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1986 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 2FABP43F2G
car is hard starting, starts with starter fluid. could not establish comp. link so i put new comp. in.. same problem.. chk. timing & have no advance, exhaust stinks put in new tfi, no change. car hesitates, and cuts out. this is real problem car please help!!!...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 2F2EF14Y7M
I am leaning toward a bad pcm. Alll inputs and outputs seems fine. With alll basics in specs. Anyone else have the same problem in the past or an idea?
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L crankshaft VIN: 1GDEF19N0N
Hello, We completely rebuilt this engine pistons,etc. The engine has about 5,000 miles on it and the crankshaft broke in two pieces right in front of the #3 main journal (thrust bearing). Has anyone ever run into this problem before? Any kind of vibration prob...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: FZMK658HDV
Vehicle was towed in with a complaint of died on freeway and some smoke output as this happened---customer was unclear of what/where smoke was emitting. Vehicle started up fine off of tow truck---an indicator of how our day was going to go for sure! We tried v... Trouble codes: 172 (lean bank 1), 176 (lean bank 2), 538 (Cylinder balance test failed---retried and same message)
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Daytime Running Lights VIN: 1FTHX26F6S
Hi all. This Super Duty came in with the DRL staying on when the key is off. The problem is intermittent. We havent been able to verify. Customer states sometimes they even flutter on and off. The only way the customer can turn them off is if he hits the dimme...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L valves VIN: 3FALP6539T
never ran into this before. just checking to see if some of you might have. removed head for inspection and we found what appears to be a hard plastic, not carbon but plastic under the exhaust valves and in the intake behind the t body. inspected manifold runn...
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L charging VIN: 1FALP6534T
with 2 alts and mega fuse and cable replaced as soon as rpms raise to 3k-4k alt drops out completly. turn off car and restart it will charge until high rpms. any "spike" of voltage will bring alt back to charge. when no charge condition accurs there is .5 ohms...
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 E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE242DV
This van came to us with a complaint of stalling at times when at a stop as well as when they were to excel it would stumble. There were no codes set at this time. When we removed the air filter the engine would start to stumble. We replaced the MAF sensor bec... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0171, P0173
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater core VIN: 2FAFP71W4X
First let me say that all TSB's that I know about have been done. The heater core was grounded when I first got the car. Was told that it was flushed befor the core started leaking. Second time it came back I removed the ground wire to see what would happen. A...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
this one is killing me help, help, help. vehicle has been here 3 weeks today. after sitting over night vehicle is real hard to start, plugs wet with fuel, then starts and runs fine, not affected by temp just time, hold fuel press fine removed injetor rails, no...
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 Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32X4X
This explorer belongs to a mail lady, she has the country route so she mainly idles all day, from mail box to mail box. Her main complaint is that the truck dies from time to time but it will start right back up, and engine light on. When I tuned up I noticed ... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire monitor error), P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L engine? VIN: 1FTNX21S3X
Light rattle noise on moderate accel. 2000 to 3000 rpm, most pronounced at 2300. Chassis ears lead us to upper engine noise. Noise still present with serp belt removed. Here is where this gets real ugly. We sold a reman engine and installed it. No change. Sinc...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1FMRE11W0Y
Ran full diagnostics with WDS. NO codes. Engine starts and runs fine. After warmup engine will stall when put in any forward gear. No stall in reverse. Have pulled the IAC, EGR, and upper intake and cleaned. Cleaned throttle body. Sometimes when you go from re...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L No Start, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U11
Hello all, This tauraus is not coopreating! The customer has said that it dies, does not start from time to time, and hesitates. We have not been able to get vehicle to act up all we get are 2 history code(and conflicting ones at that) p0231 & p0232 fuel circ... Trouble codes: P0231, P0232
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...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX31L02
vss did not fix this veh. stalls when accelerating from idle most of the time. cruise control does not work Trouble codes: P0720 (vss)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W83
Hi folks, this vehicle had the passenger seat disconnected while power was still connected, now the air bag light is on and flashes code 23. My tester won't read the air bag system. I tried the disconnect the battery and short across to drain the capacitors tr...
1992 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Instrument cluster (digital) VIN: 1LNLM82W2N
Wondering if there are any other components for this system alldata only shows the speed sensor and the cluster, did install a used cluster (not by choice) it appears to work just the same, any help will be greatly appreciated.
1998 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L suspension VIN: 5LMPU28L0W
Hello Ford air suspension experts! I have a Lincoln Navigator here with a height issue. The complaint is that the suspension is pumping the shocks too high and causing a rough ride(no indicator on or codes stored). Due to not having a star tester, I've tried m...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Rear Air Suspension VIN: 5LMFU28A9Y
Navigator came in with rear air suspension not working and sitting very low, and check suspension light on. Customer says was just driving along and light came on. Scanned for codes and found code C1830. Started with checking the basics but came up empty. Not ...

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1988 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 2FABP74F0J
Thanks to all who responded it was the module like most said. Acouple had suggested checking the ignition switch I had forgot to say that is what this car came in for the first time so it had been replaced. Most was right on the money though with the module. t...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 1MELM5344P
thanks for all the replys, although nobody was bang on it did make me ask the right questions. I fould a corroded splice connection for the ccrm relay up by the right front fender. thanks again!
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1ZVCT20XP5
No fix--most said reman distributors are bad, dont have any choice where I live--only one company supplies this area--tried another reman dist, ran even worse.Iam now looking for a new stator #F32Z-12A112-AA--dealer says no longer available. Iam getting a CID ...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5145S
ok now i get to put this car back together. i have basically half the dash apart chasing a theft problem that didnt exist. sometime i cant stand when manufactures make systems and no repair info on them. anyways i think most of the replies i got for the theft ...
1997 Ford F-350 7.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FEKF37GXV
Although the replies were good, we had already tried all of the things that were suggested. We were hoping to hear from a Ford Technician, but I guess that none of them had any useful info on this problem. Thanks for the replies and hopefully next time they wi... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
1999 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FBSS31L8X
Sorry for the delay in posting fix but wanted to be sure. After exhausting all and confirming all powers and grounds ok. and checking for water intrusion on connections as advised. Installed used instrument cluster from salvage and all is working fine. A BIG t...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U83
Hello, Well this car didn't get fixed. I got some very good suggestions from iatn readers.All but one persons suggestion was diagnostics I have already performed.This was good because I felt that I was working in the right area. I also took the time to recheck... Trouble codes: B1318 (low batery voltage at module), B1317 (high batery voltage at module).
1992 Lincoln Continental 3.8L crankcase VIN: 1LNLM9745N
great and quick responce... many thanks.. the fix was the intake gasket.. gasket was ate away.. pumping coolant right down the vally.. smack into the pan.. cant help wondering the shape of head gaskets ... thanks again mike
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L steering VIN: 1MELM50U6P
Well it's fixed. It was the right strut-rod, (tension-rod) bushing. I've got to be honest..I didn't go directly to it. In all I received 5 help messages. Most mentioned the strut-rod bushing. But to look at it it just didn't look that bad. But after I read the...
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