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1997 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FBSS13F4W
Hi all i have this E350 that has a problem when accelerating hard. At idle the vehicle will run forever but if i give it heavy acceleration it will begin to miss and lose power If i persist it will shut down and will be a hard start. I checked the fuel filter ... Trouble codes: P0113 (IAT hi input), P1670 (Electronic feed back signal not detected), P0470 (Exhaust sensor sensor circuit malfunction)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Spark Knock VIN: 2FMZA5245Y
Windstar spark knocks and pings, under light to medium throttle. Have checked scope pattern on MAF, and CMP sensors. Have checked fuel pressure. No check engine light. Have noticed low O2 sensor readings indicating lean. Have run top engine cleaner through sys...

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1990 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FACP5OU6L
Well I feel stupid. I was running the vehicle in the shop and engine died. Acted like a module failure. I looked at the plug in at the module and it was not plugged in all the way. The clip is weak allowing the plg tale to back out, I just missed it when insta...
1991 Ford Taurus SHO 3.0L Hydraulic System VIN: 1FACP54Y8M
Fixed! Thank you to Ted from Missouri for pointing us in the right direction. I will also say thank you to Brian from British Columbia even though he was 12 hours late on informing us of the fix, but he was right. Problem turned out to be the aftermarket boost...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F6T
As I THOUGHT SOMETHING OBVIOUS, would you belive three bad cam sensors in a row, aftermarket parts of course, local dealer didnt have one, got a genuine'syncronizer' from ford, runs great, Laneard hit it on the head, this job would be so much easier if we coul... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor ithink due to extended crank).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5141T
this windstorm is fixed... many thanks to all who took the time - i had lost my way... i thank all of those that made suggestions, i find it helpful to sometimes crawl out of the forest, so i can see the trees... i had two problems, - first we had to remove up... Trouble codes: P0306, P0171, P0171.
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDR15X7V
The problem ended up being the cam sensor wasn't on the #1 cylinder when i took it out.I put it on tdc and it worked fine now Thanks for the help Trouble codes: P0340.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L vents VIN: 1FAFP6633W
we changed the cabin air filter which was stoped up but this did not help with the problem but it did create much more air flow. the day we finished that repair the ambient temperature droped considerably so my customer decided to wait till spring. we think th...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L No Start VIN: 3FALP6533W
Hi had to wait for authoration to pull motor and we found that whom so ever replaced this engine left 2 extra tourque converter nuts in somewhere they distroyed the crank sensor the sensor housing and the flywheel pickup bars We put together and runs great tha...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA514XW
thanks guys it was the timing chain SHOULD HAVE KNOW BUT IT WAS A REBUILT MOTOR 2 TEARS OLD
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L cruise control VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
this vehicle had 2 problems affecting the cruise control. after replacing the cruise control brake switch, the cruise control would not stay engaged. to correct this , we replaced ecm and had to have flashed by a dealer because of security system.
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