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1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Cool Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FALP1134W
i am working on ford escort 2.o dohc the car came in with broken timing belt so i replaced timing belt & 2 idler pulleys & tensioner when i finished with timing belt i started it & it has rough idle i am not sure if i got it timed right my snap on scanner pid ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP6638W
this customer came in with a major oil leak out of the front crank seal. so we checked end play and seal surface , we replaced seal and replaced timing belt also ckecked all pulleys. i have the proper tools and have replaced many belts on these models, i insta... Trouble codes: 1381 (cam timing over advanced)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR11V6X
This Ranger is running very rich at idle and cruise Huffing black smoke rich.Fuel pressure is stuck @55 psi.I have replaced the flex fuel sensor with a salvage yard unit but i think it is bad too.Information is bad at best on how the flex fuel system works.I r... Trouble codes: P0135 (O2 heater malfuntion), P0136 (O2 heater), P0141 (O2 heater), P0172 (Rich condition), P0175 (Rich condition), P0401 (egr flow)
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10U2X
Truck came in for a severe hesitation under load only. Disconnected MAF and problem gone. Cust requested used sensor, installed it and problem still there. Checked all 4 wires between PCM connector and MAF conn ohmed good. VPWR batt voltage and ground good.Ran... Trouble codes: P0102 (Low MAF Sensor SignalTo PCM)
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L radio/key chime VIN: 1FMRU15L5Y
hello fellow techs...i have this expedition that seemed like it was possessed.with no key in ignition car would crank intermittently,radio would come on and off and key in ignition chime would sound...checked for water in fuse block...ok...checked for wires ch...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTXSX30F4
hello,---diesels arent our everyday vehicles we see-but it is a commercial account of ours-it was towed in as a no start- it sounds like its trying to start but doesnt-could this code p1670-effect its starting-or do i need to look elsewhere-and if so wheres a ... Trouble codes: P1670 (ef feedback signal injector driver module fault)
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FTSW31PX4
this thing when cold has no power will not go, after a couple of minutes takes off and runs great all day, when it does this almost feels like it misses or has a cylinder detonating, no codes and data on scan tool looks ok, believe may have a injector issue do...
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3MEFM66L0X
I need to know what the fuel pressure should be on this car. I've seen 30-45 psi, but I've also seen 45-65 psi, the car was built in 08 of 1999. They ask for a production date to get the right fuel pump, 5-3-99 before or after. I don't want to replace this pum...

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1995 Ford Probe 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1ZVLT20A7S
1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L radiator cap VIN: 1FALP52U8V
Thanks to all who replied, Dave,Robert,Dean,Terry,Jim,Steve,Paul,Bill and Greg. This one is fixed!!! We finnaly got the chance to get back to this one, being our loaner car it just sat there till we had a chance to look at it. It was the water pump! I could...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Light VIN: 1FMZU34E9X
Hi Folks, Thanks for the replies. It seems that this PATs system requires a special scanner when there is no light at all. After many hours tearing apart the dash of this Explorer, we sent it to the dealer.
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L heater VIN: 1FAFP5521Y
The water pump helped a little. Still not great. The customer felt the heat was now acceptable. The car should still have the heater core replaced. Thanks for all the help.
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starting VIN: 3FTNX20F31
I found a TSB ford 99 F-series That said to replace engine to trans adapter, the TSB didn't cover 01 but use all the same parts. So I give it try? we will see what happens!! (thanks to everybody for there help)
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on, po175 VIN: 1FTRW07623
Thanks to all who replied,but we're still working on this project.It now became personal. We replaced the fuel pressure regulator,and reflash computer. We talked to the tech line and Adam from CTI and only thing left is to replace the computer. So we have orde... Trouble codes: P0175.
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP34P13
Thanks for the help and suggestions. The cluster was replaced and that fixed it. Problem was very inconsistant but regular. Most all suggestions from those that had been there before suggest cluster. I could not definitively condemn it but decided thats where ...
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