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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15HIL
This thing is kicking my butt. My problem is that this bronco is running rich, and has been doing this for a long time. Here is everything that I have done. I have checked vacuum at idle and it is 18in. I have checked for vacuum leaks with a smoke machine and ... Trouble codes: 42 (HEGO sensor circuit indicates system to rich)
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on, backfire VIN: 1FALP45TOR
greetings fellow techs, looking for some info on codes 314 and 311 for therm air system inop ran tests per alldata, not clear on test procedure, checked vacume lines to diverter valve and discharge valve, lines look ok. pulled line from smog pump to check outp... Trouble codes: 311 (thermal air inop bank 1), 314 (thermal air inop bank 2), 332 (egr out of calibration)
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, Hi Fan always on VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Car came in on hook, crank no start. Checked the usual and found the fuel pump circuit had b+ to blue/white wire and good ground at the tank. Fuel pump was dead and replaced with AC Delco unit. Quick fix, right? Wrong. Went to start it and the pump didn't fire...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
Car will not start. Has spark and have checked valve timing because compression was low. We thought timing belt may have jumped. It is good. We discovered car is flooding excessivly. If cylinders are allowed to dry out compression comes up to 125 to 150 range....
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5141Y
Hi guys.I have a windstar that came in with an idle problem.When ever you would start it would stall out unless you play with the gas pedel.I got a code P1507 Idle air ctrl.Underspeed error.I change the IAC.Now it starts fine but reves at 2000 rpm.I found the ... Trouble codes: P, 1507 (Idle air ctrl.Underspeed error)
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW21F23
truck stalls and restarts after 5-10 minutes of sitting on side of road, fuel pressure ok, as stated before no codes or out of spec datastream pids. have had the same problem after repairs, it's rather difficult to confirm complaint on this one though, tank is...
2003 Ford E-150 4.2L Misfire VIN: 1FTRE14213
The man rewireing my flooded new orleans house has a e150 6 cyl with ses lite on and missfire at part throttle.DCing egr gets rid of missfire at part throttle running.Could this engine have plugged egr passages, and if so how do we clean them without dismantle... Trouble codes: 0406 (pcm voltage too high), 0313 (low fuel), 0301 (cyl 1 missfire)
2007 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L Trailer Lights VIN: 1FMYUOBZ07
Hi Guys - Does anyone have any knowledge of hooking up trailer lights on this car . There is a pigtail back there that under most circumstances would be simple to connect to. But has no power for any lights . Green , Yellow , Brown . Normal colors for this . T...

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1977 Ford Pinto 2.3L poa valve VIN: 7T11Y11284
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMCU24XOT
hi , ismoked the intake and seen no leaks .decided to replace upper and lower gskts anyways.upon removal of manifolds found heavy carbon in intake ports and on valves. scraped out as much as possible. runs great thanks for all the responses.
1997 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L Brake lights fuse VIN: 2FALP74W4V
Gentlemen, Thank you as usuall for all the very quick responses. The moral of this story is, 'Beware of the new part you just installed'. Yep, can't say I have ever had this happen but the new brake light switch from Carquest I just installed was conducting ...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L power steering pump VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
Well the problem has been fixed, turns out it was an installed problem. When new hose was installed per tsb, the pressure check valve rolled out of position and was the cause of restiction and heat. This went unoticed to the tech because of it's location. It's...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L fuse #5 VIN: 1FTRX18W21
Thanks to all who replied to my help request,As some of you said, it may be a hunting expedition and it was.I traced the harness to the b/up lite switch and found both wires partially grounded.Unbeknownst to me and the customer the transmission has been out of...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Accessories VIN: 1FLBH67HHG
trace problem to drivers door jam wire loom, had split wires.thanks to all.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FTNX21F41
Pulled the valve body to find stuck valve cleaned and reinstalled all ok now
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U12
I wanted to wait until customer had driven car long enough for me to say for sure that this one is fixed. Most replies said to tune engine first, which is what the fix was but it didn't make sense because the vehicle ran fine and fuel trims were normal. A BIG ... Trouble codes: P0552 (P/S pressure sensor low input), P1132 (HO2S11 sensor indicates rich), P1152 (HO2S21 sensor indicates rich).
2005 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L horn, cruise control VIN: 2FMZA51675
Fixed vehicle, had a short in the DRK BLUE wire from horn to relay, thanks for the help!
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