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1997 Ford Taurus G 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FALP51U4V
at times in speed range of 30 to 40 mph has surge, feels like secondary ignition miss not torque convertor shudder, brake torque will not drop a cylinder, replace camshaft sensor and used factory tool for camshaft sensor housing, tool fit correctly on housing,... Trouble codes: P0340
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Door Locks VIN: 1FTWW33F72
Good afternoon fellow techs. I have a possessed truck in my bay. The power door locks seem to be a bit overzealous. To explain: When the key is put in the ignition, the doors lock. When the key is pulled out of the ignition, the doors lock. You can lock the do...
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L 2nd gear and 4th or possibly 5th gear VIN: 1FTZR45EX3
This vehicle came in and when it would get hot it would slip in reverse. The customer requested that it be rebuilt. After rebuiling it I installed it back in the vehicle only to find that when it shifted out of 1st it went straight to third, then acted like it...
2005 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L timing chain VIN: 1FJUE86488
hey guys i am doing an engine replacement on this Focus,itook the old engine out and i am putting the new one in so i had to take the crankshaft bolt out for the engine to pass to get it in.Now when i put the bolt back in and tightened the bolt,the engine is b...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MECM75W6N
Hello. I hope you guys can help me with this one. This Merc came in on a hook. Customer said engine quit while driving would not re start. Also he said for the past few weeks vehicle has been hestitating during de accel, and to be able to re start need to pump...
1993 Mercury Capri 1.6L Mechanical VIN: 6MPCTO1Z8P
how do you refill the trans? where i thought was the fill hole i cant get fluid into the trans?i tried putting it in the small hole above the drain in the front of the trans that has a small down angle on it but filuid will not go in. i did put fluid in throug...
2000 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L shifter VIN: 1MEFM53U5Y
Start car step on brake pedel try to press on shifter button, it will not push in so you can take it out of park.If you turn key to start position you can push button in and pull shifter out of park and put into drive.I have look all over alldata which sends y...

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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Starting VIN: 1FMDU34X3T
Thank you for your replies. The concensus was that it most likely had a bad flex plate and I needed to remove the transmission to inspect. Unfortunately we were unable to affect a repair, as the customer elected to get rid of the car the way it was. Ron [...]...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5147T
thank you to all that replied.i tested the alternator diodes as best i could they were okay,next i unplugged the dpfe sensor wires then cleared codes.only code to return was dpfe sensor.plugged sensor back in and cam code step was to replace old ... Trouble codes: P0340 (camshaft position sensor A circuit), P0133 (o2 sensor slow responce bank 1 sensor 1), P0153 (o2 sensor slow responce bank 2 sensor 1), P0420 (catalyst system efficency below threshold bank 1), P0300 (multiple cyl misfire).
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L evap VIN: 1FAFP53U2X
The readiness monitor set after numerous drive cycles in different conditions, however we are unable to determine exactly what the correct procedure was.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18L2Y
Hey guys, Thanks for all your help. We had to replace the head on the right side- and noise went away. Appeciate all the help. Joe
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Power cold VIN: 1FDXF46F0Y
Truck still has no power cold, and can't get rid of P0476 exh press ctrl valv perf. We changed EBP sensor and tube. Mitchell diagnosis to re-adjust pedistal rod. never done. We fixed cly#1 contribution problem with new cly#1 injector. Truck is going up to our ... Trouble codes: P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO), P0476 (exh press ctrl valve prob. - KOER), P1690, P0478 (exh press ctrl valve high - cont.), P0470 (exh press sensor ckt fault - KOEO).
2001 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Misfire VIN: 2FAFP71W11
thanks alot to all that helped.It had rust in the lines and thats why sometimes it would run almost good then miss on those on some or not at all.I pulled the injectors and found rust on top took out all and with the pulse generator putting carb spray we clean...
2001 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP46V51
ok first off thankyou for all the help, So this became a case of 'need to go home and start fresh on monday' because 30 minutes into it this monday morning i figured it out. There was high resistance in circuit 1059 feed to the fuel pump circuit before the Con... Trouble codes: 1233 (fuel system disabled no communication from fpdm).
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FDXE45P64
Hi All: I recieved 7 replies to my help request and it was a toss up between head gasket failure or EGR cooler. I was also informed that the engine warranty is 100,000 miles(160,000km.). When I talked to the customer about the options we had to remedy the situ...
1994 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W1R
A new DPFE sensor fixed this car. The base voltage went from .16 to 1.06 volt w/ the new sensor. The EGR system works fine now. Thanks for all who helped esp. Nick [...] who said the voltage was low. iATN to the rescue! DAVID Trouble codes: P1407 (no egr flow).
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