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1986 Ford Ranger 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTBR10T1G
first off to everyone.i would like to thank everybody in advance please bare with me for this my first post on the iatn network. now we have this 1986 ford ranger that has been in our shop so long we have odopted this truck as our company mascot its name is th...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
any help please. was given truck apart ,then put togher,no spark then replaced module then spark started right up but runs for a minute, minute and half idles at 1400 rpms then bounces up and down 800 slowly to 1400 then down to 600 then idles fine at 1500 the...
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...
1993 Ford Escort LX 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAPP13J9P
Hey fellows,down in the dirt with a FORD,Chrysler tech in foreign territory.Has intermittant cut-out at idle in gear,but my primary concern is this low running fuel pressure.I'm thinking this car may be tolerant to the slightly low pressure(22 running down the... Trouble codes: 186 (Injector pulse width high or MAF low), 172 (EGO not switchinglean bank 1)
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y9S
Here is the story behind this vehicle. Vehicle came in for a oil change and brake job. Customer says vehicle surges during normal operation. Found vehicle running very lean at all times. If i add propane and/or carb cleaner vehicle run great. Vacuum pressure i...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.8L No Start VIN: IFTEF14H2T
Ok i realy need some help on this thig. This truck is at a freinds shop and has been to most shops in this eara to fix this problem. The fuel pump will come on and stay runing for all most a full minute while this is haping the check eng light will be out and ...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L crank thrust washer VIN: 3FALP1136W
Good Evening Guys! Dealing with excessive crank end play on a 2.0 zetec motor. 7/32" Wanting to find out if there is a special fix from the dealer on this issue, i.e. updated main bearing and/or crankshaft? Haven't yet torn it apart, but was wondering if typi...
2002 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 5.4L interior lights,power door lock VIN: 1FMRE11LX2
thankyou for your replies.truck continues to blow #4 15amp fuse.interior lights and key chime not working.replaced fuse everything works for about one week.truck returns same problem same fuse.checked all wiring for shorts to ground can not duplicate problem.i...
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P62
HI guys, This Focus has been in twice for this engine light problem. Upon checking the scanner the only code description is "Insufficant coolant temp for closed loop operation". No problem could be found and nothing could be noticed while driving. We reset t...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Serpentine Belts VIN: 1FDWE35P96
This vehicle has 28,233 miles on it and the 2 serpentine belts are brittle, cracked and are coming apart. this is an Eldorado Bus Conversion, it has 2 alternators and 2 a/c compressors. Theses belts are not standard Ford parts as the Conversion Company modifie...

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1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6538S
after alot of checks of egr system decided to drive with scanner attached found that the dprl switch on the transmisson was shifting to reverse and nuetral by itself while moving down the road it caused different exhaust pressure when it shouldn't replaced the... Trouble codes: 335 (dpfe high), 336 (dpfe high pressure).
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 1FALP62W5T
sorry guys thanks for all the help thou.we ran out of time and the car was towed to a dealer.hope we can find out what happened through the grape vine.
1998 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L battery drain VIN: 1FAFP52U6W
Bad GEM module TSB about vehicles without door locks (auto). Gem would not time out after 45 minutes. 159 miliamp draw. Problem was intermittent. Thanks for the input guys
1999 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMZA514OX
Had to replace the axle it had a crack in the ring that was causing the sensor nit to read it correctly.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU67E81
Thanks you to everyone that replied. Alot of people have mention about the intake plenum gasket on this vehicle they are known to to leak during cold operation. In this case this wasnt the problem on this vehicle. As i stated vehicle was running lean during id... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L abs power VIN: 2FMZA52463
Located ABS Power Relay, under drivers floor panel. Replaced relay, cleared codes from ABS computer & works like a charm. Thank you to all who responded, your information was very helpful!
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP55U63
the customers going to wait till problem gets worst when the car returns i will probley be looking at the ignition switch real close i will also keep a close eye on the fix database looks like alot of ford taurus's are having a very simular problem thanks fo... Trouble codes: B1352 (ignition key in fault), B1318 (low battery votage).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: P23ED44187
sorry for the delay. I still don't know what is going on with this thing i can't get him to change the air box to see if the prob goes away. I wan't to thank every body for all the help. Thanks Dusty Trouble codes: P0671, P0673, P0675, P0677, P2285 (p2287-), P2287.
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