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1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FALP4448S
hi their fellow techs! I have 1 mustang here with excessive black smoke when accelerate,no dtc retrieve from the scanner,observed 25ms fuel pulse width during acceleration and 4 ms during idle maf sensor reading at idle is .6 volts and 2-3volts during accelera...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L spark plug VIN: 1FTRX18L4W
Hi Guys: I am looking for a good!!! (tried & tested) spark plug thread repair (on car) for 4.6L & 5.4L Fords - this one has already been done w/ helicoil - blew out w/ plug. Ive researched 2 kinds - Locknstitch (Ford recommended $998 , No Ford dealers in my ar...
1998 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Engine
I have a 1998 Ford E350 that will run the battery down to nothing with all the accessories on while it is running. I have replaced the alternator, because it was whining, I did not think this was the problem, but it was due. The ground cable from the battery t...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Unknown VIN: 1FAFP66L5X
after repair of timing chain vehicle would reach operating temp after a 20 mile drive and when you come to a stop it would will not start back up until it was cool.if trying to start while temp is at will crank over like its 280 degrees like it...
2003 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM55S53
Hello everyone, Im pulling my hair out trying to fix this one. I have a 2003 sable 3.0 DOHC that continually throws codes P0172/P0175 system too rich. The long term fuel trims are constantly around -15,-16,-17 and up at idle. The car is well taken care of and ... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 too rich), P0175 (Bank 2 too rich)

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1983 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTDE14F2D
Power Valve it was! Thanks everyone who replied. Pulled the vacuum hose off and sure enough it was leaking, idled it with hose off and it was smooth. Replaced and all is running well now.
1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTDF15NRG
Hey everyone! Well, this old ford has been fixed. Thanks to Gene in Texas for suggesting that I look for a micro filter inline. Upon going to check for the micro filter the truck began making a worn bearing noise coming from the fuel lines, upon further inspec...
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FALP46V3T
I did intake gaskets,there was so much carbon buildup on the butterfly valves that I soaked them for 2 days.Did a carbon clean on the engine and so far no check engine light.cold performance is wayy better also.thanks to everyone that responded.I appreciate th... Trouble codes: P0305 (Cyl 5 misfire).
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Noise VIN: 1FAFP6637W
Thanks to all who responded. it wound up being that there is a spring and check ball int the cylinder head underneath a cap that had a little piece of metal in it. it was not allowing the spring to collapse to open the checkball which let oil feed the vct sole...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L engine VIN: 1FMRU17L81
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