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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR15X6N
ok hello everbody thanks in advance for any help provided don^T know where else to turn.first thing we did read codes none came up said system passed.next checked fuel pressure both running and not both in specs.drop down test for regulator and leaking injecto...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU62E02
This vehicle has come up from Florida, now it has an intermittant P0171. I have repaired all vacuum leaks (intake, egr, and pcv valve). The o2 sensors were replaced because of faulty heaters. MAF was missing the resistor when we first received this exploder. I... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1)
2003 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Unknown VIN: 1FTRW08L53
i have a customer that has a clunk while transmission downshift or you gun it hard from a stop and let off. i have read the tsb about greaseing the slip yoke and another shop has already did that and there is no change. we have overhauled the transission of a ...
2003 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Stall, START/DIE VIN: 2FAFP71W43
vehicle intermittently will start/die after a hot soak of 30-45 minutes.(takes 45 minutes to an hour of operation under heavy load to get it to a point where it will act up after an additional 30-45 minute hot soak, & then will only act up for 2-3 starts..very...
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L air bag VIN: 2FAFP71W25
air bag light flashes code 81 scan tool reading code b2293.possible causes faulty clock spring , drivers air bag module, faulty restraints control module. our air bag simulators do not work with this vehicle. this police car application.
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Steering Hoses VIN: 1LNCNNAVI2
Hello everyone. The steering rack is leaking at the connections for the steering lines. We removed & inspected the lines for wear & they looked good. Now these line ends are made up like Ford A/C lines where the seals are recessed into the line but without the...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Cuts out, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S94
Car came in with a missfire .Wrench light would come on and car would not accelarate.Had code P0306 replaced spark plugs and #6 coil.This seems to have taken care of miss but intermittantly wrench light comes on and wont accelarate still.Has codes P2107-TAC pr... Trouble codes: P2107 (TAC Microprocessor), P2110

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1987 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCF15N3H
A RUBBER BAND COULD HAVE DONE A BETTER JOB AS A TIMING CHAIN THAN THE WORE OUT, SLACK, STRETCHED CHAIN THAT WAS IN THIS TRUCK!!! thanks to everyone that took the time to respond to my request. just cranked her up about 5 minutes ago. idled like a charm and rev...
1990 Ford F-250 Custom 4.9L fast idle VIN: 1FTHF25Y7L
I have tryed all of the suggestions , they were grate , the one that fixed the problem was smoking the engine.I have never did that before but will do that more in the future.I am old school with the spaying tests , but it opened my eyes when I found it was ... Trouble codes: 23 (tps out of range).
1993 Ford Tempo GL 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, high idle VIN: 1FAPP36U8P
Thank you very much to all who helped. Despite powers and grounds appearing ok at the TPS I decided to remove and clean both ground connections at the radiator support. Several long road tests and a couple of weeks in the hands of the customer with no more pro...
1998 Ford Escort ZX2 Hot Coupe 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 3FAKP1130W
Thanks to all; I got a number of very quick replies. Almost everyone was of the same opinion, that the information indicates that this is an interference engine. But almost everyone had replaced a few without valve damage, as was the case with this one. The p...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMDA5148W
Thanks for all the replies, I had talked with the customer about needing more diagnostic time but they declined to have any further testing, I have a hunch that this van was going to need PCM replaced or wiring issue, due to the difference in voltages between... Trouble codes: P0303, P1512, P1513.
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW20F1X
Sorry, I forgot to close with a fix. What had happen was, with the four cam sensor we replaced, three before me. I had found out that we had never replaced it with a ford sensor. With that I went out and bought my own Ford cam and put it on. Guess what. It fix... Trouble codes: P0344.
2001 Ford Windstar SE Sport 3.8L electric rear windows VIN: 2FMZA57451
thank's everybody for you'r help and advice.the motors where bad just replaced them with new units from the ford dealer.thanks again jim
2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Oil Pan VIN: 1FTNX21F71
Many thanks to the 10 responders who have travelled down the same road. Pulled the front end off, popped the turbo out for clearance ( damn wiper cowl ) and yanked 'er like a loose tooth. Hope you all have a great Memorial Day weekend ! Carl
2003 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP55U83
The vehicle was fixed by replacing the fuel pump. Thanks all. Trouble codes: P0191, P1233.
1999 Mercury Mystique LS 2.5L No Start VIN: 1MEFM66L1X
thanks to all who replied,sorry it took so long but the customer insisted on finding a used pcm and now the vehicle has spark.
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