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1994 Ford Thunderbird LX 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FALP6249R
Hi, i have a 94 t-bird that runs really rough & cylinder 5 misfire (whole engine shakes really bad). perform compression found cylinder 5 low compression. replaced engine misfire gone but engine shaking still there. found no signal from cam sensor replaced it ... Trouble codes: 214 (cam sensor)
2000 Ford Taurus SE 3.0L Surge, Cuts out, Misfire VIN: 1FAFP58U8Y
This veheicle sat at the dealership for a week before it acted up. The customer complaint is this. Hard to start, cranks three or four times before it does. Revs up and down then dies. Only does this cold but once almost died going down the road. Dealer said t...
2000 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L No Start, Stall VIN: 3FAKP1135Y
The original complaint was a check engine light and hard to start cold. It had a P0455 Evap. sys. gross leak and a P0171 sys. lean. I found a broken vac line at the purge sol. repaired the line cleared codes and they have not returned. No sign of any other vac...
2001 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FMFU18L21
Need some help on this ford product came in shop crank no start theft light flashing fast and no mileage in display just---. Plugged scan tool in no communication with just ecm I could with all other modules. Injector wire had 12 volts and tps had 5 volt ref. ...
2002 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L Hesitation, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1FAFP42XO2
This is a strange one. Upon start up this hot rod will violently back fire. Sometimes when driving under 30mph it will back fire too. We had a code of P0340 so we changed the CMP. The CMP is a 2 wire hall effect sensor. NOT the 3 wire magnetic pickup sensor.... Trouble codes: P0340 (Camshaft Position Sensor Circuit Malfunction)
2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL 7.3L Misfire VIN: 1FDAW56F32
has no power under heavy accelaration, missfires and loses power,blows lots of white smoke under accelaration, idles great cruises fine,starts good and when it acts up pull over shut off after a few minutes sometimes the problem goes away for several miles,som...
2003 Ford Econoline E350 Super Duty 5.4L Headgasket VIN: 1FB5531L43
Have 300ppm HC in cooling system and antifreeze disapearing. Suspected head gasket or worse. Alldata says to pull eng. to remove cyl. heads, is that necessary to remove the eng. to do the job? Figure new head bolts cause they are torque to yield. What are othe...
2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 6.0L Engine VIN: 1FTSF21P25
Thank you in advance for all reading this. This truck was brought to us with the complaint of no start hot. It was low on engine oil and it was dirty. We changed oil and filter, problem persisted. DTC p2291 (ICP too low engine cranking), Pids 350-375 psi and i...
2006 Ford Expedition King Ranch 5.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMPU17556
Vehicle came in with IAT sensor codes P0114, P0113, and P0112. Sensor voltage in scanner fluctuates anywhere between 0-4.9 volts all the time. its temperature reading from 90-300 degrees F. IAT/MAF sensor assembly has been replaced. Vehicle has been to dealer ... Trouble codes: P0114 (Intake Air Temperature Sensor readings erratic), P0112 (Intake Air Temperature Sensor Volts reading low), P0113 (Intake Air Temperature Sensor Volts reading high)
1995 Mercury Sable GS 3.0L No Start VIN: 1MELM50U3S
Hi everyone, We had this Sable towed in for a no start, cranks OK. Checked fuel pressure - none, checked spark, none and no injector pulse either. The CEL also does no light up for the self test. I did notice it came on very dim and flickered a few times once ...

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1994 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FMDU32XXR
Hello all, Thank you for assistance in trying to locate a cam sensor for the '94 Ford Exployer. Napa no longer has them...they are currently out, but are able to rebuild the one off the vehicle if I send it in. They are also obsolete from Ford. I did find a s... Trouble codes: 214 (Cylinder Identification Curcuit CID Fault).
1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L motor VIN: 1FMDU32X2T
thanks fellows for helping me but I notified the customer and she doesnt want to tie up a lot of money in it. You know times are hard. One of you said to watch the scanner at the wheel speed sensors. The scanner always told me no communication. it wouldnt le...
1998 Ford Econoline Super Duty Custom 7.3L No Start, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 1FDXE40F4W
1999 Ford Contour SE 2.5L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FAFP66L6X
Thanks for the advice. Turns out I was chasing the wrong direction, apparently all of these seals leak. Turns out I finally caught the front o2's adcting up, or not acting at all. Trouble codes: P0171, P0174.
2000 Ford Excursion XLT 7.3L glow plug module connector VIN: 1FMNU40F6Y
Thanks for all the input. The dealer was not any help, saying connector was obsolete. B ut we have a motorcraft distributor I got the kit truck back on the road. Thanks
2001 Ford Focus ZTS 2.0L Stall VIN: 1FAFP38321
First of all thanks to everyone who replied for all the help. The good news is the car seems to be fixed aftre 3 weeks of driving the bad news is we dont know what fixed it. Several of the help replies suggested that there are alot of problems with wiring lo...
2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L Water in oil VIN: 1FMDU64W22
Want to thank every one for your help. Vehicle was taken to Dealer for a second oppinion, where they found a crack in the block. Thanks
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L battery goes dead VIN: 2FMZA51482
hi to all who had suggestions on the wind star but i have not been able to get the van back into the shop hopefully soon and if i have any new developments i will let you know thanks again
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Glow plug light VIN: 1FTNW21P93
The responses indicate the glow plug light is hard wired to the PCM or Glow Plug module. Looks like the first step will be to scan the computer system for codes for the PCM and Instrument Cluster Module and go from there. Sorry but I haven't been able to ...
2003 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L hood switch VIN: 2FMZA53493
Thanks for the replies Karl, Kent and Duane. This was interesting. The job started out with a battery went dead overnight complaint. So I pulled codes and found two, a B1519 and a B1308. On the KOEO test the B1519 was found I just figured tat was because th...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 5.4L 4x4 VIN: 1FTNX21L23
Well thanks to all that have replied. I was on the wrong track, but some of you knew what to look for. I thought that the hubs were holding good vacuum, but I was wrong. The vacuum drops off at the spindle (the right side) after about 1 minute when wheels a...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L OIl Pressure VIN: 1FTPW14574
I would like to thank everyone who helped a 5.4 litre newbee! I could see where the left side tenisoner seal was blown out. I replaced the timing chains along with all the tensioners and guides. The motor has a slight lifter noise, but the customer he is happy...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Calipers VIN: 1FTPX14514
Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I am amazed that there were not more tech help requests for this problem, given what I have learned. Suggestions to check fluid contamination were excellent. Restrictions in the hoses also great advice. Both were check...
2007 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FAHP31N67
Thanks for all the great replies, some excellent help for sure. Many of you said check the throttle body, which I did, many times, the curb idle screw had not been tampered with, but I did agree with one post about the TP voltage seeming a little high, this w... Trouble codes: P0507 (IAC system rpm above expected).
2004 Other Ford CE BUS CID MIL Lamp on, Idle throttle only VIN: 4DRBRABP64
Well the majority of the replies suggested replacing the entire accelerator pedal assembly, luckily I had one on the shelf so I decided to go for it. Sor far no problems. I also learned there is a overlay wiring harness for the APS. Thanks to all who responded... Trouble codes: 133 (APS signal in range fault), 134 (APS and IVS disagree), 135 (Idle validation switch circuit fault).
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