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1990 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FTEF15Y2L
Truck has a rough idle and will hesitate at about 50 km on acceleration. Fuel trim is at +30. It has a lean misfire on all cylinders. I have scoped MAP,TPS,IAC and primary ign. No problem found. Have done injector clean and scoped injectors. Vacumm gauge has a...
1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Injector pulse cuts VIN: 1FMDU34X0P
I need help from some of you ford Guru's, this one has us stumped. I'm sure it's something simple that we're just overlooking. We have checked every signal we can think of, all powers and grounds test good. The symptom is not consistant and the severity of the...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L monitor won't reset VIN: 1FTEF15Y9T
Vehicle came in because it had failed emissions. Fuel pressure was low, so the fuel pump was replaced. This took care of the PO171 & PO174. The PO385 did not reset after codes were cleared. In Arizona, the emissions department will allow vehicles to be license... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174, P0385, P1000 (monitor test drive cycle not complete)
1998 Ford F700 7.0L Speedometer VIN: 1FDXF708XW
This F700 with an LPG 7.0L engine, intermittently blows fuse #1 when the vehicle that sometimes requires the vehicle to move, at other times the fuse will blow when the IGN is turned to the ON position. When the fuse blows, the speedometer quits working and a ...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X0X
Hello folks I have question. This exploder came to me today with a misfire on the #3 cylinder. I checked it out and found the ceramac around the elctrode of the spark plug was cracked in two places. I replaced the plug and engine runs good. MAF volts good, Fue... Trouble codes: P0171 (sys. lean B1), P0303 (Cly. misfire 3)
1999 Ford Windstar 3.0L engine
Last June this van came in needing a head job. Upon tear down we found that one head needed to be replaced, and the other one could be rebuilt. We bought one head, and had a machine shop rebuild the other. 5 months later the customer is complaining of major oi...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L steering box VIN: 1FTSW31F21
Thanks ahead of time. steering is fine when driving but stop at idle steering stiff. Replaced gear box and steering pump. Still same synmtom. Any ideas. Jaime
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Central Security Module VIN: 1FTWW33FX2
We replaced the Central Security Module for a door lock issue. We have a NGS and reprogrammed it according to the PMI instructions. Now the dome light works backwards. This issue was discussed in an Osais #17784 dealing with having to install the "as built inf...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FMYU92103
I have a vehicle that does not start every week or two. At first it would start on the second or third time, but now the frequence of the condition has increased. The condition has only lasted seconds for me, at that time I seem to have a no spark condition. I...
2005 Ford fiesta 1.6L engine VIN: 8YPZF16M25
Hello Ihave had 3 similar cases to this one. When you insert the key the red light on the dash with a lock doesn´t stop blinking fast as it should. In One case the spare key did the trick. The light turned off and the car started. On this one the spare key did...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L intake manifold VIN: 1LNLM81W6T
Hello Gentlemen, once again I need your combined professional opinion of a dilemma I am facing. During an oil change I noticed water, pouring out from the oil pan before the engine oil made its appearance (about a cup). Owner stated that he had difficulty at t...
2006 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1L1FM88W06
i service a fleet of 2005/2006 lincoln town cars and this lean code po174 appears on a regular basis. sometimes a cylinder 5 misfire code is also present. there are no drivability issues - the vehicles have been reflashed at the dealer for tsb which applies to... Trouble codes: P0174

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1989 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Cuts out VIN: 1FTFE2447K
Final fix was injector and induction service. Well most said to check for vacuum leaks and primary ingition system. Noting that the PIS would work again after the vehical had time to cool down, if that was the problem. best sugestion I had was from Vicken:Chec... Trouble codes: 23 (TP is higher or lower then expected), 13 (cannot control RPM low RPM check).
1993 Ford Aerostar Eddie Bauer 4.0L master cyl? VIN: 1FMDA41X1P
thanks to every one for the help. when i made this call for help we had replaced the master with a new unit. a rebuilt rabs valve from napa. the rabs valve turned out to be defective. scott from wisconsin said pinch off the rubber brake hoses. when we did that...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDKF38F4V
Sorry I didn't explain myself better, I knew I could fix the glow plugs , but the total loss of an EOT reading had me befuddled until I realized that I had confused the PCM with the IDM . The PCM was bad and it is wired to the EOT. The PCM is located up in the...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Heater VIN: 2FMZA514XX
Well this one is putting out hot air again. The blend air door was broken where the blend motor shaft slides into it, But there is no turning it to hot with a screwdriver. After I had the blend motor out I could see the female(blend door) part it slides into w...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMZA514XY
i want to thank all who replied, especially nick [...], larry from texas, and those who specifically answered my question about the wot in reverse programming. larry the mode 6 information you provided is pure gold. thanks. anyway, after current ramping the ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Traction control VIN: 1LNHM87A21
Thanks for the responses! The local dealer fixed this car. They found that the IVD needed to be re-initalized and reset the yaw sensor and steering. I ate this one, but I learned its important to turn off that traction control before you let the wheels spin fa...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L security VIN: 1ZWFT61L2X
Acquired another key from customer, still no start but light not flashing. Replaced mass air flow sensor and car now starts okay, thanks for all the help.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Rear shocks VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
Dear Group, Thanks to everyone who offered their help. As shown, there were alot of responses. The majority of the responses said to cut enough of the plastic dust tube away so that Vice Grips could be attached to prvent the shaft from turning, and then reac...
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