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1990 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR10A8L
Truck comes in as a no start. It had a broken timing belt. No problem,replace belt and good to go. Wrong. replace belt,replace broken crank sensor(that I did,napa sensor) , started and ran good. It had a bad misfire(by the way,this truck has two coil system). ...
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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU34X8T
MIL light is always on. My code reader fails to make a connection when plugged in. There is no power at the plug sorce in car. Has anyone experienced this? Thank you in advance Dave
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1997 Ford F-350 7.5L Excessive Emissions VIN: 3FELF47G3V
hello, this thing when running on rear tank runs rich blowing black smoke out tailpipe, put fuel pressure gauge on and when on rear tank fuel pressure is 75 psi, when switching to front tank goes to 40 psi, unhooked return lines off of both tanks and frame rai...
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1998 Ford Ranger XL 4.0L #4 Cyl Misfire VIN: 1FTYR11X2W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help on this one. This is my own vehicle and have owned it since it was new. For some time now, it has misfired for a few seconds after starting in the morning. It clears up. I was also having problem with lean codes for both ...
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNF20L2X
Hello Ford techs, need some help with this one. Truck came in with complaint that in morning would start & idle, but when accellerating would stumble & miss, play with throttle & warm up alittle & fine rest of day. Found no codes stored in computor. Don't know...
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2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW31FOY
the truck will start fine inside the shop. then run ok for about 5 min. then it cuts out. i can start it back up without a problem. it will die 4 or 5 more times and set the p1316 code. when it is out in the cold it wont start at all unless it is plugged in. a... Trouble codes: P1316, P0603
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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Extremely harsh engine vibration at idle, can still feel with RPM's. Audible knocking in plenum {chamber is loose}. Motor mounts secure no engine codes. Can't tell for sure if mechanical or otherwise. Fuel trim in range. Adding fuel or vacuum, no change. Cant ...
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2002 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L convertor VIN: 1FMYU04192
vehicle trans engages fine and starts of fine, but on accel engine rpm's will go 4 to 5 k while the turbine speed sensor reads a max difference of 1500 rpm to at least 400 rpm. pcm eventually commands on tcc then turbine speed goes to 0.At this point I believe...
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2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA50442
Help. The check engine light keeps coming on. We have replaced both intake manifold gaskets. Light came back on. Smoked intake, replaced PCV valve, light came back on. Allways the same codes, Po171 and P0174. Any ideas? Trouble codes: P0174, P0171
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2002 Ford Mustang 3.8L Cuts out VIN: 1FAFP40412
This car came in two days ago with a complaint of cutting out while at a steady cruise. We road tested and verified on three separate road tests. It seems to happen while cruising around 30 mph. The first two it only did it one time and would not repeat during...
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2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L radio,clock VIN: 1FMZU73E02
OK all of you ford techs,I need help.This explore was pulled in with a no start at first.Iwould turn the key and nothing would happen.Well Ifound out it was blowing the 15amp fuse in the fuse box.Ifound the left [...] shorted to ground,repaired the short n...
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2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.8L 4wd VIN: 1FDWF37S83
Hey guys, First thing the truck was going in and out of 4wd while plowing. No codes found, mode sel. sw. seemed to be working properly and was registering properly on monitor. Then I tried 4wd low and got it in but now it's stuck in 4 low. I can't hear the mot...
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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FTRX18L43
hello ford fans had a ford pu towed in because quit running on hwy. truck started at shop and ran good but eng light on. had code p0320 for engine speed sensor/pip signal. cust said had problem for a year that when wet out or car wash truck would die about 10 ... Trouble codes: P0320 (engine speed / pip signal)
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2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWX31P26
The vehicle stalled while the owner was driving. Came in towed. The vehicle had very little Diesel in it, so we bought 5 gallons and it still no start. Drained fuel pump and water came out mixed with the Diesel. I have voltage at the pump and you hear it and f...
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Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0L power steering VIN: 1FLAP52U0V
Hello all, thanks for all the imput overwhelmingly the most common suggestion was the trans range switch followed by the range switch connector and possibly the gem module. as a preliminary test I started the vehicle and disconnected the range switch and tes...
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2001 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: 2FMDA52411
after pulling this engine 3 times, it was a 10 minute fix right in front of my face. thanks to dennis from massachusetts. It was a harmonic ballancer. just by looking at it, while running, it was perfectly fine. I will remember this when getting any motor fr...
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2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55S62
THANKS TO EVERY ONE WHO OFERD THERE TIME AND HELP THIS SITE REALY IS GREAT...THE CAR IS FIXED THE PROBLEM TURNED OUT TO BE THE PCV VALVE I REMOVED THE VALVE AND FOUND THAT IT HAD COME APART...IM GUESSING THE PEICES WERE PULLED INTO INTAKE AND MADE THERE WA... Trouble codes: P1506.
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2004 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L Transmission VIN: 1FTSS34L64
sorry for the wait, i wanted to be sure it was fixed. problem was intermitten and i could never duplicate it in my possession. Replaced the solenoid body and serviced trans. Customer has had vehicle back for 14 days with no further problems (talked with him...
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2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW20525
after a long process and a lesson learned the #6 and # 7 plugs were bad . the lesson i learned was to pull all plugs and check them all and just because #2 is coding look before and after in the firing order . from my past experience if it codes for #2 cons... Trouble codes: P0300 (multiple missfire), P0302, P0316.
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2008 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 6.4L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTXW43R38
A big thanks to everyone that answered my questions. You are a very helpful group. It appears that the fuel consumption and high idle are normal. Thanks again!
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2000 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM59S1Y
well i think it was more simple then we thought.the rubber end on the two vacuum lines was swelled up.i got new line and the car has been fine. thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0401.
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