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1996 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.0L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1FMDU34X4T
car came with check engine on, check for codes and got this code P0401 , found that the electric vacum actuator not working and i had no vacum to the egr valve, replaced the vacum actuator and now i have vacum to the egr. when i start the car and engine is col... Trouble codes: P0401 (egr flow insufficient detected)
1998 Ford E-150 Econoline 4.2L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, Poor Fuel Economy, pings badly VIN: 1FTRE1423W
Engine Pinging horribly on accell and cruise. Snap on modis with lates update 8.6 shows all data normal o2's varying, dpfe 1.02 volts, maf normal, fuel trims normal after doing intake and cleaning all egr ports. Engine seems to have plenty of power (dropped fr... Trouble codes: P0340, P0302, P0306, P0401
1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty XL 7.3L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1FTNX2NF0X
well here we go.i dont normaly work on these but it belongs to the towing service we use this thing came in on the hook yesterday with a no start customer stated it stalled out going down the highway so this morning i done a visual on it it wasnt showing any ...
2002 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L Door locks/shift interlock/gauges VIN: 2FMZA51412
One week ago I replaced the 15 amp fuse that supplies the gearshift interlock as it had blown. I told the customer that it might have been a fluke and if it happened again, come back. I really hoped she wouldn't! She returned today with the same blown fuse. I...
2004 Ford Focus ZX3 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 3FAHP31334
came in as no start died when driving. scan code p0300 .got to start but runs like to is running out of fuel.getting fuel psi 45-60psi vehical is leaning out tryed maf sensor no change.has a electric fuel regulator my scan tool not read fuel psi snap on. other... Trouble codes: P0300
2005 Ford Escape XLT 3.0L exhaust VIN: 1FMYU93195
I have what appears to be a cracked manifold/cat assembly on the rear cylinder head and cannot find any info on removal. Out the top? Out the bottom? Drop the cradle and lower engine? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Alek
2007 Ford F-150 XLT 5.4L No Start VIN: 1FTPX14VX7
Vehicle ran fine was shut off then would not re start,had blown fuse # 33 this fuse is B+ for all 8 coils,both downstream o2 sensoes and the TCC solenoid replaced fuse turned key on blew fuse instantly, unplugged all coils replaced fuse blew instantly when key...
1991 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Power steering VIN: 1LNCM81W8M
The power steering fluid got very hot and started melting the reservoir and cap. Some fluid spewed out of the reservoir. Power assist was lost. I've added fluid and tested the EVO system. Inputs are good, but there's no signal to the actuator valve. Actuator ...
2000 Lincoln Navigator 5.4L susp lamp VIN: 5LMFU28A5Y
We installed a coil spring converstion to eliminate the air susp. My supplier tells us to "remove susp bulb" from cluster to turn off susp lamp. Turning the on/off switch does not help. Anyone have better idea for turning off the lamp?
2002 Lincoln LS 3.9L unsure VIN: 1LNHM87A92
vehicle came back, with about the same popping noise it had come in with before all of the needed repairs were done. manager and i decided to replace the struts again, due to the fact we have had strut noises again with replacement struts. noise is still there...

Fixes & Summaries for Ford
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1998 Ford Contour GL 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FALP6536W
Thanks to all that replied! The problem was an obstruction in the vent tube. The light is off and all is well. Greg and crew
1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8L No Start, NO P/W VIN: 2FMZA5145X
First of all thank every one for your help. we fix the problem it was it was a computer ground that was defective. the ground was placed on a plastic cover and the computer wasent getting proper ground so when i by passed that ground the car started as normal...
2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2.0L eingine VIN: 3FAFP11371
We were unable to duplicate the customers complaint and at their request we replaced the cam and crank sensors. I guess we'll see what happens! Thanks to all who replied.
2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 4.6L 3-4 shiift VIN: 1FMDU84W43
Special thanks to David, Jake, Alva and buddy for recommending friction modifier/shudder fix- We suspected the shop that did the service may not have used Mercon V - Problem 90% better on first test drive- down the road she goes until customer is prepared to s...
2004 Ford F-150 FX4 5.4L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX145X4
Thanks for those replied to my post.After retesting sensors and wiring, I had a good wave forms from the cam sensors up to the PCM.The cam phasers were operating properly as far as I could tell.I cleaned the throttle body per one post and had no change. Found ... Trouble codes: P0340 (Cam sensor signal bank 1).
2005 Ford F-150 Lariat 5.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Poor Fuel Economy, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTPX12575
Thanks to every one that took the time to read and especially to those who replied. My new bud Bill got me back to reality and helped me focus on the problem . It had to be something done at the dealership , i finally ignored the speculation , and approached i... Trouble codes: P0553, P0305, P0316.
2005 Ford Ranger Edge 3.0L Misfire VIN: 1FTYR14U65
I knew this was going to be some simple thing overlooked during the heat of battle. the real stumper for all of us at the shop is that the compression was good, and there was no machanical noise whatsoever. next time we need to remember to bring the rpm up hi... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire), P0301 (Cylinder 1 Misfire).
2005 Ford E-150 4.6L Excessive Emissions, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTRE14W95
I noticed that my informations weren't as complete as could be. So here it is: I checked each injector for duty cycle they were all at 40ms I checked for amps while running all at .08A. Checked back pressure, none.Did balance test all dropped the same.Checked ... Trouble codes: P0301, P0175.
2005 Ford E-350 Super Duty 6.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FTSE34P75
We did find out there are two EGR valves for that van. Customer said he was trading in the van because has it in for warranry more then he had the truck. The code did not set the light so he did not bring it back... Trouble codes: P0404, P1408.
2006 Ford F-350 Super Duty XLT 6.0L Cooling Systems VIN: 1FTWW31P96
I never really recieved any useful replies to the problem. One had asked if heads were checked for cracks or warpage. They were sent to machine shop and prssure tested,resurfaced etc. Another asked about the ect and eot temps to look for restricted oil cooler....
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