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1996 Ford F-250 XL 7.3L engine VIN: 1FTHW26F7T
hey guys i'm stumped. this truck has a vibration a 2500rpm to 2900 rpm under load and in nuetral. with clutch engauged or disengauged. we had a bad injector on cylinder #8 and hoped that it would fix the vibration... it did not. the dual mass flywheel was maki...
2000 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Surge, Cuts out VIN: 1FDWF37F4Y
thanks for the help.this truck is killing me.checked all the basics and am not finding the problem,i need help! the problem is the truck runs fine at first start,revs fine etc. if you drive the truck about 10 miles it acts like its running out of fuel? drove t... Trouble codes: 1247 (turbo boost sensor), 541 (exhaust pressure control), 470 (intake air heater a circuit)
2002 Ford E-350 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSS34L22
where to start?? many trouble codes. as listed P1131 lean o2, p0171 and p0174 lean bank 1 and 2, p0305,p0306,p0308 miss fire codes, p0316 lean missfire on startup. this van really runs half way decent, has slight engine missfire on acceleration. cold start and... Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank one), P0174, P1131, P0316, P0305, P0306
2002 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L fuel pump VIN: 2FMZA534X2
just got done finding chewed up wiring in a nissan after pulling all my hair out am i over looking something cause i dont have anymore hair.
2003 Ford F-150 XLT 4.6L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW07643
This F-150 comes in cust complaint runs rough , asks about spark plugs.Scanner wont read codes "no power from vehicle" message , turns out fuse 3 is blown.Replaced the fuse and retrieved codes , misfire in freeze frame for cyl # 4 .KOEO test came up with P0016... Trouble codes: P0304 (misfire 4 memory code), P0016 (CKP /CMP correlation KOEO), P0401 (Insuf EGR flow memory code), P0304 (misfire 4 memory code), P0316 (misfire on start up)
2006 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14V36
Truck came in with MIL illuminated, rough run. codes revealed misfires detected on start-up and specific cylinders 1, 3, 4, and 7. performed preliminary misfire diagnostics found no active faults in primary or secondary ingnition. checked fuel system for restr... Trouble codes: P0300
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
Hello fellow tech's I have this continental that Im doing head gaskets on and it seems all the tech books I have got does not give any info on the bottom end such as torque specs and sequence for rod brgs or main caps. This must be a secret for ford only. I su...
2001 Lincoln LS 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1LNHM86S71
Car came in on hook for no start. Found blown fuse for the COP circut. Replaced fuse(10 amp). Blowed fuse again. Installed circut breaker 10 amp, did not act up and started and ran but only on the drivers side 3 cylinders. Have power to all coils but computer ...
2003 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L Drivers Side Climate Controlled Seat VIN: 5LMFU28R73
When I first start the vehicle. I can turn on the climate controlled seat, The light comes on and then 3 seconds later the light goes out. on the self test I get a B2731. The Passenger seat seems fine, I am using a genisys scan tool and can communicate.
1991 Mercury Capri 1.6L Cuts out, Stall VIN: 6MPCTO1Z8M
hey guys, I have a p.o.s. capri here that looses spark as a result of a primary ign [igniter] failure. hava good 12v to the black/white, good grnd[black] at the shorts[disconnected ecm and all other possible wires. this is the 3rd p.o.s. remann distrib...

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1994 Ford E-150 Econoline Club Wagon Custom 5.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FNEE11H1R
After tring and checking what was suggested in the replies I recieved, I tried a new ECM. I had nothing to lose. This fixed the problem. Being the ECM is the one thing that can't truly be checked with normal shop equipment. It is the last thing to try. I would...
1999 Ford Taurus SHO 3.4L No Start VIN: 1FAFP54NOX
Even though the PATs transciever tested good, including verification of all wiring, it was replaced due to constant code 1681. Then had to buy two new keys, found a Ford dealer who actually would listen to what happened with the car (the first two contacted in...
2000 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FDXF46F5Y
Thanks for all the great help.It was the # 2 injector which was not pumping oil when cold.With eng. running cold #2 not pumping oil took propane torch and heated injector base.Within 30 seconds injector started pumping oil and firing. Checked all the wiring ha...
2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L cluster VIN: 2FMZA5142Y
Thank you to everyone who replied. Some of the replies were suggestions that I hadn't thought of, but belive it or not, if you take the PCM out and give it a tap test once in a while, it will communicate with the cluster, shutting the light off. This wouldn'...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTNW21L83
Turns out thge radiator was restricted. Still not sure why it losses heat and acted the way it did, but so far this seems to have corrected problem.
2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac XLT 4.0L No Start VIN: 1FMZU67K14
Most of you were right on. The fuel pump was shorted. Replaced pump & filter & alls well. Thanks to everyone for the replies. Bill
2005 Ford E-250 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTNE24L05
Found a crankcase breather tube that connects from the intake air tube after the MAF sensor to the valve cover that was rubbed through by the carpet cleaner driveline. Replaced with rubber hose to route WAY away from it and everything is back to normal now. Trouble codes: P0001 (Unknown - Said it was from fuel press regulator sol problem unable to find code info.), P0306 (Cyl 6 misfire), P0304 (Cyl 4 misfire), P0316 (Misfire at startup - 1st 1000 revolutions).
1995 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L Stall VIN: 1LNLM91V2S
I want to thank everyone that tried to help me with this problem. I recieved various info that I tried without any luck. I scoped the TPS with my Vantage and everything looked good, I cleaned and reset the IAC, the problem was still there. I checked the MAF se...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 2MEFM75W4Y
Thanks for all the help on this one.It wound up being a bad connection at the pcm connector.Cleaned it and test drove 50 miles and the problem is gone! Trouble codes: P1000.
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis GS 4.6L driveshaft VIN: 2MEFM74W42
replacement of rear diff solved my problem thats for the help I took the driveshaft apart and ran the car on the lift with the yoke in the trans for a short time and no vibration so I replaced with a used diff assembly instead of rebuilding this one and no dri...
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