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1989 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L No Start VIN: 1FABP41A4K
Will on occasion start for 3 seconds, then die. Will run if spraying starting fluid in TB. Has good fuel pressure and spark. We ran several tests, talked to local ford dealer, then tried a computer. Other than 2 or 3 flickers when you first start to crank, we ...
1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FACP41E2L
Hi I am new to this and this will be my 1st time for asking help. I have a 1990 ford mustang in the shop that idles poorly. we checked the plugs and wires-all ok, pulled codes on it and get HEGO codes. We checked the wiring and they have voltage and it seems n... Trouble codes: 41 (hego sensor ckt indicates lean no hego switching detected), 91 (hego sensor indicates lean front left no hego switching detected)
1992 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.8L Surge, IDLES UP VIN: 1FTFS24H6N
Ok this unit came in with dead alt/batt. Whgen drove into shop would idle up to around 1300-1400 rpm. figuring it may have something to do with low voltage repaired electrical system first. At first had no more idle up with brake pedal. It has no cruise vacuum... Trouble codes: 412 (koer cannot control rpm during high rpm check), 172 (koer hego indicate system lean), 411 (koer cannot control rpm during low rpm check)
1992 Ford Ranger STX 2.3L Timing Belt VIN: 1FTCR10A2N
Hi This costumer complains of lack of power due to the timing belt jumped a couple of theeth. It ocurred him sometime ago two times and the solution they find was simply buy a generic belt and install it. This time I want to buy the original part and check a...
1994 Ford F-150 XL 5.0L 2-3 shift VIN: 1FTEF14N4R
Hey Guys,, need some help this this 94 E40D.. I've built a fair amount of these with no issues till 'now' when I need this truck to go to auction and quick!! History is,, it's a fairly low mileage Ford Reman. unit that Ford 'forgot' to install the snap ring o...
1997 Ford F Super Duty 7.3L shifting VIN: 1FDLF47F1V
2 mos ago cust complained of shifting funny having to pull the shifter down to first to have it shift right. and every time i checked it it shifted fine no problems no codes.then he calls me and truck breaks down towed in won't move.pull trans and tranny guy s...
1998 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Lock cylinder VIN: 1FAFP45X8W
The lock cylinder will not turn to the "off" posotion. I removed the cylinder and it will turn to all positions freely. So I pulled the center consoleand jumpered the two wires from the shifter and it still will not release. Where to next?
2000 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L stalls with no start VIN: 1FTZX1724Y
ok i hope someone has seen this or experienced this in the past. it is a 2000 ford f 150 with a 4.2 six cylinder manual trans. roll back brought to me with a complant that it died and would not start back. has had a problem with it just quiting going down road...
2000 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA5345Y
This one has been to the dealer 3 times & they cant do anything with it.Before I jump on it I wanted to see if anyone has lived this nightmare before me. this thing runs so rough it has broken the exhaust pipe twice.no check engine light. seems to smooth out a...
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Stall VIN: 1FTNX21F61
Friends of the trade, I'm in a little over my head This being my first 7.3. Fortunatley the owner is more concerned with my not repalcing unneeded parts than he is in a hurry to get'er running. He also knows this is my first one and that I'm not that familiar ... Trouble codes: P0670
2002 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAHP36P92
Hi everyone. Got this Focus with a system lean code (po171). Have cleaned injectors and mass ,replaced fuel filter and code still comes back. Fuel pressure is 40 psi. Speci. is 35 - 60. Seems to drive good. O2 is switching fine. Am I to low on the fuel pressur... Trouble codes: P0171
2003 Ford Focus SE 2.0L power door locks VIN: 1FAFP34P13
we did some basic checks,everything seems ok ???. we found no tsb on this problem.
2003 Ford Excursion XLT 6.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMSU41P73
Customer complained of intermittant miss, but only after vehicle was warmed up. Sometimes he can drive it all day and never experience a problem. Test drove and after about 10 miles sure enough, it was missing like a gas engine with bad plug wires. Idling and ... Trouble codes: P0102 (maf), P0341 (cmp), P0402 (egr), P0404 (egr), P0405 (egr)
2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTZR45EX4
Mil NOT ON, however P0122 code exists. Idle suffers and sometimes stalls. From the data I have obtained voltage should be around .5 at closed throttle and 5 volts at WOT. I loosened the tp sensor mounting bolts to obtain an adjustment from it's position to bri... Trouble codes: P0122 (TP Sensor Low Input)
2006 Ford Focus ZXW 2.0L suspension VIN: 1FAFP36N36
ok, at first test drive this one seemed really easy. makes a noise only when turning left and going up a steep driveway entrance. cannot get to happen in shop and will not happen any other way but turning left. i have checked just about everything on this car....
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 2MECM75W8N
Based on the above, and past experience, we replaced the MAF, no change, still stalls and hesitates! If we remove the air inlet from the MAF, it smoothes out!!! HELP!!!

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1993 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Suspension VIN: 1FMCU24X3P
Once again, thanks for the help. I've checked all the bushings and steering components for loose or worn parts. I've rechecked and rebalanced all the wheels. I tried the hose clamp on the driveshaft, it only made a new out of balance problem. I did read the Fo...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Harmonic Balancer VIN: 1FTCR10AXT
Thanks guys, Rolfe [...] was correct in that the pulley is not a pressed fit. I borrowed a large 3 jaw puller and it came right off. There was very little tension after it broke loose. The Engine turned out to be an 89 model, and it did not have any provisi...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L driveline VIN: 1FMDU34E7V
Thanks for all the good ideas. We had a local trans rebuilder listen to the noise, and he had seen this very problem before!! He explained that the transfer case is slipping a tooth on the slider and going into "neutral" for a split second!! The slider gets we...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33F5Y
Hey thanks for all the advice, just to fill you in on the repair it ended up being the ipr on the back of the pump, I also replaced the icp only because it was leaking oil. Also alldata has some great procerders on how to test this stuff without just geussing ...
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMRU17L4Y
Ok. I know that the Passive AntiTheft system is at the root of the problem. The client and I decided to take a stab at the key transponder. I replaced it, reprogrammed all of the keys and released the vehicle. It has been two weeks since and they have not expe...
2002 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRW08L12
Sorry for taking so long. Customer needed vehicle and has not rescheduled a new appointment yet. I tried a last minute test with mode 6 but truck didn't miss at that point so I am still unsure what the problem is. I will close for now and try to update later o...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNF21243
I did end up fixing this truck I put an O2 in for the two O2 codes,and lean(even though its not coming). But as far as software issue,I had to be the truck.I tried a few differnt scan to with the same result. Trouble codes: P1131 (Lack of HO2S-1-1 lean), P1132 (Lack of HO2S-1-1 Rich), P0171 (Lean bank 1).
2003 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.0L oil pressure VIN: 1FDXF46P23
the fix was the high pressure pump had lost a check ball on the side. this was allowing the low pressure oil to not build up. it does, however allow flow to the reservoir for the high pressure pump to at least get enough oil in it, which gave it decent icp dur...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L low power VIN: 1FTNXZ21P6
Hello, Thank you for all the advice. We started by replacing the oil pressure relief valve and spring ... still had the problem. Next we took off the engine oil cooler and tested for a restriction, but it was free flowing. We found no reason for the excessi... Trouble codes: P2290 (IPR pressure low).
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