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1989 Ford Bronco II Eddie Bauer 2.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FMCU14T6K
Hey, This truck came in with a rough idle complaint when hot. After this bronco runs for awhile and get warm then it starts freaking out and bucking, running rough and idles horrible. When u press the throttle then the engine dies. As soon as u pull out the sp...
1992 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N6N
Dear ford techs, I have this f150 that was towed in for no start. I pushed it in, put my fuel guage on it, and it started right up but ran very poor for a few seconds than stalled. Tried restarting--would not re start. However i did hear that the fuel pump wo... Trouble codes: 542 (fuel pump circuit)
1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Accessories VIN: 1FALP45T2S
Vehicle was brought in last week. Customer says the battery would go dead after 3-4 days. I tested it at the time and it was drawing .300 A. Traced the problem to the amplifier. I replaced the amplifer and vehicle was drawing 0.065 A. Sent customer away. One w...
1999 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 2FTPX28L6X
Good morning I have a real problem F250 this truck works fine till you start to go up a steep grade or are towing a trailer and pull out to pass. The problem is it just shuts off, sometimes it dies completely others it comes right back to life. If the truck ha...
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F5Y
Truck came in with intermitent stalling problem and surgeing. The truck has surged and stalled on me many times and has no particular pattern to the failure. When it does stall is has always started right back up for me. I would swear its a bad cam sensor, so ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Compressor VIN: 1FTSW31F4Y
At idle the compressor operates normal and cab air is cold, pressures 225-250 hi and 35-45 lo. Put it in drive and go and the compressor begins cycling on 2 seconds and off 2 seconds like on a timer until stop and back to idle and all works ok. I have checked ...
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FMYU03191
Hi Everyone, Iíve got this 01 Escape towed in as cranks but no start. Found no spark 60lbs fuel pressure, no codes as cust pulled battery cables. Checked crank sensor which seemed weak and for only $30 replaced it. Now I have spark, and 12 volts to injectors, ...
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU73E42
HI folks this Explorer had an Abs light on & 4wd not working. Scanned it with Modis - could not get any 4wd data (Snap-on says it is their programming error.) Abs came up with codes C1235, C1236 & U1262. There is no rear wheel speed sensor data & both frt read...
2004 Ford Freestar SE 3.9L Unknown VIN: 2FMZA51604
has a "screaching noise" that is intermitant while vehicle is running. removed belt and found no burn marks, and very few cracks. inspected all pulleys and found they all move freely with no play. put belt on and let run in shop. screach never became steady an...
2008 Ford F350 6.4L cruise VIN: 1FTSW31S68
Searching for help on a friends vehicle. This gentleman was at cruise speed for a while with the control on. When he took an off ramp and applied the brake, the cruise control did not disengage. On the contrary the truck began to accelerate while he was applyi...
1999 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L vct VIN: 1MEFM6531X
Okay, the timing belt on this car broke. I replaced the belt and the pulleys/tensioner. The car runs fine but I am getting an "exhaust cam retarded" trouble code. I believe I need to reset the VCT, but have not found any reliable information as to how this is ...

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1965 Ford MUSTANG 289CID frame rails VIN: 5F08T65875
Well thanks for all the ideas . This will be a really nice car when finished,I was a little scared to do it with out any direction.yes its a 6 cylinder car but Im changing all that it will be a Shelby GT 350H clone but a convertable not 100% sure what engine I...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon XLT 5.8L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FBJS31H3R
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, black/blue smoke VIN: 1FALP47V7T
Thanks for all the input, but I was able to trace the problem to the duct hose out of the MAF (it then goes to the throttle body) had come loose under the fender skirt where you cant see it. This then let the supercharger blow lots of air through the MAF which... Trouble codes: P0605.
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L 3-4 shift VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
thanks for your time and replies. some said accumulator body, some said pcm reprogram. since the tranny rebuilder said to replace the accumulator body, at their cost, thats what I did. this seemed to fix this truck. Like I said in my post, I don't have enou...
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX26F9V
Well we found a crack in the timing cover in the high pressure oil pump area---replaced w/ford parts have cranked truck several times it chuggled once but did not start a ford diesel tech told me it would take several crankings to bleed the injectors have cran... Trouble codes: 1280 (ICP Circuit Out of Range Low), 1283 (IPR Circuit Fault).
2001 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L defroster VIN: 1FTRX18L61
thank you gents for your response to our problem . we went back over each area and rechecked and checked again . blend doors working fine , with the heater hoses unhooked had plenty of water flow through the heater core, had hot water to the core on the inlet...
2002 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 7.3L No Start
Thanks for the replies, now after thinking about it it was kind of a bonehead move on his part... No I wasn't the one doing this, I had stopped by a friends shop to pick up a fusible link. When I was there he even said 'do you think I should remove these plugs...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FMNU42FZ2
Thank You everyone that replied and for the quick response. It turns out this truck had a bad fuel pump. I was fooled by the truck starting good and would run very rich, the pcm was opening the injectors wide open to get more fuel, but the pump was doing nothi...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L warning lights/gauges VIN: 1FAFP42X52
This vehicle made me appreciate not working flat rate. I want to thank Mike form NC, James from KY, and Patrick from Nebraska for taking time to reply to my help request. Recommendations included checking for a separate ground for the right half of the cluster...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Thanks for your replies. I checked the EGR valve, and found it to be almost completely full of soot. The engine has not acted up since we cleaned the valve and intake ports. A lot of people that responded thought that this should be a warrranty issue for a de...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Cooling Systems VIN: 1LNHM87AXY
This car is fixed. Replacing the fan controller was the fix. One reply suggested t-stat which had recently been replaced by another shop. We went ahead and replaced it ourself just to be sure. We also replaced the fan fluid with no change in problem. One ...
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