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1998 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMZU34E5W
vehicle came in as no start. put pedal to the floor and got it to start. found plugs flooded. did tune-up. still won't start occasionally unless the pedal is floored. idle quality is poor,and seems to lack power and has a random misfire. no codes. fuel pressur...
1998 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L Suspension VIN: 2FTZF1827W
Truck has a 4x4 problem & I'm trying to get the torsion bars out of it to get the transfer case out. I have gone so far as to put a 10T body ram between the torsion bar cross member and the lower control arm but it won't budge on either end. Any ideas??
1998 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4.6L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FMRU1764W
i have high nox readings and elevated fuel trim.originally had p0171 and p0174. found baro @136hz(normal for my area is about 148hz) ltft was @ 25% at cruise 18% @ idle. replaced maf sensor and codes have not returned after many test drives but fuel trim still...
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2.5L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FTYR10C3X
truck came in with lack of power. checked fuel psi found to be 65 but would drop to 60 or just below under load. r+r fuel filter had 65+ at all times. test drove and found there real complaint, at high rpms 3500-4000 truck seems to shut clean off till rpms dro...
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Cuts out, Stall, MIL Lamp on
Hello everyone.Have this Windstar 3.8L with this lean problem.But first let me apologize for not having the VIN#.IT was a crazy day and really forgot to jot down the VIN before vehicle was picked up.Will be back on Friday. Vehicle has this poor idle when in p... Trouble codes: P0171 (bank 1 system lean), P0174 (bank 2 system lean)
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FMPU18L53
well! In a nut shell, New Coils, Plugs, Intake Gaskets lower,Fuel Filter More New Coils Problem: Customer drove in here with misfire cyl 4&6 upsold tune up and replaced coils customer left fine 2 days later same problem misfire 2&4&7 found some coolant in cyl ...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Excessive Emissions VIN: 1FTSW31P94
we have a 6.0 diesel that is blowing blue smoke out the exhaust, at frist we though it was the turbo, however after closer inspection we can see oil around cylinder #1 exhaust port, our question is has anyone seen anything like this. the truck runs good, no mi...
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L starting VIN: 1FALF35PG2
I have a long crank time hot or cold,with or without the program in it.Our local ford dealer has thrown injectors,turbo,high press oil pump,FICM,fuel pump,as well as Ford filters and oil and about 3500 miles and has not affected the long cranking.The ecm has b...
1998 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC 4.6L rear air bag VIN: 1LNFM92V6W
Customer indicated when rear seat is loaded the rear air suspension collapsed,after the passengers at rear moved out the rear suspension become normal,I checked the line and the bag for leak and nothing was found,the air compressor is pumping in the morning fo...
2000 Lincoln LS 3.9L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1LNHM87A3Y
When the engine is cold the idle surges up and down for 20 seconds then levels off at a low speed. When it is warm the idle is to low and vehicle stalls sometimes. Iac comanded is 53% it is supposed to be 27%to36%. If you run a KOER test the PO505 code is in t... Trouble codes: P0505

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L battery light VIN: 1FTNF21LOX
Thanks to those of you that responded to my delema, Lew hit it right on the head. The field wire from the relay would show the right voltage but not the load. Installed new fuseable [...] and hooked directly to the relay. Now charging at 14.30 volts. Thanks aga...
2001 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 7.3L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Misfire
Thank all of you for your help. The fix was the fuel pump. I read so much about the pick up plugging, but could not tell if there was a pump in the tank in addition to the frame. There is only the frame pump, and I had fuel there and nothing out. Laneard w... Trouble codes: P0266, P0272.
2001 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L charge light VIN: 1FMYU04101
Thanks Mike, you hit the problem on the head, I didn't take the time to really check which light came on, it look like a battery, customer said is was the battery light, but on closer inspection it was the low coolant light. Thanks, you saved me and the custom...
2005 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L No start VIN: 1ZVHT82H85
Responces confirmed ideas. The computors where damaged by the body shop welding on the car. Car is going to dealership for comps. and flashing. Thanks for the help. Trouble codes: U1900 (Network comunications).
2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTSX20P37
After contacting another shop that had the equipment that we do not have. We were able to get the truck FIDM reprogrammed. We waited till the next morning when it was cold as possible and it started and ran just perfect. Thanks for all the help from everyone.
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: ILNLM82W6R
Good evening all Thanks for all the responses to this lincoln.I did remove throttle body next morning and the egr passages were sure enough plugged up with carbon.Cleaned it all up,took car for test drive ran better but still same problem of stalling and di an... Trouble codes: 336.
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