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1991 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Surge VIN: 1FTEF14Y8M
(Bang Head Here) OK, I've checked and rechecked just about everything related to this problem. Truck runs like a scalded dog until you get up on the interstate and try to hold a steady cruse. For some reason it decides to drop out of closed loop and starts lea...
1994 Ford Escort LX 1.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FARP15J5R
Hello, thanks for any help in advance. I have this 94 ford escort LX in the shop. It has a very bad engine vibration at idle in gear only. The engine visibly shakes at idle, and that vibration is being transferred to the radiator core support. The customer's p...
1995 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FTEX15N85
truck came in with real bad idle and hesitation under load check fuel pressure find it very low (28-30)disconnecte vacum no change! installed new regulator, same prblem replaced rear tank pump, got 3 psi better pressure . there is only change over swit...
1996 Ford F-150 Special 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTEX14M2T
run codes on snap on scanner, found codes PO135 HO2S11 heater circuit fault, code po155 HO2S21 heater circuit fault, PO141 HO2S21 heater circuit fault, checked wire diagrams, found heated o2 sensor fuse under hood blown, replaced fuse cleared codes and road te... Trouble codes: P0135, P0155, P0141, P0155
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1137Y
This ones driving me nuts. The first thing I did was to CK ITAN for hints. We recked the timing belt (tiwce)It was off so we realgined the belt. Change the oil, Ck the Voltage come out Cam sensor at the PCM. Tried a new cam sensor (Ford) the codes back as soon... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L engine VIN: 1FMYU04151
Customer brings in vehicle. Loud repetative clicking/knocking noise coming from engine constantly. Used stethescope, Noise loudest from left cylinder head, back cylinder. Checked bulletins, found TSB #06-3-5. Removed valve cover, removed cam bearing caps and r...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L chime VIN: 1FAFP55U62
hi to all, having a problem with chime going off at random, doesn't matter if sitting still (engine running) or moving. no dash warning lights come on when this occurs. will chime 5 times, pause briefly, then repeat process for three cycles. happens at random,...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starter VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Intermittent No Crank, starter solenoid can be heard. After repeated tries it may start crank several times in a row and then no crank again. If it cranks it will start and run. Checked voltage drops from battery to starter at all points: 1.) post on starter t...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Hesitation, Surge, lack power VIN: 1FTSW31P93
Hi this unit came in with and intermittent coughing sound and lack of power the following repairs have been done by either me or ford the ecm has been reflashed with latest calibration this was before issue happened ford performed recal and i verified no later... Trouble codes: P1408
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTVX14594
vehicle came in for noise on start, found camshft phaser bad on right side. replaced both phasers and installed new timing chains. vehicle runs great cold and off idle, but will not idle in gear wants to run rough and stall. not had one of these in before and ...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L vehicle speed data VIN: 3FTNF20L14
I have a 2004 Ford F250 that the overdrive light flashes with in few minutes of starting vehicle at idle in park or any gear. As soon as this happens vehicle shift hard when driving. At first I had code for rear abs sensor and abs light and ses light on with o...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSW21PX5
Hello diesel techs, another great 6.0 issue: Truck came in originally with oil in coolant system. Had been running fine. Current customer with correct maintenance. Found that oil coolers fail & leak oil into coolant. Removed all upper engine as needed to acces... Trouble codes: P2284 (ICP sesor circuit range / performance)
2001 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L No Start, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM31W8Y
Greetings folks. Have this nice clean stinkin'lincoln that when driving intermittently illuminates the red brake (!) lamp, then the 'check trac' lamp, and finally thIe check engine lamp. It will buck very hard, like a torque converter chuggle, feels like the e... Trouble codes: P1260, P1285, U1009 (ABS mod- stardard comm protocol invalid missing torque c. data), U1027 (standard comm protocol missing engine rpm data)
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1ZWFT61L3Y
hello. This car is really strange. It was cut out and barely run in drive but does fine in park reverse neutral. we have replaced crank sensor and computer but still no change. I have tried to look misfire graph with IDS and it says cam and crank not synch. It... Trouble codes: P0320
2000 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1MEFM5353Y
we replaced the crank sensor and plugs now the car starts ,stumbles bad there are no code the mode 6 is $10-$26-$00 we do not know what the code is,tested the cam,maf egr,iac,every thing we could think of

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1990 Ford Escort LX 1.9L automatic seatbelts VIN: 1FAPP9597L
Thanks for all the good info but customer went cheap on me and declined any more repairs at this time and Thanks again for your time and help, Christopher
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTNF20L3X
Tech Mode 6, test 53 Modis showed components 1-10 fails. Component ID as #6 showed 225; all others showed 0. Snap-on tech line mentioned for Ford mode 6, test 53 is invalid information previous to 2003. I asked the tech line why then did #6 show 225 misfire...
1999 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Mechanical VIN: 1FTZX1728X
Thanks everyone. the blend door was broken right where the actuator goes in. ford calls it a "frame" pt #yl7z-19d963-ba. removed dash out of car then it was easy to access. thanks everyone.
2000 Ford Mustang 3.8L Engine VIN: 1FAFP4046Y
Well our initial hunch was the harmonic balancer. The engine mounts and trans mount were all good. The customer did not want to invest the 220 into a maybe situation so he is going to just deal with the situation until he is able to trade the car in on somethi...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge VIN: 1FTVX12514
Thanks for all the help. I replaced both cam phases and the spark plug and vehicle is running great now. Just to let everyone know Snap on has its own version of the OTC spark plug removal tool which is alot cheaper.
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