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1988 Ford F-350 Custom 7.5L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 2FDLF47G3J
This truck stalls after start up. It starts right away and go to fast idle smoothly and sounds like it is going to idle down, but stalls out or idles poorly until it stalls. The vehicle will stay running when I spray carb. cleaner in intake and it runs good. F... Trouble codes: 84 (EGR regulator valve fault)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
Got a 1994 explorer that is slow to idle down. Tested and replaced IAC motor, no help. Scoped TPS sensor, no problem noted. Check for vacuum leaks, small leak around throttle linkage, not enough to cause problem. Went ahead and replaced PCM no change. No codes...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Speedometer/odo VIN: 1FALP6532W
Got another Contour wiring nightmare here. Though I do not see any broken wires at VSS sensor or wiring harness for it, have normal reading on PCM pid for VSS, but speedometer/odometer does not move. Ford wiring manuals and pinpoint tests for this car are less...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L rear flange ? VIN: 1FMPU18L0X
Got a expedition here that makes a clunk noise (like a loose u-joint) on acceleration, but after a second or two into the take off. With the front prop shaft removed, the noise goes away. I did not find any appreciate front or rear shaft wear in the joints, no...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32XUB
hey guys, the fuel trims are way off on this vehicle. the baro is reading good at 157hz. no vacuum leaks tried carb cleaner and smoke tester. also i was looking at the fuel trims while i was testing and they did not change.long term fuel trim is at 21 to Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank2)
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Heater VIN: 1FAFR53U6X
Vehicle towed in with cracked heads and complaining of lack of heat, customer opted for new engine rather than just new heads. install new Jasper engine w/install kit, flush block rot from heater core & heater pipes till clear flow. still no heat, no air pocke...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Cylinder Head VIN: IFTNS24L9X
This full size Van came into our shop with a "blown out" spark plug on the right bank. There is not enough room between the body and the top of the Head to heli-coil the spark plug hole. Some technicians tell me that we have to remove the cylinder head to repa...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTPX18Z9Y
hi i am working on a ford truck that runs poor on lp gas i know nothing about the system only a little bit of what i read on alldata there are no codes & the gas part run good i am pretty sure it in the propane part of the system so if there is anybody that ca...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L booster VIN: 1FMYU04161
Hi Guys, I've got a ford escape that is on its 2nd replacement mastercylinder due to leaks on the back, the latest new one emptied the reservoir in an hour. Tech found that the booster is holding vac. on the back of the master cylinder. We've never seen that b...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L thermostat VIN: 1FTYR10D22
Thermostat won't open, engine temp (CHT cyl head temp)starts at 53 degrees F at 3.6 volts and rises dur warm up evenly thru the voltage overlap zone to 215 degrees F at 3.8 volts. CHT seems ok. Mitchell on demand has no info on electric thermostats. The housin...
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FDXE45S36
hi guys replaced battery and i cant keep it running.tried idle relearn as follows[let it idle in park for several minutes'change the loads by turning the ac on and off and move the throttle.then do the same in reverse for 3-5 minutes.then take a short road tes...
1994 Lincoln Continental 3.8L Hydraulic control unit VIN: 1LNLM9749R
Hello all, im having a strange very hard and high brake petal problem on this lincoln. It acts like your standard brake booster problem, but im not sure this is the case. I raised the vehicle when brought into shop, finding that the brake petal is hard, with v...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Hi group. This Lincoln LS came in for a humming/bearing noise as speed increased, and I found that the left rear wheel bearing is bad and making noise. Now here is my problem. The "Advanced Traction Control" light flashes rappidly anytime the key is in the on...
2003 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, no mil- about 1krpm VIN: 5LMEAU68H5
4.6 liter - 32 valve engine...same as mark VIII has anyone had success in fixing this type of condition without internal engine - ie head replacement... cleaning or plugs/boots - desludge lower intake...ect the dealer convinced only solution is to replace dr.... Trouble codes: N0NE
2003 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L power lift trunk VIN: 1LNHN83WX3
This towncar has the full power trunk raise and lower as well as the lid pull down feature, the remote trunk release will not respond with the inside release, I can hear the DDM clicking in the door each time I push the button, it will not release or raise wit...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FALP42T2R
Hi guys, thanks for all the replies. here's what we found. We pulled the distributor and it did in fact have a new p/u coil. I couldn't see anything visibly wrong w/ dist. Just on a hunch, we installed a 'known good' dist out an employee vehicle. Would you bel...
2000 Ford F-150 5.4L engine VIN: 2FTRX18LOY
Thanks for the 20 people that replied to my help request. We did remove the waterpump to check the impeller and it looked fine. We then removed all the plugs (none were seized or falling out LOL...)and pressurized each cylinder to find that number one cylinder...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L torgue converter VIN: 1FDNF20L52
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix on this unit . I received 13 repies with suggestions of using pry bars and slide hammers to remove the torque converter. Jerry [...] had the solution I needed which was to anchor the transmission and use a come along to...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Steering VIN: 3FAKP1139Y
well we did fix the problem with no power steering. what i found was that the rack and pinon was bad. the fluid was bypassing the check vavle on the rack. after installing a new rack ( with flushing the power steering system ) we now had power steering but not...
2002 Ford Explorer Limited 4.6L cylinder head VIN: 1FMZU75W32
We decided to pull the engine as stated in the repair manual. The students need the experance of pulling a motor anyway. Somebody had already installed some type of threaded insert and it blew out. The hole appeared to large to use any other type of sleeve or ...
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L air bag VIN: 3FAFP31322
The left air bag deployed on this 2003 Focus. We replaced the air bag, clock spring, restraint control module and seat belt pretentioners. We had a constant flashing air bag light in instrument panel. Thanks to all that replied. The restraint control module ha...
2003 Lincoln NAVIGATOR 5.4L srs VIN: 5LMFU28R53
This car is fixed. I found another local shop that had an air bag simulator and that helped in the diagnosis. I did not have exact numbers as to what the resistance should be in the air bag. I set the simulator to the lowest resistance to play it safe. The lig...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L heater output VIN: 4M2XV11T5X
Fixed it! I bought a air vac and it worked like a charm.
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