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1986 Ford F-150 XL 5.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTEF14H8G
hello everyone need help with this one. truck came in with choke not working, would stall warm and had a high idle. found no power to choke fixed that with alternator, and installed new choke, now choke is working but truck runs dirty rich all the time. replac...
1990 Ford Aerostar 4.0L No Start, No injector pulse VIN: 1FMDA41X4L
Hello and Thanks In advance for any help I can get! I have this van that will not start with out first adding some fuel in the intake. I have determined that there is no injector pulse during cranking. It has a good CKP,PIP signal during cranking compared to w...
1992 Ford Ranger S 3.0L No Start VIN: 1FTCR10U7N
Hello All, we have a ford ranger in the shop with an no start when cold.Have to propane to start truck has injector pulse and spark and fuel pressure is in specs. tested fuel volume is good.When it does finally start acts like it's starving for fuel add propan...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 3.0L reverse only VIN: 1FTZR15VOX
Not a big trans guy by any means. This truck has no forward gears. Reverse works fine. I can't belive I'm having to ask you all with all this info. at my fingertips, but I just couldn't find anything in our database that might lead me in some direction. There ...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L missing VIN: 1FTWW32F1Y
Had extreme precautions on rebuilding this motor . Heads were supposedly checked for cracks and new injector tubes were installed by international, also new valves . New pistons and rings . had camshaft checked . Tore down lifters rebuilt and or bled oil from ...
2000 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, DIES VIN: 3FAHP3136Y
customer complained of vehicle dying at stop lights in neutral, also once while crusing down freeway. in the shop, in neutral on the lift, idles fine for several minutes with the clutch pedal depressed. about 1.5-2sec after you release the clutch pedal it will...
2001 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU16L31
Between 15K and 26K This vehicle had 3 CMP's and Connectors replaced to fight a P0340 Loss of CMP signal. Went from 26K to 44K without much incident. At 44K PCM freaked out causing radical engine and instrument behavior. Replaced PCM all symptoms went away. 2 ... Trouble codes: P1309 (Misfire Monitor Disabled Possible cmp pcm RFI)
2003 Ford E-250 4.2L Electronic VIN: 1FTNE242X3
the problem i'm haveing is that the trans is binding when in the overdrive position,overdrive band comming on,when shifting van manualy everything works just fine. you can cycle the over drive switch on and off. van will not drive in drive or only at slow spee...
2003 Ford E-350 7.3L No Start, Hesitation, Misfire VIN: 1FDWE35F43
i checked everthing thats need to be check in powertrain control diagnosis manual im not thinking that all those injectors are bad on that head thats the code im getting for all cylinders on that head.it has low power especially when u put it in gear.can someo... Trouble codes: P0266, P0272, P0278, P0284
2004 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L vibration VIN: 1FTRW12W74
replace spark plugs, performed trans. flush with new filter; motor vac;replaced torque converter.remove drive shaft to elimate driveshaft and rear differential. driveshaft checked for balance and frozen u-joints. all good. removed serpentine belt to elimate pu... Trouble codes: P2106
1995 Mercury Cougar XR-7 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1MELM62W0S
This Cougar came in with p0443 code. My question is this car appears to have a purge flow solenoid but not a purge flow sensor. I dont get that many Fords, but the ones I have worked on had a solenoid and sensor. If it does have a flow sensor, I have not been ... Trouble codes: P0443
1996 Mercury Villager GS 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 4M2DV11W4T
I hope someone in this planet have seen something like this. This is the second time I have seen it. This is a nissan product. When is cold starts perfect, after 15 or 20 minutes it starts missing and dies after that it will not starts until it cools down. Fue... Trouble codes: P1320 (primary ignition signal fault), P0325 (knock sensor ckt problem b1), P0136 (o2 sensor b1s2 problem)
2003 Mercury Mountaineer 4.6L power steering VIN: 4M2D86W23U
Feels like no asist. Steers hard. Asist is not enouph most of the time. We changed power steering pump and it didn't help at all. Thanks for any help in advance.

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2001 Ford Windstar Limited 3.8L steering VIN: 2FMDA58471
David and Michael had it right. I replaced the reservoir and it corrected the problem. Thanks for all of your responses. IATN is the best.
2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L sway bar VIN: 1FTNX21L22
Thanks to everyone for their time and help . I picked up a set of Ford sway bar to frame / axle bushings and installed them last week when I had time . I drove around for a few days and no noises .
2002 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR14U82
well thank you guys for your help. turns out that the intake gasket was leaking! which does not explain the theft light but the problem did go away. mayebe it was coming on because it cut off i dont know for sure...anyway all is well thank you all again!!!
2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLS 4.0L instrument cluster lights VIN: 1FMZU77E23
turned out being the poly circuit board seperation due to corrotion. thx for the replies.
2004 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0L Stall VIN: 1FMZU72K64
trotle body wire drive . was very dirty , after a good clen up the engine roons good . thanks Trouble codes: P0506 (engine speed lower than expected).
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1LNEM97VOW
replaced the fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump module Trouble codes: P1234, 1260 (theft tected engine disabled).
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