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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire
Hello all,recently replaced this engine for a friend because of a cracked block,now Im having some troubles with this used one.The car has a very rough idle and a random misfire that I cannot pinpoint.The car will stall when cold but runs rough in the lower rp...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Column VIN: 1FTHX26F1T
Hi Everyone, I haven't taken a steering column like this one apart before. The complaint was a loose steering wheel and it felt like something in the column was dragging. I have it far enough apart to see that the small upper bearing is bad. I don't know yet i...
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FAFP444XY
Just minutes after starting engine developed what sounded like a "rod knock" or loud "pinging" when revving engine, but after running a few minutes goes away, and is almost neglible at idle, but the engine runs poorly at idle and when driving. Any load on vehi...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Unknown VIN: 1FTYR10D73
Hey Ford techs, I've got a 2.3L dual overhead cam engine eating my lunch. I was going to replace the timming cover for the bearring. I found out that you can't use the starter to break the crank pulley the hard way. Anyway, I bent some valves. I removed the he...

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2001 Ford Windstar 3.8L MIL Lamp on
changed fuel filter, cleaned maf,fuel filter was nasty,customer said was never changed,performed tsb and cleared codes.mil hasnt come back on.thanks for all support Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S32
thanks for all the help problem was burnt valves on front head,we have sent heads to head shop.thanks again Trouble codes: P0304, P0305, P0306.
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Liftgate and air susp VIN: 5LMFU28R53
Techs, I hope I see some more of these so I can get paid back for the education I bought. With some help from Identafix I was able to wade through diagnosis. Before I had asked for help I had isolated a bad compressor relay behind the right front bumper that h...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6536W
A lot of thanks for those who have extended their help and advise to this problem. Tried almost all of them, tried what Mitchell on Demand said, followed what the TSB 03-15-13 stated, drain the oil, flushed it, changed oil to 5W30 and changed the filter, engin... Trouble codes: P1381 (VCT Ovradvanced Bank 1).
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