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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L Surge
Hey everyone, This veichle is on dual fuel, Petrol and LPG. The veichle has a surge/buck on accell, decel cruise and is also low on power on both petrol and lpg. But the car will idle perfectly and start really easy. I have tried the common causes found on iat...
1996 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L O/D light blink @ warm up VIN: 1FTCR10A8T
Howdy everyone. I'm Clay down here in hot Louisiana with a troubled Ford Ranger. Our customer came in just under 1,000 miles ago for his transmission fluid service. Since he comes to use every 30,000 miles religiously, we had no worries flushing fluid on a pic...
1998 Ford Explorer Sport 4.0L Multiple codes VIN: 1FMYU22E0W
Hello everyone and thanks for the help. I have this explorer in doing all sorts of "unshifty" things and the light on. Has codes 1747, 0743, 0750, 0755, 0760, 0765, 1451, 0135, 0155, 1409. The bulk of these are the shift solenoid codes and O2 sensor heater cod...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34F93
Good morning. Vehicle originally was brought in 1000 miles ago with a stall no start complaint. I found codes P1316 and P1293 with right bank injectors not firing upon buzz test. I removed valve cover to inspect harness but found no issues as continuity from H... Trouble codes: P1316 (idm fault codes detected), P1292 (high side 2 left short to grd. or b), P1293 (high side open right group)
2003 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZR45E63
I have 2 codes in this one. Lean bank 1 lean bank 2,fuel pressure and flow are good. No vacuum leaks found, intake plenum gaskets have been replaced. No egr to screw up. Long term fuel trim is 25% on both banks. At idle the short term fuel trim runs up to 18% ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
1995 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L radio VIN: 1LNLM81W6S
when the vehicle is shut off the radio sometimes will not turn off after opening drivers door. also sometimes when it just sets after turning off and the radio goes off when opening drivers door. The radio will then come back on at times and stay on with nothi...

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1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.8L timing chain VIN: 1FMEU15H2S
Thanks for all of the responses, as there seems to be no real consenses, so I removed the timing cover and found a double roller chain and gear, factory in this case, there was no real problem to start with except the customer wanted to insur no pending proble...
1999 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 5.4L Electronic VIN: 1FTSS35L7X
I got several replies on this one. Most replies stated that the customer overheated the trans which caused the front seal to fail. Vehicle came back and I test drove the vehicle. I was unable to notice any slipping in any of the gears. With the scanner I was a...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Starter VIN: 1FTNX21FX2
Many thanks to Chris of Alberta. A New OE Starter from Ford was the fix. The same test with the OE starter on the ground proved that the OE Starter had more kick out strength on the starter gear. The starter was quite a bit more money but well worth it. I was ...
2004 Ford Freestar 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FTZA54634
Thank you,for your help everyone.I did replace the MAF sensor first but not much differance. so I went after the vacumn leaks. Intake manifold (for leak @ IMCR bearing) and of course intake gaskets as well,not much proof of gasket failure. LTFT alot better +2 ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean).
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