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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 5.8L No Start, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTHF26H1J
Drivability problem-Under load 50 to 65 mph engine surges as if lacking fuel then will quit typically restarting after a 10 minute key off rest. After many parts and testing by myself and other Garages it is now in my hands as it will no longer re-start. I ha... Trouble codes: 31 (egr volts), 95 (loss of ecm power)
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L out of balance VIN: 1FAPP6045L
Car came with what appear to be a noticeable missfire found 2 bad ignition wires (open) replace set of wires, but car still feels like it has a bad miss, look at the ignition pattern (good) injector spray pattren (good) compression 145p.s.i all holes but i fou...
1991 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FTJW35G4L
Hello smart ford guys. I have a 1991 F350 that's giving me fits! Vehicle will not maintain idle; it will surge up and down trying to stabilize while holding throttle constant. I found a code relating to the o2 not switching, and stuck lean. Vehicle really acts...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FDKF38F2S
this truck came in runing fine . It has never over heated as i was told. There is oil in the radiator and no coolant in the oil . There is no oil cooler on this engine and no coolant loss. Could there be any other way of oil getting into the cooling system oth...
1995 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP54Y4S
vehicle came in with a bad positive battery terminal. replaced terminal vehicle will crank over but will not start. fuel pump will only run if 12v volt is applied after ccrm. car has spark, noticed cooling fan on with key on all the time. tried a new constant ...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N3S
I got this F150 with an intermittent stall. customer says it did it 3 times in 10 days when taking off from idle {mt} I had a code for fuel pump primary circuit [556 if I remmember correctly] She left it here for 3 days while out of town and of course I never ...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L wipers VIN: 1FALP52U7T
Car was in about 3 mo ago with this problem. The boss spent a lot of time on it and finally replaced the combinations switch. It is back again with the same problem. The testing guidelines are very confusing but i replaced the swit5ch again thinking it was bad...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L coolant VIN: 1FALP52U8T
coolant is being lost but no external evidence, used over a gallon in 1000 miles, runs ok. i have looked this one over carefully and have no coolant in the oil and no external leaks, has anyone seen this before or do you have any tips for confirming the coolan...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W3V
came in with codes p0420 & p0430 no action on scan tool for either rear sensor (flat line) both have 12 volts coming to them. so i replaced both sensors and still no response. what am i overlooking here? i'm covered up with work so probably something staring b... Trouble codes: P0420, P0430 (catalyst effic below threshold b2)
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Torque Conv. Lockup VIN: 2FMDA5142W
This vehicle will immediately lock converter up when put into any gears other than 1st. You can bring vehicle up in the air & put into gear (foot off brake pedal) and no issues. We know lockup is disabled by applying the brakes, but this vehicle seems to be do...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
OK, P1383 - Variable Cam Timing over-retarded. Ive been thru mitchell and the snap on scanner trouble shooter 4 times each. Every test it good. Vehicle will not idle and is running very bad. I thought the VCT soleniod was sticking and causing EGR gases to ente... Trouble codes: P1383
1998 Ford F-150 4.2L Slips 2-3 when warm VIN: 1FTZXO724W
I would like to know of any bulletins or common problems with this model transmission 4R70W BEFORE i GET INTO EXTENSIVE DIAGNOSIS. I changed the fluid suspecting a restricted filter. The truck shifted fine for the first few miles and then slips or completely n...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
Cust complaint of chk engine light, poor fuel economy. We checked the intake. No sign of excess oil leak. Checked archivewes and found tsb for upper and lower intake. Lower did not appear to have a problem with oil soaking the rubber. Changed the upper gasket ... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean B1), P0174 (Lean B2)
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP113XW
Customer came in with an engine noise, said its been going for about 6 months. He said his gas mileage slipped down a little. Sounds like a whine form somewhere on top of the engine. I listened to the pulleys but nothing much for a difference in sound, looks l...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F5T
I am posting for a friend.His f250 powerstroke has a no start intermittently, After warming up, Starts fine cold. This no start has occurred many times mainly after shut-off & hot soak,but a couple of times it was idling & began to get rough & died with a no s...
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on, Fuel Cap Light VIN: 1FMZU74E8Y
Originally, this truck came with a fuel cap light and SES light on. I found a leaking canister vent solenoid during the evap leak test. I replaced the Vent Solenoid and could not get the evap monitor to run. The customer needed the truck so I sent her on her w... Trouble codes: P0457
2001 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP55U22
Customer brought car in and stated that the car dies after 75 miles of driving.Car runs a little rough.,Here are the long term fuel trims:B1-1.0,B2-5.0.The car has a fuel rail pressure sensor.I have never seen one of these cars have this problem.Anyone have an... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel rail pressure range performance)
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W44
this car came in with check engine lite on, checked codes P1000, PO316, PO306, #6 plug was black, replaced all 8. cleared codes, roadtested ok but has slight shake at idle,that is intermittent. first thought it was carbon from plugs, no. scan for codes PO316, ... Trouble codes: P0306, P0316, P1000

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1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Unknown VIN: 1FTEX15H9P
this vehicle is now fixed.i talked with the customer and found out that he had removed a stereo system and that is when the problem started.i looked in the hole where the radio went and sorted through the mess of wires and found one that he should not have cut...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Tachometer VIN: 1FTHX26K7R
Hi guys and thanks to all that responded. It turned out to be the Tach sensor. It was only sending out 57mv to the tach. Because of this very low signal the tach would pick up any other signal that was close by resulting in a jumping needle if the turn signal ...
1997 Ford Probe 2.0L 5th Gear VIN: 1ZVLT20A9V
I checked fluid level and it was 1.5 quarts low.I filled it and lubed linkage. I drove it for 10 miles and no problem. Barry [...] both say you can get to 5th gear without removing the trans. Customer didnt want to go into it and traded it ...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L fuel leak VIN: 1FDXE40F9X
Well it has been several days now and the ambulance has no more leaks.I recieved alot of replies stating that they do have problems with the drain valves leaking.I opened and closed the valve several times to see if I might of got some debris in it and after t...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L steering wheel shakes VIN: 1FTNS24272
put new rotors on and no more shimmy customer stated rotors where 6 mo old but problem did not start till 1 week ago
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Accessories VIN: 1FTNX20PX4
Apparently the proximity sensor is part of an add on module sold by Code Alarm and installed as a dealer add-on. In this case, I found the module under the dash, then followed the 2 brown wires to the programming switch and indicator light taped up in a bundle...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L instrument cluster VIN: 4M2ZU86W13
advised customer of issue with the ipc and customer said they would take it to the dealer for warranty. thanks to all who replied.
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