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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEX14N1R
Hi Fellows, This F150 is throwing me a curve ball. When I raise the truck just off idle(1000rpm) the EVR solenoid sends a signal to the EGR valve commanding 40% EGR. I tested the vacuum and checked for codes and everything seems normal but the truck doesn't ru...
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMDV34X8V
hi to all thanks for reading this post.vechical came in with a miss fire code 303, check with lap scope firing pattern looks good on all cylinders. we did a tune up a mounth ago [plugs and wires] so I removed spark plugs to check for burning condition looks a ... Trouble codes: 303 (miss firing 3 cylinder)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L heat VIN: 1FMDU34X6V
Hi Ford Pro's, this vehicle has broken air temp blend door (in the heater box) and I have the door out - Part# F57H-18B545-AE - AND THE PROBLEM IS: Ford dealer said that you HAVE to buy the WHOLE heater box, you can't buy the door only...the wrecking yard sai...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FMZU34E4X
After a couple miles of driving the speedometer will double. (If you are going 40 MPH it will suddenly say 80 MPH. If you have the cruise control set it will slow down untill the speedo says the original setting. If you accelerate to 60 MPH and this happens th...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
This truck has limited power on acceleration. The MIL comes on then.The code P1211 will also set during KOER test. Now the injectors were recently replaced by the customer himself. It had gotten water in the fuel and not all the injectors were working properly... Trouble codes: P1211
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720X
vehicle will start and IDLE perfectly, but once put into gear...UNDER LOAD ONLY,it acts as though it has a massive MISS or vacuum leak...it wants to die, or as they say FALLING ON IT'S FACE. The EGR was tested holds vacuum, the cop was changed, the cam sensor ... Trouble codes: P1747, P0750, P0755, P0743, P1760, P0141
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5243Y
hello ford techs. this is a tough one,2 months ago same problem occurred.cold stall,had to featherthrottle to keep it running.fuel pressure within specs. replaced both upstream o2 sensors,cleared codes,problem fixed! came back yesterday,same prob.po171-too lea... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L drive belt VIN: 1FTZR15E51
We have a 2001 ford ranger 4x4. truck came in last month with a badly squeaking drive belt. His mechanic had replaced the belt and the tensioner and it was quiet for a short time. Noise came back so his mechanic sprayed lots and lots of oil on the belt to keep...
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAFP71W62
driving at slow speeds only turning left and applying brakes abs kicks in. replaced right rear axel it was bent cleaned all sensors and replaced right front speed sensor had cut in cable. never shows any codes all wheels showing all same speeds. this thing is ...
2003 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L boggs down VIN: 1FTRF17W13
help this ford got me stumped this truck runs great evertime i test drive it but the customer states 3 times in a 2 week period while driving for long periods of time at highway cruise speeds it starts bogging down and cant get it past 15 mph heard popping fro... Trouble codes: 455 (evap system leak), 457 (evap system leak), 1131 (lack of ho2s1 switching), 1151 (lack of ho2s2 switching)
1999 Mercury Villager 3.3L fuel control
basically I can't pinpoint vaccum leak with out pulling it apart I am wandering if anyone has seen or seen it often? is it intake gaskets? i've tried propane and carb clean with no results there is a definite hissing from somewhere near the back side of plenum

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1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID wiper,temp guage VIN: 5F07C61719
i have yet to complete all repiar work, but have all the information i need, thanks to evey body who replied(tom,john,eric)the wire diagrams i recieved are great thanks again dennis
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L hard shift VIN: 1FTHW266XV
thanks to all who took the time to to help, unfortunatly the customer wont spend any more money on this problem so i have to close this one as a no repair. seems you can give all the free advice in the world, but when it comes to money its thanks but i will pa...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U7V
And Wade [...] wins the prize. Wade's response was a link to a website that had nearly the same problem as mine. Their car would set a light instantly, mine would take time to set, but would fail all KOEO tests. Anyway, the response was to test as I already d... Trouble codes: 443 (evap ctrl system purge control valve circ malf).
1998 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start
Hi : I use the test light to check power and ground at pcm terminals and I found all the ground wires have power !!! The pcm has 8 ground wires,I cut off everyone,joint them together and ground it,engine start right up and runs o.k. One of the ground wire ...
1993 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W6P
Thanks to all who replied. After finally getting an ecm that would give me codes, I found a code 332. Looking in the fix database, it sent me directly to the passageway restriction. Cleaned passage at throttle plate & FIXED!!! Let me say that all of the info o...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L pats VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
ford dlr w/ all of the resources known to man struggled w/ pats issue off/on 3 weeks. the tech finally asked me to get used low mileage ip and this fixed the problem w/ kam. the theory was that my town had the pats contained in hec within the ip and according ...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3MAPM12J5P
Thanks to all that responded! As I mentioned, I suspected IAC motor and did finally replace it with one from auto zone. I was unsure about that when i opened the box and saw greasy prints on the unit, but I tried it any way, no change, so i kept digging and tr...
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