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1991 Ford Ranger Custom 2.3L Misfire VIN: 1FTCR14AXM
This vehicle came in after two other shops tried to repair. Found TPS broken from valve cover change(other shop had removed to check valves and cam followers). Replaced broken TPS, replaced missing screw in ignition module and properly routed plug wires on sec... Trouble codes: 88
1994 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire, Pings on hard accel VIN: 1FALP45T1R
Thanks in advance. stumbles and pings badly even when timing is correct. if retard timing 10 deg, then it will not ping but will still have other symptoms. noticed that the burn time in the spark plugs vary wildly. some look normal, others very wide. if spout ...
1997 Ford F-350 XL 7.3L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTJX35F5V
the engine will cut out as if the engine was cut off and then back on. the problem is only evident when the outside temp in at least below 40 degrees f. the colder it is the worse it is and sometimes will stall completely. the engine never fails to start but s...
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTYR10C6Y
I got this truck and it came in as a hard start, acted like it was out of time when cranking,coughing,backfire ect but would only do this intermittently but after startup it would run great. I do have a code p0320 but cleared and never came back. This truck do... Trouble codes: P0320
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU67K14
Truck was toed in because it died on hiway. No fuel pressure, checked the inertia switch & it felt funny. We jumped the fuel switch with a paper clip. Tried to start it & clip got red hot. When this happened the gauges went to 0. I dont remember the exact code...

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1992 Ford F-150 Custom 4.9L Misfire VIN: 2FTDF15Y5N
After checking all wires and using all suggestions replaced the ECM. Fixed. Thanks to all. Mike
1993 Ford F-150 XL 4.9L Serpentine Belt VIN: 1FTEF14Y2P
Received many good tips to try and fix this headache. I had some recommendations to check the crankshaft end play. It was within spec. Others said that the tensioner may be bad since the belt jumps off the pulley as soon as the engine begins to crank. I or...
1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L abs VIN: 2FMDA5142S
guys, thanks for all your replies!! the van is fixed. i ended up replacing the right rear wheel speed sensor today and that fixed it. i did drive the van before replacing the sensor with the modis on it, watching the wheel sensors and found nothing different b...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Random No Start VIN: 1FMDU34E8V
Thank you everyone for your responses, quite a few of you suggested the crank position sensor. I replaced the crank sensor and the wire harness (just because i had it) to the crank sensor an the vehicle started up and I have not heard back from the customer.
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L rear power window VIN: 1FMZU77E81
well sorry i haven't replied sooner but i thought i would have it fixed by now. no luck! ford was reluctant but replaced the motor again for us, still won't complete the relearn process. i've checked the wiring and like stated before switch replaced, second mo...
2003 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMZU63K43
Hi, Not sure if it's fixed or not. Many intake suggestions, smoke tested plus fuel trims at or near 0 ruled that out. Had cleaned throttle body and induction service, (forgot to mention). The one that may have gotten it is the crank sensor from Timothy of ...
2005 Ford Mustang 4.0L speedometer VIN: 1ZVFT80N55
We replaced the i/c with a used part and that took care of the speedo problem. there is another problem though, as the brake and abs lights along with the traction light are staying on. We will probably get another unit and see if these lights go out. Thanks f...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L heated seats inop VIN: 5LMFU28R03
Just a few replies on this one. Thanks to those that took time. By reconfiguring modules, they mean reprogramming. I do not have the ability to do so with my equipment. I was hoping for another way out on this one, but not to be, off to the dealer it goes.
1995 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hard shift all gears VIN: 2MELM75W5S
thanks, for all the help you all! the connecter at trans was dripping wet with atf where the harnness connecter plugs in. cleaned connecter with brake cleaner and compressed air.i think when i tied the trans up at a angle and the fluid came up trough the conne...
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