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1993 Ford Probe GT 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZVCT22B6P
hello all and thanks for reading this. car runs fine at idle most of the time, but very rarely stalls - always restarts. On road tests car runs good for awhile, then idle increases without hitting the throttle by about 1000 rpm's and imeadiately drops of and a... Trouble codes: 15 (ho2s), 17 (closed loop system), 23 (ho2s), 24 (closed loop system)
1995 Ford F-350 Eddie Bauer 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF37G4S
I have a rebuilt engine, #3 cyl is dead. the engine will only stay running at higher rpm 1000+. I have done a compression test, leak down test, noid light, ohmed out the injectors, watched fuel enter the cyl with a borescope, check spark, check to see that the...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Mechanical VIN: 2FMDA5147T
Hello all and thanks for looking at this. I have this Windstar with a leaking timing cover housing. this seems to be a common problem with these engines. This is the first one I have had the opportunity to fix. The book says to pull the engine, is it possible ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP52U9T
This car came in with mil on and cat efficiency low on both banks. o2 sensors below the convertors both read 0 always. we replaced the o2's but they still stay at 0. any ideas Trouble codes: P0420, P0430
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L ABS & Speedometer VIN: 1FTFX28L4V
Here is a intereting one. This 1997 Ford F-250 when driving the ABS light comes on and the speedometer drops. This happens every time you give the vehicle gas going down the road. The ABS light comes on for about 1 or 2 seconds. Then goes out and the speedomet...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 6.8L MIL Lamp on, lean condition VIN: 1FBSS31S3W
Vehicle came in with check engine light on with P0171 & P0174. Vehicle was in desperate need of tune-up. We replaced plugs, filters, cleaned MAF Sensor, and performed fuel injection service. After that we noted that the DPFE sensor was reading at idle and KOEO... Trouble codes: P0171 (Fuel system lean bank 1), P0174 (Fuel System lean bank 2)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Convertor VIN: 1FTRW08W21
Thanks for taking the time to read this, this one came in on the hook as dies while you put in gear.The compsys scan showed p0741 the sol was replaced at this time and fluid srv.The light was out and was performing ok. Parked truck outside and the next morning...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L steering box VIN: 1FTRE14L41
replaced steering sector shaft seal, came back leaking 2 weeks. installed new ford steering box, came back leaking 1 month. replaced new steering box with new ford box, came back leaking 2 months later. i cant believe im getting defective boxes, this vehicle i...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L steering box VIN: 1FTNW21P84
After repairs the truck worked fine. One week later the truck is back but now it is hard to turn right. When there is no resistance on the wheels it will turn with no problem. I am thinking a bad steering head. Can anyone tell me how to check or is there a way...
1997 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L hid 3rd brake light VIN: 1LNLM91VXV
Hello lincoln techs. The ballast for the HID florescent is only available from Lincoln to the tune of about $800.00. The Light it self works when the proper voltage is applied. It is a 2 stage ballast. 1 stage is for parking light, 2nd stage is for the brake...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L 3-4 shift VIN: 1LNHM87A4Y
Car came in with service trans light on. Scaned for codes. had codes po 734 735 and 795. Replaced sol pack cleared codes and road tested. worked good for a 30 min of driving the would not shif out of 3rd gear and stored codes again. First time for me on this t...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1MEFM6530X
this car is a head scratcher. customer came in with car not wanting to run. ford told cust. that the vct was fulty and needed to have vct replaced. before i was willing to replace vct i started diagnosing my symptoms. going off of mitchell i tracked part of my...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEHM55SX1
We have an unusual problem. We have all of the same symptoms as several of you have experienced with a flex fuel module failure, but we cannot find where this one is. We picked one up from the dealer, so we do know what it is supposed to look like. On the Sabl...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 4M2ZU86W13
hello everyone. i have a good one. this vehicle came in with no power windows, interior lights, radio, automaic memory seats, automatic headlights, and the ipc gauges and lights were not working. you could turn the headlamps on manually and the dash lights wou...

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1968 Ford f250 4x4 390CID park brake cables VIN: F26BKDO487
Thanks for all the great replies. I recieved a couple of phone numbers from someone who didnt have a name posted with his reply so I cant thank him, but the phones worked well and I was able to find the cables and steering column bearings. Once again thanks to...
1988 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FABP6044J
After trying to get this vehicle to act up for a week with no success, it sat over a weekend. When we started on it Monday morning it ran terrible, after further inspection we found that it did have a blown head gasket. We don't think this had any effect on or... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor out of range), 96 (no power to fuel pump relay).
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I replaced lower and upper intake manifold gaskets. This was not the fix. This car has a really strange miss to it. I do believe it has a bad injector, or a bad mass air flow sensor. the customer works out of state and is gone for some time, this is reason for... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0300, P1100.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNX21L4X
well this vehicle needed to be returned to the customer. i am at a loss on this one and i cant seem to come up with any rhyme or reason. i replaced the cylinder head temp sensor and the coolant temp sensor, which operates the gauge, i cannot find a separate ec...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L rough idle VIN: 2FAHP71W43
Thanks for all the good information. I didn't mention some of the obvious checks and tests, i.e. O2 sensors plugged in correct banks, disconnect battery to reset strategy, etc that I did do... But to make a long story short the timing chain guide on the left b...
2003 Ford E-250 5.4L Ride ControL VIN: 1FTNE24L03
Thank you for taking the time to reply. We installed a new ford steering box and a factory ford steering damper.( Ford makes a kit for vehicles that are not equipped with a damper ) We replaced the box for wear, and installed damper to protect the customers in...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag light VIN: 2FAFP71W83
Some good replies in checking resistance of the bag, and checking the connector. Tried the suggestion of unhooking the battery, connecting the seatbelts, then reconnecting battery, light still on. I checked all i could, guess it needs to go get the Iflash done...
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