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1992 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMDU34X5M
vehicle runs rouph at idle, like a miss fire but it smoothes out at acceleration. I found # 5 cilinder is dead, checked and has good spark, compression, and the injector is pulsing normaly. I dont know if the injector is clogged or not though. I checked the in... Trouble codes: 411 (rpm out of spec-normal curb idle)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L steering to easy VIN: 1FDSF35P23
Power steering started to become way to easy to turn about 2 weeks ago, and as a result the power steering pump seal began to leak. I replaced the pump and the result is still the same steer's way to easy, one finger operation. I am afraid the new pump will fa...
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Engine Noise VIN: 1FTPW14565
Thanks in advance for any help. This pickup emits a sound like a diesel engine when running with no set pattern as to when the noise wiil occur. One time you start it, it is noisy, the next time it is quiet. My tech service helped me diagnose it as the variabl...
1999 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L abs VIN: 1LNHM82W4X
Customer stated engine loses power, I drove vehicle and can verify concern by driving it on to freeway on ramps, speeds of about 40 MPH, long sweeping LEFT TURNS ONLY, TRAC ACTIVE message comes on, ABS wheel speed sensor pids freeze at about 40 MPH, although t...
2004 Lincoln Aviator 4.6L Dash Warning Display VIN: 5LMEU88H34
Thanks to all in advance. Tire Pressure Sensor Malfunction illuminates when starting and when driving. tested all sensors found one dead and replaced, energized all with snap-on tool and scanned module to see if it could see them all and it does. Warning still...
1996 Mercury Mystique GS 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM6531T
Customer called me because of CEL. He started "repairs" himself by reading codes with a pocket code reader. Original codes were P0401 and P0171. Customer replaced DPFE sensor to repair P0401 and replaced O2 sensor to repair P0171. Of course the O2 sensor wa... Trouble codes: P0171 (O2 sensor Bank indicating lean)

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1999 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L front auto hubs engagement/disengagement VIN: 1FTWW33F5X
Hi and thanks to all the tecs who replied to this Ford problem. Brian from Main hit this on the head. Didn't find alot of information on these hubs in Mithcell or Alldata. Did find the TSB for drilling a 5/8" hole in end of axle. Brian explained that these aut...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L engine VIN: 1FTNF21L72
installed new pcv valve and owner is driving truck to verfify fix thanks for the input on this repair mark
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21P94
its fixed...the aftermaket programmer harness connector @ the engine harness was full of water...i installed the orginal cam and crank sensors and i did confirm they were bad...so lesson learned dont pressure was wiring harnesses...thanks rick...i just read ur... Trouble codes: P0620 (gen. con. circuit), P0623 (gen lamp cont.), P1148 (gen 2 circuit), P2614 (cam signal open), P2617 (crank signal open).
1996 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Surge VIN: BVMRWEAPOJ
vacum line split coming off intake thanks guys for the help
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