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1987 Ford Thunderbird Turbo 2.3L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FABP64W3H
Long post. This Thunderbird was recently purchased by customer. Has low miles. complaint was poor fuel economy. Found running rich (see data). Tested O2 sensor. It is steady at .9 volts plus or minus. will sweep good with vacuum leak or O2 added. Fuel pressur...
1993 Ford Probe 2.0L Vibration VIN: 1ZVCT20A0P
Hello everybody, need some help with finding the cause of exesive body vibration on idle with loads on, when in drive or reverse. All mounts were replaced during testing, nothing really helped the condition. Performed ford TSB for body noise/vibration, which s...
1994 Ford E-350 Econoline 7.5L Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FDKE30GXR
Symptoms: Random misfire "hiccup" at idle and steady throttle. RFI noise on every PCM pin. Both symptoms go away with MAP disconnected. This is not a MAF engine. I was called in to another shop to help on this one. This shop was the second professional to ta...
1995 Ford Taurus LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP5340S
Replace failed converter at 100,000 miles May 2007, cleared code, no problem till again in December 2007 115,000 miles with same code and post 02 sensor reading .3-.5, once again in December 2008 returned code, repalced converter, code returned within 2 weeks.... Trouble codes: P0420 (Catalyst efficiency code)
1997 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L MLP sensor VIN: 1FMDU32XXV
I have this explorer that came to us w/ no shift. The scanner showed that the mlp wouldn't change. There was one inside the truck, so i installed this one (used). Ok now it will change when its pulled into drive it would show park. i could hold a little preasu...
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L Air Ride VIN: 1FMFU18LOV
Hey, I have a expedition here that has the rear suspension sagged. The compressor motor will not run. Have tested the rear height sensor with proper readings. Have checked and replaced the compressor relay. I have power and ground at the relay. With the key on...
1998 Ford Windstar GL 3.8L timing cover VIN: 2FMDA5142W
Hello there, I working on this ford windstar 3.8L and need to replace the timing cover for a leak. What i want to know is their a way to do this without pulling the engine. Or should i just bit the bullet and do it. THanks for your time.
2000 Ford E-350 Econoline 6.8L alternator sensing circuit VIN: 1FDWE35S1Y
according to the wire diagram looks like I may have a bad/open ? wire between the alternator and the ignition switch. this vehicle has a voltmeter instead of a charge indicator light my wire diagram shows a resistor in the charge indicator/instrument cluster.....
2001 Ford Excursion XLT 6.8L brake lights VIN: 1FA4B23JK1
This is a strange one, brake lites stay on. Brake switch is good (even tried a new one) Multifunction switch is good ( tried a new one) Wiring all seems ok. the only fuse that will put the brake lites out is the #1 underhood fuse for the rear wiper motor. I ch...
2004 Ford Taurus SES 3.0L Surge VIN: 1FAFP55U14
Sold this car to regular customer. Ran great, good economy. He came back three weeks later, complaining of poor fuel economy: 23mpg, and a surge at idle. The car does surge just a tiny bit, at hot idle, maybe 25-50rpm. No codes, everything checks out...my Alld...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L cab heat VIN: 1FTSW31P64
this is a fleet truck in fairbanks alaska where we experience extreme cold weather. the customer complain is heater system blows cold air at stop sign only after driving warmed up truck. the truck blows 140-150 at cruise or at high idle. drops to ice cold at s...
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTZR15EX5
has random misfire cold at idle,warm misfires on light acceleration. fuel pressure is a little high 70 psi and pulsating. long term fuel trim is at +10 %. we have replace two sets of spark plugs,wires and coils. any help would be appreciated. Trouble codes: P0303 (cylinder 3 misfire detected), P0316 (misfire detected on start up)
2000 Lincoln LS 3.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM86S9Y
Hey guys, I have a Lincoln that failed the California smog check due to a mil lamp on & a code p0411(secondary air inj incorrect flow). I have verified that the pump is working & that the air injection diverter works & that the vac solenoid which supplies vacu... Trouble codes: P0411
1995 Mercury Tracer 1.9L 30 amp fuel injection fuse VIN: 3MARM10J1R
Car came in on hook. Noticed no fuel pump or spark. Checked fuses and found 30 amp maxi fuse for fuel injection blown. Installed fuse holder with 20 amp ATO fuse. Car started and runs. Scanned codes and data. No codes stored and data looked normal. Printed off...

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1995 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L runs lean and pings VIN: 1FVXU23X3R
i finally got someone to say something other than a air flow , i got suggestion for a air intake sensor the only sensor that was not check or change on this truck.on a cold day we finally had one i got some real odd readings off this , change out so far so g...
2002 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L camshaft synchronizer VIN: 1FAFP55U32
First, I want to tank everyone that replied to my request, there were a lot of great suggestions. It has taken awhile for my answers because our customer couldn't get her car back until now. One suggested we use our dual trace scope to sync up the cam sensor a...
2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTSX31P34
2005 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Mechanical VIN: 1FTRX14W15
thanks for all the replys.I did check all the spark plugs and all were ok.The noise was definately in the bottom end,piston/rod?At this point the customer is going to try and upgrade to a heavier duty truck.If he can't get a good trade he'll bring it back and ...
2006 Ford F-150 XL 5.4L Hesitation
intake manofold runner valve problem rod was not properly installed after the accident tanks to all for help
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