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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FTDF15Y1N
This truck misfires most notably at cruising speeds 20+ mph. The motor was replaced with a jasper unit. All ignition parts were replaced including module. When I disconnect the Egr valve the truck runs fine. Of course this sets the check engine light almost im...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 4.9L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15Y1S
Customer complains vechile stalls when taking off from stop worst when cold.Also cuts out at cruise speeds in fifth gear. Truck is moving & Clutch is not completely ingaged.I hooked four channel lab scope to P.I.P at E.C.A. I.D.M at E.C.A.Injcetor Pulse at E.C...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF26F9T
Hey y'all, I'm not a diesel man so am looking for some advice. Customer asked me to do a routine glowplug replacement on his powerstroke and I didn't say no. They do test bad and I've never seen under the valvecover til now. The firstone came out easily but t...
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L blinker
The blinker will intermediately work, then slow, then take several seconds to bink, and sometimes does not blink at all. It sometimes will work if the blinker toggle is shaken.
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6535W
this vehicle came in no start,we installed a new timing belt and engine runs ok as soon as we started engine ses light came on and a [...] was set. this code seems to deal with the electrical end of this problem. we are asking if anyone has seen problem we... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYU04151
The check eng light comes on about every 2000 miles. The customer nor myself have not felt the vehicle miss at any time. They say it runs great the light just comes on. Trouble codes: P0304
2002 Ford E-450 Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L MIL Lamp on, LOSE OF POWER VIN: 1FDXE45F12
the bus loosing its power when on the cruising mode in a hwy the speed drops lower than 20 mph and does not go faster than 20 mph no matter how hard the gas pedal pushes down, that time MIL light codes on for a while but after a while goes off, we check the sc...
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Instrument cluster warning lights VIN: 1FAFP55U53
Hello, Customer complaint is that SOMETIMES engine may stlumble, and then the instrument cluster warning lights come on, as if doing a bulb check after starting car. Also the engine has stalled at idle a couple of times and then the warning lights flash on, an...
2005 Ford Expedition XLS 5.4L starter fuse
This is a freind of the owner. It will blow the fuse about every 6 months or so cant find shorted/burnt wires. It has the 5.4 2wd auto.If you cant tell this is my frist time posting but have use help before thanks for any and all help.
2007 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L MIL Lamp on
Firstly ignore that its a 2.3L. Because its a Ranger 2.5L Diesel 2007 Model. Also known as a Mazda BT-50. The car came in a week or so ago with the MIL lamp on and DTC P0340 - CMP circ. malfunction. The sensor was replaced. Obviously not fixed. So now I have ... Trouble codes: P0335 (Crankshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction), P0606 (PCM Malfunction), P0607 (PCM Performance Problem)
1990 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Rear Air Bags VIN: 1LNLM83WXL
Hey Everyone Got A 90 Lincoln Town Car With Flat Rear Air Bags Customer Does Not Want To Have Fixed. Wants To Know About Replacing Air Bags With Aftermarket Coil Springs. My Question Is Does Any Body Make Spring Conversion For This Year Make Model.I Have Insta...
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Suspension & Steering VIN: 1LNHM97V2X
I have 2 issues that are likely not related. First one has been there for some time and occurs over bumps where it souns like a squeak coming from the front. Second one is related to steering wheel whining upon turns at speed and idle. Could it be the power...
1998 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM6530W
Once again, the blue oval has kicked me in the teeth. This car has a seriously lean condition, verifyed by 3 codes (listed) and also confirmed by the performance and low 02 volts. Road tested with fuel pressure guage visible on windsheild and found pressure we... Trouble codes: P1130 (Fuel trim at limit), P1131 (Lack of 02 switches), P0171 (Lean), P0704 (Clutch switch)

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMCU24X9N
Problem ended up being a clogged heater core bypassed it and vehicle did not over heat. thaanks to all that replied.
1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L Stall VIN: 2FTHF26F5R
Thanks for the very helpfull information on this truck. I feel comfortable about posting a fix on this one now. The original broblem was air getting in the fuel system when loading the engine.I pulled all of the injectors and did not see a "smoking gun", howev...
1999 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L compressor VIN: 2FAFP71W1X
We stayed with the rebuilt compressor, but flushed and cleaned the system thoroughly. turns out that we did not replace the a/c cycling switch. Once replaced the car is on the road already 3 weeks, and the customer is yet to return.
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.6L Surge VIN: 2FTRF18WX1
Thanks to Jason, mentioning about the downstream 02s reading rich instead of lean. Roger reminded me to dead head the pump which I had forgot to do. It did pump up to 70lbs making me wonder if the pump was really bad. I did another fuel volume test and it didn...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L all gauages VIN: 1FTSF31F63
I took everyone's advice and took the covers off the steering column and found wires chaf through which goes to the shift lever. I am waiting for parts. I know that is the problem, and have unplugged the harness and everything is fine. Everybody put me in t...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L Surge VIN: 1FAFP34Z04
I received 3 replies to my help request. Johnathan from Mich. said "I really don't think 12% in either direction is going to cause any noticable driving concerns. I would start over and check the basics like vacuum leaks at the pcv valve tube and clean out the... Trouble codes: P1235 (Fuel Pump Driver Circuit Out Of Range - In PCM), B1681 (PATS Transreceiver Sig Not Received By PATS Control - In PCM), B1317 (Battery Volt High - In ABS), B1318 (Battery Volt Low - In ABS Air Bag), B1350 (Heated Rear Screen Relay Short To Ground - In GEM), B1499 (Lamp Turn Signal Left Circuit Fail - In GEM).
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