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1995 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU22X0S
Hey guys, Sorry to bother you with this one` but it's kickin me good. It limped in with black smoke, surging, stalling, mil light on. Hooked up the Solus and no communication. Checked all my fuses, OK. Cleaned battery terminals, voltage drop across B+ and gro...
1995 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTEX15NXS
Hello all members. I have this f150 that when cold idles up and down, and will ocasionally die, until it warms up. I have checked for vacum leaks around intake and all lines none found. There are no codes present with key on or running. Mass airflow shows to b...
1995 Ford F-350 Special 7.3L Excessive Emissions, Misfire VIN: IFTJW36F4S
need help on this one don't work on many powerstrokes, when you first start the eng. it's hard to start and it has a bad miss also has white blue smoke comming out and smells like it is real rich after it runs and warms up it clears up and runs fine. i have ru...
2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Stall VIN: 2FMZA524XY
hello to all, i need some assistance on a 2000 ford windstat 3.8L trying to locate the lower intake manfold the one off the above vehicle is leaking from the area where the runner shaft is mounted the local ford dealer told me it is on national back order . if... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L overdrive flash,bogus speedometer readings VIN: 1FDXF46S3Y
while driveing, the overdrive switch flashes and I'll get a po720, and po722.( vss codes) replaced vss sensor but same problem. I can be stopped and the computer will say I am going 50 mph, then 20 mph, and bounce around, (even with sensor unhookd). Seems to d...
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L abs VIN: 1FTRF17W7Y
came abs light on code 8 abs module.replaced module.light still on now has code 16,which is supposed to mean system ok but i still have abs light on no other codes. does anyone no why light is still staying on
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU43S5Y
vehicle came in with check engine light on, IAT code and a MAF code . Checked sensor it was not plugged in. Plugged it up cleared codes, drove ,about 5 miles light back on. Checked code, P0172 rich bank 1. Looked at STFT and LTFT and it is showing -7to-13 STFT... Trouble codes: P0172 (system to rich bank 1)
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FMYU70E21
I have this Explorer. It came in running lean and stalling at idle. Found vacuum leak at intake replaced plugs and wires as routine maintenance. Since repair idle is much better but not perfect. After it warms up I can hear a light intermitant popping from the...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L prolonged crank time
Outside temp. -25 deg. celsius. Truck towed in with no start, charged battery, checked scan data,found P1212, let vehicle warmup inside, tried starting, would not. Then checked oil level-O.K., checked oil reservoir-empty! I filled it, and tried starting again,... Trouble codes: P1212
2001 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Cuts out
thanks for any help that you give me . this truck runs sweet most of the time.. vary intermittently at cruise any speed it will buck .most of the time only once some times two or three times? its like the engine shuts of for second you feel the drive shaft cla...
2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU04182
hi there fellow techs- i have a escape here with a solid cylinder misfire on #'s 4 and 6 i read previous posts and checked the continuity of the signal wires from the pcm to the affected ignition coils and all is good- i have good compression on both cylinders... Trouble codes: P0304 (cylinder 4 misfire), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire)
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 ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNX21P84
Unit came in about two months ago with bad motor... we replaced with a used low mileage motor from a reputible supplier. unit came back 3 weeks later smoking on start up and missing for about 2 minutes till it gets warm then runs and drives fine.. upon inspect...
2005 Ford Explorer Limited 4.0L abs/trac module VIN: 1FMDU75E45
Hello everyone, Im working on a Ford with an advanctrac setup. Vehicle came in with steering sensor problem. Vehicle has been repaired and when code is cleared the abs module needs to be recalibrated. Is there any way to do this without a WDS? Any help would b...
1995 Lincoln Continental Diamond Anniversary 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V3S
Lost in a Lincoln. No fuel pressure. Customer replaced fuel pump with used unit. We installed new fuel pump in tank. Found no power to fuel pump. CCRM has power out to inertia switch and power out of the inertia switch to fuel pump module white wire (mounted i...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L pcv system VIN: 1LNH87A61Y
this lincoln will occassionally puke oil out from around the oil fill cap. i have replace oil fill cap but this did not help. i suspected a faulty pcv valve. my local ford dealer sold me a pcv valve and informed me it was under the intake manifold. after remov...

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1994 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMEU15HXR
Thanks for all the good ideas. It was the vac selenoids for the egr and air sys. Replaced them and no light. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: 311 (air system inoperative), 332 (low egr flow).
1995 Ford Probe GT 2.5L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT22B1S
Well customer opted for MSD distributor replacement. So all is well and back on the road. i think the original distributor problem was high resistance in grounds at distributor. Trouble codes: 03 (camshaft sensor malfunction).
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU35P8T
Thank you everyone for the help. My initial diagnosis of the MAF was correct, the BARO sensor is in fact part of the MAF, but I had a brain fart and didn't reset the computer's Keep Alive Memory. After I did, however, the BARO reading went down to 101kPa. ...
1996 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FDLF47F8T
Thank you all. #2 cylinder had broken o ring. Thanks to Roger, and your info on how to test for the problem. I also found that doing the balance test helped get rid of the air after I replaced the o rings. Truck starts and runs great now. Trouble codes: P1212.
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L Leak VIN: 1FMZU62E82
Well, as most suggsted, it seems the vapor valves on the top of the tank were the problem. I replaced the tank a week or so ago and so far so good :) Thanks for the help guys!
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNW20P44
thanks mike...u were a big help...it was the ipr. after i replaced it the truck started instantly. i still want to know if there is a way to bench test the ipr, i tested the old one and the new one in my hand and they both tested the same...thanks again for... Trouble codes: P0263 (cyl 1 contribution or balance), P0401 (egr ins. flow), P2285 (icp sensor output high voltage), P2291 (icp low), P2614 (cam sensor output), P2617 (crank sensor output).
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNW21P84
I decided that since it was a warranty issue and the problem was not apparent, that I would recommend my sister to the dealer for possible updates in ECM programming. I have not seen anything like this that was not a fuel supply problem, like lift or injector...
2005 Lincoln Town Car Signature Limited 4.6L excessive fuel trim VIN: 1LNHM82W55
this was very strange, fuel test for e85 (as per reply) showed negitave. we removed injectors (found some forgien material). not able to obtain full flow with off car cleaning/flow bench. so replaced all injectors, that only dropped fuel trom by 5%. as per ano... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2002 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Exaust valve VIN: 1MEHM55S72
Well I finally got heads back from machine shop. I could have closed sooner, since I only asked about decarbon possibilities. I Found a #4 exaust valve burnt(flat on two sides). As 7 of 8 replies indicated, this is a common problem with the DOHC 3.0 Duratec...
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