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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L hard start VIN: 1FTCR10A3M
having trouble when starting this truck cold it has no idle flair up you have to hold the gas open to keep it running iac shows 53% on scanner but nothing on truck i also smoked this truck to make sure no vac leaks nothing...i scanned the coolant and air temp ... Trouble codes: 41 (ego not switching)
1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, VIN: 1FALP6246R
Just putting this out there to see if anyone has come across something like this. Customer states engine runs rough in A.M. at start up then goes away. Then after driving it for a while and letting sit, when they go to restart it runs rough. It acts like a hea...
1995 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L no communication VIN: 1FMDU34X1S
Hello all! My name is Tom and I'm really pulling my hair out on this one. My partner (George) tried getting codes and checking data. He could get codes, but could not get data. This vehicle has both an OBDII connection and the typical Ford connector under hood... Trouble codes: 637 (Oil Temp Signal High/Open), 327 (EGR EVP Signal Too Low), 641 (Shift Solenoid 3), 639 (No Transmission Speed Sensor)
2000 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP34PXY
We have this focus here with a blown (I mean pistons sideways in cylinder} motor. I can get an Escort motor SOHC for a reasonable price. Any problems using that in a focus? Will any 2.0 "P" motor work if I swap intakes etc? Thanks for the help.
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1131Y
this vehicle came in with a broken timing belt tensioner. I have replaced the timing belt and the tensioner,using the special tools required except the peg. I could not get to the hole because of the converter being in the way. I've checked the timing several ...
2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP36331
replaced egr sensor, solinoid and egr valve.Cleaned egr tube and ports to sensor with wire and solvent,checked all vacuum tubing in system for leaks or blockage.When car is at idle and i ground egr sensor sensor pulls in and stalls car. how do i test to see if... Trouble codes: P0401
2002 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L unwanted downshift VIN: 1FMZU73E02
Hello, folks. This Explorer works fine almost always! Trans shifts all feel fine and normal and the truck has no codes. Every once in awhile (perhaps once or twice every 80K or so) it will downshift while @ steady cruise. @ 100km per hour, RPM's will go up to ...
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start VIN: 1FTSW3IFX2
Had this diesel towed in after stalling on hiway with a no start,owner worked on it himself for 2 weeks then brought it in,i checked codes and camsensor kept coming up,replaced sensor, code was gone, still no start.checked glow plug systemand all is operating ... Trouble codes: P0344
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L cruise controll VIN: 1FDXE45S53
truck came in servoe broke off fender replaced servo did not work ran flow chart results pointed to servo or pcm ohm pcm checked ok tried neww clock spring and switches
2003 Ford E-350 Club Wagon XL 6.8L Electronic VIN: 1FBSS31S83
Hi. Techs. I need help. This van with 4R100 transmission has very rough shifting from 1st to 2nd gear, sometimes at 40mph. There is a DTC P782 '2-3 shift error' code. The a/t fluid is not burnt. No abnormal data readings I can see. I am suspecting shift soleno...
2003 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, stumble at idle VIN: 1FMPU16193
Need help bad. I have been working on this expedition for a week now. No codes or pending codes. Vehicle stumbles at idle and under load like a missfire but not able to find missfire. Unplugged each coil at a time and missfire worse same with injectors unplugg...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L noise VIN: 1FTSF20P55
Hello, I have an f-250 that has a small moan on decell. I think it may just be the vanes in the turbo comming back to home. This happens after you get onto the boost and let off. Does anyone have any documentaion on this on that will say that this is a normal...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L loss of fuel press VIN: 1FDWF37P44
vehicle needs current reflash, advised customer. checked fuel pressure while driving after injector replacement found erratic pressure, replaced fuel pump, and filters, also cleaned and replaced fuel pressure regulator. Now it has a pressure drop under heavy l...
