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1986 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FABP4637G
This '86 T-Bird was towed in, it had died on the freeway and wouldn't restart. The customer replaced the fuel filter, with no effect. We have been able, by unplugging one injector and replacing spark plugs, to get it to start and run at a very low, rough idle....
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Ride Height VIN: 1FMDU34X5R
Hello all, This one has us stumped. The truck leans to left. Height difference is 1 1/2 inches from left to right. We have installed new front coil springs and replaced leaf springs with junk yard leaf springs. We still had the same measurements so we swapped...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FALP6534S
Hello fellow techs. This vehicle has our entire shop stumped. This vehicle came in with the check engine ight on and a code po335 during KOEO test and po336 during KOER test- both codes are for DPFE sensor higher than expected voltage at the sensor. All of the... Trouble codes: P0335, P0336
1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR11X1V
Hello everyone, I have a 1997 Ford Ranger 4x4 in my shop that has a problem with its idle. It seems to happen after the vehicle is warmed up and when sitting a stop. The idle will jump from 800 to 1500 rpms. It seems to hold at high idle for about 6 seconds a...
2000 Ford F-150 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX18W6Y
Hi Guys and Gals, I'm hopeing this sounds familiar to someone. This truck has been missing and setting code 340 intermittently for the last 6 mos. Lately it has gotten more frequent but of course since I've had it it hasn't acted up. I've scoped the cam and cr... Trouble codes: 340 (cam sensor loss of signal)
2000 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAHP3831Y
Customer came in complaining of engine noise. Sounded like lifter tapping. Removed valve cover and ran engine. Found noise coming from cyl 4 exhaust valves. Check lash, found at .36 mm should be at .27-.34 mm . A few others were like this. Perform cylinder lea...
2000 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L long crank all time VIN: 1FTRE1424Y
All oxygen sensors read correctly checked with an oscilliscope switching regular at 2000 rpm at idle, no signs of fuel pressure leaking. Suspect possible injector leaking offon bank one but not positive all fuel injectors drop within 1 psi of each other. The m... Trouble codes: 172 (Fuel system rich bank one)
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU62E71
hi I'm no ford tech so dont work enough with this vehicles. This one work really well when its cold. but when the engine is at normal temperature start to cut out at 2500. when you depress the acelerator slowly it run great to 3,500 and then cut out. is like t...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU72K22
thanks in adavance for any help, i am working on this 02 explorer with a check gas cap light coming on int. and check engine light comes on not long after. i have ran a smoke machine on system, found vent valve sticking , replaced vent valve and figured i had ... Trouble codes: P0457 (small evap leak check gas cap)
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10D92
please help, im having no luck. i have this 02 ranger 2.3l with a p0301. i cant find any useful info in mitchell as to how to figure out the cause of it. already tested for cyl compression, ok, leakdown ok, fuel trims under 10%, maf 2.5-3 g/s, coolant temp 200... Trouble codes: P0301
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Mechanical VIN: WFOFXXWPDF
hi techs: this vehicle came to the shop with the valves in the head damage,the crank shaft pully nut back of apparantly ,my question is the head has to be replace and the valves .Does any one know the head torque setting and are all these lifters the same sta...
2003 Ford Focus ZTW 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP36333
Thanks in advance to all who reply, This focus came with the customer complaining of intermitally stalling at a stop only. Checked battery and all grounds. All good. No codes. Vehicle will stall if I leave it in the bay idling for 20 or 30 minutes. When it sta...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S35
bus will not stay running after replacing battery front it has 2 would like to know if there is a specific relearn procedure besides driving it for 10 miles
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Radio, Guages, Etc VIN: 1FTRW14W54
Thank you to all reading this. With key in ignition, Radio, Guages etc work. Remove the key the accessories remain on, this is normal. When you open the door the accessories shut off. But close the door and sometimes they come back on. If you're lucky enough t...
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: IFTNE24W24
Well, fellas I have a real stumper! I few weeks ago this van came in for a misfire on Cyl #3. Replaced coil on Cyl.#3 everything good. Van is back with a misfire on Cyl.#5. Concidering the mileage we replaced the remaining 7 coils and all 8 spark plugs. Still ... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305

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1985 Ford F-250 6.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTHF2517F
We cracked loose the fuel lines at the injectors while we had the engine running. We had air escape at 6 injectors, but we only had 3 out of the 8 injectors that had good fuel pressure. Which would cause our very poor idle. Suspect the unleaded gas sitting in ...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L 3rd gear
the squatter is fixed! It turned out that the base timing was off by 12 degrees. I set it at 10 degrees btdc and it runs great. This also cured some other minor issues as well as intermittent stalling and low power. thanks for all the help and advice. Leo
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEF15N4R
thanks too every one who helped with this i finally found it it was an intermitant connection inside the ubec we got it to open while testing for voltage drop again at the ecm connector replaced ubec problem solved
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FALP45T4S
I do not know 100% if the car is fixed for good,I did, however, replace the eec relay,thanks for your replies.Have not experiaced the problem again,but is very intermitant.I will just give it some time and wait for cust to call,thanks for the help it was very ...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L wipers, dome light, Head lights VIN: 1FTZX1868W
Sorry but I did not fix this one. I checked the relays and connections, I unpluged the bulkhead connectors and the Gem. module connectors, they looked very good. Put everything back together and everything worked ok. I then returned the vehicle to customer and...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brake lights VIN: 2FMZA5146W
i found the short. it was in the light green wire going to the high mount stop ight. the short was about an inche from splice s308, behind the left rear trim cover right behind the tal light. the wire had rubbed through on some sheet metal from the body. thank...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L pats? VIN: 1FTYR14U3X
Once again I'd like to thank everyone who responded to my request for help. This one is repaired, I found it completly by accident. I was checking circuits as per Mitchell instructions and was working with the 104 pin connector at the PCM. I got frustrated wit...
2001 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Front park lights VIN: 1FTRE14211
Thank you For the help . Robert [...] was kind enough to send wiring diagrams for this circuit , which was just the ticket . These parking lights have never worked since the van was built . There was a connector pin missing from the bulkhead connector . The ...
2001 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDXW47Z01
the customer needed the vehicle so they will run on gas for now dont know if they will bring back to further test thanks for all the help on this system wont know if it will return
2003 Lincoln LS 3.0L engine VIN: 1LNHM86S23
As most replies said it appeared to be a pats problem. The anti-theft module and instrument cluster always showed comunication with the scanner but when the no start condition was there ther was no comunication from the pcm to the anti-theft module. We checked...
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