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1964 Ford Cobra replic 460CID Poor Fuel Economy,
Howdy to all , can you Denver techs who do perfomance give me a good jet and power valve baseline for your alttiude? The Cobra has a decent cam but not too wild, 2000 to 6000 rpm, have a choice of 2 carbs a double pumper 4779-2 or 3310-5 that got modified. We ...
1989 Ford E-350 Econoline Custom 7.3L Long crank VIN: 1FDKE37M4K
Greetings Ford Wizards. I have a 7.3 fuel oil furnace that is just kicking my butt. Customer just bought this ex U-haul van to use as a service vehicle and brought it in to us for a good look over and to see if we could make it start better. The "wait to start...
1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FMDU34X7R
vehicle came in had no power on accel and popping through intake and rough idle . check codes none check ignition pattern looks good . check fuel psi ok 35 . check cmp and ckp ok . visual check maf wire for debri ok then used modis to check maf signal ok . rep...
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.0L engine\pcv VIN: 1FAFP663XX
Customer just bought vehicle. Brought it in for illuminated mil(lean code). Located and repaired split pcv hose at intake. Still ran lean at idle. Found pcv was allowing too much air at idle. Replaced pcv with oe part. Fuel trims now fine. The problem is that ...
2000 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on, open loop VIN: 1FAFP55U3Y
vehicle runs rich with o2 sensors,all 4,hovering around .9v;with the computer in open loop.if a vacumn leak is created,o2 sensors become normal,computer goes to closed loop.map and mas sensors seem normal.we initially replaced the engine;it ran fine for 4 week...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start VIN: 2FMZA5148Y
Hello techs. Thanks to all who reply. I am truly stuck and naturally I don't want to ship to dealer. Customer said the vehicle died while coming to a rolling stop.she stated it started again immediatly. I drove the vehicle to verify complaint.No problems. ...
2003 Ford Focus ZX5 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on, engine performance VIN: 3FAFP37303
This 2003 Ford Focus came in originally with a hesitation and stumble. Original technician tore down the cylinder head and sent to a machine shop. There is no reason left by the previous technician on why the head came off the car. Recieved the cylinder head b... Trouble codes: P0750 (Shift Solenoid A Circuit Failure)
2004 Ford Thunderbird Pacific Coast Roadster 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP63A04
the customer brought this car after the dealer told him it would take 8 coils to fix i tested all coils and all seem to be firing ireplaced the plugs and boots at customer request i can feel the skip at about 1300 rpm and its steady im following the tree in mi... Trouble codes: 0353 (ignition coil c)
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L95
I have 2 trucks doing this! same make model and year these are E350 Cutaway cubes. The freeze frame data was Ign. timing advance 6 deg. Calc. load Value 85.9% Air flow rate MAF sensor 84.69 gm/s Engine Speed 2177 RPM Eng. Coolant Temp.194 degF Intake air temp ... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/ Performance)
1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1MEPM6246P
This 93 cougar belongs to a fellow tech at our shop. He takes very good care of his car. Runs great but gas mileage is about 14 mpg. We have a genesis scanner w/new updates. At idle, 192 deg ect. iat 145 deg. spark adv, 16 to 24 in open loop, closed 12 to 18. ...
2000 Mercury Mountaineer 5.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2ZU86P5Y
hello ford techs. this suv came in for over drive light flashing...while road testing engine started missing on cyl.8 found bad injector replaced with new one. cleared codes and test drove again this time eng. is missing on cyl.1 and 4 recheck everthing again.... Trouble codes: P0304 (missfire cylinder 4), P0301

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1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, no power VIN: 1FALP6530T
Flex plate had fractured and was jammed up at center hub. The ignition timing ended up around 20 degrees off. Thank you for all the help. especially those that said to hold crankshaft and observe Torque converter movement. That flex plate was jammed very t...
1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5249X
Thank you for the replies I pulled the plenum and sure enough every egr port but #4 was clogged I cleaned them and went ahead and replaced the gaskets and bolt insulators this seems to have taken care of the miss and the lean codes thanks again for all the hel...
1999 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMZU32EXX
We have identified the issue. We found the right side cam shaft is not in correct time any more. we recieved a reply from paul in tennessee about finding a consistant compression loss on one side of the engine. others talked about egr and maf issues, not relat...
2000 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Slave cylinder VIN: 1FAFP33P0Y
Sean from Quebec was correct. There is a fitting on the fluid line at the bellhousing that was cracked. I did replace the whole line from the firewall to the slave cylinder, only part I could get from ford. The metal part of the line was also rubbing on a ...
2001 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR14VX1
Sorry for the delay in the fix, just wanted to make sure. I disconnected the pcm and cleared the memory. I then took it for another drive cycle. The code cleared and I drove it home that night to make sure. I delivered the pickup and all is good. Thanks for th... Trouble codes: P1309.
1985 Lincoln Town Car 5.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1LNBP96F1F
well here's the scoop.had tried several scan tools and with all of them could not run koer test.with break out box hooked up tested all inputs and outputs when cold.all test good.warm vehicle up.test all pins again.all check good.except no voltage change in co...
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L pats VIN: 2MEFM75W73
This vehicle needed a PCM replacement. Since the car needed to be sent to the dealership for programming we wanted to be overly assured that it was what was needed. After all the replies were in and we still were directed to the PCM we had this replaced and pr...
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