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1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5144T
One strange van here. Some time in the past it has been in deep water or appears to have been, Under carrage in rusted beyond it's age. It has a very good brake most of the time. At times when stopping at normal braking effort the pedal will drop about one (...
1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FT2X1769W
keeps reapeating same codes cant find a problem i know these fords r bad about intake plenum leaks but smoked it with no avail any help would be much appreciated Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F2W
ok ford gurus out there here is the funny thing and i hope someone has seen it before!!while we were testing the vehicle we noticed it would shut off instantly as if someone shut the key off for a split second,but would continue to run,until the next time whic...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX07L3W
got one here for all you ford guys. tryed to smog this thing and it failed on hc and co. while testing found that when you hold it at about 2200 rpm the ltft goes to -25 on both banks and short term goes jumping around the -10 area. the injector pulse is at 3.... Trouble codes: P0172, P0175
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21F8X
Need some help here 7.3 fans.. Have a 7.3 that has stalled a few times out on the road, and now will stall after maybe 5 minutes (+or-) shop run time (even just Idle).. I feels like it's starving for fuel as the performance/cylinders 'gradually' fall off unti...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5147X
chech fuel pump no good. replace new fuel pump. still no fuel to engine. check fuel shutoff switch, it is good. any advice where should i check for this problem. engine has no fuel. thank you! van Trouble codes: P0231, P0232
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Doors Keypad VIN: 2FMDZA5246
Hi All , Thanks in advance for any Ford help on this. I have a friend that bought a 2001 winstar that was reposessed . He wants me to see if I can reprogram his keypad. He dont have the code. Does anyone have specific knowledge on this ? Also how does the elec...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F2X
problem with code 1211 keeps popping up has anyone run across this problem have followed process for testing in alldata with no luck Trouble codes: 1211 (icp not controllable pressure above or below)
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L Differential VIN: 1FM2V73W62
Hi guys, I have this Explorer in the shop ,customer complain vibration and shuddering when he park the vehicle. I drove the car and what I feel is going into turns with speed about 2-3 MPH the whole car start shudering,if i go out of gear from drive to neutral...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L port VIN: 1FTNX21L33
Hey everyone, especially Ford techs. Very good customer has an aftermarket oil press. guage he wants installed. I can't find a port in the oil system to install supplied sender. Can't use original port as its too close to crossmember. The products tech support...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 1FDSF34P13
hello and help disel techs we have this 2003 f250 w/6.0 disl this trk came to us a few weeks after the ford dealership replace the high oil press pump. its condition is constant it has a poor idle qualty and very poor acceleration. [it bearly gets out of its o... Trouble codes: P2263 (turbo/induction malfuncion)
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20515
hello all, i have a fleet vehicle 2005 f-250 5.4 3v that intermitently has a slight misfire also sets code p0304 &p0316 any sugestions would be appreciated Trouble codes: P0304
1978 Lincoln Mark V 7.5L left electric window VIN: 8Y89A95225
This car is hard to see inside door,the motor is running but the window does not move.I know the motor has to come out I was hoping there is someone who has some experience with these,and how to get the motor out. Thanks in advance,Jim [...]
1999 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Misfire VIN: 5LMPU28A4X
Problems started after plugs were changed.Engine misfires at idle and just above but not under load.Does not misfire enough to set a code yet.Could these plugs cause the misfire due to reduced gap per AC delco spec's?
2001 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Steering VIN: 2MEFM75W01
This car came in for an alignment. We aligned the car. The original complaint was that the car was all over the road. The tires were in bad shape and were replaced also. The problem is that the steering is not returning properly and feels a little notchy just ...
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L Front Drivetrain VIN: 4M2DU86W83
Hey fella's! I got a good one for you. This vehicle has an intermittent growling and metallic ticking like a wheel bearing noise or diff. bearing out. It won't do it on the lift. We have replaced all the wheel bearings a few months ago. We replaced both front ...

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1992 Ford Taurus L 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP50U7N
Replaced oem MAF with Ford reman.MAF voltage was good.Scoped injectors and noticed that under acel the injector on time went to 2.0-3.0 m.s. which is way to low.O2 sensor confirmed this with the .073 volts.Should see around 18.0 m.s. on time.I rechecked the TP... Trouble codes: 159 (KOEO 159 MAF circuit).
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Misfire VIN: 2FMDA514XT
Summary of suggestions: EGR ports in intake clogging up again/ not cleaned properly/ thoroughly; PCM reflash; Injector leak (s); cam or crank sensor signal problem; EGR valve sticking; Fuel pump; aftermarket ignition components.--- Checked with Ford - it is po... Trouble codes: P0300.
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L readiness monitors VIN: 1FTEF14Y7T
Thank You to everyone who replied to this problem. I was all ready to test the o2 sensors on this vehicle. I was going to use mode 6 on my generic scanner, which I have not done before and was looking forward to learning something new. I don,t know why but on ...
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L power locks VIN: 1FALP62W7V
I had some good replies to this we were all sure it wa a short. It was under the drivers side front carpet by rocker pannel under a black plactic sheild. There is 4 wire connection there that is soldered. The electrical tape had worn threw and is was shorting ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTJW35FXV
awesome replies friends; the problem was the MLPS sensor on left side of transmission. I don't know what it has to do with idle; but two of you guys hit it right on. thank you very much. it even idles better!!
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L No Start, Hi Fan always on VIN: 1FAFP13P9W
Thanks to all who responded. After testing inputs to the PCM I concluded that the PCM was trashed. I never did prove to my satisfaction that it was trashed but I had to make a decision. Not to mention that the customer constantly complained that the car was no...
1998 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L MIL Lamp on
we found the problem in the tube from the exhaust to the egr valve, orfice plate inside the tube between the dpfe tubes brunt out. thanks to all you help alot. gary Trouble codes: 401 (insufficient egr flow detected).
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L horn VIN: 1FMPU18L33
total voltage supply to the accessories was down due to an excessive corrosion issue at the negative battery cable at the battery post and after installing a battery and factory cables set the accessories all worked better and no more issues. but we did replac...
2003 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAFP31323
Thanks to all the people who replied. Lots of time was spent on this vehicle. I hope this is going to be of benefit to others. The wiring connectors for the o2 sensor, transmission range switch, transmission solenoid, crank sensor, transmission speed senor was... Trouble codes: 320 (Eratic ignition).
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTSW31P23
the repair was a pcm udate/reflash. had a signal issue in the egr sig. wire all is well with a new oem egr valve & reflash. Trouble codes: P0401 (egr ecces. flow), P132B (turbo fail code n/a).
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L compressor VIN: 1FTNE24L84
Thanks to all for your advice and ideas, I think there may have been a little too much oil in the system, collecting in the hoses down by the compressor. I replaced the dryer again considering it holds a good amount of oil and only added 2 oz of oil and 1oz of...
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