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1986 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FMCU14T2G
This Bronco II came to me from a trans shop after cat super heated red hot and cooked tranny lines and o2 sensor wires. They said that after repairs to lines and wires they did not replace sensor, that on test drive it started loading up and barely made it bac...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L glow plug relay,fuel line heater,pcm VIN: 1FTJW36FXV
This Truck will blow fuse 22 in the underhood fuseblock intermittenly, when this happens trk will not start this fuse is the power feed to the pcm ,glow plug relay control and fuel line heater. this happen with no certain pattern circuit draws about 4 amps at ...
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDRE14L6W
This van came in about 2 months ago with MIL on and no drivability concerns. Scanned codes PO171&PO174, lean both banks. Checked for external vacuum leaks including the PCV hose assembly at rear of intake and found no obvious problems. Both codes were stored i... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTZX18W4W
Hello Fellow Techs,I have a strange problem.On this 4.6W motor i have replaced the plug wires.About 3 weeks later came back with clyinder #3 missfire found plug wire boot had been arching replaced wires under warranty.About a month ago customer called said it ... Trouble codes: P0303
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cooling system VIN: 1FAFP52U7W
Car is coming back with low coolant level.Has gone through about 4 litres in last 1000 kms. Pressure tested,holding, no leaks. Replaced coolant bottle and cap. Leak tested all cylinders hot and cold. No signs on plugs nor smell from exhaust. Engine never misse...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTPX17L12
This truck keeps coming back missing with a P0351 code. Have replaced #1 ignition coil 3 times, all with Motorcraft coils. Every time it comes in with a misfire, the coil plug has been tested with a noid light and the noid light flashes, but the coil is out. T... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ignition coil primary circuit)
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMRU15W73
My favorite customer is here with his expedition, came in for maintenance, said his mileage had dropped from 18-19 to 12-14. We checked it out and no codes found, after the above repairs he is back saying there was no improvement, and the power is lower than w...
2003 Ford F F650 7.2L Hesitation, Surge, No power VIN: 3FDWF65283
Our shop is not very familiar with the large trucks. This is a fleet customer. Anyway, when you start off from a stop, the vewhicle will hesitate, surge and act like you are applying and letting off of the throttle. This truck has a throttle sensor on the peda...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM50U81
This car has no driveablity problems at all. It idles extremely smooth. No hesatation, no surrge, no stalling, nothing. This car showed up with the check engine light on and a code P0174, lean bank two. LT fuel trim on bank one is +2%. LT fuel trim on bank two... Trouble codes: P0174 (bank 2 lean)

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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP1135W
Timing was dead on, but i took it apart and re-did it anyway. Same thing. Finally found that flexplate was indeed cracked. Thanks guys. Trouble codes: P1383.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L no anti lock VIN: 1FTNX21L21
we recieved 3 replies to this vehicle ,at this point we have not fixed vehicle, they will bring truck back in a month or so when they can be without the unit,.we will notify when fix has been achieved.
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U72
Well thanks to all who responded. Dave of New York I think hit the nail on the head. When this truck came in, it only had a 1/4 tank of fuel or less. With the cracked pump module, I believe water entered the tank and with so little fuel, there was proportionat... Trouble codes: P0153 (bank 2 sensor 1 slow to respond), P0304 (cyl 4 missfire), P0306 (cyl 6 missfire), P0442 (.040 EVAP leak).
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Headlights VIN: 1FAFP53U23
First Let Me Thank The Gentlemen That Replied to My Cries for Help Seems This Vehicle was Hit In RF and Found a Broken Wire Along Core Support Near Radiator and Reason For Loss of LF Headlamp was I Had Blown a Fuse in My Attempt of Jumping Wires Life is Easier...
1999 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L windows,door locks,radio,dash lights,etc. VIN: 1MEFM58S9X
well we tried a new g.e.m. module and that made things worse. we are going to close this one and reopen a new help request to give more information to update everyone to try and get more help. thanks to all for the help
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