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1993 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FACP44M2P
IM240 emmision failure here, vehicle is as clean as can be untill you hit 39 mph then vehicle slips back into open loop (when accelerating at 39-40 mph), goes back into closed loop after shift into high gear and lifting accelerator to achieve cruise 55 mph. on...
1997 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.4L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDEE14L1V
when engine is started cold every thing is normal. within 30 seconds engine starts to run rough and will die. restart is instant and driveability is normal. during die out the injector pulse width is rising. have not been able to identify if die out is from fl...
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L 4x4 hi & lo lights VIN: IFMZU34E3W
Vehicle is Australian Assy trans Info: E2282 4405-11 280451 XL24 AA Vehicle drives normal. Both "4x4hi" "4x4lo" lights flash when engine started approx 4 to 6 times in park then will come on again while driving in cruse, light over run or stationary in drive(...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start, Hard Start Cold VIN: 1FAFP5347X
Cust described problem has progressed to this no start when cold condition. Began as it would start but hesitate. RPM would drop then jump to 1200 to 1400 rpm then stab to idle rpm. Problem began late july - car is used very little - car came from calif then a...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L park lamps VIN: 1FMZU73E11
this vehicle came in with customer stating that there is a fuse blowing intermittently. the fuse is #11 (battery junction box) 15amp fuse. customer stated that they would replace the fuse and the park lamps would stay on. some time down the road (1 day-3 weeks...
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM91V0R
This veh rides very hard and high in frt end. Air susp. message on dash says "OK". using a mastertech, will go through self test - raise and lower frt and rear. Displays codes 10 and 12, mitchell has limited info. Measured heght sensor voltages at module, 2.59...
1998 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L Surge, MIL Lamp on, races at idle VIN: 1MELM66LXW
Gentelmen, This car was brought to me for a used car inspection, at that time the only complaint was an erratic tach. I checked it out along with the rest of the car, it seemed OK, I briefly looked at the trouble tree for the tach and told the owner it probabl... Trouble codes: P1504 (idle speed error), P1506 (idle overspeed)

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15Y3H
Thank You for all of your input. The truck would idle fine if you unplugged the MAP, tried new one and still same problem. EGR system is fine and fuel pressure is 48 at idle, tried new intake temp sensor. I finally had to remove a vacuum plug and now truck run...
1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start VIN: 1FTDF15Y6L
Unfortunately the customer decided the truck wasn't worth fixing about two hours after I posted the help request. thanks to all who replied. I definitely got some good ideas if I ever run into this again.
1992 Ford F Super Duty Custom 7.3L 4th gear start VIN: 2FDLF47M2N
We replaced the transmission case & that solved the problem. No visible problems with old case. thanks for the help.
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L steering VIN: 1FALP52U2V
hey, well you guys know your stuff! most everybody said it was the tr sensor and a couple said to unplug the sensor and see if that problem goes away. we did and it fixed the car , so we replaced the sensor everything was good!!! i can't tell you guys how much...
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L gear 3-4 VIN: 3FALP15P3V
thanks to all who pesponded. it sounds like from the replies the trans needs a rebuild, however they decided to sell the car. thanks again
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L inst cluster/ no start VIN: 1FTRW07L32
ok everyone, i really appreciate all the replies. unfortunately i have driven this truck f0r 1 1/2 weeks and unable to duplicate symptom. still i decided to recheck my previous repair, connections ,voltage drop, tsbs, trouble codes and of course any info from ...
1990 Lincoln Continental 3.8L power steering and d VIN: 1LNCM9743M
my customer did not want to spend the money for a instrment cluster which turned out to bee the problem. the power steerinr i didnot get the ok to go any farther with
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