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1996 Ford F-150 Special 4.9L Excessive Emissions, Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: Y7TLA99279
help first time asking' have vehicle that will drive normally for days,then will idle properly but boggs down like bad cats.Fuel pressure good,have codes for everything from coolant temp to misfires, shut car off restart check engine lite off vehicle runs fine...
1997 Ford F-250 7.5L transmission VIN: IFTHX26GOV
Ford F250 HD 4x4.460 engine,Auto trans.When pushing over drive button to take trans out of over drive kills engine When coming to a stop or low speeds.If button is in or over drive on,Transmissin works fine.This truck is used to pull heavy loads /Farm truck.No...
1999 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U1X
got a real problem cannot get rid of code p1309 - tried all service manual steps and still get light replaced pcm and cam sensor happens after 2nd trip Trouble codes: 91309 (misfire monitor)
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTRX17L3Y
Found cyl 8 misfire. checked coil, ok. Removed coil, found cyl 8 plug hole filled with oil all the way up to the top of the spark plug. I am trying to figure out how the oil got there. I have heard valve cover suggestions, but it isn't leaking. Pulled another ... Trouble codes: P0308 (cly 8 misfire)
2006 Ford Escape Hybrid 2.3L drivers door lock VIN: 1FMYU96H16
Left lights on battery ran completely down. Recharge battery, now drivers door lock will not open with remote. All other locks operate normally.
2008 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L Lighting VIN: 2FAHP71V88
This Crown Vic is a police car. They want to turn off or disable the daytime running lights. The daytime running lights come on when the vehicle is put in drive. Does anyone know of a way to do this?
2001 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: A61Y670493
car idles like a drag car.code po304 stored replace 4 coils on bank 1 compression on #4 cylinder is 160psi.spark plug was in gap & looked to be burning normal.sent injectors out to be tested & all is well.replaced maf.engine above idle runs smoothly with tons ... Trouble codes: P0304, P0174
1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5L lights/inst. lights VIN: 1ZWFT61L8X
customer complains about all lights flickering and instument lights also. seems to be charging ok and has good battery, seems to have good power and ground to engine and frame? Help would be apprectiated.
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery goes dead overnite VIN: 4M2Z466K53
Hey there Ford/Merc Lady and Gent experts. Got one for you. New Battery (Second one) will drop from 12.6 to 9.1 V overnite about once every 3 or 4 days. Most of the time draw will drop to 50 mill-amps or less in 1 hour. Some times hangs at 1400 MA draw for 10-...

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1975 Ford Bronco Custom 5.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FABP12QX1
I was going to replace the resistor wire and of course after 33 years you can imagine the condition of the wiring. It has a new module-about a year old. The module's run circuit also is resisted-anyway I found after removing all the tape and crud was that the ...
1998 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: IGA14R5T71
Thanks alot for all the help.The customer on this car declined repair. The next day after I posted this I had another car with this same system so i was able to check one that was working right and found that those that said replace the ECM were right. Trouble codes: P0443 (Evap canister vent valve fault).
1998 Ford Contour SE 2.5L Transmission Fluid pours over from dip stick tube VIN: 1FALP67L6W
Thanks to all and your patience.This vehicle is fix. I found short in the lock actuator at truck. Replace with the new one and a customer is very happy :)
2001 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L 1-2 shift VIN: 1FDAW57F81
Sorry for the delay in posting the fix but it finally got fixed yesterday. Thanks for the responses. I checked the MLP sensor and it was reading accurately, I checked the Accumulator body valves and they were okay. I drove it with a pressure gauge on the line ...
2002 Ford Explorer Postal 4.0L crankshaft VIN: 1FMZU62E42
Customer can't afford new/used engine at this time. I would have liked to removed the engine and determine where the water came from. Did see somewhere in the archives that someone else had water, and a bent rod on the same cyl/eng explorer. I suspect that's n...
2004 Ford E-450 Super Duty 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45M54
Well, this one is STILL at the dealer. They can't seem to duplicate the complaint. It had to go there since it was under warranty. The three replys I recieved were helpful. I tend to agree with them as these engines are known for leaky intake manifold seals an... Trouble codes: P2195 (B1S1 Signal Biased/Stuck Lean).
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1LNHM87A6Y
thanks to all the people that reply to me found the problem and Larry from Texas was right. it was the coils making the misfire replaced all 8 coils and car is runing just fine. thank you all for helping me with this problem.
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L 3rd. shift VIN: 1LNHM86S21
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L kills battery in a week VIN: 5LMFU28R64
Thanks everybody, we found that the aftermarket alarm system installed on this vehicle would intermittenetly drain the battery down. We've installed many of them and they rarely give problems like this. Probably a bad module.
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