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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Extreme overfueling VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
Would not idle when came in, blowing black smoke, unhooked 2 injectors and would idle, though poorly, yesterday, Signal line on all sensors fuzzy when running about .5 volt spikes above base. Today hooked up injectors again, runs better but with above Exh. rea...
1988 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L losses power VIN: 1FTCR15TXJ
Hello again, It's the same ford ranger as last time cust had for one week and the truck started to loss power while cruising again, I still cannot get this truck to repeat this while I have been driving it. This truck will only do this at cruising speeds of 65...
1988 Ford F-150 Custom 5.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTFEF14H8
The truck came to me after he drove it a year or so. After it runs 5-10 min. it runs out of fuel. The fuel pressure will drop from 40 to 20 and bounce then fall off to 5-10 and die. This truck has 6-7 amps on rear tank and 4-5 amps on front tank. The amper...
1991 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FDEE14N6M
E-150 302 Van starts and runs cold, but dies on accelleration after warm up. Only code is 11, system normal. Problem started instantly, instead of progressively. Almost new fuel pressure is constant 40lbs and decreased to 35 by vacuum regulator on fuel rail wi...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L pinging VIN: 1FBJS31G32
Hey everyone, this Van is causing me a lot of tension. The customer came in with a pinging problem. He said it started pinging a while back and he put in mid grade gas and the pinging went away. A little while latter the pinging returned and he went to premium... Trouble codes: 452 (insufficent vehile speed sensor input)
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE30S2W
engine definitely misses on more than one cylinder, will not set individual cylinder missfire codes, however in mode 06 scanner always shows failed missfire test on cylinders 5,6,7,8. replaced plugs , no change,switched coils problem did not follow coils, swit... Trouble codes: P0300
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L both message centers are blank at all times VIN: 1LNHM82W4Y
I have tested all the power and ground feeds to the instrument cluster and the power from the lighting control module to the cluster. Also tested the feed from the select switch module to the cluster. I have came to the conclusion it has to be the instrument c...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1ZWFT61L12
This car missfires under load like a plug wire ign. patterns are same on all cylinders not only one is effected. Air fuel ratio indicates lean mixture with a 16-1 ratio. We replaced fuel pump and filter with ford parts and still the same thing. Wondering about...

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1994 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L air bags VIN: 2FALP74W8R
Hello again, We only recieved 1 response to this request and it said to replace the monitor only but we couldn't do that because the short to that circuit existed. We did have to trace the short by process of elimination and found the drivers air bag was the c...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14X3W
Thanks for all the replies. As most of you noted the synchronizer was the problem. We pulled it out with the intention of replacing it but it was like new. I have a tool kit, I bought back when Mac tools used to come in here, that my tech used to synch it an... Trouble codes: P1309 (misfire detection).
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4043Y
After pulling ecm and finding it had a diablo reprogramming sticker on it and end was sealed with duct tape I recommended owner have proper ecm installed and flash programmed. we put ecm back in it and let him take car. he called back and said problem was no l... Trouble codes: 1309 (misfire monitor failed).
2000 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no communication VIN: 1FMDU74E3Y we go...I got a lot of help so thank you for that. Alldata does not help at all with the location of the PATS module. Two responses told me exactly where it was located and how to get to it. That is behind the pass air bag and just remove the bag. ...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D22
well kids, the customer declined the work at this point. excellent suggestion by one member though, who said to 'load' the wires to pcm. reason is DVOMs do not send enough current though the circuit. for example, a starter circuit may be able to power a test l... Trouble codes: P1432.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21LO3
customer pulled plug on truck. a reply told me it was duty cycle signal, which I knew from reading the info from alldata. I sat heater wires with o-scope while driving. the signal this truck had was a series of three applies, then pause then tree again. the fi... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155.
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L oil gauge VIN: 1LNLM9744R
THANKS GUYS Kind of get sick of chasing my own tail. Hard to believe so many problems with oe parts and reman parts. The 4 th new cluster did the trick.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L front brake VIN: 2MEFM75WXY
Thanks to the people who responded, after very close inspection I found and replaced loose ball joints--very hard to get them to pop free but once loose .200 movement---thanks again for suggestions on this one!!
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