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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2FMDA5144T
van has rough idle and slow take off. there is no codes. have read all post concerning this van. did unplug dpfe sensor no change plus it is plastic. tp is working fine. put scan in mis-fire mode no cyl is showing mis-fire. mass. has been clean.fuel pres. 40ps...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
Hi folks, thanks in advance for your help. I have this truck that always runs perfectly when I drive it, but everytime my wife drives it, I have to go and get her off the side of the road. She called me the other night and said that she took my truck about 10 ... Trouble codes: P1298
1997 Ford F-250 7.3L fuel VIN: 1FTHF25F1S
Fuel collecting in valley both front and rear. Suspected fuel pump. Found fuel leaking from weep hole. Replaced pump and rotten hoses to pump. 2 weeks later its still leaking. Replaced banjo washers. Still leaking. Pulled up separator/regulator. No obvious sig...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FAFP66L1X
i have this contour with a bad surge and hesitation mainly noticed in 3rd gear. when it does this sometimes the battery light will come on for a split second. the frp sensor reads any where from 33-48 lbs. a manual guage reads any where from 23-35 lbs. i canno...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZ34X6XV
The car came mising codes in ECM P0171 P0174 LTFT lean [...]. Tune up and wire intake manfold uper and lower replace mass. car came back p0171 p0174 ltft# 5 to 10%. Trouble codes: P0171 (ltft), P0174 (ltft)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
vehicle surging at idle or when held at a steady rpm, fells like an intake leak but can't find one anywhere. also it fells like if you induce a very slight intake leak it smoothens boss has ordered an iac valve for it. sorry can't give any scan tool dat...
2001 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L engine VIN: 1FMSU43F81
Customer added a after market device that alters the inj oil pres reading, increasing the hp. After that it ran fine but some one told him to replace#8 injector b/c they buzz??.He did that and all the orings on 5,6,7,and 8. When he went to restart it broke the...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L brake pedal VIN: 1FTNW21S92
hi guys and gals, first time for me... this truck came in with the brake pedal dropping almost to floor on first slow pump, but then pumps up and works fine until you apply later and it starts all over again. i plugged master cylinder to verify it's good, i've...
2002 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU15W32
I have known of this problem with these engines for several years, but this is the very first one I've came across. I haven't seen this vehicle since last summer when it had a #4 cyl misfire code. We replaced coil and plug and cured it. Now it came in on the ... Trouble codes: 0303
2003 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L srs air bag VIN: 1FMZU72K93
suv came in srs light on.lfc 33,modis scanned code b2292.pretensioner.drivers side reads 3.7 ohms, and pass. side reads 2.2 ohms.i cannot find specs or info to determin which side is faulty.lfc 33 is pass. side problem.i believe the drivers side is the problem...
1988 Lincoln Mark VII Bill Blass 5.0L Not Charging VIN: 1LNBM92E4J
Hi members, I got stuck with this one. I have wire extra ground the the regulator and check for loose wire at the regulator and alternator and nothing look bad. But system will charged if I put 12 volts to the O/lb wire at the regulator and it will charged ( 1...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L air suspension VIN: 1LNLM97V8S
this is my own vehicle.I was driving one day and noticed what sounded like a woodpecker pounding on pass side front finder, got out and noticed that the compressoor was moving violently..and kind figured.."well thats about to go"..and it did bout a week later ...
1998 Mercury Villager (Van) GS 3.0L Hesitation, Surge, Misfire VIN: 138GP193X1
hi i need to help a friend who needs some insite and if the car gets fixed his shop is going to join the group with full sponsership so he says.anyway this van has a surge type hicup while under med accel you can watch the rpms drop 3-400 then jump bac up were...

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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMDA5141S
hi thanx to all who replied been away from this one for a bit what i found was the keyway in the harmonic sheared it moved about 45 degrees also timingchain pretty much wore out Trouble codes: P1116 (ECT out of range).
1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L trans pump VIN: 1FALP6531T
Thank you for all the replies. We are a Technical school and part of the reason for posting requests is to demonstrate to the students what a powerful tool IATN can be. We have not completed this car yet, probably in the next few days. Most replies suggested...
1997 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6534V
Well I like to call this fixed, at least is idling a little better & is not stalling anymore, I did found a EGR vaccum solenoid bypassing vaccum even when ecm was not comanding any & keeping my egr valve a little bit open @ idle causing to idle rough, Engine i... Trouble codes: P1131.
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L valve noise
I didn't really find out what was wrong with this vehicle. It was a used car so the sales department finally decided to put a used engine in it which I did last week. Which I guess is one way to fix it. They must have figured it was cheaper than taken it apart...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L electric windows VIN: 1LNHM87A2Y
Hi folks Well the fix isn't in. The customer decided to take the vehicle. He said that he could live with it. I had 2 responses, 1 from Chris [...], stating that if the prndl switch malfunction, the generic module may show that its in reverse, and that fords ...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L alt
I wanted to put a new alt on but no stock and he was waiting, so I sent the alt up to the parts store for a bench test and it checked good. I installed another new battery. I still have my doubts about the alt. No problem starting so far, but I will install ...
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