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1998 Ford E-350 Econoline XL 6.8L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE37S9W
First post so bear with me please. Another Garage put an engine in this cube truck last year and it has never run since... Now I get in my bay and start from scratch. It only runs on 5 cylinders numbers 8 9 5 2 and 1 no matter what I do I cant get the other 5 ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L drive belt VIN: 1FTZR15V0X
Truck came in with squeaky belt. Put conditioner on belt and squeak was gone, so replaced belt. Still squeaking. So replaced idler pulley & tensionor pulley (they had movement in the bearing). Squeak gone at idle, but as sone as you give it throttle it squeaks...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNX20P64
Ok here we go, I really need some help here as I don't have much experience with these engines. This engine runs great for around 15 minutes then dies and won't re-start for around 20 to 30 minutes. The scanner pids are as the engine begins to die and stalls... Trouble codes: P2290
1996 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L brake pull VIN: 1MELMG245T
When ever the brakes are applied the steering wheel pulls to the left. After the brakes are released the steering wheel immidiately moves to right.The car drives fine all the time until the brakes are pressed. This only occurs when the brake pedal is depressed...

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2002 Ford Focus LX 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire
There were no airleaks or EGR issues evident, after removing the tank I found a large amount of water and sludge, the customer now states that it did just happen the day they filled the fuel tank. Ended up replacing fuel pump, fuel filter, flushed & cleaned th...
2002 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58S72
Hello all and thank you for all your help. The salt water test worked great. we found that the coil pack was arcing, it had a small crack the was very hard to see. so we replaced it and all is good now.. Thank you very much. Trouble codes: P0302 (missfire on cylinder 2).
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L abs module VIN: 1FAFP38322
thanks everyone for all of your help. especially brian from indianna. I did not realize that datastream stops during an abs event. after learning that I reinspected the sensors and found that the customer had damaged the right rear tone ring during his backyar...
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTNW21F42
sorry all this guy just bought another truck (must be nice!). Thanks to all, very good info. I was leaning towards battery alternator issues because the alternator was smokin hot when the valve covers were barely even warmed. Plus this would explain the recu... Trouble codes: P1000.
2002 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 6.8L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out
It is finally fixed,thanks for all the suggestions.After replacing the fuel regulator,checking voltage to pump when problem was happening(13 volts),and checking all lines for blockages.I pulled the pump out again and looked in the tank(looking for something ge...
2002 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L tailgate door lock VIN: 1FMZU72EX2
Hello everyone. Sorry it took a little too long to respond but I wanted to make sure that the car was fixed. Well... it turned out to be the infamous GEM, which Ford had it in stock, interestingly enough, when I disconnected one of the actuators from the la...
2004 Ford Focus SE 2.3L shuts off AC Compressor VIN: 1FAHP36Z24
Thank you all for your input, I decided to BG flush the system, remove, inspect & replace the thermostat & water pump, no visual damage, checked radiator flow w/ hoses off; good, found a small leak (crack) in the expansion tank during the BG(20psi)flush, repla...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WF0FAKEVIN
Well this morning I swapped a known good PCM into this veichle and the symptoms were exactly the same. Having had two cars in at work on the same day that had a bad fuel, I took a sample from this veichle found water also in the sample. Upon removing the tank ... Trouble codes: P0301 (missfire cyl 1), P0304 (missfire cyl 4).
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM82W1Y
Thanks for the replies. This one needed a pcm. I hooked up my labscope to both vpwr and control on the purge valve. During the road test I saw the pcm attempt to pull the control to ground but the best it could achieve was a 3 volt drop. Vpwr stayed steady at ... Trouble codes: P0443 (Purge control).
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L vents VIN: 1LNHM82W51
replace a new blower with another new blower from a different manufature and solved problem. thanks for the tips.
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