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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FABP72F9K
This old Ford runs like crap when first started, idles poorly---looks like people have thrown every part there is at it to try and fix it. Timing is right on the mark and fuel pressure is good. No codes in memory except on KOER test when it's running bad and s...
1993 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDKE3061P
this post is not about the motor home chassis but the onan microlite 4000 generator.generator was removed to rebuild generator portion replaced and ran great.about 4 hrs of operation and started to run rich and smoke black.carb was removed and checked for stuc...
1994 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36FXR
This diesel truck when cold will occasionally turn on the CEL and run terribly as if missing on several cylinders. Even with the CEL on no codes will be present. Data is available when the CEL is on with no abnormalities noted. When the engine runs smooth the ...
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B9S
Maybe some of you ford or mazda guys can help with this one. I have no spark. I replaced the dist with a known good one, even put the old one in a different car and it worked in a different car. I have checked and have good trigger signals on both signal wires... Trouble codes: 03
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6538V
keeps setting a lean bank one code. we replaced injector harness, no injector faults in memory after this fix. we have installed coolant temp sensor, both oxygen sensors, pcv, ect sensor, water pump and t-stat. iat tests ok. plugs and wires new and test good. ... Trouble codes: P0171
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L water pump
this vehicle came to us after a water pump (replaced while on vacation) started to leak. it was a napa rebuild so he opted for us to replace with the same looking for warranty on the first. this leaked also. we then put in brand new pump also from napa. and ye...
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Surge VIN: 3FAKP113XX
Hello guys. Another one of "these" driving us crazy. This is only the second head we have pulled from a VCT engine and I thought I was on top of this one. We paid carefull attention to this one as we tried to learn from the first one we did. We do have the ali...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L front brakes VIN: 1FTNX21S5Y
hello techs.after doing a complete brake job on the front ,clean and adjust rear,we always end up with this problem.we reface rotors using pro cut on car lathe replace pads.this problem has occured several times in the last several years.after doing a good bra...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTPF17Z4Y
I'm having a hell of a time tring to get the correct pinout diagram for the compuvalve/alternatine fuel control module, from somedata, and the diagnostic chart for this code takes me to (replace AFCM ) guess how much?, $3100.00!!!, thats right so as you can se... Trouble codes: U1262 (scp data fault for j 1850)
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L alternator VIN: 2FAFP71W12
Hello All, We have had this car in the shop a couple of times, Every time the car is towed in or driven to the shop, "The battery light is on on the dash and it is not charging." We have replaced the alternator 4 times in the last 2 weeks and it drrives out o...
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELM62W3V
Vehicle came in with a high idle problem. pulled codes and found code for tp sensor. Replaced with an after market sensor. sensor voltage is over 1 volt 1.16 volts. Checked the throttle body and cleaned it . still idling too high. If we disconnect the tp senso... Trouble codes: P0121

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1992 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L Flexplate VIN: 2FAPP36X9N
The customer declined to have me pull the trans out to check the FLEXPLATE but I strongly suspect that it is cracked and that she'll be back. Many of you stated it also could have been the STARTER DRIVE rubbing too but it wasnt. I also didnt see any way the SH...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
After running through diagnostic tree for code p1283, replaced computer .Truck starts now and runs fine.Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P1283.
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1135W
Okay I am pretty sure what really fixed this car but I did acouple things back to back. First was clean the mass air flow whitch was dirty, but I also messed with the cam phaser. I ran the engine after I cleaned the maf but according to you guys it takes awhil... Trouble codes: P0171.
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Power loss VIN: 1FTZF1724W
Thank you for those who replied, and to the iATN archive. I removed the balancer pulley to see if the keyway was worn allowing timing to be retarded, and it came off in two pieces.( THE NOSE OF THE PULLEY WAS STILL ON THE CRANKSHAFT ) The second piece was remo... Trouble codes: P0705.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5349Y
Well thanks to all who responded. We did end up replacing the battery after learning the one in the car was one they had sitting on a shelf out of another car for about 6 months. They have had no problem since.
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L 4x4 switching circuit VIN: 1FTSF31F12
Thanks to everyone who helped and offered suggestions. The vehicle is now fixed! I would like to of had a highly technical explanation for the solution, but the cause of all this pain and suffering was the Dorman aftermarket transfer case shift motor, we tried...
2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40492
Well this one is fixed. It ended up being that the PCM needed to be reset, and test driven for about 10 miles. I had alrady tried disconnecting the battery to reset,but that didn't work. When hooking up Breakout Box I had PCM disconnected for about an hour. I ...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L Serpentine Belts VIN: 1FDWE35P96
Thanks to everyone that responded. The only way to remove the fan shroud on this van was to start at the grill and remove components to gain access. The fan shroud is 2 pieces, one that bolts to the engine, the other bolts to the radiator. The large round po...
2002 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 5LMFU286R2
Thank to all of you that replied, I really appericate your time. I hate saying I didn't fix one, but I didn't. I was still leaning toward a PCM problem and when i called Ford they told me it should be still under emmisions warranty for 80,000 or 8 years, I exp...
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