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1987 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30L2H
this vehicle has a misfire in #3 cyl,hc high at idle,increases by 2000 when kill all other cylinders but # 3.no vacuum leaks found using smoke machine none found. i have steady vacuum reading
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F7S
Thank's for all the help.This is a high mialage pu.It always runs and starts fine while drivingit cuts outand returns to idle as long as youkeep your foot on the accelerator after youyoulet the throttle switch close returns to normal all pids are consistant ac... Trouble codes: P0603
1995 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Extended crank time VIN: 1FTHX26F4S
Here is an interesting one. We have replaced/repaired the alternator, valve cover gasket and harnesses. We have checked the glow plugs, replaced 4. They all ohm out at 0.07/0.08 ohms. With the genisys, we see an engine oil temp(EOT) of 280 degrees at cold cran... Trouble codes: P0107 (MAP/Baro circuit low input), P0122 (TP Sensor circuit low), P0472 (Exhaust back prerss circuit low input)
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Poor Idle Quality, Rough in general VIN: 2FTDX1724V
Thanks in Advance --- Nick, I need your help (you're almost famous)!! Have this truck in for oil leak repair and now we have a rough running engine. No codes stored at this time ... would have to think P0171/174 are coming with more run time. Checked fuel pres...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Hello all, Van came to us died while driving down the road. Crank no start. No communication with pcm. Found rubbed through wires in pcm harness near a/c pipes fire wall area. Repaired rubbed through wires and the van started and ran no problem. communication ...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L No Start VIN: 2FDHP74W24
Hello Ford techs, This vehicle came in with a dead PCM. There is no check engine light and all powers and grounds were loaded and all checked good. I do have 5 volt reference output. I am waiting on a new PCM from Ford. I would like to know if I can program th...
2004 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDAX57P34
Thanks for your help in advance. I have this 6.0L that has been giving us a "No Start" fit that has been intermittent. It has always been after a cold soak and has happened about four times in the last 6 months. The vehicle would always start when we would get...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L radio VIN: 1LNHM82W71
thank you agian for any help we have this lincoln that has a very weird radio problem, it has static in the am position we can drive down the road stop shut the car off in nuteral, with key off and the radio still playing the static will stop, turn the key bac...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Surge VIN: 1ZWFT6032X
this car came in with vct codes p1381 and p1383. checked oil and was several qts low, so we changed the oil and all seems well with vct now. the only thing now is it jerks in 4th gear when let off and back on accelerator, only in 4th. can up or down shift and ... Trouble codes: P1381 (varible cam timing over advanced), P1383 (varible cam timing over retarded)

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1985 Ford F F700 6.1L no high idle VIN: 1FDNF70H1F
thanks for all the replies . the fix was an ajustment of the high idle screw on the throttle cam . a special tool [ home made ] was required for this adjustment . this adjustment should have been done at the rebuilders .
1996 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L spark plug threads VIN: IFALP54NXT
This buggy is on the road again. Thanks to a lot of good people who passed along valuable information. First, the SHO engine does indeed have to come out in order to pull the head. Second, as some of you mentioned, parts for this rare bird are scarce: and a si...
1997 Ford F-150 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTDF1729V
as i posted, fuel pressure was good,egr was good, fuel pressure reg was good, o2s checked out, intake and plenem gaskets were good, but with so many malfuction codes i was hoping someone would say they had replaced ecm for same condition.i did find one post in... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0460.
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Hesitation, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FT8E1427W
Thanks to everyone who replied.As it turns out I told the tech who rebuilt the engine to check the injectors for sludge because the motor had been sitting for quite sometime before the rebuild.He called me to say he had replaced the injectors and the van ran w... Trouble codes: 1747 (epc circuit failure).
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Excessive Emissions, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5143X
Hey everyone, Thanks for all the great ideas and I apologize for my delay in replying but I wanted to ensure this one was fixed for good, especially after all the previous repairs. I've had a chance to look at this van a few times after it left and the tri... Trouble codes: P0171 (Too lean bank one), P0174 (Too lean bank two).
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L battery draw VIN: 1FTZX1727Y
Thanks to all that answered this post. The isp through the amp gauge was intermittantly draw 1.2 amps. I really just got lucky in finding it. I had a vantage hooked up and finally it showed its self. Replaced the instrument panel and all is well. Again thanks ...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU73E5Y
thank you to all who replied. we replaced the injector o rings along with the intake gaskets and have not seen the vehicle back since. we got ahold of a smoke machine and found leaks from the injector seals. replacing the intake gasket probably did not hurt ei...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L Tail lights VIN: 2FTZA5442Y
This one was a lot of hair pullin fun. Thanks to all who responded to my post, first of all. I had some very good information passed on to me and it helped alot. The problem was broken wiring in the main harness under the carpet approximately where the rear se...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S51
thanks guys, i am sorry to be so ignorant but for the life of me i can't see a mode 6 on my scanner. i do appreciate the responses that i received. thanks again and have a merry christmas. david [...] Trouble codes: P0305.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MELM75W7S
Thankyou all for the suggestions and experiences I went through all of them made sure that it was not the problem on this car. I made a cardinal error on this car, I assumed the parts I put on were good! The #5 and #8 spark plug wire had very high resistance a... Trouble codes: P0300, P1000.
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