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1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA524XX
we have done the tsb for the 171 and the 174 codes and this van is back we have two shops and this car was done at our other shop now im blessed with this pain after our other tech threw a bunch of other parts at it and itrs still not fixed my freeze frame inf... Trouble codes: P0171
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L engine VIN: 1FAFP36351
Hi all Sitting in this car in park or drive worse in drive there is a viberation thru the car. checking under the hood by the timing belt cover seems to be where it may be comming from. Is there something on this dohc zetec motor that can cause this? Jim
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac Limited 4.6L Clutches VIN: 1FMEU53847
Hello: this truck is my wifes and has had this problem since new. When turning on gravel or dry pavement, it sort of has that binding or leaping sensation. Like a 4x4 locked in and making turn. taking off from stop if turning at all you can hear the engine wo...

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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCF15N7G
Thanks to James from Connecticut who hit the nail on the head with suggesting iat which was ohmed good but had a break in the wire harness above valve cover. Also thanks to Gary from Illinois and Marc from Nebraska who pointed out to check iat.
1995 Ford Probe 2.5L Charge Gauge
Thanks again, just wasnt too sure about the charge gauge position, replaced battery, re-checked charge rate was at 14.4v and charge gauge still reading at 3/4. So I just told the customer it was normal. (12.2 volts was in the middle of the gauge, 1/2) Thanks
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L accessories VIN: 2FAHP71W03
Thank you to the techs who replied to my help request. I did find a short where the wiring harnes runs through the radiator support. It looks like one of the deputies that drives the vehicle damaged the support by driving over something. The radiator support h...
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