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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Drive-axles VIN: 1FTCR11T0N
Hello: We have a Ford Ranger 4x4 that the front wheel bearings go loose every couple thousand km, Everything seem fine, no missing parts, but we even install all new bearing, and locking nuts, and perform to spec, and the bearings keep getting loose. Has anyon...
1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMCU24X75
truck starts and idles perfectly, If you hold idle at around 1500 rpm, car starts a surge from about 1300-1700 rpm as you hold pedal steady. Does not do this at idle. Checked for vacuum leaks, none. swapped tps, disconnected iac motor, no change. Cleaned maf s...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 2FMDA5144S
Hello everyone, thanks for your interest. I have this van with the two front doors and the sliding door lock acuators operating intermittantly. If I hold the locks in a certain position it will stop, but if they are moved they start up again. Have anyone of yo...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L powertrain VIN: 1FALP13P4V
car is hard to shift, replaced cat. convertor, checked oxygen sensors, they're changing from rich to lean. 1st shift engine has to be wrapped up before shift will occur. low power unless you ease into the throttle and slowly build power. no codes on scanner an...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFV18L4V
will not get code when at idle,only at 1500 rpm or higher/runs ok /no vacuum leaks Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
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 Crown Victoria LX 4.6L flywheel VIN: 2FAFP74W01
to all techs,we have a 01 crown vic,with a good driver that cracked a flywheel,at 35,000 miles.now it sounds broke again at 55,000 miles.there were no noticable problems as loose bolts or wires stuck between trans and engine.the engine size is 4.6.yhis vechice...
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 2FAFP71W81
I have a 01 crown vic that will stumble or cut out while your driving. This car was hit a year ago in a police chase so I started there found 4 bad wires behind right side fender liner repaired cleared codes. I drove car until drive cycle was complete. Problem...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTRW08642
this vehicle came in to us recently with a ses light on and a complaint of rough running in idle. scanned computer and found no codes just the po1780 trans. went through and found that the fuel trims were way off from bank 1 to bank 2. about 1.0 difference fro... Trouble codes: P1780 (trans code)
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L idle speed VIN: 2FAFP71WX2
Hi everyone, once again i'm in need of assistance. I have a 02 crown vic police cruiser. Whenever the a/c compressor turns on in park the idle speed goes from 800 too 1100 rpm. The idle then drops to 900 until compressor disengages when it goes back to 800 rpm...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L turn signals VIN: 1LNHM81W5X
Hello again. I have a Town car in here and I some help in a proper diag. I have no turn signals or flashers. Both brake lights and parking lights are working. I have a wiring diagram on this one and it shows power to turn signal multi function switch coming fr...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L a/c -heat VIN: 1LNHM87A7Y
we have a problem with the passenger side a/c, after ten or fifteen minutes the passenger side will start blowing out heat while it is set on 65* the drivers side is unaffected and stills blows out cold air. there are no diag codes in the system, also if we ru...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF12NWK
I am happy to say that this vehicle is fixed. I drove the truck this morning and about 15 minutes into the drive it acted up. This time the PCM spit out something I could use, Code 63 TPS voltage low. The one sensor I failed to check. I put a scope on it at id... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean- fuel control).
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP62W0R
The fix was replacing the evap canister. although this car has an OBD-II diagnostic connector, it is not really an OBD-II vehicle. it does not have any sort of EVAP monitoring. this was a developmental platform for ford, and was difficult to pin down. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean air/fuel bank1), P0174 (lean air/fuel bank2), P0402 (excessive egr flow).
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEX14H8S
thanks too all that replied. A couple of you suggested replacing the eec and fuel pump relays, i did that and it seemed to be better but then wasn't starting intermittantly again. Removed ecm plug, checked for corrosion, none found. Checked all powers and grou... Trouble codes: 212 (no tach signal), 116 (engine coolant temp sensor), 636 (trans oil temp sensor), 114 (intake air temp sensor), 311 (thermal air system), 211 (pid signal).
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L 2nd VIN: 1FTEE14YX5
thanks for the responses everyone agreed that this is normal for this vehicle. customer finally got back to me and said it hasn't shifted this well for years but the lack of power when warm and shifting to 2nd was bothering him i explained that the motor just ...
1997 Ford Escort 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: WFOAXX88AA
First thanks to all who replied especially Timothy [...] the fault turned out to be the (PCV) valve jamming when the engine heated up have replaced and all is well.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6537W
hello everyone, Thanks for all the replies. thanks to cristian and stephen. we had allready tried performing the purging of oil in vct that may have been dirty we installed correct filter and oil that tsb mentioned. vct tested good every time. When car acted... Trouble codes: P1381.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F61
Hello all Thanks again , After exstensive testing ,WE removed injectors and had them bench tested ,6 out of 8 showed higher then allowable leak percentage , Replaced all 8 and retested truck , Much better but would still set code when fully warmed up under ace... Trouble codes: P1211 (Injector Control Pressure pressure above/below desired).
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX31L02
customer declined to fix when i recommended gas tank removal and flush. fuel filter reclogged in one week resulting in low fuel pressure. thanx, bill Trouble codes: P0720 (vss).
2002 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, Lean Condition VIN: 1LNHM97V32
Did receive 6 replies; however, all suggested things to do that we've already done or didn't apply to this vehicle. We suggested to the customer to take to the dealer. If we get feedback (which we eventually should), I'll add a 'fix' to this request for assist... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Exhaust Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Exhaust Bank 2).
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