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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Surge VIN: 1FABP44E6K
Hey guys and gals, I have this '89 mustang with a 5.0l that every time I run a KOER this idle kicks up for a split second and then nothing, the Modis just goes back to main menu. If I disconnect the iac and hold up idle the scanner will then go to snap throttl...
1996 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FDKF38F2T
Vehicle runs rough at idol and has no power while driving. On start up it runs good for approx 2 seconds, then engine light comes on and engine begins to run rough immediately. The higher the RPM the better the engine runs, but still with a miss. Scanned com... Trouble codes: P0261
1998 Ford Taurus SE Comfort 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53S9W
Hello to all. We have had this car in 5th time. We have replaced all the vaccume lines. Cleaned out the egr passages, replaced the egr valve, vaccume evr solenoid, dpfe sensor. Gone over and replace or checked the pcv system. We have replaced the Iac motor. no... Trouble codes: 401 (emmision control insuffencient flow)
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Hesitation, lack of acceleration VIN: 1FTZX172XX
Help this ones beating me down! It has a lack of acceleration and a surge right of idle. It seems like the timing is retarded. On the spark advance pid on accel it show to go as low as -10' advance. I thought I saw a problem with the pcm but after replacement ...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers VIN: 1FMRU17L4X
hey guys i got a wierd one here,you ford guys may have seen this before. every time you turn the ignition on the front wipers sweep one time,they work properly the rest of the time. any suggestions appreciated thanks in advanced
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMPU16L3Y
vehicle was sitting on a use car lot for six months and finally sold.. Pass smog check five month ago.. Customer had truck for a week and complain no power.. Drove the vehicle to the car lot.. The sale person drove the truck to my shop with no power.. I can se...
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L heater VIN: 1FMZU72E92
Thanks in advance for any help. I have this Explorer here with a problem in the heater system. Whenever the temp dial is turned from cold towards warm, there is a constant clicking type noise coming from heater case area. Sounds like the door is not moving but...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31F01
TRUCK IN FOR MULTIPLE ISSUES.MAINLY HARD STARTING. EXHAUST BACK PRESSURE CODE, WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS THIS, WHAT ARE GOOD BACK PRESSURE READINGS? CAN SOMEONE DO A KOER TEST on a Truck that don't have the code AND GIVE ME THE RESULTS TO POST? Looked thru archie... Trouble codes: P0541 (intake heater), P0476 (exhaust pressure control valve), P0675 (glow plug cylinder 5), P0674
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L rear speed sensor CKT VIN: 1FTSW21P25
Based on what the customer has provided us, this is a rear brake problem, where the rear brakes try to lock even when not touching the pedal. A code C1236 sets after extended driving in the rain. The dealership has replaced the pigtail at the rear end, the spe...
1998 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering gear VIN: 1LNFM82W7W
CUSTOMER COMPLAINT:the power steering works erraticly on the road. Y ou have to consistantly watch the road, the wheel doesn't want to come back to the straight ahead position after you make a steering correction?
2002 Lincoln LS 3.0L Electronic VIN: 1LNHM86S02
Thanks for any help I recive on this car.The customer complians that the a.c. at times blows out the passanger side hot and the driver side stays cold. I checked feron in system and it is ok. we took it to dealer and the said they could find nothing wrong.the ...

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1986 Ford F-350 6.9L No Start VIN: 1FTHF3610G
Thanks to all who took the time to help us out here. We installed a set of AC glow plugs, and they seem to be working fine. The common opinion is to put a new controller back in the system and I tend to agree as the engine has a hard time running after a col...
1990 Ford E-350 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 7.5L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJE34G3L
Customer did not bring the van back for repairs. We made several calls to the customer but he did not return our calls.
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L heater VIN: 1FMDU34X6S
thanx to everyone that replied to my problem. everyone was right on the money. thanx to roger for giving dorman part# price $16.80. customer declined repair until spring. was able to get heat by fabricating rod thru actuator opening and securing to heater case...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L timing VIN: 1FTCR10A3T
Walked over to my old friends shop and the ranger sat in the driveway purring like a kitten. He checked the timing marks one more time and reread the proceedure one more time. When he took the bolt and washer out of the cam sprocket he could see that the keywa...
1999 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34X8X
First let me say thanks to everyone who responded. A lot of you said to check the freeze frame data and check the intake gaskets. Well, this one didn't have a freeze frame option on the MODIS and it was an OHV 4.0 not a SOHC 4.0. So, we went back to basics and... Trouble codes: P0174 (Bank 2 system lean).
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTRX18L6X
Hi guys, sorry about the delay in getting back to you. After my last update the vehicle quit stalling on us. After several extended road tests it is still running ok. The customer wanted the vehicle back. We explained in detail what we had done up to this poin... Trouble codes: P1260 (Anti theft system activated), U1262 (SCP data fault for J1850 bus).
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L right front hub VIN: 1FMFU18L13
Checked and the tires are fine, I had good vacuum to both hubs. Pulled both hubs completely apart and the inner needle bearings were fine, the right side o-ring was a little ruff so I put some sealant on that one. I installed a new vacuum actuator and so far ...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Battery VIN: 2FMDA53463
Sorry for the delay in getting back on the status. I found out that the customer is from Southern California and that the customer wanted to take their van so there may be some delays in putting time into the repair. The good news is that the rear parking li...
1996 Lincoln Continental Anniversary 4.6L Stall VIN: ILNLM97V3T
Well, thanks everyone for the info and the lecture from one or two of you. This customer wanted these parts replaced aas was told by dealer. I am not on the hook for the bad diagnosis! Anyways, It was the IAC motor. On the Modis, you couldn't see it drop out a...
2002 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86E02
Thanks for all the replies so quickly. Special thanks to Jason, Kenny, Kent & Jim who hit it right on the head. The oxygen sensors were crossed. I checked the wiring diagram and the l connector has a red & black wire & the rt side has a red and white. After sw... Trouble codes: P0131 (p0132-), P0132 (p0151-), P0151 (p0152-), P0152.
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