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1989 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, lacks power VIN: 1FMCA11U4K
This "simple pushrod 3.0L" van got weaker over a couple weeks until it became a no start. By spraying carb cleaner in the intake it will start and sometimes stay running very roughly if it is warm enough. It will run slightly rough but extremely weak when warm...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR15X2W
this ranger runs ok but keeps setting the rich codes.i have replaced the maf and fuel pressure reg with no change.have plugged evap purge checked air intake for restriction its ok.fuel pressure will drop 20lbs in 10 minutes.any suggestions will be appreciated.... Trouble codes: P0172 (rich bank 1), P0175 (rich bank 2)
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA5241X
This vehicle came in with a block heater popped out. We replaced it and then tested to system. We found the head gaskets were leaking. We replaced head gaskets and then we noticed a running rough at idle. Tested the injectors, ignition sytem, compression and l... Trouble codes: 172 (02 sensor lean), 174 (02 sensor lean)
1999 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L abs module VIN: 2FAFP74W7X
Greetings Customer brought in this Crown Victoria complaing of the ABS light on. Using my Modis I pulled a B1342, faulty ABS control unit. Alldata info is very limited on this code. I performed a pinout test on the plug at the control module and everything se...
2001 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTSE34F51
Vehicle was towed in with surge, hesitation and delayed shifting. Vehicle would stall and not restart imediately but would restart after sitting for 5-10 min. A PO340 (CAM SENSOR/CIRCUIT MAL-FUNCTION) code was set after vehicle stalled a few times ( NOT RIGHT ...
1999 Mercury Tracer LS 2.0L Hesitation VIN: 3MEFM15P2X
The car came in with a check engine light and a cruise only intermittent misfire. P1408 and P0402 codes in memory. Tests showed DPFE Sensor Failed. Customer returned next day with complaint that the miss was still there. To me it felt like an ignition miss. At...

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1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L transfer case VIN: 1FTCR11T8N
I got alot of input but it still wouldn't go into 4x4 low.The vehicle was from a used car lot and they sold it that way.Thanks to everyone for the help.
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L fwd pressure VIN: 1FTDX1729V
Thanks for the three that replied, this no fwd press condition turned out to be line press loss escaping past the a & b solinoids in the valve body. new sols and o-rings were the fix.
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWX37F5X
Thanx for all the helpfull info, we have come the conclution that the motor is wornout and we are wating for cust ok to replace motor. Thankyou again
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pulley VIN: 1FTYR14V1X
Hello, Thanx to those that sent replies. I understand that this appeared to be a simple problem but it had me puzzled. After finding a knowledgable and helpful parts person at a Mercury Dealership, I found that the waterpump pulley was off of a Windstar. I pur...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Valve lifters VIN: 1FAFP53U6X
Thanks to those of you who took time to respond. The more I thought about this noise I decided that it had to be a valve lifter problem because the oil sending unit hole is at the upper rear corner of the engine block. This meant that oil was getting thru the ...
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