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1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTCR10U6N
Hi guys, got this 92 Ranger 3.0l, giving me a tough time, came in for a surge at idle when started up cold or slightly warm, will start and idle good when warmed up and runs fine down the road. The idle will surge from 500 to 1300 rpm's when started, after abo... Trouble codes: 124 (tp higher than expected)
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L blows out egr valve VIN: 1FMYU04101
vehicle came in with complaint of losing power and cutting off and a hissing sound i found the egr valve to be blown out on one side(piece of valve missing) did exhaust check and found front converter/manifold came apart and stopped up exhaust replaced front m...
2002 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP38322
hey all. focus running rich. baro at 30.5. fuel trim long is -22% short trim is -1.4%, o2#1 show normal, o2#2 shows rich .92volt, air intake 77^ coolant temp 223^ air flow is normal fuel rail pressure is 41lbs. any suggestions would be very helpfull. also has ...
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.4L Stall VIN: 1FTSX21R48
First time posting,thanks to all who would take the time for some insight on this. This is for all the Ford diesel techs.This is a family members truck.They have had this to the dealer 8 times and can't fix it. The problem is every time he takes the truck out ...
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L wipers VIN: 1LNLM81W2T
96 town car has a problem with the intermittent wipers.they work fine on the low and high positions with no delay.in the delay mode, they only work in the upper two positions(least amount of delay).any other position in delay mode(longer delay),they don't work...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
Fix/Summary Answers
1993 Ford E-250 Econoline 4.9L No Start VIN: 1GH9573FP3
Well guys, thanks for all the help this was my first time using the help request and i'm amazed with all of the responces and how fast i started recieving messages. I startd going through the ropes using the proper diagnostict equipment and i apparently didn't...
1996 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L Stall, engine shutdown VIN: 2FMDA514XT
thanks for the replies...the fuel filter was clogged...kudos to robert...fuel pump was ok but the fuel filter was full...retestedm after changing the fuel filter and no stall.
1998 Ford Escort SE 2.0L Hesitation, Stall VIN: 1FAFP13P2W
well it was related to the heater core fix. I found green alien slime in the white bulkhead connector under the heater box. There must have been some coolant entry here. cleaned up this connector, which was effecting about 5 terminals and the car ran great...f...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L transfer case VIN: 1FTZR15V9X
Well I have not fixed this as the customer declined repairs and was content with 2WD and 4H. From what most said the shift motors and contact switch plates are "unreliable" and thats where I would have liked to start by replacing it - One tech said thet the ...
2004 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Surge VIN: 1FTDW12564
i replace vct fix the problem vehicle running smooth and no more knocking customer happy thank you . you guy are great
2005 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP53U95
Thanks for the responses. Apparently fuel tank pressure sensor offset is just a different term for fuel tank pressure sensor value. Mine was out of range and fixed (no change with pressure or vacuum). New sensor assy. took care of it. Thanks again, Trouble codes: P0451 (EVAP system pressure sensor range/performance).
1997 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L speedometer VIN: 1LNLM81W3V
Replaced new vss and added piggyback ground at sensor, seemed to clean up waveform at slow speeds. Have'nt heard back from customer so we are calling it cured.
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L no temp control VIN: 2FAFP74W3W
Apparently the actuator did fix the vehicle. I left it over the weekend,started it Monday and it worked fine. Thank you for the tip on accessing the diagnostics on the control panel. p.s. If anyone has a tip on replacing the actuator,PLEASE e-me!!! my hands ...
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