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1976 Ford F600 390CID Pedal height VIN: F61DVB7515
Hi everyone. Thanks for any advice that you can give me! This truck is a single axle w/ one master cylinder onthe fire wall and one remote cylinder under the cab. This truck had leaky right rear wheel cylinders, I replaced them and went to manually bleed the s...
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....
1997 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP6249V
Hi guys, This one has me scratching my head. Customer concern is high idle. When the car is started, the idle is fine, but will slowly increase to about 12-1300 rpm. No codes. TPS voltage will start out at .45 volts koeo, and indicate closed throttle. The vo...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU32E0V
This truck came in for coolant leaking into oil pan. I first checked front cover gasket and front cover for cracks or porous casting. I found no evidence of a leak so after reading some posts and the cust stating that the water pump had sprung a leak and he ha...
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTNF21F8X
hello all , Im far from a Diesel Tech but the boss wants it fixed... i ran the functional test with the Solus(cylinder contribution test) test ran came back cylinder 5,7,8 i replaced those 3 injectors same problem misses bad redid the cylinder contribution tes... Trouble codes: P0275 (cylinder 5 contribution/balance fault), P0281 (cylinder 7 contribution/balance fault), P0284 (clyinder 8 contribution/balance fault)
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cuts out VIN: 1FTNX21L4Y
Code po340 cmp sensor -- lab scoped sensor at sensor and computer checks good the truck is cutting out between 1000 & 2000 rpm under accel only when warm it was intermitant but is getting more consistant. It acts like it is hitting the rev limiter I can get ... Trouble codes: P0340
2001 Ford Escape XLS 3.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMYUO4191
this car came in last week with missfire cyl no 1,it would only miss after it got hot and a test drive ,so i took a short cut and swapped coil paks to see if miss moved and it didn't so i replaced the injector ran it for hours ,test drove 3 times 6mi each time... Trouble codes: P0301
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58S72
i am really struggling on this one. the car runs out beautiful until you come to a light or stop or in park with a/c on. in park with no a/c car seems to have no miss. under a load it misses. thank you for your time and look forward to seeing some ideas. Trouble codes: P0302 (missfire on cylinder 2)
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)
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blower VIN: 1LNLM81W2T
i have a town car with automatic climate control.the a/c blower only runs in the high speed position. it acts like a bad blower resistor,but ford parts tells me there is no blower resistor. they say it is built into the dash control ,i guess part of the fan sp...
1992 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, no power VIN: 2MECM74W3N
customer reports problem came on suddenly. When accelerating engine falls flat, and starts missing and back firing. Under load it doesn't seem to matter how gentle you accelerate, but in the bay, if you open throttle slowly its ok, but if you stab throttle sam...
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Charging VIN: 2MEFM75W9X
i need help on this vehicle from a ford mercury buff--when its in park the voltage at the battery reads 14.1 volts-when u stick it in gear it drops to 13.5 v and steadily fades to 12.5 v--then the needle on the charge gauge goes down and worries the customer--...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1992 Ford Ranger STX 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FTCR15X6N
Well,we humbly have to admit defeat on this oval emblem nightmare..we appreciate all your replies..we checked out everything you guys suggested. As stated we read codes and none were present. Plugs and wires were new(50 mi.)and we did a compression test. We re...
1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25F5T
Thanks For The help, It was a bad idm module,replies were burnt up connectors at valvcovers,broke wires in harness,what I did was measure voltage out of The idm and found only 10 volts should be 115 dc.I removed The idm And got A whiff Of burnt computer so I ... Trouble codes: 1293 (Bank One Injector circuit open), 1294 (Bank two injector circuit open), 1298 (IDM failure).
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0L high fuel pressure VIN: 1FTZR15X2X
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU62E02
This vehicle is still having the problem with setting the MIL with DTC P0171. I have replaced the spark plugs, wires, fuel filter, MAF sensor, PCV valve, Intake gaskets. I have found no other vacuum leaks, fuel pressure and volume are where they should be. T... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean bank 1).
2003 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L engine VIN: IFTZR14V23
Thank you everyone for your help it was the motor mounts . Unknown to us the transmission was rebuilt recently and when the trans shop put the transmission back in the vehicle and jacked it up to put the crossmember back in they didnt notice that the engine ha...
2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4.2L Hesitation, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52235
thanks to all who responded. gerry, i did find that the air filter housing was not properly seated on the bottom which had to be allowing air to bypass the filter. i properly installed the filter cover. i did inspect the MAF sensor. i didnt find anything on th... Trouble codes: P0106, P1336, P2195, P2197.
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L ABS System VIN: 1FTSW21P35
First off thanks for the help. I found that after a couple of test drives I figured out how to duplicate this condition. I drove the truck down the nearby concrete interstate that's very bumpy. When I hit a good bump the ABS light would flicker and the Cruis...
2001 Mercury Sable LS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MEFM53U31
Thanks for all the great responses to my post. Unfortunately the vehicle has not returned. I will respond to those who helped out when/if I see this vehicle again!
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