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1988 Ford Ranger S 2.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTBR10T4J
The truck came in last week with a driveability concern. After it gets warm and driving for about 15 minutes, it loses power, misses badly and wants to die if you do not continue to feather the gas. If you throw it in nueral and turn the key off and restart, i...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Leaking VIN: 2FTZF1820W
Hello techs, This one shouldn't be so difficult. I am changing the fuel filter on this F-150 and the fuel line on the engine side of the filter won't stop leaking. It took quite some time to remove the old filter and when it finally came, two o-rings and somet...
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L not sure VIN: 1FTRW08L71
This is a 4 wheel drive . Customer's complaint of "when backing up a few feet, the vehicle will abruptly stop, acts like it's locked up". He gets it out of this state by moving forward a few feet. We have tried it for days and will not act up for us. Customer ...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 3FAFP11351
car was towed in with a broken timing belt and idler pully.relaced both and set the time. also replace one cracked fuel injector on # 1 cylinder. car idles fine but starts to miss when you drive it. i have triple checked timing and its good. replaced plugs and... Trouble codes: P1000 (i/m readiness code)
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L82
Need help please.Truck came in with complaint of check engine light on and the idle fluctuateing up and down.Hooked up the ol scanner and got p1506/idle air ctrl overspeed error-and po125/coolent temp too low/closed loop.My first thought was vacume leak so i p... Trouble codes: P1506, P0125
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53UX2
this car came in and customer said the car had a miss and the service engine light was on. i could not feel a miss the code is a 1336 misfire code i have never seen this code in any car before i do not have the capability of looking at misfires of single cylin... Trouble codes: 1336 (misfire)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L majer thumping in drive train. VIN: 1FTZR45E63
Hey there. We had this truck bought into us for a thumping noise in the drive line. ont the first test drive we felt the thumping in the drive line. At first we thought it was a rearend jumping teeth. Because it shook the hole truck when it happened. It sound ...
2001 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Surge, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S81
Check engine light began to flash and customer had car towed to shop over weekend. Found P0300 stored. Mode 6 indicated about 9% misfire on cyls 4,5 & 6, no misfires on 1,2 & 3 and a total Type A & B misfire count of about 29%. No miss present a this time, no ... Trouble codes: P0300 (random misfire)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1995 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A9S
Greetings, the fix for this no start issue was indeed the distributor. Most of the responses were for a faulty distributor. I installed an after market of which I'm a bit concerned as to their reliability. As a matter of fact the housing shaft was not machined... Trouble codes: 556 (Fuel pump HFP relay primary circuit failure).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTDX18W7V
Thanks for all the help,I did not know about the egr port issue.The truck has been with the owner and he will let me know if the lite comes back on.When (if?)it returns I will check all the items that were suggested.
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17W6X
The coil pack on the right side was the problem. Thanks to all of you that responded. I have to tell you, there was no way on this vehicle that I could access cylinder misfire data. We have a Genesis and a Snap On scanner. It is always good to have you guys st... Trouble codes: P0135 (intermittent fault for o2 sensor).
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FTNW21F41
as per the replys we have many that suggested the crank sensor it has been changed 3 time as well as the connector, we replaced the pcm & had it reprogramed ( all dealer parts ) do not know if it is fixed or not for sure -- customer is driving -- thanks for ... Trouble codes: P0344 (interment cam siginal).
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Electrical VIN: 3FAFP31313
This has been a very difficult vehicle. We were finally able to recreate the problem. Relay was clicking in the fuse panel below the steering wheel. We tightened all the contacts on both relays on the panel. We found no ground issues. Hasn't happened again. Ke...
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