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1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FALP53U2S
Hi guys, hope all is well. I have an interesting problem for you Ford techs. Run of the mill Taurus came in with bucking and hesitating, found MAP code, tried cleaning, checked connector, no better, replaced MAF, ran good. Did routine maintenance, (plugs,etc) ... Trouble codes: 412 (KOER idle could not extend during self test), 157 (CONT maf out of spec)
1997 Ford F-350 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDKF38F2V
Hello. I have a F350 Diesel here that has a hard time starting. Glow plug draw is 160amps. Fuel psi is 55. ICP looks good 600+. Engine has a bad misfire and will not rev above 2000 RPM until it warms up. It takes about 10-15 of running and driving until it run...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPS2425X
Mil is on with PO401 "low EGR Flow" in memory. I performed the complete test in Alldata. DPFE Sensor tests good and EGR valve opens. The end result of the Alldata test is to check EGR vacuum passages and orifice tube. I removed the valve and started the engine... Trouble codes: P0401
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP5521Y
Car came in with mil lit. Checked for vacumn leaks and wiring harness all looked good. Changed o2 sensor, fuel level sending unit and cleared codes. Mil came back on with fuel level and fuel pump codes. O2 problem seems corrected. Gas gauge either reads over f... Trouble codes: P0460, P1237, P1151
2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP44481
This car will misfire for the customer, but not for us. It has happened to them three times, 2,000 miles between each time. We replaced plugs and wires as a maintenance service, but it did not improve anything. They say it happened at a stop light and continue... Trouble codes: P0301 (Misfire cyl. 1)
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Transfercase VIN: 1FMFU18L61
Came in with the 4X4 light blinking. Had B1874 Transmission Automatic Hall Effect Sensor Power Circuit Failure. We checked the wire and had no voltage from gem module. I then put 12volts on this wire and then the 4X4 light stayed off as well as SIR light. Chec...
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...
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L cooling VIN: 2MELM75W7S
customer came in the shop. complaining of oil soaked on all the oil is sweeting from all the hoses.upper and lower rad. hoses.heater hoses.
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) 3.3L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2XV14T2Y
i need help the van has a noticeable hiss coming from the rear of the intake i checked for leaks none found. another tech suggested that there is some kind of valve that is in the intake that is sticking he can't recall the name of the valve or the location pl... Trouble codes: P0325, P0440

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1991 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L Binds in reverse VIN: 1FTHX26M0M
Super thanks too all who responded! The Fix: The problem turned out to be mechanical after beating our heads out looking for a crossleak. Forward clutch hub splines (front planetary annulus) on a E4OD are .100' shorter in length than a C-6. E4OD fwd drum norma...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 1FTHX26F8S
Hi, I have contacted customer three times to get the truck back to the shop, but he hasn't come in yet. I recieved an overwelming number of responses to this post with the majority pointing to the cam sensor. Some replies pointed to the crank sensor. A possibl...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L #29Fuse VIN: 1FTDF1767V
Most everbody was right. Wires had chafed thru near base of shift lever. Rerouted and insulated to prevent reoccurence.Many thanks again.
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