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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....
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTJW36F6T
I am working on a 96 Ford F350 7.3 DIT. The engine will not start cold. If it is plugged in it will start. Temp cold is 30 degrees. This has had extensive repairs in the past and now as customer is loyal to us. 5 months ago vehicle was brought in with misfire ...
1999 Ford F-150 4.2L gauges/warning lights VIN: 1FTZF172XN
Hi guys My customer came in because his theft light was coming on dim and the truck wouldnt start. Turning the key off and on a few times the lights would all come on and the gauges would move complete sweeps then it will start. Im kind of lost here. I really ...
2000 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU70E6Y
Owner was driving vehicle and hit a bump in the road and lost power. Vehicle had been running perfectly before bump in road. Vehicle is clean and in very good condition. We have used two different scanners and cleared dtc codes multiple times. Rescan and "all"... Trouble codes: P1747 (Press Ctrl Sol Short Ckt EPC), P0743 (Tcc System Electrical Fault), P0750 (Shift Sol A Fault P0755 P0760 P0765), P1451 (Evap Vent Ctrl Fault), P0135 (P0141 P0155 P0161 HO2s sensor faults), P1409 (EVR Ctrl Ckt Fault and P1000 OBDII system checks incomplete)
2000 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L spark plug VIN: 1FTYR14X2Y
300 mile later, #4 cyl has a miss & red stain on plug again... splash foul on #4 plug only, so not a fuel additive.
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA514X1
Thanks for any help on this up front. I'm going to try to make this short and sweet, so if you have any questions I will update. This van came in March 06', 83,700 miles with both P0171 and P0174, TSBs were noted but none of the problems stated in TSBs could b... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14U81
This truck idles rough at times, check engine light will come and go. We have replaced the #4 injector and the coil pack with no change. No vacuum leaks found, upper intake gasket new with injector. Some times it will idle very smooth, other times it will idle... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cylinder 4 misfire)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FMYU03161
Hi Ford Techs, please allow me to share my pain: This Escape will start and drive normal for hours or days without a problem, however occasionally if it is city driven for at least 30 minutes it will intermittantly stall while idling in drive. It will immediat...
2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Battery draw VIN: 2FMZA5Z4X1
Battery draw at all times. Will go as high as 4 amps on its own some times, but most of the time it sits around .6amps. I have scanned and have many codes which include: B1246, B2513, B1470, U1262, B1676, U1041, U1123, C1233, and C1234. The customer was discon...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L abs module VIN: 2FMZA50492
abs and brake warning indicators stay on, no codes present
1999 Mercury Villager Estate 3.3L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 4M2XV11T8X
I have this 99 Villager for a while now. The van starts OK cold or hot. When it is hot though and the idle drops to its normal level the engine starts to idle really bad and sometimes even dies, especially in gear. It has a lot of power part throttle and does ...
2005 Other Ford motorhome 6.8L abs light on VIN: 1F6NF53S04
hello all got this m/h came in with abs light on ok no problem, has 4 wheel abs, hook upscan tool code c1235, c1236, c1169, dont have any descriptions on codes, beleive c1235 is right rear wheel sensor, and c1236 is left rear, dont have any flow charts or diag...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Power VIN: 1FDJW36F9V
Checked fuel pressure, within specs, ect in operating range,wasn't sure about the oil and neither was the customer so I got the go ahead to change it, unplugged the icp, no change. I ran the buzz test over and over, all seemed fine, until I got out of the tr... Trouble codes: P0344.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L shifting
Hello, I am going to close this as the customer has decided to trade this vehicle. Thank everyone for their responses and time. Jeff
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L rotors VIN: 1FMSU41P13
Thank's to all of my fellow technicians who took the time to respond to my help request. Matthew from Oklahoma had some good information on 'dark spots' on rotors. After further inspection, these dark spots did not appear to be 'hot spots' as originally though...
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Engine VIN: 2FMZA52234
Thanks for all the help. I got some good suggestions but Thanks to Jason @ Barts Auto who hit the nail on the head. He told me to check the exhaust bracket bolted to the transmission just below the passenger side c/v joint. the bracket had cracked allowing it ...
2004 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S35
apparently the pcm had made adjustments for the bus over time allowing for the dirty maf and throttle body.when the memory was cleared it had to start all over again. in other words cleaning both made the bus run great .we service these buses regularly and wer...
2005 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L vents VIN: 1FMPU15545
thanks to all that replied. sorry it took so long for the post, I just wanted to be sure that all was well. it seems that the clutch switch was the cause. replaced the clutch cycling switch and the driver has not had the problem since. thanks again.
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L steering VIN: 1LNCM81F3L
Replaced the pressure switch on the power steering pump and problem gone.
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