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1991 Ford Mustang LX 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FACP40M1M
Randomly engine will start and idle. When acclerating there is no power, sometimes stalls. Then may recover and drive fine for 2 days and then start all over again. Mass air flow meter and barometric sensor were replaced. No codes present. Fuel pressure is goo...
1994 Ford Ranger XL 2.3L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 4F4CR12A1R
This 2.3L Ranger has a tip in hesitation worse when cold, to the point that the engine will stall when throttle is slightly depressed. When stall occurs the only way to restart is to hold WOT until it kicks over than completely release throttle and will start....
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L abs VIN: 1FDKF38F9S
Hello fellow techs! This is my shop truck. It is an old town highway dept. truck. 4x4. Rwabs. Abs code 9 Pcm code p0500. OD light is flashing. It shifts late and hard and the speedo does not work. We put a sensor in the rear differential because thats wh...
2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
1.8L Zetec DOHC, Manual. Veichle came in missfiring at idle only when cold, another tech put plugs in. Thought it was fixed because it had warmed up, then I checked it, was missfiring again once cooled down. No DTC's, on the IDS in powerbalance the missfire w...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L evaporator VIN: 1FTVWV33P9
costumer came in stated a/c not working hooked up a/c machine - found pressures very high evacuate & recharge system with correct amount of 134a pressures still went very high - found very little air being pulled through the condenser checked fan clutch opp. c...
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: IFTZR14V23
hello thank you in advance for any help or ideas. We have a fleet service ranger that is used by a heating an A/C company. This truck has a vibration that you can feel in the seat, it feels like it has solid motor mounts. The engine runs perfect with no misfir...
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTWW33P83
we have this lovely f350 6.0 that will start cold but not hot, from what we believe to be a leak in the high pressure oil system, with valve covers off and cranking we saw some leakage around 1 of the injector connectors (but not a gusher), ive read many repli...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WF0FAKEVIN
Note veichle only has 9,000Km's on the clock. Customer reported engine lacks power and missfires. Found code for missfire cyl 4. Drove veichle found missfire evident on medium accel when hot or cold. Cleared code, swapped coil #4 with coil #1 and spark plug #... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cyl 1), P0304 (missfire cyl 4)
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W1Y
I have been chasing this light for a couple months. It used to be very intermittent. Now it will set this code every time I perform a drive cycle. I had replaced the purge valve a few months ago. When I check it it has the same resistence as two others that I ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge control)
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L electrical connector VIN: 4M2DU86K83
We have another shop installing a jasper trans. into this truck for us. The plug that goes into the left side of the trans. to the valve boby has frozen it's self into the trans. They have pretty much torn it up trying to get it out.We have called Ford and som...

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1994 Ford F Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Cuts out VIN: 1FDLF47M7R
Thanks everyone. This is a DI (non-turbo) engine. Sorry. This caused some confusion in the responses. The problem was the switching valve for the front and rear tanks. It worked fine when it was running off of the rear tank but when you switched to the front t...
2004 Ford Freestar SES 3.9L TCC Operation VIN: 2FMZA57694
I'm closing this with a fix because as of right now everything is working fine. We installed another trans yesterday. We never did find out why the tcc shuddered only when reapplied after the computer called for it. (Desired) Jasper wanted the trans back an...
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