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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: GYJE46EDR6
vehicle runs and accelerates okay cold. once vehicle is fully warmed up, it completely takes a giant dump when you try to accelerate. It bucks and surges and cannot accelerate without feathering clutch. on the brick, Coolant temperature reads 205. intake tem... Trouble codes: 179 (cruise lean limit - Bank 1 still rich), 411 (RPM out of spec.), 334 (EGR EVP voltage above close limit)
1995 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L engine vacuum VIN: 1FALP52U6S
Once again, I've encountered something I've never seen before.This one came in with a terrible moaning sound unlike anything I've ever heard. I listened all over the engine compartment but could not pinpoint the noise. Then I pulled the oil cap and I almost co...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMDA5149T
Customer complains of an intermittent no start, maybe once every three days we found a b1352 code { key in fault],Mitchel has no info on that code.performed arm disarm on ATCM for pinpoint test [starter wont crank] and started every time.Ohm tested ignition ke...
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L windshield wipers VIN: 1FMDU34XOT
The wipers can be running in the interval position and they will stop in the middle of the windshield. You can then either turn the wipers off and back on, or, turn the wipers to the low/high continuous function and they will work again. [It is only in the int...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F8T
Got this one after it quit on customer while driving. Had code p1212 injector control pressure not at expected. Checked pressure with scanner, and it takes a long time to build up to where engine will start. Changed oil to see if that would help, truck started... Trouble codes: P1212
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L transfer case VIN: 1FMZU34E8W
Hi thanks for reading my post. The customer initially brought me the vehicle thinking it needed a tune-up. Under hard excelleration a popping noise can be heard and felt.I test drove it and did confirm the noise but felt it was in the drive train. This maybe l...
1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU34E9W
had this vehicle in for rough running especially when cold, and check engine light on, p0171 bank 1 lean. went truogh a tune up and that made vehicle run better, but when vehicle sits and cools down overnight, when you first start it up it runs rough for about...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZX17271
All Ford Drivability Guys I have a lean condition with this F-150. I have checked for vacuum leaks, replaced the fuel filter, checked fuel pressure (35)psi. When I looked at the PID I saw this occured with engine RPM at 1054, Calc Load 44.0, Coolant Temp 172, ... Trouble codes: P0171 (System to Lean Bank 1), P0174 (System to Lean Bank 2)
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Actuator rear heat VIN: 1FMZU73E32
We had a clicking noise from rear heating unit. Found the floor/roof actuator gear being stripped. The door seems to move freely back and forth. We recieved the new actuator and installed to test. Before bolting it up we moved it back and forth from the front ...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP53U22
hi guys or gals, i have this 2002 taurus 3.0 push rod motor that will cut out on the highway sometimes under load and others just at crusie. NOW THE WIERD THING IS THAT IT ONLY DOES IT WHEN IT IS SNOWING, NOT RAINING, NOT ON A CLEAR DAY, ONLY AND I REPEAT ONLY...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L negative fuel trim VIN: ZFAFP71W83
Howdy, first off the "2" being the first letter of the vin wont work on iatn unless entered as a "z". That being said the car seemed to loose power when my tech was driving it but seemed fine when I drove it the next day. The only thing I noticed was that the ...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L vdf
Vehicle came in with po528, (visctronic drive fan speed sensor circuit malfunction.) Customer says 4 wheeel drive will not engage all the time. Idle engine, fan speed 500 rpm, 2000 engine, rpm fan speed 570. Anyone know if these value are within range, cannot ...
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L sunroof VIN: 1FMFU17L43
sunroof opens intermittently without hitting the switch, replaced switch with ford part but still will open on own. if roof is in the open/up vent position-it will close & retract back into the open position all by itself. when my techs check vehicle, everythi...
2004 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP52244
Help Ford guys. I have a 2004 Taurus with missfire codes and rich code (po302 po303 po300 po316 p2196. We inspected and found the engine had been neglected of any tune up maintenance so we did a complete tune up. After tune up though cyls 1-3 dont have any rea... Trouble codes: 300 (random missfire), 174
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14564
Starts and runs fine. At intervals idles erratically, sets code P0012. Oil was changed with 5W20. Suggestion was a sticking VTC solenoid or cam sprocket issue. Cruises ok. Idles when P0012 is not prevalent. Runs great, idles great. Only at times engine rocks l... Trouble codes: P0012 (cam retard bank 1)
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Torque convertor VIN: 1FTPW145X4
This vehicle was recently bought by the owner and came in with a shudder. Road tested and only shudders when in O/D with torque locked up, starts around 65-70km/h under light to med throttle, 1100-1400rpm. Applied brake and torque does not unlock, datastream s...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 5.4L Wipers VIN: 2FDPF17M74
The wipers are acting up in a strange way. It has multiple symptoms. When you turn on the int. wipers they will move about 3 inches and then stop, and then move 3 more inches, etc, etc. The funny thing is sometimes they will do 3 full strokes while on the int....
2006 Ford Five Hundred SEL 3.0L Coasting Downshift VIN: 1FAFP24186
Car har just been to the local Ford dealer for diagnosis.It is a little over 3k miles out of warranty. The Ford people told the owner it needed a new trans because some clutches were burned up, and it would be 6k bananas to repair.Ouch!The problem as explained...

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1993 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15N2N
Thanks for the help guys. I smoke checked the intake system and the only leak I found was at the egr valve. I replaced the egr valve and sensor. The customer called me back and said the light has not came on since. thanks
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTZX18W8W
First of all, I would like to thank all who responded. The customer never brought the vehicle back for repair as he decided to trade this one in and get a new vehicle. I do have a source inside this dealership and will try to find out if anything that they may... Trouble codes: P0102 (MAF or VAF A Ckt low input), P0171 (Lean bank 1), P0174 (Lean bank 2), P1131 (Manufacturer control fuel/air metering), P1151 (Manufacturer control fuel/air metering).
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21S2X
Ok the problem with this truck was a fuel pump resistor. (Never heard of that on a ford) This truck was loosing fuel pressure as it went into closed loop. The fuel pump (2nd) relay energizes when the system goes to closed loop and reroutes the B+ thru a resi...
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L instriment cluster VIN: 1FTSE34L06
1996 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L 1-2 shift VIN: 1MELM53SXT
Thank you for all your help. It turned out to be a bad output speed sensor. again thank you.
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