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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTX26G7RK
Hi Guys This Ford came in for failing E-Test (CO Im240) and running poor, and bad gas mileage. I hooked up a scanner and gas analyzer, everything showed running rich, Fuel pressure test over 90psi! Bingo found the problem. I replaced the fuel pressure regulat...
1995 Ford Bronco Eddie Bauer 5.0L Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FMEU15N2S
This 95 bronco is mine and 302 5speed 4X4,[...] at 100kmh rpm is 2500 and poor gas millage I get 12 to 15 miles a imp gallon (4.5L) of gas new plugs, fuel ,air filter engine run and idle very good, no smoke all of vacuum hose are good ,exhaust not plugged,i...
1999 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Trans Front seal popped out
The car came into a local shop leaking ATF out of the bellhousing. The shop pulled the trans and found the front seal had come out of the case. I'm wondering if there is a reason the seal was pushed out or is it just a poor fit/installation? I haven't found an...
1999 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMPU18L6X
I have this 99 Ford Expedition at the shop for over a week now. This Expedition was towed in two weeks ago of a crank and no start condition. No injector pulse, no communication with scanner. Found a blown #18 mini 15 amp fuel injector and PCM fuse. I replace ...
2000 Ford Focus Sony Limited Edition 2.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FAFP3639Y
got a head from machine shop .32k cut from head can i use the stock had gasket or should i get a thicker gasket? will it bend valves? 2.0zetec dohc 16 valve
2002 Ford F-350 Super Duty Lariat 7.3L 4x4 operation VIN: 1FTSW31F52
This truck has had repeated failures of the GEM module and transfer case encoder motor. I'm looking for possible answers why. On four seperate occasions the truck has been brought in for inop 4x4 system and each time i've diagnosed and fixed the problem, 4x4 w...
2004 Ford Thunderbird 3.9L Misfire VIN: 1FAHP60A04
car came in with misfire cyl2 used test coil same thing. pulled spark plug soaked w/gas. tested voltage @ green wire 12 volts. check ground on brown wire start engine have ground for about 5 sec then loose it. looks like pcm any thing im missing. hate to thro ... Trouble codes: P0302
2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 5.4L steering box
Front end tight. No compression play. I get a clunk comin through the front of driver floor area when goin over "sharp" bumps. I dont feel it in the steering wheel but hear it and feel in feet..Replacing the steering gear in aniother 04 superduty cured same no...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
greetings to all this lincoln suffers a dead battery maybe once a month.we have replaced the battery and checked charging system and thatgood.i tested for an electrical drain and i have a 68 miliiamp drain.i can see if the car is not used every day the battery...
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis LS 4.6L hvac VIN: 2MEFM75W3Y
Wondering if anyone has run into this before. This car has an intermittent whistle noise, sounds like maybe a vacuum leak, you can only hear it from inside the vehicle with the A/C on auto or vent, if I put it in defrost or floor mode it goes away and the nois...

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1995 Ford Mustang GT 5.0L Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP45T6S
The fuel pump relay in the CCRM was the culprit.The hesitation was from bad gas. I love winter time.Thanks to those who replied and hope this can help someone else. thanks Trouble codes: 176 (bank one lean drivers side), 542 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure pcm to ground), 543 (fuel pump secondary circuit failure).
1998 Ford Ranger Splash 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FTYR14X7W
Thank you, to all who responded. Everyone had good answers to the possible cause.We had multiple things going on and help came from three different people. William-from Tennessee, your right, Fords due hold on to the adaptives.After driving the vehicle for man...
1999 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTRX18L6X
did check fuel psi and that the injectors and fuel reg were not leaking. as most of you said, got the bosh plugs out and put in autolite, starts great. thanks for help. you saved lots of time and made for a fast easy fix that we did not even have to bill the c...
2001 Ford F-150 XL 4.2L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTZF07291
Well guys,I appreciate the help. The Customer was losing confidence in us. So I had to refer her to dealer.We feel like it may have been in either the updated intake or IMRC Levers which were smoking a little. Thanks for all the help. Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2).
2001 Ford F-150 King Ranch 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRW08L71
Well after a long haul I decieded to drain and refill the fuel tank, after that the truck ran great and the trims returned to normal. Also my fuel sample now has a nice yellowish tint to it. Trouble codes: P0171 (lean bank 1), P0174 (lean bank 2), P0300 (random misfire), P1100 (p1260-), P1260.
2004 Ford Explorer NBX 4.0L Mechanical VIN: 1FMZU73K14
Never was able to fix the vehicale. custimer gave up and decided to get rid of the vehical. Thanks for all the advise. Mike Sorry took so long to reply back
1999 Lincoln Continental 4.6L belt VIN: 1LNHM97V1X
Many thanks to Brooks [...]. He advised me of a website where I found the diagram I needed. It was of all things, the Auto Zone site. The others said to needed to get information from Mitchell on Demand, parts houses, etc. If I had a parts in this town I woul...
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