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2003 Ford Windstar SE 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA52493
Hi Guys, Looking for some help for this one, Have MIL light on with a PO171 and PO174 (lean condition bank 1 and 2) at first the O2 readings on both upstream sensors were around 80mv. I forced a rich condition and the sensors responded by going to 850mv. the v... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174
2005 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Alternator VIN: 1FMZU72E65
Replaced alternator about a month ago. Charging system was inoperative at that time. Was working until 2 days ago, when car was dropped of for no charging and check charging system in display. Battery was near dead and I charged battery and replaced alternator...
1994 Mercury Tracer 1.9L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: 3MARM10J4R
hi guys, i've got this little tracer here, when it's cold, the idle will surge up and down, like someone is pressing and releasing the gas quickly. once the engine warms up, it runs and idles great! no codes set, no vac. leaks. checked everthing i can and can'...

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1994 Lincoln Mark VIII 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V8R
hey guys, thanks for all suggestions and info. i finally nailed this thing. sometimes it's just simple maintainance. i flush the injectors and did an induction service and that took care of most of the problems. KOEO gave a 335 code for DPFE out of voltag... Trouble codes: 335 (egr sensor no voltage), 136 (left o2 sensor lean).
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.0L battery goes dead overnite VIN: 4M2Z466K53
Thanks to all who replied, Special thanks to "Mike from michigan" who took the time to send wiring diagrams and repair/part scans. Problem was Parasitic draw in the Cd section of the indash radio. Due to Cust $$$ issues and with Mike's help i was able to wir...
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