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1986 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Hesitation VIN: 1F87679874
we recently had a 1986 ford mustang with a 5.0 in it come in for a hesitation.it occurs when you are driving and let off the gas then barely accelerate again.it bucks then takes off. if you let off the gas then give it a good amount of gas, it fine. we checked...
1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FACP42D1P
This one will run all winter long but as the weather outside starts to warm up the vehicle starts to act up. Here's whats been done so far. The TFI has be replace. I have checked for voltage to coil and TFI both good. Haven't pull the SPOUT connector, or check...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L timing belt VIN: 1FALP6535W
I started with this vehical 18 months ago. Origional problem was a seized lower idler pully which fried the timing belt. A new belt and waterpump with seals and a pully kit was installed. All was fine for approx 9 months and 10,000 miles. Then the car frayed t...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L im monitors VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
4 I M monitors remain NOT UP and i cant get this car to pass new york inspection...The monitors take some time but car has got about 7000 miles since the battery install. has anyone ever had a check engine light not on ! and monitors take this long to be ready...
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 out.my boss has ordered an iac valve for it. sorry can't give any scan tool dat...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP33P7Y
Help! Ford Techs, This one is killing me. This car has intermittent lean idle. Idles @ 700 rpm but shakes and eventually stalls, hot or cold, open or closed loop. Smoothes out perfectly with propane. Injector pulse width will not go up, even though exhaust is... Trouble codes: 0171 (Lean bank 1)
2002 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L Front Brake Pads VIN: 1FTYR44E42
Hey Guys, Customer comes back after putting 5,000 on vehicle states brake noise,we check the front brakes and find right side is metal to metal, left side is 1/2 worn and heat cracked. I checked the master cylinder, brake lines, calipers are working and hydrol...
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate 4.6L pcm VIN: 1LNHM83W14
HI MY BEST GROUP,This car came in with drivability concern (injector # 5 not work no ground from PCM ) so we had to change the PCM. After the change of the PCM car operates efficiently only one thing I have not been able to do is change the VIN No.in the compu...

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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L ABS system VIN: 2FMDA5149W
Thanks for your helpful replies. We repaired loose ABS ring on front, left axle. Since then no ABS light comes on and no DTC's are set. However, ABS wheel speed data are stil about 1/2 of the vehicle speed sensor. The customer had to pickup the car due to time...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6638X
Let vehicle sit overnight with plugs out to dry out cylinders. Compression still not where we thought it should be. This engine has 10-1 comp ratio and we only have about 125lbs per cylinder.Put in a new set of plugs and managed to get car running long enough ...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Fluid VIN: 2FMZA5146X
Well Thanks to all who replied. We got this thing nailed I hope. Here is what we did: We lifted the van up and used a step ladder and a garden hose and soaked the windshield, hood and cowl area with water. The water would leak right onto the top of the trans...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFP6635Y
i will close this now since the used car dealer said he was not going to spend any more on the car. i am sure at 90% that the problem would be leaking injector or injectors. hot or cold when you get it started and clear the fuel out it runs very good both at i...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Cam Timming VIN: 3FAFP11341
Thanks to everyone who responded in time of need. Set the exhaust gear counter clockwise like most said. Tried it. Customer Agreed to replace as some said. New one did spring back counter clockwise. Turned over two times and exhaust cam had to be turned a hair...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L Unknown VIN: 1FPRAR0869
hi guys : thanks for the info , i had to replace the two gaskets on the seperator plate of the valve body , the gaskets that came in the kit was not the correct ones and i had to replace the epc valve ,everything works fine ,thanks to all
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L speed sensor VIN: 1FTRF18252
HELLO every one let me say this first it is the time for me get down from ifel tower.i thought my self i know a lot but acutly i don`t.THE fix was rear diff speed sensor,i found out does not go over 20 mph does not matter how fast you go,put new oem part and i...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Unknown VIN: 1LNHM82W51
I checked the clutch relay and it would only close when it was warm so i replaced the relay and it has been working fine .Thanks for all the help .
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