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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTEF14N5K
have changed distibutor module got spark,changed tps sensor now have idle, changed fual filter now have good fuel pressusre .starts up then and idles give gas some times dies or back fires throught intake to filter boggs down ect. was wondering fire order on c...
1995 Ford Pickup F250 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
Sorry no VIN, customer has vehicle. Vehicle runs fine until speedo starts to jump, then vehicle lurches & runs poor. Speed sensor was replace last year for exact same symptoms & ran fine. Pulled cover & check for debris, minimal BUT forgot to check the pulse r...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDF15Y5S
customer complaint was terrible mileage after a speed sensor repalcement due to inop speedo,and trans flush at another shop,i checked the basics and found nothing out of the ordinary-scope is textbook,fuel and exhaust backpressure within spec,timing set to 10b...
1996 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L 1-2 Shift VIN: 1FALP52UXT
Hello All Thanks for taking time to read this post. This 96 Taurus has a 1-2 Shift hard light throttle. 2-3 and 3-4 ok. Installed gauge on EPC pressure port and it runs about 14-20 psi until just before shift and then it goes to 59-60 and will bark the tires...
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Hesitation, No Power at all VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
I have this 98 escort that has a very short "15 second" stumble at which time there is no throttle response what so ever. This happens on a cold start. Once engine is warm the problem is gone. I had a fuel pressure guage attached when the problem occured and f...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L alarm VIN: 2FTZX18WXW
we have a customer that complains of his alarm going off intermitantly for no reason. scan & checked for codes none found. we can not get it to happen at the shop but he says time to time it will go off for no reason. any ideads would be great thanks.we though...
1999 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.6L spark knock VIN: 1FDRE14W2Y
cust states developed spark knock after tune up. first installed champion double platinums, then after complaint used autolite iridiums, then used motorcraft o.e. plugs. test drove for 10 miles with no spark knock. then knocked on every accel. egr appears to b...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L spark plug VIN: 1FDAF56S22
i heard there was a kit to fix the bad spark plug hole. on this v10 ford motor
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF36PX4
I work on a small fleet of 2004 f350s with the 6.0 diesel engine. I have one particular truck that is giving me some problems. The problem is that every once in a while it will blow the big turbo line off between the turbo and the intercooler. This setup has a... Trouble codes: P0299, P0478, P2262
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Driver's seat VIN: 1FTPW14554
Calling all Ford Techs. This nightmare belongs to the owner so I want to get it right. His complaint is that the power seat on the driver's side keeps blowing the fuse. It's a newer truck with relatively low mileage and it doesn't see any abuse. Sometimes it b...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L ac system VIN: 2FMZA57694
this is a night mare van so far all i have done is check pressure low was 45 psi high was 300 psi max ac does not seem to work well blows warm air from drivers side and cool air from pass side i called ford hotline they told me to evacuate and recharge the sys...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
this vehicle came in with no cruise control at all. found a p1572 code and replaced the brake switch. cruise light would come on after that, but not engage. followed test procedure to check voltage at pcm from switch, had 11.2 volts at pin 40 while depressing ...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W03
Vehicle came into shop with check engine light on, code p0175 and code p0306 present, Engine has rough idle. Compression bank two 160 all cylinders. Replaced no. 6 fuel injector, coil and spark plug. Cleared codes, started engine, ran okay until engine when in... Trouble codes: P0175, P0306

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1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, Extreme overfueling VIN: 1FTHX26G4J
I replaced the Cannister Purge Valve, since it was stuck open, I also changed oil to eliminate fuel contamination & replaced PCM to improve fuel control. Running with around 100 HCs at idle with .06 COs...fairly smooth the only remaining issue is a fuzzy wide ...
1989 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y1K
Well, I guess that it is true. You should stick with your gut feeling if everything else checks out OK. It was the injector. I pulled the fuel rail back leaving the injectors hooked to the rail and cranked the ignition over. All clyinders had very similar spra...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDJE37FXS
the gascket cover valve wiring is burn inside .i have change the cover valve gascket and it run very wheel.thanks... Trouble codes: P0279.
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW35F0S
I appreciate all the help I had on this one, but I really ended up with mud on my face after it's all over. The problem ended up being restricted tank pickup tubes. Lots of gunk and goo in all three tanks. Problem is we initially misdiagnosed to a bad lift pum...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L engine VIN: 3FALP1134W
Thanks for help.Crankcase breather was cause of whistle when shutting engine off.Whistle/whine that developed later with engine running turned out to be lower timing belt idler pulley.Bearing on pulley failed and pulley was rubbing on oil pump housing.Also,int...
1998 Ford Contour 2.0L water pump
most have talked about pieces of the OE pump circulating thru the system and attacking the seal on the new pump. i've seen next best thing to mud circulating in some and still, the pump lasts more than a couple of weeks. sometimes years. maintenance is not fir...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMZU34X4W
I took the upper intake off to see if the injector was getting any pulse at all. It was, so I replace the petrified upper intake gaskets and now the car runs perfect. Thanks for all the replies. Trouble codes: P0305 (Cylinder 5 misfire), P0306.
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX1721Y
This vehicle is fixed. The problem was the computer. We were hesitant on calling it the computer because the local Ford dealership told the customer it was a wiring problem. We retested all the circuits and decided there was nothing we missed and it had to be ... 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 6.8L No Monitor Reset VIN: 1FTWW32SXY
I dont think we fixed this truck so much as it really had no problem as far as how the system works. The customer had stopped by a State facility and had the truck re-inspected to try and avoid a $150 ticket that the local p[olice love to give out around here ...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L front brakes VIN: 1FTNX21S5Y
hello techs,we do the same thing you all have suggested.we found oe ford pads work the best,good smooth cut on the brake rotors using pro cut on car brake lathe,soap and water the rotors,seem to be the best fix,its interesting we all had the same fix.also we f...
1996 Lincoln Mark VIII Anniversary 4.6L brake/hydraulic VIN: 1LNLM91VXT
Hi people; Tried all sugg.repairs went through brk lines/steel and hoses were replaced previous,if anything made 20% better,cust would like car back and he will drive,lost on this one.Thanks for all help. Darren.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM86S71
thanks steve and mark, both of you said to remove wiper cowl and your right, I could see better but still couldn't be sure if it was the lower intake gasket or something else. smoke was coming up all over the length of the center of engine around lower intake.... Trouble codes: 171 (lean).
1997 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1MELM62W3V
We installed a motocraft tpsand the tps voltage went down to .89 volts.The idle the also dropped down to about 900 to 850. The after market tps voltage was to high base idle causing the high rpm. Thanks to all who replied. Trouble codes: P0121.
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