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1989 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15N4K
Engine misfires @ 3500-3800 rpm, tach goes dead only on road under load. Running free, MIL flickers, PIP code sets. When misfire occurs, scope pattern goes crazy, scope errors out telling me the number of cylinders is incorrectly set. Have checked PIP waveform...
1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FAPP36X9M
Unit was towed in as no start. Verified and tested, found failed stator/pickup in dist. Had OE wires, TFI module and sec ignition. Replaced all listed parts. Unit started and ran, for about 12 minutes. Died...NO spark. Retraced tests, all passed. after short c...
1997 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speed sensors VIN: TKL249Z524
Hi all, my wifes car used for mail delivery. Slow, 5mph or slower when coming to a full stop, sometimes the abs will engage. This was going on before any brake work. Using scanner will show a mem code only for missing LR wheel speed sensor. Replaced it and che...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L rear shock (air) VIN: 1FMDU34E5V
I'd like to thank everyone in advance for your time. Noticed right rear shock leaking and called for replacement. It is an airshock with a sensor mounted at the top. Air ride lamp is on. Please note, was leaking fluid not air. Called local Ford for replace...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Long crank time VIN: 3FAKP1136W
Techs, Long crank time, if I just leave key on engine off for about 10 seconds, car will start and run fine til turned off. Any help???
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTNX21F5X
hello and thanks ahead of time for the help and hard work we all put in this is for all the diesel techs out there. this trk came in stright off the road and customer complained of an intermitant trouble the trk would miss when you come off of a hyway run he d... Trouble codes: P0605, P0266 (cyl 2 contribution /balc fault), P0275 (cyl 5 contr / balc fault)
1999 Ford Escort LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 3FAFPI5P5X
car has two symptoms of what I suspect are the same problem, but not very knowedgable with ford/domestic. when started cold idle runs at about 1200-1400 rpms and will very, very slowly come down to 800ish. once its warm it seems to control idle okay. monitor e...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR1OC9Y
o.k got a good one for ya.dpfe voltage is stuck at 5.12 volts. i have followed trouble tree and my dpf egr circuit to chassis ground is only 5 volts.i believe my dpfegr cicuit is shorted to vref power somwhere.could use some help its my parts suppliers delivar... Trouble codes: P0402, P1401
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP34PX2
this 02 focus just came from the auction and it has a clunking noise while steering. it sounds like it's coming from the column or one of the u-joints, but i can't find anything wrong. it can be heard sitting still and turning the wheel in either direction. yo...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L PATS System VIN: 1FMRU15L33
This 2003 Expedition has a interment code B1681 Pats Transceiver Module Signal Not Received. This has occurred 2 times and each time it is towed in the battery is dead, any ideas on why the battery is pulled down. The first time this B1681 set I could not find... Trouble codes: B1681 (PATS Transceiver Module Signal not Recived), B1600 (PATS Ignition Key Transponder Signal not Received), B1213 (Anti Theft Number of Keys is Below Minimum), B2431 (Transponder Programing Failed)
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L cooling system VIN: 1MELM66LXW
Have a 1998 Merc. Mystique with an overheat issue. Customer claimed there was a coolant leak but no leaks found. vehicle does overheat, cooling fans operating as designed, thermostat opening properly, coolant was a little low but still overheats after topping ...
2001 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Cooling Systems
This car came in with a overheating complaint when driving in traffic. We let it idle for a long time and saw no evidence of heating up. fans worked and temps were normal. Sugested flushing and thermostat. The customer said it still was overheating but not con...

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1988 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FABP6242J
Hi all, Those of you who pointed out the error in the MAP readings were correct - replacing the sensor did take care of all our problems. We had a combination of incorrect specs and placing too much emphasis on our 1000 feet about sea level leading us to thi... Trouble codes: 41 (HEGO Not Switching System Always Lean).
1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L downshift VIN: 2FALP74W5R
Finally fixed. Didn't take long to repair, just took awhile to get the car for more than 15 minutes at a time. Thank you all. Many good suggestions - Checked (scoped) MAF as suggested by several of you, ok. TCC ok. Transmission working fine mechanically - no s...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FALP53U9S
I got replies that stated everything from 'air in the system' to 'they all do that'. Most people were not aware of this system or how it worked. This system is adjusted by using a stepper motor (4 wire) that is located on the steering rack. The module only mon...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L master cylinder VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
Thanks you all for the help. Found it to be the Rasbs valve. Customer didn't bring truck back untill just last friday. Jiame
1997 Ford F-350 XL 5.8L ignition VIN: 1FTHF36H5V
After testing all the powers and grounds again I noticed that when cranking a test light on the negitive side of the coil would go dim but not flash. Tryed another coil and the truck started and ran fine.A bad new coil had me stumped for a while. Thanks everyo...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L no engine braking VIN: 1FAFP52S6W
Sorry about long wait. To recap, we put a new IAC on it and nothing changed. So after a little discussing we had it reflashed. The reflash seemed to help it out a lot and we left the new IAC on it to, just for safe keeping. The car isn't 100% to what I would l...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L speedometer VIN: 2FAP71W2XX
Thank you to both members who took the time to reply. Ross [...] hit the nail on the head. Somebody had swapped the plugs from the output shaft sensor and the vehicle speed sensor. That's why my wirring diagram looked wrong. I swapped the plugs, and all is ...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L engine noise VIN: 1FMZU77E31
thanks for the help!! yes it is the timing chain. the customer had the ford dealer work on it a year ago and thought it was the same noise. he did no tell me this, he wanted me to look at it with a clear mind. thanks again dan
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