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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF2517F
Drained both tanks, blew out lines, refilled with fresh fuel and new fuel filter. Engine will start up when cold and be able to rev up with throtle movement for about 15 seconds. Then it won't idle, I can get it to idle about 700rpm at about 3/4 - full throtle...
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTHX25G3R
Customer drove this F-250 in barely running. Engine was coughing and what sounded like lower end noise. He stated that the drive over was very slow and could not go over 30 mph. We scaned for computer codes found none, checked ignition timing found to be withi...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.8L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTJS34H5S
Just got done doing a major tune-up, oxygen sensor, and fuel injection system flush. Customer says the engine lacks power on acceleration. Checked ignition timing; within specs. Fuel pressure shows steady 30 psi when testing. It would intermittently lack power...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.8L looses KAM VIN: 1FTEX14H3T
I can run the monitors on this truck and they all pass but when I shut the key off, wait 15 seconds or so then turn the key back on the EGR, CAT and O2 monitors come back as 'not done' (not ready) and I get a code P1000. I also loose continuous memory codes th...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTJW36F1V
On start-up, hot or cold, the vehicle exhibits a very harsh "rolling idle & surge". If you depress the throttle minimally it will go away until restarted again. There isn't any time limit to this, as soon as you restart it, the problem will reoccur. Cranking ...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21F0X
This truck will crank ok and occasionally tries to fire a little bit but will not start. Tested glow plugs and relay, one bad plug, relay and other plugs are ok. Disconnected glow plugs and it will fire on a small shot of ether will not stay running. Scoped ca...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pats? VIN: 1FTYR14U3X
got this truck today. towed in, quit while driving. will not restart. can only get one code u1262, scp bus communication fault. did all tests from mitchell, the only failure is the pwr gnd circuit continuity. has approx. 29 ohms resistance to the ground. i jum...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 821EA59172
This truck has been in the shop 2 times now, no problems found. Customer says when its wet it start very hard, long cranking times. When it warms up its ok & runs good. No codes, fuel pressure good. Note: we did replace # 5 coil for a miss fire the first time ...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Assist VIN: 1FTNF21L51
Hello fellow Techs! After reading through the posts and coming up with nothing conclusive, I have to ask. We have this 01 F250HD truck here that has no power assist in drive only. This is really weird. If you sit there in park, you can turn the wheel all day l...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Suspension level control VIN: 1LNCM81W2M
Hello members, This lincoln is getting on our nerves. We have limited info on this system. I hope someone out there is very knowledgable and can help. If the PK/W wire is supposed to be the power output to the height sensor what is the voltage supposed to be, ...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Surge, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU14T7K
Thanks to everyone. It did have a few problems but it seems the TPS wasn't going low enough on the bottom of the sweep.It was setting a rich code. Retrofitted mount holes on TPS to allow a setting that provided low enough voltage. no more problem with MIL or i... Trouble codes: 41 (system lean / no ego switching).
1994 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTDR15X6R
thanks to all that replied, the fix was the cat, I had two replies that hit it on the head , hc's at idle came down fron 600 to 20 by replacing the cat, thanks again, Dale
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L All Shifts VIN: 1FMDU34X4R
Many thanks to the 8 that replied to me. Several said modulator problem, a couple said VB problem, a few said center support bolt loose, and a couple said TPS. I replaced the modulator that came with the build kit with an OEM mod. and was careful to make sure ...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FASP15J3S
I lied. I didn't actually fix it but I am very confident that I know what to do under the cheap circumstances. Comparing part numbers and actually looking at the MAF sensors between 1995 and 1993 reveals that they are of a very significantly different design...
1995 Ford Escort LX 1.9L heat VIN: 1FASP15J5S
thanks everyone for the replys, Nick from Ohio hit it right on, the valve inside the T-stat housing was melted...thanks again
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1GT456H765
hey thanks everyone who replyed,i changed temp sensor and mass air flow sensor with another cars parts to make sure before i purchased any un wanted parts,(luckily had another parts car to work with).agian thanks ,i cleared codes and so far have run car about ... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175, P0232, P1270.
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L steering VIN: 1FMEU1663Y
after posting the request i found on road test under just a heavy acceleration the vehicle would torque steer to right hard. the vehicle is awd sorry i think i forgot to metion this it the help request,i rotated the tires and problem is cured.thanks for the re...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Alignment VIN: 1FTNF21LBY
i replaced the steering box with reman from ford,tires in front where overinflated,that helped to lower the pressure to the correct amount,found rear leaf spring broken,will replace both ass'y next week,verry confident truck will be done. thanks to all who rep...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U91
thanks for all the replies and i have done every thing suggested before posting what i found was the cam sensor during cranking the signal was clean but the amplitude did not match what i saw on iatn replaced the new sensor with one from another supplier and c... Trouble codes: P0340.
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L converter VIN: 1FTYR14U61
I replaced the overdrive solenoid, and that fixed the problem, I found the valve working smooth in its bore and the spring was not broken. I want to thank Ted, Lane, Mike ,and David for your time ,you helped me fix this problem.
2002 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L clutch pedal
The excessive pedal free travel was caused when the plastic retainer in the end of the clutch master cylinder broke. Since there is no up-stop the pedal and push rod moved up a little higher creating an air gap between the push rod and piston. Replacing the ma...
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FDWE45F83
Well thanks to every one that repiled. All were fairly consistant and were very helpfull understanding this system. This bus is and has been in service. At this point they are ready to replace parts of the fleet and this is one of the first to be replaced. We ...
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L blend door VIN: 1LNLM82W3S
Thank you all for the help, I really appreciate it. We were able to finish the repair today. The reason we were unable to enter self diag mode was , as per alldata info said to push off and floor simultaneously then push automatic within 2 seconds. I was not r...
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