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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X2T
This truck has got me stumped. When it's cold the problem is much worse but can be felt anytime it's under a lot of load, like 4th gear when the convertor engages on an uphill grade. It acts like it's lean but the fuel trims seem to say differant. I've replace... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl. 4 Missfire)
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FMDA6F35W
Hello. Please help me with this one. I did the head gaskets, got the head serviced, put it back together and it was fine. 2 weeks later car come back with a drivability problem. A loud whistling noise can be heard while running, remove the oil filler cap and i...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L ecu signal to relay VIN: 3FAKP1138X
hello, thanks in advance were working on a car made to be driven in mexico.need wiring info for manuel a\c.looked at factory and michell with no luck.the high pressure switch on u.s. model has 4 wires and this one is 3 wire.
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAFP15P3X
Hello, Car is a daily driver & engine runs well, power is OK but trips code P0171 constantly w/fuel trim readings at + 23 on up. Naturally, checked for intake manifold gasket & all other sources of vacuum leaks including PCV valve, no sign of any. Propane enr... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW20S6Y
customer complait was knocking. I scanned computer and found that the drive cycle code was the only code he had, cleared and told him to drive it. he drove it all over the place for 2 weeks( should have complete, he drives it in all manners, highway stop and g... Trouble codes: 1000 (drive cycle not complete)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU77E11
Hello ford techs, I have a problem with the rear power window(the window between the cab and bed). I have power back to the motor from the switch, so I ordered a new motor and still have same promblem. I took the motor and tried to bench test it, hooking it up...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Door Locks VIN: 2FMZA514X1
Thanks in advance for all replies.This Windstar came in with the symptom of door locks/interior lights coming on or activating intermittently.When the vehicle was driven in the shop,the drivers door lock would not function at all, and the pass side front lock ...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L lf vacum locking hub VIN: 1FMSU43F91
First ford have had in the shop with vacum locking hubs that we have had to work on. We narrowed the problem down to the left front hub assemble. The hub would not lock in when vacum applied. We actually used the smoke machine on it and found it is leaking thr...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, only during warm up VIN: 1FDWE35L92
sorry, my first time. see above info. thanks for any help and effort. Trouble codes: P1288
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L pinion seal VIN: 1FMDU74E92
vehicle came in with pinion seal leak, replaced it with an aftermarket seal, came back the next day leaking again ordered a Ford seal because the aftermarket seal had subtle differences to the original, installed the ford seal using white lube on the yoke clea...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM81W6V
Customer came in with the vehicle having the MIL light on. It gave codes P0171 & P0174 - Bank systems 1 & 2 lean. We found no vacuum leaks but did find a problem with the MAF sensor. We replaced the sensor as well as decarbonizing the engine. The vehicle left ...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S41
car came in mil light on codes po172,po175 rich on both [...]. replaced maf no change fuel pressure is 55 psi steady with no change at idle or wide open throttle ,alldata calls for 35-65. 55 psi sounds to high to me.can any body help me with the way this fuel ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1FTEX15N4M
Thanks a lot guys for the valuable information. I had a lot of replies about the sensors esp. map which was [...] at idle which is ok. Believe it or not the upper intake plenium gasket on the inside was split and the lower one was to. The white smoke I gues...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L no data connector VIN: 1FTCF15Y1R
I have checked all the ideas over and over. There is just not a connector in the harness. I have just about unwraped the harness looking. Customer will wait for me to wire in a connector and see what will happen. I am waiting on a Ford wiring diagram and will ...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L monitors wont set VIN: 1IDONTKNOW
Thanks for all the replies. this one turned out simply to be the thermostat not letting engine get warm enough. I guess when the customer made the apointment and told me the dealer had tried to fix it twice with no succsess I assumed it would not be something ...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148T
i appreciate all the fast and informative replies! i wish to thank everyone on this van. i only did this as a courtesy to a good customer and as soon as he can afford the cost of this repair, he will bring it back in. he's very pleased about what we did for hi... Trouble codes: 1538 (imrc bank one stuck open), 1000 (systems checks incomplete).
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L detination VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
Thanks to all who replied, Nick from Ohio gets the prize but good advise from all who replied. After checking the voltage and ground at the MAF sensor connector, checking the actual ignition timing, rechecking the intake hose and engine for leaks and blocking ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean).
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTHF26F6V
We got this one wrapped up thanks to the direction I was steered towards with your help. We broke down and pulled the driver's side cylinder head and saw an alarming sight. # 8 exhaust valve was about ready to take a trip through the engine. It had lost it's o...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
I thank all six replys who sent us useful information. The vehicle is too intermittant to nail down the problem but low voltage may be the answer. The customer has taken the car with the advice to replace his battery and we have not heard from him as of today.
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1720X
well after a few weeks of BATTLING with this vehicle...it turned out to be a blown trans control fuse...funny thing is when i first checked it out, it was good. Oh after changing the torque converter, which WAS bad...we decided to do a PCM...the vehicle wouldn... Trouble codes: P1747, P0750, P0755, P0743, P1760, P0141.
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP3839Y
Well I have been around the block with this one. Replaced the fuel pump due to clogged filter and everything pointed in that direction. But after the pump was installed still did the same thing. Michel from new jersey had mentioned checking for jumped timming....
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L no speedometer VIN: 1FTYR14V2Y
The first thing we tested in this situation was the vss on the rear diff at this point it honestly tested good. As vehichel speed inceased so did the frequency. We then proceeded up the wire harnesss we only to find no signal. We went back to the speed sensor ...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L PATS system VIN: 1FAFP33P9Y
I want to thank every one for there help! I found that after relplacing the lock cylinder, that the nylon tie around th PATS module was there for a reason. The connecter was screwed. Of coarse when I went to fix it it fell apart and I had to screw around with ...
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