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1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTEX14H7R
Hello Group, Ford truck runs poor, idles low, and stalls only when cold and has run for about 60 seconds. Will restart after stall. After 3 to 4 minutes, failure is gone and truck runs as normal. Fuel pressure at 36 psi, ignition system tests good, no codes se...
1996 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31Y7T
vehicle came in running poorly. had original tune up so we changed the plugs,wires ext. Since tune up it popped a po385 crank sensor code.we found the balencer to be severly out of balance and wobbling. Replaced balancer as well as sensor and problem still rem... Trouble codes: P0385, P0174
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L Misfire VIN: 1FTFE24Y0T
I have been struggling with this van. Came to us from another facility near where the van over-heated. Our customers driver pulled in and they diagnosed engine to have a head gasket failure. Vehicle was then towed to our shop. First, I performed a co2 test and... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
97 ford f350 mfd 10/96truck in very good shape runs good when warm weather at cold temp will shut off at highway speeds we have ck fuel pres ok ck water sept. ok change filters ck fuel for gelling scan system install cam senser after setting in warm shop will ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35F2V
97 ford f350 mfd 10/96truck in very good shape runs good when warm weather at cold temp will shut off at highway speeds we have ck fuel pres ok ck water sept. ok change filters ck fuel for gelling scan system install cam senser after setting in warm shop will ...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDSE30F6N
Hi This is my first diesel. Oh Boy. This RTA truck came in because it lost the power it used to have. When you let the engine idle, it idles fairly rough. If you punch the accelarator you can tell it has a miss of some kind.I have read all related tech mail i...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Fluid VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Transmission fluid becomes water (Yes water not coolant) contaminated repeatedly. Transmission has OEM cooler bypassed so no coolant contamination is possible. External transmission cooler mounted in front of the radiator. Fluid will get water contaminated aft...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP73W8X
Hello Ford techs, I've got these codes stored on this Crown Vic. I can find diag info on the 1st 3, but not on P1512. I don't see where the runner control linkage is on this-maybe I'm looking in the wrong place, but I'm used to seeing the linkage and runner c... Trouble codes: P0430 (bank 2 cat efficiency), P1117 (ect sensor intermittent), P1289 (cyl. head temp sensor high input), P1512 (int. man. runner control bank 1 stuck closed)
1999 Ford F-150 4.6L compression VIN: IFTRX18W8X
i closed my original request with our tails between our legs.we had the cam timing off on the right bank so compression was 150# on the right side and 175# on the left. it ran good after that but the customer is not satisfied. he thinks it idles rough. we can ...
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Idles high VIN: 1FAFP52U9Y
Hello Everyone, This is a fleet vehicle. The driver complained that sometimes when he lets off the throttle that the vehicle wants to go on its owne. Said it feels like cruise control. Test drive in the parking lot confirmed that sometimes this happens. Go...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX17L9Y
check engine light on first time in has p0305 and p0307 codes stored in memory. we tuned it and cleared the codes and road tested the truck. runs great sent truck out. 57 miles later we got truck back. scan test shows p0302 and p0308 cylinders in miss fire fre... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder miss fire 2), P0308 (cylinder miss fire 8)
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5242Y
Hi guys. have a 2000 ford winstar that was towed into our shop. complaint was no start. of course it started and has not failed. no scan communications. found aldl power fuse blown replaced fuse. have dtc p1260 theft deterrent. am not familiar with this system...
2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X64
this one is a good one. before all the performance parts, it had an idle problem, but customer raised idle screw to compensate. I found out about the idle problem and suggested an IAC due to common failure. After all the hotrod parts, it starts and idles great...
2002 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR10D12
hey all.vehicle brought in for misfire on accel.found cylinder 3 plug wire up about 1/2" and wont clip down.remove wire oil in tube.replace v/c gasket plugs and wires.still has misfire or buck on accel.no codes fuel trim #'s good.record movie wih scan tool.no ...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L Rear of Right Head VIN: 2FTRX18W12
Have an oil leak from (maybe)rear of right head. Rocker cover appears dry. Is there anything behind or under intake that could cause a leak? The leak runs from under very back of head down over the starter and around the bellhousing.Archives mention possible c...
