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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMDU34X9R
good day all. this 1994 ford explorer at times will not start most often when cold. when this happens the fuel pump runs constant with the key on. cycle the key 4 or 5 times and it starts. fuel pressure is fine. no trouble codes found. i replaced fuel and eec ...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L 2nd and 3rd gear hard VIN: 1FMDU34X2S
95 ford exploer it has an 4r55e we rebuilt the trans twice and put a completly diffrent unit in it. At first the OD light was flashing fixed that but now it is shifting extremley hard into 2nd and 3rd gear we would thankful for any holp and or info.
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L No Start, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32P6V
costumer complaint was long crank times sometimes and mil lite on. evap [...][ign. fault] found evap hose broke and replaced. cleared system and roadtested a lot. could not get car to act up. car came back on wrecker,it died and would... Trouble codes: P0320
1997 Ford Contour 2.0L No Start
this car always had a cold start problem with low idle but the customer lived with it.now it gets towed in with a broken timing belt we replaced it folowing mitchels guidlines using the big mark on the crank pulley.the car now almost starts but fails.we replac...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF1723W
This truck keeps setting a code for insufficient EGR flow. I've done all the basic checks and everything checks out ok. EGR valve almost kills the engine if opened manuelly. I suspected stopped up EGR ports even though there is no evidence to support that. Rem... Trouble codes: P1408 (EGR Position out of self test range), P0401
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FAFD53UOX
car came on a hook as a no start it started for me once and would not start again I could not get spark so I scaned it and got intermiten rpm on scanner I changed the crank sensor and did not do any thing I got a computer XF1F-JA and the old one was XF1F-JD th...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP34P81
running out of ideas replaced engine with a used engine did not have any probles during r&r finished putting everything back together stared the car and car started to blow white smoke let car run for about 30 minutes and white smoke didnot stop and i know the...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTWW33F53
Vehicle starts hard in morning or cold weather. Once warmed up runs good. Replaced injector control sensor and no change. Injector control pressure jumps alot. Start cranking and icp pressure starts at 0 and maybe 3-4 revolutions starts to gain pressure. At 60... Trouble codes: P1212 (icp out of range)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSX31P03
Hi, truck came to me with a check engine light on, truck stumbles on a regular basis. Stalled on me once. Had 5 codes stored in memory with no hard codes on a koeo test. Did a koer test with no codes. Codes in memory were 401 1328 2285 2614 2617. On a road tes... Trouble codes: P2285, P2614, P2617, P1328, P0401
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L oiling VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Unit was broght in for a routine maintenance. Saw large amounts of oil in the coolant resovior bottle and determined that engine replacement was warrented. Replaced motor with a used low mileage motor and unit ran fine... idled in parking lot for 3 hours after...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTSW21Y25
Vehicle came in with idle and throttle response complaint. Customer had just had Battery replaced and service job performed. Retreived codes, found P0506. Dies when put in gear. Poor throtle response on acceleration. Somtimes dies at stp signs. Preformed re... Trouble codes: P0506 (Idle Air Control System RPM lower than expected)
2004 Ford E-250 5.4L Fuel filling VIN: 1FTNE24W04
This vehicle has a problem filling it up with fuel. It will only take one gallon at a time and then it will click off. It takes about 15 minutes to fill it up. It has no codes. I pulled the tank and checked all of the fittings and hoses and can't see anything ...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Stall VIN: 2FTPX18L24
When it's acting up, you can keep it running by holding it to part throttle (like it has a dirty TB or plugged IAC). The last time I had it here I cleaned the TB, wiggled wiring harnesses, checked the TPS' (out of desperation), checked for moisture in the ECM ... Trouble codes: P0104 (MAF Signal Erratic)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX14554
This 2004 F-150 5.4L pick-up came in running bad w/ service engine soon light flashing. The engine rattles loud when first started for 15-30 seconds, esp. cold. Bank 2 is completely dead. We were going to run a compression check but the upon removing the # 5 c... Trouble codes: P0022 (Cam Position over ret/adv bank 2), P0305, P0306, P0307, P0308, P0356
2005 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.0L Hesitation VIN: 1FDXE45P95
Hello Ford friends. Please accept my apology for the length of this post. This rig has a symptom of very poor power when cold. (And yes the mileage is correct: 212820 miles) It takes a minimum of 4-6 blocks of driving before the rig will accelerate at anything... Trouble codes: P0261 (KOEO Cyl 1 Injector Circuit Low), P1502 (KOER Invalid Test Aux Power Control Functioning), P1726 (KOER Insufficient Engine RPM Decrease), P0261 (KOEO Cyl 1 Injector Circuit Low), P0611 (Memory FIC Module Performance)
1994 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM82WXR
Hello to all. We have a 94 lincoln towncar that was towed in with a start and die condition. we have checked fuel pressure and volume,spark, and injector pulse, all check good. it seems to have a lean condition. the only way we can get it to run is to unhook t...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air Bag system VIN: 1LNHM82W41
Car came in with a air bag light on flashing a code 12 and had a code B1342 RSM failure. We did all the tests and replaced the RSM. Now, when turning on the key, the air bag light is flashing rapidly and setting a B2477 module configuration error. I cannot fin...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2MECM75W6N
code 157 mass air low--modis shows no mass air voltage--replaced mas air sensor-no change-tested signal--voltage and ground--all ok--installed known good computer from another grand marquis with a different tranny--all engine functions and sensors ok--mass air... Trouble codes: 157 (mass air flow low)
1995 Mercury Sable LS 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1MELM534XS
Vehicle was brought in for a no start. We found that the inertia switch was tripped...we reset it. Now the vehicle will start, but has a rough idle/miss and will also stall out. If we raise the rpms up 500 until warm up, the vehicle will run fine. But when it ...

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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Stall VIN: 1FTNF21F2X
well I replaced all 8 injectors and the problem is fixed I tried the resistor in the eot and running a contribution test ..would not pinpoint a cylinder. it is running great and the customer is happy thanks for all the help!!!
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Booster/master cylinder VIN: 1ZWFT61L3X
Well, we found the problem. Problems actually. Got 6 very good replies all of which we considered carefully and two of which got us to take another look at what our customer had done and the parts he had replaced. Victor had suggested shimming the master cylin...
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