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1996 Ford F-250 Special 5.8L Surge VIN: 2FTHF25H1T
I think I'm overlooking something so simple but what? This truck will surge when driving down the road it gets to be quite extreme(not like a miss) when you accelerate it will act like is going to stumble the more you put the pedal down the more it wants to fa...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L abs system VIN: 1FTZX1766W
hello and thanks in advance; this one is a problem child, i replaced the heater core today and once finished i had a abs light it goes through the bulb test, goes off and after about 10 seconds the light comes on, even before the truck is put in to gear my sna...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Steering VIN: 1FAFP58U5X
Hi techs: we are having problems with the power steering fluid pouring out of reservoir when engine is turned off. we've replaced the power steering pump and high pressure hose check valve in the steering rack with no luck. Has someone come across this before?...
2000 Ford Windstar 3.8L battery VIN: 2FMZA514X4
customer stated after driving vehicle battery does not recharge properly loses power has to return home and charge battery, van may at times operate fine for up to 2 weeks, then same problem reoccurs, upon first inspection this van ran so bad it could not be d...
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 5.4L Hesitation, Surge, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMNU41L4Y
Hi all - I'm running out of ideas with this one. Vehicle came in with loss of power complaint on heavy acceleration. (almost feels like a restricted exhaust system). Also complaint of excessive pinging on light acceleration. Had 2 lean running codes - P0171 & ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24L95
van came in with light on and code p0305.replaced plugs , boots and coil on cyl # 5.ran good when left.came back next day with same code and egr tube hose off.replaced hose and cleared code.came back next day with hose off again and codes p0305 and p0307.need ... Trouble codes: P0305 (miss cyl5), P0307 (miss cyl 7)
2005 Ford Freestyle SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZK01175
Hello, Thanks in advance for any help offered. This van has a duratec 3.0, very low miles and never been wrecked. the CEL is on with a bank two lean code and a b2S1 code. The waveform this O2 is producing is a little choppy but otherwise OK except for the fact... Trouble codes: P0174 (o2 b2s1)
1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Suspension VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
front air bags bottom out, compressor okay, relay okay, module does not ground dark blue/yellow wire for unknown reasons. We replaced the air suspension motor about 6 months ago, due to being weak and the relay was replaced due to burn out, replaced the left r...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L unknown VIN: 1M3M56M49N
in really stumped on this one, this vehicle had the head gaskets replaced, distributor was NOT removed, and after all was reassembled the engine ran fine, exept for a few normal minor adjustments.. Did not realize i had no vaccum till i was ready to road test ...
1992 Mercury Sable GS 3.8L No Vaccum VIN: 1M3M56M49N
in really stumped on this one, this vehicle had the head gaskets replaced, distributor was NOT removed, and after all was reassembled the engine ran fine, exept for a few normal minor adjustments.. Did not realize i had no vaccum till i was ready to road test ...
1998 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MEFM50U9W
Was towed in from another shop after used transimission was installed , never ran again . Had 6 used ecms on front seat. After we got a reman from ford with calibration code and vin . Crank engine no spark , three or four injector impulses then nothing until k...
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L radio VIN: 1ZWHT61L4X
when turn on headlights get whining noise from rear speakers. noise becomes louder as rpm range becomes higher and noise stops when headlights turned off.

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1965 Ford mustang 3.3L master cylinder VIN: 8T01T16017
I would like to thank each of you who replied. The information here is amazing. There were a lot of different warnings about this job, so the owner decided to go ahead with a power disc conversion kit. It was a peice of cake. Thanks again, you guys saved me a ...
1986 Ford Ranger 2.3L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTLRT4A8G
I tried solving this one and it bit me. I can't figure this one out for the life of me. The injector pulse with and frequency of the firing stays frozen whyle the hesitation occurs, Even as you depress the accelerator. MAP TPS are both showing a change but do...
1987 Ford E-150 Econoline Custom 5.0L fuel injectors VIN: 1FTDE15N7H
I ran out of time,the van belong to a charity and when they could not pay for any more testing,the placed an announcement in the local newspaper for donations,A local Dealership offer to pick up the van and fix it for free.I had a lot of confidence that I woul...
1998 Ford F-150 Lariat 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FTZX1768W
well it's fixed! thank you to all that replied. i tore the front of the motor back down to check the timing chains and what i found was that the chain had jumped time.i had replaced the right side tensioner and i didn't allow it to pump up to keep tension on t...
1999 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNE24L1X
WOW! Thank all of you for your responses!!! A lot of good suggestions given the little information you had from me. WAY too many hands in the cookie jar before it was turned over to me, but it's still a fix! Rick gets the gold star on this one. After re-checki...
2001 Ford Focus LX 2.0L high pressure VIN: 1FAFP33P81
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