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FTNW21P34
Hi Ford Guru's, We have this truck and we are not all that familiar with, it smokes bad and is miss firing and surging under load and pinging. We found this bulletin about fuel injectors and it said something about running the fuel low could cause it. The cust...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTSW20505
Hello and thanks again for any help. Three shops have worked on this one already and now its my turn. 2005 ford f250 5.4 gas engine. Runs extremly bad at idle, I have codes for missfires on cylinders 3,4,7,and 8. It also is running lean on both banks. I have c... Trouble codes: 0303 (missfire cyl 3), 0304 (missfire cyl 4), 0307 (missfire cyl 7), 0308 (missfire cyl 8), 0171 (bank one too lean), 0174 (bank two too lean)
2003 Lincoln Town Car Executive 4.6L Starter VIN: 1LNHM81W33
Vehicle came in cranking but it would not start. It had a code p1237 fuel pump secondary fault. Dg and determined it needed a fuel pump driver module. Replaced module and now the vehicle will not crank. Unhooked every thing and it acts the same. No sure what h...
1994 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L Surge VIN: 4M2DV11W2R
Used car dealer brought us this villager. Will not rev above 2000 rpms while driving. Acts like a rev limiter, every thing checked perfect here and at the Ford dealer. I have spark jumping on no. 5 cyl. replacing cap rotor and wires. Just wondering if this wil...
2001 Mercury Cougar 2.5L brakes VIN: 1ZWFT61L4Y
Hello to all, thanks for reading. This car brakes quite well at lower speeds, infact quite touchy. Once you reach 50 MPH and up, it requires heavy braking effort on the pedal with very poor performance on the actual braking of the vehicle. It does not lock up...
2004 Mercury Monterey 4.2L Misfire VIN: 2MRDA20224
Good Morning, this one has me puzzled. car came in 2 months ago for a misfire in #2 cylinder. we don't have an adequate ignition scope but it was obviously an ignition miss that was easily reproduced under load. we replaced plugs and wire set with Motorcraft p... Trouble codes: P0171

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1996 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTJW36F6T
I replaced all 4 glow plugs on that bank and had a hell of a time getting two of them out. Patience, spray lube and working them back and forth over and over paid off. The gasket electrical connectors inside were even worse than outside. After harnesses, harne... Trouble codes: P0236 (MAP sensor circuit performance), P0279 (Inj 7 circ low), P0263 (1 contribution problem), P0269 (3 contribution problem), P0275 (5 contribution problem), P0281 (7 contribution problem).
1997 Ford Escort LX 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP13P9V
removed tube to clean.not real dirty,but now dpfe climes to 3.70 volts.customer drove car for a week or so,no light on.thanx again for the replies. Trouble codes: P0401 (insufficient egr).
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L engine VIN: 1FMDU32E0V
Its Fixed!!! This truck really took me to the edge of my sanity. I made up my mind that I was going to fix it and want to say thanks for the helpful replies. First I will have to say that there is a lot of infomation that is missing in [...]. Don't get ...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14C6X
wel, stuff happens when you get stupid and forget the basics. this one is fixed. just for grins, i scoped out the ect, and whataya know way out of range. replace with oem part and all is well. thanks to all who replied.
2001 Ford motorhome 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAD739350
sorry for the delay. This one had to go to the dealer. Just heard back today that they had to put in some kind of grounding harness as per a tsb. I couldnt find a tsb in all data on this but i would like to know if it is valid. Thanks everyone for the inpu... Trouble codes: P0722, P0720, P0503.
2002 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XL 4.0L abs VIN: 1FMZU67E92
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDSE35L95
Thanks to all for info. Will check tank for plastic degrading and possible fuel pump at a future date! The branch manager of this fleet wants to keep truck on the road at this time! Until the truck quits running or fails an emission test no further info. I... Trouble codes: P0191 (Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/ Performance).
2007 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L unknow VIN: 1ZVHT82H97
Because this 2007 Shelby GT has aftermarket equipment including modifications on the PCM, this vehicle's PCM has to be reprogrammed by the aftermarket company. IDS does not have the capability to reprogram the PCM on this vehicle That is the answer I got fro...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L blower VIN: 1LNLM81W2T
thanks to all who responded.the blower motor control module is under the hood on the evaporator housing. the new module comes with a updated harness plug that needs to be spliced in. looks a little tricky to change the module ,but finding it was half the battl...
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