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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!!!...
1988 Ford F-350 XL 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38G0J
Hello fellow techs, I am embarrassed to tell but this truck has eaten my lunch and more! On slight excelleration it feels like what I would call "lean burn miss-fire". It will spark knock briefly when it "chuggles-surges-hesitates" in any gear but mostly in 4t...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTDF15N8M
Code 33. Please no PFE responses. This is an EEGR system. Went thru AD flow chart. I can see a good signal out of pintel with DSO. .54v at rest, 4.51v with vacuum applied direct(KOEO). Watching vacuum and signal voltage at EVP sensor during KOER test shows app...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FBJS31Y2P
I need some ideas on this one. This van has a bad hesitation on light acceleration. If you snap the throttle quickly, you can't feel it. I can duplicate this while in park, and slightly opening the throttle. I have checked for obvious vacuum leaks, Also having...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU24X2P
Hi fellow techs. I have a problem with this Explorer and need some help. It came in with a check engine light on. The problem is this vehicle is running rich on bank 2. Looking at my fuel trim data bank 1 long term fuel trim is at or near 0% EGO switching norm... Trouble codes: 137 (KOER- indicates Bank 2 system rich), 177 (CONT- code Indicates bank 2 EGO rich), 111 (KOEO- system pass)
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L low power VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
first posting bear with me and please offer advice on posting. truck came in last week with check engine light on. had map sensor code. replaced map sensor with aftermarket sensor and took truck for short test drive. no check engine light. customer picked up t...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU18WXV
The code says there's a problem with the vent solenoid. Scanner doesn't give me too much info for data. Its giving me Tprel which I think might be tank voltage, if it is its stays pretty constant most of the time at 1.08 volts. When I take it on a test drive I... Trouble codes: P0446
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L oil pressure VIN: 1FTZF1827W
customer had headgaskets replaced last month, started vehicle test drove when coming to a stop lost oil pressure, check screen and replaced, then had great oil pressure for about 3 days, just finished replacing oil pump from dealer, had great oil pressure then...
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 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...
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L poor accel and power VIN: 1FDXE45F61
hello to all ford diesel tech out there. I have this 01 ford E350 diesel here has very poor accel and power. code p1211 icp above or below desired .do not know what is wrong with it because this is my first one .please any one out there can point me to right d... Trouble codes: 1211 (injection control pressure obove or below desired)
2002 Ford F-150 Lightning 5.4L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTZF07352
the ford truck won't hardly get out of it's way. any hard acceleration the truck falls on it's face. feels like the air cleaner has come apart and plugging up the intake, but is not the case. can baby slightly and get to go, but won't really go over 45 mph. th... Trouble codes: P1639 (wrong vid block data), P0174 (lean bank 2)
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L headlights VIN: 2FAHP71W03
This cop car came in with no headlights, daytime running lights work and flash to pass works, I checked the wiring diagrams and mitchels diagram wasn't real clear, it looks like the lighting module sends a signal to the headlight switch and then it returns and...
2004 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L front tires VIN: 1FTPW12554
Vehicle came to us w/ lo mileage & obvious edge wear to both front tires. It is/was equipped w/ OEM Continental P255/65R17 tires. Front Tire wear is as follows: LF-OUTER edge has steel cords thru & 4/32" on remainder RF-INNER edge has steel cords thru & 4/32" ...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L various lighting, dash panel, HVAC, ect... VIN: 1LNLM97V3T
Gentlemen and ladies I have a puzzling electrical problem on a Lincoln Continental. I have done some preliminary testing and am going to dig into this more tomorrow morning. However, I wanted to request assistance to possibly set me in the right direction. Thi...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L oil pump VIN: 1MELM6532W
we replaced the timing belt because the oil pump leaked onto it and the timing went out enough to turn on the mil, with a p1383 code for the VCT to set a over-retard condition. The problem is...the oil pump is jammed on the crankshaft, or theres something not ...

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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L valves VIN: 3FALP6539T
some good responces, had checked pcv, injectors and such. i believe something must have been laying in the intake system from the last head work. the largest plastic piece could have been a broken piece of valve seal , dont know . good leason for keeping your ...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L HVAC and engine temp VIN: 1FTHF26H9V
Thanks for all the input. Most missed the point I was trying to make.It would be ok at idle, but with speed higher the heat would start to go away. I suspect the coolant was flowing too fast or too much. If there was a way to restrict the flow it may have help...
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE242DV
Hello all, Thanks to the techs who replied. The fix to this van was to undo someones error. We found that someone had inserted screws in the TBI thottle plate and blocked off the bypass air holes. When I repaired the vaccum leak at the intake it restricted the... Trouble codes: P0133, P0153, P0171, P0173.
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Heater core VIN: 2FAFP71W4X
I am going to call thiw one fixed again. Check and cleaned a few more grounds. Check voltage again this morning and it was around 150 - 200 milivolts. Hope it will stay fixed this time. Thanks for all the help stan.
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
You people are great. Most of the replies nailed it. Right side engine mount even though it looks fine. Sorry for the long reply time. I had a hard time getting the mount from my local dealer. Must be in short supply. Thanks again for all the help. TM
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L Transfer case mtr VIN: 1FTNW21F63
Thanks for the replys , Unable to detect problem while testing , Howevever i replaced the Gem module [ It houses the 4x4 controller or timer]and the problem of repeated motor failures has been resolved , Thanks again Joe
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRF17252
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Steering VIN: 1FSW31PX4E
Thanks for the ten replys gentlemen. The nature of the beast is not what this turned out to be. Ford says that this is normal operation. After replacing the steering box, pump and hydroboost the problem turned up as a missalignment of the frame. This vehicle w...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MEPM6240P
thanks to all that replied. after double checking our diagnoises, the problem ended up to be a faulty iac from ford. Trouble codes: 335 (ept voltage range), 157 (maf voltage low), 173 (system rich bank 1), 211 (pip circuit failure), 326 (ept low voltage).
1997 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV1111V
customer did not return with the vehicle for further diagnosis before I was terminated from my employment. Needless to say, I'm not gonna be able to ride this one out until the end. There were many useful suggestions that I had planned on using, and I thank ev... Trouble codes: P0300.
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