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1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 2FACP72F7M
hi guys hope you can help. this vehicle won't idle engine hunts up and down stalls sometimes. have replaced the egr iac motor and tps. checked for vacuum leaks and found none. the only code is the one above and the check engine light is NOT on thanks for any h... Trouble codes: 24 (egr evp voltage too high)
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Interior VIN: 1FLAP6252W
hellow ford tecs got one for ya got this t-bird the dome lights work ok untill you start the car sometimes they go out when started and come on and stay on when driving other times they come on and stay on while driving, park the car close the door they time o...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start VIN: 2FTEF14N5T
If I bypass the fuel pump relay, the truck will start. I'm not even getting the "prime up' signal from the ECM. I have replaced the ECM, fuel pump relay & ECM relay.I'm @ wits end & ready for any suggestions Thank you in advance, Elliot
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L exterior lights VIN: 1FMDU32XOT
i have a 1996 exolorer that the headlights will intermitently go out. i can have them on for hours and problems but the minute the customer picks it up they go out. this truck does not have a light out waring system nor does it have autolamp. all fuses are che...
1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L engine
This vehicle came in with an oil leak from the timing belt area. We have localized it to the exhaust cam area, but it continues to leak. Anyone have any ideas?
1999 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 3FAKP1138X
This is a interesting one. We replaced the timing belt 10,000 miles ago after it broke and the car seemed to run fine on our road test. The customer returned later that week saying at light throttle(hardly on the gas) the car would miss or stumble. I scheduled... Trouble codes: P0340, P1383 (vct overretarded bank 1)
1999 Ford Mustang 4.6L guages VIN: 3FKIJURH94
hi all, this is the car of a good friend. he payes close attention to all his cars and brought this to my attention. on the 99 mustang he has the oil pressure guage is in fact just a oil light without the light. he states that when he starts the car the oil p...
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L no power at low RPM VIN: 1FDXF46F0X
This vehicle originally came in with cold start problem and problems with hydraulics on wrecker. Also lack of power and blue smoke. Replaced accelerator pedal for no responce at first movement of pedal. Before we did this we performed all of the tests listed. ...
2000 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L No acceleration VIN: 1FDAF57F4Y
This truck has been to several shops with no results and it is a new customer for us. It got pulled away from us for a run before we had very much time. I just wanted to start the system working. This truck will not come off from an idle when sitting still. As... Trouble codes: P1501 (Vehicle Speed sensor)
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L No Start, no start, no crank VIN: 1FTYR11U51
Hey fellow techs, Happy new year to you! This ranger came in on the hook. Customer stated he was driving along when the vehicle started bucking. Soon it cut off, but he was able to start it right back up. He drove a little further and it cut off again, but t...
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L engine oil pressure VIN: 1FTYR14U82
Hello, everyone!! This vehicle sat for a few months as customer was deciding on repairs. We performed a brake job,plugs and wires, oil change, and a new oil pressure sender due to guage reading dead in instrument cluster. Owner does not believe in spendind the...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP55212
air bag light
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM82W2V
Hi, have a perplexing one here, mainly due to the intermittent problem, making it hard to pin down, I am hoping someone has seen this before. Customer called, no start, had vehicle towed in. Started perfectly upon arrival, everything checked out. Sent home. 1 ...
2003 Lincoln NAVIGATOR 5.4L srs VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Hello one and all, This lincoln navigator came from a stereo shop that did not know how to handle this air bag light. The Flash code is 19, which puts the problem in the drivers air bag area, and the stored code is b2293. I am using just a snap on mt2500 scan...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1993 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L diff/t-case VIN: 2FTHF36M5P
Thanks to everyones reply,after checking both diff's top to bottom,axles etc..Pulled more info from customer above new frt driveshaft he had installed 6 months prior rebuilt at a co. i had never used,he agreed to let me put in new drivshaft and roadtest 85% be...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L high idle in park VIN: 1FAFP53VOX
changed tps sensor & cleaned thottle plate again. problem has not yet returned after two weeks of driving. problem appears to be with tps or wiring harness. thanks for all the help on this one.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P8Y
Well thanks for all yous guys help, I also got some education from Tim [...](thanks!) on how ecu learns BARo...Plugged in couple days ago, Vehicle has had no light back on or codes set, and LT fuel trim is 6% -- yay!!! Combo of small things fixed and a matt... Trouble codes: P0171 (sys. lean bank 1).
2001 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FRRI583NG
hi all, i got a number of responces and checked them all out. some said the intake gaskets and some suggested the maf sensor(replaced) and some said dirty injectors. the truck does not use any oil and the crankcaser duilds up pressure if the pcv and the othe...
2004 Ford E-250 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24WX4
Thanks to all for the help. It was the PCM as I suspected. Traced every wire in this vehicle. Nothing found to warrant the failure. Trouble codes: P0351, P0352, P0353, P0357, P0325, P2196 (afr 02 sensor rich).
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L new stereo VIN: 1MEPM6243P
Hello everyone, I would like to thank all respondents. Several people recommended re-checking both the Ford and Sony wiring diagrams. I checked the harness I made and it was wired correctly and had continuity. Many responses, including John from Florida reco...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.0L Surge VIN: 1ZWFT6032X
thanks to all who replied to this help request. the owner of the car towed it to a car dealer and traded it. i still learned a great deal, have never seen this condition before. randy Trouble codes: P1381 (varible cam timing over advanced), P1383 (varible cam timing over retarded).
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