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1991 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FACP5743M
This Taurus will start to move from a dead stop if you take your foot off of the brake and don't touch the accelerator. If you allow it, it will shift gears and get up to 25 or 30 miles an hour. The TPS stays at .84 vdc and the iac will fluctuate 30-40%. The R...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L abs VIN: 1FMEU18W6V
Orignaly this truck came in with just a red brake warning indictor on and the abs would not scan. Upon a visual inspection I noticed the abs modual was unpluged. I pluged it in and got a c1184 excessive isolation valve or abs sytem not operational. I drove the...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L Lack of power VIN: 1FDWF3650X
Help, this truck is killing me. It has no power while accelerating. Feels just like plugged exhaust. checked fuel pressure and flow, both good. Drove while monitoring fuel pressure, didn't drop out. Unplugged egr and drove, no difference. Disconnected exhaust ...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1721Y
This vehicle has mutiple codes that set immediately key on engine off,other than the cam position code which sets immediately after cranking. Along with the above listed codes there is also a code P1409 egr vac regulator circuit fault. We have tested all circ... Trouble codes: P0340 (cam position circuit fault), P1451 (evap vent solenoid circuit fault), P0135 (bank one sensor one heater circuit fault), P0141 (bank one sensor two heater circuit fault), P0155, P0161 (bank two sensor two heater circuit fault)
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Low power,low boost VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
Trying to help a fellow shop. Truck brought in poor condition,poor maintanace. Replaced all above parts.Also full service and ALL filters replaced.Truck now runs but has a problem under load. Power is low, tur-bo boost reading 31psi max on scanner(ussually see... Trouble codes: P0476
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Alternator VIN: 3FAFP3138Y
Hello, and thank you for reading this. We have a 2000 ford focus 2 dr coupe. New customer, came into shop and was complaining of a burning smell. Found that alternator was replaced about a year ago (not at my shop) and was MELTING on the inside. This was the s...
2002 Ford E-550 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Power VIN: 1FDAW57F72
This truck won't get out of it's own way and I need some fresh ideas, maybe I'm overlooking something obvious. I have checked the following:KOEO-MAP 14psi; EBP 14psi and Baro 30"hg; return fuel flow to tank is good; turbo impeller blades look good and spin fre... Trouble codes: P1247 (Boost pressure low), P1248 (Boost not detected)
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Com. Bus Fault VIN: 1FMZU72E22
Hello, I have a explorer here that came in with the ABS light on. Got 3 codes out of it C1235, C1236, U1262. I test drove truck saw no wheel speed signal for rear wheels on scan tool. Checked sensor on differential and found it was open, replaced senser wheel ...
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34S92
i recently replaced the engine with a ford reman. unit 10 cylinder 6.8l, the old engine had a rod knock but no service engine soon light on. engine runs normally but code p0340(camshaft position sensor) keeps turning on the service engine soon light. i have re... Trouble codes: P0340
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L air ride VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Hi techs, This merc was rear ended, NOT severe bady damage. End of car was lifted off ground. Since this accident the check air suspension light has been on, suspension fully inflated. Manually testing all individual components, can activate all soleniods and ...

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1991 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L Misfire, Misfire under accel VIN: 1FMDA31U5M
All of the suggestions received were excellent. The wide range of the suggestions indicated that a lot of small things could go undetected and cause the rough running problem. The fix was to correct several small problems. The engine vacuumn was low right, a...
1993 Ford Escort 1.9L neutral condition VIN: 1FALP5P256
Thanks for all valiuable information. After close inspection it turned out to be a hair line crack in the servo piston and the band would loose pressure. This one was a hair puller but it is back on the road with all of your great information.
1997 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Hesitation, Rev limiter in drive VIN: 1FALP53S7V
Joseph, you were on the money! Thanks for that. I was leaning towards the Trans Range Sensor. Funny how the workshop diagnostic flow charts don't give the limited revs in gear as a main guide to the fault cause. Anyway, Replaced Sensor on top of auto and now...
1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW32F9X
Thanks everyone for all of your input.Here's what we did.Called local ford dealer explained the oil drain back issue and using the customers invoice ford sent me a high pressure oil pump under warranty.This seemed to fix the oil drain back problem.Now truch wi... Trouble codes: P0475, P0605.
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71W44
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. It was indeed a fuel delivery problem. The stainer on the bottom of the sending unit was clogged and the bottom of the tank was covered with dirt. I replaced the fuel module,fuel filter and flushed the tank and now the ...
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