me crazy. let me try to explain this. When you turn the key to start the veh. it will try to start but will not catch. it has spark while cranking and fuel also. If you disconnect the starter soleniod wire from the so...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT20XP5
This probe had a reman dist put in week ago. now is cutting out & stalling-- when I pulled the dist I didnt notice rotor would go on any postion,so I brought #1 piston to tdc & put dist in lining up the thicker side of dist rotor drive to #1 installed dist, ne...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No data stream VIN: 1FALP5242P
This vehicle came in with a complaint that when the heat is turned on the car would stall. We could not duplicate this problem. I attempted to scan the car and found that it will perform KOEO and KOER test but does not communicate the data. I had a continous c...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5145S
must be my week 2 posts in one week!! new customer, interviewed customer myself, car never touched by anyone else. van started and ran great intill yesterday. went out and no start. i have fuel pressure and spark. no inhector pulse. checked for rpm ref. throug...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L voltmeter VIN: 1FTJW36F5V
This Is My Own Personal Truck, Whent Starting The Truck Up In The Morning It Would Take Several Minutes Or Miles For The Voltmeter To Register A State Of Charge, It Always Stayed To The Left Until Then. The Alternator Being The Factory Original, I Felt Was Due...
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR14XXV
The vehicle has an intermitten idle problem. It will idle up and down rapidly vaying about 300 rpms. It will sometime actually die but will start right back up. Once above idle the pickup runs great. In the data list the case ground was -2.394 which should be ...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.5L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM66L6X
MORE INFO AT IDLE WHEN WARMED UP ENG SPD. 805RPM COOL TEMP. 98 C CLSD. LOOP AIR INTAKE TEMP 10 C MAF 3.48gm/s THROTTLE ANGLE 17.6% VEH. SPD. 0KM/H LTFT BANK 1 6.25% STFT BANK 1 0.00% O2 B1S1 265 MV O2 B1S2 85 MV LTFT BANK 2 25.00% STFT BANK 2 +32.81% O2 B2S1 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (fuel sys. lean), P0174 (fuel sys. lean), P1131 (lack of switching b1s1), P1151 (lack of switching b2s1)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNF21L3X
after replaceing the motor in this truck we began having trouble with reocurring trouble codes for egr flow insufficient and egr flow excessice aswell as random missfire and the "u" codes. we replaced the entire egre system from manifold up, new plugs and coil... Trouble codes: U5000 (see service manual), U1400 (see service manual), U2500 (see service manual), P1408 (exhaust gas recirculation malfunction), P0301 (missfire detected)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Flywheel VIN: 1FTZX1724X
Hi everyone, We now have a shudder (customer calls it "chatter") when accelerating from a stop. If you accel in reverse (mostly reverse, but sometimes felt in forward gear also) with very little throttle, the rpm's drop low to about 400-500. You will feel a no...
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5348X
Hi all I have a windstar with no drivability problem but a MIL that comes on about every 3 months. The codes are Po174 and Po171 fuel trim lean both banks. The freeze frame fuel trim is short 16.4, 21.1 long 13.3 and 14.8 but when it gets to me the long term i...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Starter VIN: 1FAFP66L8Y
Hello All, Thanks for taking the time to take a look at this problem. This car is here with a no crank problem related to the PATs system. It will intermittantly not crank mostly after the car has sat for awhile. Here some info on what I have checked. It will...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMYU70E61
Vehicle has a rough,stumble idle,like a slight misfire with a very slight pop noise(backfire)coming from the air box.Will pop intermittently at idle,or always at shut off.Preformed koeo,koer-no codes.No timing chain rattle heard.Stft 0% both banks Ltft-7% both...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU77EG2
We need help from you ford guys. We R&R'd the pass side head to replace the #2 int valve spring. Used the OTC timing set alignment tools to set cam timing. The engine seems to run fine but has a lot of clatter that appears to be coming from the front of the dr...
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L crankcase VIN: 1LNLM9745N
thanks up front... this car was just bought at auction,, no history,, problem is water in the oil.. no steam ,, hydro lock.. plugs all burning same.. i know theres a head gasket issue with the 3.8 also im told theres a timing cover issue (electralis eating tim...
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L steering VIN: 1MELM50U6P
I iatn'ers. I have this sable with a noise. A loud "clunk". The only time I get it is...if you back up,while turning the steering wheel all the way to the right...come to a stop...turn the wheel all the way to the left, and then drive forward, you get one loud...

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1993 Ford Probe 2.0L cranks/ will not start VIN: 1ZVCT20AXP
Archive searching & one of the replies pointed us to the distributor. We found the distributor to be the problem. The customer is driving the car as is; The customer did not want to part with the money needed to finish the repair properly.
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0L cylinder head gasket VIN: 1FMDA41X7S
The responces were split pretty equal, half do it by the book over the top, and half drop the cradle. After reading the responces and looking the vehicle over my students voted to drop the cradle. The students work in groups of three so by dropping the cradle ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15Y2S
Thanks for all the great input from all of you! This problem was solved by installing a 'new' instrument cluster. Phillip from Iowa, Terry-Illinos, Nick-Ohio! Thanks!! Nick, your explanation was 'the icing on the cake'. (iatn...Thanks) This vehicle runs like i...
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Hard Start VIN: 1F1JW35F5V
Most of the replies I recieved about faulty internal wiring harnesses or gaskets would have probably been correct IF The 4 new glow plugs that I installed (Autolite #1111) hadn't opened up & 'swelled up at the tips'. I always hear about using nothing but O.E... Trouble codes: P1293 (High side open bank one), P0470 (EBP Sensor circuit).
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L wot intake popping VIN: 1FMRU1767W
The HUGE response I got on this post was amazing. If I took the time to respond individually to all 41 people who chimed in, I'd lose a days work. I thank you one-and-all. Vast majority of replies confirmed my suspicions that these engines do have a history ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FAFP53S1X
Hi! I received a number of good responses. We ended up replacing the pump with a Ford reman unit. At this point I have not heard anything form the customer so i am assuming the car is fixed.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
Hello fellow techs, The customer is happy with the power and smoothness of his truck now. The 'reman injector' that I had installed in the #5 cylinder was a defect from the start. That is why the code po275-low power contribution Cyl #5, came back with the 'ne... Trouble codes: P0275, P0476.
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L code b1901 VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
on this windstar is does not have seat air bags or side air bags. crash sensor 1 is also restraint control module which is located on floor at center of vehicle. tested all circuits for shorts/grounds all ok. replaced rcm, clear codes, re-ran key-on test all p...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FT34GU675
Vehicle was missing intermittantly, finally caught injector shorting out on scope. Thanks for all your help Trouble codes: P0303, P0304.
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