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1964 Ford Farlain 289CID Shift VIN: 4K42C12932
We rebuilt the transmission and carb tuned up the engine and now we only get one shift in drive this is an original green dot so drive should be next to first. We have conflicting information on how this transmission is supposed to work i have been told that w...
1995 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30G6S
Vehicle came in with a misfire/surge at around 40-45 mph when it warms up. The 172 code shows only under koer test. I did add a ground to pin 49 o2 ground at the pcm because the o2 voltage on my scoped stayed at 1.5 volts. And to let you know, the datastream a... Trouble codes: 512 (kam), 172 (o2 not switching)
1996 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L No Start
This vehicle came in complaining of a intermitin no start. Customer says that engine will crank but not start after driving a while and then letting it sit for for more than 15 minutes. I've drivin the vehicle extensively and ive duplicated problem once, and i...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTCR14A1V
Hello out there in Tech land! This one seemed easy enough with the codes it has. The upstream O2 is rich most of the time. It will start to switch when you drive down the road. I have good voltage and ground to the O2 heater, and when I ohm check the heater ... Trouble codes: P0135 (o2 heater malf. b1s1), P0141 (02 heater malf b1s2), P1132 (os insufficient switching b1s1), P1138 (o2 insufficient switching b1s1 koer), P1408 (egr flow out of range)
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP13PXW
This car is a nightmare, car in with a high idle after it warms up. Car had the same problem approx. 6 months ago, fix was a new iac. Car is back now with same problem, tried a new iac again ,but no change in problem. Seemed like a possible maf problem althoug... Trouble codes: P1506 (IAC overspeed condition)
2005 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L Hesitation, Stall, Water in fuel VIN: 1FTWX30P75
This truck is part of a fleet contract. I know little of these fuel systems. We have done what the manager of the fleet has told us to do . I can;t find a expanation on Mitchel .. The water in fuel light keeps coming on and the truck sputters only on a hard or...
2004 Lincoln LS 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S84
hello i have a 2004 lincoln Ls that intermittantly falls on its face, wont go over 25mph, and idles very rough. i have 3 codes p2100 p2107 and p2110. i am almost positive the problem is the tps on the throttle body. the reason that i think this during the even... Trouble codes: P2100, P2107, P2110

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1990 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L Misfire VIN: 1FMEU15N6L
thanks for all the helpful advice. the fix was definately the firing order. i was informed at the time i was replacing the cam, that since it would be the correct ratio for the bronco i should be able to set it for [...]. i was misinformed!! i followed your...
1993 Ford Taurus GL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5240P
Boy do I feel stupid. The problem was the canp hose under the left front of the radiator was split. After repairing the hose fuel trims are running +-0%. Thanks for the help.
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L brakes VIN: 2FMDA5140S
Thanks for the help. Most replies involved blocking off hoses to isolate faults, but this had already been done. Decision was made to replace the brake booster but before we replaced it I tried adjusting the pushrod at the master cylinder. This had very little...
1995 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTJW36F2S
Well, once again I have succedded in making a mountain out of a molehill!! I received 4 replies, 3 of which were on the money!! I was, indeed, merely melted wires in the passenger side valve cover gasket and the injector/glow plug harness inside. I replaced... Trouble codes: P1219 (cylinder identification low), P0267 (cyl 3 injector ckt. low), P0344.
1997 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L No Start VIN: 1FTHX25G9V
thanks to all after traceing wires and relays, could not find nothing wrong ,except the distbutor seem not to read right when cranking i started back over as if nonthing had been done replaced module,would not start,replaced distbutor it started so i t...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMRU16W01
Hey guys sorry for the delay in closing this. Had a vacation and car didnt come back right away. This is the most replies I've ever recieved, 42 in all. Almost all of you said most likely clogged passages in throttle body. This one wasnt too bad but removed an... Trouble codes: P0401 (insuffecient EGR flow).
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L battery light on dash VIN: 3FAFP11361
Retested and replaced the alternator, problem solved. Thanks, John.
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L noise in hub VIN: 1FTNX21L23
thank you for all your advice. i havent been able to get cust. back in yet. i still think the problem is in the hub. might try the warn aftermarket style hub. ill try to repost after get cust. in. thanks again
2003 Ford F-550 Super Duty Lariat 6.0L no power VIN: 1FDAF56P93
I replaced not cleaned turbo-charger & EGR valve, cleaned EGR ports (carefull not to dump to much cleaner) All parts are OEM, I also cleaned & tightened CAC connections. road test vehicle, all is good. Thanks to all who replied! Trouble codes: P132B (turbo/supercharger boost control A performance KOEO), P006A (MAP- volume / air flow correlation cont. memory), P0102, P0401, P132B (turbo/supercharger boost control A performance KOEO).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L door locks VIN: 1FTPW145X4
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Gauge Cluster VIN: 1FMDK01185
First of all thanks everyone for the help. I had the GEM module (SJB) reprogramed after replacement and all symptoms are gone now. Thanks Again Lester Suplee
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