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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15NXL
This vehicle runs rough and misfires. More noticable after the vehicle has warmed up. The customer did a major tune-up and replaced all the fuel injectors at home thinking this would fix the problem. After doing all this with not much success he took this vehi...
1996 Ford F-250 Special 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTWF26F6T
we have a 96 powerstroke that intermitantly will no start. i have verry little exp with this engine so any help would be great. this is what happens, turn ignition on check engine light comes on for 2sec then off glow plug light cycles on for normal time then ... Trouble codes: P0472, P0471, P0470, P0237, P0267, P0270
1996 Ford Escort 1.9L Alternator
This one has had the alt and battery repaced twice for the same problem..no crank,dead batt. After charging the battery and watching the charging amps and volts all appear normal. However after about 10 or 15 min of idling it will stop charging completly and g...
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX1764V
This vehicle came in with a plugged EGR port at the intake. The valve also some contained carbon deposits. We cleared the maniflod and replaced the EGR valve with a Ford factory unit. Testing the EGR by applying vacuum caused the engine to lope so we now know ... Trouble codes: P1408, P0401
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 2-3 shift under load VIN: 1FTNX21F9X
This truck had the transmission replaced at another shop. We do not know how it shifted before the trans replacement but the customer states that this problem is since that work was done. Under light to normal acceleration the transmission shifts normally, but...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU1562Y
This vehicle came into my shop with a P0401 code. Checked the system and found what appeared to be a bad EGR Valve. Replaced the EGR valve, DPFE sensor and EGR valve position sensor. Test drove and everything was fine. Customer returned 2 hours later and same ... Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficent egr flow detected)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L valve train VIN: 1FMPU16L8Y
before posting thisrequest i searched through the network and tried many of the tips that other memebers had suggested for similar problems to no end. this motor seems to have a very loud ticking or tapping coming from the valve train area, but is very difficu...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L speedometer, ABS, transmission VIN: 1FTYR14V0Y
Customer complaints vehicle's speedo inoperative and transmission drops out of gears or lurches badly after long delay, ABS light on, check engine light on at times. The test drive confirms what was said and more. We started checking codes and found multiple ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU03111
swaped coils and plugs but miss does not move this happens only when cold ( below 40 f ) have checked dpfe Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTRW07632
Truck came in with no history. It is owned my local poilce. Was aquired threw drug deal. Trucks runs sluggish and misses. Cylinder head temp sensor is reading 392 degrees. Installed new cht sensor with no change. Tried different scanner with same results. Chec... Trouble codes: P1000 (not passed monitors), P0171 (lean), P0174 (Lean), P0306 (6 misfire), P0308 (8 Misfire)
2002 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FMSU43EF2
The vehicle came in for an oil leak. I traced the oil leak to the high pressure oil pump. I replaced the gasket for the HPOP and took the vehicle on a test drive. The vehicle ran great and I drove it for about 15 miles. After the test drive I noticed it was st... Trouble codes: P1212 (ICP Below expected value.)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L OD position VIN: 1FTNW21P73
This vehicle came in with no movement forward or in reverse. Upon disassembly I found the pump gears stripped out and welded to the pump plate. Low-reverse clutch plates and low-reverse plant assembly where cooked, as was the coast clutch plates, and direct pl...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L heater vents VIN: 1LNLM81W0R
hello everyone have some questions on this lincoln air blows out all vents floor defrost panel ect. accutaters moving so have vacuum any suggestions on this one blend door was done 6 months ago but i dont think related?

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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTSWI1442
I want to thank all you guys that gave me great places to go to to find this problem. I put a new negative terminal on it and then I cleaned the connecters at the relays, coil, and distributer. Then I replaced the eec power relay and it hasn't stalled since. T...
1992 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP42E2N
sorry for the long delay. an eye injury caused by a piece of metal has really slowed me down. rob from ohio hit the nail on the head. i removed timing covers to find the camshaft retarded by two teeth. reset cam timing and car runs great. thanks for all the qu...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 7.5L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31G9R
Hook up a scope to the PIP signal at the ICM. Found an intermittent drop out of the PIP signal. We replaced the ICM and distributor. Performed a scope test on the TPS signal. Found a glitch there. Replace the ICM, distributor, and TPS. Engine runs good and sur...
1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A2S
Thank you all for taking your time to read and respond to this help request. The hall effect distributor for '95 and '96 are identical except for the shutter wheel. The '95 has four vanes and the '96 has one, a half and half arrangement that also has a crank s...
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FALP52U6S
Well this vehicle is fixed. I received replys: leading me to DPFE, which when unplugged, vehicle still acted up; reset the KAM (keep alive memory) for over 15-30 minutes (which i had forgot to do)--no change; check grounds by battery--no change; bad MAF--no ch... Trouble codes: 211 (PIP Circuit), 624 (EPC Circuit).
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMZU73E2Y
Thanks to all who replied. It seems that the few minor vacuum leaks I found with the hoses to plenum fittings, and the valve cover to air intake tube (installed hose clamps on all hoses) fixed the problem. I also cleaned the MAF senor. Customer said vehicle is... Trouble codes: P0301, P0306.
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L transmission VIN: 1FTNE24L22
ended up putting a new trans in this one. under warranty. needed pressure specs so i could get the trans from ford under their warranty requirements. thanks for all the helpful replies and will call again soon!
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Engine VIN: 1FTNW21F42
Got a lot of good responses, and most suggested the APP unit. Some said throttle position sensor, but the diesel has no throttle or TPS. We bought the Accelerator Pedal Position unit, which is pricey at close to a hundred dollars: it cannot be purchased as jus...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA52443
I hate that I can't post a direct fix. We warrantied out the CKP sensor and it hasn't showed back up yet. However, it takes 254 failures to set this code, so I don't feel confident yet. Thanks to everyone who took time out of their busy day to read and answer ... Trouble codes: P0315 (PCM Unable to learn crankshaft pulse wheel tooth spacing).
1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L ride control VIN: 1LNLM82W2S
Thanks to all that replied!!! wow!!! your not going to believe this one. after spinning my head some more, i finally broke down and borrowed an ngs ford tester to get some codes. after playing with it, it spit out a code 45 (vent solonoid). farther testing rev...
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