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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Surge VIN: 1FMDU34X6T
This Explorier well surge at around 35 mph. If I unplug EGR the surge goes away. The EGR valve was replaced with no luck. I have also tried a new control valve and a new DPFE sensor with no change. Fuel pressure is good and the MAF sensor is only a month old. ...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L TCIL Flashes VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
This truck came from a local trans shop,TCIL flashing.They rebuilt the trans and still have the same problem,they went over everything again and found no problems.when it came to me it had three codes P0741(TCC no engagement or slips)P1729(4x4 switch open or s...
1998 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFAFP13PXW
I installed a 2000 engine in this 1998 escort transfered all electrical and fuel related components to make it a 1998. Engine ran like a sewing machine. Customer put about 600 miles on vehicle and he brought it back this week. Replaced batt to start vehicle. I... Trouble codes: P0351
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L vehicle VIN: 2FMZA5142X
Hello everyone, I have a windstar here that pulls left at all times. We originally brought it in and performed an alignment check on it and found if was out of specs. We removed the wiper assembly to gain access to the upper strut mounts for drilling. We made...
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L streeing rack VIN: 2FMZA51U3X
Van came in with a transmission problem - the transmission needed an internal repair - the transmission was removed which means that the steering rack has been removed - when the transmission and the steering rack were reinstalled the steering rack has a bad v...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FTSW31F9Y
This F-350 is killing us. Customer says fuel economy is down to 7-9 mpg from 12-15. when pulling trailer has lack of power. With the NGS All I am able to gather is code p1316 all pids seem normal. when at operating temp still will not perform cyl contribution ... Trouble codes: P1316
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L 4x4 shift motor VIN: 1FTZR15V2V
Hello and thank you in advance. This ranger was towed in with the customer stating that he needed a clutch. I questioned him as to why he would say such a thing. His response was that he had been working the little truck to hard a week ago. And now it will no...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 4-Valve 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP56S51
This is an intermitant problem but I can still get it to happen with only a little proding. The computer is flagging a #6 misfire code. While the problem is occuring the check engine light will flash. Plugs and wires that customer replaced are not Motorcraft (... Trouble codes: P0306
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L engine VIN: 1FMRU15W51
hello everybody. this truck acme in with mil light on. scan for codes found code 303 cylinder misfire on #3 and check spark plug found non platinum plug with missing end installed new plug but did not change a thing. check compression it had 0 compression. ran...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW31F31
diesel techs...i need help. this vehicle came from several other shops around california includinf ford dealerships. it has an acceleration problem at all times. it will not accelerate over 30 miles an hour and it will continue decel all the way until it stall... Trouble codes: 1211 (previous code), 500 (vss code-current no light), 722 (oss code-current no light), 720 (oss code-current no light)
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W11
Three and five is missing cked every thing. I must be missing somthing.This is a cop car.Many hours idle.Auction vehical.I even drove it around and did'nt bring up missfire.I have a modis but could'nt watch on this one to see any showing.changed coils also on ...
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L battery VIN: 1FMZU77E42
Hi techs. I have a problem with a drain on the battery of .45amps. I have pulled every fuse and relay one by one out of the under hood fuse panel with no results. The same thing was done with the interior fuse panel. Thanks for any help.
2002 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA52442
i have replaced the fuse for a second time .driven car and ran all 3 test again . cannot duplicate problem .i am open for any ideas. thanks in advance

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1981 Ford Courier 2.3L steering box VIN: JC4UA2227B
Since I requested information on locating a part, but have not yet installed the part, I am not calling this a fix. I may repost later with more information when I install. I recieved 8 replies that were split between info for used parts{which I had asked fo...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S8X
vehicle still has not returned but most of the responses were to check the three orfices behind the throttle body. When the customer does return I'll report my findings. Thanks to all who took the time to help. Trouble codes: P1401 (egr flow problem), P0401 (egr flow problem).
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L abs VIN: 1FT4W32111
had water in the fuse box causing this concern, why it would happen at the same time and speed everytime? anyways that's what it was, thanks for info.
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAHP31383
Thanks to all that helped. It was indeed the thermostat, I intentially delayed the response in case the mil light came back on ,a follow up call revealed that all is good.I use to recommend themostats every 5 years, I may have to rethink that. Trouble codes: P0128.
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