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1990 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe 3.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP64R8L
Customer towed vehicle to us and wanted a fuel pump installed . But after doing a fuel pressure test it showed 40 PSI KOEO . So checking for spark it has spark on 1 and 5, and 3 And 4 , And on 6 but no spark on 2. Checked crk sensor with Snappy vantage and it ... Trouble codes: 21 (coolant temp sensor)
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
Hello everyone, thank you in advance. This vehicle is running very lean. It runs a lil rough won't rev up, no power. Fuel trims are pretty high fluctuating from about 15-30 percent. Fuel supply system is good. I ran the vehicle on an external fuel pump(Motorva... Trouble codes: 114 (Air charge temp sensor.), 157 (MAF below minimum volatege.), 158 (MAF above max voltage.), 185 (MAF lower than expected), 186 (Injector pulse width higher than expected.)
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FDKF38G6S
Thanks for the help. This truck cuts out & sometimes stalls, it will do this running down the road or just starting to take off, has not done it at idle, it looses the injector signal, both banks. Watching the injector waveform on the VANTAGE it flat lines whe...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTHX26F2T
Hi, thanks in advance for any help. This started as a leaky fuel filter assembly change-out.Truck ran fine for several weeks, then cust. complained it " would hardly run",I drove it and took cust. and truck ran fine.Kept the truck and a week of driving it fina... Trouble codes: 1211 (fuel control pressure high/low)
1998 Ford F-150 5.4L Transfer case??? VIN: 1FTRX18LOW
Thanks for looking; I need help trying to figure this one out. This truck has electronic engagement on the dash. The transfer case shifts from two to four and back again with no problems. In forward gears, all is ok, but in reverse in four wheel drive it will ...
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14X8W
My research is showing that this is a common problem. It has a rough idle when cold and at approx 35 MPH there is dramatic hesitation (almost stalling). Once the engine warms up the problem goes away and this has been very puzzling to me. I have changed the MA...
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 ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Intake manifold VIN: 2FMZA5147X
First thing is that the engine is a 4.2l. I seem to be stumped on this one. When engine is cold, there is a noise coming from what sounds like the plastic upper plenum. Sounds like a little man in there with a hammer trying to get out. Have confirmed that it i...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FWW32F01E
I have a Superduty that when warm you have a rough idle and lack of power/ cuts out under acceleration. The truck also has white smoke out of the exhaust. It runs fine until it warms up. All tests pass. I have good ICP, no biased pressure sensors, and all scan...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L brakes VIN: 1FAFP12355
this vehicle came in from a friend's shop, they service the brakes all the way arround, afterwards pedal feel's realy low, like air in the system, they bleed the beast 100 times, with no air bubbles what so ever, car even got a brand new o.e master cylinder, w...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L32
Hitting a bump with the RF wheel causes a light howling, rubbing or squealing type noise under the front of the truck. The noise is similar to a rotor rubbing on a dust shield, but there are no signs of conact. We could only duplicate it in 2wd, but the custom...
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L dead hole VIN: 1FWE35L324
hi all, truck came in with miss. pulled codes and found miss on number 3 pulled plug to find oil fouled. did compression test and got 5 psi. shecked number 4 hole and have 180psi. did leakdown test and air seams to be coming out of intake. strange that i didn...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L in dash cd changer VIN: 1FXXXXXWX3
Disconnected the battery on an 03 Expedition with 6 disc in dash factory radio and now gives a cd error. Before working on the alternator the radio indicated disc 4 5 6 were present. Now after reconnecting the battery all 6 discs light up but none will not eje...
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Clutch circuit VIN: 1FMDU73E14
Hey all! The electronically shifted AWD system on this truck has a reoccurring code 1824; clutch coil circuit failure. Information is pretty slim on this system. MOD emailed me the Ford factory information but what's missing is the logic behind the code. I can...
2004 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on, bogs down VIN: 2FAHP71W84
i have an epidemic fuel problem.all my 2004 only police pkg. crown vics have this problem.miss on cyl.5.bogs down under load-fuel pressure loss.cars range 35k to 66k miles.plumbed guage test drove pressure range from 20-45 psi.the local ford dlr has 7 down wit... Trouble codes: P0305, P1235
2005 Ford E-250 4.6L has rev. no forward gears VIN: 1FTNS24L95
customer was driving on interstate went up off ramp stopped and van would not move when he went to pull away.reverse works fine . we unpluged the connector at transmisson supposed put trans in limp in mode, no change pulled trans pan, fluid looks great,no burn...
2003 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Cuts out, Rev Limiter VIN: 1LNHM87A83
This 2003 Lincoln LS will engage the rev limiter when down shifting at 3/4 to full throttle. Sometimes it will engage at 3,400 rpm sometimes at 5,000 but redline is 6,000 rpm. This is defintently the rev limiter and not misfiring coils. When graphing scan data... Trouble codes: P1270
1993 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L Engine VIN: 1MELM5043P
I just did the intake and right upon start up a knocking noise occur and can hear it all over the engine. From the oil pan to the upper intake. Any help can be appreciated. Also have read on the archives about #6 wearing out after the engine has been opened up...

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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on
I'm so sorry guys I completely forgot about this and the customer never came back and the shop has been have some difficulty's. Trouble codes: P0302 (Missfies cyl. 2), P0303 (missfire cyl. 3).
2005 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Gas smell VIN: 1FMFU18555
We could not really find a problem but we did get replies to tell the customer not to overfill-to take the gas nozzle out after it clicks off. Also the nipple that is open is an atmospheric vent for the EVAP system, which one of the replies explained. We told ...
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