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2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 2FMZA5146Y
greetings to all, this van is setting codes for the inatake manifold ronner another shop has changed the control motor but still has problem.i do have power going to the motor and ground.i did make sure that all the linkage is connected and the intake runners ... Trouble codes: P1518
2000 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6L Misfire VIN: 1FMRU1565Y
Howdy Boys n Girls, This guy keeps his vehicles like new. Always does the preventative maintenance. Came in for the yearly check, only complaint was an intermittent dip in idle speed. No codes, fuel trims near 0, so I take a look at the mode 6 $53 misfire coun... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder 2 misfire)
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP38321
Lost on this one. Not even sure where to start, may be engine or trans problem. When driving this car intermittently it will start to buck and jerk and sometimes stall. The jerking is actually very hard, much worse than a typical engine miss or stall. After co...
2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L compressor VIN: 1FMZU77E11
We are fairly new to AC system diagnosis, this is a new one for me. The customers complaint was that the AC compressor was coming on at the wrong times and that when it did come on with the vehicle in gear but not moving it would almost stall the engine. Upon ...
2001 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U71
This Taurus only misses at idle and it is flooding the whole front bank, i am confused. Alldata says that fuel pressure should be from 35-65psi that is a HUGE spread. I must be missing it but i guess that is why i am asking for help. Trouble codes: P0305 (cyl 5 miss)
2003 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Surge, Cuts out, No Power VIN: 1FTSX31P73
6.0 Ford. No Power always. On hard accelleration and all the time on decel, seems like something is cutting out (turbo or injectors). Have a sound from the intake like the turbo is dumping. A thumping through the intake. Have check fuel pressure after the filt... Trouble codes: P0603 (PCM KAM error), P0670 (Glow plug module control circuit), P132B (VGT Solenoid Overboost Underboost)
2004 Ford Focus LX 2.3L clutch VIN: 1FAP36ZX44
we have this focus and after putting a clutch kit in it drove for a couple of blocks and then started to act like the clutch wont release all the way so we bleed the system and we cant seam to get it to release the way it was so we pulled the clutch back out t...
2004 Ford F-150 STX 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRX12W64
We got 2004 f-150 with 4.6l engine came in with bad miss fire and MIL on.check the code memory has p171,p300,p354 and p304,p305,p307.Check vacum leak not detected.check exhust system no restriction.fuel pressure 41 psi at idle and 41-42 at high rpm.BAnk to o2 ... Trouble codes: P0171, P0300, P0304, P0305, P0308, P0354
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out VIN: 1FTWX31P16
Hi need some assistance from all the ford guys out there. This ford truck first came to us after the owner put some old diesel fuel in it, he tryed to fix the problem by changing the fuel filters on his own. The truck was towed in and would only run for 30 sec...
2000 Lincoln Continental 4.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1LNHM97V5Y
We are the third stop for this problem and I am finding out why. I have checked all the normal items, MAF, used a O2 tester and checked the O2 which checked O.K. Smoke tested through the intake and could not see any leaks. On the Modis both bank 1 and bank 2 O... Trouble codes: P0174 (System lean bank 2)

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1994 Ford F-250 XL 7.5L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge VIN: 1FTX26G7RK
The customer declined any further work, however he stated that the truck ran better than it had in a long while! We ran the truck to the IM240 test station, the emissions test showed lean, but it did pass the test. Thanks for your suggestions! The customer see...
1995 Ford F-250 XL 5.8L No Start VIN: 1FTHF26H7S
Well here goes a humbling experience. What I was doing was checking for voltages, but it was after the PCM had shut down the fuel relay. It powers up the fuel pump curcuit for 2-3 seconds and them shuts it down, untill it sees a crank signal them re-entergizes... Trouble codes: 542 (Fuel pump open eca to ground).
1997 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Misfire VIN: 1FTEX08L0V
Thanks to all who replied, Another motor fixed the problem, after dealing with the engines rebuilders tech line I basically neede to prove that it was there problem, they said if I fix the fuel trims the miss will go away, I said if they fix the miss, the fuel...
2000 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Stall, Misfire VIN: 1FTRX18L6Y
Well I guess you would call this one fixed or better than it was. Thanks you guys for all the responses. We ended up changing the mass airflow sensor & our fuel trim dropped from 15% to 0-5%. Our baro reading also changed from 147 to 152. We drove the truck fo... Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Taurus LX 3.0L Power steering VIN: 1FAFP55267
Thanks for the replies. The only fix that worked for me was buying another cap, inserting a piece of 3/16 brake line in, hot gluing the brake line as well as gluing the vent hole. I then first applied engine vacuum and followed the procedure. Towards the end,...
2003 Lincoln Town Car Cartier 4.6L Starting VIN: 1LNHM83WX3
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