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1991 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X9M
thanks in advance for all your help. this vehicle came to us with multiple problems. bad fuel mileage,rough idle,ses lite on. we scaned ecm found ,o2 sensor not switching, not going into closed loop, temp only getting to 150 degrees,fuel pressure at 90 #,#6 mi...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FBJS31F1T
This diesel van had a leak in the fuel heater element plugin in the fuel filter housing. So I replaced it along with the high pressure switch in case that also decided to start leaking later. NOW, she doesn’t start. Not having any diesel fuel handy, I filled t... Trouble codes: P1663 (fuel demand signal output circuit), P1667 (Cylinder ID circuit), P1283 (Injection Pressure Regulator Control Circuit), P1746 (Pressure Control solenoid A open circuit)
1997 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L engine bearings VIN: 1FTDX1720V
i would like to replace the bearings in this engine. manual said to remove head bolts.can you replace the main bearings one at a time and retorque without damage to the block? has anyone had any luck doing it this way, or do you do it by the book. seems like t...
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L servo VIN: 1FAFP53S8W
Hi; We have a bit of a problem diagnosing this vehicle. It came in a few days ago for a no brake light issue and shift interlock problem. The cruise control would not disengage with application of brake pedal. Brake light switch failed test and was replaced. b...
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 2FTRX18W01
Hello all. This truck has an up and down idle every now and then (just like an old 5.0L with a dirty t.b.). However, this t.b. is clean, no codes... The other thing is, the longer it sits, the more it smoke blue on start up, maybe even a slight miss when the s...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L no cold air VIN: 2FMZA51614
hi group. this freestar van came in from my regular customer. she said it have no cold air at idler but some cooler air at driving or 1500 rpm. i check the a/c compressor . the clutch engage. but the low side is 63 psi and high side is 100 psi. but if you rais...
1995 Lincoln Continental Signature 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V45
customer has complaint at times when driven has no start problem. cranks but no start. no codes in system. hook up fuel pressure gauge. has 45 psi with key on not running. when started drops to 35 psi. have not yet have a no start problem since been here two d...
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L transmission VIN: 1MEFM50U74
The vehicle came in with noise in the transmission and not shifting out of second. We replaced the transmission with a used one. The noise is gone but the transmission still won't shift out of second. We have monitored the system and had numerous codes. Checke...

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1998 Ford F-150 4.6L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 2FT2X1769W
thanx for all the help it did wind up being the mass air flow sensor Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5340Y
Well Joe, Bruce, and Mike, thanks for your responses and help. Mike, to answer your question, when the valves stick open there is no signal to the actuator. With the engine running and the valves stuck in the open position I unlugged and then plugged the actua... Trouble codes: P1518 (imrc stuck open).
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L No Start
I only received 3 replies on this post but they were 3 good ones.They were as follows: Michael from California: The security light should come on at koeo for 3 seconds and prove out as he correctly called it.If light fails to prove out,disconnect pcm conne... Trouble codes: 1681 (Pcm not seeing passive anti-theft signal), 1213 (Only one key programmed to anti-[...] required).
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Steering VIN: 1FTSE34L82
Thanks for all the help.We found a technical service bulletin regarding the balancing of these wheels and vibration.It was recommend that a road force balancer be used.So we had the wheels rebalanced using a road force balance and it solved the problem.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L brake pedal VIN: 1FTNW21S92
i can't thank you techs enough for your input. i double checked everything mentioned and still found no problems. this was my first post and i think i was too brief in my explaination... the pedal would 'fade' like a bad master, but after blocking it off, i kn...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L loss of power VIN: 1FDAF56F92
Let me start by thanking everyone again for the responses I recieved. They were all very helpful. Eric hit the nail on the head though. There are filters inside the tank unit inside the fuel tank. We have countless manuals, Mitchell on demand and Alldata progr... Trouble codes: P1211.
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L whistle noise VIN: 1FTYR14U83
well, I learned something on this job. It turned out to be an exhaust leak at the back corner of the left manifold, and that same precat was broken inside, and plugged up after we changed the manifold. Luckily that was covered by warranty. I have never heard a...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTNW21F23
I checked all the relevant helps and none have repaired it, I am still baffled as well as the dealership, the customer seems to have accepted the problem as a nuance to her truck. Thanks to all who have responded to my help request.
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W45
thanks for all the replies i had thought all along it was a fuel pump issue,..especially with the fuel delivery error codes and pressure codes,.so what i did was slam pumps in the 3 i had sitting here and i put them back into service,..one thing i did notice w... Trouble codes: P0191 (p0305-), P0305 (p0300-), P0300 (p0174-), P0174.
1993 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No fuel No Spark VIN: 1LNLM81W4P
it was an open wire from the fuse block to the ignition. Thanks for all the help
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