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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMZU32E1W
This explorer has a bad missfire on cold start and with long term fuel trims at 25 on both banks I am changing the intake gaskets (seals). What I'm not sure of is I found a plastic vaccume line that has melted against the exhaust and can NOT find the source. I... Trouble codes: P0171 (engine lean bank 1), P0174 (engine lean bank 2), P0302 (engine miss fire 2 cyl), P0430 (cat below threshold bank 2), P1130
2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNW21F4Y
i have codes that return at random p0476,p1391,p01393,p1670 p0476 exhaust pressure p1391 and 93 glow plug p1670 ef circuit for idm im lost here and need help has anyone seen this before or can this be three seperate problems . Trouble codes: P0476 (exhaust pressure), P1391 (glow plug circuit low bank 1), P1393 (glow plug circuit low bank 2), P1670 (ef cicuit low or shorted)
2005 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L whistle noise underhood VIN: 1FTPW14575
hello everyone and happy holidays. customer brought the truck for 4wd problem and asked could i check into a noise that develops from time to time. i fixed the 4wd problem (selector motor/actuator attached to the back of transfer case). great. well the noise i...
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L Air ride compressor VIN: 1LNHM82W11
This car came in sagging in the rear. I found 30a fuse blown for the air ride relay. The compressor is definatley bad. I am not getting a ground signal to energize relay. I am using a Solus 8.2. It does not communicat with air suspension module. Alldata is not...
2004 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L ride control VIN: 5LMFU28R54
The car was in a front-end crash two weeks ago. I installed a new air pump just prior to that, and the car would inflate all of the air bags. I have a 1725 Code right now. Our Geneysis scanner is not Ford specific, and I cannot cycle the air pump to inflate t...

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1986 Ford Ranger STX 2.9L Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTCR11T9G
After checking several different things,It ended up being the TPS sensor which I replaced. Has been perfect since. Thanks to everyone who gave their input. Happy Holidays.
1990 Ford E-250 Econoline Custom 4.9L Excessive Emissions, No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTFE24YXL
thanx to all that replied. I finally got a hold of the original repair shop and the guy told me that they only put in a used ecm and wasn't even sure that the numbers matched. after putting a reman unit in like chris from cal and dan from tex and james from p...
1997 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L Oil cooler VIN: 1FMDU32P6V
We repaired this vehicle by by-passing the oil cooler.We cut off the tubes to the cooler where the lower rad hose & cooler to block hoses connected and used a lower rad hose from a newer model 5.0 (Gates 22452)I don't think the techs that responded understood ...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3FAKP1133Y
Thank you for your help and ideas on things to double check on this. The ECU was the problem on this. Next time I will check the system by putting all outputs on with my scan tool. Trouble codes: P0302.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L heater VIN: 1MEFM53UXY
Thanks to everyone who responded. Many of you said flush the heater core and or restrict the by pass hose. I did both and the customer has a furnace in his car now, even at -10F. Thanks again for all the help. Herb
2000 Ford E-250 Econoline 5.4L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTNS24LXY
A big thanks to all that replied. I replaced the two coils and that took care of the misfire. Took it for a test drive and noticed it was really doggy, so I removed and checked the fuel filter. It was extremely plugged up. Put a new one on it and drove it over... Trouble codes: P0174 (system too lean bank 2), P0306 (cylinder 6 misfire), P0308 (cylinder 8 misfire).
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPW14554
well i gave up and sent the vehicle to a friend, he re-installed the timing chain after all the testing and no other problems found. truck runs great now. i guess after you get as frustrated as i did with a vehicle, best step is to back off and let some one el... Trouble codes: 340 (cam timing error), 345 (cam timing bank 2 error), 0012 (vct error).
1998 Lincoln Continental 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1LNFM97V3W
Hello Techs. Thanks for all the help with the info. I was e-mailed the info from two techs. It seems that chilton just didnt want to give out this info for the main and rod brg torque. Got it back together and it runs fine. These eingines arent so bad to build...
2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L electronic level VIN: 1LNHM82W4Y
we replaced the level sensor and all is well customer is happy.
2000 Mercury Cougar 2.5L Charging VIN: 1ZWFT61L0Y
Hello all, Well after replacing the alternator twice/both battery cables[one had been repaired and the other end had some corrosion on it] and than replaced the battery we still had the same issue. I than ordered an alternator from Ford. It was a motorcraft re...
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