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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCF15N1G
Customer brought vehicle in complaining of engine not idling on its own. When he brought the vehicle in the engine was hot. It would idle but not very well and I could tell it had a misfire. With some quick checking found the number 1 injector not firing. Brou... Trouble codes: 41 (idle speed control low flow of unmetered air), 34 (egr vent sol control sol signal failure), 25 (knock sensor signal not recieved)
1993 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTEF14H6P
Greetings fellow automotive slueths! Seems I have another stumper. (I'm begining to wonder if we're a cosmic crap magnet?). We have a 93 Ford F150, 5.8l that would only start cold when it came in to the shop. Once warm and shut off it would not restart. Basic ... Trouble codes: 634 (Man. lever position sensor out of range.)
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP62W8R
hello, this t-bird idles very erraticly when cold. It does not have a fast idle. it's the opposite, it starts out very low for about 10 seconds then jumps around. after about 2 to 3 mimutes it finally smooths out and is stable. all data looks ok , i cleaned th...
1998 Ford Mustang 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP4041W
Many thanks in advance. Customer brought vehicle in with CK LT on, computer stored PO340 Cam sensor circuit malfunction. Cleared code, code restored in continuous memory and in KOER test, but did not turn on the CK LT. Ran power and ground check at sensor(ok),... Trouble codes: P0340
1998 Ford continental 4.6L need belt diagram VIN: 1LNEM97V9W
all i need is the serp belt diagram please
1999 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP42X6X
vehicle was brought in for a broken intake at the thermostat i installed the updated intake with alluminum crossover it runs smooth at idle but under load it has a dead miss and on snap acceleration it blows the big hose off the dpfe sensor. it has only starte...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Starting VIN: 1FAFP53U4X
This car died in front of my shop. Customer asked if I would look at it. I am a TRANNY GUY, but with business the way it has been have been looking to expand somewhat. Scaned and had a P0340? CMP sensor, told customer I would replace sensor and hope for the be...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24XXH
This van came in with a stalling and surging idle up and down. The mil is on for bank 1 and bank 2 too lean. Upstream and downstream oxygen sensors are switching from rich to lean on a scanner. checked for vacuum leak but none were found. Long term fuel trim b... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174 (bank 2 too lean)
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4.6L heater VIN: 1FTRW07W01
loud howling noise from heater box between 900 and 2000 rpm. changed core on suspicion of stoppage. noise gone initially until stat opens then noise is back changed stat and still the same.. heres what i know... noise is rpm related---noise only with stat open...
2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L interior turn signal indicators, fuel guage and do VIN: 2FMZA52443
greetings to fellow iatn members. we are in need of some ford help. when this van came in customer complained of numerous electrical goblins they have had on this vehicle. brought to us for no heat from front heater and rh power window inop. replaced window mo...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FSW215X5E
acts like fuel problem but pressure & volume test great in garage or on test drive wot sag surge or stumble feels like fuel starvation but is not have checked for vac leaks none found have cked o2s all good have cked fuel qaulity no problem found if anybody ha... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Lincoln Town Car Executive L 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNHM84W65
Vehicle came in stalling with check engine light on. Scanned computer system found Code P0171 & P0174 - Lean condtion Bank 1 & Bank 2. Checked for vaccum leaks - none found, replaced mass air flow sensor - no luck, replaced fuel pump - no luck. PCV & Fuel Pres... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Condition Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Condition Bank 2)
2005 Lincoln LS 3.0L compressor VIN: 1LNHM86524
replaced ac compressor, expansion block,and accumulator, recharged sys and car still doing same thing after driving, low side 50 high side 100, no cooling. anyone ever had this happen?

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1998 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAEP71WIW
customer has not returned to shop he is on vacation thanks to all that have replyed i will update once customer comes back with car Trouble codes: P0443, P1409.
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP53U8X
Thanks to all that helped. Unfortunately the customer hasn,t returned with the car so I can't post a true fix. Most replies led to the IAC causing issues or the tourqu converter locking. a couple also mentioned the EGR opening and causing the stall. hopeful...
2001 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 2FMZA50421
we did reseal intake and customer said it is fine. still baffling that we could not find any leak. thankyou for the help.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMCU70E51
i forgot to list intake gaskets has been changed twice how ever after checking and finding vaccum in the crank case i found the lower intake has 2 small cracks on 2 cylinders replaced intake problem solved thank every one that gave input it took back to the ...
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDAF56F82
joseph and kevin were correct. the screens in the plastic sending unit housing were completely plugged. thanks for the help. Trouble codes: P1211, P1282, P1280.
1997 Lincoln Continental Spinmaker Edition 4.6L No Start VIN: 1LNLM97V6V
Thanks to all that replied. The car actually had two separate issues that I thought were related. They weren't. I replaced the crank sensor which resolved the no-start problem. I had no reading on the scanner for RPM while cranking which is a good indicato...
2004 Mercury Sable LS Premium 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1MEFM55S64
The delay in a reply was I wanted this vehicle driven for several hundred miles to make certain a repair was completed. The repair of this vehicle was to replace all the ignition coils. It still does not make sense that all the coils would go bad about the sam... Trouble codes: 300 (MISFIRE etc), 301 (MISFIRE etc), 302 (MISFIRE etc).
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