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1993 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1FAPP36U8P
Hello all. I'm a bit lost in this one and hoping for some Ford gurus out there to say ahaa! This car came in for a runs poorly and high idle (3000 rpm) condition. I found right off that it had a misfire and quickly narrowed it to a bad plug wire. However, I ne...
1995 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.9L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTEE14Y4S
Vehicle came in for state inspection. during the dyn run, melted the vmas hoses. failed for nox. replaced cat converters and o2 sensors, passed emmission test, however, still running lean. cats will start to glow after a while of driving. replaced the mass air... Trouble codes: 136 (No EGO HO2S-1 Switch - Lean Exhaust bank 2), 172 (EGO Not Switching Lean Exhaust - Bank 1)
2000 Ford Excursion Limited 6.8L No Start, Cuts out, Stall, theft light flashes VIN: 1FMNU43S2Y
OK ford techs I need help. This truck came into the shop with a no start complaint but of course the truck started just fine. I checked for codes, had the previous codes. I noticed after running truck for an hour, the truck would die but start back up. Finally... Trouble codes: B2103 (pats transceiver ckt fault), U1262 (slp data fault), J1850 (bus), P1100 (maf snsr intermittent)
2001 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.2L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24271
van was in a few months back for a maintenance and running rough,.then was a code P0303, cylinder 3 misfire,..had WDS on it with the octopus and watching ignition patterns,.3 and 4 were bad, replaced coil pack problem gone, replaced wires and plugs due to mile... Trouble codes: P0302
2003 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: IFAFP34PX3
installed new timing belt and tensioner... as spec- but the belt is still too loose and has to much slac too let it good back with cus..anyone ever have this prob
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.8L rf speed sensor VIN: 1FTSF21Y86
This truck came in with an c1145 rf speed sensor input fault. I have cleared the code and this one comes back in a block or 2. While driving it I watch the sensor on the scanner and I haven't seen it drop out. I don't want to throw a $215 sensor at It when I a...
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Electronic VIN: 1LNLM81W5V
Lincoln town car..Elect climate control. Orig problem: Blend door will not move from heat position. Checked power/grounds @ servo motor, ok. removed connections from climate control module and manually forced servo to move in both directions with no binding. A...

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1989 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTES14N0K
again thanks for all the help. Everybody had some good ideas. I had already check the computer for coolant damage when I removed it to hook up my brake out box. I took it apart just to make sure and found no edvidence of coolant on the circuit board. Went back...
1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L No Start, no injector pulse VIN: 1FTDF15Y7M
Replaced the ECM and fixed this truck. Took almost 6 days to get a new ECM! Thanks Lamar, Chris and Sandor! As Sandor and Raymond explained to me this system is not a sequetial injection meaning that half of the injectors fire at one time then the other half. ...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L rear brakes VIN: 2FMDA5145W
Thanks Rob ,the shoes were glazed.Installed new shoes.problem solved.Thanks to all for the help. AJS
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 4.6L timing chain guide VIN: 1FAFP46V8X
Well so far the quest for the cheap fix is unsuccessful. The owner being an engineer thought he could call ford and talk to one of their engineers about it. Yeah, right, good luck with that,,, Anyway thanks for the help I got and if anything changes I'll repos...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L losing coolant into oil VIN: 1FMPU18L9X
Well guys ,I now think I can give you the cause of this 5.4 Expedition coolant leak. It appears that a leak near the back of the right side of the engine caused a loss of coolant and WATER was used to refill(winter in Ohio)so the water froze in the passage ...
2002 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L temp gauge VIN: 1FTRX17292
Thank you to all you replied I took out thermostat flushed the block and the heater core with water hose it seems to have fixed the problem must of had restricted flow somewhere
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Power Locks VIN: 1FAFP53U22
OK Ive fixed it. The problem was 4 bad door lock actuators. I unpluged all of them and not one would would work on its own. They updated the design and a friend at the dealer said they have seen this before. Thanks for the help guys. I never seen 4 go at once ...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPV18L03
I SHOULD HAVE SPECIFIED THIS IS A COIL ON PLUG IGNITION. IM CALLING IT FIXED WITH A SET OF NEW SPARK PLUGS. RUNS WITH MORE POWER NOW, AND FUEL TRIMS HAVE SETTLED DOWN TO +/_ 5%. I STILL SUSPECT A WEAK COIL MAY SHOW UP IN THE FUTURE, BUT GETTING RID OF THE.090 ... Trouble codes: P0320 (p0354- ign failure cyl4), P0354 (ign failure cyl4), P0355 (icn failure 5), P0356 (ign failure 6), P0358 (ign gfailure 8).
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTRW07653
Thanks for all the replies. Checked everything that was suggested other than pulling valve covers off. We suspect cam timing to be the issue. Customer was not willing to allow any further inspection, rather he has taken his vehicle and will drive it as is. ... Trouble codes: P0175.
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