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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L engine pushrod VIN: A54A408121
It's time for the comedy show, folks. I hesitate to post for all of the laughter that may ensue. But with trepidation, I'll unfold my tragedy to you all: Things are going along fine as I replace my glowplugs with eight fine new Motorcraft ones. I am on my last...
1995 Ford Explorer Expedition 4.0L o/d light off VIN: 1FMCU24XXS
can't get the o/d to work. the o/d dash light on this explorer blinks on and off indicating the o/d is off. pushing the button on the gear selector does nothing. usually when the button is pushed to disengage the o/d the light comes on in the dash and stays on...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPE2424X
This van has me pulling my hair out. Vehicle came to me after another shop couldn't solve the misfire. Scanned vehicle and initally found misfire codes for cyl 4, 5, and 6 on bank 2. Test drove and noticed engine slightly missing at idle in park and it gets mu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0306, P0305, P0304
2002 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FMZA57412
This vehicle is a family friends car. I do not have an access to a scan equipment to give me more accurate readi ngs. Our Nissan Consult will not read the data from Ford vehicle. Original problem with the vehicle was that the motor will idle well but will not ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174

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1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L frt brakes VIN: 1FABP35X6K
Hello all, Thanks to all who replied and offered help. To clarify, this Tempo has the X pattern setup, frt left and rear right, frt right and rear left.It does not use a typical proportioning valve but pressure reducing valves for each rear brake. There are 4 ...
1990 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMEEIINXL
Thanks gang for all your help! 5 out of 15 replies were, and I quote: check the fuel switching valve on the frame, replace the fuel tank check valve, check the selector valve, check the fuel tank selector valve, consider the tank selector valve. It made sense!...
1996 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L whistle noise VIN: 1FTCR15X3T
Thanks for all the replies. The IAC was the trouble. It was hard to condem because it was working properly. Thanks again.
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L unsure VIN: 1FMDU34X1T
Thanks to all who replied! Received many ideas to try, but the customer took the vehicle, lives out of town and has not returned yet for diagnosis. Once again, thanks for all your time.
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5148W
It was the MAF Sensor!!! I had cleaned it before, It cleared all parameters so I did not suspect it. I changed it and had the cust drive for a couple of days. They came back and told me it was fixed. Thanks again to this great resource and to all that replied. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean B1), P0174 (Lean B2).
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMEU68HX3
First the fix. It needed a PCM. Replies were magnet fell off, I think this one reads holes in cam. Alternator, checked it both DC and AC and it was in specs. Common sensor return, there are 8 sensors that use the same return so we disconnected all but CHT beca... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor circuit).
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