2003 Ford Escape XLS 2.0L transmisson always engaged VIN: 1FMYUU2B13
The clutch will not release. It feels like the classic "slave cylinder not responding" symptom. But the slave works great. I have observed it with a tech in the car depressing the clutch and it extends smoothly with no external leakage, etc. I pulled the boot ...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTYR15E75
this truck has died 3 times and been towed.when we get truck it has always started right up.1st time had code for high fuel pump voltage,power ,grounds slices were checked relay was changed.fuel pressure is in spec[63psi].truck has been driven a lot of miles w... Trouble codes: P0232 (fuel pump voltage high)
2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP24135
I could use some recommendations with this one. My Genisys is not updated to read this model year. I hooked it up to my emission tester to get these codes. Car seems to run OK. Thanks for any and all help! Trouble codes: P0106 (p0171-), P0171
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L dtc 1285 VIN: 1FMZU73K6S
hello folks. i need the help of a ford tech! we did a complete four wheel brake service on this vehicle and when the tech took it for a test drive the roads were icy and the truck slid around a corner and the abs activated.now the "serice advance trac system" ...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L 3-4 shift VIN: 1LNHM86S31
I am working on a Lincoln LS that is setting hard trans codes. They are p0734 incorrect 4th gear ratio, p0735 incorrect 5th gear ratio, and p0795 pressure control solenoid C. They don't simultaneously come on at the same time but they all set within a minute o...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A21
This car came in for rough idle and check engine light on. The service codes are PO172, PO174, PO304 and PO1000. The customer has tried to cleared the codes before bringing the vehicle to shop. The engine runs rough at idling and the misfire malfunction monito... Trouble codes: P0172, P0174, P0304, P1000
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Coolant VIN: 2MELM74W8T
Vehicle has major coolant leak under the intake plenum. Can't see anything unless you remove the alternator. Without the alternator, can't run water pump to locate the leak. It appears that by-pass hose replacement requires plenum removal, so just throwing a h...
1998 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4M2ZV1113W
hello all, This car came in requesting a tune up. I test drove it when it was stone cold and it ran fine. After completing the tune up i let it run in the shop for about 15 minutes to burn off the intake cleaner that i used. Once i left the parking lot i gave ... Trouble codes: P0325
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM5550Y
At a loss to fix an obvious missfire. Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfire on cylinder 2)
2002 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWIT61L42
This vehicle came in with a rough running problem with the check engine light flashing. Scanner displayed misfire on cyl # 1,2 and 3 bank only. Bank one shows lean, pulse width 2.3 and bank 2 shows pulse width 4.2.I've checked the cat conv, replaced the upper ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0302, P0303
2004 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Batt Voltage/systems VIN: 1MEFM50U74
Customer complains of hard to start, slow to crank. I have a consistent eventual settled drain of 300 plus ma after modules appear to go into sleep mode. My major symptom is this: While cranking I'll meet an intermittent condition where the starter comes to a ...

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1993 Ford Ranger STX 3.0L Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FTCR10U9P
Thanks for all the replies.These replies all could relate to the problem at hand,but the customer won't spend any further money on an engine that may let go at any time,ie low oil pressure.Valve carbon and or a faulty MAF sensor are the likely culprits as all ...
1995 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L rear brakes VIN: 1FMCA11U3S
Thanks to everyone who offerd help. The problem ended up being the drums, They were not cut deep enough in relation to the width of the rear shoes. The reason this was over looked was because the resistance of the drum being spun by hand was always checked wit...
1997 Ford F-150 4.6L No Start VIN: IFTDX17W4V
well i must thank the people who responded,you all were right. the fix was two coils and a crank sensor.one coil was shutting down the pcm driver for numbers one and two drivers.and i found out that crank sensor voltage was not enough should of been 4 volts pe...
1999 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Drivetrain VIN: 3FAFP15PXX
Thanks for all the help I am going to post this as a fix. It still vibrates a little but not enough to complain about. As other techs said these cars vibrate on the best of days. I did loosen all the mounts and ran it through the gears and then retightened the...
2001 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Transmission Temperture VIN: 3FAFP31341
Thank you to every one who took time to help me with this problem. We rechecked the pcm's wire harness. At the gray connector #95. We removed the pins #37 & #91 from the connector. They were not making a good connection. Installed a weather pack type connector...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L startin system VIN: 1FTPX14554
i did check during the times the vehicle started and i did have battery power @12.4 volts. i have not found the cure for the problem but do know its realted to the pats system, because when the truck does not start the pats light on dash continues to flash rat...
2005 Ford Taurus SEL 3.0L gas pedal VIN: 1FAHP56U55
Thanks guys. I knew there was a stupid fix for this. Just can't figure out what the cable is hitting for it to do that. Moved it over the booster and noise gone. THANKS AGAIN. BOBBY
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