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1984 Ford F-350 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FTJW35L4E
Ive got a old Ford here kicking my rear. Customer complained of rough idle and backfire, hi idle ect on start-up in the morning. He left the truck, and it started right up in the morning but proceeded to load up. It has a edlebrock carburator on it that I inst...
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP62W9R
This vehicle misses all the time at idle on cylinder 5. The car drives fine at any speed or load. It only misses at idle. Car had 2 misses before, 5 and 6. Cyl. 6 was caused by bad ecm holding injector open. The new ecm had no idle control. The 2nd new ecm wor... Trouble codes: P0305
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L engagement VIN: 1FTCR11X5R
vehicle came in for high idle (2000-2300). of course the engagement from park to reverse or drive is harsh because of the idle. found defective iac motor, replaced it and the engine now idles at all time around 850 but the harsh engagement from park to reverse...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L No Start VIN: 1FDWF37Z2Y
hi i am working on ford f350 no start it is a propane & gas truck meaning it runs on propane & gas it has switch for propane & it doesn,t light up there for it doesn,t run on propane it does run on gas & start up & runs on gas but when you switch to propane sw...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FMZU77E91
hi all, this is my wifes sport trac. first the only option for the auto trans is a 5 speed. is this really a 5 speed? i only feel 3 shifts and the convertor lock up. she states that today out of nowhere the trans started to slip into 3rd gear rather than shif...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L air bag system VIN: 1FTRF14202
Ok I must ask for help on this one. This ford Van came into my shop with both air bas deployed. It was hit across the front bumper and set the bags off. The Ford dealer in my towm told me that I needed to replace the Items that I am listing. Both seat belt lat...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L Reverse VIN: 1FMDU75K72
Initially, this vehicle came in with a broken Intermediate band. We repaired it and sent it on its way. It has returned 3 times with customer complaining of no reverse. At times when she puts it into reverse, she says it is just like neutral. It seems to act u...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Surge, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNLM83W5S
This vehicle orginally came to me for an intermittent dying problem. Customer stated that vehicle would restart. Could not get vehicle to duplicate so installed an ignition module for testing. Customer returned 2 weeks later with totally different problem,vehi... Trouble codes: P1359 (spark output circuit malfunction), P0782 (2-3 shift error pending global obd ii)

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1969 Ford MACH 1 428CID Charging VIN: 9F02R10634
thanks for the fast replys,found our bad wire in no time with the correct diagram. thanks to all for the info,stephen,henry,johnie and to auto repair of rialto & bill for sending me the guys are great and thanks again for the quick response
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FALP74W4V
thanx to all that replied...had 30 responses to my post...& 28 got it exactly right...removed maf for further inspection as per recommendations..elements were FILTHY,GRIMY...took a q-tip with some rubbing alcohol,cleaned elements...replaced fuel filter for goo... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system too lean), P0174 (bank 2 system too lean).
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Front pads VIN: 2FMDA5148W
closing it at this time. the customer will be back in a month or so to recheck her brakes. thanks for all of those fellow members that replied. Ill be checking the rear clyinders for their operation
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
Well it is fixed. I want to personally thank;Rick, Christina,Scott,Phil,Michael,Henry,Mike,Mark,Mark,Bob,Paul, Alex [...]. Please accept my apologies if I missed anyone. The repair was the MAF sensor. I tried cleaning it to no avail. I replaced... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cranks-No Start VIN: 1FAFP4041Y
Thank You to William and Phillip both from North Carolina.The PCM in this car shut down due to a short to ground on the VREF (351) CKT from the PCM.All four items on this CKT was disconnected and the short was still there.Found the short in the TRUNK !!! This ...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 3FAFP31391
Well, we got it to run a little better. After a minor tune up and cleaning the mass air flow sensor and consulting with the dealer over and over, the car seems to run a bit better. The vin was run for the free fix, but was built too early for the recall. We di...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11U91
hello again all, most said to check the maf sensor. we replaced it and the fuel trims went alot closer to zero then they were. the truck is back on the road now and we will see what happens thanx to all dave Trouble codes: P0174.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L battery light VIN: 1FTWW33F92
Tanks to all that replied. I think those of you who pointed towards a diode problem were right. We replaced the alternator and light has been off for 2 weeks and all working great at this time. Thanks again
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L Mechanical VIN: 1LNHM87AX2
thanks for the three replies. we pulled the pan to see if the filter was possibly loose. it was stilltight so we repaced it and refilled the pan, its seems to have fixed the problem.
1997 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM53S7V
Thanks for all those that reply to this Engine light on problem. We had to let this vehicle go because of customer request. After the recommanded diagnostic and electrical check, we have to conclude and agreed with Ben-Zion from Israel the ECM need replaceme... Trouble codes: P0155 (Oxygen Sensor Heater Fault B2S1), P0161 (Oxygen Sensor Heater Circuit B2S2).
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