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1987 Ford Escort GL 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FABP2196H
Looking at this vehicle again and have replaced the Map sensor as many of you advised but the problem still exists. I also replaced the EGR Valve and the Throttle position sensor. The car either idles extremely fast (The ISC Plunger is fully extended)or will n... Trouble codes: 87 (Fuel Pump Circuit Failure), 13 (Cannot Control RPM During Low RPM Test), 22 (Map Sensor Out Of Range During Self Test)
1994 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10ASR
Hello and thanks in advance. This ford has me stumped. The engine runs good at cruise but will fail HC at idle. Converter is getting hot (450 F), and passes fine at cruise. Spark plugs have about 40K on them but are double plats. Idle does have a little stumbl...
1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP4041S
Car came in with the (below) codes and a dead coil. Customer also had an auto wreaker coil which was also no good on the 2-6 cyls. And a ignition module also from the wreakers. The fuse # 18 which powers the coil and the PCM relay was also blown. I checked all... Trouble codes: P1354, P0302, P0306
1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 2FTHF36FXT
We replaced a leaking timing cover in this powerstroke. Now it has a long crank, approx 30 seconds after sitting for more than 30 minutes or so. Once it starts it runs fine. We never experienced this before doing the work. Data shows ICP pressure slow to build...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5146T
This van came in 2 weeks ago with a check engine light on and a dead miss on cyl#1. I changed the plugs ( I noticed that the #1 plug had some type of brownish/rust colored deposit on it) and wires and van ran good for 2 weeks. Then the check engine light came ... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire on cyl 1)
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L obd2 VIN: 1FMYU24E4W
Hello Techs, we got this truck here that we can not seem to get the monitors ready, the customer has driven approx. 1500 miles & still not ready yet, any help would be great!!! Thanks Brian
1999 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FDXF46FOX
This vehicle will start and run when cold for about 15 min. Once it reaches operating temp., it cuts off and will not start until cold. A rotten egg odor is emmitted from under hood area, just before shutting off.
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
Hello Techs, Got this one in with a check engine lamp on. P0174 was the only code found. I read all the posts about intake manifolds and agree that could be the problem but, if the intake is leaking why are we getting only one code? P0171 should be there as we... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 system lean)
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality
Idle problem here.Cold start idle about 1800 takes about 45-60 seconds to drop to around 1000.Once warmed up and run a bit tyruck will idle at 800,a slight touch of the gas pedal will raise rpm to 1200 and takes 20-30 seconds to return to 800.Snap-on scanner s...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14V8Y
Help please! This truck came in for misfire & MIL. Pull out code for Misfire #6 cylinder. Pull out the spark plug on #6 still original after 120,00 miles and the ceramic part was cracked. So I did the plugs & wires. after that the car runs fine. Customer came ... Trouble codes: P0306
2001 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Fuel Guage VIN: 1FAFP55281
This car came to us with an inoperative fuel guage after another shop had already replaced the fuel pump module assembly and no change in gas guage reading. We first checked the circuitry and checked the fuel sending unit to make sure it was sweeping correctly...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L Running lights VIN: 1FDWF36L34
Hi all, This truck came in with rear tail lights out. SYstem has Daytime Running Lights. Found bad wiring at both fixtures and repaired. Then found blown fuse for #14 Daytime running lights and #38 Trailer tow park lamps. Installed 2 fuses and now cannot turn ...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L abs VIN: 2FAHP71W46
this is a police cruiser that we service. officer came in states abs and brake light on checked for codes no codes found checked all fuses wiring etc. i know a common problem is rear abs connectors coming loose from prisioners in rear both where okay. sent car...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Audible Warning Chime VIN: 1LNHM81W63
hello fellow Techs, Thanks in advance for your time. The instrument cluster warning chime sounds when you first turn the ignition to Run or immediately after it is started. (Three tones) I have many years of experiecne with Ford products (particularly Lincolns...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Clutch VIN: 1FARP14J8R
this one is fixed, i waited a while to make sure the customer didnt come back with issues. i gravity bleed the system and manually stroked the slave cylinder to bleed any other air. better but still not perfect. then pumped the pedal 10 to 15 times and then...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L hard to start VIN: 1FTHX26F7T
I recieved several replies that were very helpful. I bought a gauge and adated it to the high pressure oil lines off the pump. Deadheaded the pump had great oil pressure quickly (over 3000 psi) I then checked oil pressure on one line while the other line was h... Trouble codes: P1212.
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L shift from 3rd to 4th erratic VIN: 2FMZA5144X
Hi everybody & sorry for the delay.It ended up putting another transmission like some of you said that,i guess if the main connector that goes to the transmission is different color it will make a difference.After putting another trany the van worked normal.Th...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L spedometer
This truck has been comedy of human errors. The problem was the tech installed the wrong trans. The vehicle speed sensors plug is the same between the 2 trans but the do not interchange. read update as to differences. This train wreck started when tech did not...
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUO3121
Customer did not approve service,I was leanning towards Stevens idea that the pcm was causing the problem,customer did not wanted to go for pcm.Customer is going to trade it in for a new car.One last note,when I was droping the vehicle back to them I had the S... Trouble codes: P0320 (Ignition Engine Speed Input Circuit Malfunction).
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDXF46P53
the problem was the high pressure oil pump,we did not do the work ,the shop put in a new pressure regulator and new injector seals but the end result was a high volume pump,thanks for all the replies
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L coolant leaking VIN: 1FDWF36P14
Thank you all, for the replies! I took all the info gleaned from ya'll and dealer info too. Came up with a attack stragety and went in for surgery ! "The egr cooler" was the coolant leaking in the exhaust. When the passenger's exhaust manifold was of...
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Starting VIN: 1FTWW33P95
The vehicle has yet to fail to start again, nor has it been taken to any repair facility. I apologize for stating that the message on the dash read "TCB", in fact it was as many mentioned to be "TBC", defined as trailer brake controller. The only thing that...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 5.4L trans temp gauge VIN: 1FTF3O506E
Tim, am assuming this is a 5R110W trans. If it is the computor has a built in strategy for this trans and it can screw up big time. Have had to replace 2 allready and it has fix'd my problems with this trans both times. Also have not found very many tech's ei...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A41
tech,s well our shop must need to regroup + start over the way i learned this business many -many years ago !!. cylinder leakage test was 45% air loss out the exhaust . want to thank all the techs that offered help, forced us to start over. miles ca.tom nj.gre... Trouble codes: P0307.
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