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1989 Ford LTD Crown Victoria LX 5.0L Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 2FABP74F6K
Car will start and idle decent.If you gradually open throttle it responds ok.If you open it up fast,it will die out and stall if throttle not released.Under a load it does the same thing.Can hardly drive.Thought about restricted exhaust,disconnected,same thing...
1997 Ford Ranger Splash 2.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14A8V
After a week I need some help. History, I did a timing belt about a year ago, he said it has been not quite right since. Checked marks through holes in covers, they line up. Replaced battery and alternator about 2 weeks ago. He said it seems worse and has stal...
1997 Ford F-250 Lariat 5.4L all gauges VIN: 1FTFF28L9V
truck brought in no start, found fuel pump faulty. While in they said the gauges quit working about a year ago. Checked all fuses relating to instrument cluster-all fuses good and have power through them. checked for broken or corroded wires-none found. Pulled...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Lighting VIN: 2FMZA5145Y
hi guys iam going crazy. most of the time when this van is cold , & you open the drivers door the head lights & or the parking ligths will flicker , when useing the turn sgs they sometimes both flash , the clock flickers , the chime goes of intermently & the r...
2000 Ford Contour SE 2.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66Z3Y
I am at my wits end here, the only thing i have not checked is the ground, that i cant find in the trunk area that ground the driver for the fuel pump, does any body know were this is, i dont think its a ground problem any way because i suuplied my own ground ... Trouble codes: P0190, P0303, U1262
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L cruse control VIN: 1FTPW145X4
cruse worked one time very hard to set would not hold. at times you can make the cruse light flash but not stay on. the brake switch is under dash not at the master cyl that ford as had trouble with. what have i missed?
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L NO Acceleration VIN: 1FDSS34P35
THe wrench light comes on, we loose all accelerator pedal function, if the vehicle sits for a couple of hours, it is fine for a day or two, then the problem reoccurres. I have preformed all of Fords diag tests for this issue and these codes. Pinpoint test AG. ... Trouble codes: 2138 (ACC open or shorted), 2139 (2140 -), 2140 (2104 -), 2104 (testing and results)
2005 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L rear suspension VIN: 1FTRF12285
hello to all you ford suspension techs out there.i got this 2005 has a vibration that feels like it is comming from the rear suspension at all low speeds but,is real bad over bumps and between 50-60 mph. we have checked differental and all bearings,che...
2005 Ford Escape XLS 2.3L battery VIN: 1FMYU02Z56
I have a 2005 ford escape that I am unable to find the source of a draw that will overnight drain the battery. I have removed all circuit breakers and fuses but continue to have a 250 Milliamp draw on the battery. I have lubricated all doors and hatches to un...
2008 Ford F250 6.4L Brake Actuator VIN: 1FTSJDHKY8
I bought a 2008 F250 that didn't come with the in dash trailer brake actuator. I was wondering if anybody has ever added the stock actuator on to a truck that didn't come with one. If you have, any problems that you had to overcome or was it an easy install. M...
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNEM97VOW
hi car was towed in car would start and then shut down check fuel pressure was low replaced fuel pump. car will sit and idle now but when on test drive it would act to be running out of gas and rpm gauge will drop to nothing but the car would stay running at a... Trouble codes: P1234, 1260 (theft tected engine disabled)

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1994 Ford Probe 2.0L No Start VIN: 1ZVLT20A7R
Thanks to all of you who offered your advise. A special thanks to James from Maryland!! We were unable to get a reman PCM, but got a used unit and car now runs fine. So A1 Cardone was wrong when they sent ours back "no problems found". Thanks again everyon...
1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMFU18L2V
CUSTOMER HAD PUT ETHENOL FUEL IN TANK, HIGHLY OXEGENATED. DROVE ME NUTS!!! Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2).
1998 Ford Contour LX 2.5L fluid level VIN: 1FAFP66L7W
A couple of you nailed it. They had plugged up the vent when they replaced the battery. It did'nt dawn on me until later, the owner called about a week ago about the starter but never brought it in. I think they just replaced the battery and when they did t...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP42X32
Thanks to everyone that replied. Just for the record this post wasn't one for me, but rather a friend of mine who used to work with me who I let use my account.I spoke with him this morning and after performing a leakdown test he found that the exhaust valve f... Trouble codes: P0316, P0305.
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 2FMZA55432
With the symptoms as decribed I felt the PCM was the problem as the IAC & Cam sensor circuit were without problem. In double checking the PCM circuits, grounds and powers there were no problems. When rechecking the DPFE circuits and other shared circuits the v... Trouble codes: P0320, P0340, P0171, P0174, P1336, P0127.
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