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1997 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FMEU18W2V
Hello to everyone, Need some help on this one.Have this expedition came in for lack of heat. Ran vehicle found inlet heater hose hot,outlet quite a bit cooler. Flush out heater core both ways with hose. Recheck heat now both hoses hot but still no heat.Remove ...
1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L Hesitation, Surge, Stall VIN: 1FAFP6631W
The problem that we have with this car is mostly starting to accelerate from stop. sometimes you feel it hesitate during normal acceleration. During times such as moving around a parking lot or just giving the a small aqmount of gas is when it has the most pro...
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU18C5Y
Hello, this vehicle runs extrely poor at idle when cold. I have Searhed for vac leaks with propane and come up with nothing. As soon as it is warm runs like a champ. Idle is good and performance is good. When cold it tries to idle up, and the LT trims stay at ... Trouble codes: P0171 (p0174-), P0174 (p1131-), P1131 (p1151-), P1151
2003 Ford E-450 Super Duty Custom 6.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDXE45SO3
long term fuel trims are high enough to set a bank two code. reading about +21 on bank two and +18 on bank one. cleaned mass air flow and checked for vacuum leaks and found none. after reseting kam, fuel trims are now down a bit, bank two is now +16 and bank o... Trouble codes: P0174
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty King Ranch 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW20P74
hello-we have this diesel truck that was towed in-the radiator and coolant resivour is filled with coolant and what looks like oil--so much that it wants to come out of the resivouir while running-the oil on the dipstip looks fine-trans fluid looks fine-my que...
2006 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FAFP71W26
first of all, i want to say hello to everyone. i have a 2006 crown vic from our local station. car came in with p0171 and p0174, not uncommon for us to see this. check fuel trims st was +5 - +10 and lt was +39 both banks. i sprayed for vacumm leaks found that ... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 lean), P0174 (bank 2 lean)

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1989 Ford F-150 Custom 5.0L No Start VIN: 1FTEX15N6K
The final cure seems so obvious yet we are not sure why we couldn't pick it up. A new coolant temp sensor fixed it. We measured the original sensor ten times. We compared the sensor voltage (and resistance) to the ACT sensor and they were identical in the m...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L wipers,windows,radio,cluster VIN: 1FMPU18L2X
Its fixed and did I learn, fuse 113 in the battery box is the other half of power for ignition switch,was out of box, that half , also the trans gear selector switch was also bad. Why would someone have pulled that fuse out? Put that fuse in and got windows, w...
2002 Ford Excursion Limited 7.3L auto locking hub VIN: 1FMSU43F52
All of your replies were similar. Detailed explanations of how the system works were presented, and I appreciate that. Within minutes I knew I could rule out electrical issues. Most responses suggested a vacuum leak at the hubs, due to bad seals. We blocked t...
2004 Ford F-150 Heritage XL 4.6L battery light VIN: 2FTRF18W54
2005 Ford Crown Victoria 4.6L Hesitation VIN: 2FAFP71W35
almost everyone that responded to my problem suggested MAF problems. A few noted the importance of oem parts. I do use oem parts so I r&r maf sensor(problem was intermittant, so I couldn't test it), car runs like a dream. I appreciate all who took time to help... Trouble codes: 171 (lean bank 1), 174 (lean bank 2).
1996 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L wipers VIN: 1LNLM81W2T
thank you for all the feedback .most of the replies said the multi function switch was the problem. i like to make educated guesses with favorable percentages. the multi function switch solved the problem . can't beat that great feedback. thanks again Ray
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