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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCF15N3H
HELLO FELLOW TECHS!!! this f-150 has been a pain. came in crank no start. replaced fuel pump(in tank and rail)(fuel regulator)module on distributor and ECM. adjusted timing. idles fine for a few minutes, then starts flooding, and running rough. replaced temp s...
1988 Ford F-250 Custom 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25M7J
Not much info to give here, since I know very little about diesals. This truck has been sitting a pretty good while, one the boys in the shop found it, gotta pretty good deal on it from a private owner. The story is it run outta fuel, got fuel in it and when i...
1995 Ford Contour GL 2.5L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FALP65L1S
hi guys thanks ahead for the help we have a contour with a 2.5l 24 valve duratec.problem with this car is at 3800 rpm this car will surge almost like rev limitter drop back to 3750car is fineonly trouble code was for egr pfe sensor. disconnected egr no differe...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Codes p0303, p1512 & p1513 Customer complained of car miss fire and check engine light came on. Car runs fine now, but noticed oil in air cleaner. Checked IMRC gromets, ok, both hold vacuum, and move freely when taken off idle and when moved by hand. Checked r... Trouble codes: P0303, P1512, P1513
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Starting VIN: 2FMZA5149X
vehicle came in on a hook no start. battery was dead put a charge on it and tried to start. no response. hooked up a mastertech and a brick got no response from pcm. checked all fuses and found a dusted dlc fuse (14) in underdash box. replaced fuse and got a r...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Battery VIN: 1FMZU72E82
Good afternoon to all and thanks in advance for your assistance.I have this 02 explorer that the battery keeps going dead (after a day in a half/ two days).I have charged the battery,checked the charging system that was ok at 14.53 volts.The battery after char...
2003 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L dome light VIN: 1FAFP53U73
This is something that does not happen all the time. what happens is the light in the dash that shows the door is open comes on and the dome light comes on and sometimes the door locks lock and unlock while you are driving the car down the road. Did get it to ...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZA54634
after replacing esm, i double checked for vac leaks and egr/esm leaking @vent hole on new vlave. my question is, is this a programed or alowable leak? or should i get another valve? i called dealer but could get a straight answer and part manufacture they were... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM87A31
Hello all. We have this 3.9 Lincoln here that broke the shoe off of the left aux. cam chain tentioner and sent the exh. cam 3 teeth out of time causing the engine to run on the right 4 cylenders. Pretty straight forward 'till we fixed the timing for the left ... Trouble codes: P0340

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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5140Y
Well I got this one fixed. I ordered a PCM and had it flashed per vehicle and installed it. After I put it in I had it towed to the ford dealer to have the PCM flashed so it would shake hands with the PATS. I went and picked it up this morning, scan tool in... Trouble codes: P0172 (Bank 1 Rich), P0175 (Bank 2 Rich).
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L air ride VIN: 1LNLM91V5P
thanks for the help. finally talked the boss into letting me replace the front air struts with customer ok, of course. now the car stays level. thanks for all your responses.
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W9Y
thanks everyone for your help customer was suppose to bring back for pcm replacment but has not yet. will let you know if he comes back in. thanks again Trouble codes: P0443, P0457.
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