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1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Clutch VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
Slave cylinder gets air in it after driving about a week. No leaks of fluid. If vehicle sits for a week it will work fine, it seams that it's only when used. I am thinking the slave is letting air in. Again no fluid loss. Thanks for any input, Bill.
1998 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L convert noise? VIN: 1FM2U32E0W
Customer wants tune and made no mention of noise. It sounds like a catalytic converter rattle, but from engine/trans area. I've heard of these torque converters making noise and causing damage if ignored. Does this describe the noise and does my vehicle fall i...
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTRX18L4W
customer came in with missing running rough. scanned found code 354. we replace coil and plug on #4 cyl.still no change, did compression test found 1,2,3,4 cylinders about 75-110lbs, replaced motor, replace all injectors,coils with new, and plugs. engine light... Trouble codes: P0354
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Chateau 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRE1128W
Thanks in advance for help. Vehicle came in failed emissions.Misfire codes and P1537 IMRC stuck open.Have seen codes and broken clips on Windstar 3.8 IMRC (Intake manifold runner control).Tuneup (plugs, wires, filters.) took care of misfire. Valves open and cl... Trouble codes: P1537 (IMRC Valve stuck open)
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 Taurus LX 3.0L fuel gauge VIN: 1FAFP5228X
fuel gauge reads full all the time- has had many new parts installed- see repair history
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spark knock VIN: 1FTZX1729Y
THIS TRUCK CAME INTO MY SHOP WITH SPARK KNOCK AND A SES LIGHT ON. FOUND THAT BANK 2 WAS SHOWING LEAN. FOUND NO PROBLEMS WITH THE ENGINE, NO VACUUM LEAKS FOUND. And the fuel pressure is within specs. . We have also cleaned the EGR system and check the EGR val... Trouble codes: P0174
2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDWE35L84
Van vrought in with comcern of stalling at highway speeds. Have test drove and have not duplicated. Check engine light was on and codes above were found. Cleared all codes and so far only P0113 have returned. PCV hose appears good as no cracks were found. Any ... Trouble codes: P0102 (p0113-), P0113 (p1100-), P1100 (p1112-), P1112 (testing and results)
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine noise VIN: 2FTZF1721Y
Truck has a metal scrapping noise intermediantly at idle and while driving on the road. Seems to be worse when cold, but very random. Every minute or couple of minutes at idle it gives off a rotational metal schreech. Does not seem to make noise under fast idl...
2000 Ford Explorer XLS 5.0L pats VIN: 1FMZU83POY
hello ford guys, this explorer came in to have a duplicate key made. using the ids, we were unable to program second key. an error message says dtc present, it does not say what the dtc that is inhibiting the second key to be programmed is. performed a netw...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L oil leak VIN: IFMPU18L83
Engine oil leak under rear of engine and the rear main looks dry. The oil is coming down the right side rear of the engine and there was oil in the valley under the lower intake manifold, under the alternator. The service manager wants to pull the trans to in...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, NO POWER VIN: 2FTRX18W24
Need help...please. This vehicle falls FLAT (!!) on 3/4 to full acceleration. It hardly crawls up a hill. Two months ago we serviced this vehicle for a dead miss. At that time we had misfire codes along with lean running codes (P0171 & P0174). Replaced 2 inje... Trouble codes: P0171 (system too lean bank 1), P0174 (system too lean bank 2)
2001 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Stall VIN: 1ST3FR409R
hi all getting balder by the day thanks to lincoln! have one thats is very intermitten it will stall when coming to a stop! it does happen within ten miles of driving it, but that is the only constaint thing that occurs no codes what so ever. and it has been r...
1993 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Cuts out VIN: 4M2DV11W8P
I assembled top end. The only problem I had was the inlet side of the fuel rail snapped off. I had it welded, pressure/flow tested it at the shop and bench tested the injectors. I finished it off, burped the system and cam in the next morning to burp it one fi...
1999 Mercury Villager (Van) Estate 3.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FLMPO52ZX
we have this mercury villager in the shop runs rough misfire cyl 1 knock sensor code found fuel pressure regulator leaking replaced still has rough idle hooked scanner to vehicle maf seems to be working short term fuel trims are at -24 percent and long term - ...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L squeeling noise VIN: 4M2DU86E62
Vehicle came in with a squeeling noise. Sounded like a belt squeel. Problem is that it does it with the belt removed also. Can not find the source of the problem. It sounds like it is in the engine area. Anyone seen this before? Thanks in advance, all help is ...
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L ignition/ecm VIN: 1ZWHT61L82
This one belongs to every technicians worst customer(His wife)The car died while she was warming it up in the morning.After finding no spark I tried a ckp sensor,cmp sensor and coil as a long shot.After that did not help I went to pinpointing,there are no code...

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32X5P
Wow. All this headache for the wrong t-stat. Would have expected a KOER 'Coolant not at expected temp', but NEVER had one. Parts house sold me the 195 and I thought this correct, but ten degrees too cold. Could swear I've installed 195 t-stats in the same ye...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
Well I am calling this explorer fixed. The first cust. complaint was a surge or idle flare up at stoplights. The pcm replacement solved this problem. The owner still thought the idle was slow to return to base idle. Returned vehicle to owner to drive over the ...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L flashing VIN: 1FMZU34EXX
Sorry to take so long on this one but have been unable to get customer back . Thank you for all the replies .As usual you guys are great.Hope you all have a safe and profitable week.
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 2FTPX18Z9Y
thanks to all that replied i think it needs compuvale thanks to darryl who replied the customer is going to take it and get it under warranty
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF36F31
I replaced the glow plug relay now the wait to start indicator stays on much longer and the engine starts and runs smoothly
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on, no power VIN: 1FTRW07632
It looks like the aftermarket has a software problem. I have both a Modis and Mentor and both were off. I took this to the dealer and they checked the CHT sensor and it is working fine. Problem turns out we had bad coils on number 6 and 8 cylinders and then a ... Trouble codes: P1000 (not passed monitors), P0171 (lean), P0174 (Lean), P0306 (6 misfire), P0308 (8 Misfire).
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42X02
Thanks to everyone who replied.The guys with the EGR comments were on.I unplugged the EGR,the miss was gone.Replaced valve and car is fixed.Weak diaphram spring I guess.
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L srs light VIN: 1FAFP36P63
An overwhelming response from you guys. Thanks again. Almost everyone suggested a faulty srs module, which was the fix. This is the story. Apparently the srs light was on at time of accident (we suspect it had logged a code for passenger seat belt pre-tensione...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L rear end VIN: 1FALP2MUXZ
this is what everyone pretty much said i added two bottles of ford limited slip additive and problem was gone thanks for the help
2005 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 6.8L Stall VIN: IFDAF56Y15
This truck ended up at the dealer for recalibration after checking for vac leaks and going through all suggestions. We have checked with the customer and they say its fine since recal. and thanked us for trying to resolve it and steering them towards the recal...
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 5.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1MEPM62T1P
Well this one is finally fixed, although none of the replies pointed me in the right direction. Steven suggested that if the problem was still there with the spout connector un-plugged to suspect the pick-up coil, (this vehicle has a hall effect switch), also ... Trouble codes: 211 (p.i.p. erratic).
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L r.f. floor VIN: 1MELM53S0T
we found that the water was coming in the fresh air intake after we removed the wiper arms and the covers. there was a shield attached to the body over the air intake and it was attached correctly. i thought about modifying it, but because it had a part # on i...
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