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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5141S
95 Windstar/start stall at part to full throttle,but wont rev...acts like plugged exhaust(removed exhaust at manifolds no change).have checked all i can think of. code P1116,changed ECT sensor checked wiring code still returns (KOEO).timing @10 deg base,checke... Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT out of range)
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Cooling Systems VIN: 2FTRX18W1X
had a tech installing a jasper engine with the long and short is he went on a week long bender and recieved notice that he had been freed up for "future career oppertunities elsewere"so now i finished up the engine r&r,but when i went to put coolant in it ther...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L spark plug ejection VIN: 1FMRU17LXX
Has anybody found a decent fix for these, short of a new cylinder head; We're kinda short on space & time to be digging real deep into one of these; we primarily are a chassis shop, and quick turnover is essential. I'm not yet a sponsoring member, so I don't ...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L air bag VIN: 1FAFP53U0X
Air bag light light is on steady all the time no flashes and have been unable to get scanner to talk to module using a matertech and a red brick snappy. Used a ford diag tree and got a module and ended up with the same condition. All power and grounds are good...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FM2A514XX
Hi all, This car came in with Check Engine light on (flashing) - car was running real bad acting like it would stall but never actually stall - also car would not get out of its own way - engine is also making a knocking noise - checked compression - ok - chec... Trouble codes: P, 1116 (ect out of range), P0171, P0174, P0302, P0303
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Cuts out VIN: 1FTRF17W8Y
vehicle will stall out when cold or at operating temperature no codes in computer iac valve operating properly
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Monitor not clearing VIN: 1FTNF21S41
Hello Ford technicians. This vehicle exibits no drivability problems, no codes found, but Evap, O2, O2 Heater, and catalyst monitors will not clear. Scanned data parameters, no faults detected. Scanned Mode 6 test results, failures on test ID 26, 2A, 2B, and 5...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA55422
this van barely runs i beleive data looks good in scanner. it runs stronger on some cylindets than others i have been advised of the plenum issues on this motor but they havnt seen one bad enough to run like this. any further advice or suggestions on low vacuu... Trouble codes: P0171, P0302, P0303, P0306, P0316
2004 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L Upper Intake Manifold VIN: 1FMCU94114
Hello there my fellow wizards! I just had this beauty towed in for a split open upper intake manifold. The customer stated that he went to start it and heard a wicked BANG and shut it down.(He claims he didn't use ether.) There are no trouble codes. We breifly...
2006 Ford Escape Limited 3.0L message center VIN: 1FMCU94196
I can not seem to find any info in alldata or the owners manual for a message "service emmissions system" on the message center located in the cluster.Is this just a maintance reminder messsage or is there a dected issue ie. loose fuel cap? I can not find any ...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM81W04
this car won't misfire long enough to do much testing.i got pulses from my inductive spark tester once when the problem was happening. Trouble codes: P0308 (cyl. 8 misfire)
1996 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L High Idle VIN: 2ME1M75W7T
The complaint on this car is that it has a hard start and poor milage,also the SES light is on with a P1506 idle speed error. In closed loop at an idle this car runs a [...],and both the LT FT on both banks are at -3%.with the Fuel trim readings like that ... Trouble codes: P1506 (Idle error code)

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1992 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L overdrive VIN: 1FAPP6048N
morning thanks to all 9 who replied. i got great and consistent information. when the grommet broke and the TV cable fell off it basically killed the overdrive clutches. the transmission thought the car was at idle while it was cruising down the road. most...
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FALP42T3R
To make a long story short when it comes to Ford and Dodge only use OEM parts. After I changed the pickup to a motorcraft part the car instantly fired up and ran flawlessly. Thanks to all who submitted suggestions i am truly graitful. Trouble codes: 211 (profile ignition pickup failure- memory code only- could not reset code).
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
Thank you for all the replies. The computer ended up fixing the problem. I had about a .3-.5 voltage difference between the reading at the pcm connector and the PID on the scanner. I checked the powers and grounds to the computer and everything looked good so ... 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.).
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FDSE30F6N
The problem turned out to be injectors 3 and 5. I changed the oil also and it seems to be running fine. Thank you to those who replied. Jim
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L abs VIN: 1FAFP42X0X
Thank you to all who replied to my help request. I missed the forest for the trees on this one. I sent the old module to a independant rebuilder who investigated internally for the cause of the fault. The fist module failed for unknown reason, but after replac...
2000 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L 1-2 shift VIN: 2FAFP71W3Y
Most replies stated that this was a hydraulic problem. We removed the transmission, rechecked the sprag and carefully reinstalled all components. We did get the Ford valve-body block-off plate to air-check the transmission, which proved helpful and then tested...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Variable assist system VIN: 1LNFM97V2W
I am going to close this even though the car is not fixed in the traditional sense. After the vehicle acted up on one occation for us, the problem has not returned. The customer is no longer concerned about this and will bring it back if the problem starts occ...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1LNHM86S64
The code 1265 is a false code on this vehicle. In the pinpoint tests the firts step is to check if there is a cold air bypass present. If not ignore the code. My Alldata did not have this, but a friend's Mitchel did have this step. Thanks to Ralph [...], who...
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