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1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L No Start VIN: 1FAPP1285M
This Escort floods the plugs immediately,put a noid light in all four injector connectors and the light is on bright all the time with just the key on.There is a post in archives for computer and this is what I suspect on mine.Is there any thing else that can ...
1995 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FALP71WYS
Car came in with no idle. It is acting like the IAC is not working. I am getting no codes. I have installed 2 new Ford IACs with no change. I tested the wiring to the PCM and it is good. I also checked the wire to power and it is ok too. The IAC reading is abo...
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTEF15Y1T
We have this 1996 F-150 that keeps throwing lean codes. We've changed intakes and MAF sensor. The long term fuel trim still pegs out at 25% after running 15 min. Smoked engine and found no other leaks. Would be very grateful for some help with this one!!! Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2)
1996 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L transmission VIN: SDE2345567
Transmission upshifts are fine and reverse, but when start to downshift when is about to stop there is a some time hard clunck, it looks like is between first and second
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L ac Discharge hose VIN: IFALP52UXV
Have my own car with ac problem. Have replaced all the hoses,with motorcraft hoses, and recharge system, system cools great and pressures look normal. Problem is the high side discharge hose (evap to condensor)starts to leak almost immediately, About 2 weeks a...
2000 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU83P7Y
Hello all! We have this 2000 Ford Explorer with 5.0 engine that keeps setting code PO340 and has just recently set a pending code PO172 B1 rich, however i believe that is simply due to the cam code and i am not worried about that one yet. Cam Code sets after f... Trouble codes: P0340, P0172
2001 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L front brakes
Front brakes lock up intermittantly. Front brakes left skid marks in owners yard. Front brakes show obvious signs of overheating and owner has sometimes been unable to drive. Vehicle will slowly loose power until it may not move. owner noted overheated brake s...
2001 Ford Explorer XLT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out VIN: 1FMZU83P21
as described in repair history..had no clue where to start..low engine vacuum(10-12")exhaust manifolds cherry red,removed convertors,no change.crack open throttle about 1/4 loses all vacuum,slow recovery back to 10"..remove heads found bank 1 head gasket on ba...
2002 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTNE24L12
Van came in with a stall & start now it is dead have tried everything no ground to fuel injectors.
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, no acceleration VIN: 1FDXE45S86
This vehicle came in with a rear A/C not cooling problem. Went to raise RPM to 1500 and no acceleration. Hooked up scan tool, no codes. Was unable to find any pid in data mode. Found with scan tool connected was able to accelerate in park and neutral. Idle is ...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L no start VIN: 1LNHM87A5Y
car towed in, no start, no crank. if we wiggle the shifter, it would start. replaced switch on side of trans. all was good for about a week. car came back on tow hook for same problem, car has started since. any thoughts on where to test for this? common issue...
1993 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM5840P
the egr position sensor has melted on my friends vehicle, I do not have any mercury knowledge and was wondering if this was a normal occurance on this make and model vehicle. We are going to install a new sensor and wanted to make sure we were not leaving anyt...
1997 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L blower motor VIN: 1MELM6537V
customer was just driving with a/c on,and blower just stopped.all fuses are good.swapped relays under hood and under change.checked back of switch and power feed looks like it overheated.checked further back from plug,but no power in those wires.i'm re...
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1MEHM55S92
hello fellow tech's! i would like to thank you in advance for reading this! i have a used car lots mercury sable giving me some problems, at idle interminatly with the A.C. on or off it has a miss, and no power under load untill you get to about 45 mph then a...
2002 Mercury Villager (Van) Sport 3.3L transmission VIN: 4M2ZV12T92
hello fellow techs and thanks in advance. we have a 02 mercury village with a down shift cluck when coming to a stop. we have not got it to do it yet to us but the customer has been complaing about it. we previously replace both torque mounts and lower control...

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N7G
thanks to all that replied but i answered my own question on this one the fuel injectors took care of the problem all is well customer is happy.
1990 Ford Thunderbird 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FABP54RXL
Well thank you all for your input.I replaced the CID sensor,road tested for several days with breakout-box hooked up and lab scope ready.As normal the vehicle would not fail and customer has had for a couple of weeks and has not acted up.I think my biggest pro... Trouble codes: 19 (eca fail or cid fail).
1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEF15N1T
I fixed this vehicle by disconnecting the battery and resetting the KAM and the fuel strategy. After testing EVERYTHING in the system multiple times, I started thinking on a different path and that maybe the 25% LTFT in the freeze frame wasn't compensating ... Trouble codes: P0411.
1996 Ford E-250 Econoline XL 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTHE24H5T
I am going to call this one fixed. Thank you to Sam and Dan from Texas...Both had good insight into how the PCM provides grounds to the EGR solenoid from the grounds the PCM has and testing the B+ and Grounds under load by using a halogen bulb to load the susp... Trouble codes: P0401 (Insuffiecent Egr Operation).
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 6.8L Auxillary battery VIN: 1FDXE45S2X
I want to thank the people who replied to my problem. I tested current at the aux. battery relay and found 44 amps but only 12.2 volts. Replaced a 3 month old faulty alternator with a new one and all is well.
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L drive VIN: 1FTSX31F51
rather than go into the transmission the customer elected to replaace the transmission with a reman.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L a/c VIN: 1FMYU04111
Finally! Many good suggestions-- evap was not icing, condenser is OE, air deflectors all in place, blend door is mechanical, so no vacuum problem, no outside air getting in, clutch gap ok, fans blowing the right direction. Taped gauges to windshield and drov...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L power lose VIN: 1F4AX3DAFU
I'm sorry to say this one got away. The customer opted to pay the bill and drive the vehicle for a while to see how much better the previous changes affected the performance. I may not be able to give any usefull information on this particular vehicle in the f... Trouble codes: P1211 (ICP Higher or lower than expected).
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTNX21L03
Hey Everybody, Thanks to Paul from Califrnia, Gregory from Illinois, and Kieth from Florida. Good responses from dpfe to vac leaks to injector dribble. My real ? was the baro reading of 150 (at 1100 ft) even before the engine started and after talking to local...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P53
Thanks to all who responded. a lot of people repeted a lot of the repairs already done multiple times and most pointing to carbon in egr. A couple of ford dealer techs said it is a bad design and get the paperwork going on lemon law. Dealer replaced turbo for ...
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