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1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FDLF47G5R
guys i need some help on this one it just goes in an out of closed loop when ever it wants.the customer is complaining about fuel milage(temp. at 196 )so what does the computer need to see to go into closed loop.the o2 sensor reads between .70-.87 most of the ...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, no power VIN: IFALP52U75
Please help, this car is driving us crazy, literally! Car came in about a week ago with customer complaining about car having no power, and it turned out that the catalytic converters were stopped up, so the customer went to a muffler shop and had them gutted... Trouble codes: 176 (Lean Bank 2), 177 (Rich Bank 2), 542 (Fuel Pump Circuit Open - ECA to ground), 543 (Battery to ECA)
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No communication VIN: 1FMDU34X9S
This Explorer came in with the customer complaint that the transmission would not upshift normally and then would slam into gear and the OD light would start flashing. The OD light was flashing when the truck came to our shop. We attempted to pull codes and t...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTHF26F6V
Greetings members. I would like to thank you in advance for any help you might offer. The largest problem with this vehicle is that it smokes and misses when cold. This problem seems to clear up just as soon as you start to work the engine. I have not tested...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
Car came in for check engine light. 2 codes. 443 for the purge circuit, and a code for the cam sensor which I don't remember at the moment as it's written elsewhere. The synchro housing that holds the cam sensor was broken in half, and the interupter (vane) wa... Trouble codes: 443 (evap ctrl system purge control valve circ malf)
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L engine VIN: 1FTZR15X9X
Replaced left cylinder head with new casting, valves, etc. Old head was cracked. My machine shop assures me this is common, they see lots of them. Engine showed no real signs of badly overheating. Replacement of the head with a new casting solved the problems ...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1138X
po340 cam sensor circuit, customer replaced cam sensor and pcm. I did continunity test and tests for short to B+ and gnd all negitive. tone ring on the cam and valve timing both ok there is a tsb for a broken/cracked flex plate but this is a manual trans. Any ... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor circuit)
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP55S21
vehicle arrived with customer self diagnosis of needing a tune up . had engine misfire. plugs and wires were replaced. misfire remained. sent to my stall. found misfire to be cylinder 1. checked injector flow ok just to be sure i moved injector to cylinder 2 m...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L o/d light flashes VIN: IFMZU67E81
hi fello techs, this vehicle came to the shop with code P0733, I KNOW IT IS THE INCORRECT GEAR ratio for the vehicle. Can any one give me some thing on the code. phil
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L 1st and 4th VIN: 1FMNU43SX1
First of all I dont do many trans jobs but I have done several E4ODs and never had any problem, I was comfortable with this since its based on the E4OD. Customer complaint was long harsh shift into 2nd gear and engine light on. Scanned and found code P0781 (1-...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Steering VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Vehicle came in with a hard to steer problem. We checked out the vehicle and found the steering hard in both dirrections. Mitchell pointed toward the pump. We installed two new pumps from the dealership and the problem still exist.We purged the air from the sy...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3MAPM12J5P
car runs fine except when cold it will idle up and down, varying from 600 rpm to 1200, as it warms up it calms down and goes steady at 900.there are no codes koeo or koer fast or slow,i did find a collapsed vacuum hose at valve cover to pcv valve but no change...
2000 Mercury Villager 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 4M2XV11TOY
Got one here I'm not to familiar with. 2000 villager with 3.3 acts just like a vacuum leak, miss history #6, seems to miss about 80% of the time when warm. Give it just a little throttle and it comes out of the miss and runs fine, just like a vacuum leak. Only...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L distributorfleet VIN: 1FTFE24H7S
I am putting this as a fix although it is not going to be fixed the company decided they got thier money out of it and that at over [...]. was enough but as for the replies all where good and helpful.The problem actually was the oil pump next time I check o...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
hi all,this one is fixed.after reading all the replies 10 to be exact,many helpful in the area of the cam sensor and the wiring. I was mostly concerned with the diagnostics stating if i had 12 volts on the signal wire i had a short to power.after getting that ... Trouble codes: P0344 (cam sensor intermittent).
1997 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHE24L2V
hi, thank you everybody who helped me solve the problem. I just replaced the cracked pcv hose on the back of the intake manifold. Thank you everybody who helped me. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (system too lean bank 2).
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P4Y
Thanks to all those that replied. I must have missed the TSB involving the exhaust valves sticking. Was able to perform test and verify exhaust valves sticking. Customer has declined repairs at this time. Thanks again everyone. Trouble codes: P0301, P0303.
2002 Ford Mustang 4.6L Camshaft Positioning Sensor VIN: 1FAFT45X52
After a careful inspection of all electronic parts and after again replacing the CPS, MIL light continues to come on with same code. One thing that is different now is that the mil light does seem to shut off for an unspecified period of time and then come on ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTRF17212
Customer was supposed to bring vehicle back, but never did. Most of you said that upper and lower intake gasket leaks were a common problem, as well as low fuel pressure, bad Mass AirFlow sensors, and PCV hose leaks. Interesting side note: We recently attend... Trouble codes: P0171 (System lean bank 1), P0174 (System lean bank 2).
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L02
Sorry but I will have to close with no fix. The only other info I have is that the dpfe has had the new update, and I am finding erratic readings from the fuel pump I.E. pulsating guage and some fuel press. drop. Hide Quoted Text Reply 1 of 5 From: Wade fr...
1998 Other Ford F450 7.3L input shaft VIN: 1FDXF47F3X
Thanks to all who replied. We have had the flywheel machined to accept a heavier duty ball and cage type bearing this was suggested by several of you. the needle bearing simply isn't strong enough for the application. Truck is gone and working well we will kno...
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